Devendra Basnet

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Former prez Yadav concerned over Chure destruction

Published On: January 12, 2019 07:34 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Jan 12: Concerned about the rampant excavation in the Chure range, former president Dr Ram Baran Yadav has urged the government to stop the "ongoing destruction in the name of development."

Interim order for RAHS not to implement the new service charge

Published On: January 5, 2019 08:24 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Jan 5:  The High Court, Tulsipur, on Friday issued an interim order, asking the Dang-based Rapti Academy of Health Sciences (RAHS) not to increase its service charges.

22 die in Dang school-trip bus crash

Published On: December 22, 2018 08:10 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Dec 22: The death toll in the Dang bus mishap has reached 22 as one more injured breathed his last while undergoing treatment.

Death toll in Dang bus mishap reaches 20

Published On: December 21, 2018 06:10 PM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Dec 21: As many as 20 students died while 13 others were injured after a bus (Ba 4 Kha 9766) skidded off the road and plunged into a deep gorge in Tulsipur Sub Metropolitan City -3 of the district on Friday.

Rape cases double in Dang

Published On: December 18, 2018 03:30 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Dec 18: On November 18, four-year-old Renu (name changed) of Ghorahi Sub-metropolitan City-12 in Dang was playing outside her home. Later, a 12-year-old boy accompanied her. Suddenly, he started touching the little girl inappropriately and ended up raping her.

3 siblings charred to death in house fire

Published On: December 15, 2018 05:00 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Dec 15: A massive fire which broke out in a house in Dang on Thursday evening claimed the lives of three children of the same family.

Groom's parents among 6 of wedding party killed in road collision

Published On: December 14, 2018 04:30 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Dec 14: A joyful wedding suddenly turned tragic Wednesday midnight following a road accident in Dang district which claimed six lives including the bridegroom’s parents.

Ex-combatants regret taking up arms for Maoist cause

Published On: November 21, 2018 08:05 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Nov 21: In 2001, Yogendra KC of Ramechhap joined the then Maoist insurrection with a strong determination to bring revolution and overthrow the state. He was a Maoist platoon commander and put his life on the line for the sake of so-called change.

Dashain fervor also reaches families living under tattered tarps

Published On: October 12, 2018 02:10 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Oct 12: Times may be rough on them but they are always optimistic. Despite living under tattered tarpaulins, the locals often say: “We'll surely celebrate the next year's Dashain under broader shelter!”

Two severely injured in bus-motorcycle collision in Dang

Published On: October 11, 2018 01:01 PM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Oct 11: Two people are severely injured when a bus hit a motorcycle in Dang on Thursday.

Province 5 local units collecting various taxes illegally

Published On: October 11, 2018 07:23 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Oct 11: Tulsipur sub-metropolis of Dang district is currently facing charges at High Court for imposing taxes on various export items. Businessmen and traders had filed a petition at the court challenging the sub-metropolis’ decision to hike taxes.

Provincial govt undermines laws of local govts

Published On: September 28, 2018 07:25 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Sept 28: Shantinagar Rural Municipality of Dang formed 18 local level laws in line with the draft laws sent to the rural municipality by the federal government. The rural municipality even started taking action in line with the 18 laws that included laws on education.

In Dang, Double taxation continues unabated

Published On: September 25, 2018 08:58 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Sept 25: In a recent village council meeting, Gadawa Rural Municipality of Dang  decided to impose tax on the export of sand and stones. As mining entrepreneurs already pay tax to the District Coordination Committee for the business, the rural municipality's decision is going to force them to pay taxes twice for the same thing.

Dang brutal for women if the charge is witchery

Published On: September 19, 2018 04:30 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Sept 19: Tanki Rawat of Dangisharan Rural Municipality of Dang often used to fall ill. Though she saw several doctors, her illness could not be cured. So, at last, she went to a shaman who told her that the reason behind her illness was her mother-in-law Khopi who 'practiced witchcraft.'

In Dang, rape victims are paid to keep quiet

Published On: September 18, 2018 05:00 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Sept 18: On April 16, six years old Reshma (name changed) of Tulsipar-11 was raped by a 13 years old boy. The victim was raped when she had gone to her neighbor's home to play.

3 children killed after landslilde buries house

Published On: September 4, 2018 07:23 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Sept 4: Three children of the same family in Salyan were killed when a landslide buried their home on Sunday evening. Landslides buried the house of Balaram Dangi, a local of Bamphukhola of Bagchaur Municipality-12 in the district. It led to deaths of his three children, informed District Police Office (DPO), Salyan.

Woman kills mother-in-law accusing her of witchcraft

Published On: September 2, 2018 07:31 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Sept 2: A woman in Dang has murdered her mother-in-law accusing her of practicing witchcraft. Tanki Rawat of Dangisharan Rural Municipality-3 on Saturday admitted to killing her mother-in-law Khopi Rawat, 69, as per the instruction of a Shaman.

Sub-metropolis seeks clarification from ward secy over tax

Published On: August 31, 2018 01:10 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Aug 31: Tulsipur Sub-metropolitan City has sought clarification from a ward secretary of the city for disseminating tax-related information to the media.

House collapse kills five of same family

Published On: August 29, 2018 04:00 PM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Aug 29: Five members of a family in Baghchaur Municipality-4 of Salyan district were killed when their house collapsed on Tuesday night.

Fear of breaching law prevents judicial committees from deciding cases

Published On: August 26, 2018 10:15 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Aug 26: A service seeker was compelled to make rounds of the High Court, Tulsipur for five months due to a decision of the judicial committee of Gadhwa Rural Municipality.