Stories By 'ABDHESH KUMAR JHA'
A leader of an armed Tarai outfit was killed in police action at Rupani of Saptari district in the wee hours of Wednesday. Superintendent of Police (SP) Rajendra Bista said Dipendra Jayaswal Chaudhary, a permanent resident of Surunga Municipality-6 in Saptari, died in retaliatory firing.
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Residents of Saptari district have been hit by a shortage of water lately.Groundwater level has dropped after pumping increased in the district over the past few years. The majority of families in Saptari rely on groundwater for both drinking and irrigation purposes.
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An armed Tarai outfit shot at a police officer on duty at Khadag Municipality of Saptari on Wednesday.
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A herd of elephants from the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve has been wreaking havoc in different parts of Saptari district. In the past one month, around 40 houses were destroyed and about two dozen families displaced by the elephant menace. The locals are terrorised as the elephants continue to destroy houses and crops and attempt to attack people.
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The Nutrition Rehabilitation Home (NRH) at Sagarmatha Zonal Hospital in Rajbiraj, which was set up seven years ago to provide treatment and nutritious food to malnourished children, is on the brink of closure due to budget shortage.
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Tilathi area in Saptari district remained tense throughout Monday after a security guard at Tilathi Koiladi Rural Municipality Office died in a gang assault on Sunday evening.
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