MAHENDRANAGAR, May 6: Excessive use of chemical fertilizers by farmers is found increasing the acidity of the soil in their fields. The level of acidity in the soil has increased due to the lack of organic matter. It is said the crop yield is declining every year due to the increasing soil acidity and lack of organic nutrients for the plants. Various tests carried out vindicate to this.

KANCHANPUR, March 26: A day after the District Court (DC), Kanchanpur, released sacked Superintendent of Police (SP) Dilli Raj Bista on bail, suspended Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) Angur GC surrendered himself before the court on Monday.

SP Bista released on bail

March 25, 2019 09:55 am

KANCHANPUR, March 25: Sacked Superintendent of Police (SP) Dilli Raj Bista, who surrendered before the District Court (DC), Kanchanpur last week, has been released on bail following the court’s order on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, March 24: The Kanchanpur District Court has ordered former SP Dilli Raj Bista to pay Rs. 1.5 million in bail amount. Bista is one of the eight police officers who allegedly destroyed evidence of Nirmala Panta’s brutal rape and murder last year.

KANCHANPUR, March 19: A week after the Kanchanpur District Court issued a warrant against Dilli Bista and Angur GC, Bista, the then Superintendent of Police at District Police Office, Kanchanpur, has presented himself before the court.

KATHMANDU, March 13: The District Court of Kanchanpur has issued a 35 days warrant to the then SP Dilli Bista and DSP of Central Investigation Bureau, Angur GC to be present before the court after the duo ignored the court’s order to record their statement.

Kanchanpur, March 8: A case has been registered at Kanchanpur District Court against eight police officials for allegedly meting out torture and destroying evidences associated to the rape and subsequent murder of Nirmala Panta – a 13-year-old girl from Bhimdutta municipality-2 of Kanchanpur.

DHANGADHI, March 6: Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa has expressed the determination to find out and bring to book the murderers of 13-year-old girl Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur.

Nirmala Panta's parents call off sit-in

February 23, 2019 10:36 am

BHIMDATTANAGAR, Feb 23: The parents of Nirmala Panta of Bhimdattanagar municipality-2, who had been staging a sit-in for long, demanding action against the culprits behind the rape and murder of their daughter, have called off the sit-in.

Arson attack at Ncell tower

February 23, 2019 10:34 am

KANCHANPUR, Feb 23: Ncell Company's mobile tower at Asaina of Shuklaphanta municipality-4 in Kanchanpur district came under arson attack last night.

KANCHANPUR, Feb 15: In yet another case of gold seizure, Kanchanpur police has recovered 5.6-kilogram gold from the cowshed of Suraj Tiruwa at Amarpur in Shukhlaphanta Municipality-11.

KANCHANPUR, Feb 4: The Indian Seema Suraksha Bal (SSB) has resumed the work of digging a trench in the no man's land near Dokebazar of Kanchanpur since Saturday despite being warned by the Nepali authorities not to do so.

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: Sisters Babita and Roshani Bom, suspects in the widely known murder case of Nirmala Pant of Kanchanpur, have said they are innocent.

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: As a Tribute to late Sunny Khuna and fundraising  for critically injured Arjun Bhadra and Surendra Deuba during the clash against Nirmala Panta rape and murder case on August 24 in Kanchanpur, the music event entitled ‘Lest We Forget Kanchanpur Diaries’ will be held on Saturday.

19-year-old survives tiger attack

December 26, 2018 14:03 pm

KANCHANPUR, Dec 26:  A woman was injured after being attacked a tiger at Mahakali municipality-4 in Kanchanpur district. She is Amrita Singh Thakuri, 19 of the same locality.

KAILALI, Dec 26: Ravi Oad, the winner of Nepal Idol Season 2,  has been bereaved of his mother.

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KANCHANPUR, Dec 16: A total of 781 people have benefited from a free eye camp in Shuklaphanta Municipality-4 in Kanchanpur district.

KATHMANDU, Dec 11: Nepal Police chief Sarbendra Khanal has said that he is ready to give up his uniform if any lapses are found on his part during the investigation into the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur.

KANCHANPUR, Dec 10: "Sorrow is not necessarily reflected just in shedding tears. My heart aches with pain every second of the day," laments Durgadevi Panta, mother of thirteen-year-old Nirmala of Bhimdatta Municipality who was raped and subsequently murdered four months ago. As it has been a long time since she has been pleading for justice for her daughter, her eyes have dried up.

KANCHANPUR, Dec 9: Police officials have claimed that they are close to solving the case of rape and murder of Nirmala Panta in Kanchanpur following the arrest of two suspects -- Pradeep Rawal and Bishal Chaudhary.

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: In the four months since Nirmala Panta, the 13-year-old schoolgirl in Kanchanpur district, was raped and subsequently murdered, the issue of rape and other gender-based violence has remained the most talked-about issue. Civil society groups, informal social media groupings and several other networks launched awareness and pressure campaigns aimed at sensitizing the public about violence against women and girls.

KAILALI, Nov 23: The total 2,400 families living in Kailali and Kanchanpur districts are being provided the landownership certificate.

BHIMDUTTANAGAR, Nov 21: Nepali Congress youth leader and lawmaker Gagan Thapa has alleged that the government was not serious regarding in finding the perpetrators of the ‘rape and subsequent murder’ of Nirmala Panta, a 13-year-old girl from Bhimduttanagar Municipality-2, Kanchanpur district.

KANCHANPUR, Nov 12: Demanding justice for their raped and murdered daughter, the parents of Nirmala Panta have started sit-in protest for 'indefinite period' in front of Kanchanpur District Administration Office (DAO) from Sunday.

