Bira Gadal

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Women in Baitadi village happy with improved health, sanitation

Published On: July 14, 2019 03:00 AM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, July 14: Manju Raikal of Raikal village of Purchudi Municipality in Baitadi was watering flowers in her small garden on Thursday evening.

Three of the same family die as their hut catches fire

Published On: May 24, 2019 08:06 AM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, May 24: Three members of a family died after their hut caught fire in Purchaudi Municipality-7, of Baitadi on Wednesday night.

Local units determined to end child marriage through strategic plans

Published On: May 21, 2019 08:45 AM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, May 21: All six local governments in Baitadi are determined to come up with strategic plans aimed at ending child marriage in the district.

All four children of a family become crippled after turning seven

Published On: May 15, 2019 10:23 AM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, May 15: Watching helplessly all four of his children turn cripple one after another by the age of seven, Purna Bahadur Bohora of Dasharathchand Municipality-2, Dehimandu could hardly do anything but curse his fate.

For or against child marriage? Green flag tells it all in Baitadi

Published On: May 13, 2019 06:00 AM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, May 13: In a bid to curb child marriage, Purchaudi Municipality of Baitadi has started a campaign to keep green flags at the homes of all girls who are below 20 years in the local unit.

Unplanned road construction a big threat to Baitadi

Published On: May 5, 2019 08:30 AM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, May 5: The local government in Baitadi is pouring most of its budget into infrastructure development, or road construction more precisely. All 10 local level governments in Baitadi are engrossed with the idea of “view-able development”, and are hence in unplanned road construction throughout the district.

Lack of budget deprives mothers of maternity allowance

Published On: February 26, 2019 05:21 AM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, Feb 25: Shanti Bohora of Purchudi Municipality - 8 delivered baby at a local health post nine months ago. During her pregnancy, she never failed to show up at the health post for a regular checkup.

Jhulaghat bridge remains an unmet promise

Published On: February 16, 2019 10:53 AM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, Feb 16: The locals of Jhulagaht of Baitadi district have sent a memorandum to the prime minister to immediately build a motorable bridge over the Mahakali River.

Accident insurance coverage for Nepali laborers in India

Published On: January 16, 2019 09:55 AM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, Jan 16: With India being the nearest and one of the most popular destinations for foreign employment for Nepalis, Patan Municipality of Baitadi has begun an initiative to provide free accident insurance for its residents who are working in the southern neighbor.

Human-leopard conflict

Published On: January 12, 2019 08:18 AM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, Jan 12: It has been seven years since the people of Talloswarad of Baitadi district started walking in groups especially at night, fearing leopard attacks. Two persons died when a rampaging leopard strayed into a human settlement for the first time. So far, 23 people have lost their lives due to their attack while 12 have been injured.

Expired food, cosmetics widespread in Baitadi markets

Published On: October 2, 2018 02:30 AM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, Oct 2: During a market monitoring conducted at various shops starting from Gokuleshwor to Darchula along the Mahakali Highway on Sunday, goods worth Rs 50,000 were found expired.

Even govt offices are not disabled-friendly

Published On: August 18, 2018 07:00 AM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, Aug 18: Unlike her colleagues, Laxmi Bista always feels nervous while on her way to the office. She is a differently-abled person and the steps to the building are not disabled friendly. The non gazetted officer at Dasharathchand Municipality however has no choice but to use the steep steps everyday.

Rural women hesitant to discuss uterine prolpase with male health workers

Published On: August 16, 2018 03:30 AM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, Aug 16: The problem of uterine prolapse is becoming critical in Baitadi due to sheer negligence of women during pregnancy and birth. Lack of timely treatment has compelled the women to struggle with their illness for lifetime.

1 dies, 3 injured as tractor veers off the road in Baitadi

Published On: June 29, 2018 12:27 PM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, June 29: A person was killed and three sustained injuries when a tractor fell some 60 meters off the road. The tractor en route to Mallasaini from Dogadakedar rural municipality met with an accident on Thursday evening at around 7 PM.

A miraculous survive at Baitadi

Published On: May 27, 2018 09:30 AM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, May 27: An ambulance carrying a patient and his caretakers from Dhangadi to Darchula veered off 1000 meters from the road but miraculously caused minor injuries to everyone on board.

Teenage girls facing Anemia due to lack of nutrition

Published On: May 24, 2018 06:25 PM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, May 24:  Pregnant women and teenage girls are facing anemia due to lack of nutrition. It is reported that the victims of anemia have been increased in pregnant women and their children, women of reproductive age group, teenage girls. According to the statistics, of the 28 thousand teenage girls in the district 43 per cent of them were victimized by the anemia.

Mahakali Custom Office sees revenue fall

Published On: April 19, 2018 06:00 AM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, April 19: Mahakali Customs Office, which had been surpassing revenue collection target with ease in the past years, is struggling to meet revenue target set by the government in the current fiscal year.

Employment promise made during polls unfulfilled

Published On: April 15, 2018 05:30 AM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, April 15: During the local elections held last year, the candidates in Baitadi district had made various promises, including a promise for employment opportunities at the local level.

Hill settlements turning empty as people migrate to greener pastures

Published On: April 12, 2018 03:00 AM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, April 12: As more number of people begin to migrate into urban areas seeking better facilities, rural settlements in Baitadi district are at risk of remaining undeveloped due to lack of human resource.

Middlemen feast on farmers’ hard work in Baitadi

Published On: April 9, 2018 08:12 AM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, April 8: Devanand Pandeya of Jarga village in Dashrath Chand Rural Municipality-4 carries his agricultural products to Gothala Pani Market in a bamboo basket (doko) every day. But he cannot fix the price of his produce; he has to sell at whatever price local traders determine. These traders then sell the produce to consumers by adding higher profit margin.