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Residents of Saptari district have been hit by a shortage of water lately. Groundwater level has dropped after pumping increased in the district over the past few years.

RAJBIRAJ: Despite being declared open-defecation free zones, around dozen VDCs in Saptari are performing very poorly in terms of use of toilets.

RAJBIRAJ, March 10: Although the effort to make Saptari district Open Defecation Free (ODF) by 2016 is in full swing, concerned authorities are finding it challenging to accomplish the goal within

Following massive landslide and flooding that claimed dozens of lives at Jure, Sindhupalchowk district on Saturday, the swollen Koshi River had terrified people living along its banks in the Nepal-

SAPTARI, July 7: The number of people suffering from Typhoid is on the rise in the district, with the rise in temperature and rainfall.

About 24 per cent of the children in the district are suffering from malnutrition.

Malnutrition rates in Nepal are among the highest in the world. But participants at a programme organised in Rajbiraj of Saptari today claimed that malnutrition rate in the district was worse.

The World Bank (WB) has approved US$ 150 million for two projects designed to help improve connectivity and raise agricultural productivity across rural Nepal.

As many as three houses at Barmajhiya-5 in Saptari district were destroyed by wild tuskers.

In order to reduce human casualties and economic losses to glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs) and catastrophic flashfloods in the high-altitude and Tarai districts, respectively, the government o