General

Diversion route created to resume traffic at Gaidakot

After nearly 23 hours of transport obstruction, traffic resumed along the Gaidakot stretch of the East-West Highway in Nawalparasi district on Tuesday.

General

Disabled sisters stay home alone as parents go to work

For the last two years, two intellectually challenged sisters at Tipling VDC-7 in Dhading district have spent their days in an enclosure while their parents go to work.

General

KU buildings built without design approval

Kathmandu University (KU) has not approved the designs of most of its campus buildings, according to Dhulikhel Municipality.

General

Fifteen injured in Daunne accident

Fifteen people were injured when two passenger buses collided head-on at Daunne, Dumkibas-5 of Nwalparasi district on Tuesday

General

Quake victims demand basic facilities at camps

Hundreds of earthquake victims are living without access to clean drinking water, electricity and toilets in Kavre and Nuwakot districts.

Environment

Compensation up for animal attacks

The government has increased in ex-gratia compensation to the kin of wild animal attack victims from Rs 300,000 to Rs 500,000 in a bid to encourage people’s participation in forest

Politics

Madhesi leaders vow to continue protests

Leaders of various Madhes-based parties have warned of a continue protest until issues related to Madhes are incorporated into the preliminary draft of the constitution.

General

4.2 magnitude aftershock jolts

An aftershock measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale with epicenter around Gaun Kharka VDC on border between Nuwakot and Sindhupalchok district struck at 6.23 pm on Monday.

Education

18 districts declared literate

The government has declared 18 districts of the country total literate after 95 percent of the adults were qualified following three-months of literacy classes.

Politics  

NHRC advises ‘or’ provision on citizenship

The National Human Rights Commission has suggested the Constituent Assembly to allow a Nepali mother or a Nepali father to pass on citizenship to their children.

Demand for single Madhes province obsolete: Experts

The once-popular demand for “one Madhes, one Pradesh” which ignited the Madhes Aandolan of 2007 has become obsolete in Nepal, experts said.

Press freedom with responsibility: Rijal

Minister of Information and Communications Minendra Rijal has said that the media cannot be given freedom to be irresponsible.

Public views will be respected: KP Oli

CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has said the first draft of the new constitution will be amended in line with the suggestions offered by the people during the feedback collection programme.

Feedback collection sees huge public participation

A large number of people across the country have expressed their views on several provisions of the constitution draft as the feedback collection process formally ended on Tuesday.

Madhes front: Govt tried to muzzle dissident voice

The Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha has accused the government of mobilising the local administration to muzzle the dissident voice

Accident  

Student dies in wall collapse

A student died and 13 others sustained injuries after a retaining wall collapsed and struck a school building at Chhorepatan in Pokhara on Thursday.

Youth dies after being crushed by tractor

A youth who was traveling on a tractor died after accidentally falling down to be crushed by the rear wheel of the same tractor on Tuesday night.

Four die as boulder crushes moving bus

Four people died when a large boulder crushed a moving bus on the Pasang Lhamu Highway at Kakani-2 in Nuwakot at around 3pm on Thursday.

Ambulance-truck collision kills 3

Three persons died when an ambulance collided head-on with a truck near Padariya on the Gaur-Chandranigahapur road section on Saturday night.

Three killed in microbus-truck collision

Three persons died and 25 others were injured when a Butwal-bound microbus collided head-on with a tipper coming from opposite direction at Sunawal-7 on the East-WEst Highway.

Six killed, 11 hurt in jeep accident

Six persons died and 11 others were injured in a jeep accident at Taplejung Municipality-8 in Taplejung district on Thursday.

Crime  

Police reach India to probe youth’s death

Nepali security officials went to Motipur in Bahraich district, India, on Thursday to investigate into the alleged murder of a Nepali youth in Indian territory.

Three girls arrested with cannabis

Police have arrested three people including two teenage girls in illegal possession of hemp on Tuesday.

Indian national arrested with 2 kg sliver

Police arrested an Indian national along with two kilos of silver from the Mahara bridge at Gaushala Municipality-8 in Mahottari district on Monday night.

Two persons arrested with rhino horn in Kailali

Police here have arrested two persons with a rhino horn and teeth like object from Lamki Chuha Municipality in Dhangadi on Wednesday.

160 kg marijuana seized

The Armed Police Force (APF) Security Base Camp, Sukhipur, has confiscated 160 kilogrammes of marijuana from Kusaha Laxminiya VDC of Siraha district this morning.

Teens post obscene videos on social networking sites

In yet another shocking case of misuse of Internet, some teenagers from Langadi-5 in Parsa district have been found making obscene videos and sharing them

Health  

Typhoid reported in quake-affected areas

With the onset of monsoon, cases of typhoid fever, the most common communicable disease in the country, have been reported in various earthquake-affected districts.

Pokhara alerted against dengue

The District Public Health Office in Kaski has urged local residents in Pokhara to adopt utmost caution after it found dengue-causing mosquitoes in large number in the valley.

Coliform found in drinking water

Drinking water distributed in Pokhara Sub-metropolis and Lekhnath Municipality in Kaski is found to have been contaminated, health officials said.

DPHO unable to retain nurses

Women in remote villages are likely to be deprived of free maternity services as the DPHO is preparing not to renew contract of 35 staff nurses working at various health posts.

Zonal hospital grapples with dearth of vaccine

A large number of children in Dhangadhi have been deprived of Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine for the past two months due to the shortage of vaccine

Kalaazar, dengue alert in Biratnagar

The Morang District Public Health Office (DPHO) has put the town of Biratnagar on high alert for possible outbreak of kalaazar (black fever) and dengue after a large number of sandflies

Environment  

15 Krishnasar blackbucks relocated

Fifteen blackbucks from the Krishnasar Conservation Area (KCA) of Bardiya district have been relocated to the Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve (SWR) in Kanchanpur district.

Floods inundate villages in Jhapa

Settlements at Khudunabari-3, 4 and 5 in the district were inundated for around 24 hours after the flooded Biring river breached an embankment on Tuesday night.

Floods, landslides wreak havoc

Two people died and one went missing in floods triggered by heavy rains in Ilam and Morang districts on Wednesday.

Scores of houses in Kavre at high risk of landslide

A recent landslide at Chyamrangbesi VDC-1 in Kavre district came dangerously close to the house of Kamal Prasad Dahal.

Monsoon raises fear of landslides, floods

The Meteorological Forecasting Division issued a special weather advisory on Thursday, warning about heavy downpours and thundershowers in central and western Nepal

Lalbandi area inundated

Most parts of the Lalbandi Municipality in the district were inundated since last night due to flash flood triggered by incessant rainfall.

Education  

Braille book shortage hits students

Visually-impaired students at Shalija Higher Secondary School in the district do not have Braille textbooks even four months after the new academic session began.

Student union padlocks four community schools

A student wing close to the Netra Bikram Chand-led CPN Maoist has padlocked four community schools for an indefinite period in the district.

Govt to fund PG medical courses

The government has allocated Rs 270 million to run free postgraduate courses in government-run medical institutions from this year.

Students still await textbooks

Schoolchildren in the Far-Western region are awaiting textbooks even two and a half months after the new academic session began.

Flood-affected schools build new classrooms

Two schools damaged by the mid-August floods last year at Purandhara in the district have finally rebuilt their buildings with donations from various organisations.

Students displaced by quake, landslides miss their classes

Schoolchildren in remote Sertung VDC-1 in the district have been compelled to relocate to other areas due to threats of landslides and mudslides