DAILEKH, July 22: Geologists have said that they were optimistic about petroleum exploration prospects in the Panchakoshi area in Dailekh.

LAMJUNG, Jan 16: Geologists have dismissed the chances of any risk from the vapor coming out from the surface near Seyudibar settlement in Lamjung district.

BUTWAL, Oct 29: The banks of the Tinau River are fast being covered by newly-made concrete houses. Due to the lack of monitoring and regulations, the riverbank has been widely encroached upon by ‘squatters’. Locals say the river is actually narrowing due to the encroachment, adding to the risks of floods in the monsoon.