NEPALGUNJ, May 17: The entire Karnali region was numbed by the death in an air accident of then Jumla district president of the Nepali Congress Manab Sejuwal on February 16, 2014. He had been quite popular among the locals.
SURKHET, May 16: Vote counting in Birendranagar Muncipality began at 2 pm, Monday. Hardly 100 votes could be counted by 5 pm. The main reason behind such a delay in vote counting is: the complicated ballot paper and rigidity of all political parties to count the votes at a single location.
NEPALGUNJ, May 9: Dozens of leaders from Nepali Congress (NC) were willing to contest for the mayoral post of Chaurjahari Municipality of Rukum district. But the party gave ticket to Balbir Gosain, a lesser-known retired bank official. Gosain, who retired as officer of Nepal Bank Limited just a month before getting the election ticket, sidelined local Congress leaders of the district.
NEPALGUNJ/DARCHULA, April 28 :Sunita Budha of Dhulobheri, Dolpa used to be busy around this time of year in the past making preparations for the family’s journey to collect yarsha. She would find herself in Patan area of Darchula to collect yarsha by first week of May. However, this year she is still at home because of the approaching local elections.
SURKHET, March 24: Despite government's investment in education, few parents are ready to send their wards to state-run schools. A school in Surkhet stands as a perfect example of how government is failing to save even those schools which performed well some years back.
NEPALGUNJ, March 7: When a daughter was born to a Muslim family in Eklaaini town of the district, Amanat Alisa, the baby’s father, surprised everyone in his community by naming her ‘Tamanna’, which means wish in English. The community, which believed that no one really wished for a daughter, was shocked at the father’s apparent excitement over having a daughter.
NEPALGUNJ, March 8: When a daughter was born to a Muslim family in Eklaaini town of the district, Amanat Alisa, the baby's father, surprised everyone in his community by naming her 'Tamanna', which means wish in English. The community, which believed that no one really wished for a daughter, was shocked at the father's apparent excitement over having a daughter.
NEPALGUNJ, Jan 31: Kamala Budhathoki of Chhatarpur delivered a baby on December 17 last year at Bheri Zonal Hospital. A nursing mother is offered Rs 500 as transportation charge and Rs 400 for regular Ante Natal Checkup (ANC) under the Safe Motherhood Program. This allowance was introduced to encourage women for health checkups with the aim of reducing maternal and infant mortality rate. But Budhathoki only received transportation charge from the hospital.
NEPALGUNJ, Jan 24: The bright face of Rihana Dhapali makes one feel this girl has never known sorrow. But her beautiful smile only hides the pain gnawing in her heart. Her body still starts shaking whenever she remembers the horrendous incident that befell her one and a half years ago.
BANKE, Nov 9: “She lives in my heart. I am going to marry her.” A coy Rihana Seikh Dhapali smiled sweetly when Aman Sekh Dhapali uttered those lines. Aman was shy as well, though he was quite firm in his commitment. Rihana, who grabbed headlines in 2014 after her husband tired to burn her alive, and Seikh are madly in love. Both want to get married soon. However, there is an obstacle.
NEPALGUNJ, Oct 26: Safe abortion directives require drug stores to sell abortion pills only on the prescription of a doctor. However, Population Services International (PSI), an INGO, has been found promoting the use of such pills where doctors are scarce, through orientation trainings for medical store operators.
NEPALGUNJ, Oct 25: The orientation and training given to pharmacy workers on using of abortion pills have accordingly resulted negative impact at a time when scores of women are losing their lives due to incorrect consumption of abortion pills.
NEPALGUNJ, Aug 5: The ambitious river-linking project of India has turned out to be a huge disaster for Nepal, causing erosion of large chunks of land, loss of soil fertility and loss of habitat because of the subsequent flooding.
NEPALGUNJ, July 17: A Nepali migrant worker, who was injured in Malaysia while heading to join duty on a company’s vehicle, is battling for life. The company hasn’t paid any attention toward his treatment, according to a friend of the injured man.
HOLIYA, INDIA, July 18: Deep down in heart, Bikaulal Yadav of Taperi village in Holiya-5 feels like he is a Nepali national. However, his residence falls in Indian territory across the border. This makes him wonder whether he is really a Nepali.