DHANKUTA, Dec 3: An attempt has been made to kill Devendra Guragain, the ward chairman of Pakhribas Municipality 6 of Dhankuta, by locking him inside his house and setting it on fire. On Sunday night, the house was set on fire while he was sleeping and was locked up from outside.
DHANKUTA, Nov 23: Three members of the same family were found dead in Dhankuta. Chief Dhankuta District Officer Punya Bikram Paudel told Republica that three members of the same family were found dead in Dhankuta Municipality-1, Nigol.
According to the chief of the District Health Office, Tulsi Prasad Guragai, as many as 84 people tested positive for COVID-19 in tests conducted on Tuesday at Dhankuta Hospital. Among the infected, 50 are males while 34 are females.
DHANKUTA, Dec 24: With an aim to attracting national and international tourists, view towers are being constructed in parts of Dhankuta. The towers have been constructed in places including Chaubise Rural Municipality, Sangurigadhi Rural Municipality, Dhankuta Municipality and Sahidbhumi Rural Municipality. Likewise, towers are under construction at several other places in the districts.
DHANKUTA, Oct 8: Tulsi Bahadur Shrestha of Mathillo Kopche in Dhankuta-5 successfully painted two of his houses orange within two months. As everyone in his locality decided to paint their houses orange, Shrestha made up his mind to do the same. He spent Rs 100,000 for that.
Dhankuta Municipality is introducing a package of paragliding and rafting to promote adventure tourism in the district. The paragliding route starts from Chuliban that lies in Ward 9 of Dhankuta Municipality and ends on the bank of Tamor River. After landing, the participants can go for a five-kilometer-long rafting on the river.
DHANKUTA, April 2: Different multi-year projects running for years in Dhankuta district have faced hardships in the recent times for lack of budget. Stakeholders have complained that the situation emerged after the the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction did not release the budget as expected.
DHANKUTA, March 26: Fires in 13 different community forests in Dhankuta have caused damage of around Rs 20 million in the district, the Dhankuta chapter of Federation of Community Forestry Users’ Nepal (FECOFUN) said.
DHANKUTA, March 13: Two employees of Department of Roads (DoR), Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport, died when a truck en route to Dhankuta from Dharan carrying excavator parts met with an accident today at Ghante of Sangurigadhi Rural Municipality-9 along the Koshi Highway. Four people have been injured in the accident.
Dhankuta, Jan 21: As the talks between the Chief District Officer (CDO) and the struggle committee formed to demand provincial capital in Dhankuta ended inconclusively, the curfew imposed by the administration and indefinite strike called by the struggle committee is still ongoing.
DHANKUTA, Jan 20: Following its inconclusive discussion with residents of Dhankuta, and political parties, the local administration office has continued with its prohibitory order on Saturday. The local administration has decided that as long as the protest form doesn’t change, the district will reel under prohibitory order, Prem Prakash Upreti, chief district officer said.
KATHMANDU, Jan 6: Provincial Capital Establishing Committee, Dhankuta on Saturday staged a sit-in in the capital to pile pressure on Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to declare Dhankuta as the center of Province 1.
DHANKUTA, Dec 18: Government and private schools affiliated with PABSON and N-PABSON have been closed to express solidarity for the protesters who are demanding Dhankuta as provincial capital. “We’ve reduced a day of winter vacation to support the cause,” Nanda Neupane, treasurer of PABSON from Province 1 said.
DHANKUTA, Dec 2: Comparatively a developed district in the eastern hill and the headquarters of the eastern development region, Dhankuta is once again at the helm of political agenda of the district leaders to establish it as the provincial capital of Province No. 1.
KATHMANDU, Oct 26: An all-party delegation from Dhankuta district on Thursday met with Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba at the latter’s official residence in Baluwatar and handed over a memorandum demanding that Dhankuta be declared as the capital of Province 1.
DHANKUTA, July 2: Dhankuta district has turned into a red fort for the CPN-UML as the party has won the elections in all the seven local units of the district. UML candidates won the elections for the posts of both mayor and deputy mayor of Dhankuta Municipality along with 42 ward chairpersons. With this victory, UML has an overwhelming majority in the district coordination committee as well.
DHANKUTA, June 11: Major political parties like the Nepali Congress (NC), CPN-UML, CPN (Maoist Center) and Rastriya Prajatanta Party (RPP) have finalize their candidates for all seven local units for the second phase of local polls slated for June 28.
DHANKUTA, Oct 29: Two persons were killed and six others injured when a pickup truck skidded off the road and plunged around 70 meters down the road at Simledanda of Chhintang-8 in the district on Friday night.