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Advanced weather radar not in operation

The weather radar installed at Ratanangla Danda of Birendranagar in the district has not come into operation due to lack of technical human resources. Though the radar was installed there in a bid to improve weather forecasts and provide real time data on atmospheric weather conditions in far western and mid western regions

by RSS | Jan 18
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Potholes, gullies on Chhinchu-Jajarkot road make travel perilous

Travel on the Chhinchu-Jajarkot road remaining as the major entrance to the district headquarters Khalanga is risky as it is in bad condition, increasing the risk of accidents. Some two years ago, the road developed two wide pits near the Pasagad River at Bheri municipality-11. The volume of such pits is gradually expanding, making the travel very troublesome

by RSS | Jan 18
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Paanchkhal Municipality endorses Environment Act

The Paanchkhal Municipality in Kavrepalanchwok district has endorsed the Environment Act after the majority of brick kilns in the district were found not meeting the environmental standards. The Municipality’s Town Assembly has passed the Act named Panchkhaal Municipality Environmental Conservation Act-2075 recently this week.

by RSS | Jan 18
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DR KC's health deteriorating

A medical team from BP Koirala Health Science Institute (BPKHS) in Dharan has examined the health of agitating Dr Govinda KC here today. Dr KC is on a fast-unto-death since the past nine days. The team reached Ilam from Dharan following the instruction of DPM and Minister for Health and Population Upendra Yadav.

by RSS | Jan 18
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Two minors die when brick kiln wall collapses

Two minors died and two other were critically injured when a dig wall of the Bir Hanuman Brick Kiln based in Panchkhal Municipality-7, Shreerampati collapsed. The demolition of the wall took the lives of Jenisa, three-year-old daughter of Gyan Bahadur Pariyar, of Gangadevi Rural Municipality-1, Rolpa and Nirman, eleven-month-old son of Nabin BK of Marigaun Rural Municipality-3, Rolpa

by RSS | Jan 18
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Identity deceased in Maldhunga bus accident ascertained

The identity all the seven people killed in Maldhunga bus accident has been ascertained. Seven people were killed and 32 others were injured when a Narayangadh-bound passenger bus (Ga 1 Kha 6108) from Beni met with an accident at Maldhunga this morning.

by RSS | Jan 18
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33 years of construction, 43 kilometers Doti road struggling

Construction of the 43 kilometers Bogatan road that will link Dipayal has yet to be completed 33 years after the foundation stone was laid for the project. Of the total 108 kilometers for which the foundation stone was laid, 43 kilometers track is yet to be opened, said Roj Bahadur Kalel of Badikedar Rural Municipality.

by RSS | Jan 18
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Wildfire that engulfed hundreds of hectares of Parbat forests goes

A wildfire that engulfed hundreds of hectares of two community forests at Bihadi Rural Municipality in the district has yet to come under control. The inferno that took place at around 9 am on Thursday continues to rage, advancing towards the nearby settlements at Lingsing, Taltum, Lugring and Bhaterpata, putting lives at risk, said the police.

by RSS | Jan 18
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Airlifted to Kathmandu in wee hours, protesting Dr KC under

Protesting Dr Gobinda KC has been airlifted to Kathmandu in the wee hours today following his deteriorating health. Dr KC had been on a fast-onto-death since 10 days in Ilam demanding the passage of the National Medical Education Bill in line with the agreement the government had reached with him.

by RSS | Jan 18
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41 power thieves fined in Dang

Nepal Electricity Authority, Dang fined 41 electricity stealers in the district. They were during a monitoring found to be stealing power through hooking, said Dipak Jung Chaudhary, Chief of the NEA electricity distribution centre, Tulsipur. The power thieves have been slapped between Rs 2,000 to Rs 83,000 in fine by the severity of the case. So far, around Rs

by RSS | Jan 18
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NC leader Regmi passes away

Nepali Congress leader Keshab Regmi, who contributed to restoring democracy in 1990, has passed away on Thursday night. Regmi, who was suffering from respiratory problems for long, died at his house in Gongabu in Kathmandu. Regmi, who also served as secretary of NC, Kaski, played an important role in establishing Nepal Students' Union, the student wing of the NC.

by RSS | Jan 18
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Bijay Thapa airlifted to Kathmandu

Bijaya Thapa, who is on a fast-onto-death for the past eight days in Ilam, demanding endorsement of the National Medical Education Bill as it is, has been airlifted to Kathmandu after his health started to deteriorate. Thapa who was under the care of doctors at Bhadrapur-based Mechi Zonal Hospital, has been taken to Kathmandu on a helicopter

by RSS | Jan 18
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Maldhunga bus accident: 10 airlifted to different hospitals

Out of seven people killed in Maldhunga bus accident, identities of five have been ascertained. Seven people were killed and 32 others were injured when Narayangadh bound bus (Ga 1 Kha 6108) from Beni met with an accident at Maldhunga this morning. The deceased have been identified as Rajesh Pun and Bishmaya Pun of Pakhapani of Myagdi district

by RSS | Jan 17
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‘NARC should be linked with farmer’

Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development, Chakrapani Khanal has said that the Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC) has not been able to linked with farmers. At a programme organized at National Maize Research Programme/Centre, Rampur, Minister Khanal stressed that the NARC should have direct link with the farmers.

by RSS | Jan 17
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PM Oli lays foundation stone for dry port at Chobhar

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has laid the foundation stone for a dry port at Chobhar, Kathmandu, today. On the occasion, Prime Minister Oli said that the dry port would help link country's international trade network. He also expressed the belief that it would also help export domestic products following its construction.

by RSS | Jan 17
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Thief arrested from ATM booth

Police have arrested a thief from an ATM booth at Kalanki in Kathmandu today while he was trying to break the padlock of the ATM booth. The arrested was Rohit Sharma of Kalaiya Municipality in Bara district and currently living in Lalitpur.

by RSS | Jan 17
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Light rain likely with cloudy conditions

Cloudy conditions prevail across the country including in the Kathmandu Valley today. Meteorologist Shanti Kandel said the weather became cloudy due to the influence of the Westerly wind. She said the chances were that weather will not be fully clear throughout the country in the coming few days.

by RSS | Jan 17
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Bajura folk reeling under water crisis

A total of 72 households at Jera village in Swamikartik Khapar Rural Municipality in Bajura district are reeling under severe drinking water problems. For lack of sufficient water supply, the villagers are forced to make long lines in early morning to late in the evening to fetch water in two public water taps. Sarjan BK, a local resident, said that

by RSS | Jan 17
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15 gamblers held in Kathmandu

The Metropolitan Police Circle, Maharajgunj, has arrested 15 gamblers along with Rs 535,840 in cash from Gongabu in the capital city. The gamblers were arrested on Wednesday night from the house of Lok Bahadur Gurung located at Ganeshsthan in Tokha Municipality-10. According to police, those arrested for gambling are Roshan Gurung, Ramesh Pariyar, Milan SilwalTamang,

by RSS | Jan 17
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Policeman injured in firing by unidentified gang

A police head constable was injured seriously when an unidentified group of people shot at him at Bisanpur Chowk of Khadak Municipality-7 in Saptari district on Wednesday evening. The gang on motorcycles shot at Mahendra Yadav while the latter was on duty, said Inspector Bishnu Pradip Basyal. Yadav has been taken to Biratnagar-based Neuro Hospital

by RSS | Jan 17