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Wild elephants go on rampage, destroy sugarcane plantations

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KANCHANPUR — Wild elephants straying from the Shuklaphanta National Park have gone on rampage, and destroyed sugarcane farming at Laljhadi rural municipality-4 in the district.

A herd of around 20 elephants enters the village and destroy sugarcane farming grown on five bighas of the farmland by more than half a dozen local farmers, said the affected farmers.

The incident continues for the past week and sugarcane worth more than Rs 800,000 have been destroyed so far in the rampage, said local farmer Sacha Rana.

As a result, the farmers have incurred a huge loss. “I started sugarcane farming through a bank loan. I wonder how to pay back the loan as the farming has been destroyed by the elephants,” said another affected farmer Ramdas Rana.

Their repeated calls to authority to resolve the problem have fallen on a deaf ear, he complained.

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Advance booking open for Dashin

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Kathmandu—Finally, Federation of Nepalese National transportation Entrepreneurs Association agrees to open pre-booking for Dashin after the government decided to increase public transport fares by 10 percent.

The federation was demanding to unfreeze their bank accounts and adjust the fares in view of rising fuel prices.

On Saturday after the agreement between the government and federation, the transportation entrepreneurs opened advance booking.  Most of the counters set up banners announcing pre-booking for Dashin and many people were in que to book the ticket in advance.

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