Murderer(s) of Panta to be booked: Home Minister Thapa

Kathmandu. Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa today committed to bringing the murderer(s) of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur who was raped and murdered, to justice. "Panta's murderer(s) could be brought to justice. I assured all of this. Additional investigations are ongoing into the incident acting on the report submitted by the probe commission. The results will come out soon," he said...

Hotel capacity to increase in Annapurna region

Pokhara. The capacity of hotels operating inside the Annapurna area is being expanded to address the increasing flow of domestic as well as foreign tourists to the region. A total of 26 hotels are currently under operation, targeting trekkers heading to the Annapurna base camp. But they have proved insufficient and hence the Annapurna rural municipality has begun work to expand the capacity of ...

Two dead in Lamjung landslide

Lamjung. Two persons died in a landslide that occurred at Khudi Pallotari in Marsyangdi Rural Municipality-3, Lamjung. Abhirupa Thapa, 60, and Sirak Thapa, 10, of a single family, who were buried in the landslide, passed away during medical treatment. They were buried in the landslide while attempting to escape the tragedy. The locals failed to bring them to the district headquarters for furthe...

Many injured in early morning Doti bus accident

Dhangadhi. As high as 24 persons were injured in a bus accident at Rubaskanda in Doti district early morning today. The bus (Na 5 Kha 9114) coming to Mahendranagar from Darchula district fell some 100 metres off the road along the Bhimdutta Highway, the Regional Traffic Police Office, Kailali said. Of the injured, the condition of four is critical and they are being rushed to Seti Zonal Hospita...

19 injured, five critical, in road accident

Baitadi. As many as 19 people sustained injuries in a bus accident on Monday. The accident took place when a Darchula-bound bus (Na 6 Kha 7420) from Mahendranagar collided with a bus (Na 5 Kha 7547) coming from the opposite direction at Bangabazaar along the Satbanz-Gokuleswor road section of the Mahakali Highway. Critically injured Manisha Bista, 27, of Marma rural municipality-3, her husband...

Japan toll rises to 30 after powerful quake

TOKYO. The death toll from a powerful quake that triggered landslides in northern Japan rose to 30 Saturday, as tens of thousands of rescue workers raked through the mud for survivors. The majority of the dead are from the small rural town of Atsuma, where a cluster of dwellings were wrecked when a hillside collapsed from the force of the 6.6-magnitude quake, causing deep brown scars in the lan...