नेपाली स्याट–१ आकाशमा छाडियो

ललितपुर, २ असार । नेपालले पहिलोपटक प्रक्षेपण गरेको भूउपग्रह नेपाली स्याट–१ लाई आज अपराह्न ४ बजे स्वतन्त्र रुपमा आकाशमा छाडिएको छ । जापानस्थित क्युटेक विश्वविद्यालयले अघि बढाएको ‘वर्ड–३’ परियोजनाअन्तर्गत नेपालका लागि उक्त भूउपग्रह गत वैशाख ४ गते परीक्षणका रुपमा प्रक्षेपण गरिएको थियो । डेढ महीनाअघि देखि अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय अन्तरिक्ष कक्ष आइएसएसमा रहँदै…

06/17/2019

Temperature to go down from Tuesday

Kathmandu, June 17: Normal life has been affected badly in various parts of the country including Kathmandu valley for the past few days due to rise in temperature. The mercury level has crossed 40 degrees Celcius in most of the Tarai region. The mercury is however expected to go down from…

06/17/2019

Bajhang jeep accident: all deceased identified

Bajhang, June 17: Identity of all the nine people who died in the Bajhang jeep accident has been ascertained. They are Kalak Badhaur Khadka of Masta rural municipality and his son, Jundhara Khadka, Nain Khadka, Dhauli Khadka, Juna Khadka, Bhakta Dwal, Laxmi Dwal and jeep driver Surendra Thapa, said Sub-Inspector at…

06/17/2019

SEE results to publish on June last week

Bhaktapur, June 17: The National Examinations Board is set to publish this year's results of Secondary Education Examination (SEE) by early June last week. The SEE results however were published last year little early. The examinations board noted the results publication this time seems to be delayed some days due to…

06/17/2019

Melamchi project's second phase works begin

Melamchi, June 17: The second phase works under Melamchi Drinking Water Project have begun. As part of this, the government has started pooling land that falls within the project coverage area. The government is effortful to supply water from Yangri and Larke rivulet to Kathmandu denizens through Melamchi drinking water project…

06/17/2019

Girl dead after jumping off bus, two dead bodies found

Chitwan, June 17: Balika Acharya, 37, Ratnanagar municipality-9 died when she jumped off the bus (Lu 1 Kha 6991) en route to Bhandara from Narayangarh at Chaubiskothi on Sunday. She died while being treated at old Chitwan Medical College in Bharatpur, informed the District Police Office, Chitwan. The lifeless body of…

06/17/2019

CoAS Thapa leaves for week-long China visit

Kathmandu,June 16: Chief of Army Staff, Purna Chandra Thapa left for China for a week-long visit on Sunday. According to the Directorate of Public Relations and Information of the Nepal Army, CoAS Thapa heading a seven-member team left for China at the invitation of China’s People’s Liberation Army. Chief of General…

06/16/2019

Europe visit highly successful: Prime Minister Oli

Kathmandu, June 16: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli who returned home today after participating in the Centenary Session of International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Geneva, as part of his weeklong Europe visit, followed by his UK and France official visit said his Europe visit was highly successful. “The visit has been…

06/16/2019

Embassy of India, Kathmandu celebrated 5th International Day of Yoga in the lap of Mount Everest

Kathmandu, June 16: Embassy of India, Kathmandu organized a Yoga Event at  Nepal’s Namche Bazaar-gateway of Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world. Members from various women and youth groups of Solukhumbu district, Nepal including Khumjung and Khunde Drinking Water Management Committee, Khumjung and Khunde Women and Youth Groups,…

06/16/2019

Bordering bridge to be closed for four days

Darchula, June 16: The suspension bridge that links Nepal to India in Darchula is to be closed for four days for maintenance. The bridge will be out of service from June 16 to 19, according to Chief District Officer Shanker Bahadur Bista. The Indian side had informed the Darchula district administration…

06/16/2019

Three arrested with banned drugs

Lahan, June 16: Three youths have been arrested from Bariyapatti of Siraha in possession of banned drugs. A team from the Area Police Office, Bariyarpatti arrested Sanjaya Kumar Mahato,31, of Lahan municipality-2, 21-year-old Rajesh Raya of ward no. 8 and Rabi Bhujel of ward no. 7 of the same municipality on…

06/16/2019

उन्नाइस डिआइजीको सरुवा

काठमाडौँ, ३२ जेठ । सरकारले १९ जना प्रहरी नायब महानिरीक्षक (डिआइजी)को सरुवा गरेको छ । गृहमन्त्रालयको शुक्रबार बसेको मन्त्रिस्तरीय निर्णय गर्दै १९ जना डिआइजीको सरुवा गरेको प्रहरी प्रधान कार्यालयका मानवस्रोत तथा प्रशासन विभागका प्रहरी उपरीक्षक चन्द्रकुमार खापुङले जानकारी दिनुभयो । उहाँका अनुसार प्रहरी प्रधान कार्यालय विशेष ब्यूरो नक्सालमा रहेका कमलबहादुर…

