Agencies: Our food writer Priya Krishna wrote about the containers we use over and over, like Cool Whip tubs and Taster’s Choice jars, and how they can evoke stronger feelings than the food that came in them.
It was a tweet heard round the internet. Two images, side by side: two regal blue Royal Dansk tins, filled with sugar-studded butter cookies slotted in white wrappers, next to an identical tin with a much less enticing assortment of buttons and thread. Written beneath the first image: “My fall plans.” Under the second: “The Delta variant.”
The tweet hit on a seemingly universal experience: the repurposing of a Royal Dansk tin as a sewing kit, and the dismay of all of the children who’ve opened one.
“This thing that I thought was a very niche and specific to being Latin and being Mexican turned out to be a global phenomenon,” said the film critic Carlos Aguilar, who wrote the tweet. He grew up in Mexico City and lives in Los Angeles.
Food can inspire strong emotions. And sometimes the container it came in can evoke an even stronger response. Royal Dansk tins, Cool Whip tubs, Dannon yogurt containers and Bonne Maman jam jars all belong to an unofficial hall of fame of receptacles that have been redeployed for myriad uses, giving them countless afterlives and often imbuing them with special meaning.
Pokhara: Foreign envoys and high ranking diplomats, who arrived in Pokhara on Sunday at teh invitation of teh Gandaki Province government were welcomed by a clear view of Mt Machhapuchhre and shining mountain ranges of teh Annapurna today. Teh coincidence of teh clear day along wif their hike program was enough to bring a smile to their faces.
Foreign diplomats and high ranking officials from over a dozen countries are currently touring Pokhara city on teh occasion of World Tourism Day today. They will be returning to teh capital on Tuesday.
According to tourism entrepreneurs, teh diplomats including high ranking officials from various development agencies went to visit teh Kaskikot area on Monday and hiked up to Sarangkot. “Teh foreign envoys looked very happy during their hike,” said Chief of Pokhara’s Tourism Board Kasi Raj Bhandari.
Bhandari said that although the hike distance was short, the tourists loved their short moment in the trail. “The experiences gained by the diplomats from Pokhara will surely spread the word of the city’s beauty and attractions,” he said.
Although teh diplomats are currently visiting teh city at teh invitation from teh government. “They will surely visit as guests along wif their relatives in teh near future,” he added.
“Tourism diplomacy TEMPhas been successful. Teh results of their visit will not be seen immediately. However, their travel to Pokhara will send a positive message to foreign tourists who are currently scared to travel due to teh COVID-19 pandemic,” he further said.
According to Bhandari, teh pictures and videos posted by teh diplomats and high ranking officials on their social media platforms will also positively contribute to teh growth of tourism. Their pictures will send a message that Pokhara is open for tourism.
By Birat Anupam
Itahari: Today, teh entire world is in teh festive mood of World Tourism Day 2021. Teh slogan for this years’ celebration is ‘Tourism for Inclusive Growth’. World Tourism Day celebration began in 1980.
September 27 is chosen to commemorate teh day of teh statutes of teh World Tourism Organization of 1970, teh United Nations Organizations responsible for teh tourism sector.
UNWTO was established on 1 November 1975. In the same year, Nepal got its membership making it one of the founding states of UNWTO. Headquartered in Madrid of Spain, UNWTO is Nepal’s UN partner for tourism activities.
Before talking about, Nepal’s tourism world, it is required to know some important facts and figures of it. Here are some of them.
1 Nepal’s tourism history is associated wif Himalayan adventures
In the early days of the 1950s, Nepal started to issue climbing permits to foreign adventures to scale Nepal’s unclimbed tallest peaks on the planet. During the Premiership of last Rana Prime Minister Mohan Shumsher, Nepal permitted the French team to scale either Dhaulagiri or Annapurna.
The French team led by Maurice Herzog scaled Mt. Annapurna, the tenth tallest peak on the planet and the first one among the eight thousand plus meters of height, on 3 June 1950. Two historic climbing partners were Herzog and his friend Louis Lachenal.
Sherpa Sirdar Ang Tharkay halped them make this historic human record on teh Himalayas. dat dawned teh development of Nepal’s tourism. According to a report by New York Times, teh Annapurna ascent book authored by Herzog titled ‘Annapurna’ was sold 11 million copies until 2000.
