DHADING, Aug 4 : There are dozens of crusher factories along the bank of the Trishuli river. Even the smaller rivers around are not devoid of such factories that operate almost round the clock. According to locals, collection of sand and stones from rivers did not stop even during the period of lockdown. Instead, ‘these illegal activities’ went rampant and this is sure to trigger serious environmental hazards in the long run.

DHADING, June 30: Thousands of passengers travel through the Prithivi Highway every day. The monsoon, however, has made their journey perilous, especially in Dhading area.