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Raju Adhikari

Foreign dependence on agri goods shoots up

January 17, 2018 07:41 AM

JHAPA, Jan 17: The country's dependence on other countries for agricultural goods, despite plentiful production possibilities within the country, has been ever increasing.

Small-scale farmers quitting tea farming

January 16, 2018 12:25 PM

JHAPA, Jan 16: Many small-scale tea farmers of Jhapa are leaving the profession due to rising cost of production, a decline in the price of green leaves, and frequent pest attack in a tea garden, among other reasons.

Elected officials failing to meet promises irks locals

January 7, 2018 03:46 AM

JHAPA, Jan 6: After the completion of local level elections, voters breathed a sigh of relief, hoping that their lives would finally improve. They had expected that their locality, their district and the country would head towards  progress and development   thanks to the elections. But to their disappointment, the lofty promises of some party leaders and elected representatives have turned out to be just another disappointment.

Violence against young girls on the rise in Jhapa

January 1, 2018 12:26 PM

JHAPA, Jan 1: Sexual violence against young girls has become a widespread problem in Jhapa in recent years. However, it is little discussed. The number of girls being raped, harassed and assaulted has increased significantly.

Elected representatives disappoint locals of Jhapa

December 23, 2017 03:28 AM

JHAPA, Dec 22:  Right after their victory in the local level elections this July, local representatives vowed in a gathering in Birtamode that they would make the people feel the change within a month. Their promises before and after the elections were loud. Mayor of Birtamode Municipality Dhurba Kumar Shivakoti, Deputy Mayor Pabitra Devi Mahtara and all ward members assured people of all possible efforts to make the area clean and well managed soon.

Parliamentarians change their stance after election

December 21, 2017 04:30 AM

JHAPA, Dec 21: Chandra Lal Kattel of Shivasatakshi Municipality-10 of Jhapa district had just bade farewell to a group of election campaigners representing the left alliance of CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) in an early morning about a month ago.

Sitaula takes flak for NC's loss in Jhapa

December 15, 2017 05:30 AM

JHAPA, Dec 15: Krishna Prasad Sitaula had transformed himself into an influential leader of the Nepali Congress (NC) through election victories in Jhapa. The recently concluded parliamentary election, however, has become a bitter experience for him as he lost the election. To add insult to injury, Sitaula has been blamed for the loss of other NC candidates in the district.

TAC defeats MMC to win Kakarbhitta Gold Cup

December 2, 2017 10:23 AM

JHAPA, Dec 2: Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC) lifted the title of 3rd Mechi Netralaya Kakarbhitta Gold Cup Football Tournament beating Manang Marshyangdi Club (MMC) 3-2 on penalties in the summit clash on Friday.

TAC, MMC once again battling for title in Jhapa

December 1, 2017 09:07 AM

JHAPA, Dec 1: Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC) will have an opportunity to win the second title in Jhapa within a week when it faces Manang Marshyangdi Club (MMC) in the Mechi Netralaya Kakarbhitta Gold Cup Football Tournament summit clash on Friday.

Manang to face Tribhuvan Army Club in Kakarbhitta final

November 30, 2017 09:44 AM

JHAPA, Nov 30: A-Division outfit Manang Marshyangdi Club (MMC) booked its place in the final of the ongoing Kakarbhitta Gold Cup Football Tournament defeating the host Kakarbhitta Football Training Center on Wednesday.

MMC defeats Rupandehi to reach last four

November 26, 2017 10:41 AM

JHAPA, Nov 26: Laxmi Hyundai Manang Marshyangdi Club (MMC) advanced to the semifinals of the ongoing Kakarbhitta Gold Cup Football Tournament on Saturday after defeating Rupandehi XI 7-6 on sudden death.

Far-Western stuns Jhapa on penalties

November 25, 2017 09:56 AM

JHAPA, Nov 24: Far-Western XI has knocked out defending champion Jhapa XI 5-4 on penalties in their own home ground on Friday to book a place in the last eight of the ongoing Kakarbhitta Gold Cup Football Tournament. Jhapa’s captain Narendra Mani Limbu missed a crucial penalty helping the Far-Western go through the quarterfinals.

Rupandehi outclasses APF to reach Kakarbhitta Gold Cup last 16

November 24, 2017 07:58 AM

JHAPA, Nov 24: Rupandehi XI has reached the quarterfinals of the ongoing Kakarbhitta Gold Cup Football Tournament defeating Armed Police Force (APF) 3-1 on Thursday.

NPC thrashes SCBC to enter Kakarbhitta Gold Cup semis

November 23, 2017 09:19 AM

JHAPA, Nov 23: Nepal Police Club (NPC) has advanced to the semifinals of the 3rd Mechi Netralaya Kakarbhitta Gold Cup Football Tournament on Wednesday.

Security forces begin joint patrolling in border areas

November 20, 2017 04:30 AM

JHAPA, Nov 20: Amid increasing attacks on poll candidates, a joint team of Indian and Nepali security personnel have beefed-up security in the eastern border to avoid any kind of untoward incident in the upcoming parliamentary and provincial elections scheduled for December 7.

All eyes on Sitaula vs Lingden, Sharma vs Karki poll battles

November 7, 2017 02:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 7: "Guests can be served delicious food for a few days, but cannot be handed over the house itself." This has been the Facebook post of many Nepali Congress (NC) voters and sympathizers in constituency 1 of Jhapa district these days.

Rift in Democratic alliance following candidacy of Sitaula in Jhapa-3

October 30, 2017 18:14 PM

JHAPA, Oct 30: At a time when the parties are busy finalizing the name of the candidates for the upcoming elections of House of Representatives and Provincial Assemblies under First-Past-the-Post (FPTP) electoral system, it seems very tough within the various alliances to decide the final candidacy for Jhapa.

Curfew clamped after 1 killed, others injured in Birtamod police firing

October 28, 2017 03:14 AM

JHAPA, Oct 27: At least one person was killed and a score  others injured as police opened fire in Birtamod on Friday morning to disperse locals demanding a probe into the mysterious death of an 11-year old. The person killed in the police action  has been identified as Nawa Raj Thapa of Arjundhara Municipality- 11.

Dengue spreading fast in Jhapa

October 23, 2017 07:49 AM

JHAPA, Oct 23:  A month ago, only a few cases of dengue were recorded in Jhapa district. However, the disease is spreading like an epidemic in the district in the recent days.

Nepali ginger stranded at border after India’s GST

October 18, 2017 07:57 AM

JHAPA, Oct 17: After India implemented Goods and Service Tax (GST) from the first of July this year, illegal trade across the border was expected to be controlled and formal import-export was believed to become easier. But to the contrary, bilateral business between Nepal and India is facing more difficulties.