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ICYMI: Here are our top stories from Wednesday, July 10

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Jul 10, 2019-

Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (July 10, 2019).

Nepal continues to import pesticides at an alarming rate, government’s own data shows

In the last decade, imports of pesticides have climbed nearly five-fold—from 132 tonnes in 2007-08 to 635 tonnes in 2017-18. Nepal started using pesticides in 1952, when USAID introduced Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, commonly known as DDT, to control malaria. Pesticide imports amounted to just 50 tonnes in 1997.

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Vehicle and consignment tracking system to be enforced from the new fiscal year

The government will implement a vehicle and consignment tracking system for cargo trucks from the new fiscal year that starts July 17 which will allow it to follow the shipment's journey and prevent revenue leakage.

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Dominant Nepal claim title, qualify for U-19 Asia Cup

Nepal qualified for the ACC U-19 Asia Cup after claiming the ACC U-19 Eastern Region cricket tournament title in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Tuesday.

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How a three-decade old landslide is displacing a whole village

Last year, Ram Bahadur Gurung moved out of his ancestral village of Chipla, in Marsyangdi, to Ghermu Phant. A massive landslide that had occurred in Chipla some 30 years ago had been slowly expanding, putting Gurung’s house at direct risk. In these three decades, no efforts have been made by the government to lessen the risk, Gurung said. “No measures were adopted to control the landslide, which kept growing bigger every year, or to transpose the peoples to safer spaces,” he said.

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UNESCO withdraws from reconstruction of two temples in Basantpur area

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has withdrawn from the restoration of Jagannath and Shree Krishna Mahavishnu temples, which were damaged in the 2015 earthquakes, following concerns of the locals and the heritage conservationists.

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Published: 10-07-2019 19:00

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