Stories By 'BASANTA PRATAP SINGH'
District Election Office, Bajhang, has informed that 50 percent votes have been cast in the district till 3:40 pm Sunday.
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High number of illiterate women voters in Bajhang is a cause for concern as assisted voting procedure could increase voter manipulation risk, say women rights activists in the district.
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A 27-year-old woman from Bitthad Chir Rural Municipality-1 of Bajhang has fled her home along with her two children after years of torture at the hands of her husband.
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Far away from the hot topic of gender equality voiced across the globe, many Nepali villages are still plagued by social, humanitarian and cultural discrimination against women.
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Collectors of the prized Himalayan herb yarsagumba have sold their harvests to traders without setting the price after a three-month-long stalemate.
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More than a decade after the Supreme Court ruled against Chhaupadi, an ancient Hindu practice that banishes women during menstruation and after childbirth, Parliament on August 9 enacted a new law criminalising the centuries-old custom. The move was hugely welcomed by rights activists
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