KATHMANDU, April 22: Nearly a year after the announcement of party unification, the top leaders of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) have finalized the chiefs of the party's lower committees.

BAITADI, April 9: An earthquake measuring 3.6 in Richter scale rattled mountainous districts of far-west at 8.37 this morning. The tremor was felt in Baitadi, Darchula and Bajhang districts.

KATHMANDU, April 5: Chairperson of Nepal Family Party, Eknath Dhakal-led group has reached the storm-affected areas on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, July 15: The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology has predicted flash floods in the rivers of hilly districts due to incessant rains, urging people living near the river banks and surrounding areas to remain alert to such possibility.

ROLPA, July 10: Forty eight districts in the country have been declared as the districts where full immunisation is guaranteed.

ROLPA, July 10: Forty eight districts in the country have been declared as the districts where full immunisation is guaranteed.

KATHMANDU, July 8: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health, Upendra Yadav, has said the health insurance programme would be reached to all districts, for which adequate budget was allocated.

KATHMANDU, July 4: Paddy plantation has been completed in 50 percent of paddy fields in 14 districts. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Land Management and Cooperatives, paddy plantation has been completed in half of the paddy fields in Kaski, Dolpa, Humla, Jajarkot, Salyan, Rolpa, Rukum, Pyuthan, Bajhang, Doti, Solukhumbu, Bhojpur, Kathmandu and Kanchanpur.

A jeep is seen buried under a landslide along the Prithvi Highway near Krishnabhir on Monday.

KHOTANG, June 10: Availabilty of fuel, daily consumables and construction materials has been affected in three districts after the Supreme Court issued an interim order that has barred heavy vehicles to ply on the BP Highway.

KATHMANDU, May 27: The textbooks of at least three subjects are yet to be provided to students in various schools even after six weeks of the beginning of the new academic session which started from April 15.

KATHMANDU, May 23: Dairy cooperatives in five districts have reduced milk collection from farmers, stating that dairy companies were not buying milk supplied by them.

BIRATNAGAR, April 29: Although locals have long been demanding regular air service between hilly districts of Province 1 and provincial capital Biratnagar, not decision has been taken in this direction so far.

KAILALI, April 14: The Bishu festival which is celebrated as the beginning of the New Year is being observed with much fervor and enthusiasm in the districts of the far-west region today.

JHAPA, April 11: Three Terai districts including Jhapa have seen a high risk of dengue epidemic.

KATHMANDU, April 10: A consignment of medicines meant for Dolpa district has remained stranded at Nepalgunj-based Rajha Airport since the past two weeks. Airway is the only viable transportation method to take the medicines to the far-flung Dolpa. However, 156 cartons of medicine have been stuck at the airport due to delay in chartering helicopters or planes.

CHITWAN, April 6: A high-level technical meeting held on Thursday in Chitwan decided to monitor districts like Rupandehi, Kapilvastu, Nawalparasi and Chitwan adjoining India in the wake of a bird flu outbreak in Indian borders. It also directed staying on high alert.

BIRATNAGAR, April 1: The Central Bureau of Statistics in collaboration with the district statistics offices (DSO) has started economic census in all 77 districts of the country for the first time with an aim of studying the actual economic status of the nation.

KATHMANDU, Mar 27: With the onset of summer, cases of forest fire are on the rise in the country. To date, 177 forests of 32 districts have reported the incidents of wildfire.

KATHMANDU, March 26: After many district bodies overseeing reconstruction works at the district level on behalf of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) are set to be dissolved with the restructuring of the local bodies in line with the new federal setup, the NRA is considering setting up its own units for reconstruction in all the 31 earthquake-hit districts.

ILAM, March 16: Two years ago, Ganesh Gurung of Mabu village in Ilam district purchased a second-hand Land Rover for Rs 800,000. He operated the vehicle as public transport on the Majhuwa-Ilam road section. So far, he said he has managed to earn Rs 300,000 from the vehicle.

KATHMANDU, March 9:The Department of Mines and Geology (DMG) is to undertake a geological study in different parts of the country.

KATHMANDU, March 2: Except for the accidental death of a minor, the Holi festival, which is also known as the festival of colors, was celebrated amidst jubilation across all hill and mountainous districts on Thursday. The festival is being celebrated across tarai districts in the southern plains on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: The new school session has started in five mountain districts from Wednesday but the textbooks have yet to be supplied to the districts.

PYUTHAN, Feb 5:  Every year during monsoon, transportation comes to a halt in Jhimruk Rural Municipality-1, Sautamare of Pyuthan district due to the swollen river. However, locals here are elated that they will no longer have to go through such ordeal after the construction of a concrete bridge. The Gartang River makes it challenging for people to move from one place to another in monsoon.

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: Several mountain districts including Jumla, Humla, Manang, Mustang and Kalikot, among others received heavy snowfall on Wednesday. This has affected life in those districts.

