Stories By 'KAMAL PANTHI'
Wild elephants have been wreaking havoc at Thakurbaba and Rajapur areas in Bardiya district for the past one week.
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Aasharani Tharu was just six when she was indentured by her parents to a family in Kathmandu. She was sold as a Kamlari, a bonded labourer, by her parents through a local landlord of Thakurdwara Municipality-9 in Bardiya district.
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The recent selection of lawmakers from the marginalised communities under the Proportional Representation category has given a glimmer of hope for whole of the communities they represent.
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A preliminary report of the CPN-UML probe committee has pointed out Bamdev Gautam’s own modus operandi rather than betrayal from the party’s rank and file was responsible for his shocking loss in the recent federal parliamentary elections.
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Many farmers in the country’s southwest have been facing a shortage of fertiliser, urea in particular. According to the District Agriculture Development Office (DADO), around 40 percent of the farmers have been affected by the scarcity in the midst of the wheat and mustard growing season.
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While the left alliance of the CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Centre) are busy in power-sharing arrangements on the back of a comfortable majority in the recent elections to Federal Parliament and Provincial Assemblies, the UML rank and file in Bardiya-1 are yet to get over the shocking loss of its influential leader and party Vice-chairman Bamdev Gautam.
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