KATHMANDU, Dec 9: Locals have blocked the road after the death of a woman riding a scooter following a collision with a truck in Thankot.

CHITWAN, Nov 12: Locals are panicked after ‘Dhrube’ a wild elephant, which has killed many people, started moving towards human settlements from Chitwan National Park (CNP). For the past 15 days, Dhrube has started appearing in Madi area and Ward No. 23 and 24 of Bharatpur Metropolitan City.

MYAGDI, Aug 13: Residents of Annapurna rural municipality-6 in Myagdi have donated land worth around Rs 3.5 million to build a local police station.

BHAKTAPUR, Aug 13: Almost a decade in the making, the Bhaktapur-Nagarkot road has yet to be completed. The road has potholes everywhere and blacktopping work has been stalled in the area from the Kharipati barracks of the Nepalese Army to the front of the Changu Narayan Municipality office.

JALESHWOR, Dec 16: Five people were injured after a clash that ensued between the police personnel and local residents of Ramgopalpur Municipality in Mahottari district on Thursday.

RASUWA, August 15: At least eight police personnel including two Inspectors sustained injuries in a scuffle between the police and Gatlang residents at Thambuchet in northern Rasuwa.

KATHMANDU, August 14: The vehicles carrying garbage from Kathmandu to Banchare Danda have been stopped by the locals again. According to Sita Rai, head of the Environment Department of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC), the vehicles carrying garbage were stopped again this morning.

KATHMANDU, June 29: In the past, Jitu Bharti of Duwachaur, Melamchi-7, used to carry goods easily. But after recent floods damaged the roads and bridges in the area, Bharti now has to cross the rivers and rivulets in the area, carrying his belongings. He said that the cost of goods has risen due to the rise in the transportation cost.

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: The locals have demanded that the construction of the 1,061 MW semi-reservoir Upper Arun Hydropower Project in Bhotkhola Rural Municipality of Sankhuwasabha district be started immediately.

RASUWA, Aug 22: Locals affected by the construction of the dry port at Rasuwagadhi border point have received compensation money, barring 15 households.

KHOTANG, Aug 13: Halesi-Khotang Drinking Water Project in Halesi Tuwachung Municipality is not gaining pace due to dilly-dallying by the contractor.

NEPALGUNJ, Aug 8: With every drop of rainfall, Tara Devi Nepali of Fattepur, Dhallaiya holds her breath as if any disaster might occur in the area anytime.

MUGU, July 15: Two local representatives were critically injured when locals vandalized the office of Khatyad Rural Municipality in Mugu district on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, June 10: Scores of protesters on Sunday demonstrated in Kathmandu demanding to scrap off a Guthi [trust] bill arguing that the bill was brought by the government in an attempt to capture the Guthi lands preserved for centuries.

KATHMANDU, June 7: The US Embassy in Kathmandu, in coordination with the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration, launched training for local government officials in Kathmandu on Thursday, focusing on imparting knowledge on budget planning, conflict resolution, and community engagements, conducting effective meetings and building an effective judicial system.

KHOTANG, June 6: With the onset of monsoon, government authorities have removed a temporary Bailey bridge over the Sunkoshi River in Foksingtar of Khotang district due to the rising level of water.

DADELDHURA, June 6: Locals of Amargadhi Municipality in Dadeldhura district on Wednesday staged a protest against the municipality for dumping waste in their locality.

KATHMANDU, May 23: Locals have warned of re-launching agitation, saying the construction company has not carried out blacktopping of Bouddha-Jorpati road section as per the six-point agreement.

GORKHA, May 23: The locals of Gorkha displaced by the Budhigandaki Hydropower Project have expressed dissatisfaction regarding the land allocation by the project to rehabilitate them.re

Locals protest sluggish road work

May 10, 2019 08:17 am

KATHMANDU, May 10: Bauddha area in the capital turned into a battleground Thursday after police baton-charged the agitating locals who had taken to the streets demanding that the Chabahil-Bauddha-Sankhu road expansion work be completed without any delay.

RUKUM, April 29: Birjeet Gharti of Maikot village of Putha Uttarganga Rural Municipality – 4 made half million rupees by collecting Yarshagumba back in 2011.

JANAKPUR, April 29: Janakpur, which is a popular destination for pilgrims, has recently earned the recognition of the capital of Province 2.

KATHMANDU, April 23: The Mid-Western Divisional Headquarters of Nepal Army (NA), in cooperation with the Social Development Ministry of Province 5, local governments and various social organizations, organized a five-day health camp starting from Wednesday in Majgawa village of Kothimai Rural Municipality in Rupandehi district.

BAGLUNG, Feb 27: In order to eradicate the devastating elephantiasis disease, District Public Health Office (DPHO), Baglung is going to launch yet another campaign from Wednesday against elephantiasis.

SURKHET, Feb 25: As a jumbo team of 40 representatives, including the chairperson of Simta Rural Municipality has left for an excursion, the service seekers visiting the local unit have been obliged to return home empty-handed.

