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Flood victims untouched by election excitement

Published On: July 6, 2017 12:30 AM NPT By: SHER BAHADUR KC

BUTWAL, July 6: When the government announced the local level elections a few months ago, the entire country was overjoyed. It was happening after nearly two decades and was supposed to fill the vacant posts of people's representatives in the local bodies. The country holding elections for the first time after adopting federal setup was another charm of the election. However, this kind of excitement did not touch the flood victims of Butuwal.

UML victorious in Butwal Sub-Metropolis

Published On: July 5, 2017 08:25 PM NPT By: SHER BAHADUR KC

BUTWAL, July 5: CPN-UML has won both mayoral and deputy-mayoral post of Butwal Sub-Metropolitan City.

Poll results bring joy to some and tears to others

Published On: July 4, 2017 02:00 AM NPT By: SHER BAHADUR KC

BUTWAL, July 4: When the election results of Gulmi district's Resunga Municipality were announced, the main opposition CPN-UML was declared victorious over its arch-rival Nepali Congress (NC) by a narrow margin of 147 votes. UML's Dilli Raj Bhusal won the elections by outgunning NC's Bhuwan Shrestha.

RJPN brass campaign for party's independent candidates

Published On: June 25, 2017 01:15 AM NPT By: SHER BAHADUR KC

BUTWAL, June 24: Though Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) has officially boycotted the local elections, some top leaders of the  party are found to be canvassing for its local leaders who are contesting the poll as independents.

Butwal-Mainahiya transmission line project may be delayed

Published On: April 20, 2017 12:50 AM NPT By: SHER BAHADUR KC

BUTWAL, April 20: The 132 KVA Butwal-Mainahiya Transmission Line Project has fallen into uncertainty after the Department of Roads (DoR) is dragging its feet to give go-ahead to the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) to use Yogkoti-Kotihawa section of the Siddhartha Highway.

Child marriages result in disenchanted couples

Published On: April 19, 2017 07:52 AM NPT By: SHER BAHADUR KC

BUTWAL, April 18: Sunita Chaudhari, 21, of Bairghat village was married when she was just 12. As part of the cultural practice in Madhes, where some young brides go to the groom’s house after staying some years at their parent’s house, she also went to her husband’s house in Maryadapur village seven years after the marriage. But things did not turn the way they were expected.

DPR for three industrial estates to be ready in 7 months

Published On: April 10, 2017 12:15 AM NPT By: SHER BAHADUR KC

BUTWAL, April 9: Work to prepare detailed project report (DPR) for three new industrial estates in the country has begun as per the government policy of having at least one industrial estate in all seven provinces.

Manoj Pun anchored to Tiwari's murder: Police

Published On: February 27, 2017 06:00 AM NPT By: SHER BAHADUR KC

BUTWAL, Feb 27: Unveiling its investigation report on Sunday, Nepal Police backed its earlier claim that Manoj Budha Magar aka Manoj Pun is the mastermind behind the murder of Durga Tiwari, the then chairman of CPN-UML's sister wing Youth Association Nepal, who was shot dead in Rupandehi some two months ago.

Tiwari's final rites performed

Published On: December 22, 2016 01:00 AM NPT By: SHER BAHADUR KC

BUTWAL, Dec 22: Hundreds of people participated in the funeral procession of Durga Tiwari on Wednesday, two days  after the Rupandehi District Chairman of UML-aligned Youth Federation of Nepal (YFN) was shot dead by two motorcycle-borne assailants.

Police play down political motive in Tiwari murder

Published On: December 21, 2016 12:50 AM NPT By: SHER BAHADUR KC

BUTWAL, Dec 21: While voices are being raised claiming that Durga Tiwari, Rupandehi district chairman of UML-aligned Youth Nepal Federation (YFN), was murdered for political reasons, police involved in the investigation have played down the claims.

UML youth leader shot dead in broad daylight

Published On: December 19, 2016 10:10 PM NPT By: SHER BAHADUR KC

RUPANDEHI, Dec 20: Durga Tiwari, Rupandehi District Chairman of UML-aligned Youth Association of Nepal (YAN), was shot dead on Monday afternoon.

Man alleged of five murders lands in police net

Published On: December 13, 2016 06:56 PM NPT By: SHER BAHADUR KC

BUTWAL, Dec 13: A man allegedly involved in murdering five persons during robberies has landed in police net.

Fire opened at Bhairahawa businessman, one arrested (Update)

Published On: December 6, 2016 07:55 PM NPT By: SHER BAHADUR KC

BUTWAL, Dec 6: An unidentified gang opened fire at the Vice-president of Siddharthanagar Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Kul Prasad Neupane in Bhairahawa on Tuesday evening.

Life paralyzed in Province 5 districts

Published On: December 5, 2016 12:40 AM NPT By: SHER BAHADUR KC

BUTWAL, Dec 5: Life in western and mid-western regions of the country has remained tense for the past five days as protests against the constitution amendment bill introduced to spilt the hill districts from Province 5 continues on Sunday.

Thousands protest in Butwal against Province 5 split

Published On: December 3, 2016 12:50 AM NPT By: SHER BAHADUR KC

BUTWAL, Dec 3: Thousands of locals and cadres of both the ruling and opposition parties took to the street in Butwal opposing the government proposal to split Province-5 by separating hill districts from the southern plains in course of revising the federal boundaries.

Big 3 to participate in all-party gathering in Butwal

Published On: December 2, 2016 12:34 PM NPT By: SHER BAHADUR KC

BUTWAL, Dec 2: An all-party meeting is being held in Rupandehi district to address the grievances that cropped up after the constitution amendment bill was registered in Parliament.

Protest erupts in Butwal against splitting of Province 5

Published On: November 30, 2016 12:13 PM NPT By: SHER BAHADUR KC

BUTWAL: Protest has erupted here after the government registered the constitution amendment proposal to split the Province 5.

Gautam Buddha Airport construction work moving at slow pace

Published On: November 29, 2016 01:40 AM NPT By: SHER BAHADUR KC

BHAIRAHAWA, Nov 29: Construction work of Gautam Buddha Airport is going on at a disappointingly slow pace.

Bhairahawa SEZ still doesn't have electricity supply

Published On: November 24, 2016 01:20 AM NPT By: SHER BAHADUR KC

BUTWAL, Nov 24: Industrialists, who have booked plots in Bhairahawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ), have been left disappointed as SEZ Development Committee has failed to arrange power supply in the SEZ.

14 firms selected to setting up units in Bhairahawa SEZ

Published On: November 7, 2016 12:30 AM NPT By: SHER BAHADUR KC

BUTWAL, Nov 7: The Bhairahawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) has signed an initial agreement with 14 firms interested to set up their industries in the zone.