LOKENDRA KHANAL

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Police arrest district member of Chand-led outfit in Nawalparasi

Published On: August 23, 2019 10:47 AM NPT By: LOKENDRA KHANAL

NAWALPARASI, Aug 23: Prem Prasad Dhakal, a district member of the outlawed Communist Party of Nepal was arrested in Nawalparasi on Thursday night.

Police arrest three leaders of Chand-led party including Central Committee Member from Rukum

Published On: August 7, 2019 02:42 PM NPT By: LOKENDRA KHANAL

NEPALGUNJ, Aug 7: Police have arrested three leaders of outlawed Netra Bikram Chanda-led Nepal Communist Party on Tuesday night.

Police arrest district leader of Chand-led outfit in Rukum (East)

Published On: July 30, 2019 02:18 PM NPT By: LOKENDRA KHANAL

RUKUM, July 30: Police have arrested a district leader of Chand-led Nepal Communist Party in Rukum (East) on Tuesday.

Child marriages resulting in divorces in Rukum

Published On: July 17, 2019 07:27 AM NPT By: LOKENDRA KHANAL

RUKUM, July 17: In the last one year, 117 women and 37 men filed cases for divorce at the district court in Rukum (west). According to Judge Atmadev Joshi, the number is alarming. When couples are married at a young age, they are least likely to handle the married life smoothly, he said.

Haphazard road construction irks Rukum residents

Published On: July 16, 2019 08:01 AM NPT By: LOKENDRA KHANAL

RUKUM, July 16: Some years back Rukum residents used to get excited with the construction of roads in their surrounding. They thought the roads would improve transportation services in the area and change the face of their area.

More locals submit illegal weapons in Rukum

Published On: July 15, 2019 07:52 AM NPT By: LOKENDRA KHANAL

RUKUM, July 15: The Maoist rebels had launched their decade-long armed struggle by attacking a police post in Aathbiskot Municipality of Rukum. Hundreds of people lost their lives during the insurgency period in the district. The eastern part of the district was especially affected by the conflict.

No more caves, Badis get registered land

Published On: July 3, 2019 08:03 AM NPT By: LOKENDRA KHANAL

RUKUM, July 3: Lal Bahadur Badi of Koldanda, Sisne Rural Municipality of eastern Rukum had been living in caves for many years now.

132 complaints filed in CIAA from west-Rukum and Salyan

Published On: July 1, 2019 08:23 AM NPT By: LOKENDRA KHANAL

RUKUM, July 1: The Commission for the Investigation of Authority (CIAA) has received more than 100 complaints from West-Rukum and Salyan districts in the past two years.

Rukum district court fines ward chief for beating up woman

Published On: June 28, 2019 02:30 AM NPT By: LOKENDRA KHANAL

RUKUM, June 28: The District Court of Rukum has imposed a fine of Rs 1000 on a ward chief of East Rukum for beating up a woman a few months ago. He has also been ordered to pay a compensation of Rs 2,000 to the woman.

Yarsa pickers from other districts barred from entering Rukum highlands

Published On: June 11, 2019 04:30 AM NPT By: LOKENDRA KHANAL

RUKUM, June 11: There are many highlands in Rukum (West) where people do not really have to seek permission from any authority to pick Yarsa, a prized medicinal fungus. However, various committees are exercising monopoly by charging entry fees and taxing the Yarsa pickers.

Child marriages ending up in divorces in Rukum

Published On: June 4, 2019 04:30 AM NPT By: LOKENDRA KHANAL

RUKUM, June 4: Twenty-one-year-old Sapana(name changed) of Bhume Rural Municipality in Rukum (East) got married to a boy of her own locality at the tender age of 16.

Water crisis emptying several Salyan villages

Published On: May 25, 2019 07:59 AM NPT By: LOKENDRA KHANAL

SALYAN, May 25: The family of Ramlal Yari of Manjhkada village in the hill district of Salyan migrated to Dhorpipal area last week. Yari said life in the village, which lies in Bangad Kupinde Municipality-10, has become very difficult due to the severe water crisis.

Wildfire kills two, 13 houses damaged

Published On: May 14, 2019 07:59 AM NPT By: LOKENDRA KHANAL

RUKUM, May 14: A wildfire that spread into the villages from Ramkanda forest of Chhatreshwari Rural Municipality in Salyan district has claimed two lives on Monday. The fire which is still blazing by the time this news was prepared destroyed 13 houses completely.

A school with just four students

Published On: May 11, 2019 08:28 AM NPT By: LOKENDRA KHANAL

RUKUM, May 11: Janasudhar Basic School located at Sisne village of eastern Rukum has three teachers and an office assistant while it has only four students. The school has permission to run classes up to the fifth grade.

Supplier accused of stealing 1000 quintals of subsidized rice

Published On: May 9, 2019 09:06 AM NPT By: LOKENDRA KHANAL

RUKUM, May 9: Despite the government's claim of having provided subsidized rice to food deficit areas in Dolpa, the locals are complaining of receiving barely anything as per the government's declaration.

Rukum locals against diverting Uttarganga River

Published On: May 1, 2019 08:43 AM NPT By: LOKENDRA KHANAL

RUKUM, May 1: Locals of Rukum have said that they would strongly protest a decision of the Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation to divert water of Uttarganga River to Kaligandaki River for building mega hydropower plants.

District Hospital being upgraded after three decades

Published On: May 1, 2019 02:30 AM NPT By: LOKENDRA KHANAL

RUKUM, May 1: After thirty-two years of its establishment, the District Hospital, Rukum in Musikot Municipality-1, Salle is being upgraded for the first time.

Locals feel soil pollution behind yarsha decline

Published On: April 29, 2019 05:00 AM NPT By: LOKENDRA KHANAL

RUKUM, April 29: Birjeet Gharti of Maikot village of Putha Uttarganga Rural Municipality – 4 made half million rupees by collecting Yarshagumba back in 2011.

Rural municipality office has only three staffers

Published On: April 26, 2019 03:00 AM NPT By: LOKENDRA KHANAL

RUKUM, April 26: These days Samir Giri, the in-charge of Maikot Health Post in Putha Rural Municipality of Rukum (East), has hardly any time for rest.

6 years on, Sani Bheri bridge still incomplete

Published On: April 25, 2019 08:38 AM NPT By: LOKENDRA KHANAL

RUKUM, April 25: Construction of a bridge linking Simli with Garayala in Sani Bheri Rural Municipality of Western Rukum began six years ago. It was supposed to be completed within two years. But six years down the lane, the project is nowhere close to completion.