MYAGDI, May 21: After failing to provide two square meals to his children, Ambar Bahadur Ramjali of Annapurna Rural Municipality-1 committed suicide two years ago. He earned his living as a laborer. Extreme poverty compelled him to hang himself from a tree in a local community forest.
MYAGDI, March 28: Eight months ago, Puja Khatri of Myagdi district lived a sad life. Faced with grinding poverty and three younger siblings to look after, the 12-year-old thought her very existence was a curse. Her dire circumstances were forcing her to the point of quitting school.
MYAGDI, Oct 15: The dead bodies of nine climbers including five South Koreans and four Nepalis who went missing after a snowstorm at Mt Gurja were retrieved on Sunday after five days of futile efforts.
MYAGDI, Aug 24: Nine-year-old Puja Khatri sleeps in a narrow room on the upper floor of her house. She has to share the cold floor with her brother Puja, with just one gunndri, a traditional hay mattress, for the two of them. She has never known what it feels like to sleep under a warm blanket.