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What ails the farm sector part-3: Safest bet for farmers, cotton’s success stymied by low yields, lack of irrigation

Jul 26, 2017 It’s sturdy and withstands harsh weather conditions better than other crops, it’s non-perishable, farmers can hope to get extra flushes from extended rain spells and, more importantly, prices have generally remained stable if not very remunerative. Moreover, cotton has always had a demanding market in the textile industry.

Janakpur Zonal Hospital struggling with lack of resources

Jul 26, 2017 A major hospital in Janakpur, where patients from surrounding eight tarai districts come for treatment is running without specialists and adequate human and infrastructural resources. Hospital administration claims that the hospital has not been allocated adequate quotas of doctor and that even the availed quotas are not fulfilled.

Proper blacktopping after Golbazar locals protest

Jul 26, 2017 Poor road construction and blacktopping are rampant across the country. The blacktopped layer giving in within few days is a common scene in towns and villages. Concerned authorities do not seem to care or do anything to stop the contractors from delivering such poor roads. However, in a rare incident, locals of Golbazar of Siraha district have brought an ongoing road blacktopping to a halt citing its poor construction quality.

Unplanned development main reason: Experts

Jul 26, 2017 Most parts of the port city get submerged even after a mild drizzle, with rain water and tidal water combining to create deep pools on the streets. Experts say that the unplanned development violating the 22-year-long master plan and detailed area plan (DAP) may soon turn Chittagong into a city not fit for human habitation

Pesticide killed the 13 Dinajpur kids

Jul 26, 2017 A globally banned toxic pesticide caused an outbreak of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES), killing 13 children in Dinajpur in 2012, says a study published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene on Monday.

Landslides kill 5 more

Jul 26, 2017 Cascading rainwater from nearby hills has washed away part of Rangamati-Khagrachhari Link Road in Rangamati's Kamarpara area, some 16km off the district town, early yesterday. Incessant rain for the last three days has made life miserable in the district.

Nineteen rescued from flood-hit areas of Rajasthan

Jul 25, 2017 Rescue operations on Tuesday resumed in rain-hit areas of Rajasthan’s Jalore district where 19 people have been rescued from inundated areas. Seven persons, who had taken shelter on a tree, were airlifted by rescue teams. Relief operations are also taking place in Jalore, Sirohi and Pali districts which are facing flood-like situation due to incessant rainfall.

Kerala’s Mar Thoma Syrian Church to conduct seminar for transgenders’ welfare

Jul 25, 2017 The Mar Thoma Syrian Church in Kerala is organizing an awareness seminar for the uplift of transgender community in the state on July 29. The Church has already launched a comprehensive program for the education and development of the marginalized group and to impart them training to find out an alternative livelihood

Anti-rabies vaccine shortage hits Gajendra Narayan Hospital

Jul 25, 2017 The Gajendra Narayan Singh Sagarmatha Zonal Hospital has been reeling under shortage of anti-rabies vaccines these days. As a consequence, the patients from the nearby region have been forced to return home without treatment.

More Nepali women seek health care delivery

Jul 25, 2017 Nepal has become the topmost country in the entire South Asia region in terms of the number of expectant mothers choosing delivery in health facilities. Nepal, which has been a member of the Global White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood since 2009, took significant strides in the mother and child care campaign after the government accorded high priority to these programmers, making sure that many pregnant women benefited from modern delivery facilities and available maternity services.


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