KATHMANDU, Sept 2:To minimize road accidents along the Banepa-Bardibas road section, the Department of Roads (DoR) has introduced Emergency Information System (EIS) to provide latest information about rainfall, road accidents and road status to vehicles using the route.
According to the traffic police, road accidents have increased along the route by 58 percent. EIS, a road safety program, would create awareness about road safety as well, said Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) issuing a press statement on Tuesday.
KATHMANDU, Sept 2:Officials at Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital (STIDH) have urged the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) to equip the hospital with necessary infrastructures to deal with possible Ebola outbreak.
“We do not have anything to deal with the Ebola related cases,” Dr Kedar Prasad Century, director at the hospital said, adding that the hospital has already submitted lists of necessary equipment to the ministry.
Land mafias join flood victims to grab shrinking forestland in Surkhet
SURKHET, Sept 2: Most villagers in Surkhet district are used to seasonal floods and landslides, but this year the scale of devastation has been unprecedented.
River flooding on August 14 has claimed scores of life and displaced hundreds of people from several villages, rendering them hungry and homeless.
The government, on the other hand, struggles to provide adequate relief materials -- forget rehabilitating the survivors.
KATHMANDU, Sept 2:A few hours they were able to release a man was freed from his kidnappers, the Metropolitan Police Circle Office Lainchaur received another complaint at around 8 pm Monday evening about the abduction of a toddler from Kuslechaur-17 of Kathmandu.
Following a complaint from a mother of the missing child, the Lainchaur police immediately circulated a special alert to all of its circle offices in the valley with the details such as facial description of the two-and-a-half-year old baby girl, Smiriti Tamang.
SINDHUPALCHOWK, Sept 2: A man limped toward a makeshift camp set up by the Nepal Army (NA) to distribute relief packages to the victims of recent Sunkoshi landslide. The man, who identified himself as Mangal Tamang from Ramche VDC-5 of Sindhupalchowk district, held a card out of his shirt´s pocket and slung it over his neck, just before he entered into the camp.
It was the first evening of September and the sun was about to set in just half an hour. But, the camp was still teeming with people desperate to grab a few kilos of food grains, which NA personnel have been distributing to the landslide victims for almost a month now.