Mithilesh Yadav

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Underprivileged Dom community unfazed by elections

Published On: November 21, 2017 06:00 AM NPT By: Mithilesh Yadav

SIRAHA, Nov 21: In the northern side of the Postal Highway in Bhagwanpur Rural Municipality-3, seven Malik (Dom) families have been living miserable lives in thatched houses. Though the excitement of election has absorbed the locals across the country, this community is untouched by the election fervor.

Triple trouble for Madhes alliance candidates

Published On: November 14, 2017 06:00 AM NPT By: Mithilesh Yadav

SIRAHA, Nov 14: Political analysts and general public are closely following elections in Madhes. One of the factors behind it is that the ‘democratic’ and the left alliances are fielding competent candidates that have the potential to give tough competition to even veteran candidates for Madhes based parties.

FSFN-RJPN poll alliance brings excitement to Madhes

Published On: October 8, 2017 04:30 AM NPT By: Mithilesh Yadav

LAHAN, Oct 8:  Aspirants for membership of parliament and the provincial assembly in Province 2 are excited over the decision of the two major  Madhes-based political parties to forge an electoral alliance for the upcoming polls.

Traditional strongholds of political parties collapse in Siraha

Published On: September 24, 2017 01:45 AM NPT By: Mithilesh Yadav

LAHAN, Sept 24: The country's oldest political party, the Nepali Congress (NC) which had dominated the 2013 second Constitution Assembly elections in Siraha district, had perhaps never expected an embarrassing defeat in the same district in the local elections.

Overwhelming voter turnout in Madhes shows their desperation to vote

Published On: September 20, 2017 09:10 AM NPT By: Mithilesh Yadav

LAHAN, Sept 20: With the Madhes based parties disgruntled over the lack of constitution amendment, local level election in some areas of Madhes faced delays. After intense discussions, election in Province 2 was finally agreed to be held on 18 September in the third phase.

Parties violating silent period

Published On: September 16, 2017 07:09 AM NPT By: Mithilesh Yadav

LAHAN, Sept 16: Lahan Municipality of Saptari district has many voters who are not affiliated with any political party. Therefore, various political parties have reached the helm of power in this local unit since the 1991 elections instead of just one party being dominant.

Candidates wooing “swing voters”

Published On: September 16, 2017 01:41 AM NPT By: Mithilesh Yadav

LAHAN, Sept 15: Lahan Municipality of Saptari district has many voters who are not affiliated with any political party. Therefore, various political parties have reached the helm of power in this local unit since the 1991 elections instead of just one party being dominant.

2 ex-mayors competing for the same post again

Published On: September 7, 2017 03:00 AM NPT By: Mithilesh Yadav

LAHAN, September 7:  Not many candidates get chance to get elected thrice to the reputed post of mayor. Lagan Lal Chaudhary of Lahan-1, who was twice appointed as mayor during the Panchayat regime, made it to the same post again during the multi-party democratic system post 1990. With a hope of claiming the same post once again, Chaudhary has filed for his candidacy in the upcoming third phase of elections too.

Parties throw lavish feasts to woo voters

Published On: September 5, 2017 03:00 AM NPT By: Mithilesh Yadav

With the election just around the corner, political parties in Madhes are in fierce competition to throw away grand feasts. Considered as the best tactics to woo voters, political parties are organizing feasts everywhere.

Village known as ‘food zone’ turns into desert

Published On: September 2, 2017 07:29 AM NPT By: Mithilesh Yadav

SAPTARI, Sept 1: Dhiwaga village in Saptari would be popularly called a ‘food zone’ due to its abundant production of food grains. Over the years, the small village with around 1,000 households was gradually shrinking. Floods every monsoon and the changing course of the nearby Belan river was taking its toll on the land. This impacted the production of rice, maize and wheat in Dhiwaga. According to the locals, all their land have now turned into a desert.

Dr KC threatens to start another hunger strike

Published On: August 28, 2017 03:03 AM NPT By: Mithilesh Yadav

KANCHANPUR, August 28: Dr Govinda KC who is currently in Spatari, providing treatment to the flood victims, has said that he will continue his fight against the medical mafia by giving continuity to his hunger strike.

Chure conservation a must to prevent flooding: Expert

Published On: August 22, 2017 03:49 AM NPT By: Mithilesh Yadav

LAHAN, Aug 21: An environment expert and engineer has urged for Chure conservation in view of the devastating flood in the tarai region every monsoon. Unless illegal extraction in the Chure range comes to an end, flood and landslides in the plains and the hills cannot be averted, they warned.

Smuggling in cahoots with police and govt staffers (with video)

Published On: August 9, 2017 03:12 PM NPT By: Mithilesh Yadav

LAHAN, August 9: Smuggling has been taking place blatantly in cahoots with the custom staffers and security personnel from Indian borders. The smugglers bring goods to Nepal through the Nepal-India bordering checkpoints in broad daylight.

Social activist Baldev Ram dies at 74

Published On: August 2, 2017 07:01 AM NPT By: Mithilesh Yadav

LAHAN, Aug 1: Baldev Ram, who led carcass boycott campaigns in Madhes besides other numerous social struggles at the behest of the squatters and landless people, breathed his last at the BP Koirala Health Science Academy on Thursday. He was 74.

Huge financial irregularities in targeted programs

Published On: July 28, 2017 02:15 AM NPT By: Mithilesh Yadav

LAHAN, July 27: The tendency of government agencies and local units leaving the development budget unused till the 11th month of the fiscal year and spending it all in the final month has been found in targeted programs including women empowerment programs.

Assistant co-operative inspector caught taking bribe

Published On: July 26, 2017 05:25 PM NPT By: Mithilesh Yadav

LAHAN, July 26: Assistant inspector of Co-operative Division Office, Lahan Subash Gadtaula has been taken into custody by Eastern Regional Department of Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) Itahari in charge of receiving bribe from a customer on Wednesday.

Proper blacktopping after Golbazar locals protest

Published On: July 20, 2017 04:15 AM NPT By: Mithilesh Yadav

SIRAHA, July 19: Poor road construction and blacktopping are rampant across the country. The blacktopped layer giving in within few days is a common scene in towns and villages. Concerned authorities do not seem to care or do anything to stop the contractors from delivering such poor roads. However, in a rare incident, locals of Golbazar of Siraha district have brought an ongoing road blacktopping to a halt citing its poor construction quality.

Saptari flood victims demand inquiry into embankment construction embezzlement

Published On: July 10, 2017 12:20 AM NPT By: Mithilesh Yadav

SAPTARI, July 10: During Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba Friday's visit to flood hit areas in Saptari district, former Minister for Irrigation, Umesh Yadav complained to him of massive embezzlement in the construction of embankment and demanded investigation into it. In response, the PM pledged to form a parliamentary committee to look into the matter.

Hubby hacks wife to death

Published On: June 27, 2017 05:55 PM NPT By: Mithilesh Yadav

LAHAN, June 27: A man has killed his wife with a sharp weapon in Bhagawan Rural Municipality in the Siraha district on Tuesday.

Govt decision on local polls unacceptable, says RJPN

Published On: June 15, 2017 06:47 PM NPT By: Mithilesh Yadav

LAHAN, June 15: Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) has said that the government’s decision to conduct local level polls on September 18 in Province 2 is unacceptable to the party.