Politics

Adopted maximum flexibility for consensus: Prime Minister

Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has claimed that maximum flexibility has been adopted to write a new constitution based on consensus among all stakeholders.

Politics

Ailing freedom fighters await treatment

Mohan Khatri and Surya Shrestha, who struggled against the Rana regime and the Panchayat system, have been struggling to manage funds for their treatment.

Politics

Panel formed to plan CPN-M, CPN (Unified) merger

The CPN-Maoist and the CPN (Unified) have formed a coordination committee to expedite the unification process of the two parties.

Politics

Parties to sit for talks on Saturday

Four major political parties are preparing to sit for a negotiation on Saturday in an effort to settle the disputed issues of constitution writing based on consensus.

Education

SLC Exams of 73 candidates cancelled

The number of examinees whose exams are cancelled for violating examination code of conducts reaches 976 in Saptari

Health

Political interference puts Bheri hospital in fix

The Ministry of Health has not been able to fill the vacant post of chief of the Bheri Zonal Hospital (BZH) even four months after the former BZH chief Pitamber Subedi resigned from his post

General

6 held for aiding Indian nat’l get Nepali citizenship

Police have held six persons who had managed to acquire Nepali citizenship certificate for an Indian national.

General

Saptari fire kills one, destroys 86 houses

A massive fire broke out here in Kanchanrup municipality of Saptari district on Thursday, killing at least one person.

Social Affairs

90 per cent culprits of VAW face legal action: DPM Gautam

90 per cent of culprits in violence against women cases have faced legal action, claims Minister for Home Affairs, Bamdev Gautam

Politics  

Two YAN factions to hold separate gatherings today

The two factions of YAN, one loyal to party Chairman KP Sharma Oli and the other aligned to senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal, are preparing to organise separate national gathering.

Prez urges legal eagles to press for new statute

President Ram Baran Yadav has said that legal professionals should exert pressure on political parties to write new constitution without delay.

13 contenders file candidacy

Thirteen candidates, including three independent contenders, have filed their candidacy for the Constituent Assembly by-election slated for April 11 in Baglung Constituency Number 1.

‘Manhandling’ of LDO riles govt staff

District Development Committee (DDC) employees in Gorkha staged a ‘pen-down’ strike on Thursday to protest the alleged misbehaviour of LDO Prem Raj Giri at the hands of UCPN (Maoist) cadres.

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.

‘Poverty, security key challenges’

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

Accident  

Woman killed in Pyuthan blast

A 62-year-old woman died in an explosion at Okharkot-5 in Pyuthan district on Thursday. Police said Nama Devi Pokharel died in the explosion that occured at a potato field close to her house

3 killed, 36 hurt in accidents

Three people died and four others were injured in separate road accidents on Friday.

Police van knocks motorcycle, 2 killed

Two persons were killed and another one injured in a road accident at Laxminiwas of Dhanusha district last night.

11 people injured in jeep accident

Eleven people were injured in a jeep accident at Dhaijan in the district. The bus (Me 1 Ja 500) heading to Madhumalla of Morang from Ilam Ektappa carrying a bride met with an 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.

Tuskers destroy houses

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

Crime  

Man hurt in ‘rape attempt’ dies

A man who allegedly sustained severe injuries while trying to rape a woman died during treatment in the district on Saturday.

Three held for gang-raping minor girl

Police on Monday arrested three persons on the charge of gang-raping an 11-year-old girl here in the district.

Attempts to ‘settle’ rape case foiled

Police on Sunday rescued a six-year-old girl 20 days after she was raped by her own relative in Nangkholyang VDC in the district.

Girl raped in Jhapa

At a time when the activists are continuing nationwide agitations by demanding stern action against the rapists and strict laws, another case of rape has come to the fore in Jhapa district.

Six-year-old raped in Tehrathum

A six-year-old girl has been raped by her neigbour at Thoklung-2 in Tehrathum.

NEA staffers held with bribe

The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has detained three employees of the Lalbandi branch of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) in Sarlahi with bribe on Thursday.

Health  

Number of swine flu cases ‘on rise’

The district has been witnessing a rise in the number of swine flu (H1N1) patients despite strict measures to contain the disease, health officials said.

Dengue fear grips Birgunj

Even as people here have been compelled to live in constant fear due to the swine flu outbreak in the nation, a significant rise in the number of mosquitoes has prompted fears of dengue

Health service via mobile in Baglung

Mobile Phone Aided Health Service has been started in Baglung district with the aim of creating a healthy society by reducing mortality rates among mothers and infants .

Truancy hits med care in Jhule VDC

After Ambika Pakhrin, a resident of Jhule VDC, went into labour, locals rushed her to the nearest health post equipped with a birthing centre facility.

Four new swine flu cases detected in Chitwan

Four people have been identified with swine flu infection in Chitwan according to the District Public Health Office.

Bhaktapur Cancer Hospital adds new ward

Bhaktapur Cancer Hospital (BCH) has opened an annexe ward equipped with 27 beds, an isolation unit, an ICU and nephrology department.

Environment  

Sans operational permit, regional zoo in limbo

Denied operational permit by the government, the regional zoo constructed in Shankarnagar, Rupandehi has been left in lurch.

‘Weather’ behind fewer wildfire cases in March

Unlike the past years, the number of wildfires has been on decline in the peak months-March and April-this year, thanks to the weather-induced temporary lull

Remote Taplejung village lacks water to fight wildfire

The forest fire that had spread at Dhuseni village in the district has been brought under control on Thursday, two days after it started.

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.

Rains, snow hit life across districts

Heavy rain and burying snow continued to affect normal life across the country on Monday, with more impact felt in the mountain districts in far-western and eastern regions.

Snow freezes life in upper regions

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

Education  

Around 100 expelled on first day

Around 100 people, including examinees and invigilators, were expelled from test centres for violating code of conduct on the first day of the SLC examinations on Thursday.

Large scale irregularities ail education sector

If the number of complaints lodged at the eastern regional office of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) is anything to go by, education is the most corrupt sec

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.