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Soldier dies in bunker collapse

NEPALGUNJ: An army constable Mitra Lal Gurung of Tanahu died and four other army personnel were injured when a dilapidated bunker of Dolpa’s Tripurakot-based Nepali Army’s Samatsur Battalion was damaged due to incessant rainfall on Tuesday night. Constable Gurung breathed his last while being rushed to the headquarters for treatment. The seriously injured are identified as constable Prakash Gurung, nayaks Ram Bahadur Gurung and Shyam Sundar Nau. They have been ferried to Kathmandu for treatment by army chopper, informed Mid-western Regional Police Office. DIG Parbati informed t...
Published On: 2012-08-22

Maternal health crisis in Bajura

BAJURA: Four women have died within a period of four months in Bajura district due to the lack of adequate maternity service. According to Sharmila Shah, Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM) at the District Hospital, there are no doctors in the hospital since April. Thanks to the health service of Nepal, Juna BK (20) of Kotila VDC died last week in Kolti Primary Health Center where she was admitted to deliver baby. “She had twins in her womb but was unable to deliver babies in normal condition,” Assistant Health Worker (AHW) Ashok Singh said, adding that, “If there would have be...
Published On: 2012-08-22

Bid to assist Nepalis in Indian jails

NEPALGUNJ: Rescue efforts for Nepali prisoners in jails in Baharaich of Uttar Pradesh, India, have been started, officials said today. A team of human rights activists and social organisations in Nepalgunj would soon leave for India to discuss with the Indian officials. Some 30 women of the 70 arrested in the Januhana point of Banke’s border and Murtiya of Bardia are still in Baharaich jail. They were arrested while smuggling hashish from various districts of mid-western region. According to advocate Keshav Koirala, it was not easy to release them as Indian laws are strict, but e...
Published On: 2012-08-22

Land disputes claim three in Rautahat district

RAUTAHAT: Three persons have been killed by their close relatives in land-related incidents in mid-Tarai’s Rautahat district in the span of nine days. Sheikh Lal Mohammad attacked his grandmother Rahima Khatun (60) of Laukaha VDC-4, Pokhariyatol, in the wee hours on Wednesday in a land dispute, said the District Police Office, Rautahat. She had been residing in her Jaynagar-7-based house since some days to take care of her land. Deceased Rahima’s nephew Shekh Seraj who was also sleeping in the same room said, “She was hacked by her own grandson while she was asleep.&rdquo...
Published On: 2012-08-22

112 families displaced by landslide in Dolkha

DOLKHA: As many as 112 families have been displaced due to landslides that took place in Dolkha district between mid July to mid August this year. Majority of the displaced families are from Bhirkot VDC. As many as 24 families have been completely displaced while others have been affected partially as a result of landslides. Similarly, landslides completely displaced six families in Bhimeshwor Municipality and 10 other families have been partially affected. The landslides also damaged houses in Jafe, Namdu, Mirge, Babare, Sahare, Suspakshamawati, Dandakharka, Chyama, Pawati and Laduk VDCs, ...
Published On: 2012-08-22

Irregularity behind shortage of fertilizer in Khotang

KHOTANG: There has been a shortage of chemical fertilizers in Khotang after the fertilizer received under government grant was sold on the way. The district has been witnessing acute shortage of chemical fertilizers when the 18-tons of Urea fertilizer, brought in the name of Khotang-based farmers, were sold on the way at Sindhuli. Farmers here have panicked after coming to know that the fertilizer sent through Birgunj Agriculture Inputs Company Limited in the name of District Agriculture Office, Khotang was captured at Sindhuli, said Kaushal Kumar Yadav of the Office. A total of 41 ton o...
Published On: 2012-08-22

Rescue efforts for Nepalese women in Indian jails

NEPALGUNJ: Rescue efforts for Nepali prisoners in jails in Baharaich of Uttar Pradesh, India have been started. For this, a team of human rights activists and social organisations in Nepalgunj will leave for India for discussions with the Indian officials. Some 30 women of the 70 arrested in Januhana point of Banke's border and Murtiya of Bardia are still in Baharaich jail. They were arrested while smuggling hashish from various districts of mid-western region and it was not easy to release them as Indian laws are strict, but efforts are being made for the same, said advocate Keshav Koirala...
Published On: 2012-08-22

Woman held with white heroin

ITAHARI: Police said that they have nabbed Tara Rai with 11 packets of white heroin from Itahari on Wednesday evening. Police said that they have also recovered a bike from the scene. Further investigation into the incident is underway. ...
Published On: 2012-08-22

Bhandari hails Prez snub of ordinances

BIRATNAGAR: Chairman of the newly formed Madhes Samajbadi Party Sharat Singh Bhandari has said that the President's rejection of the ordinances related to the election is a welcome step. Talking to media persons briefly at Biratnagar Airport today, Bhandari praised the President's decision to send back the ordinances to the government. "Formation of an alliance among the political parties inside and outside the government will not ensure national consensus," he said. "The incumbent government is attempting to capture state power sidelining the constituent assembly (CA) electi...
Published On: 2012-08-22

Dolphin sightings thrill Kailali locals

KAILALI: Dolphins which are considered as rare marine animals have been spotted in the rivers of Kailali district. Dolphins have been found in the Pathraiya and Kandra rivers. Level of water in these rivers has increased in the rainy season. Over 15 dolphins have been spotted at the confluence of the rivers and locals have thronged the rivers to enjoy the curious view of dolphins, said one Dhan Bahadur Saud of Bhajani-4. According to dolphin lover Bijay Raj Shrestha, dolphins are seen in the Kandra, Pathraiya, Kandra and Mohana rivers in the district during the rainy season. Local journalis...
Published On: 2012-08-22