KATHMANDU, Oct 15: Kusundi, a remote village in Siraha district, is gripped by a different kind of fear. It is not the coronavirus pandemic, but 'a witch who can make them fall sick just by an evil spell' that has ‘bothered’ the village people. The villagers avoid passing through a certain house, 'where the witch lives'. Even throwing a glance into the direction of the house is considered a risk.
SIRAHA, July 31: Uncertainty is increasing with six local levels in Siraha district failing to bring the budget for the fiscal year 2020/21. These local levels should have brought their annual estimates of income and expenditure within June 24 but have not been able to due to internal conflict and disagreement between the people's representatives.
KATHMANDU, June 4: On late Friday evening, Raju Kushwaha was not feeling well. The 19-year-old from Bagmati Municipality-10 in Sarlahi district was having a conversation with his family members before going to bed. Suddenly, he got a call from his girlfriend at around 10:30PM.
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.
SIRAHA, July 23: A famous nursing home in Siraha has drawn attention following the detention of Dr Shambhu Kumar Yadav for performing a selective abortion at the facility. Mirchaiya Nursing Home, situated at the Mirchaiya marketplace of Siraha, is considered both expensive and well equipped. Dr Yadav’s case has reached the district court, and the police are actively investigating the incident.
SIRAHA, July 19: A team of leaders of the main opposition Nepali Congress including its chairperson Sher Bahadur Deuba visited the flood-hit areas in Siraha district to take stock of relief efforts on Friday.
LAHAN, July 19: The Siraha District Health Office has launched free mobile health camp, targeting the areas largely affected by recent monsoon floods. Basbitta and Sarswor of Siraha municipality-6 and Kalyanpur rural municipality-3 were mostly affected by the flooding.
SIRAHA, April 21: Rinku Kumari Yadav of Siraha Bazar had a little money in her pocket when she went to the district hospital for her pregnancy check up last week. She was straight away told to have a video x-ray, blood culture, urine and stool tests done. This cost her a lot. After that, she was handed a long list of medicines. She thought that buying the medication would not be expensive as the government provides 70 kinds of essential drugs for free. More so, for a pregnant woman.
SIRAHA, March 16: On March 10, a team from the District Police Office (DPO), Siraha, arrested a truck with an Indian number plate from a go-down near the Customs Office of Madar Bazar of Siraha-17. The truck (Br 06 G 2612) was found carrying goods with no receipts. Though police were successful in seizing the truck, the smuggler and the driver ran away.
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.
SIRAHA, Feb 3: "Siraha is among those districts which kept supporting the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) despite various ongoing rumors and propaganda," said Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, speaking at the 15th Hem Narayan Memorial Assembly in Siraha on Saturday.
The driver of the excavator has been at large since the accident. Inspector Basnet informed Republica that the driver is an Indian national and does not have a driving license. It has been revealed that the excavator belongs to Pramod Yadav of Siraha, Hakpada.
SIRAHA, Dec 16 : A fire broke out at Bagabira village of Bode Barsayen Municipality-7 in Saptari district on Saturday night, reducing six houses to ashes and destroying approximately Rs 1 million worth of property, said the police.
SIRAHA, Dec 11: Known for his crusade for reforms in the country's medical education, senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC has conducted free health camps in poverty-stricken settlements in Siraha district. Dr KC who arrived here in Lahan on Sunday, provided free health check-up to the locals in two nearby settlements of poor and marginalized communities on Monday.
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.
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.
SIRAHA, Sept 6: After struggling with the lack of transparency, mismanagement, irregularities and various other difficulties for almost two decades, the announcement of local elections had brought a huge respite to locals.
SIRAHA, July 28: ‘Eco-tourism’ is a buzz word in Golbazar Municipality these days. The wetland around Lamamada forest at the base of a Chure hill have caught the attention of concerned stakeholders. The provincial and local governments, locals, district forest office and the municipality office have jointly been working for eco-tourism by conserving the wetlands.
SIRAHA, May 20: Dhangadimai Municipality of Siraha has developed a smartphone application to improve public service delivery and good governance. The app has been introduced to enhance people's access to the development works carried out by the municipality.
THADI, May 6:After a respite of a week, smuggling of Chinese apples has started again in Siraha, by changing routes and vehicles. Following the publication of a news story about the smuggling of apples a week ago, the smugglers have found new routes starting from the town of Lahan.
LAHAN, April 23: The government has launched a special campaign in Siraha to encourage people to sponsor the education of children who are out of school because of poverty. Named 'One child's admission, my social responsibility', the campaign aims to bring more children to school in the district where some 1,600 children of school going age are still deprived of education. The campaign also encourages people to accept the guardianship of deprived children.