General

People in quake-hit Singati area limp back to normalcy

Singati VDC in Dolakha, which was flattened by the May 12 quake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale, has started forging its way towards recovery.

General

Shortage of workers slows down rebuilding

Shortage of workers has emerged as a major hindrance in rebuilding demolished infrastructures and houses, repairing partially damaged buildings and erecting makeshift shelters

Politics

UML, Maoist want change in govt leadership

The major political parties have largely agreed to form a national consensus government to overcome from the national crisis emerged after the April 25 earthquake

Crime

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.

Education

Makwanpur DEO to set up temp learning centres

The District Education Office (DEO) in Makwanpur plans to resume schools from May 31 by establishing temporary learning centres, managing multiple classes

General

Abducted boy freed after 4 wks

Police have succeeded in freeing an abducted 15-year-old boy from Indian town of Bargauniya bordering with Rautahat district on Wednesday.

General

Controlled blastings at dammed lake

Security personnel have made an attempt to clear water from an artificial lake dammed by landslides on the Kaligandaki river.

Education

Quake-hit Lamjung schools resume morning classes in makeshift tents

The worst quake-hit schools in Lamjung district have resumed morning classes that start at 6:00 am and end at 10:30 am.

General

1000 households in Myagdi at high risk of landslip

As many as 1,000 households in 14 VDCs of Myagdi are reeling under high risk due to April 25 earthquake and recurring aftershocks.

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.

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.

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  

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

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.

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  

Flood grips normal life in Sunsari

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

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.

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.