CHITWAN, June 18: The local administration in Chitwan has decided to increase the number of tourist police personnel in Sauraha to ensure security in the tourist areas.
Currently, only three tourist police personnel have been deployed in Sauraha but the administration has decided to deploy an additional nine personnel, said Joint Secretary of Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Mohan Singh Sapkota.
KATHMANDU, June 19: With floods and landslides triggered by the ongoing monsoon claiming lives and inflicting property loss amounting to billions of rupees, a meeting of Chairman of the Interim Election Council Khil Raj Regmi, ministers and heads of security agencies on Wednesday decided to allocate an additional Rs. 400 million as relief assistance for the disaster victims.
KATHMANDU, June 19: All academic institutions in Lalitpur district remained closed on Wednesday due to a strike enforced by All Nepal Teachers´ Organization (ANTO) and All Nepal National Independent Students´ Union-Revolutionary (ANNISU-R).
The associations shutdown the schools in the district after the authorities concerned remained reluctant to take action against teachers who allegedly thrased Mukesh Mishra, a teacher at the DAV Sushil Kedia Vishwa Bharati School in Lalitpur on the issue of salary. According to ANTO, Mishra had lodged a complaint at the Lalitpur District Police Office and District Administration Office on June 14.
KATHMANDU, June 19: The Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD) of the Department of Health Services (DoHS) said that it has alerted health officials in the flood-hit areas about possible outbreak of diseases. Due to continuous downpour and floods for the last few days, most of the drinking water resources have been contaminated.
Officials at EDCD say that people of the flood affected areas are prone to diarrhea, dysentery and types of contagious diseases. "Our past experience shows that people are more likely to suffer from diarrheal infection in the flood affected areas. We have already cautioned health officials of respective districts," Dr GD Thakur, director of EDCD, said. He said that the health workers in the flood affected areas have been urging people to treat water properly before they drink it. "Boiling is the best way to ensure that drinking water is free of diseases," Dr Thakur said.