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Haphazard road construction and repair in towns and villages

Published On: July 5, 2020 07:30 AM NPT By: FEDERAL BUREAU

LAHAN, JANAKPUR, BARA, July 5: Though the government vows to carry out development projects sensibly every year, the authorities are yet to take a break from their yearly routine of constructing and widening roads in a rush in Asar (mid-June to mid-July), the last month of the Nepali fiscal year. A number of such projects are underway in the Terai districts. Workers are seen extremely busy filling potholes and widening roads even amid rainfalls. Drainages and sewers are also being repaired overnight. Locals have slammed ‘this heavy misuse of budget’.

As 30,000 plus swab samples pile up, patients have to wait for up to three weeks to get results

Published On: June 19, 2020 12:35 PM NPT By: FEDERAL BUREAU

KATHMANDU, June 19: The COVID-19 cases have increased dramatically in the last few weeks. However, the government has been slow to increase the number of testing, as more than 30,000 swab samples have piled up in laboratories across the country.

Local authorities brace for novel coronaviurs

Published On: March 25, 2020 09:41 AM NPT By: FEDERAL BUREAU

KATHMANDU, March 25: With one more case of the novel coronavirus infection surfacing, the provincial and local governments in the country are focused on the expansion of health care centers and isolation wards. Gandaki, Karnali, Bagamti and other provincial governments have established temporary hospitals as well as directed all existing hospitals to prioritize coronavirus-infected patients over regular ones.

538 people died in 4,657 road accidents in the last three and a half months

Published On: November 10, 2019 09:13 AM NPT By: FEDERAL BUREAU

KATHMANDU, Nov 10: Nepal recorded five deaths a day on an average due to road accidents in the first three and a half months of the current fiscal year.

At least 21 killed, 8 missing, thousands displaced in rain-related incidents

Published On: July 13, 2019 09:54 AM NPT By: FEDERAL BUREAU

KATHMANDU, July 13: At least 21 people have been killed and eight others have gone missing due to floods and landslides triggered by the incessant rain for the past three days in eastern and central parts of the country. Thousands of people in the flood-affected places in different parts of the country have been relocated to safer areas, according to police.