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  • Nepali national killed in SSB firing

    March 9, 2017: A Nepali national was killed when Seema Surakshya Bal, Indian border security force, opened fire in a clash between citizens of Nepal and India at bordering Kargildanda in Punarbas Municipality in the district today. The deceased has been identified as Gobinda Gautam of Punarbas Municipality-8. A dispute ensued when Nepali locals tried to install a Hume Pipe in the no man’s land near the border pillar no 200 leading to the clash followed by stone pelting...

    RPP chairman Thapa to join government

    March 9, 2017: The Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) is to send the party chairman Kamal Thapa in the government. RPP joint-spokesman Mohan Shrestha said that Chairman Thapa will get the Deputy Prime Minister and the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development portfolio. The party’s Chief Whip Dilnath Giri is also joining the government from the party. He will get the tourism portfolio. Shrestha said Thapa and Giri will take oath of office and secrecy at 6 pm today....

    PM Dahal appeals to all to make elections a success

    March 9, 2017: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal today appealed to all to help organise the local level elections slated for May 14 successfully. Receiving the annual report presented by the National Information Commission (NIC) for the fiscal year 2072\73 amid a programp in the Capital, PM Dahal made this statement, referring to the ‘plots’ being devised to foil the polls and thus fail the enforcement of the new constitution. He also said the government has prioritised taking the...

    NHRC vehicle smashed in Saptari

    March 9: Cadres of agitating the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) today vandalised the vehicle carrying Spokesperson for the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC0 Mohana Ansari in Saptari. However, no injuries were reported in the attack. Window panes of the vehicle (Ba 7 Cha 7479) were smashed. The protesters also torched the office of District Land Revenue Office. Likewise, a dozen of passenger buses were smashed in the protest while UDMF cadres took to the streets and burnt tyres...

    Shortage of Anti-rabies vaccine in Parsa

    March 9, 2017: A shortage of anti-rabies vaccines has been seen in Parsa district for long, causing inconvenience in the treatment of rabies. People suffering rabid dog bites are compelled to purchase the anti-rabies vaccines from private clinics for exorbitant price due to the shortage. There is a shortage of anti-rabies vaccines that the government has been distributing to the public health institutions in the district for two months now. Although the vaccine used to be provided free of...

    Collection of quake damage details over in Parbat

    March 9, 2017 (Parbat) : Collecting the details of the houses ravaged by the earthquake of April 25, 2015 has been completed in the district. Details of the total 11,000 damaged houses have been put together, said the district-based office assigned to collect the details, adding that those houses left out would be accommodated in the second phase. The Central Bureau of Statistics had deployed 29 engineers and the same number of social volunteers to collect the details. Of...

    Saptari closed for the fourth consecutive day

    March 9, 2017: The indefinite banda or general strike called by the United Democratic Madhesi Front, Saptari continues to disturb daily life today. It is the fourth consecutive day that Saptari remains shut since four people including UDMF cadres were killed in a clash with police on Monday. Passenger vehicles plying from the district headquarters Rajbiraj to various destinations continue to remain off the road today as well. Transport service has also come to a halt in Bhardaha, Kanchanpur,...

    Cho-La Pass at Khumjung getting risky

    March 9, 2017: The Cho-La Pass at Khumjung in Solukhumbu is becoming riskier in lack of adequate infrastructure. There are not even arrow boards showing directions in this area which is covered with snow year round, due to which foreign tourists lose way and their life. The Cho-La Pass is on the way to the Mt Everest base camp from the Gokyo lake, one of the famous tourist area in Solukhumbu district. Located at an altitude of 5,420 metres...

    Property worth one million gutted in fire

    March 9, 2017: Property worth Rs. One million was destroyed in a fire that broke out inside a warehouse in Adarshanagar of Birgunj this morning. The warehouse of Binaji Women Grill Industry was being operated from a rented house in Birjunj Sub-metropolis-8. The fire was reportedly sparked off from a short circuit at around 3:00 am in the morning, police inspector Anis Karna said. Five tons of chickpea dal, bhujia, wrappers, generator and other goods stored in the warehouse...

    School building gutted in fire

    March 9, 2017: Property worth Rs. 10 million was destroyed when a fire broke out inside the Balmandir foundation school in Dandakhet of Beni municipality-14. In the incident that took place on Wednesday night, a two-storey building of school was completed gutted. The administrative block, computer lab and library in the first floor were burnt to ashes in the fire, according to school teacher Ram Prasad Sharma. The fire that began at around five in the late afternoon was...

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