PANCHTHAR, April 11: Chudamani Kafle, a farmer from Phidim-2, Samdi was found to have been working at his vegetable field. He was desperate to sell his cabbages, which are ready to be harvested. But finding a customer for sale has been difficult for him these days due to lockdown enforced nationwide as an attempt to control the spread of global pandemic of novel coronavirus.

PANCHTHAR, April 9: Hills in Sukepokhari of Panchthar have turned flaming red with blooming rhododendrons.

Two skeletons found In Panchthar

December 17, 2019 17:30 pm

PHIDIM, Dec 14: Two human skeletons have been found at two different places in Panchthar.

PANCHTHAR, Oct 8: Two inmates of the District Prison Panchthar have died and two others have been taken seriously ill after consuming pork. They were taken to the District Hospital on Monday.

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.

PANCHTHAR, June 1: Prajita Lawati, a resident of ward 5 of Miklajung rural municipality in southern Panchthar was elated after a drinking water tap was installed at her home recently.

PANCHTHAR, May 22: The entire village of Aarubote of Miklajung-3 in Panchthar district is in grief following the massacre of nine people of two families on Monday night.

PANCHTHAR, May 22: In a horrific incident, nine members of two families aged between five and 75 were found murdered in cold blood in Miklajung Rural Municipality-3 on Tuesday morning.

KATHMANDU, May 22: When the team from Area Police Office (APO), Rabi found the butchered bodies of nine people from two families in Miklajung Rural Municipality- 3 on Tuesday, one of their first responses was to put out the information on the police network.

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KATHMANDU, May 21: Members of the House of Representatives have demanded the government carry out a fair probe into an incident ended in the killings of nine people in Panchthar last night and find out the guilty.

PANCHTHAR, May 21: A group of masked people murdered nine members of two families at Miklajung rural municipality- 3 on Monday night, said the police.

PANCHTHAR, May 19: People recharging their phones is a common practice. But people 'recharging' their electricity supply is certainly not. However, this is how the people in Saptami Bazaar of Miklajung Rural Municipality-2 and some other nearby villages pay their electricity bills - they 'recharge' their electricity supply.

PANCHTHAR, Jan 22: The distribution of the national identity cards started in Phidim, the district headquarters of Panchthar, from November 19. Amid a grand event, Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa had inaugurated the card distribution process.

A quick trip to Kalapani

December 9, 2018 11:15 am

PANCHTHAR, Dec 9: No matter whether it’s holidays or off-season, people have developed a trend of traveling. In the past few years, a number of tourists visiting Panchtahar are on the rise. The place has become famous for a quick get out and picnic.

Locals donate 50 ropani of land

September 25, 2018 15:25 pm

PANCHTHAR, Sept 25: Locals in Phidim of Paanchthar district have donated a total of 50 ropani of land for the construction of stadium free of cost. A total of 10 locals donated such area of land for the same.

Sidingba Rural Municipality is preparing to organize the Timbu Pokhari fair to promote the tourism of the region. Timbu Pokhari is located at the lap of the Himalayas, bordering Panchthar and Taplejung. The destination also has a prospect of being ranked among the most prominent tourist destination in the country.

PANCHTHAR, July 10: A man has died and eight others have sustained injuries in a jeep accident that took place at Oyam of Yangwarak rural municipality on Monday morning.

PACHTHAR, June 23: A shortage of drinking water at Yasok Bazar, the center of Kummayak Rural Municipality, has thrown the normal life of the locals out of gear.

PANCHTHAR, May 16: An inspection team deployed by the District Police Office, Panchthar, has found 16 border pillars missing along the Nepal-India border in Panchthar district’s uplands.

Every three years, pilgrims from different parts of Nepal, India and Bhutan visit Yashok of Panchthar for Trishali Puja, a famous festival observed in the eastern part of the country. The culture and heritage of the community settled on the banks of the blue-colored Tamur River are the major attractions of the festival, besides its religious importance.

PANCHTHAR, March 26: The number of causalities from road accidents in Panchthar district has already reached 15 in the current fiscal year.

PANCHTHAR, Feb 24:  An elderly woman was killed and eight others were injured when a jeep (Me 1 Ja 2793) collided head-on with a tractor (Me 1 Ta 3553) at Tinpangre of Phalgunanda-3 in Panchthar along the Mechi Highway on Saturday morning.

