Lack of coordination affecting health services: ExpertsBy Nayak Paudel
Health experts have highlighted the lack of coordination between concerned authorities in upgrading health sector and making the services qualitative and accessible to all. The issue was raised by health experts gathered at a discussion organised by the National Planning Commission (NPC) on Friday on the topic “Nepal’s Health Sector: Challenges and Prospects”. Speaking at the programme, Uma Shankar Prasad, a member of the NPC, said that there were several challenges – institutional, human...
Follow procedures while sharing ridesBy Nayak Paudel
“Many times, I have waited several minutes for a rider to accept my request when I used ridesharing service around two years ago. Now, I find them on the road as soon as I come out of my office without even searching online," said Kunjan, a mobile application developer who requested anonymity of his last name.
Provincial govts gear up for even development of transport sectorBy Nayak Paudel
The provincial governments have stepped up to usher uniform developments in transportation sector since provinces are responsible to manage transport related matters in their respective area. Amid differences in vehicle fare, vehicle tax, driving license trial examination and road and vehicle conditions, the provincial authorities have decided to upgrade and operate the sector uniformly. The decision came through a two-day meeting between transport ministers from all seven provinces and the federal...
Transport-related issues being solved graduallyBy Nayak Paudel
The Department of Transport Management (DoTM) has informed that the application process for driving license examinations was suspended until further notice from March 15 because of a large number of applicants. The DoTM informed at a press conference organised here on Friday that there were around 570,000 people waiting to appear in the examinations with their date for visiting the office scheduled as late as December, 2024. “Suspending the application process was a must because of the queue....
11 held for cross-border heroin smugglingBy Nayak Paudel
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has arrested a total of 11 individuals involved in smuggling, trade and consumption of heroin, an illegal opioid drug made from morphine. The individuals played different roles in smuggling the brown-powder heroin from India to Kathmandu via Jhapa. An Armed Police Force (APF) member deployed in Jhapa has also been arrested for facilitating the cross-border smuggling.
Fire fighting preparedness still insufficientBy Nayak Paudel
Fire incidents have become too common in recent days. In 2022, from January 1 to March 10, 41 people died and 729 families were affected in 637 fire incidents across Nepal which damaged property worth over Rs. 628 million, according to Nepal Disaster Risk Reduction Portal’s data.
Air travellers advised to heed currency rules to avoid troubleBy Nayak Paudel
On March 2, Resham Raj Bhattarai, 48, of Mirmi Rural Municipality-6 of Syangja district, was arrested with 1.59 million Japanese Yen from the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). He was on his way to Japan via Singapore by Flight No. SQ439 of Singapore Airlines.
Reckless behaviour on roads risking livesBy Nayak Paudel
It was 7.40 on Saturday evening, when the locals of Bagbazaar heard a group of people screaming on the road, and everyone looked out. A terrible scene greeted them. A woman apparently in her late 60s was being dragged by a microbus. She was carrying three bags.
118 held on charge of operating illegal call centresBy Nayak Paudel
Police on Monday and Tuesday arrested a total of 116 Nepali youths from two different offices operated by two Chinese nationals in Kathmandu and Bhaktapur. The Metropolitan Police Range Kathmandu (MPRK) raided an office in New Baneshwor on Monday night and arrested a Chinese national and 36 Nepalis working for him. “A preliminary investigation showed that the office was using applications to provide loans. It seems the loanees are Indian nationals. We are yet to understand the works of the...
Children may fall prey to criminal tendenciesBy Nayak Paudel
Number of children involved in crimes has increased over the years. At the same time, the number of children falling prey to various crimes has also increased. Police data of the past few years show this picture. The Juvenile Act 2075 (2018) defines children as persons who have not completed the age of 18 years.