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Karnali bridge damaged by fire leading to closure of vehicular traffic

Published On: March 12, 2024 09:00 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADI, March 12: The Karnali Bridge in Chisapani, connecting Kailali and Bardiya along the East-West Highway, suffered damage in a fire incident, leading to the closure of traffic.

Bista inspires agricultural entrepreneurs in Nepal

Published On: March 8, 2024 09:50 PM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

Sushila Bista, a 34-year-old resident of Dhangadhi Sub-Metropolitan City-6, holds a bachelor's degree in Nepali literature. Five years ago, she had the vision of venturing into agriculture, but faced financial hardships.

Patient dies after kidney removal following kidney stone surgery

Published On: August 28, 2023 05:35 PM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, Aug 28: A patient lost his life after his kidney was removed during a kidney stone operation at Swastik Cardio and Multispecialty Hospital in Dhangadhi.

Dengue spreads to the mountain districts of  Sudurpaschim

Published On: August 28, 2023 04:00 PM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, Aug 28: Until a few years ago, mosquitoes were predominantly limited to the Terai districts, sparing the hilly and mountainous regions. However, recent years have witnessed a change in this pattern. Even the tranquil landscapes of the hill and mountain districts are now witnessing an upsurge in mosquito-borne diseases, including the transmission of dengue infection, which was once confined to the Terai region.

Transforming Dhangadhi: Development Shaping the City’s Face

Published On: May 14, 2023 10:45 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

Dhangadhi, a city in Sudurpaschim Province, is the only sub-metropolitan city in the region. It serves as the primary commercial, industrial, and educational hub for Sudurpaschim, which comprises seven hill districts and two Terai districts. The progress achieved in Dhangadhi Sub-metropolitan City is a testament to how visible development can be accomplished with appropriate policies, strong willpower, and honest implementation.

Sickle cell anemia widespread in Tharu community

Published On: March 23, 2023 02:30 PM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

KATHMANDU, March 23: Sickle cell anemia, a hereditary disease in the Tharu community, has been spreading alarmingly due to the lack of attention to its prevention and control.

PM Dahal visits Sudurpaschim

Published On: February 13, 2023 01:17 PM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, Feb 13: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has visited Sudurpaschim today. This is PM Dahal’s first visit to Sudurpaschim after becoming the Prime Minister.

Arrested MP Arun Chaudhary sent to jail

Published On: February 3, 2023 12:02 PM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, Feb 3: Arun Kumar Chaudhary, a member of the House of Representatives and civil rights advocate, has been sent to jail. He was taken into custody by the Kailali District Police on Thursday and produced before the Kailali District Court on Friday morning for a remand.

Nagarik Unmukti Party MP Arun Kumar Chaudhary arrested

Published On: February 2, 2023 03:42 PM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: A Member of Parliament (MP) belonging to Nagarik Unmukti Party Arun Kumar Chaudhary has been arrested. Police arrested him from Banke on Thursday afternoon.

MP Arun Kumar Chaudhary on court’s fugitive list

Published On: January 30, 2023 04:30 PM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

Dhangadhi, Jan 30: Arun Kumar Chaudhary, who was elected as a Member of Parliament (MP) from Kailali Constituency No. 2, is on the court's list of fugitives.

One killed in Bajura, 25 houses damaged as earthquake rattles Western Nepal

Published On: January 25, 2023 08:20 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI/BAJURA, Jan 24: At least one person was killed and two others were injured when a strong earthquake struck Bajura district on Tuesday afternoon. The earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale rattled western Nepal with its epicenter around the Mela area of Bajura district in Sudurpaschim Province at 2:43 pm on Tuesday.

Bhandari of CPN (Maoist Center) is Speaker of Sudurpaschim

Published On: January 17, 2023 01:40 PM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, Jan 17: Bhim Bahadur Bhandari of the CPN (Maoist Center) has been elected as the Speaker of Sudurpaschim Province Assembly. Bhandari was elected as the speaker by getting 29 votes in the election held in the meeting of the provincial assembly on Tuesday morning.

One arrested with over 9 kg of hashish from Kailali

Published On: December 28, 2022 02:30 PM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADI, Dec 28:  Police arrested a man with more than 9 kg of hashish from Attariya, Kailali.

APF constable accused of murder arrested

Published On: December 4, 2022 12:50 PM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADI, Dec 4:  Armed Police Force (APF) Constable Bharat Ram Koli has been arrested from Mahendranagar on the charge of murdering Maya Luhar, 21, of Pancheshwor Rural Municipality-4, Baitadi. Chief of Kanchanpur police, DSP Shyam Chaudhary said that Koli, a resident of Shivanath Rural Municipality-4, was arrested from Mahendranagar buspark at around 10 AM on Sunday.

Dhangadhi tense following girl's death, students protest violating prohibitory orders

Published On: December 2, 2022 02:30 PM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, Dec 2: Students have been protesting in Dhangadhi since morning today, defying the prohibitory order issued by the district administration, over the death of 15-year-old Chetana Saud, an 8th grader at Panchodaya Secondary School. The police used force on the students. Some students were beaten and arrested by the police.

Ballot boxes have been collected in Dadeldhura, preparation for holding an all-party meeting

Published On: November 21, 2022 11:39 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DADELDHURA, Nov 21: Ballot boxes have been brought to the headquarters from all places in Dadeldhura. Ballot boxes reached the headquarters from Jogbuda and other places on Monday morning.

Voting continues despite explosion at Sharada Secondary School Polling Station in Kailali

Published On: November 20, 2022 12:12 PM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADI, Nov 20: An explosion took place outside the Sharada Secondary School polling station in Dhangadhi Sub-metropolitan City-2 in Kailali district on Sunday morning. Although the explosion took place near the exit gate of the polling station, there was no damage or human casualty, according to the police.

Dr KC’s health critical; he has refused to take medication

Published On: September 16, 2022 05:30 PM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADI, Sept 16: The health condition of Dr Govinda KC, who has been on a hunger strike for the 20th time in Dhangadhi with a 7-point demand including improvement of medical education and health sector, is becoming complicated. Dr Amrit Jaishi said that compared to previous fasts, Dr KC's health condition started showing serious problems within a few days of fasting this time.

Dr KC’s  health deteriorates

Published On: September 14, 2022 02:02 PM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

KATHMANDU, September 14: It has been three days since Dr Govinda KC started his 20th fast-unto-death in Dhangadhi. He has made a seven-point demand including improvement of medical education and the health sector. On the third day, Dr. Kc's health has been deteriorating.

Sudurpaschim Province: Difficulty in discussing budget

Published On: July 14, 2022 05:00 PM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

KATHMANDU, JULY 14: The budget for the fiscal year 2022/23 presented by Prakash Bahadur Rawal, Minister for Economic Affairs of Sudurpaschim Province Government, in the Provincial Assembly meeting has not yet been discussed.