Stories By 'BASANTA PRATAP SINGH'
Last month, Sabita Nepali was rushed to the local health centre after her condition continued to worsen. The eight-month old infant, who weighed three kilos atbirth, was recorded at two-and-a-half kilos when shewas brought to the Deura Primary Health Centre in Bajhang.When medical workers at the centre examined Sabita, they knew she needed more than just a check-up—and asked her parents to take her to the Nutrition Rehabilitation Home at the Seti Regional Hospital in Dhangadhi, about eight hours by bus.
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The number of women with land ownership certificate has reached 4,300 in Bajhang after government promotion among the populace in the district to make joint ownership of land, the District Land Revenue Office (DLRO) record shows. A total of 34,456 people have land ownership certificates in the district.
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Many Badi families in Bajhang are turning to begging as their traditional professions have been rendered obsolete by modern sensibilities of society.There are 44 Badi families in Bajhang. They live in somewhat cloistered community, a communal propensity that they developed generations ago when they used to be considered untouchables and were looked down and discriminated by the so-called upper caste people of the Hindu society.
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Four people, including three members of a family, died after a landslide buried them at Bayana in Khaptad Channa Rural Municipality-6 of Bajhang district on Saturday.
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Locals of Masta Rural Municipality in Bajhang district have established a community seed bank to preserve indigenous crops.
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Saipal Rural Municipality in Bajhang district has collected Rs2 million in revenue by issuing permits to yarsagumba pickers. Around 4,500 people have assembled on the slopes of Mt Saipal in western Nepal to collect the fungus which is prized as an aphrodisiac.
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