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Campaign launched to save Trishuli River

KESHAV ADHIKARI Dhading, March 19 -On the eve of World Water Day, Trishuli Save Sajha Network has launched a campaign to save the Trishuli River. Setting out to spread awareness on keeping the river clean, hundreds of campaigners went on trek, carrying the national flag and playing the panchebaja, from Adamghat to Belkhukhola Dhobhan. Many also went for rafting from Blekhudobhan to Malekhu in Trishuli to spread awareness. The organisers said that foot trek and rafting were conducted to attract youths to rafting by keeping Trishuli neat and clean. Tourism entrepreneurs fear that Trishuli might lose tourists due to the increasing contamination of the river.  The Trishuli River is considered the safest river for rafting in Nepal. “If the government could lend some support to this project and keep the river clean, this spot could attract thousands of tourists..

Students take to mushroom farming

Dhading, March 13-Students at Bhubaneshwori High School have started farming mushroom in their school at Dhunibesi Municipality in Dhading. Students of grade X, who have taken agriculture as an elective in the second optional subject, have started farming mushrooms as part of their practical lessons in the school. Agriculture experts Suraj Pokhrel and Shyam Chandra Acharya and subject teacher Bharat Regmi are facilitating students in their project. Suraj Adhikari, a student,  said they were excited to have the opportunity to showcase their knowledge to their juniors. “We are encouraged to practically present what we have learned to our juniors and teachers. This is really interesting and it helps us understand our lesson better,” he added. Students said farming mushroom in the school was good, because it helped them convince their guardians to start mushroom farming..

Dhading children malnourished

Keshav Adhikari Dhading, March 13- Six-year-old Om Maya Mijar of Tinghare, Nilkantha Municipality in Dhading has been battling malnutrition from birth. Om Maya is Juthi Mijar’s third daughter. She is both underweight and much shorter in stature than is normal for her age. She cannot sit or walk properly. Juthi, 26, has five children, and is currently pregnant. All her children are malnourished. Tinghare is a half-hour’s walk from district headquarters Dhadingbesi. The Mijar family cannot afford to take their children to a hospital for treatment. Juthi said that with very little food, the family has only  one meal a day. Local social worker Maya Nath Nepal said the Dalit community in Tinghare has been reeling under acute shortage of food. More than 100 children in the district are malnourished, most belonging to Dalit and Chepang communities. Although the government and..

2 injured in Dhading tractor mishap

Dhading: Two persons were injured when a tractor they were travelling on met with an accident  in Bhumisthan VDC-4 of Dhading district on Monday night. The injured have been identified as local Raj Kumar Pariyar (19) and Bidur Pariyar (21) of Kebalpur VDC-4 in the district. The tractor (Na 3 Ta 2840) met with the accident injuring duo Pariyar at at Hulak Danda at around 9:00 pm yesterday, informed police. Meanwhile, they have been sent to the National Trauma Centre in Kathmandu for the treatment, informed..

Chepangs facing food crisis

KESHAV ADHIKARI A Chepang woman grinding maize, in Brushbang, Dhading, on Saturday, February 11, 2017. Photo: KESHAV ADHIKARI Dhading-The Chepang community in Brushbang of Dhading has been reeling under acute shortage of food for long. Brushbang is a village home to 31 Chepang families. It takes two hours’ bus ride from Malekhu via Prithvi Highway and five hours’ walk from the district headquarters Dhadingbesi to reach Brushbang. Tek Bahadur Chepang of Brushbang said locals faced food crisis for nine months a year. They are forced to live on wild roots and maize flour porridge, he said. “Whenever any guest visits my house, I don’t have food to feed them. It is even difficult for me to manage two square meals a day for my own family,” said Tek Bahadur. At daybreak, Chepang children set out to collect green vegetables while the elderly move to the nearby forest..

