Rohit Rai

The contributor for Republica.

Koshi Corridor: New hopes for north-south highway

Published On: October 17, 2019 09:39 AM NPT By: Rohit Rai

DHARAN, Oct 17: It has already been more than a decade since the government started constructing the Koshi Highway connecting Jogbani in the southern border to Kimathanka in the northern border. But there has been no sign of progress so far.

Swift closed camp not enough to win gold: Basketball head coach

Published On: August 14, 2019 08:52 AM NPT By: Rohit Rai

DHARAN, Aug 14: Nepal national basketball team is preparing in Dharan for around 12 days for the 13th South Asian Games (SAG) which starts on December 1.

Sardu riverside: A new tourist destination in Dharan

Published On: July 28, 2019 04:00 AM NPT By: Rohit Rai

DHARAN, July 28: Until a few years ago, an Osho Ashram located on the border of ward number 13 and 20 of Dharan Metropolis, near the Sardu River would have very few visitors.

Foreign quota dispute of BPKIHS

Published On: June 28, 2019 06:00 AM NPT By: Rohit Rai

DHARAN, June 28: Venting their ire against BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) for providing 1/3rd of the total MD/MS seats to foreign students, BPKIHS' Junior Resident Welfare Society on Thursday padlocked the Institute.

Students, teachers of BPKIHS issue 72-hour ultimatum, demanding reduction of foreign student quota

Published On: June 26, 2019 08:35 AM NPT By: Rohit Rai

DHARAN, June 26: The students and teachers of BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) have been staging protests against the institute, accusing it of going against the law and providing 1/3rd seats to foreign students under MD and MS quota.

Private health centers charging exorbitant fee for dengue test

Published On: June 19, 2019 04:00 AM NPT By: Rohit Rai

DHARAN, June 19: Private clinics and hospitals in Dharan are taking advantage of dengue outbreak by charging exorbitant fee for tests due to the inability of the overcrowded BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) to handle all the patients who have flooded the institute for free tests.

Drive against dengue ‘ineffective’

Published On: June 11, 2019 07:46 AM NPT By: Rohit Rai

DHARAN, June 11: Five days ago, a search and destroy campaign was launched in Dharan to bring the dengue outbreak under control. Local representatives, health workers and various organisations were actively involved in destroying the larva of the mosquitoes that transmit dengue.

Purwanchal Campus postpones classes due to dengue epidemic

Published On: June 10, 2019 03:30 AM NPT By: Rohit Rai

DHARAN, June 10: After failing to bring the dengue epidemic under control, Dharan-8 based Purwanchal Campus, a constituient engineering campus of the Institute of Engineering, has halted its studies for a few days.

Dharan launches seek and destroy campaign to control dengue outbreak

Published On: June 9, 2019 04:00 AM NPT By: Rohit Rai

DHARAN, June 9: A blood test conducted in B.P Koirala Institute of Health and Sciences (BPKIHS) on May 14 tested positive for dengue.

Dengue becomes ‘epidemic’ in Dharan, two wards declared crisis-hit

Published On: June 7, 2019 08:13 AM NPT By: Rohit Rai

DHARAN, June 7: After failing to control the spread of dengue in Dharan, Nepal Provincial Health Directorate (PHD) has said the disease has become an epidemic and declared some wards of Dharan Sub-metropolitan city as crisis-hit areas.

Dengue-hit Dharan destroying mosquito breeding grounds

Published On: June 6, 2019 07:49 AM NPT By: Rohit Rai

DHARAN, June 6: Authorities have intensified their campaign against dengue fever in Dharan submetropolis from Wednesday. Special technical teams have been deployed to destroy mosquito eggs and larvae.

33 more infected with dengue in Dharan

Published On: June 5, 2019 07:42 AM NPT By: Rohit Rai

As the authorities are being criticized for failing to destroy the eggs and larvae of mosquitoes spreading the dengue fever in Dharan, doctors at the BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) have identified 32 more dengue patients on Tuesday alone.

Dengue outbreak in Dharan

Published On: June 3, 2019 05:30 AM NPT By: Rohit Rai

DHARAN, June 3: Dharan Sub-Metropolitan City has sought help from the provincial and federal governments to combat dengue outbreak which has infected 75 people in three weeks.

Dahal hints Province 1 name could be Kirat

Published On: June 2, 2019 06:30 AM NPT By: Rohit Rai

DHARAN, June 2:  Former prime minister and chairperson of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Pushpa Kamal Dahal, has said that discussions are underway in the party over naming Province 1 as Kirat.

Unidentified group shoots at microfinance worker

Published On: May 27, 2019 05:30 AM NPT By: Rohit Rai

DHARAN, May 27: Every month, Shambhu Prasad Gachchhadar ,35, a staffer at the Kathari-based Jiwan Bikash Micro-Finance Ltd in Morang, used to go to Dharan-4, 5 and Yangshila area of Morang to collect deposits from individuals as well as firms.

Unidentified group loot Rs 400,000 in Dharan

Published On: May 26, 2019 02:26 PM NPT By: Rohit Rai

DHARAN, May 26: An unidentified group shot an employee of Dharan-based microfinance and robbed of around Rs 400,000 on Sunday afternoon.

Bodies of Miklajung victims handed over to kin after postmortem

Published On: May 23, 2019 07:50 AM NPT By: Rohit Rai

DHARAN, May 23: After postmortems at BP Koirala Hospital in Dharan, the bodies of all victims of the horrific Miklajung murders have been handed over to relatives.

Protest launched demanding Dharan as Province 1 capital

Published On: May 6, 2019 10:00 AM NPT By: Rohit Rai

DHARAN, May 5: At a time when the parliament of Province 1 is struggling to fix its name and permanent capital, political and civil society leaders in Dharan started staging protests since Sunday demanding Dharan be declared the capital of the province.

Land mafia grab 243 bighas of watershed land acquired by govt long ago

Published On: April 15, 2019 05:00 AM NPT By: Rohit Rai

DHARAN, April 15: Even though the government had already relocated the families from Surdu Watershed area which is the prime source of water supply for Dharan, it has been found that hundreds of Bighas of land in the watershed area have already been captured by various individuals.

7 killed in two road accidents

Published On: April 9, 2019 07:46 AM NPT By: Rohit Rai

DHARAN/ARGHAKHANCHI, April 9: A total of seven people died in two separate road accidents on Monday. One accident occurred in Arghakhanchi and the other in Dharan.