KATHMANDU, Jan 30: The Supreme Court (SC) has asked the government to submit a progress report on the implementation of an order it issued a year ago concerning land encroachment at Fewa lake in Pokhara. The apex court move has come in response to a contempt to court petition filed on August 30, 2018 by advocate Khagendra Subedi, accusing the government of not heeding the court .
KATHMANDU, Nov 19: Amid calls from various quarters that the issues surrounding Kalapani and other territories should be resolved through high-level diplomatic negotiations between India and Nepal, the government has started necessary homework to gather historical evidences that support its claim that Kalapani and other territories encroached by India originally belonged to Nepal.
KATHMANDU, Nov 11: All Nepal National Free Students Union (ANNFSU) has urged the government to ensure strong and effective presence in Kalapani area, which has been encroached by Indian security forces since few decades.
Hundreds of people gathered at Khula Manch of Kathmandu on Saturday to express solidarity with “Occupy Tudikhel” campaign. People from all walks of life joined the rally chanting ‘save Kathmandu’s lungs.’
KATHMANDU, Nov 10: Hundreds of people on Saturday gathered at Khula Manch in the heart of the capital to express their solidarity with the “Occupy Tudikhel” campaign. The gathering started at 8:00 in the morning. People from all walks of life convened at the Open Theatre to chant slogans like: “Let's Save Kathmandu's Lungs,” among others.
Indian officials often complain, in conversations with Nepali media, that despite doing so much for Nepal, Nepalis still hold anti-India sentiments. At times, they tend to suggest that Nepal has been an ungrateful neighbor. No doubt, with India, Nepal has had historical cultural, social and people-to-people ties.
KATHMANDU, Nov 9: Expressing concern over shrinking public space due to growing encroachment of public lands in Kathmandu, thousands of people in Kathmandu launched a demonstration at Khulla Manch at the heart of the capital to join the 'Occupy Tundikhel' campaign which started on Saturday.
NEPALGUNJ, Aug 25: Until a decade ago, forests around the Rapti River were dense. People would go to the forest area to collect fodder and grass. These days, the woods have been replaced by human settlements in Fattepur, Binauna, Kachanpur, Kusum, Holiya, Betahani and Matehiya, among other places, according to the Forest Division Office of Banke.
KATHMANDU, May 9: The Ministry of Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation has begun investigation on the involvement of government employees in the encroachment upon public lands. The Ministry took the initiative in the wake of the media reports relating to the Baluwatar land scam.
KATHMANDU, Feb 23: Minister for Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation, Padma Kumari Aryal, claimed on Friday that the government will take action against the encroachment of Kamalpokhari land.
Banke, Oct 27: Encroachment of forest under various pretexts is increasing in Banke district in recent years.
The Division Forest Office, Banke has said that the forest land is encroached upon in the name of flood-displaced, landless squatters and displacement due to natural disaster in various places of the district.
LALITPUR, May 17: River-induced disasters are causing a big loss of lives and property in the country every year but there is no Water Act in place to regulate the human encroachment on rivers and water bodies.
KATHMANDU, August 30: Expressing serious concerns over the increasing encroachment of the Phewa Lake, Nepal Forum for Environmental Journalists (Nefej) has urged the government authorities concerned and other stakeholders to work toward protecting the lake.
KATHMANDU, July 6: Lawmakers have expressed concern, saying the environment and the ecosystem has gradually been threatened as the national and community forests are coming under increasing encroachment.
KATHMANDU, July 4: In a bid to curb rapid encroachment of public land and preserve greenery in the capital, Hariyali Samaj has organized a tree plantation program in Tarakeshwar Municipality-10 on Sunday.