NEW DELHI, Sept 10: Indian and Chinese soldiers will disengage at a disputed area along a remote western Himalayan border by Sept. 12, India's foreign ministry said on Friday, after more than two years of a standoff following a deadly clash.

ITAHARI, August 31: A newly-constructed settlement for Musahars has been seemingly left useless for the past two and a half years as the target beneficiaries are reluctant to inhabit the settlement citing various reasons. The Musahar community for which the shelters were built argued that their consent was not sought beforehand and that the newly-built settlement lacks facilities.

Flood enters  Kanchanpur settlement

August 3, 2022 12:50 pm

KATHMANDU, August 3: The flooded Chaudhar River has entered the Sarkiparki village of Bedkot Municipality-4 in Kanchanpur.

KALIKOT, JULY 10: People of the Badi community have been living in rented houses along the roads near Khadachakra Municipality. The Badi community has many problems in this settlement.

Rautes agree to live in wooden houses

January 9, 2022 11:00 am

SURKHET, Jan 9: The Raute community, which has been living a nomadic life in the forests, has agreed to live in wooden houses to be built by the government. The Raute community said they would live if the government builds houses using only wood. This community, which does not live in one place, does not cultivate and is reluctant to be educated, has been living in tents near human settlements.

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: Police on Sunday arrested six individuals including a ward chairperson on the charge of settling a rape case for one tola (11.56 grams) at Sigas Rural Municipality in Baitadi district.

DHANGADHI/ BAITADI, Nov 27: A 14-year-old girl of Bajhang Masta Rural Municipality-2 was raped by Rajend Bohara, 18, on August 13 while she was on her way to the mill. The incident was settled in the village on the condition of taking responsibility if she got pregnant. Bohara placed a 500-rupee note at the girl's feet as a fine for raping her and begged for pardon.

TIKAPUR, May 10:  By collecting money through the social media, 13 youths have built a concrete building for a learning center at a settlement of former bonded laborers in Lamkichuha Municipality-1 of Tikapur.

GORKHA, Feb 21: A settlement of earthquake survivors at Simalchour of Gorkha municipality -6 has been facing acute shortage of drinking water. The earthquake survivors displaced from Kerauja have now been residing at Simalchour.

NEPALGUNJ, Feb 7: On Monday, a royal Bengal tiger recently strayed into the settlement of Badhaiyatal Rural Municipality-2 and attacked seventy-two-year old Chandra Bahadur Shahi. As per the locals, he was attacked at around 5:20 pm. Locals started running helter-skelter to safety soon after the word spread about the tiger entering the settlement.

BAGLUNG, Oct 15: Fulmaya Majhi was never ever so much happy in her life as she is now. The local of Khaniyabass in Baglung Municipality is actually unable to express her joy in words. The woman in her 20s has a great reason to be so. Fulmaya is spending Dashain at her ancestral land for the first time. When her family got displaced from village, she was not even born.

KATHMANDU, Aug 22: National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has approved the preliminary plan for the development of five integrated settlements in three districts—Sindhupalchowk, Ramechhap and Kavrepalanchowk.

DAILEKH, Aug 20: A model settlement of underprivileged Badi community in district headquarters of Dailekh is at great risk of possible landslides.

BIRGUNJ, July 27: Ekdarwa village of Sakhuwa Prasouni Rural Municipality in Parsa district is yet again being terrorized by tigers entering the settlement from the Parsa National Park.

IRELAND, July 12: Ireland becomes the first country to ban trade with Israel's illegal settlements. Ireland is on its way to becoming the first country to prohibit "the import and sales of goods, services and natural resources originating in illegal settlements in occupied territories."

CHITWAN, July 1: The 'Rotary Musahar Model Settlement' constructed in Sisawar in ward no 7 of Ratnanagar municipality has been handed over on Saturday.

BAGLUNG, June 26: Three people includign a baby girl have died after being buried by a landslide triggered by incessant rainfall at Dhullubaskot in Bareng rural municipality-1 on Monday night.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, May 13: Rising from the rubble has not been easy for the earthquake victims of Sindhupalchowk. Three years after the disaster, many are now making serious efforts for integrated settlements.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, May 11: Rising from the rubble has not been easy for the earthquake victims of Sindhupalchowk. Three years after the disaster, many are now making serious efforts for integrated settlements.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, May 1: Earthquake victims in Sindhupalchowk have been increasingly attracted towards integrated settlement. The attraction is fueled by the benefits of such settlements and the strong bonding they have developed among themselves during their communal stay post-quake.

ITAHARI, Mar 20: The fire-ravaged Ikrahi settlement in Sunsari district is currently faces the risk of spread of disease as the carcasses of cattle that perished in the disaster have yet to be properly disposed of.

ITAHARI, March 20: The fire-ravaged Ikrahi settlement in Sunsari district is currently faces the risk of spread of disease as the carcasses of cattle that perished in the disaster have yet to be properly disposed of.

RAUTAHAT, Feb 6: President Bidya Devi Bhandari inaugurated the Santapur Integrated Settlement constructed by Dhurmus-Suntali Foundation at Rautahat today.

NUWAKOT, Feb 3: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has started the process to establish an integrated settlement in the district for the victims of the earthquake of April 2015 displaced recently again by dry landslides.

RAUTAHAT, Jan 24:  Few months ago, acclaimed comedian couple Sitaram Kattel (Dhurmus) and his wife Kunjana Ghimire (Suntali) laid the foundation stone for the integrated settlement in Santapur of Rautahat district.

MAHOTTARI, Jan 20: The poor locals of Khairabani rural municipality are waiting for warm clothes and other urgent essential goods as they are adversely affected by the cold wave.

