Government workers Showing Disrespect To An Old Man

76 years old elderly person from Janakpur was badly beaten and had to listen harsh words from the office head of village development committee from Janakpur. Mr. Shah had gone to ask about the allowances of elderly person in the office.

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Shah asked VCD Secretary Mr.Ram Sundar Yadak about the government rules and regulation regarding the allowances.
Mr. Yadav not only humiliated Shah but also used harsh words and pushed him.Shah went to police station to complain about this inappropriate action of Yadav but police didn’t take any interest on the complaint against Mr. Yadav.
Shah got minor hurt in elbow and knee from the action of Yadav and he was soon given the medical help.

Woman Found Dead Again

A 25-year-old youth was found dead in a bathroom of her apartment in Lokanthali of Bhaktapur on Friday.
Police had recovered the body of Sonam Malla from the bathroom in his apartment in Lokanthali, Madhyapur Thimi Municipality-16.

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The deceased has been identified as a permanent resident of Khimlung Deurali-9 of Syangja district.
Further investigation is underway.

21 killed, 16 injured in Trishuli bus fall in Chitwan

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At least 20 persons were killed and 17 others injured when the bus they were aboard plunged 100 metres down into Trishuli River along the Narayangadh-Muglin road section in Chitwan district, at around 4:45 am in the wee hours of Friday.

The ill-fated passenger bus Ga 1 Kha 3709, heading to Pokhara  from Gaur of Rautahat district,  met with accident near Kalikhola in Chandibhanjyang VDC of Chitwan district, according to Superintendent of Police (SP) Basanta Bahad, the chief of Chitwan District Police Office.

It is said that there were 39 people including bus driver and a conductor on the bus. The whereabouts of driver and conductor, however, was immediately not known.

As many as 30 passengers had boarded the bus at Gaur and seven others at Chandranigahpur, according to the general secretary of Prithvi Highway Bus Entrepreneurs Committee (PHBEC), Yogendra KC.

The casualties are yet to be identified. The incident site is 2.5 km away from Munglin, informed police. Police and locals rescued the injured and fished out the bodies from the wreckage of bus, which was submerged in the river.

Meanwhile, the injured have been sent to the hospitals in Bharatpur in the district. Security personnel deployed from Chitwan DPO are carrying out the search operation at the site. Police are trying to find out the cause of the pre-dawn accident.

Poorly maintained vehicles and roads and carelessness on the part of doctors are held responsible for the most of the highway accidents in Nepal.

 

 

Sources: Himalayan Times

French Women found Dead

Police suspected that a body found in Syangja district of Nepal was of a French national who was missing in the western region of Nepal, around Pokhara.

The French news agency AFP reported quoting DSP Bir Bahadur Pulami

that police, however, were awaiting autopsy report to confirm her identity.

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Earlier, it was reported that Mélanie Guérin (around 35) was last seen on August 7 at a point along the Siddhartha Highway, which connects Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, to Nepal’s tourism capital, Pokhara.

Her belongings including passport, identity card and clothes were found at a point along the Highway in Syangja district. Her phone, however, was missing and police were searching for it to locate her along with the help of sniffer dogs.

But, on Thursday, police officers found a decomposed body at a point around 153 kilometres west of Kathmandu after locals alerted the police of a foul smell in the area, according to the report.

The body has been taken to Kathmandu for postmortem.

Source : The Himalayan times

 

Cops to fine motorists using pressure horns

Members of a special team of trained traffic police officers pose for a photograph as the team was announced by the Metropolitan Traffic Police Division on Sunday, April 10, 2016. The team will be mobilised to nab the traffic rule violators who flee after the offence. Photo: RSS

The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division is launching a drive to punish motorists using pressure horns within the Ring Road, especially in a ‘no horn zone’, to ensure a noise-pollution free city.

The MTPD has warned that it will slap a fine of up to Rs 1,500 on erring drivers as per Section 164 of the Motor Vehicle and Transport Management Act, 1993 if they are caught blowing horn in the ‘no horn zone’.

With increasing number of vehicles and limited road length in urban settlements of the Kathmandu Valley,the problem of traffic congestion, accidents, air and noise pollution have become serious issues.

Noise pollution in commercial places, new and old residential areas and tourist spots of the Kathmandu Valley exceed the Guidelines for Community Noise set by the World Health Organisation.

According to Environmental Statistics of Nepal-2013 recently released by the Central Bureau of Statistics, five traffic areas go over the limit or permissible level of 70 decibels (dB) for road traffic noise.

The statistics list Kupandole as the most noise-polluted traffic area with 77 dB noise level followed by Putalisadak with 75 dB, Kalanki 74 dB, Maitighar 71 dB and Suryabinayak 71 dB during the daytime.

Similarly, commercial and residential areas such as Asan Chowk (74dB), Manbhawan (71db) and Naya Bazaar (64 dB) are said to be equally affected by noise pollution.

According to the WHO, human ear can tolerate only 26 decibels of sound.

Sound exceeding 70 dB is detrimental to health and can cause headache, irritation, fatigue, restlessness, stress, distraction and sleep loss.

