Jitendra Kumar Jha

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Fear of floods looms large for locals of Saptari

Published On: January 24, 2020 08:21 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

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.

Padlocked municipality opened

Published On: December 29, 2019 09:21 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

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.

Tarai cold wave hits Dalits hard

Published On: December 24, 2019 08:33 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

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.

Shambhunath Municipality shut ‘indefinitely’

Published On: December 18, 2019 07:39 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

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.

Province 2 Minister Sah leads anti-Constitution march in Saptari

Published On: September 20, 2019 07:07 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

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”.

Five local units of Saptari may lose federal grant

Published On: August 28, 2019 05:30 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

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.

Flood inundates over 3,000 hectares in Saptari

Published On: August 3, 2019 07:54 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

RAJBIRAJ, Aug 3: Farmers are worried after the floods of July 13 and July 24, which inundated more than 3,000 hectares of arable land in the district.

Provincial ministers inspect Koshi Barrage as water level recedes

Published On: July 19, 2019 05:30 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

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.

Saptari police intensifies search operation for missing local businessman Tulsi Das

Published On: June 9, 2019 01:52 PM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

SAPTARI, June 9: The whereabouts of Tulsi Das, a well-known businessman of Saptari, who has gone missing for the past 12 days, still remain unknown.

90 families trapped as India diverts Koshi flow

Published On: May 26, 2019 07:35 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

RAJBIRAJ, May 26: At least 90 families in Gobargadha of Saptari district have been trapped by the Koshi River after the Indian side diverted its water to the western side on Friday.

Agreement was a compulsion for Raut: Madhesi analysts

Published On: March 9, 2019 08:43 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

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’.

Saptari sees spate of gruesome killings

Published On: February 27, 2019 08:35 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

RAJBIRAJ, Feb 27: A series of murders and violent attacks continues in Saptari despite claims of tightened security by officialdom. The district has seen five murders in the past five months.

Family demands probe into Dipendra Chaudhary’s ‘encounter’

Published On: January 24, 2019 09:12 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

SAPTARI, Jan 24: The family members of Dipendra Chaudhary, 35, who was shot dead by police in an 'encounter'  have demanded a probe into the 'murder'.

Province 2 'obsessed' with identity issue, ignoring severe backwardness

Published On: December 17, 2018 09:30 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

RAJBIRAJ, Dec 17: Among the seven provinces formed after the country embraced the new federal setup, Province 2, which has eight tarai districts, can be considered backward in many aspects.

Girl disowned by in-laws for being Dalit, husband out of contact since months

Published On: December 16, 2018 03:05 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

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.

Over dozen houses destroyed as fire breaks out in Saptari

Published On: December 14, 2018 07:29 PM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

RAJBIRAJ, Dec 14: Property worth over Rs 4 million rupees were destroyed in the fire that broke out in Tilathi Koiladi rural municipality-7 in Saptari district on Friday.

5 die in Saptari bus accident

Published On: November 23, 2018 10:14 PM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

SAPTARI, Nov 23: At least five passengers have died in a bus accident at Hanuman nagar of Inaruwa along the Rajbiraj road section on Friday evening.

Local unit against DFO over resource extraction

Published On: October 6, 2018 03:30 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

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.

Negligence by Pappu and Kancharam makes Rajbiraj-Kunauli road miserable

Published On: September 15, 2018 07:46 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

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.

Indian arrested with fake citizenship, DAO under scanner

Published On: September 3, 2018 08:05 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

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.