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Traveling In Valley To Get 50 Pc Cheaper For Elderly
SANGEET SANGROULA
KATHMANDU, Feb 28: While Kathmandu and Bhaktapur districts have already been providing 50 per cent discount on public transportation fares to elderly citizens above 60 years of age, Lalitpur is set to follow suit from next week. With this, the elderly people would be able to enjoy the privilege throughout the valley.

Yadav Prasad Koirala, chief district officer of Lalitpur, informed that the DAO is carrying out necessary preparations to provide the 50 percent waiver for elderly on the fares of public transportation.
Japan To Provide Rs 12.4m For Bagmati Cleanup
RIWAJ RAI
KATHMANDU, Feb 28: The government of Japan is providing a grant assistance of approximately Rs 12.432 million for cleaning up the Bagmati River in Gokarna area to the northeast of Kathmandu.

The Society for Mutual aid, Networking, Environment, Education and Development (SOMNEED), a non-government organization based in Japan, will provide technical and financial support to its partner agency SOMNEED-Nepal to implement the project in participation of local communities, according to a statement by SOMNEED-Nepal.
As Swine Flu Cases Rise, Docs Attempt To Downplay Fear
REPUBLICA
23 have tested positive until Thursday
KATHMANDU, Feb 28:
Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD) of the Department of Health Services (DoHS) said that 23 people have been infected with influenza virus until Thursday. Out of 60 samples examined at the National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL), 23 tested positive for the influenza virus, officials at EDCD said.

“Among the infected people, 16 were infected with swine flu (H1N1) virus while others were found to have influenza B virus,” Dr Baburam Marasini, director at the EDCD said. He, however, informed that no deaths have been reported from influenza virus till Friday evening.
Poor Monitoring Spawns Excessive Mining Of Sand, Aggregate
MADHUSUDAN GURAGAIN
BANEPA, Feb 28: With a view to generating revenue, the district development committees have allowed the mining of sand and aggregate from various riverside areas under certain terms and conditions.

However, lack of proper monitoring by the authorities has led to rampant mining, which is illegal.
6-year-old Rape Victim Alive But ‘brain Dead’
SHREEJANA SHRESTHA
KATHMANDU, Feb 28: Bruises on her right cheek and her left eye are still fresh. Her face is completely swollen and she hasn’t eaten anything for a week. Doctors have given her nutrition in the form of medicine via a Naso Gastric Tube that is fitted into her nose.

Her lips are nearly damaged due to incessant use of an Endo Tracheal Tube for respiration. As she cannot breathe naturally, doctors have no option other than putting her under ventilation.
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