KAILALI, Sept 23: A lot of children in the rural parts of Kailali grow up without receiving basic vaccines. According to the local representatives, absence of clinics in the rural villages has hit vaccination campaigns. Similarly, health workers and volunteers escape their job as they need to walk for days to reach out to different destinations. One such village is Baluwagada of Chure Rural Municipality - 4.
ROLPA, Sept 22: Sunilsmriti Rural Municipality in Rolpa district has allowed resuming regular physical classes in schools from September 28 by following the odd-even rule. Considering the rapid spread of COVID-19, schools and colleges across the nation remain closed since early March this year. However, the rural municipality has taken the decision to allow schools to resume physical classes following the odd-even rule until Dashain.
PALPA, July 19: Vehicular movement along the Tansen-Butwal road section of the Siddhartha Highway has remained disrupted for the past four days due to rain-triggered landslides in the Gaudepul area in Tansen Municipality-8.
ROLPA, May 2: Lal Bahadur Khatri, a brick kiln worker in Kathmandu, reached his home in Rolpa in the afternoon on April 30 after spending 14 days at a quarantine facility amid coronavirus outbreak fears.
BIRNDRANAGAR, March 12: For the first time in Karnali State, Birendranagar Municipality is preparing to produce energy from garbage following a trilateral agreement of the municipality, Alternative Energy Promotion Centre and KP Commercial Service Company.
ROLPA, Feb 4: Jayakala Pariyar, 18, looked quite exhausted and weak when Republica met her on the premises of Rolpa District Hospital on Friday. She had come to the hospital for the treatment of her two-year-old son who was suffering from fever, cough and cold.
JUMLA, Jan 9: Chhau sheds (menstruation hut) are being dismantled in western Nepal following strict directive from the government to end the malpractice of banishing women to such sheds during their periods. However, uprooting this tradition does not seem that easy in Jumla. Unlike other districts where Chhaupadi tradition is in practice, chhau sheds are not built outside the houses here. Instead, girls and women in Jumla are forced to share space with cattle at the sheds meant for cows and goats when they bleed.
HUMLA, Dec 13: Two people killed when a tipper skidded off the road due to snowfall. The deceased have been identified as Sonam Megur Lama, 26, of Namkha rural municipality-1 and Yalwanka Sawel Lama, 36, of ward 4.
BAJHANG, Nov 5: The dead bodies of four construction workers, who were found trapped in an under-construction tunnel of 65-megawatt Kalanga Hydropower Project situated at Bungal Municipality-1 of Bajhang district, were recovered by a team of Armed Police Force.
BAITADI, Oct 28: Puja Bohara of Patan municipality-1, Baitadi who was (gang) raped some eight years ago when she had been appearing the School Leaving Certificate Examinations (SEE) has finally won the case against her perpetrators.
KAWASOTI, Oct 28: A squad from the District Police Office, Nawalparasai East last night arrested 28 people for gambling. According to the office, the team caught them red-handed from the Devchuli Party Palace at Daldale of Devchuli municipality-13.
PALPA, Oct 24: An elected representative was arrested in Palpa on the charge of thrashing a man in Palpa. The arrestee has been identified as Chunna Bahadur Bista, the ward member of Tinau rural municipality-6.
Chhau is a tradition associated with the menstrual taboo in the western part of Nepal. This tradition prohibits Hindu women and girls from participating in normal family activities during menstruation as they are considered impure. Women are required to live in a cattle-shed or hut during menstruation.
We began our journey to western Nepal by riding a bus from Bharatpur. Though we were not able to go to all parts of the west, we did travel to the major destinations in the Terai belt. Our commute mainly depended on buses, but we also chose to hike in places like Dadeldhura, Kanchanpur, Baitadi, Dang, Ghorai, Kailali, Lumbini, and Nepalgunj. During our journey, we enjoyed the natural and cultural beauty that west Nepal had to offer. From the enchanting nature that flaunted diverse wildlife to the humble, and welcoming locals, each experience was worthwhile.