Narainapur declared ‘prohibited area’ as chaos and misinformation continues
In the Banke rural municipality, as many as 13 infected went into hiding after they tested positive for the coronavirus. The reasons are manifold, including rumours, fake news and illiteracy.
Narainapur descends into chaos with Covid-19 patients yet to be moved to isolation wards
On Tuesday, the district administration decided to remodel spaces in Nepalgunj and Kohalpur as isolation wards, before the locals argued the infected be sent home.
Testing stepped up in Banke as it emerges as hotspot for Covid-19
With 24 positive cases in Nepalgunj, authorities are focusing on tracing contacts of those infected to control the spread of the virus.
Authorities in Nepalgunj focus on contact tracing after 15 positive cases for Covid-19 were confirmed on Sunday
The local administration on Monday issued a prohibitory order in Nepalgunj with effect from Tuesday to control the possible spread of coronavirus.
Locals in Bardiya rush to the market fearing shortage of daily essentials
Most retail shops are closed due to lack of food grains and other daily essentials at the wholesalers’, according to the district authority.
Districts across the country report mixed results on the first day of national lockdown
While in a majority of districts, the situation remained normal with public complying with the order, in others the police had to make arrests, confiscate vehicles and even resort to imposing a curfew.
Locals start returning encroached forest land in Bardiya
Many farmers in the rural municipality have converted the forest land into agricultural fields.
Authorities’ apathy leaves Bardiya monuments in dilapidated state
Local governments have failed to even identify and conduct studies on ancient sites of archaeological importance.
Farmers in Geruwa municipality accuse the Bardiya National Park of encroaching on their farmlands
More than 200 farmers have already lost their cultivable lands in Geruwa Municipality to the erosion caused by Geruwa river and the alleged encroachment of private land by Bardiya National Park.
Bardiya District Administration Office requests locals to not enter Indian forests without due process
Nepalis living along the Nepal-India border have been frequenting the forest on the other side of the border for fodder for their cattle.
Banke National Park to release gharials into the Rapti river
Shivakhola, Sikta and Gabhar areas, which fall under the national park, have been identified as major habitats of gharials, perfect for its conservation.
Butaha residents initiate afforestation drive to control erosion
To expand forest cover, some locals have even donated their land to plant trees.
Curriculum introduced to raise awareness about sickle cell anaemia
The disease—which is a group of blood disorders—spreads like an epidemic every year in several Tharu villages in Bardiya.
For Chepang locals, government services are 80 km away
Officials say they don’t have enough staff to open office near the village.
Meet the female ward chiefs of Bardiya
When the female ward chiefs assumed office two years ago, there were plenty of naysayers. Now, the naysayers have become supporters.