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Mithilesh Yadav

Fire kills two minors, woman in Siraha

March 24, 2019 04:25 AM

LAHAN, March 24: Two minors and a woman died on Saturday in two different fire incidents that occurred in Siraha.

Raut’s outfit endorses 11-pt agreement signed with govt

March 18, 2019 07:40 AM

LAHAN, March 18: CK Raut-led Alliance for Independent Madhes (AIM), which recently renounced the demand for secession, has unanimously endorsed an 11-point agreement signed with the government indicating that it would join the mainstream politics. The outfit’s two-day gathering started in Lahan on Sunday.

Raut’s outfit meeting today to ‘chart future course’

March 17, 2019 04:30 AM

LAHAN, March 17: A meeting of Alliance for Independent Madhesh (AIM) is starting Sunday to chart out its future course. The meeting of the outfit is taking place for the first time after its leader CK Raut signed an 11-point agreement with the government on March 8.

Smugglers’ go-downs near customs office

March 16, 2019 10:42 AM

SIRAHA, March 16: On March 10, a team from the District Police Office (DPO), Siraha, arrested a truck with an Indian number plate from a go-down near the Customs Office of Madar Bazar of Siraha-17. The truck (Br 06 G 2612) was found carrying goods with no receipts. Though police were successful in seizing the truck, the smuggler and the driver ran away.

Govt has prevented potential civil war: Madhes experts

March 11, 2019 07:58 AM

LAHAN, March 11: The 11-point agreement signed between CK Raut, who actively championed a Free Madhes movement for the past seven years, and the KP Oli-led government on Friday has sparked a debate in the Madhesi political circle. Various Madhes affairs analysts have interpreted the points of the agreement in their own ways.

Ramjhari, a role model for Madhesi women

March 9, 2019 09:14 AM

LAHAN, March 9: Three years ago, adding some loan to her savings, Ramjhari Yadav of Aurahi Rural Municipality-4, Khajanpur made up her mind to start an agricultural farm. When she shared her plan with others, she became a subject of mockery. Those who had only seen women lighting cooking stoves and raising children, could not control their laughter.

‘Destruction’ of natural resources worries locals of Chure

March 6, 2019 08:40 AM

SIRAHA, March 6: The banks of Kamala River attract locals of Dhanusha and Siraha districts for picnics and outings. During holidays, such crowds are seen on the banks of the river in summer as well as winter. They, however, express concern that the landscape they are enjoying won’t be the same in the near future unless rampant excavation of Chure comes to an end.

Ward chief, five others jailed for gold smuggling

March 4, 2019 05:30 AM

LAHAN, March 4: Hakim Miya, chief of Lahan Municipality-19, who was arrested with smuggled gold, and five others were jailed on Friday.

Province 2 turning into a drug smuggling hub

February 17, 2019 07:58 AM

LAHAN, Feb 17: On Wednesday, Udayapur Police arrested two youths from the border while they were transporting 917 ampoules of liquid drugs from India into Nepal. Police have has filed a complaint against the arrestees Ganesh Gupta, 26, and Om Prakash Rai of Triyuga Municipality-6 on the charge of drug peddling.

One killed as school bus hits auto rickshaw

February 14, 2019 04:57 AM

LAHAN, Feb 13: A person was killed after a school bus bumped into an auto rickshaw in Mirchaiya Municipality-5 along the East-West Highway on Wednesday.

Siraha eye hospital sets 'record' for highest number of surgeries

February 12, 2019 07:05 AM

LAHAN, Feb 12: Blindness is counted among one of the most prevalent disabilities in Nepal, affecting thousands of people across the country. However, people have reasons to believe that treatment of eye-related ailments is getting more affordable and accessible at the same time.

Locals end strike after government scraps contract with Pappu Construction

February 4, 2019 03:30 AM

SIRAHA, Feb 4: Locals of Siraha have ended their 33-day long relay hunger strike on Saturday after the government reportedly awarded the contract to construct two vital brides over the Kamala and Balan rivers along the Postal Highway in the district to new construction companies.

Two killed when excavator without number plate hits motorcycle

February 2, 2019 09:18 AM

The driver of the excavator has been at large since the accident. Inspector Basnet informed Republica that the driver is an Indian national and does not have a driving license. It has been revealed that the excavator belongs to Pramod Yadav of Siraha, Hakpada.

Two killed when excavator without number plate hits motorcycle

February 2, 2019 02:10 AM

SIRAHA, Feb 2: Two persons died when a JCB excavator without a number plate crashed into a motorcycle coming from the opposite direction in Siraha on Thursday evening.

Faulty designs of tractor-trailer adding to the number of road casualties

January 29, 2019 08:25 AM

LAHAN, Jan 29: On Saturday, Superintendent of Police Balaram Pokharel of the Armed Police Office (APF) lost his life after the jeep (Ba 1 Jha 1633) he was traveling in bumped into a parked tractor-trailer near Pasaha Bridge along the Pathlaiya-Nijgadh road section. Four more persons including Chief District Officer (CDO) Ganesh Bhattarai were injured in the fatal accident.

Doctor apologises after ‘negligence’ leads to stillborn child

January 27, 2019 10:56 AM

LAHAN, Jan 27: After being accused of negligence in the treatment of a pregnant mother, which apparently led to a stillbirth, Dr Sushila Singh of Ram Kumar Sarada Uma Prasad Maurarka Memorial Hospital has apologized to the patient.

Hospitals charging fees even for free-of-cost services

January 23, 2019 13:17 PM

SIRAHA, Jan 23: In recent years, giving delivery to a child in a private health institution has become so costly that it can leave a middle-class family debt-ridden. That is the reason why people opt for government hospitals and birthing centers for delivering babies. As guaranteed in the Safe Motherhood Program of the government, public hospitals must provide free maternity service. However, free maternity service is limited only to papers, according to pregnant women seeking such service.

Jobs for families of martyrs, compensation for injured

January 20, 2019 10:02 AM

LAHAN, Jan 20: In the quest to seek equal rights, dignity and identity of the Madhesi people, many 'sacrificed' their lives in Madhes movements – the first of which had erupted in 2007. The first martyr among them was Ramesh Mahato. It was unbearable for his family to lose a beloved member.

Province 2 govt employees protest against manhandling of secretary by minister

January 15, 2019 10:10 AM

LAHAN, Jan 15: Various labor unions on Monday submitted a joint memorandum to Province 2 Chief Minister Lalbabu Raut, demanding action against the province's Financial Affairs and Planning Minister Bijay Yadav, who reportedly beat Secretary Bidyanath Jha of the provincial Ministry of Forest, Tourism, Environment and Industry on Sunday.

Man held with sub-machine gun

January 1, 2019 15:34 PM

SIRAHA, Jan 1: Police have arrested a person with a submachine gun in Gol Bazaar municipality-4 along the East-West Highway of the district on Tuesday.