A flagging community school turns into ‘model’ educational institution in two years
Facing a merger, the school management committee urged the municipality to give them a year to improve. The following academic year, the student number increased threefold.
42,811 wooden poles in use for power transmission in Gandaki Province
The provincial government plans to replace them all with metal or concrete poles in four years, but the work has not gained pace.
Families of labourers who lost their lives on the job in Parbat await compensation
Eight workers died in the last seven months. None of their families has received the compensation amount.
Tree felling drive courts controversy in Parbat
Kushma Municipality had decided to cut down trees, arguing that jungles had increased risks of wildlife in the settlement areas.
None of the local units in Parbat has conducted public hearings this fiscal year
The local government operational guideline dictates public hearing be held for transparency and to ensure good governance.
In Parbat, sluggish pace of reconstruction work leaves victims and officials blaming each other
Only 30 percent of the post-quake reconstruction is complete in the district, where the 2015 quakes saw over 5,000 houses demolished.
Parbat landslide victims receive homes within a year of the disaster
19 families move into newly built houses after a year of struggle
Absence of post-graduate college in Parbat a hurdle for aspiring students
Most undergraduate students in the district are left with two choices—go out of the district to pursue higher education or discontinue their studies.
Early Childhood Development teachers in Parbat complain of meagre salary
While the salary of primary level teachers has reached Rs30,000, that of ECD teachers is only Rs6,000.
Acute shortage of water drives locals to engage in a lucky draw for their turn at the only community tap
The incomplete state of drinking water projects in Parbat has affected more than 10 other settlements.
Viral fever grips Durlang Village in Parbat
The outbreak led to the closing of school after more than 150 people were taken ill.
Bad roads and middlemen sapping farmers’ income in Parbat
Despite having chemical-free yields, farmers are compelled to sell their products to traders at a cheaper rate due to the dismal condition of rural roads.
Teachers party and drink liquor on school premises every week
According to locals, the teachers have been organising parties and drinking alcohol on the school premises every Friday for the last few months.
Three men held with stolen Shaligrams
Police arrested three persons on the charge of stealing historic Shaligrams (ammonite fossils) from Nrisingha Temple in Modibeni, Parbat. The security personnel also seized the stolen Shaligrams from the accused.
Historic Shaligrams stolen from Parbat temple
As many as 49 Shaligrams (ammonite fossils), holding great significance in the Hindu religion, have been stolen from Nrisingha Temple in Modibeni, Parbat.