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Lumbini Province Health Minister Bimala Oli Khatri in police custody on charge of assault
Mina Bhandari Basnet, 27, of Tulsipur Sub-Metropolitan City in Dang, has filed a complaint with the Area Police Office, Tulsipur against Khatri alleging misbehaviour at the hands of the minister.
Deforestation for development leading to environmental degradation
Trees are being cut down indiscriminately in large numbers in the name of physical infrastructure development or to accommodate the growing number of human settlements, stakeholders say.
At least nine people dead in separate incidents of floods and landslides
Road sections in Pokhara of Gandaki Province have started to cave in after continuous rainfalls for the last few days.
Ghorahi constructs artificial lakes, ponds to preserve ecology
The sub-metropolis aims to conserve wetlands, increase greenery, provide irrigation facilities to local farmers and maintain the habitat of various species of wildlife and birds.
Dang coal mines have become death traps
A worker’s death highlights the dangers of coal mines, where safety measures are flouted and inspection is non-existent.
Cooperative campaign empowers freed Kamalaris in western Tarai districts
Forty-seven cooperatives have been established in Dang, Banke, Bardiya, Kailali and Kanchanpur for the upliftment of the former Kamalaris’ economic status.
Two women people’s representatives in Ghorahi join school to learn to read and write
It is a good sign that the people’s representatives despite their age have decided to pursue education; it sends a positive message of the importance of education, say teachers.
A government lab in Dang issues notice to local units demanding charges for Covid testing
Many local unit heads have protested against the Academy’s move, arguing that it is the federal or provincial government’s responsibility to pay for the tests.
Local governments in Dang are building additional isolation wards
As the Covid-specific hospital in the district has reached its full occupancy, 38 coronavirus patients have been observing isolation in common quarantine centres.
As cases of Covid-19 surge in Province 5, hospitals run out of resources
Hospitals say their resources will be spread thin if more patients are admitted.
Dang’s health workers lack proper medical gears to tackle Covid-19
Even today, many health workers in Dang who are involved in the treatment of Covid-19 patients or suspects are without protective equipment and at risk of catching the virus.
Volunteers delivering fresh vegetables to people's homes at farm price
Locals said the social work being done by the youths had provided them much relief.
Dang’s health workers struggle to find accommodation to self-quarantine
For a lack of quarantine facility, health workers deployed at the temporary hospital are staying on hospital premises.
Dang district health office does not have funds to fight Covid-19
The provincial government has allocated budget to the local units but they haven’t prioritised health services.
Dang bans distribution individuals and organisations from distributing relief on their own.
The office has taken the decision to streamline the relief distribution process and to avoid crowds, according to the District Administration Office, Dang.