Category: News

Health workers apply for permission to work in private institute

25 April, Kathmandu: Following the government’s decision making Health Ministry’s permission mandatory before taking up a job at the private health institutes, 889 government doctors and health workers from across the country have applied for permits at the ministry. Doctors from fifth to eleventh level have filed application for permission at the Health Ministry, according to officials. Ministry’s Medical Division Director, Dr Bhola Ram Shrestha, said the number will increase after arrangements are put in place for aspirants to file applications at departments and regional bodies. The Health Ministry issued the notice to draw applications in order to not...

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Aftershock strikes Bajura

25 April, Bajura: An aftershock of 4.1 magnitude on the Richter scale struck Bajura late Monday evening. The aftershock struck at 9 pm with the epicenter at Bajhang...

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Six members of a single family taken ill after consuming wild mushroom

25 April, Ilam: An elderly among six members of a single family from Sangrumba of Deumai – 10, Ilam have fallen ill after consuming wild mushroom. According to the District Police Office, Ilam, Deuman Limbu, 46, Sukpal Limbu, 55, Shesh Limbu, 24, Sangbo Limbu, 20, Teruhang Limbu, 17 and Dalhang Limbu, 75, have been taken ill. They fell ill after consuming wild mushrooms during dinner on Monday night. The condition of all the family members is reported to be critical, according to Ilam Hospital’s health assistant, Tika Luintel. They have been referred to Dharan for further treatment....

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Ultra-marathon runner Mira Rai honoured

25 April, Itahari: The Kirat Manch Nepal on Monday felicitated the world ultra – marathon runner Mira Rai here in the district. Former Minister and CPN (Maoist Centre) leader, Gopal Kirati, conferred the award and cash prize on Mira amidst a function held at Kirat Rai Yayokha Tayararipchi Building. Leader Kirati handed over Rs 50,000 in cash prize along with an appreciation letter to Mira and said her contribution to Nepal is highly commended. He also expressed his joy that a girl from the indigenous community has become a world class marathon runner to achieve a courageous feat of...

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Local polls programme amended and endorsed

24 April, Kathmandu: The Election Commission (EC) has endorsed the schedule for the first and second rounds of local level elections slated for coming May 14 and June 14 respectively. At a press meet organized by EC in the capital on Monday, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav informed that the amendment has been made on election programme from filing candidacy to granting of election symbol in regard to the first phase of civic polls and programmes for second phase polls have been endorsed. According to the EC, May 2 is the fresh date set for filing...

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Aftershock felt

24 April, Kathmandu: Just two years after the destructive Gorkha Earthquake, a fresh tremor was realized with its epicenter in Sindhupalchowk district at 5:04 this evening. The aftershock of 4.2 in the Richter scale occurred near Baramchi in the district, according to the National Seismological Centre. So far, a total of 480 aftershocks of four and above in the Richter scale have occurred after the Gorkha Earthquake,...

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‘Bring DIG Silwal before court’

24 April, Kathmandu: The Supreme Court has ordered the government to immediately release DIG of Nepal Police Nawaraj Silwal and present him before the court. A single bench of Chief Justice Sushila Karki issued the order in response to the writ of habeas corpus filed on behalf of DIG Siwal, arguing that he was arrested illegally. The order has stated that DIG Silwal be released in presence of the Court registrar and senior advocate Shambhu Thapa, and presented before the court. DIG Silwal was reportedly held from his home earlier today and taken to the Nepal Police Headquarters for...

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Budget questions credibility of election: Chairman Oli

24 April, Kathmandu: Chairman of the main opposition, CPN-UML, KP Sharma Oli has argued that if the budget was brought in between the two local elections, it would question the credibility of the elections. Chairman Oli said this while speaking after seeking special time at the meeting of the Legislature-Parliament today. The present proposal being forwarded in the Parliament was against the spirit of the constitution, he commented, adding, “It was not good to ignore major opposition while taking important decision on elections.” However, he said that UML was for consensus, for solution, for all three-tier elections. “But, why...

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DIG Silwal under police control for inquiry

24 April, Kathmandu: The Nepal Police has taken its Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Nawaraj Silwal under control for interrogation into charges labeled against him. He had been accused of falsifying the work performance evaluation sheet attached to a petition filed by him against the new appointment of Inspector General at the Supreme Court and boycotting a meeting summoned by the Inspector General. According to Police Spokesperson Sarbendra Khanal, DIG Silwal was summoned for an inquiry into the matter, but he proposed to bring his personal lawyer together so the police brought the two together. The Crime Investigation Department under...

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Middle-aged man dies in storm related incident

24 April, Baitadi: A middle-aged man was died in an unfortunate storm related incident in Achham district on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as 55 – year – old Narpata Saud of Bannigadhi Jayagadh Village Council – 3, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Niranjan Datta Bhatta, said. Saud was returning home from a nearby field in the evening during the storm accompanied with intense rainfall when he decided to take shelter under a tree. The tree’s branch fell off in the storm and struck Saud who was standing below. Saud died on the way to hospital for treatment,...

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