Daman Rai

Rai is district reporter for Republica.

Consumers' committee surprises everyone, returns surplus money

Published On: July 14, 2018 03:05 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.

Mother donates kidney to son

Published On: July 6, 2018 12:35 PM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, July 6: Dhan Kumari Damai, 64, of Baspani in Kepilasgadhi rural municipality-3 of Khotang donated kidney to her son Suresh Damai, 28. Both the kidneys of Suresh Damai were damaged hence mother Dhan Kumari managed to donate her own kidney and save her son.

Quake victims forced to build two houses

Published On: July 2, 2018 04:15 AM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, July 2: Shanta Bhujel, a quake victim of Lichkiramche, Khotehang Rural Municipality-9, constructed a house by seeking a loan of Rs 700,000. But it became a real trouble for her after the engineers from the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) asked her to build another house, arguing that her newly-built house was not as per the standards set by the government.

2 killed in Okhaldhunga jeep accident

Published On: June 7, 2018 02:49 PM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, Jun 7: Two people have been killed in a jeep accident in the district on Thursday .

Local government fails to live up to people's expectations

Published On: June 6, 2018 05:30 AM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, June 6: Until a year ago, political party leaders were wandering through the villages and cities with their election agendas. In order to bring voters on their side, they reached the doorsteps of the locals with their best agenda.

Some quake victims in Daman receive second tranche of grant

Published On: June 3, 2018 04:30 AM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, June 3: After a long wait, the victims of the catastrophic 2015 earthquake in Daman of Khotang district are finally starting to receive second tranche of housing reconstruction grant.

District headquarters loses its charm

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

KHOTANG, May 30: Since the formation of the local government, the government offices have shifted from cities to villages.

Uterine prolapse a major health problem among Khotang women

Published On: May 28, 2018 07:19 AM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, MAY 28: During a recent free health camp organized in Diktel of Khotang, an astonishingly high number of women were found struggling with uterine prolapse and other reproductive health problems.

Handicapped girl writes her exams with foot

Published On: May 16, 2018 07:47 AM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, May 16: Samjhana Rai, who was born without hands, is currently appearing for the board exams of grade 11 in Khotang district. She has been writing her papers with her foot.

One killed in thunderstorm

Published On: May 4, 2018 12:15 PM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, May 4: Sharmila Ale Magar, 23 of Barahapokhari-1 rural municipality was killed in a thunderstorm.

Sakela festival begins

Published On: April 30, 2018 02:17 PM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, April 30: Sakela, the festival of Kirant Community, has begun on Monday.

Promises made, promises delayed: Khotang sans textbooks in English

Published On: April 17, 2018 11:52 AM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, April 17: While the new academic session has already begun across the country, textbooks in English language are yet to be supplied in schools of Khotang.

Women shine in vegetable farming

Published On: April 17, 2018 04:30 AM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, April 17: At a time when thousands of people from the rural areas are opting for foreign employment due to the lack of job opportunities in the country, Durga Basnet of Majuwaghadi Municipality-4 in Khotang district has set a different example through her success in vegetable farming.

Foreign job aspirant swindled of Rs 100,000

Published On: April 16, 2018 11:04 AM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, April 16: An agent has swindled a foreign job aspirant of Rs 100,000 by promising him a job in Poland.

'NRA labels severely damaged houses as partially damaged'

Published On: April 12, 2018 11:05 AM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, April 12: The four-member family of Chetra Bahadur Karki of Halesi Tuwachung Municipality-1 in Khotang district spent nearly three years inside a tarpaulin tent in hope that the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) would aid them to rebuilt their quake-ravaged house.

Rain guts inferno in Khotang

Published On: April 11, 2018 11:49 AM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, April 11: Rain has doused an inferno that had gone out of control in a community forest of Majhuwagadhi municipality-15 in the district.

Ward chief appointed as guest lecturer

Published On: April 11, 2018 03:31 AM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, April 10: After assuming the office of ward chief, signing recommendations for citizenship, passport, and migration among other things as well as listening to public grievances is the routine job of a ward chief. But the responsibilities of Bikash Rai, the ward chief of Diktel Rupakot Majhuwagadhi Municipality-12, are not limited to this.

Fire destroyes property worth over 10 m

Published On: April 9, 2018 01:35 PM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, April 9: Four houses were reduced to ashes when a fire engulfed them in Heleshi Tuwachung Municipality-5 in the district on Monday.

Earning behind the bars

Published On: April 7, 2018 03:28 AM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, April 6: The inmates of Diktel district prison are earning good money inside the jail, making fabric used for Dhaka topi or caps.

Social stigma preventing uterine prolapse patients from treatment

Published On: April 5, 2018 07:05 AM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, April 5: It's hard to imagine the pain of a woman whose uterus protrudes out of the vagina following a third degree prolapse. A Dalit woman of Rakhabandel, Aiselukharka Rural Municipality-1 in the district has been bearing with this pain for the last 33 years.