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Environment

Floods inundate villages in Jhapa

Settlements at Khudunabari-3, 4 and 5 in the district were inundated for around 24 hours after the flooded Biring river breached an embankment on Tuesday night.

General

WFP replaces rotten rice in quake-hit Gorkha

The World Food Programme (WFP) has recalled the damaged rice distributed to the earthquake victims in Laprak VDC of Gorkha.

General

Rejected pulses found in Chitwan godown

A Ratnanagar-based godown in Chitwan has been found storing ‘substandard’ pulses that the World Food Programme (WFP) had rejected.

General

BP highway officially handed over to Nepal

Prime Minister Sushil Koirala inaugurated BP Highway amid a function at Dhulikhel, Kavre on Friday.

Politics

UCPN (Maoist): Bring budget in consensus

The UCPN (Maoist) has urged the government to bring the budget in consensus as per the spirit of 16-point pact.

Education

Students still await textbooks

Schoolchildren in the Far-Western region are awaiting textbooks even two and a half months after the new academic session began.

General

Govt official held for bribery

The CIAA arrested Yadav KC, a non-gazatted officer at the Lumbini Zonal Transport Management, for receiving Rs 6,000 in bribe from a service seeker.

Education

Flood-affected schools build new classrooms

Two schools damaged by the mid-August floods last year at Purandhara in the district have finally rebuilt their buildings with donations from various organisations.

Environment

Floods, landslides wreak havoc

Two people died and one went missing in floods triggered by heavy rains in Ilam and Morang districts on Wednesday.

Politics  

‘Local polls must for recovery tasks’

Lawmakers, government officials and former elected representatives of local bodies have suggested that the country should hold the local polls before beginning the reconstruction

CA chair asks DPM to withdraw bill

Following widespread criticism, Speaker Subas Nembang directed DPM and Minister for Home Affairs Bam Dev Gautam to withdraw a bill on life-long facilities to former VIPs.

Newly formed SSFN slams 16-point pact

The newly formed Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum-Nepal (SSF-N) has slammed the 16-point pact signed by the four major political parties terming it regressive and unconstitutional.

Female leaders decry ‘unfair’ provisions

A report prepared by the PDCC has discriminatory provisions against women on the issues of citizenship and representation in the state organs, women leaders have said.

MJF-N, FSPN close to finalising merger deal for new party

Madhesi Janadhikar Forum-Nepal (MJF-N) and the Federal Socialist Party Nepal (FSPN) are expected to formally announce their unification within a few days.

'Compensation to the conflict disappeared as equal to the deceased'

Government would provide relief to the families of those who disappeared in the decade-long conflict as equal to that received by the families of the deceased.

Accident  

Ambulance-truck collision kills 3

Three persons died when an ambulance collided head-on with a truck near Padariya on the Gaur-Chandranigahapur road section on Saturday night.

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.

Crime  

Indian national arrested with 2 kg sliver

Police arrested an Indian national along with two kilos of silver from the Mahara bridge at Gaushala Municipality-8 in Mahottari district on Monday night.

Two persons arrested with rhino horn in Kailali

Police here have arrested two persons with a rhino horn and teeth like object from Lamki Chuha Municipality in Dhangadi on Wednesday.

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.

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.

Health  

WHO: Prioritise health service

The World Health Organisation has said that the health of quake survivors could be at risk if resumption of regular services were not prioritised.

5 dead, 30 fall sick after consuming poisonous liquor

Five persons died after drinking a toxic batch of hooch at a Musahar Tole at Chandra Ayodhyapur VDC-6 in the district.

Hospital serves patients under tents

The Gorkha Hospital has been struggling to provide services to people as its buildings were destroyed by the April 25 earthquake.

Health sector suffers loss of Rs 3b: Report

The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has estimated that the country’s health sector suffered a loss of Rs 3.28 billion in the April 25 earthquake.

Trishuli Hospital providing treatment under tents

Trishuli Hospital, which was badly damaged during the Great Earthquake and endless series of aftershocks, has been struggling to provide treatment to increasing number of patients

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

Environment  

Scores of houses in Kavre at high risk of landslide

A recent landslide at Chyamrangbesi VDC-1 in Kavre district came dangerously close to the house of Kamal Prasad Dahal.

Monsoon raises fear of landslides, floods

The Meteorological Forecasting Division issued a special weather advisory on Thursday, warning about heavy downpours and thundershowers in central and western Nepal

Lalbandi area inundated

Most parts of the Lalbandi Municipality in the district were inundated since last night due to flash flood triggered by incessant rainfall.

Locals fearful as Khalanga remains at risk of flooding

Khalanga, the district headquarters of Darchula, is still at high risk of flooding.

Three Parbat villages in risk of landslide following 'Gorkha' quake

Three villages in Parbat district are at high risk of landslide after fissures started developing at surrounding areas of the villages following the devastating quake.

Taplejung landslide raises fears in quake-hit districts

Brief but heavy rainfall triggered a massive landslide in Taplejung district on Wednesday night, just a couple of days before the predicted onset of monsoon in the country.

Education  

Students displaced by quake, landslides miss their classes

Schoolchildren in remote Sertung VDC-1 in the district have been compelled to relocate to other areas due to threats of landslides and mudslides

73 pc students of TFN engaged public school pass SLC

Seventy-three percent of students from public schools in Lalitpur district associated with Teach For Nepal have passed this year’s SLC examination.

IoM students back JMC protest

Students from the Institute of Medicine have expressed solidarity to the protest launched by the students of Janaki Medical College which has not run any classes for the last nine months.

‘17,000 barred from SLC test’

Around 17,000 examinees were barred from the School Leaving Certificate (SLC) exams this year due to lower attendance in Grade 10.

Textbook shortage in Darchula

Shortage of textbooks has affected the academic activities in Darchula district.

Schools reopen in districts amidst uncertainty, confusion

Despite the general chaos and uncertainty in the wake of the April 25 earthquake and endless series of aftershocks, students and teachers reached the schools on time on Sunday.