Khotang, Sept 17: The District Administration Office in Khotang has requested public vehicle operators to run theirvehicles with one passenger in a row. The decision passed by the Council of Ministers on Wednesday has allowed the vehicles to resume public vehicle service that had been halted to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, in order to prevent and control the transmission of the virus, the DAO has requested the vehicle operators to resume the service with less than 50 percent of the seat capacity.

KHOTANG, July 8: As a record number of children and youths are unable to attend schools due to lockdown measures enforced by the government to contain possible spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), some schools in Khotang district in the eastern part of the country have decided to try a different model of teaching.

Rock garden in Khotang to pull tourists

February 23, 2020 11:30 am

KHOTANG, Feb 23: The local government of Halesi, Khotang has taken initiatives to develop a rock garden on Kakani Mountain of Halesi, where small rocks are seen spread over like mushrooms. According to Halesi Tuwachung Municipality, a detailed project report is being prepared for the same.

KHOTANG, Dec 15: A temporary bailey bridge has been constructed over the Sunkoshi River in Phoksingtar, along the border between Khotang and Udayapur districts. The bridge connects Khotahang Rural Municipality of Khotang and Ratomai Rural Municipality of Udaypur.

KHOTANG, Dec 8: An eye clinic has been established at Janasewa Community Hospital at Majuwa Gadhi Municipality-12 in Khotang district. Aiming at solving the eye-related problems of the locals, Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology, District Community Eye Center (DCEC), Solukhumbu, ward office, Jansewa Samaj Nepal, and Janasewa Community Hospital established the 'Janasewa Rural Eye Clinic'.

Financial irregularities in Khotang

December 5, 2019 09:33 am

KHOTANG, Dec 5: A committee formed to investigate financial irregularities in Barahapokhari Rural Municipality of Khotang district has found four wards of the local unit distributing social security allowances in the name of deceased senior citizens and widows.

KHOTANG, Nov 25: Khotang district has completed reconstruction of 81 percent of quake-hit private houses.

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: After exceeding the construction deadline by six months, even pillars for the bridge at Phoksingtar, connecting Khotang and Udaypur districts, have not been built.

KHOTANG, Oct 31: Altogether 12,186 families in Khotang have subscribed to the health insurance scheme initiated by the government in January, 2018. The insurance scheme covers 26,047 individuals in the district.

KHOTANG, Oct 14: A couple from Khotang, a rural hilly district in eastern region of Nepal, has ventured into promoting locally produced goods by opening a handicraft store in the district.

Police destroy 1,300 cannabis plants

August 24, 2019 05:30 am

KHOTANG, Aug 24: Khotang Police has continued with its campaign to destroy illegal cannabis planted at commercial farms in the district.

KHOTANG, Aug 19: Police have arrested chairperson of ward no 5 of Kepilasgadhi Rural Municipality in Khotang Khagendra Rai and three others on Monday on the charge of thrashing a local youth.

KHOTANG, July 27: Two activists representing district branch in Khotang of Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN) have lodged a complaint at Khotang district branch of National Human Rights Commission under Province-1 against Chief District Officer(CDO) and District Police Office seeking a legal action against them for their alleged indirect involvement in the physical torture they were subjected to recently.

KHOTANG, July 18: Four ward chiefs of Halesi Tuwachung Municipality in Khotang have boycotted the municipal assembly meeting expressing their disappointment toward the ceiling of budget set for the wards.

KHOTANG, July 15: Various parts of Khotang and Okhaldhunga districts have been experiencing power cut for the past four days.

KHOTANG, July 14: Various parts of Khotang and Okhaldhunga districts have been experiencing power cut for the past three days.

KHOTANG, July 13: Family members have not been able to bring the dead body of a police constable to his hometown Halesi Tuwachung Khotang, who was killed during an exchange of fire with outlawed NCP cadres on Wednesday in Bhojpur.

KHOTANG, July 8: A prisoner has been found dead on Sunday evening in the toilet of Khotang District Prison.

KHOTANG, July 5: A temporary police station has been established in the Rawabesi rural municipality in Khotang district to ensure the protection of various governmental and non-governmental offices.

KHOTANG, July 1: Maize plants are drying up in most of the wards of Halesi Tuwachung Municipality due to delayed monsoon.

KHOTANG, June 27: Khotang's five local units have failed to present their annual budgets and programs within the date set by the government, citing different reasons.

KHOTANG, June 18: A new birthing center has been established in Diprung, a remote village in Khotang district. With the health facilities already in operation, pregnant women in the village and around now do not have to travel long distances for delivery.

KHOTANG, June 11: Ninety per cent works with the first phase of the construction of view tower at Rupakot of Khotang district have been completed. A 30-feet tall view tower is being constructed at Rupakot, which lies around 2,600 feet high from sea level.

KHOTANG, June 6: With the onset of monsoon, government authorities have removed a temporary Bailey bridge over the Sunkoshi River in Foksingtar of Khotang district due to the rising level of water.

KHOTANG, May 22: Abortion by unregistered health workers is increasing in Khotang. The District Hospital, Khotang on Tuesday held an interaction on safe abortion where the issue of this illegal practice carried out by unregistered health posts was also discussed.

KHOTANG, April 23: Ramnidhi Acharya, a farmer of Yamkha in Diprung Chuichumma Rural Municipality, is making handsome money by producing saplings of different fruits and spices in his nursery. Staying within the country, he has set an example for other locals who keep saying that there is no opportunity in village.

