Stories By 'SHANKAR ACHARYA'
Nagina Paswan, who was injured during the Madhes movement in February, 2006, has not received any help from the government or the political parties. The 42-two-year-old father of four has been living with a bullet lodged inside his head for the last 12 years. He works as a painter in the town of Birgunj, Parsa, to support his family.
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A 14 km electric fence is being constructed towards the western side of the Gaduwa Line Range Post of Parsa National Park to prevent wildlife incursions into human habitats and farms.
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Import bill of sugar that entered the country from the dry port in Sirsiya, Birgunj surged by about 81 percent in the first nine months of the current fiscal year following hike in supplies from Pakistan and Bangladesh, where production of the commodity has soared.
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Piles of uncleared cargo are choking the Inland Container Depot (ICD) at Sirsiya, Birgunj as importers have been reluctant to collect their stuff from the dry port.
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An adult male elephant at Parsa National Park (PNP) has killed three persons in the last three days. Just two days after killing Sadhu Kamalesh Giri on Thursday, the wild tusker attacked and killed Saga Bahadur Dong and Manmohan Dhakal on Saturday.
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The US government has handed over the food storage building to Birgunj-based office of Nepal Food Corporation (NFC) in order to respond effectively during emergencies. The facility has a capacity to store 1,000 tonnes of food.
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