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...

Bolero jeep falls into Trishuli, two missing

Feb 20, 2017: Two persons have been reported missing and four others injured after a Bolero jeep fell into Trishuli river this morning at Kabilash road stretch in Chitwan. Bishnu Maya Gurung, 65, of Taku – 6, Gorkha and her 13 – year – old grandson, Kabin Gurung, are still unaccounted for, according to District Police Office, Chitwan. The ill-fated jeep (Na 3 Kha 7543) en route to Gorkha from Khairhani of Chitwan fell into river at Satra Kilo...

Mahayagya produce Rs 45 million

Feb 20, 2017: The Maha Shiva Puran Mahayagya is being held at Pumdikot, a tourist hotspot in Kaski, with an aim to raise funds for building a huge statue of Hindu God Mahadev. The Mahayagya, a Hindu ritualistic performance involving a fire, raised Rs 45 million till Sunday. Mahayagya Main Organizing Committee Coordinator, Chandra Kant Baral, spoke of the plan to fundraise for constructing 108 feet tall statue of the Hindu God, a temple, museum and Martyrs’ Memorial Park....

India to provides loan assistance of Rs 36.47 billion

Feb 19, 2017: The government of India is to provide loan assistance of Rs 36.47 billion for the development of roads and bridges in Nepal. The information was shared at a programme organised at the Ministry of Physical Planning and Transport to exchange a Memorandum of Understanding to that end here today. On the occasion, Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Ranjit Rae and Secretary at the Ministry, Dhan Bahadur Tamang, exchanged a MoU in presence of Minister Lekhak and Railway...

Birgunj Sub Metropolis uses bulldozer to evict vegetable vendors

Feb 19, 2017: The Birgunj Sub Metropolitan City evicted vegetable vendors from a land property it owns near the Ghantaghar area this morning. The vegetable vendors had earlier been running their business at Mina Bazaar from where they were shifted to the open space near Ghantaghar. The sub metropolis had started construction of a complex in Mina Bazaar forcing the vegetable vendors to seek another location. The metropolis was compelled to use bulldozers to remove the vendors’ makeshift stalls...

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