BEDKOT, April 27: The structures built illegally by encroaching upon the no-man's land along the Nepal-India border in Kanchanpur district are being removed.

BANKE, Oct 30: CPN-UML Kohalpur has demanded that the encroached land of Kohalpur City Development Committee be freed from encroachment and protected. Khil Prasad Bhusal, chairman of CPN-UML, Kohalpur city, issued a statement demanding that the encroached land for urban development should be freed from encroachment and protected immediately.

Encroachment, irrational infrastructure development, and anthropogenic activities have all contributed to the degradation of Nepal's wetland region.

Will the Supreme Court verdict on Fewa Lake be ever implemented?

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 16: The Supreme Court on Friday sought an explanation from the government on encroachment of Nepal's territory by India.

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.

Free the public space

November 11, 2019 10:09 am

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.

Redraw the boundary

November 10, 2019 03:00 am

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.

JUMLA, June 17: The encroachment of land belonging to the Bhairabnath Guthi Committee of Jumla has been going on for a long time.

KAPILVASTU, June 11: Over 10,000 hectares of forest land has been encroached upon in the district of Kapilvastu.

DOLAKHA, May 21: The government’s failure to protect Kalinchowk, a popular tourist destination in Dolakha district, has encouraged illegal encroachment of public land in the area of late.

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.

KATHMANDU, Feb 22 : Minister for Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation, Padma Kumari Aryal, has said that the government will take action against the Kamalpokhari encroachment.

POKHARA, Jan 28: The existence of Fewa lake is in jeopardy due to the continued encroachment of its land.

The huge loss is a tragedy in itself but also threatens the survival of civilisation, say the world’s leading scientists

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.

ITAHARI, Aug 1: Around a decade and half ago, Anu Shrestha's family in Bahuni village of Morang district moved into a hut built near the Sundarharaicha jungle area leaving behind their home.

ILAM, July 17: The trend of encroaching upon forest land for settlement has been rampantly increasing in Ilam but the authorities concerned have turned a blind eye to this.

KATHMANDU, Jun 3: The government has formed a probe panel to look into the disputed Water Front Resort constructed on the bank of Fewa Lake by tourism entrepreneur Karna Shakya.

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, Jan 20: Nepal Tarun Dal has said its attention was drawn towards the act of encroaching of the Nepali territory by the Indian side.

KOHALPUR, Dec 18: The forest cover along the Nepalgunj - Baghauda section of the Hulaki highway is fast disappearing. Instead, small huts in large numbers have cropped up inside the jungle.

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.

Stop encroachment on Phewa Lake: NEFEJ

August 29, 2017 16:21 pm

KATHMANDU, August 29:  The Nepal Forum of Environmental Journalists (NEFEJ) has shown serious concerns over the recent media reports about increasing encroachment of Phewa Lake.

Fewa encroachment raised in parliament

August 12, 2017 01:26 am

KATHMANDU, August 11: The issue of Fewa Lake encroachment has entered the parliament on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 9: Pokhara-Lekhanath Metropolitan City has started collecting details of illegal structures developed in the vicinity of Fewa lake.

POKHARA, August 8: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has shown concern over the land encroachment of Fewa Lake after Republica Daily published news about it.

KATHMANDU, Aug 7: People of high social standing are in the forefront in illegally encroaching on Fewa Lake, in the tourist hub of Pokhara.

KATHMANDU, August 7: A writ petition filed against tourism entrepreneur Karna Shakya on the charge of constructing a hotel that  encroaches on  Fewa Lake is still pending at the Supreme Court (SC).

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.

RAUTAHAT, Jan 14: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse and Authority (CIAA) and other concerned government offices have begun investigation into the encroachment of forest land in Rautahat.

BABIYACHAUR, (Myagdi), Jan 1: The encroachments on public land properties at Kunhun and Babiyachaur VDCs of Myagdi were removed with public participation, which has set a new precedent.

MYAGDI, Nov 21: The trend of constructing private shelter by encroaching upon the community forest and public land has amplified in the Beni Municipality of Myagdi.

RAUTAHAT, Nov 18: Forest encroachment has increased in Rautahat district as people migrating from various parts of the country have resorted to clearing forest areas to settle down illegally.

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.