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Child goes missing in Narayani River

KAWASOTI: A child, who had gone to collect wood brought downstream by the swollen Narayani River, has gone missing since Thursday. Eight-year-old Arman Miyan of Ramnagar, Paklihawa-2 had joined his friends to collect wood from the flooded river when the incident took place, according to the District Police Office, Nawalparasi. Every monsoon locals here collect trees brought downstream by the Narayani River and stock it for us as firewood throughout the year, it is learnt. ...
Published On: 2012-07-05

Hungarian cyclists in Jhapa

JHAPA: Hungarian cyclist, who is on a journey wishing for peace, love and sanitation, have arrived at Kakadbhitta of Jhapa district on Thursday. The Hungarian citizen KP and his wife Jita, had started their journey on bicycle from June 2011 from Holland right after their first marriage anniversary. They have arrived here completing their two-and a half month- long journey in Nepal. He has already completed his journey in 16 other countries. Describing his journey, KP said he had received support and friendship during his stay in Nepal, adding the journey of the Mountainous, Hilly and Terai...
Published On: 2012-07-05

PM should step down: Sharma

BARDIBAS: Leader of the CPN-United and Former Minister Thakur Prasad Sharma has stressed on the national consensus to end the present political stalemate. At a press meet organised today by the Mahottari District Committee of the party, Sharma said the prime minister should pave the way for consensus by resigning from the post. There is no alternative to consensus as mutual distrust aggravates problems, adding that the government should start talks immediately for institutionalisation the achievements made so far by the Madhes movements. ...
Published On: 2012-07-05

Gorkha truck mishap kills one‚ hurts 4

TANAHUN: One person died, while four others including the driver have sustained injuries after a doomed truck skidded off the road at Fivekilo of Gorkha and fell 200 metres down the road. The deceased and injured are yet be identified. The injured have been ferried to hospital for the treatment, police said. Police and locals had rescued the injured. The ill-fated truck was heading to Aguwa khola. ...
Published On: 2012-07-05

Farmers under compulsion to export milk to India

NEPALGUNJ: Farmers at the remote Baghauda region of Banke district across the Rapti River have been compelled to export milk to the Indian market. The milk produced in some of the VDCs of the region has been exported to Indian market under compulsion. It's due to lack of smooth transport facility to Nepalgunj market, groaned local farmers. Farmers of Baijapur, Kalaphanta, Gangapur, Binauna, Matahaiya, Katkuinya, Narainapur, have been exporting around 1,000 litres of milk to Indian market everyday. 'Farmers here are selling milk in Indian market owing to lack of access to transport facil...
Published On: 2012-07-05

Woman dies after falling off roof

DANG: A woman died in Dang when she fell down from a school building roof. Jeev Kumari Bohora, 30, of Gotmakot-9, Rukum lost her life when she fell down from the fourth floor of Bamnemastith public higher secondary school last night at Halbar-1, confirmed Area Police Office, Tulsipur. Her dead body has been taken to Rapti Zonal Hospital, Tulsipur, said Police Inspector Madan Thapa. Two motorcyclists die JHAPA: Two motorcyclists died last night when their motorbike collided with tractor at Budhabare of Jhapa along the Mechi Highway. The deceased have been identified as motorbike ride...
Published On: 2012-07-05

Fire claims minor's life

DHULIKHEL: A six-year-old girl was burnt to death after fire broke out in the house on Tuesday night in Chilaune VDC, Kavre. The girl — Smriti, daughter of Surya Bahadur Tamang – died, while another daughter Kareena (8) has been injured in the incident. Police suspect that fire might have started from the candle light when Surya had gone to attend a wedding party and mother was in neighbour’s house at around 9 pm. Grains, food, clothes and all other belongings of Surya Bahadur and his brother Parang’s were reduced to ashes. Injured Kareena has been sent to Kathman...
Published On: 2012-07-04

Ex-king in Nawalparasi

PARASI: Former king Gyanendra Shah today offered prayers at the Nawalparasi’s Ramgram-based Palhi Bhagwati Temple. Though the ex-royal was scheduled to reach the temple at 3 pm, he reached the temple at 5:30 pm. Residents from Dhakdhakai, Semarhawa, Manjhariya, Maheshpurchowk and Ujaini of Nawalparasi had given him a rousing welcome and shouted slogan in favour of ex-king. He is scheduled to return to the Capital tomorrow....
Published On: 2012-07-04

PM favouring Minister Yadav‚ says Dutta

KATHMANDU: Nandan Kumar Dutta, who claims to be the new acting chair of the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum-Republic, today expressed anguish over Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai’s reluctance for not removing Minister of Information and Communications Raj Kishor Yadav from the government. However, in a press meet organised, Minister Yadav said that he continues to be the acting chair of the party and the demands made by the rival faction was in fact against the party statute. Meanwhile, Dutta accused the PM of unduly favouring Yadav. “When Yadav wrote to Bhattarai to sack me from the...
Published On: 2012-07-04

Kidnapped govt employee freed

SIRAHA: Three days after his abduction, Govinda Yadav, first class non-gazetted officer posted at the Siraha Drinking Water and Sanitation Division Office Lahan was released today. Indian police found Yadav on Manpur Bridge at Khutauna with his hands and legs tied. Yadav was handed over to the Nepal police today. He is undergoing treatment at the Lahan-based Friends’ Hospital. Yadav’s relatives vented their ire and blocked the Chief District Officer Dhurba Prasad Dhakal and Siraha Police Chief Rajeshlal Karna when the latter reached the hospital to take stock of Yadav’s h...
Published On: 2012-07-04