Unreported lives: The snake guy

August 2, 2019 07:16 am

There are many things Rohit Giri is passionate about: Photography, traveling and animals are a few areas of interest. But it is his fascination with snakes that takes center stage. Giri has rescued many snakes and spends all his free time trying to learn everything there is to know about these often-feared creatures. He says he wishes people would show them a little kindness.

POKHARA, March 20: Budget spending by Gandaki Province has remained disappointingly low till the first eight months of the current fiscal year.

Local units struggling to spend budget

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PANCHTHAR, Jan 23: Budget implementation in the first six months of the current fiscal year in Panchthar is found to be very disappointing.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, June 22: Even the government authorities do not have the exact details of the reconstruction of quake-damaged houses in Sindhupalchowk, the district worst-hit by the 2015 earthquakes.

SINDHULI, May 18: The promises made by the elected local representatives during the elections are far from being implemented even  a year after the local elections.

KATHMANDU, Feb 12: The Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) has been found defying government regulations and arbitrarily spending billions of rupees without the supervision of concerned government authorities.

KHOTANG, Dec 25: Pawan Rai served for two months and earned Rs. 52,000 as temporary police in Khotang. A resident of Bahunidada of Halesi Tuwchung municipality-1, Rai plans to invest the earning in his education.

BANEPA, Dec 20: With the third winter knocking at the doors of their makeshift tents, quake victims of Kavre are worried about protecting themselves and their children from the chilling cold this year.

BUTWAL, September 3: Butwal Sub-Metropolitan City has published a budget of Rs 1.633 billion for the Fiscal Year 2017/18. The municipal council held from August 16-27 passed the budget for FY 2017/18. Mayor Shivaraj Subedi published the budget.

PARBAT, Sept 1: Farmers of Kurgha and Lamithana of Phalebas Municipality are having trouble in transporting milk to the market as the roads to the villages have been damaged in recent rains. Now they are spending the money earned from selling milk to repair the damaged roads.

KATHMANDU, Aug 8: International non-governmental organizations (INGOs) operating in Nepal plan to spend nearly Rs 23 billion in technical and other assistance in the current fiscal year, 2017-18.

KATHMANDU, July 13: Top officials of the state including the president, vice-president and prime minister are always surrounded by a huge security presence, just like in a situation of serious security threat.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, June 27: Their makeshift shelter is visibly dilapidated. The plastics have plenty of holes and water easily leaks in from the corrugated sheets. Hundreds of earthquake victim families in Sindhupalchowk continue to live miserable lives since the disaster claimed their houses in April 2015. Even this monsoon is going to be another big challenge for them, lament the victims.

JAJARKOT, June 12: Though it may sound strange, it is the reality for the 30 households at Pyargara of Tribeni Nalgadh Municipality-4 in Jajarkot who have to walk for at least six hours to the nearest source of water to fetch a jar of water.

KATHMANDU, June 3: The government is mulling over requesting development partners for delegating projects being implemented with foreign assistance to local units.

KATHMANDU, June 1: Officials at the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (MoFALD) have said that the local units cannot increase social security allowances on their own.

As I entered a café during the weekend, my eyes led me to a quote: “It’s not about ‘having’ time. It’s about ‘making’ time”. This quote made me think about many of us who don’t value time. Some procrastinate at work and leave it for latter moment in life and some fail on time management. This delays tasks and the imagined deadline for a particular work keeps elongating.

KATHMANDU, April 25: Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) has built 568 houses out of the seven thousand houses damaged by the earthquake that it was responsible for reconstructing.

CHITWAN, March 2: School-going children in a village inhabited by the Chepangs in Chitwan district are found to be spending their time in household chores or playing instead of studying, thanks to the devastating earthquake that destroyed the only school building of the village some 22 months ago.

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KATHMANDU, Feb 9: The Ministry of Health has said all the primary health centers across the country would be provided necessary medical equipment by the next four months.

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: Government agencies are losing their institutional capacity to expedite capital spending.

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: At a time when around 2,600 engineers and technical staff deployed by the government have been forced to stay idle due to sluggish progress in reconstruction of private buildings in the 14 earthquake-affected districts, the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) is making preparations to deploy around 3,500 final year civil engineering students as volunteers for 'facilitating the victims in constructing earthquake resilient houses'.

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has made it mandatory for bank and financial institutions (BFIs) to set up a corporate social responsibility (CSR) fund and allocate at least 1 percent of their total net profit in the fund.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Bank and financial institutions (BFIs) will be now required to spend at least 3 percent of their total staff expenses on their training and capacity development.

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: A parliamentary committee has directed the government to punish the heads of development projects that fail to adequately spend their budgets.

BIRMINGHAM, Nov 20: Buckingham Palace is set to get a £369 million overhaul to replace leaky pipes and fire-risk cables under a taxpayer-funded plan unveiled on Friday that would see Queen Elizabeth II forced to move rooms.

It’s one of the chief irritations of modern life: no matter how many TV channels there are, we can never find anything we want to watch.

GORKHA, July 21: It has already been three days since Suk Bahadur Ghale, an earthquake victim from Barpak-3 in Gorkha district, has been staying in a guest house at the district headquarters with hopes of receiving the first installment of grant from the government.

BANEPA, July 17: The locals of remote villages across the Mahabharata Range in Kavrepalanchowk district are forced to spend as much as Rs 10,000 to acquire citizenship certificate.