06/15/2019

Kathmandu records year's hottest days

Kathmandu, June 15: The Kathmandu Valley witnessed the highest temperatures of the year in the last couple of days. According to the Meteorological Forecasting Division, the Valley's maximum temperature on Friday was measured at 33.5 degree Celsius and the minimum was measured at 19 degree Celsius. On Saturday, mercury hit 33…

06/15/2019

AFU should focus on increasing production and creating employment: NCP chair Prachanda

Chitwan, June 15: Nepal Communist Party (NCP) chair and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has called on the Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU) to focus on 'production enhancement and employment creation.' Chair Prachanda made this call while inaugurating the agriculture exhibition and farmers fair organized by AFU on the…

06/15/2019

Unnecessary stoking does not resolve problem-Minister Baskota

Kavrepalanchowk, June 15: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Baskota has termed negative comment on the content of any bill prior to the presentation to the National Assembly 'not good aspect'. Inaugurating the Telephone Exchange (PSTN) at Deupur municipality-6, Sipaghat in Kavrepalanchowk today, he said, "Here resentments are made…

06/15/2019

Classes in Magar language begins from rural municipality

Kaski, June 15: Classes in local Magar language has begun from the Machhapuchre Basic school in Ribhan Mohara in ward no. 5 of Machhapuchre. At a function held at the school on Friday, Gandaki State Assembly member Ramji Baral and the rural municipality Chair Karna Gurung declared announcement of the beginning…

06/15/2019

Stress on advancement of Sanskrit Education

Kathmandu, June 15: The Sanskrit Universities of Nepal and India are to work jointly for the advancement of the eastern philosophy and Sanskrit education. An agreement was reached between a visit team of the Sampurnanda Sanskrit University and Kashi Hindu University and the Nepal Sanskrit University at the Balmiki Bidhyapeeth on…

06/15/2019

Six die after consuming wild mushroom curry

Rampur, June 14: The number of people died after consuming curry made of wild mushroom in Nisdi rural municipality has reached six. Eleven people of Sarkidanda at the rural municipality had fallen ill after eating the curry made of poisonous mushroom last Friday. Among them, nine-year-old Nirmala Singh Thakuri, four-year-old Bishnu…

06/14/2019

PM informs about Sagarmatha Sambad in France

Kathmandu, June 14: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli who is currently on an official visit to Europe has addressed a reception organized by Mayor of Chamonix Mt Blanc in France on Friday. He also informed that the first ever dialogue- Sagarmatha Sambad- would be centered on ecology and environment. PM…

06/14/2019

Feast attendees ill; 19 in critical condition

Dhadingbesi, June 14: As many as 30 attendees of a Pasni ceremony in Nilakantha municipality-11, Simle Jyamrung had fallen sick on Thursday. More than 30 people who attended the weaning ceremony of Resham Ale's son suffered illness and 19 among them are said to be in critical condition. They are being…

06/14/2019

PM Oli in Paris

Kathmandu, June 13: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli reached Paris for a three day formal visit to the French Republic. The Prime Minister is accompanied by his spouse Radhika Shakya, Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, Prime Minister’s advisors and other high ranking officials of the Government of Nepal. Upon…

06/13/2019

Parliamentarians demand uniformity in policy

Kathmandu, June 13: Parliamentarians taking part in the deliberation on various topics under the Appropriation Bill-2076 at House of Representatives today demanded uniformity in the policy, programme and budget in the education sector of the country. Voicing opinion on the new budget allocated by the incumbent government for the Ministry of…

06/13/2019

Acting Prime Minister discusses media council bill with editors

Kathmandu, June 13: At a time when the media council bill has drawn criticism from media fraternity and freedom of expression defenders including Federation of Nepali Journalists, Acting Prime Minister Ishwor Pokharel held a discussion with the editors at Singha Durbar today. At the meeting also attended by Nepal Communist…

06/13/2019

Guthi bill socialism oriented: Minister Banskota

Kathmandu, June 13: Minister for Communication and Information Technology Gokul Banskota has said that the guthi bill would be forwarded following cultural values and by ending the feudalism. While making the latest cabinet decisions public today, Minister Banskota, also the government spokesperson, clarified that the nature of guthi in the Kathmandu…

06/13/2019

NHRC urges govt. to resolve Guthi issue through dialogue

Kathmandu, June 13: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has urged the government to explore solutions on the issue of Guthi bill through dialogue and talks with stakeholders. Issuing a press release on Wednesday, NHRC Director Dr Tikaram Pokharel called on the government to respect citizens' right to peaceful assembly and…

06/13/2019

Lightning destroys 39 houses

Ranjha, June 12: Around 39 houses have been destroyed in a fire caused by lightning that struck the houses at Duduwa rural municipality in Banke district. Police Inspector of Banke, Arun Poudel, said that Nanki Yadav, 15, was wounded in the incident and has been taken to Indian bordering market for…

06/12/2019

Four chand cadres released, join NCP

Bhadrapur, June 12: Four cadres of the banned Biplav group, arrested for various crimes, were released today. Those released are Bijaya Darnal,32, Bidur Sherpa,30, and Furba Sherpa, 28, of Taplejung and Ganesh Biswakarma of Jhapa. They were released after they pledged in writing to not involve in any activity of the…

