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...

Museum to be set up for preserving Tharu culture-State Minister Baniya

Feb 23, 2017: Minister of State for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Indra Bahadur Baniya has said the government is setting up museums in Bardiya and Kanchanpur with a view to preserving Tharu culture. Inaugurating the Shuklaphanta regional industrial trade fair organized by Jhalari Pipladi Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Wednesday, he said the museums would be established to preserve art, culture, customs, language, attires and ornaments of Tharu community. The State Minister also shared that the Ministry...

People affected by road-widening drive stage demonstration at Maitighar

Feb 23, 2017: A street protest was held in local Maitighar Mandala in the capital today, demanding proper compensation to those who are losing their property (house and land) in course of the road- widening drive. The affected families from different parts of the Kathmandu Valley including Kalimati, Kalanki, Tripureshwor, Bhaktapur, Godawari, Dhapakhel and Dakshinkali who have formed committees to ‘struggle’ for ‘justice’ gathered in the Maitighar Mandala in a bid to press the government for proper compensation. They...

Slaughterhouse operation off the mark

Feb 23, 2017: The implementation of the rules and regulations enforced by the government for quality meat production and processing has been in sorry state here. The Animal Slaughterhouse and Meat Inspection Act -2055 BS and Regulation-2057 BS have been limited to papers. It was found that the meat entrepreneurs have not adhered to the provisions of Animal Slaughterhouse and Meat Processing Act and Regulations. The Meat Inspection Act was enforced to promote the sales of healthy and hygienic...

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