Khamma Khatri

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15 injured in Achham lightning strikes

Published On: April 2, 2019 04:12 PM NPT By: Khamma Khatri

ACHHAM, April 2: Fifteen people sustained injuries by lightning strikes in the district on Monday evening, the District Police Office Achham said.

Women brave cold and spend night under tents during menstruation

Published On: January 24, 2019 10:59 AM NPT By: Khamma Khatri

ACHHAM, Jan 24: With the temperature dipping, people have started wrapping themselves up with layers of warm clothes and avoiding going out of home to escape the biting cold. However, women in the far western region do not seem to have this 'privilege' in their fate.

Achham celebrates Makar Sakranti performing cultural dances

Published On: January 16, 2019 02:30 AM NPT By: Khamma Khatri

ACHHAM, Jan 16: With an aim to preserve and promote their culture, various indigenous groups on Tuesday performed shows at Baidyanath Dham of Sanfebagar Municipality of Achham coinciding with Makar Sakranti.

Duni declared first child-friendly ward of Achham

Published On: January 7, 2019 11:30 AM NPT By: Khamma Khatri

ACHHAM, Jan 7: Duni village of Chaurpati Rural Municipality-6 of Achham was declared the first ward with child-friendly local governance in the district and the second such village in Sudurpaschim State, following the adoption federalism by the country.

Staying home during periods becoming normal in rural Achham

Published On: December 9, 2018 05:30 AM NPT By: Khamma Khatri

ACHHAM, Dec 9: A few years ago, Sunadevi Rawal of Mellekh Rural Municipality-1, Rishidaha, milked her cow and cooked evening meal for her children in her periods. She knew that she has been prohibited to do so but still she took that major step, as she could not let her little children sleep on empty stomachs.

Flight to Sanfebagar resumes after 13 years

Published On: October 15, 2018 09:19 AM NPT By: Khamma Khatri

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

Published On: July 13, 2018 03:05 AM NPT By: Khamma Khatri

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

Published On: July 11, 2018 04:05 AM NPT By: Khamma Khatri

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

Published On: June 28, 2018 07:20 AM NPT By: Khamma Khatri

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

Published On: June 16, 2018 09:03 AM NPT By: Khamma Khatri

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

Published On: April 14, 2018 03:34 AM NPT By: Khamma Khatri

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

Published On: April 10, 2018 03:30 AM NPT By: Khamma Khatri

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

Published On: April 7, 2018 03:03 PM NPT By: Khamma Khatri

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

Published On: April 4, 2018 09:50 AM NPT By: Khamma Khatri

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

Published On: March 13, 2018 02:30 AM NPT By: Khamma Khatri

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

Published On: February 15, 2018 04:30 AM NPT By: Khamma Khatri

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

Published On: February 10, 2018 08:55 AM NPT By: Khamma Khatri

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

Published On: January 9, 2018 02:43 AM NPT By: Khamma Khatri

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

Published On: January 5, 2018 08:27 AM NPT By: Khamma Khatri

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

Published On: January 2, 2018 05:00 AM NPT By: Khamma Khatri

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.