HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
DAMAULI: District Traffic Police Office, Tanahun, has taken action against three school buses in a week for carrying students more than capacity. DTPO in-charge Munendra Thapa said that the buses were released after warning. They were also slapped with a fine of Rs 2,500 each. DTPO sources said that police teams have been monitoring school buses at Dumer, Anbukharaini, Dulegaunda, Belchautara, Bhimad, Khairanitar, Bandipur, Turture, Tharpu and Jamune among other places.
Bike hits girl
DAMAULI: A girl was critically injured after a motorcycle, which was heading to Kathmandu from Damauli, hit her at Byas municipality in Tanahun on Saturday. The injured has been identified as Jamuna Gharti, 20, of Byas municipality. The two-wheeler hit her while she was crossing the road. She is receiving treatment at Ratna Hari Hospital. Police have taken the motorcycle and its rider under control.
Houses for Chepangs
HETAUDA: The government has appropriated necessary budget to construct 76 houses for the people of marginalised Chepang community in Makawanpur within this current fiscal year. Under the people’s residence programme, houses have already been built for 422 families so far. According to district-level coordination committee, 101 houses have been built at Raksirang, 97 at Kakanda, 55 at Sarikhet, 54 in Manhari. A meeting of the coordination committee has decided to collect applications through Nepal Chepang Union Makawanpur and start building shelters for the community as soon as possible.