RAUTAHAT, Oct 13: Police have arrested Nepali Congress lawmaker Mohammad Aftab Alam on Sunday morning in connection with a bomb explosion that occurred in Rautahat some 11 years ago.

After a road accident, actress Keki Adhikari announced that the injury is not critical.  Keki got into a road accident around 2 am on Monday while traveling to Rautahat for the shooting of the film.

19 petrol pumps face action

August 16, 2019 20:50 pm

RAUTAHAT, Aug 16: The Regional Office of Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM) at Rautahat has taken action against 19 petrol pumps in Bara, Parsa and Rauthat for cheating customers.

RAUTAHAT, July 15: Normal life in Rautahat and surrounding areas has come to a standstill following incessant rainfall since the last few days, which has triggered massive floods in rivers like Bagmati, Lal Bakaiya, Jhajh, Lamaha, Chani and Tarahari.

RAUTAHAT, July 13: Gaur municipality in Rautahat district has been inundated by flood waters that accumulated after the embankment built in the area bordering India blocked their flow.

RAUTAHAT, July 13: Former Prime Minister and senior leader of ruling Nepal Communist Party Madhav Kumar Nepal's home in Rautahat has been flooded following heavy rainfalls in the district for the past three days.

RAUTAHAT, July 13: Floods caused by incessant rainfall for the past three days have inundated scores of villages in Rautahat district.

IN PICTURES: Rautahat inundated

July 12, 2019 12:26 pm

RAUTAHAT, July 12: Floods caused by incessant rainfall have inundated half a dozen villages in Rautahat.

RAUTAHAT, July 12: Floods caused by incessant rainfall have inundated half a dozen villages in Rautahat.

RAUTAHAT, June 9: Chief Administrative Officer of Gaur municipality in Rautahat was suspended on Sunday.

Chure destruction continues unabated

April 15, 2019 08:30 am

RAUTAHAT, April 15: When he was a kid, Krishna Timilsina, a local of Gaitadar village of Rautahat, never saw excavators carrying river mines.

RAUTAHAT, March 9: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Nepal Communist Party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal are jointly addressing an assembly in Rautahat district today afternoon.

RAUTAHAT, Feb 27: Primary investigation shows that the truck’s driver, Parlahad Thapaliya from Nijgadh, Bara driving under the influence and lost control in a turn – thereby hitting the school bus and injuring nine, including six children.

RAUTAHAT, Feb 24: Police have recovered six dead bodies from various places of Rautahat within a week, reflecting the poor state of security in the district.

Woman inmate injured by stove

February 2, 2019 08:25 am

RAUTAHAT (REPUBLICA): A female inmate at the district prison in Rautahat sustained critical injuries apparently after being burned by stove in the kitchen.

RAUTAHAT, Jan 31: The District Forest Office (DFO), Rautahat has tightened security along the national forest areas following repeated complaints from the locals regarding increasing number of cases of timber smuggling. With this, the DFO has been successful in seizing more than 200 cubic feet of logs and many vehicles used for smuggling purpose in the last one week.

RAUTAHAT, Nov 14: Devotees observed the Chhath festival by making offerings to the setting sun on Tuesday. The festival of goodwill and faith will come to an end after they make the final offering on Wednesday morning.

Thieves steal goods by digging tunnel

November 12, 2018 03:30 am

RAUTAHAT, Nov 12: A gang of thieves stole goods and cash worth Rs 2 million from four houses in Rautahat on Saturday night. The theft took place in Harshaha Tol of Katahariya Municipality 4. The group of thieves, who still remain unidentified, broke into the four houses by digging tunnels.

RAUTAHAT, Oct 13: Police in Rautahat district on Friday arrested six individuals including four Indian nationals in possession of Chinese pistols and their magazines.A police team on a regular patrol had arrested the six from the Nepal-India border. According to police, the police team led by Deputy Superintendent of Police Krishna Kumar Basnet from the District Police Office (DPO) caught them from the no man's land near Paroha Municipality-8, Motipur while they were smoking hashish.

CK Raut arrested in Gaur

October 7, 2018 17:20 pm

RAUTAHAT, Oct 7: Chairman of Free Madhes Alliance CK Raut has been arrested on Sunday afternoon from Gaur.

RAUTAHAT, Sept 25: Rautahat District Court has issued an arrest warrant against Sumit Rauniyar, chairman of Pappu Construction.

Samjhana succumbs to acid injury

September 24, 2018 08:10 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: Samjhana Das, 18, one of the two sisters who was undergoing treatment after an acid attack, has died on Sunday night in Kirtipur Hospital at 11:40 PM after infections spread to other parts of the body, Dr. Surendra Basnet said.

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: On August 25, four people died when a boat carrying 27 people capsized after hitting the pillar of a half-done bridge over the Lalbakaiya River in Rautahat. The contractor of the bridge had left the bridge construction work incomplete for years and the locals were forced to use boats to cross the river, so the public blamed the contractor, Pappu Construction, for the deaths.

Two new rape cases reported in Rautahat

September 21, 2018 05:30 am

RAUTAHAT, Sept 21: Two new cases of rape have been revealed in Rautahat district of tarai. Two rape cases were reported last week while the two new cases were reported in the district in last two days.

RAUTAHAT, Sept 20: Police on Tuesday arrested a person on the charge of attacking two teenage girls of Rautahat with acid, two weeks ago. The arrested person happens to be a neighbor of the victims, who was reportedly wooing one of the girls.

Four held on looting charge

September 19, 2018 15:45 pm

GAUSHALA, Sept 19: The Mahottari police Tuesday arrested four people on the charge of their involvement in the looting.

