Today’s national in a nutshell


October 1, 2022


Today’s national in a nutshell

KATHMANDU: Khabarhub brings to you a glimpse of major developments of the day in Nepal, including politics, business/economy, sports, entertainment, and more.

Running bus catches fire

A bus carrying passengers caught fire all of a sudden which perished the vehicle and belongings of the passengers. However, no human casualties were reported.

The bus (Ba 3 Kha 8981) heading to Khotang district from Kathmandu with 32 passengers onboard caught the fire after the overheated engine sparked a flame, said the passengers.

As a result, the passengers, most of them heading to their homes for Dashain festival, were stranded midway, said the police.

Efforts were on to send the stranded passengers to their destinations in another bus, said Ram Kumar Hingmang, General Secretary for the Khotang Transport Pvt. Ltd.

Increasing number of people leaving Valley for Dashain

With each passing day since Ghathasthapa, the first day of 10-day festivity-Dashain, people are leaving Kathmandu Valley in greater number for their respective hometowns.

Long queues of both public and private vehicles are seen going out from most of every check points in Kathmandu Valley.

Today alone, the Kathmandu Valley Traffic Police estimated that over 200,000 people are expected to leave the Valley.

On the first day of Dashain, around 60,000 people were recorded leaving the Valley.

Last Friday, 84,000 people left the Valley, said Awadesh Bista Chettri, Superintendent of Police and Joint Spokesperson at the Kathmandu Valley Traffic Police.

Altogether 353,485 people left the Valley in total 50,000 public vehicles from October 26-30, SP Chettri added.

Mountainous districts of Karnali Province see dengue cases due to climate change

With the rise of mercury in mountainous region due to climate change, dengue cases have been detected.

According to Province Health Service Directorate, Surkhet, a total of 40 dengue patients have been detected in Humla, Jumla, Mugu and Dolpa so far this year.

Dengue Control Source Person and vector control officer of the Directorate, Shyam Lal Acharya, said mountainous region is becoming favorable for lifecycle of mosquito.

“Mosquito larva were found in Khatyang of Mugu two years ago and dengue patients were detected. Cases of dengue has started increasing here after mountainous region is becoming favorable for life cycle of mosquito”, he mentioned.

A dengue patient was found in Humla, nine in Dolpa, eight in Mugu and 22 in Jumla this time, according to the Directorate.

Bagmati Clean-Up Campaign continues during Dashain, over one metric tonnes of waste scooped

The Bagmati Clean-Up Campaign that entered 490th week continued today as well, the sixth day of the Dashain festival.

The campaigners and volunteers who assembled at Bagmati Bridge in Buddhanagar Area in Kathmandu today morning collected and managed around one metric tonnes of non-biodegradable waste, informed Kishore Singh Shahi, one of the Clean-Up campaigners.

The campaign started on May 19, 2013 with the slogan ‘Two hours a week of volunteerism for the nation’.

The drive continues regardless of festivals and any weather conditions.

Nepal sees 19 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours

Nepal recorded a total of 19 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours as of Saturday.

Of the confirmed cases, 17 were detected through the RT-PCR method and 02 through the Antigen method.

According to the Ministry of Health and Population, a total of 1,332 swab samples were tested in the past 24 hours.

Of them, 591 samples were tested through RT-PCR and 741 through the Antigen method.

Cricketer Lamichhane to come Nepal on October 6

Suspended captain of Nepali national cricket team, Sandeep Lamichhane, who was accused of raping a minor, has said that he is coming to Nepal on October 6.

Writing a long status on Facebook, Lamichhane mentioned that he is coming to Nepal with great hope and strength and that he will fight the legal battle against the charges against him.

Post-pandemic price hike hit Dashain

Dashain is the biggest festival of Hindu Nepali. The festival is mostly popular for eating delicious foods, wearing new clothes and engaging in recreational activities.

However, an abrupt price hike has hit hard the widely celebrated festival this time. There is no crowd of people in the market as in previous years.

The general public also is not apparently joyful. This is the high time for the booming of business related to food and clothes but it has sharply gone down this time.

“Price of all goods has immoderately increased. On the other, people also do not have large sum of money”, said food trader of Nilakantha municipality-3, Puchharbazaar Sita Aryal.