Cheer pheasants facing survival threats

September 12, 2023 12:15 pm

GALESHWOR, Sept 12: Cheer pheasants have reached the stage of disappearance from the western belt of the Kaligandaki area in Myagdi district. Factors like their limited numbers, the dwindling habitat, low reproductive capacity and poaching are blamed for their disappearance.

JAJARKOT, Aug 30: The whereabouts of the commander of Nepal Army Nandabox Battalion in Dunai, Dolpa, are still unknown. There is no trace of him, although four days have elapsed since his disappearance.

DHADING, Dec 3: Devaki Pandit of Siddhilek Rural Municipality hardly sleeps at night remembering her son who disappeared in Malaysia about a decade ago. Her son Damodar had gobe abroad promising her to bring home money and happiness.

RUKUM, October 28: Five individuals including a local elected representative have been taken into custody in connection with the disappearance of a school teacher in Rukum District .

DOTI, Oct 22: The whereabouts of local journalist Tej Bahadur Khadka ‘Teju’ are still not known almost two months since he went missing from a religious fair at Budhinanda of Bajura district.

DHADING, Oct 15: The fervor of Dashain has gripped the people living in every nook and corner of the country. The villages, which wore a deserted look as early as a week ago, have become lively with the arrival of residents from the far-flung cities and towns. Dashain is the festival of rejoice, delicacies and blessings. By putting all their important works aside, people gather and enjoy the annual festival. However, the excitement for Dashain is rarely seen in the families of the disappeared migrant workers.

WASHINGTON, DC, Oct 13: The Washington Post has taken out a full-page ad in protest of the disappearance and alleged murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey. “We’re not going to let this go,” said editor Karen Attiah in an interview.

BEIJING, Sept 24: X-Men star Fan Bingbing’s Beijing management office is dark and abandoned. Her birthday passed almost unremarked in China’s hyper-adrenalized social media environment.

BAJURA, May 13: It has been already over one decade since the Maoist armed conflict in the country formally ended with the signing of historic Comprehensive Peace Accord.

REPUBLICA (KATHMANDU): National Network of Families of Disappeared and Missing Nepal, an organization of families of the victims of enforced disappearances, have threatened to launch protests to pressure the government into formulating necessary laws to criminalize conflict-era torture and enforced disappearances.

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: The Language Commission is working on a plan to preserve 29 languages that are on the verge of disappearance, including the Chepang, Kusunda and Dura languages.

KATHMANDU, August 30: South Asian states can only address the tens of thousands of cases of enforced disappearances by recognizing enforced disappearance as a serious crime in domestic law, said the ICJ .

DHANUSHA, March 6: The 'jogira' song which is sung with the accompaniment of instruments like dholak, mridanga and damphu during Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, in the Tarai districts is on the verge of disappearance these days due to the encroachment of foreign culture.

JUMLA, Feb 17: With the modern means of culture and art sweeping the globe, the traditional culture and art of the Karnali region are taking a back seat lately.

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: National Sports Council (NSC) on Tuesday formed a probe committee to investigate disappearance of the so called players during a friendly tournament in Japan on July 15.