Mithilesh Yadav

The contributor for Republica.

Pressure cooker bomb goes off in Mirchaiya

Published On: December 8, 2016 12:05 PM NPT By: Mithilesh Yadav

LAHAN, Dec 8: A pressure cooker bomb has gone off in front of Sheela Petrol Pump at Mirchaiya in Siraha district on Thursday morning.

Another man on fast-unto-death seeking better health care for poor

Published On: December 5, 2016 07:55 AM NPT By: Mithilesh Yadav

LAHAN, Dec 4: “There is quota, but no doctor. There is income, but no expenditure. There are tools but no use.” This is how Bikash Tiwari, who is on fast-unto-death with a 22-point demand, explains the condition of government health facilities.

More patients losing eyesight due to diabetes

Published On: November 16, 2016 08:30 AM NPT By: Mithilesh Yadav

LAHAN, Nov 15: Growing number of diabetic patients are losing their eyesight due to higher level of sugar.

3 killed, 13 injured in Siraha road accident

Published On: October 20, 2016 08:50 AM NPT By: Mithilesh Yadav

SIRAHA, Oct 20: Three people were killed when a bus (Na 5 kha 4889) was hit by a truck (Na 3 kha 4130) at Mirchaiya-6 along the East-West Highway on Wednesday night. Thirteen passengers were injured in the accident.

Remittance pouring into real estate, luxuries

Published On: October 20, 2016 12:10 AM NPT By: Mithilesh Yadav

SIRAHA, Oct 20: Bishnu Prasad Shah of Majhura village is a Qatar-based migrant worker. After hard labor for over a decade, Shah built a concrete house in his village and purchased a piece of land in Lahan. Shah is not sure whether he did right or wrong by spending all the hard-earned money to buy land and make a house, but he is happy with the limelight these possessions have given him. Both assets has enlisted him into the village's rich club and now feels that he has become a highly respected man in his locality.

Incessant rainfall inundates Lahan

Published On: September 21, 2016 04:18 PM NPT By: Mithilesh Yadav

LAHAN, Sept 21: Lahan bazaar has been inundated due to heavy rainfall since early morning. The market area has been inundated owing to the worn-out drainage system in the town. The water has entered the office buildings and inner settlement of the town.

Poor under grip of loan sharks to pay off medical costs

Published On: September 16, 2016 01:23 AM NPT By: Mithilesh Yadav

CHANDRA AYODHYAPUR, Siraha, Sept 16: Fulkumari Sadaya of Chandra Ayodhyapur-6 gave birth to a baby recently. Her family spent Rs 50,000 on the delivery, which they managed by taking loans. Even during the birth of an earlier child, the family had to borrow money to meet the cost of delivery.

Accident victims also among Madhesi martyrs

Published On: August 16, 2016 02:40 AM NPT By: Mithilesh Yadav

LAHAN, Aug 16: It has come to light that the revised list of Madhesi martyrs also includes the names of an individual who died in a road mishap and another who was accidentally electrocuted.

What’s in the NC-CPN (Maoist Center) 7-point deal on bringing down Oli govt?

Published On: July 12, 2016 07:00 PM NPT By: Mithilesh Yadav

LAHAN, July 12: During a press conference organized at CPN (Maoist Center) Parliamentary Party Office, Singh Durbar, on Tuesday, CPN (Maoist Center) leader Krishna Bahadur Mahara had said that the party has sealed an agreement with the Nepali Congress (NC) on formation of a new government.

Golden 1,000 Days project only leaves target women in debt

Published On: July 8, 2016 01:00 AM NPT By: Mithilesh Yadav

HARKATTI, July 8: Nitu Devi Mandal is one of the target women of the Golden Thousand Days (Sunaula Hazar Din) project, which is being implemented in Siraha district. When she was pregnant, the local project management team recorded her name as one of the project beneficiaries.

Target groups benefit little from WB-funded Golden Thousand Days

Published On: July 4, 2016 12:30 AM NPT By: Mithilesh Yadav

LAHAN, July 4: Two months ago, Sobha Singh of Harkatti VDC in Siraha district gave birth to her first baby. But her happiness was shortlived as the baby died after a while the same day.

Minister Pokharel comes down heavily against trade unions

Published On: July 2, 2016 03:25 PM NPT By: Mithilesh Yadav

SIRAHA, July, 2: Minister for Education Giriraj Mani Pokharel on Saturday warned that the disorder in the name of trade unions won’t be acceptable.

Rehabilitated dacoit community returning to crime

Published On: June 18, 2016 06:34 AM NPT By: Mithilesh Yadav

SIRAHA, June 18: There was a time when Jhija and Akaura villages in Siraha were notorious as a haven for dacoits. Robbers and dacoits here were so powerful that even security personnel would not dare to enter the villages. Among the 400 households in the two villages, 135 households of ‘Paswan’ community would identify themselves as dacoits without hesitation. But in 1980 things changed.

UDMF, Federal Alliance vie for ownership of safe landing

Published On: June 15, 2016 09:23 PM NPT By: Mithilesh Yadav

LAHAN, June 16: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Monday sent the agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) a third invitation letter for talks.

Madhes movement made businesses go bust

Published On: June 6, 2016 08:16 AM NPT By: Mithilesh Yadav

MIRCHAIYA (SIRAHA), June 6: Majhau village is located close to Mirchaiya, an emerging business hub in Siraha district. Recently, the village was merged with Mirchaiya Municipality. Becoming part of a municipality has not changed the face of the erstwhile village.