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List of free essential drugs increased

KATHMANDU: Primary Health Care Revitalisation Division at the Health Ministry has proposed increasing the number of medicine provided under the free essential drugs list. The division has proposed to bring 60 drugs under the category of essential medicine. The newly listed drugs are for mental, emergency care and non-communicable diseases. Dr Anand Kumar Shrestha, chief of the division, said the division has revised the list and included medicine for non-communicable diseases as the burden of such diseases is increasing. The government has included some common drugs for mental illness and...
Published On: 2013-04-10

NA airlifts 20 injured

KATHMANDU: Nepali Army on Wednesday airlifted 20 injured people from Ilam to Kathmandu. They were injured when a tractor they were travelling in met with an accident in Gundre, Taplejung on Tuesday. As many as four others died when the tractor carrying pilgrims to Pathivara overturned. Nepali Army said its MI-17 helicopter airlifted the injured and they are being treated at hospitals in Kathmandu. One held with hashish KATHMANDU: Police on Tuesday arrested Birman Tamang, 40, of Dupche, Nuwakot with hashish while he was trying to board a Hong Kong-bound plane. Officials said he had concealed...
Published On: 2013-04-10

SC asked to lift ban on cameras‚ mobile phones

KATHMANDU: Lawyers and journalists today urged the Supreme Court to relax its notice restricting mobile phones, cameras and electronic devices on the premises of the apex court. Stating that the measure will restrict various rights, they urged the court to allow use of cell phones, cameras and electronic devices even though it has the right to regulate their use in sensitive places within the court. “We will formally ask the Supreme Court to lift the ban because the restriction is against the rights of the people,” Tikaram Bhattarai, vice president, Nepal Bar Association said. A...
Published On: 2013-04-10

Massage parlour raid

KATHMANDU: Police today raided a massage centre in Thamel and arrested 13 persons, including its owner, on the charge of indulging in immoral activities. DSP Chakra Bahadur Singh said six of them were women. “They were arrested for acting against the code of conduct prescribed for massage centres operating in the capital,” he said. The detainees have been charged with public offence. Police have stepped up vigil on massage centres. Woman robbed KATHMANDU: An unidentified man rendered Sita Karki, 65, of Naubise, Dhading unconscious by offering her tea laced with sedatives a...
Published On: 2013-04-10

Prepare for FSU poll: Baidhya to ANNISU-R

KATHMANDU: CPN-Maoist Chairperson Mohan Baidhya today directed the party’s student wing All Nepal National Independent Students Union-Revolutionary (ANNISU-R) to prepare to win in the Free Student Union (FSU) poll, scheduled for May 27 in campuses across the country. At a time, while the party has already declared it will not participate in the Constituent Assembly elections, extending supporting hands to its students for active participation in the FSU poll to win is encouraging, said ANNISU-R cadres. Sarad Rasaili, president, ANNISU-R said they briefed the party leaders today about t...
Published On: 2013-04-10

'Election on June if political environment favours'

KATHMANDU: Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhi Prasad Yadav has said that election could be held in coming June if favourable political environment was created for the same. At an interaction programme organized here on Wednesday by Democratic and Election Alliance Nepal on 'Upcoming Elections: Opportunities and Challenges', he said that the Commission is capable of holding the elections if the political parties reach a consensus to provide voters' name list by mid-April. 'We could make the elections happen by managing resources and means required for it if political consensus was reached for t...
Published On: 2013-04-10

EU Ambassador distributes safety equipment to waste pickers

KATHMANDU: EU Ambassador to Nepal Dr. Alexander Spachis distributed safety equipment to a group of waste pickers under the project '"Poverty Reduction of Informal Workers in Solid Waste Management Sector (PRISM)" at an event organised in Lalitpur on Wednesday. In a press communiqué, the EU informed that the EU-funded project, which is in its second year is being jointly implemented by Practical Action, Centre for Integrated Urban Development, Solid Waste Management and Resource Mobilization Centre of the Nepal Government and the Lalitpur Submetropolitan city. “The goal...
Published On: 2013-04-10

Man falls unconscious‚ dies in hospital

KATHMANDU: Amrit Ratna Tuladhar (50), a Section Officer at Tourism Ministry died after falling unconscious at around 5:10 pm on Tuesday. Tuladhar, a permanent resident of Asan abruptly fell unconscious while he was walking at Kantipath-based road and was immediately rushed to Bir Hospital but died in the course of treatment. It is learnt that he was a victim of asthma. ...
Published On: 2013-04-10

Elderly woman robbed

KATHMANDU: Cash and valuables worth around Rs. 1, 11,000 was robbed from Sita Karki (65) of Naubise, Dhading this morning. According to a complaint lodged with police, unidentified persons lured Karki inside a taxi, offered her food laced with drugs and made off with Rs. 25,000 in cash and gold ornaments before they left her at Jhamsikhel. It is learnt that she was heading towards her daughter’s home at Lagankhel, Lalitpur when the incident occurred. However, the miscreants are on the run. Police said that Karki is undergoing treatment at Patan Hospital. ...
Published On: 2013-04-10

Drug peddler held

KATHMANDU: A police team dispatched to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) rounded up Birman Tamang (40) of Dupche-5, Nuwakot district on the charge of drug peddling. Police said that they intercepted Tamang at TIA suspecting that he was trying to ferry drugs from TIA and after interrogation Tamang confessed that he had swallowed 100 capsules of hashish and was trying to transport hashish to Hong Kong. It is learnt that Tamang was heading towards Hong Kong by Dragon Air. Subsequently, after his confession police arrested him at around 10:15 pm yesterday. Police said that he has been hand...
Published On: 2013-04-10