NC expresses sorrow over Dhungel’s death

March 16, 2017: Nepali Congress has expressed sorrow over the demise of former lawmaker from Nepali Congress Ramhari Dhungel as he passed away at his rented residence at Dillibazaar in the capital today. Issuing a press release, NC president Sher Bahadur Deuba said that he was saddened and shocked over Dhungel’s demise. Deuba stated that Dhungel was active in the restoration of democracy in the country. He expressed sorrow over the death and wished fortitude to the bereaved family...

Final hearing on IGP appointment case on March 19

March 16, 2017: The Supreme Court (SC) has postponed the final hearing on the case relating to appointment of Inspector General of Police and rescheduled it for coming March 19. A joint bench comprising justices Ishwar Prasad Khatiwada and Tej Bahadur KC, today, issued a verdict that the final hearing on the case would be conducted by a SC full bench on coming Sunday bearing in mind its sensitiveness, SC Spokesperson Mahendra Upadhyay said. Earlier, in response to a...

Unsafe bus travelling takes minor’s life

March 16, 201: A boy who was severely injured in a fall from a bus in motion succumbed to injuries in course of treatment at Neuro Hospital, Bansbari, in the capital today. The deceased has been identified as Rupesh Baraili, 13, of local Pikhel of Chagunarayan Municipality. The accident occurred in the morning of March 14 as the boy was travelling on a bus (Ba 4 Kha 7171) en route to Ratnapark from Changunarayan by clinging. Following the accident,...

Nepal is fertile land for investment: PM Dahal

March 16, 2017: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said Nepal is a fertile land for investment. While inaugurating the sixth International Trade Fair at local Bhrikutimandap today, the Prime Minister said an investment-friendly atmosphere has been established in Nepal with the political confusion clearing up. On the occasion, he called upon the national and international community not to have doubt in investing in Nepal. The fair jointly organised by the government and Federation of Nepalese Chambers of...

EC urges all to follow election code of conduct

March 16, 2017: The Election Commission has, issuing a press statement today, urged all to abide by the election code of conduct in view of the local level election. The local poll is scheduled for May 14. The commission has issued 19-point directions, urging to follow the election code in effect since March 1. It has directed the Ministries, offices, political parties, concerned bodies and institutions to follow the election code. The press statement further stressing on fair and...

North Mahottari parched as 90 percent wells go dry

March 16, 2017: Shortage of drinking water has become severe in northern settlements of Mahottari as over 90 percent water wells here are said to have dried up. Almost all water wells and hand tube-wells in Kisanpur, Bijalpura, Hattilet and Pashupatinagar of Bardibas Municipality, Belgachhi, Bharatpur, Laxminiya and Ramnagar of Gaushala Municipality and in Bhangaha Rural Municipality have gone dry, forcing the locals to travel for hours in the search of water. These underground sources are only the available...

Water crisis takes toll on quake survivors

March 16, 2017: The earthquake survivors of different rural municipalities in Parbat district are facing tough time due to water crisis. When there is acute shortage of drinking water the reconstruction of houses devastated by the 2015 earthquake is a far cry here. Madhav Prasad Bhattarai, a local of Shaligram-5, Hanumandanda who languished in a fragile hut for 16 months after earthquake, had initiated the construction of a new home but could not make his way due to water...

Three held with Red Panda hide

March 16, 2017: Police have arrested three persons with hide of endangered species Red Panda from Dang. The arrested are Bhart Chaudhary, 28, of Ghorahi sub-metropolis-3, Pratap Budhathoki, 30, of Tulsipur sub-metropolis and Pun Raj Pun, 64, of Kanki-4, Rukum, confirmed Deputy Superintendant of Police (DSP) Bhuwaneswor Tiwari. A special team deputed from Dang District Police Office and Regional Investigation Office, Surkhet had nabbed them from nearby Katuwakhola of Ghorahi sub-metropolis. The police arrested the smugglers acting on a...

202 students in Ilam barred from taking SEE

March 16, 2017: Two hundred and two students in Ilam district have not been able to appear in the Secondary Education Examination (SEE) that started throughout the country today. These students have been barred from taking the exam as they have not paid the revenue to school or are school drop-outs or have not met the mandatory 75 percent attendance, the District Education Office (DEO), Ilam stated. As per the DEO, Ilam, four thousand 564 students are sitting in...

NC ex-parliamentarian Dhungel passes away

March 16, 2017: Former lawmaker from Nepali Congress Ramhari Dhungel passed away at his rented residence at Dillibazaar in the capital today. According to NC central member Pradip Poudel, leader Dhungel, 58, was found dead in bed at his own room this morning. He further shared that Dhungel’s cousin had forcibly opened the door of the room in which Dhungel had slept as his room remained locked from inside till late morning. Former lawmaker Dhungel was also Assistant Minister...

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