Devendra Basnet

The contributor for Republica.

Victims of conflict-era land transactions forced to purchase the same land twice

Published On: August 14, 2018 07:20 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Aug 14: In 2001, Til Bahadur Kami of east Rukkum bought a small plot of land from Deusari Kami for Rs 150,000. The land transaction was approved by the parallel government headed by the Maoist rebels as there was no trace of the central government then.

Flood obstructs vehicular movement in Dang

Published On: August 13, 2018 10:28 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Aug 13: The vehicular movement has come to a halt after a flood obstructed at various rivers that lack bridges along the Lamahi, Tulsipur road section.

Four years on, Babai flood victims still waiting for aid

Published On: August 9, 2018 08:25 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Aug 9: Kala KC of Bakhariya, Tulasipur lives in a small, old and dilapidated house, which was hit hard by the recent downpour. Looking at the house it seems that it could collapse any moment. But in lack of alternatives, her family still lives in it.

Services in Lamahi Hospital affected in lack of staff

Published On: August 2, 2018 09:15 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Aug 2: Lamahi Hospital, which is visited by dozens of patients from towns and rural villages of Dang, has stopped providing x-ray, ambulance and several other kinds of health services in lack of staffs. The hospital became unable to provide such services after nine of its staff members’ employment contract was not renewed by its development committee. The institution was already struggling with the shortage of doctors and nurses.

Local level officials quick to eye pay, perks

Published On: July 29, 2018 09:03 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, July 29: Lamahi Municipality in Dang fixed the salaries of its elected officials through the municipal assembly right after the local elections last year, but kept the matter secret as the move ran counter to the policy of the federal government.

KC's health condition worsens

Published On: July 13, 2018 12:56 PM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

KATHMANDU, July 13: Dr Govinda KC’s health condition has worsened since yesterday night, according to doctors. KC is on a fast-unto-death in Jumla district for the past fourteen days.

All three levels of leftist government ignore RAHS

Published On: July 7, 2018 02:19 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, July 6: On September 14, 2015, senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC began his seventh hunger strike against the then government's negligence towards the past agreements reached between him and the government.

Row over authority to manage resources at local level

Published On: July 2, 2018 03:25 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, July 1: Last year Babai Rural Municipality of Dang confronted the District Coordinating Committee (DCC), over the handling of some contracts that were related to resources within the area of the municipality.

Lack of badge poses problems for provincial assembly members

Published On: June 24, 2018 05:05 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, June 24: Three months after the formation of the provincial assembly in Province 5, lawmakers of the province are yet to get their badge, which is often considered as their identity.

Policies formulated by local units contradict constitution

Published On: June 20, 2018 05:00 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, June 20: Bangachuli Rural Municipality of Dang district recently passed a policy on education. The policy states that the management committee of each community school of the rural municipality shall be chaired by the ward chairperson concerned.

Woman stripped half naked and thrashed in public seeks justice

Published On: June 13, 2018 08:20 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, June 13: Four days ago, Dilmaya Pun of Sitganga Municipality-9 of Dang district was mercilessly thrashed by two other women. They also stripped her half naked in public. They slapped her, pulled her hair and kicked her in the face.

Provincial parliamentarians seek clarity on their roles, authority

Published On: June 12, 2018 05:00 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, June 12: ​Assembly member of Province 5, Arjun Kumar Shrestha travelled to and fro Butwal - Dang several times in the last 100 days. From his home situated in Dang to the parliament located in Butwal he had to make frequent trips.

Diarrhea outbreak due to utter negligence in water purification

Published On: May 29, 2018 04:30 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, May 29: In the summer of 2004, an outbreak of diarrhea claimed three lives and affected nearly 400 people in Patetakura of Shantinagar Rural Municipality, Dang. The reason behind the outbreak was the distribution of contaminated water.

1,221 people go down with diarrhea in Dang in two days

Published On: May 28, 2018 06:00 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

Health officials suspect contaminated water as cause

Contaminated water source increases patients suffering from diarrhea in Dang

Published On: May 27, 2018 09:05 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, May 27: Consumption of polluted water from a contaminated drinking water supply source has spread diarrhea in two wards of Shantinagar rural municipality in Dang.

Domination of ‘foreign lords’

Published On: May 10, 2018 08:27 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, May 10: Lilbahadur Gharti, pastor of Prashamsha Church in Lamahi, encountered a group of Christians at his home a few days ago. All of them were foreigners. They tried to enter his house forcefully. But Gharti stopped them. He had to use force to shoo them away.

Targets of ‘zealous’ Christian missionaries speak up

Published On: May 7, 2018 09:16 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, May 7: Ungodly things are happening in the name of ‘Lord Jesus’ in Dang. Locals report that forceful attempts to convert locals into Christianity, something which has been going on for a long time in the district, has intensified over the past decade. Of late, the targets of forceful conversions have started to speak up.

Municipality faces court case over 'exploitation' of local resources

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

DANG, April 21: Babai Rural Municipality office recently extracted mines from over six rivers in the region. The existing laws allow local bodies to use local resources for development, but there certainly are some guidelines.

Local unit judicial decisions backfire for lack of legal savvy

Published On: April 18, 2018 02:30 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, April 18: Sahajram Ahir, chief of Gadhawa Rural Municipality in Dang,  has appeared at the  Province 5 High Court three times after someone challenged a decision of the local unit's judicial committee, which was taken without  proper knowledge of the law.

Main concern left out in provincial government's policy and plan

Published On: April 10, 2018 05:00 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, April 10: On Sunday, the provincial government of Province 5 unveiled its plans and policies in which it focused mostly on the development agricultural and industrial sector as the basis economic development.