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  • FSU election process iniatiates from today

    Feb 12, 2017: The process of the long overdue Free Student Union (FSU) election to be held on February 25 at Tribhuvan University (TU) starts on Sunday. TU Rector and FSU Election Central Monitoring and Coordination Committee’s Coordinator, Prof Dr Sudha Tripathi shared, “The election process will start as per the election calendar”. The TU’s affiliate and offshoots campuses across the country will now publicize the voters’ name list. As per the election calendar, the voters’ list will remain...

    Naxal road to reopen as one-way traffic from Feb 16

    Feb 12, 2017: The Bhagwati Bahal-Bal Mandir road section at Naxal that caved last month will reopen as one-way traffic from February 16. According to the Department of Roads (DoR), “the repair works are moving ahead smoothly and one-way traffic will be allowed on the road section from the next week”. Shanker Group, which is responsible for the maintenance, had assured the road would come back into operation by February 10, but frequent changes in design compelled the government to extend...

    Teriya heartily welcomed at home district

    The title winner of the ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’ Season 9′, a dance contest aired on the Indian tv channel ‘Colors’, Teriya Fujia Magar was given a hero’s welcome after returning to her home district here in Nepal. Teriya was welcomed by the Teriya Magar Foundation in which the young dancer was feted by Chief District Officer, Local Development Officer and District Education Officer among other high ranking government officials in the district. Teriya learned dance at the Bageshwori Sangeetalaya...

    Police seizes 3 kilos hashish

    Birgunj: Five kilos hashish was seized on Tuesday arresting an  Indian national. Sekh Saddam was arrested by the Armed Police Force Customs Security Company, Birgunj during a routine checking at around 8:30 this morning. Sekh was heading towards Kolkata in India from Kathmandu with the hashish hidden in a bag, said APF Superintendent of Police, Sushil Subedi. Sekh has confessed that he was transporting the contraband to India for IRs 10,000, which a man in Kathmandu had promised to provide...

    Police make two murder accused public

    Baglung: Two persons were made public by the police in accusation for involvement in the murder of Krishna Bahadur Thapa of Kushmisera – 5. Thapa, 45, was found dead at Kushmisera – 8 on February 1. Police paraded Bhim Bahadur Thapa Magar, 33, and Bishnu Thapa Magar, 25, of the same locality for killing Thapa. The police investigation revealed that Thapa was bludgeoned to death with a truncheon during a drunken brawl. Both the accused have confessed to the...

    Microbus accident kills minor, injures 12 in Dhading

    DHADING: A minor died and 12 others were injured when a microbus met with an accident in Dharke at Naubise VDC of Dhading district along the Prithvi Highway on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as seven-year-old Sujan Thapa of Gorkha, informed the police. Thapa died while undergoing treatment at a hospital, police said. Khanikhola Traffic Police Office have assumed that the accident occurred as the microbus (Ba 2 Kha 3714) was travelling on a high speed. The microbus, which...

    Expensive medical equipment unprofitable in govt hospitals

    The Ministry of Health has been spending a hefty sum on medical equipment, which generally do not come into use, a government report has revealed.   The latest report prepared by a high-level committee under the ministry claimed that the ministry spent a huge amount to purchase advanced equipment, without making any cost and benefit assessment. The report underlined several instances of  misuse of state coffers to purchase costly equipment only to be left unused for years. CT-Scan machines...

    Folk singer Maya Gurung honoured

    Feb 5, 2017- Folk Singer Maya Gurung was honoured for her contribution to folk music by Thadobhaka Lokkala Academy Nepal Lamjung on Friday, amid a function held at Besisahar. Gurung who has worked in the folk music for past three decades has sung popular songs including Gaun Sahar ma Lamjung Durbar. In the ceremony, which coincided with 42nd monthly poetry recitation programme of Antaranga Weekly magazine, Gurung was awarded with a certificate and gifts by chairperson of the Academy...

    Villagers terrorized by wild bear

    Salyan, Feb 5: Villagers in the western VDCs of the district have been terrorized by the wild bear. Residents of Kalimati Rampur, Laxmipur and Nigalchula have come under attack by the bear at their own homes. The latest incident took place on January 30 when 54-year-old Damber Bahadur Wali of Rampur-6 was attacked that night. He is getting treatment at the district hospital. Local resident Bir Bahadur Wali said, prior to this, two people in Kalimati Rampur and another...

    LPG price hike by Rs 25 per cylinder

    KATHMANDU: Nepal Oil Corporation has increased the price of liquefied petroleum gas by Rs 25 per cylinder effective from Thursday midnight. Following the adjustment, LPG will cost Rs 1,350 per cylinder. “Indian Oil Corporation has raised its price for Nepal for February,” said Bhanubhakta Khanal, spokesperson for NOC, adding that increased prices of petroleum products in recent months have increased NOC’s losses. According to Khanal, NOC will face a loss of Rs 162.91 on the sale of each LPG cylinder...

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