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Two dead in separate incidents in Sarlahi

SARLAHI: Two persons died in separate incidents in Sarlahi district. A child Ashish Paswan, 10, son of Sanjay Paswan of Lalbandi municipality-2, died after falling into a ditch constructed for Surya brick kiln. The incident site lies some 500 meters away from the child's house. According to the..

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Landslide claims one in Baglung Monday, July 22nd, 2019

BAGLUNG: A 17-year-old girl was killed when landslide buried her at Galkot municipality-8 of Baglung district this morning. The deceased has been identified as Sita Gautam. Police Inspector at the Area Police Office, Harichour, Keshav Singh Thapa, said that the incident took place when landslide..

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On the path to universal social protection in Nepal

KATHMANDU: Experts, government representatives, donors and the stakeholders including the beneficiaries came together today to explore the current social protection arrangement in Nepal while discussing on future directions Nepal may undertake to expand social protection. Efforts were also made to..

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12 injured in micro bus-bus collision in Dhading Sunday, July 21st, 2019

DHADING: As many as 12 people were injured when a micro-bus and passenger bus collided at Khayarghari of Thakre Rural-Municipality in Dhading district today morning along the Prithvi Highway. The incident took place when Kathmandu-bound bus (Ba 5 Kha 2151) hit a micro bus (Lu 2 Kha 2134) coming..

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Three adolescent girls drowned to death in Midwest Nepal

DANG: Three adolescent girls died after being drowned in a pond in Dang. The three lost their lives while swimming in the pond that was constructed nearby Katuwa rivulet at Ghorahi sub-metropolis-18 for irrigation. The deceased have been identified as Basanti BK, 19, of Ghorahi sub-metropolis-18,..

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Five dead in separate accidents in Southeast Nepal Saturday, July 20th, 2019

SIRAHA: Five people including three children died in separate incidents that took place in the district on Saturday. Five-year-old Sandhya Kumari Shah, the daughter of Pramod Kumar Shah of Siraha municipality-12, died after being bitten by a poisonous snake. She was playing in front of her house,..

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Five houses in Baglung at risk of soil erosion

BAGLUNG: Five houses alongside the Kaligandaki corridor in Baglung municipality-13 in the district have been at risk of being washed away by soil erosion. Expansion of the corridor has caused soil erosion, thus putting these houses at risk. The district natural disaster rescue committee has..

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Nepal’s Weather Alert: Heavy rainfall forecast

KATHMANDU: Heavy rainfall has been forecast in some parts of the country owing to wind generated from Bay of Bengal and the local winds. Issuing a special weather bulletin today, the Meteorological Forecasting Division said although the monsoon low pressure belt is on the southern part of the..

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Four arrested for trying to foil PSC exams in Eastern Nepal Friday, July 19th, 2019

KHOTANG: Police have arrested four persons on the charge of attempting to foil the Public Service Commission (PSC) examinations. They were arrested from the examination centres this morning as examinees were attending the exam of fifth level position in civil service. Those arrested are Nepal..

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Woman stranded in Kuwait returns home

KATHMANDU: Anu Tamang, a resident of then Mahakali village development committee in Nuwakot district has been rescued from Kuwait and returned home. She had been left stranded by her broker. After reaching Kuwait via India, Tamang faced physical and mental torture at the hands of her employer...

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Floods damage Kiwi saplings worth million rupees

BANEPA: A nursery farm growing Kiwi fruit sapling in Thapagaon of Banepa municipality-10 has suffered damage worth one million rupees due to floods triggered by heavy rainfall. Flood water from the Punya Maya river washed away the nursery run by Shambhu Tamang. Seeds had been planted for 200,000..

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