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Potato farming kicks off in Rasuwa

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RASUWA —  Rural farmers of northern Rasuwa district have started planting seasonal potato with gradual rise in mercury.

Senior Agriculture Development Officer Ramesh Humagain shared that potato farming has begun in 1,630 Hectares of total fertile land of the district.

The potato farming would be completed by coming March 3 while it would be harvested only after July, he informed.

Crop Protection Officer Radheshyam Barai said that the total potato yields from the farming would be around 21,000 Metric Tons.

It is shared that the potatoes produced in Rasuwa are supplied to Nuwakot and Kathmandu for its good quality.

Under the Prime Minister Agriculture Modernization Project, the District Agriculture Development Office, Rasuwa had imparted training to 22 front line farmers of Gatlang area to boost agriculture yields.

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Rape cases rising in Tulsipur High Court’s desk

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DANG — The High Court Tulsipur in Dang last fiscal year settled 602 cases. As stated by court registrar Shreelal Poudel, in the period, the court registered 413 new cases and the number of cases in pending case (previous years) were 373. Of the total 786 cases, the court gave its final hearings on 602 cases.

The records show that among the cases filed in the period, the highest number is about rape which is figured at 88 and 70 have been already sorted out legally while 18 are under sub-judice.

Similarly, the cases registered seeking divorce were 21 and among them the court finished its proceedings on 19 cases.

The court has set up the civic help desk and arranged for free application writing facility, making the service system technology-friendly.

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