Jitendra Kumar Jha

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Three days on, Saptari flood victims still without food, water, shelter

Published On: August 30, 2018 07:05 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

SAPTARI, Aug 30: Over 500 houses in villages of Saptari district, where floods wreaked havoc on Monday night, are still submerged in water. Victims are staying in open areas without proper food and clean drinking water. The water level has not receded even on the third day of disaster.

Floods inundate villages in Saptari, over 500 families affected (with video)

Published On: August 29, 2018 07:45 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

SAPTARI, Aug 29: Floods wreaked havoc in some villages of Saptari district affecting over 500 families. Floods entered in settlements of Hanumannagar Kankalini Municipality and Tilathi Koiladi Rural Municipality and forced many residents out of their houses. According to the Hanumannagar Area Police Office, floods had submerged over 500 houses by Monday midnight.

India wants to deploy its paramilitary force to guard Koshi Barrage: Indian official

Published On: August 16, 2018 07:22 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

Nepali security personnel capable enough to guard the barrage: Saptari CDO

Koshi barrage-displaced awaiting compensation since three generations

Published On: August 4, 2018 08:42 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

SAPTARI, Aug 4: It has been more than half a century since India and Nepal signed the agreement to construct the Koshi Barrage. And experts from both countries are saying that the barrage is already old.

Advocates accuse judges of taking bribes

Published On: July 2, 2018 04:05 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

RAJBIRAJ, July 2: Lawyers in Janakpur have boycotted the bench for the fifth consecutive day accusing High Court judges of involving in bribery while dealing with the cases. Except writ petitions, the advocates did not participate in any of the hearings.

Three murders in Rajbiraj in less than a week

Published On: June 23, 2018 06:34 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

RAJBIRAJ, June 23: In less than a week, three persons including two women have been murdered in Rajbiraj, the district headquarters of Saptari.

Mango production in Saptari expected to double this year

Published On: June 9, 2018 10:47 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

RAJBIRAJ, June 9: According to District Agriculture Development Office (DADO), Saptari, the volume of mango production will finally increase this year after a continuing slowdown for five years. Officials speculate that should the weather remain consistent, the production will double this year as compared to the last fiscal year. Saptari, which is considered to be the 'mango capital of Nepal', had produced 61,700 tons of mango in the Fiscal Year 2011/12. But after that, the district has hardly produced a third of the quantity.

Saptari DAO involved in fake citizenship racket: Police probe

Published On: June 7, 2018 06:45 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

RAJBIRAJ, June 7: Police investigations have revealed that officials of the District Administrative Office (DAO) Saptari were involved in two notorious cases of fake citizenship that have surfaced since December.

Flood starts taking toll well before monsoon

Published On: May 20, 2018 07:06 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

Sundari River inundates Dalit settlement

Woman tied in chains, locked in room for 12 years

Published On: May 12, 2018 12:57 PM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

RAJBIRAJ, May 11: It's been twelve years since Babita Yadav, 28, of Bishnupur Rural Municipality-6 has been tied to a metal chain and locked inside a room. It's not that her family members are doing this to hurt or torture her but they are obliged to do so for her own welfare.

Road accidents claim 52 lives in ten months

Published On: May 5, 2018 04:15 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

RAJBIRAJ, May 5: As many as 52 people died in road accidents in Saptari in the last ten months. The details of District Traffic Police Office (DTPO), Saptari, show that there have been a total of 239 accidents in the district in the last 10 months of the current fiscal year.

Wild elephants claim three lives in two months

Published On: April 30, 2018 03:49 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

RAJBIRAJ, April 30: The residents of eastern Saptari which borders the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve often have sleepless nights due to the fear of wild elephants entering the settlement.

Water sources 'disappearing' in Chure

Published On: April 28, 2018 03:07 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

SAPTARI, April 27: Water crisis is deepening in the plains over the years. According to the locals, rivers and other water sources are fast disappearing which they attribute to destruction of Chure. They have urged the government to come up wise solution to the problem.

Scarcity of medicines affect health service in Chhinamasta

Published On: April 26, 2018 05:45 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

SAPTARI, April 26: Shyamdevi Mishra of Tilathi-Koiladi-1 reached a health post at Chhinnamasta Rural Municipality for check up after feeling exhausted. When health workers found out that she had low blood pressure, they suggested her to drink Jeevan Jal, an oral rehydration mixture.

Country’s first irrigation system now a ‘flood risk’

Published On: April 9, 2018 07:08 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

SAPTARI, April 8: The first irrigation system, Chandra Irrigation System, was established by the Rana regime in 1920s. The then Rana Prime Minister, Chandra Shamsher is reported to have been so much interested by the infrastructures in England that upon his return he constructed many crucial infrastructures. The Chandra Irrigation System, was one of them.

Two gang rapes in 24 hours shock Saptari

Published On: March 13, 2018 11:30 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

SAPTARI, Mar 13: Within 24 hours, two women, aged 18 and 31 were raped in Saptari’s Shambhunath municipality and Bishnupur rural municipality on Sunday and Saturday respectively.

Nearing monsoon makes flood victims restless

Published On: March 11, 2018 07:20 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

RAJBIRAJ, March 11: The monsoon is around the corner and locals in Rajbiraj who are living in the settlements near Khado and Jeeta rivers are extremely worried. Last year, incessant rain and floods had wreaked havoc in several parts of Madhes, including theirs. Even in years before such disasters had killed and displaced many people.

Wild elephant kills two women in Saptari

Published On: February 14, 2018 01:39 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

SAPTARI, Feb 14: Two women were trampled to death by a rampaging wild elephant of the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve (KTWR) which entered their settlement in Saptari on Tuesday.

Rajbiraj airport will resume operation in April: Minister

Published On: February 11, 2018 07:53 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

RAJBIRAJ, Feb 11: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Jitendra Narayan Dev, has said that the Rajbiraj airport will resume operation from April. Earlier, during a visit to Rajbiraj in his home district Saptari, Dev had committed that the airport would start operation from November.

Cold starts taking its toll in Madhes

Published On: January 9, 2018 09:20 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

RAJBIRAJ, Jan 9: Every year, cold wave claims lives in Madhes and every year it gets sufficient space in the national media coverage. However, one thing that has fallen short so far, year after year, is that neither the government nor the locals come up with solutions for addressing the issue. Consequently, cold related deaths do not cease to draw headlines.