One dies after being hit by falling rock

Published On: June 20, 2021 03:02 PM NPT By: Republica

BAJURA, June 20: A pedestrian died after being struck by a falling rock here today. The deceased has been identified as Nepal Army personnel Dil Bahadur Bhandari, 38, of Rugin, Himali Rural Municipality-4, the District Police Office, Bajura, confirmed.

80 percent COVID beds are vacant in hospitals of Banke

Published On: June 20, 2021 02:03 PM NPT By: Republica

RANJHA, June 20: The situation is now normal in Banke, which had become an epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic during the second wave. Only 74 patients are being treated at the hospitals in the district. Tej Oli, a resource person at the District COVID-19 Crisis Management Center, Banke, said that only 13 people are originally from Banke out of the 74 people who are currently being treated at the hospitals in Banke.

KATHMANDU, June 20: Police have arrested a landlady who refused to rent out a room in her house to Rupa Sunar saying the latter belonged to a lower caste. Saraswati Pradhan of Babarmahal, Kathmandu Metropolitan City, was arrested by the Metropolitan Police Circle Singha Durbar today, said Superintendent of Police, Ramesh Basnet.

SIRAHA, June 20: International criminal gangs from Nepal and India have allegedly been involved in the abduction and murder of 31-year-old Somnath Yadav of Jijhaul, Bariyarpatti Rural Municipality-5 along the Nepal-India border in Siraha.

KATHMANDU, June 20: Helambu Rural Municipality has maintained that a massive landslide in the Himalayas of Helambu triggered the devastating flash floods downstream last Tuesday night.

COVID infection rate in Nepal drops to 14.3 percent

Published On: June 20, 2021 10:55 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, June 20: The COVID-19 infection rate in Nepal has sharply decreased. According to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), the infection rate is 14.3 percent as of Saturday.

People's representatives contribute to relief fund

Published On: June 20, 2021 09:13 AM NPT By: RSS

KATHMANDU, June 20: People's representatives of Melamchi Municipality-1, Sindhupalchowk have decided to contribute their one month's salary for the relief and rehabilitation fund meant for the flood survivors. A meeting of the representatives held on Saturday made a decision to this effect, according to ward chair Krishna Prasad Chaulagain.

KATHMANDU, June 20: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has clarified that no additional laboratories have been allowed to conduct PCR test of COVID-19 infection of those aspiring to go abroad.

KATHMANDU, June 19: At least 23 people are missing in the landslides in Bhemathang area and subsequent flood in Melamchi River, according to Helambu Rural Municipality.

Landslide blocks Marsyangdi River, poses risk to settlements

Published On: June 19, 2021 05:45 PM NPT By: RSS

MANAG, June 19: The flow of Marsyangdi River has been obstructed after a landslide fell over the river along the border of Chame Rural Municipality-4 and 5.