Stories By 'PAWAN YADAV'
The windstorm victims of Khutawajabdi settlement in Bara district staged a demonstration on Saturday, demanding that they be included on the beneficiary list.
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The residents of Simraungadh Municipality-7 in Bara are facing acute shortage of water after a majority of tube wells in the vicinity dried up.
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Rainstorm victim Gayatri Devi Das, 30, and her two children were taking a nap under the shadow of their tent at Bhulahi in Pheta Rural Municipality-1, Bara, on Monday. Her mother Chandrika Devi Das, 55, was laying out soaked wheat in the sun to dry.
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Farmer Jakir Miya Thakurai of Bara had planted wheat on 8 katthas of land, the winter rains were good, and he was all set to reap a bumper harvest. Then last Sunday, a big wind came out of nowhere and blew away his dreams of making a tidy income this year.
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Rainstorm victims have demanded the government find permanent solutions to their problems. People displaced by Sunday evening’s devastation are worried their situation will worsen, especially during the upcoming monsoon season, as the plains are susceptible to floods and the makeshift tents they are currently taking shelter under will get inundated.
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Parents of 16-year-old Hina Khatun, a resident of Nahartol in Jitpur Simara-24, started preparing for their daughter’s wedding five months ago. The fifth grader dreams to be a painter but knows that she will not be able to pursue her dream post-marriage.
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