GALKOT, Oct 3: Many villages in the country have started to wear a deserted look in recent years as people from the villages start migrating to urban areas for employment.

Residents of a picturesque Russian village have seen the price of their land double as people from Moscow and other cities snap up properties as a refuge from COVID-19 where they can work remotely.

RUKUM EAST, Aug 10:  The entire village of Sinse rural municipality-3 in the district has been reeling without electricity for the past three days. The 25 kVA transformer set up in the village saw technical glitches that resulted in electricity disruption.

DOTI, Aug 10: A model agricultural village is to be built each in nine local levels of Doti, the district in Far-West State.

BAJURA, Aug 9: Heavy monsoon rain that triggered landslides right in the middle of Andradi village, Bajura, has left a settlement of 35 households at high risk.

DOLAKHA, August 4: It was around 11 pm on Friday when Tika Bahadur Khatri, a local teacher in Aplepu of Gaurishankar Rural Municipality, Dolakha, received a frantic call from one of his neighbors.

PARBAT, July 18: Technology-friendly education, which was mostly limited to schools in cities and towns until a few years ago has reached remote villages in recent years. With internet connectivity getting more comprehensive, schools in rural areas these days compete for digital excellence.

BAITADI, July 14: Manju Raikal of Raikal village of Purchudi Municipality in Baitadi was watering flowers in her small garden on Thursday evening.

DHANGADHI, April 16: Shivaratnapur and Mohanpur villages of Kailari Rural Municipality-3 are 27 kilometers away from Dhangadhi, the temporary capital of Sudurpaschim Province. These two settlements have been separated by the Mohana River, which divides the border between India and Nepal as well.

BARA, April 3: With tears in his eyes and pain in his heart, Faisul Hak Miya Thakurai, 45, of Purainiya, Feta Rural Municipality-6, was found gazing at his destroyed home on Monday.

MUGU, March 31: Dozens of houses at Riga village situated in the western part of the district are at high risk of landslides. Residents of this village, which is part of the Khatyad Rural Municipality, say that they have seen signs of impending disaster.

DAKAR, March 27: The death toll from Saturday’s attack by unknown gunmen on villagers in central Mali has risen to 157, a government spokesman said on Tuesday, confirming it as one of the worst recent atrocities in a country beset by ethnic violence.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Dec 4: Kalika village of Sindhupalchowk, the worst-hit district by the devastating earthquakes of 2015, has become the first ward to complete reconstruction in the district.

Palmo Ghising, 43, lives in Dimi Pokhari, Ramechap. She runs a small shop and hotel. Palmo got married at the age of 15. She has two sons and a daughter who is living in the city. She used to stay in Kathmandu.  Now, she has returned to her birthplace.

SIRAHA, Sept 30: Kaladevi Safi, 70, prays a little more intensely and many more times during the monsoon. And there is a reason for doing so. She feels that not doing so might invite disasters. If anyone falls sick at home or in the village, they can’t be taken to a hospital for health checkup as the village is on an island which is isolated from the outer world during the monsoon.

MYAGDI, Sept 20: Jhak Bahadur Chhatyal of Gurja village in Myagdi district has the ownership certificate of his house but not the land which he has been using since years.

DHARAN, Aug1: Homestay business is flourishing in Namje village of Dhankuta district days.

MATI, July 30: Fire officials in Greece raised the death toll from a wildfire that raged through a coastal area east of Athens to 91 and reported that 25 people were missing Sunday, six days after Europe’s deadliest forest fire in more than a century.

RASUWA, July 27: Before they could fully recover from the devastation caused by the 2015 earthquakes, yet another disaster has befallen the locals of Timure in Rasuwa district. On Wednesday night, landslides triggered by incessant rainfalls claimed nine lives in Timure of Gosaikunda Rural Municipality-2, near the Nepal-China border.

ROLPA, July 5: Locals of Kareti, Rolpa seem greatly disappointed with those who claim that they have been providing the facilities of 'Singha Durbar' in the remote areas of the country. Earlier, the residents of Kareti had to walk for three hours to receive any kinds of government service but now they are obliged to walk for six to seven hours to the rural municipality.

DHADING, June 30: “Help, help …. I want to live; I don’t want to die, save me.” Just when he had fallen asleep, Dil Bahadur Gurung awoke to these words. Rain was still falling heavily and the words were not very audible. Rain had started falling in the village since early evening and kept falling insistently when Gurung went to bed around 10 pm.

WELLINGTON, June 21: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth to a daughter Thursday and posted a message welcoming the healthy newborn “to our village.”

KHOTANG, June 20: A massive landslide in Patheka of Khotang district has destroyed a canal of a local mini hydropower project, shrouding the whole village in darkness.

MUGU, June 17: Soru Rural Municipality of Mugu district has been connected to district headquarters of Gamgadhi by road after five years.

POKHARA, June 14: Pokhara Lekhnath Metropolitan City is organizing 'Jaau Hai Kaskikot' campaign to promote the hill station, which is believed to be the origin of Shah dynasty, among domestic and foreign tourists.

