Durga Devi in digital violence maelstrom

November 28, 2019 14:19 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: The 16 days of activism against gender-based violence is currently unfolding in over 180 countries, and Durga Devi from a small village in western Nepal feels the connection as she has been at the receiving end for so long.

DARCHULA, Nov 20: Purnabas Municipality of Kanchanpur district allocated Rs 500,000 for the construction of a culvert some two years ago to facilitate the movement of the locals of Ananda Bazar.

KANCHANPUR, Nov 16: The Indian side has uprooted pillars along the Indo-Nepal border in Kanchanpur to encroach upon the Pyaratal Lake, according to locals.

KANCHANPUR, Nov 10: Students affiliated with the student wing of Netra Bikram Chand-led Nepal Communist Party on Sunday staged a demonstration in Mahendranagar on Sunday against the Indian encroachment upon Nepali territory Kalapani.

DHANGADHI, Nov 3: Farmers in Kailali and Kanchanpur districts have been at the receiving end as they have been provided with faulty seeds of Garima variety of paddy.

KANCHANPUR, Oct 10: Chief of Belauri Land Revenue Office, Kanchanpur, Bhoj Bahadur Aidi has been arrested. According to the Area Police Office, Belauri, Aidi was arrested after a local woman accused Aidi of raping her.

Motorcyclist dies in accident

September 18, 2019 15:40 pm

KANCHANPUR, Sept 18: A 26-year-old person died when a bus today hit a motorcycle near Gulariya Bazar at Krishnapur municipality-5 along the East-West Highway in Kanchanpur.

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JCB knocks down three; five injured

June 14, 2019 09:42 am

KANCHANPUR, June 14: Three persons travelling through auto rickshaw died on the spot at Bhimdutta municipality-8, Bangaun of Kanchanpur this morning. The accident took place when the JCB knocked the auto rickshaw.

Kanchanpur, June 9: A powerful storm that hit the Kanchanpur district in Far West State, with its neighbour Kailali, a few days ago, caused a loss of over Rs 7.5 million to the Nepal Electricity Authority. As it largely damaged electric poles, cables and transformers there.

DHANGADHI, June 9: The scorching sun was setting at last and locals in various parts of Kailali were returning home for the evening when the devastating storm on Thursday descended upon them.

DHANGADHI, June 8: A storm on Thursday evening killed two people and injured 99 others in Kailali and Kanchanpur districts. The storm felled trees, electricity poles and tore down the tin and thatch roofs of many houses. Large areas in the districts are without power while several roads that were blocked by felled trees have reopened Friday.

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KATHMANDU, June 6: Two people have died while more than 37 others were injured when a massive storm hit Kailali and Kanchanpur districts on Thursday evening, officials said.

MAHENDRANAGAR, May 6: Excessive use of chemical fertilizers by farmers is found increasing the acidity of the soil in their fields. The level of acidity in the soil has increased due to the lack of organic matter. It is said the crop yield is declining every year due to the increasing soil acidity and lack of organic nutrients for the plants. Various tests carried out vindicate to this.

KANCHANPUR, March 26: A day after the District Court (DC), Kanchanpur, released sacked Superintendent of Police (SP) Dilli Raj Bista on bail, suspended Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) Angur GC surrendered himself before the court on Monday.

SP Bista released on bail

March 25, 2019 09:55 am

KANCHANPUR, March 25: Sacked Superintendent of Police (SP) Dilli Raj Bista, who surrendered before the District Court (DC), Kanchanpur last week, has been released on bail following the court’s order on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, March 24: The Kanchanpur District Court has ordered former SP Dilli Raj Bista to pay Rs. 1.5 million in bail amount. Bista is one of the eight police officers who allegedly destroyed evidence of Nirmala Panta’s brutal rape and murder last year.

KANCHANPUR, March 19: A week after the Kanchanpur District Court issued a warrant against Dilli Bista and Angur GC, Bista, the then Superintendent of Police at District Police Office, Kanchanpur, has presented himself before the court.

KATHMANDU, March 13: The District Court of Kanchanpur has issued a 35 days warrant to the then SP Dilli Bista and DSP of Central Investigation Bureau, Angur GC to be present before the court after the duo ignored the court’s order to record their statement.

Kanchanpur, March 8: A case has been registered at Kanchanpur District Court against eight police officials for allegedly meting out torture and destroying evidences associated to the rape and subsequent murder of Nirmala Panta – a 13-year-old girl from Bhimdutta municipality-2 of Kanchanpur.

DHANGADHI, March 6: Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa has expressed the determination to find out and bring to book the murderers of 13-year-old girl Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur.

Nirmala Panta's parents call off sit-in

February 23, 2019 10:36 am

BHIMDATTANAGAR, Feb 23: The parents of Nirmala Panta of Bhimdattanagar municipality-2, who had been staging a sit-in for long, demanding action against the culprits behind the rape and murder of their daughter, have called off the sit-in.

Arson attack at Ncell tower

February 23, 2019 10:34 am

KANCHANPUR, Feb 23: Ncell Company's mobile tower at Asaina of Shuklaphanta municipality-4 in Kanchanpur district came under arson attack last night.

KANCHANPUR, Feb 15: In yet another case of gold seizure, Kanchanpur police has recovered 5.6-kilogram gold from the cowshed of Suraj Tiruwa at Amarpur in Shukhlaphanta Municipality-11.

