Partnership for a cause

March 7, 2020 10:46 am

Let me start with a little exercise in imagination and think of a scenario that could happen to everybody, given the disproportionately high number of accidents happening in the national roads.  Following a really bad spinal injury you are now bound in a wheelchair.  You are lucky that the country has some good rehabilitation institutions like the Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Center (SIRC) funded by the civil society activist and intellectual Kanak Mani Dixit.

Three dead in two different road mishaps

February 13, 2020 13:44 pm

DHADING, Feb 13: Three persons were killed in two separate road accidents that happened in Gajuri and Benighat Rorang of Dhading district, the police said.

ROLPA, Jan 6: A 19-year-old boy named Asin Giri, who was missing since December 2, was found unconscious in a rivulet near Libang – the headquarters of Rolpa district – on Friday.

DOLAKHA, July 2: The road connecting the district headquarters Charikot with the Bhimeshwar Temple of Dolakha Bazaar was recently blacktopped after widening.

KATHMANDU, June 24: The Traffic Police have booked 940 drivers for over speeding. The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has stepped up campaign to reduce over speeding, citing an increase in accidents due to this.

KATHMANDU, June 20: Sudur Paschim Province is seeing a surge in the number of accidents of late.

10 killed in accident in a week

May 25, 2019 11:05 am

BAITEDI, May 25: Ten persons have died in various accidents in the past one week in Baitedi. Of them five died in road accidents, according to Baitedi police spokesperson Rabindra Chand.

DHADING/ BAITADI, May 20: A total of 12 people were killed in two different accidents that occurred in Dhading and Baitadi districts on Sunday.

PHOENIX, April 14: Two recent deaths in which men plummeted in the Grand Canyon follow dozens of apparently accidental fatal falls since the national park was established 100 years ago.

Three dead in separate road mishaps

February 7, 2019 11:15 am

BANEPA, Feb 7: Two persons died when a tipper carrying wedding attendants met with an accident at Sunkoshi Rural Municipality-2 Kamerephant in Sindhuli district along the BP Highway on Wednesday evening.

LAHAN, Jan 29: On Saturday, Superintendent of Police Balaram Pokharel of the Armed Police Office (APF) lost his life after the jeep (Ba 1 Jha 1633) he was traveling in bumped into a parked tractor-trailer near Pasaha Bridge along the Pathlaiya-Nijgadh road section. Four more persons including Chief District Officer (CDO) Ganesh Bhattarai were injured in the fatal accident.

As I was walking down the road of Golfutar, I saw a sewer tunnel at the pedestrian’s footpath and was wondering about the three accidents that occurred recently in this area. An old woman from the old age home was hit by a Royal Enfield bike: spot dead.

ITAHARI, Oct 23: Nabul Nungeli Magar, 35, of Udayapur lost his life after the autorickshaw he was on board toppled near Ghurmi of Udayapur along Siddhicharan Highway during Dashain.

Two dead in separate accidents in Morang

September 11, 2018 16:24 pm

MORANG, Sept 11: Two people were killed in separate accidents today in Morang. Lalita Agrawal, 55, of Dharan Sub Metropolis-1 died in a car accident occurred at Kanepokhari rural municipality-7 along the east-west highway.

KATHMANDU, Aug 16: Road safety issue is one of the major concerns regarding the traffic management system in the Kathmandu Valley. A noticeable number of people lost their lives to road accidents in the Valley last fiscal year while 111 were killed alone in accidents involving motorcycles and scooters.

KATHMANDU, JULY 31: Records maintained by the Metropolitan Traffic Police Office (MTPO) show an increase of more than 15 percent in road accidents in the valley in fiscal year 2017/18 from the previous fiscal year.

Three killed in two road accidents

July 23, 2018 08:00 am

PALPA, July 22: Three people, including a father and son, were killed in two separate road accidents in Palpa on Saturday and Sunday.

CHITWAN, July 22: With the objective of curbing accidents, cable barrier system has been installed in Narayanghat-Mugling road section. This system has been used in two of the most accident-prone areas of the highway.

KATHMANDU, July 15: Road accidents involving tippers have continued unabated in the capital. Barely five days after the death of a motorcyclist by a tipper at Jadibuti, another tipper hit a motorcycle at Soltimode, killing an 18-year-old pillion rider on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, June 21: The total 2,318 people have lost their life in road accidents across the country in the Nepali month of Jestha, second last month of the current fiscal year with 168 in the Kathmandu valley alone.

KATHMANDU, June 19: In 10 months, 5,180 road accidents, 17 each day, take place in the Kathmandu Valley, according to data maintained by the Metropolitan Traffic Police Division.

DHADING, May 17: A man was killed, and four others sustained injuries when a truck met with an accident at Chyamumode of Nilkantha Municipality-8, Dhading, under Malekhu-Dhadingbesi road on Wednesday night.

SURKHET, May 17: As many as 18 air accidents have occurred in the Karnali Province in the last 31 years claiming 28 lives. Twelve airplanes and six helicopters have been involved in accidents in the province so far, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN).

CHITWAN, May 9: In the last 10 months 97 people lost life from 195 road accidents in Chitwan. Some of these accidents occurred along the Naryanghat–Munglin road- one of the busiest highways in the country.

