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  • Gay and lesbian pairs of Morang awaits legal marriage

    Feb 21, 2017: More than 100 pairs of gays and lesbians from Morang are deprived of their right to marriage in the absence of the law legalizing their marriage, said Blue Diamond Society. More than 100 couples of gays and lesbians from Morang are waiting to tie their knot legally, informed Madhav Dulal, Morang branch information officer of the Society at a press conference organised today by the Society and the Paribartansil Samaj. He said they want to get...

    Melamchi water to be supplied in time: Minister Singh

    Feb 21, 2017: Minister for Water Supply and Sanitation Prem Bahadur Singh has pledged to supply the drinking water of the Melamchi Water Supply Project in the Kathmandu valley in the stipulated time adding that the construction works of the project were speeding up. In an interaction programme organized by the Sanchar Pratisthan here today, Minister Singh claimed that there was no confusion in completing the project in time as construction works are in final stage. He further shared...

    Four percent children off-school in Jumla

    Feb 21: Four percent children of school going age are outside school in Jumla, said a report prepared by the District Education Office (DEO). Likewise, eight percent children drop out of school midway, said a working paper presented at a programme organised by the DEO with the theme ‘Enrolment campaign and its relevancy’ in the district. At the event, District Education Officer Kul Bahadur Phadera said most of the children remaining off school are differently-abled and from impoverished and...

    Birat Expo starts tomorrow

    Feb 21, 2017: The Chamber of Industries Morang is all set to kick off the Birat Expo – 2073 on Wednesday. Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal will be inaugurating the exhibition, Chamber’s Chairman Mukesh Upadhyaya shared. The industrial fair will showcase industrial products, agricultural products, herbs, agricultural tools, information and technology, alternate energy sources, automobiles and parts, handicraft items, electronic gadgets, domestic tools and drinks through a total of 254 stalls. An employment fair will also be held during...

    Blood shortage in Dhagadhi

    Feb 21: Dhangadhi is facing acute shortage of blood with inexplicable reluctance on part of the local residents to donate blood. For the past one week, blood shortage has become somewhat severe at the Blood Transfusion Centre, Dhangadi, which has now run out of packs of blood of all groups, according to Centre’s Chief Dharanidhar Pant. Pant conceded the failure on part of the transfusion centre to impart a general knowledge among the locals that donating blood does not...

    Musical concert and fireworks to mark Mahashivaratri and Army Day

    Feb 21, 2017: The Nepal Army will be hosting musical concert and pyrotechnics display during the Mahashivaratri and Army Day which falls on February 24 this year. The celebrations will take place at the Army Pavilion, Tundhikhel. The band concert and a display of fireworks will start at 5 pm following parades and various artistic performances throughout the day, NA Public Relations Directorate stated. The NA will be making the entrance cost-free to seek maximum public participation in the...

    Micro bus accident leaves 16 injured

    Feb 20, 2017: 16 passengers were injured when a Kakadvitta micro bus overturned at Jandol in Saptari district along the East-West Highway today. The injured ones were Birendra Shah and his spouse Madhudevi Shah of Sonapur-2 in Sunsari district, Momammad Najib of Sunsari, Phadinra Roka of Kerabari-2 in Morang district, Ramesh Kumar Shah of Rangeli Municiapality-5 in Morang districts among others, according to the Area Police Office, Rupani. Those critically hurt are receiving treatment at Neuro Hospital at Biratnagar...

    Traders held with illegal medicinal herbs

    Feb 20, 2017: Jajarkot police have arrested three traders with more than two thousand kilograms of unauthorized medicinal herbs for sale. Those held in this connection are Jagat Phadera of Sanya-1, Mangal Budha of Rodikot-4 and Santosh Khatri of Rodikot-8 of Humla district. Police seized four tractors loaded with the medicinal herbs which were being taken for sale without the permit from the District Forest Office. The confiscated herbs include 2,000 kilogrammes of cinnamon leaves and 200 kilograms of...

    BP Highway in Sindhuli collapses

    Feb 20, 2017: A strip of the BP Highway along the Shitalpati section in Sindhuli has caved in and fallen into the Sunkoshi river below disrupting vehicular movement. Around a hundred metre strip of the road caved in at Benighat Kholete area of Shitalpati – 9 at 11 pm last night, Chief District Officer, Tara Bahadur Karki shared. He said the authorities were yet to determine what caused the road to collapse. CDO Karki added that the section of...

    Local poll date to be announced today: PM Dahal

    Feb 20, 2017: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the government will announce the date for local poll today. Addressing the 13th annual general meeting of the Private and Boarding Schools Organization of Nepal (PABSON), PM Dahal added that the elections were essential to ensure the constitution implementation process and institutionalize the achievements secured through various political movements. He further shared that the government was working out to hold the province and federal elections from October 18...

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