SAPTARI, August 14: On Sunday, a picture of a five-year-old dead child being swept away by the Koshi River in Saptari district gained widespread attention in the social media. The child has been identified as Kamalu Sada of Tilathi-Koiladi Rural Municipality-6.
RAJBIRAJ, Aug 11: Floods have wreaked havoc in Saptari district once again, inundating around 1,500 houses and displacing over 350 families. According to the local level officers, the entire southern part of the district has been submerged in water. They say that Kobsain, Banarjhula, Tilathi, Belhi, Hanumnagar, Kankalini and other areas have been severely affected by the floods.
SAPTARI (TILATHI), July 21:Even as the Khando River displaces the locals of southern Saptari district every year, the lack of a genuine concern from the government has made the situation even more unbearable for the victims, they complained.
RAJBIRAJ, July 11: Days after the massive floods on July 1 rendered many homeless, life for the locals of Saptari district is yet to retun to normal. The authorities have been unable to respond swiftly, distribute prompt relief or repair the damaged embankments. Members of the general public are still forced to live under the constant fear of more flooding.
RAJBIRAJ, July 8: Massive floods in the district last Saturday have ravaged many parts of district. As per District Administration Office (DAO) estimates, flood has affected around 1500 houses. So far, many of the victims are still deprived of relief.
SAPTARI, July 7: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba who is in Saptari to observe the flood-affected areas has announced that the government will provide the families who were displaced by flood that occurred few days ago with Rs. 25, 000 each.
BHEDIYA, July 7: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Friday announced to provide Rs 25,000 to a family affected by flood in Saptari. He also promised to provide a maximum of Rs 1.5 million subsidized loan to reconstruct their homes destroyed in the natural disaster.
SAPTARI, July 6: Up to 16 families in Saptari district have been displaced by flooding on Saturday, according to the District Disaster Relief Committee (DDRC). For lack of prompt relief, the displaced flood victims find themselves in dire straits.
SAPTARI, July 4: Floods which hit over a dozen villages in Saptari on Saturday have rendered thousands of people in the district homeless. While the flood victims are crying out for help and relief, the government mechanism seems in a sorry state. According to the victims, they have not been provided even food since the disaster hit them. Among the affected, the squatters are the hardest-hit. They complain of being ignored by the state completely.
TILATHI, July 3: Sudden floods in the Khando and other rivers on Saturday inundated over a dozen villages in the northern and southern areas of Saptari district. Only on Sunday morning did the floods subside and the locals attempted restoring their lives back to normalcy. However, terror and fear among the locals in those areas still remain.
RAJBIRAJ, July 2: Incessant rainfall in the hill districts since Friday midnight has triggered floods in various rivers of Saptari district. Floodwaters have overflowed from Khado, Jeeta, Mahuli, Dhudhela along with other rivers, putting over a dozen settlements at risk and inundating about 1,500 houses in the district.
RAJBIRAJ: The country’s first planned city, Rajbiraj is losing its charm to mass profusion, unmanaged drainage systems and ubiquitous pollution. Previously, a symbol of planned development, the city is on the verge of losing its former identity – walkways and vehicle lanes have now turned into public defecation sites, if not official dumping sites.
RAJBIRAJ, May 30: Despite having a keen desire to take part in the elections like all other Nepalis, locals of Saptari fear that they might lose the opportunity to exercise their voting right in the historic elections announced after two decades.
RAJBIRAJ, May 18: Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bimalendra Nidhi on Wednesday handed over compensation to the family members of the victims who died in police firing in Maleth some months ago.
RAJBIRAJ, April 10: Domani Devi, 90, has not received old age allowance for the last six months. Because of it she has been forced to ration food, clothes, and even medicines among other necessities. The allowance is her sole source of income and survival.
SAPTARI, April 4: Sanju Yadav of Rajbiraj - 8, is one of the few educated women in Saptari district. She keeps track of current affairs. Despite her interest in current affairs, she is not aware about the provisions that the constitution has made for securing representation of women in local level bodies.