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More families than listed in CBS report 2011 come to claim relief in Dhading

DHADING: The number of households in Dhading district has increased by 20 per cent as compared to the population mentioned in the report of the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) 2011, according to the District Disaster Management Committee, Dhading. The Committee stated that around 60 per cent households have been found to be increased in Lapa VDC while the households were found decreased by 22 per cent in Sertung VDC as compared to the CBS report 2011. The relief distribution has been complicated after 1,368 families came to claim relief distributed to the earthquake victims. The CBS report shows only 853 households in Lapa. All the houses in the VDC are completely damaged in April 25 earthquake and aftershocks. The relief materials sent as per the CBS report could not cover around 40 per cent population. A team of the Committee reached to the northern belt of the District..

KUSOM portraits to help quake-hit village Kolanti

SADIKSHA THAPA KATHMANDU: Euta Gaau Haami Afai Banau (Build a village on our own) is an initiative of the Kathmandu University School of Management (KUSOM) in association with KUSOM Social Welfare Club (SWC) and KUSOM Faculty Welfare Society (FWS). For the success of this campaign, theEuta Gaaun Haami Afai Banauteam aligned with the Shutter Corp team for a two-day ‘Portrait For a Cause’ which took place on May 30 and June 4 at Milan International Studio, Woodland Complex, Durbar Marg. Under this campaign, individuals through social media, especially Facebook, were encouraged to join in a portrait session with Shutter Corp. During the session, people were photographed with their personal messages for Nepal with reference to the rebuilding of Nepal. The charge was a minimum of Rs 425. The fund from the two-day portrait session was 100 per cent committed to..

Dhading quake-hit families receive zinc sheets for shelter

  Keshav Adhikari Quake-victims of Dambardanda and Marshyanchhap-8, Dhading, collecting the zinc plates distributed by Diyo Nepal Foundation and Pure Nepal Trekking and Expedition, on Friday. KESHAV ADHIKARI   DHADING: People displaced even till five weeks of the massive earthquake on April 25 were provided a bundle of corrugated zinc plates to build temporary shelters in Marsyangchhap of Dhading. Diyo Nepal Foundation (DNF) and Pure Nepal Trekking and Expedition (PNTE) jointly provided the sheets to 75 families in Marshyanchhap and Dambardanda settlements in ward 7 of Nilakantha Municipality. Along with the sheets, the organisations also distributed a mosquito net to each of the family. Shivahari Sapkota, a tourism entrepreneur working actively to develop homestay services in Dambardanda reached the village on Friday and..

Tourists turn into aid workers

– Keshav Adhikari, Kumpur, - Dozens of foreign tourists are devoting their time to build temporary shelters for earthquake victims in some remote villages of Dhading.A team comprising 32 foreign tourists has been constructing shelters from dawn to dusk for quake victims in Kumpur VDC. The team yesterday constructed 24 temporary shelters in Piple of Kumpur VDC and settled quake victims in those shelters. The massive earthquake of April 25 had destroyed all 24 houses in Piple, rendering the families homeless. The tourists came to quake-hit village through Pokhara-based Yes Helping Hands, an organisation working for the poor and needy people. The tourists also provided necessary construction materials, including zinc sheets, nails, pipes and the like, which they had brought along with the money they had collected from their near and dear ones for the quake victims. “Our..

Rain, storm add to woes of earthquake victims

Keshav Adhikari Dhading,  The victims of April 25 earthquake and its subsequent aftershocks, who have been living out in the open, are facing additional problems due to rain and hailstorm in Dhading. After a strong wind blew away makeshift tents, Dhading locals have nowhere to live. The wind was followed by rain and hailstorm that began from 1:00 pm today and lasted an hour. The locals of the district headquarters Dhandingbesi were busy arranging tents after the rain. It is said that the temporary huts were also swept away by the strong winds. Krishna Prasad Pandit, a local of Dhunwakot VDC, said the rain complicated the problems. “The temporary tents were all destroyed by rain and it’s muddy everywhere. This has made it difficult for us to survive,” he said.He added that they could not enter the houses due to the fear of quake and living in the open has become..

Tents to be turned into classrooms in Dhading

Buildings of Simalgairi Lower Secondary School that were destroyed in the massive April 25 earthquake, in Chainpur VDC, in Dhading, on Saturday. With classrooms completely damaged, the school says it is planning to run classes in makeshift tents. DHADING: After the massive temblor of April 25 destroyed most of the school buildings in Dhading, teaching and learning activities are likely to be conducted from tents. The district is home to as many as 586 community higher secondary schools. Of the 5,373 classrooms in these schools, 1,150 have sustained partial damage while remaining classrooms were completely damaged, according to District Education Officer Ganesh Prasad Dhakal. Not only the old buildings but even new structures were destroyed in the natural calamity. “It will take some time to reconstruct the destroyed classrooms,” said District Education..

Ambassadors killed in Pakistan helicopter crash

ISLAMABAD — The ambassadors to Pakistan from the Philippines and Norway and the wives of the ambassadors from Malaysia and Indonesia were killed Friday when a Pakistani army helicopter carrying foreign dignitaries made a crash landing in the country's north, the military said. The army's spokesman, Maj. Gen. Asim Bajwa, tweeted that the MI-17 helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing. The helicopter's two pilots and a crew member were also killed, he said, adding that the surviving passengers, including the Dutch and Polish ambassadors, received "varying degree of injuries." The helicopter was on route to the northern village of Naltar where Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was to attend a public ceremony to inaugurate the newly installed chair-lift at a ski resort. Sharif was in his own plane on route to Naltar when the "tragic news" was conveyed to him, according to a..

