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Flight to Sanfebagar resumes after 13 years

October 15, 2018 09:19 AM

ACHHAM, Oct 15: Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has started regular commercial flight to Sanfebagar airport of Achham, a hilly district of far-western region, from Sunday.

Relatives of women killed by Chhaupadi continue the malpractice

July 13, 2018 03:05 AM

ACHHAM, July 13: Most of the female relatives of the girls and women who lost their lives in Chhaupadi sheds are still supporting the malpractice. Despite losing relatives to confinement in animal sheds during menstruation, female family members of the deceased are giving continuity to the tradition by sleeping isolated in sheds during menstruation, it has been found.

Women in Accham unable to breastfeed their children due to busy schedule

July 11, 2018 04:05 AM

ACHHAM, July 11: The obligation of women to spend more time in fields and doing household works has deprived infants of rural Accham from having mother's milk.

Govt 'least interested' about Nepalis missing in India

June 28, 2018 07:20 AM

ACHHAM, June 28: On August 2, 2011, Min Bahadur Rawal of Sanfebagar Municipality-9 in Achham called home from India to tell his family members that he was coming home. But he never returned.

Once liquor-free Achham now ‘immersed’ in it

June 16, 2018 09:03 AM

ACHHAM, June 16: Shova Devi Kadayat of Sodhsha village in Achham district was living a happy life until a few years ago. The mother of five and her husband used to work hand-in-hand for the bright future of their children. Even though life was not lavish, managing a decent living was not a huge challenge. Five years ago, everything changed. She lost her husband to excessive consumption of liquor. The entire financial burden of her family befell on her. The children’s smooth schooling came to a halt with her eldest boy leaving for India for employment.

Province 7 folks welcome New Year with stinging nettles

April 14, 2018 03:34 AM

ACHHAM, April 13: Not all people within the same country celebrate  New Year  the same way. People in the Far-Western Region celebrate New Year in a unique way . Locals here celebrate the occasion by beating each other with the green stem of a stinging nettle. This practice is  known as Bisu Tihar.

Farmers deprived of using their own land captured by APF during conflict era

April 10, 2018 03:30 AM

ACHHAM, April 10: During the conflict era, Armed Police Force (APF) had set up its camp by encroaching 64 ropanis of land belonging to local farmers in Sanfebagar.

Lightning claims toddler, five goats in Achham

April 7, 2018 15:03 PM

ACHHAM, April 7: A ten-month-old toddler died after being struck by lightning in Chaurpati Rural Municipality-3 in the district on Friday night.

Women demolishing Chhaupadi sheds in Achham

April 4, 2018 09:50 AM

ACHHAM, April 4: In order to end the traditional ill practice of Chhaupadi, women in Nandegada, Mellekh-7 of Achham have started demolishing the menstrual huts where they were compelled to stay during their periods.

Achham towns, villages losing their charm to migration

March 13, 2018 02:30 AM

ACHHAM, Mar 12: Migration from villages and towns of Achham for the last few decades has left many of the settlements deserted. Even palaces, which were considered posh back then, now are in ruins.

Rural municipality gives seven-day ultimatum to proxy teachers

February 15, 2018 04:30 AM

ACHHAM, Feb 15: Mallekh Rural Municipality has given a seven-day ultimatum to the permanent teachers, instructing them to present themselves in front of the rural municipality office after they were found deceiving the government by sub-contracting stand-in teachers as proxies.

HIV infected women struggle to survive

February 10, 2018 08:55 AM

ACHHAM, Feb 10: Parwati Pariyar of Accham has known struggles since a very young age. Married at a young age, her husband left her soon after marriage. Not only that, he left her infected with HIV/AIDS.

Woman in Achham dies in Chhaupadi shed

January 9, 2018 02:43 AM

ACHHAM, Jan 9:  A twenty-two-year-old girl in Achham was found dead in a Chhaupadi hut as she was forced to spend the night away from home during her period as per the local tradition.

Freed Haliyas finally get their own homes

January 5, 2018 08:27 AM

ACHHAM, Jan 5: A former bonded laborer, Janak Aaughi of Hattikot, Mallekh-8 of Achham district finally has a home to call his own. The government grant to construct homes, although it came late, has proved a huge respite for a former Haliya (indentured ploughman) like him.

Freed Haliyas finally get their own homes

January 2, 2018 05:00 AM

ACCHAM, Jan 2: A former bonded laborer, Janak Aaughi of Hattikot, Mallekh-8 of Accham district finally has a home to call his own. The government grant to construct homes, although it came late, has proved a huge respite for a former Haliya (indentured ploughman) like him.

Married and unmarried women suffering from uterine prolapse

January 1, 2018 09:17 AM

ACHHAM, Jan 1: The minimum age for marriage in Nepal is 20 for both men and women. The body of women below that age is not considered to be fully prepared to give birth to babies. However, in this part of the country, early marriage, which is also called child marriage is going on abated. Doctors claim that early motherhood coupled with lack of proper care and food has been forcing many women to live life with the prolapsed uterus.

Bridge over Karnali River replaces risky ferry trips

December 28, 2017 09:49 AM

ACHHAM, Dec 28: Dambar Swar, a businessperson from the district headquarters Mangalsen once traveled to Nepalgunj via the Mangalsen-Binayak route on his motorbike.