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.

RUKUM, Feb 25: Ten-year-old Kapil Khatri of Banfikot Rural Municipality-7, Dharwang in Rukum is a fifth grader at Nepal Rastriya Secondary School (NRSS).

KATHMANDU, Oct 26: Government has formed a Monitoring and Coordination Committee in a bid to streamline the excavation of sand, stones, soils and aggregates among others from the rivers and ponds.

DOLAKHA, May 18: Stones and sand among other resources extracted from the Tama Koshi River are being black-marketed with involvement of crusher plants operating ion the banks of the river.

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.

Carving stones

January 27, 2018 12:38 pm

“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.

Smugglers are not caught and vehicles are released on bail

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.

TILOTTAMA (Rupendehi), Dec 26: Two bridges are to be built in two rural areas in Rupandehi.

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.

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