Stories By 'RAJENDRA MANANDHAR'
Multiple landslides triggered by heavy rains have obstructed the roads and foot trails at Bulung settlement of Bigu Rural Municipality in Dolakha district.The settlement, which shares border with China, is cut off from rest of the district since Tuesday.
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Energy Minister Barsha Man Pun officially distributed the initial public offerings of Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Limited to the local people from Dolakha district, on Wednesday. The project is allotting 10 percent of its primary shares to the local people affected by the project’s construction.
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The world’s longest venomous snake, the king cobra, (Ophiophagus hannah), has been found in Gaurishankar Conservation Area in Dolakha district, conservationists say.
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State aid has added speed to reconstruction of homes in Dolakha, but 80 per cent are unfit to live, a senior engineer said on Wednesday.
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The Scientific Forest Management (SFM) has been piloted in Khorthali Community Forest in Charikot, the district headquarters of Dolakha district. In the first phase, 140 hectares of forestland will be kept under the SFM framework, said Narayan Thapa, chairman of the Khorthali Community Forest Consumer’s Committee.
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The Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project’s plan to issue 25 percent ordinary shares to project affected people has hit a snag with locals bickering for more shares.
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