PYUTHANK: The Bhaluwang-Pyu-than portion of the road obstructed by landslide has come into operation from Friday. The road was obstructed by landslide triggered by rains near Kundule of Dhungegadhi. Vehicles began to ply as usual after the opening, said the Sworgadwari Public Transport Entrepreneurs Committee. The obstruction had stranded long and short routes vehicles of both Pyuthan and Rolpa districts. The road was cleared with the help of local police and dozer, said the District Police Office. More than five dozen buses, trucks, jeeps and motorcycles had been stranded.
JANAKPURDHAM: An anthology of stories Somali written by press freedom fighter and senior journalist Rajeswor Nepali was released amid a function here on Friday. While releasing the book, chief guest and Chairman of the International Maithili Literary Council Dr Kamal Kant Jha said that people knew Nepali as a journalist but he is a multifaceted personality. He also said he came to know at the programme that he was also a story writer and a historian. At the programme presided over by litterateur Dr Rewati Raman Lal, senior journalist Nepali said he started writing stories when he was arrested in the bomb scandal of 2042 BS, but this was his first book in Maithili. The anthology Somali has 23 stories and dwell on rural society.
Hospital sans toilet
SOLUKHUMBU: Hospitals are for care and comfort of the sick people, but what if a hospital is running without a toilet? But this is what patients have to face the situation at the District Hospital in Solukhumbu. Patients reaching the hospital for treatment say their illness is further aggravated in the hospital for lack of toilet. Mithumaya Basnet of Salleri who is being treated in the hospital bed, says she has to stay in the hospital without eating anything for fear of having to go to toilet. The ill people have to go to the nearest jungle behind the hospital for relieving themselves as the only toilet in the hospital was closed for the past three months.