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: The construction of Santapur integrated settlement of Rautahat has affected due to economic deficiency, which is being constructed by Dhurmus-Suntali Foundation.

SIRAHA, Dec 3: Though the election fever has touched every nook and corner of the district, the Mushahar settlement of Naraha rural municipity-1 in the district is still not touched by it.

RIYADH, Nov 29:  Senior Saudi Arabian prince Miteb bin Abdullah, once seen as a leading contender to the throne, has been freed after agreeing to pay over $1 billion to settle corruption allegations against him, a Saudi official said on Wednesday.

DHADING, Nov 9: Election ambiance has increased in Dhading. Various political parties have intensified election campaigns, while people from various walks of life are found chit-chatting about the polls, especially about who wins this time.

KATHMANDU, Oct 31: Non-life insurance companies have been too slow to settle insurance claims made for damages incurred in recent floods in several Tarai districts.

KATHMANDU, Oct 1: A massive fire that broke out at 11 pm on Saturday evening wreaked havoc in squatter settlement in Balkhu.

JERUSALEM, Sept 26:  A Palestinian attacker opened fire early on Tuesday at the entrance to a settlement outside Jerusalem, killing three Israeli security men and critically wounding a fourth, Israeli police and medical services said, in one of the deadliest attacks in a two-year spate of violence.

KATHMANDU, July 31:The private sector has  attempted at least twice to get  the  Tax Settlement Commission extended or a new commission formed. The controversial body has drawn huge criticism and also seen court cases involving a record high amount in corruption.

KATHMANDU, July 27: The Tax Settlement Commission was not adhering to any clear guidelines while negotiating tax receivables of Rs 30.52 billion, and its members were  overconfident that they could do whatever  they willed because their decisions were immune to investigations and disclosures.

In its 54th audit report, Office of the Auditor General had disclosed in April that controversial tax discounts of over Rs 21 billion were provided to different firms and companies by the Tax Settlement Commission (TSC) led by Lumba Dhwaj Mahat. The commission formed in 2015 had decided on the taxes worth Rs 30.52 billion and settled at Rs 9.54 billion. Erstwhile Acting Auditor General Sukadev Bhattarai Khatri took the decision to disclose the issue although they were under great pressure not to do so. The audit report has questioned the opaque tax settlement, which incurred huge loss to the government. Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has investigated the issue and has recently filed corruption cases against all three members of the TSC at the Special Court and it has sought to recover Rs 10.02 billion from each members. TSC’s member secretary Chudamani Sharma is in custody while Mahat and Umesh Dhakal are at large. Republica’s Rudra Pangeni caught up with Khatri to take insight on various aspects of controversial tax settlements. Excerpts:

KATHMANDU, July 17: Parliament’s Finance Committee has directed the government to start a process to scrap the Tax Settlement Commission Act, 1976. A meeting of the committee held on Monday directed the government to immediately start the process and inform the committee about its progress.

KATHMANDU, July 17: Parliament's Finance Committee  has directed the government to start a process to scrap the Tax Settlement Commission Act, 1976. A meeting of the  committee held on Monday  directed the government to immediately start the process  and inform the committee about its progress.

KATHMANDU, June 20: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has issued arrest warrants against Tax Settlement Commission (TSC) chief Lumdhwoj Mahat and member Umesh Dhakal, accusing them of being involved in a multi-billion rupee tax scam.

KATHMANDU, June 15: Parliament’s Finance Committee has asked the government to immediately amend Tax Settlement Commission Act 1976 saying it has become outdated and caused huge losses to the state coffers.

KATHMANDU, June 10: Stakeholders have sought role of community for settling dispute related to natural resources at the local levels.

KATHMANDU, June 5: After successfully completing three settlement projects for earthquake victims and other communities, the actor couple Sitaram Kattel (Dhurmus) and Kunjana Ghimire (Suntali) on Monday announced to develop an ambitious fourth project.

KATHMANDU, May 22: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), the government body formed after the Gorkha Earthquake to carry out post-disaster reconstruction and rehabilitation works, has started the process of developing an integrated settlement to shift vulnerable settlement of the five most-affected districts.

KATHMANDU, April 19: At a time when everyone is applauding Dhurmush-Suntali for their exemplary efforts for the construction of the model settlement, a youth from Dhading has also created a successful story by constructing 55 houses model settlement in the district.

BARDIBAS , April 9: Integrated Model Musahar Settlement constructed at Bardibas in Mahottari district would be handed over to the Musahar Community on April 14.

KOHALPUR, March 18: The Kushbandhiya community on Friday presented the District Administration Office with a memorandum for support in building settlement under the People Settlement Programme.

MAHOTTATRI, Jan 21: Construction works of the model earthquake-resistant integrated settlement for a Musahar community in Mahottari district by the Dhurmus-Suntali Foundation are going on in full speed.

DOLPA, Nov 23: A Dalit settlement, comprising 40 households, at Tripurakot VDC-1 in Dolpa district is at high risk of landslide due to the soil erosion.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Oct 28: President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has handed the integrated model settlement constructed by the Dhurmus-Suntali Foundation at Giranchaur of Melamchi Municipality-8 of Sindhupalchowk over to the earthquake survivors on Friday.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Oct 28: Giranchaur of Sindhupalchowk district was completely turned into a pile of rubbles when the catastrophic earthquake struck the country last April. Seeing the utter destruction of the settlement, film artists Sitaram Kattel aka Dhurmus and his wife Kunjana Ghimire 'Suntali' had initiated the construction of integrated settlements with support from the locals.