Daman Rai

Rai is district reporter for Republica.
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Property worth Rs 1.2 m destroyed as house catches fire in Khotang

Published On: February 21, 2018 02:32 PM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, Feb 21:  Property worth Rs 1.2 million was destroyed in the fire that started while refilling a sawmill with fuel at Rawabensi Rural Municipality in the district.

Locals intervene to save historical site in Khotang

Published On: February 19, 2018 09:30 AM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, Feb 19: Tuwachung Jayajum Danda, a renowned historical tourist site in Khotang is under high risk of landslides due to negligence in constructing road at the base of the mountain on which it is situated.

Water crisis hits Khotang headquarters hard

Published On: February 11, 2018 08:10 AM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, Feb 11: Imagine life without water. With water sources fast drying up, the question of survival has left some locals in Khotang worried. Several villages of Khotang in Tuwachung municipality and other area are suffering from water crisis. The shortage is so much that they are now forced to think of an alternative or migrate to other areas from there.

Property worth Rs 300,000 destroyed as fire guts house

Published On: January 29, 2018 04:23 PM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, Jan 29: A family has been rendered homeless after a fire gutted their house at Rawabensi Rural Municipality-6 of the district.

Eight-year-old girl found dead in Khotang

Published On: January 25, 2018 10:29 AM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, Jan 25: A body of around eight-year-old girl has been found beried on the bank of Chimni rivulet in the district.

Seven houses gutted in Khotang fire

Published On: January 2, 2018 10:29 PM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, Jan 3: Seven houses have been gutted to fire in Halesi Tuwachung Municipality-7, Mahadevsthan of Khotang district on Tuesday evening.

Temporary police to spend earning on his education

Published On: December 25, 2017 02:33 PM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, Dec 25: Pawan Rai served for two months and earned Rs. 52,000 as temporary police in Khotang. A resident of Bahunidada of Halesi Tuwchung municipality-1, Rai plans to invest the earning in his education.

From Khotang with love

Published On: December 17, 2017 02:22 PM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, Dec 17: Residents of Solma of Majhuwagadi municipality-2, Khotang have something new: internet access. The Dalit community now will be connected with their loved ones and the world with a 1 Mbps internet.

36 parties seucre less than 100 votes in Khotang

Published On: December 13, 2017 04:16 PM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, Dec 13: The number of political parties securing less than 100 has climbed to 36 in the district.

UML bags highest votes in Khotang in PR system

Published On: December 13, 2017 12:44 PM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, Dec 13: CPN-UML has bagged highest votes in the district. The vote counting has finalized on Wednesday where UML wins towards first-past-the-post elections in Khotang has also become the first party in the proportional representations (PR) elections in the district.

Fake receipts for govt employees an ache in Khotang

Published On: December 2, 2017 02:14 PM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, Dec 2:  Government employees riding state owned motorbikes in Khotang have been found to submit fake bike mentanance receipts from different motocycle workshops of Diktel, Halesi and Mahure.

42 years later, 150 meter bridge connects Khotang to other districts

Published On: November 24, 2017 11:26 AM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, Nov 24: Khotang has finally been connected to national road network after Dudh Koshi bridge’s came into operation today. However, the bridge was supposed to be constructed five years ago. The RCC suspension bridge, first of its kind in Nepal, was constructed at the cost of 11 crore rupees.

Parties breach election code of conduct

Published On: November 23, 2017 04:52 PM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG. Nov 23: Political parties are breaching the Election Commission’s order to maintain silence and are engaging in publicity. While posters and palmplets are not to be displayed in any public places, Diktel, the district’s headquarter is full of party symbols of democratic and left alliances and other political parties. Situation is same in other market areas of the district.

Keen contest anticipated in Okhaldhunga

Published On: November 14, 2017 04:00 AM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, Nov 14: Nine major and minor political parties have fielded their candidates for the upcoming parliamentary and provincial elections in Okhaldhunga district, indicating that the poll battles will be fierce.

Farmers worried as cardamom prices fall

Published On: November 8, 2017 08:02 AM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, Nov 7 : Farmers of Khotang have been keeping cardamom stored in their houses since the last three years as they are not getting suitable price in the market. Though the production is increasing every year the market price of cardamom is going down, so farmers have chosen to store their product waiting for price to increase.  Sangram Rai from Sakela Rural Municipality of Khotang has been storing cardamom since the past three years. “All the produced cardamom has been stored as the price of cardamom declined awfully,” said Sangram Rai, owner of Dandakharka Multipurpose Agricultural Farm. “We did not sell our last year’s product waiting for the price to increase.”

Left alliance making efforts to resolve issues among its cadres

Published On: November 4, 2017 01:35 AM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, Nov 3: The recently forged electoral alliance between CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) has elated a lot of leaders in Khotang but some cadres in both sides are still holding grudges. Some of those unimpressed by the decision say that it is really hard for them to cast votes for the party which was once their rival.

Left alliance making efforts to resolve issues among its cadres

Published On: November 2, 2017 05:00 AM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, Nov 2: The recently forged electoral alliance between CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) has elated a lot of leaders in Khotang but some cadres in both sides are still holding grudges. Some of those unimpressed by the decision say that it is really hard for them to cast votes for the party which was once their rival.

Left alliance making efforts to resolve issues among its cadres

Published On: November 1, 2017 03:00 AM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, Nov 1: The recently forged electoral alliance between CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) has elated a lot of leaders in Khotang but some cadres in both sides are still holding grudges. Some of those unimpressed by the decision say that it is really hard for them to cast votes for the party which was once their rival.

Dilapidated suspension bridge risks travelers' life

Published On: October 6, 2017 01:49 AM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, Oct 6: Locals and travelers traveling along the border of Khotang and Okhaldhunga districts are forced to risk their lives as they have to pass through a dilapidated suspension bridge.

Property worth Rs 100,000 destroyed as radio staion catches fire

Published On: September 7, 2017 02:46 PM NPT By: Daman Rai

KHOTANG, Sept 7: A Rupakot-based community radio caught fire apparently due to short circuit on Wednesday.