Regular exposure to noise can cause hypertension, temporary or permanent hearing loss, stress, sleeplessness, fright and distraction, among other health problems.

Pointless honking is a major factor causing noise pollution in the Valley where more than 700,000 vehicle ply every day.

A traffic police official informed that MTPD has launched a crackdown on vehicles who honk unnecessarily in the core areas of the capital city. The existing law allows vehicles to use pressure horns on highways only.

A pressure horn generally produces sound measuring more than 60 decibel. “It is excusable only on the highways,” said SP Lokendra Malla.

 

 

 

 

Sources: Himalayan Times

NASA Just Found a Lost Spacecraft

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NASA was started in 1958 as a part of the United States government. NASA is in charge of U.S. science and technology that has to do with airplanes or space. NASA does a lot of different things. NASA works to make air travel faster and safer.

NASA does a lot of different things. NASA makes satellites. The satellites help scientists learn more about Earth. NASA sends probes out into space. NASA scientists study things in the solar system, and even farther away.

A new program will send humans to explore asteroids, Mars and beyond. People at NASA work on ways to make air travel better for everyone on Earth, too.

If movies about space have taught us anything, it’s that no one can hear you scream. If you get lost in space, nobody’s going to find you. Unless you’re a spacecraft with a direct link to NASA. Then, there is hope for you yet.

STEREO-B, from the Solar and Terrestrial Relations Observatory mission, went missing on October 1, 2014 after losing contact with the team back on Earth. However, on Sunday night, scientists were able to reestablish contact, after 22 months of searching, when the Deep Space Network (NASA’s tool for tracking space missions) was able to lock on to the signal.

In October 2006, STEREO-B and its partner STEREO-A embarked on a two-year-long mission to provide measurements of the sun’s flow of energy to Earth. One was slightly inside Earth’s orbit, and one was outside, allowing scientists to measure energy from multiple angles and eventually, the far side of the sun for the first time.

However, the team ran into a problem. One of the spacecraft was about to drift to the opposite side of the sun from Earth, so there was going to be a three-month period during which communication would be impossible. Since the spacecraft were only designed to be in space for two years, this development was overlooked at the time of the launch.

“The sun emits strongly in nearly every wavelength, making it the biggest source of noise in the sky,” said Dan Ossing, mission operations manager for the STEREO mission.“Most deep space missions only have to deal with sun interference for a day or so, but for each of the STEREO spacecraft, this period lasted nearly four months.”

Because the spacecraft was designed to reset after 72 hours without contact, the team decided to test it to make sure it could reestablish a signal with Earth durimg this reset period. The scientists figured it would turn itself back on.

The team received a weak signal after the first reset, and that was the last time they heard from STEREO-B. Until this week, when the Deep Space Network established a link with STEREO-B’s signal.

In a report from December 2015, scientists hypothesized that the tests went awry because the sensor that tells the spacecraft how fast it’s rotating failed, sending it spinning out of control. Meanwhile, the spacecraft’s battery was powered by solar panels, which weren’t able to get energy to power it up.

Since communications were lost, scientists have been using the network to check for STEREO-B, spacing out three three-hour blocks each week to search for it. This was a tough task, considering scientists had no idea where the spacecraft was.

But the newly located STEREO-B isn’t out of danger just yet. The STEREO team will plan further recovery processes to ensure that the spacecraft is working properly. The team has already spent several hours testing its vitals before powering it down to save battery.

It’s a process that might take years. In 2019, the team will be able to use Hubble to see it and test its rate of spin.

So I guess STEREO-B got its happily ever after, at least for now. It’s still sad to think about it floating in space, spinning out of control, hoping its friends back on Earth will find it. Although that could just be us (definitely us).

 

 

 

 

– Anu Shrestha

Nepal Student Union to shift its focus to quality education

bKathmandu, August 20 newly elected office- bearers of Nepali Congress- aligned Nepal Student Union have vowed to shift their focus to educational issues from political ones.

Speaking at a programme organised in Kathmandu today, they made it clear they would raise the voice for quality education.

On the occasion, NSU President Nain Singh Mahar unveiled his two- year action plan and said, “ The new working committee will press the government to make health and education free in the country.” He also informed that NSU was in favor of an educational policy that would help maintain ethnic, regional and religious tolerance in the “ Our emphasis will be on laying the foundation of value- based practical education in the country,” Mahar added.

Urmila Thapaliya, NSU vice- president from the women’s category, said NSU would make efforts to reduce the huge gap between government and private schools in terms of quality education.

Secretary general Saroj Kumar Thapa expressed commitment to take initiative for the implementation of the Education Act ( eighth amendment) and take disciplinary action against student leaders who act in contravention of the NSU statute. He also said that NSU would press the Tribhuvan University to hold free students’ union polls as soon as possible.

 

 

Sources: Himalayan Times

 

Indian Couples banned from mountaineering for 10 years

A high-level committee recommended ban on the Indian police couple, who duped the Nepali authorities to obtain certificates of Mt Everest summit, from visiting Nepal for mountaineering activities for at least 10 years.

