Stories By 'ABDHESH KUMAR JHA'
The locals of Rupani Rural Municipality in Saptari were in abject terror when a herd of three wild tuskers entered the settlement on Friday evening. In their bid to chase away the marauding elephants, the locals made a fire and made noise but to no avail.
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The Division Forest Office in Rajbiraj has issued arrest warrants against the mayor and the ward chair of Saptakoshi Municipality on the charge of ‘destroying forest and forestlands’.
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Gobargadha settlement in Kankalini Municipality-13 of Saptari district has been cut off from other parts of the district after Indian authority released water along a pilot channel that was recently dug in the western side of the Koshi river.
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Police rescued a 12-year-old boy, who was abducted from Saptari district on April 26, from Indian territory on Monday night.
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A scuffle ensued between the municipal chiefs and police in Rajbiraj after the former tried to padlock the office of the Water Resource and Irrigation Development Division over an alleged corruption scandal on Sunday.
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The District Administration Office in Saptari has been facing a shortage of manpower for a long time now, affecting its service delivery. Chief District Officer Surendra Paudel has been carrying the work load of other staff besides his own.
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