Devendra Basnet

The contributor for Republica.

Election results of 13 wards in Dang: Who won in how many wards?

Published On: May 15, 2022 12:18 PM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, May 15: The counting of votes in 13 wards of Dang has been completed. While the CPN (Maoist Center) has won in five wards, the Nepali Congress and CPN-UML have won in four wards each. So far, Maoist Center candidates have been elected in Rapti Municipality-9, Shantinagar Municipality-1, Rajpur Municipality-6 and 7 and Bangalachuli-8.

Maoist's victorious start in Dang

Published On: May 14, 2022 11:18 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, May 14: The Maoists have begun a victorious start in Dang. CPN (Maoist Center)’s Rim Bahadur Sunari Magar was elected as Ward Chairperson in Rapti Village Municipality-9 by securing 358 votes.

Clash between NC and Maoist Center cadres leaves three injured in Rukum West

Published On: May 12, 2022 11:25 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, May 12: Three persons have been injured in a clash that erupted between the cadres belonging to Nepali Congress and CPN (Maoist Center) in Rukum West.

Jailor’s ‘brother’ escapes from prison

Published On: December 24, 2021 05:10 PM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Dec 24: The escape of two prisoners, including an alleged brother of the jailor, from Ghorahi Prison has become even more mysterious. Preliminary police investigation has shown that the incident may have happened due to the weakness of the prison administration.

12 die in Salyan bus accident

Published On: November 7, 2021 03:44 PM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Nov 7: As many as 12 people have died in a bus accident at Salyan, according to Gobind Thapa, Deputy Superintendent Of Police and chief of the District Police Office.

Nepali movie ‘Ek’ releasing on October

Published On: August 18, 2021 04:32 PM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, almost every sector including Nepali movie industry got stuck. Cinema halls have been closed for almost two years now. However, in this time of crisis, Nepali movie ‘Ek’ is planning for the digital release

Three men on motorcycle killed in road accident in Dang

Published On: November 11, 2020 01:10 PM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Nov 11: Three people died on the spot when a motorcycle and a light truck coming from oppositive direction collided head-on in Dang on Tuesday night

Lumbini Province government to treat COVID-19 patients for free

Published On: October 20, 2020 09:15 PM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

Chief Minister Pokhrel says they have allocated sufficient budget to provide free treatment to COVID-19 patients in the province

Exposed! The story of a controversial godwoman who exploited people for years

Published On: October 2, 2020 01:45 PM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

"First she trapped me in her net, exploited me, took my money and then finally she said that I was the witch who was responsible for the illnesses of my sons. That was insane, I then reported the matter to the police."

29 Nepal Army personnel diagnosed with COVID-19 in Dang

Published On: August 11, 2020 05:45 PM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

KATHMANDU, Aug 11: As many as 29 Nepal Army (NA) personnel were found infected by novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Govt hands over leaking houses to the poor, many did not take it

Published On: July 7, 2020 07:15 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, July 7: Uma Oli had a small cottage on a piece of public land in Bangalachuli Rural Municipality-5. This was where she had been living for decades. Owning a house on her own land was her biggest dream. The local government in 2018 promised her a new house. Under the ‘model village development project’, the government was building 30 two-room houses in the rural municipality. Oli, a laborer, felt on cloud nine. The government then told her that she needs to dismantle her old house as the new one would be erected on the same land and she did not hesitate to follow the suggestion.

Young couple gets married at a quarantine facility in Dang!

Published On: June 16, 2020 02:18 PM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, June 16: A couple has tied their marital knot at a quarantine facility here in the district. A young man from Ghorahi-18, Dang with the surname of Oli and a young lady from Tulsipur-5, Dang with the surname of Chaudhary established a conjugal relationship at the Ghorahi-18-based quarantine facility.

10 more discharged from Dang COVID-19 hospital

Published On: June 7, 2020 10:50 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, June 7: A total of 10 COVID-19 patients were discharged from the COVID-19 hospital set up in Belabhlundi, Dang on Sunday morning.

House owner arrested after he forces nurse to evacuate

Published On: March 31, 2020 05:45 PM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, March 31: A ward official at Ghorahi sub-metropolitan city-2 in Dang has been arrested after he forced a nurse to leave a rented room in his house suspecting that she could transmit the coronavirus to his family.

'The society made me infected, I was not'

Published On: March 31, 2020 05:25 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, March 31: After a girl who returned from France to Nepal recently tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the government sought the whereabouts and conditions of others who came in the same flight. This included a young woman from Dang, Laxmi Oli. As the name was also revealed, she soon became a target in her own town in Dang. According to her, everything has changed for her since then. And this continues, even when she has already tested negative for COVID-19.

Mahara is garlanded every day, but he looks sad and in pain

Published On: March 4, 2020 08:04 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Mar 4: Former speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara, who got a clean chit form the district court of Kathmandu in a case of attempted rape on February 17, is apparently having a great time in Dang these days. His remains busy every day in meetings with his supporters and voters. They garland and try to cheer him up in every way possible. However, Mahara wears a sad look on his face. While addressing the crowd, he often chokes up. He had reached his constituency in Dang as soon as he was released from jail. He is in Dang since February 24.

Nepal Army man dies in Salyan road accident

Published On: February 12, 2020 06:33 PM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Feb 12: A Nepal Army man died and six others sustained injuries in a road accident in Salyan district on Wednesday afternoon.

21 leaders, cadres of Chand-led outfit sent to jail

Published On: December 23, 2019 06:59 PM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Dec 23: Twenty-one leaders and cadres of Netra Bikram Chand-led underground outfit, who were apprehended from Rajpur rural municipality of Dang district in the third week of October, were sent to jail on Monday.

Mahara should face action as per laws if he is proven guilty, says Dahal

Published On: November 6, 2019 11:59 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Nov 6: Chairperson of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that former speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara should face action in accordance with the prevailing laws.

‘Finally, we are now the people’s representatives!’

Published On: October 20, 2019 08:15 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Oct 20: Suresh Shrestha of ward 5 of Tulsipur Muncipality is a Ward Committee member. As a person directly linked with the local people, Shrestha did not have any feeling of being the people's representative. The reason: the general public saw him as a civil servant rather than a people's representative because he received salary for his work.