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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.