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  • One killed, 11 injured after Bolero plunges 45 metres

    Dhulikhel, Sept 12: A person was killed and at least 11 injured when a Bolero jeep veered out of control and plunged some 45 metres below near the Khopasi Hydro Power Project’s Powerhouse at Panauti municipality – 11. The ill-fated jep (Ba 9 Cha 7277) was en route to Panauti from Balthali along a perilous trail route when the accident occurred on Monday evening. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Mahendra Marasini of District Police Office, Kavre, said the identity...

    Suicide of Nepali migrant workers in foreign land on the rise

    Sep 11 As the world marked the Suicide Prevention Day on Sunday, the cases of suicide increasing among Nepalis have also become an issue. In this context, Karobar has reported that the number of Nepali migrants committing suicide in the foreign land is also on the rise. “Experts have suggested immediate prevention measures against increasing suicide cases in foreign employment,” the report reads, adding at least 332 Nepalis working abroad have committed suicide in past few years. Of them, 27 are...

    Video x-ray service introduced in Jajarkot’s ultra remote villages

    Jajarkot, Sept 11: A health post located at an ultra remote village in Jajarkot is now equipped with the facility of video x-ray service. The Dilli Health Post located at Triveni Nalgadh municipality ward no 7 has launched the video x-ray service. The locals of eight villages including the Triveni Nalgadh municipality, Barkot rural municipality’s Tallo Dolpa and the western rim of Rukum can now use the service. The video x-ray service was introduced with the economic support from...

    Bomb explosion at election candidate’s house

    Dhanusha, Sept 8: An unidentified group has set off an improvised explosive device (IED) at the house of an election candidate at Dhanushadham Municipality here last night. A person trespassed into the compound of the house of Prakshya Shah Malla at Dhanushadham on Thursday night and exploded the IED. Malla is contesting in the local level election to the post of mayor of Dhanushadham Municipality on a Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) ticket. Security has been tightened in Dhanushadham after...

    Number of Himalayan Tahr increases in Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve

    Baglung, Sept 7: The number of Himalayan Tahr in the Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve has increased significantly for over the last six years. There are 388 such goat antelopes recorded in the Reserve. Their number stood at 285 in the last census held in 2012. Himalayan Tahr , which are native of Nepal, India and China, is enlisted in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The counting was made by the office of the Reserve in all seven blocks...

    Chinese companies fail to keep investment promises

    Kathmandu, September 7 At the investment summit hosted by the Nepal government on March 6 this year, China became the country to promise the biggest investment for development projects in Nepal. In total, various Chinese companies promised to invest Rs 830 billion. Most of Chinese investors had promised to invest in roads, mines and hydropower. Exactly six months have passed since the conference, but Nepal has not received a penny from them. Neither have the companies started any legal...

    Leopard rampage in Necha

    Solukhumbu, Sept 7: Leopard rampage has terrorized locals at Necha area of Nechasalyan rural municipality in Solukhumbu. The wild beast has so far killed two dozens of goats in the area during the period of a month. Locals now are compelled to keep vigil on the leopard rampage during night time. According to Rekha Sharma, a local of Nechasalyan rural municipality-3, the leopard killed goats in a settlement one day and in another settlement next day which is quite...

    Night travel ban along Beni – Jomsom extended in wake of continuing landslides

    Beni (Myagdi), Sept 6: The night travel ban along the Beni – Jomsom route has been extended to September 16. The local authorities had previously placed the ban from July 20 to August 31 for sake of travellers’ security following intermittent landslides along the Myagdi and Mustang sections. The rise in the water levels in the river has also forced the extension of the ban period. As the situation persists, the ban was extended to September 16, said District...

    NEA launches hotline to streamline customers’ service accessibility

    Kathmandu, Sept 5: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has launched a toll – free number ‘1151’ as part of its effort to streamline its services to the customers. Minister for Energy Mahendra Bahadur Shahi inaugurated the toll – free number amidst a press conference held on Monday at the Energy Ministry. The hotline aims to provide accessible and easy services to the customers. On the occasion, Minister Shahi urged NEA’s customers to dial the toll – free number if the...

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