Anil Bhandari

The contributor for Republica.

Local representatives blame negligence of engineers behind the delay in reconstruction

Published On: April 25, 2019 04:00 AM NPT By: Anil Bhandari

SINDHULI, April 25: Local representatives in Sindhuli have blamed the hectic process and negligence from technical staff for the delay in the reconstruction of houses damaged by the ravaging earthquake of 2015.

CPN's 'Tamsaling Autonomous State' vice-chairperson quits party

Published On: April 8, 2019 02:25 AM NPT By: Anil Bhandari

SINDHULI, April 8: Prem Bahadur Shrestha, a leader of the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) led by Netra Bikram Chand, has announced to quit the party after being arrested by police. He pledged to part his ways from the party with Chief District Officer Gyan Prasad Dhakal of Sindhuli.

Police fails to find any evidence but continues inspecting Bomjon's Ashram

Published On: February 23, 2019 02:30 AM NPT By: Anil Bhandari

SINDHULI, Feb 23: Even after spending almost two months, police are nowhere close to finding any strong evidence against Ram Bahadur Bomjon, a self-proclaimed ascetic, who has been accused of being involved in the disappearance of five of his followers.

Where is Bomjon? Police say, “We have no idea”

Published On: February 22, 2019 06:00 AM NPT By: Anil Bhandari

SINDHULI, Feb 22: While lawmakers have been putting pressure on the police to arrest Ram Bahadur Bomjon for his alleged involvement in the disappearance of five of his followers, police in Sindhuli where Bomjon is supposed to be currently living, say they are clueless about his whereabouts.

Files of quake victims gathering dust in ward offices in absence of engineers

Published On: February 20, 2019 03:30 AM NPT By: Anil Bhandari

SINDHULI, Feb 20: On August 12, National Reconstruction Authority's Central Project Implementation Unit (Grant Management and Local Infrastructure), Kathmandu, publicized a notice. Quake victims were informed that they could transfer their names from the list of Retrofitting grant recipients to reconstruction beneficiaries.

Nepali Junar fails to enter Chinese market due to faulty clause in agreement

Published On: February 4, 2019 09:56 AM NPT By: Anil Bhandari

SINDHULI, Feb 4: Junar, Nepali sweet orange, is not eligible to be exported to the Chinese market owing to quality control issues imposed by the Chinese authorities.

Rampant illegal excavations deface Sunkoshi River

Published On: February 2, 2019 03:05 AM NPT By: Anil Bhandari

SINDHULI, Feb 2: Despite numerous complaints by locals against the ongoing rampant mining of sand and stones from the Sunkoshi River in the district, the authorities have taken no action.

3 months after repair, BP Highway back to square one

Published On: January 31, 2019 09:09 AM NPT By: Anil Bhandari

SINDHULI, Jan 31: With the increasing number of vehicles along this vital highway, various places along the Banepa-Bardibas section of BP Highway have developed numerous cracks and bumps, making travelling risky. The shoddy repair work carried out recently along various sections of the highway has made the road even more dangerous.

Govt acting against the spirit of democracy: Deuba

Published On: January 27, 2019 08:24 AM NPT By: Anil Bhandari

SINDHULI, Jan 27: President of the main opposition party Nepali Congress Sher Bahadur Deuba on Saturday claimed that the recent actions of the K P Sharma Oli government are against the spirit of democracy. He said what transpired in the House of Representatives on Friday indicated the leftist government’s inclining towards authoritarianism.

Two Bomjan followers held for interrogation

Published On: January 11, 2019 07:23 AM NPT By: Anil Bhandari

SINDHULI, Jan 11: Police on Thursday arrested two people from the ashram of self-proclaimed ascetic Ram Bahadur Bomjan at Paire of Kamalamai Municipality-8 in Sindhuli district.

Seed supplier compensates rice farmers for crop failure

Published On: January 2, 2019 08:45 AM NPT By: Anil Bhandari

SINDHULI, Jan 2: Kamalamai Municipality has distributed Rs 700,000 provided by a seed supplier firm to farmers after the so-called ‘high-quality’ rice seed failed to yield rice as advertised. The rice seed was provided to the farmers through the municipality.

Sindhuli local units to ban politics in schools

Published On: December 23, 2018 09:44 AM NPT By: Anil Bhandari

SINDHULI, Dec 23: Stating that it is not possible to imagine a prosperous state without the improvement of the educational sector, elected representatives in Sindhuli have started formulating policies for the development of community schools.

Speeding a norm on 'risky' BP highway

Published On: December 13, 2018 04:00 AM NPT By: Anil Bhandari

SINDHULI, Dec 13: Driving on the Banepa-Sindhuli-Bardibas highway gives a great feel to drivers. This highway is gradually becoming popular among youths, couples, and even tourists.

Local  reps still use thumbprints for signatures

Published On: December 5, 2018 09:33 AM NPT By: Anil Bhandari

SINDHULI, Dec 5: Rina Sada defeated her opponents in last year's local elections and became a ward member of Dudhauli Municipality-9. Dedicating herself to public service is not a challenge for her. But she has to deal with a great amount of awkwardness when she has to sign agreements or other documents or even the minutes after each meeting at the ward. As she can't write her signature, she has to rely on a thumb impression.

Local unit allowing too many crusher plants to increase income

Published On: November 21, 2018 08:59 AM NPT By: Anil Bhandari

SINDHULI, Nov 21: Before the local elections, there were only half a dozen sand processing plants in various wards of Sunkoshi Rural Municipality. It has just been a year since the elections but around a dozen more such plants have already been opened here.

Most auto drivers in Sindhuli driving without licenses

Published On: November 18, 2018 09:33 AM NPT By: Anil Bhandari

SINDHULI, Nov 18: With the addition of tempos in Sindhuli, the number of people driving tempos without acquiring a license has surged during the last one year.

Shaman scorches woman with hot spatula

Published On: November 7, 2018 09:12 AM NPT By: Anil Bhandari

SINDHULI, Nov 7: A shaman in Sindhuli has disfigured a woman’s face scorching her with a heated spatula, accusing her of being ‘haunted by a spirit’.

Local reps misusing government vehicles

Published On: October 28, 2018 05:05 AM NPT By: Anil Bhandari

SINDHULI, Oct 28: The misuse of government vehicles has emerged as a major concern with more local representatives and leaders using the government resources for their personal affairs even on public holidays.

Acid attackers roam free thanks to poor law enforcement: Victims

Published On: October 7, 2018 06:45 AM NPT By: Anil Bhandari

SINDHULI, Oct 7: Against the backdrop of an increasing number of acid attacks against women and girls, victims here have lamented that the culprits are enjoying impunity because the laws are lax.

Bridge constructed in Sindhuli well before deadline

Published On: September 6, 2018 03:00 AM NPT By: Anil Bhandari

SINDHULI, Sept 6: At a time when almost all the development projects in the country remain incomplete even after crossing the deadline, construction of a 400-meter motorable bridge that connects ward 4 and 6 of Marin Rural Municipality in Sindhuli has set a new precedent.