RAJBIRAJ, Jan 24: Water is hardly seen in Khado River except during the monsoon. During rainy days, it swells and floods wreak havoc in the nearby villages time and again. The river flows through several parts of Saptari district in Nepal, and it also touches villages of Bihar, India. It is the responsibility of the authorities of both the countries to free people of the fears of floods and ensure their safety. Locals say, ‘nobody’ is however concerned over their plights.
RAJBIRAJ, Dec 29: Dakneshwari Municipality of Rajbiraj district, which was padlocked from December 15, has been opened on Saturday, following a 22-point agreement between the protesting youths and the municipality.
SAPTARI, Dec 24: Dipping temperature and cold wave have affected normal life in the tarai districts. Several schools have declared holiday while flow of patients at hospitals has remarkably increased. According to the district education office, over 102 schools have been shut down due to excessive cold.
RAJBIRAJ, Dec 18: Office bearers of Shambhunath Municipality in Saptari district have decided to shun their services for ‘indefinite period’ demanding the release of ward 12 chairperson Laxmi Sah, who was arrested on the charge of attempted rape.
RAJBIRAJ, Sept 20: On Thursday, the eve of the Constitution Day, Nawal Kishor Sah, the social development minister of Province 2, led an anti-constitution march in the district of Saptari where leaders and cadres from his party, Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN), displayed black flags to mark the day as a “black day”.
RAJBIRAJ, Aug 28: Five rural municipalities of Saptari district are likely to lose federal grants after failing to hold their respective council meetings and unveil budget as required by the Local Government Operation Act 2017.
RAJBIRAJ, July 19: After a high-level aerial inspection of the flood-affected areas led by former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal drew widespread criticism, a photo showing the provincial ministers' "night inspection" of the Koshi Barrage control room has gone viral.
RAJBIRAJ, March 9: People from various walks of life in Madhes including political analysts have termed the agreement between the government and secessionist agitator CK Raut as a ‘surprising development’.
RAJBIRAJ, Dec 16: It had been seven days since Sangita Sada, 20, of Bodebarsain Municipality-2 was admitted to Ram Kumar Uma Prasad Memorial Hospital in Lahan after labor pain. She delivered a baby after a c-section surgery. Currently, the condition of her newborn is critical. Even after a week, her son is refusing breast-feeding.
RAJBIRAJ, Oct 6: In a bid to stop the rampant excavation in Chure and to save forest resources, the District Forest Office (DFO), Saptari, had banned the extraction of materials in 1km area of the Chure range and the forests there. Despite pressure from the District Development Committee, contractors and various other sectors, the DFO had strictly prohibited the extraction of limestone, stones and other resources from Chure and the adjoining forests. However, stating that the ban imposed by the DFO is illegal, Saptakoshi Municipality of the district has announced to allow extraction of materials from the rivers, which fall within the border of the municipality. This decision has sparked a controversy now.
SAPTARI, Sept 15: The construction of a bridge over the Khando River along the Rajbiraj-Kunauli road section, the only route to connect the district headquarters Rajbiraj with the southern part, started more than four years ago.
RAJBIRAJ, Sept 3: Police have arrested yet another Indian businessman in Saptari on the charge of obtaining a fake Nepali citizenship. Three Indians have been arrested by police in the last five months in the district for possessing fake citizenship certificates.