He is district reporter with Republica

Bhagirathi rape and murder case: Prime accused changes his statement a month after his arrest

Published On: March 23, 2021 10:27 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, March 23: Dinesh Bhatta, the prime accused of raping and killing a 17-year-old Bhagirathi Bhatta of Chadepani of Dogadakedar Rural Municipality-7, has changed his statement after a month of his arrest. The accused was sent to a correction center after he admitted to his crimes.

Indian ‘smuggler’ shot dead in Kanchanpur

Published On: March 5, 2021 11:09 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

KANCHANPUR, March 5: An Indian national, who was allegedly involved in drug smuggling, was shot dead by police at Belauri Municipality-8 in Kanchanpur district on Thursday evening.

Two police officers involved in successful investigation of the case promoted

Published On: February 26, 2021 08:45 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADI, Feb 26: Two junior police officials involved in the successful investigation of the rape and murder case of the 17-year old Bhagarathi Bhatta have been promoted as a reward to their hard work and dedication for their duty.

Dramatic rise in COVID-19 related deaths in Sudur Paschim; 23 deaths in just a month

Published On: December 26, 2020 07:19 PM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADI, Dec 19: A shocking picture of COVID19 related deaths has come to the fore in Sudur Paschim Province. Just in the Nepali month of Mangsir (mid Nov to mid Dec), 23 people lost their lives to COVID19 related complications. It is the maximum number of deaths within a month in the province which has seen a total of 70 COVID-19 related deaths so far.

Lack of employment at home forces Nepalis to return India even in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic

Published On: November 29, 2020 10:54 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, Nov 29: A large number of people in recent days are seen queueing up at major border points of Far West Province leaving for India on a daily basis.

Despite COVID-19 fears, thousands of Nepalis leave for India to earn bread and butter

Published On: November 23, 2020 07:15 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

Hunger is more dreadful than any disease, forcing us to leave our homeland, they say

Seven arrested on charge of murdering police personnel in Kailali

Published On: October 20, 2020 08:13 PM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, Oct 20: Police on Tuesday publicized seven persons claiming they were smugglers involved in murdering Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Govinda BK and Constable Ram Bahadur Saud.

Fewer people in Dhangadi wear masks despite increasing risk of COVID-19

Published On: October 15, 2020 10:19 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADI, Oct 15: A fish market in Dhangadi on Saturday afternoon looked vibrant, thanks to a huge number of customers. This was a pleasant experience for shopkeepers whose businesses slowed down heavily since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic in Nepal in March. But something equally noticeable was the absence of masks on people's faces.

Exodus to India on Dashain eve as people fear starvation

Published On: October 12, 2020 12:55 PM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

With no jobs and means to earn livelihood, Nepali youths are heading to India.

Experts fear COVID-19 could have been spreading at community level as people without recent travel history test positive

Published On: August 14, 2020 09:29 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADI, Aug 14: There has not been any authentic study whether the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has already spread at the community level in Sudurpaschim Province. However, experts fear that this province could soon be a COVID19 hotspot in view of a growing number of locals without a recent travel history testing positive.

Woman in quarantine in Kailali gang raped

Published On: June 15, 2020 11:00 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, June 15: A woman, who was staying at a quarantine facility in Lamki Chuha Municipality-1, Kailali, was allegedly gang-raped on Saturday night.

India began construction of controversial road 12 years ago, Nepal ‘unaware’

Published On: May 10, 2020 08:51 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, May 10: Nepalis around the world came down heavily upon India’s act of constructing a strategic link road connecting Dharchula of the Indian State of Uttarakhand with the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR) of China via the Lipulekh Pass, a Nepali territory. They took to social media to protest against the Indian move and also demanded that India return the Nepali territories of Limpiyadhura, Kalapani and Lipulekh

Another COVID-19 patient discharged; says self-confidence helped him win coronavirus

Published On: April 21, 2020 11:24 PM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADI, April 21:  COVID-19 infected Amrit Shahi of Dhangadi sub-metropolitan city has been discharged from Seti Provincial Hospital on Tuesday 29 days after he had tested positive for this deadly virus.

He defeated coronavirus. But a bigger battle awaits

Published On: April 21, 2020 02:45 PM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, April 20: Raj BK, 21, of Lamkichuha Municipality-9, in Kailali district, returned home on Sunday after spending 16 days in quarantine. BK's recovery from the COVID-19 has not only brought happiness in his family, but also in his community.

First case of novel coronavirus in a person without recent travel history

Published On: April 5, 2020 03:05 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, April 5: What had been feared in the far-west for some time has now come true with a person without any recent travel history testing positive for the novel coronavirus. While three people from Sudurpaschim Province tested positive for COVID19 on Saturday alone, the infection has been confirmed in a relative of a person who had earlier tested positive.

Infected in Dhangadi traveled to many places, contacted many

Published On: March 29, 2020 07:33 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, March 29: The novel coronavirus infected man from Dhangadi who is undergoing treatment at Seti Regional Hospital has been found to have met dozens of people after coming to Nepal from Dubai. Talking to Republica, he said that a friend from Biratnagar was in the same Delhi – Kathmandu flight on 20 March. "At that time, we were a total of 19 people from Nepal from Dubai to Delhi, and then I was with a friend from Biratnagar for the flight to Kathmandu from Delhi," he said.

Six-month-old baby waits for mother recently killed

Published On: March 14, 2020 08:25 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, March 14: After the gruesome murder of her parents by an unidentified person/s recently, a six month old baby is left at the mercy of Maya Metro Hospital of Dhangadi. When the incident took place two weeks ago, the baby, Mamata Bhandari, was also hurt. After treatment, she has now recovered.

Sudur Paschim Province has laws that are never implemented

Published On: February 25, 2020 08:10 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, Feb 25: Lawmakers of Sudurpaschim Province have accused the government of being biased and overstepping law while selecting developmental projects.

APF into Khaptad Gold Cup quarters

Published On: February 23, 2020 12:29 PM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, Feb 23: The departmental team Armed Police Force (APF) Club came from a goal down to beat New Road Team (NRT) 2-1 and advance into the quarterfinals of the ongoing fourth Sudur Paschim International Invitational Khaptad Gold Cup on Saturday.

Deforestation rampant in Kailali

Published On: February 3, 2020 08:40 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADI, Feb 3: Some 30 trees of 'Saal' species were found cut down in a national forest near Sanupal area a few weeks ago. The locals reported it to the District Forest Office but very little has been done to punish those involved in the illegal act.