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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.

Former teacher now a successful mushroom farmer

Published On: February 5, 2018 08:29 AM NPT By: BHAGWATI  LAMA

NUWAKOT, Feb 5: Hundreds of people from Salme, Bhalche and Lachyang in Nuwakot district moved to Simbutar of Bidur Municipality after they were rendered homeless by the deadly earthquake of 2015.

Battle of horns (Photo feature)

Published On: January 15, 2018 06:25 PM NPT By: BHAGWATI  LAMA

NUWAKOT, Jan 15: Bullfighting is an integral part of the celebration in Maghe Sankranti in Nuwakot.

Voter turnout decreases in Nuwakot

Published On: November 30, 2017 03:30 AM NPT By: BHAGWATI  LAMA

NUWAKOT, Nov 30: There are altogether 208,191 eligible voters in Nuwakot but only 139,761 of them participated in the recently concluded first phase of parliamentary and provincial elections on Sunday. The overall voter turnout was 67% in the district.

Bomb explosion injures five at Nuwakot

Published On: November 17, 2017 12:25 PM NPT By: BHAGWATI  LAMA

NUWAKOT, Nov 17:  Five people were hurt after a pressure cooker bomb was exploded at two vehicle of the democratic alliance at 10 AM today. The vehicles, Ba 14 Cha 7041 and Ba 16 Cha 665 were campaigning for the elections at Nuwakot when the bomb exploded at Kaule Thana of Kakani rural municipality, Ward 5.

Veg price hike troubles Nuwakot locals as well

Published On: November 15, 2017 03:15 AM NPT By: BHAGWATI  LAMA

NUWAKOT, Nov 15: Spike in vegetable prices has affected people of Nuwakot - a pocket area for vegetable farming - as well.

Hailstones damage paddy and vegetables of 1,800 households

Published On: November 4, 2017 08:29 AM NPT By: BHAGWATI  LAMA

NUWAKOT, Nov 4: Paddy and vegetable farms belonging to 1,800 households in Nuwakot district have been damaged by last week's hailstones, according to a report of District Agricultural Development Office (DADO), Nuwakot.

Nuwakot to host ITF Taekwondo

Published On: October 24, 2017 05:37 PM NPT By: BHAGWATI  LAMA

NUWAKOT, Oct 24: Nepal International Taekwondo Federation (NITF) Nuwakot is set to host the 17th senior and 10th junior ITF Taekwondo tournament on November 3 and 4.

Nine killed in bus accidents in Nuwakot, Chitwan

Published On: September 10, 2017 06:34 AM NPT By: BHAGWATI  LAMA

NUWAKOT, Sept 10: At least six people were killed and 30 others injured when a passenger bus veered off 350 meters down the road and crashed into a house in Kharanitar of Nuwakot on Saturday.

Nuwakot self-sufficient in meat, dairy products

Published On: July 18, 2017 02:15 AM NPT By: BHAGWATI  LAMA

NUWAKOT, July 17: The District Livestock Service Office (DLSO), Nuwakot, has announced that the district has become self-sufficient in meat and milk.

396 candidates of Rasuwa yet to submit election expenditure

Published On: July 15, 2017 02:41 AM NPT By: BHAGWATI  LAMA

RASUWA, July 14:  Even after so many days since the completion of the first phase of local elections, as many as 396 candidates of Rasuwa are yet to submit the election expenditure.

Nuwakot farmers attracted toward trout farming

Published On: June 27, 2017 12:30 AM NPT By: BHAGWATI  LAMA

NUWAKOT, June 27: Farmers of Nuwakot are becoming attracted toward Japanese rainbow trout farming again after some villages in the district were selected for the 10-year Prime Minister Agriculture Modernization Project.

Two held with 2 kg gold at Rasuwagadhi

Published On: June 21, 2017 08:36 PM NPT By: BHAGWATI  LAMA

RASUWAGADHI, June 21: Rusuwa police has arrested two people with two kilograms of illegal gold at Rasuwagadhi on Wednesday.

Three disable-friendly polling centers in Nuwakot and Rasuwa

Published On: May 12, 2017 01:10 AM NPT By: BHAGWATI  LAMA

NUWAKOT, May 12: Local election authorities have prepared two disable-friendly polling centers in Nuwakot and one in Rasuwa, with the aim of making voting easy for people with disability on the Election Day on Sunday.

In Nuwakot, candidates are busy wooing voters

Published On: May 10, 2017 12:50 AM NPT By: BHAGWATI  LAMA

NUWAKOT, May 10: Ahead of Sunday's local polls, candidates of various political parties in Nuwakot are busy in door-to-door campaign to lure voters for securing victory in the elections.