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Madhesi woman drives auto rickshaw for livelihood in Janakpur

There were days when Madhesi women in Janakpur were mostly confined to their homes, limiting themselves to doing household chores like cooking, doing the dishes and washing clothes. This was what a routine day was like for them—the cycle repeating itself day in and day out.

Locals: Indian SSB obstructing Bhadariya bridge construction

The construction of a permanent bridge over Jamuna River along the Nepal-India border at Bhadariya in Dhanauji Rural Municipality, Dhanusha has been delayed due to the obstruction of Indian Seema Shasatra Bal (SSB). The bridge has been under construction for the past four years.

Red panda conservation included in school texts

In an attempt to conserve red panda—the shy and charismatic endangered mammal species, among other birds and animals—conservation education has been included in school curriculum in Panchthar, Ilam and Taplejung districts from this academic session.

Rabi VDC: Eliminating scourge of VAW

At a time when reports of violence against women keep flowing in from different parts of the country, Rabi VDC in Phidim seems to be on its way to becoming a model village.

Quake victims in Bhojpur still awaiting aid

Left out of the government’s priority list of relief distribution, many earthquake survivors in the district have been deprived of Rs15,000 meant to buy galvanised zinc sheets to build temporary huts.

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