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Devendra Basnet



Four killed in Salyan bus accident

January 22, 2018 16:22 PM

DANG, Jan 22: At least four people have been killed in a bus accident in Salyan on Monday afternoon. The ill-fated bus (Na 5 Kha 531) heading to Dang from Rukum, skidded some 80 meters down to the rivulets from the road.

Political parties take charge: Dang to be shut 24/7

January 19, 2018 09:32 AM

DANG, Jan 19: On its third day, the indefinite strike demanding Dang to be the capital of province 5 has affected daily life and that of passengers commuting to various districts. Two days ago, the Sher Bahadur Deuba led government had named Rupandehi as temporary provincial capital of the province.

Provincial capital protest: indefinite strike at Dang

January 17, 2018 10:11 AM

DANG, Jan 17: Demanding Dang to be the capital of province 5, residents of Dang have come together to protest government’s decision of proposing temporary capitals where a high court is located. Residents have called indefinite strike from today. Since early morning today, schools, markets and industries have shut down, while vehicle movement has come to a standstill.

Maghi also celebrated as Tharus’ freedom movement

January 16, 2018 08:25 AM

DANG, Jan 16: The people of the indigenous Tharu community have come a long way from a modest history of farm slaves. They wanted to be freed from the cruel slavery. “We could not even speak,” said Ram Prasad Chaudhary, a Tharu leader of Dang, referring to the condition of his people about two decades ago.

Maghi also celebrated as Tharus' movement for freedom

January 16, 2018 05:30 AM

DANG, Jan 16: The people of the indigenous Tharu community have come a long way from a modest history of farm slaves. They wanted to be freed from the cruel slavery. “We could not even speak,” said Ram Prasad Chaudhary, a Tharu leader of Dang, referring to the condition of his people about two decades earlier.

With no legal savvy, local unit judicial panels ineffective

January 4, 2018 05:30 AM

DANG, Jan 4: Just a few days ago, the judicial committee of Deukhuri Gadawa Rural Municipality took up a land ownership dispute between a mother and daughter. A woman in Ward No. 6 had persuaded her mother to transfer ownership of their house and land to her name. She later kicked the mother out of the house.

Wife chops hubby’s fingers, eats roasted

December 28, 2017 18:06 PM

DANG, Dec 28: In what we call a ghastly manner constituting cannibalism, a wife has eaten the flesh of her own husband in the district.

2.6 million voters to participate in elections from Province 5

December 7, 2017 02:30 AM

DANG, Dec 7: Altogether 2,584,910 voters from 10 districts of Province 5 will be taking part in the much-awaited parliamentary and provincial elections on Thursday.  There are 12 districts in this province but Rukum and Rolpa have already taken part in the first phase of elections.

First-time voters excited over polls

December 6, 2017 06:00 AM

DANG, Dec 6: A long queue for voter registration a few months ago and another queue on Tuesday for her voter identity card haven't diminished the excitement of Manakali Pun of Ghorahi at the idea of voting for the first time.

Rebel candidates pose challenge to left alliance in Salyan

December 3, 2017 04:30 AM

DANG, Dec 3: After the district leadership of the CPN (Maoist Center) fielded rebel candidates against the left alliance candidates, the alliance is facing a tough challenge in the communist stronghold Salyan in the upcoming election.

Security beefed up in border areas ahead of elections

December 3, 2017 03:30 AM

DANG, Dec 3: With the objective of conducting peaceful and systematic elections, security has been beefed up along Indo-Nepal border in Dang district.

'Election used to be simple and cheaper in the past'

December 2, 2017 10:50 AM

DANG, Dec 1: Octogenarian Tilak Bahadur Dangi had voted for the first time almost sixty years ago in 1959. The eighty-seven-year-old local of Tulasipur still has vivid memory of the general election of February 18 that year. Election those days used to be simple and cheaper, he reminisces. Nepali Congress had secured a two-thirds majority in the first parliamentary election of the country, which picked up late BP Koirala as the first elected prime minister of the country. Dangi fondly recalls the historic election even to this day.

Eight including temporary police injured in Dang bomb explosion

November 28, 2017 17:51 PM

DANG, Nov 28: Eight people were injured in a bomb blast in Tulsipur on Monday.

Thabang shuns elections activities

November 16, 2017 04:00 AM

DANG, Nov 16: Thabang, the hotbed of the Maoist revolution in Dang, had shown firm reservation against election campaigns in the past. Stating that politicians whom they elected had neglected their plight, Thabang residents boycotted political events in the past. As a positive sign, the locality opened itself to local level elections held recently.

2 killed, 10 injured in Dang vehicle collision

November 12, 2017 10:01 AM

DANG, Nov 12: At least two people were killed while 10 others sustained injuries in an accident that occurred at Lamahi municipality -1 on early Sunday.

Seven candidates look to repeat election victory

November 10, 2017 05:30 AM

DANG, Nov 10: Reinforced with the backing of CPN-UML, Krishna Bahadur Mahara of CPN (Maoist Center) registered his candidacy for the parliamentary polls from constituency 2 of Dang district on Thursday.

Displaced twice, Dang flood victims losing hope

August 19, 2017 07:54 AM

DANG, August 19: Shambhu Badi of Bakharaiya, Tulsipur, lost his house to Babai flood three years ago. He had few belongings inside the house, which were also swept away. For a few days he slept under the open sky at the river bank.

Dang sees 2 flood deaths, 300 locals displaced

August 13, 2017 03:07 AM

DANG, Aug 12:  Flooding triggered by heavy rainfall since Friday has claimed two lives and displaced 300 locals in Dang district.

Locals unimpressed with representatives' achievements

August 6, 2017 03:45 AM

It has been more than a month since the local representatives were elected. But unfortunately they have not made any visible progress so far and this has disappointed the locals. So far the representatives have not implemented any of their plans though they had made numerous promises before the elections

2 killed scooter accident

July 21, 2017 10:53 AM

DANG, July 21: Two persons were killed in a scooter accident that took place at Ward-1 of Rapti Rural  Municipality in Dang district.