Solid waste from Bala Chaturdashi festival collected

Kathmandu, Nov 19 (RSS): Solid waste resulting from the cereals seeds and other offerings made by the devotees who came to observe the Bala Chaturdashi festival has been collected and managed today. The cleaning of the Pashupatinath temple premises that began on Saturday night ended this morning. Four truckloads of solid waste was collected and managed in the cleaning activity carried out jointly by the Pashupati Area Development Trust, Bagmati Cleaning Mega Campaign and the Khems Cleaning Limited, according...

West Seti Paperwork Moves Forward

Nov 17:Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) and China Three Gorges Corporation signed an agreement to establish a JV, West Setu Hydro Power Company, to construct the 750 MW West Seti hydropower project. Karobar, in its lead story for the day, says the agreement was signed five years behind schedule. The paper reports that the NEA will have 25 per cent stake in the company and the rest will go to Three Gorges. The report says that Three Gorges has agreed to give...

Nepal to hold tiger census

Nov 16 :The Nepal government is preparing to hold a fresh tiger census from the last week of November, according to the anchor story in Nepal Samacharpatra. The Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation says the census will be carried out by dividing tiger habitats into three parts including Parsa-Chitwan, Banke-Bardiya and Shuklaphanta. It is expected that the census will be over in three months.

Gauchan’s shooter among five held; mastermind in the run

Kathmandu, November 14 Nepal Police says it has arrested five persons including the one who shot dead construction entrepreneur Sharad Kumar Gauchan in Naya Baneshwor of Kathmandu last month. The investigators have identified the shooter as Rajeev Tamang as Nuwakot. Police say the mastermind, identified as Samir Man Basnet, is yet to be held.

Electric vehicles on parties’ priority list

Nov 21-Karobar says political parties have accorded a high priority to development and promotion of electric vehicles in the country in manifestoes they have prepared for upcoming elections. The joint manifesto of CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist Centre reads that they will allow e-vehicles only to play Kathmandu roads within next three years. Likewise, the Nepali Congress has said it will replace ‘pollution-causing’ vehicles as soon as possible. Experts, however, have said the plans look very good; but what matters more is...

Two swept rhinos spotted in Indian place

Ratnanagar, Chitwan, Nov 6 (RSS): Two one horned rhinos, which were swept away from the Chitwan National Park in a flooding four months ago, have been recovered from an Indian place. The rhinos were spotted in a place near a Balmiki Tiger Reserve around 25 kilometers from the Nepal-India border. Being informed of the recovery by the Tiger Reserve, a team from the CNP reached the site to take stock of the situation of the recovered rhinos. “The spotted...

Agriculture college to establish in Jhapa

Baniyani, Jhapa, Nov 3 (RSS): An agriculture college will be established in Jhapa from this year. Agriculture-related programmes will run from a structure belonging to Gauradaha Multiple Campus under the Tribhuvan University. Earlier recently, a high-level team invluding dean of the TU’s agricultural section Keshab Adhikari visited and inspected the campus and the structure for the same. The campus will accept 50 students this year, and the government has released Rs 30 million for running the college, said ward...

Three killed in motorcycle accident in Tanahu

Damauli, Nov 2 (RSS): Three persons died when a motorcycle knocked down a pedestrian and overturned at Eklephaant in Aanbhukhairini rural municipality-2 in Tanahu along the Dumre-Muglin road section on Wednesday evening. The deceased were identified as Nikesh Singh, 20, and Sabin Adhikari of Kailashpur in Bhaktapur district and Nanumaya Rana, 60, of Chayngling, Palungtar Municipality-1 in Gorkha district, according to the District Police Office, Tanahu. Among the deceased, two were riding on a motorcycle and another was the...

One dead in accident in Parbat

Phalebas, Parbat, Nov 1 (RSS): One person was killed in a head-on collision between a scooter and a bus here at Kushma Bazar, the district headquarters of Parbat. Dhanbir Pun Magar, 33, of Jaljala Rural Municipality-9 who was riding the scooter at the time died after a bus (Ga 1 Kha 5780) coming from the opposite direction hit his scooter at Chhamarke of Kushma Municipality-4 on Tuesday evening, according to the police. Severely injured Magar breathed his last in...

42 psychiatric patients in Morang jail

Pathari, Oct 26 (RSS) As many as 42 inmates among those serving jail term at Morang prison in different cases are found living with mental illness at varying levels. According to Prison In-charge Prem Prasad Sapkota, the number of mentally retarded jailbirds has increased to 42 during the period of past five years. Three among them are women. The prison administration has arranged frequent medical examination and follow-up of mentally weak inmates at Koshi Zonal Hospital from. Psychiatric Specialist...

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