By-election messages

May 1, 2024 07:30 am

The elections held last Saturday in Bajhang for a provincial assembly member and a federal parliamentarian in Ilam have helped to understand where the country's political winds are blowing. The results of this election have also answered the question of which party, ideology, or leader the voters favor, or how much they dislike politics.

BAJHANG, April 28: The CPN-UML’s candidate has obtained the highest votes so far in the ongoing vote count in the by-election held Saturday for the vacant post of province assembly member in Bajhang (A).

BAJHANG, April 28: CPN-UML’s Daman Bhandari has maintained the lead in the ongoing vote count in Bajhang constituency (A).

KATHMANDU, April 10: The Election Commission (EC) has announced the enforcement of the electoral code of conduct in Ilam district provincial assembly constituency-2 and Bajhang district provincial assembly constituency-1 (1) for the upcoming by-election scheduled for April 27.

KATHMANDU, March 12: The Rastriya Swatantra Party (RSP) has decided not to field its candidate in the by-election to the Province Assembly to be held in Bajhang district.

4.4 magnitude earthquake rattles Bajhang

February 16, 2024 11:45 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: An earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter Scale was recorded in Bajhang district this morning.

Tremors of earthquake felt in Bajhang

January 13, 2024 07:35 am

Chainpur (Bajhang), Jan 13: Tremors of an earthquake were felt in Bajhang on Friday night.

Earthquake hits Bajhang

December 31, 2023 08:44 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 31: An earthquake measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale struck the Kanda area in Bajhang at 6:45 in the morning, according to the National Earthquake Monitoring and Research Center.

Aftershock jolts Bajhang

November 20, 2023 12:54 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: An aftershock measuring 4.5 on the Richter Scale and with epicenter at Dhamena occurred in Bajhang at 11:37 AM today, said the National Earthquake Monitoring and Research Center.

In the shadows of the towering Himalayas, Nepal grapples with a persistent reminder of its geologically precarious position -- the repeated tremors shaking the western parts of the country.

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: Late in the evening on Wednesday, Bajhang experienced another earthquake, causing concern among local residents. This time, the tremor measured at a magnitude of 5.2, with its epicenter located at Bhatekhola in Musta Rural Municipality.

KATHMANDU, Oct 7: Bajhang, which experienced a significant earthquake on October 3, continues to be shaken by aftershocks. Today, at 11:45 AM, the region was struck by another earthquake measuring 5.3 in magnitude.

KATHMANDU, Oct 6: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal embarked on a visit to Bajhang today to inspect the areas affected by the recent earthquakes. He reached Bajhang on a Nepali Army helicopter and is scheduled to return to Kathmandu later this evening.

Quake tremors felt again in Bajhang

October 6, 2023 10:59 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 6: On Thursday night, tremors of two earthquakes were felt in Chainpur of Bajhang district, according to the National Earthquake Monitoring and Research Center.

KATHMANDU, Oct 5: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has announced his upcoming visit to the earthquake-affected areas in Bajhang district. His visit aims to assess the extent of human and physical damage in and around Bajhang.

BAJURA, Oct 5: At least two children were injured and nine houses completely damaged due to a 6.3 magnitude earthquake in Bajhang on Tuesday. The epicenter of the quake was Chainpur, according to the National Earthquake Monitoring and Research Centre (NEMRC), Lainchaur, Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, Oct 4: Nepali Congress president and former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has expressed sorrow over the incidences of a death of a person, some persons missing and scores of others being injured due to the earthquake occurred in Bajhang on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 4:Bajhang district experienced multiple jolts of earthquake within a span of two hours on Tuesday afternoon, causing damages to several houses, government buildings and schools.

Kathmandu, Aug 21: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defense, Purna Bahadur Khadka, held a meeting with Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), Dinesh Kumar Thapaliya, on Monday.

Tremors of earthquake felt in Bajhang

August 18, 2023 07:53 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 18: An earthquake has occurred in Bajhang with its epicenter in Khiratadi.

BAJHANG, June 20: Prithvi Bahadur Singh, the law minister of Sudurpaschim Province government, has been involved in a car accident in Bajhang. Police said that five people, including Minister Singh, were injured in the accident.

Earthquake shakes Bajhang

May 24, 2023 09:11 am

BAJHANG, May 24: An earthquake occurred with its epicenter in Daulichaur, Bajhang of the Sudurpaschim Province.

BAJHANG, May 22: A person, who was collecting Yarshagumba, died after an avalanche occurred at Dhanshera of Surma Rural Municipality-2 in Bajhang district on Sunday. The identity of the deceased has not been ascertained as yet.

BAJHANG, May 4: A yarsagumba picker died and another one went missing in the mountainous area of Bajhang district.

BAJHANG, Nov 24: CPN (Unified Socialist)'s Bhanu Bhakta Joshi has been elected as a member of the House of Representatives from Bajhang. He got 28,143 votes while his nearest rival CPN-UML's Ain Bahadur Mahar 27,145.

BAJHANG, Nov 13: After the earthquake in Patadewal of Khaptadchanna Rural Municipality-6 on Saturday evening again, Nepal Police has been using loudspeakers urging the local people to stay outside their houses.

