Rape and murder victim’s family still awaiting compensation
In September 2020, a 12-year-old girl was raped and murdered in Masta Rural Municipality. More than two years after the heinous crime, the family of the deceased is still awaiting compensation from the state.
Victims of last November’s Doti earthquake spend cold winter months under flimsy tarp
Thirty-four people from eight families have been living under one tarpaulin tent in Uparkada.
One dead in Bajura earthquake
Several houses have been damaged by the 5.9 magnitude quake that rattled west Nepal.
Baitadi local unit changes names of Dalit settlements to assuage caste discrimination
Residents say name change is a good step but attitudes towards Dalits have not changed.
Sudurpaschim again fails to elect Speaker as candidates fall short of majority
The Nagarik Unmukti Party remained neutral expressing dissatisfaction over cabinet formation.
Darchula officials, locals sit with Indian side to ease border tension
The Nepali side has demanded India dismantle illegal gabion wall on Mahakali river.
UML’s Rajendra Singh Rawal appointed Sudurpaschim chief minister
Rawal has the support of 29 provincial assembly members.
Poorly built roads turn into death traps in Far West hills
19 people died and 30 others were injured in seven road accidents in Masta Rural Municipality in past three years.
Boy goes missing in Mahakali river after falling off a tuin
Police say they are yet to receive details about the incident given the remoteness of the accident site.
Saipal residents forced to live with debilitating diseases
Villagers rely on health camps for diagnosis from medical teams and specialist doctors.
Sudurpaschim Provincial Assembly lawmakers take oath of office and secrecy
Man Bahadur Rawal, the senior-most lawmaker in the Assembly, administered the oath to 52 lawmakers Friday in Dhangadhi.
Vulnerable girls, women being trafficked to India by their own relatives, acquaintances
Maiti Nepal has rescued 30 Nepali girls and women from the country in the past one year.
Woman dies after being swept away by Mahakali river
The body was recovered on the Indian side of the river.
Couple arrested on the charge of murdering teacher
The couple from Purchaudi Municipality-3 of Baitadi was paraded at a press conference on Thursday.
Young people in Sudurpaschim Province are increasingly cottoning to narcotics
The number of drug-related arrests in five months of the ongoing fiscal year has surpassed last fiscal year’s total for the province, according to police data. The number of abusers in rural areas is higher than those in urban centres.
Unidentified persons open fire at bullion trader in Kailali
Two persons, on a motorbike, shot at the 28-year-old businessman while he was returning back home from his shop.
Kailali is losing its forests rapidly to various projects
Encroachment has increased markedly over the past six years.
Student dies after being hit by bus in Kanchanpur
Locals obstruct traffic along the East-West highway in protest of the incident.
Students shutdown a Darchula school in protest against lack of teachers
Shailyashikhar Municipality removed several contract-based teachers from a local school but has made no effort to fill the vacant posts.
Two die, three missing as dozer plunges into Karnali river
Three others have been injured in the mishap that occurred at Sanni Triveni Rural Municipality.