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KHOTANG: A mother and her daughter have gone missing after they were swept away by the flooded Tawakhola River at Mattim VDC of Khotang yesterday night.

BIRATNAGAR, JUL 06 - Three persons have died and two others gone missing in separate monsoon-related incidents in Sindhuli, Sankhuwasabha and Khotang districts in the past 24 hours.

Likuwapokhari VDC in Khotang district has been declared the Indoor Smoke-Free VDC.

One person has died of jaundice in the district on Tuesday.

Locals of 10 VDCs in the northern belt of Khotang district have faced acute shortage of food grains due to drought for a long time.

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

While people connected to the central transmission line of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) are bearing the brunt of increased load shedding hours, more than one dozens remote VDCs in Khotang have

The target groups do not have access to most community forests in Khotang.

Community forests, without effective plans in place, have failed to help the marginalised groups.

Locals at Durchhim VDC in the western part of the district have constructed a rural road section in their own initiation and investment.