Stories By 'MANOJ PAUDEL'
An irrigation office decided to drain the lake to repair a connecting irrigation canal—leaving the wildlife in the area to fight for their survival
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Encroachers had built 14 houses and huts in the forestland which were being used to operate eateries.
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The pillar in its original form was 10 feet high with a circumference of 8 feet 16 inch. Today, what pilgrims see is just a stunted bottom half of the pillar that has over time submerged in the pond it was built on.
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A pair of endangered black-necked stork has hatched a chick in a pond at Lumbini Upaban near Mayadevi Temple after 12 long years.
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In mid-June, from a height of nearly 5,000 metres, a gaggling colony of bar-headed geese descended to the Jagdishpur reservoir in Kapilvastu. They were followed by the Eurasian coot, green sandpiper, common greenshank, and temminck’s stint—all migratory birds that travel thousands of kilometres to arrive in the Tarai.
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