06/12/2019

Radio Parbat catches fire; transmission shut down

Parbat, June 12: Radio Parbat – a community radio based in Parbat district caught fire at 1.00 this morning. The fire that broke out due to electricity leakage destroyed all the materials and equipments, including computers, two mixtures, hybrid and television sets of the radio. The inferno also caused damages to…

06/12/2019

Tuberculosis tests performed on 2500 students

Khalanga, June 12: As many as 2,540 students of five schools in Jumla district have undergone tuberculosis tests. Students from Karnali Secondary School Anamnagar, Chandan Nath Namuna Secondary School Khalanga Bazaar, Ratnachundeswor Secondary School Bohoragaun, Janata Technical Secondary School Mahatgaun and Janajyoti Secondary School Barkote Wada received treatment of tuberculosis. Minraj…

06/12/2019

Scooty rider killed in accident

Pokhara, June 11: A scooter rider was killed in an accident here today. Krishna Prasad Chaulagain, 20, originally from Kavrepalanchwok, lost his life to the accident happened at 11:15 pm in Pokhara. His scooter Ga 8 Pa 1914 was hit by a motor van ( Ba 14 Cha 5812) near Indrachowk,…

06/11/2019

Vehicular movement obstructed demanding completion of Chabahil-Thali road construction

Sankhu, June 11: Locals have been agitated after the road construction from Chabahil to Thali via Sankhu, started four years ago, has not been completed yet. Locals complained that although black topping task different places of Bouddha, Jorpati and Narayantar has begun from May, blacktopping of the road from Thali to…

06/11/2019

No sight yet of proposed permanent dumping site at Bancharedanda

Dhading, June 11: Ten years have gone by since the government announced to construct a permanent dumping site at Bancharedanda for managing the solid waste generated in Kathmandu. But the dumping site has not been constructed yet. Bancharedanda borders Dhading and Nuwakot districts. The government had declared that the structure for…

06/11/2019

Bill Related to Guthi is against spirit of constitution: NC

Kathmandu, June 11: The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has stated that the Bill Related to Guthi which the government has introduced recently was against the spirit, aspiration and provision of the constitution and also hit the tradition as well as religious and cultural sentiments. In a press release, the main…

06/11/2019

PM Oli embarks on official visit to UK

Kathmandu, June 11: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has reached London, the capital of the United Kingdom, today in course of an official visit to the UK. He is visiting the UK at the invitation of UK Prime Minister Theresa May. Minister of State for the Armed Forces of the UK,…

06/11/2019

Ambassador of India Puri handed over NPR 1.6 billion to Nepal for post-quake reconstruction

Kathmandu, June 10: Ambassador of India to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri, Monday handed over a cheque for a sum of NPR 1.6 billion to Finance Secretary of Nepal Dr. Rajan Khanal in presence of  Finance Minister of Nepal Dr. Yuba Raj Khatiwada. The amount has been released towards reimbursement of part payment of…

06/10/2019

Monsoon to take one week more to enter Nepal

Kathmandu, June 10: Monsoon particularly begins in Nepal from the first week of June. But this time, it has not appeared till June 10. As things appeared differently, its entry is to be delayed by a week. Last year, it started on June 8. According to the Meteorological Forecasting Division's…

06/10/2019

NA members doubt over effective implementation of budget

Kathmandu, June 10: National Assembly members cast doubt over effective implementation of budget even if it is public-oriented. Taking part in discussion on the budget for the coming fiscal year 2019/20 in today's NA meeting, lawmaker Khimlal Bhattarai argued that the budget brought by the government is the best budget…

06/10/2019

PM Oli attends reception in Geneva

Geneva, June 10: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and members of his delegation attended a reception organized Sunday evening by Nepal's Permanent Mission to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva. On the occasion, Nepal's Permanent Representative and Ambassador to Switzerland, Mani Prasad Bhattarai and other officials at…

06/10/2019

President Bhandari observers Bhoto jatra

Lalitpur, June 9: President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Sunday graced the Bhoto or jewel studded vest, displayed at Jawalakhel as part of the Rato Machhindranath procession. There is an age-old practice of the Head of the State observing the Bhotojatra to mark the end of the procession every year. On…

06/09/2019

PM Oli reaches Geneva

Kathmandu, June 9: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who is on a visit to Europe, has reached Geneva, Switzerland. Prime Minister Oli was welcomed at the Geneva International Airport by Mani Prasad Bhattarai, the Permanent Representative of Nepal to the United Nations Office, World Trade Organisation and other International Organisations…

06/09/2019

PM Oli in Doha

Kathmandu, June 9: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has reached Doha, the capital of Qatar, on the way to Geneva of Switzerland. The PM is going to Geneva in connection with his visit to European countries. Upon arrival at the Hamad International Airport in Doha, PM Oli and his entourage was…

06/09/2019

Health post sans oral rehydration salt

Jumla, June 9: The Birat health post at Budhu village of Kanakasundari rural municipality-3 in Jumla district is without even the oral rehydration salt packets. The health post has run out of other basic medicines as well as the rural municipality has not supplied the medicines. "This is summer season and…

