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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.

Dhangadhi Sub-metropolis: Independent candidate Hamal ahead by more than 3,000 votes

Published On: May 17, 2022 11:05 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADI, May 17: Independent candidate Gopal Hamal, who has been leading the mayoral race in Dhangadhi, the only sub-metropolitan city in the far west, has taken the lead with more than 3,000 votes. He is being followed by Nepali Congress (NC) candidate Nrip Bahadur Wad on behalf of the alliance.

Prime Minister Deuba casts his vote in Dadeldhura

Published On: May 13, 2022 11:20 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, May 13: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has cast his vote at the Asigram Secondary Ruwakhola 'B' polling station in Ganyapadhura Rural Municipality of his home district Dadeldhura.

Four of a family injured as NC cadres target UML Ward Chairman candidate with Khukuri

Published On: May 12, 2022 02:36 PM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADI, May 12: At least four members of a family were injured when a group of Nepali Congress(NC) cadres attacked Jaggu Ram Chaudhary, a CPN-UML Ward Chairman candidate for Godavari Municipality-6 on Wednesday night, with Khukuri.

Ward member, teacher arrested for settling rape case involving 77-year-old woman

Published On: January 9, 2022 03:30 PM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, Jan 9: It has been revealed that the incident of rape of a 77-year-old woman in Ghodaghodi Municipality-4 of Kailali was settled through a financial transaction. The rape was kept a secret with an understanding of providing Rs 300,000 to the victim in the presence of the people’s representatives and the villagers.

Nirmala’s rape and murder case: Police fail to resolve mystery even three and half years after the incident

Published On: January 3, 2022 05:01 PM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

An Indian national under police control for interrogation as police struggle to resolve the mystery.

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