Victims of crimes continue to be at the receiving end of panchayat justice
Most of them have no knowledge of legal proceedings while factors like lengthy legal process and financial burden drive them to seek justice from within the community, lawyers say.
Police arrest two men accused of raping a 17-year-old in Saptari
The teenager took her own life on Monday after being allegedly forced into out-of-court settlement by village elders.
Teenage rape victim in Saptari took her own life after being forced into out-of-court settlement
The village elders had tried to hush up the matter and threatened the victim and her mother of consequences if they reported the incident with the police.
Lockdown reimposed in Rajbiraj while Saptari to remain under strict prohibitory orders after spike in coronavirus cases
Authorities suspect the virus has spread in communities.
Flooded rivers put Tarai settlements at high risk of inundation
The Saptakoshi is gaining strength as it gushes through provinces 1 and 2, eroding embankments, flooding settlements and displacing people.
Saptakoshi flood inundates Gobargada village in Saptari
Preparations are underway to evacuate around 200 villagers to safer locations.
Thirty-eight doors of Saptakoshi barrage opened after water level crosses danger level
The water pressure in the Western dam on the Nepali side of the river, some 19km south of the barrage, has been steadily increasing for the past few days given the incessant rainfall the area is experiencing.
Lightning strikes claim six lives in Saptari and Makwanpur in the last 24 hours
Five others sustained serious injuries in the incidents.
In Saptari, a Musahar woman is accused of practising witchcraft and beaten
Despite being beaten bloody with a metal plate, Manjudevi Sada has been ordered by the village panchayat to settle with the perpetrators and not file a case.
19 Indian nationals out of contact since they left a quarantine facility in Saptari on Wednesday night
The individuals managed to leave the Koshi Basic School quarantine despite round the clock security provided by Nepal Police and Armed Police Force personnel.
Saptari disaster committee prioritises security forces over health facilities
Hospitals in the district say they don’t have enough money to buy protective gear for staffers.
Traffic congestion in Rajbiraj affects locals
Since the town area does not have a bus park, public vehicles stay put on the road to pick up passengers, causing a long traffic snarl
A basic school in Rajbiraj fails to attract students
The school has a total of 13 students from grade one to five and all of them are given lessons together.
Health post and ward office closed to hold election of a party
The staff were asked to sit outside the office and work for the day.
Overcrowding of Saptari Prison puts inmates at risk of contagious diseases
Six inmates have died in the Rajbiraj-based prison in the last one and a half years, prison officials say.