06/09/2019

Girl mauled to death by Cheetah

Damauli, June 8: A minor has been mauled to death by a Cheetah in Bhanu municipality last night. The deceased has been identified as nine-year-old Pushpa Adhikari of Bhakundothok in ward no. 2 of the municipality, according to District Police Office, Tanahu. Pushpa was playing in front of her house when…

06/08/2019

Racial discrimination and untouchability highest in State 2

Palpa, June 8: National Human Rights Commission member Prakash Wosti has said that the highest rate of racial discrimination and untouchability is in State no 2. This is followed by State no. 6 and State no. 7 respectively. Speaking at an interaction organised by the NHRC here on Friday, he said…

06/08/2019

Birthing centre comes into operation

Balewa, June 8: A birthing centre has come into operation at the health post in Pala of Kathekhola rural municipality-1, Baglung district. The centre was established at the well-equipped new building of the health post completed recently. The health post building was constructed at the cost of Rs. 16.2 million under…

06/08/2019

Govt committed to providing drinking water: Minister Magar

Kathmandu, June 7: Minister for Water Supply Bina Magar has asserted that the government was committed to providing basic drinking water facility to as many as 92 per cent of the total population by the end of next fiscal year 2019/20. In a meeting held with the representatives of the World…

06/07/2019

Investment issues to feature during PM's visit to Britain, France

Kathmandu, June 7: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is leaving Saturday for Europe visit to strengthen relations and brief Nepal's current initiative towards prosperity. The official visit to three European countries- Britain, France and Switzerland- will feature the investment issue prominently. The official visit to Britain and France in a long…

06/07/2019

Landslide obstructs Prithvi highway

Chitwan, June 7: Vehicular movement has been obstructed along Muglin-Naubise road section of Prithvi highway due to landslide this morning. According to the District Police Office, the landslide took place at Mauwakhola, the bordering area of Chitwan and Dhading district at 3:30 am. Hundreds of vehicles have been stranded following the…

06/07/2019

2 dead, over 100 people injured due to storm in Kailali and Kanchanpur

Dhangadhi, June 7: A storm that took place in Kailali and Kanchanpur on Thursday night has made a huge losses. Two persons died and more than 100 people were injured due to storm, according to the preliminary report. The details about the losses caused by storm in the districts are awaited.…

06/07/2019

HoR approves proposal seeking consideration on Appropriation Bill

Kathmandu, June 6: The today's second meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) has approved, by a majority, the proposal seeking consideration on the Appropriation Bill 2076. Finance Minister Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada had presented the bill. The HoR will hold deliberations on the bill from June 10 to 21. Speaker…

06/06/2019

SC orders CIAA secretary to present dossier or face action

Kathmandu, June 6: The Supreme Court has asked the Secretary of the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) to submit files and documents related to a corruption case involving a former Minister within the next 15 days or face action. A joint bench of Justices Iswar Prasad Khatiwada and…

06/06/2019

PM's Europe Visit to strengthen relations: FM

Kathmandu, June 6: Foreign Minister Pradip Kumar Gyawali has said that the upcoming visit to Europe by the Prime Minister was focused on further consolidating Nepal's relations with the European countries. It will also be an opportunity to share about the path that Nepal has chosen to follow at the moment.…

06/06/2019

Chand cadres sent to jail

Syangja, June 6: Four cadres of the banned Netra Bikram Chand outfit have been sent to jail today. District Court sent them to prison after they failed to deposit the bail amount. They have been charged of carrying out bomb attacks targeting Ncell towers and extortion. All four had been asked…

06/06/2019

Snow leopard, golden cat spotted

Jiri, June 6: The Gaurishankar Conservation Area has spotted an endangered snow leopard and a golden cat for the first time here. The camera trapping recorded the animals. The study with the use of infrared camera found these endangered and protected animals at 11 places of Lapchi Valley in Bigu…

06/06/2019

24 groups enter final on smart city technology competition

Kathmandu, June 6: Twenty four groups have entered the final round of the Smart City Technology Competition. The open competition was launched six months back by the Kathmandu metropolis' urban planning commission. The competition was organized to develop new thoughts and model to solve urban problems in Kathmandu metropolis. Four…

06/06/2019

Govt willing to invest in fine arts: Minister Gyawali

Kathmandu, June 5: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has said that the government was not being able to invest in the arts sector despite its willingness to do so. Speaking at the concluding day of Fine Arts Exhibition 2076 organized by the Nepal Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), he…

06/05/2019

Modern agro technology to be brought from Israel: PM Oli

Kathmandu, June 5: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the government was preparing to bring modern agro technology from Israel. Speaking at a programme organized by the Kathmandu Metropolitan City to award the winner of ' Smart City Technology Competition 2075 BS' here Wednesday, Prime Minister Oli argued that…

06/05/2019

President's message for Eid

Kathmandu, June 5: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has extended best wishes to all the Nepalis inside and outside the country on the occasion of Eid-ul-fitr, the great festival of the Muslim community. In a message of best wishes today, President Bhandari has wished for happiness, peace, prosperity and good health…

