Tanka Chhetri

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Men from two Sarlahi villages flee homes fearing reprisal attacks

Published On: November 5, 2018 07:51 AM NPT By: Tanka Chhetri

SARLAHI, Nov 5: Following last week’s violent incident in Ramnagar Rural Municipality of Sarlahi that saw one death and several villagers injured, men from two other villages in the district have fled their homes fearing reprisal attacks.

Congress announces protests over Sarlahi incident

Published On: November 3, 2018 07:45 AM NPT By: Tanka Chhetri

SARLAHI, Nov 3: Accusing the government of turning ‘blind and deaf’ toward the violent attacks against its cadres and murder of one, the Nepali Congress (NC), Sarlahi has announced a series of protests against the government starting Sunday. The party has demanded relief for the victims and legal action against the perpetrators.

NC announces protests over Sarlahi incident

Published On: November 3, 2018 04:05 AM NPT By: Tanka Chhetri

SARLAHI, Nov 3: Accusing the government of turning 'blind and deaf' toward the violent attacks against its cadres and murder of one, the Nepali Congress (NC), Sarlahi has announced a series of protests against the government starting Sunday. The party has demanded relief for the victims and legal action against the perpetrators.

NC blame police indifference for Sarlahi incident

Published On: November 1, 2018 05:00 AM NPT By: Tanka Chhetri

SARLAHI, Nov 1: The main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has blamed police indifference for Tuesday’s Sarlahi clash between the cadres of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and the NC that saw one NC cadre gunned down and seven injured.

NCP and NC cadres clash in Sarlahi, one shot dead

Published On: October 31, 2018 08:15 AM NPT By: Tanka Chhetri

SARLAHI, Oct 31: One person was shot dead while seven others were injured on Tuesday during a clash between the cadres of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) in Ramnagar Rural Municipality of Sarlahi.

Ward chief donates salary to squatters for Dashain

Published On: October 16, 2018 09:30 AM NPT By: Tanka Chhetri

SARLAHI, Oct 16: The ward chief of Lalbandi Municipality-17 has donated his salary to the squatters so as to help them celebrate the Dashain festival.

More people consuming Jamara juice to cure illness

Published On: October 16, 2018 07:30 AM NPT By: Tanka Chhetri

SARLAHI, Oct 16: Every year on Ghatasthapana, the first day of Dashain, Hindus across the country sow seven different types of grains in an earthen pot or leaf plates locally known as Tapari.

Action taken against school principal abusing power

Published On: October 8, 2018 05:00 AM NPT By: Tanka Chhetri

SARLAHI, Oct 8: A school principal of western Sarlahi who had been abusing his power to provide monthly salary of a schoolteacher to his daughter, who does not even teach at the school, has been penalized.

Sugarcane farmers in dire straits ahead of festive season

Published On: October 8, 2018 02:45 AM NPT By: Tanka Chhetri

SARLAHI, Oct 8: The delay in release of payments by sugar mills have left sugarcane farmers in most of the Tarai districts in dire straits ahead of Dashain, Tihar and Chhath festivals.

Sub-standard materials used in Public Residential Program

Published On: September 30, 2018 03:20 AM NPT By: Tanka Chhetri

SARLAHI, Sept 30: The government had introduced the Public Residential Program (PRP) with the aim of providing shelter to the people of the poor and marginalized communities. However, the houses offered to the poor and homeless of Sarlahi district are reportedly made up of sub-standard materials as well as scrap.

Principal accused of rolling out salary to his absent daughter

Published On: September 27, 2018 03:00 AM NPT By: Tanka Chhetri

SARLAHI, Sept 27: A principal of a primary school in Barahathawa Municipality-10 has been accused of rolling out salary to his absent daughter who was appointed a teacher at the Child Development Centre(CDC) of his school 10 years ago.

Monopoly of contractors

Published On: September 16, 2018 06:46 AM NPT By: Tanka Chhetri

Contractors demolish tents after shopkeepers refuse to pay demanded tax

Relatives of deceased pregnant woman vandalize hospital in Sarlahi

Published On: September 1, 2018 10:47 AM NPT By: Tanka Chhetri

SARLAHI, Sept 1: The relatives and friends of Apsara Thapa, 31, who died after developing complications during pregnancy, have vandalized Namuna Hospital of Harion accusing the health workers of negligence for the pregnant woman's death. The protestors also set a pharmacy near the hospital on fire and obstructed the East-West Highway for half an hour.

Instead of punishment, contractors get deadline extension for sluggish work

Published On: September 1, 2018 07:59 AM NPT By: Tanka Chhetri

SARLAHI, Sep 1: Instead of recommending legal action against the contractor for not completing the blacktopping work within the given deadline, the project office of Nawalpur-Malangawa road is preparing to extend the deadline.

Cops beat up Dalit man 'without reason'

Published On: August 15, 2018 02:30 AM NPT By: Tanka Chhetri

SARLAHI, Aug 15: Policemen at the Chandranigahapur-based Area Police Office (APO), Sarlahi, mercilessly beat up a young boy from highly underprivileged Dalit community without any apparent reason.

Sarlahi becoming entry point of illegal drugs into Nepal

Published On: August 13, 2018 06:30 AM NPT By: Tanka Chhetri

SARLAHI, Aug 13: Drug traffickers have been reportedly using various border points of Sarlahi district to smuggle illegal drugs into Nepal from neighboring India. It has been found that the smugglers make use of local children, adults and women as mules to safely smuggle their drugs.

Rising mercury makes life difficult in tarai

Published On: July 22, 2018 02:30 AM NPT By: Tanka Chhetri

SARLAHI, July 22: Exposure to excessive heat especially during the daytime has challenged the survival of people living in various parts of tarai.

Biometric attendance forces teachers to reach school on time

Published On: June 20, 2018 08:01 AM NPT By: Tanka Chhetri

SARLAHI, June 20: Dilliram Bhattarai, principal of Janata Adharbhut Vidyalaya of Hariban-8 had a huge headache. No matter how much he would request teachers to come to school on time, they would not heed him.

Sugar mill pays farmers below official rates

Published On: June 18, 2018 04:30 AM NPT By: Tanka Chhetri

SARLAHI, June 18: Sarlahi-based Indu Shankar Sugar Mill has started making payments to sugarcane farmers at rates lower than that determined by the government. The mill has been paying Rs 70.64 less than the government's rate per quintal of sugarcane.

Locals affected as distillery sewage enters homes

Published On: June 17, 2018 03:56 AM NPT By: Tanka Chhetri

SARLAHI, June 16: Locals from Harion, Sarlahi are in dismay after the sewage formed during the manufacture of alcohol at Amarwati Distillery entered their homes.