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.

BAJHANG, Jan 30: With the sudden plunge in temperature after heavy snowfall in the mountain region,   wild animals and birds have moved to human settlement areas to escape the bitter cold. However, they have turned victims at the hands of locals and poachers.

Drinking water crisis hits rural Bajhang

December 19, 2017 02:48 am

BAJHANG, Dec 18: As the sources of drinking water have started drying up, dozens of villages in Bajhang are suffering from an acute shortage of drinking water.

Bhairav Sing from UML wins in Bajhang

December 8, 2017 13:41 pm

Bajhang, Dec 8: Bhairav Sing, candidate from Left Alliance has won the federal election in Bajhang.

BAJHANG, Nov 15: Former Bajhang district president of Nepali Congress (NC), Prithivi Bahadur Singh, is contesting the upcoming parliamentary elections from the only constituency of Bajhang district. His main rival in the polls is Bhairav Bahadur Singh, an alternate central member of CPN-UML. A tough competition is expected between them in the elections slated for November 26.

BAJHANG, Oct 13:  Two brothers of the same family in Bajhang who had left for India in search of employment have returned back with HIV. The virus has not just been transmitted to their wives but also to one of their children. Being horrified by the result of the blood tests, which showed all of them HIV positive, the two brothers along with their wives and an infant ran away to India all over again instead of taking medicines.

BAJHANG, Oct 13:    Besides the increase in crime rate, illegal buying and selling of wild animals and birds including the national bird of the country 'danphe' has become rampant in Chainpur, the district headquarters of Bajhang.

Tomatoes cost Rs 180 a kg in Bajhang

September 13, 2017 09:06 am

BAJHANG, Sept 12: The price of tomato has been increasing exponentially in the local market of Bajhang. Citing low production by the farmers, vendors are selling tomatoes at Rs 180 per kg these days.

BAJHANG, July 9: Vegetables are rotting in farms as farmers in Bajhang are not finding market for their produce.

BAJHANG, June 28: Voting process has been halted at Pandu Higher Secondary center of Jay Prithivi Bahadur Municipality-3 of the district.

BAJHANG, June 14: Some women in Bajhang have announced that they will vote for candidates in the upcoming local level elections who express commitment to end the tradition of chhaupadi. They have openly forwarded this demand to mayoral candidates of Maoists (Center), CPN-UML and Nepali congress, among other political parties, during the latter’s door to door election campaign.

BAJHANG, March 23: Most rivers in Bajhang are not very clean because locals throw dead cattle into them, wash clothes and above all defecate on their banks. Despite knowing how much the water is impure the same locals are forced to drink water from these rivers as other water sources are drying up fast.

BAJHANG, Feb 17: Women and children in the remote villages of Bajhang district have been deprived of vaccination and iron tablets.

BAJHANG, Feb 8: For Bajhang, toilets are a recently introduced novelty. Within some years they have become ubiquitous. However, male and elder female members of 20 villages in the district have decided to keep them off limits to women during menstruation and during post-delivery period, at least.

BAJHANG, Jan 31: Pregnant women and new mothers in over two dozen of VDCs in Bajhang district have been deprived of iodized salt as the salt has not been supplied to those areas. The women say they hardly have any idea about the salt. The government has limited the availability of iodized salt only to the district headquarters Chainpur, depriving locals of remote areas of the much-needed salt.

BAJHANG, Jan 19: Snowfall in Bajhang district since the past four days has forced the locals to undertake precarious journey across the Prithivi Highway.

BAJHANG, Jan 4: Celebrating the birth of a son is not a new thing for the locals of Bajhang. But, recently, a couple did something unusual which surprised many of them.

BAJHANG, Oct 6: An acute shortage of foodstuffs has gripped many rural villages of Bajhang, a district in the far-western Nepal,forcing the people to eat wild fruits for survival. The people of the affected villages including Kanda have started eating wild fruits and Sisnu plants (urtica dioica) for the survival.

BAITADI, July 30: Five houses have been buried due to landslide triggered by torrential rain in Bajhang district on Friday. Similarly, eight houses are at high risk of landslide.

BAITADI, July 30: Five houses have been buried due to landslide triggered by torrential rain in Bajhang district on Friday. Similarly, eight houses are at high risk of landslide.

BAITADI, July 2: Fresh earthquake has jolted Bajhang district for two times Friday morning.