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Police should not have opened fire at protestors: Probe Panel

Published On: September 11, 2018 06:00 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

KANCHANPUR, Sept 11: A high-level probe committee formed by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) on August 23 to investigate into the rape and murder of a teenager, Nirmala Panta, in Kanchanpur has concluded that police had unnecessarily opened fire at the protestors in Bhimdutta Municipality on August 23 and 24.

Dilip Bista's family accuse police of torture

Published On: September 5, 2018 06:00 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

KANCHANPUR, Sept 5: Family members of Dilip Singh Bista, the alleged perpetrator of Nirmala Panta's rape and murder have accused the police of giving extreme torture to Bista.

Govt discriminates in compensations for rape

Published On: September 1, 2018 07:30 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, Sep 1: A month after the rape and subsequent murder of Nirmala Panta of Bhimdutta Municipality of Kanchanpur, the federal government has provided Rs 1 million as compensation to the victim’s family. The government also provided the same amount of money to the family of a 17-year-old boy, Sunny Khuna, a passer-by who was killed in police firing after he got caught in an anti-government protest carried out in the district demanding justice for Nirmala and arrest of her rapists.

New CDO says probe should have begun right after the incident

Published On: August 26, 2018 05:30 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

KANCHANPUR, Aug 26: The newly-appointed Chief District Officer (CDO) of Kanchanpur, Taranath Adhikari has said that the victim's family would have got justice and there would not have been human causality and other losses had the District Police Office (DPO) initiated investigation into the rape and murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta right after the incident.

One killed, four injured in Kanchanpur clash

Published On: August 24, 2018 09:33 PM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

KANCHANPUR, Aug 25: A 17-year-old boy was killed and others injured on Friday after police opened fire at protesters demanding justice for rape and murder victim Nirmala Panta.

Federal units using tax money to appease party cadres

Published On: August 20, 2018 03:30 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, Aug  20:  At a time when the hefty taxes imposed by the federal units are being criticized by various quarters, it has been revealed that the taxpayers' money is being used to appease political cadres.

Teenager raped and killed in Kanchanpur

Published On: July 29, 2018 09:05 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, July 29: Police have failed to identify the culprit(s) responsible for raping and killing a 13-year-old girl of Bhimdattapanta Municipality-2 of Kanchanpur district even three days after the incident. Nirmala Panta, who was missing since Thursday, was found dead on Friday.

NC stalls parliament in province - 7

Published On: July 21, 2018 01:20 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADI, July 20: Terming the government's approach toward Dr Govinda KC as inhuman, the main opposition party Nepali Congress on Friday stalled the provincial assembly meeting in Province 7. No sooner had the assembly meeting begun, the lawmakers rose from their seats and started chanting slogans. They did not pay heed to the Speaker Arjun Thapa's repeated requests to calm down. Thapa then announced that the assembly would not resume before 3 pm Monday. The lawmakers had stalled the assembly proceeding as instructed by their party.

Province 7 awaits tourism promotion

Published On: July 17, 2018 08:05 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, July 17: Though rich in places of tourist attraction, Province 7 is yet to take benefit from tourism.

Girl gang-raped and murdered for refusing sex proposal

Published On: July 8, 2018 05:05 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, July 7: Maya BK, 21, a girl from the underprivileged Dalit community, grew up fighting with social discrimination and injustice. Despite battling with social barriers and financial strain, she always had her head held high.

Lack of irrigation infrastructure holding back export potential

Published On: July 1, 2018 05:20 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, July 1: Around two-thirds of the arable land in Province 7 does not have irrigation facilities. The other problems that farmers are facing include lack of improved seeds and fertilizers, according to Hema Raj Panta, a professor at Kailali Multiple Campus, Kailali.

Most contracts go to limited few

Published On: June 6, 2018 09:08 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

According to knowledgeable sources, most construction projects are likely to get completed on time if work could be distributed equally among all contractor companies.

Local bodies bring codes of conduct for meetings

Published On: June 2, 2018 02:33 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, June 1: Kailari Rural Municipality of Dhangadi has introduced its own code of conduct for meetings of elected people's representatives. They have introduced rules that demand respect for the rural municipality's chairperson akin to the respect shown to the Speaker in parliament. The code of conduct requires other elected representatives to stand up in the honor of the chairperson as he enters the meeting hall and restricts them from leaving the meeting room before the chairperson.

Postal Highway bridge contractors miss deadlines

Published On: May 25, 2018 07:41 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, May 25: It has already been seven years since a contracting company ‘Lama Sherpa Shalpa Biruwa JV’ was awarded the contract to build a bridge over the Kandra River along the Postal Highway, a project of national pride.

Lack of building compels parliamentarians to wait under tree before meetings

Published On: May 16, 2018 08:56 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, May 16: When a meeting of provincial assembly gets postponed or delayed, it becomes a real trouble for the parliamentarians to find a place to stay until the meeting resumes. Those who arrive earlier than the scheduled time also have to deal with this problem.

Elected representatives demand salary

Published On: May 16, 2018 08:52 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, May 16: Instead of turning their focus on development and other important tasks, local representatives in Province 7 have been prioritizing on getting more benefits for themselves.  Just recently on Sunday, three separate groups of newly elected 150 people's representatives at the local units separately submitted memorandum to Province 7 Chief Minister Trilochan Bhatta, demanding increase in their salary.

DCA puts Dhangadhi Premier League expenditures at Rs 31 million

Published On: May 9, 2018 09:01 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, May 9: Ruslan Dhangadhi Premier League (DPL) has put the total expenditure for the second season of the marquee cricket event at Rs 31.2 million. Organizing a press meet on Tuesday, Dhangadhi Cricket Academy (DCA) made public its income and expenditure details.

Province 7 budget prioritizes agriculture

Published On: April 22, 2018 03:00 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, April 22:  Jhapat Bohora, Minister for Internal Affairs and Planning in Province 7, has announced that the provincial government will be proposing a current fiscal year budget of Rs 1.2 billion that prioritizes agriculture .

Kailali locals join hands to curb cross-border smuggling

Published On: March 31, 2018 03:49 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, March 30: Locals of Kailali have joined hands to curb cross-border smuggling “as the responsible authorities have turned a blind eye to the illegal import and export of goods despite being informed.”

CM urges center to bring needed laws without delay

Published On: March 24, 2018 02:26 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, March 23: Chief Minister of Province 7 Trilochan Bhatta said that the provincial government has not been able to work in a full-fledged manner due to delay on the part of the federal government to delegate executive powers to the provincial governments.