KHOTANG, April 16: One person died and 13 others sustained injuries when a passenger bus met with an accident in Khotang District on Monday night.

KHOTANG, April 6: As the central government fails to distribute salaries on time, health workers in various local units of Khotang have been deprived of their salaries for the past five months.

The changing face of a Majhi village

March 10, 2019 11:04 am

KHOTANG, March 10: Som Bahadur Majhi from Ravuwa village is living a comfortable life in Kathmandu. Birkha Bahadur Majhi of the same village is also living comfortably at Thimi, Bhaktapur. Since the last few decades, Ravuwa village has lost its charm as the local Majhi families have been migrating to cities in search of a better life.

KHOTANG, Feb 27: Until few years ago, locals of Yamkha in Khotang had no option but to carry oranges on their back to the market in neighboring Udayapur district.

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: The Rasuwa-Kalapani Drinking Water Project of Khotang is nearing completion.

56 monkeys trapped in four days

February 25, 2019 05:00 am

KHOTANG, Feb 25: As a part of a campaign to protect crops, Indian hunters deployed by the local government have managed to catch 56 monkeys in Khotang in just four days.

KHOTANG, Feb 5: Halesi Tuwachung Municipality of Khotang organized a free health camp in Bahunidanda on Sunday to identify people infected with leprosy.

'Wildfire goes out of control in Khotang'

December 27, 2018 04:00 am

KHOTANG, Dec 27: The wildfire which broke out in Dambar Khushivalaya Community Forest of Jantedhunga Rural Municipality on Wednesday has reportedly gone out of control.

Misuse of government vehicles on the rise

December 13, 2018 06:30 am

KHOTANG, Dec 13: Cases related to misuse of government vehicles have been steadily increasing of late in Khotang district.

KHOTANG, Dec 10: With the objective of providing health service at the doorsteps of the locals, Halesi Tuwachung Municipality of Khotang has once again conducted free health camps in various wards.

`KHOTANG, Dec 8: Former Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai has said that the development of local units is possible only when the projects are forcibly implemented.

KHOTANG, Dec 6:  After almost four years since the catastrophic 2015 earthquakes, a total of 545 beneficiaries in Khotang district have received the third tranche of the housing grant.

KHOTANG, Dec 4: The Naya Shakti Students Union (NSSU), the student wing of Dr Baburam-led Naya Shakti Party Nepal, has initiated a signature campaign for the justice of Nirmala Panta, a 13-year-old girl who had been brutally murdered after rape in Kanchanpur on July 27.

KHOTANG, Dec 3: Nepal Tarun Dal (NTD), Khotang, the youth wing of the Nepali Congress, has drawn Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s attention toward the government's failure to bring the culprit involved in the murder and rape of Nirmala Panta to book even after four months.

Born in Khotang and raised in Morang, Sameer Rai is the owner of two Kathmandu eateries. He was passionate about restaurants since his childhood. So right after completing his secondary level education he moved to the capital in 2003 to follow his passion.

More students opt for technical education

November 16, 2018 11:40 am

KHOTANG, Nov 16: The number of students joining the technical schools for technical and vocational education in Khotang district is on the rise of late, thanks to better employment prospects after the graduation in the technical subjects.

Freedom Fighter Bajimay dies at 105

November 11, 2018 09:25 am

KHOTANG, Nov 11: Manisundar Bajimaya, who fought all his life to bring democracy and earned himself the recognition of Khotang's freedom fighter died at 105 on Wednesday.

KHOTANG, Nov 9: Two houses burn to ashes and three were damaged after fire broke out at Diktel, Khotang on Friday. Houses belonging to Krishna Shrestha and Ambika Budhathoki of Diktel Rupakot Majhuwagadhi municipality-1 have been completely destroyed in the incident. Also the houses of Raju Shrestha , Rabidhoj Rai and Pele Gurung were damaged in the incident.

One dies in jeep accident in Khotang

November 8, 2018 14:40 pm

KHOTANG. Nov 8: A passenger died from a Zeep accident in Khotang on Wednesday night.

Sole guardian of six siblings at 16

November 6, 2018 03:30 am

KHOTANG, Nov 6: Since a very young age, she wanted to study and have a successful career.  To make this happen, she was required to have a lot of focus, dedication and hard work. But at the mere age of 16, Suima Chamling has to invest all her efforts and focus to take care of six siblings – four younger sisters and two younger brothers. She is their sole guardian.

KHOTANG, Oct 28: It was their ancestral occupation. However, the new generations of Sakela village of Khotang gradually lost touch with the production of khadi as weaving cotton by hand was considered a ‘low job’. Girls and boys switched to other occupations. But in the recent years, the ancestral profession is getting its hold back, thanks to local women’s revived love for Khadi and entrepreneurship.

KHOTANG, Oct 4: A decade ago, there was no community school in Khotang that instructed students in English medium. Community schools lagged behind the private schools in other fronts as well.

KHOTANG, Oct 1: Even though the government has hiked transportation fare by 10 percent, transport entrepreneurs in Khotang have agreed not to hike the fare considering the commuters' woes during the festive season.

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: Transport entrepreneurs of Khotang district have raised fares on public vehicles by 10 percent, immediately after the government in Kathmandu agreed to let transport organizations raise fares.