Bira Gadal

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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.

Local joins hand to scare off monkeys

Published On: March 12, 2018 04:00 AM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, Mar 12: As many as 200 locals of Dashrathchand Municipality gathered near the turn at Kaluwad on Saturday holding sticks, whistles and catapults in their hands.

Locals of Purchaudi Municipality relying on river water for survival

Published On: January 21, 2018 04:33 AM NPT By: Bira Gadal

Locals of Purchaudi Municipality forced to drink river water

Lack of motorable bridge affects trade, tourism in Jhulaghat

Published On: January 10, 2018 01:27 AM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, Jan 10: Business activities in the district like trade and tourism have suffered due to lack of a motorable bridge over the Mahakali River in Jhulaghat.

Poverty and social exclusion adds to the sorrow of HIV patients

Published On: December 17, 2017 10:57 AM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, Dec 17:  Eleven years ago, Jasudevi Bista of Dashrathchand Municipality-10, Barakot lost her husband to HIV.

Chameliya project completed after a decade

Published On: December 13, 2017 08:00 AM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI/ DARCHULA, Dec 13: Chameliya hydroelectric project is finally ready to supply electricity, after 10 years of its inception. The project completed test production last week, and is planning to begin supplying within a month.

New candidates face same old demands in Baitadi

Published On: November 16, 2017 07:42 AM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, Nov 16:  Candidates of various political parties have put in a lot of efforts to form new and impressive agendas for the upcoming polls, but the demands of the voters in Baitadi has remained the same.

New candidates face same old demands in Baitadi

Published On: November 15, 2017 04:30 AM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, Nov 15:  Candidates of various political parties have put in a lot of efforts to form new and impressive agendas for the upcoming polls, but the demands of the voters in Baitadi has remained the same.  Although time has changed and even the candidates are different now, the locals are dogged by the same old problems. During the elections, leaders and politicians often make larger than life dreams which they can hardly deliver. As a result, voters have to repeat the same demands time and again.

Lack of canal threatens livelihood of Baitadi village

Published On: November 11, 2017 03:53 AM NPT By: Bira Gadal

AITADI, Nov 10: There used to be a well functioning concrete irrigation canal in Syaltadai village until a decade ago. But a massive landslide took toll on it while it displaced over 50 households in the locality. Since then, the locals have always voiced for a new canal time and again.

Neck and neck race between two alliances in Baitadi

Published On: November 11, 2017 01:05 AM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, Nov 10:  As the excitement for the upcoming parliamentary and provincial polls reaches fever pitch, an interesting electoral contest is expected between the CPN-UML and Nepali Congress (NC)-led alliances in Baitadi district.

Medicine shortage hits Baitadi health institutions

Published On: October 9, 2017 06:37 AM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, Oct 8: Over a dozen of patients reach Melauli health post everyday for check up. At the health post, they are not only supposed to get free treatment but also free medicine. However, neither they ask for it, nor do the officials offer it as the health post lacks medicine. The hospital has been operating for a long time without even common drugs.

Baitadi villages under threat of leopard menace

Published On: September 18, 2017 07:28 AM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, Sept 18: A four-year-old girl of Udaydev village in Baitadi suddenly went missing in September last year. After rigorous search, the family found her dead body around 800 meters away from her home near Ratyal River. Her head was severed.

CDC helps students enjoy learning at school

Published On: August 24, 2017 04:21 AM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, August 24: The students of Gyaneshwar Secondary School at Siddheshwar in Patan Municipality of Baitadi district are benefiting from the in-built Child Development Center (CDC) which has helped them study as well enjoy their time in school. The CDC has been built since seven years especially for pre-primary students.

Youth choose foreign employment as government incentives become ineffective

Published On: August 19, 2017 08:43 AM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, August 19:  Despite the government’s efforts in giving different types of incentives to the youth for self-employment at home, the youth of Baitadi are still very much attracted to foreign employment.

A school more enjoyable than home

Published On: August 15, 2017 01:45 AM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, August 14: Diwas Mahara, a ninth-grade at Siddheshwar Higher Secondary School (SHSS) of Patan Municipality-9, Baitadi, invariably wants to attend his school due to the school's child-friendly environment. He enjoys interacting with teachers and students at the school.

Water shortage gets worse in Baitadi villages

Published On: August 2, 2017 02:16 AM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITIDI, August 2: More than 200 households of Pancheshwar Rural Municipality-1 off Baitadi are compelled to spend half their day fetching drinking water as water crisis deepens in the remote part of the district. All the water sources in the rural municipality have dried up reported the y in lack of periodic maintenance.

Beekeeping paves way to self-dependence

Published On: July 31, 2017 09:00 AM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, July 30: For Kalawati Bhatta of Barakot, Dashrathchand-10, it was really difficult to buy the kitchen ration to make daily ends meet for her family. Her husband, the sole bread earner for the impoverished family, had the responsibility to look after not only Kalawati and himself, but their children and in-laws as well -- six of them. He was a laborer working on daily wage. But with extremely low pay, he could not simply pay for the household expenses.

Safe house built for domestic violence victims gathering moss

Published On: July 24, 2017 04:30 AM NPT By: Bira Gadal

BAITADI, July 23: This February a report by the district police stated that number of suicide cases due to domestic violence in the district were on rise.