Jajarkot bus accident: death toll reaches 26

March 10, 2017: The number of people killed in the bus accident at Bheri Malika Municipality-4, Jajarkot district on Thursday, has reached 26, the Nepalese Army stated. The Army, along with Nepal Police and locals is involved in the rescue of the victims. Similarly, 26 people were seriously injured in the accident. Nine passengers who received general injuries have been treated, the Nepalese Army, Directorate of Public Relations stated. An army helicopter was despatched for rescue and treatment immediately...

42 kw Nandiwangkhola project benefits over 200 households

March 10, 2017: Over 200 households of six wards of Malkwang VDC of Myagdi now have an access to electricity facility with the completion of a 42-kilowatt Nandiwangkhola Micro Hydroelectricity Project. The project constructed at a cost of over Rs 20 million was inaugurated amidst a programme here Thursday. On the occasion, Project Chief Lal Bahadur Chhantyal presented the project expenditure details as per which locals donated voluntary labour equivalent to Rs 585,300 to construct the project. Alternative Energy...

Authorities hold surprise inspection at Waling meat shops

March 10, 2017: The local authorities yesterday made a surprise inspection at the local meat shops in Waling – the prime marketplace of Syangja district. The inspection held at the initiative of Area Administration Office, Waling revealed inconsistency in pricing, absence of price tags and unregistered shops. Office Chief, Damodar Sharma, said the shops have been advised to keep their slaughter houses and the platform where the meat is divided clean. “We have given them suggestion to reform the...

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,...

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