Daman Rai

Rai is district reporter for Republica.

One dies, 13 injured in Khotang bus accident

Published On: April 16, 2019 10:31 AM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, April 16: One person died and 13 others sustained injuries when a passenger bus met with an accident in Khotang District on Monday night.

Contractor changed as bridge construction misses deadline

Published On: March 25, 2019 10:30 AM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, March 25: Petty contractor to build Sapsu Bridge of Khotang has been changed as the project could not be completed even 15 months after the construction deadline expired.

Delay in construction of health post building hits locals in Khotang village

Published On: January 31, 2019 08:46 AM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, Jan 31: Bhupendra Rai, chairperson of Chuichumma Rural Municipality - 1 has faced many problems in life. Most of them are related to his visits to health centers. During emergencies, Khotang locals never had access to health facilities on time, he reminisces. Over the years, health posts opened up in villages and relieved the residents.

NSSU launches signature campaign for Nirmala’s justice

Published On: December 4, 2018 02:08 PM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, Dec 4: The Naya Shakti Students Union (NSSU), the student wing of Dr Baburam-led Naya Shakti Party Nepal, has initiated a signature campaign for the justice of Nirmala Panta, a 13-year-old girl who had been brutally murdered after rape in Kanchanpur on July 27.

Give justice to Nirmala Panta, NTD appeals to PM Oli

Published On: December 3, 2018 02:10 PM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, Dec 3: Nepal Tarun Dal (NTD), Khotang, the youth wing of the Nepali Congress, has drawn Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s attention toward the government's failure to bring the culprit involved in the murder and rape of Nirmala Panta to book even after four months.

Sole guardian of six siblings at 16

Published On: November 6, 2018 03:30 AM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, Nov 6: Since a very young age, she wanted to study and have a successful career.  To make this happen, she was required to have a lot of focus, dedication and hard work. But at the mere age of 16, Suima Chamling has to invest all her efforts and focus to take care of six siblings – four younger sisters and two younger brothers. She is their sole guardian.

Banana market growing increasingly popular in the east

Published On: November 1, 2018 07:42 AM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, Nov 1: Banibelas Dhungana of Dhakalbesi of Diktel Rupakot Majhuwagadhu Municipality-15 has grown over 1000 saplings of various species of banana in his field. Bananas, which grow all year round, are used for multiple purposes including consumption, giving gifts, and for religious purpose. A rising banana market has made banana farming extremely popular.

Khadi industry makes a comeback in Khotang

Published On: October 28, 2018 09:55 AM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, Oct 28: It was their ancestral occupation. However, the new generations of Sakela village of Khotang gradually lost touch with the production of khadi as weaving cotton by hand was considered a ‘low job’. Girls and boys switched to other occupations. But in the recent years, the ancestral profession is getting its hold back, thanks to local women’s revived love for Khadi and entrepreneurship.

Khotang's first 'English' community school sets example

Published On: October 4, 2018 12:09 PM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, Oct 4: A decade ago, there was no community school in Khotang that instructed students in English medium. Community schools lagged behind the private schools in other fronts as well.

NRA distributes third installment after three years

Published On: October 3, 2018 08:25 AM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, Oct 3: After three years of the disaster, the government has started distributing the third and the final installment of house grant to earthquake victims in Khotang.

Historical Tuwachung Jayajum site at risk of landslides

Published On: September 28, 2018 07:29 AM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, Sep 28: Tuwachung Jayajum Danda, a famous historical tourist site in the district, is at the risk of landslides as the retention wall has crumbled at several places due to the ongoing road construction works around the tourist spot.

Khotang community school delivers top results

Published On: September 24, 2018 10:48 AM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, Sept 24: Pancha Secondary School of Khotang has been selected as the best school in the district in terms of academic results, management and its extra-curricular activities this year also. The school was awarded as the best school along with a cash prize of Rs 500,000 on September 8, coinciding with 29th Education Day.

11 year old dies a month after his failed porcupine hunt

Published On: September 16, 2018 12:07 PM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, Sept 16: A eleven year old boy who was critically injured to suffocation while trying to hunt a porcupine in a cave a month ago has died.

Earnings of ward chair donated to Tole Development Committee

Published On: September 10, 2018 01:30 PM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, Sept 10: Ward chairman of Dorpachiuri Dada in Diktel has offered his earning to the Tole Development Committee.

Absconding culprit jailed after 26 years

Published On: September 8, 2018 12:27 PM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, Sept 8: Absconding culprit, Deviraj Rai of Diktel, Madhuwagadhi municipality-12 has been sentenced to jail for a murder he committed 26 years ago in July, 1990.

Computer course in Khotang school woos students

Published On: September 8, 2018 01:07 AM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, Sept 8: Until three years ago, Pratima Sapkota of Jentedhunga Rural Municipality did not even know how a computer looks like. She would hear that kids in Kathmandu read and write on computer and that would make her feel dumbfounded. Now the 10th grader is a student of computer engineering at her school and she terms the technology as a ‘game changer’ in her life.

Khotehang RM with fourth birthing center

Published On: September 3, 2018 12:48 PM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, Sept 3: A fourth birthing center has been established at Khotehang rural municipality in Khotang.

Delays dog Diktel-Halesi road section

Published On: August 13, 2018 06:00 AM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, Aug 13: Black-topping works on three sections of Diktel-Halesi Road of the Mid-Hills Highway still remains incomplete despite two deadline extensions. The first deadline for the work had expired in March last year.

Vulnerable families shifted to safer locations in Jhapa

Published On: July 15, 2018 01:40 PM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, July 15: Fifty one families highly vulnerable to landslides at Sawalung, Japla of Majhugadi municipality were shifted to safer locations.

Consumers' committee surprises many, returns unspent budget

Published On: July 14, 2018 07:24 AM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, July 14: There are many cases where the officials of various consumers committee have been caught embezzling millions of rupees meant for development projects. Such irregularities have given a bad name to the consumers' committees.