Strike affects teaching learning activities in schools across country Reporter
February 07, 2019

Teaching and learning activities at most of community and private schools across the nation have been affected today due to the strike called by ANNISU (Revolutionary) close to Netra Bikram Chanda-led CPN-Maoist.

The ANNISU (Revolutionary) called the nation-wide educational strike protesting the arrest of its Treasurer Narendra Bishwokarma from Biratnagar on January 31, reads a press release issued by ANNISU (Revolutionary) Chairman, Chiranjivi Dhakal.

Although the government of Nepal on May 25, 2011 declared school as zone of peace, prohibiting any type of strike and other protest programme at schools, it has been violated time and again.
Chairperson of Nepal Private and Boarding Schools Association, Nepal (N-PABSAN), Rituraj Sapkota, said that the culture of closing the schools in political issues should be ended.

There are now 36,601 schools across the nation, according to the Flash Report, 2074, of Education and Human Resources Development Centre of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. Of them, 27,883 are community and private schools while 6,566 are of seminaries in nature. A total of 7,391 students are studying in class 1 to 12.

Spokesperson at the Ministry, Baikuntha Prasad Aryal, said that they have no any official information about today’s educational strike and added that such strike was against the rights of students of learning.

Snowfall, rainfall affect life in Humla Reporter
February 07, 2019
Heavy snowfall and rain that occurred in the district since 2:00 pm Wednesday has thrown life out of gear. The snowfall occurred after a break of eight days since Wednesday afternoon. According to chief district officer Madhav Prasad Dhungana, the chilling cold and obstruction of airport, only one means of transportation have created hardship to the locals. Regular flights to and from the district have been obstructed due to poor visibility, CDO Dhungana added.

Over 6,000 cabbies booked for various violations Reporter
February 06, 2019
The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has taken action against a total of 6,664 taxi drivers for unfair business practices and in various traffic rule violations in Kathmandu as of now in the current fiscal year. According to the statistics shared by the MTPD, traffic police booked the taxi drivers for operating taxis without the mandatory seal on fare-meter, refusal to provide short distance service to passengers, tampering with and using defunct meter, and bargaining over fare without turning on…