Category: Nepal

Lack of dialysis machine hits kidney patients hard

Nepalgunj, January 18 Lack of dialysis machines has hit patients hard at Bheri Hospital of Nepalgunj. Haemodialysis Unit at Bheri Hospital said it was unable to provide treatment to kidney patients for want of sufficient number of machines. The hospital has been providing dialysis service for only two patients in a shift. According to hospital Haemodialysis Unit Chief Dr Parash Shrestha, a total of 17…

 ‘Counselling best method to prevent drug addiction’

Damauli, January 18 Nepal Police Inspector General Sarbendra Khanal said counselling was the best way to wean away drug addicts from addiction. Inaugurating the Legal and Phycho-social Free Counselling Centre set up to control and prevent drug addiction in Tanahun’s district headquarters, Damauli today, IGP Khanal said, “Counselling is the most effective way of weaning away drug aaddiction, hence the counselling centre has been established.”…

Snowfall paralyses life in Sudurpaschim, Karnali

Bajura, January 18 Heavy snowfall occurred for the third time this year in the high hills and mountains of Sudurpaschim and Karnali provinces. Life has been adversely affected due to snowfall in the areas. Locals said snowfall this year was the heaviest in the past two decades. A local at Budhinanda Municipality, Dabal Rokaya, 75, said snowfall occurred once or twice a year in the…

NAC flying plane with dysfunctional emergency code on cockpit door

Kathmandu, January 18 It was revealed that Nepal Airlines has been operating its 9N-AKX Lumbini A320 aircraft with a dysfunctional emergency code on its cockpit door for over three months. According to NAC air services manual, the emergency access code on the cockpit door is used for one of the no-go items, which means it must prevent the dispatch of the aircraft if such item…

Avalanche-hit trekkers still missing

Pokhara, January 18 Seven tourists, including four Korean nationals, who went missing in an avalanche on a trekking route to Annapurna Base Camp yesterday morning, have still not been located. Kaski District Police Office Chief SP Dan Bahadur Karki said four Korean nationals and three tourist guides and porters were caught in an avalanche on the ABC trekking route yesterday. “They’re said to be stranded…

Ten office bearers nominated for transitional justice bodies

Bhatta named TRC chair, Subedi head of CIEDP Kathmandu, January 18 The recommendation committee constituted to nominate office bearers of the two transitional justice mechanisms –Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Commission of Investigation on the Enforced Disappeared Persons — today submitted its nominations. According to recommendation committee member Prem Bahadur Khadka, the committee recommended Ganesh Dutta Bhatta as chairperson of TRC and Yubraj Subedi as…

UPDATE: Helicopter deployed to rescue those missing in Annapurna circuit avalanche

KATHMANDU: In search and rescue of 4 Korean and 2 Nepali nationals from Annapurna circuit missing since yesterday,  Simrik Air’s Helicopter has been deployed from Pokhara base today morning. The Korean and Nepali trekkers have been reported out of contact since yesterday morning from Hinku Cave, in between Deurali and Himalaya at Annapurna area, due to bad weather. After receiving the news of the area…

More than 2500 Chhau sheds destroyed in Sudur Paschim Province

DHANGADI: Nepal Police, local representatives and stakeholders continue destroying Chau sheds, initiated a campaign in Sudur Paschim Province, to end the practice of monthly exile of menstruating girls. According to the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Tarini Lamsal , Chief of Sudur Paschim Province Police Office, the count of destroyed Chau sheds has reached to as many as 2551 in the province till Saturday….

Leopardess found dead in Pokhara

POKHARA: A leopardess was found dead in Pokhara Metropolitan City-13 of Kaski district today morning. The body of the big cat was found in the north side of Ratna Pandey Secondary School, in Aarwa, at around 8:00 am today. This image shows a leopardess found dead in Aarwa, Pokhara Metropolitan City-13, in Kaski district, on Saturday, January 18, 2020. Photo: Rishi Ram Baral Local Ravi…

Udayapur prison bursting at the seams

Gaighat, January 17 Inmates at Udayapur District Prison are facing a hard time as it houses four times more number of inmates than its capacity. With the capacity to accommodate just 50 inmates, the prison is crammed with 203 jailbirds. The jailbirds are forced to sleep on the passage of the prison building due to lack of space. “A room can accommodate just 30 inmates,…