DARCHULA, Nov 20: Security personnel deployed at a polling station in Darchula fired blank shots in the air after a clash erupted at the polling station. The police fired three rounds in the air after the tensions broke at Malikarjun Secondary School-based polling station in Shailyashikhar Municipality-5 of the district.

KHALANGA, Nov 14: A clash ensued between the cadres of ruling coalition and CPN-UML at Dhuligada of Darchula district on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 4: CPN-UML chair KP Sharma Oli is scheduled to address the election assembly to be organized in Darchula on Friday. He will be arriving in the district headquarters, Khalanga, to address the election assembly.

KHALANG, Oct 30: An Indian construction company has provided Rs 1.6 million in compensation to the family of a Nepali boy who died in the course of road construction.

DARCHULA, Oct 29: A child walking on the road in Nepali side of the border was killed after a stone exploded in India at Tambaku in Vyas Rural Municipality-2 of Darchula.

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Chyangra, the Himalayan goats, will be brought in around 500 numbers to Kathmandu from Darchula district in view of the upcoming Dashain festival. It is the first time the Himalayan goats are being brought here from Darchula.

DARCHULA, Sept 23: A person died on the spot and five others were seriously injured in a road accident that occurred last night at Timla village of Api Himal Rural Municipality-5 in Darchula district.

KATHMANDU, July 9: The Japanese government handed over a Vocational Training Center constructed at Latinath Secondary School in Darchula District on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, March 13: CPN-UML lawmaker Bhim Bahadur Rawal has termed the government’s continuous silence over India’s construction of embankment at Bangabagar of Darchula district as being very shameful for the country.

DARCHULA, Jan 14: The District Administration Office, Darchula, has issued an order for the general public to carry vaccination cards along with them from January 20.

KATHMANDU, Sept 1: The probe committee formed to find out truth behind the incident of disappearance of Jayasingh Dhami– who went missing in the Mahakali River while crossing it via a tuin or wire crossing in Darchula– has concluded that the incident took place in the presence of the Indian Border Security Force (SSB).

DARCHULA, August 10: A probe committee formed to investigate the ‘Tuin’ (improvised cable crossing) incident in Darchula district left for Baitadi district today.

DARCHULA, August 4: The probe committee formed to investigate the incident of Jaya Singh Dhami has started its work. The committee members who reached Darchula on Tuesday held discussions with district-based security bodies and security personnel deployed in and around the incident site.

Locals say that Jay Singh Dhami of Byas Rural Municipality in Dharchula fell into the river after Indian SSB men snapped the cable crossing.

KAILALI, July 28: A couple died after being buried in a landslide at Salli of Duhu Rural Municipality-3 in Darchula district on Tuesday morning.

BAITADI, July 20: At least two persons were killed when landslides triggered by an incessant rainfall buried seven houses in Naugad Rural Municipality-6, Parigaun in Darchula district on Sunday night.

KATHMANDU, April 2: A writ petition was filed on Wednesday demanding the apex court's order to bring Nepali citizens currently stranded in Dharchula, an Indian border town across the Mahakali River in Darchula district.

DHARCHULA, April 1: A Nepali migrant worker died after falling from a suspension bridge along the Nepal-India border in Darchula as he was on the way back to home from India after India announced a nationwide lockdown against the coronavirus pandemic. The deceased has been identified as Agabar Singh Thagunna, 42, of Marma rural municipality-2 in Darchula.

KATHMANDU, March 31: Hundreds of Nepali migrant workers returning home from India are stranded in Dharchula on the Indian side of the Nepal-India border since the last few days after the Darchula district administration barred them from entering Nepal citing the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown.

No Chhaugoth in Darchula

February 1, 2020 15:45 pm

DARCHULA, Feb 1: Despite the continuation of the practice of observing chhaupadi (the traditional menstrual rituals), there is no chhaugoth in the district, the part of Far Western State.

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: A parliamentary committee is mulling over visiting the Kalapani area of Darchula to take stock of the ground situation amid protests across the country against Indian encroachment of the area.

DARCHULA, June 16: The suspension bridge that links Nepal to India in Darchula is to be closed for four days for maintenance. The bridge will be out of service from June 16 to 19, according to Chief District Officer Shanker Bahadur Bista.

DARCHULA, May 22: Residents of Darchula villages bordering Mahakali River continue to use tyre tubes to cross the river even though a suspension bridge over the river was completed six months ago. The suspension bridge that connects Nepal and India and is situated in Lekam Rural Municipality – 3 of the district is yet to come into operation.

KAILALI/DARCHULA, March 3: People who have been to Ratakatha of Duhu Rural Municipality often get goosebumps when they hear this name. Usually, vehicles do not ply through this cliff, which lies 7 km north from Khalanga, district headquarters of Darchula. It falls along the Darchula-Tinker road section.

