TAPLEJUNG, March 6: Senior ophthalmologist Dr Sanduk Ruit, known as the 'God of vision', has said that the prosperity of eastern Nepal is possible with good relations and trade promotion with China.

Taplejung, Feb 15: The District Health Office, Taplejung, has concluded that the number of people taking the booster dose of the vaccine against Covid-19 is very low and that people should be encouraged to take the booster dose.

FUNGLIN, Feb 13: A mild earthquake has hit Taplejung district this morning with the epicenter at Olangchungola in Faktanglung Rural Municipality-7 of Taplejung.

TAPLEJUNG, Jan 24: Sita Air has resumed Kathmandu-Taplejung-Kathmandu flights at Suketar Airport in Taplejung.

TAPLEJUNG, Jan 17: Finally, the water from the Dadhele source of Fawakhola in Fungling Municipality-11, was supplied to a tank at the Pathibhara Temple in Taplejung using the 'lifting' technique on Tuesday morning. The temple is situated at an altitude of 3,794 meters from sea level.

Court clears six people of rape charge

January 6, 2023 12:57 pm

Taplejung, Jan 6: Six people from Taplejung who were sent to prison on the charge of raping and sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl have been cleared of the charges.

TAPLEJUNG, Dec 28: A fire that broke out on Wednesday morning in Ward No-1 Thinglabu, Meringden Rural Municipality, Taplejung, destroyed three houses.

Flying drones banned in Pathivara area

December 22, 2022 16:15 pm

PHUNGLING, Dec 22: Flying drones in and around Pathivara, a famous sacred place in Taplejung district, has been banned.

TAPLEJUNG, Nov 23: CPN-UML Secretary Yogesh Bhattarai is trailing behind the coalition candidate Khel Prasad Budhakshetri of the CPN (Maoist Center). Budhakshetri is leading Bhattarai with 400 votes.

TAPLEJUNG, Nov 21: The vote counting in Taplejung has been delayed as helicopter companies expressed inability to airlift the ballot boxes from remote areas in the district.

TAPLEJUNG, Nov 20: Voting has been temporarily halted in Phubari polling station at ward 2 of Atharai Tribeni Rural Municipality of Taplejung due to a clash between cadres of the ruling coalition and CPN-UML.

TAPLEJUNG, Nov 14: It has been recommended to the Election Commission (EC) to bring the ballot boxes of four polling stations in remote areas of Taplejung to the main election office by a helicopter.

KATHMANDU, Nov 9: CPN-UML Secretary Yogesh Bhattarai is a candidate for the House of Representatives from Taplejung for the second time. Khel Prasad Budhakshetri, the candidate of the CPN (Maoist Center) who had helped him earlier, has become a big challenge for him. In the last parliamentary election, there was a left alliance of UML and Maoist Centre.

TAPLEJUNG, Oct 19: Four people have died in a tractor accident in Maiwakhola Rural Municipality of Taplejung.

Taplejung, Oct 11: As many as 736 temporary police personnel have been selected from Taplejung for the upcoming elections to the House of Representatives (HoR) and provincial assemblies.

TAPLEJUNG, Oct 3: Jewelry along with 1.2 million in cash were looted from the IME branch located at Birendra Chowk in Fungling, Taplejung headquarters.

TAPLEJUNG, Sept 15: Three local bodies of Taplejung have entered into an agreement with the National Land Commission with the aim of providing land to landless squatters, landless Dalits and disorganized residents. With this, all nine municipalities and rural municipalities of the district have signed an agreement with the National Land Commission.

TAPLEJUNG, August 22: There are indications that the majority of Taplejung candidates in the local level elections who did not submit their expenses details will miss the opportunity to explain within the 7-day clarification deadline given by the Election Commission (EC). As only a relatively small number of candidates appeared with explanations and justifications, the District Election Office requested them not to miss this opportunity.

TAPLEJUNG, August 20: CPN (Unified Socialist) Taplejung District Chapter, has unanimously recommended the names of the candidates for the direct and proportional representation for the Provincial Assembly and House of Representatives (HoR) elections scheduled for November 20.

TAPLEJUNG, August 17: Phaktanglung Rural Municipality has written to the District Administration Office, Tapelejung to take initiative to open the Tiptala border crossing point in the northern Taplejung in order to make the daily life of the Nepali residents in the border area easier. The crossing point has remained closed for four years.

TAPLEJUNG, July 27: Six people who were under investigation on the charges of sexually abusing two girls aged 11 and 14, respectively, and human trafficking and transportation have been remanded into judicial custody for investigation into the cases.

TAPLEJUNG, July 22: A woman has died after being physically assaulted by her husband in Taplejung. The 54-year-old Kanchimaya Limbu of Phungling Municipality-9, Hangdeva died as a result of the physical assault of her husband.

Young man drowns in river

July 20, 2022 11:50 am

TAPLEJUN, July 20: A young man of Kavrepalanchok who works at United Hydropower located in Ward No. 4 of Meringden Rural Municipality of Taplejung drowned in a river. The deceased is 28/29-year-old Tirtha Tamang of Kavrepalanchok.

Fire breaks out in Taplejung

July 18, 2022 12:59 pm

TAPLEJUNG, July 17: A fire broke out in Meringden Rural Municipality, Taplejung on Monday morning. The fire destroyed the house of Local Dawa Sherpa in Santhakra, Meringden Rural Municipality-2.

TAPLEJUNG, July 11: A youth has died in Taplejung's Sidingwa after being struck by a huge boulder rolling down a hill while digging the track for a road.

Seven injured in car accident

July 1, 2022 16:20 pm

TAPLEJUNG, July 1: A Bolero car met with an accident in Taplejung on Friday.

TAPLEJUNG, June 20: An unfortunate incident of fire has taken place in Taplejung — a district that was already grappling with the losses caused by floods and landslides.

PHUNGLING, June 19: Eight houses have been washed away by landslides in Taplejung. The landslides were triggered by continuous rainfall since the past few days.

TAPLEJUNG, June 17: Two persons of a family have gone missing in a landslide that occurred last night at Khewang village in Sirijunga Rural Municipality-7, Taplejung.

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.