Stories By 'BASANTA PRATAP SINGH'
Although the government has already criminalised Chhaupadi, the practice of banishing women to secluded huts during their menstrual periods, many people’s representatives, right activists and teachers have been found following the barred practice in various parts of Achham, Bajura and Bajhang districts.
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Anita Jagari hasn’t had a good night’s sleep for the past two months. Everynight before going to bed, she sets herself the target of waking up earlier than everyone else and be the first to reach the water spring, located about 30 minutes’ walk from the village. She doesn’t always succeed.
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Private sector investment in hydropower projects has been increasing steadily in the hilly districts of far-western region.
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Students of Bishwonath Primary School at Talkot Rural Municipality-3 in Bajhang district have been forced to study in the open for the past four months after a landslide in August destroyed the school building.
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A team from the Department of Archaeology (DoA) has conducted a study on the ancient durbars built by the then Bajhangi Kings in Bajhang district.
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Many farmers in Bajhang have started switching back to using organic fertiliser to protect the soil health on their farms which had started deteriorating due to use of chemical fertiliser and pesticides.
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