Stories By 'RAMESH CHANDRA ADHIKARI'
Locals staged demonstration in Dhankuta on Thursday, demanding the government to make Dhankuta the permanent capital of Province 1.
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The local administration has declared Dhankuta, in the eastern hill district, an avocado capital, due to the rising popularity of the fruit.
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Ginger growers in the district have been elated by the Indian government’s recent decision to lift the ban on ginger export.
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With ginger prices in free fall for the last two years, farmers in the district have been complaining that they are not even breaking even. They said they would have a hard time recouping their investment this year.
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Dhankuta locals continued their protests on Tuesday as well demanding the district be announced as the capital of Province No 1.
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Until recently, the walls lining up the Dhankuta Bazaar were mostly cluttered with film posters and political slogans. Now, the same walls feature either the landscapes of far-off mountains, or stark sketches and portraits, accompanied with memorable one-liners.
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