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Ex-kamlaris become MP, deputy speaker of Province 5

Published On: March 9, 2018 05:41 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, March 9: Born in an economically weak family, Shanta Chaudhary of Dang district was made to work as a housemaid for a landlord of the district at a tender age of 10. From that age, she spent the next ten years working as a kamlari (indentured laborer).

Province 5 lacks residences for govt officials

Published On: March 6, 2018 07:12 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

Minister and employees staying in hotels

Minister and employees staying in hotels

Published On: March 6, 2018 03:37 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, March 5: Minister for Internal Affairs and Law of Province 5, Kul Prasad KC has been looking for a suitable residence ever since he assumed office. However, due to the lack of government buildings, he is yet to get a residence.

Past Maoist defectors land plum posts

Published On: March 1, 2018 07:35 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

KATHMANDU, March 1: Maoist combatant Purna Gharti, who had played an important role in his party’s victory in the first Constituent Assembly elections, deviated from the party’s line and opposed the CA elections of 2013.

Fortune favors one-time defectors of Maoist party

Published On: March 1, 2018 03:36 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

KATMANDU, Feb 28: Maoist combatant Purna Gharti, who had played an important role in his party's victory in the first Constituent Assembly elections, deviated from the party's line and opposed the CA elections of 2013.

Province working to validate conflict-era land deals

Published On: March 1, 2018 03:33 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Feb 28: Province 5 has been preparing to validate land transactions done during the conflict era by the Maoist-run 'people's government'. The provincial government has come up with five-point conclusion in this regard.

Local units 'unable to utilize' engineers

Published On: February 10, 2018 03:11 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Feb 9: After the formation of new local units under the federal structure, the District Coordination Committee (DCC) of Dang transferred government staff to various local units in July as per the need. Three engineers were deployed to Lamahi Municipality by the DCC as per the requirement of the metropolis. However, after working there for six months, the municipality sent them back. They were told that the municipality no longer requires their services

Local units 'unable to utilize' engineers

Published On: February 8, 2018 02:43 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Feb 6: After the formation of new local units under the federal structure, the District Coordination Committee (DCC) of Dang transferred government staff to various local units in July as per the need. Three engineers were deployed to Lamahi Municipality by the DCC as per the requirement of the metropolis. However, after working there for six months, the municipality sent them back. They were told that the municipality no longer requires their services.

Two voters absent in Province 5 voting

Published On: February 8, 2018 01:08 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Feb 7: Two voters were absent during voting for the National Assembly members in Dang of Province 5 on Wednesday.

'Dang suitable for capital of Province 5'

Published On: February 7, 2018 08:04 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Feb 7: Parishwar Bhattarai, chairman of Satyawati Rural Municipality in Gulmi, reached Dang for the first time on Tuesday. He came to Dang to cast his vote in National Assembly election scheduled to be held on Wednesday.

People living near Rapti River banks demand protection against floods

Published On: February 5, 2018 08:20 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Feb 5: “The floods eroded all our land. My house still stands, but for how long?” asked Rajbaji Chaudhary of Kanchi village, Gadawa Rural Municipality of Dang district.

People living near Rapti demand protection against floods

Published On: February 4, 2018 02:51 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Feb 3: “The floods eroded all our land. My house still stands, but for how long?” asked Rajbaji Chaudhary of Kanchi village, Gadawa Rural Municipality of Dang district.

'Chairpersons using office vehicle as their own'

Published On: January 30, 2018 05:30 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Jan 30: Shanti Chaudhary, the vice-chairperson of Gadhwa Rural Municipality, is the coordinator of the judicial committee of the rural municipality. As she has been entrusted with the responsibility of settling and resolving all the legal issues, she often has to travel to remote areas for doing her job.

Four killed in Salyan bus accident

Published On: January 22, 2018 04:22 PM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Jan 22: At least four people have been killed in a bus accident in Salyan on Monday afternoon. The ill-fated bus (Na 5 Kha 531) heading to Dang from Rukum, skidded some 80 meters down to the rivulets from the road.

Political parties take charge: Dang to be shut 24/7

Published On: January 19, 2018 09:32 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Jan 19: On its third day, the indefinite strike demanding Dang to be the capital of province 5 has affected daily life and that of passengers commuting to various districts. Two days ago, the Sher Bahadur Deuba led government had named Rupandehi as temporary provincial capital of the province.

Provincial capital protest: indefinite strike at Dang

Published On: January 17, 2018 10:11 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Jan 17: Demanding Dang to be the capital of province 5, residents of Dang have come together to protest government’s decision of proposing temporary capitals where a high court is located. Residents have called indefinite strike from today. Since early morning today, schools, markets and industries have shut down, while vehicle movement has come to a standstill.

Maghi also celebrated as Tharus’ freedom movement

Published On: January 16, 2018 08:25 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Jan 16: The people of the indigenous Tharu community have come a long way from a modest history of farm slaves. They wanted to be freed from the cruel slavery. “We could not even speak,” said Ram Prasad Chaudhary, a Tharu leader of Dang, referring to the condition of his people about two decades ago.

Maghi also celebrated as Tharus' movement for freedom

Published On: January 16, 2018 05:30 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Jan 16: The people of the indigenous Tharu community have come a long way from a modest history of farm slaves. They wanted to be freed from the cruel slavery. “We could not even speak,” said Ram Prasad Chaudhary, a Tharu leader of Dang, referring to the condition of his people about two decades earlier.

With no legal savvy, local unit judicial panels ineffective

Published On: January 4, 2018 05:30 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Jan 4: Just a few days ago, the judicial committee of Deukhuri Gadawa Rural Municipality took up a land ownership dispute between a mother and daughter. A woman in Ward No. 6 had persuaded her mother to transfer ownership of their house and land to her name. She later kicked the mother out of the house.

Wife chops hubby’s fingers, eats roasted

Published On: December 28, 2017 06:06 PM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Dec 28: In what we call a ghastly manner constituting cannibalism, a wife has eaten the flesh of her own husband in the district.