NUWAKOT, Dec 17: The family of Bir Bahadur Tamang of Nagigadhi village of Likhu Rural Municipality – 3 is about to migrate to Aldanda, a few kilometers away from their original settlement owing to water woes. "Leaving the ancestral home is not a very good idea but there is no other way," laments Tamang.

JAJARKOT, Oct 26: Tihar, the second biggest festival of Nepali Hindus, is around the corner. People around the country are busy in making necessary arrangements for Tihar celebrations. People are getting engaged in various activities ranging from cleaning houses and streets for Laxmi, the goddess of wealth to installing electric lamps to hustling and bustling in local markets for Tihar shopping.