KANCHANPUR, July 25: Three years have shot by since the Nirmala Panta rape and murder case shook the entire nation. Although an investigation committee was formed to go probe the case, they have not been able to solve the case so far.

KANCHANPUR, June 21: The flood in Mahakali River bordering Nepal and India and local Bhujela River entered a human settlement at Bhimdatta Nagar Municipality-12 in Kanchanpur district, displacing scores of locals.

KANCHANPUR, June 16: The Agriculture Inputs Company Limited (AICL) Office Kanchanpur is set to provide chemical fertilizer by limiting its quota. The Kanchanpur Branch Office is determining the percentage of 30 metric tons of fertilizer to be received from the AIC Province Office and distributing to all nine local levels accordingly.

The local administration announced legal action after it received complaints about people belonging to the non-targeted age group arriving at the vaccination center to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine is currently being administered to people who fall in the age group of 62 to 64 years.

KANCHANPUR, April 7: Health problems like eye infection and allergy have increased among the locals of Kanchanpur due to air pollution.

KANCHANPUR, Feb 1: The District Returning Office Kanchanpur has stepped up its task of updating voters' roll at all local levels here.

Two die in motorcycle collision

January 15, 2021 10:51 am

MAHENDRANAGAR, Jan 15: Two persons died in a motorcycle collision at Krishnapur of Kanchanpur district Thursday night. While two persons died while undergoing treatment at local hospitals, two others were severely injured in the incident that occurred along the East-West Highway yesterday, according to the District Police Office, Kanchanpur.

KANCHANPUR, Dec 17: The mobility of migratory birds has started increasing in the rivers, lakes and wetlands of Kanchanpur district.

MAHENDRANAGAR, Oct 31: Police have recovered three dead bodies from Malumela Jungle of Krishnapur Municipality-4 and Mahakali River of Kanchanpur on Saturday.

KANCHANPUR, Sept 29: The Kanchanpur office of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has seized the documents of Patan Municipality Office in Baitadi district.

KATHMANDU, April 9: Despite the World Health Organization (WHO) questioning the Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) kits as unreliable for detecting COVID-19, the government has started their trial use in two districts of Sudur Paschim Province.

KATHMANDU, April 6: As Nepal recorded the first locally-transmitted case of COVID-19 on Saturday, there is a growing concern about a likely outbreak should a mass testing campaign not be rolled out soon.

KATHMANDU, April 6: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) is preparing to conduct rapid mass testing for Covid-19 in three districts – Kailali, Kanchanpur and Baglung.

KATHMANDU, April 5: The government has further tightened the measures against coronavirus as the crisis entered the second phase with the confirmation of the first locally transmitted case in Kailali district on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, March 23: Nepali district authorities have closed border points with India after coronavirus cases and deaths rise in India. The administrations of the districts bordering India temporarily sealed the border points from Sunday morning after thousands of people entered Nepal from coronavirus-affected Indian cities on Saturday. They were alarmed after cases of the deadly virus have been rising in India in recent days.

KATHMANDU, March 13: Two people were killed in a road accident that occurred here last night.

BHIMDATTANAGAR, Feb 25: Nepalis entering India via the Gaddachauuki transit on the Nepal-India westernmost border in Kanchanpur district are required to wear masks as per the edict of the Indian border security personnel.

Three held with 11-kg hashish

February 7, 2020 12:40 pm

BHIMDATTANAGAR, Feb 7: Nepal Police have busted three people with three kilograms of contraband hashish from Bhimdutta municipality-3, Bhashi of Kanchanpur.

KANCHANPUR, Feb 1: Sugarcane farmers have been compelled to sell sugarcane at the price set by the sugar mills instead of the floor price set by the government at Rs 536.56 per quintal, which includes the government subsidy of Rs 65.28 per quintal.

KANCHANPUR, Jan 19: The government handed over an integrated settlement for freed Haliya in Kanchanpur district on Sunday.

KAILALI, Jan 8: Winter rains and cold waves, as well as the outbreak of Dadhuwa disease (blight), have damaged potato crop in Kailali and Kanchanpur district.

Durga Devi in digital violence maelstrom

November 28, 2019 14:19 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: The 16 days of activism against gender-based violence is currently unfolding in over 180 countries, and Durga Devi from a small village in western Nepal feels the connection as she has been at the receiving end for so long.

DARCHULA, Nov 20: Purnabas Municipality of Kanchanpur district allocated Rs 500,000 for the construction of a culvert some two years ago to facilitate the movement of the locals of Ananda Bazar.

KANCHANPUR, Nov 16: The Indian side has uprooted pillars along the Indo-Nepal border in Kanchanpur to encroach upon the Pyaratal Lake, according to locals.

KANCHANPUR, Nov 10: Students affiliated with the student wing of Netra Bikram Chand-led Nepal Communist Party on Sunday staged a demonstration in Mahendranagar on Sunday against the Indian encroachment upon Nepali territory Kalapani.

DHANGADHI, Nov 3: Farmers in Kailali and Kanchanpur districts have been at the receiving end as they have been provided with faulty seeds of Garima variety of paddy.

KANCHANPUR, Oct 10: Chief of Belauri Land Revenue Office, Kanchanpur, Bhoj Bahadur Aidi has been arrested. According to the Area Police Office, Belauri, Aidi was arrested after a local woman accused Aidi of raping her.

Motorcyclist dies in accident

September 18, 2019 15:40 pm

KANCHANPUR, Sept 18: A 26-year-old person died when a bus today hit a motorcycle near Gulariya Bazar at Krishnapur municipality-5 along the East-West Highway in Kanchanpur.

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JCB knocks down three; five injured

June 14, 2019 09:42 am

KANCHANPUR, June 14: Three persons travelling through auto rickshaw died on the spot at Bhimdutta municipality-8, Bangaun of Kanchanpur this morning. The accident took place when the JCB knocked the auto rickshaw.

Kanchanpur, June 9: A powerful storm that hit the Kanchanpur district in Far West State, with its neighbour Kailali, a few days ago, caused a loss of over Rs 7.5 million to the Nepal Electricity Authority. As it largely damaged electric poles, cables and transformers there.

DHANGADHI, June 9: The scorching sun was setting at last and locals in various parts of Kailali were returning home for the evening when the devastating storm on Thursday descended upon them.

DHANGADHI, June 8: A storm on Thursday evening killed two people and injured 99 others in Kailali and Kanchanpur districts. The storm felled trees, electricity poles and tore down the tin and thatch roofs of many houses. Large areas in the districts are without power while several roads that were blocked by felled trees have reopened Friday.

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KATHMANDU, June 6: Two people have died while more than 37 others were injured when a massive storm hit Kailali and Kanchanpur districts on Thursday evening, officials said.

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.