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Road construction moving at snail’s pace

Published On: January 2, 2018 08:52 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, Jan 2: The work at under-construction six lane road section of Dhangadi Mohana Bridge-Attariya has remained frustratingly slow so far. The construction project was started eight months ago, with a target to be completed within two years. However, only six percent of work has been completed in eight months.

Herbs, hydro and tourism could boost Province 7

Published On: December 25, 2017 06:15 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADI, Dec 25: Considered as the least developed region of the country, the far west registers over 45 percent poverty. With the country implementing federalism that is expected to change the fate of all provinces, Province 7 also looks forward to rapid development.

Youth leaders battling for the post of chief minister in Province 7

Published On: December 14, 2017 06:45 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, Dec 14: In Province 7, the left alliance comprising of CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) is set to form its provincial government after winning majority of seats in the recent election. The only question that remains is who would be the province's chief minister.

Tikapur massacre main accused is now a lawmaker

Published On: December 13, 2017 07:52 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, Dec 13: Resham Chaudhari, the main accused in the infamous Tikapur massacre which took place in August 2015, has registered a landslide victory in the parliamentary elections from Constituency 1 of Kailali district. Chaudhari who contested the polls from the Rastriya Janata Parry Nepal (RJPN) won with 34,341 votes.

Arzoo loses to UML candidate Rana with 5,000 votes

Published On: December 10, 2017 01:10 PM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

KAILALI, Dec 10: Nepali Congress candidate for Kailali-5 Arzoo Rana Deuba has suffered a defeat at the hands of CPN-UML candidate Narad Muni Rana in the House of Representatives, with nearly 5, 000 votes.

242 polling stations in Province-7 marked highly sensitive

Published On: December 7, 2017 05:00 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, Dec 7: Locals of five districts of Province-7 are eagerly waiting to cast their ballots in Thursday's elections. Election officers have reached their respective constituencies by Monday evening while security personnel were deployed few days earlier.

Controversial EU team postpones poll observation

Published On: November 27, 2017 09:01 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, Nov 267: Poll observers deployed from the European Union Election Observation Mission (EUEOM), who have been accused of breaching the poll observation code, have postponed their monitoring activities in Kanchanpur and Kailali districts.

Deuba confident on fortuneteller’s prophecy

Published On: November 16, 2017 12:07 PM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADI, Nov 16: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has dismissed CPN-UML’s chairman, KP Sharma Oli’s claim that the current premiership of Deuba would be his last. In a press conference at Dhangadi, Deuba, however, has claimed that he’d be the country’s prime minister for another three times.

3 killed and 33 injured in Kailali bus accident

Published On: November 13, 2017 06:56 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, Nov 13: At least three people were killed and 33 others were injured when a passenger bus met with an accident in Kailali in early morning on Sunday.

Farmers worried as lack of fertilizers delays cultivation

Published On: October 28, 2017 08:24 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, Oct 27: Ram Gulabi Chaudhary is worried these days after irrigating the land that he had leased to cultivate barley and mustard. It has already been a while after irrigating the land, but he cannot sow the seeds in lack of fertilizers. Now he fears the land will dry and he has to spend money again for irrigation.

Province 7 set to have a second-rung leader as chief minister

Published On: October 11, 2017 02:15 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, Oct 11: The possibility of a second-rung leader becoming the chief minister of Province 7 has come closer to reality after the established 'heavyweight' leaders of the major political parties chose to contest the parliamentary elections.

3-km road at the cost of Rs 30m

Published On: September 6, 2017 05:39 PM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

BAGLUNG, Sept 6: In what we call a blatant negligence on the infrastructure development, the blacktop applied along the three kilometer-road has come off immediately after one and a half months in the district.

Lack of parking space troubles Dhangadhi Airport

Published On: September 6, 2017 03:47 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, Sept 5: Dhangadhi Airport, which boasts of the second longest runway in the country after Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu, lacks sufficient aircraft parking space.

With Shree Airlines, Dhangadhi-KTM flight time becomes shorter

Published On: August 13, 2017 09:15 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, Aug 12: The duration of air travel from Dhangadhi to Kathmandu, the longest among the domestic routes, has come down to 48 minutes, thanks to the new jet aircraft of Shree Airlines that started flights in this sector on Friday.

Borrowers risk losing 5 bigha land in fraud case

Published On: July 27, 2017 08:07 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADI, July 26: Bhojraj Biswakarma (45) living in Dhangadi-7, Kailali, made a decision to start a business. He had 11 and a half kathha of land. And that was all. He did not have a job.

Three die in bus-motorcycle collision

Published On: July 23, 2017 07:45 PM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, July 23:  Three people died in a bus (Se 1 Kha 528) collision with a motorcycle (Se 1 Pa 7860) traveling to opposite directions at Dhangadhi-Fulbari road section of Dhangadhi sub-metropolitan city.

1,200 ex-Kamaiyas still await rehabilitation

Published On: July 22, 2017 09:37 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, July 21: When most of the children of his age would go to school, Tej Ram Tharu worked at somebody else’s home as a Kamaiya (bonded laborer). At age 27, he became a free man when the government declared all Kamaiyas free. At that time, he had dreamt of starting a new life and having a house of his own. But even after waiting for 17 long years, he has not yet been able to live his dream.

UML emerges as largest force in Province 7

Published On: July 11, 2017 01:00 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, July 11: Outdoing the Nepali Congress (NC), the CPN-UML has managed to become the largest party in Province 7, the home province of Prime Minister and NC president Sher Bahadur Deuba, in the local level elections.

Nripa Bahadur Od: The first dalit mayor of a sub-metropolis

Published On: July 9, 2017 04:00 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, July 8: Nepali Congress (NC) candidate Nripa Bahadur Od has been elected the mayor of the one and only sub-metropolitan city of Province 7, Dhangadhi.

UML registers victory in Deuba's home district

Published On: July 1, 2017 12:50 AM NPT By: DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL

DHANGADHI, July 1: The ruling Nepali Congress has been defeated in the district headquarters of Dadeldhura, the home district of NC President and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, in the second phase of local level elections.