Province No. 5

Casteism is so deeply entrenched, not even law can deter it

Elected representatives from Dalit communities say they are discriminated by their own colleagues

PROVINCE 5 BUREAU, Jun 19 2019

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Private schools in a Rupandehi municipality raise school fees

Parents complain that authorities responsible for monitoring school fees are mum on the matter

MADHAV DHUNGANA, Jun 17 2019

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Locals protest against extraction of sand, pebbles in the Tinau river

Currently, excavators are being used in mining of sand and gravel on the southern side of the Tinau bridge.

SANJU PAUDEL, Jun 07 2019

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Juvenile cases on the rise in Rupandehi

The district is seeing a sharp rise in juvenile misconduct cases—from 16 recorded cases in the past year to 85 this year so far.

AMRITA ANMOL, Jun 04 2019

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‘Smart Chhori’ to prepare daughters of martyrs of armed-conflict for a better tomorrow

Tulsipur sub-metropolis started the ‘Smart Chhori’ (smart daughter) campaign wherein the adolescent girls are given lessons on topics that will broaden their knowledge of the world outside the school.

DURGALAL KC, Jun 02 2019

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Jagadishpur Lake drained out, putting wildlife in grave danger

An irrigation office decided to drain the lake to repair a connecting irrigation canal—leaving the wildlife in the area to fight for their survival

MANOJ PAUDEL, Jun 02 2019

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With no easy access to health centres, women in remote districts of Province 5 are opting for home births

Despite the government’s initiative to encourage women to visit health care centres for pre and post natal check-ups under the ‘Safe Motherhood Programme’, around 41 percent pregnant women in Province 5 still give birth at home.

AMRITA ANMOL, May 29 2019

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Snow-blocked Mid-hill Highway section opened after three months

Transportation along the Panchase-Patihalna section of the Mid-hill Highway has resumed nearly after three months of obstruction caused by incessant snowfall.

HARI GAUTAM, Mar 23 2019

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Krishni Tharu’s journey from ex-Kamlari to Deputy Speaker

Krishni Tharu, Deputy Speaker in Provincial Assembly of Province 5, elected to the position in 2017, is a former Kamlari, an indentured girl child labourer, from the Tharu community.

Amrita Anmol, Mar 09 2019

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Dang police arrest three leaders of Chand outfit for extortion

Police on Tuesday arrested three district leaders of the Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal from Tulsipur in Dang district.

DURGA LAL KC, Mar 05 2019

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Police rescue two women from Nepal-India border; three human traffickers arrested

Police have rescued two women from Nepal-India border while they were being trafficked to India from Karnalipur of Badhaiyatal Rural Municipality-8 in Bardiya district on Sunday.

KAMAL PANTHI, Mar 03 2019

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