Stories By 'PRATAP BISTA'
One thousand eight hundred and eighty-one people in Makwanpur district, who were displaced by the 2015 earthquake, do not own a land for rebuilding their homes, according to the District Project Implementation Unit of National Reconstruction Authority (NRA).
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An all-party meeting held in Hetauda, the provisional headquarters of Province 3, on Monday agreed to decide the name and the capital city of the province through the Provincial Assembly meeting on December 23.
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The Kulekhani III Hydropower Project is finally set to begin trial production in mid-January, more than 10 years after construction began. Subash Kumar Mishra, chief of the 14 MW project, said the plant would be completed in 50 days as more than 90 percent of the tasks had been completed as of Sunday.
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A Chepang settlement at a rural village in Makwanpur district has taken a bold move. They have stopped using chemical pesticides and fertiliser to grow crops as its harmful effects have become visible in bee rearing. Farmers said that their bee population started to decline due to overuse of harmful chemicals on farmland.Farmers in Kakada village of Raksirang Rural Municipality are now using organic pesticides.
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An 85-year-old mendicant Khina Giri of Syangja has donated Rs 500,000 to Om Old Age Home in Hetauda Sub Metropolis-2. He has been living in the old age home for the last 12 years.
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Jyotimaya Chepang of Dokatar in Kailash Rural Municipality-7 in Makwanpur district is only 29 but has already given birth to nine children. Out of the nine, only seven children are alive.
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