Flood increases risks at Lastibazaar

Flood increases risks at Lastibazaar
Parbat / The rain-triggered flood in Lasti rivulet has posed serious threat to Lastibazaar where over 100 families are residing. Continuous erosion of land has put at risk the Lastibazaar – a border area of ward no. 7 and 8 of Jaljala rural municipality. A total of 25 families from both the wards have been replaced this time around, shared Jalja...

Swollen Kaligandaki sweeps away school, 24 households at risk

Swollen Kaligandaki sweeps away school, 24 households at risk
Myagdi / The flood-fed Kaligandaki River has blown away a school in Myagdi district this morning. The river changed the course and swept away the six-room Dhawalagiri Primary School at Kopchepani in Annapurna rural municipality-4, informed school management committee chairperson Durga Khadka. As many as 20 students are pursuing their educ...

Two Indians held with counterfeit currency

Two Indians held with counterfeit currency
Baniyani, Jhapa / Two Indian nationals were held from eastern Kakadbhitta checkpoint of Nepal on Tuesday with counterfeit notes. Satish Agrawal, 40, and Hitesh Agrawal, 24, of Siligudhi were arrested with fake Nepali currency. According to Deputy Superintendant of Police (DSP) Jitendra Kumar Basnet, both of them were arrested from nearb...

Three IEDs found, two arrested with bomb

Three IEDs found, two arrested with bomb
Kathmandu /Three improvised explosive devices (IEDs) have been found at different places of Kathmandu today. The IEDs were found at Naikap Balkhu bridge of Chandragiri Municipality, Nayapati of Gokarneshwor Municipality and Jamal of Kathmandu Metropolitan City. Nepal Communist Party led by Netra Bikram Chand 'Biplav' has called nation-wi...

Beni-Jomsom road closed

Beni-Jomsom road closed
Myagdi / The Beni-Jomsom road that links Myagdi with mountainous district Mustang has remained blocked since this morning following landslides occurred at multiple locations along the highway. The landslide hit the Beni-Ghasa section (towards Mustang) on the 76 kilometer-road, leaving tourists, pilgrims and locals stranded. Mustang is home to vari...

NEA’s net income projected to cross one billion

NEA’s net income projected to cross one billion
Kathmandu /Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has said its net income is going to be more than that projected in fiscal year 2016/17. NEA had targeted to earn net income of Rs 1.01 billion last fiscal year. The country's power utility has claimed that its projected annual net income would increase after the final auditing was done. The operational ...

Mahakali highway obstructed

Mahakali highway obstructed
Baitadi / Vehicular movement along Mahakali highway has been obstructed for the past two days due to a landslide occurred at Malikarjun rural municipality following incessant rainfall. Dirgha Bogati, Police Inspector at Area Police Office, Gokuleshwor, said that efforts were underway to remove the landslide debris using a bulldozer. He ...

Pakistan’s Independence Day observed

Pakistan’s Independence Day observed
Kathmandu / A special ceremony was organised here today to mark the 71st Independence Day of Pakistan. The national flag of Pakistan was hoisted on the occasion where Pakistani Ambassador for Nepal, Mazhar Javed read out messages of congratulations sent separately by Pakistan's President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nasir Ul Mulk on the occas...

IED set off targeting ward office in Jhapa

IED set off targeting ward office in Jhapa
Damak / An improvised explosive device (IED) went off today at the ward office of Gauradaha Municipality- 7 in Jhapa. According to ward chair Balaram Kharel, window panes got smashed in the blast targeting the office. The blast also damaged the office boundary wall. Police are searching for possible perpetrator, as stated by Galdubba Police Beat as...

Inmates in trouble

Inmates in trouble
Terhathum / Jailbirds are reeling under troubled life as the district prison is overcrowded with three-fold than its original capacity.The district jail has the capacity to accommodate 25 inmates but is now managing 88. As a result, the inmates are facing inadequacy of drinking water and spaces for toilet besides trouble in preparing meal...