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  • General strike disrupts normal life in Morang

    Feb 22, 2017: Normal life has been disrupted in Morang with the general strike called by United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF). The long and short route vehicles have stayed off the road while motorbikes and CT Safari vehicles are seen plying the roads in less number. The general strike has also affected the educational institutes with most private schools shutdown for the day. District Police Office, Morang has said it has not yet been informed on any untoward incidents....

    Vultures on verge of extinction in Nepal

    Feb 22, 2017: The vultures known as the nature’s scavengers are alarmingly on verge of extinction with dwindling nesting habitats compounded by a host of other factors. The vultures are vanishing due to climate change, shrinking habitation, use of medicines and lack of prey. The absence of tall trees has also deprived them of a place to build nests, Community Forest Consumer Federation, Baitadi Chairman Chakra Prasad Sharma shared. “The villagers are cutting down trees citing less production in...

    NHRC Chief Sharma emphasizes women education

    Feb 21, 2017: National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chair Anup Raj Sharma has said the government should give a special emphasizes on women’s education. Addressing a programme organised here today to mark the 37th anniversary of Dillibazaar Kanya Multiple Campus, NHRC Chief made this remark. Campus Chief Aparajit Aryal said though the campus was celebrating its 37th anniversary, it did not have its own building to run its activities. Professor Harihar Ghimire said women should be aware of their...

    Gay and lesbian pairs of Morang awaits legal marriage

    Feb 21, 2017: More than 100 pairs of gays and lesbians from Morang are deprived of their right to marriage in the absence of the law legalizing their marriage, said Blue Diamond Society. More than 100 couples of gays and lesbians from Morang are waiting to tie their knot legally, informed Madhav Dulal, Morang branch information officer of the Society at a press conference organised today by the Society and the Paribartansil Samaj. He said they want to get...

    Melamchi water to be supplied in time: Minister Singh

    Feb 21, 2017: Minister for Water Supply and Sanitation Prem Bahadur Singh has pledged to supply the drinking water of the Melamchi Water Supply Project in the Kathmandu valley in the stipulated time adding that the construction works of the project were speeding up. In an interaction programme organized by the Sanchar Pratisthan here today, Minister Singh claimed that there was no confusion in completing the project in time as construction works are in final stage. He further shared...

    Four percent children off-school in Jumla

    Feb 21: Four percent children of school going age are outside school in Jumla, said a report prepared by the District Education Office (DEO). Likewise, eight percent children drop out of school midway, said a working paper presented at a programme organised by the DEO with the theme ‘Enrolment campaign and its relevancy’ in the district. At the event, District Education Officer Kul Bahadur Phadera said most of the children remaining off school are differently-abled and from impoverished and...

    Birat Expo starts tomorrow

    Feb 21, 2017: The Chamber of Industries Morang is all set to kick off the Birat Expo – 2073 on Wednesday. Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal will be inaugurating the exhibition, Chamber’s Chairman Mukesh Upadhyaya shared. The industrial fair will showcase industrial products, agricultural products, herbs, agricultural tools, information and technology, alternate energy sources, automobiles and parts, handicraft items, electronic gadgets, domestic tools and drinks through a total of 254 stalls. An employment fair will also be held during...

    Blood shortage in Dhagadhi

    Feb 21: Dhangadhi is facing acute shortage of blood with inexplicable reluctance on part of the local residents to donate blood. For the past one week, blood shortage has become somewhat severe at the Blood Transfusion Centre, Dhangadi, which has now run out of packs of blood of all groups, according to Centre’s Chief Dharanidhar Pant. Pant conceded the failure on part of the transfusion centre to impart a general knowledge among the locals that donating blood does not...

    Musical concert and fireworks to mark Mahashivaratri and Army Day

    Feb 21, 2017: The Nepal Army will be hosting musical concert and pyrotechnics display during the Mahashivaratri and Army Day which falls on February 24 this year. The celebrations will take place at the Army Pavilion, Tundhikhel. The band concert and a display of fireworks will start at 5 pm following parades and various artistic performances throughout the day, NA Public Relations Directorate stated. The NA will be making the entrance cost-free to seek maximum public participation in the...

    Micro bus accident leaves 16 injured

    Feb 20, 2017: 16 passengers were injured when a Kakadvitta micro bus overturned at Jandol in Saptari district along the East-West Highway today. The injured ones were Birendra Shah and his spouse Madhudevi Shah of Sonapur-2 in Sunsari district, Momammad Najib of Sunsari, Phadinra Roka of Kerabari-2 in Morang district, Ramesh Kumar Shah of Rangeli Municiapality-5 in Morang districts among others, according to the Area Police Office, Rupani. Those critically hurt are receiving treatment at Neuro Hospital at Biratnagar...

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