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Indian national held with arms

An Indian national was arrested for illegal firearm possession from Krishnanagar-8 in the district on Thursday.

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Sub-engineer caught red-handed for misappropriating fund

The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), liaison office in Butwal has caught a sub-engineer at the District Development Committee red-handed

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Court orders Banke CDO to grant citizenship through mother’s name

The Appellate Court, Nepalgunj on Wednesday directed the Banke District Administration Office and its Chief District Officer (CDO) to grant citizenship certificate to 22-year-old Barsha Shar

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Govt plans large-scale biogas plants in cities

The government has initiated an innovative approach to turn the biodegradable municipal waste into useful energy, an attempt to solve the serious waste management problems

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Child trafficking goes unchecked in central, western Tarai districts

Roshit Thapa, a 13-year-old from Bachhuli-3 in Chitwan, went out of contact three months ago.

Education

18 students deprived of appearing in SLC

The negligence of a school headmaster is likely to deprive 18 students from appearing in School Leaving Certificate (SLC) examinations this year.

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Captured bikes fall into disrepair due to negligence

Dozens of motorcycles impounded by the Traffic police in Pokhara have been damaged or rendered inoperable due to lack of care and maintenance.

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Protest obstructs transport service

Transport workers in the district have halted public transport services on Wednesday after the district traffic police tightened its noose on public vehicles and transporters

Environment

Artificial shortage of salt adds to villagers’ misery

After running out of salt stock at home, Man Bahadur Rokaya of Bichhainya VDC immediately left for the Salt Trading Corporation (STC)’s depot at Kolti VDC

Politics  

Constitution honouring votes of people a necessity: Minister Rijal

Minister for Information and Communications Minendra Rijal on Tuesday said a constitution honouring the votes of the people was the immediate necessity.

Prez displeased at deregulation of crusher industries

President Ram Baran Yadav has expressed dissatisfaction over the government’s decision to lift the regulation on crusher industries.

Growing rift puts CA chairman at centre stage

Mounting tension between the ruling and opposition parties has put Chairman of Constituent Assembly (CA) Subas Nembang at centre stage of politics.

18 protesters injured in Jhapa clash

Eighteen demonstrators, including the UCPN (Maoist) chief of Jhapa district, sustained injuries in a clash with security personnel in Bhadrapur on Thursday.

UML demands cadres’ safety

CPN-UML General Secretary Ishwor Pokharel demanded the government to ensure safety of his party members on Thursday.

Chand Maoist demands natl political assembly

Netra Bikram Chand-led CPN Maoist on Thursday demanded formation of a National Political Conference constituting a legitimate authority to press ahead with the delivery of a new constitution

Accident  

2 students drown while immersing statue of goddess Saraswati

Two students have drowned at the Lalbakaiya River on Monday evening. The two died at 5:00 pm in course of a ritualistic resting of the idol of Hindu Goddess of learning—Saraswati

Two dead, four injured in accidents

Two people died in separate road accidents in eastern districts on Saturday.

Five dead, 7 hurt in jeep accident

Five people were killed and seven injured when a Tata Sumo jeep met with an accident at Jurikhet along the Bhimphedi-Kulekhani road in Makwanpur on Friday.

Four killed in separate accidents

Four persons died in separate road accidents in Jhapa, Morang, Saptari and Makwanpur districts on Wednesday.

Victims cremated

The bodies of Mumbai fire victims were cremated en masse in Mumbai on Friday.

Okhaldhunga tractor accident: One more succumbs to injury

One more died in a tractor accident occurred in Okhaldhunga on Thursday. With this, the death toll from the accident reached five, police confirmed.

Crime  

Four-yr old murdered after abduction

A four-year-old boy was murdered shortly after being kidnapped at Kalaiya in Bara district on Monday.

Three women commit suicide in Morang in two days

Three women have committed suicide in the past two days in Morang.

One on death row, five face life term

Six Nepali nationals are languishing in Indonesian prison since a decade, with one of them being on death row on charge of drug smuggling.

Quickly reacting neighbours foil rape attempt

A 21-year-old woman has barely managed to escape from being a rape victim in the remote Dahakhani VDC in Chitwan.

Seized IEDs ‘not linked’ to terror plot

Explosive devices and firearms that were recovered during a raid in the Capital on the night of January 16 has no links with the activities of armed outfits trying to threaten people.

32-yr jail for raping minor

A man received 32 years in prison for raping a minor in Bardiya district on Wednesday

Health  

Leprosy cases prevail despite eradication bid

Despite repeated attempts from stakeholders, leprosy cases have not been eradicated in the district. Currently, the District Public Health Office (DPHO) has 98 leprosy patients in contact.

Anti-pneumonia vaccine launched in Pokhara

In a bid to reduce under-five mortality, the government has introduced pneumococcal vaccine (PCV-10) to fight pneumonia for the first time across the country.

Govt to start social health protection plan

The government has decided to provide 10 health care services under its “Social Health Protection Programme” that will soon be piloted in three districts.

Over 15pc Kapilvastu kids malnourished

Malnutrition among children has emerged as a serious problem in the district, authorities concerned said.

Call to stop mercury use in dentistry

Civil society representatives from Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Thailand have agreed to a declaration that calls to end the use of mercury in amalgam fillings

Govt adds health posts, workers

A Cabinet meeting on Thursday endorsed the proposal of the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) to upgrade 2,052 sub-health posts as health posts and create 7,400 new posts.

Environment  

Jagdishpur Lake sees rise in number of water birds

The number of water birds in Jagdishpur lake in Kapilvastu has witnessed a steady rise in the last four years.

Water birds under threat from habitat loss

In the absence of proper habitat, the number of water birds in the district has declined significantly compared to last year.

DFO for turning community forests into protected forests

District Forest Office (DFO) in Ramechhap has forwarded a proposal to turn the community forests into protected forest areas

Number of water birds ‘declining’

Migrantory water birds in the district have been endangered due to human activities such as deforestation and encroachment

Snow leopard study becoming difficult: Experts

The efforts to study the endangered snow leopards have become increasingly difficult as experts have been able to attach radio collar to only one of the animals in the past one and half year

Bone-chilling cold grips Tarai

With the continuing downward drop in mercury levels, Banke has been engulfed under a thick fog since the past three days.

Education  

Schools hold send-up tests

Community schools in the district have started send-up tests defying the Education Ministry’s directive.

Limited semester plan upsets private colleges

Private College Association of Nepal has expressed serious concern over the decision of the Tribhuvan University (TU) to run semester system only in three faculties.

DEO starts literacy drive

After repeated failed attempts to cut down illiteracy rate, the District Education Office (DEO) in Panchthar has come up with an innovative idea to eradicate mass illiteracy in the district.

3,224 children deprived of education

More than 3,000 school-age children have been deprived of education here in Makwanpur district.

Samata adds two school buildings

The new buildings of Samata school in Biratnagar and Itahari were inaugurated on Saturday.

Kalikot school becomes a model learning centre

A school that constructed its building with financial aid from the Kantipur Publications two years ago has turned into a model academic institution in the district.