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Curfew in Bahrabise bazaar lifted Monday, January 20th, 2020

SINDHUPALCHOWK: The district administration office, Sindhupalchowk has suspended a curfew imposed indefinitely on Sunday in the Bahrabise bazaar in the district following clashes between the police and the affected locals over a road widening issue. The affected locals have been protesting..

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Achyut Guragain elected chair of NATTA Friday, January 17th, 2020

KATHMANDU: Achyut Guragain has been elected the Chair of Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA). In the election held for the post on Friday, Guragain was elected with a total of 150 votes. His nearest contender was Bhim Prasad Pant who got 126 votes while Mihika Dhakwa got 109 votes...

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Bomb blast at Dr Shovakanta Dhakal ‘s residence Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

KATHMANDU: A bomb was exploded at the residence of Dr Shovakanta Dhakal located at Nagarjun municipality-1 in Kathmandu this evening. Deputy Inspector General at the Metropolitan Police Office, Bishwo Raj Pokharel, said that Netra Bikram Chand 'Biplav'-led group exploded the bomb. However, no..

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Singer Nishan Bhattarai dies in road accident Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

KATHMANDU: Singer Nishan Bhattarai has been killed in a road accident at Kathmandu Metropolitan City-32, Koteshwar last night. The accident took place when he was heading home driving a car (Ba 10 Cha 304) from Durbar Marga. According to Metropolitan Traffic Police Division spokesperson Jeevan..

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Four including two police personnel injured in attack Sunday, January 12th, 2020

BHAKTAPUR: Four people including two police personnel were injured when they were attacked with a weapon here Saturday evening. The accused in the attack is Ram Bahadur BK, 20, from Nalgadh municipality-1, Jajarkot who is alleged of indiscriminately attacking Bhunamaya Thapa, 60, from Okhaldhunga..

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Three-day-long programme to mark Prithivi Jayanti Saturday, January 11th, 2020

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Academy of Fine Arts, Nepal Academy of Music and Drama and the Cultural Corporation are observing a three-day celebration of the 298th Prithivi Jayanti. Accordingly, a talk programme on 'King Prithivi Narayan Shah and Transhimalayan Geopolitics' was held here on Friday. Today,..

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Two killed in Tanahu bus plunge Friday, January 10th, 2020

TANAHU: Two persons were killed and at least 18 others injured when a passenger bus skidded off the road and fell at Thanimai of Ghiring rural municipality-3 in Tanahu district today. The deceased have been identified as local residents Muna Thapa, 20, and Nani Maya Gurung, 42. Thapa died on the..

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Rain brings happiness, as well as sorrow Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

MAHOTTARI: The recent rainfall leading to a dip in the mercury has brought both happiness and sadness here. The light drizzle last Friday and Saturday made the farmers very happy. The rain is expected to help harness their winter crops. However, the increase in cold brought about by the rain has..

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Absence of health worker at Jumla Prison causes problems

JUMLA: Inmates at the District Prison in Jumla have been deprived of basic health facilities within the prison as health worker has not been available here for over past three months. Though the prison has the post for an auxiliary health worker (AHW), it has been lying vacant since the transfer..

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Fifth National Yoga Day to take place on January 15 Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

KATHMANDU: The government will observe the Fifth National Yoga Day across the country beginning January 15. A meeting of the main organising committee chaired by Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Giriraj Mani Pokharel here on Thursday took a decision to this effect. Likewise, in this..

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NRA confirms 7,494 additional beneficiaries Sunday, December 29th, 2019

KATHMANDU: The Executive Committee of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has decided to add the number of beneficiaries by 7,494 in different districts. Committee's meeting on Friday and Sunday took the decision confirming the new beneficiaries following the analysis of reexamination and..

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Ashok Shanker elected Nepal Jaycees chair Friday, December 27th, 2019

CHITWAN: Ashok Shanker has been elected the National Chair of Nepal Jaycees for 2020. The 46th general convention of the Jaycees elected him on Friday. Shanker defeated another contender Aruneswar Khanal. Shanker received 552 votes while Khanal received 527 votes. Bikas Manandhar came third with..

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Sugarcane farmers launch protest in west Nawalparasi Thursday, December 26th, 2019

NAWALPARASI: Sugar cane farmers of western Nawalparasi again have launched different protest programme demanding release of their due payment. The farmers in the district each year protest demanding payment of their produce, as sugar mill continue to cheat farmers in different pretexts. The..

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BBS student dies after being hit by bus Monday, December 23rd, 2019

KATHMANDU: A bus hit a student at the Chabahil-based Pashupati Multiple Campus to death near Sukedhara Chowk this morning. The deceased has been identified as Shristi Panta, 21 who was severely injured after being knocked down by the Bhaktapur-New Bus Park route bus ( Ba 4 Kha 5920) at around 5:30..

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