Stories By 'BASANTA PRATAP SINGH'
Fifteen out of 17 handmade paper factories in Bajhang district have closed down in recent years, putting many locals out of job, according to locals and the factory operators.
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Locals of Bajhang say that a large number of wild animals, including rare birds, have been killed and smuggled within the last two months from the district.
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Sudurpaschim Province Assembly lawmaker Devaki Malla, who was abducted on Friday morning by the cadres of Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal (CPN), was released from Bagadipauta of Kedarsyu Rural Municipality-5 of Bajhang district this evening.
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Bimala Bohara has been spending five days of a month inside a shed every single time she has had her period since her early teens. Now 28, Bohara said the worst aspect of Chhaupadi is practising the custom in the cold, when temperatures plummet and it is almost difficult to fall asleep inside the shed.
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Siddhu Bohara of Dhalaun in Saipal Rural Municipality-2, Bajhang has been living in darkness for the last seven years.
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Heavy snowfalls at the Khaptad National Park has affected the park’s wildlife.According to the Park’s officials, the park has witnessed incessant snowfall since January 21.
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