A scuffle took place between police and a local businessman in Nepalgunj sub-metropolitan city, which was declared a prohibited zone, today. A vehicle belonging to a ward police office in Nepalgunj was vandalized in the scuffle. A group of local businessmen smashed the front glass of the vehicle in course of closing the market, said police.
The weather throughout the country would remain partly cloudy and rain or thundershower is likely to occur due to the effect of the westerly winds at one or two places of the eastern and central hilly regions today, the Meteorological Forecasting Division of the Department Of Hydrology and Meteorology said.
A fire broke out in the Ghumte cotton factory in Hatiya Bazaar of Galkot municipality-3, Baglung. Property worth 2 million rupees was gutted in the fire that reportedly took place as a result of a short circuit, police said.
Two people were killed in a road accident that took place here on the East-West highway last night. Three others were injured. The accident took place when an auto-rickshaw (Me. 1 Ha. 4919) was hit by a truck with the Indian registration number (BR07GH78) at Campus mode in Damak-9, police said. The auto-rickshaw driver Hari Bahadur Bhujel of Damak municipality-9 and a passenger died. The second person is yet to be identified.
The smuggling of timber in Chure area is on rise lately. Smugglers were found to have cut down saal, khayar, saaj and other species of trees from Parawanipur, Sigaula, Bhamara areas of the Chure forest. Combating smuggling of timbers has been a tough task for the District Forest Office here since smugglers resort to various tricks and tweaks to ferry the woods illegally.
Balancing her home life and meeting her profession deadline is a tall order for Sirjana Nepal, a radio journalist based in Makawnpur. Journalism is a demanding profession but it is more so for the women journalists in Nepal. Compared to her male counterparts, Sirjana has to wake up early in the morning, eat whatever food she had kept in the refrigerator the previous evening and rush to the media house she works in to meet the deadline. So, she always seems in a rush.
As many as 376 children who were in risk in the district were rescued in a year. The children were in a vulnerable situation of enforced marriage, domestic violence, sexual harassment, and trafficking. Of the rescued children, the girl children were in high numbers.
The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has urged all media houses to fully pay working journalists in view of the upcoming Dashain festival and ensure them the festival allowance.
Tanahun has been ranked third on the list of most corrupted districts of Gandaki State having a total 11 districts. Kaski is positioned first and Parbat second. The list follows Syangja, Lamjung, Baglung, Myagdi, Gorkha, Mustang and Nawalpur respectively.
Nepal Army (NA) has made a significant achievement in terms of clearing its arrears for the fiscal year 2018/19. The Army cleared Rs 6 billion 287 million 668 thousand out of the total arrears of Rs 9 billion 334 million 400 thousand in its name in that particular fiscal year, NA spokesman Bigyan Dev Pandey said.
A bus carrying 45 people from Sarlahi headquarters Malangwa to Kathmandu plunged into the Trishuli river from Benighat Rorang rural municipality-3, Salanghat in Dhading this morning.