The smuggling of timber in Chure area is on rise lately. Smugglers were found to have cut down saal, khayar, saaj and other species of trees from Parawanipur, Sigaula, Bhamara areas of the Chure forest. Combating smuggling of timbers has been a tough task for the District Forest Office here since smugglers resort to various tricks and tweaks to ferry the woods illegally.
Balancing her home life and meeting her profession deadline is a tall order for Sirjana Nepal, a radio journalist based in Makawnpur. Journalism is a demanding profession but it is more so for the women journalists in Nepal. Compared to her male counterparts, Sirjana has to wake up early in the morning, eat whatever food she had kept in the refrigerator the previous evening and rush to the media house she works in to meet the deadline. So, she always seems in a rush.
As many as 376 children who were in risk in the district were rescued in a year. The children were in a vulnerable situation of enforced marriage, domestic violence, sexual harassment, and trafficking. Of the rescued children, the girl children were in high numbers.
The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has urged all media houses to fully pay working journalists in view of the upcoming Dashain festival and ensure them the festival allowance.
Tanahun has been ranked third on the list of most corrupted districts of Gandaki State having a total 11 districts. Kaski is positioned first and Parbat second. The list follows Syangja, Lamjung, Baglung, Myagdi, Gorkha, Mustang and Nawalpur respectively.
Nepal Army (NA) has made a significant achievement in terms of clearing its arrears for the fiscal year 2018/19. The Army cleared Rs 6 billion 287 million 668 thousand out of the total arrears of Rs 9 billion 334 million 400 thousand in its name in that particular fiscal year, NA spokesman Bigyan Dev Pandey said.
A bus carrying 45 people from Sarlahi headquarters Malangwa to Kathmandu plunged into the Trishuli river from Benighat Rorang rural municipality-3, Salanghat in Dhading this morning.
Eighty eight women who were rescued from being trafficked have been rehabilitated in the society in Chitwan district in the fiscal year of 2018/19 on the initiatives of KIN Nepal, a non-governmental organisation working against human trafficking. The women were rescued from Nepal-India border area and various Indian cities.
Two children drowned in Bardiya on Tuesday evening. According to police, the victims are Bikash Banjara, 10, and Anil Banjara, 5, of Sirkaiya, Gualariya municipality-3.
A woman has been burnt to death while trying to retrieve valuables from her home set on fire by her husband under influence of alcohol. The incident took place last night at Sundumundu of Naugad rural municipality-2. Bimala Badal,30, died in the incident of fire that originated after her husband 32-year-old Sher Singh Badal set his bed room on fire. Sher Singh had reached home at night drunk and quarrel with his family members.
Stakeholders concerned have launched a protest today in the central capital, Kathmandu, demanding a scrap of the Guthi Bill. Protestors who came from different parts of the capital assembled at Maitighar Mandala, chanted slogans and demanded the bill be scrapped.
A writ has been filed at the Supreme Court seeking the court order to stop excavation of sand, pebbles and stones from the Sunkoshi river.Advocates Padam Bahadur Shrestha and Chiranjibi Bhattarai filed the writ on Thursday. The writ names the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers and the Ministry of Forests and Environment, among other government bodies, as the defendants.
Three persons were injured, and approximately four dozen houses destroyed in a storm in the district on Thursday night. Electricity, internet and telephone services have shut due to the storm that lasted around one hour and affected Rajapur, Barbardiya, Madhuban and Basgadhi municipalities and Geruwa rural municipalities the most.
The Majhi people at Dhabuwaghat of Sunkhosi River in the district have been deprived of clean drinking water for nine years. The settlement on the bank of the river is forced to quench thirst with the muddy water brought from the river.