Death toll of Jhyaplekhola road accident reaches 17

Dhading, April 22- The death toll of Jhyaplekhola road accident in Dhading district has reached 17. Of the deceased, eight are women and nine men, according to the Deputy Superintendent of Police at the District Police Office, Dhading, Prakash Malla. Identity of the deceased has not been ascertained yet, he added. Police said that thirteen people died on the spot and the remaining while undergoing treatment. The accident took place when a bus with registration number G Z 14 X 9900 fell into a ravine 300 metres down at Jhyaplekhola in Naubise VDC. The bus met with an accident while giving a side to a motorcycle, police added. The bus carrying 45 pilgrims was heading towards Gorakhpur of India after visiting the Pashupatinath this morning. The injured are receiving medical treatment at Kathmandu-based Norvic and Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospitals. The Nepal Police,..

Incidents of violence on the rise in Dhading

Keshav Adhikari DHADING: Despite various campaigns organised by the government and non-governmental agencies to control domestic as well as other forms of violence against women across the country, the number of sexual violence cases have been increasing in Dhading.A report prepared by District Police Office, Dhading, revealed that incidents of rape and attempt to rape were increasing with each passing year in the district. During five years, as many as 48 cases of rape and 26 attempted rape cases have been reported in the DPO. As per the statistics of DPO, as many as 16 incidents of rape and six attempted rape had taken place in the district last year alone. Police said it was a great challenge for them to provide safety and security to women and children amid such increasing rate of rape incidents. DSP Prakash Malla, of the DPO, held misuse of technology, lifestyle, high..

Duo held with 30 kg hashish in Dhading

KESHAV ADHIKARI DHADING: Police have detained two persons with possession of 30 kg hashish from a hotel in Malekhu of Dhading. According to the District Police Office, Dhading, the suspects have been identified as Surya Bahadur Syangden and Raj Kumar Syangden of Agara of Makwanpur. Acting on a tip-off, a police team deployed from the Area Police Office, Gajuri under the command of Inspector Hemanta Bhandari arrested them along with a briefcase containing hashish. After the investigation, police came to know that they were in search of a prospective client to sell the drug. The duo, however, denied the allegation and claimed that that an unidentified person handed them the briefcase at Mahadevbesi of Dhading assuring them a reward of Rs. 10,000 for the..

Dhading Court collects Rs 60 mln fine from past convicts

Dhading District Judge Ramesh Raj Pokhrel speaking amid a press conference on Wednesday. KESHAV ADHIKARI DHADING: Dhading District Court collected Rs 60.1 million as fine this fiscal year from convicts who were absconding after the conviction, during its campaign to implement past verdicts. The Court got success in making absconding convicts pay the fine to the Court in first nine months of this fiscal year, District Judge Ramesh Raj Pokhrel said amid a press conference on Wednesday. Pokhrel said cooperation from police, absconding convicts and members of the general public resulted in implementing the past verdicts. Likewise, a cumulative jail term of 309 years, seven months and 28 days has been implemented this year, the Court said. Judge to interact with citizens Meanwhile, the Court revealed that it is planning to hold interactions with..

School reeling under financial crisis

DHADING: Gairang Lower Secondary School located at Jogimara in Dhading is reeling under acute financial crisis of late. The local consumers had been running the school with the income from Jalkini Gyangrang Community Forest in Jogimara. However, as the loan given out to the locals by the community forest could not be recouped on time, the school has been facing crisis. “The school is on the verge of closure due to budget crunch as well as failure to collect the loan. The locals have not returned the loan amount or interest for the past six-seven years,” said locals. Earlier, the school management committee and consumers’ committee had reached an agreement to run the school with the money from the interest of forest income. The school has been facing crisis for the past few years since the community forest was unable to collect the interest, said SMC chairperson Shyam Bahadur..

Dhading District Administration Office monitors highway hotels

KESHAV ADHIKARI DHADING, Apr 4: Dhading District Administration Office yesterday monitored hotels operating along the Prithvi Highway. A monitoring team led by Chief District Officer Basudev Ghimire monitored hotels operating along the highway from Gajuri to Khanikhola. The team inspected as many as 14 hotels and checked if prices of food items were properly displayed, their service to customers and sanitation among others. Assistant CDO Nanda Lal Sharma, Inspector Hemanta Bhandari Chhetry of Area Police Office, Gajuri, Rajendra Basnet, Field Coordinator of Food for Action in Nepal and mediapersons were part of the inspection team. Majority of hotels were found to have not displayed the price list properly. Similarly, the team also found that hotels were not maintaining sanitation and cleanliness, with some selling alcohol without government permission. CDO Ghimire..

Dhading boy drowns in Trishuli

DHADING: A child died after getting stuck in a quicksand while swimming in Trishuli River at around 1 pm on Wednesday. Sujan BK (9), son of Prem Kumar residing in Kalleri VDC-2, Dhading, had gone swimming with his friends after taking an exam at his school. He got stuck in the quicksand and died, unable to be rescued in time by the..

Rape accused arrested

DHADING: Police have arrested a 24-year-old man for allegedly raping a minor girl. Police arrested Bal Bahadur Tamang of Mahadevsthan-8 of the district with the help of local people. The incident occured while she was grazing goats. The Area Police Office Gajuri said Tamang has been kept in detention for investigation. The victim has been taken to the District Hospital, Dhading for..

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