Madhesh Sacrifice Day marked

[2013-01-18 / The Himalayan Times / RSS] KATHMANDU: The sixth memorial day of Ramesh Mahato, the first martyr of the Madhesh movement, and the Madhes Balidani (Sacrifice) Day was marked here on Friday. (more…)

Martyr Durgananda Jha remembered

[2013-01-28 / The Himalayan Times / RSS] JANAKPURDHAM: The 50th sacrifice day of the martyr Durgananda Jha, the first republican martyr of Nepal, is being commemorated today by organising various programmes. (more…)

Minor rescued; two killed in police action

[2013-02-04 / HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE] BIRGUNJ: Police today rescued a minor, who was kidnapped nine days ago from Adarsha Nagar in Birgunj, from a house located at Bhediyari VDC in Parsa. Two kidnappers were killed in police action. (more…)

Early marriage robs Dom girls of childhood

[2013-02-03 / Republica / JITENDRA KUMAR JHA ] RAJBIRAJ, Feb 2: Parbati Marik, of Chhinnamasta VDC-1 in Saptari, just turned 14. She was married three years ago and has already given birth to a daughter, who is one-year-old now. The teenage girl from marginalized and illiterate Dom community in the district, is again pregnant for four months now. “Giving birth to a child is beyond our control,” said Parbati shyly. “Parents married me off at an younger age, and I cannot describe what happened after that,” she added. ParbatiĀ“s two sisters — 9-year-old Lalita and 7-year-old Babita — were also married off a few months ago. (more…)

Cold claims 60 people in east this year

[2013-01-31 / The Himalayan Times / RSS] BIRATNAGAR: As many as 60 persons were dead due to excessive cold in the Eastern Development Region, in this winter season, according to the East Regional Police Office. (more…)

13 pc children out of school in 8 Tarai districts

[2013-01-17/ REPUBLICA/ NIRJANA SHARMA] KATHMANDU, Jan 17: Laxmi Sah, 13, has been working as a construction worker in Kathmandu for a year now. He is the native of Rautahat and poverty forced him to start working from an early age. Laxmi has not only left his family for work but was also deprived of education. (more…)

Dalit Tatma community feels neglected

[ 2013-02-10 / REPUBLICA / SANTOSH SINGH ] SARLAHI, Feb 10: The country has witnessed much socio-economic change since Jana Andolan-II, but the marginalized Tatma community in the Tarai feels things are still the same. (more…)

Two girls raped in Saptari

[2013-02-10 / Republica / RSS] SAPTARI, Feb 10: Two girls from Pipra Purba VDC of Saptari district were raped at the same place when they were collecting dry cow dung cakes in Koshitappu Wildlife Reserve area. (more…)

Early marriage forces girls to quit school

[2013-01-31 / The Himalayan Times/ RSS] NEPALGUNJ: Girls of the Muslim and the Madhesi communities in Banke district are compelled to drop out from school without completion of their education due to family pressure. (more…)