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16 schools in Ramechhap to be shut down

Naya Patrika Nepali March 27, p.9

Ramechap: 16 schools in Ramechhap which consists student’s number less than ten will be shut down from the coming new session. Those shut schools will be merged with another schools.



Man killed, 79 houses destroyed

The Kathmandu Post March 27

Rajbiraj- An inferno engulfed a Dalit settlement at Kanchanrup Municipality-6 in Saptari district on Thursday, killing an elderly person and destroying 79 houses belonging to 33 families. Twenty-eight other huts were demolished to stop the fire from spreading further.


Sixty-year-old Chalitar Sardar was charred to death, said police. The fire broke out in the house belonging to Jhameli Sardar around the noon. Flames fuelled by the wind burnt down the settlement in no time.

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Lightning claims one

The Kathmandu Post March 27

HETAUDA: Indra Bahadur Thing, 53, died after being struck by lightning at Chhatiwan-9 in Makwanpur on Thursday. The lightning hit Thing while he was taking shelter in a cave due to rain with thunderstorm. He was in the forest to collect fodder.

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Property worth Rs 20 M gutted in fire in Pokhara

The Rising Nepal March 27, p.3

Pokhara: Property worth Rs. 20 million was reduced to ashes when a fire broke out following electric short-circuit at a shop at New Road, Pokhara on Thursday.



MPs committed to ‘or’ provision for citizenship

The Kathmandu Post March 27

KATHMANDU, MAR 26 - Lawmakers have expressed commitment to change the “and” provision into “or” allowing either of the parents to pass on citizenship to their children.


All of the 70-odd lawmakers present in a discussion organised by the Forum for Women, Law and Development in the capital on Thursday said they would amend the draft provision on citizenship approved by the Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee (PDCC) of the Constituent Assembly.

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Two acid attacks in three month

The Rising Nepal March 27, p.6

Kathmandu: police Thursday disclosed that two separate cases of acid attacks took place within a span of three month in the Kathmandu Valley.



Rise in violence against women

Himalaya Times Nepali March 27, p.2

Kathmandu: There is rise in violence against women day by day, a report stated. Women are suffering from different types of violence like killing, rape, discrimination, torture on witchcraft allegation etc.



23 sexual assault cases in seven month

Himalaya Times Nepali March 27, p.5

Chitwan: A report stated, 12 women and girls are victims of rape in the current year. According to police, out of 23 sexual harassment cases, 12 cases are rape attempt case.



Marik community at high risk of epidemic(Haiza)

Naya Patrika Nepali March 27, p.9

Biratnagar: Marik community- who collects garbage in Biratnagar sub-metropolitan city is themselves at high risk of Haiza. Their settlement area in Sarauchiya-15 lack proper sanitation and toilet.



Frog for Parturient

Himalaya Times Nepali March 27, p.4

Dhading: Tamang community in northern Dhading fed parturient with frog (Paha in Nepali) flesh believing that its flesh contain much nutrition.



Elephantiasis medicines consumers more in village than urban area

Gorkhapatra Nepali March 27, p.9

Banke: Almost 75 per cent of the target population in Banke district are fed with Elephantiasis medicines. The higher consumers of medicines were in village than in urban areas.



Parturient still unsafe

Kantipur Nepali March 27,p.9

Chitwan: There is still custom of child birth at home in our society. Many cases are reported in which the life of mother and her child are difficult to save due to untimely admission of mother at hospital. People are still unware to admit pregnant mother to hospital before final stage of child birth.



Demand for more rice quota

The Rising Nepal March 27, p.3

Jajorkot: locals of Barekot area of Jajorkot district have demanded an increase to quota of rice in Ghat depot to avert food crisis.



MAR 26 - Rape convict gets 26-yr jail term

The Kathmandu Post March 27

GULMI: The District Court in Gulmi has sentenced 40-year-old Dev Bahadur Thapa of Thulolumphek-1 to 26 years in jail along with forfeiture of his property on a rape and murder charge. Thapa raped and subsequently murdered a 59-year-old differently-abled woman at Harmichaur-3 on August 6 last year. A single bench of Judge Rishi Ram Acharya gave the verdict against the accused on Wednesday, the court’s Registrar Shyam Bihari Mourya said.

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Voice for disabled friendly physical structures

Himalaya Times Nepali March 27, p.2

Kathmandu: The organizations working for physically disabled has launched campaign to voice for the construction of physically disabled friendly structures.



Uncertainty looms on kids after their parents sent to jail

Annapurna Post Nepali March 27, p.1

Dhankuta: The future of five kids seem to be uncertain after their parents were sent to jail for 20 years.



Balkhu facing acute water shortage

The Kathmandu Post March 27

KATHMANDU, MAR 26 - Locals of Balkhu are facing acute shortage of water after finding their water supply cut off for the past six months due to the ongoing road expansion work in the area.

Over 300 households living in areas such as Magar Gaun, Kantipur Colony and Gyan Khel are deprived of regular water supply due to the Ring Road Expansion Project (RREP) that damaged the water supply pipes in the densely populated area.

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Drinking water projects bring cheer to resident of Beteni

Himalaya Times Nepali March 27, p.4

Dhading: After a six months of suffering from water crisis, the resident of Beteni village are celebrating the arrival of water at their door step.