Monsoon melancholy of sleep-stealing Koshi river

Itahari / Monsoon in Nepal usually spans from the month of June to August. This is also the time when rain-triggered floods occur in various parts of the country. However, the trend of rainfall-trigged flooding at Koshi River is different, as it goes until September and sometimes up to October. The five months are unpredictable period for the re...

In Itahari, locals gear up to support poor and pandemic patients

Itahari : On 30 July 2019, some philanthropic locals of Itahari ran a program called 'Sahayogi Bhitta' (which roughly translates as supportive wall). The concept of the wall ,which was set up at Reyukai Chautari of the Itahari square, was to run a cloth bank. In cloth bank, capable and supportive people would drop their cloths and needy people coul...

Sangurigadhi draws hikers and bikers in times of pandemic

Itahari / Bimal Tamang and his close friends of Dharan were at Sangurigadhi on Friday afternoon. An inhabitant of Dharan-13, Tamang said he made his journey to the uphill hiking to the ancient fort of east Nepal to escape baking sun at Dharan. ''It was restriction on Dharan for the vehicular movements and mass gathering of people. However, my...

Two die from COVID-19

Kathmandu / Two men have died from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. A 55-year-old man of Suryabinayak municipality-8 in Bhaktapur died at Dhulikhel hospital, said the COVID-19 prevention and control command post. The deceased was suffering from heart and thyroid problems, said Dr Narendra Kumar Jha, chief of the district health office and member-secr...

WHO Representative to Nepal warns of spike of COVID-19 cases

Kathmandu / The WHO Representative to Nepal Dr Jos Vandelaer has said along with the increasing cases of COVID-19 infected persons, the rate of death among the infected elderly persons would also soar in Nepal. In an interview released by the Ministry of Health and Population here on Tuesday, Dr Vandelaer alerted that the death case among the el...

Domestic and international flights to operate from September 1

Kathmandu / The government is to operate the domestic and international flights from September 1. The government has made preparations to operate domestic flights in view of the approaching festivals. However, the first phase of the domestic flights would be operated from Kathmandu to destinations in the mountainous and hilly region only. The g...

How COVID-19 is reshaping everyday life of people

Itahari / After coming home from his office, Pramod Bhattarai would directly go to his room, replace his uniform by casual dress and would enter the kitchen for some snacks. However, after COVID-19 pandemic, the usual routine of the employee of Nepal's famed business firm, Sipradi Hire and Purchase, has changed. These days, besides protective glove...

Trade and business organisations call for smooth operation of industries

Biratnagar / Two local trade and business organisations have called for allowing the smooth operation of industries and businesses to prevent reduction in production and to make the economy functional. Issuing a joint press release, the presidents of Morang Trade Association and the Morang Industries Organisation have urged the three tiers of t...

NAC aircraft off to Dubai to bring stranded travelers

Kathmandu / The Nepalis left stranded in Dubai airport after a chartered flight was cancelled will be brought home today. A wide body aircraft A-330 of Nepal Airlines left for Dubai this morning and is scheduled to return with the passengers at 4:15 in the afternoon. The NAC aircraft with more than 260 passengers will arrive from Dubai to Kathmand...

Three arrested on charge of attacking police with sharp-edged weapon

Makawanpur / Police have arrested three persons of Makawanpur on the charge of assaulting police personnel with a sharp-edged weapon. The arrested are Bhaktaram Raut, 26, Utsav Gautam, 16 and Nakul BK, 50, of Hetadua-6, said district police office Makawanpur spokesperson Indra Bahadur Rana. They were arrested on the charge of attacking Hetauda-...