September 18, 2019 08:20 AM NPT
By: Rekha Bhusal
BUTWAL, Sept 18: The Social Development Committee of the Provincial Assembly of Province 5, has sought details of the procurement of medicines and health equipment from the Health Directorate under the Ministry of Social Development of the province after complaints were filed accusing the Directorate officials of irregularities while purchasing the items.
September 7, 2019 08:00 AM NPT
By: Rekha Bhusal
BUTWAL, Sept 7: Pyuthan District Hospital received the permission to have 50 beds three years ago. However, the congested and dilapidated building of the hospital does not have more than 25 beds. Though it has a quota for eight doctors, the hospital is dependent on just three doctors for long now. The absence of pediatrician, gynecologist, orthopedic surgeon and general surgeon, among the health experts of the other sectors fall hard on service seekers. The hospital does not have even an accountant which has affected the purchase of drugs and necessary equipment.
BUTWAL, Aug 26: Police arrested Krishna Gurung of Pokhara from Nawalpur for smuggling drugs last Friday. Gurung, a local of Lekhnath Municipality, used to smuggle drugs from Indian towns near Rupandehi border to Pokhara and other cities.
BUTWAL, July 27: Putting the blame on floods, pesticide clearance, and the confusion related to implementation of Vehicle Consignment Tracking System (VCTS), traders in the district have raised vegetable prices exorbitantly.
BUTWAL, July 20: Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN) has staged protest in Butwal against the exams being conducted by Public Service Commission(PSC) for different administrative positions to be filled at the local levels.
BUTWAL, June 27: The first Special Economic Zone (SEZ) of Nepal in Bhairahawa has not started a process to manage electricity for the production units even after a year of establishment of factories in the zone.
BUTWAL, May 27: Sugarcane farmers in Nawalparasi are extremely worried, anticipating a huge loss this year as well. Had the government been able to sort out the 'bargaining game' between farmers and traders and fixed the price of sugarcane on time, this situation would not have arrived.
LUMBINI May 19: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has vowed to revive an international committee formed under the United Nations some 49 years ago for the development of Lumbini, birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha, and garner international support for that purpose.
BUTWAL, May 13: These days, private schools charge their students exorbitantly high fees under various heads including bus fare. However, some schools have been found torturing their students by compelling them to travel in overcrowded vehicles despite charging a huge amount of money for transportation.
BUTWAL, April 18: It has been years since the officials of the District Land Survey Office of Rupandehi are adjusting in small and congested rooms occupied with old tin cupboards, damaged windows and leaking roofs.
BUTWAL, April 6: On February 14, chief minister (CM) of Province 5, Shankar Pokharel, came to the streets and participated in a road cleanup program in Butwal, the temporary capital of the province. He did not only pick the garbage on the roadside but also got into the sewers. The team including the CM, high-level government officials, mayor and deputy mayor of Butwal Sub-metropolis participated in the cleanup campaign. Later, the collected waste was disposed on the banks of the Tinau River.