Police seizes 3 kilos hashish

Birgunj: Five kilos hashish was seized on Tuesday arresting an  Indian national. Sekh Saddam was arrested by the Armed Police Force Customs Security Company, Birgunj during a routine checking at around 8:30 this morning. Sekh was heading towards Kolkata in India from Kathmandu with the hashish hidden in a bag, said APF Superintendent of Police, Sushil Subedi. Sekh has confessed that he was transporting the contraband to India for IRs 10,000, which a man in Kathmandu had promised to provide...

Police make two murder accused public

Baglung: Two persons were made public by the police in accusation for involvement in the murder of Krishna Bahadur Thapa of Kushmisera – 5. Thapa, 45, was found dead at Kushmisera – 8 on February 1. Police paraded Bhim Bahadur Thapa Magar, 33, and Bishnu Thapa Magar, 25, of the same locality for killing Thapa. The police investigation revealed that Thapa was bludgeoned to death with a truncheon during a drunken brawl. Both the accused have confessed to the...

Microbus accident kills minor, injures 12 in Dhading

DHADING: A minor died and 12 others were injured when a microbus met with an accident in Dharke at Naubise VDC of Dhading district along the Prithvi Highway on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as seven-year-old Sujan Thapa of Gorkha, informed the police. Thapa died while undergoing treatment at a hospital, police said. Khanikhola Traffic Police Office have assumed that the accident occurred as the microbus (Ba 2 Kha 3714) was travelling on a high speed. The microbus, which...

Expensive medical equipment unprofitable in govt hospitals

The Ministry of Health has been spending a hefty sum on medical equipment, which generally do not come into use, a government report has revealed.   The latest report prepared by a high-level committee under the ministry claimed that the ministry spent a huge amount to purchase advanced equipment, without making any cost and benefit assessment. The report underlined several instances of  misuse of state coffers to purchase costly equipment only to be left unused for years. CT-Scan machines...

Folk singer Maya Gurung honoured

Feb 5, 2017- Folk Singer Maya Gurung was honoured for her contribution to folk music by Thadobhaka Lokkala Academy Nepal Lamjung on Friday, amid a function held at Besisahar. Gurung who has worked in the folk music for past three decades has sung popular songs including Gaun Sahar ma Lamjung Durbar. In the ceremony, which coincided with 42nd monthly poetry recitation programme of Antaranga Weekly magazine, Gurung was awarded with a certificate and gifts by chairperson of the Academy...

Villagers terrorized by wild bear

Salyan, Feb 5: Villagers in the western VDCs of the district have been terrorized by the wild bear. Residents of Kalimati Rampur, Laxmipur and Nigalchula have come under attack by the bear at their own homes. The latest incident took place on January 30 when 54-year-old Damber Bahadur Wali of Rampur-6 was attacked that night. He is getting treatment at the district hospital. Local resident Bir Bahadur Wali said, prior to this, two people in Kalimati Rampur and another...

LPG price hike by Rs 25 per cylinder

KATHMANDU: Nepal Oil Corporation has increased the price of liquefied petroleum gas by Rs 25 per cylinder effective from Thursday midnight. Following the adjustment, LPG will cost Rs 1,350 per cylinder. “Indian Oil Corporation has raised its price for Nepal for February,” said Bhanubhakta Khanal, spokesperson for NOC, adding that increased prices of petroleum products in recent months have increased NOC’s losses. According to Khanal, NOC will face a loss of Rs 162.91 on the sale of each LPG cylinder...

Shortage of medicines hits Taplejung District Hospital

TAPLEJUNG: The Taplejung District Hospital is facing a shortage of essential medicines. The government health facility has not received the cost-free medicines for the last five months provided by the central authorities. The hospital does not have paracetamol and metronidazole tablets among other essential medicines. As the shortage has hit the district hospital itself, the concerned authorities have not been able to supply the medicines to the rural sector. The hospital had purchased 33 types of medicines in the district...

Nepali migrant worker’s body yet to arrive from Saudi Arabia

Rajbiraj, Feb 1: The body of a migrant worker from Saptari in Nepal is yet to arrive back home two months after his death in Saudi Arabia. Two months have gone by since Bahadur Mandal of Toppa area of Wabhangamakatti VDC – 3 of Saptari died, but the delay in the arrival of his body has further aggravated the sorrow of his family members. Mandal went to Saudi Arabia to earn money that could turn the thatched roof of...

Nepal’s envoy to UN Vienna office presents credentials

KATHMANDU: The newly appointed Permanent Representative of Nepal to the Vienna-based United Nations Office, Prakash Kumar Suvedi, submitted his letters of credence to the UN Director General of the Vienna Office, Yury Fedotov. Amid a function on Wednesday, Fedotov received the credentials on the behalf of the UN Secretary General, according to a statement issued by the Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations and International Organisations. In a courtesy meeting after the submission of the letters, DG Fedotov said that...

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