Vacancy Announcement

Chandra Jyoti Integrated Rural Development Society (CIRDS) Dhading Vacancy Announcement (First date of publication: 7 February , 2017) Chandra Jyoti Integrated Rural Development Society (CIRDS) Dhading is a non-profit, non-governmental organization working since 1996 with a vision of establishment of empowered and prosperous society. CIRDS, in partnership with Concern worldwide. Seismic Strengthening of Janjagriti Higher Secondary School Project which aims to provide Education and orientation through social mobilization in Dhading District. CIRDS is seeking to recruit a competent, committed, self-motivated, enthusiastic and experienced candidate as a short term (6 Months) staffs for the following position: Position : Shelter Engineer      Number of vacancies : 1  Educational Qualification: Diploma  in civil engineering Position: Sub engineer / Social..

Illegal river mining rampant in Dhading

Dhading, February 1-Illegal excavation of river products has been rampant in Dhading for long, and local authorities suspect government bodies are hand in gloves with smugglers. “Sand and gravel are being mined illegally from many rivers in the district and the concerned authorities, including the District Development Committee and District Administration Office are keeping mum — what else does it suggest?” said Save Trishuli Campaign Dhading Chairperson Uttam Kandel. Stating that sand and gravel were being smuggled from Malekhu, Galaudi, Ghatbesi, Belkhu, Chiraundi, Jinsetar and Agrakhola during the night, environmentalists have cautioned the government about such practice and its possible impact on people’s lives. On his part, District Police Office Chief Dipendra Panjiyar said his office had increased patrolling in the reported areas in response to the barrage of..

Rs 12 billion to be distributed to quake-hit in 2nd tranche

RASTRIYA SAMACHAR SAMITI KATHMANDU: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) gave an authority to concerned agencies to release around Rs 12 billion to distribute the second instalment of the relief grant to the quake survivors in 14 worst hit districts for the reconstruction of their quake-damaged houses. The meeting of the NRA held on Wednesday made a decision to this effect, shared NRA Chief Executive Officer Govinda Raj Pokharel. The authority has been given to the Central Project Implementation Unit and Quake-resilient Building Reconstruction Project under the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development for the same, according to Pokharel. Although the NRA was to provide Rs 200,000 to each quake-hit households to help rebuild their houses, the government had increased the relief grant amount to Rs 300,000. The second tranche of support amounts to Rs..

Chepangs seek resettlement from famine-hit Brushbang

Lawmaker Rajendra Pandey talking to members of the Chepang community, at Mahadevsthan VDC, in Dhading, Brushbang-As many as 31 households of Chepangs, a nomadic community, living in far flung Mahadevsthan of Brushbang, Dhading, have sought resettlement in better places owing to famine and water crunch. Brushbang is located at an altitude of 1,845 metres in the southern part of the Mahabharata range. The local Chepang community suffers from famine and drinking water crunch almost nine months a year. They have no option but to walk for at least two hours to fetch a pitcher of water due to lack of water resources nearby. The maize grown in the local fields suffices hardly three months. The other days they make do with nettle shoots, green vegetables  and wild fruits, among others, as per Chepang leader Siddhi Bahadur Chepang. Meanwhile, scores of..

Chepangs submit memo to lawmaker

Dhading, December 8-Chepangs of Brusbang village in Mahadevsthan VDC, Dhading, submitted a memorandum to Dhading Constituency No 3 legislator Rajendra Prasad Pande, seeking a solution to the drinking water woes they have been facing for long. In the memorandum, the Chepangs informed of their plight of having to make a long journey of more than four hours every day for a pot of water. There are some 31 Chepang families in remote Brusbang village that doesn’t have easy access to drinking water and other facilities. Brusbang Food Rights Group coordinator Prem Bahadur Chepang, along with seven others handed the memorandum to the parliamentarian. They have urged him to shift them to a better place with facilities such as drinking water, electricity and school. “As ours is a village away from other human settlement, we can’t get work on wage-basis and there is no way we can..