BAITADI, Jan 24: Many hilly districts of Province 7 have received snowfalls affecting life there.

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: The protests in various districts demanding the locating of provincial capitals in their own areas continued on Wednesday as well. The protests affected Dhankuta, Doti and Dang among other districts.

DHANKUTA, Jan 11: The banda imposed by the locals demanding that Dhankuta district be declared the capital of Province-2 has entered the fourth week today, continuing to cripple life in the hill districts.

POKHARA, Jan 10: Even though the hilly districts like Manang and Mustang are still waiting for seasonal snowfall that is imperative for the growth of crops in their fields, dipping temperature has certainly begun to worry them.

POKHARA, Jan 8: While increasing cold has massively affected several parts of the country and even claimed some lives in Madhes, hilly districts have experienced just the adverse.

Cold hits life hard in tarai districts

January 7, 2018 08:45 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: With the temperature continuing to dip each day, the biting cold of the winter has severely affected life in various districts in the tarai region. Cold has especially hit hard Saptari, Mahottari and Siraha of the tarai belt.

BARDIYA, Jan 3: Normal life in the districts of western Nepal, including Bardiya has been affected by the increasing cold triggered by thick fog and cold wave.

Major incidents in the districts in 2017

December 31, 2017 06:45 am

Amid new hopes and dreams among the people in the country after the successful elections paving the way for the new federal set up, what cannot, however, be ignored is our ground reality that still paints a very grim picture of our villages and towns.

Quake felt in far western districts

December 7, 2017 09:27 am

BAITADI, Dec 7: A tremor was felt in far western districts including Baitadi, as a 5.5 magnitude earthquake shook Uttarakhand in India on Wednesday night, said the National Seismological Center (NSC).

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: Voting for the second phase of House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly elections has commenced with excitement in 45 districts.  According to our reporters in the different districts people have already lined up in the polling centers to cast their votes early.

45 districts go to historic polls today

December 7, 2017 06:00 am

KATMANDU, Dec 7: As part of conducting all three levels of elections--local, provincial assembly and parliamentary--under the constitution promulgated in September 2015, the Election Commission (EC) is conducting second phase elections to parliament and the provincial assemblies on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 6:  Amid fears that party cadres from the districts that witnessed the first phase of elections could move to other districts to unduly influence the polls, authorities have taken pre-emptive measures to discourage such unnecessary movement ahead of the second phase polls scheduled for Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: Ballot boxes of 71 polling stations of six districts used for the elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies held on November 26 are yet to be brought to the district headquarters.

Historic polls in 32 districts

November 27, 2017 12:50 pm

A look into first phase voting in 32 districts.

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: The voting that began at 7:00 am for the first phase of elections to the House of Representatives and Provincial assemblies in 32 districts was recorded at 50 per cent by 2:00 Pm.

Historic polls in 32 districts today

November 26, 2017 09:00 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: After successfully holding the local elections, the Election Commission (EC) is conducting the first round of elections to the central parliament and provincial assemblies today under the new constitution promulgated in September 2015 which ended years of chronic political instability that emerged with Maoists' armed struggle against the government in 1996.

KHOTANG, Nov 24: Khotang has finally been connected to national road network after Dudh Koshi bridge’s came into operation today. However, the bridge was supposed to be constructed five years ago. The RCC suspension bridge, first of its kind in Nepal, was constructed at the cost of 11 crore rupees.

Street dramas in all 77 districts

November 18, 2017 12:06 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 18: As polling dates for federal parliament and house of representative near, dramas on awareness of election education will be conducted in all 77 districts.

KATHMANDU, Nov 10: With 16 days to go for the parliamentary and provincial assembly elections, the Election Commission (EC) has completed transportation of poll materials to all 37 election constituencies in hilly and mountainous regions, where the first round of elections are taking place.

KATMANDU, Nov 6: With the first round of parliamentary and provincial elections just 20 days away, the Election Commission (EC) is busy dispatching poll logistics to the 32 districts where the polls are taking place. Except establishing polling centers in the districts, all logistical preparations required for the polls have been completed at the central level, election officials say.

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: The Offices of Chief Election Officer and Election Officers in 45 districts allocated election symbols on Sunday to the candidates for the second round of House of Representatives and State Assemblies elections. The twin elections (second phase) are taking place in 45 districts on coming December 7.

POKHARA, Oct 24: The electoral alliances formed through the decisions of the central committees of various political parties to stand a better chance in the upcoming parliamentary and provincial elections have led to widespread criticisms at the district level.

POKHARA, Oct 23: The electoral alliances formed through the decisions of the central committees of various political parties to stand a better chance in the upcoming parliamentary and provincial elections have led to widespread criticisms at the district level.

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: The Nepali Congress parliamentary committee today finalized the candidates to represent the party in the upcoming elections in seven districts.