BAITADI, July 11: A family in Dogdakedar Rural Municipality-1 in Baitadi has been displaced after a landslide and flood in the region left seven houses at the risk of getting swept away. According to Madan Joshi, a landslide which passed over his house, leaving it severely damaged, has left him and his family with no choice but to leave their home.

BAITADI, June 28: The Melalui Municipality of Baitadi has decided to increase the allowance being provided to single men and orphans living within the municipality.

Landslide blocks Mahakali Highway

June 25, 2021 15:58 pm

BAITADAI, June 25: The Mahakali Highway has been blocked due to a landslide. The road has been blocked by the landslide that occurred at Dharamghar of Surnaya Rural Municipality-3 along the Satbanjha-Gokuleshwar section of the highway.

BAITADI, June 10: The Red Cross Society in Baitadi district has distributed face masks to 72 prisoners, 20 security personnels and 8 staff members serving in the district jail.

BAITADI, May 5: A teacher has died after getting infected by the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Baitadi. According to Yogendra Prasad Batta, chief of the health office of Baitadi, the 44-years old teacher died of the disease at 9:40AM on Wednesday.

BAITADI, May 2: The local administration in Baitadi district has enforced prohibitory orders in the district effective from Monday.

BAITADI, March 13: The construction of 141 drinking water schemes has started at the local level in Baitadi district with the aim of supplying clean drinking water to the people. The projects are being built with an estimated investment of over Rs 220 million in the current fiscal year 2020/21.

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: The final rites of late Bhagarathi Bhatta, who was murdered after rape, are being performed today.

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: Police have arrested a youth allegedly involved in the rape and murder of a teenager Bhagarathi Bhatta in Baitadi district.

BAITADI, Feb 14: Police have claimed that the rape and murder of 17-year-old Bhagrathi Bhatta of Chadepani in Dogadakedar Rural Municipality-7, Baitadi was committed by someone familiar with her.

BAITADI, Feb 9: Police have not been able to identify those involved in raping and killing Bhagrathi Bhatta, 17, of Chadepani of Dogadakedar Rural Municipality. The investigation is underway but the police have not found any reliable clues to reach the perpetrators. As the investigation continues with no lead, locals are worried that the culprits may escape.

*A postmortem conducted at the District Hospital of Baitadi on Saturday indicated that it could be a case of rape and subsequent murder

BAITADI, Dec 24: A person was killed and three others injured in a jeep accident at Sunarya Rural Municipality-7, Alugaira in Baitadi Thursday morning.

BAITADI, Dec 15: The district administration here has decided to take stringent action against those involved in black marketeering and defrauding consumers. Even legal cases will be filed on the basis of severity of the fraud- violation of the Food Act and Regulations.

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: Police on Sunday arrested six individuals including a ward chairperson on the charge of settling a rape case for one tola (11.56 grams) at Sigas Rural Municipality in Baitadi district.

BAITADI, Nov 24: At least five people died and six others sustained injuries when a jeep met an accident at Budda of Dashrath Chand Municipality-8 along the Gothalapani – Jhulaghat road section on Tuesday.

BAITADI, Nov 13: Four of the nine passengers who died in a tragic bus accident Thursday night at Khodpe of Patan Municipality-9 in Baitadi district have been identified.

BAITADI, Nov 13: At least nine people died and 34 people were injured when a passenger bus met with an accident at Khodpe of Patan Municipality-8 in Baitadi district along the Dashrath Chand Highway around 10:30 PM on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: Three airports in Sudur Pashchim Province will resume operation from tomorrow.

BAITADI, Sept 24: SOS Children's Village has rescued six helpless sisters from Dashrath Chand Municipality-10, in Baitadi. The sisters between the ages of five to 15 years old had been living helplessly without parents for the last two years.

Girl killed in leopard attack

March 10, 2020 13:21 pm

BAITADI, March 10: A nine-year-old girl was killed in a leopard attack at Melauli municipality-9 in Baitadi district this morning.

BAITADI, March 5: A meeting of the district-level coordination committee of Nepal-India held Wednesday in Baitadi district ended with a seven-point agreement on issues of the bilateral interests.

BAITADI, March 2: Health check is being conducted at the help desk established for coronavirus test at Jhulaghat border.

'Help Desk' set up to prevent COVID-19

February 23, 2020 14:05 pm

Baitadi, Feb 23 (RSS): A 'help desk' has been established at Jhulaghat of Baitadi for coronavirus test in order to prevent possible infection of coronavirus on the people returning Nepal via the border point. Jhulaghat is at Nepal-India border point.

BAITADI, Feb 10: An ambulance provided by the Sudur Paschim provincial government has been found used in smuggling wildlife.

BAITADI, Jan 27: The District Administration Office, Baitadi has said there is no chhaugoth in the district. Chhaugoth is a makeshift hut where menstruating women and new mothers are made to stay.

BAITADI, Jan 22: An unidentified group has set ablaze the contact office of Dilashaini rural municipality in Baitadi. The administrative section of the contact office based in rural municipality-3, Pansera was set on fire at 3.00 am on Wednesday.

