SINDHUPALCHOWK, May 1: Earthquake victims in Sindhupalchowk have been increasingly attracted towards integrated settlement. The attraction is fueled by the benefits of such settlements and the strong bonding they have developed among themselves during their communal stay post-quake.
Many watched the video of Radha Chaudhary being beaten mercilessly for practising ‘witchcraft’ with horror. It was the sort of clip that I would normally go out of my way to avoid if I weren’t writing this article. While the whole video is undoubtedly chilling, the reactions of most folks watching it, I suspect, were one of pure anger. It was infuriating to watch all the village people treat it like a travelling circus – just sitting there and, presumably, enjoying the show.
KATHMANDU, Dec 26: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has said that the government is firm in its decision to provide Rs 300,000 housing grants to those whose houses were destroyed by last year's earthquakes, and this despite reservations on the part of international donor agencies.