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Fire destroys community forest in Doti

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DOTI — A fire has destroyed around 1,744 hectares of forest, including community and leasehold, in Doti district on Thursday.

According to Forest Officer of the Doti District Forest Office Badri Kumar Karki, the forest fire broke out in 85 community forests, two leasehold forests and other government-owned forests causing huge damages to the forest resources.

“Though efforts are on to take forest fire under control, the forest area is drying up due to long spell of drought and rising temperature”, he said, “It has made it more difficult to douse fire”.

There are 366 community forests and 196 leasehold forests in Doti.

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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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