BHAGWATI  LAMA

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Patan High Court acquits ward chairperson of human trafficking charge

Published On: July 17, 2019 07:15 PM NPT By: BHAGWATI  LAMA

NUWAKOT, July 17: The ward chairperson of Dupcheshwore-1, Ghyangfedi of Nuwakot Sun Bahadur Tamang, sentenced on the charge of trafficking women, has been acquitted by the Patan High Court.

Patients elated to regain lost eyesight

Published On: February 18, 2019 09:49 AM NPT By: BHAGWATI  LAMA

NUWAKOT, Feb 17: Lal Bahadur Tamang, 80, of Shivapuri Rural Municipality-5 in Nuwakot district lost his eyesight a year ago. He is elated to have his eyesight back after a year of harrowing tale.

Death toll in Nuwakot mini-truck mishap reaches 20

Published On: December 16, 2018 08:52 AM NPT By: BHAGWATI  LAMA

NUWAKOT, Dec 16: The death toll from Friday's mini-truck crash at Ghyangphedi in Nuwakot district has climbed to 20 as two more passengers succumbed to their injuries.

Compensation controversy affects a national pride road project

Published On: December 11, 2018 08:07 AM NPT By: BHAGWATI  LAMA

NUWAKOT, Dec 11: Widening and repairing of the Galchhi- Trishuli - Mailung - Rasuwagadhi road, one of the national pride projects has come to a halt due to a controversy on the compensation amount. The project that kicked off on December 16, 2016, was supposed to complete in 22 months. However, due to protests from the locals over the amount of compensation paid to them for the land acquisition it remains in limbo. Concerned officials claim that the project might not meet its present deadline if the ongoing protests are not settled. As per the new deadline, the project should complete before February 17.

Gender-friendly toilets improve girls attendance at schools

Published On: November 27, 2018 09:00 AM NPT By: BHAGWATI  LAMA

NUWAKOT, Nov 27: In lack of separate toilets for girls, Binita Regmi, an eleventh grader at Niranjana Secondary School (NSS) of Belkotgadhi Municipality-10 had to go through great ordeal especially during menstruation.

Searching for bright future under tin-roofed hut

Published On: November 25, 2018 09:17 AM NPT By: BHAGWATI  LAMA

NUWAKOT, Nov 25: The students of an earthquake-ravaged school in Nuwakot have been braving the unforgiving cold of winter, the scorching heat of summer and the torrential rainfall of monsoon.

Inmates learn income-generating skills inside prison

Published On: November 17, 2018 03:05 AM NPT By: BHAGWATI  LAMA

NUWAKOT, Nov 17: Basking in the afternoon sun, around 30 people are busy making hand-woven swirl stools. At the first glance, they look like normal workers employed at a manufacturing factory. But the reality is different.

Family pleads for release of breadwinner from Malaysian jail

Published On: November 4, 2018 10:52 AM NPT By: BHAGWATI  LAMA

NUWAKOT, Nov 4: Hari Bahadur Ghale of Barsunchet, Nuwakot, found himself needing more money to support his family. There was his two-year-old daughter to bring up and the cost of everything kept going up.So , like tens of thousands of other Nepali youths, he went to Malaysia in 2000 in hopes of finding well-paying work. He took a loan of Rs 200,000 to get there.

Micro hydro project earns Rs 70,000 a month

Published On: November 4, 2018 07:51 AM NPT By: BHAGWATI  LAMA

NUWAKOT, Nov 4: Syaurebhumi Micro Hydropower Project, established to replace tuki batti (oil lamp) in Shivapuri Rural Municipality–4 Sikre of Nuwakot district, has been generating revenue of Rs 70,000 per month.

Locals being trained to rebuild seven-story palace of Nuwakot

Published On: September 29, 2018 02:10 AM NPT By: BHAGWATI  LAMA

NUWAKOT, Sept 29: Arjun Shahi of Bidur Municipality-2 is taking stone carving training so that he can contribute to the reconstruction of the historical seven-story palace of Nuwakot. Various kinds of training are being provided to the locals residing near the palace following the decision of the Department of Archaeology to mobilize local labor for the reconstruction of the palace.

Truck claims one

Published On: August 27, 2018 11:23 AM NPT By: BHAGWATI  LAMA

NUWAKOT, Aug 27: A man was killed when he was hit by a waste carrying truck at Kakani rural municipality-1, Okharpauwa on Monday morning.

Flood wreaks havoc in Nuwakot

Published On: August 19, 2018 04:05 AM NPT By: BHAGWATI  LAMA

NUWAKOT, Aug 19: Ravaging flood triggered by continuous rainfall since Friday has displaced some households in Nuwakot and created risk of landslides.

Fifty seven injured as overcrowded bus veers off road

Published On: August 15, 2018 02:05 PM NPT By: BHAGWATI  LAMA

NUWAKOT, Aug 15: An overcrowded bus veered 50 meters off the road injuring 57 passengers on board at Bidur municipality-9, Nuwakot. Of those injured, eight are critical.

1 killed, 2 injured in Nuwakot house collapse

Published On: August 10, 2018 02:14 PM NPT By: BHAGWATI  LAMA

NUWAKOT, Aug 10: A girl died and two others sustained injuries when a house collapsed at Chaturale of Kakani rural municipality-7 on Friday.

Nuwakot DAO asks oxygen industry to halt construction work

Published On: June 27, 2018 05:50 AM NPT By: BHAGWATI  LAMA

NUWAKOT, June 27: District Administration Office (DAO) Nuwakot has directed Siddhi Ganesh Oxygen Gas Industries to stop construction of its office and production plant.The office sent a letter to officials of the industry to stop all construction works, stating that industry was illegally extracting sand from the construction site in the pretext of building office and production plant.

Oil storage facility construction kicks off in Nuwakot

Published On: June 5, 2018 08:00 AM NPT By: BHAGWATI  LAMA

NUWAKOT, June 5: The process of constructing a fuel storage facility in Nuwakot has kicked off. Land has already been determined for the facility that is set to be constructed with an aid of the Government of China.

Pottery: Preserving an age-old occupation

Published On: May 24, 2018 09:39 AM NPT By: BHAGWATI  LAMA

Until few years ago, pottery used to be the source of livelihood for the Kumal community. Pots that were made by the community were exchanged for millet, rice, maize and other food items. For 95-year-old Laxman Kumar, a resident of Hasintar of Bidur Municipality Ward 5, pottery has been his entire life. People in the community used to sell their creations -- gagro, hadi, gamala, aari, diyo -- exchanging them with the quantity of food items that filled these pots.

Bidur Municipality to attain ODF status

Published On: April 10, 2018 04:30 AM NPT By: BHAGWATI  LAMA

NUWAKOT, April 10: Preparations are underway to declare Bidur Municipality, the largest local unit of Nuwakot district, an Open Defecation Free (ODF) zone on April 13.

Quake victims assisting each other in reconstruction

Published On: February 28, 2018 05:00 AM NPT By: BHAGWATI  LAMA

NUWAKOT, Feb 28: As reconstruction has finally picked up pace in Nuwakot after a long halt, locals have started assisting each other in building their houses. Reportedly, nearly 80 percent houses in the district have been rebuilt this way.

Stakeholders collaborate to save community forests from wildfires

Published On: February 16, 2018 02:30 AM NPT By: BHAGWATI  LAMA

NUWAKOT, Feb 16: During the dry seasons of last year, large areas of community forests in Nuwakot district were gutted by wildfires. Stakeholders and concerned authorities in the district are adopting precautionary measures this time to prevent similar incidents from happening.