Stories By 'BHAWANI BHATTA'
Shuklaphanta National Park reopened for sightseers last week after being closed during the monsoon. In the past, the park used to begin receiving visitors from mid-October after its rainy season break, but this year the opening date was brought forward by a month after eager tourists started turning up at the gate. Shuklaphanta is spread over 305 sq km and is located in the southwestern part of the country. According to Bed Kumar Dhakal, chief conservation officer of the park, tourists started arriving a few weeks earlier than usual, all excited to see the wildlife and other sights.
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One of the most prominent festivals celebrated in the far-west, Gaura Parva, kicked off this week and with it, the residents of the region have started celebrating the Deuda dance, the major highlight of the festival.
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Farmers of Kanchanpur, who wish to engage themselves in fish farming, are disappointed these days, as they have not been able to gain access to fries.
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Snakebite cases in Kanchanpur district are rising in recent months, according to the Mahakali Zonal Hospital.
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Experts on hydropower and water resources recently visited the project site of Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project in a bid to finalise the detailed project report (DPR) of the much awaited mega project.
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Kanchanpur District Education Office (DEO) on Monday announced a four-day closure of all schools in view of the scorching temperature.
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Bhagiram Chaudhari of Shanti Tol, Kanchanpur barely earned enough money to feed his family for six months of the year. He and his family had to work on other people’s farms to survive the rest of the year.
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