Glimpses of Hatiya market in Khotang

September 14, 2019 14:05 pm

Locals selling vegetables at Hatiya market in Diktel, Khotang.

NAGARKOT, Aug 11: Hundreds of Bhaktapur locals led by lawmakers staged a demonstration on Saturday demanding action against the contractor of the Bhaktapur-Nagarkot road widening project.

KATHMANDU, July 17: Deliberations on the Bill designed to manage the inter-relations between the local, state and federal levels have begun in the National Assembly Legislation Management Committee from today.

RAUTAHAT, June 9: Locals of Gaur Municipality on Saturday staged a demonstration against the chief administrative officer of the local unit who has refused to leave Gaur despite being transferred five times.

KATHMANDU, May 8: Only 433 out of the 753 local levels in the country have submitted particulars about vacant posts in their respective levels to the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration within the deadline.

Mayor of Bhaktapur, Sunil Prajapati announced the new curriculum for schools in Bhaktapur on Tuesday at the municipality organized event.

DAILEKH, March 20: Laxmi Prasad Baskota, chief district officer (CDO) of Dailekh, has urged the local representatives not to give donations to the cadres of the government-banned Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) led by Netra Bikram Chand.

SYANGJA, Jan 27: The people affected by the Kaligandaki 'A' Hydropower at Beltari area in Syangja district have demonstrated by putting forth various demands.

Nepal's history of sustainable use of resources by our ancestors finds continuity in traditional skills utilized by various communities to make products of daily use. This sustainable way that comes intuitively to our rural communities should direct our economic development says Rabi Chandra Malla, founder of Kolpa, who has developed a sustainable business on this model of utilizing local resources and skills.

ILAM, Nov 14: Despite spending, what locals claim to be massive budget, on repairing and upgrading roads, they remain in a dilapidated condition in Ilam.

RUPANDEHI, Aug 4: One year after the election of local representatives, most of the local units in rural areas are still operating without full manpower. Though political parties and candidates during the election campaigns pledged to bring the facilities of 'Singha Durbar' to the villages, that has been nothing more than a myth so far.

RUPANDEHI, Aug 4: One year after the election of local representatives, most of the local units in rural areas are still operating without full manpower. Though political parties and candidates during the election campaigns pledged to bring the facilities of 'Singha Durbar' to the villages, that has been nothing more than a myth so far.

KATHMANDU, Aug 2: Representatives of local units have expressed serious concerns over the federal government’s stalling scheduled foreign trips of the local representatives “in an arbitrary fashion”.

DANG, July 29: Lamahi Municipality in Dang fixed the salaries of its elected officials through the municipal assembly right after the local elections last year, but kept the matter secret as the move ran counter to the policy of the federal government.

KATHMANDU, July 29: According to the latest data of the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB), commercial banks have opened their branch offices in 631 local units so far, leaving 122 local units without their coverage.

BARA, July 22: Local representatives and provincial assembly members representing Kalaiya have been agitated in Bara over the government's decision to relocate the land revenue and survey office to the northern part from the district headquarters Simara.

KATHMANDU, July 18: Although the government formally transferred power of various 18 district bodies following the implementation of federalism to local units from Tuesday, local units have complained that they are still not ready to provide the services of the district bodies due to shortage of manpower and resources.

KHOTANG, July 16: The representatives of ten local units of Khotang district on Sunday received badges meant for their identity.

KANCHANPUR, July 15: The locals from Bailakundi of Krishnapur Municipality-4 in the district have been elated after their representatives began working for the upgrading of the local road.

KATHMANDU, July 14: The local level is to have 57,690 employees for interim arrangement, while there will be 45,815 employees for the centre and 16,570 for the states.

Humankind has made a lot of progress in the recent years. We have come to discover things never imagined before. The most fascinating of all is the finding of our own universe. In finding these answers, we also uncovered chilling secrets of our existence.

BARA, July 10: Newly constructed physical infrastructures have changed the looks of many villages and cities of Kalaiya Sub-Metropolitan City of Bara.

DANG, July 1: Last year Babai Rural Municipality of Dang confronted the District Coordinating Committee (DCC), over the handling of some contracts that were related to resources within the area of the municipality.

BANEPA, June 30: Roshi and Temal rural municipalities of Kavre have begun registering the Bodhichitta plants of their region. This decision was made as local farmers had to risk their lives while plucking its seeds.

KATHMANDU, June 29: In yet another dispute over the implementation of federalism, lawmakers have been divided over whether  ongoing development projects being implemented by the federal government should be handed over to the local and provincial levels or not.

MUSTANG, June 26: A year after the successful conclusion of the local elections, the construction of ward offices has been intensified in the mountain district of Mustang.

