Politics

Parties start talks on nat’l unity govt

In the wake of the devastating April 25 earthquake and aftershocks, the ruling and opposition parties have started formal talks on forming a national unity government.

General

House panel for separate ‘Heritage Conservation Fund’

The International Relations and Labour Committee of the Legislature- Parliament has directed the government to form a separate ‘Heritage Conservation Fund’.

General

Eight reported missing in Singati

With rescue operations gaining pace, eight people from various VDCs in the district have been reported missing in Singati, police said.

Environment

Flood grips normal life in Sunsari

The off-seasonal floods that took place in different rivers of Sunsari have inundated some areas.

General

Rasuwagadhi in tatters

In the wake of two major quakes that struck the nation 17 days apart, on April 25 and May 12, Rasuwa, among the worst-hit districts has lost a great deal both in terms of fatalities

General

Early warning system installed in Tsho-Rolpa

The risk of Tsho-Rolpa glacial lake in Dolakha bursting and flooding the settlements downstream has been further heightened by the April 25 Great Earthquake and its powerful aftershock on Ma

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Govt offices in Dolakha resume services

The government offices in Dolakha have resumed their services a week after the May 12 aftershock of the April 25 Great Earthquake flattened hundreds of houses and government buildings.

General

Gorkha victims claim ‘massive irregularities’ in relief distribution

The earthquake victims have claimed of “massive irregularities” in relief distribution underway in the quake-affected areas in Gorkha district.

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Two Manang VDCs remain cut off from rest of the country

The foot trail to reach Nar and Phu VDCs in Manang remains obstructed by landslides and avalanches on various parts of the quake-affected areas

Politics  

Nat'l govt not on cross-party agenda

Though leaders of major parties have felt the need for a nat'l govt to deal with the crisis resulting from the April 25 earthquake, there has been no concrete discussion among the parties.

Term of Parliamentary Special Committee extended by three months

The meeting of the Legislature-Parliament has extended the tenure of the 'CA Election Study, Investigation and Suggestion Parliamentary Special Committee'for the next three months.

Oppn alliance demands all-party mechanism

The opposition on Thursday said that an all-party mechanism should be formed to carry out tasks related to relief, reconstruction and rehabilitation in the aftermath of the Great Earthquake.

PM, top leaders visit quake-hit districts

The chiefs of three major parties—the Nepali Congress (NC), CPN-UML and UCPN (Maoist)—have visited worst quake-hit areas to give message of national unity during a time of national crisis.

Refugee leaders renew calls for repatriation

Bhutanese refugee leaders have once again raised the issue of their repatriation with “honour and dignity” to Bhutan.

‘CA will deliver statute’

CPN-UML Chairman KP Oli has said that the incumbent Constituent Assembly (CA) would not be wasted without writing the constitution.

Accident  

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.

Taplejung accident kills 6

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

3 girls drown in Manahara rivulet

Three girls, all below 14 years of age with one as young as eight, drowned in a local steam at Attariya Municipality-13 in Kailali district on Thursday.

Truck driver dies in road accident

A person died in a truck accident occurred at Balting-9 of Kavrepalanchwok district on Sunday night.

Fire victims get relief

The Saptari District Natural Disaster Relief Committee and various organisations provided relief materials to the fire victims of Rampura Malhaniya-5 on Saturday.

Crime  

Man injures Five guests in khukuri attack

Five people who were invited to a bratabandha ceremony were seriously injured after the host attacked them with khukuri at Chandrapur-10 in Rautahat on Friday morning.

Two drug smugglers held with 30 kg hashish

Police arrested two suspected drug smugglers in possession of 30 kg hashish from Malekhu in Dhading district on Saturday evening.

Indian nat’l gets Nepali passport by forging docs

An Indian national has been found to have obtained a Nepali passport by producing forged documents under the name of one Hasmuddhin Miya Mansuri of Tokani-3, Rampur.

Police destroy poppy cultivation in Salyan

Police have destroyed poppy plantations covering about 3.4 hectares land in Marmaparikada, Chadeka-renji, Siddheswor, and Mulkhola VDCs in Salyan district.

Rapist sentenced to 10 years in jail

The Dolakha District Court has sentenced a 24-year-old man charged with rape to 10 years in jail. The court also slapped the convict with Rs 100,000 in fine.

Bardiya teenage girl gang-raped

Three people have been arrested on the charge of gang-raping a 15-year-old girl at Jamuni in Bardiya district.

Health  

Number of miscarriages, premature births ‘on the rise’

Pregnant mothers in their first trimester and the last trimester are more at risk during these situations

‘Disease outbreak from corpses a mere myth’

Dr Kailash Gupta, director of the Indian chapter of the International Emergency Management Society, said that outbreak of diseases due to the cadavers is “a myth created by the media”.

Quake-hit susceptible to diseases

People adversely affected by the devastating earthquake in remote northern VDCs of Dhading district have been suffering from various communicable diseases.

Araniko Highway obstructed as termblor causes landslips

Earthquake victims in Sindhupalchok have found it difficult to commute to the Capital for treatment as the Araniko Highway has been obstructed due in Saturday’s earthquake.

People injured in quake without food, water at District Hospital

Patients admitted to the 15-bed hospital have been left high and dry due to a lack of food.

Diarrhoea patients on rise in quake hit Khokana

With the lack of safe drinking water after the April 25 earthquake, people in Khokana village, the southern outskirt of the Kathmandu Valley, has begun suffering from diarrhoea.

Environment  

Govt not prepared to curb landslip risk

As monsoon draws near, authorities concerned are least prepared to help communities that are at significant risks of landslides and large mass movement triggered by the magnitude

3rd zero poaching yr of rhinos observed

Nepal’s conservation efforts have paid off yet again. The country this week observed the third zero poaching year for rhinos in the past five years

Mining in forest near CNP destroys wildlife habitat

Rampant extraction of sand, stones and gravels from rivers in Sadabahar Community Forest, which shares its border with Chitwan National Park has remained unchecked in Chitwan district.

Orchid smuggling goes unchecked in Udayapur

Smuggling of orchid, an endangered species of flower, has gone unchecked in Udayapur district.

Pesticide mgmt project launched for public health

The government has launched a two-year project which is aimed at improving the health condition of vegetable farmers and consumers through effective pesticides management.

Call for turning Ratna Mandir into ‘nat’l heritage site’

The residents of Pokhara, a major tourism hub of the country, have demanded that Ratna Mandir be transformed into a ‘national heritage site’.

Education  

SLC results to be published by end of June

The Office of the Controller of Examinations, Sanothimi Bhaktapur has stated that the results of the School Leaving Certificate (SLC) examination will be published by this June end.

Many schools can’t reopen

The April 25 earthquake has damaged most of the school buildings in districts outside Kathmandu Valley.

Assess school buildings: DoE

The Department of Education (DoE) has directed all private and public schools not to resume classes without assessing the status of their buildings.

Quake wrecks schools, colleges in many districts

The devastating earthquake of April 25 and subsequent aftershocks have caused major damage to the country’s schools and colleges -- ranging from the pre-primary to the university level

Education Ministry’s directives to reopen academic institutions

The Ministry of Education (MoE) has issued a directive to all the education institutions under it to reopen.

Dropout rate ‘highest’ among school students in Kanchanpur

The District Education Office (DEO) has started an intensive enrolment campaign intending to achieve 100 percent enrolment rate among school students in Kanchanpur district.