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Endangered species of python found in Kanchapur

Aug 16, 2017 An endangered species of python ha been found in Muspani of Bedkot Municipality-6 of Kanchanpur district.The python weighing 8.5 kilograms and 10 feet in length was found in a field belonging to the local Laptan Chaudhary.
 

Preparation afoot to bring back rhinos swept away by flood

Aug 16, 2017 Preparations are underway to bring back the endangered one-horned rhinos that were swept away to various places in the country and bordering India by the recent floods. The authorities at the Chitwan National Park have been looking out for the missing rhinos for two days. A rhino was found dead while a two-year-old rhino was detected in Indian settlement and four in the jungle areas of Nepal and India.
 

Govt decides to release Rs 1 billion to flood victims

Aug 16, 2017 A meeting of the Prime Minister Disaster Relief Fund Committee has decided to release Rs 1 billion balance left in the fund to the flood and landslide victims hit hard across the nation. The meeting chaired by the National Planning Commission Vice-Chariman Dr. Swarnim Wagle made the decision today, as stated in the statement issued by the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers.
 

Congo virus takes another life

Aug 16, 2017 Latest victim of Congo virus in the city is a man, who died in a private hospital.The deceased, Waheedullah Afridi, was diagnosed with the deadly virus around a week ago. He was admitted to a private hospital as soon as he was diagnosed.
 

Farmers resort to indefinite chakkajam

Aug 11, 2017 Farmers continued their protest against damage to their paddy by toxic chemicals discharged from an industrial plant into a local river, in Rautahat. Demanding action against Jyoti Distillery located at Pipara Pokhariya in Katahariya Rural Municipality, the agitating farmers started an indefinite chakkajam today at Shukadev Chowk along the Gaur-Chandranigahapur road section.
 

More than 300 houses inundated in Saptari

Aug 11, 2017 More than 300 houses in dozen villages have been inundated due to the flooded Khadokhola. Incessant rainfall for the past two days in Rajbiraj, Saptari had caused flooding in the river. One person has gone missing.Fifty-five-year-old Domi Yadav of Deuri Bharuwa, Rajbiraj, was swept away while he was repairing a dam that was damaged by the flooded river. Yadav was repairing the dam along with Nepali Army, Nepal Police personnel and locals when he was swept away by the flood, according to District Police Office Saptari SP Mukesh Kumar Singh.
 

Three hurt as landslide buries house in Pokhara Lekhnath Metropolis

Aug 11, 2017 Three persons of a family were injured after a landslide buried the house they were living in at Baraldanda in Pokhara Lekhnath Metropolitan City-26. The injured have been identified as Bir Bahadur Lama (27), his wife Jamuna Lama (26) and their two-month-old son Anjan Lama, all the permanent residents of Kanyam Municipality in Ilam District, currently residing in the metropolis as labourer.
 

Water level of 80 rivers marked rise, 10 fall

Aug 11, 2017 Water levels at 80 river stations monitored by The Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) have marked increase while 10 stations recorded fall. Among the 90 monitored water level stations, three river stations are flowing above danger level, a bulletin issued by the FFWC. The Surma at Kanaighat and Sunamganj stations and the Jadukata at Lorergarh are flowing above danger level 18 cm, 66 and 208 cm respectively.
 

New volume of Economic Survey recommends reforms across sectors

Aug 11, 2017 Volume 2 of the Economic Survey, tabled in Parliament on Friday, has recommended several reform measures to boost agriculture, industry, infrastructure, education, and health. These include strengthening the marketing infrastructure to control price risks in the agriculture and allied sectors, increasing the irrigated area to address production risks, the exploration of non-fare revenue sources by the Indian Railways, the development of non-major ports, and the privatisation of Air India.
 

Fresh blow to Sundarbans

Aug 11, 2017 The government has decided to approve all industries currently operating in the ecologically critical area (ECA) of the Sundarbans. The decision made by the National Environmental Committee in a meeting last week would legalise about 150 industries set up in 63 unions of 11 upazilas of five districts around the Sundarbans.
 
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