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The Battle for Birganj

Birganj is a microcosm of everything traditionally associated with elections: money, muscle and betrayal Rameshwar Bohara THE RACE IS ON: UML and FSFN's mayoral candidates, Basuruddin Ansari. Birganj was not just the...

Dahal talks to Madhes

A week after the government announced the date of local elections, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Tuesday went directly to the people of the plains and asked them to participate...

Voting to heal past wounds

Local elections in Province 2 bring together candidates and voters from hills and plains Julia Thomas in Birganj When Madhes-based leaders rose up in 2015 against what they saw as a...

Fasten seat belts

Brace yourselves for a ride into uncharted constitutional territory Kanak Mani Dixit Nepal’s descent into Hades in the democratic era began in 1995 when the fringe party that was the CPN-Maoist...

Doctors detained

The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) has arrested nine doctors from two hospitals in Birganj on charges of having forged certificates in order to qualify to pursue their medical education. A...

‘चुनाव नभए भोकै परिन्थ्यो’

रौतहटका बाबर हुसेन १ भदौमा राहत सामग्री लिन लाइनमा लाग्दा पनि हिक्कहिक्क गरिरहेका थिए । २९ साउनमा बरहवाको बाढीले बगाएका उनका माहिला छोरा २४ वर्षीय समीर देवानको शव ३० साउनमा...

Into a state of uncertain stability

Whoever wins, Nepal will likely be ruled by the same old leaders Om Astha Rai After the last phase of elections to three levels of government under the new Constitution on...

Autopsy of a blockade

After nearly five months of being blockaded informally, India’s siege of Nepal was formally lifted this week by its proxies. Only the very naive or the extremely ill-informed still...

Plain speaking

So far, the Madhesi parties are staying firm even though there is no way the proposed amendment will get a two-thirds vote Om Astha Rai and Jiyalal Sah in BIRGANJ, In...

Gaining currency

Demonetisation takes its toll on Nepali migrant workers, students Jiyalal Sah in Birganj Harindar Mahato of Birganj (pictured, above) was preparing to take his wife to Madhubani in India for medical...

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Martyrs wife in grief

Interacting with Madheshi martyr Birbal Mukhiya’s wife in Pokhariya. She was sharing her struggle after her husband’s death. Her only son doesn’t earns much...

दुर्गम गाऊँ शिकारीबास, अप्ठेरो र असहज जीवनबाट मुक्ति दिलाईदिन स्थानीयको आग्रह

फागुन, पर्सा । ‘पर्सा जिल्लाको तस्तो गाऊँ जहाँ सिटामोल किन्न दिनभर लाग्छ’ सुन्दा अपत्यार लाग्न सक्ला तर देशकै आर्थिक भारको जिम्मेवारी सम्भालेको पर्सा जिल्लाकै शिकारीबासको...