Stories By 'MENUKA DHUNGANA'
Iodine deficiency is a major public health concern in Dhungachalna, a remote village in Achham district, where most families consume non-iodised salt because they come cheaper than a packet of iodised salt.
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A woman has died in menstrual exile or ‘Chhaupadi’ at Turmakhad Rural Municipality-3 in Achham district.
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In Accham’s Thuwa Village of Chaurpati Rural Municipality, it is hard to find young adult males, as most of them work in Indian cities to support their families.
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CPN-UML Vice-chairman Bhim Rawal has built an image of a national leader in some far-western districts including in his home constituency Achham. Even the cadres and leaders of rival parties acknowledge Rawal as the senior most leader of the region after PM and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba.
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Construction of Mangalsen Durbar in Achham, which was halted seven years ago, has resumed.
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Almost all female candidates in Achham have prioritised compulsory education to girls in their election agenda.
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