KANCHANPUR, Feb 4: The Indian Seema Suraksha Bal (SSB) has resumed the work of digging a trench in the no man's land near Dokebazar of Kanchanpur since Saturday despite being warned by the Nepali authorities not to do so.

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: Sisters Babita and Roshani Bom, suspects in the widely known murder case of Nirmala Pant of Kanchanpur, have said they are innocent.

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: As a Tribute to late Sunny Khuna and fundraising  for critically injured Arjun Bhadra and Surendra Deuba during the clash against Nirmala Panta rape and murder case on August 24 in Kanchanpur, the music event entitled ‘Lest We Forget Kanchanpur Diaries’ will be held on Saturday.

19-year-old survives tiger attack

December 26, 2018 14:03 pm

KANCHANPUR, Dec 26:  A woman was injured after being attacked a tiger at Mahakali municipality-4 in Kanchanpur district. She is Amrita Singh Thakuri, 19 of the same locality.

KAILALI, Dec 26: Ravi Oad, the winner of Nepal Idol Season 2,  has been bereaved of his mother.

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KANCHANPUR, Dec 16: A total of 781 people have benefited from a free eye camp in Shuklaphanta Municipality-4 in Kanchanpur district.

KATHMANDU, Dec 11: Nepal Police chief Sarbendra Khanal has said that he is ready to give up his uniform if any lapses are found on his part during the investigation into the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur.

KANCHANPUR, Dec 10: "Sorrow is not necessarily reflected just in shedding tears. My heart aches with pain every second of the day," laments Durgadevi Panta, mother of thirteen-year-old Nirmala of Bhimdatta Municipality who was raped and subsequently murdered four months ago. As it has been a long time since she has been pleading for justice for her daughter, her eyes have dried up.

KANCHANPUR, Dec 9: Police officials have claimed that they are close to solving the case of rape and murder of Nirmala Panta in Kanchanpur following the arrest of two suspects -- Pradeep Rawal and Bishal Chaudhary.

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: In the four months since Nirmala Panta, the 13-year-old schoolgirl in Kanchanpur district, was raped and subsequently murdered, the issue of rape and other gender-based violence has remained the most talked-about issue. Civil society groups, informal social media groupings and several other networks launched awareness and pressure campaigns aimed at sensitizing the public about violence against women and girls.

KAILALI, Nov 23: The total 2,400 families living in Kailali and Kanchanpur districts are being provided the landownership certificate.

BHIMDUTTANAGAR, Nov 21: Nepali Congress youth leader and lawmaker Gagan Thapa has alleged that the government was not serious regarding in finding the perpetrators of the ‘rape and subsequent murder’ of Nirmala Panta, a 13-year-old girl from Bhimduttanagar Municipality-2, Kanchanpur district.

KANCHANPUR, Nov 12: Demanding justice for their raped and murdered daughter, the parents of Nirmala Panta have started sit-in protest for 'indefinite period' in front of Kanchanpur District Administration Office (DAO) from Sunday.

BHIMDUTTANAGAR, Nov 11: Nirmala Panta's parents have staged a sit in protest demanding justice for their daughter.

KANCHANPUR, Nov 11: With no progress apparent in the investigations, the parents of rape and murder victim Nirmala Panta are starting a sit-in protest for an indefinite period from Sunday in Mahendranagar, district headquarters of Kanchanpur.

KANCHANPUR, Nov 6: Parliamentarians both from Nepal and India of the bordering areas have agreed to construct a dry port at Kanchabhoj of Mahakali Municipality.

100+ days of national pain

November 4, 2018 00:26 am

It has been 102 days since Nirmala Panta, 13-year-old girl, was raped and murdered in Kanchanpur. People across the country came out, demanding swift action against the perpetrator(s). Despite multiple investigations, Nepal Police has not been able to track down the killers. The all-powerful Oli government has been in damage-control mode from the get-go. Stories of multiple lapses in the investigation were reported, and the government fired the police officers who initially handled the case.

KANCHANPUR, Oct 30: Women rights activists and locals resumed their protests on Monday, demanding justice for Kanchanpur teenager Nirmala Pant who was raped and murdered over three months ago. However, the protesters are now sharply divided into two major factions.

MAHENDRANAGAR, Oct 22: A 12 year old boy from Bhimdatta municipality 12, Kanchanpur has been accused of raping a three year old neighbor on Sunday evening.

KANCHANPUR, Oct 20:  A group of women engaged in the herbal farming at Beldandi in Shuklaphanta Municipality in Kanchanpur district has been achieving economic independence thereby uplifting their socio-economic status since their herbal farming began to thrive.

BHIMDATTANAGAR, Oct 13: A committee formed to investigate the role and work execution of the then police officers and employees of the District Police Office, Kanchanpur assigned to handle the case relating to the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta of Kholti of Bhimdattanagar-2 continues its works.

KANCHANPUR, Oct 8: Kanchanpur is reeling under a high risk of malaria due to open border with India. Number of patients entering into the country with malaria epidemic from India is on the rise every year.

KANCHANPUR, Sept 30:  Police have said that DNA tests of the then SP of Kanchanpur, Dilli Bista, his son Kiran and another youth, Ayush Bista didn't match the samples found in Nirmala's body following her rape and murder two months ago, according to DSP Krishna Ojha.

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