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Micro hydro project comes to life

RAMECHHAP: The construction of the Lesukhola Micro Hydroelectricity Project has been completed here. The project has the capacity to generate five kilowatts of power. It has been completed at a cost of Rs 1.6 million and has come into operation since May 15. The construction of the project had begun two years back. Some 42 households at Bhuji VDC-8 have been benefited by the project. ...
Published On: 2012-07-24

Broken valve disrupts rice planting in Chitwan

CHITWAN: Rice planting in Bharatpur and various areas in west Chitwan has been marred after a valve of the biggest irrigation plant in the district broke. A valve of the Narayani Lift Irrigation Plant here has broken. As a result of this, water cannot be lifted from the Narayani River and fed to the irrigation canal, leading to the shortage of water for irrigation. A local farmer Ram Hari Shrestha said that they have not been able to plant rice in the fields due to the lack of water in the fields. He said rice planting has been hampered since the last five days. The Narayani Canal, an alter...
Published On: 2012-07-24

Siberian cranes descend on Mahottari

GAUSHALA: Like they do every year, Siberian cranes have started arriving here. They can be seen perching on the branches in trees and in the fields in Gaushala Bazaar of Mahottari district. The white Siberian cranes can be seen everywhere on trees and fields and they are providing a spectacular sight to the onlookers. The Siberian cranes have long beaks and brown heads and are big in size. Locals say that these birds arrived here since mid-May and would remain in the area until September. ...
Published On: 2012-07-24

Lack of bridges puts thousands at risk in Rukum

RUKUM: One thousand to one thousand five hundred people on an average cross different rivers daily by using dilapidated 'tuin' or rope-bridge, risking their life. People in a couple of places here have been relying on the old and worn-out cable bridges to cross the rivers due to the lack of suspension bridges. There is no bridge over the Sani Bheri River at Purtimkanda and Garayala. Similarly, Dandagaon in Jajarkot and Ghetma VDC in Rukum district also do not have a bridge over the Thulo Bheri River. Similarly, there is no bridge over the Baluwakhola stream at Rukumkot and Kakri VDCs to the...
Published On: 2012-07-24

3 deaths reported in Saptari

RAJBIRAJ: Three people died in separate incidents in Saptari district on Monday. A three-year-old girl drowned in a pond near her house. She is Muni Kumari Yadav, daughter of Santosh Kumar Yadav, a resident of Mahadewa VDC-6. The child had gone with other children older than herself to the pond for swimming. In another incident, 60-year-old Ram Prasad Mandal of Belhi Chapena VDC-1 died due to electrocution. He received the electric shock while turning on the water pump for irrigating the paddy field. Forty-five year old Rabindra Mishra of Benaras, India committed suicide by jumping into a d...
Published On: 2012-07-24

Dhangadhi cow produces milk prior to giving birth

DHANGADHI: A cow belonging to a farmer here has started giving milk two months before giving birth. The cow of Holstein breed belongs to Teknath Adhikari of Dhangadhi Municipality-8. The owner had taken the cow for artificial insemination at the District Livestock Service Office, Kailali five months back. Surprised by this, locals are thronging Adhikari's house to see the cow. Although hesitant in the beginning, the Adhikari family has started consuming the milk given by the cow now. ...
Published On: 2012-07-24

Parsa farmers given agricultural tools

BIRGUNJ: The District Agriculture Development Office, Parsa has provided various agricultural implements and machines to the farmers in the district. The tools and machinery have been provided to the farmers at a subsidised price under the Integrated Crop and Water Management Project with the objective of increasing agricultural production and productivity by means of mechanisation in agriculture. Chief District Officer of the Parsa District, Shambhu Koirala and the Local Development Officer, Gajendra Thakur, jointly distributed the agricultural implements and machines to the farmers in ...
Published On: 2012-07-24

Monsoon poses erosion threat to Khanidanda airport

KHOTANG: The runway at Khanidanda airport here is at high risk of erosion in the monsoon season. The risk is due to the blockage of one of the culverts at the airport, as a result of which flood water is gushing on the runway and causing erosion. The culvert was blocked by sediment brought by floodwater. As a result of the blockage of the culvert, the floodwater started flowing through the runway, causing erosion. It is said that a portion of the airport towards the south is on the verge of caving in. Big craters have formed at three points towards the southern portion of the airport, sa...
Published On: 2012-07-24

Insurgency victims to get identity cards: PM

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai today renewed his pledge to provide identity cards and state facilities to those injured and disabled during Maoist insurgency on the basis of their identity cards. The assurance comes following the demand by the people who were injured and disabled during the Maoist insurgency to provide them identity cards and free treatments stating that they are yet to receive the State facilities as promised by the government. In a training organised by the Injured and Disabled Fighters of People’s Revolt Forum Nepal, they demanded the State to reco...
Published On: 2012-07-23

Congress leaders divided over elections

KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress leaders today said that the fresh elections would be the best alternative to resolve the political deadlock. They were, however, at odds on whether elections should be for Constituent Assembly or Parliament. At a meeting organised by the party’s former CA members at Beijing Doc Restaurant in New Banes-hwor, the leaders were also divided on the alternative of CA’s reinstatement. Although, almost all leaders did not rule out the CA’s revival, they said that the prior agreement on the unsettled issues of the new constitution should be the preconditio...
Published On: 2012-07-23