06/05/2019

National unity must be further consolidated: PM Oli

Kathmandu, June 5: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has wished that the great festival of Eid-Ul-Fitr of the Muslims may help further consolidate the feeling of harmony and national unity in the country. In a message of best wishes today on the occasion of the festival, the Prime Minister has…

06/05/2019

Public holiday tomorrow

Kathmandu, June 4: The Government of Nepal has announced a public holiday for tomorrow on the occasion of the 'Eid-ul-fitr' festival of the Muslims. The meeting of the Council of Ministers on May 24 had decided to give a holiday on this festival this year. Accordingly, the holiday was announced based…

06/04/2019

Astrologer spreading rumour abt disaster arrested

Kathmandu, June 4: A man has been arrested by police today on the charge of spreading a rumour about an earthquake. A resident of Bhojpur and currently living in Sinamangal, Kathmandu, Arjun Kumar Thapa was arrested from Gaushala, according to chief of Kathmandu police Uttam Raj Subedi. Subedi had been going…

06/04/2019

Deliberations continue on budget in HoR

Kathmandu June 4: Lawmakers interpreted the budget through different perspectives in today's parliament meeting. The main opposition Nepali Congress General-Secretary Dr Shashanka Koirala said that the budget was not based on the foundation of reality. Lawmaker Surendra Kumar Karki opined that the budget was positive and said that the basic needs…

06/04/2019

Lawmaker Lama provides 10 ambulances to local levels in Dolakha

Dolkha, June 4: Nepali Congress (NC) leader and lawmaker Jip Tshering Lama has handed over 10 ambulances to local governments of Dolakha. He also handed over two mortuary vans to the local community. He provided one ambulance to every local level in the district. Lama handed over the ownership of ambulances…

06/04/2019

Nepali dies in road accident in Portugal

Portugal, June 4: A person hailing from Musikot municipality-6 of Gulmi district died in a road accident here. The 36-year-old Ramesh Kumar Sharma Rijal bicycling in a place 380-km away from Lisbon was hit by a motorcycle on Friday night. Rijal, injured seriously in the accident breathed his last during…

06/04/2019

Shahi not tortured: Police

Surkhet, June 4: Police here have said Gyanendra Shahi, a person calling himself anti-corruption campaigner, was not detained nor tortured. The State Police Office here said this in the wake of criticism that Shahi was arrested without arrest warrant and tortured. Organizing a press meet here Monday, Chief of police…

06/04/2019

State assembly meeting of Gandaki state resumes after CM's address

Kaski, June 3: State assembly meeting of Gandaki state, obstructed due to protest of main opposition party, resumed after the address by Chief Minister, Prithvi Subba Gurung. The Nepali Congress obstructed meeting on Sunday, saying the government did not respond to the issues raised by NC lawmakers in the first meeting…

06/03/2019

Aviation security to be made of international standard

Kathmandu, June 3: Aviation security is going to be made of international standards in the country. The Nepal Police and Civil Aviation Authority Nepal signed an agreement at the police headquarters Naxal for the purpose today. With the agreement, the air safety and security will meet international standards, directives and services…

06/03/2019

Girl killed in storm

Kawasoti, June 3: A girl from Binayi Triveni of Nawalparasi district was killed on Sunday evening after she was crushed by house roof blown by the storm. Anjali Yadav, 10, daughter of Lalan Yadav from Binayi Triveni rural municipality-7 became victim in the storm, said Sub Inspector of Police, Krishna…

06/03/2019

Acute shortage of basic medicines for three months

Galeshwor, June 3: People here are hit hard with the shortage of essential medicines in the health posts. Six health posts of Annapurna rural municipality, northern belt of Myagdi district, have witnessed the shortage of essential medicines for three months. The medicines of 35 kinds which are provided free of…

06/03/2019

CM Poudel admitted in hospital

Hetauda, June 3: State 3 Chief Minister Dormani Poudel has been admitted in a hospital for regular health checkup. He was admitted in Shahi Gangalal National Heart Centre, Kathmandu, for the heart checkup. Senior most member of the State assembly, Poudel has multiple ailments including high blood pressure and sugar.…

06/03/2019

'Intervention not acceptable'

Lumbini, June 2: Former Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that intervention on press, judiciary and human rights would not be acceptable to the NC. At a press meet organised by Rupandehi chapter of Nepal Press Union at Bhairahawa airport on Sunday, NC President Deuba said,…

06/02/2019

Corruption case filed against Judge Upadhyay

Kathmandu, June 2: The Judicial Council has filed corruption case against judge of Tanahun District Court, Omkar Upadhyay, at the Special Court, on Sunday. The meeting of Council held on May 28 decided to file corruption case against Upadhyay after his educational certificate was found duplicate. RSS

06/02/2019

Minister Banskota bats for prosperity

Banepa, June 2: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Banskota has said that the people's representatives should utilize their times for the public works. He said, "A single minute should not be misused." Speaking in a programme here today, Minister Banskota argued that the outlook of the nation should…

06/02/2019

Woman buried in landslide

Rolpa, June 2: A woman has died after being buried by landslide triggered by heavy rainfall. The incident took place in Lugri rural municipality on Saturday afternoon when Gaumala Majhi, working on a canal in front of her home, was buried. She died on the spot. Landslide also buried her home.…

