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KATHMANDU: At least 12 aftershocks, minor to light, were recorded in three hours after the local magnitude 5.0 earthquake hit Bajhang district of far-western Nepal on Wednesday afternoon.

KATHMANDU: A light earthquake hit Bajhang district at 9:40 am on Monday. According to the National Seismological Centre (NSC), Lainchaur, it recorded a tremor of local magnitude 4.3 this morning.

Bajhang, Sept 2: Roughly 85 per cent of drinking water sources and tap water in remote Himalayan district, Bajhang, are found with coliform bacteria that can cause life-threatening disease jaundice

DIPAYAL: Coliform, a cholera virus, was detected in drinking water supplied to districts in remote far-west.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $23.5 million grant from the Strategic Climate Fund for a project that will ensure water supply to about 45,000 households.