Miscellany


Nepal’s Suicide cases up in lockdown Saturday, July 25th, 2020

KATHMANDU: A total of 2,218 persons took their lives in the COVID-19 lockdown across the country. The suicide number was recorded from March 24 to July 19, according to Nepal Police Headquarters. Among those committing suicide, most are men (1,172), followed by women (811), boys (94) and girls..

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Monsoon to remain more active in Nepal from coming Monday.

KATHMANDU: Department of Hydrology and Meteorology has said the ongoing monsoon rains will remain more active from coming 27 July (Monday). In this connection, meteorologist Ganga Nagarkoti shared the monsoon will be more active with the low pressure line coming nearer to the southern plan (Terai)..

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Traffic stopped in Damauli-Dumre road section in Nepal Friday, July 24th, 2020

TANAHU: The Dumre road section in Damauli has been closed for all kinds of traffic today. The district administration had earlier allowed only light vehicles to ply on the road for Friday and Saturday but it has been withdrawn after the road faced problem. Though light vehicles were allowed..

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NHRC urges protection of highly marginalized Chepang

KATHMANDU:- The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has urged for due compensation to the Chepang people whose houses were destroyed in Chitwan recently, forcing them to be displaced. Prodding for the probe into the incident, the human rights watchdog issued a statement on Friday. It has..

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Demand for non-schedule flights in Nepal

KATHMANDU: The Airline Operators' Association of Nepal, an umbrella organization of airlines operators, has urged the government to permit non-schedule flight, considering the impact of natural disaster and COVID-19 pandemic. The Association Chair Captain Rameshwar Thapa issued a press statement..

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Rare species of python found in Syangja,Nepal

WALING: A rare species of python was witnessed in Chapakot Municipalityu-10 of Syangja district on Friday. The locals had informed the Division Forest Office and Police Post after the python was spotted in a tree. The python is around 10 ft long and weighs some 25-30 kgs, it is said. Chief of..

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245th birth anniversary of Bhimsen Thapa observed in Nepal

KATHMANDU: Condolence has been offered to national luminary Bhimsen Thapa on his 245th Birth Anniversary today here. No public gathering has been organised this year due to COVID-19 pandemic, said the National Luminary Bhimsen Thapa Memorial Academy. Thapa was born in Borlang in Gorkha district on..

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One goes missing in Narayani river, Nepal

PARASI: A person has gone missing in Narayani river in Nawalparasi (Bardaghat-Susta West) this morning. Radhe Shyam Koiri, 52, of Susta rural municipality went missing in Narayani river in course of collecting timber swept away by the river. Information Officer at the District Police Office,..

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Nepal Landslide Update -Palung-Naubise road section obstructed Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

TISTUNG: The Palung-Naubise road section along the Tribhuvan Highway has come to a halt. Police Inspector of Area Police Office Khanikhola Ruk Bahadur Khadka informed a landslide occurred at Satghumti along the road section since this morning disrupted the road traffic here. Hundreds of vehicles..

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16 people die in landslide, flooding in Jhapa ,Nepal

JHAPA: Sixteen people have died in landslides and flooding in Jhapa district in the past one month. The latest victims of the disasters are three children who drowned on Wednesday. Ankus, 10-year-old son of Anil Tamang of Bhadrapur municipality-2--drowned. His body was found floating in a pond in..

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Gorkha-Aanbukhaireni road section in Nepal resumes

GORKHA: The Gorkha-Aanbukhaireni road section which was halted since Tuesday has resumed today. According to Traffic Police Office Gorkha chief, Mitra Lal Dhakal, it came into operation from this morning as landslide debris deposited at about 25 places along the road section were cleared last..

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Leopard census to begin in Bhanu Municipality, Nepal Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

DAMAULI: Krishna Neupane The Division Forest Office, Tanahun, is preparing to count the number of leopards in Bhanu Municipality. As the cases of leopard attacks sharply rose in the recent times, the Office is working for the leopard census for the management of human-wildlife conflict. Chief of..

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School operation procedures discussed in Nepal

KATHMANDU:- The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology held a discussion with the stakeholders on procedures to resume educational institutions in the country. Representatives of Nepal Teachers Federation, School Operators, Guardians Association and other stakeholders took part in the..

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Nepal Landslide Update: One killed, three injured Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

SURUNGA: Bibek Darnal, 15, of Mechinagar-9 died when a landslide buried a house at Buddhashanti rural municipality-7, Motidanda in Jhapa. Police verified that the landslide that occurred on Tuesday night had buried the house of Tej Kumar Baraili of Buddhashanti-7 leaving Darnal dead. Tilmaya..

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Flood sweeps away two bridges in Olangchungola, Nepal

TAPLEJUNG: Incessant rain triggered flood in a local river has swept away two bridges at Olangchungola in Taplejung. The flood-fed river took away the bridges of Olangchungola sharing border with China in Faktanglung rural municiplaity-7 last night, informed ward chairperson Chheten Bhote. He..

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Ghimire appointed as chair of Administrative Court

KATHMANDU:- Nepal Government has appointed Dilliraj Ghimire as the chair of the Administrative Court. A cabinet meeting on Monday decided to appoint Ghimire, a permanent resident of Arghakhanchi, to the position. Rita Mainali of Terhathum and Krishna Prasad Poudel of Syangja were appointed the..

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