BAITADI, Jan 2: High-hilly areas of Baitadi district have witnessed snowfall from Wednesday night. Snowfall has taken place at different places including Khodpe, Shreebhawar, Dholyamod and Sigasdhura in the district.

BAITADI, Nov 18: Nepal-India border point at Jhulaghat in Baitadi district will be sealed from November 22 to 25 in view of Legislative Assembly elections to be held in India.

Think beyond roads

October 24, 2019 02:00 am

In an egregious case of ‘dozer terror’ in Baitadi, the District Police Office has arrested the driver of the excavator for ramming the excavator bucket at the local people. The video of this cruel bulldozing, in which some locals are seen protesting and the driver rams the excavator at them mercilessly, went viral in social media, earning condemnation from Kathmandu and beyond.  As many as eight persons were injured, one of them seriously, in this act of crime. Meanwhile, the president of the local User’s Committee and two other persons have been arrested for investigation. According to Republica report, the locals were protesting against road construction because the land on which excavator was rammed on belonged to Guthi. In the video, the locals are also seen pelting stones at the excavator driver, who, enraged at this, aims the excavator bucket at the protestors randomly.  Whatever the dispute between the locals and the User’s Committee, attacking people with the excavator is a crime and those guilty of the incident must be brought to book, without any ifs and buts.  But broadly, the incident of Baitadi is emblematic of what is fundamentally wrong with our notion of development at local sphere.

BAITADI, Oct 23: After a video of an excavator haphazardly attacking the residents of Dasharath Chand Municipality went viral on social media, the District Police Office, Baitadi, arrested the driver of the earthmover for further investigation.

BAITADI, Oct 22: Eight people were injured, two of them seriously, when the bulldozer driver attacked them with the bucket of the vehicle in course of a dispute regarding the construction of the road.

BAITADI, Oct 2: Its been 25 days since a group of Baitadi folks at Jhulaghat bordering point in Baitadi district have been staging a relay hunger strike demanding a cemented bride over in the bordering point with India but their voices continue to be unheeded.

BAITADI, Sept 8: The state had outlawed the Haliya system, a system in which an agricultural bonded laborer works on another person’s land, 11 years ago. The Federation of Freed Haliya and the government had signed a five point-agreement on September, 5 of 2008 which was supposed to show a roadmap to enable the freed laborers a dignified life ahead. For many Haliyas in the district, this has not been the case.

BAITADI, Aug 17: A safety plan has been introduced targeting 56 community schools in the Dashrath municipality, Baitadi.

BAITADI, June 28: Patan municipality of Baitadi district has installed CCTV cameras in the bazaar area in a bid to control criminal activities.

Pine forests of Baitadi not fine

June 27, 2019 15:10 pm

BAITADI, June 27: The pine forests in Baitadi district are facing destruction due to the reckless collection of resin. The risk of forest fire has also increased due to this. A majority of the 357 community forests in the district are pine forests.

BAITADI, June 25: With the change in weather, the number of patients visiting the District Hospital in Baitadi has increased.

BAITADI, June 20: Spokesperson at Purchaudi municipality in the district, Gautam Prasad Bhatta, died after suffering serious injury in a motorcycle accident this morning. Also the chairman of ward no 4, Bhatta breathed his last during the treatment early morning.

Nepali citizen murdered in India

June 8, 2019 14:12 pm

BAITADI, June 8: A Nepali citizen has been murdered in India. The deceased has been identified as Lokendra Chand, 48, of Tallosworad of Baitadi district, according to Police Inspector at the District Police Office, Baitadi, Deepak Patali.

BAITADI, May 21: All six local governments in Baitadi are determined to come up with strategic plans aimed at ending child marriage in the district.

DHADING/ BAITADI, May 20: A total of 12 people were killed in two different accidents that occurred in Dhading and Baitadi districts on Sunday.

BAITADI, May 5: The local government in Baitadi is pouring most of its budget into infrastructure development, or road construction more precisely. All 10 local level governments in Baitadi are engrossed with the idea of “view-able development”, and are hence in unplanned road construction throughout the district.

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BAITADI, April 23: With a change in weather, patients’ flow has increased in several health facilities in Baitadi, according to health workers.

BAITADI, March 3: Five local levels in the district have launched mobile apps to ease the day to day activities and build informed citizenry.

Jhulaghat bridge remains an unmet promise

February 16, 2019 10:53 am

BAITADI, Feb 16: The locals of Jhulagaht of Baitadi district have sent a memorandum to the prime minister to immediately build a motorable bridge over the Mahakali River.

BAITADI, Feb 14: Baitadi folks have handed over a memo to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, drawing the government's attention to build a bridge at Jhluaghat that is long overdue.

Writ against Mayor acquitted

February 4, 2019 13:13 pm

BAITADI, Feb 4: The Mahendranagar bench of High Court Dipalyal on Sunday acquitted a writ petition filed against Dasharathchand Municipality Mayor Narendra Singh Thapa.

BAITADI, Jan 24: Power supply has been obstructed in Baitadi district for the past four days due to wind, rain and snowfall.