ROLPA, April 19: When the plague came to my village in Rolpa in 1943, my neighbors started dying. People fled to the forests to escape from the disease. My mother also passed away in April 1943. No one from the village came to cremate her dead body. My maternal uncles from another village dug a hole to bury her and returned without visiting our home. “My father tied a rope around the waist of the dead body, dragged it to the hole and buried,” Nandalal Pokhrel, 87, of Rolpa Municipality-1, Mewang, recalled the story of the epidemic, which haunted Nepali society some 77 years ago.
PARIS, June 29: Hundreds of firefighters battled on Saturday to contain wildfires in southern France as a stifling heatwave brought record-breaking temperatures to parts of Europe, killing at least three people in Italy.
CHITWAN, June 28: It has already been three years since the work to widen the Mugling-Narayanghat road started. In the process of widening the road, the hill sides along the stretch were slashed away. But the landslides have not stopped ever since and the situation gets worse during the monsoon.
Nepal is blessed with abundant wetlands. Out of them 10 have been enlisted in the Ramsar sites. Despite of their worldwide recognition and publicity the lakes over here are facing many problems. Among them invasion by water hyacinth is severely intense.