Amar Khadka

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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.

Koshi Tappu to take census of wild buffaloes

Published On: April 6, 2018 02:30 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, April 6: Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve (KTWR), which is the only natural habitat of the endangered wild buffaloes in Nepal, will begin the census of this rare species from mid-April.

Itahari flood victims still in makeshift tents

Published On: April 2, 2018 07:00 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, April 2: Eight months ago, several villages of Itahari were severely affected by floods that killed nine and left over 500 people homeless. In the immediate aftermath of the flooding, the victims started living in school and other community buildings.

Child gang-raped in Sunsari yet again

Published On: March 30, 2018 03:00 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, March 30: Yet another child has become victim of gang rape. In the latest incident, a group of three men allegedly raped 12-year-old mentallly-retarded girl, a local of Itahari-13.

Fire flattens 70 homes in Sunsari (Update)

Published On: March 19, 2018 06:44 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, March 19: On Saturday evening, Renu Sardar, 25 of Barahakshetra Municipality in Sunsari had just gone to bed clutching her three-month-old daughter and a year-and-a-half-old son when she heard screams outside. Carrying both the children, Renu came out of her home and saw a massive blaze in front of her. “I scurried toward the eastern part of the settlement,” said Renu staring at her fire-destroyed home on Sunday morning.

Fire flattens 70 homes in Sunsari

Published On: March 19, 2018 05:30 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, March 18: Few children sustained minor injuries after all of the 82 houses were gutted in a massive fire that broke out in Ikrahi Basti, Baraha Chhetra municipality -11, Sunsari on Saturday night.

Flood victims want govt to build embankment before monsoon

Published On: March 13, 2018 03:00 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, Mar 13: Seven months ago, Krishna Kumari Rai of Itahari ward no.10 lost her house to a ravaging flood. After her house was washed away, she took shelter at a local school for days. Later, she rented a room and started living there.

Children from marginalized communities deprived of education

Published On: February 27, 2018 08:05 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, Feb 27: Mishrilal Sah of Harinagara Rural Municipality-4 is a peon at the Sitaram Primary School in the village. However, in absence of teachers, he runs classes.

TAC tops medal charts for athletics with 22 golds

Published On: January 10, 2018 11:31 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, Jan 10: Tribhuwan Army Club (TAC) has won National Athletics Competition under the National Sports Council (NSC) championship adding five more golds on the final day in Itahari to take their total tally to 22 for the event on Tuesday.

TAC dominates athletics

Published On: January 9, 2018 08:45 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, Jan 9: Tribhuvan Army Club’s ascendancy in Nepali sports continued as they bagged five gold medals in the ongoing National Sports Council (NSC) championship in Itahari.

Rs 5m set aside for erecting elephant-proof fence

Published On: January 3, 2018 09:35 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, Jan 3: The government has set aside Rs 5 million to tackle the elephant menace in the settlements near the Koshi Tappu wildlife Reserve.

Nepal tops medal chart in Taekwondo Championship

Published On: January 3, 2018 07:44 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, Jan 3: Nepal has clinched the International Open Friendship Taekwondo Championship on Tuesday winning 57 golds, 42 silvers and 52 bronze medals played at the Covered Hall of Itahari Stadium.

Itahari flood victims demand embankments

Published On: December 27, 2017 05:30 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, Dec 27: Khadak Bahadur Bhujel, a flood victim from Itahari MuMunicipality0, is nowadays bothered with the absence of embankment in the nearby Budhi River. Four months ago, the same river had made him and dozen others homeless.