06/02/2019

Five houses gutted in fire

Saptari, June 2: Five houses were gutted in a fire at Gauratole in ward no. 3 of Badebarsain municipality-3 of Saptari last night. The fire that originated from the house of Rashindra Yadav due to an electric short circuit engulfed neighbouring houses of Kashindra Yadav, Jaya Narayan Yadav, Jogeswar Yadav and…

06/02/2019

Prosperity not possible without development: Home Minister Thapa

Kathmandu, June 1: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa 'Badal' on Saturday said country's prosperity was not possible without development, good-governance and security of the country. The government was concerned about ways to achieving prosperity, and was working in this regard ahead with the goal of 'Prosperous Nepal and Happy Nepali', he…

06/01/2019

Property gutted in rice mill fire

Bhadrapur, June 1: Property worth over Rs 15 million was reduced to ashes in a fire broke out at Agro Rice Mill based in Bhadrapur municipality-6 in Jhapa on Saturday morning. The preliminary investigations showed electrical short-circuit from a welding machine caused the fire, police said. The rice mill, a joint…

06/01/2019

State government to take full responsibility of mass murder survivor

Phidim, June 1: The State no. 1 government has decided to take full responsibility of the girl who manage to flee and save herself in the mass murder that took place in Aarubote in ward no.3 of Miklajung rural municipality, Paanchthar. The government will take care of the studies, food and…

06/01/2019

Process begins for National ID

Rasuwa, June 1: The process for distribution of National Identity Card has begun in Rasuwa. The National ID and Civil Registration Department organized an interaction at the District Administration Office here Friday. Speaking at the programme, Director of the Department Chomendra Neupane said 10 centres will be established for updating the…

06/01/2019

Agro science degree in Mangala secondary school

Myagdi, June 1: Classes for Agriculture science has begun at the Mangala secondary school in Babiyachaur of Mangala rural municipality. The subject is being taught from Grade 9 to 12 with technical support of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, according to the programme coordinator Humanath Pandey. Among the quota…

06/01/2019

Prime Minister Oli returns home from India

Kathmandu, May 31: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli returned home this late afternoon. He came back from New Delhi after attending the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi, re-elected the Prime Minister of India. Prime Minister Oli was received at the VVIP lounge of the Tribhuvan International Airport by Speaker Krishna Bahadur…

05/31/2019

Melamchi project suppliers demand CMC to clear Rs 1.5 billion dues

Kathmandu, May 31: The local workers and businesspersons supplying construction material and workforce to the Melamchi Water Supply Project have urged the project to press the Italian contractor CMC to clear the dues of Rs 1.5 million. A delegation of local businesspersons, workers, and people's representatives reached the office of the…

05/31/2019

Indian PM Modi accepts Nepal visit invitation

Kathmandu, May 31: Prime Minister KP Sharma, who is presently in India in course of attending the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, conveyed a cordial invitation to visit Nepal extended to President of India, Ram Nath Kovind by the President of Nepal. Prime Minister Oli also extended…

05/31/2019

World No Tobacco Day: 30 percent population consumes tobacco in Nepal

Kathmandu, May 31: Adolescents from the 15-19 age group makes up the largest section among the users of tobacco products in Nepal, a study shows. According to information made available by the Ministry of Health and Population, 30 percent people, out of the total population of the country are tobacco users.…

05/31/2019

Five police officials awarded

Kathmandu, May 31: Nepal Police Headquarters has awarded five police officers for their satisfactory performance. Those awarded are Superintendents of Police Chandra Kuber Khapung, Dan Bahadur Karki, Mukunda Marasini, Deputy Superintendent of Police Rhishiram Kandel and Police Inspector Gobinda Panthi. Inspector General of Police Sarbendra Khanal honoured them amidst a programme…

05/31/2019

PM Oli pledges to further strengthening Indo-Nepal ties

Kathmandu, May 31: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has reaffirmed his commitment to his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, to further consolidate the bilateral ties between Nepal and India, according to the press statement released by the Nepali Embassy in New Delhi. PM Oli left here for the Indian capital, New Delhi,…

05/31/2019

Haldibari rural municipality to get its own building

Bhadrapur, May 31: Haldibari rural municipality of Jhapa district is to get its own building. Local-level representatives on Thursday laid the foundation stone for the office building of the rural municipality on one bigha and nine katthas of land. Five locals--Santosh Mangpung, Maitraj Rai, Til Bahadur Subedi, Bhupal Limbu and Kharkamaya…

05/31/2019

One arrested for misbehaving with journalists

Surkhet, May 30: The District Police have arrested Gyan Bahadur Shahi (Gyanendra), 32, on charge of misbehaving with journalists. Shahi was arrested acting on a complaint saying Shahi damaged the prestige of media persons by calling journalists of Karnali state thieves and dogs through Facebook on May 1, said Deputy Superintendent…

05/30/2019

Rainfall predicted for three days

Kathmandu, May 30: The Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD) has predicted partly cloudy weather and rainfall, from light to moderate, for three continuous days in Kathmandu Valley as well as to other parts of the country. According to the meteorologist Manju Basi, the current weather pattern has been attributed to the low…

