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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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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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