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Kalendra Sejuwal

Parties accused of giving tickets to affluent candidates

June 13, 2017 08:25 AM

NEPALGUNJ, June 12: A CPN-UML party leader alleged that political parties deprive deserving candidates of ticket by awarding it to rich candidates who offer donations to party and can spend lavishly in the election. The leader, who requested anonymity, claimed that he was denied party ticket for Nepalgunj Sub-metropolitan City because of his weak financial strength.

Pilot killed, 2 injured as NA cargo airplane crashes in Bajura

May 30, 2017 12:46 PM

NEPALGUNJ, May 30: Flight commander Kailash Gurung of Nepal Army died in a cargo aircraft accident that crashed near Bajura-based Kolti airport while NA Colonel Gurung was trying to land it.

Only one woman elected mayor so far

May 18, 2017 07:11 AM

NEPALGUNJ, May 17: The entire Karnali region was numbed by the death in an air accident of then Jumla district president of the Nepali Congress Manab Sejuwal on February 16, 2014. He had been quite popular among the locals.

Complicated ballot paper, poor voter's education and inks blamed for slow vote counting

May 16, 2017 00:40 AM

SURKHET, May 16: Vote counting in Birendranagar Muncipality began at 2 pm, Monday. Hardly 100 votes could be counted by 5 pm. The main reason behind such a delay in vote counting is: the complicated ballot paper and rigidity of all political parties to count the votes at a single location.

300 Biplab-led CPN cadres take away election materials in Mugu

May 13, 2017 12:22 PM

SURKHET, May 13: Cadres Biplab-led Communist Party of Nepal(CPN) on Saturday morning have taken under control election materials including ballot boxes in Mugu district.

Wealthy aspirants sideline genuine cadres in mayoral candidacies

May 9, 2017 00:00 AM

NEPALGUNJ, May 9: Dozens of leaders from Nepali Congress (NC) were willing to contest for the mayoral post of Chaurjahari Municipality of Rukum district. But the party gave ticket to Balbir Gosain, a lesser-known retired bank official. Gosain, who retired as officer of Nepal Bank Limited just a month before getting the election ticket, sidelined local Congress leaders of the district.

Yarsha season affecting local elections

April 29, 2017 08:25 AM

NEPALGUNJ/DARCHULA, April 28 :Sunita Budha of Dhulobheri, Dolpa used to be busy around this time of year in the past making preparations for the family’s journey to collect yarsha. She would find herself in Patan area of Darchula to collect yarsha by first week of May. However, this year she is still at home because of the approaching local elections.

Government schools emptying: A case from Surkhet

March 25, 2017 07:23 AM

SURKHET, March 24: Despite government's investment in education, few parents are ready to send their wards to state-run schools. A school in Surkhet stands as a perfect example of how government is failing to save even those schools which performed well some years back.

Exemplary Muslim sisters empowering women

March 8, 2017 08:44 AM

NEPALGUNJ, March 7: When a daughter was born to a Muslim family in Eklaaini town of the district, Amanat Alisa, the baby’s father, surprised everyone in his community by naming her ‘Tamanna’, which means wish in English. The community, which believed that no one really wished for a daughter, was shocked at the father’s apparent excitement over having a daughter.

The dotted Muslim daughters that are empowering women

March 8, 2017 01:10 AM

NEPALGUNJ, March 8: When a daughter was born to a Muslim family in Eklaaini town of the district, Amanat Alisa, the baby's father, surprised everyone in his community by naming her 'Tamanna', which means wish in English. The community, which believed that no one really wished for a daughter, was shocked at the father's apparent excitement over having a daughter.

Women deprived of maternity allowance

January 31, 2017 01:00 AM

NEPALGUNJ, Jan 31: Kamala Budhathoki of Chhatarpur delivered a baby on December 17 last year at Bheri Zonal Hospital. A nursing mother is offered Rs 500 as transportation charge and Rs 400 for regular Ante Natal Checkup (ANC) under the Safe Motherhood Program. This allowance was introduced to encourage women for health checkups with the aim of reducing maternal and infant mortality rate. But Budhathoki only received transportation charge from the hospital.

8 Banke women set on fire in 2 and half yrs

January 24, 2017 07:49 AM

NEPALGUNJ, Jan 24: The bright face of Rihana Dhapali makes one feel this girl has never known sorrow. But her beautiful smile only hides the pain gnawing in her heart. Her body still starts shaking whenever she remembers the horrendous incident that befell her one and a half years ago.

Army dominates Peace Marathon

November 21, 2016 09:53 AM

NEPALGUNJ, Nov 20: Tribhuvan Army Club dominated the the second edition of Nepalgunj Peace Marathon winning one to six positions of top eight on Sunday.

Husband who burnt wife alive refuses to divorce her

November 9, 2016 01:40 AM

BANKE, Nov 9: “She lives in my heart. I am going to marry her.” A coy Rihana Seikh Dhapali smiled sweetly when Aman Sekh Dhapali uttered those lines. Aman was shy as well, though he was quite firm in his commitment. Rihana, who grabbed headlines in 2014 after her husband tired to burn her alive, and Seikh are madly in love. Both want to get married soon. However, there is an obstacle.

INGO 'promoting' use of abortion pills in villages

October 26, 2016 00:10 AM

NEPALGUNJ, Oct 26: Safe abortion directives require drug stores to sell abortion pills only on the prescription of a doctor. However, Population Services International (PSI), an INGO, has been found promoting the use of such pills where doctors are scarce, through orientation trainings for medical store operators.

Negative impact of orientation programs on use of abortion pills

October 25, 2016 01:50 AM

NEPALGUNJ, Oct 25: The orientation and training given to pharmacy workers on using of abortion pills have accordingly resulted negative impact at a time when scores of women are losing their lives due to incorrect consumption of abortion pills.

Rampant use of abortion pills puts women at risk

October 24, 2016 02:49 AM

SURKHET, Oct 23: A girl of about 13 entered a medical store at Pushpalal Chowk, Nepalgunj and asked whether abortion pills were available.

Celebrating social harmony through Bakr Eid feast

September 14, 2016 07:53 AM

NEPALGUNJ, Sept 13: Mustafa Ahasan Kuraisi was beaming with happiness on Tuesday morning.

India's river linking project is a huge disaster for Nepal

August 6, 2016 08:19 AM

NEPALGUNJ, Aug 5: The ambitious river-linking project of India has turned out to be a huge disaster for Nepal, causing erosion of large chunks of land, loss of soil fertility and loss of habitat because of the subsequent flooding.

Nepali in Malaysia in misery as company refuses to bear medical cost

July 20, 2016 18:14 PM

NEPALGUNJ, July 17: A Nepali migrant worker, who was injured in Malaysia while heading to join duty on a company’s vehicle, is battling for life. The company hasn’t paid any attention toward his treatment, according to a friend of the injured man.