Bira Gadal

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SOS Children's Village rescues six helpless sisters from Baitadi

Published On: September 24, 2020 04:02 PM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, Sept 24: SOS Children's Village has rescued six helpless sisters from Dashrath Chand Municipality-10, in Baitadi. The sisters between the ages of five to 15 years old had been living helplessly without parents for the last two years.

COVID-19 impact: Locals in Baitadi asked not to organize public gathering to celebrate Gaura, Teej festivals

Published On: August 16, 2020 04:05 PM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, Aug 16: Owing to heightened fears of COVID-19 spread here in the district, the District Administration Office, Baitadi has decided to impose restriction on the celebration of Gaura and Teej--two major festivals celebrated in the region.

Mother, son buried to death in landslide in Baitadi

Published On: August 7, 2020 03:02 PM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, Aug 7: A mother and her son were killed after being buried in a landslide in Baitadi on Thursday midnight.

Two die as landslide bury seven houses in Darchula

Published On: July 20, 2020 07:24 PM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, July 20: At least two persons were killed when landslides triggered by an incessant rainfall buried seven houses in Naugad Rural Municipality-6, Parigaun in Darchula district on Sunday night.

Jhulaghat border point to open for three days from today to rescue stranded Nepalis

Published On: July 8, 2020 11:35 AM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, July 8: Jhulaghat border point along the Nepal-India border in the western part of the country is opening for three days starting Wednesday in a bid to rescue Nepalis nationals stranded on the Indian side of the border.

People in quarantine returning home without receiving test results

Published On: July 5, 2020 11:13 AM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, July 5: Many of those who were staying in various quarantine facilities awaiting COVID-19 test results have returned home without receiving any information on Sunday.

17 houses swept away by landslide in Bajhang, huge human loss feared

Published On: July 4, 2020 12:20 PM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, July 4: As many as 17 houses were swept by a landslide triggered by incessant rain at Mallesh in Kedarsyun Rural Municipality in Bajhang district at 1:15 am on Saturday.

Dashrathchand Municipality sealed for a week to contain spread of COVID-19 cases

Published On: June 24, 2020 12:45 PM NPT By: Bira Gadal

Baitadi, June 24: Dashrathchand Municipality in Baitadi district has been sealed for a week after the municipality area witnessed a sharp increase in the cases of Covid-19.

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.