Bira Gadal

The contributor for Republica.

Woman dies in quarantine facility in Dadeldhura

Published On: June 3, 2020 10:45 AM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, June 3: A woman died in a quarantine facility in Dadeldhura on Tuesday night.

378 Nepalis rescued from Nepal-India border in Baitadi

Published On: May 23, 2020 03:02 PM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, May 23: As many as 378 Nepali citizens including four grieving family members stranded along the Nepal-India border in Baitadi have been allowed to enter the country on Friday. They have been rescued from Jhulaghat and Pithoragarh.

Police arrest excavator driver who shoved protestors in Baitadi

Published On: October 23, 2019 10:14 AM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, Oct 23: After a video of an excavator haphazardly attacking the residents of Dasharath Chand Municipality went viral on social media, the District Police Office, Baitadi, arrested the driver of the earthmover for further investigation.

11 years on, many Haliyas struggle for their rights

Published On: September 8, 2019 03:05 AM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, Sept 8: The state had outlawed the Haliya system, a system in which an agricultural bonded laborer works on another person’s land, 11 years ago. The Federation of Freed Haliya and the government had signed a five point-agreement on September, 5 of 2008 which was supposed to show a roadmap to enable the freed laborers a dignified life ahead. For many Haliyas in the district, this has not been the case.

Haphazard road construction creating huge landslide risks

Published On: August 13, 2019 07:14 AM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, Aug 13: A recent landslide at Mallodhole, Surnaya Rural Municipality-8,  has created huge risks for the entire village. A total of six households were displaced with 25 houses affected by the landslide that occurred last month. A road that was built with the help of an excavator without a geological study invited the disaster in the area.

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.