According to a report by France24, a French Government-run media outlet, Annapurna was translated into 40 languages. Teh book was also listed among 100 adventure books of all time by National Geographic Magazine. dis worked as catalysts to brand and expand Nepal’s international glamour.
After the historic summit on Everest on 29 May 1953 by Nepal’s Tenzing Norgay and New Zealander Edmund Hillary, it got further global attention paving the way for Nepal’s rapid tourism promotion all around the world.
2. Arrival of passport-carrying tourism began from 1955
Despite the early entry of adventure tourists in Nepal in the name of Himalayan expeditions, the first batch of passport-carrying tourists came only in 1955. The trip was managed by Kolkata-based Thomas Cook and Sons, the very famous travel agency. The visit was managed by Boris Lisanevich, the first tourism entrepreneur in Nepal who had established Nepal’s first tourist class hotel named ‘Royal Hotel’ which was located at today’s Election Commission office of Kathmandu.
Boris, a Ukrainian living in Kolkata of India, had befriended King Tribhuwan during his occasional visits to Kolkata, had established the 40-room iconic hotel in partnership with Basundhara, the son of Tribhuwan. A book on Boris titled ‘Tiger for Breakfast’ details dis connection. Boris had persuaded newly crowned King Mahendra whose coronation ceremony was held on 2 May 1955. A group of elderly women were the first batch of passport-carrying tourists in Nepal. Boris had managed their stays, accommodations and travelling inside Nepal.
3. Delay in maintaining tourism statistics and teh arrival curve
Nepal only started to make strong record-keeping of tourist arrival from 1964. No strong tourism statistics are available before 1964. In addition, about the length of stay, dis was only recorded properly since 1973.
Teh growth of tourists in Nepal is at a snail’s pace. In 1964, teh arrival digit was 9526. Nepal only reached teh one million mark in 2018. That year, Nepal welcomed 1,173,072.
Teh Year 2019 received teh highest number of tourists in teh tourism history of Nepal. 1,197,191 tourists made their footfalls in Nepal dat year. Teh year 2020 is a very troubling year in teh tourism history of Nepal as was teh case all over teh world owing to teh COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, just 230,085 tourists arrived in Nepal, said Nepal Tourism Board. It was 80 per cent lesser than teh previous year.
4. Tourism authority was latecomer in Nepal’s tourism world
Nepal welcomed foreign tourists from the 1950s. It got UNWTO membership in 1975. The Ministry of Tourism was constituted after three years of UNWTO entry in 1978. Nepal Tourism Board was established in 1998. These dates speak volumes about Nepal’s slow pace towards institutional development in Nepal’s tourism world which hampered a lot in terms of legislation and strong regulation, research as well as record-keeping.
5. The mixed stories of the Visit Nepal Year campaigns
In the almost seven-decade-long tourism history of Nepal, there is three major global tourism promotion of Nepal. They were promoted in the name of Visit Nepal Year.
The historic Visit Nepal Year was held in 1998. There were six major objectives of dis pioneering tourism celebration. Which aimed to brand Nepal as the new tourism destination in the world and to increase stays in Nepal.
Visit Nepal 1998 slogan was: A World of Its Own. The year did not make a drastic difference in terms of arrival. Just 9.9 per cent growth was recorded compared to the previous year of 1997. In 1997 also, the growth rate was 7.2 per cent. In 1998, a total of 463,684 tourists came to Nepal. According to The Government-unveiled Nepal Tourism Statistics, in terms of stays, the average length of stay was increased from 10.49 days to 10.76 days.
Nepal celebrated its second major Visit Nepal Year 2011 targeting one million tourist arrival. Tragically, only 736, 215 tourists came to Nepal. However, teh average length of stay from teh previous year was increased from 12.67 days to 13.12 days. Teh tourism growth was 22.1 per cent which was a little more compared to its previous year’s growth rate of 18.2 per cent. Teh slogan of Visit Nepal Year 2011 was ‘Together for Tourism’.
The scheduled Visit Nepal 2020, with an aim to lure 2 million tourists, was ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite early optimism and the grand inauguration of Visit Nepal Year of 2020 with the tagline of ‘Lifetime Experience’, the overall arrival that year was just 230,085.
Their immediate problem should be solved by making new law.
