KATHMANDU, June 22: With the agreement between Nepal and China for the reconstruction of Miteri Bridge with an aim to resume the Tatopani border point, the industrialists, entrepreneurs and stakeholders have expressed their pleasure, cheering the decision.

KATHMANDU, June 8: The four million or so denizens of Kathmandu Valley will have to put up with dust pollution for at least the next five years, thanks to the sewerage development projects and the underground installation of power lines that are to be carried out without any coordination between the different government bodies.

SINDHUPALCHOWK,June 5: People from Thulo Sirubari of Sangachowkgadhi Municipality-13 in Sindhupalchowk have purchased an ambulance through donations they collected through the use of social network site 'Facebook'.

ROLPA, June 1: It has already been 12 years since the decade-long Maoist insurgency ended. However, trenches around villages of Rolpa district that were dug during the armed rebellion still take the residents down memory lane of the guerilla warfare, in which the state, rebels and the general public had suffered heavy casualties.

JUMLA, May 28: Kali Bahadur Rawat of Lihi Gaun of Jumla claims that his village was known as the storehouse of grains until a decade ago. Farmer never had to worry about water for irrigation as there used to be sources of water in abundance. Locals used to grow enough crops for themselves while the excess production was sold in the market. However, those sources of water have dried up in the recent days due to prolonged drought.

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.

Folk's new favorite girl

February 9, 2018 08:23 am

As expected from Trishna Gurung, she continues giving us reasons to appreciate the essence of our folk tunes. She has once again hit the right note with her latest, Rail Lai Ma, garnering over 1.5 million views on YouTube, in just two months of the single’s release. What’s more, Gurung confirms that she is already working on new material and a plan to release that too is in full swing.

MYAGDI, Jan 6: A few years back, the sighting of an animal with attractive body and shy nature in a jungle of Gurja of Haulagiri rural municipality used to incite locals for its instant hunting.

'Dark age' for Jumla folks

October 8, 2017 04:30 am

JUMLA, Oct 8: Mun Bahadur Dangi of Dangiwad village of Jumla never went to school. Neither he had any experience of studying late night using oil lamp. However, he always had a dream to see electricity replacing oil lamps and children of his village studying with ease. Just one and half years ago, the dream suddenly got fulfilled thanks to the wind energy installed by Alternative Energy Promotion Center (AEPC) in his village.

POKHARA, Sept 27: People from different villages of Kaski and surrounding districts are coming to Pokhara to exchange crisp notes for Dashain celebrations.

NUWAKOT,  Sept 5: The residents of Okharpauwa in Nuwakot where a dumping site for the management of Kathmandu Valley's waste has been set up have said they are not allowing the garbage disposal for an indefinite period until their demands remain unaddressed.

RUKUM, September. 2: CPN (UML) Vice-Chairman Yubraj Gyawali has said that the Constituency Delineation Commission (CDC) has done injustice to the residents of hill and mountainous regions.

DOLPA, August 29: Locals of three villages in Dolpa district in the mid western region have been deprived of government-sponsored subsidized rice and salt for the past two years, due to a dispute at Kerung border point.

BAITADI, June 8: Voters in rural areas of Baitadi district are worrying of higher number of invalid votes despite their happiness to participate in the local level elections taking place after around two decades.

PANCHTHAR, May 24: Inconsistency in power supply has affected daily life of locals of Phidim -- the district headquarters of Panchthar -- and nearby villages.

BIRGUNJ, May 19: Though the people of tarai-Madhes could not take part in the first round of local elections, they are concerned for as well as excited about the poll updates from the hilly districts.

ILLAM, May 2: The indifference of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) toward proper maintenance of electricity poles and wires has put people in dozens of villages in Ilam district in a great risk.

SOLUKHUMBU, March 25: Locals of Tingla VDC in Solukhumbu district have taken to the streets protesting against the restructuring of local units. Stating that their VDC was included in Necha Salyan Rural Municipality against their wishes, the locals blocked the roads in the area starting Friday.

MYAGDI, March 20: A playground has been constructed at Begkhola of Deurali, Myagdi at a cost of Rs 1.43 million.

Old folks & social media

February 3, 2017 09:08 am

A good proportion of us, I suspect, have been involved either willingly or reluctantly in educating our older generation about technology, specifically the social media aspects of it. At some point, we might have had to play tech tutor to our old folks – mothers, fathers, in laws, relatives and those of a certain age – playing catch up with many wonders of modern technology.

ROLPA, Jan 25: Shortage of drinking water has been seen in Rolpa in the absence of timely maintenance of water projects.

BHIMDATTANAGAR, Dec 11: The perennial exodus of people towards the lowlands to avoid cold has taken place in the district with winter reaching its peak this year.

BAJHANG, Oct 6: An acute shortage of foodstuffs has gripped many rural villages of Bajhang, a district in the far-western Nepal,forcing the people to eat wild fruits for survival. The people of the affected villages including Kanda have started eating wild fruits and Sisnu plants (urtica dioica) for the survival.

BHOJPUR, Oct 6: Gupteshwor and Siddheshwor VDC in Bhojpur district are reeling under a shortage of essentials, making the matter worse especially during Dashain festival that started five days ago.

PANCHTHAR, Sept 29: Many villages of Panchthar are reeling under a shortage of essentials, thanks to the disruption of various road sections due to landslides.

BABIYACHAUR (Myagdi), Sept 5: Locals in various 10 VDCs in the northern part of Mygadi district have been facing difficulties since the floods swept away most of the local bridges, trekking trails and roads in the locality.

DHANKUTA, Aug 28: People of Sankhuwasabha district offered a final condolence to the late folk and modern singer, Khem Raj Gurung on Sunday.