TAPLEJUNG, May 20: Among the 61 ward chairpersons elected in Taplejung district through the May 13 local polls, 22 are below 40 years of age. The youngest among them is just 26 years old.

PHUNGLING, May 19: Taplejung district has witnessed the completion of vote-counting in all nine local units.

TAPLEGUNJ, May 16: Dambar Hangam from the Nepali Congress (NC) has been elected the chairman of Meringden Rural Municipality in Taplejung district. He secured 2,869 votes to win the election to the post while his nearest rival Kedar Jung Chongwang of CPN-UML got 2,770 votes.

PHUNGLING, May 14: The ballot boxes of the polling that took place at Yang in Phaktanglung Rural Municipality-7 in Taplejung district will reach the vote counting center in three days due to the geographic remoteness of the polling center, according to the District Election Officer.

TAPLEJUNG, March 28: As many as 89,680 voters above the age of 18 have been registered in Taplejung district for the upcoming local-level elections to be held on May 13, 2022.

Taplejung fire brought under control

March 11, 2022 14:15 pm

TAPLEJUNG, March 11: Fire that broke out this morning at local Kopche village in Phungling, the district headquarters of Taplejung, has been brought under control now. The fire was brought under control jointly by the fire brigades, Nepal Army, Nepal Police and Armed Police Force (APF) personnel.

Elderly dies in Taplejung fire

March 11, 2022 11:09 am

TAPLEJUNG, March 11: An elderly woman who was hurt in the fire that occurred at local Kopche bazaar in Phungling of Taplejung district died while receiving treatment.

TAPLEJUNG, March 11: A fire has started at local Kopche in Phungling, the district headquarters of Taplejung. The fire broke out at 8AM today from a house at Kopche bazaar.

TAPLEJUNG, March 6: A bear that broke into Taplejung District Hospital on Thursday evening and was locked inside an empty ward was tranquilized and taken to the District Forest Office (DFO).

TAPLEJUNG, March 4: A bear entered the patients’ ward at the District Hospital last night. The animal sneaked into the gynecology ward of the hospital at 11 PM on Thursday, the hospital said.

KATHMANDU, March 3: Nepali Congress, Taplejung, has nominated three district members and five invited district members.

TAPLEJUNG, Feb 28: The District Court of Taplejung has sentenced a person to 36 years of jail time. The court found Ram Karki guilty of raping a girl and murdering her afterward by pushing her off a cliff.

PHUNGLING, Feb 7: Flights at the Suketar Airport in Taplejung district have been continuously obstructed today due to bad weather conditions and snowfall, according to the Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC).

TAPLEJUNG, Jan 31: Over 123,000 people have received vaccines against the novel coronavirus in Taplejung district. As many as 56,680 people have received both doses against the deadly infection, according to the Vaccine Supervisor Dinesh Rai at the District Health Office.

Fungling, Jan 29: People who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 for the second time will be given a booster dose in Taplejung from today. The vaccination shall take place through regular vaccination centers.

TAPLEJUNG, Jan 13: Snowfall has occurred in Taplejung for the second time. People's lives have been affected due to the snowfall and cold.

TAPLEJUNG, Jan 9: The CPN-UML recently made public the voters’ lists for the convention of 11 districts including Taplejung due to difficulties in managing the names of the representatives even though the election program was scheduled to start on Saturday.

TAPLEJUNG, Jan 2: A helicopter that had gone to rescue a father and son, who are trapped in snow in a remote village in the district, failed to rescue them. The helicopter of Altitude Air returned empty-handed after reaching Papung village despite trying twice to rescue Lakpatansi Sherpa, 50, and his 15-year-old son Pasang Chhiring Sherpa. The father and son were trapped in the snow while moving their cowshed on Friday.

TAPLEJUNG, Dec 5: Two of the four injured have died in a tractor accident at Sirijanga village in Taplejung district on Friday. The deceased have been identified as Basanta Limbu, 25, and Samir Limbu, 15.

PHUNGLING, Sept 28: The District Hospital in Taplejung has begun generating medical oxygen. The oxygen plant was installed at the hospital last week.

TAPLEJUNG, Sept 28: Pushpa Limbu, 18, who was found dead on Friday, was killed in a premeditated manner, according to the police.

Pathibhara temple reopens

September 17, 2021 09:43 am

PHUNGLING, Sept 17: The Pathibhara temple in Taplejung district, which remained closed to devotees for the past five months, has reopened for devotees from today. The temple was closed citing fear of the risks of further spread of the COVID-19.

TAPLEJUNG, Sept 11: The Himalayan region of Taplejung, too, has witnessed protests against the government’s preparation to endorse the American Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) agreement.

TAPLEUNG, Sept 6: As many as nine people’s representatives, including Deputy Chief of District Coordination Committee Devimaya Nepali on Sunday authenticated their signatures in favour of the CPN (Unified Socialist) led by Madhav Kumar Nepal in Taplejung district.