BHIMDUTTANAGAR, Nov 11: Nirmala Panta's parents have staged a sit in protest demanding justice for their daughter.

KANCHANPUR, Nov 11: With no progress apparent in the investigations, the parents of rape and murder victim Nirmala Panta are starting a sit-in protest for an indefinite period from Sunday in Mahendranagar, district headquarters of Kanchanpur.

KANCHANPUR, Nov 6: Parliamentarians both from Nepal and India of the bordering areas have agreed to construct a dry port at Kanchabhoj of Mahakali Municipality.

100+ days of national pain

November 4, 2018 00:26 am

It has been 102 days since Nirmala Panta, 13-year-old girl, was raped and murdered in Kanchanpur. People across the country came out, demanding swift action against the perpetrator(s). Despite multiple investigations, Nepal Police has not been able to track down the killers. The all-powerful Oli government has been in damage-control mode from the get-go. Stories of multiple lapses in the investigation were reported, and the government fired the police officers who initially handled the case.

KANCHANPUR, Oct 30: Women rights activists and locals resumed their protests on Monday, demanding justice for Kanchanpur teenager Nirmala Pant who was raped and murdered over three months ago. However, the protesters are now sharply divided into two major factions.

MAHENDRANAGAR, Oct 22: A 12 year old boy from Bhimdatta municipality 12, Kanchanpur has been accused of raping a three year old neighbor on Sunday evening.

KANCHANPUR, Oct 20:  A group of women engaged in the herbal farming at Beldandi in Shuklaphanta Municipality in Kanchanpur district has been achieving economic independence thereby uplifting their socio-economic status since their herbal farming began to thrive.

BHIMDATTANAGAR, Oct 13: A committee formed to investigate the role and work execution of the then police officers and employees of the District Police Office, Kanchanpur assigned to handle the case relating to the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta of Kholti of Bhimdattanagar-2 continues its works.

KANCHANPUR, Oct 8: Kanchanpur is reeling under a high risk of malaria due to open border with India. Number of patients entering into the country with malaria epidemic from India is on the rise every year.

KANCHANPUR, Sept 30:  Police have said that DNA tests of the then SP of Kanchanpur, Dilli Bista, his son Kiran and another youth, Ayush Bista didn't match the samples found in Nirmala's body following her rape and murder two months ago, according to DSP Krishna Ojha.

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Rare python released in community forest

September 27, 2018 10:15 am

KANCHANPUR, Sept. 27: A rare python that entered into the house of a local resident at Punarbas Municiapality-4 in Kanchanpur district was taken under control and released in a community forest on Wednesday.

KANCHANPUR, Sept 25: Around one dozen houses of Mahakali municipality in Kanchanpur district have been inundated due to the rainfall that occurred from Monday.

Who killed Nirmala Panta?

September 24, 2018 18:53 pm

It has already been 60 days of the incident. However, the government, the police and related committees formed to investigate the rape and murder case of Nirmala Panta have failed to find out and to drag the culprit to the justice.

PM assures Nirmala’s parents of justice

September 18, 2018 08:00 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 18: Prime Minister KP Oli has given assurances of justice for Nirmala Panta, the schoolgirl who was raped and subsequently murdered some two months ago.

DHANGADHI, Sept 16: The 'Atawari' festival which is celebrated by the Chaudhary-Dagaura community of the western Terai in Nepal has kicked off from today. The two-day festival symbolising mutual harmony, unity and good family relations is observed majorly in Dang, Banke, Bardiya, Kailali and Kanchanpur districts.

5 more police officials suspended

September 16, 2018 06:28 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 16: The Ministry of Home Affairs has directed the police headquarters to suspend five police officials involved in investigating the rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl in Kanchanpur with effect from Saturday accusing them of negligence.

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: Various protests and demonstrations across the country are being organized today in order to create pressure on the government regarding the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur.

KANCHANPUR, Sept 14: Local women right activists have expressed serious concerns over the Nirmala Panta rape case after the parents of the raped and murdered teenager moved to Kathmandu instead of mounting pressure on local investigators. They have warned that this move could cause a serious backlash to the campaign aimed at holding the real rapist and murderer accountable.

KATHMANDU, Sept 13:  The parents of Nirmala Panta, who was raped and murdered in Kanchanpur, have said police have been pressuring them to return to their home district and not stay any longer in Kathmandu.

Man arrested on rape charge

September 12, 2018 12:16 pm

KANCHANPUR, Sept 12: The police have arrested a man on the charge of raping 10-year-old from Mahakali Municipality in the district. Local resident Aite Sunar, 40, reportedly raped the girl on Tuesday evening.

DHANGADHI, Sept 12: Police on Tuesday released Dilip Singh Bista, one of the accused in the rape and murder of teenager Nirmala Panta in Kanchanpur, after Bista's DNA failed to match DNA samples found on the raped girl.

MAHENDRA, Sept 11: Kanchapur Police has released Dilip Bista, an accused of the Nirmala rape-murder case on general date on Tuesday.

BHIMDATTANAGAR, Sept 7: The high-level probe panel formed to carry out the investigation into the killing of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur district has pledged to submit its report to the government soon.

DHANGADHI, Sep 1: A month after the rape and subsequent murder of Nirmala Panta of Bhimdutta Municipality of Kanchanpur, the federal government has provided Rs 1 million as compensation to the victim’s family. The government also provided the same amount of money to the family of a 17-year-old boy, Sunny Khuna, a passer-by who was killed in police firing after he got caught in an anti-government protest carried out in the district demanding justice for Nirmala and arrest of her rapists.