Category: News

Truck collision leaves one dead, six injured

23 April, Chitwan: A person was killed and six other injured in a collision between two trucks this morning at Fishling area of Icha Kamana along the Prithvi highway. According to Area Police Office, Muglin, a truck (Ba 2 Kha 1952) en route to Muglin collided with another truck (Na 5 Kha 9190). The injured have been brought to Kathmandu for treatment while the identity of the man killed in the accident is yet to be ascertained, police said. Transportation along the highway is moving on a single lane following the fatal collision....

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Five teachers in Baitadi resign to run for elections

23 April, Baitadi: As many as five school teachers in Baitadi have resigned to run for the forthcoming local level elections. The teachers resigned after their candidacy for the election was assured. The teachers include Sher Bahadur Chand of Sitaram Primary School of Kheti Thalakada, Ram Bahadur Kunwar of Kailpal Secondary School, Prithvi Raj Pant of Gyaneshwor Secondary School in Siddheshwor, Ram Singh Dhami of Shivalinga Secondary School of Bagar Dhauladi and Gorakh Bahadur Chand of Kulau Secondary School. They have all served in the teaching profession for more than 25 years. Meanwhile, the District Education Office, Baitadi has...

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Two killed while fishing in Rapti river

23 April, Hetauda: Two youths drowned while fishing in the Rapti river at the Manhari Village Council – 8 of Makawanpur on Saturday. The deceased have been identified as Sitaram BK and Tula Bahadur Pakhrin of Manhari – 7, police said. It took almost three and a half hours to retrieve their bodies. The Area Police Office and the locals used an excavator to recover the bodies of the two youths. Their bodies have been kept at the Hetauda Hospital for post-mortem examinations....

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Govt. creating environment to hold elections with participation of all: DPM Thapa

22 April, Biratnagar: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development, Kamal Thapa, has said that the government has been creating environment conducive to hold election with consensus and participation of all. Talking to media persons at Biratnagar Airport on Saturday, Deputy Prime Minister Thapa said that the government has been holding continuous talks with Madhesi Morcha for the same. Stating that the local-level elections would be held in two phases if consensus was forged with Madhesi Morcha, he said that the Madhesi Morcha has demanded increasing the number of local units. The Deputy Prime Minister...

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37 metric tonnes of garbage managed from major rivers in valley

22 April, Kathmandu: As high a 37 metric tonnes of garbage was collected and managed from major rivers and ring road area in the Kathmandu valley today. It is said that 11 metric tonnes of garbage was managed while cleaning the Bagmati river near Thapathali bridge today as part of the 206th week of Bagmati clean-up campaign. Member of the High-Powered Bagmati Civilization Integrated Development Committee Narayan Shrestha said that more than 650 people joined the clean-up campaign in the drizzle in the morning today. Administering oath to the participants of the clean-up campaign, secretary at the Prime Minister’s...

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Teenager scooter rider killed after being hit by van

22 April, Ratnanagar (Chitwan): A 19-year-old woman, who was critically injured in a van-hit incident in Narayangadh at Chitwan district today noon, succumbed to injuries during the treatment. The deceased is identified as the rider of the scooter (Na 36 Pa 5112), Barsha Acharya, of Patihani in Chitwan. Doctors pronounced her dead as she was rushed to the Chitwan Medical College in Chitwan, according to the District Police Office, Chitwan. The scooter was hit by the Narayangadh-bound van (Na 1 Cha 5422) coming from Bharatpur in Chitwan at around 12 pm. The van driver absconded from the scene. Police...

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Three killed, 11 injured in road accident in Mustang

22 April, Mustang: Three pilgrims were killed on the spot in a road accident at Kagbeni in the district today. They were killed when the bus (Na 5 Kha 6067) they were travelling in met with the accident there. It was heading to Muktinath from Jomsom. Similarly, 11 pilgrims were critically injured while others had minor injuries in the accident. According to district police office Mustang, identities of the deceased are yet to be confirmed. Police added that, the injured were rushed to hospital and a dozer has been used to pull out the ill fated bus. It may...

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Madhes-based parties will participate in local polls: Minister Dr Mahat

22 April, Chitwan: Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat, today expressed his belief that the Madhes –centric parties will also participate in the local level elections slated for May 14. Speaking to journalists here, Minister Mahat shared that the government was intensifying talks with the Madhes-based parties and added that the election will be held on May 14 and in a single phase. He said the Madhesi parties were advancing dialogue and preparations for the local polls simultaneously. Stating that the government has registered an amendment proposal at the Parliament with modifications to resolve the problems of...

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FNJ Kathmandu to head to election on Sunday

22 April, Kathmandu: Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) Kathmandu Chapter is gearing up for an election taking place on Sunday which will elect a new leadership. The FNJ Chapter’s 10th Convention was held on Friday and the election for new leadership will take place on Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm, Chief Election Official Govinda Pokharel said. The vote counting will start one hour after the election. The aspiring individuals are required to register their candidacy today for the election. Pokharel added that the final name list of the candidates will be published today. He added that candidates’...

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Unseasonable flooding stalls power generation plunging two villages into darkness

22 April, Terhathum: The unseasonable flooding has swept away the canals of micro hydro power projects here plunging some 550 households in Khamlalung and Samdu into darkness. The flooding in the local Khungring river has also obstructed transportation along Samdu – Sakranti road stretch. The intense rainfall on Wednesday evening swept away a 100 – metre canal of the 22 – kilowatt Amalebenshi Micro Hydro Power Project, Project Chairman Gopi Dhungana said. The flooding also swept away the canals of 17 – kilowatt Falamsanghu Micro Hydro Power Project and 21 – kilowatt Koya River Third Micro Hydro Power Project...

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