Madan Thakur

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Ex-lawmaker, local demand action against Pappu Construction

Published On: August 29, 2018 08:30 AM NPT By: Madan Thakur

RAUTAHAT, Aug 29: Ex-lawmaker Satya Narayan Bhagat and Kishor Chanau, a neighbor of one of the persons killed in Saturday's boat capsize in Lalbakaiya River, have filed separate complaints with government authorities Tuesday demanding action against Harinarayan Prasad Rauniyar, the civil contractor of the under-construction bridge over the river.

Demand for action against Pappu Construction from all quarters

Published On: August 28, 2018 07:58 AM NPT By: Madan Thakur

RAUTAHAT, Aug 28: Stating that negligence from Pappu Construction was to be blamed for Saturday’s deadly boat accident, there has been demand from all quarters to punish the contractor.

Rautahat locals blame Pappu Construction for boating accidents

Published On: August 27, 2018 12:50 PM NPT By: Madan Thakur

RAUTAHAT, Aug 27: Locals have accused Pappu Construction for Saturday’s boat capsize in Lalbakaiya River of Rautahat. At least two people were killed and three are missing.  Locals said the contractor’s failure to complete the construction of a bridge over the Lalbakaiya River on time forced people to use boat to cross the river so the contractor was also responsible for the accident.

Gloomy Rakshya Bandhan after boat capsize

Published On: August 27, 2018 02:30 AM NPT By: Madan Thakur

RAUTAHAT, Aug 27: On Saturday, Dinesh Patel of Gaur Municipality-4, Rautahat, was preparing for Rakshya Bandhan, the festival which celebrates the bond and trust between brothers and sisters. He was waiting for his sister Runadevi to return to her maternal home from Ishnath Municipality-3, which is around four kilometers away. She had set off for her maternal home on Saturday evening with her youngest son.

Update: Rautahat boat capsize: 2 dead,21 rescued, 3 missing (photo feature)

Published On: August 26, 2018 07:02 AM NPT By: Madan Thakur

RATUTAHAT, Aug 26: Total 21 people were rescued whereas, five are still missing after a boat capsized in the swollen Lalbakaiya River in Rautahat, Saturday evening. Searching operation of those missing has been intensified witrh the help of security personnel and locals informed local administration.

Boat swept away by Lalbakaiya River; 15 come in contact (Update)

Published On: August 25, 2018 09:10 PM NPT By: Madan Thakur

RAUTAHAT, Aug 25: As many as 35 people have gone missing after a boat with 40 people onboard has been swept away by the swollen Lalbakaiya River in the district.

Paroha Municipality to provide dozens of services free of cost

Published On: August 21, 2018 08:02 AM NPT By: Madan Thakur

RAUTAHAT, Aug 21:   At a time when local governments across the country are being criticized for collecting hefty taxes from the people, a municipality in Rautahat has raised eyebrows for providing dozens of services free of cost.

Flood in Bagmati and Lal Bakaiya rivers creating panic among locals

Published On: August 8, 2018 04:00 AM NPT By: Madan Thakur

RAUTAHAT, Aug 8: Continuous rainfall in the Chure range has significantly increased the level of water in two rivers of Rautahat. The rivers have started eroding the agricultural land near their embankments, creating panic among the locals residing near the river banks.

1 killed in Rautahata pile-up

Published On: July 30, 2018 11:35 AM NPT By: Madan Thakur

RAUTAHAT, July 30: A person died and another one sustained injuries in a jeep-truck-motorbike collision that took place at Chandrapur municipality-2  in the district.

Seven injured in Rautahat clash

Published On: July 20, 2018 07:34 PM NPT By: Madan Thakur

RAUTAHAT, July 20: As many as seven people were injured in a clash between two groups in Brindawan Muncipality-4.

Man shot by unidentified group at Rautahat

Published On: July 8, 2018 12:20 PM NPT By: Madan Thakur

RAUTAHAT, July 8: An unidentified group shot a gun and nabbed a motorcycle, cash and a mobile of Kishor Sah Kanu. Sanu, a resident of Suwarna rural municipality-8 of Bara was shot near Lalbakhaiya river bank in Dewahi Gonahi municipality-4 of the district.

Engineer caught red-handed with Rs 45,000 bribe

Published On: July 6, 2018 07:55 PM NPT By: Madan Thakur

RAUTAHAT, July 6: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Friday caught red-handed an official of District Technical Office, Rautahat while receiving bribe.

Dozens of Rautahat villages at high risk of floods

Published On: July 2, 2018 05:25 AM NPT By: Madan Thakur

RAUTAHAT, July 1: With the start of monsoon, locals of dozens of villages prone to floods in Rautahat are in a state of constant fear. As more than two dozen places from where the Bagmati and Lalbakaiya rivers breached their embankments are yet to be repaired, the locals are now panicked that the massive floods like last year will repeat this year also.

Gas cylinders distributed as part of smoke free campaign

Published On: June 21, 2018 02:17 PM NPT By: Madan Thakur

RAUTAHAT, June 21: Lawmaker of Rautahat Constituency-3, Prabhu Sah has distributed gas cylinders to every house-hold free of cost as part of his campaign to declare kitchens smoke free in his constituency.

Teacher, cop arrested for kidnapping, killing 12-yr-old

Published On: June 15, 2018 06:47 AM NPT By: Madan Thakur

RAUTAHAT, June 15: A policeman and a teacher have been taken into custody for investigation into the kidnapping of 12 years old Yuvraj Shah of Katahariya Municipality-9, on Sunday.

Doctor’s 12 year son shot dead

Published On: June 11, 2018 10:03 AM NPT By: Madan Thakur

RAUTAHAT, June 11: An abducted child in Rautahat was found dead early morning today on the shore of Bagmati River, 15 kilometer away from Gadimai municipality-5. Yuvaraj Shah, the 12 year son of doctor Dilip Shah of Katahariya Municipality – 9 was shot dead by his captors, according to police.

Onset of monsoon triggers flood fears in Madhes

Published On: June 11, 2018 09:30 AM NPT By: Madan Thakur

Although floods are not a new phenomenon in the Tarai belt, prevention measures are hardly taken to avert or minimize crisis. In lack of such measures, hundreds of people are affected by floods every year.

Contractor to staffers under purview of investigation over Babai bridge collapse

Published On: June 8, 2018 06:47 PM NPT By: Madan Thakur

BIRGUNJ, Jun 8: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has brought contractor to staffers under the purview of investigation after the Babai Bridge caved in at Jabdighat in Bardiya.

Incumbent govt for next five years in Province 2: CM Raut

Published On: June 5, 2018 04:44 PM NPT By: Madan Thakur

RAUTAHAT, June 5: Chief Minister of Province 2 Lal Babu Raut has asserted that the incumbent provincial government will remain for next five years.

Local unit speeds up reconstruction of embankment destroyed by flood

Published On: May 29, 2018 04:00 AM NPT By: Madan Thakur

RAUTAHAT, May 29:As the monsoon is just around the corner, the embankment damaged by the ravaging flood originated from Lal Bakaiya River last August is finally being reconstructed. The flood had destroyed the structures in both sides of the river.