General

Satyarthi’s Nepal connection

Two Nepalis Gobinda Khanal and Basu Rai are among those working alongside Kailash Satyarthi, the 2014 Noble Peace Prize winner and Indian child rights campaigner.

General

‘Potty patients’ swarm hospital

Dhading District Hospital has been dealing with people with a different kind of emergency of late.

General

Ex-Kamlari girls go hungry as school lands in financial row

Former Kamlaris (indentured girl child labourers) living at a hostel run by Surya Binayak Secondary School, at Sonpur VDC in Dang district, have not had a proper meal for the past one month.

Social Affairs

Man beats wife, locks her for 20 days

Police have arrested a man from Govindapur-7 in Morang district for assaulting his wife and locking her up for 20 days.

General

Mystery as pigeons die in flocks

Mystery surrounds the death of thousands of pigeons on the Bhimeshwor temple premises in the past week.

Security

APF, SSB launch hotline service

The Armed Police Force (APF) and India’s Sasastra Seema Bal (SSB) on Saturday launched hotline telephone number, 1114, to handle complaints against harassments

General

Remote Rukum villages get electricity

For Kamala Oli, 63, of remote Khara VDC-1 in Rukum district, electricity was a distant dream, a facility only people in towns and cities had.

General

13 citizenships in mum’s name in Banke last FY

In absence of clear legal provision, individuals seeking to obtain citizenship certificate through their mother’s name in Banke district have been facing a difficult time.

Accident

2 Killed in Chitwan truck accident

Two persons were killed and two other became injured in a road accident occurred at Riddhikhola of Dahakhani VDC along the Narayangadh-Muglin roadway on Friday night.

Politics  

Do not resort to violence: PM tells students

Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has asked student leaders to refrain from resorting to violent activities as a means to fulfil their demands.

Muslim Morcha seeks PM’s resignation

Muslim Mukti Morcha, a sister organisation affiliated with UCPN (Maoist), has demanded resignation of Prime Minister Sushil Koirala for his remarks over secularism.

‘Low women representation in political parties’

At a time when the issue of increasing women’s reservations in both government and private sectors is being raised, district level political parties including few organisations

Constitution certain by Jan 22: Minister Rijal

Minister for Information and Communications, Minendra Rijal, has said the country would get the new constitution on January 22 as per the commitment made by the Prime Minister.

RPP-N: Honour Prithvi Narayan Shah

Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal (RPP-N) has demanded that the government declare the birthday of King Prithvi Narayan Shah as the national unity day and imprint his picture on bank notes.

VP Jha calls for constitution on stipulated time

Vice President Paramananda Jha says his wish is to see a federal republican constitution formulated and issued on the stipulated date amidst amiable atmosphere.

Accident  

One killed, another injured in road mishap

A cyclist was killed and another person injured in a road accident at Parawanipur along the Birgunj-Pathalaiya road section on Sunday.

Picnickers injured in a bus accident

A total of 16 persons left home for picnic have been injured in a bus accident on Sunday.

French mountaineer dies after falling from cliff

A French mountaineer has died after falling from a cliff during his return after scaling the Mera Peak in Solukhumbu.

State blamed for increasing road fatalities

'Weak' state mechanism has been blamed for the increasing number of road accidents in the country.

Negligence of drivers blamed for accidents

The pitiable condition of roads in most remote districts has often been blamed for accidents while the Karnali Highway was even termed the ‘death way’ due to the large number of accidents.

Surkhet bus plunge toll reaches 18

As the police confirmed six more deaths on Monday, the toll from Sunday’s bus plunge in Surkhet has reached 18. Fourteen people died on the spot while four others succumbed to injuries

Crime  

Journalist jailed for raping his daughter

The District Court, Jhapa has slapped 20 years imprisonment on a journalist from Gauradaha, Jhapa, who had raped his own juvenile daughter last year.

Seven involved in criminal activities held

Police have arrested seven persons involved in various criminal activities from different parts of eastern Nepal, including Morang, Jhapa, Taplejung, and Sunsari districts.

Rape case filed against pastor in Kanchanpur

A rape case has been filed against a pastor of Jayamasi Church based at Bhimdutta Municipality in Kanchanpur district on Wednesday.

CIAA files case against bank staff for fake certificates

CIAA filed a case against senior assistant of Rural Development Bank, Janakpur, Ganesh Prasad Saha, for possessing fake academic certificates.

Accused in killing of Dolakha couple made public

The accused in the killing of an elderly couple of Marbu VDC- 4 in north Dolkha have admitted to committing the crime under the influence of alcohol.

Condition of Guru Dayal still unknown

Family members of transport entrepreneur Guru Dayal Mahato are worried as they could not get any information about his whereabouts till date.

Health  

Vaccine dearth ends soon: MoHP

The Ministry of Health and Population said on Thursday that it will soon end the vaccine shortage in the country.

Number of patients increasing due to cold

Number of patients has increased due to growing cold in eastern districts following the cold wave that has gripped the region for the past few days.

Hospital sans medicine since eight months

The Koshi Zonal Hospital has not been providing the medicines available for free since the past eight months.

Expecting mothers to get interest free loan

Expecting mothers in the district will now be able to get interest-free loan, provided they come to a medical facility for delivery.

Vaccine dearth grips eastern districts

An acute shortage of essential vaccines has been felt in eastern districts over the past two months.

Modern hospital a matter of joy for villagers

The people of Raipur VDC, who were compelled to travel to distant towns and cities for medical check-up (and put their life in serious jeopardy in the process), are elated

Environment  

Octogenarian dies of cold in Morang

An octogenarian man succumbed to cold in Hasandha-4 in Morang on Friday.

Two die as snow, rains hit life across country

The biting cold triggered by snow and rainfall has continued taking its toll for the fourth consecutive day on Tuesday.

Snowfall affects normal life in Mustang

Snowfall in the district has affected normal life with the temperature falling to minus 2 degree Celsius.

West chillier as rains, snow lash

Many places across the country, especially the Tarai and high-altitude regions, shivered in the grip of cold on Saturday as showers and snowfall worsened the lives of vulnerable families.

Piles of trash becomes eyesore for visitors

People visiting Kanyam, a tourist spot in Ilam famous for its verdant tea garden and picnic spots, are forced to cover their nose due to heaps of garbage lying scattered everywhere in the ar

Raptors ‘migrate’ to avoid cold

An estimated 9, 565 raptors, a group of highly specialised predatory birds, have migrated to favourable destinations via Thulokharka in Lumle VDC, Kaski

Education  

Fifteen TU student unions demand trained teachers

Fifteen student unions affiliated to ruling and opposition parties on Friday asked Tribhuvan University to train its teachers claiming that many of them are not proficient to teach students

Kapilvastu-based campuses padlocked protesting fee hike

Different student organisations have jointly padlocked all campuses in Kapilvastu district protesting the recent fee hike.

TU LLM results out

The Tribhuvan University, Office of Examinations Control, Balkhu on Friday has published the results of LLM Second Year (Chance Examination) under the Faculty of Law held in 2070 BS.

Tech courses help ex-Kamlaris become financially independent

Former Kamlaris (indentured girl child labourers) in the district have started becoming financially independent after receiving a range of vocational training and technical education.

Maths, Science trouble visually impaired

Visually impaired students preparing for School Leaving Certificate examinations have asked the government to make mathematics and science optional subjects

Students to be mobilised for mass literacy campaign

The Kapilvastu District Education Office has come up with a novel strategy to use 9th and 10th grade school students for such campaigns from this fiscal year onwards.