UPDATE: Death toll climbs to 14 in Sindhupalchowk bus accident

Published On: December 15, 2019 12:50 PM NPT By: DHRUBA DANGAL

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Dec 15: The death toll in Sindhupalchowk bus accident has climbed to 14. At least 11 persons died when a bus met with an accident at Sunkoshi rural municipality in Sindhupalchowk district on Sunday morning.

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: In the aftermath of the first menstrual death arrest in Achham, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has instructed all stakeholders concerned in the Chhaupadi practicing districts to enforce the criminal code that criminalizes Chhaupadi.

Leo Club distributing free clothes in Gorkha

Published On: December 15, 2019 08:29 AM NPT By: Narahari Sapkota

GORKHA, Dec 15: As the temperature has dropped significantly in the last few days, Leo Club has started  distributing clothes for free to the needy in Gorkha district.

New mothers deprived of allowances

Published On: December 15, 2019 08:25 AM NPT By: Dinesh Subedi

ROLPA, Dec 15: Tussles between health workers and patients are not unusual at Pang Health Post in Lungri Rural Municipality. Patients vent out their anger against the staffers for the lack of beds, doctors, or medicines. Of late, new mothers are seen complaining about the lack of allowances. Even though they are entitled to get Rs 2,000 for delivering a baby at government-run health institutions, new mothers here have not received it for some time.

NEPALGUNJ, Dec 15:  A probe commission formed to investigate the Bageshwari Temple land encroachment issue has handed over its report to the government. The commission was formed following stories in Republica and Nagarik dailies about the encroachment of 84 bighas of land which was earlier owned by the temple. The government had formed the commission three months ago, soon after the news was published.

CIAA implicates relatives of corruption-accused official

Published On: December 15, 2019 07:44 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has filed a corruption case against relatives of a government official after the anti-graft body found out the official allegedly deposited illegally amassed properties in their names in a bid to avoid possible action from anti-corruption agencies.

Snowfall in Okhaldunga affects normal life

Published On: December 15, 2019 07:16 AM NPT By: Republica

OKHALDUNGA, Dec 15: Snowfall in the high hills in Okhaldunga has affected normal life in the district. Children, elderly people and cattle have been severely hit, according to Harikumar Magar, chairperson of the management committee of Grace Academy at Thade village. “Schools have been closed. The weather has fallen very hard on kids, elderly people as well as cattle,” he said.

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: The government has extended lease period of Gokarna Forest Resort to Yeti Holdings Private Limited for another 25 years.

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: The recently introduced National Education Policy 2019 has stripped universities of the power to  grant affiliation to medical colleges, and given the Ministry of Education the authority to coordinate the country’s medical education.

2 persons accused of murder arrested after 15 years

Published On: December 15, 2019 01:55 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, December 15: Murder accused, 40-year-old, Sant Bahadur Tamang and Keshab Lama, 32-year-old, have been detained by the police in connection with the murder of a 15-year-old boy Lailu Lama of Tarkeshwore VDC ward no. 5.