RAUTAHAT, June 4: Rautahat, a Province 2 district, has reported 65 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday afternoon. With this, the total number of coronavirus cases in the district has climbed to 383.

RAUTAHAT, June 2: Seventy-four more individuals were diagnosed with COVID-19 in Rautahat on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, May 18: The Ministry of Health and Population confirmed nine more cases of COVID-19 disease on Monday morning.

RAUTAHAT, April 28: Two more persons have contracted the novel coronavirus, taking the number of total reported COVID-19 cases in the country to 54.

KATHMANDU, April 14: The total number of COVID-19 cases detected in Nepal so far reached 14 with infection confirmed in two more persons confirmed on Monday, according to officials.

RAUTAHAT, March 31: District Police Office, Makwanpur has issued an arrest warrant against the mayor of Ishnath municipality Santosh Mehata and his brother Mohan Mehata on Tuesday.

RAUTAHAT, March 27: In a bid to ease the smooth supplies of vegetables in the district headquarters, the Rautahat district administration resumed local vegetable markets on Thursday.

RAUTAHAT, Feb 9: The extraction of aggregates from the Bagmati River in Rautahat district has stopped, following an export ban imposed by the district court.

RAUTAHAT, Feb 1: Police have arrested Ram Kishore Mishra, 54, on the charge of raping a four-year-old girl of Gaur Municipality of Rautahat. The accused, a local of Gaur Municipality – 1, allegedly lured the girl, who lived in his neighborhood, by giving her Rs 10 for chocolates and then raped her.

Doctor arrested for ‘raping’ woman

December 8, 2019 08:59 am

RAUTAHAT, Dec 8: Police have arrested a doctor for allegedly raping a woman in Rautahat. A team of police from the District Police Office, Rautahat, has arrested Sudheer Kumar Singh, 45, who is the in-charge at Sarautha Health Post in Yamunamai Rural Municipality.

APF seize onions worth Rs 3 million

November 19, 2019 10:38 am

RAUTAHAT, Nov 19: A team of Rautahat-based Armed Police Force has seized a truck full of onions which were being illegally smuggled into Nepal from India.

RAUTAHAT, Nov 6: Rautahat District Court is recording the statement from Mohammad Aftab Alam, the prime accused of Rautahat mass murder, today also.

RAUTAHAT, Nov 5: District Attorney Office (DAO), Rautahat has filed a case against suspended Nepali Congress lawmaker Mohammad Aftab Alam at the Rautahat District Court for his alleged involvement in committing several murders in Rautahat district in April 2008.

Case filed against Alam

November 4, 2019 15:31 pm

RAUTAHAT, Nov 4: District Attorney's Office at Rautahat has filed a case against suspended lawmaker Mohammad Aftab Alam on Monday for his alleged involvement in committing several murders in Rautahat district in April 2008.

RAUTAHAT, Oct 25: Mohammad Aftab Alam who is currently under police custody argued that his arrest in connection to an 11-year old incident is an unjustified and irrelevant one.

RAUTAHAT, Oct 13: Police have arrested Nepali Congress lawmaker Mohammad Aftab Alam on Sunday morning in connection with a bomb explosion that occurred in Rautahat some 11 years ago.

After a road accident, actress Keki Adhikari announced that the injury is not critical.  Keki got into a road accident around 2 am on Monday while traveling to Rautahat for the shooting of the film.

19 petrol pumps face action

August 16, 2019 20:50 pm

RAUTAHAT, Aug 16: The Regional Office of Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM) at Rautahat has taken action against 19 petrol pumps in Bara, Parsa and Rauthat for cheating customers.

RAUTAHAT, July 15: Normal life in Rautahat and surrounding areas has come to a standstill following incessant rainfall since the last few days, which has triggered massive floods in rivers like Bagmati, Lal Bakaiya, Jhajh, Lamaha, Chani and Tarahari.

RAUTAHAT, July 13: Gaur municipality in Rautahat district has been inundated by flood waters that accumulated after the embankment built in the area bordering India blocked their flow.

RAUTAHAT, July 13: Former Prime Minister and senior leader of ruling Nepal Communist Party Madhav Kumar Nepal's home in Rautahat has been flooded following heavy rainfalls in the district for the past three days.

RAUTAHAT, July 13: Floods caused by incessant rainfall for the past three days have inundated scores of villages in Rautahat district.

IN PICTURES: Rautahat inundated

July 12, 2019 12:26 pm

RAUTAHAT, July 12: Floods caused by incessant rainfall have inundated half a dozen villages in Rautahat.

RAUTAHAT, July 12: Floods caused by incessant rainfall have inundated half a dozen villages in Rautahat.

RAUTAHAT, June 9: Chief Administrative Officer of Gaur municipality in Rautahat was suspended on Sunday.

Chure destruction continues unabated

April 15, 2019 08:30 am

RAUTAHAT, April 15: When he was a kid, Krishna Timilsina, a local of Gaitadar village of Rautahat, never saw excavators carrying river mines.

RAUTAHAT, March 9: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Nepal Communist Party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal are jointly addressing an assembly in Rautahat district today afternoon.

RAUTAHAT, Feb 27: Primary investigation shows that the truck’s driver, Parlahad Thapaliya from Nijgadh, Bara driving under the influence and lost control in a turn – thereby hitting the school bus and injuring nine, including six children.

RAUTAHAT, Feb 24: Police have recovered six dead bodies from various places of Rautahat within a week, reflecting the poor state of security in the district.

