Rohit Rai

The contributor for Republica.

Tree house and fishing in Yalambar

Published On: August 20, 2018 12:35 PM NPT By: Rohit Rai

Community forest, Yalambar Forest Committee of Dharan-8, added additional features, tree house, and fishing. In memory of the founder of the forest committee, former British Gorkha Sergeant Parshuram Rai, his family members constructed a tree house inside the community forest area. The tree house is perched on the tallest tree of the forest. A program was held this Saturday to handover the tree house to the community. The program was inaugurated by Rai’s widow, Masini Rai.

Dharan and Itahari dumping waste recklessly

Published On: August 12, 2018 10:00 AM NPT By: Rohit Rai

DHARAN, Aug 12: Solid waste collected from the two sub-metropolitan city of Province 2, Itahari Sub-Metropolitan City (ISMC) and Dharan Sub-Metropolitan City (DSMC) is being dumped directly in forest. Along with affecting wildlife, it has also led to increase in environmental pollution in the area.

Homestay flourishing in Namje village

Published On: August 1, 2018 05:45 AM NPT By: Rohit Rai

DHARAN, Aug1: Homestay business is flourishing in Namje village of Dhankuta district days.

Football camp at Mini Brazil

Published On: July 25, 2018 09:49 AM NPT By: Rohit Rai

DHARAN, July 25: Dharan is known as the mini Brazil of Nepal. Many youths from the eastern part of Nepal, including Dharan, are the part of Nepal’s A and B division clubs. Also, since the past two decades, football tournaments like Buddhasubba Gold Cup are being organized in Dharan. Then Godholi Running Cup has also rise Dharan to fame as mini Brazil.

Delay in road expansion causes flash flood in Dharan

Published On: July 3, 2018 09:38 AM NPT By: Rohit Rai

Flash flood is common in Dharan-3, Kailash Path, since the last monsoon.  This is caused by a clogged drain resulted when crushed-stones, sand, and stones abrupt the water flow.

Dharan Sub-metropolis faces challenge to meet revenue target

Published On: June 22, 2018 02:30 AM NPT By: Rohit Rai

DHARAN, June 21: Dharan Sub-metropolitan City of Sunsari district could not meet its revenue mobilization target of the current fiscal year. As the new fiscal year approaches, the metropolis faces immense pressure to enhance its revenue mobilization.

Infrastructure accounts for only 50% of country’s prosperity: Mahabir Pun

Published On: June 20, 2018 07:13 PM NPT By: Rohit Rai

DHARAN, June 20: Founder member of National Invention Center and Magsaysay award winner Mahabir Pun has said that infrastructures (road and railway connectivity, schools, bridge, Internet and extension of telephone lines) alone cannot help develop our country.

Scrapping of integrated property tax leaves local units in confusion

Published On: June 11, 2018 05:30 AM NPT By: Rohit Rai

DHARAN, June 11: Local units across the country are worried that their revenue might be affected once the new policy on taxation of land and property comes into force.

Liquor wholesalers earn hefty profit on post-budget sales

Published On: June 6, 2018 03:00 AM NPT By: Rohit Rai

DHARAN, June 6: Wholesale liquor stores have taken advantage of the increased excise duty on liquor imposed by the Fiscal Year 2018/19 budget.

Amaha Simsar, a potential hub for eco-tourism

Published On: May 20, 2018 08:32 AM NPT By: Rohit Rai

Nestled in Barahachhetra Municipality of eastern Sunsari district, Amaha Simsar has become a popular destination for internal tourists these days. The whole area of the Simsar (wetland) extends to 52 hectares.

Bhedetar where cool breeze meets art

Published On: May 10, 2018 11:50 AM NPT By: Rohit Rai

DHARAN, May 10: Bhedetar is a popular junction for residents of the eastern Nepali towns. People from places like Dharan, Ithari, Biratnagar, and Damak come here to enjoy the cool breeze and magnificent views.

Jal Kanya Devi a hidden religious tourist spot in Dharan

Published On: May 2, 2018 01:41 PM NPT By: Rohit Rai

DHARAN, May 2: Thousands of tourists visit Sauti River of Bagarkot, Dharan to enjoy the nature and to have barbeque in the jungle. But only few of them reach the temple of Jal Kanya Devi temple, a beautiful hidden treasure situated at Jhorpata, just one and half kilometers from the river. This temple can be reached in two minutes on motorbike and around 15 minutes on foot.

Possibility of adventure : Tourism in Dhankuta

Published On: April 29, 2018 10:10 AM NPT By: Rohit Rai

Dhankuta Municipality is introducing a package of paragliding and rafting to promote adventure tourism in the district. The paragliding route starts from Chuliban that lies in Ward 9 of Dhankuta Municipality and ends on the bank of Tamor River. After landing, the participants can go for a five-kilometer-long rafting on the river.

Lahure becoming scarce in Dharan

Published On: April 26, 2018 02:30 AM NPT By: Rohit Rai

DHARAN, April 26: Dharan has always remained closest Ramesh Rai's heart. Not only because he was born and raised here but also because of the town's very long association with the British Gorkha Army locally known as 'lahure'.

Dharan audition of Nepal Idol held

Published On: April 23, 2018 09:07 AM NPT By: Rohit Rai

Dharan audition of popular singing reality show Nepal Idol-2 has been completed. Around 1000 persons participated in the audition that was organized in Bishnu Memorial High School of Dharan. According to the organizer, the participants who were selected in pre-judge round of Saturday went to the judge round audition on Sunday.

Organic New Year in Dharan

Published On: April 15, 2018 12:21 PM NPT By: Rohit Rai

DHARAN, April 15: On Saturday, Baishakh 1st, the first day of Nepali New Year 2075, people were busy celebrating and sending best wishes to friends and families on social media networks. But homemaker Shova Dahal of Dharan Municipality Ward 6 started her new year in a different way.

Wife elopes with husband's property

Published On: April 9, 2018 03:01 AM NPT By: Rohit Rai

DHARAN, April 9: Every year, thousands of youths fly to the Gulf countries from Nepal in search of employment to secure the future of their families. Bishnu Shrestha of Dharan-5, Thingabari is one of such youths.

Drinking water woes in Dharan

Published On: April 4, 2018 10:40 AM NPT By: Rohit Rai

DHARAN, April 4: A drinking water project in Dharan Municipality that aimed to supply water across the city 24 hours a day, initiated under Urban Development Project of Nepal Water Supply Corporation three years ago, is in limbo due to negligence of consulting company and contractor.

Holi brings together artists from Pokhara, Dharan

Published On: March 5, 2018 10:28 AM NPT By: Rohit Rai

DHARAN, Mar 5: On the occasion of Holi on Friday, youngsters of Dharan were busy celebrating the festival of colors whereas a group of youth artist from Pokhara and Dharan decide to head toward the historically as well as naturally significant Bijayapur.

Three Star to face Nepal Police in final

Published On: February 9, 2018 09:21 AM NPT By: Rohit Rai

DHARAN, Feb 9: A-Division club Ruslan Three Star Club (TSC) is set for summit clash with Nepal Police Club (NPC) on Saturday in the ongoing 20th Budha Subba Red Bull Gold Cup football tournament, just five days after getting beaten by the departmental team in the Aaha Rara Gold Cup, with a 1-0 victory over Kolkata’s Durgapur Steel Football Club on Thursday.