President attends Mahashivaratri and Army Day feu-de-joie

Feb 24: President Bidya Devi Bhandari attended a special programme organised by the Nepalese Army at the army parade ground at Tundikhel today on the occasion of the Mahashivaratri festival and the Army Day-2017. On the occasion, President Bhandari laid a wreath at the Bir Smarak (monument to the brave soldier) at the Army Pavilion and paid tributes to the soldiers. She also acknowledged the guard of honour. The President is the Supreme Commander of the Nepalese Army. President...

Sustained resin harvest puts pine forests at risk of extinction in Dadeldhura

Feb 24: Sustained collection of resin from chir pine (pinus roxburghii) trees in Dadeldhura has put pine forests at risk of extinction. Resin extraction from pine forests going on in the district for the past 40 years has contributed to deforestation as well. Almost all pine trees in the district have started drying up due to the continuous resin tapping. Such long practice has pushed 75 percent of pine forests towards the brink of extinction, according to District Forest...

Three arrested with banned drugs

Feb 24, 2017: Police at beni have arrested three persons with contraband drugs from the district headquarters, Beni, Tuesday. The arrested are Ajay Senchuri, 18 and Raju Rana, 20, of Khaireni,-4, Rupandehi and Sonam Ghatane, 21, of Pokhara Sub Metropolis, police added. Police confiscated some amount of diazepam, phenargon and taijesik from them. Police further have confiscated three cell phone sets used in criminal activities from them. RSS

Maiden mountain flight from Biratnagar

Feb 24, 2017: A maiden mountain flight from Biratnagar is taking place on Saturday as part of the ongoing Birat Expo. The Birat Expo Organizing Committee and tourism entrepreneurs in Biratnagar will be launching multiple mountain flights on Yeti Airlines aircraft. The mountain flight will hover close to Mt Everest, Mt Makalu, Mt Kanghenjunga and Mt Gaurishankar among other mountains, Biratnagar Travels Association Chairman, Bhabish Kumar Shrestha said. Yeti Airlines’ 29 – seat aircraft will accommodate 22 passengers at...

Man found dead at waiting lounge

Feb 24, 2017: An unidentified person was found death at Bhanu Chowk of Ratnanagar Municipality – 8, Chitwan on Thursday. According to the District Police Office, Chitwan, a man of estimated 45 years of age was found lying dead at a waiting lounge in Bhanu Chowk. His identity is yet to be ascertained. A team from the Area Police Office, Ratnanagar led by Inspector Daya Krishna Bhatta responded to local residents’ call and held an inquest at the site....

Three including two government employees arrested red-handed for taking bribe

Feb 23, 2017: Three persons including two government employees have been held from Bhaktapur on the charge of bribery. A team from the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) arrested non-gazetted first class officer Rishi Ram Budhathoki at Bhaktapur District Land Revenue Office, office helper Keshab Bahadur Khatri and para-legal practitioner Bishnu Hari Nhusutu red-handed while taking a bride of Rs 614,000 from one of their clients, police said. The arrest was made in the presence...

Police building inaugurated in Jhapa

Feb 23: The construction of a well-equipped building for Area Police Office at Dhulabari in Jhapa has been completed. Deputy Inspector General of Police Keshari Raj Ghimire inaugurated the newly constructed building. The project cost is around Rs 17.6 million provided from the Peace Fund under the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction. Spreading on around 11 katthas of land purchased with money donated by local political parties, business persons, individuals and various organisations, the one-and-a half story building has...

Hundreds of Sadhus gather at Pashupati temple for Maha Shivaratri

Feb 23, 2017: As the country is preparing to celebrate Maha Shivaratri on Friday, movement of devotees and Sadhus has started growing dense at Pashupatinath temple area for one of the biggest Hindu festivals. As every year, hundreds of Sadhus from across the country and as far as various parts of neighboring India have arrived at the temple with them taking refuge on the temple premises including Bankali and Pashupat area. The mass congregation of Sadhus thronging the temple...

Election and constitution amendment in high priority: DPM Nidhi

Feb 23: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs, Bimalendra Nidhi has said that the constitution amendment process and election process were forwarded with a high priority. In a prize distribution programme organized by Small and Cottage Industry Development Board on the occasion of 28th National Product and Technology Exhibition here today, DPM Nidhi added that government was working out to hold elections incorporating the aspirations of all. He said the three-tier of elections were essential even to...

Bhada rivulet suspension bridge inaugurated

Feb 23, 2017: The newly-constructed suspension bridge over the Bhada rivulet at Dhadabar VDC, Bhada of Bardiya was inaugurated on Wednesday. The bridge with the length of 91 metres has established connectivity between the wards 4,5 and 9 of Dhadhabar ad Shree Janaswwa Secondary School and Janasewa Multiple College. Local people are elated with the construction of the suspension bridge as it would ease their day-to-day lives. Member of Parliament from Bardiya Constituency-2, Sanjaya Kumar Gautam, had inaugurated the...

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