Stories By 'MOHAN BUDHAIR'
Nepalis living along the border with India have been thronging nearby Indian towns to do their festival shopping with the country’s biggest religious celebration Dashain approaching. The bordering markets in India receive crowds of Nepali shoppers throughout the year, but during Dashain, the crowds swell into hordes.
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The government has created 74 posts for medical specialists in Province 7, but has managed to fill only 12 of these posts.
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Most of the areas in the southeastern part of Kailali district are at a risk of being inundated, following the incessant rainfall that the country has been receiving since Thursday.
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Residents of Mohanpur in Kailari Rural Municipality-3, Kailali have been compelled to take refuge across the border at Dudhwa National Park of Uttar Pradesh in Indiaafter the floodwaters of Mohanan River inundated their settlement.
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Timber smuggling has gone unchecked in Kailali district. People say various national and community forests in the district are being stripped unbeknown to the authorities.
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Around 2,000 former Kamaiya (freed bonded labourers) families in Kailali district are still waiting to be rehabilitated by the government, according to an NGO working for the welfare of former Kamaiyas.
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