A writ has been filed at the Supreme Court seeking the court order to stop excavation of sand, pebbles and stones from the Sunkoshi river.Advocates Padam Bahadur Shrestha and Chiranjibi Bhattarai filed the writ on Thursday. The writ names the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers and the Ministry of Forests and Environment, among other government bodies, as the defendants.
Three persons were injured, and approximately four dozen houses destroyed in a storm in the district on Thursday night. Electricity, internet and telephone services have shut due to the storm that lasted around one hour and affected Rajapur, Barbardiya, Madhuban and Basgadhi municipalities and Geruwa rural municipalities the most.
The Majhi people at Dhabuwaghat of Sunkhosi River in the district have been deprived of clean drinking water for nine years. The settlement on the bank of the river is forced to quench thirst with the muddy water brought from the river.
Fifteen couples who had done the inter-caste marriage have been honoured here. The joint political Dalit struggle committee honoured the couple amidst a programme organized on the occasion of the national day on elimination of untouchability on Monday.
The Diktel Technical Institute has agreed to provide Rs 600 thousand to each family losing children during educational excursion.
A woman has slashed her three-year-old son to death with a khukuri at Panitanki of Bhojpur municipality-9. Samjhana Thapa, spouse of Surya, 25, chopped off her son, Sambodhan into two pieces, said the police.
The general shutdown or banda called by the Netra Bikram Chand 'Biplav'-led Group has its partial impact in the central capital Kathmandu. According to the Nepal Police Headquarters, public vehicles are not plying as usual and educational institutions are closed due to the shutdown.
A person has provided land worth of millions of rupees to Nepal Electricity Authority, Baglung Distribution Centre, free of cost.Chudamani Sharma of Galkot municipality-4 donated more than 2 ropanis of land worth Rs 10 million rupees to the Centre for the establishment of Galkot sub-branch. He donated the land located at Galkot municipality-2 in memory of his father late Dandapani Sharma.
The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has carried out monitoring of petrol pumps in collaboration with the partner agencies. KMC stated that petrol pumps mainly in Balaju, Kalanki, Kalimati, among other places were monitored over 15 days. KMC Urban Good Governance Department chief Hari Kunwar said the monitoring was conducted to find out the reality as most of the petrol pumps currently in operation are found very close to human settlements and road.
A group of masked people murdered nine members of two families at Miklajung rural municipality- 3 on Monday night, said the police. Sharp weapons were used to kill the families of local Dhanraj Sherma and his father-in-law Bam Bahadur Phiya, said the locals. Only a member of the families--Sita Khajum, 12, managed to survive the fatal attack. She has been severely injured in the attack.
Biratnagar:Executive chairperson of Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Harihar Adhikari ‘Shyamal’ today stressed the need for the state-owned news agency to provide quality and effective services.
At least nine people were injured in clashes that took place during the ritual ceremony of pulling Hindu God Bhairav's chariot on Thursday evening on the final day of Bisket Jatra in Bhaktapur. The clashes flared up after the devotees participating in the ceremony started hurling stones at each other after the chariot smashed into a house at Banshagopal, said the police.
Light and moderate rainfall is likely to occur in most parts of the country including in the Kathmandu valley with cloudy weather due to the influence of the Westerly wind.