KATHMANDU, Feb 18: Nepal's candidate Bandana Rana has been elected as vice-chairperson at the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) for two years on Monday.
She had wanted to travel to Kuwait to find employment as a domestic worker. “Everyone used to go for work there and earn lots of money and send money to their families,” said the 33-year-old from Nepal’s Surkhet district. Her husband’s income as a marginal farmer was not enough to run the household and pay for the education of their four children, and there were few employment opportunities in Nepal for a school-dropout like her.
KATHMANDU, Feb 18: The work plan for reform in the forest sector prepared by the Ministry of Forest and Environment has contributed to preparing a solid base for the national campaign of prosperity the government has launched.
TANAHUN, Feb 18: Until three years ago, locals of Bhanu Municipality-8, Beltar had to struggle a lot for drinking water. They were compelled to walk a long distance to fetch water for daily use. However, things have changed for good now. All villagers have drinking water taps in front of their houses.