Containing the rising tide of crimes

August 3, 2023 07:30 am

The recent report released by the Nepal Police Headquarters regarding the surge in criminal activities over the past two years is deeply concerning. With over 100,000 incidents of various crimes taking place during this period, it is evident that our nation is facing a serious challenge that demands immediate attention.

Urban population on the rise

October 17, 2022 10:55 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: Nepal's urban population has reached 66.08 percent. As per the preliminary statistics of the National Census, 2078 BS, the size of urban population has increased in comparison to the earlier Census, 2068 BS, shared Joint-Secretary at Ministry of Urban Development Ramchandra Dangal.

DHANGADHI, Jan 24: The number of suicide cases has been increasing at an alarming rate in Sudur Paschim Province.

PALPA, Dec 24: The number of women receiving abortion services has increased by 25 percent in the past one year in the district, according to the record maintained by District Health Office, Palpa.

WASHINGTON, Aug 1: US President Donald Trump is considering increasing the proposed tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports from 10 percent to 25 percent, US-based media reported on Tuesday.

ROLPA, July 25: In the past, marriage used to be a sacred bond for lifetime. But these days, this seems nothing more than a myth for the youths of Rolpa. This has been proved by the unexpectedly high number of divorce cases in the district.

KATHMANDU, July 6:One child among 59 in the world has Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the report says. Nepal, however, lacks an authentic report about the number and status of children with autism in the country. It is believed that the number of autistic patient in the country is increasing by 15 percent annually.

BAITADI, July 6: Health institutions in the district are dealing with high pressure of patients with various waterborne diseases.

SURKHET, June 10: While publicizing the development policies and programs for the upcoming fiscal year, Karnali Province on Saturday announced to increase the per capita income of its residents to US $2,100.

BAITADI, June 9: Control of child marriage has been becoming a challenging task in Baitadi, the district of Province 7.

GORKHA, May 27: A recent report of rapes and sexual violence in Gorkha shows that most of the victims in the district are being sexually exploited and abused by their own kith and kin.

BIRGUNJ, May 19: Sirsiya dry port located in Birgunj is struggling to handle the increasing import of fertilizer, livestock feed, maize, beans, raw materials for iron products and container cargo from third countries.

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.

BAITADI, April 22: Twenty-six people have committed suicide in the first nine months of the current fiscal in Baitadi, a district in the Province 7, police data shows. The data showing the increasing trend of suicide has drawn the attention of people concerned.

BHAKTAPUR, April 12: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has warned against the increasing number of violent activities that are leading to the extremism.

Rape cases increasing in Bhaktapur

April 5, 2018 15:35 pm

BHAKTAPUR, April 5: Rape cases are rampant in Bhaktapur district. Data published by the Metropolitan Police Range, Bhaktapur, shows that 58 rape and 25 attempted rape cases occurred in the past three years in the district.

KOHALPUR, April 5: Scarcity of water in Banke National Park (BNP) has compelled the tigers to venture into human settlements, increasing the risk of human-wildlife conflict.

KOHALPUR, April 4: Scarcity of water in Banke National Park (BNP) has compelled the tigers to venture into human settlements, increasing the risk of human-wildlife conflict.

NEPALGUNJ, April 3:   Since the last few months, repeated cases of rapes of minors, young girls and women have rocked the whole nation. From school-going girls to working and household women, no one has been spared from the hands of some lecherous men.

Glaucoma patients increasing

March 19, 2018 06:00 am

LAHAN, March 19: After his left eye started seeing blur vision, Suman Devi Thakur, 48, a local of Bihar State in India, visited Sagarmatha Chaudhary Eye Hospital in Lahan of Siraha district seeking treatment.

KATHMANDU, March 18: A joint delegation from the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) and visiting Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Sunday called on Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.

KANCHANPUR, Mar 7: Kanchanpur, a district in far-western Nepal, has the records of a more number of HIV-infected people visiting health facilities for services these days.

BANEPA, Feb 13: Heavy tippers have emerged as a major concern for the safety of pedestrians in Kavre with the increase in number of accidents involving such vehicles.

Number of group trekkers increasing

February 10, 2018 08:18 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 10: The number of group trekkers increased by around 63 percent in the first eight months of 2017 compared to the same period of 2016.

DAMAK, Jan 21: The number of people donating their body after death for research and academic purpose is increasing of late.

JANAKPUR, Jan 17: Very few cases of rape and sexual abuses reach to the court in Madhes. Most vulnerable to such abuses are victims from the poor financial background.

