Fire causes damage worth 6.7 million rupees

Urlabari, Morang, Oct 23 (RSS): Property worth Rs. 6.7 million was destroyed in a fire that destroyed the house of Bhupendra Karki in Miklajung rural municipality-5 last night. The two-storey house caught fire reportedly due to a short circuit at around 7:00 pm yesterday. Cash and kind including ornaments and other goods and cereals were gutted in the fire. Fire tenders from Sundarharaicha of Morang and Damak of Jhapa with the help of the local residents put out the...

Around 300,000 garlands imported from India for Tihar

Kathmandu, Oct 19: Around 300 thousand garlands have been imported from India for this Tihar festival. These garlands are only for use in Bhai Tika. Bhai Tika is the last day of the five days long Tihar festival, the biggest festival of Nepalis after Dashain. Although it has been 23 years since commercial floriculture was started in the country, the country still imports flowers. Cultivation of flowers for commercial purposes has now expanded to 40 districts. Some 678 floriculture...

Martyr’s family supported from US

Rajbiraj, Oct. 18 (RSS): The US-residing students from Madhes have extended financial support to the family of martyr Ananda Sah on Tuesday. Sah had got martyrdom in Maleth of Saptari district. A total of Rs 25,000 collected with the initiatives of Madhesi Engineers Student Union (MESU) was handed over to the widow of Sah residing in Krishna Sabaran Rural Municipality in the district, MESU’s Chair Er Sanjeeb Narayan Yadav said. The organization had also supported to the families of...

Buddhist school seeks support from government

Nawalparasi, Oct 17: A Buddhist School in Nawalparasi has sought government’s financial and physical support for its operation after the school saw financial crisis. The school has been smoothly run for the past two decades being based on individual donation. School In-Charge Sanimaya Tamang said that the financial crisis has directly affected educational pursuit of children besides other logistics. The primary school has been run at Daunne Danda in Triveni rural municipality-2 (previous Dumkibas-9) . There are total 140...

Pancheswar EMP in final stage

Baitedi, Oct 15 (RSS): The development of the detailed environment management plan or EMP of the Pancheswar Multi-purpose hydropower project has reached the final stage. Environment experts are now giving final shape to the plan by making an onsite visit to the areas affected by the Mahakali river, where the project will be based and by talking to the local residents. A team of environmentalists, agronomists and sociologists led by the Shah Consultant International Private Limited is working on...

People other than locals barred from entering into Kerung

Rasuwa, Oct 15 (RSS): People other than locals have been temporarily barred from crossing the Rasuwagadhi transit into Kerung, China. The restriction is a result of the National Congress election to be held from October 18 in China, according to Assistant Chief District Officer Smita Poudel. As a result, Nepalis heading to Kerung for a visit have been stopped at the Miteri bridge, she said. Hence, people holding temporary pass will be stopped from going across the border for...

Financial support for Ribhan flood survivors

Pokhara, Oct 15 (RSS): The Tamu Samaj UK, Mothers’ group has donated one hundred thousand rupees to the flood survivors of Ribhan Pathe in Machhapuchre rural municipality-5. Advisor to the group Laxmi Prasad Gurung handed over the amount to ward chair and disaster management committee coordinator Jum Bahadur Gurung on Saturday. Sixteen houses were completely damaged in the floods from the Humdi river last monsoon. So far, Rs. 4.9 million has been collected as relief support from various organisations...

Rs 14 billion cost estimated for temples reconstruction

Kathmandu, Oct 14 (RSS): The reconstruction of the heritages, devastated by the 2015 earthquake, is not gaining momentum in a satisfactory manner. The centrally-located historical treasures and towers including Kasthamandap, Hanumandhoka area and Dharahara are still in limbo from reconstruction perspective. According to the data collected by Guthi Sansthan, more than 341 temples and monasteries were completely or partially damaged across the country in the earthquake. The reconstruction and maintenance of the devastated structures of temples and monasteries requires...

10 percent hike in garland price during Tihar

–Sharmila Pathak Kathmandu, Oct 13 (RSS): There will be a 10 percent increment in the price of marigold garland during Tihar this year as compared to last year, with the demand increment for the garlands, and the festival that falls earlier this year, traders said. All flowers are yet to bloom as the festival is two weeks earlier this year, which causes a rise in demand for marigold garlands prompting the price increment, said the Floriculture Association Nepal (FAN),...

Gold trader shot dead

Sarlahi, Oct 11 (RSS): A gold trader has been shot dead by unidentified persons on Tuesday. Sunil Saha, 27, was shot at by the unidentified group when he was on his way home to Pipariya, Kabilasi rural municipality-3 after closing his shop at Pidari in Haripur Municipality. Saha was travelling on his motorcycle when a gang of three or four persons, who were waiting for him, stopped him on the way and tried to rob him of cash, gold...

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