BAITADI, May 7: The local administration of Baitadi district has banned sale and distribution of liquor in the district from May 9 till the end of upcoming local polls. An all-party meeting convened by Chief District Officer Rajendra Dev Pandey on Friday banned the sale and distribution of liquor in the district.
BAITADI, Feb 3: The air service is closed for a month in Baitadi. Although the Baitadi-Dhangadhi flight started on December 31, it remains suspended since then. Summit Air operated the weekly flight on each Friday.
BAITADI, Jan 9: Two panels have registered their candidacies for the leadership of Baitadi District Committee of the CPN-UML at the 8th District Convention of the party currently underway across the country.
BAITADI, Jan 7: The province is at high risk of infection with the Omicron variant with growing numbers of Nepalis returning from Delhi and States such as Karnataka and Gujarat in India having higher infection with the same variant.
BAITADI, Dec 27: A feasibility study of iron mines in Malladehi and Ketila of Southeast Puchowrdi Municipality in Baitadi district. The study is being conducted by the Department of Mines and Geology. Until a few years ago, local residents used to extract iron from the mine.
BAITADI, Dec 12: Two people have been seriously injured after being attacked by a wild bear in Baitadi district. The injured have been identified as Mahesh Ram Bhull, 32, and Kamala Chand, 40, of Pancheshwar Rural Municipality-5.
BAITADI, Nov 7: The Baitadi district chapter of the ruling Nepali Congress (NC) party has expressed objection over a fake Facebook id that was created in their name. The party has accused the fake id maker of trying to defame the party’s Vice President Chatur Bahadur Chand of the district.
BAITADI, Oct 27: The recent floods and landslides caused by unseasonal rain have damaged over 50 drinking water projects in Baitadi district. The damage to the drinking water systems has raised further problems for the local residents of the district.
BAITADI, Oct 4: Scrub typhus cases are found increasing in Baitadi district. Among the patients coming to the District Hospital, Baitadi, scrub typhus infection is found in one or two patients daily, the hospital's Information Officer Harish Panta said.
BAITADI, Oct 1: Infant mortality rate is increasing in Baitadi district. According to the District Health Office, 48 newborns died in Baitadi in the last fiscal year. According to chief of the office, Yogesh Prasad Bhat, the number of infant deaths has increased from 42 in fiscal year 2019/20 to 48 in the last fiscal year.
BAITADI, Sept 15: The risk of scrub typhus has increased in recent days in the district. The risk of the disease has increased after scrub typhus infection was found in people coming to the hospital and health facilities seeking treatment.
BAITADI, August 15: Schools have started to resume in municipalities of Baitadi district as the number of cases of COVID-19 infection in some local areas has reached zero. Schools of Melauli Municipality in the district have resumed their classes since July 25 while schools in Shivanath Rural Municipality have announced to reopen from August 18.
BAITADI, July 11: A family in Dogdakedar Rural Municipality-1 in Baitadi has been displaced after a landslide and flood in the region left seven houses at the risk of getting swept away. According to Madan Joshi, a landslide which passed over his house, leaving it severely damaged, has left him and his family with no choice but to leave their home.
BAITADAI, June 25: The Mahakali Highway has been blocked due to a landslide. The road has been blocked by the landslide that occurred at Dharamghar of Surnaya Rural Municipality-3 along the Satbanjha-Gokuleshwar section of the highway.
BAITADI, May 5: A teacher has died after getting infected by the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Baitadi. According to Yogendra Prasad Batta, chief of the health office of Baitadi, the 44-years old teacher died of the disease at 9:40AM on Wednesday.
BAITADI, March 13: The construction of 141 drinking water schemes has started at the local level in Baitadi district with the aim of supplying clean drinking water to the people. The projects are being built with an estimated investment of over Rs 220 million in the current fiscal year 2020/21.
BAITADI, Feb 9: Police have not been able to identify those involved in raping and killing Bhagrathi Bhatta, 17, of Chadepani of Dogadakedar Rural Municipality. The investigation is underway but the police have not found any reliable clues to reach the perpetrators. As the investigation continues with no lead, locals are worried that the culprits may escape.
BAITADI, Dec 15: The district administration here has decided to take stringent action against those involved in black marketeering and defrauding consumers. Even legal cases will be filed on the basis of severity of the fraud- violation of the Food Act and Regulations.
KATHMANDU, Nov 29: Police on Sunday arrested six individuals including a ward chairperson on the charge of settling a rape case for one tola (11.56 grams) at Sigas Rural Municipality in Baitadi district.
BAITADI, Nov 24: At least five people died and six others sustained injuries when a jeep met an accident at Budda of Dashrath Chand Municipality-8 along the Gothalapani – Jhulaghat road section on Tuesday.
BAITADI, Nov 13: At least nine people died and 34 people were injured when a passenger bus met with an accident at Khodpe of Patan Municipality-8 in Baitadi district along the Dashrath Chand Highway around 10:30 PM on Thursday.
BAITADI, Sept 24: SOS Children's Village has rescued six helpless sisters from Dashrath Chand Municipality-10, in Baitadi. The sisters between the ages of five to 15 years old had been living helplessly without parents for the last two years.
Baitadi, Feb 23 (RSS): A 'help desk' has been established at Jhulaghat of Baitadi for coronavirus test in order to prevent possible infection of coronavirus on the people returning Nepal via the border point. Jhulaghat is at Nepal-India border point.
BAITADI, Jan 22: An unidentified group has set ablaze the contact office of Dilashaini rural municipality in Baitadi. The administrative section of the contact office based in rural municipality-3, Pansera was set on fire at 3.00 am on Wednesday.
BAITADI, Jan 2: High-hilly areas of Baitadi district have witnessed snowfall from Wednesday night. Snowfall has taken place at different places including Khodpe, Shreebhawar, Dholyamod and Sigasdhura in the district.
In an egregious case of ‘dozer terror’ in Baitadi, the District Police Office has arrested the driver of the excavator for ramming the excavator bucket at the local people. The video of this cruel bulldozing, in which some locals are seen protesting and the driver rams the excavator at them mercilessly, went viral in social media, earning condemnation from Kathmandu and beyond. As many as eight persons were injured, one of them seriously, in this act of crime. Meanwhile, the president of the local User’s Committee and two other persons have been arrested for investigation. According to Republica report, the locals were protesting against road construction because the land on which excavator was rammed on belonged to Guthi. In the video, the locals are also seen pelting stones at the excavator driver, who, enraged at this, aims the excavator bucket at the protestors randomly. Whatever the dispute between the locals and the User’s Committee, attacking people with the excavator is a crime and those guilty of the incident must be brought to book, without any ifs and buts. But broadly, the incident of Baitadi is emblematic of what is fundamentally wrong with our notion of development at local sphere.