Health

Officials adopt strict measures

The District Public Health Office in Chitwan has adopted stricter measures to control the H1N1 (swine flu) virus after four people were tested positive for the disease in the district.

Crime

Tiger hide, bones seized

Police arrested three persons, including an Indian national, in possession of endangered tiger’s hide and bones from Punarbas Municipality-8 in Kanchanpur district on Saturday.

General

Karnali embankment work begins

The Karnali River Control Project has initiated constructing an embankment in the Karnali and Geruwa rivers awarding a two-year tender to a private builder.

Crime

Murderers out, victims’ kin upset

After the government granted amnesty to three murder convicts in Banke, the relatives of the two victims have arrived at the district headquarters, seeking justice.

Crime

Victims demand strict laws, action

Twenty-six-year-old Gyanu Chaudhary of Pakali-7 in Sunsari, who was attacked with acid by her husband last year, has complained that law regarding the crime is too lenient.

Environment

Officials rescue leopard

A team of officials from the District Forest Office has successfully rescued a leopard.

Crime

Land Reform official arrested with bribe

A team of officials from the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has arrested a District Land Revenue Office (DLRO) staffer and a service seeker on bribery charges.

Politics

‘Poverty, security key challenges’

South Asian think tanks have identified poverty and security challenges as the key obstacles for progress in the region.

Crime

Industrialist Shot at in Biratnagar

Industrialist Govinda Khatiwada has been shot at by unidentified persons at local Trimurti Chowk at 6:15 pm on Friday evening.

Politics  

Federalism major hindrance to constitution writing: Chitra Bahadur KC

Chairman of Rastriya Janamorcha Nepal Chitra Bahadur KC has said that federalism was the major obstacle to constitution writing.

YAN on brink of split as factional war peaks

The dissident faction of CPN-UML’s sister wing, Youth Association Nepal (YAN), led by Vice-chairman Dilu Panta, is preparing to form a separate central committee

Swayne inspects DFID work

The UK Minister for International Development Desmond Swayne visited Nepal to see DFID’s bilateral programmes & how the UK is supporting efforts to combat poverty and promote economic growth

Simara tense as protests intensify

The protests against the government move to roll back its decision to shift Land Reform, Survey and Mapping Offices to Simara following vehement protests in Kalaiya turned violent on Friday.

‘Nepal concerned about spread of fundamentalism’

Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has said that Nepal is deeply concerned about the spread of militant extremism and religious fundamentalism.

New constitution within three months: Khanal

CPN-UML senior leader Jhalanath Khanal, has said that the new constitution would be promulgated within three months through consensus.

Accident  

Tuskers destroy houses

Local people in Katari, Udayapur, have been terrorised by wild elephants for the past couple of days.

Woman killed in Nawalparasi road mishap

A woman died on the spot in a road accident at Sunawal in Nawalparasi district on Sunday afternoon.

One killed, another seriously injured in Chitwan road accident

One person died and another person was seriously injured when a tractor hit a motorcycle in Madi, south of Chitwan on Saturday night.

Motorbike hit kills one in Bardiya

An elderly person died when a motorbike hit him at Neulapur VDC-1 section of the East-West highway here in the district on Thursday afternoon.

One dead, 9 hurt in Teku road mishap

A co-driver died and nine passengers sustained injuries in a road mishap occurred at Teku, Kathmandu on Tuesday morning.

Search for body of former NPC official called off

Rescue divers have been recalled after failing to locate the body of former NPC member Ram Kumar Sharma who had gone missing in the Trishuli river for 20 days & was later declared dead.

Crime  

Policeman accused of cyber crime arrested

A policeman has been held for cyber crime on charge of posting obscene and offending photos, video and message to women.

Indian national held with hash

Police arrested an Indian national for possession of hashish from Belauri-3 in the district on Sunday.

Man arrested red-handed with bribe money

The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) arrested Mitharam Bhattarai, an informant of the National Investigation Department.

Man arrested for raping five-year-old

A man has been arrested by police here on the charge of raping a five-year-old girl.

7-year-old raped, admitted to ICU

A seven-year-old girl was found in an unconscious state on Saturday after she was reportedly raped in Kalaiya, the district headquarters of Bara.

Woman returning from marriage ceremony gang raped

A woman has been gang raped at Punarbas Municipality in Kanchanpur district Sunday night.

Health  

Health desks set up at border points

Authorities have set up health desks at Nepal-India border points in Kailali and Kanchanpur to prevent swine flu (H1N1 virus) from spreading into Nepal from India.

Govt asks people to be alert for flu symptoms

As H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu, grips southern neighbour India, the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Friday asked the people to remain alert.

Temporary centre established to fight malnutrition

A temporary nutrition centre has been established at Simthali, Mahadevsthan VDC.

Dhading folks relive nightmare as rabid hounds run amok

Having battled the menace of rabid jackals recently, locals of half a dozen VDCs in the district, are now forced to deal with the problem of rabies-infected dogs in their vicinity.

Social stigma hinders bid to curb tuberculosis

The government’s plan to establish a multi-drug resistant (MDR) tuberculosis treatment centre at Kalagaun in Surkhet was obstructed due to protests from local residents.

MR-doctor brawl over commission

A doctor and a medical representative were involved in a brawl in Birgunj revealing the unethical practice of doctors receiving commission from medicine dealers for prescribing medicines.

Environment  

‘Turn foothills of Dhaulagiri into wildlife corridor’

Local stakeholders in the district have demanded that the government declare forest areas in the foothills of Mount Dhaulagiri

ACAP registers 3 new mammals

The total number of mammal species found in the Annapurna conservation area has increased to 105 after researchers found three additional species

Illegal trade of pangolin grew ‘eight-fold’

Rampant poaching and illegal trade of equally important pangolin species is looming as a major threat for the conservation sector.

Forestry users told to resolve Chure conservation issues through talks

Deputy PM & Home Minister Bamdev Gautam has urged the protesting Community Forest Users’ Groups to identify & find solutions to the issues concerning Chure conservation through talks.

Officials suggest alternate routes to avoid landslides

Authorities have proposed three alternative routes to avoid wet and dry landslides at Siddhababa along the Tansen-Butwal section of Siddhartha Highway.

Nepal feted for zero poaching yrs

Nepal’s successful feat of marking zero poaching years should be complemented with the concerted efforts from all the 13 tiger-range countries

Education  

79% make through chance exam of grade 11

Altogether 79.87 per cent of the 36,383 students, who attended the chance examinations of grade 11 held by the Higher Secondary Education Board (HSEB) have passed.

Govt allows operating Nepali schools abroad

The government has decided to permit the operation of schools offering national curriculum abroad if Nepali diaspora seeks permission fulfilling all the legal provisions of the concerned.

Parbat schools sans child-friendly furniture

A majority of primary-level students in Pangrang-based Siddha Secondary School and Panchakoshi Lower Secondary School stand in their classrooms almost throughout the day.

Textbooks fail to reach students

Despite directives from the PM’s Office and the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority, students in six mountain districts have been deprived of timely textbooks even this year.

Teachers from public schools huddle under one umbrella

Around two dozen teachers’ associations affiliated to various political parties have joined forces to form a single umbrella body of the teachers working in the public schools across the cou

China to offer Rs 10m to flood-hit school

The Chinese government has pledged to provide Rs 10 million to rebuild a school damaged by the Sunkoshi landslide on August 2 last year.