Stories By 'MOHAN BUDHAAIR'
South Asian river dolphins native to Karnali and Ganga rivers have been spotted in Kandra, Pathraiya and Kandra rivers in Kailali district.
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Every year, around a hundred hectares of forestland in Kailali district is encroached upon in the name of flood victims during monsoon, conservationists and forest officials say.
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Many survivors of June 6 windstorm in Dhangadhi are still reeling from the disaster. As the authorities concerned have not yet distributed aid in the windstorm-affected areas, many families have been forced to live under miserable conditions.
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Sudurpaschim Province has failed to include special programmes—in the recently announced budget—targeted at reforms in the education and health sectors, according to experts.
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Forest fires that started in mid-May in Kailali district are yet to come under control. Around 400 places have been affected by forest fires and 40 percent of the district’s forest cover (around 60,000 hectares) has been lost so far, according to Division Forest Office.
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An inferno has been engulfing the slopes of the Chure area for the past five days, according to the Division Forest Office (DFO).DFO officials say the wildfire in the Chure area started due to human negligence.
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