Transport operators hike fares after overload ban

Published On: August 22, 2016 04:00 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BHAIRAHAWA, Aug 22: After investigations showed that most of the accidents that took place in the past few weeks were caused by overload, authorities in Rupandehi district have banned vehicles from carrying passengers beyond their capacities. In reaction, the transport entrepreneurs have unilaterally hiked transport fares.

Disaster-hit wary of attending classes

Published On: August 22, 2016 02:45 AM NPT By: LB Thapa

PYUTHAN, Aug 22: Although most of the schools in Pyuthan district reopened in mid-August after the end of monsoon vacation, classes have not resumed properly in lack of students. Children from villages hit by floods and landslides are still reluctant to go to school.

EDCD weighs vaccination against cholera

Published On: August 22, 2016 02:15 AM NPT By: Arjun Poudel

KATHMANDU, Aug 22: Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD) of the Department of Health Services (DoHS) has said that it is considering administering cholera vaccine to the people living in the highly affected areas of Lalitpur, where the deadly disease has been spreading for the last one month.

Monitoring of public schools mired in formalities

Published On: August 22, 2016 12:45 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Aug 21: The government's efforts to uplift the quality of education at public schools through monitoring remain hamstrung by needless formalities.

Syndicates rule roost in Pokhara

Published On: August 22, 2016 12:30 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Aug 22: From the cost of a boat ride in Phewa Lake and the charge for paragliding to the price of items on a restuarant menu and transport fares, syndicates have had a stranglehold on business in the tourist town of Pokhara since a long time.

KATHMANDU, Aug 22: Despite sustaining heavy damages by last year's earthquakes, Thapathali's  Gorakhnath Temple was still standing. But in lack of proper preservation, the already vulnerable Rana-era temple collapsed due to heavy rainfall two weeks ago.

In-laws thrash pregnant woman

Published On: August 21, 2016 11:00 PM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

RAJBIRAJ, Aug 21: Chandra Kala Devi Mandal, 22, of Behli Chapeni has been undergoing treatment at Gajendra Narayan Singh Zonal Hospital at Rajbiraj after being abused by her family members.

Child drowns in Lal Bakaiya River

Published On: August 21, 2016 08:44 PM NPT By: Madan Thakur

RAUTAHAT, Aug 22: A child has drowned in the Lal Bakaiya River in Rautahat on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Shekh Itak Alam of Sapgadha Tole, Gaur Municipality- 10.

3 held with stolen artifacts

Published On: August 21, 2016 08:42 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Aug 21: Nepal Police has arrested three members of a gang for their alleged involvement in stealing artifacts and antique idols from a temple in Naudobahal of Lalitpur district, three weeks after the items disappeared from the temple.

Selfiemandu: Growing selfie craze in the capital

Published On: August 21, 2016 07:00 PM NPT By: Sanjay Thapa

From ministers to actors, selfies won’t fail to cheer their moods. Social media like, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, all are flooded with the increasing madness of the trend. People take selfies at the huge malls, shopping centers, restaurants, tourist spots, offices and where not.