March-past to mark Int’l Women’s Day

March 8, 2017: A march-past was held from local Samakhushi Chowk to Macchapokhari Chowk today, celebrating the 107th International Women’s Day. The event was attended by representatives from around a half dozen of organisations including the Positive Development Communications Centre, Sushmita Foundation, Youth Advocacy Nepal and Progressive Women Society. In his speech following the conclusion of the event, CPN ( UML) lawmaker Sher Bahadur Tamang said the Nepal’s constitution has given more rights to the women and such rights...

Homestay winning hearts of tourists visiting Lamjung

March 8, 2017: Homestay program launched in over a dozen locations in the district is gaining popularity as it continues to win hearts of tourists arriving here. This facility is gradually becoming the first choice of tourists both from home and aboard. Tourists choosing homestay are offered warm hospitality, organic food products and better services. Besides, they get an opportunity to be familiar with the local culture and lifestyle and these all factors are behind attracting tourists towards homestay....

Dhaulagiri zone totally bans import of poultry products

March 8, 2017: Import of poultry products into the entire Dhaulagiri Zone has been banned, following the detection of bird flu in the neighbouring district Kaski. The import of poultry products has been totally stopped since Tuesday from Parbat, the entry point to the Dhaulagiri, the District Livestock Office, Parbat said. According to the Office Chief Dr Sudhir Thapa, poultry products and feed are brought to the district and zone almost daily via the Pokhara-Baglung road section and the...

Banda affects life in Siraha

March 8, 2017: Life in various parts of Siraha district has been affected by the general strike called by the United Democratic Madheshi Front (UDMF) to protest the killings of protesters in Saptari on Monday. The UDMF cadres on the second day of the general shutdown today have been demonstrating by burning tyres in various parts of the district since morning. Major business hubs and markets, including Lahan Bazar, as well as education institutions and industries have remained closed...

Ambulance Service Operation Guidelines -2073 to be introduced

March 8, 2017: In a bid to regulate ambulance service, the Ministry of Health is all set to bring Ambulance Service Operation Guidelines 2073. The guidelines have been registered in Cabinet and they will come into force after their passage from the Cabinet. The directives will end rampant service fees being charged by ambulances and operate the services in a systematic and efficient way. “The guidelines aim to increase quality of ambulance service and people’s access to it. Ambulances...

UML recommencing Mechi-Mahakali Campaign from tomorrow

March 8, 2017: The CPN (UML) is to restart its Mechi-Mahakali Campaign from Hetaunda of Makwanpur tomorrow. The campaign got halted following the violent clash Monday at Rajbiraj of Saptari between the security personnel and the cadres of United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF). Similarly, the party has scheduled a mass meeting and a motorcycle rally on March 11 in Chitwan as part of the campaign. The CPN (UML) Chitwan shared information about this through a press meet here today....

NC President Deuba extends Women’s Day greetings

March 8, 2017: Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba has extended his best wishes to all the Nepali women at home and abroad on the occasion of the 107th International Women’s Day that falls today. In a message issued today on the occasion, Deuba acknowledged the importance of women’s representation in the state organs at all level and capitalizing on their capabilities for the nation-building. Wishing all the Nepali women happiness, peace and prosperity, the NC President has...

UDMF cadre injured in police firing dies, death toll climbs to four

March 8, 2017: United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) cadre who sustained bullet injuries two days ago in police firing has died in course of treatment at the Dharan based BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences. The Front said that Birendra Mahato, 22, of Melath – 2 of Saptari, who was shot in the abdomen and admitted to ICU of the health institute, has died. On Monday, three UDMF cadres were killed after clashes broke out between the UDMF and...

Teenage girl found hanging

March 8, 2017: A teenage girl has died under mysterious circumstances this morning at Pipara VDC of Mahottari district. The deceased has been identified as 17 – year – old Kajal Kumari Mahaseth, daughter of Rajendra Mahaseth, of Pipara – 5, District Police Office Mahottari said. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Deepak Pokharel, said the teenage girl had gone to sleep after dinner last night but was found hanging from the ceiling in a room adjacent to her bedroom...

‘Modern Nepali Food Festival’ begins on Saturday

March 8, 2017: Hospitality Foundation of Nepal is set to hold ‘Modern Nepali Food Festival’ beginning this Saturday. The Foundation, which has been working to promote tourism for the past five years, on Tuesday organized a press conference to disclose information on the upcoming event. The Foundation stated that it was organizing the festival with an aim to promote Nepali food and taste in the international market. The festival will be held at Event Samrat Garden Restaurant at Samakhusi....

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