Yogesh Rawal

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Tikapur Mayor pledges to make Tharu the language of official business

Published On: July 5, 2017 01:00 AM NPT By: Yogesh Rawal

TIKAPUR, July 5: The newly-elected mayor and deputy mayor have assumed their offices in Tikapur Municipality. After assuming office, Mayor Tapendra Bahadur Rawal has already begun to work on some of the promises he had during his election campaign. He has decided to form a taskforce for the conservation and development of the Tharu language under a panel of experts. Before the polls, he had promised to work on making Tharu language an official language of business in a program organized by the Jaycees in Tikapur.

Madhesi Janaadhikar Forum dominant in Tikapur

Published On: July 2, 2017 05:30 AM NPT By: Yogesh Rawal

TIKAPUR, July 2: In the second Constituent Assembly election of November 2013, the biggest three political parties - Nepali congress, CPN - UML and the CPN - Maoists were left behind by the Madhesi Janaadhikar Forum (MJF) in Tikapur Municipality, Kailali. The forum was popular among Tharus and its victory in the election was due to their support. Similar scenario is likely to repeat in this year's local level election.

Gachchhadar-led NDF takes lead in Tikapur Municipality

Published On: June 29, 2017 08:33 AM NPT By: Yogesh Rawal

TIKAPUR, June 29: Five hundred votes have been counted so far in Tikapur Municipality. Nepal Democratic Forum (NDF) is taking the lead so far.

Communal harmony major agenda for Tikapur voters

Published On: June 20, 2017 12:20 AM NPT By: Yogesh Rawal

TIKAPUR, June 20: Ujayaram Ghartimagar, 88, is eagerly waiting for June 28 to come so that he could cast vote. He considers it to be a great opportunity for him to be able to elect local representatives after a 20-year haul.

NC begins promotional campaign in Kailali

Published On: June 10, 2017 12:10 AM NPT By: Yogesh Rawal

TIKAPUR, June 10: With the date for the second round of local elections inching closer, Nepali Congress (NC) has begun its promotional campaign in Tikapur Municipality and Janaki Rural Municipality of Kailali-1 since Friday.

Former addicts in drive against addiction

Published On: June 5, 2017 01:20 AM NPT By: Yogesh Rawal

TIKAPUR, June 5: Kalpesh Kunwar of Tikapur has a black belt in karate. He also played football for the country's national team. While aspiring to be a good player, his life took a u-turn when he got addicted to drugs while still in grade 10. After the initial stage of addiction, he remained dependent on drugs for about ten years.

Rampant deforestation threatens community forests in Kailali

Published On: May 31, 2017 07:23 AM NPT By: Yogesh Rawal

TIKAPUR, May 30: Some years ago, Prabhunarayan Chaudhari would not dare to walk alone through the dense jungle near Tikapur. Rampant deforestation in the recent years has helped him overcome his fear. “Now I have a new fear in my heart. I fear if the present trees will be around in the next few years,” he said.

Most parties fielding Tharu candidates in Kailali rural municipality

Published On: May 30, 2017 12:00 AM NPT By: Yogesh Rawal

TIKAPUR, May 30: With the objective of garnering more votes, most of the political parties in Janaki Rural Municipality of Kailali are fielding Tharu candidates for chief as well as other posts for the second phase of local elections.

Locals of Lamki protest against increased load shedding

Published On: January 17, 2017 12:10 AM NPT By: Yogesh Rawal

TIKAPUR, Jan 17: The declaration of Kathmandu Valley as a load shedding-free zone elated the residents of the capital but locals of various other parts of the country are still battling with this problem. Locals of Lamki took to the streets for the reduction of load shedding hours accusing the government that it is giving priority only to some places and neglecting others.

Sickle-cell disease rampant among Tharu community

Published On: January 14, 2017 12:20 AM NPT By: Yogesh Rawal

TIKAPUR, Jan 14: Increasing rate of sickle-cell disease among the members of the Tharu community has become a great health threat for them. This hereditary disease has claimed the lives of several people of the community and has troubled a lot more.

Kailali banana farmers lose out to cheaper imports

Published On: October 29, 2016 09:38 AM NPT By: Yogesh Rawal

TIKAPUR, Oct 28: Farmers of Kailali are worried as their banana is not finding market because of cheaper Indian imports which have flooded the domestic market.

Shooters train with broken pistol and rusted gun in Tikapur

Published On: October 18, 2016 12:00 AM NPT By: Yogesh Rawal

TIKAPUR, Oct 18: There is a house with corrugated roof in the middle of a forest near Tikapur Park Road. The house which looks like a morgue is in a pathetic condition.

Life still in process of returning to normal

Published On: August 23, 2016 02:00 AM NPT By: Yogesh Rawal

TIKAPUR, August 23: Tuesday marks one year since the Tikapur incident in Kailali district, in which eight police personnel and a toddler were brutually lynched. Life in the area is still in the process of returning to normal.

Locals terrified as Karnali River erodes its bank

Published On: August 1, 2016 12:10 AM NPT By: Yogesh Rawal

TIKAPUR, Aug 1: The Karnali River has begun eroding its bank and nearby lands in Shahipur-3 of Tikapur, spreading fear of inundation among the locals.

Floodwaters with sewage inundate Tikapur

Published On: July 21, 2016 07:51 AM NPT By: Yogesh Rawal

TIKAPUR, July 20: Prakash Shah of Tikapur town has seen flood inundating his town number of times. But except for the massive flood of 1985, some of the houses in Tikapur would still be spared by the flood.

Potholes appear in newly-built Hulaki Highway

Published On: July 13, 2016 06:20 AM NPT By: Yogesh Rawal

TIKAPUR, July 13: The road was black topped around one-and-a-half year ago and that had brought huge respite to the locals as the road was in a great mess. But the respite did not take long to wane. Lots of potholes have started appearing in this newly blacktopped road in Tikapur of Kailali district.

Arsenic-contaminated water no longer a problem in Tikapur

Published On: July 11, 2016 02:35 AM NPT By: Yogesh Rawal

TIKAPUR, July 11:Locals of Tikapur district can finally heave a sigh of relief as they no longer have to drink water contaminated by arsenic after the construction of a deep boring well at Mudabajar VDC in Kotatulsipur.