SYAGNJA, Sept 24: The death toll in Syanja landslide climbed to nine on Thursday afternoon.

KAILALI, Sept 23: A lot of children in the rural parts of Kailali grow up without receiving basic vaccines. According to the local representatives, absence of clinics in the rural villages has hit vaccination campaigns. Similarly, health workers and volunteers escape their job as they need to walk for days to reach out to different destinations. One such village is Baluwagada of Chure Rural Municipality - 4.

ROLPA, Sept 22: Sunilsmriti Rural Municipality in Rolpa district has allowed resuming regular physical classes in schools from September 28 by following the odd-even rule. Considering the rapid spread of COVID-19, schools and colleges across the nation remain closed since early March this year. However, the rural municipality has taken the decision to allow schools to resume physical classes following the odd-even rule until Dashain.

KALIKOT, July 29: Death toll in two separate incidents of landslides in Kalikot district has risen to nine.

KALIKOT, July 29: Six members of same family were killed when a house was swept away by landslides that occurred in Naraharinath Rural Municipality-7 of Kalikot district last night.

JAJARKOT, July 27: A three-year-old girl died and seven others were taken ill after consuming wild mushroom at Syankri of Kushe rural municipality in the district.

PALPA, July 19: Vehicular movement along the Tansen-Butwal road section of the Siddhartha Highway has remained disrupted for the past four days due to rain-triggered landslides in the Gaudepul area in Tansen Municipality-8.

PYUTHAN, July 19: All the seven persons who lost their lives in a tractor accident at Swargadwari Municipality-3 Saturday night have been identified.

JAJARKOT, July 12: The bodies of nine persons who were buried in landslides in Barkote-4 in Jajarkot district have been recovered, district officials said.

PALPA, June 23: The death toll in Palpa landslides has climbed to three.

POKHARA, June 14: The number of people losing their lives in a landslide in Durlung, Parbat reached eight on Sunday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, May 26: The government has formed a five-member probe committee to investigate the Chaurajahari incident.

Lightning kills two in Rolpa

May 7, 2020 20:00 pm

ROLPA, May 7: A lightning strike killed two persons in Rolpa on Thursday.

ROLPA, May 2: Lal Bahadur Khatri, a brick kiln worker in Kathmandu, reached his home in Rolpa in the afternoon on April 30 after spending 14 days at a quarantine facility amid coronavirus outbreak fears.

ROLPA, May 1: Four minors were killed when a powerful bomb left by an unidentified group exploded in Rolpa Thursday evening, authorities said.

BAGLUNG, April 12: A rapid diagnostic test (RDT) carried out in 503 people suspected of carrying the coronavirus has shown negative.

MYAGDI, March 17: The Malaysian Serba Dinamik Company is going to invest in the 57.3-megawatt Myagdikhola Hydroelectricity Project to be constructed in Dhaulagiri Rural Municipality.

MARTADI, March 12: A fire that engulfed a building of Budhiganga municipality in Bajura district due to electricity leakage has destroyed crucial official documents and computers.

BIRNDRANAGAR, March 12: For the first time in Karnali State, Birendranagar Municipality is preparing to produce energy from garbage following a trilateral agreement of the municipality, Alternative Energy Promotion Centre and KP Commercial Service Company.

SURKHET, March 4: Three people have been killed and four others sustained injuries in a road accident in Surkhet district on Wednesday morning.

DADELDHURA, Feb 27: One person died and four others sustained injuries in a dry landslide occurred in Nabadurga rural municipality-2 of Dadeldhura district on Thursday.

DANG, Feb 12: A Nepal Army man died and six others sustained injuries in a road accident in Salyan district on Wednesday afternoon.

Early marriages common in Rolpa

February 4, 2020 11:30 am

ROLPA, Feb 4: Jayakala Pariyar, 18, looked quite exhausted and weak when Republica met her on the premises of Rolpa District Hospital on Friday. She had come to the hospital for the treatment of her two-year-old son who was suffering from fever, cough and cold.

KAILALI, Feb 4: Denied compensation, farmers, who faced huge loss due to failure of Garima brand of paddy seeds, are preparing to launch protest against the government.

KASKI, Jan 26: A man was arrested with 29 rounds of bullets from Pokhara on Sunday morning.

TANAHU, Jan 10: Two people killed and 17 others sustained injuries when a passenger bus met with an accident at Thanimai of Ghiring rural municipality-3 in Tanahu district on Friday.

