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.

UDAYAPUR, July 18: After being compelled to stay without electricity for three weeks, locals of Triyuga Municipality, Khaijanpur encircled the office of the National Electricity Authority (NEA) here Tuesday accusing NEA of not repairing a damaged transformer.

SARLAHI, July 17: Residents of Hajariya of Barahathawa Municipality-1 of Sarlahi district are worried about being displaced as the Bagmati River continues to increasingly erode their land.

DIPAYAL, July 15: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's visit to China in June had elated residents of Province 7. They hoped that the visit would be able to make some headway in implementing the West Seti Hydropower Project.

UDAYAPUR, July 16: A decade ago, Prabhu Narayan Chaudhary of Udayapur Rural Municipality-7 used to have his house filled with grains. His farm around the house used to be abundant with agricultural yields. Irrigation was easy and convenient with water available from the nearby Balan River.

JUMLA, July 15: Ganga Mahat of Khalanga, the district headquarters of Jumla, has been participating in the latest fast-unto-death of senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC for the last eight days. She has been continuously extending her support and solidarity to Dr KC by urging others to join him to pile pressure on the government to address his demands.

JUMLA/DADELDHURA, July 11: A tussle between the government and the Jumla-based Karnali Academy of Health and Sciences (KAHS) has been in the spotlight for the past some days. In fact, KAHS by many has been portrayed as “a new opposition” for the government.

TIKAPUR, July 8: Locals and Tikapur and surrounding areas have welcomed the government's decision to upgrade Satti Small Customs Office along into a full-fledged customs office. On the call of Tikapur Chamber of Commerce and Industries (TCCI), they celebrated the decision by lighting up their homes with a belief that the decision will open up new opportunities in the area.

NEPALGUNJ, July 8: Two people were killed and three others were injured in Fattepur of Banke district last Saturday after being electrocuted. The incident happened after power line transmitting high voltage snapped and touched another power line transmitting low voltage power to residences. Because of the high voltage, electricity meter and equipments in many households were burned along with claiming lives of three pigs, a cow and a buffalo in the same locality.

SINDHULI, July 4: Nawaraj Gole of Kamalai Municipality in Sindhuli district does not like to step out of his home these days. Due to excessive rainfall, all the roads resemble ‘paddy fields’.

NAWALPARASI, July 3: Locals of Susta, Nawalparasi damaged the Gandak dam to save their crops from being destroyed by the flood. With the Gandak dam partly destroyed, water has flown towards India’s Uttar Pradesh.

UHIYA (GORKHA), July 3: The entire village of Uhiya in Dharche Rural Municipality-3 of northern Gorkha does not have any means of telecommunication. Neither Ncell nor NTC cell phones pick up any signal in the settlement. Not just a settlement but an entire ward of the former Uhiya VDC is now inaccessible through telephone communication. The locals have to climb a mountain in search of a proper signal.

DHADING, June 29: Locals of northern parts of Dhading which was badly affected by the 2015 earthquakes have expressed their fear about the high possibility of landslides in their settlements. The locals have no other option than living amidst fear in the landslide-prone areas.

BIRATNAGAR, June 28: Locals of Buddhanagar of Biratnagar-18 have been successful in stopping an Indian company from digging the no man's land by using a bulldozer.

MUSTANG, June 26: Homestay service is gaining popularity along the trekking routes and tourist destinations across the country. Homestay involves private houses offering accommodation and sometimes food to paying guests. Homestay services are also flourishing along the popular trekking routes in Mustang, the once forbidden kingdom of Nepal.

DHADING, June 21: Shortage of drinking water used to be a perennial problem for the locals of Nilkantha Municipality ward no 5, Pateni in Dhadhing district. In fact, they had been battling with this problem since years.

SARLAHI, June 16: Locals from Harion, Sarlahi are in dismay after the sewage formed during the manufacture of alcohol at Amarwati Distillery entered their homes.

KHOTANG, June 11: With the onset of monsoon, a section of Diktel-Hurlung road of the Mid-hills Highway has been left muddy after the contractor delayed in blacktopping the road.