HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
TORAKHET: More than 15 families are left in the lurch after Torakhet began witnessing almost regular landslides.
“As most of the families are poor and have to depend on daily wage to feed their members, the government should help the victims,” said local Khim Pariyar.
Pariyar was narrating his suffering to a team led by Assistant Chief District Officer Kul Shekhar Aryal to inspect the damage caused by the landslides and possible damage in the future.
“My old house long collapsed and whatever arable land I had that too was swept away. And now the home I had erected with my husband’s hard earned money is also not safe,” Bishnumaya Pariyar of Bhakimli VDC-9, Torakhet shared her plight to the field monitoring team.
Likewise Laxmi Paraiyar who is now taking shelter in her neighbour’s place said, “I had been somehow managing to eke out the living for my six-member family working on my land, but now with the landslide I have nowhere to go, and no resources to keep my family surviving.”
“As the place is under a high risk we will work as per the decision of the Natural Disaster Rescue Committee,” said ACDO Aryal.
Four held with 100 kg hashish
HETAUDA: Four smugglers were arrested with 100 kg of hashish from a truck bound from Tistung to Birgunj on Monday. Temporary Police Post Bhanise had arrested Bir Bahadur Bala (51) of Tistung-2, his younger brother Kanchha, Ghanashyam Chaudary (24) of Rautahat and Prabesh Yadav (14), from Bhainse in Makawanpur district, with hashish hidden under the pot of ghees, DPO Head Purnachandra Joshi informed.
According to Bir Bahadur, they were ferrying 50 kg of hashish to Bishwanath of Birgung while other 50 kg belonged to local Harka Gopali.
Police were able to seize the hashish on the basis of suspect, said Sub-Inspector Bhainse Meghraj Ghimire.
GULMI: Nim Prasad Sapkota (18) died on Monday at Resunga in Gulmi district. He was drowned in the pond when he was taking bath. Sapkota breathed his last when he was on his way to the Tamghas Hospital, said the District Police Office, Gulmi. Sources say, Sapkota went there to celebrate a local fair at Resunga. Besides him, another local Arjun Kharel (18) was drowned in the pond, but devotees present there saved him.