Of chances and dances

February 15, 2019 09:17 am

I once had the rather unique experience of being an invigilator for the EPS-TOPIK exams conducted in Kathmandu. For those of you in the dark, the EPS TOPIK is the official language exams that you need to clear to be eligible for employment in South Korea. Over the two days that the exams were held, I met Nepalis – by the busload – from every geographical area or, as the politicians are often fond of saying, from Mechi to Mahakali. The busload point is rather important because these folks came from far-flung areas, not in trickles but in droves, in organized systematic fashion.

JHAPA, March 23: The Mechi Eye Hospital at Sainikmode, Birtamod Municipality-3 in Jhapa district has started providing cornea transplant services by setting up a cornea collection centre.

PANCHTHAR, July 2: CPN (Maoist Center) has registered first victory in Mechi Zone in the second-phase local level elections held on June 28.

ILAM, June 22: With local polls just around the corner, political parties in Ilam, Panchthar and Taplejung districts have intensified election campaigns with a view to wooing votes.

TAPLEJUNG, June 5: Transportation along the Mechni highway has been disrupted following a landslide near the Khokse river at Dokhu area of Phuling Municipality.

KAKARVITTA, March 4: CPN-UML began its 15-day long Mechi Mahakali National Campaign.

JHAPA, March 4: CPN (UML) today launched the Mechi Mahakali National Campaign coinciding with the 'Sukhani Martyrs' Day'.

Mahakali – Mechi cycle rally

November 6, 2016 10:19 am

KANCHANPUR, Nov 6: The woman photo journalist has kicked off a Mahakali – Mechi cycle rally with an aim to publicize Nepal's geographical, tourism, cultural and political landscape through photo journalism.

JHAPA, Aug 11: While laying the foundation of Mechi bridge in Bhadrapur of Jhapa district seven years ago, the then Minister for Physical Planning and Infrastructure Bijaya Kumar Gachchhadar had declared that he would either complete the construction of the bridge within three years or leave politics.

Mudslide blocks Mechi Highway

July 26, 2016 14:51 pm

PAANCHTHAR, July 26: The Phidim-Raanke section of the Mechi Highway has been blocked since last night after the deposition of rocks and debris on the road due to a landslide at Samdin, Phidim-2.

JHAPA, July 18: Tara Nath Khatiwada of Shani Arjun-1, Jhapa went to a private hospital in Jhapa seeking treatment for stomach pain. After he went through all sorts of medical checkups, the doctor said that he had a hernia.