Bomb defused in Rajbiraj

Feb 28, 2017: A socket bomb that was found near the Peace Zone Boarding School based in Rajbiraj Municipality-9 this morning has been defused. A Nepal Army ( NA) team from Rajbiraj based Krishna Battalion, the District Police Office, Saptari and the Armed Police Force here worked together to dispose of the bomb that was wrapped by plastic and thrown onto the pile of garbage. Pamphlets bearing the name of Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha Revolutionary led by Jaykrishna Goit...

Insurgency – era socket bombs disposed in Rukum

Feb 28, 2017: Two socket bombs found at Ghartikanda of Chaurjahari Municipality – 8 in Rukum was disposed four days after on Monday. Local villager, Jaya Prakash Bohara, on February 24 was tilling the land when he came across the socket bombs in his field. According to the Police Post Kholagaun, the socket bombs were wrapped in a plastic. A four – member bomb disposal squad headed by Surkhet’s Jwaladal Battalion Captain arrived at the site yesterday. The team...

Police make public seven accused in Tiwari’s murder

Feb 26, 2017: The District Police Office, Rupandehi, today made public those allegedly involved in murder, robbery, theft and organised crime in the district. Police have also made public seven accused, out of 12, involved in murder of the then Rupandehi Chairman of Youth association Nepal, Durga Tiwari. They are Basanta Bahadur Chapagain, 31, of Devdaha Municipality, Buddhi Sagar Yadav, 27, and Rajesh Yadav, 24, of Tilottama Municipality-15, Khemananda Bhatatrai, 33, of Tilottama-, Sagar Thapa, 23, of Devdaha Municipality,...

Sindhuli locals preparing for civic polls

Feb 26, 2017: As the date for local level elections has been set for May 14, people of the district are preparing in full swing for the polls. Deprived of their right to vote at the civic polls for the past 19 years, the locals are eagerly looking forward to picking their local body representatives through the elections. With the likelihood of the polls to take place, they are undoubtedly hopeful of an end to many problems like sluggish...

IED defused in Rautahat

Feb 26, 2017: A bomb disposal team of Nepal Army defused an improvised explosive device at Sarmujjwa VDC-8 in Rautahat this morning. The IED was planted at a petrol station named Om Oil Trade Concern on last night. The team acted on a complaint about the plantation of the IED. The investigation was going on, according to the NA. Meanwhile, local people have been terrified as a result. RSS

Manual worker found dead, middle-aged man injured in rhino attack

Feb 26, 2017: A manual worker based at the Gadhi Bus Park in Bharatpur has been found dead. The deceased has been identified as Baburam Simkhada, 70, of Dhading, who had been working at Asalaam Ahmed’s bus park located at Khanal Chowk in Bharatpur – 4. A police team led by Inspector, Niranjan Bhattarai, has handed over the body to the family members after an autopsy. Meanwhile, a person was injured in a rhino attack at Kumroj forest area...

Specialist eye treatment starts in three hospitals

Feb 26, 2017: The hospitals in the dang district have purchased modern eye examination equipment and devices as part of a program to introduce specialist eye treatment services. Octopus used for testing nerves in the eyes, green laser, NCT among other high end machines have been introduced in the hospitals, eye specialist Dr Om Prakash Yadav said. The eye treatment devices were purchased at a cost of Rs 25 million. Three hospitals including a hospital at Rashyachaur along with...

Students’ protest upsets FSU candidate nomination process

Feb 26: The Free Student Union (FSU) elections’ candidate nomination process on Saturday took an unexpected turn following different student unions’ protests at the Tribhuvan University and its affiliate campuses. The nominations were filed at a measly 21 campuses out of a total of 60 campuses affiliated to the TU. TU Rector Sudha Tripathi shared that only some of the campuses within the Kathmandu Valley went ahead with the nomination process while a majority of the campuses remained shut...

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...

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