General

One killed, dozen injured in a bus accident

One person was killed and several others seriously injured when an over-speeding bus swerved off the road and crashed on the banks of a river at Rajbiraj on Tuesday.

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.

General

Dalit children deprived of education in remote Mugu

Unlike most other kids their age, many children in Sayakhola VDC of remote Mugu district do not go to school

General

Kakre Bihar to be renovated at Rs 110 million

Kakre Bihar, a ruin of an ancient Hindu-Buddhist temple on top of a small hillock in Surkhet Valley, is slated for renovation.

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

General

Sagarmatha highway to Diktel ‘ready’

The Sagarmatha highway linking Gaighat (the headquarters of Udaypur district) to Khotang’s Diktel is finally all set to come into operation twenty years after construction began

Social Affairs

Hubby, in-laws accused of killing woman; cops turn down complaint

The maternal family of 27-year-old Anupama Sah, found burnt to death under suspicious circumstances, have accused her husband and in-laws for the murder of their daughter.

General

Bank distributes rice to Chepangs

The Narayangadh branch of state-owned Rastriya Banijya Bank (RBB) distributed food provisions to Chepangs living in the remote areas of the district out of its budget

General

Music skills help brothers earn a living

In an inspiring case, two teenage brothers of Belbas in Byas-12 have been eking out a living playing various traditional musical instruments such as panchebaja and damaha

Politics  

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

The Kathmandu Post Facebook poll

In a weekly Facebook poll, we asked viewers if they expected a new constitution by the set deadline.

Accident  

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.

Fire destroys property worth over 2 million

Fire destroyed two houses at Jalbire-9 in Sindhupalchowk district Thursday night.

Crime  

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

Indian man held with endangered tiger’s hide, bones

In yet another incident of smuggling of the animal parts, an Indian national has been arrested for possession of endangered tiger’s hide and bones from the district.

214 kg hashish seized

Police seized a large cache of hashish from a jeep at Bharatpur-1 in the district on Sunday.

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  

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.

Rampant resin extraction threatens pine forests

The rising trend of contractor companies extracting pine resins out of Saal trees by going against the regulations has led to the drying up of the trees in local community forests.

Education  

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.

Start of native language classes ups enrolment

The use of students’ native language during teaching as adopted by schools in Kakri VDC in the district has proved effective as the number of students enrolling in the school has increased