Three quake-hit districts’ survivors still waiting

LARGE NUMBER OF AFFECTED HOUSEHOLDS IN DHADING, MAKAWANPUR, NUWAKOT YET TO GET HOUSING AID Kathmandu,-A large number of quake survivors in Dhading, Makawanpur and Nuwakot districts among the 11 severely-hit districts outside Kathmandu Valley are yet to receive the first tranche — Rs 50,000 — of the government’s grant to begin reconstruction of individual houses due to a number of procedural hurdles.   Delay in housing grant distribution in these three districts is mainly because National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) is yet to complete some procedural stipulations to mobilise donor’s fund, mismatch in beneficiary data and resettlement of quake survivor households in Budhigandaki Hydropower Project site in Dhading and Gorkha districts. Though the NRA had started the grant distribution some nine months back, a significant number — around 25 per cent of the total..

Nepal ranks 110 in Global Gender Gap Index

KATHMANDU - Nepal has climbed two steps to rank 110 in the Global Gender Gap Index published by the World Economic Forum. The progress in decreasing the gender gap has been lethargic due to the stagnant progress in education and economy. The positive side of the report is that Nepal has improved its ranking in the field of health and politics to minimize the gender gap. The four indexes that the WEP analyze are health, education, politics, and economy. Nepal ranked 111 out of 115 countries in 2006. The current ranking doesn't suggest a lot of change has happened. Although the report suggests growth of..

Mom, life is hard, it’s not as easy as I thought in America

Sangram Lama Dear mom, Today, I am having this intense yearning to hold your hands and lie down my heavy head on your lap. I want my headache to melt under the warmth of your lap. I know it is quite strange but I want to feel the sensation that I always felt when you would run your slender fingers across my scalp, parting my hair, looking for lice. I miss that pinch on my head when you would squeeze the louse that you found between your thumb nails. I always feared that your nails might pierce my scalp. Aiyaa! I would scream and run away from you. I was so messy back then, right mom? I would seldom bathe. But the water was ice cold even in the summer and literally ice in the winter, wasn't it? We didn't have enough drinking water, let alone the privilege of hot water supply for shower. You see, that’s why I always hated to bathe. I don't know if you ever understood my reluctance..

Dhading bus accident: Injured airlifted to Kathmandu, death toll reaches 19

Wreckage of the bus that skidded off the road at Marpak-5 in Dhading district, on Tuesday, September 27, 2016. Dhading ( Marpak) : As many as 13 people, who were seriously injured in the bus accident in Marpak of Dhading, were airlifted to Kathmandu for treatment this afternoon. They were admitted to the Maharajganj-based Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital. One of them, however, succumbed to injuries, making the death toll 19.   Earlier, 18 bodies were found at the accident site. An injured person, rescued after an overcrowded bus slipped off a mountain road in Dhading is brought for treatment to the Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. A family member of an injured passenger, rescued after an overcrowded bus slipped off a mountain road in Dhading, cries at the Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, Tuesday, Sept. 27,..

DFO demolishes Radio Dhading building for encroachment

KESHAV ADHIKARI An excavator demolishes the building of Radio Dhading 106 MHz on Friday, September 23, 2016. Photo: Keshav Adhikari DHADING: The District Forests Office, Dhading with the help of security personnel demolished the building of Radio Dhading 106 MHz on Friday morning. The DFO had been accusing the radio station of encroaching the forest land and constructing its building. It had been warning the station to leave the land at the earliest. It has been learned that the DFO Chief Imanath Paudel, forest guards and Nepal Police personnel had also misbehaved with and manhandled the journalists there. The Forest Officer along with a huge number of police personnel and two excavators had reached the site at around 4 am today. Journalists Shankar Shrestha, Khem Bahadur Chepang, Saugat Lamsal and technician Ram Bahadur Shrestha were misbehaved and manhandled. It..



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