JUMLA, Jan 9: Chhau sheds (menstruation hut) are being dismantled in western Nepal following strict directive from the government to end the malpractice of banishing women to such sheds during their periods. However, uprooting this tradition does not seem that easy in Jumla. Unlike other districts where Chhaupadi tradition is in practice, chhau sheds are not built outside the houses here. Instead, girls and women in Jumla are forced to share space with cattle at the sheds meant for cows and goats when they bleed.

SURKHET, Jan 1: Cadres of the Netra Bikram Chand-led Nepal Communist Party and police exchanged fire at Cheneri Taal area in western Surkhet on Wednesday.

NAWALPARASI, Dec 26: The second inter-country water conference has begun in West Nawalparasi from today.

Two killed in Humla road accident

December 13, 2019 20:21 pm

HUMLA, Dec 13: Two people killed when a tipper skidded off the road due to snowfall. The deceased have been identified as Sonam Megur Lama, 26, of Namkha rural municipality-1 and Yalwanka Sawel Lama, 36, of ward 4.

DOLPA, Dec 13: Annual examinations at many government schools in the Thulibheri municipality and surrounding villages in the district scheduled for today have been cancelled due to snowfall.

JUMLA, Dec 12: Local bodies have launched a campaign to dismantle Chhaupadi sheds in Jumla district.

HUMLA, Dec 12: Snowfall in various parts of Humla and Jajarkot districts has crippled people's daily life since early today morning.

DOTI, Dec 5: A girl has been burnt dead allegedly by her husband and in-laws at Shikhar municipality-4 in the district.

POKHARA, Nov 30: Four explosions have taken place near the polling centers in Kaski district during the ongoing by-elections, officials said.

ARGHAKHANCHI, Nov 27: The death toll in Arghakhanchi bus accident has climbed to 18, district authorities said here.

ARGHAKHANCHI, Nov 27: The death toll in Arghakhanchi bus accident has climbed to 15, district authorities said here.

POKHARA, Nov 25: An unidentified group has detonated a bomb targeting a car parked on the premises of the residence of a local representative in Pokhara on Monday morning.

12 injured in Banke road accident

November 18, 2019 16:53 pm

BANKE, Nov 18: Twelve persons were injured when a passenger bus met with an accident at Rapti Sonari Rural Municipality-1 in Banke district today morning.

BAJHANG, Nov 5: The dead bodies of four construction workers, who were found trapped in an under-construction tunnel of 65-megawatt Kalanga Hydropower Project situated at Bungal Municipality-1 of Bajhang district, were recovered by a team of Armed Police Force.

BAITADI, Oct 28: Puja Bohara of Patan municipality-1, Baitadi who was (gang) raped some eight years ago when she had been appearing the School Leaving Certificate Examinations (SEE) has finally won the case against her perpetrators.

KAWASOTI, Oct 28: A squad from the District Police Office, Nawalparasai East last night arrested 28 people for gambling. According to the office, the team caught them red-handed from the Devchuli Party Palace at Daldale of Devchuli municipality-13.

Chand-led group's three cadres arrested

October 25, 2019 13:28 pm

TANAHU, Oct 25: The district police have arrested three cadres of the Communist Party of Nepal led by Netra Bikram Chand from the district.

PALPA, Oct 24: An elected representative was arrested in Palpa on the charge of thrashing a man in Palpa. The arrestee has been identified as Chunna Bahadur Bista, the ward member of Tinau rural municipality-6.

Case against Chhaupadi

August 18, 2019 00:25 am

Chhau is a tradition associated with the menstrual taboo in the western part of Nepal. This tradition prohibits Hindu women and girls from participating in normal family activities during menstruation as they are considered impure. Women are required to live in a cattle-shed or hut during menstruation.

KATHMANDU, June 12: A strong wind accompanied by rain has hit the western part of the country on early Wednesday.

Exploring the wild wild west

September 1, 2018 11:52 am

We began our journey to western Nepal by riding a bus from Bharatpur. Though we were not able to go to all parts of the west, we did travel to the major destinations in the Terai belt. Our commute mainly depended on buses, but we also chose to hike in places like Dadeldhura, Kanchanpur, Baitadi, Dang, Ghorai, Kailali, Lumbini, and Nepalgunj. During our journey, we enjoyed the natural and cultural beauty that west Nepal had to offer. From the enchanting nature that flaunted diverse wildlife to the humble, and welcoming locals, each experience was worthwhile.