Stories By 'CHANDAN KUMAR MANDAL'
Road accidents and fatalities have shot up across the country once again as the month-long annual festivities get underway.
In the last five days of Dashain, the biggest festival of the Nepali Hindus, as many as 34 persons have died in road accidents.
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Nepal and Malaysia are due to sign a labour agreement in two weeks’ time.The two countries will sign the bilateral agreement on October 29, according to Mahesh Prasad Dahal, secretary at the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security.
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While the government claims that passengers leaving Kathmandu to celebrate Dashain will get tickets without any hassles, scores of passengers are being cheated at various counters in Gaushala and elsewhere in the Capital.
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A majority of hospitals, including private and state-run health facilities operating inside Kathmandu Valley, have been dumping waste and sewage directly into drainage without treatment, increasing the risk to public health.
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Massive felling of trees to construct the second international airport in Bara could invite an ecological disaster, conservationists have warned.
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Last year, Pushpa Paudel had a memorable Dashain experience for all the wrong reasons. After a long struggle for bus tickets to Jhapa from Kathmandu, she finally managed a cabin seat—but only up to Itahari. A trip that had already begun with frustrations because of an uncomfortable seat on the long journey soon turned worse.“The driver knew there would be heavy traffic along the regular Muglin route, so he took the shorter route via Tribhuvan Highway.
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