Indian security obstructs mobility of Nepali at Byas in Darchula

Darchula / India has obstructed the mobility of local residents to and from Kalapani area of Byas rural municipality in Darchula. Indian security personnel now are preventing local residents from moving to the vicinity of Kalapani origin which was not blocked before. With the Nepal government unveiling a new political administrative map including K...

Inundation in Tilathi

Saptari / As always, Tilathi village of Saptari district in the southern border has been inundated again after the flooded Khando stream entered the settlements. More than 50 houses from Belhi village of Tilathi Koiladi Rural Municipality-1 were waterlogged on Monday. A local Upendra Yadav informed that the incessant rainfall occurred for some days...

Flooding and landslides: 85 dead, 46 still missing

Kathmandu / To date, 85 people have died while 46 went missing in the incidences of natural disasters since the beginning of monsoon this year in the country. In a meeting of the House of Representatives, State Affairs and Good Governance Committee today, Secretary at the Home Ministry Maheshwor Neupane presented these figures. Similarly, 134 h...

73 vulnerable families shifted to secured places

Sankhuwasabha / As many as 73 families reeling under higher risk of landslides at Silichong rural municipality-1, Sisuwa Besinda in Sankhuwasabha district have been shifted to secured areas. District Police Office Sankhuwasabha in-charge DSP Nawaraj Malla shared a total of 73 families was taken to Chitredanda nearby Sisuwakhola after their settleme...

News Feature: 7 secrets of the only living VC recipient Gurkha soldier

Itahari / Exactly on the same day today 54 years ago, Ram Bahadur Limbu was conferred the prestigious Victoria Cross at the Buckingham Palace of the British monarch. The British Queen had decorated Limbu with the VC on 12 July 1966. After 54 years of this great military achievement, the 85-year-old Limbu is the only surviving Victoria Cross recipie...

Power supply to three districts obstructed due to floods

Khotang / Power supply to Khotang, Okhaldhunga and Solukhumnu has been obstructed after power supply poles were brought down by floods triggered by heavy downpour. Two poles of the Gaighat-Diktel 33 KV transmission line were uprooted by the flooded Triyuga river in Udayapur on Saturday noon. As a result, thousands of consumers in the three distr...

One killed, five families displaced by floods

Baniyani / A person has died after being swept away by the flooded Biring river following continuous rainfall in the district. Rajesh Ganesh,35, of Jhapa rural municipality-5 drowned while bathing in the river, according to Nepal Red Cross Society Jhapa chair Lokraj Dhakal. Meanwhile, flood water from the Kankai river has displaced four families...

With 70 new cases, number of COVID-19 infected reaches 16,719

Kathmandu / The country has witnessed 70 new cases of coronavirus infected individuals in the past 24 hours, Spokesperson of Ministry of Health and Population Dr Jageshwor Gautam said today in a daily press briefing. A total of 3,648 sample tests were conducted from 25 laboratories across the country, Dr Gautam confirmed. With this, the number of ...

Death toll from COVID-19 hits 38

Kathmandu / The death toll from COVID-19 in the country has hit 38 with three new casualties. The three new deceased are between the age of 60, 54 and 45--two men from Shankhamul of Kathmandu Metropolitan City-10 and Gokarneshwor municipality-4 and a man one from Panchpokhari rural municipality-6 in Sindhupalchok district, said the Ministry of Heal...

MoCIT thanks cable operators for blocking Indian channels

Kathmandu / The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MoCIT) has expressed serious concern over the publication/dissemination of ill-intended and ill-founded news reports about Nepal and its Prime Minister by some Indian media outlets. Issuing a statement on Friday, the Ministry has urged all sides to become sensitive on the matter...