KATHMANDU, Jan 14: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has initiated a survey to identify households in all the 31 earthquake-affected districts that don't have family members of working age and therefore face difficulties with the reconstruction of their houses.  NRA aims to provide additional support to such households for house reconstruction.

MAHOTTARI, Dec 5: Poverty destroys happiness, laments Ramratan Sah, 71. Poverty always took a toll on his health and joy since childhood; however, it was not as severe as it is nowadays. Sah's 51-year-old son is in Saudi Arabia's prison. Lack of money to meet expenses at home as well as to save his son's life has taken away his peace of mind.

RAMECHHAP, July 21 : Since a few days, Krishna Maya Tamang of Gokul Ganga Rural Municipality, Pharpu has been unable to overcome the grief of losing her husband and daughter in the massive flood of July 15

SAPTARI, March 7: It has been two days since Sabita Mehta of Maleth-2 got bed-ridden. Her relatives have been forcefully feeding her water. She is alive she but not fully conscious. Every time she wakes up she starts screaming: “Let me go, he (Sanjan Mehta) is calling me!” and later gets unconscious.

KHOTANG, Dec 14: Kumar Katuwal of Nirmalidanda-1, Khotang, who had gone to Malaysia for employment 10 years ago, has gone missing.