KATHMANDU, Sept 16: Two sisters from Chandra Municipality-6, Rautahat., victimized by the acid attack are in mayhem in Kirtipur hospital due to lack of money for treatment.

RAUTAHAT, Sept 2: The residents of a village in Rautahat have been forced to stay awake at night due to the fear of flood. The people of Badharwa village which is on the western bank of the Bagmati River have been staying awake all night due to the fear of flood. The members of about 300 households in Bhagwati Rural Municipality-5 have been staying in the dam throughout the night for many years now during the monsoon season.

RAUTAHAT, Aug 29: Ex-lawmaker Satya Narayan Bhagat and Kishor Chanau, a neighbor of one of the persons killed in Saturday's boat capsize in Lalbakaiya River, have filed separate complaints with government authorities Tuesday demanding action against Harinarayan Prasad Rauniyar, the civil contractor of the under-construction bridge over the river.

RAUTAHAT, Aug 28: Stating that negligence from Pappu Construction was to be blamed for Saturday’s deadly boat accident, there has been demand from all quarters to punish the contractor.

RAUTAHAT, Aug 27: Locals have accused Pappu Construction for Saturday’s boat capsize in Lalbakaiya River of Rautahat. At least two people were killed and three are missing.  Locals said the contractor’s failure to complete the construction of a bridge over the Lalbakaiya River on time forced people to use boat to cross the river so the contractor was also responsible for the accident.

RAUTAHAT, Aug 27: On Saturday, Dinesh Patel of Gaur Municipality-4, Rautahat, was preparing for Rakshya Bandhan, the festival which celebrates the bond and trust between brothers and sisters. He was waiting for his sister Runadevi to return to her maternal home from Ishnath Municipality-3, which is around four kilometers away. She had set off for her maternal home on Saturday evening with her youngest son.

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RATUTAHAT, Aug 26: Total 21 people were rescued whereas, five are still missing after a boat capsized in the swollen Lalbakaiya River in Rautahat, Saturday evening. Searching operation of those missing has been intensified witrh the help of security personnel and locals informed local administration.

RAUTAHAT, Aug 25: As many as 35 people have gone missing after a boat with 40 people onboard has been swept away by the swollen Lalbakaiya River in the district.

KATHMANDU, July 21: Lalitpur’s Omega Secondary School is set to organize the Rautahat Premier League (RPL) at the Sugar Mills Ground in Garuda, Rautahat from September 17 to 26.

Seven injured in Rautahat clash

July 20, 2018 19:34 pm

RAUTAHAT, July 20: As many as seven people were injured in a clash between two groups in Brindawan Muncipality-4.

RAUTAHAT, July 8: An unidentified group shot a gun and nabbed a motorcycle, cash and a mobile of Kishor Sah Kanu. Sanu, a resident of Suwarna rural municipality-8 of Bara was shot near Lalbakhaiya river bank in Dewahi Gonahi municipality-4 of the district.

RAUTAHAT, July 1: With the start of monsoon, locals of dozens of villages prone to floods in Rautahat are in a state of constant fear. As more than two dozen places from where the Bagmati and Lalbakaiya rivers breached their embankments are yet to be repaired, the locals are now panicked that the massive floods like last year will repeat this year also.

RAUTAHAT, May 27: Nepal Police has nabbed three Indian security personnel and an Indian citizen for illegally entering Nepal to arrest a Nepali entrepreneur.  They were detained while returning to India with the arrested person from Gaur’s border point in Rautahat district on Saturday. Police also impounded a jeep used by the Indian police.

RAUTAHAT, May 22: The monopoly of contractors over the construction of roads and sewers has added further problems to the already struggling locals of Rautahat.

RAUTAHAT, May 22: With the rise in temperature, the number of people suffering from diarrhea and other water-borne diseases has increased significantly in Rautahat. But unfortunately, all health posts of the district are currently dealing with the scarcity of Jeevan Jal, the most popular brand of Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) in the country. This has added to the woes of the patients.

2 minor girls drown in Rautahat

May 8, 2018 14:13 pm

RAUTAHAT, May 8: Two minor girls have drowned in a local rivulet in Rajpur municipality. The deceased have been identified as seven year-old Anija Khatun, and Sunaiya Khatun, 6, of Kudiya Tole.

RAUTAHAT, MARCH 27: Thousands of sugarcane farmers in Rautahat district are suffering as abrupt closure of Garuda-based Shree Ram Sugar Mills has forced them to sell canes to middlemen at lower price.

Man shot at in Rautahat

January 29, 2018 18:06 pm

RAUTAHAT, Jan 30: In yet another spate of attack in Rajpur Municipality-9, Bairiya, a local has been injured after being shot at by a 'fellow villager' on Monday.

RAUTAHAT, Jan 18: With the death of three more people including a newborn in Rautahat, the toll of people dying of cold has climbed to 23 in the district. People, especially of the Tarai belt, have lost their lives in the last one month due to the harsh winter.

Cold claims 19 lives in Rautahat alone

January 16, 2018 06:45 am

RAUTAHAT, Jan 16: With the death of two more people on Sunday, the death toll of people dying from cold has climbed to 19 in Rautahat.

Cold wave claims two in Rautahat

January 5, 2018 19:36 pm

RAUTAHAT, Jan 5: Two people have died due to biting cold in the district on Friday.

RAUTAHAT, Jan 1: Shree Ram Sugar Mills of Garuda, Rautahat, has not begun sugarcane crushing this season yet, leaving many farmers in dismay.

RAUTAHAT, Dec 14: Even though the parliamentary and provincial elections were largely peaceful, incidents of crime and violence have increased noticeably in various parts of Rautahat after the polls, it has been observed.