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Sunkoshi tragedy exposes dark side of Nepal's first literate district

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SINDHUPALCHOWK, Sept 2: A man limped toward a makeshift camp set up by the Nepal Army (NA) to distribute relief packages to the victims of recent Sunkoshi landslide. The man, who identified himself as Mangal Tamang from Ramche VDC-5 of Sindhupalchowk district, held a card out of his shirt´s pocket and slung it over his neck, just before he entered into the camp.

It was the first evening of September and the sun was about to set in just half an hour. But, the camp was still teeming with people desperate to grab a few kilos of food grains, which NA personnel have been distributing to the landslide victims for almost a month now. [More]

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You’ve heard of smile being the best thing you can do with your lips. But, at times, it is a killer, especially if it comes early in the morning (married men may choose to disagree). This particular smile, from the silver haired gentleman, incited yours truly to commit suicide. No, it wasn’t repelling. Just that for a ride that would have cost me Rs 30 – in a regular microbus service – I was ready to become poorer by Rs 150. I agreed for the journey.

 
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