GORKHA, June 9: Uhiya village of Gorkha is unique. Here, people take medicines from doctors but hardly take it without getting it treated by shamans. Preferring shaman's directions to that of doctors is a rule of thumb here. Everyone is comfortable about it here around, reports a local Janga Bahadur Gurung.

PALPA, June 4: Gothari Ghari village of Mathagadhi Rural Municipality-5 in the district is emptying at a faster pace for want of drinking water, a basic need for life. The village of around 500 families has been reduced to merely 200 in search of places having drinking water.

DOLAKHA, June 3: Of the settlements that were destroyed by the devastating earthquake three years ago, some are yet to reconstructed. Owing to the lethargic reconstruction process, some of the earthquake victims are still living in huts, both in towns and villages.

BAITADI, May 31: An elderly citizen has been holding a fast – onto – death demanding a blacktopped road in his village for the past four days.

KATHMANDU, May 22: The government has said that it would establish an industrial estate each in all seven provinces.

Theft at village council office

May 21, 2018 04:00 am

SARLAHI, May 21: There has been a theft at the village council office of Chakraghatta Rural Municipality, Sarlahi.

KHOTANG, May 7: Three children from a village have gone missing while swimming in the Sunkoshi river in Khotehang rural municipality-2.

MUGU, May 2: Around 200 burglars have illegally barged into flat terrains of Mugu village of Karmarong rural municipality to steal yarshagumba.

SOLUKHUMBU, May 1: Preparations were going on full swing for the marriage ceremony of an underage girl of Thulung Dudhkoshi Rural Municipality-4, Jubu. She was about to marry a teacher of Deusa on Sunday. However, the marriage has been canceled.

MYAGDI, April 8: Budhi Bahadur Pariyar, 29, of Malika Rural Municipality-2, Beligaun had promised his wife Pabitra that he would return home from Malaysia during next Dashain with new clothes for her. Unfortunately, his dream has been shattered. The whole village was grief-stricken when he returned home before the promised date, but, in a white coffin.

UDAYAPUR, March 28: Ghurmi village in the district has become vulnerable to inferno after an oil tanker met with an accident along the Katari-Hardeni road section of Siddhicharan Highway on Wednesday morning.

SURKHET, Mar 25: Koireli village of Hima Rural Municipality-2 in Jumla district has been declared a model village free of violence against women (VAW).

SURKHET, Mar 25: Koireli village of Hima Rural Municipality-2 in Jumla district has been declared a model village free of violence against women (VAW).

DAMAK, March 11: Open defecation free (ODF) campaign, which had started with an objective to make the country free of open defecation by 2017, still has not succeeded in Jhapa district.

JUMLA, Mar 5: After waiting for ages, locals of Tatopani Rural Municipality-4, Gidikhola have finally been able to see tractors plying in their village's road. Despite having a road, traveling in vehicles was still a far-fetched dream for the locals here.

KANCHANPUR, Feb 23: Wild elephants straying from the Shuklaphanta National Park are wrecking havoc in the adjacent villages, said the locals.

MYANMAR, Feb 11: Action will be taken against 10 members of Myanmar’s security forces in connection with the killing of captured Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state, a government spokesman said on Sunday, adding it was not related to a Reuters report on the incident.

Village turns green in Rolpa

February 7, 2018 01:54 am

ROLPA, Feb 7: Inspired by the idea of creating a clean and eco-friendly village, almost all the houses of ward no 3 of Sukidaha Rural Municipality of Rolpa have been painted green. According to ward chief Kamal Raj Oli, around 90% of the total 850 households of the ward have turned green

Village where teachers are produced

February 1, 2018 02:30 am

RUKUM, Feb 1: There is a small village named Aala in Sisne Rural Municipality ward no 6 of Rukumkot, which consists of 50 households. Most of the elderly people here are engaged in agriculture.

Thori village in Chitwan

January 16, 2018 15:00 pm

The Thori village in Chitwan captured in this undated photograph.

Heavy fire in Dolpa village

January 10, 2018 21:41 pm

DOLPA, Jan 10: At least seven houses were completely gutted in a heavy fire that broke out in Horta Village of Mudkechula Rural Municipality in Dolpa district this evening.

The proposal follows an exodus in recent years of permanent of residents from Albinen, near Leukerbad in Valais. Many of the houses in the idyllic village are used as holiday homes.

A reflection of village culture

December 26, 2017 09:26 am

ILLAM, Dec 26: Jubiliant Elite Academy, with the initiation of its students, organized a cultural exhibition at the school premises on Saturday and Sunday. The exhibit featured household materials that were used in the villages in ancient times.

POKHARA, Nov 11: Shangri-la Village Resort, a three-star resort in Pokhara, has been awarded the South Asian Travel Award (SATA) for Leading Wellness and Spa Hotel/Resort in Nepal.

AITADI, Nov 10: There used to be a well functioning concrete irrigation canal in Syaltadai village until a decade ago. But a massive landslide took toll on it while it displaced over 50 households in the locality. Since then, the locals have always voiced for a new canal time and again.