Taplejung Nepal

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Trek through Taplejung in the Kanchenjung region to see towering Himalayan peaks including Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), the third highest peak in the world, amid lush rhododendron forests. Opt for the sacred Pathibhara trail and get a Darshan of the wish-fulfilling Goddess. Or search deep into the valleys to see cultural treasures in the mountain settlements and ancient routes. This is one of the most beautiful areas in the country in the far-eastern Nepal borders with India in the east and the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China in...

Gurkha birthplace of Prithvi Narayan Shah

The historic birthplace of Prithvi Narayan Shah, who unified the kingdoms of Nepal in 1769 it maintains much of its centuries old charm with the main Durbar Palace as the central attraction. Trekkers often depart from here on the great Manaslu circuit while also enjoying this classic and much loved cultural town. Gorkha is the foundation of Nepal. It is the home to the bravest-of-the-brave troops in the world, Gurkha. From the Gorkha only, the vision of present-day Nepal was sketched by the first king of the modern Nepal. Before that, Nepal was divided into small kingdoms until when Prithvi Narayan...

Expectant mother given ‘albendazole’ in place of iron capsule

Babiyachaur, Feb 27 (RSS): Sheer negligence on part of a pharmacy staff at Beni Hospital (Myagdi District Hospital) has been reported regarding distribution of medicines to pregnant woman. Pharmacy section’s health worker gave a box containing albendazole tablets to Samiksha Khatri Kunwar of Beni Municipality-5 Setodhunga, who visited the hospital for regular health check-up on November 20 last year. The Kunwar family only on February 6 came to know about wrong medicine given to Samiksha. Amidst fear of its negative impact on her health, she was immediately taken to the same health facility...

Nepal’s commitment to protection and promotion of human rights

Kathmandu, Feb 27 (RSS): Nepal has noted that the new Constitution has given high-priority to democratic polity, pluralism and the rule of law while reiterating full commitment to the protection and promotion of human rights. At the High-Level Segment of the 37th Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Nepal said that the national charter has also accorded priority to the representative and accountable government, social and economic justice and universally recognized human rights as well as fundamental freedoms. Addressing a meeting in the international forum on Monday, leader of Nepali...

Myagdi wants status of mountainous district

Myagdi, Feb 27 (RSS): The District Coordination Committee (DCC) Myagdi has asked the Province and Federal Governments to enlist Myagdi district in the mountainous area. A meeting of the DCC on Monday decided to write to the Province and Federal Governments to declare Myagdi as the Himalayan district. DCC Chief Devendra Bahadur KC said that the decision was taken keeping in view of geographical remoteness of the district and the number of tall peaks in its territory. Demands were raised to seek the identity of mountainous district to Myagdi as the people residing near the mountains in the district...

Reconstruction of Upper Bhotekoshi hydel project begins

Chautara, Feb 27 (RSS): The Upper Bhotekoshi Hydropower Project of 45 megawatt which suffered a heavy loss in Gorkha Earthquake and floods is likely to take two more years for the power generation after the completion of the ongoing reconstruction works. Power generation from the project is in a halt for five years leading to a huge loss to the project and the nation at large. The project developed by the private sector suffered a heavy loss due to Jure landslides, Gorkha Earthquake and the Bhotekoshi floods, and the reconstruction of the project is as costly as developing the new project, Executive...

Rolpa witnessing a surge in number of roads accidents in rural areas

Kathmandu, Feb 27 (RSS): The number of accidents continues to rise on Rolpa’s rural roads constructed in unsystematic ways, causing huge losses of lives and properties every year. Most of roadways in inner and rural parts of the district are congested and unsystematic. The District Police Office (DPO), Rolpa’s statistics show that in 20 road accidents occurred in the fiscal year 2015-16, seven people had lost their lives while 12 had been left severely injured. The district recorded 36 road accidents last fiscal year and the death toll was five. At least 27 people sustained injuries...

88 new leprosy patients diagnosed in Nawalparasi

Nawalparasi, Feb 27 (RSS): Eight-eight new leprosy patients have been found in course of ‘Search Campaign, launched at Nawalparasi (west of Bardaghat-Susta) and Nawalparasi (east of Bardaghat-Susta) districts. A total of 16 new leprosy patients were found at Nawalpur area while 72 at Parasi area under the Search Campaign. Chief of Madhyabindu Community Memorial Hospital, Danda, Ramraj Pandit, said that such number of new leprosy patients were found in the campaign launched at 12 local-level of Nawalpur and Parasi areas. An expert team comprising health workers and volunteers with the help...

Chitwan DAO announces special security plan in view of Holi

Chitwan, Feb 26 (RSS):The Chitwan police have come up with a special security plan, targeting the upcoming Holi or Phagupurnima, the national festival of colors, which is celebrated for separately two days in hills and Tarai. The District Administration Office (DAO), Chitwan has said that use of a force on others to celebrate the festival has been prohibited. Police would take action against anyone else smearing color to others against their will, throwing water and lolas (water-filled balloons) and causing inconvenience to people in the name of the festival celebrations. Likewise, the Office has...

Research into developing Nepali brand tea started

Dhankuta, Feb 26 (RSS): The National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC) has started research on production of Nepali variety of tea. The centre which is based at local Pakhribas Municipality has initiated the research for developing a unique Nepali brand of tea that would stand out in the world tea market. A separate office has been set up under NARC and research also started for this purpose, the Officiating Chief of the Office, Mahendra Prasad Yadav said. According to him, the office has started the research along with testing the quality of orthodox tea by installing electronic dryer and...

