Property worth one million gutted in fire

March 9, 2017: Property worth Rs. One million was destroyed in a fire that broke out inside a warehouse in Adarshanagar of Birgunj this morning. The warehouse of Binaji Women Grill Industry was being operated from a rented house in Birjunj Sub-metropolis-8. The fire was reportedly sparked off from a short circuit at around 3:00 am in the morning, police inspector Anis Karna said. Five tons of chickpea dal, bhujia, wrappers, generator and other goods stored in the warehouse...

School building gutted in fire

March 9, 2017: Property worth Rs. 10 million was destroyed when a fire broke out inside the Balmandir foundation school in Dandakhet of Beni municipality-14. In the incident that took place on Wednesday night, a two-storey building of school was completed gutted. The administrative block, computer lab and library in the first floor were burnt to ashes in the fire, according to school teacher Ram Prasad Sharma. The fire that began at around five in the late afternoon was...

11 VDCs covered with snowfall in Bajura

March 9, 2017: As many as 11 VDCs in the district of Bajura received snowfall with the sudden change in weather. The high-altitude northern part of the district is covered by snow, said Dhanlal Sunar, a local of Bichchhya VDC of the district. With the snowfall schools in the areas have closed and locals are facing difficulty carrying out daily works. Transport on the Martadi-Kolti road section has closed as the road has been blocked by snow. Snowfall along...

National men’s indoor hockey tournnament to be held

March 9: The King Khan National Men’s Hockey tournament is to be held here on coming March 18. Eight teams including one team from the United Arab Emirates are competing in the event to be hosted jointly by Kathmandu Hockey Club and Nepal Hockey Association. The day-long tournament will be held on a league-cum-knockout basis at the covered hall of National Sports Council, according to the Club’s Chair Rajendra Pathak. Hockey clubs from Birgunj, Kathmandu, Makwanpur, Janakpur, Pokhara, the...

Water supply Corporation to sell bottled water

March 9, 2017: The Nepal Water Supply Corporation is to introduce 20-litre bottled drinking water in the market soon. The drinking water to be sold in 20-litre jar is produced and processed in Panauti of Kavrepalanchowk. A 20-litre jar will cost Rs. 52, according to acting Manager of NWSC Bhupendra Prasad. Meanwhile, the Drinking Water and Sanitation Ministry will be coordinating to supply the bottled water to all the government offices, according to the Ministry Secretary Bhim Prasad Upadhyay....

March-past to mark Int’l Women’s Day

March 8, 2017: A march-past was held from local Samakhushi Chowk to Macchapokhari Chowk today, celebrating the 107th International Women’s Day. The event was attended by representatives from around a half dozen of organisations including the Positive Development Communications Centre, Sushmita Foundation, Youth Advocacy Nepal and Progressive Women Society. In his speech following the conclusion of the event, CPN ( UML) lawmaker Sher Bahadur Tamang said the Nepal’s constitution has given more rights to the women and such rights...

Homestay winning hearts of tourists visiting Lamjung

March 8, 2017: Homestay program launched in over a dozen locations in the district is gaining popularity as it continues to win hearts of tourists arriving here. This facility is gradually becoming the first choice of tourists both from home and aboard. Tourists choosing homestay are offered warm hospitality, organic food products and better services. Besides, they get an opportunity to be familiar with the local culture and lifestyle and these all factors are behind attracting tourists towards homestay....

Dhaulagiri zone totally bans import of poultry products

March 8, 2017: Import of poultry products into the entire Dhaulagiri Zone has been banned, following the detection of bird flu in the neighbouring district Kaski. The import of poultry products has been totally stopped since Tuesday from Parbat, the entry point to the Dhaulagiri, the District Livestock Office, Parbat said. According to the Office Chief Dr Sudhir Thapa, poultry products and feed are brought to the district and zone almost daily via the Pokhara-Baglung road section and the...

Banda affects life in Siraha

March 8, 2017: Life in various parts of Siraha district has been affected by the general strike called by the United Democratic Madheshi Front (UDMF) to protest the killings of protesters in Saptari on Monday. The UDMF cadres on the second day of the general shutdown today have been demonstrating by burning tyres in various parts of the district since morning. Major business hubs and markets, including Lahan Bazar, as well as education institutions and industries have remained closed...

Ambulance Service Operation Guidelines -2073 to be introduced

March 8, 2017: In a bid to regulate ambulance service, the Ministry of Health is all set to bring Ambulance Service Operation Guidelines 2073. The guidelines have been registered in Cabinet and they will come into force after their passage from the Cabinet. The directives will end rampant service fees being charged by ambulances and operate the services in a systematic and efficient way. “The guidelines aim to increase quality of ambulance service and people’s access to it. Ambulances...

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