Jitendra Kumar Jha

The contributor for Republica.

Former PM Dahal observes flood-hit areas in Saptari

Published On: August 16, 2017 04:48 PM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

INARUWA, August 16: Former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal along with two ministers representing from his party has observed flood-affected areas in Saptari district on Wednesday.

Rice distributed by Katwal Trust to Saptari flood victims found rotten

Published On: August 15, 2017 08:32 PM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

SAPTARI, August 14: The rice distributed to flood victims in the district has been found rotten.

With no place to bury, family dumps 5-year-old dead child in Koshi

Published On: August 15, 2017 01:15 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

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.

1500 houses inundated, 350 families displaced in Sapotari

Published On: August 12, 2017 08:08 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

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.

Mound of earth buries sexagenarian in Saptari

Published On: August 10, 2017 03:11 PM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

SAPTARI, August 10: A man has gone missing after being buried by a mound of earth that caved in due to erosion at the base by the Khando rivulet in the district.

Govt adding insult to our injury: Saptari flood victims

Published On: July 22, 2017 10:07 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

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.

Flood victims: Were Madhesi protests genuine?

Published On: July 12, 2017 02:15 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

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.

Authorities remained unprepared for Saptari floods

Published On: July 9, 2017 04:15 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

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.

PM Deuba assures flood victims of soft loan upto Rs 1.5 m

Published On: July 7, 2017 12:12 PM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

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.

PM Deuba inspects flood-hit areas in Saptari

Published On: July 7, 2017 10:34 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

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 flood victims in dire straits

Published On: July 6, 2017 12:40 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

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 flood victims await relief

Published On: July 4, 2017 02:10 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

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.

Indian embankment threatens lives on Nepali side of border

Published On: July 3, 2017 01:10 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

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.

Floods hit over a dozen settlements in Saptari

Published On: July 2, 2017 01:30 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

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 losing its former charm

Published On: June 10, 2017 08:51 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

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.

Saptari locals urging parties to take part in elections

Published On: May 31, 2017 07:35 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

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.

Maleth victims get compensation

Published On: May 18, 2017 12:00 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

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.

Social security allowance not distributed since the past six months

Published On: April 11, 2017 07:58 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

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 locals, police wish for govt-UDMF deal

Published On: April 6, 2017 08:47 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

RAJBIRAJ, April 6: While the election date is inching closer, security threat has been a great challenge conducting the polls in Saptari district.

Wild elephant terrorizes Saptari, death toll reaches two (update)

Published On: April 4, 2017 12:46 PM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

RAJBIRAJ, April 4: Wild elephant from Koshi Wildlife Reserve terrorized locals at Hunumannagar Bazaar area of Saptari district on Tuesday morning and killed two.