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High alert in Damak after first COVID-19 case reported on Friday

Published On: April 25, 2020 11:45 AM NPT By: YUBARAJ BIBASH

DAMAK, April 25: The city of Damak in Jhapa district is on high alert after the first coronavirus case was confirmed here on Friday evening.

Dispute on compensation for industrial park in Damak

Published On: February 19, 2020 12:14 PM NPT By: YUBARAJ BIBASH

DAMAK, Feb 19: The local government body has shown dissatisfaction on the matter of compensation for the construction of the China-Nepal Friendship Industrial Park in Damak. The body has demanded proper management of the squatters living in the area set aside for the industrial park.

25 percent work finished, deadline two months away

Published On: November 14, 2019 08:40 AM NPT By: YUBARAJ BIBASH

DAMAK, Nov 14: The deadline for completing the construction of the much awaited Birtamod–Bhadrapur road is just two months away. However, so far around 25 percent of the project has been completed.

Police impound 4 trucks transporting bulls illegally to India

Published On: November 9, 2019 08:56 AM NPT By: YUBARAJ BIBASH

DAMAK, Nov 9: Police on Tuesday morning impounded four trucks with 50 bulls which were being taken to Jhapa from Morang. A joint team of Nepal Police and the Armed Police Force had arrested the drivers and taken the trucks under control at 4 am. According to the security forces, the bulls were being taken to India.

Locals relieved as solar power is used to lift water

Published On: November 3, 2019 11:39 AM NPT By: YUBARAJ BIBASH

DAMAK, Nov 3: A shift from regular electricity to solar power has come as a relief for residents of Gauradaha in Jhapa district. Locals who had to pay a minimum of Rs 130 per month on electricity bills now have to pay Rs 105 only, thanks to the installation of a solar-powered water pump in their locality. Of the paid amount, Rs 5 will be used for the payment of the community water tap.

Dahal urges cadres in Oli’s home district to accept him as party leader

Published On: September 15, 2019 08:09 AM NPT By: YUBARAJ BIBASH

DAMAK, Jhapa, Sept 15: Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Co-chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal, addressing a gathering in the home district of Prime Minister KP Oli, who is also a co-chair of the party, has sought party members’ support to lead the newly-unified party single-handedly in the coming days.

China prioritizes PM’s area while making investments

Published On: September 14, 2019 11:09 AM NPT By: YUBARAJ BIBASH

DAMAK, Sept 14: Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli has been able to invite Chinese government’s investments in some mega projects for his home district Jhapa.

Uncertainty surrounds Industrial Park of Damak

Published On: August 4, 2019 03:00 AM NPT By: YUBARAJ BIBASH

DAMAK, Aug 4: Though the government has already approved Chinese investment of Rs 64 billion to construct Nepal-China Friendship Industrial Park, it is not sure that the park will be constructed.

Farmers suffer as paddy production cost rises, price falls

Published On: June 30, 2019 08:23 AM NPT By: YUBARAJ BIBASH

DAMAK, June 30: As farmers in the district have started using harvesting machine in a bid to modernize paddy farming, their cost of production has increased this season. However, they have been compelled to sell paddy for cheaper rates than in previous years, which is incurring them huge losses.

Birtamod-Bhadrapur road construction still in limbo

Published On: May 27, 2019 03:00 AM NPT By: YUBARAJ BIBASH

DAMAK, May 27: Initially planned to be completed in 18 months, the construction of the four-lane Birtamod- Bharatpur road has not shown any sign of completion within the deadline even though it was started nine months ago.

PM announces construction of earthquake museum in Damak

Published On: April 1, 2019 06:00 AM NPT By: YUBARAJ BIBASH

DAMAK, April 1: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Sunday made an announcement to build an earthquake museum in Damak that will create awareness among the upcoming generation about the catastrophic earthquake of 2015.

The sole woman rural municipality chief in Province 1

Published On: March 8, 2019 07:45 AM NPT By: YUBARAJ BIBASH

DAMAK, March 8: Menuka Kafle, the chairperson of Kamal Rural Municipality of Jhapa district, is the only woman chief in entire Province 1. It has now been one-and-a-half years since she has been serving in the capacity of the chairperson of a rural municipality.

Locals lament lack of proper road to proposed site for view tower

Published On: January 6, 2019 10:32 AM NPT By: YUBARAJ BIBASH

DAMAK, Jan 6: It is not easy to reach the proposed site for the construction of a view tower at Damak-3 of Jhapa district. One has to drive nearly six kilometers from Krishna Mandir of Damak along the unpaved section of the East-West Highway and then travel 300 meters along a rural road to reach Dapga Gachhi, the proposed site for Prime Minister KP Oli's pet project.

Changing lifestyle in refugee camps

Published On: October 31, 2018 03:30 AM NPT By: YUBARAJ BIBASH

DAMAK, Oct 31: The human rights bodies 'have stopped looking after them'. Nepal government no more feels obliged to ensure their comforts.

Tea workers' protest enters Day 12

Published On: October 9, 2018 09:00 AM NPT By: YUBARAJ BIBASH

DAMAK, Oct 9: Tea laborers have been protesting for the last 12 days in Jhapa demanding implementation of minimum wage fixed by the government. Picking tea leaves has been halted. The government is yet to address concerns of those tea laborers to address their problems though a government panel has reached to the industries and has also taken stock of the matter and also discussed on the matters of tea laborers.

The forgotten tale of Bhutanese refugees

Published On: September 16, 2018 06:32 AM NPT By: YUBARAJ BIBASH

The elderly refugees wish to ‘die in Bhutan’

Inadequate rainfall worries Jhapa farmers

Published On: July 23, 2018 08:39 AM NPT By: YUBARAJ BIBASH

DAMAK, July 22: Farmers of Jhapa are worried as their paddy saplings are drying up due to scorching heat and lack of rainfall.

Selfless doctor lies in deathbed unable to afford his own treatment

Published On: July 5, 2018 06:43 AM NPT By: YUBARAJ BIBASH

DAMAK, July 5: He had an option to live a comfortable life as a royal physician in the Bhutanese capital, Thimphu. But when the regime evicted around 75,000 of its Nepali-speaking population in the early 1990s, Doctor Bhampa Rai made up his mind and decided to follow his fellow citizens.

Home is where the heart lies

Published On: June 2, 2018 03:43 AM NPT By: YUBARAJ BIBASH

DAMAK, June 1: "Nepal gave us shelter for 25 years. Now we just want to go back to our land. Our lives are miserable here.”

Damak beats Rupandehi in tiebreaker to reach quarters

Published On: May 4, 2018 08:13 AM NPT By: YUBARAJ BIBASH

JHAPA, May 4: Damak XI has advanced into the quarterfinals of the first Damak Gold Cup football tournament with a 4-3 tiebreaker win over Rupandehi XI on Thursday.