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Raju Adhikari

Biratnagar India camp staffers awaiting word from Delhi

May 29, 2018 08:07 AM

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

May 20, 2018 07:43 AM

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’

May 7, 2018 15:49 PM

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

March 23, 2018 05:03 AM

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

March 21, 2018 10:51 AM

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

Anti-Oli camp getting weaker in Province 1

March 8, 2018 02:56 AM

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

February 15, 2018 05:00 AM

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

February 8, 2018 09:22 AM

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

February 8, 2018 03:56 AM

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

February 2, 2018 04:30 AM

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

February 1, 2018 09:30 AM

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

Foreign dependence on agri goods shoots up

January 17, 2018 07:41 AM

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

January 16, 2018 12:25 PM

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

January 7, 2018 03:46 AM

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

January 1, 2018 12:26 PM

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.

Elected representatives disappoint locals of Jhapa

December 23, 2017 03:28 AM

JHAPA, Dec 22:  Right after their victory in the local level elections this July, local representatives vowed in a gathering in Birtamode that they would make the people feel the change within a month. Their promises before and after the elections were loud. Mayor of Birtamode Municipality Dhurba Kumar Shivakoti, Deputy Mayor Pabitra Devi Mahtara and all ward members assured people of all possible efforts to make the area clean and well managed soon.

Parliamentarians change their stance after election

December 21, 2017 04:30 AM

JHAPA, Dec 21: Chandra Lal Kattel of Shivasatakshi Municipality-10 of Jhapa district had just bade farewell to a group of election campaigners representing the left alliance of CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) in an early morning about a month ago.

Sitaula takes flak for NC's loss in Jhapa

December 15, 2017 05:30 AM

JHAPA, Dec 15: Krishna Prasad Sitaula had transformed himself into an influential leader of the Nepali Congress (NC) through election victories in Jhapa. The recently concluded parliamentary election, however, has become a bitter experience for him as he lost the election. To add insult to injury, Sitaula has been blamed for the loss of other NC candidates in the district.

TAC defeats MMC to win Kakarbhitta Gold Cup

December 2, 2017 10:23 AM

JHAPA, Dec 2: Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC) lifted the title of 3rd Mechi Netralaya Kakarbhitta Gold Cup Football Tournament beating Manang Marshyangdi Club (MMC) 3-2 on penalties in the summit clash on Friday.

TAC, MMC once again battling for title in Jhapa

December 1, 2017 09:07 AM

JHAPA, Dec 1: Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC) will have an opportunity to win the second title in Jhapa within a week when it faces Manang Marshyangdi Club (MMC) in the Mechi Netralaya Kakarbhitta Gold Cup Football Tournament summit clash on Friday.