Education

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.

Health

Expired medicines at Salyan health facilities

Free medicines worth Rs 300,000 stored at the District Public Health Office (DPHO) in Salyan district have expired.

Social Affairs

Parsa fire victims get new homes a year after disaster

People whose houses were destroyed in a massive fire at Hariharpur-9, Parsa a little over a year ago have been provided new houses.

Politics

Refugee leaders renew calls for repatriation

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

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.

General

Construction of causeways comes as a relief for villagers

Construction of two causeways at the initiative of people from Laxmi has relieved the locals of the 3 VDCs of having to go through the hassle of crossing the border into India.

Social Affairs

Windmills, solar panels light up Nawalparasi village

Locals of Dhaubadi-1 have been relieved from traditional kerosene lamps & candles to illuminate their homes after the electricity generated by windmills installed at Hurhure danda.

General

Government set to widen road along Trishuli

One of the major arteries of the nation’s transport network connecting the Capital with Tarai, Narayanghat-Mugling road stretch running alongside the Trishuli river, is all set to be widened

Politics

‘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.

Politics  

Dhankuta mourns leader’s demise

RPP activists, well-wishers and local residents gathered at the party office at Upper Kopche in Dhankuta district headquarters on Thursday to grieve Surya Bahadur Thapa's demise.

Dang, Bardiya locals hail govt service extension programme

While violent protests erupted in Rautahat and Bara against the government decision to extend the services of land revenue and survey offices outside the headquarters of these districts.

73pc voters cast ballot in Baglung

Around 73 percent of voters cast their votes in the Constituent Assembly by-election in Baglung Constituency No 1 on Saturday, the Election Commission said.

Baglung by-election today

The Election Commission is holding a Constituent Assembly by-election in Baglung Constituency Number 1 on Saturday.

Oppn alliance calls off stir

Life returned to normalcy in Gaur, the district headquarters of Rautahat, on Thursday as the UCPN (Maoist)-led 30-party opposition alliance called off its protest programmes.

CPN Maoist captures land

The Netra Bikram Chand-led CPN Maoist captured 452 ropanis (about 23 hectares) of land at Thansing VDC in the district on Thursday.

Accident  

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.

Driver gets 10-yr jail term

Doti District Court has concluded that the bus accident that claimed 29 lives seven months ago was caused due to the negligence of its driver and sentenced him to 10 years in prison.

4 killed, 30 injured in Morang bus collision

Four persons died and 30 others were injured on Wednesday when a speeding passenger bus slammed into another stationed at Nemuwa-Gakuwa road section

Woman killed in Pyuthan blast

A 62-year-old woman died in an explosion at Okharkot-5 in Pyuthan district on Thursday. Police said Nama Devi Pokharel died in the explosion that occured at a potato field close to her house

Crime  

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.

Cops fail to bust gangs involved in vehicle theft

While the Mid-western Regional Police has achieved some success in retrieving stolen vehicles in Banke district, it has failed to crackdown on the groups & individuals involved.

Health  

Over 5,000 patients treated in Jajarkot

The District Public Health Office here has stated that over 5,000 patients have received treatment so far since the outbreak of the seasonal flu in the district.

‘Swine flu broke out from SLC test centre’

Twenty-year-old Sushmita Jaishi, a resident of Archhani-5, fell sick while appearing for her SLC examinations at Mannedhunga Higher Secondary School

Jajarkot outbreak: 18 more docs mobilised

Amid criticisms of the government’s lax response to contain the epidemic, at least 18 doctors and 50 medics have been deployed in several VDCs in Jajarkot.

HIV-infected denied proper diet in Dailekh

Health of many HIV/AIDS infected people here in the district has further worsened, with few in critical condition, as they are deprived of nutritious food that is, along with regular medicin

Lack of preventive measures behind swine flu spread

The number of people suffering from H1N1 (swine flu) virus has reached 166 in Bharatpur, the district headquarters of Chitwan, and surrounding areas, with medical reports of 53 people suspec

Rolpa hospital lacks blood bank

Rolpa Hospital in Liwang which started a surgery ward recently is struggling to manage blood for patients due to the lack of a blood bank.

Environment  

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’.

Forest lands continue to shrink: Report

Deforestation has continued despite the efforts being made to conserve and restore forest lands, according to the annual report of the Office of the Auditor General (OAG).

20 Chitwan rhinos to be released inside Bardiya National Park

Twenty rhinos inside Chitwan National Park (CNP) will be shifted to Bardiya National Park (BNP) this year as part of the plan to increase the dwindling rhino population in Bardiya.

Education  

Govt told to ensure higher tech education for students

The Parliamentary Committee on Women, Children, Elderly citizen and Social Welfare on Sunday directed the Education Ministry to ensure students of technical education get to pursue subjects

Over 4,500 children out of school in Palpa

Education officials in the district said the school enrolment rate is increasing in Palpa as only around 5.76 children do not have access to education.

Midwest kids await textbooks

Though the new academic session commenced on Wednesday, regional office of Janak Shiksha Samagri Kendra (JSSK) is yet to supply required textbooks to schools in the region.

Four schoolgirls commit ‘mass suicide’ over poor exam results

Four teenage schoolgirls committed suicide “en masse”, jumping into the Mahakali river at Dattu VDC in the district on Monday.

One room for two grades in Upper Manang school

The students of Bhraka Primary School in Upper Manang do not have proper classrooms to learn to read and write.

TSC announces 3,186 teacher vacancies

Teachers Service Commission (TSC) on Tuesday made vacancy announcement for 3,186 positions of permanent teachers in government-run lower secondary and secondary schools