05/30/2019

PM Oli leaves for New Delhi

Kathmandu, May 30: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has left for New Delhi today to participate in the Swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi, who starts his second term as India’s prime minister after a resounding victory in the recently concluded parliamentary elections. Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara, National Assembly chair Ganesh Prasad…

05/30/2019

Ministry floats concept of high level authority to manage Valley’s waste

Kathmandu, May 30: The Ministry of Water Supply is learnt to have been working on an idea of a high-powered authority for the systematic management of waste produced from the Kathmandu Valley. Secretary at the Ministry, Deependra Nath Sharma, during a meeting with members of Bagmati River and Ring Road Area…

05/30/2019

Palpa Museum opens formally

Palpa, May 30: Historic Palpa Museum has been formally inaugurated after four years of its operation. The inauguration ceremony took place Wednesday was attended by State 5 state assembly member Tularam Gharti, District Coordination Committee Palpa’s chief Daya Raj Basyal, State 5 social development ministry’s secretary Krishna Prasad Gyawali, and…

05/30/2019

शान्ति, स्थिरता, विकास, समृद्धि र सुशासन मुलुकको अन्तिम गन्तव्य होः प्रम

काठमाडौँ, १५ जेठ । प्रधानमन्त्री केपी शर्मा ओलीले जन्मसिद्ध श्रेष्ठताको पराधीन मानसिकता नेपालीको गौरवपूर्ण संस्कृति हुनै नसक्ने बताउनुभएको छ । गणराज्यहरुबाट शुरु भएको मुलुकको गौरवपूर्ण इतिहास, प्राचीन सभ्यता र स्वतन्त्रता उच्च रहेको उल्लेख गर्दै उहाँले जन्मसिद्ध श्रेष्ठताको भ्रमपूर्ण कथ्य वैज्ञानिक सत्यतामा आधारित नभएको स्पष्ट गर्नुभयो । बाह्रौँ गणतन्त्र दिवसका अवसरमा…

05/29/2019

Republic should be established as people's lifestyle: CM Pokharel

Butwal, May 29: State 5 Chief Minister Shanker Pokharel has argued that the Republic Day should not be celebrated only as a governance system but be institutionalized as a lifestyle of Nepali people. Addressing an event organized by the state government here today on the Republic Day, CM Pokharel underscored…

05/29/2019

Muglin road to shut from tomorrow

Muglin, May 29: The Mugling section under the Prithivi Highway will be closed for 14 days starting tomorrow (May 30). The road will be shut to allow a smooth construction of the arch bridge above the Trishuli river linking Chitwan and Tanahun districts, read a notice issued by the bridge planning…

05/29/2019

Woman arrested on charge of murdering seven-year-old daughter

Salyan, May 29: The police arrested a woman on charge of murdering her seven-month daughter from the district on Tuesday. Sapana Bhandari, 28, of Chhetreshwori-6 in the district has been accused of beating her daughter Janaki Bhandari to death. The body of Janaki was kept at the district hospital for a…

05/29/2019

No need of armed rebellion now: Communications Minister

Kathmandu, May 28: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Banskota has said that there need not be 'smell of gunpowder in the society' as the republican system was already established in the country after a long struggle of people. While addressing an awareness song competition organized by Radio Nepal…

05/28/2019

PM Oli leaving for Delhi Thursday

Kathmandu, May 28: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is leaving for New Delhi Thursday to take part in the oath-taking-ceremony of newly elected Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. At the invitation of his Indian counterpart, Prime Minister Oli is making an official visit to India starting Thursday, the Ministry of…

05/28/2019

Economic survey shows discouraging indicators in health sector

Kathmandu, May 28: The growth rate of health sector in the current fiscal year 2075-76 BS (2018-19) is expected to remain at 6.7 percent in comparison to 6.3 percent of the previous fiscal year. This is stated in the government economic survey report, till the month of Fagun ( mid-March) of…

05/28/2019

Woman slashes three-year-old son to death with khukuri

Bhojpur, May 28: A woman has slashed her three-year-old son to death with a khukuri at Panitanki of Bhojpur municipality-9. Samjhana Thapa, spouse of Surya, 25, chopped off her son, Sambodhan into two pieces, said the police. The attack took place in the upper floor of her brother-in-law, Raman Rai. Samjhana…

05/28/2019

Four arrested with snow leopard hide

Dolakha, May 28: Armed Police Force has arrested four persons with a hide of snow leopard from Olitar of Bigu rural municipality-4. A team of APF 18 Company led by Inspector Suman Kumar BK seized an eight feet hide and a pulsar motorcycle (Ba 90 Pa 8519) from the arrestees identified as…

05/28/2019

Home Minister briefs HoR on current issues

Kathmandu, May 27: Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa has said that the security was tightened in Kathmandu valley as it was one of the targeted places by the protesting Biplav group. While addressing a meeting of the House of the Representatives (HoR) today, Minister Thapa informed the house that…

