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KATHMANDU: A light earthquake of local magnitude 4.0 occurred in far-western Nepal with its epicentre in Bajura district on Saturday late afternoon.

Though ranked 74th in the District Human Development Index, Bajura occupies the 75th position in the district poverty index.

BAJURA: Although locals of 11 VDCs have been facing acute food crisis for the last two months, they are yet to be supplied with rice in the northern part of Bajura.

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

BAJURA: Incessant rainfall with landslides claimed three lives while six houses were swept away in Kolti VDC of Bajura, on Saturday night.

BAJURA: Elderly citizens of Kotila VDC in Bajura are an elated lot because there are toilets in every house in the village now.

A forest fire has been raging at Nuwakot Community Forest in Jugada VDC from Sunday morning.

The blaze is yet to be brought under control, said Jagatraj Pandit, a local.

The Nepal Human Report 2014 developed jointly by the National Planning Commission and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) was released in the capital on Thursday.

BAJURA: Well over 47 per cent of kids in Bajura district suffer from malnutrition; it has been learnt.

BAJURA/KHOTANG: Wildfires in different community forests has hit life hard in Jugada, Budhiganga, Kolti, Martadi and Bandhu in Bajura.