The Department of Environment is planning to recommend the government to implement odd-even rule for vehicles, and close schools and colleges if the air pollution lasts for few  the next few days

Deadly roads

July 11, 2018 02:00 am

Death of workers in tipper accident

More than 50 people have reportedly been shot dead in Bangladesh over the past week after authorities launched anti-narcotics raids that have already drawn comparisons to a Philippines-style drug war.

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 31: U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called Friday for an independent investigation into deadly clashes in Gaza between Palestinians and Israeli troops, while Security Council members urged restraint on both sides.

OVARIAN cancer symptoms can include feeling bloated, weight loss, and urinating more often than normal. You could be more at risk of developing the deadly disease if you use this in the morning.

NEW YORK, Dec 30: A preschooler toying with the burners on his mother’s stove accidentally sparked New York City’s deadliest fire in decades, an inferno that quickly overtook an apartment building and blocked the main escape route, the fire commissioner said Friday.

Infographics: Deadly Mexico earthquake

September 24, 2017 00:05 am

Rescuers are searching for earthquake survivors throughout central Mexico, where the death toll has risen above 200.

JUCHITAN, Mexico, September 9:  One of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded in Mexico and a raging hurricane dealt a devastating one-two punch to the country, killing at least 61 people as workers scrambled to respond to the twin national emergencies.

SAN JUAN, September 7: Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, killed eight people and plunged Puerto Rico into darkness on Thursday as it swept through Caribbean islands while aiming for Florida.

PANCHKULA, August 27: Indian authorities have arrested hundreds of people and canceled more than 300 trains passing through two northern states after at least 29 people were killed in violent protests following the conviction of a self-styled ‘godman’.

China’s communist government supports the craze because it encourages healthier lifestyles.

Deadly neglect

July 17, 2017 02:00 am

Kathmandu’s roads

JERUSALEM, July 16: Israel will gradually reopen a Jerusalem holy site Sunday after taking the rare step of shutting it down following a deadly assault there that sparked concerns of a fresh round of violence.

LONDON, June 23: A fire that killed at least 79 people at a London tower block started in a Hotpoint fridge freezer, and the outside cladding engulfed by the blaze has since been shown to fail all safety tests, London police said on Friday.

NEW DELHI, June 8: India is now two and a half times more likely to experience a deadly heat wave than a half century ago, and all it took was an increase in the average temperature of just 0.5 degrees Celsius (less than 1 degree Fahrenheit), a new study shows.

KABUL, June 3: A series of blasts in Kabul on Saturday killed at least 19 people at a funeral for one of the victims of clashes between police and protesters a day before.

KATHMANDU, May 12: The Election Commission on Thursday formed a panel to investigate the deadly clash between supporters of the CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) in Dolakha.

LONDON, April 26:  British pop icon Elton John contracted a "potentially deadly" infection while on tour which saw him spend two nights in intensive care and has forced shows to be cancelled.

Deadly neglect

February 7, 2017 00:45 am

Globally, around 53 percent of all cancers are detected in males and the rest in females. In Nepal, it’s just the opposite.

Deadly delay

December 13, 2016 00:45 am

There is a troubling mismatch between government commitment and delivery when it comes to supplying each and every Nepali with essential medicines. On paper, over 100 essential medicines are available to the general public, at zero cost for the most needy.

ISTANBUL, Dec 11: Turkey said on Sunday that Kurdish militants may be responsible for the two bombs that killed 29 people and wounded 166 in an apparent coordinated attack on police outside a soccer stadium in Istanbul after a match between two top teams.

Outgoing United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon apologized to the people of Haiti on Thursday for the world body's role in a deadly cholera outbreak that has killed more than 9,300 people and was blamed on Nepali U.N. peacekeepers.

Deadly serious

August 20, 2016 00:45 am

Traffic police attribute 90 percent of road accidents in Nepal to transport syndicates. Nearly all the major road routes in the country are controlled by these syndicates, which are effectively running a parallel government. They bar the entry of new operators, forcing passengers into old buses and microbuses, where they are packed like well-stuffed bottles of gundruk. The bus accident in Kavre district that killed 27 people on Monday has also been attributed to a local syndicate.