POKHARA, Jan 10: Even though the hilly districts like Manang and Mustang are still waiting for seasonal snowfall that is imperative for the growth of crops in their fields, dipping temperature has certainly begun to worry them.

KATHMANDU, Dec 4: Amid increasing instances of minor bomb explosions targeted at poll candidates and their campaigns, the government has stepped up security arrangement in various districts where the second phase of parliamentary and provincial assembly elections will be held on December 7.

GAUSHALA, Oct 5: Rapid spread of dengue in Bardibas of Mahottari district has created fear among the locals.

Increasing dengue cases spreads fear

October 4, 2017 11:29 am

GAUSHALA, Oct 4: Rapid spread of dengue in Bardibas of Mahottari district has created fear among the locals.

KATHMANDU, August 12: The craze for futsal is increasing in the country lately, with people of any age, be them children, youths and elderly, getting attracted to the sport.

KATHMANDU, August 3: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Thursday said increasing investment both domestic and foreign has been the priority of the government.

POKHARA, August 2: Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Yagya Bahadur Thapa today pledged to heightening prestige of an independent judiciary considered to be the backbone of a democracy.

TILOTTAMA (RUPANDEHI), August 1: The Butwal-based Lumbini Zonal Hospital recorded 67 deaths from snakebite in the past seven years.

RAUTAHAT, July 18: For the past four days, the temperature has been soaring in Rautahat, increasing the number of viral fever patients.

KATHMANDU, July 6: Lawmakers have expressed concern, saying the environment and the ecosystem has gradually been threatened as the national and community forests are coming under increasing encroachment.

KATHMANDU, May 23: The Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) has said that the government's decision to increase the number of local units in tarai falls short of creating a positive environment for the second phase of local elections.

KATHMANDU, May 18: Experts and civil society members have urged the Election Commission (EC) not to increase the number of local units in southern plains of the country and revise federal boundaries ahead of the second phase of local elections scheduled for June 14, arguing that such moves will be against the established practices and election laws.

KATHMANDU, May 3: As the users of social media are increasing, awareness against the cyber crimes is also getting on its track.

KATHMANDU, April 28: A day after reaching 'an understanding’ with the UML to roll back a decision to increase the number of local bodies, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Thursday assured Madhesi leaders that these bodies would be increased at least in the Madhesi stronghold  of the terai plains before the local polls take place.

NEWYORK, April 15: Exposure to higher levels of air pollution may increase cardiovascular disease risk by lowering levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), commonly known as “good” cholesterol, says a study.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: A research has shown that climate change could be the reason behind increasing diarrhoea epidemic in the last 12 years in Nepal.

BIRGUNJ, Dec 20: The number of tigers in Parsa Wildlife Reserve is found to be increasing. The Parsa Wildlife Protection Office has concluded the first round of tiger count which put the population of big cats at 16. This number is six more than that of final revelation of the tiger census conducted in 2014-15.

Increasing cold affecting Tarai region

December 13, 2016 11:55 am

SAPTARI, Dec 13: Cold wave has started affecting daily life in Mid-Terai since the mercury has begun to plummet for few days.

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: Bankers have said that bank and financial institutions (BFIs) are eager to provide credit to any small and medium enterprises (SMEs) if there is reasonable return and risk in their investment.

RAMPUR, Nov 25: The number of girl students attending classes regularly has increased in schools in Rampur and Gandakot villages of Palpa with the availability of sanitary pads in their schools.

PALPA, Nov 12: Investment in hotel and hospitality business has increased in the recent years. Hoteliers say that a total of Rs 1 billion has been invested in different hotels in district headquarter and of which few are under construction.  The occupancy of the hotels in the city has increased fivefold in the three years from 200 to 1000, according to Palpa Chamber of Commerce and Industries (PCCI). District's hotel industry has so far been received an investment of Rs 3 billion, they said. The district has received more tourists both domestic and foreigners in the recent years and this has boosted confidence of hoteliers.

POKHARA, Nov 9: Chinese airlines, which had stopped their flights to Kathmandu due to earthquake and blockade, have resumed their services.

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: Nepal spends more than Rs 21 billion each year on imported cooking oil alone. And every year, the figure goes up, especially close to the festive seasons.

BAJURA, Oct 4: Punga Thapa Bhote, 16 and Kamala Bogati, 17 used to talk over phone for hours. Every new conversation would draw them closer to each other. Both of these ninth graders tied nuptial knot six months ago.