Fertilizer subsidy
BANKE: Minister for Agriculture and Cooperatives Jaya Prakash Prasad Gupta on Saturday said that they would provide chemical fertilizers to farmers in subsidised rates this year. He said this at a meeting with the heads of different agro-related offices in Nepalgunj. "As the largest population of the nation is dependent on agriculture, the government is providing chemical fertilizers to farmers in subsidised rates," said minister Gupta. He said that the government would provide 100000 metric tons of chemical fertilizer in a subsidised rate this year." — THT Online

Farmer falls to death
TAPLEJUNG: Min Kumar Limbu, 50, a resident of Sabadin VDC in Taplejung district, died after he fell down a precipice while returning home with a load of hay from farm on Friday. According to the police, Limbu had a spot death. — THT Online