KATHMANDU, OCT 18: The number of passengers killed in a jeep accident in Bajhang has reached seven. A total of 18 people were injured in the accident that took place Wednesday afternoon in the district.

KATHMANDU, OCT 19: Six passengers died on the spot in a jeep accident that took place on Wednesday afternoon in Bajhang.

Dhangadhi, August 10:  Three members of the same family have been found dead in Bajhang. According to the police, the wife and children of one Pushkar Parki were found dead in Raru, Bungal Municipality-9 of the district.

Man beaten to death

November 28, 2021 11:45 am

BAJHANG, Nov 28: Piru Bhandari, 47, of Jwada in Jaya Prithvi Municipality-7 was beaten to death. Dipendra Thapa of the same ward had beaten Bhandari after they had an argument while they were sitting near a fire.

BAJHANG, August 5: A total of 56 birthing centres have been set up at different local levels in Bajhang district in the last four years.

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

“Don’t let rapists walk free”

September 28, 2020 17:20 pm

Youths stage protests in the capital demanding justice for Samjhana and severe punishment against the perpetrators

BAJHANG, Sept 27: Samjhana BK was a charming girl. Twelve years old BK was a sixth grader at Mashta Basic School, a public school in Mashta Rural Municipality-2, a remote village in Bajhang. But as the pandemic forced schools across the country to shut down for multiple months, BK was staying home with her grandmother and two sisters. “Because her school was closed and she remained at home for most of the time, Samjhana helped us in household chores. She was gradually growing into a bigger, brighter and smarter girl,” recalls Haasu Kami, her grandmother who is now surviving with her darling granddaughter’s memories.

KATHMANDU, Sept 26:  A group of youths have staged a demonstration in Kathmandu demanding justice to a 12-year-old Samjhana Kami from Bajhang district in Far-western Nepal. She was murdered after rape a few days ago.

No yarshagumba picking this year

April 26, 2020 14:45 pm

BAJHANG, April 26: The local levels in Bajhang district have decided not to let people pick yarshagumba this year in the wake of lockdown enforced to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.

BAJHANG, Dec 2: The upgrading and blacktopping work of Dewal Airport in Bajhang is behind schedule.

BAJHANG, Nov 18 :People living in the headquarters of Bajhang and neighboring villages who have been drinking the water of the Seti River and Bauli Gaad will finally be provided safe and clean drinking water. The villagers of Jay Prithvi Municipality, Bhojpur, Damdur and Dewat of Chainpur, Bhajang will be supplied safe drinking water through collaborative efforts of the Asian Development bank and the Chainpur Drinking Water and Cleanliness Consumer's Committee (CDWCCC).

BAJHANG, Sept 9: The district hospital of Bajhang and private medical centers have been jam-packed with the patients of viral infections. Most of them are from the rural villages and have high fever. According to the medical superintendent of the district hospital, Sandip Okheda, viral fever has gripped the people here for the last two weeks. "Hundreds of people are coming to the hospital for treatment. The situation is chaotic," he said. "People are getting sick due to the changing season, consumption of dirty water, the recent floods and so on," he added.

CHAINPUR, June 23: A journalists' network has been formed to work for mitigation of all kinds of violence against women in Bajhang district. The network has been formed at the initiative of Sancharika Samuha Nepal.

10 killed in Bajhang jeep accident

June 18, 2019 08:10 am

BAJHANG, June 18: Ten persons were killed while six others sustained injuries when a passenger jeep heading toward Masta Rural Municipality from Dungri of Jaya Prithvi Municipality in Bajhang district met with an accident on Monday afternoon.

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BAJHANG, May 1: These days, Kalpana Bohora, a ninth grader at Kanda Secondary School in Bajhang, is found worrying about how much herbs she will collect in a particular day. She says she never cared so much about her school lessons as much she does about Yarsa, a Himalayan herb with purported aphrodisiac properties.

4.8 Richter earthquake hits Bajhang

April 15, 2019 09:14 am

KATHMANDU, April 15: A 4.8 Richter scale earthquake hit Bajhang and surrounding areas at 4:27 AM, the National Seismological Center (NSC) said.

2 killed, 16 injured in jeep accident

February 19, 2019 07:57 am

BAJHANG, Feb 19: Two people died and 16 others were injured when an overloaded jeep met with an accident in Kaprikot of Bajhang district following brake failure on Sunday evening.

DHANGADHI, Jan 23: Mountain districts of western Nepal experienced heavy snowfall on Tuesday. The snowfall which started since Monday night affected all the northern districts of Sudurpaschim Province, bringing down the temperature drastically.

BAJHANG, Jan 20: ​ Birkise Rokaya, 58, was never this happy before. With food depot now in village, he thinks that food crisis won't hit his village anymore.

Students forced to study under open sky

November 23, 2018 19:10 pm

BAJHANG, Nov 23: The students of Bishwanath Primary School, Basti have been forced to study in the open sky after their school building was swept away by landslides.

BAJHANG/TIKAPUR, Oct 10: At least four people were killed in two separate accidents in Bajhang and Kailali districts on Tuesday.

Open gambling in Bajhang DAO

July 30, 2018 03:00 am

BAJHANG, July 30: Government employees and contractors in Bajhang have been accused of gambling under the pretext of playing badminton every morning.