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20 VDCs to be made model healthy villages

KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has selected 20 VDCs from 20 different districts to convert them into ‘model healthy villages.’ The government is strengthening health facilities, mobilising more human resource and more availability of drugs to improve health facilities of the rural areas, Dr Anand Kumar Shrestha, director of Primary Health Care Revitalisation Division at health ministry, said. According to the division, the twenty VDCs are from Jhapa, Saptari, Dhanusha, Sarlahi, Bara, Parsa, Dhading, Nawalparasi, Rupandehi, Kapilvastu, Kanchanpur, Kailali...
Published On: 2012-06-01

Rage against PM

MYAGDI: Youth and student organisations affiliated to the Nepali Congress and the CPN-UML today burnt Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai in effigies in Myagdi. Condemning the PM for dissolving the Constituent Assembly without promulgation of the constitution within the extended deadline, cadres of the NC-aligned Nepal Tarun Dal and Nepal Student Union, and UML-affiliated Youth Association and ANNFSU burnt PM in effigies at the Ganatantrik chowk after taking out a rally from the Campus Chowk. The rallyists also shouted slogans demanding dissolution of the ‘caretaker’ government to mak...
Published On: 2012-06-01

Mashal leader slams UCPN-M

DANG: Communist Party of Nepal (Mashal) General Secretary Mohan Bikram Singh today said the ruling UCPN-Maoist, the largest political party in the Constituent Assembly, is mainly to blame for the dissolution of the CA without the promulgation of the Interim Constitution. Speaking at a press conference in Dang, Singh came down heavily on political parties represented in the CA for their inability to promulgate the constitution. “Because of their wayward ways, the country has plunged into a grave crisis. The UCPN-Maoist is mainly to blame for the failure to deliver the constitution as it...
Published On: 2012-06-01

Oppn protest meant to mend Maoist ways: NC

KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala today told Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai that opposition parties, including the Congress, have no option but to hit the streets against the Unified CPN-Maoist to make it do a course correction. “I told the PM that the Congress and other opposition parties have no option but to go to the people as the Maoists have short-changed these parties repeatedly in the constitution-writing process,” Koirala said after a meeting with PM Bhattarai at his residence in Maharajgunj this morning. Today’s meeting is part of Bhattarai&r...
Published On: 2012-06-01

12 injured as buses collide

KANCHANPUR: At least 12 persons were injured in a road accident at Banahara bridge of Jhalari-7 in Kanchanpur district along the East-West Highway this afternoon. The accident took place when a bus coming from Dhangadhi hit another bus from the backside as the former followed the latter. Of the injured, seven are undergoing treatment at Sewa Nursing home at Attariya and remaining passengers with minor injuries are undergoing treatment at a pharmacy in Jhalari. According to the Area police Office, Jhalari, condition of five injured is critical. Police have arrested a driver of one of the ...
Published On: 2012-06-01

MJF-N Morang calls for PM's ouster

BIRATNAGAR: The Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (MJF)-Nepal, Morang District Committee, has demanded immediate resignation of Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai to give an outlet to the country. Issuing a press statement today, secretary of party's Morang district committee Radhe Kamat demanded to form a national election government. The statement further reads that continuous struggle would be launched against the anti-federalist forces and charged the major political parties for being against federalism and anti-Madhes. In the press statement the MJF-Nepal also made it clear that the party has ...
Published On: 2012-06-01

Minor blast hits Nepalgunj transport office

NEPALGUNJ: A bomb has exploded at the office of the Bheri Transport Service at local Karkando Chowk on Thursday night. According to the District Police Office, the explosion did not cause any damage to the office. However, it said the assailants set fire to a bus parked on the road near the office. Bus driver Lalit Jaisi escaped unhurt as he managed to get out of the bus immediately after the explosion, police said....
Published On: 2012-06-01

Storm claims 4 lives‚ injures 4 in Bajura

BAJURA: Four people were killed and as many were seriously injured when a storm lashed a village in Bajura district last night. As per preliminary estimates the storm has resulted in massive damage of property. Ten houses have been damaged by the storm accompanied by hailstone. Those killed in the incident are 60-year-old Sukili Sarki, her grand-daughter Karisma Sarki, 14, Lokraj Karki, 12 and three-year-old Dipendra Karki of Bandhu-9. Those injured in the incident are 35-year-old Reukala Karki, her daughter Muni Karki, 18, his son Dharma Karki, 2, and Rana Karki, 84 from the same villag...
Published On: 2012-06-01

Bus-tanker collision leaves 18 injured

CHITWAN: Eighteen people have been injured in a vehicle accident at Khairahani in the east of the district today. The accident took place when a passenger bus heading towards Kathmandu from the east collided with a stationary tanker on the East-West highway at local Khairahani-4 this morning. Fourteen of the injured passengers are undergoing treatment at the Bharatpur Hospital and four others with minor injuries are receiving treatment at a local health post, police said. The bus driver is under police control....
Published On: 2012-06-01

Solukhumbu benefits from over 20 hydro projects in 5 years

SOLUKHUMBU: More than 20 micro hydroelectricity projects have been constructed in the district in the last five years. These micro hydel projects have been built since the construction of the Kharikhola Micro Hydroelectricity Project at Kangel and Juving in 2064 BS. Altogether these micro hydroelectricity projects generate some 715 Kilowatts of power and nearly 6,000 households have been benefited by this. Before this, two hydroelectricity projects had already been operating in the district. They are the Salleri Chyalsa Hydroelectricity Project with a capacity of generating 400 kilowatt...
Published On: 2012-06-01