DHANUSHA, Jan 13: The State-2 government has decided to provide relief assistance of Rs 500 thousand to the family of Dilip Mahato. Mahato, a resident of Shreepur, Mithila municipality-5, is a campaign activist against the excessive sand and gravel mining in the riverbed and banks.
The ‘murder’ of a 24-year-old activist in Dhanusha on Friday by ‘crusher mafia’ spells disaster for our federal republic. From Kathmandu to local levels, politicians and mafia have been looting state resources with impunity. The murder of Om Prakash (Dilip Kumar) Mahato is a manifestation of larger issues of deep-seated corruption within our system. Dilip was spearheading a campaign against illegal mining of sand and aggregate in and around a local river in his hometown. Life of a promising engineer is cut short, and with it, dreams of his loved ones shattered. That a young man could be murdered for fighting for a just cause tells a lot about the kind of state we envision for our future generations.
LAHAN, Nov 20: The diesel tanker which was hijacked on Tuesday was found empty in Dhanusha on Wednesday morning. Police have recovered the tanker (Na 4a Kha 4163) from Ramdaiya of Kshireshwornath municipality-1.
JANAKPUR, Sept 18: Both the mayor and deputy mayor of Hansapur Municipality in Dhanusha district are absconding after lodging murder cases against each other over the death of a local man during a brawl over the choice of municipality headquarters.
DHANUSHA, July 12: Large parts of Janakpur sub metropolis in Dhanusha have been inundated following incessant rain since Wednesday night. Most of the road areas, government offices and private houses sitting on relatively low lands have been left under water.
DHANUSHA, June 3: Dhanusha has become a growing hub for the ill practice of child labor. Of late, the number of child workers has been growing everywhere - from tea shops to eateries. Although the practice of child labor is an offense punishable by the law as per the constitution of 2015, the astonishing reality is that the practice is carried out in many parts of the country.
DHANUSHA, May 9: Police have been unable to find any substantial evidence to narrow down the murder case of Aryan Sah, two days after he went missing. The two-and-a-half-year-old son of Sambhu Sah of Mithila Rural Municipality-6, who went missing on Monday, was found dead the next day.
SIRAHA, March 6: The banks of Kamala River attract locals of Dhanusha and Siraha districts for picnics and outings. During holidays, such crowds are seen on the banks of the river in summer as well as winter. They, however, express concern that the landscape they are enjoying won’t be the same in the near future unless rampant excavation of Chure comes to an end.
KATHMANDU, Jan 30: On Friday evening, six members of wedding party traveling from Dhanusha to Sindhuli were electrocuted when the bus they were traveling in touched a low-hanging high-voltage electric cable.
KATHMANDU, Jan 28: The government is to provide Rs 500,000 each to the family of those who died in a bus accident in Dhanusha. Six persons were electrocuted on Friday when the bus carrying members of a marriage party came in contact with live wire of 11,000 voltage at Sabaila municipality-4.
DHANUSHA, Jan 27: After performing the postmortems, police on Saturday handed over the bodies of six wedding party attendants who were electrocuted when the bus they were traveling in touched a low-hanging high-voltage electric cable a day before. The tragic incident had taken place at Baltiya of Sabaila Municipality-4 of Dhanusha on Friday evening.
KATHMANDU, Jan 26: The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has expressed its sadness over the losses of valuable lives in the Friday tragedy in which a bus carrying members of a wedding party touched a live electric wire at Kothiya Baltiya of Sabaila municipality-4, Dhanusha.
DHANUSHA, Dec 20: It might be hard for some to believe that a single teacher has been managing to teach students of five different classes in a single classroom. Saraswati Primary School (SPS) of Sabaila Municipality-10 in Dhanusha district runs classes from grades one to five. There are altogether 92 students in the whole school and a single teacher teaches all of them.
SIRAHA, Dec 3: Nanu Dahal has frequented Bandipur of Siraha several times in her life. But it was never easy as it nowadays for the local of Mainbatti of Dhanusha district. She had to walk for hours to reach the destination and return home. However, nowadays only an is enough for the trip, thanks to a new suspension bridge and a newly trekking route.
DHANUSHA, Oct 22: A train with 53 bogies carrying blast has arrived in Janakpur for the second time on Friday. The train came from Pakhaur, Jharkhand of India carrying the blast. Blast is the pebbles used in the railway track.
DHANUSHA, Oct 18: An eight-year-old girl from Dharapani, Dhanushadham Municipality in Dhanusha district was buried to death while two other children sustained injuries when a mud mould fell on them Thursday morning.
KATHMANDU, Oct 4: In an effort to strengthen the quality of education in rural areas, a new school building in Birendra Bazaar of Dhanusha district has been constructed with the support of a South Korean organization.
JANAKPURDHAM, Sept 24: An clerk of Dhanusha District Court has been fired from her job after she shared a Facebook post of some Madhes-based parties observing the Constitution Day on September 19 as a ‘black day’.
KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Established for electricity trade between Nepal and India, Dhalkebar substation in Nepal’s Dhanusha district has come into operation from Wednesday. It is the first interconnection between Nepal and India operating at the high voltage capacity of 220 kV.
DHANUSHA, Dec 9: Rajendra Mahato of Rastritya Janata Party (RJP) continues to lead in Dhanusha-3. According to the latest updates, Mahato is leading with almost 2000 votes. Mahato has secured 20043 votes whereas Bimalendra Nidhi of Nepali Congress has received 18340 votes. Likewise, Ram Singh Yadav of CPN (Maoist Center) has received 1459 votes.
KATHMANDU, Dec 8: Rastriya Janata Party’s Rajendra Mahato is leading initial vote count against Nepali Congress’s Bimalendra Nidhi at Dhanusha-3. Mahato has received 584 votes while Nidhi has secured 571.
Parliamentary and provincial elections are just few days away. One of the heated election campaign is presently underway in Dhanusha where some of the big names in Madhes politics are contending for parliamentary seats with all their might. Suresh Yadav of Republica recently talked with these candidates centering on their election agenda. Excerpts:
MAHENDRANAGAR (DHANUSHA), Aug 15: Minister for Water Supply and Sanitation, Mahendra Yadav and Minister for Agricultural Development, Ram Krishna Yadav on Monday took stock of the damage caused due to the flood and inundation at various places of Dhanusha district.
JANAKPUR, Aug 14: Incessant rains for the last three days have massively damaged the agricultural sector of the district. Paddy fields and fish ponds were most affected by the floods, according to District Agriculture Office (DAO) Dhanusha.
JANAKPUR, May 3: On her way to school, fifth-grader Priti Kumari Yadav carries an empty sack to use as a mattress to sit on in her class. Yadav and her 33 classmates do the same because there is no furniture.