NEPALGUNJ, Jan 14: Maghi is considered the greatest festival of the Tharu community. However, Sita Tharu of Baijapur would never feel good when the festival would approach near in the past. Instead, she would feel extremely sad. It was not a festival for girls like her. Rather it was the time when Tharu families would make a deal with their landlords to send their daughters to their homes as Kamlaris (bonded labors). Tharu girls would either have to continue working at the same house, or change the owner as per the decision of their families.
BIRATNAGAR, June 28: People in 334 local units of 35 districts are casting their votes in the second phase of election. Despite rain and rice planting season, people are enthusiastically participating in the voting since the polls opened at 7 am.
KATHMANDU, June 18: As part of conducting the second round local elections in three of the seven provinces, the Election Commission (EC) has set the stage for the political parties and independent candidates that wish to contest the polls on Sunday.