Sudurpaschim Province

Women’s voices go unheard in local units led by male officials

Of the total 10 local units in Achham, Bannigadhi and Mellekh rural municipalities have very few women seeking services, inquiring about budget allocation for the development of women and children, and coming forward with complaints.


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In Dhangadhi, women auto drivers are gaining financial independence

Indra Chaudhary, 21, wanted to complete her bachelor’s degree at Kailali Multiple Campus before seeking a job to make a living. However, poor financial conditions in the home front had her looking for income-generating options earlier than she had anticipated.

MOHAN BUDAYER, Mar 09 2019

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Tikapur residents fear possible unrest over court’s order to imprison 11 people

The ripples created by the 2015 Tikapur incident had just begun to settle down. The town’s residents were gathering themselves from the incident that resulted in violent killings of nine people, and nearly stoked communal violence between the Tharu and non-Tharu communities.

Ganesh Chaudhary, ARJUN SHAHMar 09 2019

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