BANKE, May 8: Illegal mining of stones is going on unchecked from a community forest near Lalpur of Rapti Sonari rural municipality-7 in Banke district. This activity which has been going on since long at the Chure hill falling under the Mandapawa community forest has resulted in the depletion of the environment in the area.
THERATHUM, May 8: Following the death of a pregnant woman who had gone to Therathum District Hospital for delivery three days ago, relatives hurled stones at the hospital and declined to accept the body.
ROLPA, March 21: Like in the rest of the country, scores of children in Rolpa district, too, are busy preparing for their final exams this year. Besides attending the school regularly, many of the children are also taking private tuition classes. With the exams approaching, children walking around clutching books and notebooks in their hands has become a common sight these days.
“It’s easy to sell finished products or goods, but it’s difficult to create new ones. That’s why I respect all creators in the world,” said Sanu Bajracharya, a 48-year-old stone-carving artist from Bhinchhebahal, Patan.
KATHMANDU, Jan 25: The government is making preparations to resume supplies of stones and aggregates to India. According to sources, the government is mulling to do so following the pressure from the smugglers.
KATHMANDU, OCT 26: The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a certiorari order directing the government authorities to avoid the sacred stones, which are known as symbols of wish under Limbu culture while constructing the Taplejung district based North-South Highway.
MYAGDI, September 7 :Aaita Bahadur Dorjee of Beni Municipality-2, Faparkhet of Myagdi district can be seen carrying his old and trusted baton and a hammer all the time. He wakes up early in the morning and routinely visits nearby schools and houses to grind stones. Although he is visually impaired, he shoulders a big responsibility of looking after his family.
DHARAN, July 25: Illegal extraction and smuggling of stones from Andheri Khola of Sunsari is on the rise. The area falls under President's Chure-Tarai Conservation Region. Though vehicles used by smugglers are booked by District Forest Office (DFO), they are often released on bail which has further encouraged them to carry on with their illegal extraction.
JAJARKOT, March 22: Seven-year-old Laxmi Nepali of Bhagwati Aulagurta VDC of Jajarkot district wakes up early in the morning and rushes toward a nearby school. While most of the children of her age carry books and other educational materials, she is seen holding a sack on one hand and a hammer on the other en route to Nepal National Secondary School.
DADELDHURA, Oct 19: Heavy vehicles carrying sand and stones on the KI Singh Highway day and night is taking toll on the quality of the road but the local administration has paid no attention to this. The unabated excavation has not only deteriorated the road quality but has also triggered landslides.
MANCHESTER, England, Aug 9: Manchester City has signed England center back John Stones for a reported 50 million pounds ($65 million) in the Premier League club's latest expensive attempt to improve the team's defense.
Richmond, United States, July 4: Rolling Stone magazine published a story in November 2014 describing in chilling detail a student's account of being brutally raped by seven men at the University of Virginia. Several days later the magazine's editors received an email from the reporter with the subject line "our worst nightmare."