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7 projects worth Rs 351 billion for PM's constituency

Published On: February 4, 2019 08:25 AM NPT By: YUVRAJ BIWAS

JHAPA, Feb 4: In an apparent move to consolidate his voter base, Prime Minister KP Oli has launched seven big projects worth billions of rupees in his constituency, Jhapa-5.

Locals reluctant to receive land compensation

Published On: January 20, 2019 09:30 AM NPT By: YUVRAJ BIWAS

DAMAK, Jan 20: Dissatisfied with the rate of compensation fixed by the local authorities, most locals have refused the compensation being provided for the land acquired for the Chinese-funded Nepal China Friendly Industrial Park in Damak, Jhapa district.

Representatives busy attending feasts and functions

Published On: January 19, 2019 07:20 AM NPT By: YUVRAJ BIWAS

DAMAK, Jan 19: People's representatives who were elected with the hope of bringing change and development in the society have been found engaging themselves in matters which have very little public importance.

Lack of technical manpower halts health services

Published On: December 10, 2018 04:30 AM NPT By: YUVRAJ BIWAS

DAMAK, Dec 10: An electrocardiogram (ECG) machine at a health post of Gauradaha Municipality in Jhapa is left unused in the absence of technicians to operate it. This machine was provided by the municipality for examining heart patients.

Friction with representatives makes administrative chiefs seek transfers

Published On: December 9, 2018 02:30 AM NPT By: YUVRAJ BIWAS

DAMAK, Dec 9: Sagar Mishra assumed office as chief administrative officer of Gauradaha Municipality little more than a year ago. But he has already asked for his transfer three times, citing lack of a proper working environment.

Land acquisition begins for Chinese-funded Damak Industrial Estate

Published On: December 7, 2018 09:17 AM NPT By: YUVRAJ BIWAS

DAMAK, Dec 7: The land acquisition process of the much-hyped Damak Clean Industrial Estate to be constructed with the financial assistance of the Chinese government in Jhapa has kicked off. The industrial estate has already started the process to distribute compensation for 411 bighas (one bigha is equal to o.4 acre) of land.

Ward chiefs taking computer classes

Published On: December 4, 2018 05:00 AM NPT By: YUVRAJ BIWAS

DAMAK, Dec 4: Every morning, elected representatives of Kamal Rural Municipality and Damak Municipality of Jhapa gather in Damak Chowk. After discussing about current issues and development works, they enter their study rooms.

Four of same family killed in Jhapa fire

Published On: November 27, 2018 03:30 AM NPT By: YUVRAJ BIWAS

DAMAK, Nov 27: Four members of the same family were killed when a fire broke out in Laljhoda of Shivasatakshi Municipality-7 of Jhapa on Sunday night.

Elderly Bhutanese refugees alone in Dashain

Published On: October 16, 2018 09:00 AM NPT By: YUVRAJ BIWAS

DAMAK, Oct 16: It has been 27 years since Septuagenerian Harka Jung Subba, a Bhutanese national, has been living the life of a refugee in Nepal. All of his family members except for his wife went to the United States of America (USA) during the third-country resettlement program.

Heavy rainfall inundates Damak Bazar

Published On: June 24, 2018 05:15 AM NPT By: YUVRAJ BIWAS

DAMAK, June 24: Incessant rainfall on Friday evening and Saturday morning has submerged the city area of Damak yet again. Lack of proper management of rain water in Damak often results in inundation.

Nepal Police reaches Damak semis at Three Star’s expense

Published On: May 7, 2018 08:47 AM NPT By: YUVRAJ BIWAS

JHAPA, May 7: The pre-tournament favorites of the Damak Cup Ruslan Three Star Club has been knocked out from the first Damak Gold Cup football tournament after going down 1-0 to the departmental team Nepal Police Club missing out on a semifinal place on Sunday.

Army thumps Damak to reach semis

Published On: May 6, 2018 07:55 AM NPT By: YUVRAJ BIWAS

DAMAK, May 6: The departmental team Tribhuvan Army Club has advanced into the semifinals of the ongoing first Damak Gold Cup football tournament with an emphatic 6-0 win over Damak XI on Saturday.

Local units facilitating people in Damak

Published On: March 26, 2018 07:00 AM NPT By: YUVRAJ BIWAS

DAMAK, March 26: These days, the office of Gauriganj Rural Municipality is often packed with people especially on Thursday and Friday. In fact, there is hardly any space in the workstation of Vice-Chairperson Dipendra Thapa during these two days.

Woman in Morang killed after rape

Published On: March 5, 2018 03:30 AM NPT By: YUVRAJ BIWAS

DAMAK, March 5: A mentally-ill woman of Morang was killed after rape on Sunday.

Elephant menace continues in Jhapa

Published On: February 25, 2018 09:27 AM NPT By: YUVRAJ BIWAS

DAMAK, Feb 25: Elephant menace has continued unabated in Jhapa and western Ilam, putting lives and property at risk. On Saturday alone, two locals from Birtamod Municipality-7 of Jhapa lost their lives in a wild elephant attack. With this, the elephants have killed three people in just one month.

Absence of staffers affects day-to-day work in Province 1

Published On: February 18, 2018 09:19 AM NPT By: YUVRAJ BIWAS

DAMAK, Feb 18: There was no electricity in Biratnagar, the capital of Province 1, when the newly-elected ministers were assuming office on Thursday. Some lit candles while others managed with their cell phone lights.