UDAYAPUR, April 10: With hopes to start paragliding services from April 14, Nepali New Year 2075, Rauta and Chitre of Rautamai rural municipality is testing paragliding flights on Wednesday and Thursday.

The country conducted the historic first phase of local level election on May 14 in three provinces. As the second phase of the much-awaited poll inches closer, Nepal Republic Media this week started a series of  interaction with local authorities and civil society representatives in various tarai districts where the election fever is at its peak now. Here are some excerpts: