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.

TAPLEJUNG, May 8: All three departmental teams and Gandaki Province have advanced into the semifinals of the ongoing Third Pathivara Men’s National Volleyball Tournament in Taplejung.

TAPLEJUNG, May 7: Departmental teams -- Armed Police Force Club (APF), Tribhuvan Army Club, and Nepal Police Club -- and Gandaki Province have secured their respective quarterfinal spots during the third Paathivara Men’s Volleyball Tournament held in Taplejung on Monday.

TAPLEJUNG, May 7: To the delight of the locals, two major road projects in the east have now made it to the list of ‘national pride projects’. The federal government recently recognized Dobhan – Suketar – Olangchung Gola Road’ and ‘Tamor Corridor Project’ as national pride projects. The locals believe this decision will expedite the construction of the roads.

KATHMANDU, April 10: More than two dozen passengers were injured in two separate accidents in Dadeldhura and Taplejung.

KATHMANDU, March 6: Nepal Army has recovered a 9 mm pistol carried by Arjun Ghimire, bodyguard of the late Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari, which had gone missing during the Taplejung helicopter crash from the accident site.

KATHMANDU, March 6: A high-level government panel constituted to investigate the chopper crash in Taplejung last week is starting its work today.

TAPLEJUNG, March 5: A woman, who had been accused of killing her own daughter, has been incarcerated in prison on Tuesday.

MYAGLUNG, March 5: An adolescent died in a fire that broke out at the home of Rammaya Karki of Chhathar rural municipality-2, Hamarjung in Taplejung this morning.


March 2, 2019 18:40 pm

Week in pictures for the week Feb 24-March 2, 2019

TAPLEJUNG, Mar 1: After the crash of an Air Dynasty helicopter in Taplejung, killing seven including Tourism Minister Rabindra Adhikari, locals know about the weather and terrain of the area have guessed the cloud and strong wind as the reason behind the accident.

TAPLEJUNG, Mar 1: A salvage team led by Major Chiranjivi Chaulagain of the Nepal Army had to spend a cold Wednesday night near the site of the helicopter crash as they were still trying to retrieve three of the bodies when darkness fell.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: Minister for Culture, Tourism, Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari, who died aged 49 in a helicopter crash in Taplejung Wednesday, will be best remembered for breathing new life into Nepal’s stagnant civil aviation and tourism.

'Nation lost a promising youth leader'

February 27, 2019 20:51 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Chairpersons of Communist Party of Nepal KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal have said that the country has lost a dependable youth leader with abundant possibilities in the demise of Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari.

PANCHTHAR, Feb 27: Seven people including Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation on board the Air Dynasty died when it crashed near Pathibhara of Taplejung district on Wednesday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: The main opposition Nepali Congress has expressed deep sorrow over the chopper crash at Taplejung that claimed seven lives including Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari among others.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: All seven passengers onboard confirmed dead in helicopter crash in Taplejung district on Wednesday afternoon. According to local resident Suraj Bhattarai, authorities retrieved all dead bodies.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Five out of seven onboard confirmed dead in helicopter crash in Taplejung district on Wednesday afternoon.

TAPLEJUNG, Jan 18: A person on Friday died after a home-made gun carried by his fellow suddenly went off in the course of hunting in Faktanglung Rural Municipality in the district.

TAPLEJUNG, Dec 12: Construction of the Taplejung-Tibet road which will link the eastern part of the country to China has been in a limbo due to the government's apathy.

Unclaimed child’s body found

October 6, 2018 12:24 pm

TAPLEJUNG, Oct 6: A body of an unclaimed child has been found at Thamkharka of Fungling municipality-08.

TAPLEJUNG, Oct. 5: The Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has resumed its flight to Taplejung from Kathmandu, ending the gap of around four months now.

TAPLEJUNG, Aug 12: Police have arrested a man on the charge of raping a teenage girl in the district on Wednesday.

Wife kills husband in Taplejung

June 14, 2018 13:39 pm

TAPLEJUNG, June 14: A woman killed her spouse in Faktaulung rural municipality-6 in the district.

TAPLEJUNG, April 2: Growth in cardamom yields has given some respite to farmers who have seen unprecedented rise and fall in prices of this cash crop over the past few years.

Fire engulfs hotel at Taplejung

March 23, 2018 07:37 am

TAPLEJUNG, March 23: An upper floor of Hotel Eco View Point gutted when fire engulfed at Heplyang, near entrance of Taplejung’s headquarter on Friday morning.

SEE glimpses at Taplejung

March 22, 2018 11:16 am

TAPLEJUNG, March 22: Secondary School Examination (SEE) has been started from today at 8:00 AM. Seventeen exam centers are allocated for two thousand, four hundred and ten SEE candidates.

Lightning claims woman in Taplejung

March 9, 2018 16:18 pm

TAPLEJUNG, March 9: A woman has died after being struck by lightning in Mikwakhola Rural Municipality-4.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: Agni Group, the sole authorized distributor of Mahindra vehicles for Nepal, has opened a new Mahindra showroom in the eastern mountainous district Taplejung.

Fire gust two houses in Taplejung

January 23, 2018 19:27 pm

TAPLEJUNG, Jan 23: Two houses were gutted in an incident of fire at the district headquarters Fuling on Tuesday.

Three houses gutted in Taplejung fire

December 6, 2017 08:19 am

Taplejung, Dec 5: Three houses have been gutted to cinder in Triveni Rural Municipality, Athrai of Taplejung district on Tuesday.

TAPLEJUNG, Dec 2: Farmers in Taplejung have been worried after not getting suitable market price for ginger. Despite high season of ginger, they are not getting good price in the market.

TAPLEJUNG, Nov 6: There are eight candidates in constituency-1 of Taplejung while constituency-2 of the district has 15 candidates of various political parties. The main competition, however, is between the 'democratic' alliance led by Nepali Congress (NC) and the left alliance comprising of CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center).

TAPLEJUNG, June 20: The office of chief returning officer and returning officer on Tuesday provided electoral symbols to all the candidates of local units in the district.

PALPA, June 9: Taplejung has clinched the title of ANFA Women Championship by defeating Rautahat with two goals on Friday.

Taplejung, Rautahat into final

June 7, 2017 22:05 pm

PALPA, June 7: Taplejung and Rautahat are set to vie in the summit clash of the ANFA Women's League Football Championship. To book their places in the final, Taplejung and Rautahat defeated Kathmandu and Morang respectively with the identical score of 4-0 on Wednesday.

Wins for Kailali, Taplejung

May 31, 2017 21:40 pm

PALPA, May 31: Kailali and Taplejung bagged wins in the ongoing ANFA Women's League Championship defeating Udayapur and Saptari respectively on Wednesday.

TAPLEJUNG, Jan 19: Two people have died after they fell off the cliffs in different places of the district.

Fire guts three houses in Taplejung

October 10, 2016 09:35 am

TAPLEJUNG, Oct 10: Three houses at Sagadin Market at Kehwang VDC in Taplegunj district were reduced to ashes in a fire that broke out on Monday morning.

TAPLEJUNG, Sept 3: Three members of a single family died after landslide buried their house at Taplejung district last night.

TAPLEJUNG, Sept 3: A person has died and four others were buried in a landslide triggered by torrential rainfall since days at Taplejung municipality-2 and 8.

TAPLEJUNG, July 30: Passengers have been hit hard as Suketar Airport in Taplejung district remained closed for the past one and a half months following unfavourable weather.