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High-altitude yak festival draws tourists from India, China and Bhutan

PANCHTHAR, April 16 -- It is situated at an altitude of 3,340 meters from the sea level. Herds of yak were moving in a relaxed manner. They would become invisible the very next moment, thanks to the f... Read More


Govt to build 115 houses in Panchthar under PRP

PANCHTHAR, April 14 -- A total of 115 families belonging to poor and marginalized communities will be benefited by the government's Public Residential Program (PRP) in Panchthar. The federal and prov... Read More


Kabeli transmission line awaits completion, contractor seeks deadline extension

PANCHTHAR, March 19 -- Even after the passing of the fourth extended deadline, the Kabeli Corridor Transmission Line which was to connect the electricity produced in the eastern hilly districts to the... Read More


Province 1 home to over 30 species of rhododendron: Study

PANCHTHAR, March 3 -- Home to over 30 species of rhododendrons decorating its landscapes, the hills in the eastern districts look mesmerizing these days. The colorful flowers have been attracting not ... Read More


It felt like a bad dream: Eyewitness

PANCHTHAR, Feb. 28 -- It was around 1 pm and Sukbir Bhattarai of Mayam, Taplejung was collecting fodder for his cattle with his brother when he saw a helicopter flying overhead with a loud noise. "Our... Read More


Eyewitnesses' account on Air Dynasty chopper crash

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... Read More


Progress on Koshi Corridor excites local entrepreneurs

PANCHTHAR, Feb. 10 -- Works on Koshi Corridor - the fast track project that would connect the country's eastern hills to tarai and the federal capital Kathmandu - is taking place in a rapid pace under... Read More


Chairperson of Falgunanda dies of heart attack

PAANCHTHAR, Feb. 10 -- Chairperson of Falgunanda Rural Municipality in Paanchthar district as well as an established litterateur Amar Kumar Nembang died on Saturday following a heart attack. He was 77... Read More


Locals happy with expansion of road network in eastern hills

PANCHTHAR, Feb. 6 -- Trilochan Adhikari of Panchthar district is quite happy that reaching Kathmandu, the capital city, from his village is going to be quite easy now. This has been possible due to th... Read More


'Marbled cat' photographed for the first time in Nepal

PANCHTHAR, Jan. 28 -- The rare marbled cat scientifically known ~IPardofelis marmorata~I, has been spotted in Nepal for the first time in history. A team of wildlife researchers photographed this myst... Read More