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Alcohol-related death toll rises to 5 in Baitadi

DHANGADHI: Five persons have lost their lives owing to the uncontrolled sale of alcohol in a period of three months in the far western district Baitadi, said District Police Office, Baitadi. “Bhim Singh Saud had taken his wife’s life under the influence of alcohol in Sarmali VDC on April 3. While he was carrying his injured wife to the district headquarters for treatment, he too comitted suicide by jumping off a cliff,” informed DSP Bishnu Bahadru Karki. Similarly on April 29, an inebriated gang of locals murdered Naradev Khatri, resident of Bhatana VDC-9, who was also a ...
Published On: 2012-07-26

CPN- Maoist formed in Humla

HUMLA: The CPN-Maoist has formed its district committee in Humla district. A meeting of the Party's District Organisation Committee held at the district headquarters, Simkot, on July 22 -24 decided to expose irregularities, corruption, smuggling, among others, with the ideological backing of Marxism, Leninism and Maoism among the people by making them stronger. District In-charge of the party, Sushil Budhathoki, said that they will move ahead by consulting with leaders of the UCPN-Maoist on the issue of party office. Central member of the CPN-Maoist and Bheri-Karnali In-charge, Mahesh Pras...
Published On: 2012-07-26

Property Rs 2.65 lakh robbed in Siraha

SIRAHA: An armed gang of buglers looted properties wroth Rs 265,000 from Bastipur of Siraha district at wee hours of Thursday. Area Police Office, Mirchaiya, said that the buglers looted Rs 37,000 in cash, three tola of gold and 20 tola of silver from Sushila Thakur's house while she was sleeping. The gang robbed all her valuables by taking her under control. The goons managed to escape after locals retaliated while the buglers attempted lootings in other houses, too. Police have arrested three persons for their alleged involvement in the case. However, detail of the arrested has not been ...
Published On: 2012-07-26

Health‚ sanitation programme in Sindhupalchowk

CHAUTARA: In a bid to declare the district an 'open defecation free zone', different organisations have all set to implement sanitation programmes in 37 different VDCs in Sindhupalchowk district. The organisations have planned to declare the district as 'open defecation free zone' by 2015 after gradually implementing the sanitation programmes in all 79 VDCs. According to a survey, only 26.6 per cent people in the district have toilet access out of total 357,183 populations. District Chief of Drinking Water and Sanitation Division Office, Mohanlal Jaisi, said that some 79 per cent people in ...
Published On: 2012-07-26

Locals fear flood in Susta

PARASI: The flood in Narayani River has terrorised the folks at Triveni-Susta in Nawalparasi district. Chairman of 'Save Susta Campaign', Gopal Gurung, said that the swelling river has started inundating the area, terrorising the locals. Inspector of the Armed Police Force, Susta, Salikram Pokhrel said the river has inundated some paddy fields as well. According to the Gandak River Water Project, some 217,200 water is flowing into the barrage and the level of water is expected to go up in the river. The inundation at Triveni-Susta is being uncontrolled as no alternative measure is taken...
Published On: 2012-07-26

Simal tree on the verge of extinction

KAILALI: The Simal trees, also known as habitat for vultures, are gradually decreasing in the district due to lack of knowledge of its importance. Environmentalists have expressed their dissatisfactions to the cutting of the Semals tree for commercial purpose citing that rampant cutting of the tree would bring down the number of vultures. The Simal tree is useful for multiple purposes and is used for making different furniture and its roots and flowers are used as raw materials for making medicines. Similarly, the huge logs of the Semal trees are also used for making boats. Locals said th...
Published On: 2012-07-26

CPN-M ready to take up weapons: Chand

CHITWAN: CPN-Maoist Secretary Netra Bikram Chand today said that they were ready to take up weapons if the situation so demands. Speaking at a press meet in Chitwan to inform about the party’s decision to close the National Public Volunteer Centre, he said, “Our party works peacefully and guns are also used for peace.” He was of the opinion that if guns used by the state were for peace then one should not consider people taking up guns negatively. Chand, also the in-charge of the National Public Volunteer Centre, said that the centre would work for the service and securit...
Published On: 2012-07-25

Yadav hints of unity

BAITADI: Nepal Communist Party Maoist Coordinator Matrika Yadav on Wednesday said if the party led by Mohan Baidhya came up with clear agendas, there could be the possibility of unification of the parties. Speaking at his party programme, Yadav accused the big political parties of endangering the nationality. He further said the country could get a safe exit from the present crisis through cooperation and understanding. 115 kg hashish seized SIRAHA: Armed Police Force on Wednesday seized 115 kg hashish from Mutanikhola at Gobindpur VDC-9 in Siraha. Police acted on a tip-off to seize the ha...
Published On: 2012-07-25

Bhattarai govt to fall next month: Khadka

ITAHARI: Nepali Congress central member Dr Narayan Khadka today said that the present government’s downfall was inevitable by the end of August. Speaking at a press conference, Khadka said the lifespan of the current government is getting shorter by the day. “In view of the growing dispute inside the Unified CPN-Maoist party and increasing polarisation between the ruling and opposition parties, it is clear that Dr Baburam Bhattarai-led government won’t last till the beginning of September,” he said. Further, dwelling on the caretaker status of the current coalition, ...
Published On: 2012-07-25

Staff protest against management

NARAYANGADH: Citing that they have not been provided with the salary and allowance for the past 20 months, workers at Nawalparasi’s Gaindakot-based Bhrikuti Pulp and Paper Factory Nepal today announced a series of protest programmes against the factory management. Organising a press conference today, Joint Problem Resolution and Struggle Committee comprising the All Nepal Industrial Labour Union, Nepal Factory Workers’ Union and Nepal Free Chemical and Iron Labourers’ Union announced a series of agitation to press the management to pay their remuneration and resume the facto...
Published On: 2012-07-25