TAPLEJUNG, Sept 3: A laborer working at Sanima Hydropower project in Taplejung has died after he was buried by a large boulder at around 1.30 pm on Thursday. The deceased has been identified as Khaga Prasad Tamang, 44, of Fattanglung Rural Municipality-1 of Taplejung.

TAPLEJUNG, August 22: The main opposition CPN-UML has made the national flag and national anthem mandatory in all programs of the party.

TAPLEJUNG, August 3: The baby tested positive for the virus through the antigen method at Taplejung Hospital after showing symptoms like fever and cough.

According to Bijay Gothale Gautam, COVID-19 contact person for the district administration office, said, out of 1,443 infected people in the district 1,021 have recovered from the deadly viral disease with 29 percent of the total patients still undergoing treatment. There are currently 417 active cases of COVID-19 in the district.

TAPLEJUNG, June 3: The rate of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the rural villages of Taplejung district has spiked in the past few weeks, despite the decrease in infection rate in the urban areas of the country.

TAPLEJUNG, June 30; The number of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in Aathrai Tribeni Rural Municipality of Taplejung is increasing day by day. According to the health office of the district, there are currently 169 active cases of COVID-19 in the rural municipality alone.

TAPLEJUNG, June 30: One Heart, a non-profit organization, has distributed health materials worth over Rs 1.2 million to the district hospital and health office including nine local governments in Taplejung district.

KATHMANDU, May 23: As many as eight people have died in Taplejung since the spread of the second variant of COVID-19 in the district. The casetally reached eight after a person died of the virus on Sunday.

TAPLEJUNG, May 23: The District Administration Office of Taplejung has issued an order not to collect funds in the name of the control, treatment and prevention of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease.

PHINGLING, Jan 22: People at Ghunsa village of Phattanglung Rural Municipality-6 in Taplejung district have left the settlement to avoid the cold in the wake of snowfall. Seven households left their homes and reached Kathmandu, while four others shifted to district headquarter Phungling bazar.

TAPLEJUNG, Jan 3: Taplejung has become a corona-free district yet again.

TAPLEJUNG, Dec 31: As many as 70 residents of Taplejung district have reached the Kanchanjunga base camp last month. Over 100 locals of the district are heading to the camp now.

TAPLEJUNG, Dec 1: Three people including two local level representatives, who had welcomed Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli during the latter’s visit to Gunsa in Taplejung a few days ago, were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus disease.

TAPLEJUNG, Nov 6: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai has committed to setting up isolation centers with 100-bed capacity in Taplejung district.

TAPLEJUNG, Oct 31: Police have arrested two individuals on the charge of rape in Taplejung on Saturday.

TAPLEJUNG, Oct 15: After the Chief District Officer (CDO) of Taplejung district, Jirendra Prasad Chapagain, tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the District Administration Office, Taplejung has been sealed off for a week.

TAPLEJUNG, Sept 7: A massive landslide triggered by heavy rainfall in Taplejung district killed two people on Sunday night.

TAPLEJUNG, May 2: Seven houses in Taplejung district headquarters, Phungling, have been completely destroyed by a fire which broke out on Friday evening.

PANCHTHAR, March 17: Til Bikram Nembang of Phaktep in Phalgunanda Rural Municipality has not sold his harvested in August last year. He has been storing the processed big cardamom waiting for the price of the cash crop to go up. But there is no sign of the price going up even though new harvesting season is approaching nearer.

TAPLEJUNG, March 17: Chinese workers engaged with the Tamor Hydropower Project in Taplejung have been frequently moving to their home and back to work at the construction site despite the government's announcement of travel restriction to China. The government has sealed all border points expect a few major ones in view of the coronavirus outbreak. The project officials have however claimed that there is no possibility of those workers spreading coronavirus.

TAPLEJUNG, Oct 18: On October 8, Junu Tembe, 22, a resident of Mauwakhola Rural Municipality, Taplejung killed her newborn baby girl and buried her in the jungle.  Investigations are still in the preliminary stages but officials suspect that the baby might have been born out of an extramarital affair.

One dies slipping off wooden bridge

October 3, 2019 16:06 pm

TAPLEJUNG, Oct 3: A person has died after slipping off a wooden bridge at Maiwakhola-3 in Taplejung on Thursday.

TAPLEJUNG, Aug 7: Farmers of Taplejung have produced potatoes worth Rs 2.2 billion in the Fiscal Year 2018/2019.

TAPLEJUNG, Aug 6: Nepal Airlines, the national flag carrier successfully conducted a test flight of its Chinese-made Y-12 aircraft to Taplejung-based Suketar Airport.

PANCHTHAR, July 21: Some eastern hill districts including Panchthar, Taplejung, and Tehrathum have been disconnected from the national road network since Thursday morning due to a huge landslide along the Mechi Highway at Pangrebhir.

TAPLEJUNG, May 9: At a time when the government is campaigning to make the nation self reliant on agriculture products by providing farmers with optimum assistance, the farmers of Taplejung have started to face acute shortage of chemical fertilizers.