General

CIAA arrests NEA employee while taking bribe

A team of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) nabbed an employee of the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) in Chandranigahapur branch office

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Woman found dead after dowry dispute

A 19-year-old woman, who was regularly subjected to physical and emotional abuse by her husband and in-laws, has been found dead under mysterious circumstances

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IOM hands over revised land report to Nepal

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Monday handed over the revised ‘Land Regulatory Framework Report on Capacity Assessment of Land Offices in Morang, Nawalparasi and Surkh

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National Population Policy unveiled

The Ministry of Health and Population today launched the country’s first National Population Policy.

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Sale of fertilizers, pesticides rampant in Kaski district

The rampant sale and distribution of fertilizers and pesticide has become a major cause for concern in Kaski district, posing major health risks for the locals in the long run.

Crime

13-year-old girl raped

A 32-year-old man in Dharan-10 has been arrested on the charge of raping a 13-year-old Dalit girl.

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3 siblings drown in Karnali

Three siblings, all under 16, went missing in the Karnali river at Baladi in the district on Saturday.

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Agitators torch national dailies

The agitating activists affiliated to the UCPN (Maoist)-led 30-party alliance on Sunday torched the copies of the national dailies including the Kantipur Daily.

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China-given ambulances gather dust

Four high-end ambulances that were gifted by the Chinese government are gathering dust on the premises of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) in the absence of takers.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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  

Five dhading murder cases: 23 held, 30 still at large

Police on Friday made public 22-year-old Chandra Bahadur Tamang, a member of a gang that was involved in five separate murder incidents in the district in the past five years.

Teenage girl found dead

A teenage girl was found dead under suspicious circumstances at Chap in the district on Thursday.

Man behind smuggling of chiru wool held

Police on Friday paraded the main accused who was involved in the smuggling of precious wool of the Tibetan antelope used for making pashmina.

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.

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

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.

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  

Govt forms high-level edu panel

The government has formed a high-level commission to draft a new education policy that fits into the current political context of the country.

SLC Exams of 73 candidates cancelled

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

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.