Amar Khadka

The contributor for Republica.

Bahuni in Morang awaits petroleum exploration since 1988

Published On: January 26, 2020 12:24 PM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, Jan 26: The government had decided to conduct exploration of petroleum product in Bahuni of Belbari, Morang in 1988. The locals are still waiting for the exploration project to begin since the initial study phase was completed three decades ago.

Rape-accused ‘Siddhababa’ freed on Rs 300,000 bail

Published On: December 31, 2019 07:30 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, Dec 31: The Sunsari District Court has released rape-accused Krishna Das Giri, known as Siddhababa, on bail on Monday.

Giri to be in judicial custody for 7 more days

Published On: December 7, 2019 12:21 PM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, Dec 7: Sunsari District Court on Friday remanded Krishnadas Giri popularly known as 'Siddhababa' to judicial custody for seven more days for investigation into a rape charge.

VVIP connection of 'Siddhababa'

Published On: December 5, 2019 09:23 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, Dec 5: When he was in Pokhara a few years back and later at Chatara of Sunsari, Krishna Das Giri aka Siddhababa used to tell his followers that he has powers to sit for meditation under the earth (samadhi), fly in the air and even remain under water for some time.

‘Siddhababa’ in judicial custody on rape charge

Published On: December 3, 2019 08:08 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, Dec 3: Sunsari District Court has remanded Krishna Das Giri known as ‘Siddhababa’ in judicial custody for four days for investigation on the charge of raping a female follower.

Number of migratory birds decline in Koshi Tappu

Published On: November 25, 2019 08:01 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, Nov 25: The number of birds in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve (KTWR) has been decreasing in the recent times. Wildlife experts attribute this to the decreased in water levels in ponds and rivers, and lack of food for the birds in the reserve.

23 border pillars swept away by Saptakoshi yet to be restored

Published On: November 23, 2019 07:51 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, Nov 23: A total of 23 border pillars in Kusaha of south-eastern Nepal were swept away by the massive flood in Saptakoshi river in Sunsari district over a decade ago. Among them, four were the main pillars while the rest were subsidiary ones. Those pillars have not been restored yet.

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve gets a new elephant calf, officials cautiously optimistic of its survival

Published On: November 13, 2019 08:17 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, Nov 13: Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve has received a new member on Tuesday after a 16-year-old elephant Saraswatikali gave birth to a male calf at 2.10 in the noon. Every time an elephant gets pregnant and gives birth to calves, a sense of joy spreads in the reserve. Staffs and officials celebrate the arrival of a new life.

Koshi Tappu reserve to shift elephant stables

Published On: October 19, 2019 08:57 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, Oct 19: With increasing elephant attacks on humans around the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, the reserve is preparing to shift the Hassisar (elephant stable) from the region.

Girls in Sunsari unsafe from even own family members, relatives

Published On: September 29, 2019 07:34 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, Sept 29: Her parents wanted to marry Kiran Kumari Yadav of Harinagar off when she was studying in Grade 9.

Children at the receiving end of rising divorce cases

Published On: September 22, 2019 04:30 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, Sept 22: Madhuri Sah (name changed), 17, always loved to go to school when she was a kid. She was active in extra curricular activities and loved to have fun with friends. Everything was going normal until one day when her parents decided to get divorced.

Human-wildlife conflict ‘increasing’ in Koshi Tappu

Published On: August 22, 2019 08:12 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, Aug 22: Sadarul Mia of Koshi Rural Municipality-8 in Sunsari was attacked by an elephant in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve on May 9. The 55-year-old sustained critical injuries and died while undergoing treatment.

Koshi Barrage victims still await compensation, start relay sit-in

Published On: August 18, 2019 07:08 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, Aug 18: Ahead of a crucial Nepal-India Joint Commission meeting, Koshi Barrage victims from Sunsari, Saptari and Udayapur districts have started an indefinite relay sit-in in Sunsari, demanding compensation for their lands without further delay.

Sunsari records 3,266 dengue cases in 3 months

Published On: August 17, 2019 07:45 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, Aug 17: Altogether 3,266 dengue cases have been recorded in Sunsari district over the past three months and 3,173 were from Dharan alone. But only one person has died from the disease so far.

Snakebite patients in eastern Nepal dying due to lack of timely treatment

Published On: July 27, 2019 02:05 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, July 27: Samir Rishidev, a local of Itahari Municipality-11 in Sunsari district, died on his way to health center after he was bit by a venomous snake. The snake bit the 11-year-old Rishidev while he was sleeping in his bed.

Alarm as dengue spreads to Itahari

Published On: June 15, 2019 04:30 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, June 15: After Dharan, dengue has spread to Itahari. A week ago, one person was found infected with dengue in Itahari, but now the number has reached six, with two more cases detected on Friday.

Electric fencing at KTWR to ensure safety of people living in buffer zone

Published On: May 20, 2019 05:00 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, May 20: In the fourth week of November 2017, two people died in the buffer zone of the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve (KTWR) after being trampled by a rampaging wild elephant.

1,309.4 hectares of forest land encroached in Sunsari

Published On: May 11, 2019 08:16 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, May 11: A decision taken by the government has increased the risk of encroachment of forest land in Sunsari.

APF constable arrested on charge of raping a woman

Published On: May 5, 2019 07:51 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, May 5: Police on Saturday arrested an Armed Police Force constable stationed in Sonapur of Sunsari district on the charge of raping a woman.

Sunsari sees 28 murders in nine months

Published On: April 26, 2019 08:12 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, April 26: Two days ago, 25-year-old Mukesh Rishidev of Chandwel, Inaruwa-7,  was murdered with a sharp weapon at his own home. Police have launched an investigation to find the perpetrators. According to police, the culprits had ripped off his head.