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KATHMANDU, March 2: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has expressed sorrow over the demise of 11 people in a jeep accident in Darchula district on Friday.

DARCHULA, March 2: At least 11 people have died when a jeep met with an accident in Duhu Rural Municipality in the district on Friday evening.

Landslide leaves one dead; two injured

February 26, 2019 10:27 am

Darchula, Feb 26 : A person died and two others were injured when a landslide occurred at Ratakatha of under-construction Darchula-Tinkar road in Duhun Rural Municipality-3.

DHANGADHI, Jan 23: Mountain districts of western Nepal experienced heavy snowfall on Tuesday. The snowfall which started since Monday night affected all the northern districts of Sudurpaschim Province, bringing down the temperature drastically.

1 killed, 17 injured in bus accident

November 24, 2018 08:17 am

DARCHULA, Nov 24: One passenger died while 17 others were injuries after a minibus fell 300 meters from the road at Malikarjun Rural Municipality-3, Darchula on Friday morning.

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba on Friday expressed grief over the loss of lives in two recent road accidents in Dadeldhura and Darchula.

Bus accident in Darchula, one dies

November 23, 2018 08:35 am

DARCHULA, Nov 23: A mini-bus met with an accident in Malikarjun-3, Darchula.

Nepali worker dies in Malaysia

November 16, 2018 14:18 pm

DARCHULA, Nov 16: Tara Singh Dhami, 35, of Malikarjun rural municipality-3 has died in Malaysia. Dhami was found dead near a hotel at 4 am on Thursday, Dhami’s family sources said. He had gone to Malaysia on foreign employment three years back.

Nepali worker dies in Malaysia

November 16, 2018 12:32 pm

DARCHULA, Nov 16: Tara Singh Dhami, 35, of Malikarjun rural municipality-3 has died in Malaysia. Dhami was found dead near a hotel at 4 am on Thursday, Dhami’s family sources said. He had gone to Malaysia on foreign employment three years back.

Darchula, Nov 13 : Amar Singh Sahu, 75, of Mahakali municipality-2, Mulla has cherished his dream to illuminate the village with electricity after 26 years of his continuous efforts. It may be noted that 200 Kilowatt electricity was generated from local rivulet at Dunguri in Mahakali municipality in 1992 (2049 BS).

DARCHULA, Sept 23: The construction of a suspension bridge at Lalima of Lekam rural municipality-3 in Darchula has been left neglected for the past three months.

Office assistant murdered

August 22, 2018 11:49 am

BAITADI, Aug 22: An office assistant working at Marma health post in Darchula was murdered on Tuesday.

DARCHULA, July 9: A 15-year-old girl died after being hit by a falling rock here this morning.

DARCHULA, July 9: Yarsagumba collectors who spent more than a month in the highlands have come home disappointed due to the decrease in production of the prized herb.

DARCHULA, June 29: Over 30 kgs Yarsagumba have been so far exported from Darchula district this year.

Minor earthquake felt in Darchula

May 24, 2018 22:21 pm

DARCHULA, May 24: A moderate earthquake measuring 4.5-magnitude shook Darchula on Thursday evening, an official at the National Seismological office at Surkhet said.

With the elections inching closer, election fervor is gripping politicians and voters alike across the country. In this context, Republica talked to the candidates for the parliamentary and provincial election from Darchula centering on the rationale behind their candidacy, their three major agendas and the challenges their candidacy is facing.

DARCHULA, Oct 16: Considering the upcoming provincial election, the government recently published a new classification on accessibility of areas. The new classification has upgraded many of the localities to accessible from backward region.

DARCHULA, June 29: CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) have taken initial lead in one local unit each in Darchula.

KANCHANPUR, Jan 6: CPN (Maoist Center) politburo member and former minister, Lekhraj Bhatta, on Thursday inspected the under construction dam from Laskugad in Darchula headquarters to Namaskar.

Teenager electrocuted in Darchula

December 14, 2016 13:09 pm

BAITADI, Dec 14: A teenager boy was electrocuted at his temporary residence at Api Municipality in Darchula district this morning.

BHIMDATTANAGAR, Dec 11: The perennial exodus of people towards the lowlands to avoid cold has taken place in the district with winter reaching its peak this year.

Fresh earthquake in Darchula

October 17, 2016 07:54 am

BAITADI, Oct 17: Darchula was struck with a fresh new earthquake at 6:16 am today sending a ripple of panic among the residents.

DARCHULA, Aug 18: Smuggling of animal parts and precious herbs through Tinkar border draws headlines every year. Sparse human settlement and absence of government security agencies in the area give smugglers unrestrained opportunity to carry out illegal activities across the border with India.

DARCHULA, July 16: After a ban in trade of yarsagumba in India, smuggling of the rare medicinal herb into Nepal has been on the rise in Darchula district which shares boarder with the southern neighbor.