Biratnagar airport hosts 42 rescue flights during lockdown

Itahari / Nepal imposed nationwide lockdown starting from March 24 and banned all domestic aviation movement in Nepal. International flights were banned since March 20. No regular flights are allowed until August 31. However, Biratnagar Airport, a provincial airport of State-1, has hosted 52 rescue chopper flights. Based on the data from March 25 ...

Flood-swept rhino rescued after three years

Chitwan / An endangered one-horned rhino which was swept across the Nepali border into India by flooding three years back was rescued. The rhino was rescued when it came to Bardaghat Susta Paschim Narsahi of Nawalparasi district. Chief conservation officer of the Chitwan National Park, Narayan Rupakheti shared the rhino was taken back to the nation...

COVID-19: 246 new cases registered

Kathmandu / A total of 246 new cases of coronavirus infection were recorded on Sunday, Spokesperson at the Ministry of Health and Population Dr Jageshwar Gautam said in a regular press briefing this afternoon. These cases were identified during the tests on 8,861 individuals at different laboratories across the country in the past 24 hours. With...

Arjundhara municipality in lockdown

Jhapa / The Arjundhara municipality has imposed a lockdown in the municipality to stop further spread of Corona Virus. The Saturday meeting of the COVID Crisis Management Committee decided to impose a five-day lockdown starting today. The decision was taken after a man was found infected with the virus in ward no. 1 of the municipality, said May...

Prohibitory order issued in Banke

Nepalgunj / The local administration has imposed a prohibitory order to be effective for the next three days in the district. The decision was taken after 30 people were found infected in a single day during a test of people carried out in government offices and in the communities. The order has been issued in order to prevent further spread of...

Youth dies after physical assault

Rolpa / Fourteen youths have been arrested on the charge of beating a youth to death.Tek Bahadur Budha, of Salbang in Runtigadhi rural municipality died in the incident. Those arrested are locals Bhim Bahadur Basnet, Jhupa Lal Budha, Prem Bahadur Budhathoki, Chet Lal Sahu, Chandra Lal Rokka, Dil Bahadur Rokka, Dipendra Sahu, Dhansing Budhathoki,...

Mechinagar goes for ‘mass-testing’ of coronavirus

Jhapa / In a suspected transmission of coronavirus at community level, Mechinagar municipality in Jhapa has started conducting 'mass-testing' from Sunday onward. Mechinagar municipality and the District Health Office Jhapa have jointly started 'mass-testing' from eastern checkpoint at Kakadbhitta. Swab samples were collected from 117 local resident...

Coronavirus claims one in Dhanusha

Dhanusha / A 38-year-old man from Shahidnagar-8, Dumariya died of coronavirus infection in Dhanusha on Sunday. The man was admitted to the State Hospital Janakpur after he grew some critical symptoms like sneezing, cough and fever. He died in Siraha on the way to Dharan-based BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences for treatment when his conditio...

COVID-19 death toll climbs to 161

Kathmandu / One more Nepali died to Corona Virus infection outside the country, taking the toll to 161. One Nepali died in the United Kingdom on Saturday evening, according to the Non-resident Nepali Association, Health Committee. The Committee has been providing a weekly update of the impact of COVID-19 on Nepali living outside the country. A tot...

Two drivers missing after tractor, tipper buried

Baglung / Two people have gone missing after a tipper, an excavator and tractor were buried in landslide near Niyarghat of Baglung municipality-1. The incident took place last night at around 8:00 pm, when landslides buried the tractor (Dha.1Cha.47), tipper (Ga.1Kha.4637) and excavator, said police inspector at the District Police Office, Dipak Rij...