Madan Thakur

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CPN (Maoist-Center) demands recounting of vote after being defeated by one vote

Published On: September 21, 2017 03:30 AM NPT By: Madan Thakur

RAUTAHAT, Sept 21:  The results of the third round of local elections have created a lot of buzz in Garuda Municipality-3 of Rautahat where Nepali Congress (NC) candidate made it to the post of chief just by one vote.

Extra caution in Rautahat to prevent Bharatpur-type incident

Published On: September 19, 2017 01:28 AM NPT By: Madan Thakur

RAUTAHAT, September 18: While voter turnout was massive and peaceful in Rautahat district, the challenge now seems to be the security of the ballot papers. In view of what happened in the Bharatpur mayoral election during which some party representatives tore up ballot papers while they were being couinted, the vote counting center in Rautahat is being secured with barbed wire in the windows.

Counting center secured with barbed wire in Rautahat

Published On: September 18, 2017 05:06 PM NPT By: Madan Thakur

RAUTAHAT, Sept 18: Voting took place in Rautahat in a peaceful manner. From 62 to 88 percent of votes were cast as of 3 pm. According to Election Commission, those who enter polling center by 5 pm will be allowed to cast votes.

Tension flares as firing goes in Rautahat

Published On: September 18, 2017 12:06 PM NPT By: Madan Thakur

GAUR, Sept 18: Tension has flared at Gamhariya polling center of Maulapur Municipality in the Rautahat district after cadres of political parties clashed with police over dispute that arose after the party representatives allegedly instructed voters on how to cast votes.

Voter ID card distribution affected in Rautahat

Published On: September 16, 2017 01:43 AM NPT By: Madan Thakur

RAUTAHAT, Sept 15: Poll preparations in Rautahat have been affected after polling officers remained absent in the deputed stations citing delay in releasing their allowances. With the delay by the local administration in releasing their allowances and wages, polling staffers who were supposed to distribute voter ID cards were found queuing up at the District Election Office on Thursday.

Rampant violation of poll code in Rautahat

Published On: September 15, 2017 02:30 AM NPT By: Madan Thakur

RAUTAHAT, Sept 15: With the third phase of the local elections just three days away, Rautahat district is seeing a rampant breach of the election code of conduct. Among other things, almost all parties are using children in their election campaigns. Local authorities, however, said they are doing their best to stop the use of children.

Selling dreams to buy votes

Published On: September 13, 2017 04:30 AM NPT By: Madan Thakur

RAUTAHAT, Sept 13: The day is not far when the locals of Rautahat will cast their votes for their favorite candidates in the third phase of local election on September 18. But the promises and pledges made by various candidates have made it difficult for them to choose which candidate to vote for.

Family of drowned girls yet to get promised relief

Published On: September 9, 2017 07:40 AM NPT By: Madan Thakur

RAUTAHAT, Sept 9: The family members of the four girls drowned in an open pit dug up for road construction a month ago in Rautahat have complained that they have not been provided any relief promised by government officials.

Victims' families still awaiting relief

Published On: September 7, 2017 05:00 AM NPT By: Madan Thakur

RAUTAHAT, September 7: Family members of the four girls who lost their lives after drowning in an open pit dug up for road construction in Rautahat lament that they still have not been provided the relief assured by the government.

Flood victims determined to vote those ensuring shelter

Published On: September 7, 2017 03:00 AM NPT By: Madan Thakur

RAUTAHAT, September 7: Last month, Rautahat faced the severest flood encountered in a number of years. Even after so many days, those rendered homeless by the disaster are finding it hard to bring their life back on track. However, the third phase of local elections scheduled for September 18 has offered them some rays of hope.

Parties active in poll campaigns without fixing candidates

Published On: September 5, 2017 04:30 AM NPT By: Madan Thakur

RAUTAHAT, September 5:  The election fever has already gripped the leaders and cadres of various political parties in Rautahat while the candidates are yet to be finalized.

Parties active in poll campains without fixing candidates

Published On: September 4, 2017 02:21 AM NPT By: Madan Thakur

RAUTAHAT, Sept 3:  The election fever has already gripped the leaders and cadres of various political parties in Rautahat while the candidates are yet to be finalized.

Central leaders heat up election environment in Province 2

Published On: September 3, 2017 04:45 AM NPT By: Madan Thakur

RAUTAHAT, September 2: Central leaders of various political parties have expedited their visits to the election constituencies of Province 2 in order to prepare for the third round of local polls scheduled for September 18.

Flood victims encircle DAO

Published On: August 28, 2017 02:50 AM NPT By: Madan Thakur

RAUTAHAT, August 28: Flood victims of Durga Bhagwati Rural Municipality of Rautahat, who lost their loved ones and property in the disaster, staged a sit-in protest in front of the District Administration Office (DAO) demanding relief as soon as possible.

Shops in flood-hit Rautahat back in business

Published On: August 27, 2017 09:10 AM NPT By: Madan Thakur

RAUTAHAT, August 27: Trade and business activities in Rautahat district, which were severely hit by the devastating floods, are coming back to normalcy gradually.

The pain of mourning the death of six family members

Published On: August 21, 2017 07:31 AM NPT By: Madan Thakur

RAUTAHAT, August 21: Last week, six members of the same family lost their lives when an ambulance they were riding was washed away by the flood. While his family members could not escape the mishap, Rajan Yadav was lucky to survive.

With embankments destroyed, Tarai more prone to floods

Published On: August 21, 2017 07:19 AM NPT By: Madan Thakur

RAUTAHAT, August 21: Shiva Dayal Sah, 60, of Dohartol panics whenever clouds gather in the sky. He has withstood flood several times in his life. However, the recent one, the one that swept across most the Tarai region last Saturday, was the most devastating, he says. “As soon as there is a black cloud in the sky I feel like fleeing from here. I get very restless,” he said. “I fear if I could save my life again if my house is flooded again,” he added.

The pain of mourning the death of six family members

Published On: August 21, 2017 02:15 AM NPT By: Madan Thakur

RAUTAHAT, Aug 20: Last week, six members of the same family lost their lives when an ambulance they were riding was washed away by flood. While his family members could not escape the mishap, Rajan Yadav was lucky to survive. He along with six other family members was headed for Gaur, the district headquarters of Rautahat, carrying his pregnant sister-in-law who was having labor pains. But they were drowned in the flooded Lalbakaiya River in Rajpur Farhadawa Chowk of India, as the ambulance was swept away.

Flood affects 500 households in Rautahat

Published On: August 19, 2017 08:21 AM NPT By: Madan Thakur

RAUTAHAT, August 19: Nearly five hundred Dalit households have been affected by floods in Durga Bhagwati Rural Municipality-4, Rautahat. Among them, around than two hundred families have been displaced while 104 houses have been swept away.

Six die as ambulance carrying woman in labor washed away

Published On: August 14, 2017 02:15 AM NPT By: Madan Thakur

RAUTAHAT, August 13 : In a tragic incident, six persons died after an ambulance ferrying a pregnant woman in labor pain was washed away by the floods in Rautahat district at around 4 am on Sunday.