TIKAPUR, March 21: Satti Karnali community forest at Tikapur Municipality has become a lucrative source of income for the locals in the area. The locals had been earning income through fodder, log among others but now bamboo has become one of the major income source.
TIKAPUR, Oct 12: The under-construction 6-lane road in Tikapur has been affected by the Nepal Electricity Authority’s (NEA) 33 KV transmission line. The construction has been affected as the authority has delayed shifting the poles of the transmission line.
TIKAPUR, Aug 6: John Spates of England had come to Nepal for the first time in 2006. The most exciting thing he did then was watch dolphins in Tikapur. Since then, he has been coming to Nepal every year for the same purpose. This year, too, he came for the same reason and left last Wednesday.
TIKAPUR, July 29: Dozens of stray cattle, most of them too old to walk, look exhausted and directionless as they crowd the main road of Tikapur these days. They sit on the street in broad daylight and stay around long hours posing a safety threat to drivers, riders and passerby. Hungry, thirsty, and homeless these animals reflect how owners disown cattle after they find them worthless.
TIKAPUR, July 8: With the level of water rising in the rivers, dolphins have been spotted in the confluence of Mohana and Pathraiya rivers of Tikapur Municipality-7. The locals said they saw the dolphins on Sunday.
TIKAPUR, June 1: The construction of the six-lane Khakraula road in Tikapur Municipality has adversely affected the locals and business persons in and around the area. The locals filed a complaint at the municipality after the dust began blowing in the area due to the soil dumped by the contractor on the road, affecting their health and businesses.
TIKAPUR, May 10: Befani Tharu,19, of Mukta Kamaiya (free bonded-laborers) settlement at Lamkichuha Municipality, has been tied with a rope for the last 14 years. It is uncertain how long she will stay like this due to her struggle with mental health.
TIKAPUR, May 9: Bal Bahadur Rawat of Janaki Rural Municipality-1, Durgauli was obliged to make rounds of the Land Revenue Office (LRO), Tikapur, for five days to freeze the transaction of his land. Similarly, it has been two days since Sher Bahadur Budha of Bardagoriya Rural Municipality-1 has been visiting the LRO for the transfer of his land to his brother.
TIKAPUR, March 14: Ujyalo Sikshya Sadan is the only elementary school in the locality of Majhi community of Kachali village of Tikapur. Though established in 1998, the school lacks basic infrastructures and facilities. If support is not extended to this institution urgently, it might have to be closed, its teacher says.
TIKAPUR, Nov 20: Kusumghat village of Bhajani Municipality-3, Tikapur, was formed in 1967 by clearing a massive forest area. The village was formed by people living across the Mohana River after they faced constant troubles from Indian robbers and dacoits. The village lies near the no man’s land.
TIKAPUR, July 19: The locals living in eastern parts of Kailali and western parts of Bardiya have been dependent on Tikapur Hospital for treatment since years. But the hospital which is benefiting the people of both the districts is itself in a miserable state.
TIKAPUR, July 17: The Tikapur Hospital is the nearest hospital for residents of two districts to seek health services. However, the hospital’s condition is bleak, according to a report presented by Ratna Bahadur Khadka, chairperson of Tikapur Hospital Development Committee.
TIKAPUR, July 12: It has been 12 years that around 300 bigha of land belonging to Tikapur Multiple Campus has been illegally encroached upon by people who claim themselves as Kamaiyas (freed bonded laborers), squatters and landless people.
With the spring season around the corner, Tikapur Park, also known as Tikapur Brihat Udyan, can bewitch anyone with its beauty. In its prime, the park is no less than a ravishing new bride, with her makeup, sitting on the bank of Karnali River waiting for her groom.
TIKAPUR, March 3: Market and transportation at Tikapur bazaar has been halted since early morning today. The strike comes following a brutal death of Karna Thapa, 21 who was stabbed by five people while celebrating Holi.
DHANGADHI, Dec 13: Resham Chaudhari, the main accused in the infamous Tikapur massacre which took place in August 2015, has registered a landslide victory in the parliamentary elections from Constituency 1 of Kailali district. Chaudhari who contested the polls from the Rastriya Janata Parry Nepal (RJPN) won with 34,341 votes.
TIKAPUR, Nov 1: Tikapur Park in Tikapur of Kailali is becoming a destination among domestic tourists. The number of visitors to the park has increased significantly after the Dashain and Tihar festivals.
TIKAPUR, August 23: Two years have passed by since the heart-wrenching Tikapur incident in Kailali district, in which eight police personnel and a toddler were brutally lynched. That incident is said to have been triggered by conflict and hatred between Tharus of tarai and Pahadis of hills.
TIKAPUR, July 29: When dark clouds start hovering in the sky, heartbeats of the locals of Dhansingpur and Narayanpur start getting faster. Every monsoon, these locals are worried about protecting their loved ones and properties from massive floods, which are a common occurrence in rivers like Karnali, Mohana, Patharaiya, and Kanda. Devastating floods time and again have rendered many people homeless and have even caused human casualties. The Rainy season has always wreaked havoc in the lives of the villagers.
TIKAPUR, July 5: The newly-elected mayor and deputy mayor have assumed their offices in Tikapur Municipality. After assuming office, Mayor Tapendra Bahadur Rawal has already begun to work on some of the promises he had during his election campaign. He has decided to form a taskforce for the conservation and development of the Tharu language under a panel of experts. Before the polls, he had promised to work on making Tharu language an official language of business in a program organized by the Jaycees in Tikapur.
TIKAPUR, July 2: In the second Constituent Assembly election of November 2013, the biggest three political parties - Nepali congress, CPN - UML and the CPN - Maoists were left behind by the Madhesi Janaadhikar Forum (MJF) in Tikapur Municipality, Kailali. The forum was popular among Tharus and its victory in the election was due to their support. Similar scenario is likely to repeat in this year's local level election.
TIKAPUR, June 23: Tikapur Municipality of Kailali district, which gained notoriety about two years ago over the killing of seven police personnel and a toddler during a clash with agitating Tharuhat activists, is all set to put the bitter past behind it and participate in the upcoming local polls.
TIKAPUR, June 22: With the local elections less than a week away, the excitement among the public for the local elections has reached fever pitch in Tikapur. Locals said they are desperate to exercise their voting rights and elect local representatives of their choice.
TIKAPUR, June 20: Ujayaram Ghartimagar, 88, is eagerly waiting for June 28 to come so that he could cast vote. He considers it to be a great opportunity for him to be able to elect local representatives after a 20-year haul.
DHANGADI, June 16: The government on Friday provided hefty compensations to 'victims' of the infamous Tikapur incident of 24 August, 2015 in which eight police personnel and a toddler were killed mercilessly.
KATHMANDU, March 8: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has recommended that the government take departmental action against Armed Police Force DIG Khadananda Chaudhary and SP Laxman Bahadur Singh.