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- POST REPORT, Kathmandu
News digest

Nov 22, 2014-

Experts call for vigilance against Ebola

KATHMANDU: Experts have urged the government to increase vigilance against the spread of Ebola. Speaking at the programme “Ebola Virus: Its Effects and Remedy Measures” organised by Jica Alumni Association of Nepal in the Capital on Friday, experts said Ebola will hit all aspects of society if it spreads in the country. Representatives of the Ministry of Health and Population and World Health Organisation presented papers in the programme, the organisation said in a press statement. (PR)

Two held with seahorse meat

KATHMANDU: Police arrested two people with two kilograms of dried meat of Seahorse, which is deemed illegal in the country, on Friday night. Milan Tamang and Sonam Sherpa of Sindhupalchok were arrested from Keshar Mahal in Kathmandu. Police said investigation into the matter is under way. (PR)

Health camp benefits 250

BHAKTAPUR: Over 250 people at Sudal VDC in the district benefitted from a free health camp organised by Dr Iwamura Memorial Hospital and Research Centre. Eleven doctors from the hospital provided free health check-ups to local people. “We also plan to conduct such health camps in four additional VDCs so that more people who cannot afford medical care will benefit from out programme,” said Ranjit Marikhu, the hospital manager. The health facility, named after Hiroshima bombing survivor and medicine professor, also provides free dental services to students every week at various schools in the district. (PR)

Minister’s vehicle meets with minor accident

ITAHARI: The personal secretary of Minister for General Administration Lalbabu Pandit was hurt when a jeep hit the minister’s vehicle in Itahari on Saturday.   Osim Alam sustained serious injuries after the jeep belonging to the Biratnagar Eye Hospital hit the minister’s vehicle from behind. Minister Pandit, who was also travelling on the vehicle, was unhurt. Superintendent of Police at Eastern Regional Traffic Office said the accident occurred as the driver of the minister’s vehicle suddenly applied the brake. The injured is receiving treatment at the Neuro Hospital, Biratnagar. (PR)

KTV, Post journos awarded

BIRATNAGAR: Chief of news section at the Kantipur Television (KTV) and Bardiya-based Post scribe have been honoured. Tirtha Koirala, news chief at the KTV was honoured by Bayarban-Keraun Sewa Samaj in Morang for his contribution to the development of the society and country through journalism in Morang on Saturday. Likewise, Kamal Panthi, the Bardiya-based Post scribe, was honoured by the Leo Club of Black Buck Central, Bardiya.  (PR)

New attractions at Central Zoo

KATHMANDU: The Central Zoo in Jawalakhel has added two new animal attractions for the visitors—an adult tiger and a rhino,  which were brought from the Chitwan National Park (CNP). The nation’s only functional zoo located in Lalitpur district had welcomed the entry of two new animal species few days ago, putting the total number of tigers and rhinos inside its premises at 4. The tiger, which had attacked and killed a woman in Chitwan, had been captured by the CNP officials. (PR)

Tiger found dead

GULARIYA: A tiger was found dead in the buffer zone area of Bardiya National Park on Saturday. Inspector Arun Kumar Singh said that the tiger was found dead in Gupteshwari Community Forest at Baganaha-1. According to the Area Forest Office in Baganaha, it could be natural death as there were no signs that suggest that the tiger could have died due to poaching. Three months ago, poachers had reportedly killed a tiger at Shivapur forest in the district. (PR)

Published: 23-11-2014 09:37

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