Stories By 'ABDHESH KUMAR JHA'
Dashain, a major Hindu festival, is right around the corner. While most of the Nepali population prepares to celebrate the festival with good food and new clothes, the Musahar people— an impoverished Dalit community— of Bishariya in Rajbiraj Municipality, Saptari, struggle to arrange two square meals for their family.
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Two separate rape incidents were reported in Saptari district on Tuesday. According to the District Police Office, a 14-year-old girl of Dakneshwori Municipality-1 was raped by her cousin when she was alone in her house. The girl’s mother said the culprit was zipping his pant when she got home.
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A 19-year-old woman in Saptari has been hospitalised after sustaining serious injuries in an incident of domestic violence.
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Saptari police are investigating into a fake citizenship racket after three Indian nationals were caught with fake citizenship documents.
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Authorities in Saptari are struggling to contain Swine flu (H1N1) and Hong Kong flu (H3N2) outbreaks in Kanchanrup Municipality due to fund shortage.
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The health department on Friday announced a nation-wide awareness campaign on preventive measures against Swine and Hong Kong influenza (flu).
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