Stories By 'Chetan Adhikari'
Just as the Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha continues its protests in the East with one of its demands that parts of Jhapa, Morang and Sunsari districts be included in a Madhes province, voices of an ‘undivided Jhapa-Morang-Sunsari’
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Bhutanese refugee Padmalal Pokhrel has stayed at Beldangi camp in Jhapa for the past 25 years. Every year when Dashain arrives, he said the entire camp is pervaded by a sense of gloom. “It may very well be the greatest Hindu festival, but not for us refugees,” said Pokharel. “How could we be merry when we are away from our country?”
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Seventy-three-year-old Nar Bahadur Basnet has been living alone at Sector ‘C’ in Beldangi-2 Bhutanese Refugee Camp, Jhapa, from the past three years.
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A UK-based Nepali family has established an old age home at Damak Municipality in Jhapa.
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The proposed State 1 includes 14 districts, only two short of the eastern development region. The state descends from the Himalayas to the southern plains, connecting with both India and China.Experts say people of this province will benefit greatly from their linkage with both the neighbouring countries.
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Sanjeev Tumbapo, 17, of Dharampur in Jhapa lost his father when he was in fifth grade.
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