SLC supplementary exams termed inappropriate

Published On: June 18, 2016 07:58 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, June 17: The Office of the Controller of Examinations (OCE) has announced that it would allow SLC students who scored D or E in two subjects as per the letter grading system to take supplementary exams.

MYAGDI (REPUBLICA): Education Minister Giriraj Mani Pokharel said that the trend of teachers entering school premises with political motive would be brought to an end. He stressed the need to select teachers on the basis of their qualification rather than under pressure from political parties.

Health workers told to brace for outbreaks during monsoon

Published On: June 18, 2016 06:39 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, June 17: The Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD) has directed health workers not to take frequent leaves during monsoon as the chances of an outbreak of communicable diseases are really high during the period.

Revoke licenses of erring manpower agencies: House pane

Published On: June 18, 2016 06:36 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, June 18: The International Relations and Labor Committee of Parliament on Friday directed the Ministry of Labour and Employment not to renew license of manpower agencies that have not submitted their transaction details to the government.

Japanese arrested for ‘swindling’ quake victims

Published On: June 18, 2016 06:35 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, June 17: Metropolitan Police Crime Division (MPCD) on Thursday arrested fifty-five years old Japanese citizen along with a Nepali man on the charge of defrauding quake victims in Gorkha, the epicenter of last year’s devastating earthquake.

Rehabilitated dacoit community returning to crime

Published On: June 18, 2016 06:34 AM NPT By: Mithilesh Yadav

SIRAHA, June 18: There was a time when Jhija and Akaura villages in Siraha were notorious as a haven for dacoits. Robbers and dacoits here were so powerful that even security personnel would not dare to enter the villages. Among the 400 households in the two villages, 135 households of ‘Paswan’ community would identify themselves as dacoits without hesitation. But in 1980 things changed.

3,000 Gorkha quake victims receive relief

Published On: June 18, 2016 06:31 AM NPT By: Republica

GORKHA, June 16: A total of 3,258 locals of Gorkha district, the epicenter of last year's earthquake, are set to receive their first installment grant amount for the reconstruction of their quake-damaged homes. According to Local District Officer Narayan Acharya, Rs 163 million has been set aside for the quake victims of Hansapur, Saurpani and Barpak VDCs.

Biratnagar development projects in limbo

Published On: June 18, 2016 06:10 AM NPT By: Ajit Tiwari

BIRATNAGAR, June 18: “Except for Koirala residence and the airport, there’s no noticeable place in Biratnagar for visitors.” That’s a statement of a noted intellectual in Biratnagar Ram Babu Dahal delivered in frustrated tone and further adding that the city, which he feels is very important for the nation, has never seen actual development.

Power produced from wind in Mustang

Published On: June 18, 2016 06:10 AM NPT By: Republica

Mustang, June 18: Attempts made to produce electricity from wind have become successful at Jomsom, the district headquarters of Mustang.

Blood scarcity in Zonal hospital

Published On: June 18, 2016 01:34 AM NPT By: Republica

RAJBIRAJ, June 18: The blood transfusion center inside the Gajendra Narayan Singh Sagarmatha Zonal Hospital is facing scarcity of blood.