Property worth about Rs 20 m destroyed in fire

Property worth about Rs 20 m destroyed in fire
Damak (Jhapa) / Property worth about Rs 20 million was destroyed when an electric shop caught fire at Shivasatashidham-11 in Jhapa district Thursday evening. An electric short circuit started a fire in Sangraula brothers' electric shop. Electric devices including televisions, refrigerators, and washing machines among others were destroyed in the...

Another rhino found dead; natural death of wildlife on rise

Another rhino found dead; natural death of wildlife on rise
Ratnanagar /An endangered one-horned rhino was found dead in a pool of water nearby a lake in the western belt of Chitwan National Park. A patrol team mobilized from the CNP on Thursday found the old-aged rhino dead and the cause behind the death was presumed to be ageing according to a veterinary doctor involved in the post-mortem. CNP Informatio...

Floods havoc wreak to hydropower projects

Floods havoc wreak to hydropower projects
Myagdi /Two hydropower projects based in Myagdi and Mustang districts have come to closure with the monsoon rain-triggered floods causing damages to the dams. The recurring floods have disrupted the operation of Thapakhola Hydropower Project (13.6 MW ) at Thasang rural municipality-1, Tukuche in Mustang and 2-MW Tatopani Small Hydropower...

NC President Deuba pays tribute to Vajpayee

NC President Deuba pays tribute to Vajpayee
Kathmandu /Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has expressed deep sorrow on behalf of his own and his party over the passing away of the founder leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and well-wisher of Nepal, Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Issuing a condolence message sent Thursday, NC President Deuba said the late former Prime Minister...

Darchula-based woman activist bags Darnal Award

Darchula-based woman activist bags Darnal Award
Kathmandu / This year's "Darnal Award for Social Justice" was presented to Baitadi-based social activist Saraswoti Nepali. The award has been established in commemoration of prominent social activist Suvash Darnal who had specially fought for the rights, social justice and dignity of the Dalit community. Darnal's mother Sarita Nepali honoured Sa...

Sixteen thousand hectares of forest land

Sixteen thousand hectares of forest land
Kathmandu /Complaints of the Ministry of Forest and Environment not cooperating in the construction of development projects aside, the Ministry has provided 16,716 hectares of forest land to various such projects. It is stated that the Ministry has provided the forest land to 516 various bodies for 12 different purposes. The Ministry has provided ...

Bill tabled in NA

Bill tabled in NA
Kathmandu /Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal, has tabled the bill relating to Protection of Victims of Crime -2075. Presenting the bill in today's meeting of National Assembly, Minister Dhakal said that the bill would help protect the rights of victims of crime, compensation and rehabilitate them in the societ...

NA members draw government attention to contemporary issues

NA members draw government attention to contemporary issues
Kathmandu / In a meeting of the National Assembly today, most of the lawmakers demanded the government provide relief assistance to the survivors of landslides and monsoon. They were speaking at a special time of the upper house session today. Kali Prasad Malla, Ramesh Prasad Yadav and Bhairav Sundar Shrestha drew the government's attention towa...

Landslide and flood obstruct Manang road at three places

Landslide and flood obstruct Manang road at three places
Manang / People traveling to various destinations have been facing problem as the vehicular movement remains obstructed due to flood and landslide at three places along the Manang road section for the past few days. The road section has been obstructed at Pisang of Nisyang rural municipality-1, Koto of Chame rural municipality and Timang stream. T...

Religious fair in Taudaha on Naag Panchami

Religious fair in Taudaha on Naag Panchami
Kathmandu / A religious fair has begun at Taudaha in Kirtipur Municipality on the occasion of the Naag Panchami festival today. Naag Panchami is the festival dedicated to Naag or the serpant deities. It is ovserved on the fifth day of the bright half of the Nepali month of Shrawan as per the lunar calendar. Devotees from the Kathmandu Valley and s...