BUTWAL, Nov 28: During the second Constituent Assembly election four years ago, Baburam Bhattarai, who was a candidate from the CPN (Maoist Center) from Rupandehi - 4, had focused on garnering the support of the squatter community voters. As part of the strategy, he made pledges and promised that he will definitely materialize them. He even dined and slept in a squatter’s house in Buddhanagar as part of the election campaign.
BUTWAL, Nov 29: During the second Constituent Assembly election four years ago, Baburam Bhattarai, who was a candidate from the CPN (Maoist Center) from Rupandehi - 4, had focused on garnering the support of the squatter community voters.
BUTWAL, Nov 17: Established politician Brijesh Kumar Gupta had won the previous two Constituent Assembly (CA) elections from the then constituency-3 of Kapilvastu district. At that time, he was representing Tarai-Madhesh Loktantrik Party, which later went on to merge with five other fringes Madhesi parties to form Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) just a few months ago.
BUTWAL, Oct 29: The banks of the Tinau River are fast being covered by newly-made concrete houses. Due to the lack of monitoring and regulations, the riverbank has been widely encroached upon by ‘squatters’. Locals say the river is actually narrowing due to the encroachment, adding to the risks of floods in the monsoon.
BUTWAL, Sept 27: The high number of stray cattle loitering on the roads of Butwal has not only disturbed vehicular movement but also has increased the risk of accidents. So, the Butwal Sub-metropolis has forwarded a work plan in coordination with various stakeholders for the management of such animals.
BUTWAL, Sept 12: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is considering alternate routes for the 132 KV Butwal-Mainahiya transmission line project as the Department of Roads (DoR) rejected the Yogikoti-Kotihawa road section of Siddhartha Highway for building the transmission line.
BUTWAL, August 5: Intra-party conflict has started in the CPN-UML and Nepali Congress (NC), the top two parties in the local polls, after their candidates were defeated in various local units where the parties had expected to win. Candidates who lost the elections have blamed fellow party leaders and cadres for their defeat.
BUTWAL, July 6: When the government announced the local level elections a few months ago, the entire country was overjoyed. It was happening after nearly two decades and was supposed to fill the vacant posts of people's representatives in the local bodies. The country holding elections for the first time after adopting federal setup was another charm of the election. However, this kind of excitement did not touch the flood victims of Butuwal.
BUTWAL, July 4: When the election results of Gulmi district's Resunga Municipality were announced, the main opposition CPN-UML was declared victorious over its arch-rival Nepali Congress (NC) by a narrow margin of 147 votes. UML's Dilli Raj Bhusal won the elections by outgunning NC's Bhuwan Shrestha.
BUTWAL, June 24: Though Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) has officially boycotted the local elections, some top leaders of the party are found to be canvassing for its local leaders who are contesting the poll as independents.
BUTWAL, April 20: The 132 KVA Butwal-Mainahiya Transmission Line Project has fallen into uncertainty after the Department of Roads (DoR) is dragging its feet to give go-ahead to the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) to use Yogkoti-Kotihawa section of the Siddhartha Highway.
BUTWAL, April 18: Sunita Chaudhari, 21, of Bairghat village was married when she was just 12. As part of the cultural practice in Madhes, where some young brides go to the groom’s house after staying some years at their parent’s house, she also went to her husband’s house in Maryadapur village seven years after the marriage. But things did not turn the way they were expected.
BUTWAL, April 9: Work to prepare detailed project report (DPR) for three new industrial estates in the country has begun as per the government policy of having at least one industrial estate in all seven provinces.
BUTWAL, Feb 27: Unveiling its investigation report on Sunday, Nepal Police backed its earlier claim that Manoj Budha Magar aka Manoj Pun is the mastermind behind the murder of Durga Tiwari, the then chairman of CPN-UML's sister wing Youth Association Nepal, who was shot dead in Rupandehi some two months ago.