Environment

Nepal official says human waste on Everest a major problem

Human waste left by climbers on Mount Everest has become a problem that is causing pollution and threatening to spread disease on the world's highest peak.

Accident

Bodies of two trekkers trapped in avalanche retrieved

The bodies of two persons, who were killed three days ago after being trapped in avalanche in the Muktinath area, have been retrieved on Wednesday.

General

Journalists demand withdrawal of case against Gaule, Devkota

Various organisations representing Nepali journalists have demanded withdrawal of the public offence charge filed against Banke-based journalists Tilak Gaule and Kshetranath Devkota.

General

Quarry puts 12 Chepang houses in danger

The operation of a limestone quarry has threatened around a dozen Chepang houses at Shaktikhor-3 in Chitwan,

Social Affairs

Local contractors picket DTO

Local contractors picketed the District Technical Office (DTO), Sarlahi on Tuesday, effectively preventing the representatives of Mahottari-based Shiva Parbati Constructions

General

LDO blamed of graft furnishes clarification

Local Development Officer (LDO) of Rolpa, Dirgha Bahadur Pokhrel, has furnished a clarification in writing regarding the financial irregularities allegedly committed by the staffers at DDC

Security

Indian man held for faking his own abduction

Police on Tuesday made public an Indian national who was arrested for faking his own kidnapping so that he could embezzle nearly Rs 3.2 million.

Politics

We won’t leave ongoing political process: Dahal

Stressing the need for a new constitution through consensus, UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Monday said his party will not abandon the statute writing process.

General

Nepali researcher honoured in Korea

South Korean Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Education Hwang Woo-yea has honoured a Nepali student Vivek Raj Shrestha.

Politics  

‘Poverty, security key challenges’

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

‘Attempts on to repeal CPA’

UCPN (M) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal said that NC and CPN-UML are attempting to repeal the Comprehensive Peace Agreement & push the country towards a serious crisis.

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.

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  

Robbers gang-rape Dhanusha woman

A group of robbers gang-raped a 27-year-old woman at Kshireshwarnath-7 in Dhanusha on Saturday night.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Health  

700-bed hospital opens in Birtamod

UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Monday inaugurated the B&C Medical College and Teaching Hospital established with an investment of Rs 2.5 billion

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.

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.

Environment  

Snow freezes life in upper regions

Snowfall and rain coupled with thunderstorms lashed the country on Sunday, throwing normal life out of gear.

Officials rescue leopard

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

‘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.

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.