KATHMANDU, Jan 14: Amid screeching wheels and honking horns of vehicles plying the Ring Road engulfed with dust and pollutants, two staffers at Mitra Park of Chabahil in the capital are busy writing details of patients in a two-storey building, critically damaged by the earthquake of April 2015.
BANKE, Jan 14: 85-year old Buddha Tharu of Baijapur village looks quite upset these days. The factor behind his unhappiness is the lack of excitement among the young Tharus for celebrating the festival of Maaghi. “People have stopped loving and celebrating Maaghi the way it was done in the past. This is not a pleasant matter,” laments the octogenarian. “They don't rejoice eating even Dhikri, Ghongi these days. This attitude is relegating to a mere formality, not something organic that the community loves,” he added.
BIRATNAGAR/JHAPA, Jan 14: Resembling the vehicle of a minister, a van (Ko 1 Jha 235) belonging to Morang-Sunsari Irrigation Project in Biratnagar has its upper half of the number plate painted in red and the other half in blue color. The vehicle is reserved for use when the so called VIPs visit the district.
TIKAPUR, Jan 14: Increasing rate of sickle-cell disease among the members of the Tharu community has become a great health threat for them. This hereditary disease has claimed the lives of several people of the community and has troubled a lot more.
KATHMANDU, Jan 13: Janak Education Materials Center (JEMC) is not prepared to deliver text books to mountain districts this year. Academic sessions in Manang, Mustang, Jumla, Humla and Dolpa districts begins on February 12 but the JEMC has not printed required textbooks for grades 1 and 2.
RANTANAGAR (Chitwan), Jan 13: The Narayangadh-Muglin road section, which has been shut for traffic from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm every day since December 22 last year, will be opened for throughout the day tomorrow.