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The three-member investigation panel, led by Under Secretary Tika Ram Pandey at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, concluded that the photographs that Dinesh Chandrakant Rathod and his wife Tarkeshwari Chandrakant Bhelerao of Maharastra, India submitted to the Department of Tourism as evidence of their Everest summit in the last spring season were but doctored.It told the DoT to cancel the Everest summit certificates awarded to them and prevent them from Nepal from mountaineering activities for at least 10 years.The photos submitted by the Rathod couple were found faked after Satyarup Siddhanta, an Indian climber from Bangalore, accused the couple of doctoring his photographs atop the Mt Everest on May 21.

Source: The Himalayan Times

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Philippine women rescued from Abusive husband

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Aug-17,The girl who sacrificed her own world to husband but she got lots of difficulties and pain mentally as well physically from husband so now she has been rescued on Saturday.

Joyalen Gres Talormo Maijeres, who had been married to Jiban Thapa of Ratnanagar Municipality-4 for three years, has been rescued with the help of police and a social organisation, said Chief District Officer Binod Prakash Singh.

Thapa first met Maijeres in Dubai while he was holding a job in the financial capital of the United Arab Emirates. They soon fell in love tied the knot.

“He would often get drunk and beat me. I cannot stay with him anymore,” Maijeres said of Thapa. They have two sons. Chief of the Adarsha Rehabilitation Centre Mina Kharel said they have been providing shelter to the woman and her kids for the past four months. “She has no marriage certificate nor her husband had registered births of their children,” said Kharel, adding that a representative of the centre had taken her to Kathmandu where she would be handed over to the Philippines Consulate. Meanwhile, the District Police Office, Chitwan, has started interrogation with Thapa.
 

Sources: The Kathdmanu Post

Two passengers are in critical situation

Aug 17, 2016- Two patients among the 24 injured in the Kavre bus accident on Monday, who were airlifted to Kathmandu for treatment, are in critical condition, doctors said.

Dr Binod Sherchan, officiating medical superintendent of the Trauma Centre, said two patients are in the intensive care unit. “The rest are out of danger,” said Dr Sherchan. At the TUTH too, patients are still under observation in the emergency unit.

At least 27 people were killed and 43 others injured when a crowded passenger bus swerved off the road and plunged some 500 metres, at Birtadeurali VDC in Kavre district on Monday. Gautam said the bus was overloaded with people and goods.

 

 

Sources: The Kathmandu Post

Students fights with Nepal Police

Situation remains tensed at Sanepa as police chased away protesting students on Sunday afternoon. The student’s organizations are fighting for their rights, scientific and people base education. Therefore roads and vehicles remains closed while police have been barred entrance.

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Now, police are trying to intervene to the mass and control the situation.Police also arrested dozens of members of students during propagation and tries to beat charge at the conference.

When police came at the place then, students protested them. After about half an hour’s fight police settled the situation. There was continued fight for several hours between police from outside the gate and students from inside the compound. The angry students set the fire at building, car of public.

 

 

Woman involved in dhukuti found murdered in Butwal

A woman was found murdered in her rented house at Kalikanagar of Butwal in Rupandehi district, police said.

The victim, identified as Kamala Neupane of Tilottama Municipality-13, had been residing in the house along with her family for the past seven years.

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She was alone in the house when she was murdered yesterday evening, according to police. Her husband had gone to Kathmandu where two of their children reside for their studies.

Police said preliminary investigation showed she was involved in illegaldhukuti transactions, while her husband is a wholesale dealer of shoes in Butwal.

Sources:The Himalayan Times

Sunny Leone is visiting Nepal as a ‘special’ Mission

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Jun 27, 2016- Bollywood actress sunny Leone who is as popular actress from India and now she is arrived with her husband in Kathmandu on Monday as the brand ambassador of Xing Vodka. She came here to attend an event being organized by the liquor brand. And now she is visiting various place of Kathmandu.

This is the third time the bollywood actress is in town. She had, earlier, informed about her visit through a tweet. In Kathmandu for the first time, she says, “It’s a beautiful city and tomorrow is my first day off, so I’m looking forward to taking a helicopter ride to the mountains and base camp.“

According to the organizers, Leone, during the event, will be participating in the costumers marketing policy of the company named– “Selfie with Sunny”.

 

PM presses for propagating Buddha’s lesson

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 Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has urged the Lumbini Buddhist University (LBU) to disseminate the teachings of Lord Buddha so as to deliver the lessons at the doorstep of each and every member of the public.

Addressing the 7th University Senate of the LBU here in Kathmandu today, PM Oli, spoke of the need for the University to introduce scholarly programmes that promote use of the useful teachings of Lord Buddha.

Oli, who is also the LBU Chancellor, underscored the production of competent and quality human resources from the University.

Meanwhile, in a meeting held at the PM’s official residence at Baluwatar today itself, Minister for Education Giriraj Mani Pokharel pledged that the government would provide its support to the University for the development of its physical infrastructure.

The LBU Vice-chancellor Prof Dr Naresh Man Bajracharya said that the University anticipated additional support for the physical infrastructure and educational programmes as per a master plan of the University.

The meeting has estimated a budget of around Rs 33 million for the University for the fiscal year 2016/017.

Sourse: The Himalayan Times