HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
BIRATNAGAR: Police team from the Rangeli Area Police Office seized 13.5 kilogram of marijuana from Morang’s Sorabhag, Mayagunj on Friday. Police confiscated the contraband when it was about to be ferried to India, Inspector Ghagindra Bahadur Karki said. The carrier, however, ran away after seeing the police team, he added. – HNS
Diarrhoea kills one
MAHENDRANAGAR: Diarrhoea claimed the life of a woman at Daiji VDC in Kanchanpur on Friday. The deceased has been identified as Sita Sarki of Beltal of Daiji VDC. Sita, who was admitted to the Mahakali Zonal Hospital on Thursday, breathed her last today. More than half a dozen diarrhoea patients are visiting the hospital daily, hospital sources said. –
AIDS kill 75 in Banke
NEPALGUNJ: Seventy-five people in Banke have died due to AIDS till date, Banke District AIDS Coordination Committee informed. Of the dead, 38 were male and 37 were female. According to the Committee Coordinator Bikash Sharma, two HIV infected were found for the first time in 1995. The number has increased to 1,733 at present. Among them 1,018 are male, 705 are female and 10 are the third gender. Of the HIV victims, 19 male and five female have been infected with AIDS, Sharma said.
Landslide displaces five families
PHIDIM: Incessant rainfall-triggered landslides on Thursday night displaced five households at Ekatin VDC. The mudslide rendered the families of Aindra Aanthapu, Rajendra Libang, Devraj Shrestha, Bhim Aanthepu and Chitrakhar Khatri homeless. The displaced families are taking shelter at their relatives’ house. Local Bishnu Prasad Kafle said that mudslide could wreak further havoc as the precipitation had not ceased. Meanwhile, landslips have halted transport services along the Kanchhidokan-Namidanda, Ranke-Rabi, Damak-Chisapni, Phidim-Yangnam, Jorpokhari-Ekatin and Phidmi-Ranitar roads. With the transportation blocked, locals are reeling under acute shortage of daily essentials.
GORKHA: A communication centre was established in Gumda VDC of Gorkha district on Friday. The centre has been established with the technical assistance of Himali Communication Centre, Myanglung Khola Micro Hydro Power Project chairman Bhim Prasad Gurung said. The Internet facility in the centre will helps us to keep tab on the ongoing activities around the world, a local teacher Lok Bahadur Gurung said. Project chairman Gurung inaugurated the centre amid a programme this morning. The centre is equipped with three computers, printers and a photocopy machine. Responsibility of the management has been given to the locals.