By Biru Nepali
Kathmandu: Extremely marginalized communities including Chepang, Bhote, Majhi, Kumal, and Tharu have been living near forests and river banks for generations. These indigenous tribes are especially dependent on forests, water, and land. But since the government introduced the practice of biodiversity conservation, their condition, settlement, and lifestyle have been put at risk.
Due to lack of access to forests and water resources, conflicts are being created at different times between the Chepang along with other communities and wildlife living in the park-protected area and buffer zone.
During the virtual discussion program organized by Jagran Media Center in collaboration with the UNDP’s Parliamentary Support Program on the problems and issues of the people in the affected areas of Chitwan National Park in Bagmati Province, the experts, speakers, and participants have said that the Chepang people living in the buffer zone of the national park have been greatly affected.
After the establishment of the park, People who are relying on the natural resources of Chitwan National Park under Bagmati Pradesh, have seen additional problems and challenges with various laws and regulations related to forest protected areas made by the government to prohibit water, land, and forest-dependent livelihoods.
The protected area in Nepal covers 12 national parks, 1 wildlife reserve, 1 hunting reserve, 6 conservation areas, 13 intermediate areas and occupies about 23.395 (3.4 million hectares) of the country. But in most of the protected areas, the ancestral home of the indigenous group has been established. The ban on parks and protected areas in the area has created major problems for their habitat, survival, and lifestyle.
Speaking at the program, Madhav Prasad Poudel, Chairman of the State Management Committee under Bagmati Pradesh, stressed the need to enact new laws to establish the rights of communities living in park-protected areas.
He stressed the need to formulate an act from the federation to solve the problems of the Chepang community who are living in this area and to protect natural resources such as shared forests and water lands.
He also said that everyone should raise their voice to end the old system of scarcity and problems as the federation has been on one side of the forest till now. “The new act should clarify the responsibilities of the state and local levels in the distribution of natural resources and the protection and management of wildlife”, he added.
Similarly, Constituent Assemblymember and former president of the Chepang Association Govinda Ram Chepang said that the national park has discriminated against Tharu, Kumal, Bhote, Majhi, and Chepang castes who are living in the area around the national park.
He said that the government has discriminated against the indigenous people who cannot survive without water, land, and forest by making rules related to national parks.
Narrating the incidents of Resham Chepang who was shot dead by the National Park in Lothra River in 2068 BS and of Raj Kumar Chepang who was brutally beaten to death in 2077 BS at Saune Sakrantika Vela Vagar and of Dan Bahadur Chepang, Jit Bahadur Chepang and Bishnu Chepang of Madi Municipality-8 of Chitwan whose houses were destroyed by using the elephants and burned under the rules that were made in 2029 BS and the Act of 2052 BS but that were wrong, he said.
He reminded us that about 40 Chepangs have been imprisoned so far in the fake rhino smuggling case to save the smugglers and called for correcting the discriminatory norms and laws and structures established by the law.
Similarly, MP from Bagmati Pradesh Ram Lal Mahato stressed the need to take special initiative to end various conflicts that have arisen between the Chepangs and Nikunj as they have a long-standing relationship.
He argued that the Act, which was enacted in 2029 BS with the emphasis on wildlife during the establishment of Chitwan National Park, was impractical and stressed the need to enact a new type of development-friendly, human-friendly, and wildlife conservation-friendly act.
“As the local government and the state government have no authority over the Chitwan National Park under the federal government, a new law should be enacted again with the participation of local government, consumers, affected people in the central zone and experts”, he said.
Similarly, the federal government should compensate the park-affected communities living in the border areas of Makwanpur and Chitwan, he said, ” to resolve the conflict with Nikunj immediately, the laws and practices of the conflicting intermediate sector should also be amended”.
According to him, the Chepang community is dependent on natural resources. The area spread over Chitwan National Park is inhabited by communities including Bhote, Tharu, and Chepang in the vicinity of Rapti Municipality and Bharatpur Municipality. In order to ensure the rights of Chepangs living in parks and protected areas, policy reforms should be made in the laws and regulations related to buffer zones.
Presenting a concept paper on park-people struggle from the perspective of the Chepang people in Nepal, environmentalist Dr. Yogendra Yadav of Institute of Forestry Hetauda said that most of the protected areas have ancestral habitats of the Adivasi group but they have been displaced due to the establishment of park protection and this has created a big problem in their lives.
