Friday 20th January 2017

Injured motorcyclist dies in course of treatment

Urlabari (Morang), Jan 18: A motorcyclist, who was seriously injured in a road accident on Monday night, died today in course of treatment. The deceased has been identified as Shree Prasad Chaudhary, 30, 0f Sunsari Sisabani Badahara-7. Chaudhary died while receiving treatment at Birat Medical College, Tankisinwari, according to Police Inspector at the District Traffic Police Office, Morang, Madan Giri. The accident took place when the motorcycle (Ko 11 Pa 4711) driven by Chaudhary stumbled a culvert at Tankisinwari-7...
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Rare python spotted in Rampur

Gaighat (Udayapur), Jan 18: A 13-feet-long python was found at the Machhapuchhre community forest at Thoksila of Rampur in Udayapur district recently. A forest guard spotted the rare python in a small hole on the base of a Sal tree in the middle of the forest, Shree Prasad Baral, chief of the District Forest Office, Udayapur, said. Baral said issued instructions to release the python at the Belkatari forest. Police and the forest office officials released the reptile at the Belkatari forest as per Baral's instructions. According to Baral, pythons are found mostly in the Chure and Mahabharat hills region of eastern Udayapur. Udayapur has the largest forest cover among the districts in the eastern region of the country. This is the first time that this long python has been found in the district...

International conference on snow leopard kicks off

Kathmandu, Jan 17: Forest and Environment Ministers, wild life experts, conservationists and high delegates from 12 countries that host the endangered snow leopard have begun a Management Planning Stocktaking Workshop here from today. The workshop is aimed at taking stock of the global efforts and the progress made towards protecting the snow leopard and its habitat. It will also deliberate on the next step towards that end. Opening the Global Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Protection Programme as part of the conference, Minister for Forests and Soil Conservation Shankar Bhandari said the government has undertaken works for the protection of the snow leopard on a priority basis. The Minister said the human-wildlife conflict, natural disasters, climate change, habitat loss and poaching are posing a challenge in the protection of the snow leopard, adding that harsh laws have been brought..
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8 security personnel killed in attack on checkpoint in Egypt’s New

CAIRO, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- At least eight security personnel were killed and three others injured in an attack on a checkpoint in Egypt's New Valley Governorate, some 600 km south of Cairo, according to a statement of Egypt's Health Ministry. The armed forces have reached the scene and killed two attackers while in chase of others, the statement said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. Anti-security attacks are common in Egypt after the ouster of the Islamist president Mohamed Morsi by the army in 2013. Most of the attacks were centered in Sinai, but others have been crept into the capital Cairo and other cities. On Dec. 9, six policemen were killed when bombs exploded at a security checkpoint in Cairo in a road leading to the Giza..
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Pedestrian killed in road accident

Gaushala, Jan 16: A pedestrian was killed when a tractor knocked him down at Hanumanchok, Gaushala Municipality-7 in Mahottari district today. The deceased is identified as 55-year-old Ram Briksha Bhagat of local Bharatpur VDC-4. The tractor (Ja 1 Ta 1959), carrying stones, was heading towards Gaushala Bazaar when it happened to hit Bhagat. Bhagat died on the spot. Bhagat's body has been taken to the District Hospital in Jaleshwar for a post-mortem. Police have arrested the tractor driver 36-year-old Jeetendra Chaudhary of Gaushala-11 and also impounded the tractor...

Kyrgyzstan says at least 32 dead after Turkish cargo plane hits village

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, Jan 16, 2017 (AFP) - A cargo plane crashed near Kyrgyzstan's main airport Monday, leaving 32 people dead including four pilots as it hit a populated area after attempting to land in thick fog, authorities said. The majority of the dead were from the village of Dacha-Suu where the plane -- a Turkish Airlines flight from Hong Kong to Istanbul via Kyrgyzstan's capital Bishkek -- crashed at around 7.30 am local time (0130 GMT), a spokesman for the country's emergency services ministry told AFP. Four pilots also died, the health ministry said. Around 15 houses have been damaged by the crash, according to the emergency services ministry, which said that the crash caused fires that have now been localised. The country's Manas airport has been closed and flights cancelled until evening at the earliest, airport authorities said...

German jet lands in Kuwait over hoax bomb threat

UWAIT CITY, Jan 15, 2017 (AFP) - A German plane carrying 299 passengers made an emergency landing in Kuwait on Sunday over a hoax bomb threat, authorities in the Gulf emirate said. The aircraft operated by Eurowings, a low-cost carrier owned by Lufthansa, had been travelling from Salalah in Oman to Cologne in Germany when the captain requested an emergency landing. Upon its arrival in Kuwait, the plane was searched for explosives but none were found, a spokesman for the Gulf country's civil aviation authority told the official KUNA news..
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Palpa has 305 HIV infected people

Palpa, Jan 15: Palpa district has a total of 305 people living with HIV/AIDS, said Sewa Samaj, an organisation working in Palpa for the welfare of HIV infected people. Of the total number of HIV infected people (162 women and 143 men), 182 (80 men and 102 women) are taking antiretroviral drug regularly, the Samaj said. Team leader of the Samaj, Lilaraj Bhattarai said HIV infected people are receiving counselling and assistance through the sample programme being run by the Samaj in Kaseni and Gothadi VDCs. Programme coordinator of the Samaj Laxmi Kunwar said the society should change its perspective on treating HIV infected people while making it easier for them to come out in public...

Locals obstruct transport in Madi

Ratnanangar (Chitwan), Jan 14: Locals at Madi area in Chitwan district have obstructed vehicular movement today asking the local administration to control wild animals' terror in the locality. The terror of wild animals has gone up in the recent days, the local residents said. According to the Area Police Office Madi, tuskers coming from the Chitwan National Park (CNP) have created terror for the past few days in the locality. Fearing the attacks of wild animals, the locals are forced to spend sleepless nights and stay awake, it is said. On Friday itself, a tusker coming from the CNP killed Sagar Sunar, 13, a local resident of Madi Municipality-11...
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Prithvi Narayan Shah’s statue garlanded on 295th Prithvi Jayanti

Kathmandu, Jan 11: Hundreds of leaders and cadres of patriotic parties, their sister organizations and members of the general public assembled in front of the west gate to Singha Durbar in Kathmandu today morning marked the 295th birth anniversary of late King Prithvi Narayan Shah. The day also commemorates the National Unity Day as late King Prithvi Narayan Shah unified the modern Nepal that was divided into 24 and 22 small principalities before the unification and expansion of the Gorkha kingdom. The mass, comprising representatives of Rastriya Prajatantra Party, National Unity Forum (NUF), National Forum, Shiva Sena Nepal and 295th Prithvi Jayanti, National Unity Day Civic Main Ceremony Committee and people from various walks of life garlanded the statue of the late King in front of the west gate to Singha Durbar. Carrying the national flag, placards and banners, they also chanted..

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