One missing, 2 hurt

SANKHUWASABHA: A person went missing and two were injured in a landslide in Tamku village development committee on Friday. Khem Raj Rai (49) of Tamku VDC-8 went missing in the landslide triggered by incessant rain, chief of the district police office Surya Prasad Upadhyaya said. According to police, Ram Kumari Rai (25) and Kopila Rai (24), who were caught in the landslide, have been admitted to a local health post for treatment. — HNS

Japanese envoy’s call

LALITPUR: Japanese ambassador Tatsuo Mizuno said the number of Japanese tourists would increase if necessary infrastructure were built in Nepal. Inaugurating a seminar on

‘’Challenges for the Promotion of Japanese Tourist in Nepal’’ organised by JICA Alumni Association of Nepal on Friday, the ambassador pointed out the mismanagement at Tribhuvan

International Airport, delay in domestic flights and limited international flights as the problems plaguing the Nepali tourism industry. — RSS

Rain halts traffic

GAIGHAT: Vehicular movement came to a grinding halt at the Katari bazaar in Udayapur district on Friday due to incessant rainfall. The river has swollen and it is not possible to cross it. Vehicles have been stuck on both sides of the river, Himali Transporters’ Association Udayapur said. As there is no motorable bridge over the Tawa river, vehicles have to wade through the river to enter the bazaar. As many as 36 vehicles have remained stuck on both sides of the river, a local trader Raj Kumar Karki said over the phone. Meanwhile, Tawa river swept away 50-year-old Ganesh Khadka, a resident of Trijuga Municipality on Thursday, Udayapur District Police office said. — HNS

Fatal fall

RAMECHHAP: Angphuti Sherpa, 16, of Rasnalu Village Development Committee-2 fell to death from a cliff on Friday. According to police inspector Pushpa Kamal Shrestha, Sherpa fell to death while she was collecting fodder for her cattle in the cliff near near her home. — HNS

Jhapa vehicle stir

JHAPA: Vehicular movement was halted in Jhapa district for 19 days in the month of Shravan (from mid-July to mid-August) due to strikes called by various groups and organisations. Members of civil society, transport workers, political parties, several students organisations and locals called the strikes time and again again in the last one month, the district traffic police office said. — HNS