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73 vulnerable families shifted to secured places Sunday, July 12th, 2020

SANKHUWASABHA:- As many as 73 families reeling under higher risk of landslides at Silichong rural municipality-1, Sisuwa Besinda in Sankhuwasabha district have been shifted to secured areas. District Police Office Sankhuwasabha in-charge DSP Nawaraj Malla shared a total of 73 families was taken to..

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One killed, five families displaced by floods Saturday, July 11th, 2020

JHAPA:- A person has died after being swept away by the flooded Biring river following continuous rainfall in the district. Rajesh Ganesh,35, of Jhapa rural municipality-5 drowned while bathing in the river, according to Nepal Red Cross Society Jhapa chair Lokraj Dhakal. Meanwhile, flood water..

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Four of same family ill after eating wild mushroom

RUPANDEHI: Four members of the same family have taken ill after consuming wild mushroom at Rohini Rural Municipality- 1in Rupandehi. The family ate curry made of mushroom brought from the jungle on Friday evening. They are Sahanaj Khatun, 30, Masihus Nisa, 20, Sahida Khatun,16, and Samir..

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Locust to be bought for 100 rupees per kg

BIRTAMODE: The Arjundhara municipality of Jhapa has allocated a budget of Rs. 500,000 to purchase locust. The budget has been set aside in order to minimize the damage from the locust to the agriculture sector, said Mayor Hari Kumar Rana. Furthermore, the municipality will pay anyone collecting..

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Heavy monsoon results in disruption of 500 MW electricity Friday, July 10th, 2020

KATHMANDU:- The nationwide torrential rainfall has disrupted the power generation of almost 500 megawatt from different hydropower projects. According to Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), some projects of the NEA and private sectors failed to produce energy due to floods in the rivers. It is..

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COVID-19: 17 new cases spotted in State No. 1 Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

BIRATNAGAR: A total of 17 new cases of coronavirus infection spotted in State 1 on Wednesday. The Social Development Ministry of the State said that Jhapa has seven new cases while three in Morang, two in Sunsari, two each in Taplejung and Ilam, and one in Tehrathum districts. With this, the total..

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Border pillar dislodged

KANCHANPUR: Border pillar number 207 along the Nepal-India border Baijudanda in Belauri Municipality-2, Kanchanpur, was found dislocated. Security personnel said that the border pillar in dilapidated condition was dislocated for lack of timely repair tasks. "We have informed the concerned..

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184 Nepal Army peacekeepers heading to war-torn CAR, Mali Monday, July 6th, 2020

KATHMANDU:- Two contingents the Nepal Army will leave for the war-torn Central African Republic (CAR) and Mali on Tuesday, on a peacekeeping mission at the call of the United Nations. The peacekeeping mission by the NA to these countries slated three months ago was halted after the UN suspended..

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Three killed, four buried in landslide in Bajhang Saturday, July 4th, 2020

BAJHAG:- Three persons were killed and four others went missing in the landslide that buried a total of 17 houses at Kedarsyaung Rural Municipality-8 in the district last night. According to Ward Chair Ganesh Bohora, 11-year-old Sunta Jethara, 7-year-old Asmita Jethara and 11-year-old Prayag Raj..

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Landslide kills two children in Gulmi

GULMI:- Two children have died while one has gone missing in incidents triggered by incessant rain in the past 24 hours in Gulmi. The 18-month-old Suraj, son of Basanta Saru of Maldi, Isma rural municipality 1 was killed by a landslide on Thursday midnight, confirmed District Police Office's..

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NHRC asks govt to save lives of protestors Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

KATHMANDU:- The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has urged the government to save lives of those who are on a relay hunger strike and address their demands through talks. A team of six persons have been on a relay hunger strike in Kathmandu for the past six days demanding that the..

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Locust swarms spotted in Argakhanchi Monday, June 29th, 2020

KATHMANDU:- Locust swarms that entered Nepal through neighboring India reached Argakhanchi district. These insects have been spotted in villages of some municipalities and rural municipalities--Subarnakhal, Siddhadhara, Thadadaha, Amarai, Kopchibas, Bhedamare, Simalpani, Jukena, Sitapur, Jhira and..

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Helambu FM office attacked

MELAMCHI:- The Sindhupalchowk-based Helambu FM radio station was attacked last night. A local youth under alcoholic influence had attacked on the radio station at around 8.45 last night causing damages to the office. Bhoj Bahadur Thapamagar of Chautari Sangachowkgadhi municipality-5, had..

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