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After NC, NCP demands suspension of Nepal-India border survey in Kanchanpur

Published On: March 16, 2020 04:55 PM NPT By: RAJENDRA BHATTA

MAHENDRANAGAR, March 16:   Ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Beldandi has demanded to demolish the border pillars allegedly erected at the Nepali territory at Beldandi of Kanchanpur district.

Bordering town struggle to manage stray cattle as influx from India continues

Published On: November 11, 2019 09:33 AM NPT By: RAJENDRA BHATTA

MAHENDRANAGAR, Nov 11: In the course of his trek throughout the country, a spiritual guru Mohan Sharan Devacharya had landed in Kanchanpur one and a half year ago. He drew wide attention of people and local authorities when he talked about stray cattle, especially cows. "Cows left in the street are starving; many injured and have nowhere to go. This is a very pathetic situation," he said.

Airport turns into grazing ground for cattle

Published On: September 18, 2019 10:18 AM NPT By: RAJENDRA BHATTA

MAHENDRANAGAR, Sept 18: What can be found in an airport? The simple answer is aircraft. But the answer is incorrect for airports in the far-western part of the country. Instead of a place for aircraft, the airports have become grazing lands for animals and playgrounds for children for years.

Marginalized Sunaha community ‘now endangered’

Published On: September 17, 2019 07:35 AM NPT By: RAJENDRA BHATTA

MAHENDRANAGAR, Sept 17: Anita Sunaha has vivid memories of being able to catch bucketful of fishes within hours from the Mahakali River when she was a kid. And that was so when she was not even considered ‘an expert’ in fishing. “My friends would collect even more fishes within minutes. There were plenty of fishes in the river back then,” she reminisces.

Vultures return to Shuklaphanta National Park

Published On: September 16, 2019 09:48 AM NPT By: RAJENDRA BHATTA

MAHENDRANAGAR, Sept 16: As a small kid, Mohan Negi of Majhagaun village used to see huge wake of vultures fighting around the carcasses of dead animals. He reminisces that these vultures used to very big. He used to get very excited observing these vultures. “I would consider them mightiest among birds; they were so energetic and passionate,” he reminisced.

APF defeats Sudur Paschim to win PM Cup Women’s cricket

Published On: June 27, 2019 10:36 AM NPT By: RAJENDRA BHATTA

MAHENDRANAGAR, June 27: The departmental team Armed Police Force (APF) Club has clinched the Fourth Prime Minister (PM) Cup T20’s Women’s Cricket Tournament with a six-wicket win over Sudur Paschim Province in Mahendranagar on Wednesday.

Province 1, Province 5 register easy wins

Published On: June 22, 2019 08:46 AM NPT By: RAJENDRA BHATTA

MAHENDRANAGAR, June 22: Province 1 and Province 5 have registered wins in the ongoing Fourth Prime Minister Cup Women’s Cricket Tournament in Kanchanpur on Friday.

Siberian cranes at SNP to avoid cold

Published On: March 6, 2019 04:30 AM NPT By: RAJENDRA BHATTA

MAHENDRANAGAR, March 6: In a bid to escape the frosting cold, the endangered cranes of Siberia have flocked the Shuklaphanta National Park (SNP) of Nepal.

95 children among 200 saved from being trafficked

Published On: December 13, 2018 01:02 PM NPT By: RAJENDRA BHATTA

MAHENDRANAGAR, Dec 13: Children were among the 200 people who were rescued by Maiti Nepal in 2018 from Gadda Chauki and Dodhara Chandani bailey bridge of Kanchanpur district. Of the 200 people rescued and reunited with their families, 95 were children (24 boys and 71 girls). The remaining 105 are women.

Vijayasar vases gaining popularity

Published On: October 23, 2018 08:59 AM NPT By: RAJENDRA BHATTA

MAHENDRANAGAR, Oct 23: When Pushpa Kamal Dahal, chairman of CPN and former prime minister, was offered a vase made of Vijayasar as token of love during a function in Kanchanpur last year, nobody had imagined that the popularity of the vase would soon surge.

AIG Basnyat-led Probe committee expedites investigation

Published On: October 14, 2018 03:00 AM NPT By: RAJENDRA BHATTA

MAHENDRANAGAR, Oct 14: Additional Inspector General (AIG) of Police Dhiru Basnet-led probe committee on Friday arrived here in Kanchanpur for the investigation of the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta.

Elderly woman found dead

Published On: September 15, 2018 03:10 PM NPT By: RAJENDRA BHATTA

MAHENDRANAGAR, Sept 15: An elderly woman was found dead at Ultakham in Bhimdatta municipality-2 on Saturday morning.

IGP admits to lapses in Nirmala rape-murder probe

Published On: September 8, 2018 08:15 AM NPT By: RAJENDRA BHATTA

MAHENDRANGAR, Sept 8: Inspector General of Police, Sarbendra Khanal, on Friday admitted that there were “some lapses” on the part of the police while investigating the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta. The police chief also vowed to book the culprits, whatever the costs.

Another teenager raped in Kanchanpur

Published On: September 1, 2018 07:21 AM NPT By: RAJENDRA BHATTA

MAHENDRANAGAR, Sep 1: In yet another case of sexual violence, a teenage girl became a victim of gang rape in Kanchapur on Friday. A 16 years old girl of Beldandi Rural Municipality-1 was gang-raped at around 2 am, according to Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Krishnaraj Ojha, spokesperson for the District Police Office, Kanchanpur. Reportedly, four boys had entered the victim’s house taking advantage of a Puja (worshiping).

Mahendranagar under curfew

Published On: August 23, 2018 05:25 PM NPT By: RAJENDRA BHATTA

KANCHANPUR, Aug 23: The local administration has enforced a 12-hour curfew in Mahendranagar and surrounding areas of Kanchanpur district after eight persons including six protesters and two police were injured in a clash on Thursday afternoon.

Mahendranagar tense after mentally-ill man ‘framed’ over rape and murder

Published On: August 23, 2018 07:44 AM NPT By: RAJENDRA BHATTA

MAHENDRANAGAR, Aug 23: With the locals continuing protest against the police for ‘framing’ a mentally ill person in the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta, Mahendranagar remained tense even on Wednesday.

Tiger census completed in Suklaphanta

Published On: April 1, 2018 04:00 AM NPT By: RAJENDRA BHATTA

MAHENDRANAGAR, April 1: After two months of observation and study, officials have finally completed the tiger census in Suklaphanta National Park (SNP). The census was carried out with the help of the 'camera trapping' method. However, the total population of tigers will be publicized by mid-May.

No progress in Pancheshwar project in two decades

Published On: March 12, 2018 09:06 AM NPT By: RAJENDRA BHATTA

MAHENDRANAGAR, March 12: It has already been two decades since Nepal and India agreed to jointly develop Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project on Mahakali River in far-western Nepal. But the project is yet to enter construction phase.

Nearly Rs 900 million budget frozen in Kanchanpur

Published On: July 24, 2017 04:15 AM NPT By: RAJENDRA BHATTA

MAHENDRANAGAR, July 22: Nearly Rs 900 million allocated to Kanchanpur district in Fiscal Year 2016/17 has been frozen.

Indian policemen enter Kanchanpur carrying pistols

Published On: September 17, 2016 12:30 AM NPT By: RAJENDRA BHATTA

MAHENDRANAGAR, Sept 17: Locals of Belauri Municipality in Kanchanpur district took control of four Indian police personnel who illegally entered Nepal on Thursday evening with weapons. They were handed over to District Police Office (DPO), Kanchanpur on the same day.