Raju Adhikari

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Police arrest three district leaders of outlawed Chand-led party

Published On: June 24, 2019 04:19 PM NPT By: Raju Adhikari

BIRATNAGAR, June 24: Police have arrested three district leaders of outlawed Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) with weapons on Monday.

Province 1 fixes Biratnagar as capital

Published On: May 8, 2019 07:27 AM NPT By: Raju Adhikari

BIRATNAGAR, May 8: The provincial assembly of Province 1 on Monday endorsed the proposal of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) to fix Biratnagar as the capital of the province with an understanding to set up legislative and executive offices in the greater Biratnagar area. The proposed greater Biratnagar includes Biratnagar, Itahari, and Sundarharaicha.

NCP internal feuding over province capital worsens

Published On: May 2, 2019 08:09 AM NPT By: Raju Adhikari

BIRATNAGAR, May 2: The rift within the ruling Nepal Communist Party’s (NCP) Province 1 provincial committee  has further widened, with  the provincial assembly members and cabinet members failing to agree on the name of the province and its permanent capital.

NCP’s intra-party feud widens over fixing Biratnagar as province 1 capital

Published On: May 1, 2019 02:31 PM NPT By: Raju Adhikari

BIRATNAGAR, May 1: The intra-party rift in the ruling Nepal Communist Party’s provincial committee has further widened as the provincial assembly members and cabinet members failed to fix the name and permanent capital of the Province 1 government.

Capital of Province 1 to be scattered in various districts

Published On: April 6, 2019 04:05 AM NPT By: Raju Adhikari

BIRATNAGAR, April 6: In a bid to make government services accessible to the people living in all corners, Province 1 government is planning to fix its capital in a 40-kilometer area scattered in various districts. This area will cover certain parts of Biratnagar, Itahari, Gothgaun, Biratchowk, Dharan among others and will be called the 'Greater Birat Development Area'.

Biratnagar India camp staffers awaiting word from Delhi

Published On: May 29, 2018 08:07 AM NPT By: Raju Adhikari

BIRATNAGAR, May 29: A week has passed since the Indian government announced to shut down the Indian embassy’s camp office in Biratnagar but it has made no efforts to do so. Officials at the camp office said they have yet to be officially informed about the closure decision by their government.

Province 1 still struggling to fix permanent capital

Published On: May 20, 2018 07:43 AM NPT By: Raju Adhikari

BIRATNAGAR, May 20: Difference in opinions of the party members and the indecisiveness of the provincial government have made the issue of fixing the capital of province 1 more critical.

‘Acharya staged own assassination bid to restore Hindu state’

Published On: May 7, 2018 03:49 PM NPT By: Raju Adhikari

BIRATNAGAR, May 8: A police investigation into the shooting of religious leader Acharya Sriniwas  has shown that the controversial godman had used hired guns to shoot him in the  hands. Police  concluded that Acharya,  who has been campaigning to reinstate a Hindu state, plotted the incident to ‘prove there is religious violence in Nepal’.

Seven thematic committees proposed in Province 1 Assembly

Published On: March 23, 2018 05:03 AM NPT By: Raju Adhikari

BIRATNAGAR, March 23: A meeting of Province 1 Assembly has proposed forming seven thematic committees and one special committee in the assembly. The proposal was submitted by the Province Assembly Regulation Drafting Committee (PARDC) 2018 on Wednesday's meeting.

Provincial Assembly to fix permanent capital and name

Published On: March 21, 2018 10:51 AM NPT By: Raju Adhikari

We have planned to form a small and far-reaching cabinet in Province 1: Sherdhan Rai .

Anti-Oli camp getting weaker in Province 1

Published On: March 8, 2018 02:56 AM NPT By: Raju Adhikari

BIRATNAGAR, March 7: The anti-Oli camp in Province 1 is getting weaker as senior leaders Madhav Kumar Nepal and Jhala Nath Khanal, who are considered as the ones capable to challenge party chief Oli, have engaged in infighting among themselves.  Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli's increasing influence in the central politics has also sidelined his opponents in Province 1, which is home province of the UML chief.

Illicit network businesses thriving by selling illicit drugs

Published On: February 15, 2018 05:00 AM NPT By: Raju Adhikari

JHAPA, Feb 15: Indian networking businesses, which earlier eased money, drugs and human trafficking, are now being used as medium to import illegal medicines from India and marketing them in Nepal.

Vegetables with high pesticide residue being sold openly

Published On: February 8, 2018 09:22 AM NPT By: Raju Adhikari

JHAPA, Feb 8: Despite being aware of the fact that vegetables imported from India have high levels of pesticide residue, the government authorities have made no efforts to ban the imports yet.

Consumer's health widely neglected

Published On: February 8, 2018 03:56 AM NPT By: Raju Adhikari

JHAPA, Feb 7: Despite being ware about the fact that vegetables imported from India have high level of pesticide residue, the government authorities have made no efforts to ban the import yet.

Women escaping domestic violence face worse situations abroad

Published On: February 2, 2018 04:30 AM NPT By: Raju Adhikari

JHAPA, Feb 2: Many women who went for foreign employment to escape domestic violence back home are having an even worse fate abroad. Some of them were forced to return home after being victims of greater abuse and torture while others have remained out of contact with their families for a long time.

Nepali ginger finds alternative market in Bangladesh

Published On: February 1, 2018 09:30 AM NPT By: Raju Adhikari

JHAPA, Feb 1: Ginger exporters have found Bangladesh an alternative market for Nepali gingers.

Foreign dependence on agri goods shoots up

Published On: January 17, 2018 07:41 AM NPT By: Raju Adhikari

JHAPA, Jan 17: The country's dependence on other countries for agricultural goods, despite plentiful production possibilities within the country, has been ever increasing.

Small-scale farmers quitting tea farming

Published On: January 16, 2018 12:25 PM NPT By: Raju Adhikari

JHAPA, Jan 16: Many small-scale tea farmers of Jhapa are leaving the profession due to rising cost of production, a decline in the price of green leaves, and frequent pest attack in a tea garden, among other reasons.

Elected officials failing to meet promises irks locals

Published On: January 7, 2018 03:46 AM NPT By: Raju Adhikari

JHAPA, Jan 6: After the completion of local level elections, voters breathed a sigh of relief, hoping that their lives would finally improve. They had expected that their locality, their district and the country would head towards  progress and development   thanks to the elections. But to their disappointment, the lofty promises of some party leaders and elected representatives have turned out to be just another disappointment.

Violence against young girls on the rise in Jhapa

Published On: January 1, 2018 12:26 PM NPT By: Raju Adhikari

JHAPA, Jan 1: Sexual violence against young girls has become a widespread problem in Jhapa in recent years. However, it is little discussed. The number of girls being raped, harassed and assaulted has increased significantly.