Rape and murder victim’s family still awaiting compensation
In September 2020, a 12-year-old girl was raped and murdered in Masta Rural Municipality. More than two years after the heinous crime, the family of the deceased is still awaiting compensation from the state.
Baitadi local unit changes names of Dalit settlements to assuage caste discrimination
Residents say name change is a good step but attitudes towards Dalits have not changed.
Poorly built roads turn into death traps in Far West hills
19 people died and 30 others were injured in seven road accidents in Masta Rural Municipality in past three years.
Saipal residents forced to live with debilitating diseases
Villagers rely on health camps for diagnosis from medical teams and specialist doctors.
Specialist services for pregnant women begins at Kolti Primary Health Centre
Women with obstetric issues in nine local units of Bajura, Humla, Kalikot and Jumla will benefit from the service.
Disaster-prone schools put students’ lives at risk
Around 122 schools in Bajhang are at high risk of natural disasters. More than 24,400 children study there, according to the district office.
Police officer injured while firing warning shot
Security personnel on duty were compelled to open fire to contain the situation, said police
Earthquake victims in Far West languish in temporary shelters
Hundreds in Doti and Bajhang have been awaiting resettlement to safer places.
12 dead, 17 injured in Bajhang and Taplejung road accidents
The jeep involved in Bajhang accident was overloaded, preliminary police probe shows.
In remote west, campaigners tore down chhau sheds. They have sprung up again
Despite costly campaigns, the practice of banishing women to period sheds still prevails in many districts of Sudurpaschim and Karnali provinces.
Khaptad, destination for all seasons
Khaptad National Park situated at the confluence of four districts—Bajhang, Bajura, Doti and Achham—is a mystical place of ethereal beauty and home to countless Hindu shrines.
Historical palaces in Bajhang in dilapidated condition
Palaces in the district have historical and archaeological significance but most monuments have either been lost or have decayed over time.
Khaptad Chhededaha starts distributing social security allowance from ward offices
Service initiated as senior citizens, people with disabilities from remote areas had to walk for hours to reach nearest bank.
Incessant rainfall since Tuesday triggers landslides in Bajhang
Landslides swept away three houses while more than 50 houses are at high risk in several settlements of the district.
Freedom for Haliyas a long shot even after 14 years of supposed emancipation
A good number of former bonded farm labourers in Sudurpaschim and Karnali find themselves in the dredges of poverty and privation.