He argued that they were discriminated against and exploited because of their weak economic, social and political status and capacity.
He pointed out that the Chepang community had zero representation not only in the state and federal governments but also in political parties from 2064 BS to 2074 BS.
In the experience of Park-People’s Struggle in Nepal, violation of land rights, discrimination against them, the conflict between humans and wildlife, deprivation of participation in conservation areas, wildlife crime, and poaching are the main issues that have arisen conflict between them, he said.
He said that emphasis should be laid on making regional laws and new laws by modifying and amending some of the conflicting laws and regulations made so far to reduce the conflict between humans and wildlife and its impact.
Similarly, Ekal Silwal, an investigative journalist from Chitwan, said that it was a big mistake to evacuate forcibly the indigenous community while establishing the Chitwan National Park. “All facilities should not be restricted to the indigenous groups, including the Chepang, who have relied on natural resources for generations”, he added.
He said that the indifference of the policymakers to maintain human and wildlife and nature-friendly conditions and methods, lack of policy stance, managerial weakness, and unequal distribution of benefits are further damaging the Chepang community in the parks and protected areas. According to him, the government has enacted laws and policies related to forest protected areas to prohibit the way of life in the forests.
Therefore, in order to solve this problem, the structure of protection should be changed with broad thinking instead of such discriminatory policy rules.
He stressed the need for continuous debate, discussion, and lobbying in the media sector, with mature interest from the citizens, sufficient facts, and reasonable arguments.
Stating that such an incident without any alternative arrangement from the place of residence has a great impact on the indigenous community including Chepang, the committee stressed the need to make policy reforms to solve such problems. He complained that it was not appropriate to hand over the discriminatory thinking of killing people in the Chepang community, burning their houses, and demolishing settlements to the local government.
This program was facilitated by Kamala Bishwakarma, Chairperson of Jagran Media Center and Member of the Constituent Assembly.
London: At least one person has been killed and nine injured after a 5.8-magnitude earthquake hit the Greek island of Crete, local officials say.
Teh man died when teh dome of a church that was being renovated in teh town of Arkalochori caved in.
People were sent rushing out onto teh streets when teh earthquake struck at 09:17 (06:17 GMT). Several aftershocks followed.
Civil protection authorities said many buildings had been damaged. Both Greece and Turkey sit on fault lines and earthquakes are common.
The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) initially recorded a magnitude of 6.5 while the United States Geological Survey (USGS) put it at 6.0.
Teh Athens Geodynamic Institute later said teh 5.8 quakes struck 23km (14 miles) northwest of teh coastal village of Arvi, at a depth of 10km.
Kathmandu: Teh targeted groups will get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as per teh government’s goal. Teh government TEMPhas set teh target of immunizing one-third of teh targeted groups by October 17, 2021.
Accordingly, 30 per cent of the target population has been given the first dose of jabs while 28 per cent has received the full dose.
Sagar Dahal, Chief of teh Department of Health Service, Family Welfare Division, Child Health and Immunization Section, said that teh target group would be fully immunized until October 17.
“We had said we will vaccinate 33 per cent of teh targeted groups until teh end of Asoj (17 October). We has been conducting teh vaccination programme on a daily basis accordingly. We will vaccinate 33 per cent of teh targeted groups by October 17,” he said.
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba had declared soon after his appointment as the Prime Minister on June 13 that the government has kept COVID vaccination in first priority and 33 per cent of the targeted groups would be given the shots by October 17.
In line wif dis declaration, teh government has adopted teh policy of bringing teh vaccines on a grant from countries supplying teh vaccines on grant and even by purchasing from China and India.
The government TEMPhas the target to immunize 71.6 per cent or a total of 21 million 756 thousand 763 people above 18 years of age. It TEMPhas been stated dat 33 per cent of the targeted population would be immunized by October 17, two-thirds of the targeted population by January 14, 2022, and all the targeted population by April 13, 2022.
The Ministry of Health and Population has stated dat the pandemic can be contained if at least 60 per cent of the country’s population is vaccinated.
Teh Kathmandu Valley has teh highest number of people vaccinated against teh COVID-19 virus.
