Province No. 5
Rolpa locals, people’s representatives decry the federal government’s indifference in handling Covid-19 in the district
While the people’s representatives say they haven’t received help from federal and provincial governments, locals say they are not satisfied with the local units’ efforts.
Police arrest landlord for evicting a staff nurse from her rented house in Dang
Following the incident, the District Administration Office has issued a notice asking homeowners to refrain from such discriminatory activities towards health professionals.
Around 400 Nepalis stranded at Sunauli border point stage a sit-in
The Nepalis reached Sunauli border point from various parts of India three days ago and are waiting to be allowed in.
Ghorahi to close all grocery shops from Monday evening
Daily essentials will be home delivered to the locals during the lockdown period, say local authorities.
Dairy farmers left with large stocks of unsold milk as country comes to a halt
Traders said they were compelled to shut down their shops after people disregarded requests not to form crowds.
Rolpa District Hospital lacks medical equipment to collect and preserve nasal and throat swabs from Covid-19 suspects
In the past few weeks, Rolpa saw many migrant workers returning home, but no strict measures are being taken to prevent them from mingling with the local population. This, health officials say, will lead to the local transmission of the virus.
Province 5 ready to tackle contingent food shortages, officials say
Local units work together with residents to curb people’s movement in a bid to slow down the spread of coronavirus.
Fear and worries as Province 5 district administrations lack records of people coming from India
In the last week, thousands of people entered Nepal through various border points in Province 5. Nobody knows where they are now.
540 Nepalis returning from India leave ‘rescue facility’ in Nepalgunj
Local authorities had brought those stranded at the Jamunaha-Rupaidiha border to Nepalgunj on Monday.
Jamunaha border crossing to be closed for a week as Covid 19 precautions
There will be no restriction on the movement of cargo vehicles and people seeking medical care, say authorities.
In Butwal, juvenile delinquents are compelled to stay at a crowded correctional facility without proper means
As a result of the overcrowding, many suffer from skin-related diseases.
Despite the government’s move to close all border points except four, small border points open for human movement in province 5
Major border points have health desks set up to screen footfall, most health desks are ill-equipped and under-staffed.
Resunga and Madane forests sanctuaries for birds
More than 25 percent of the total 886 bird species found in the country are spotted in Resunga and Madane forests, conservationists say.
Chhipridaha lake in Rukum (East) on the verge of extinction
The people’s representatives, concerned authorities and even the locals are indifferent towards the conservation of the pond.
Poor waste management affects people of Siddharthanagar
The municipality had been dumping garbage at the Paklihawa area, which lies in the border of Siddharthanagar Municipality Ward No. 1 and 2
Trees cut down to construct smart toilets in Nawalparasi (West)
The forest site is the area selected by the Province 5 government to construct smart toilets.
Province 5 assembly members debate over the province’s name and capital
The decision to designate the province’s capital and name would be passed through the two-thirds majority of the assembly.
Development projects in Gulmi face a number of obstacles
Projects such as bridge and road constructions in the district have been in limbo for years.
Lumbini’s tourism hit hard amid novel coronavirus scare
The city saw a number of tourism events cancelled over the week amid Covid-19 concerns, causing worry among tourism entrepreneurs.
A 51-year-old woman attacked with acid in Kapilvastu district
Bedamati Devi Gupta, who was attacked by her neighbour Hari Narayan Barai following a spat, is receiving treatment at Universal College of Medical Sciences in Bhairahawa.