REDDING, July 27: An explosive wildfire tore through two small Northern California communities Thursday before reaching the city of Redding, killing a bulldozer operator on the fire lines, burning three firefighters, destroying dozens of homes and forcing thousands of terrified residents to flee.

PALPA, May 18: Human settlements in rural areas in Palpa are gradually becoming deserted due to rampant migration of people to urban areas.

ACHHAM, Mar 12: Migration from villages and towns of Achham for the last few decades has left many of the settlements deserted. Even palaces, which were considered posh back then, now are in ruins.

It might not seem like it right now, but the drought that has hit Cape Town and surrounding areas‚ officially the worst in recorded history‚ has done us all some good.

BORMES-LES-MIMOSAS, July 26: Authorities ordered the evacuation of 10,000 people as fires hopscotched around the Riviera for a third day Wednesday, tearing through the forest of La Londe-les-Maures.

KATHMANDU, May 26: CPN-UML has picked candidates for mayors and deputy mayors of four sub-metropolitan cities of Province 5.

SYANGJA, May 19: There are five municipalities in Syangja district and all of these have women in leadership roles. Seema Chhetri from the CPN - UML has been elected mayor of Putalibazar Municipality while the remaining four municipalities have women as their deputy mayor. This has been taken as a huge leap in promoting women’s inclusion in leadership roles by the district’s residents and civil society leaders.

KATHMANDU, July 25: The Kathmandu Valley Development Authority (KVDA) is planning to study feasibility of three satellite towns within the Valley this year.