Stories By 'LP DEVKOTA'
While the federal government has been providing subsidies for apple growers to boost production, the local government has decided to impose tax on them, drawing furious reaction from farmers.
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A Nepal Police team led by a deputy inspector general, which reached Jumla on Sunday to probe a violent clash that erupted while evicting fasting Dr Govinda KC on Thursday, has returned without visiting the incident site.
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Nine thousand one hundred and forty-seven people in Jumla district are living below the poverty line, according to a recent survey conducted by local government bodies.
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Social activist and medical education reformer Dr Govinda KC is currently lodged in Ganeshman Building on the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital premises after he refused to enter Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
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The health condition of Dr Govinda KC has further deteriorated since Saturday night. Medics involved in his treatment at the Jumla based-Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS), where the anti-corruption crusader has been on a hunger strike since June 30, said he is suffering from low blood pressure, respiratory problems and irregular heartbeats. He also has cough and throat ache due to infection.
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Fasting surgeon Govinda KC lost consciousness two times on Thursday night, according to doctors involved in his treatment.
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