PACHTHAR, Dec 26: The audience's presence is sufficient to showcase football craze in Panchthar district. In the ongoing ninth Falgunanda Gold Football competition, the crowd has turned in 1,000s to support their sides. See the crowd and craze in pictures.

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: By Thursday afternoon (1 PM), three bombs have been found in Nuwakot, Dhading and Panchthar.

PM Deuba off to Panchthar

November 11, 2017 11:43 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 11: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is travelling to Lobrekuti of Phidim municipality, Panchthar today to mark the birth anniversary of Mahaguru Falgunanda Lingden. Earlier today, the PM recognized the contribution of Mahaguru Phalgunanda to conserve and uplift Kirati religion, culture and customs. In a message, he wished for peace, happiness and prosperity to all the followers of Kirat religion. Lobrekuti is a religious and tourist place in Panchthar.

With the election date inching closer, political parties have intensified their election campaigns. Reports say that they are reaching out to voters wherever they are- in their home or wherever they are working. However, such election hype does not seem to have gripped some districts- one of them is Panchthar. Locals of several villages and towns in Panchthar lament lack of election campaign related activities in their localities. Among other complaints, they reported to Republica that there is no feeling of elections in their areas yet. Here are some excerpts of what the locals shared with Republica:

PANCHTHAR, Oct 29: As the major political parties prefer to field established leaders for elections rather than take a risk with untried ones, the election battles in Panchthar district are set to be dominated by the same old faces again.

PANCHTHAR, Oct 26:  As the parliamentary and provincial elections are inching closer, the election fever has equally gripped political leaders and locals of eastern hill district of Panchthar.

PANCHTHAR, August 31: A school at Phalelung Rural Municipality-3, Panchthar which was closed around three weeks ago following a landslide is yet to come into operation.

PANCHTHAR, July 28: As many as 13 people were injured when a jeep veered off and fell some 200 meters down the road at Saranta along the Mechi Highway on Friday.

PANCHTHAR, July 3: The results of all the eight local units have come out in the Panchthar district.

PANCHTHAR, June 17: With the second phase of local elections approaching nearer, the leading politicians of Panchthar have very tight schedules these days as they are expected to attend almost all mass gatherings, meetings and other promotional programs conducted by their parties.

PANCHTHAR, May 23: CPN (Maoist Center) has geared up for the second phase of local level elections in the district.

PANCHTHAR, May 22: Lightning that struck amidst thunderstorm has killed a youth in the district on Monday.

Panchthar, May 7: As many as eleven persons sustained injuries in a jeep accident that took place on Sunday in Panchthar district.

ILLAM, April 17: The first-ever Chauri Mahotsab aimed at linking Chauri((a cow which is a crossbreed of yak and cow) on the verge of extinction with tourism has kicked off at Charrate located in Falelung Rural Municipality of Panchthar district.

Snow and hailstorm in Panchthar

March 18, 2017 11:27 am

PAANCHTHAR, March 18: Paanchthar's normal life was given an unusual weather-triggered brake after snow and hail storm on Friday.

PANCHTHAR, Jan 31: Commercial farming of cardamom and ginger has been started in Panchthar district under Prime Minister Agriculture Modernization Project.

8 injured in Panchthar jeep accident

January 14, 2017 13:47 pm

PANCHTHAR, Jan 14: Eight people were injured when a Jeep, Me 1 Jha 2546, heading for Birtamod from Taplejung met with an accident on Saturday.

Football fever grips Panchthar

January 5, 2017 05:00 am

PANCHTHAR, Jan 5: Sarala Regmi of Phidim-1 of Panchthar district spares three hour of her time for football from 2 to 5 in the afternoon. Her daily routine has changed since the beginning of the Falgunanda Gold Cup Football Tournament that kicked off on December 30 and she is planning to give continuity to this habit until the tournament concludes on January 8.

PANCHTHAR, Oct 26: Football fever has gripped Panchthar district. Numerous big and small football tournaments with different amount of cash prizes have begin across the district with the end of rainy season.

PANCHTHAR, Sept 29: Many villages of Panchthar are reeling under a shortage of essentials, thanks to the disruption of various road sections due to landslides.

PANCHTHAR, Sept 20: Many hydropower projects in Paanchthar district are now picking pace while some others are already in the final phase of construction.