It's no school bus – luggage rack the culprit?

Yes, it’s not an school bus like the ones you won’t like the little kids to ride (for example, three wheeler school buses, and the auto rickshaw and transportations so crowded that school kids even had to ride in between the steering wheel and the driver). But, these kids are taking extreme risk to go to their school in this public bus. There is probably no seat inside the bus and if they miss this bus they might miss their school. No driver or khalasi (bus helper) can force the children to get down.

Everybody knows it is unsafe, but the government authorities haven’t been able to control such types of unsafe transportation and are thinking of implementing new measures to stop such behavior of the passengers.

Now, they seem to have found the cause of such an abuse of public transportation – "the luggage rack" on top of the bus. When there is no seat or space inside, the passengers usually take refuge to the luggage rack on the top. The passengers usually ignore the request of the bus driver, bus helper, or even the police officers because of the scarcity of transportation during rush hours and festive seasons.

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Director Deepak Rayamajhi dies at 58 (Photo Update)

58 year old director of Nepali movie industry, Deepak Rayamajhi, has died of heart failure, yesterday in Gangalal Hospital. He was rushed to hospital after the heart attack, where he died at around 12:30AM. His last ritual was conducted in the morning in Pashupati Aryaghat amongst various personals of Nepali movie industry.

After receiving master’s degree in film direction from Russia, he directed his first movie “Bhagya Rekha” in late 1980s. Some of the movies he had directed include Yug dekhi Yug Samma (‘s first movie), Pryasi, Parai Gjhar and others.

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