Woman inmate injured by stove

February 2, 2019 08:25 am

RAUTAHAT (REPUBLICA): A female inmate at the district prison in Rautahat sustained critical injuries apparently after being burned by stove in the kitchen.

RAUTAHAT, Jan 31: The District Forest Office (DFO), Rautahat has tightened security along the national forest areas following repeated complaints from the locals regarding increasing number of cases of timber smuggling. With this, the DFO has been successful in seizing more than 200 cubic feet of logs and many vehicles used for smuggling purpose in the last one week.

RAUTAHAT, Nov 14: Devotees observed the Chhath festival by making offerings to the setting sun on Tuesday. The festival of goodwill and faith will come to an end after they make the final offering on Wednesday morning.

Thieves steal goods by digging tunnel

November 12, 2018 03:30 am

RAUTAHAT, Nov 12: A gang of thieves stole goods and cash worth Rs 2 million from four houses in Rautahat on Saturday night. The theft took place in Harshaha Tol of Katahariya Municipality 4. The group of thieves, who still remain unidentified, broke into the four houses by digging tunnels.

RAUTAHAT, Oct 13: Police in Rautahat district on Friday arrested six individuals including four Indian nationals in possession of Chinese pistols and their magazines.A police team on a regular patrol had arrested the six from the Nepal-India border. According to police, the police team led by Deputy Superintendent of Police Krishna Kumar Basnet from the District Police Office (DPO) caught them from the no man's land near Paroha Municipality-8, Motipur while they were smoking hashish.

CK Raut arrested in Gaur

October 7, 2018 17:20 pm

RAUTAHAT, Oct 7: Chairman of Free Madhes Alliance CK Raut has been arrested on Sunday afternoon from Gaur.

RAUTAHAT, Sept 25: Rautahat District Court has issued an arrest warrant against Sumit Rauniyar, chairman of Pappu Construction.

Samjhana succumbs to acid injury

September 24, 2018 08:10 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: Samjhana Das, 18, one of the two sisters who was undergoing treatment after an acid attack, has died on Sunday night in Kirtipur Hospital at 11:40 PM after infections spread to other parts of the body, Dr. Surendra Basnet said.

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: On August 25, four people died when a boat carrying 27 people capsized after hitting the pillar of a half-done bridge over the Lalbakaiya River in Rautahat. The contractor of the bridge had left the bridge construction work incomplete for years and the locals were forced to use boats to cross the river, so the public blamed the contractor, Pappu Construction, for the deaths.

Two new rape cases reported in Rautahat

September 21, 2018 05:30 am

RAUTAHAT, Sept 21: Two new cases of rape have been revealed in Rautahat district of tarai. Two rape cases were reported last week while the two new cases were reported in the district in last two days.

RAUTAHAT, Sept 20: Police on Tuesday arrested a person on the charge of attacking two teenage girls of Rautahat with acid, two weeks ago. The arrested person happens to be a neighbor of the victims, who was reportedly wooing one of the girls.

Four held on looting charge

September 19, 2018 15:45 pm

GAUSHALA, Sept 19: The Mahottari police Tuesday arrested four people on the charge of their involvement in the looting.

KATHMANDU, Sept 16: Two sisters from Chandra Municipality-6, Rautahat., victimized by the acid attack are in mayhem in Kirtipur hospital due to lack of money for treatment.

RAUTAHAT, Sept 2: The residents of a village in Rautahat have been forced to stay awake at night due to the fear of flood. The people of Badharwa village which is on the western bank of the Bagmati River have been staying awake all night due to the fear of flood. The members of about 300 households in Bhagwati Rural Municipality-5 have been staying in the dam throughout the night for many years now during the monsoon season.

RAUTAHAT, Aug 29: Ex-lawmaker Satya Narayan Bhagat and Kishor Chanau, a neighbor of one of the persons killed in Saturday's boat capsize in Lalbakaiya River, have filed separate complaints with government authorities Tuesday demanding action against Harinarayan Prasad Rauniyar, the civil contractor of the under-construction bridge over the river.

RAUTAHAT, Aug 28: Stating that negligence from Pappu Construction was to be blamed for Saturday’s deadly boat accident, there has been demand from all quarters to punish the contractor.

RAUTAHAT, Aug 27: Locals have accused Pappu Construction for Saturday’s boat capsize in Lalbakaiya River of Rautahat. At least two people were killed and three are missing.  Locals said the contractor’s failure to complete the construction of a bridge over the Lalbakaiya River on time forced people to use boat to cross the river so the contractor was also responsible for the accident.

RAUTAHAT, Aug 27: On Saturday, Dinesh Patel of Gaur Municipality-4, Rautahat, was preparing for Rakshya Bandhan, the festival which celebrates the bond and trust between brothers and sisters. He was waiting for his sister Runadevi to return to her maternal home from Ishnath Municipality-3, which is around four kilometers away. She had set off for her maternal home on Saturday evening with her youngest son.

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RATUTAHAT, Aug 26: Total 21 people were rescued whereas, five are still missing after a boat capsized in the swollen Lalbakaiya River in Rautahat, Saturday evening. Searching operation of those missing has been intensified witrh the help of security personnel and locals informed local administration.

RAUTAHAT, Aug 25: As many as 35 people have gone missing after a boat with 40 people onboard has been swept away by the swollen Lalbakaiya River in the district.