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.
Police clinch beach volleyball title
The departmental side thump Lumbini Province in straight sets of 21-8, 21-17 in the final.
Lumbini stun APF
Bhawana and Saraswati’s pair beat the departmental giants 21-17, 21-13 in the beach volleyball quarter-finals.
Twin wins for APF
The departmental women’s teams see off Madesh Province and Province 1 in national beach volleyball.
Palpa’s Amar Narayan Temple in disrepair
The locals allege that the repair work done on the temple four years ago was not up to the standards.
Limestone extraction drying up water sources in Lumbini
Residue substances from the excavation sites are carried downhill during the monsoon, blocking natural springs and damaging water supply lines.
Ginger farmers face hard times after market crashes
Production has plunged by 95 percent in Palpa district which is famed for the spice.
Palpali dhaka to be branded to protect local industry
Customers coming to buy Palpali dhaka often mistake foreign fabrics for the local product, textile makers say.
Five months on, vehicular movement along Ranimahal-Ramdi stretch yet to resume
Debris from several landslides caused by monsoon rains along the road stretch of the Kaligandaki Corridor has not been cleared.
Lumbini is self-sufficient in food production, officials say
The province produced 2.51 million tonnes of food, resulting in a surplus of 445,000 tonnes, according to officials.
Scrub typhus, dengue cases rise in Lumbini
At least 700 fever patients diagnosed with scrub typhus at Tansen-based United Mission Hospital in last three months.
Villagers in rural parts of Lumbini Province refuse to get tested for Covid-19
Coronavirus suspects reluctant to get tested due to social stigma, health workers say.
Frontline health workers deprived of promised risk allowances
Health workers who were engaged in setting up quarantine and isolation facilities and providing treatment to Covid-19 patients last year say they feel cheated by the authorities.
High risk of Covid spread in absence of quarantine centres
Unlike last year when authorities in Lumbini made quarantining mandatory for returnees, no such measures have been implemented this year.
Siddhartha Highway in dilapidated state
The road is always covered in billowing clouds of dust after the drinking water pipes were installed using excavators.