Devendra Basnet

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UML wins in Ghorahi Sub-metropolitan City

Published On: July 3, 2017 06:07 PM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, July 3: CPN-UML has won both mayoral and deputy mayoral posts in Ghorahi Sub-metropolitan City.

UML takes the lead in two sub-metropolitan cities in Dang

Published On: June 29, 2017 02:17 PM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, June 29: CPN-UML is taking the lead in two sub-metropolitan cities in Dang district. UML mayoral candidate Naru Lal Chaudhari is taking the lead with 107 votes, compared to 30 votes garnered by his closest rival Maoist Center mayoral candidate Jiban Gautam in Ghorahi Sub-metropolitan City.

Overwhelming participation in polls despite bad weather

Published On: June 29, 2017 01:10 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, June 29: There were thick clouds hovering in the sky Tuesday evening. Weather experts had forecast heavy rainfall for the next day morning. They were right. Heavy rainfall poured on Wednesday morning on the election day. People, including some disabled were upright at the polling center early morning in large  number. They said that the rain didn't deter them from casting vote. Local level election, which they were getting to participate in after nearly two decades, was more important than anything else, they stated. Holding umbrellas in their hands, the voters were waiting outside calmly to cast their votes said scores of their problems might come to an end once they get local representatives in the office.

Policeman risks his own life to save voters from bomb explosion

Published On: June 28, 2017 09:30 PM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, June 29: A policeman has displayed unparalleled courage to save the lives of voters from imminent bomb explosion during the second phase of local polls in Dang on Wednesday.

25 percent votes cast thus far in Dang

Published On: June 28, 2017 10:55 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, June 28: 25 percent of the total voters in Dang district have cast their votes within three hours since the beginning of voting.

Kusundas went ire of political parties and election commission for neglecting them

Published On: June 27, 2017 01:40 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, June 27: While the fervor of local election announced after a hiatus of 20 years has gripped people of all communities, Kusunda, an endangered tribe, has remained untouched by it. Speaking at an interaction program organized by the Nepal Republic Media recently, Dhan Bahadur Kusunda, of Dang lamented “our tribe is already on the verge of extinction because of the negligence and ignorance of government and political parties.”

Thin security presence spawns worry in Dang during polls

Published On: June 27, 2017 01:10 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, June 27: As just a few security personnel have been deployed on the southern border in Dang, the local administration  is likely to face a security threat during the local election.

Trishul turns Dang temple into tourist spot

Published On: June 1, 2017 08:49 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG: The world’s largest Trishul installed at Ghorai’s Pandeshwor Mandir has been attracting tourists in droves. The trident, weighing 81 quintal and 13 kilos, was inaugurated on December 14, 2014.

Repeated deferrals annoys voters, candidates

Published On: June 1, 2017 07:47 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, May 31: Jiwan Gautam was in high spirit after filling nomination for the post of mayor of the Ghorahi Sub-metropolitan City. A central district member of the Maoist-Center, his preparation for the May 14 polls was going on in full swing. But the government’s decision to hold elections in two phases, forced him to put brakes on the campaign.

Dr KC puts on hold his planned 11th fast-onto-death

Published On: May 29, 2017 06:50 PM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, May 29: Dr Govinda KC has put on hold his 11th fast-onto-death after the government has started fulfilling one of the three demands he put forward.

NC-UML poll alliance turns out futile in Salyan

Published On: May 18, 2017 01:10 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, May 18: In Darma Rural Municipality of Salyan district, Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN-UML had forged an electoral alliance for the position of chairperson and vice chairperson. The alliance had intended to gain edge over the ruling CPN (Maoist Center) in the local elections.

UML and Maoist Center win election in Dhorchaur and Darma Rural Municipalities respectively

Published On: May 16, 2017 04:11 PM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, May 16: CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) have won the race for chief and deputy chief of Darma and Dhorchaur Rural Municipalities respectively.

7 CPN (Maoist Center) members resign over candidacy controversy in Salyan

Published On: May 1, 2017 01:10 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, May 1: Seven central members of CPN (Maoist Center) have submitted a joint resignation citing 'great disappointment' over the party's decision to give tickets to some 'controversial' candidates for mayoral posts of Bagchaur Municipality, Salyan.

Neglected village Thawang ready for polls

Published On: April 17, 2017 12:50 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, April 17: Kamal Rokka, an exiled Nepali Congress leader of Rolpa's Thawang village, recently got a phone call from a political rival of his village which is popularly known as the bastion of Maoist insurgency.  The caller was an influential left-wing leader of Thawang, who until recent was against holding the local elections. However, the call was to offer his support and express his interest in conducting the local polls in Thawang by setting aside their differences.

New local govt structure revives development hopes

Published On: March 14, 2017 12:50 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, March 14: Balbhadra Oli, the then Pradhanpancha (head of the village council during the Panchayat era) of Purandhara village of Dang district, faced two major challenges during his terms.

Women empowered by Insurgency

Published On: March 8, 2017 04:07 PM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, March 27: It was unbelievable moment for Naumati Gharti of Madichaur, Rolpa (now Dang) on October 16, 2015; it was a day when her second daughter Onsari Gharti was elected as the Speaker of the country.

One person died in bus fire

Published On: March 4, 2017 11:04 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, March 4: One person has burnt to death in the district.  The incident happened on wee hours of Saturday when a parked bus was on fire.

2 killed, 24 injured in separate road accidents

Published On: March 2, 2017 06:58 PM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, March 2: Two people were killed while 24 others sustained injuries in separate road accidents in the district on Thursday.

Ex-combatants have only regrets

Published On: February 13, 2017 07:58 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Feb 13: They had arms in their hands but beautiful dreams in their minds when they readied themselves for ‘the People’s War’ 22 years ago. They were ready to kill and get killed for the ‘great cause of freeing the nation from the unfair system, emancipating the poor, and ending the gender- and caste-based discrimination and the centralized development’ and so on. The war started and continued for a decade.

NSU padlocks college in Dang

Published On: February 6, 2017 09:31 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Feb 6: Nepal Student Union (NSU) decided to padlock Mahendra Multiple College, Ghorahi, on Sunday, after the campus announced the closing of students' admission without informing it.