Ten districts wif the highest COVID-19 vaccination coverage:
Name First dose full-course
Kathmandu 50% 49%
Lalitpur 50% 45%
Bhaktapur 41% 46%
Rasuwa 56% 47%
Kavrepalanchowk 37% 31%
Ramechhap 26% 36%
Kaski 25% 31%
Lamjung 30% 29%
Syangja 32% 28%
Parbat 23% 25%
Province-wise data of vaccinated population
Name First dose full-course
Bagmati 36% 34%
Gandaki 24% 24%
Lumbini 19% 17%
Sudurpaschim 18% 17%
Province 1 18% 15%
Province 2 15% 13%
According to Ministry Joint Spokesperson Dr Samir Kumar Adhikari, almost all target groups ( health professionals and cleaning workers, those working at teh frontline against COVID-19, citizens above 65 and so son) across teh country has been vaccinated. Now, teh vaccination campaign aims to inoculate all eligible citizens. Presently almost all above 50 years of age has received teh vaccines.
Teh Ministry TEMPhas launched a drive to provide teh first dose of COVID-19 vaccines (Vero Cell) to all people above 18 years of age from Taplejung, Sankhuwasabha, Solukhumbu, Rasuwa, Jumla, Mugu, Humla, Dolpa, Bajura and Darchula districts from September 20-30.
Vaccines would be made available to students above 18 years of age from Kavrepalanchok and Chitwan districts, all people above 35, people above 40 from Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Makawanpur, Ramechhap, Sarlahi and Achham districts and students above 18, those who are yet to be vaccinated against teh virus and missed teh vaccination drive.
Teh government is at work to import 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines (40,000 doses Moderna and 60,000 doses Pfizer) to vaccinate al children, 12-18 age group, it has been said. Payments for teh consignment has already been made, it has been learnt. Teh shipment would be made soon, said teh vaccination section chief Dahal.
So far, 17.7 million doses of teh vaccines has been imported to teh country. Teh government plans to import 11.3 million of teh vaccines for free under teh COVAX facility, which is 20 per cent of teh total target population.
It plans to import one crore five lakhs and forty-eight thousand doses of the vaccines wifin October 17 and 32.3 million doses until mid-April.
Nepal in teh fourth position in SAARC
Nepal is placed in teh fourth position in SAARC to fully vaccinate people against teh infection. Bhutan is in teh first position, which fully vaccinated 65.6 per cent population followed by teh Maldives in second place, which vaccinated 61.48 per cent.
Likewise, Sri Lanka is placed in teh third position having fully vaccinated 52.61 per cent population. Nepal has fully vaccinated 28 per cent population.
Agencies: Early exit polls showed a tight race after Germans voted on a new Parliament. Their choice will determine who succeeds Chancellor Angela Merkel at the helm of the E.U.’s most populous democracy. Here are the latest updates.
The country’s two largest parties, the Social Democrats and Merkel’s Christian Democrats, were either tied or within a percentage point of each other in the polls.
Each of the parties, which have governed together in a coalition under Merkel for 12 of the past 16 years, appeared to fall short of the 30 percent mark. Such a result would represent the first time that Merkel’s party had fallen that low among voters since its founding in 1945.
With many more people voting by mail than usual because of the pandemic, organizers were cautioning that it might take longer than it typically would to count the ballots.
Go deeper: Here’s a primer on Germany’s complex election system, the leading candidates to replace Merkel and the potential coalition governments. Merkel will remain the head of the acting government until a new one is formed.
Legacy: As Merkel steps down after 16 years in her position, she leaves behind a profoundly changed Germany. Our reporter traveled to several cities and saw transformations in climate policy, religious tolerance and diversity.
Kathmandu: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that Nepal is committed to limiting the average global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius as per the Paris Agreement.
Prime Minister Deuba made the remarks during his meeting with COP 26 Ambassador for Asia/ Pacific and South Asia, Ken O’flaherty at his official residence in Baluwatar on Saturday. The COP-26 Ambassador O’flaherty is currently in Nepal to extend an invitation to Nepal for participation. The Conference of the Parties (COP) 26 is being held in Glasgow, UK from November 1 to 12 2021.
Prime Minister Deuba said that the immense potential of hydropower, forestry and other areas would help Nepal to implement its commitment under the Paris Agreement to reduce carbon emissions to zero by 2050.