Palpa Festival transactions hit Rs 120 million

Rampur, Palpa, Feb 26 (RSS): The Palpa Festival and Trade Fair organised by the Palpa Chamber of Commerce and Industry performed transactions worth Rs 120 million. The festival and trade fair was held at the Tundikhel grounds in Tansen from February 15 to 25. The total transactions in the fair which was visited by 300 thousand people amounted to Rs 121 million, said the Fair financial management sub-committee coordinator Deepak Prasad Pandey. the festival-cum-fair featured various local dishes, children’s park, the life-size statue of historical figure Colonel Ujir Singh Thapa, an exhibition...

Nepalgunj collects Rs 57.1 m in revenue

Khajura, Banke, Feb 25 (RSS): Nepalgunj Sub Metropolitan City has collected Rs 57.1 million in revenue until mid February of the current fiscal year 2017\18. The revenue generation is a slight increment by Rs 7.3 million as compared to Rs 49.8 million collected during the same period in the previous fiscal year. More than Rs 12 million was collected in revenue from the fees charged for approving house designs alone, said the revenue section of the sub metropolis. Likewise, the draft of the urban planning and building construction guidelines, 2074 for the sub metropolis has reached the final stage,...

Traditional rug weaving trade waning in rural Jajarkot

Jajarkot, Feb 25 (RSS): Once upon a time Hari Shahi of Jiri in Barekot rural municipality used to manufacture up to six woollen traditional rugs in a month. He used to get so many orders that he could not take them all. It took him at least 10 days to manufacture one such rug. But times have changed. These days Shahi cannot even sell a single rug that he manufactures by handloom. Shahi is but the only one representative of the traditional rug manufacturers in the district who used to make decent earnings by selling the rugs which were in vogue in the past. This traditional craft is now in crisis...

CBS to carry out national economic survey from Baisakh 1

Kathmandu, Feb 23 (RSS): The Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) is set to conduct the national economy survey from coming Baisakh. The survey aims to collect economic data required to prepare development plans and policies at the centre and provincial and local levels. The CBS will also establish its branch offices in all 77 districts for the same purpose. Under this study, a seven-day training session has been organised for chief trainers in the Capital today, said the CBS, adding that the attendants would be instructed on the technical and administrative aspect of the survey. Details of employment...

Construction of bridge over Tamor River gains pace

Taplejung, Feb 23 (RSS): Construction of a bridge over Tamor River that links more than half dozen villages of the district been accelerated. Approximately 70 percent of construction has completed so far, and the remaining task would complete in one month, said engineer for the contractor company, Sushil Sah. At least 25 workers were involved in the construction. Started eight years ago, the project witnessed a halt after the bridge was swept away by a flooding two years ago. Three contractors—Kankai, Mainachuli and Yakthunghang—had been contracted in 2066 to complete the project within...

Melamchi water running off the taps soon in capital

Kathmandu, 23 Feb (RSS):As the much awaited multi-million dollar mega project -Melamchi Water Supply Project (MWSP) is coming to completion, the domicile of Kathmandu Valley are all set to quench their thirst by October this year. The Government has made public a plan of action and schedule for the supply of water to the households of capital city by December. Kathmandu Valley Water Supply Commission Plan was unveiled by the Ministry of Water Supply and Sanitation and Project Implementation Directorate at a Country Portfolio Review Meeting (CPRM) of Asian Development Bank (ADB) supported projects...

Record high achievement in ADB-supported projects

Kathmandu, Feb 23 (RSS): Despite multiple challenges, the development projects supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have performed well in terms of contract award and disbursement in the year 2017. The contract award achievement has reached 82 percent amounting 435.9 million US dollars and disbursement was to the tune of 298 million US dollars, which is a record high achievement. The improved portfolio performance of ADB assisted projects was revealed at the Country Portfolio Review Meeting in the Capital today. On the occasion, various projects were awarded for their excellent performance....

Banepa Municipality swings into action

Dhulikhel, Feb 23 (RSS): Banepa Municipality has launched a drive to remove the various materials kept by the vendors and hardware stores on the sides of the Araniko highway. The campaign is called “Let Us Make Banepa Municipality Clean and Beautiful, Let Us Make the Araniko Highway Systematic.” In this connection, the municipality on Thursday removed the various goods and materials kept alongside the road by the fruit vendors, cloth merchants, food store operators and hardware stores. Mayor Laxmi Narsingh Bade led the drive to remove the goods and materials kept on both sides...

RSS news impact – students provided with psycho-social counselling

Jajarkot, Feb 23 (RSS): Psycho-social counselling service has been provided to the students of the Panchabhar Secondary School at Jikuwa of Nalgad Municipality. Many girl students at the school fell sick due to an unknown disease for three weeks. The school had to be closed for three days as more and more girl students started falling sick. Rastriya Samachar Samiti (RSS), the National News Agency, had reported this incident under the title – Increasing Number of Girl Students Falling Sick Due to Unknown Disease. An organisation called Centre for Environmental and Agricultural Development...

Largest number of 136 archaeological spots in the country in Kapilvastu

Kapilvastu, Feb 23 (RSS): The latest archaeological excavation carried out under the aegis of the Department of Archaeology has discovered that Kapilvastu has the highest number of archaeological sites in the country. It has identified 136 archaeological sites in the district. Department’s spokesperson Ram Bahadur Kunwar said that this is the first time so many archaeologically significant sites have been found in Kapilvastu district. Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautama Buddha, which is a World Heritage Site, also lies in Kapilvastu district in Province-5. According to him, Rupandehi...