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LocalNepalToday Aug 15
Water in the room - some places waist-high - was the early alarm clock for scores of residents in Anamnagar near Dhobikloa River last night as the river swell
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LocalNepalToday Aug 12
Political dismissal of NRA chief Bhusal has left post-quake reconstruction in the balance, and that’s not the first time political bickering delays the reconstruction process
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LocalNepalToday Aug 11
Government decides to depute staff from Kathmandu to the provinces to solve acute staff shortage problem
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LocalNepalToday Aug 9
Were tons of chemical fetilizers sold on the black market, asks suspicious farmers in Saptari who are still standing in line outside the district headquarters after waiting in vain for fertilizers for their rice paddy for almost a month
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LocalNepalToday Aug 8
Acute fear of flooding along Kainali River, only sandbags standing between villages and rising water levels
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LocalNepalToday Aug 1
Once again, young Nepali (typically village) girls trafficked abroad have been rescued, this time 39 girls found at a hotel in Delhi, on transit to Sri Lanka and the Gulf countries
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LocalNepalToday Aug 1
Another local border dispute with India has erupted, now in Dhanusha, as half the border poles have gone missing, leaving a local bridge project hanging in the balance
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LocalNepalToday Aug 1
Nepali Congress began peaceful protests in all districts today against various practices of an “authoritarian” government
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LocalNepalToday Jul 26
Provinces without names is still the reality nearly six months after the provincial elections, as only two provinces out of seven have been named so far
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LocalNepalToday Jul 24
Local bodies are conducting ID card distribution in many districts where not least the poorest villagers often lack ID cards, barring them from acess to social services. Here it’s a status report from Jumla
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LocalNepalToday Jul 24
Provincial governments are in direct breach of the constitution as they insist on continuing to impose a clearly illegal tax on “export” of various goods to other provinces. Change the constitution instead, they say.
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LocalNepalToday Jul 22
Torrential downpours and flooding? Not in Jhapa where draught is now threatening to destroy the paddy
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LocalNepalToday Jul 22
Street vendors in Kathmandu are having a hard time after a new by-law mandates police to permanently confiscate their goods and throw them off the sidewalks. Many street vendors come from the surrounding districts
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LocalNepalToday Jul 16
The first ever broad gauge railway track from India into Nepal - more specifically a 70 km or so track leading up to Janakpur - is expected to be operational by December
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LocalNepalToday Jul 16
Why are there no ships on the rivers? They could be transporting goods and people between India and Nepal all the time. Well, perhaps there will be in a near future. Both countries have started technical studies
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LocalNepalToday Jul 16
Tourism entrepreneurs are gearing up for the new Gautam Buddha International Airport near Lumbini, expected to open in 2019 at the earliest, with new five-star hotels underway
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LocalNepalToday Jul 13
The most local bank in Nepal? Could be: Nepal Investment Bank Limited just set up shop in four more districts, now present with branch offices in 45 districts across all 7 provinces, lending to small-scale local businesses, too
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LocalNepalToday Jul 12
The nomadic Raute people are now getting ID cards, apparently for the first time ever, from Gurans Rural Municipality in Dailekh district.
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LocalNepalToday Jul 12
Bhaktapur in water to the knees in some places as the nearby river’s flooding
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Democracy Resource Center Nepal Jul 2
DRCN has released its first preliminary report on the early functioning of local governments in Nepal. The report is based on DRCN's visit of over 130 local units in 52 districts. Please download and share. Link below.
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