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.

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.