DANG, Dec 6: Rapti Sub-Regional Hospital at district headquarters Ghorahi never turns back the hoards of people who come there every day as some have travelled days to have their ailments checked. But unfortunately, many of the patients have to be referred to other medical centers as the hospital doesn´t have enough beds.
Service seekers have been facing the lack of beds at the hospital for years, but the government seems to be in no hurry to rectify the situation.
POKHARA, Dec 6: With formation of sinkholes at Thulibesi Phant of Armala VDC in Kaski forcing villagers to consider moving to safer areas, the locals have sought divine intervention as a last resort for protection against possible disaster.
Locals, who believe the sinkholes have been formed by some divine force, have started a two-day Bhumi puja (land worship ritual) on Friday to propitiate the force behind it. They believe that the “land god” was punishing them for killing ´Nagas´ (snakes). As per the Hindu belief, snakes are the protectors of springs, wells and rivers.
KATHMANDU, Dec 6: Female police personnel in the capital on Friday urged the Inspector General of Nepal Police (IGP) Upendra Kanta Aryal to take initiatives to set up additional barracks for them.
In an interaction organized by the Women and Children Service Directorate of Nepal Police, female police personnel complained that the issue has been neglected even as there a policy of setting up additional barracks for them.
SARLAHI, Dec 6 : The gang-rape victim girl, who was rescued by a local NGO on Thursday from a lodge in Malangawa, said that police personnel were also among the perpetrators. NGO workers had found the girl lying unconscious in the lodge bed.
Niru Laxmi Shrestha, in-charge at Office for Women and Children under the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare, said that after gaining consciousness on Friday the victim girl informed that police were also involved in the rape.
KATMANDU, Dec 6: The furor over a student´s suicide has forced Xavier Academy to remain close on Friday as well. The academy has been rocked since one of its pupil committed suicide on Wednesday night.
The school has to be shut on Thursday after students vandalized the school´s vehicle and started chanting slogans against school administration.