RAJBIRAJ, May 5: As many as 52 people died in road accidents in Saptari in the last ten months. The details of District Traffic Police Office (DTPO), Saptari, show that there have been a total of 239 accidents in the district in the last 10 months of the current fiscal year.

LAHAN, April 25: Lack of repair and maintenance of a section of the East-West highway at Mirchaiya of Siraha district has posed a serious risk of accidents.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, April 10: Four people died in two separate road accidents that took place in Jyamire and Helambu of Sindhupalchowk district in the last two days.

KATHMANDU, April 10: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation (MoWERI), Barshaman Pun, has said that 'third-party' insurance could be helpful in minimizing the financial losses from electrical accidents.

3 killed in separate accidents

March 23, 2018 09:19 am

KAILALI, March 23: At least 3 people died while 2 other sustained injuries yesterday in two different road accidents at Kailali. The accident took place while two bikes collided head-on at Ganeshpur, Lamki Chuwa Municipality-2. Two people travelling on the single bike were killed.

NAWALPARASI, March 19: A motorcyclist was killed in a road accident at Thakali Chowk in Kawasoti Municipality-8 in Nawalparasi district along the East-West Highway on Sunday. A pillion rider has sustained injuries.

JUMLA, March 13: A 27-year-old Hira Adhikari from Guthichaur Rural Municipality, Khallawad died after being hit by a tractor, with Na 6 Ta 2572. She was trying to save a child when the incident took place. According to an eyewitness, seriously injured Adhikari died after she was crushed to death by backing the tractor.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: A total of 105 people lost their lives to road accidents in the Kathmandu Valley in the first six months of the current fiscal year 2017-18 AD.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: The number of accidents continues to rise on Rolpa's rural roads constructed in unsystematic ways, causing huge losses of lives and properties every year. Most of roadways in inner and rural parts of the district are congested and unsystematic.

SINDHULI, Jan 23: District Traffic Police Office, Sindhuli has intensified timecard rule to minimize road accidents along the BP Highway. The timecard system has been stepped up concluding that the incidents of accidents are occurring due to over-speed.

CHITWAN, Jan 22: Time card system has been implemented from Bharatpur of Chitwan to Manahari of Makawanpur aiming to curb increasing road accidents due to trucks and tippers along the road section.

CHITWAN, Jan 22: Time card system has been implemented from Bharatpur of Chitwan to Manahari of Makawanpur aiming to curb increasing road accidents due to trucks and tippers along the road section.

Two killed in separate road accidents

January 1, 2018 16:22 pm

DHULIKHEL, Jan 1: Two people were killed in separate road accidents in the last 24 hours in Kavrepalanchok, police said.

Two killed in separate accidents

December 25, 2017 20:01 pm

BANEPA, Dec 25: A person died in an accident that took place nearby Dhulikhel municipality-11, Kavrebhanjyang on Monday.

KATHMANDU,Nov 10: Three persons were killed and three were injured in separate road accident in Bhakttapur, Kaski and Rauthat on Thursday evening. A man died when two motorcycles collided head-on in Sanothimi in Bhaktapur. The deceased has been identified as Sanu Kaji Shrestha, 42, of Kebalpur-10 in Dhading, the rider of one of the motorcycles involved in the accident. Shrestha died in the course of treatment at Blue Cross Hospital in Tripureshwor.

KATHMANDU, Nov 2 : Metropolitan Traffic Police Division has launched a campaign in order to minimize road accidents in the Kathmandu valley. As per the drive, high-speeding vehicles are required to ply from the middle of the road, while public vehicles from the sides.

Fifty one people were killed in four separate accidents in the past three days. These accidents, often times are blamed to reckless driving and poor road conditions. But what does the death of 51 people have to tell about Nepal’s road accidents?

19 killed in two road accidents

October 31, 2017 05:45 am

GULMI/UDAYAPUR : At least 19 people were killed and scores others sustained injuries in two separate road accidents in Gulmi and Udayapur districts on Monday. The accident in Gulmi killed 10 people while nine died in the Udayapur accident.

KATHMANDU, Oct 30: At least 11 people were killed and scores are injured in two separate accidents on Monday.

INARUWA, Oct 20: Two persons died in separate road accidents in Sunsari district on Thursday night.

ITAHARI, Oct 19: Two persons died and three others were critically injured in separate accidents in Sunsari district on Wednesday night.

Two dead in separate road accidents

October 7, 2017 10:33 am

JHAPA, Oct. 7: A person died on the spot in a road accident along the East-West Highway at Kankai Municipality-3 in Jhapa district this morning.

JHAPA, Sept 29: Two persons were killed and one was injured in separate road accidents involving motorcycles in Jhapa.

NAWALPARASI, Sept 11: The local authorities here are preparing to set up one traffic teacher for every school in view of the increasing road accidents at Kawasoti area of Nawalparasi.

NUWAKOT, Sept 10: At least six people were killed and 30 others injured when a passenger bus veered off 350 meters down the road and crashed into a house in Kharanitar of Nuwakot on Saturday.

CHITWAN, Aug 24: Two persons died and two others got injured in separate road accidents in Chitwan and Kathmandu today.