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Nepal’s first national ID cardholder dies

Phidim, April 15 The first national identity cardholder in the country, Bhagawati Devi Bhandari of Shantipur in Phidim Municipality-4 in Panchthar district, died on Friday. The 102-year-old was suffering from asthma. Her relative Surya Adhikari confirmed the death of Bhandari and shared her final rites were performed at Hawa Ghat in Phidim on Friday itself. […]

One killed, nine injured in Panchthar jeep accident

Kathmandu, July 10 One person was killed on the spot and nine others were injured in a jeep accident in Panchthar district of eastern Nepal on Tuesday morning. The deceased has been identified as Kailash Adhikari, a permanent resident of Chyangthapu-1 in the district. The jeep (Me 1 Ja 2051) lost its control and fell […]

This voting centre in Panchthar is operated by women only

Panchthar, November 26 A voting centre in Panchthar district headquarters, Phidim, is operated by women staff only. All poll staff and security personnel deployed at the voting centre in Phidim Municipality-3 are women. Chief Returning Officer in the district, Manoj KC, says this is the only centre where only women staff have been deployed. Women […]

Nepal Prime Minister Prachanda vows to do the needful for early completion of Falgunanda Marg

Kathmandu, October 6 Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ said on Thursday he will take what he called ‘special initiatives’ for early construction of the road connecting Damak of Jhapa district with China via Ilam, Panchthar and Taplejung, which is known as Falgunanda Marg. He said this during a meeting with a delegation comprising political […]

Landslides shut Mid-Hill Highway sections in Panchthar, Terhathum

Panchthar, July 31 Monsoon-induced landslides have shut parts of the Mid-Hill Highway in Panchthar and Terhathum districts. Around half a dozen landslides have occurred at the Sagarkhande section in Panchthar district following incessant rains, DSP Krishna Prasad Koirala, chief of Panchthar district police, informed. With roads shut due to landslides, a number of travellers heading […]

Wild mushroom kills one more, seven people receiving treatment

Panchthar, June 3 In course of about a fortnight, 10 people have died in Panchthar district after consuming wild mushroom. Birendra Manglak (36) of Angna village development committee-1, Panchthar, died en route to Amda Hospital in Damak, Jhapa district, from Ghopa of Dharan, Sunsari district, on Thursday night, police informed. Manglak had taken ill 11 […]