PANCHTHAR, Feb 6: Trilochan Adhikari of Panchthar district is quite happy that reaching Kathmandu, the capital city, from his village is going to be quite easy now.

SIRAHA, Feb 4: Locals of Siraha have ended their 33-day long relay hunger strike on Saturday after the government reportedly awarded the contract to construct two vital brides over the Kamala and Balan rivers along the Postal Highway in the district to new construction companies.

DAMAK, Jan 20: Dissatisfied with the rate of compensation fixed by the local authorities, most locals have refused the compensation being provided for the land acquired for the Chinese-funded Nepal China Friendly Industrial Park in Damak, Jhapa district.

BHOJPUR, Jan 5: Locals have been elated after they started receiving passports from their own vicinity, Dingla of the district.

Local reps reach out to people

January 5, 2019 09:32 am

TERHATHUM, Jan 5: The elected local representatives of Terhathum have expedited their visits to various wards and localities in order to brief the locals on the projects implemented in the last one and a half years and to take suggestions for the upcoming projects.

RUKUM, Dec 29: Two police personnel and eight others were injured in a clash in Chaurjahari Municipality of Rukum (West) on Thursday evening.

TANAHUN, Dec 14: The image of a leopard captured in camera installed for monitoring man-eaters has terrorized the locals of Bhanu Municipality in Tanahun district.

LAMJUNG, Dec 5: The locals, as well as elected representatives of Dordi Rural Municipality in Lamjung district, were quite elated on Monday.

POKHARA, Nov 15: After extensive efforts by various organizations to conserve water sources of Phewa Lake turned futile, locals of Pokhara metropolis have joined hands in the same endeavor to preserve the lake that has become their identity.

BHAKTAPUR, Nov 15: The locals of Nagarkot have initiated “Save Nagarkot Campaign” to protest against the local government's decision to impose dual taxes on tourists visiting a single destination.

DHANGADI, Oct 9: Expressing serious concern over the report of the high-level committee, locals and parents of Nirmala Panta, a Kanchanpur teen who was raped and murdered more than two months ago, have demanded action against the police officials initially involved in probing the case and Bam sisters for their alleged involvement in the crime.

DHANGADHI, Oct 3: In 1981, King Birendra demarcated Nepal's nine districts of the farthest west as 'Far-western Development Region' and set Dipayal as its headquarters.

Locals protest against local government

September 6, 2018 05:30 am

SIRAHA, Sept 6: After struggling with the lack of transparency, mismanagement, irregularities and various other difficulties for almost two decades, the announcement of local elections had brought a huge respite to locals.

JUMLA, Aug 20: Citing financial irregularities on development activities, locals of Dhachugaun and Kudu village have padlocked the office of Hima rural municipality for the past five days.

BIRGUNJ, Aug 2: Rabita Devi, 22, was busy with her household chores when a few officials from her rural municipality’s office approached her on Tuesday afternoon. They handed over three chicks and Rs 500 to her. A resident of Pakahamainpur Rural Municipality, she was surprised with the gifts.

LAHAN, Aug 2: When the local elections were held last year after almost two decades, it had brought a new wave of excitement among the people across the country. Locals of Siraha too were hopeful that the elections would pave way for development and prosperity.

NEPALGUNJ, Aug 2: Local leaders and commoners say that they have found several vulnerable points along the main canal of the Sikta Irrigation Project. After an inspection of the canal on Wednesday, they claimed that there are similar other weak points between 17.7 km to 35 km stretch of the canal in Dhakeri and they could collapse anytime.

DHADING, August 2: Meen Narayan Shrestha of Siddhalake Rural Municipality-3 of Dhading has abruptly discontinued reconstruction of his house after completing damp-proof course.

KATHMANDU, July 31: Ahead of every election, the Sikta Irrigation Project dominates the electioneering. But all the poll contestants conveniently sideline the project once the election is over.

SINDHULI, July 31: Wild elephants have continued terrorizing the residents of various wards of Kamalamai Municipality for the past seven months. The elephants enter human settlements mostly at night, destroy crops and pull down houses.

DOLPA, July 31: The government has been distributing subsidized rice to the people living in the remote and mountain districts since long. However, the locals of the mountain district Dolpa have stopped buying the rice distributed by the government stating that it is expensive in comparison to the locally available rice.

KATHMANDU, July 27:  On the eve of the local elections last year, Kathmandu Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya proclaimed in a famous Twitter post that he would ‘make Kathmandu the best city of the world’ within the first hundred days of his tenure if elected to the office.Fourteen months on, Shakya seems to have forgotten those election promises.

NEPALGUNJ, July 26: Locals have demanded a probe on recurring damage in the main canal of Sikta Irrigation Project.

PYUTHAN, July 23: With the onset of summer, people of Airawati used to face severe problems due to water scarcity until now.

POKHARA, July 21: A rally has been organized in Pokhara-Lekhanath Metropolitan City to pile pressure on the government to address demands of Dr Govinda KC. Civil society, businessmen, officials representing medical sector, students, general people took part in the pressure rally.