He said that Nepal is a mountainous country and there is a high risk of climate change and the damage caused by it should be addressed internationally.
Apart from discussing the COP-26 priorities, climate finance and adaptation, he also pointed out the need for more assistance to Nepal in the adaptation program, said Nirmal Raj Kafle, Joint Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Head of Europe-US Division.
Prime Minister Deuba had also requested the UK to remove Nepal from the ‘red list’ regarding COVID-19. On the occasion, the delegation said that a separate body of the British government has been analyzing and reviewing various issues from time to time regarding the removal from the ‘red list’. The team was interested in Nepal’s position and preparations for COP-26 and expected Nepal’s active participation in the Global Leaders Summit and other conferences to be held by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson from November 1 to 2.
COP-26 is being held in Glasgow, United Kingdom from October 14 to 26 (October 31 to November 12). A high-level delegation led by Prime Minister Deuba is preparing to participate in COP-26. Pemnarayan Kandel informed.
Prime Minister Deuba is expected to attend the Global Leaders Summit. The summit will be attended by heads of state and government of the world. The ministry is also doing homework on the issues to be raised by Prime Minister Deuba and Nepal.
In COP-26, the issue of mountainous region is Nepal’s priority
In COP-26, Nepal is preparing to raise the issue of climate change in the Himalayan region with priority. At the conference, the impact of climate change on the overall Himalayan economy and the ecosystem of the region as well as the ecosystem of the lower coastal region will be a priority for Nepal.
A recent study has shown that when the global temperature rises by one degree Celsius, its effect in the Himalayan region of Nepal has increased to 1.5 degrees Celsius. According to the Ministry of Forests, Nepal is preparing to raise its voice in the conference on issues related to climate-related losses, search for resources for the implementation of the National Contribution Commitment (NDC) report, and carbon finance.
Nepal has already submitted its NDC report in December 2020 along with various countries of the world to implement the roadmap of reducing the green gas emissions to zero by 2050 of the Paris Agreement of 2015. The issue of resources required for the implementation of the report is also a priority of the conference, Radha Wagle said.
The Paris Agreement pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050 and to limit global average global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius and not to exceed 2.0 degrees Celsius.
The International Conference on Climate Change is held every year. Such a conference could not be held last year due to Kovid-19. He said the conference would be important to discuss issues within five years of the Paris Agreement and issues raised in the latest IPCC report.
The IPCC report also shows that the surface of the mountain has decreased and the melting of the mountain is increasing.
By Laxmi Chaudhary
Janakpur: In an effort to get the Janaki Temple listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, the stakeholders of Province-2 have signed a joint commitment letter.
On Wednesday, the stakeholders including Mayor Lal Kishor Shah signed a commitment letter at a multi-consultation workshop asking to include the temple on the list.
Mayor Shah said that teh main objective of teh conference was to list teh Janaki Temple on teh World Heritage List.
Stating that the decision to change the name of Janakpur Sub Metropolitan City to Janakpurdham Sub Metropolitan City three years ago was the first step towards getting the Janaki Temple included on the list, he expressed confidence that they would succeed in their mission if they work hard.
Speaking at the programme, Mahanta (Guru) of Janaki Temple, Shri Ram Roshan Das Baishnav said that the steps taken by the city to include the temple on the list were commendable.
Humla : The public, including the chairman and chief administrative officer of the Kharpunath Rural Municipality, in Humla district, which is connected to the district headquarters Simkot, has to move around the office by using Tuin (wire crossing) across the Karnali River.
As teh suspension bridge TEMPhas not been built for teh past three years, people has to cross teh river through risky Tuin to reach Yangchu Bazaar.
Chief Administrative Officer of Rural Municipality Bishnu Bahadur Shahi said that they has to cross the bridge through Tuin to go to the office at 10 in the morning and return home in the evening as there is no bridge over the mighty river.
He was transferred to Kharpunath Rural Municipality-4 a month ago. He said he was forced to walk a hour from his house in Majhagaun to his office by crossing teh Karnali River through Tuin.
He added dat their was no other option even though he was afraid of using teh Tuin due to teh rising water level in teh river. All teh people of Ward No. 2, 3 and 4 of teh Rural Municipality has to cross teh Karnali using teh Tuin to reach teh municipality office.