Jitendra Kumar Jha

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Madhes protests cost Saptari 11 lives in 19 months

Published On: March 30, 2017 08:22 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

SAPTARI, March 30: Rajiv Rawat of Bhardaha was a happily married man. He was a commoner who never had affiliation with any political party. On Tuesday, 18 August 2015, Rawat was shot down by security forces during a scuffle with Madhes movement protesters. He died on the spot.

Protest in Saptari over downgrading of municipality

Published On: March 23, 2017 07:47 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

SAPTARI, March 23: Disappointed with the downgrading of an erstwhile municipality into rural municipality, irate locals of Saptakoshi in Saptari district have been hitting the streets since the past nine days.

Funeral procession for Saptari incident victims begins

Published On: March 11, 2017 01:43 PM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

SAPTARI, March 11: The funeral procession of the five persons who died as the result of the Saptari incident on Monday began from Rajbiraj today. Thousands of commoners have partaken in the funeral procession.

NHRC vehicle vandalized

Published On: March 9, 2017 02:02 PM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

RAJBIRAJ, March 9: A vehicle used by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) spokesperson Mohana Ansari was vandalized in Maleth of Saptari on Thursday.

Saptari-injured dies

Published On: March 8, 2017 10:15 PM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

SAPTARI, March 8: The death toll in Tuesday's Saptari incident has reached four after an injured person died on Wednesday.

Mehata dies in course of treatment

Published On: March 8, 2017 10:07 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

SAPTARI, March 8: Birendra Mehata , one of those injured in the Saptari incident that occurred on Monday has died while undergoing treatment at BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan.

4 dead as UDMF cadres clash with police *

Published On: March 7, 2017 07:46 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

RAJBIRAJ, March 7: Four protesters were killed in a clash between cadres of the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) and security personnel, at Maleth VDC of Saptari district on Monday. UDMF said they were killed when police fired at the protesters.

Suspicious object found near UML's mass meeting venue

Published On: March 6, 2017 12:19 PM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

RAJBIRAJ, March 6: Police has recovered a suspicious object on Rajbiraj Rupani Road section in Saptari on Monday.

'UDMF-UML face-off a threat to Saptari's internal security'

Published On: March 4, 2017 01:00 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

RAJBIRAJ, March 4: The increased mobilization of cadres and representatives by various political parties to the electoral constituencies has become a threat to the district's internal security, creating chances for confrontation among the parties.

50 UDMF cadres held in Rajbiraj for disrupting NRPA convention

Published On: February 10, 2017 01:52 PM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

RAJBIRAJ, Feb 10: Cadres of agitating Madhes-based parties attempted to disrupt the second national convention of Nepal Revolutionary Peasants Association (NRPA), the sister wing of the Nepal Workers and Peasants Party (NWPP) in Rajbiraj, Saptari.

Health institutions in Saptari lack doctors, medicines

Published On: January 24, 2017 08:43 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

RAJBIRAJ, Jan 24: Topa Health Post is just five kilometers away from the district headquarters Rajbiraj of Saptari. Although the government has allotted quota of MBBS doctor for the health post, the quota is just limited to paper and the health post does not open regularly.

Secretaries with VDC budgets out of contact

Published On: January 18, 2017 08:09 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

RAJBIRAJ, Jan 18: Bindulal Chaudhari, secretary of Manraja VDC of Saptari district, disappeared for around four months with the VDC’s social allowance budget of Rs 2.2 million. His disappearance forced locals to seek his whereabouts and a delegation reached out to District Development Committee (DDC) with the complaint. DDC looked out for him but failed to locate.

Family with 6 blinds: Why no red disability ID cards for us?

Published On: January 7, 2017 08:15 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

RAJBIRAJ, Jan 7: Shambhu Mandal, 50, did was born with a defective eyesight though he could see. Later, he completely lost it. He was never taken to a doctor as the family was too poor to afford medical intervention.

New record in weightlifting as Army tops chart

Published On: December 28, 2016 10:01 PM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

RAJBIRAJ, Dec 28: The last day of the weightlifting under the ongoing Seventh National Games on Wednesday also saw a new national record while departmental team Tribhuvan Army Club stamped its dominance in the event. Each day of the four-day event held at Rajbiraj, Saptari saw at least one new record.

Malnutrition claims 17-year old, others on the line

Published On: December 26, 2016 01:21 PM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

RAJBIRAJ, Dec 26: Shambhu Kumar Ram, 17, died on November 27. His family says that he died of malnutrition and lack of treatment. The poor family is from Dadha VDC - 7 of Saptari district.

Devi sets national record in weightlifting

Published On: December 26, 2016 08:45 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

RAJBIRAJ, Dec 26: Devi Chaudhary of Nepal Police Club set national record in the opening day of weightlifting under Seventh National Games in Rajbiraj, Saptari.

Children vulnerable as rapes and murders soar

Published On: December 22, 2016 08:28 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

RAJBIRAJ, Dec 22: Eight-year-old Durgananda Sah’s dead body was recovered by police from his neighbor’s septic tank last week in Hariharpur - 3. He was kidnapped on November 26 and the body was recovered after 20 days.

Neighbor kidnaps and murders minor

Published On: December 17, 2016 08:33 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

RAJBIRAJ, Dec 16: Police recovered the dead body of a minor from a septic tank on Thursday after 21 days of abduction.

Minor murdered in cold blood following abduction

Published On: December 16, 2016 03:42 PM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

RAJBIRAJ, Dec 16: A minor was murdered ruthlessly after being abducted for ransom in Saptari district.

Tiwari ends 18-day hunger strike

Published On: December 10, 2016 02:15 PM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

RAJBIRAJ, Dec 10: Chairman of the Nepal Sadbhawana Party (Gajendrabadi), Bikas Kumar Tiwari, who was on a hunger strike for the last 18 days with various demands, ended his fast-unto-death on Saturday.