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Mountain Jatayu seen in Myagdi

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BENI — Mountainous Jatayu, a kind of vulture, which is on the verge of extinction, is started seen at high hilly areas in Myagdi district.

Locals said that a few numbers of Jatayu is started seen in high hilly areas after the declaring Myagdi district as Diclofenac Free District.

Jatayu is on the verge of disappearance from the world due to poison-laced food, growing temperature and for lack of habitat.

Durba Paija of Chimkhola said that Jatayu are now seen at Chimkhola, Mudi and Lulang.

Technician at the District Livestock Service Office, Myagdi, Dilliram Acharya, said that a positive sign was seen in one year’ period after the ban in use of diclofenac medicine in livestock for the conservation of Jatayu after declaring the district as diclofenac free zone.

Myagdi was declared as 25th diclofenac free zone last year. Stakeholders said that a special program was necessary for the conservation of the Jatayu.

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2 injured as bomb goes off at Ward Chair’s house

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DAMAK — An unidentified group detonated a bomb at the house of Bhim Poudel, a Ward Chairperson of the Damak Municipality Ward Number 7, last night, injuring two people including a woman.

The injured were hit by shrapnel due to the explosion. The explosion has also caused minor damages to the house which is located some 500 metres to the east of the Area Police Office, Damak.

It was a powerful explosion and it is not known who carried it out, police said.

Those injured in the incident are Semu Rai and Tilochan Pokhrel who had come to visit their relatives at the house next to Poudel’s house.

Both them who have been wounded in the hands and legs are being treated at the Lifeline Hospital in Damak. Rai is a staff at the same hospital.

Police has started an investigation into the case. Meanwhile, the Nepal Communist Party led by Netra Bikram Chand (Biplav) has today issued a press release saying those playing main role in evicting the landless squatters in the disputed market area in Damak. It had specifically named Wrad Chair Poudel and Mayor Romnath Oli.

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