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Amar Khadka

Fire flattens 70 homes in Sunsari (Update)

March 19, 2018 06:44 AM

ITAHARI, March 19: On Saturday evening, Renu Sardar, 25 of Barahakshetra Municipality in Sunsari had just gone to bed clutching her three-month-old daughter and a year-and-a-half-old son when she heard screams outside. Carrying both the children, Renu came out of her home and saw a massive blaze in front of her. “I scurried toward the eastern part of the settlement,” said Renu staring at her fire-destroyed home on Sunday morning.

Fire flattens 70 homes in Sunsari

March 19, 2018 05:30 AM

ITAHARI, March 18: Few children sustained minor injuries after all of the 82 houses were gutted in a massive fire that broke out in Ikrahi Basti, Baraha Chhetra municipality -11, Sunsari on Saturday night.

Flood victims want govt to build embankment before monsoon

March 13, 2018 03:00 AM

ITAHARI, Mar 13: Seven months ago, Krishna Kumari Rai of Itahari ward no.10 lost her house to a ravaging flood. After her house was washed away, she took shelter at a local school for days. Later, she rented a room and started living there.

Children from marginalized communities deprived of education

February 27, 2018 08:05 AM

ITAHARI, Feb 27: Mishrilal Sah of Harinagara Rural Municipality-4 is a peon at the Sitaram Primary School in the village. However, in absence of teachers, he runs classes.

TAC tops medal charts for athletics with 22 golds

January 10, 2018 11:31 AM

ITAHARI, Jan 10: Tribhuwan Army Club (TAC) has won National Athletics Competition under the National Sports Council (NSC) championship adding five more golds on the final day in Itahari to take their total tally to 22 for the event on Tuesday.

TAC dominates athletics

January 9, 2018 08:45 AM

ITAHARI, Jan 9: Tribhuvan Army Club’s ascendancy in Nepali sports continued as they bagged five gold medals in the ongoing National Sports Council (NSC) championship in Itahari.

Rs 5m set aside for erecting elephant-proof fence

January 3, 2018 09:35 AM

ITAHARI, Jan 3: The government has set aside Rs 5 million to tackle the elephant menace in the settlements near the Koshi Tappu wildlife Reserve.

Nepal tops medal chart in Taekwondo Championship

January 3, 2018 07:44 AM

ITAHARI, Jan 3: Nepal has clinched the International Open Friendship Taekwondo Championship on Tuesday winning 57 golds, 42 silvers and 52 bronze medals played at the Covered Hall of Itahari Stadium.

Itahari flood victims demand embankments

December 27, 2017 05:30 AM

ITAHARI, Dec 27: Khadak Bahadur Bhujel, a flood victim from Itahari MuMunicipality0, is nowadays bothered with the absence of embankment in the nearby Budhi River. Four months ago, the same river had made him and dozen others homeless.

Waste management a serious problem in jails of eastern region

December 21, 2017 04:00 AM

ITAHARI, Dec 21: Local residents living nearby Eastern Regional Jail (ERJ), Jhumka often stage protests venting their ire against the polluted water and waste released from the jail. Two weeks ago, locals had staged demonstrations urging the concerned authorities for proper management of garbage and sewage.

Koshi Tappu elephants kill 4 people in last 5 days

December 5, 2017 02:30 AM

ITAHARI, Dec 5: Wild elephant attacks have increased in the areas surrounding Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve in recent times. In the last five days, four people living in the areas near the reserve have lost their lives to elephant attacks.

Will Gyanendra be able to protect the legacy of Koirala's?

December 3, 2017 05:00 AM

ITAHARI, Dec 3: In the legislative elections of 1959, BP Koirala got elected for the first time from constituency no. 5 of Itahari which is now the district's constituency no.4. Later Girija Prasad Koirala became successful in protecting the legacy of Nepali Congress (NC) by emerging victorious in 1991 and other elections.

Booze, cash, chicken to woo voters

December 3, 2017 03:00 AM

ITAHARI, Dec 3: Rather than banking on past performance and the development hopes of voters, candidates in the parliamentary and provincial elections in Sunsari district are to offers of alcoholic drink, meat treats and money to woo the voters.

New candidates put up fight against 'heavyweights' in Sunsari

November 21, 2017 03:00 AM

ITAHARI, Nov 21: With the parliamentary and provincial elections just around the corner, election fervor has gone up drastically in Sunsari district. Some of the 'heavyweight' leaders who can make an impact in the central level politics are contesting from the district.

Bhagbati poses challenge to five-time MP Gachchhadar in Sunsari

November 8, 2017 07:39 AM

ITAHARI, Nov 7: Nepali Congress leader Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar, who has been elected as member of parliament (MP) for five times, is contesting the upcoming elections from Sunsari-3. CPN-UML's Bhagbati Chaudhary, who was narrowly defeated by Gachchhadar in the second Constituent Assembly elections in 2013, is challenging the veteran NC leader's regime as a common candidate of the left alliance.

34,000 driving license seekers

October 31, 2017 10:47 AM

ITAHARI, Oct 31: Nishan Neupane from Satashidham, Jhapa was in the queue to get the token of permit letter for driving license of motorbike at Koshi District Vehicle Management License Division Office, Itahari on Sunday. Nishan got the token after having arrived at the office since three in the morning and stood in line for eight hours.

Vegetable farming brings prosperity in Takure hill

October 11, 2017 04:00 AM

ITAHARI, Oct 11: Narayan Mahat, 59, wakes up at 3 am every morning. Gets ready in half an hour, packs up the vegetable stock readied before sleeping and rushes to the market to sell it off. He has been doing this for years.

Ten years on, displaced families still struggling for permanent shelter

October 7, 2017 04:05 AM

ITAHARI, Oct 7: Eighteen years ago, while migrating from the hills to the tarai, sixty-two-year-old Harka Bahadur Tamang had never imagined that he would ever have to live a miserable life that he is living now.

After gloomy dashain, flood victims worry over prospect of cold winter

October 5, 2017 07:16 AM

ITAHARI, Oct 5: For Bikash Nagarkoti of Itahari Sub-metropolitan City - 3, Dashain has always been his best festival since childhood. No matter what he would always enjoy the festive season to its fullest. This year, however, he was helpless. “Dashain is the greatest festival of Hindus and we value it no less. However, this time we could not manage to celebrate it,” he lamented.

NC boycotted Itahari municipal assembly

September 16, 2017 18:34 PM

ITAHARI, Sept 16: Nepali Congress (NC) has boycotted the first municipal assembly held at Itahari Sub-metropolitan City on Saturday.