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Nepal starts Asian broadcasts with HIV/AIDS and development programming

Monday, 30 June 2003: Satellite digital radio broadcasts are reaching rural communities in Nepal with locally-produced programmes imparting valuable information on HIV/AIDS and gender issues through a new initiative by UNDP and several partners. One programme, a drama set in a Nepalese village, and more


Nepal villagers get water with sun's help

Thursday, 21 March 2002: Life took a turn for the better two months ago for the people of Humin, a small village in western Nepal's district of Palpa. Thanks to a UNDP supported project, villagers are benefiting from a new solar pumping system, bringing them hitherto scarce drinking water. Until th more


Nepal villagers mobilize to curb floods and landslides

Friday, 3 May 2002: People in Bahakot, a village in Nepal's Syangja district, nearly 300 kilometres west of Kathmandu, the capital, know the devastating impact of natural disasters first hand: four years ago a landslide swept away 24 people and destroyed 19 homes. Frequent landslides also take an e more

Nepal's ambitious development agenda requires peace and stability

Friday, 5 December 2003: Emphasizing that development can occur only with an end to current political violence, Nepal has adopted a 15-year plan to spur economy, reduce poverty, put every child in school and improve healthcare. The National Planning Commission recently launched the Sustainable Deve more

Bishnu Maya Gurung, 65, casts her vote at a polling station in Sainbu VDC, Lalipur.

Nepalese voted to elect an Assembly to write a new constitution

Voters say peace and development their primary concerns.   19, November 2013: On Tuesday voters in Nepal cast their ballot in another round of Constituent Assembly (CA) election in a bid to formulate a new constitution and form a stable government.   Resilient voters queued up outside pol more


Nepal’s remote schools start computer classes

40 laptops contributed by DELL, a leading global IT company, have reached schools in eight districts of Nepal. All recipient schools have now begun offering computer lessons to students. This is the first time these schools are offering computer classes. The schools are located in villages powered b more


New Anti Retroviral Treatment (ART) Service Centres in Tanahun and Dailekh

July 2010; As per the Government's plan to scale-up Anti Retroviral Treatment (ART) services in the country, two new ART service centres were opened in Tanahun and Dailekh in 2010, bringing the total number of ART service centres to 23, out of which 21 are run by the Government and 2 are run by NGOs more


New morning in Kakani !

January 2010; Strawberry farming has been a blessing for farmers like Chinimaya Lama of Kakani, Nuwakot district, who due to poor family condition was deprived of the opportunity to receive formal education. 'It wasn't just my family; the entire village was suffering terribly and desperately needed more


No more eating dead buffaloes: Chanamati's Story

November 2005; "My name is Chanamati Mijar. I am 24 years old and live in Taruka Village Development Committee (VDC), ward no.2 of Ghaireni Sarkigaun in Nuwakot district. The only family I have is my father. I have a problem with my legs. When I was small my legs became weak, which also stunted more


No more weapons, now its scissors for cutting hair..

Phulmati’s beauty parlour business is flourishing in Bardiya, mid-west Nepal. Her earning per day ranges from Rs. 500 to Rs. 4,000. "We cannot predict fixed income from this business, it depends on many factors such as festivals and wedding seasons but my customers are very happy with me as my more