Stories By 'SHIVA PURI'
Rautahat District Court convicted a ‘serial killer’ of all charges and sentenced him to 52 years in prison, slapped Rs 200,000 fine and ordered confiscation of his properties.The single bench of District Judge Prakash Shrestha on Thursday found Balkishwor Chaurasiya, 25, of Katahariya Municipality guilty of abducting, raping and murdering three girls.
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Hundreds of families affected by the flood of August 2017 in Rautahat district have been deprived of government relief.In the wake of the flood, the government had announced Rs 200,000 cash relief to the families displaced by the flood on top of a month-long food allowance of Rs 70 per person daily. For this purpose, the government had released Rs 150 million to the district.
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Local traders are warning customers to think twice before eating mangoes sold at the markets. They are warning that the markets in Tarai districts have already been overrun with imported mangoes from India laced with hazardous chemicals. Local Nepali mangoes are still not yet ready for consumption as it needs another month to ripen.
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A number of industrialists are vying to open new factories in Nepal, encouraged by the investment friendly environment.Recently, Baba Baijanath Sugar Mill announced plans to set up its production plant in Dumariya of Katahariya Municipality-9. The sugar factory will be investing a total of Rs1.25 billion to produce 250 tonnes of sugar daily from the new facility.
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The District Administration Office (DAO) of Rautahat has started deploying security personnel at gasoline stations in rural and border areas of the district to control smuggling of petroleum products to India, where petrol and diesel are expensive than in Nepal.
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More than 30 Bhutanese nationals received Nepali citizenship certificates from the Area Administration Office in Chandranigahapur of Rautahat 12 years ago, providing false details. The incident came to light only after District Police Office arrested one Thakur Prasad Neupane in Gaur two years ago.
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