ROLPA, June 2: Tek Bahadur Damai, 30, bought a piece of land for Rs 50,000 in 2003. There was also a small hut in the land. The transaction was given legitimacy by the Maoist rebel led administration as the rebels run parallel government in the district in those days. Thirteen years down the line, Damai, a local of Ghartigaun, is now dragged into a legal battle. Its previous owner has filed case in district court accusing Damai of illegally occupying the land. The accusation comes at a time when property prices in the area, like elsewhere in the district, have skyrocketed.
ROLPA, May 28: With the local level elections just around the corner, political party leaders and prospective candidates of Rolpa are busy in door-to-door visits while the locals and government officials are busy welcoming them.
ROLPA, May 23: The long-neglected Thawang Rural Municipality of Rolpa district, the bastion of the decade-long Maoist insurgency, is all set to hold the local elections on June 14 as the election fever rises.
ROLPA, May 5: Holeri bazaar of Rolpa has a special connection with the ‘people’s war’. During the decade-long Maoist insurgency, this town never remained at peace. On 13 February of 1996, Maoists attacked the police post in Holeri and went underground officially. While the police were not prepared for the attack, the rebels had bombed with powerful explosives.
ROLPA, May 5: After walking for a whole day and crossing dozens of hills from the district headquarters Libang, there lies Jelbang of Rolpa. Dalit and Magar communities are the chief inhabitants of this place. During the Maoist insurgency, as many as 73 people of the village had lost their lives.