Bira Gadal

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People's representative on hunger strike demanding electricity

Published On: June 30, 2021 11:25 AM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, June 30: A people's representative and a local of Melauli Municipality are on a hunger strike demanding expansion of electricity. Ward member of Melauli Municipality-9 Bhim Dutta Bhatta and others are on a hunger strike saying electricity expansion has not taken place in the village. He said that the hunger strike was opted on the recommendation of locals as the supply of electricity has not reached the village.

141 drinking water projects worth Rs 220 million being constructed in Baitadi

Published On: March 13, 2021 12:32 PM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, March 13: The construction of 141 drinking water schemes has started at the local level in Baitadi district with the aim of supplying clean drinking water to the people. The projects are being built with an estimated investment of over Rs 220 million in the current fiscal year 2020/21.

‘Bhagarathi raped and choked to death’

Published On: February 8, 2021 08:02 AM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, Feb 8: Bhagarathi Bhatta, 17, of Chadepani of Dogadakedar Rural Municipality-7, was raped and then choked to death on Wednesday, according to reports.

Five die, six injured in Baitadi jeep accident

Published On: November 24, 2020 03:05 PM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, Nov 24: At least five people died and six others sustained injuries when a jeep met an accident at Budda of Dashrath Chand Municipality-8 along the Gothalapani – Jhulaghat road section on Tuesday.

Jhulaghat border point along Nepal-India border to remain open for five days targeting Indian pensioners

Published On: November 21, 2020 02:05 PM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, Nov 21: In view of facilitating Indian ex-servicemen to receive their pension, local authorities in Baitadi have decided to open Jhulaghat entry point along the Nepal-India border point in the far western Nepal for five days. The border point remains closed for the past several months as the government has decided to restrict cross-border movement to contain the spread of COVID-19.

BAITADI BUS ACCIDENT UPDATE: Four of nine deceased identified

Published On: November 13, 2020 11:53 AM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, Nov 13: Four of the nine passengers who died in a tragic bus accident Thursday night at Khodpe of Patan Municipality-9 in Baitadi district have been identified.

SOS Children's Village rescues six helpless sisters from Baitadi

Published On: September 24, 2020 04:02 PM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, Sept 24: SOS Children's Village has rescued six helpless sisters from Dashrath Chand Municipality-10, in Baitadi. The sisters between the ages of five to 15 years old had been living helplessly without parents for the last two years.

COVID-19 impact: Locals in Baitadi asked not to organize public gathering to celebrate Gaura, Teej festivals

Published On: August 16, 2020 04:05 PM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, Aug 16: Owing to heightened fears of COVID-19 spread here in the district, the District Administration Office, Baitadi has decided to impose restriction on the celebration of Gaura and Teej--two major festivals celebrated in the region.

Mother, son buried to death in landslide in Baitadi

Published On: August 7, 2020 03:02 PM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, Aug 7: A mother and her son were killed after being buried in a landslide in Baitadi on Thursday midnight.

Two die as landslide bury seven houses in Darchula

Published On: July 20, 2020 07:24 PM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, July 20: At least two persons were killed when landslides triggered by an incessant rainfall buried seven houses in Naugad Rural Municipality-6, Parigaun in Darchula district on Sunday night.

Jhulaghat border point to open for three days from today to rescue stranded Nepalis

Published On: July 8, 2020 11:35 AM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, July 8: Jhulaghat border point along the Nepal-India border in the western part of the country is opening for three days starting Wednesday in a bid to rescue Nepalis nationals stranded on the Indian side of the border.

People in quarantine returning home without receiving test results

Published On: July 5, 2020 11:13 AM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, July 5: Many of those who were staying in various quarantine facilities awaiting COVID-19 test results have returned home without receiving any information on Sunday.

17 houses swept away by landslide in Bajhang, huge human loss feared

Published On: July 4, 2020 12:20 PM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, July 4: As many as 17 houses were swept by a landslide triggered by incessant rain at Mallesh in Kedarsyun Rural Municipality in Bajhang district at 1:15 am on Saturday.

Dashrathchand Municipality sealed for a week to contain spread of COVID-19 cases

Published On: June 24, 2020 12:45 PM NPT By: Bira Gadal

Baitadi, June 24: Dashrathchand Municipality in Baitadi district has been sealed for a week after the municipality area witnessed a sharp increase in the cases of Covid-19.

Woman dies in quarantine facility in Dadeldhura

Published On: June 3, 2020 10:45 AM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, June 3: A woman died in a quarantine facility in Dadeldhura on Tuesday night.

378 Nepalis rescued from Nepal-India border in Baitadi

Published On: May 23, 2020 03:02 PM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, May 23: As many as 378 Nepali citizens including four grieving family members stranded along the Nepal-India border in Baitadi have been allowed to enter the country on Friday. They have been rescued from Jhulaghat and Pithoragarh.

Police arrest excavator driver who shoved protestors in Baitadi

Published On: October 23, 2019 10:14 AM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, Oct 23: After a video of an excavator haphazardly attacking the residents of Dasharath Chand Municipality went viral on social media, the District Police Office, Baitadi, arrested the driver of the earthmover for further investigation.

11 years on, many Haliyas struggle for their rights

Published On: September 8, 2019 03:05 AM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, Sept 8: The state had outlawed the Haliya system, a system in which an agricultural bonded laborer works on another person’s land, 11 years ago. The Federation of Freed Haliya and the government had signed a five point-agreement on September, 5 of 2008 which was supposed to show a roadmap to enable the freed laborers a dignified life ahead. For many Haliyas in the district, this has not been the case.

Haphazard road construction creating huge landslide risks

Published On: August 13, 2019 07:14 AM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, Aug 13: A recent landslide at Mallodhole, Surnaya Rural Municipality-8,  has created huge risks for the entire village. A total of six households were displaced with 25 houses affected by the landslide that occurred last month. A road that was built with the help of an excavator without a geological study invited the disaster in the area.

Women in Baitadi village happy with improved health, sanitation

Published On: July 14, 2019 03:00 AM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, July 14: Manju Raikal of Raikal village of Purchudi Municipality in Baitadi was watering flowers in her small garden on Thursday evening.