NUWAKOT, June 24: A Rs. 200 million oxygen plant has been barred from continuing its construction after local administration found that it was illegally mining sand.

GORKHA, June 25: Preparations are being made to reopen nearly a century old out-of-use copper mine in Gorkha district. The mine is located in the jungles of Khanigaun of Palungtar Municipality-8.

SURKHET, June 22: local units in Karnali province are preparing their budget focusing on the development of infrastructures including roads, drinking water, agriculture and tourism.

CHITWAN, June 22: Chief Information Commissioner, Krishnahari Baskota, has spoken of the need of establishing information commissions in all seven provinces to ensure the people's right to information (RTI).

KATHMANDU, June 21: Disputes between the local units and the federal government have come to the fore after the federal government deputed employees from the center only to the local units located at easy access areas. Local units in remote areas of the country are reportedly without necessary manpower.

KALIKOT, June 21: Local government bodies in the district have drawn flak for not being transparent and abiding by law.

DANG, June 20: Bangachuli Rural Municipality of Dang district recently passed a policy on education. The policy states that the management committee of each community school of the rural municipality shall be chaired by the ward chairperson concerned.

DADELDHURA, June 19: A local level in Dadeldhura district has distributed corrugated zinc sheets to altogether 57 households in its bid to replace the houses having thatched roofs.

KATHMANDU, June 19: In view of possible disasters during the monsoon, the government has directed the provincial, local governments and Nepal Army to remain on alert and undertake all the necessary measures to minimize possible loss of life and property.

KHOTANG, June 11: The main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has formed shadow governments and inspection committees to monitor the works of the local governments in Khotang district.

SIRAHA, June 12: When the local elections were finally held last year after a hiatus of two decades, happiness knew no bounds for the residents of Siraha district. That happiness was brought about by the promises made by the elected local representatives.

RUPANDEHI, June 11: Chief of Province 5 Umakanta Jha today certified the 'Bill Related to Provisions of Facilities to the Office Bearers and Members of Local Level'.

PAANCHTHAR, June 11: mLocal units of Panchthar have started conducting programs for creating awareness among the people regarding the conservation and protection of the endangered red panda.

The judicial committee was formed but I have no idea how I will carry out a judicial job without a legal advisor.

DHARAN, June 11: Local units across the country are worried that their revenue might be affected once the new policy on taxation of land and property comes into force.

KATHMANDU, June 10: A survey conducted by Transparency International Nepal has shown slight improvement in public service delivery at the local levels in the aftermath of the local elections held last year.

Bhaktapur Municipality becomes the first municipality in Nepal to introduce local curriculum in school level. With the start of a new academic session, both private and government schools have included local syllabus as a part of the academic curriculum.  At present, the curriculum focuses on five subjects -- culture, art, and heritage, history of local skills and technology, local tourism, and local sports of Bhaktapur.

PALPA, June 7: As monsoon is just around the corner, almost all local units of Palpa have started purchasing the required stock of medicines for rain-induced diseases to be distributed to the locals.In November 2017, Tansen Municipality had purchased medicines worth Rs 705,000 and distributed to various health posts.

KATHMANDU, June 6: The government has decided to take Internet service to all local units within two years.

KHOTANG, June 6: Until a year ago, political party leaders were wandering through the villages and cities with their election agendas. In order to bring voters on their side, they reached the doorsteps of the locals with their best agenda.

KATHMANDU, June 1: Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada has claimed that the budget allocation for the provinces and local units was reduced in view of the inability to spend under the federal setup

KATHMANDU, June 1: Local level units in Rautahat district have allocated more budget funds for roads than for any other sector, placing education, health and other sectors in the shadow. Katahariya Municipality has allocated Rs 90 million (over 45 percent), out of a total of Rs 200 million earmarked for capital spending, for road construction. Over-concentration on roads in budget allocations has undermined the other priorities.

DHANGADHI, June 1: Kailari Rural Municipality of Dhangadi has introduced its own code of conduct for meetings of elected people's representatives. They have introduced rules that demand respect for the rural municipality's chairperson akin to the respect shown to the Speaker in parliament. The code of conduct requires other elected representatives to stand up in the honor of the chairperson as he enters the meeting hall and restricts them from leaving the meeting room before the chairperson.

KATHMANDU, June 1: Local level units in Rautahat district have allocated more budget funds for roads than for any other sector, placing education, health and other sectors in the shadow. Katahariya Municipality has allocated Rs 90 million (over 45 percent), out of a total of Rs 200 million earmarked for capital spending, for road construction. Over-concentration on roads in budget allocations has undermined the other priorities.