Bira Gadal

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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.

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.