Amar Khadka

The contributor for Republica.

Attacks on Muslim leaders raise safety concern

Published On: November 24, 2018 08:36 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, Nov 24:  The police haven't been able to nab the killers of Mohammad Fida Hussain of Duhabi-9, Sonapur, even two days after the gruesome murder.

Sunsari tense over murder of a brick kiln supervisor

Published On: November 22, 2018 04:00 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, Nov 22: An unidentified gang gunned down a brick kiln supervisor in Duhabi Municipality-9 of Sunsari while he was out on regular morning walk. The incident happened at around 6:30 am on Wednesday morning.

Property worth Rs 20 m destroyed as fire breaks out in Itahari

Published On: November 7, 2018 05:52 PM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, Nov 7: Property worth over Rs 20 million was reduced to ashes after a fire broke out in the market place in Sunsari district on Wednesday afternoon.

Nurturing an elephant calf at Koshi Tappu

Published On: October 24, 2018 11:25 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, Oct 24: To the great joy and excitement of the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve fraternity, Shovakali, a 52-year-old elephant, gave birth to a healthy calf on 5 October. Though the calf, which the reserve family finds ‘cute’ and has been their darling, its safety remains a challenge for them to overcome.

Drunk driving kills 10 people in Province 1 during Dashain

Published On: October 23, 2018 03:00 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, Oct 23: Nabul Nungeli Magar, 35, of Udayapur lost his life after the autorickshaw he was on board toppled near Ghurmi of Udayapur along Siddhicharan Highway during Dashain.

Those surcharging passengers to be punished

Published On: October 6, 2018 04:30 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, Oct 6: Taking advantage of the festive season, vehicle operators have started surcharging passengers. Venting their ire against the exorbitant hike in fares, locals, laborers, and even transport entrepreneurs have started raising their voices of late.

Alam’s body taken to BPKIHS for autopsy

Published On: September 22, 2018 07:14 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, Sept 22: Locals of Bhutaha have allowed the authorities to conduct the autopsy of Maulana Khursid Alam, founder, and principal of Rayyan National Boarding School after the government promised to give a martyr’s status to the deceased and take care of his family members.

People drinking 'undrinkable' water in eastern Nepal: Study

Published On: September 4, 2018 11:56 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, Sept 4: Water tested in 16 different districts in eastern Nepal suggests that people have been drinking contaminated water.

Snakebite cases on the rise in Itahari

Published On: August 26, 2018 03:30 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, Aug 26: With each passing year, the number of people seeking treatment for snakebite at the Community Snakebite Treatment Center (CSTC) of Itahari has been increasing. In the four months after the beginning of the Nepali New Year, 810 patients have come to the center to get treated for snakebites.

Jewelers sent to judicial custody for financial fraud

Published On: August 14, 2018 07:42 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, Aug 14: The District Court Sunsari has sent three members of a family running jewelry business to judicial custody on financial fraud charges. According to Nawaraj Acharya, an official at the court, they were sent to judicial custody on charges of defrauding the public by illegally collecting deposits, assuring them to give high interest rates.

Rape cases on the rise in Sunsari

Published On: August 13, 2018 02:30 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, Aug 13: On July 11, an eighteen years old girl visited Koshi Dental Hospital of Itahari seeking treatment for her ailing tooth. After her first appointment, doctor Dhirendra Sah, 29 told her to come after two days. On July 15, she reached the hospital for the follow up. In the beginning, a nurse was assisting the doctor in filling the cavity in her tooth. However, after some time the doctor asked the nurse to leave and he then started touching the girl inappropriately.

Encroachment of forest continues unabated

Published On: August 1, 2018 03:30 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, Aug 1: Around a decade and half ago, Anu Shrestha's family in Bahuni village of Morang district moved into a hut built near the Sundarharaicha jungle area leaving behind their home.

Flood victims worried about experiencing nightmare again

Published On: July 26, 2018 08:48 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, July 26: With the arrival of monsoon, Manju Magarati of Itahari ward-4, Gairigaun has started staying awake during the night. As the rain can trigger ravaging floods anytime, all she is trying to do is to ensure that none of her family members get killed during sleep.

Stakeholders fear Saptakoshi high dam would bring even bigger disasters

Published On: July 19, 2018 09:16 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, July 19: When Saptakoshi floods wreaked havoc in 1966, the then government relocated the victims of Baharahkshetra to a forest area. Since 1966, massive Saptakoshi floods have been recorded 13 times.

6 dead, 4 injured in Sunsari jeep mishap

Published On: July 3, 2018 09:08 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, July 3: Six Indian tourists died and four injured in a jeep accident(Scorpio, BR 06 PB 6418)  that took place in East-west highway of Koshi rural municipality on Monday night.

Squatters re-encroach Chatara Canal land

Published On: June 26, 2018 09:35 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, June 26: Five years ago, Balutun Khatun’s cottage on the bank of the Chatara Canal in Ramdhuni-2 was demolished as it was built by encroaching the canal’s land. The canal is part of the Sunsari-Morang Irrigation Project.

Two arrested for attempting to traffic women to Iraq using fake visa

Published On: June 12, 2018 08:03 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, June 11: It's been 15 years since Manju Limbu of Itahari-5 divorced her husband after being unable to bear the torturous marriage. She has been living in her maternal home since then. Forty-year-old Limbu has a son. She has long been doing labor to earn bread for her son and herself.

Population of wild buffaloes increases to 441 in Koshi Tappu

Published On: May 21, 2018 05:30 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, May 21: With the identification of nine additional wild buffaloes in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve (KTWR), the number of wild buffaloes in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve has increased to 441, a slight increase compared to the last census held two years ago.

Investment pouring in Itahari's hospitality sector

Published On: May 21, 2018 02:30 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, May 21: Investment is pouring in hospitality sector in Itahari which is emerging as a commercial hub in the eastern region.

Children scavenging on scrap to pay for their education

Published On: April 15, 2018 09:06 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, April 15: There is a dumping site in the western side of a local river in Duhabi ward no.3. As the river lies in the Sunsari-Morang border area, the garbage released from various factories of both the districts is dumped here.