Amar Khadka

The contributor for Republica.

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.

Waste management a serious problem in jails of eastern region

Published On: December 21, 2017 04:00 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, Dec 21: Local residents living nearby Eastern Regional Jail (ERJ), Jhumka often stage protests venting their ire against the polluted water and waste released from the jail. Two weeks ago, locals had staged demonstrations urging the concerned authorities for proper management of garbage and sewage.

Koshi Tappu elephants kill 4 people in last 5 days

Published On: December 5, 2017 02:30 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, Dec 5: Wild elephant attacks have increased in the areas surrounding Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve in recent times. In the last five days, four people living in the areas near the reserve have lost their lives to elephant attacks.

Will Gyanendra be able to protect the legacy of Koirala's?

Published On: December 3, 2017 05:00 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, Dec 3: In the legislative elections of 1959, BP Koirala got elected for the first time from constituency no. 5 of Itahari which is now the district's constituency no.4. Later Girija Prasad Koirala became successful in protecting the legacy of Nepali Congress (NC) by emerging victorious in 1991 and other elections.

Booze, cash, chicken to woo voters

Published On: December 3, 2017 03:00 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, Dec 3: Rather than banking on past performance and the development hopes of voters, candidates in the parliamentary and provincial elections in Sunsari district are to offers of alcoholic drink, meat treats and money to woo the voters.

New candidates put up fight against 'heavyweights' in Sunsari

Published On: November 21, 2017 03:00 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, Nov 21: With the parliamentary and provincial elections just around the corner, election fervor has gone up drastically in Sunsari district. Some of the 'heavyweight' leaders who can make an impact in the central level politics are contesting from the district.

Bhagbati poses challenge to five-time MP Gachchhadar in Sunsari

Published On: November 8, 2017 07:39 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, Nov 7: Nepali Congress leader Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar, who has been elected as member of parliament (MP) for five times, is contesting the upcoming elections from Sunsari-3. CPN-UML's Bhagbati Chaudhary, who was narrowly defeated by Gachchhadar in the second Constituent Assembly elections in 2013, is challenging the veteran NC leader's regime as a common candidate of the left alliance.

34,000 driving license seekers

Published On: October 31, 2017 10:47 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, Oct 31: Nishan Neupane from Satashidham, Jhapa was in the queue to get the token of permit letter for driving license of motorbike at Koshi District Vehicle Management License Division Office, Itahari on Sunday. Nishan got the token after having arrived at the office since three in the morning and stood in line for eight hours.

Vegetable farming brings prosperity in Takure hill

Published On: October 11, 2017 04:00 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, Oct 11: Narayan Mahat, 59, wakes up at 3 am every morning. Gets ready in half an hour, packs up the vegetable stock readied before sleeping and rushes to the market to sell it off. He has been doing this for years.

Ten years on, displaced families still struggling for permanent shelter

Published On: October 7, 2017 04:05 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, Oct 7: Eighteen years ago, while migrating from the hills to the tarai, sixty-two-year-old Harka Bahadur Tamang had never imagined that he would ever have to live a miserable life that he is living now.

After gloomy dashain, flood victims worry over prospect of cold winter

Published On: October 5, 2017 07:16 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, Oct 5: For Bikash Nagarkoti of Itahari Sub-metropolitan City - 3, Dashain has always been his best festival since childhood. No matter what he would always enjoy the festive season to its fullest. This year, however, he was helpless. “Dashain is the greatest festival of Hindus and we value it no less. However, this time we could not manage to celebrate it,” he lamented.

NC boycotted Itahari municipal assembly

Published On: September 16, 2017 06:34 PM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, Sept 16: Nepali Congress (NC) has boycotted the first municipal assembly held at Itahari Sub-metropolitan City on Saturday.

Flood victims demand safe land to build new houses

Published On: September 3, 2017 07:10 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, September 3: Dhanamaya Khati, 70, does not have a house to live in. The local of Itahari - 3 was displaced after her house was swept away three weeks ago. Peeping out from a tarpaulin shelter, the elderly woman said she could build another house, but doesn't have the land for it.

At least 6 killed, 6 missing as flooding inundated Itahari(Update)

Published On: August 12, 2017 08:39 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, August 12: At least five persons were killed as the flooding  caused by continuous heavy rain inundated Itahari market zone and its surrounding areas.

More wives of migrant workers eloping with assets

Published On: August 8, 2017 05:30 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, Aug 7: Dekraj Thapa, 29, went to Qatar three years ago for employment. Before flying he shifted his wife and child to ward 8 of Itahari Sub-metropolitan City.

When jail helps change lives

Published On: August 4, 2017 10:21 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

Six years ago, Rakesh Tamang of Itahari-4, killed one of the locals of his community. He is still serving a jail term in the regional prison of Jhumka, Sunsari but these days he isn’t only a prisoner. One will find him delivering lessons on ethics, morality and discipline to other inmates.

Green Green Month of Shrawan

Published On: July 20, 2017 11:41 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

“Many females follow Shrawan rituals without knowing the reasons or logic behind them. If thought logically, it may seem that there is no sense in wishing for your husband’s longevity by staying hungry and wearing green color. But, once you understand the meaning behind any ritual, your faith becomes strong.”

Nepali Congress makes comeback in Sunsari

Published On: July 11, 2017 12:30 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, July 11: Nepali Congress (NC) has made a comeback in Sunsari district, winning 6 mayoral and 5 deputy mayoral posts in the 12 local units at stake there in the local polls. The party had suffered a humiliating defeat in the district during the first Constituent Assembly (CA) election  and  only managed to win one constituency in the second one.

Sajha Party loses luster in Itahari Sub-metropolis; gets only 181 votes

Published On: July 7, 2017 08:20 PM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, July 7: Sajha Party, which took part in the first phase of local election as a debutant, emerged largely successful in the capital, despite all the odds.

Gachchhadar, Yadav maintain influence in their regions

Published On: July 4, 2017 01:10 AM NPT By: Amar Khadka

ITAHARI, July 4: Two heavyweights of Madhesi politics, Nepal Loktantrik Forum's (NLF) Chairman Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar and Federal Socialist Forum Nepal's (FSFN) Chairman Upendra Yadav have sustained their influence in their home district of Sunsari.