SIRAHA, Feb 13: The Nepali people living in areas near the country's borders are deprived of various state services and privileges. The people living here don't have access to secondary level education and health facilities.
LAHAN, Feb 7: Former President Ram Baran often shared his concerns for two issues. “I always worry about two things. One is implementation of the new constitution and second is the conservation of the Chure range,” he would say. While the country has made considerable progress towards implementing the new constitution and the federal setup, conservation of Chure range, remains a huge challenge.
SIRAHA, Feb 3: After a brief halt, Sunny Crusher Industry, which operates on the eastern bank of the Gagan River in Gol Bazaar Municipality, is back in action. According to the Office of Small and Cottage Industries (OSCI), Lahan, this firm has not renewed its permit which expired in Fiscal Year 2013/14.
LAHAN, Jan 28: After the catastrophic earthquake of 2015, locals from various districts of Tarai showered their love on their neighbors from the quake-affected hilly districts by providing relief including cash for them. Now, as the biting cold takes its toll on the lives of the people in Tarai, their neighbors from the hilly districts are doing their best to help them to cope up with it.
LAHAN, Jan 20: The Madesh Movement crossed a decade on Friday. The Madhes-based parties have been marking this day as Martrys' Day since the last 11 years. During the movement which broke out in 2007 demanding rights and fair treatment for the Madhesi people, Ramesh Mahato lost his life while fighting for the cause to become the first martyr of the movement.
SIRAHA, Jan 14: Parmeshwor Paswan of Sitapur, Laxmipur Patari-6, lost his wife to cold after being unable to buy her warm clothes. But he doesn't have the money for her funeral. After the death of his wife, it has been a real challenge for Parmeshwor to collect money for her funeral.
LAHAN, Dec 25: A fresh debate has begun within the two Madhes-based parties, which have emerged as the fourth and fifth largest parties in the recently held parliamentary elections, whether to join the government of the left parties or stay in the opposition.
LAHAN, Dec 19: Despite its small area, Province 2 which consists of districts including Parsa, Bara, Rautahat, Sarlahi, Mahottari, Dhanusha, Siraha and Saptari has the second highest population in the country among all the provinces. Traditional agriculture is the main income-generating activity of the province. Despite having capacity to fulfill the agriculture demand of the whole country, the province is struggling to uplift itself in the first place.
LAHAN, December 14: As homework begins to form the government in Province 2, the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) and Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN), which secured the most parliamentary and provincial assembly seats in the province, have initiated talks on merging the two parties.
LAHAN, Dec 12: Nepali Congress (NC) has been recognizing Madhes as its base area. But as the poll results are pouring in from various Madhes districts, the grand old party in the country is facing a humiliating defeat in its own bastion.
SIRAHA, Dec 11: There are ample of private and community schools in the district. However, many Nepali children go to Indian schools. Well off families have admitted their children in private Indian schools and families who can’t afford such schools go to schools run by the Indian government. Choosing Indian schoolst over Nepali is both a ‘fashion’ and ‘compulsion’, locals in Siraha say.
SIRAHA, Dec 8: They look submissive and shy. Most of them have covered their faces with Ghumto (lose end of sari). While eagerly waiting in the queue to cast their votes, the women of Belha, Siraha, expressed a little excitement and hope. Interestingly, the number of women voters was more than that of men voters.
SIRAHA, Dec 7: Voting for the second phase elections to the House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly commence from early 7:00 AM today in the district. Voters are seen queuing up with visible eagerness to elect their representatives in their polling centers.
SIRAHA, Dec 5: Ineffective voter education in rural as well as urban areas of Siraha has increased the fear of invalid votes in the upcoming parliamentary and provincial elections. Thousands of voters from this district will be taking part in Thursday's elections but many are still unaware about the voting process.
SIRAHA, Dec 6: Ineffective voter education in rural, as well as urban areas of Siraha, as increased the fear of invalid votes in the upcoming parliamentary and provincial elections. Thousands of voters from this district will be taking part in Thursday's elections but many are still unaware about the voting process.
LAHAN, Dec 5: With the commencement of the election silence for the second phase of parliamentary and provincial assembly elections from Monday midnight, poll observers and common citizens are speculating whether the contesting candidates and political parties would observe the elections silence.