Stories By 'SHANKAR ACHARYA'
Inmates at Birgunj Prison are deprived of proper treatment and care as the Department of Prison Management has not deployed any medical officer in the prison, according to social activist Prakash Tharu.
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Concerned authorities have decided to construct two underpasses alongside the under-construction Kathmandu-Tarai expressway for the free movement of wild animals.
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Revenue collection at Birgunj Customs dropped to almost half of the targeted amount with the disruption in cargo movement following protests by customs agents last week.
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Salt Trading Corporation has released 10,000 sacks of sugar that had been lying idle for four and a half months at the Dry Port in Sirsiya, Birgunj, following the import restriction imposed by the government The sugar was imported targeting the Dashain, Tihar and Chhat festivals when demand for sugar increases significantly.
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A herd of wild elephants has been trapped in a forest in Sarlahi district for the last one and a half months after their route was blocked by the rail track and bridges that are being built between Bardibas and Simara as part of the Mechi-Mahakali Railway Project.
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Farmers are facing a shortage of urea at a time when winter crops are in dire need of chemical fertiliser. Lack of urea at the warehouse of state-owned Agriculture Input Company for the last three weeks is likely to affect the productivity of wheat.
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