05/27/2019

Journalism should be for promotion of national unity: leader Dahal

Kathmandu, May 27: Nepal Communist Party ( NCP) chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said the right to freedom guaranteed by the constitution is not of an anarchic nature. In his address to a programme organised today by Press Organisation Nepal in commemoration of the 17th memorial day of journalist, litterateur…

05/27/2019

Lawmakers urge govt to maintain peace and security

Kathmandu, May 27: Parliamentarians have drawn an attention of the government on rising insecurity, violence and sexual harassment against women. Speaking in the meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) on Monday lawmakers Lalkaji Gurung, Bahadur Singh Lama, Shanta Chaudhary, Satya Narayan Sharma Khanal, Satya Pahadi, Samina Husen, Sarita Kumari Giri,…

05/27/2019

Partial impact of Biplav-led Group's shutdown in Valley

Kathmandu, May 27: The general shutdown or banda called by the Netra Bikram Chand 'Biplav'-led Group has its partial impact in the central capital Kathmandu. According to the Nepal Police Headquarters, public vehicles are not plying as usual and educational institutions are closed due to the shutdown. However, the impact of…

05/27/2019

Call for minimum wages for journalists

Rasuwa, May 27: Office-bearers of the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) interacted with journalists based in Rasuwa district in Dhunche, the district headquarters, on Sunday. The interaction dwelt on the present situation of press freedom, the problems facing the journalism sector and resolution of the problems. FNJ central chairperson Govinda Acharya…

05/27/2019

Media council bill to be corrected: leader Gautam

Bardiya, May 26: The ruling communist Party of Nepal (NCP) leader and former Deputy Prime Minister Bamdev Gautam, has expressed his hope that the media council bill would be corrected as per the demand of mediaperosns. Speaking in a press meet organized by the NCP district committee here today, leader Gautam…

05/26/2019

Home Minister Thapa directs chiefs of security bodies to further strengthen security

Kathmandu, May 26: Minister for Home Affairs, Ram Bahadur Thapa, has directed chiefs of the security bodies and chief district officers to further strengthen security system of the nation including Kathmandu Valley. At an emergency meeting held at the Home Ministry after explosion at two different places of Kathmandu today, Home…

05/26/2019

विस्फोटमा परी तीनको मृत्यु, अनुसन्धान जारी

काठमाडौँ, १२ जेठ । काठमाडौँमा आज साँझ भएको विस्फोटनमा परी तीन जनाको निधन भएको छ । घट्टेकुलोको सङ्गम गल्लीमा भएको सिलिण्डर विस्फोटमा परेर २६ वर्षीय रबिन केसीको मृत्यु भएको हो । सो घटनामा परी थप एक जना घाइते भएका छन् । घाइतेलाई स्थानीयवासीले मोटरसाइकलमा राखेर वीर अस्पतालमा उपचारका लागि लगेका…

05/26/2019

Minister Banskota takes stock of Danuwar’s academic performance

Kavrepalanchwok, May 26: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Banskota took some time out from his busy schedule and visited Sujan Danuwar at Paanchkhal Municipality-12 in Kavrepalanchwok district on Saturday noon. The visit was intended to check out with the academic performance and wellbeing among others of 2nd grader-…

05/26/2019

Fire guts property worth 2.2 million

Hilihang, May 26: Property worth more than 2.2 million rupees has been damaged in a fire that took place at a vehicle workshop in ward no. 1 of Phidim municipality. The workshop was run by Dipen Shrestha of ward no. 4 in the same municipality. Various machinery and tools in the…

05/26/2019

Health workers directed not to take leave

Jajarkot, May 26: Learning from the past, the Department of Health Services has directed all the health workers in Jajarkot district to not stay on leave or seek deputation considering the seasonal outbreak of communicable diseases. Anyone who is in dire need of a leave will be allowed to do so…

05/26/2019

Home Minister inspects Tatopani area

Chautara, May 25: Home Minster Ram Bahadur Thapa has made an on-site inspection of dry port and Border Bridge constructed at Larcha in Tatopani of Sindhupalchowk along Nepal-China border today. Noting that the operation of checkpoint which has remained closed for long will resume soon, he directed the security agencies' chiefs…

05/25/2019

Dr Mahat addresses T20 Summit, stresses on cooperative nationalism

Kathmandu, May 25: Nepali Congress joint general-secretary Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat has said global governance basically refers to cooperative problem-solving arrangements at the global and regional level. In his address today to the T20 Summit kicked off at Tokyo of Japan from Friday on the theme ‘global governance in times of…

05/25/2019

Fire destroys seven houses in Achham

Achham, May 25: Seven houses were destroyed in a fire on Friday evening at Balanta of Dhakari rural municipality-4 in Achham. The fire made to burn the wheat straw in the field spread further by a wind and it caught the houses of ward chair Bhakta Bahadur Budha, Indra Budha, Min…

05/25/2019

10 killed in accident in a week

Baitedi, May 25: Ten persons have died in various accidents in the past one week in Baitedi. Of them five died in road accidents, according to Baitedi police spokesperson Rabindra Chand. Likewise, three died in incidents of fire while two committed suicide. The data was revealed at a programme held here…

05/25/2019

109-year-old felicitated

Palpa, May 25: The Rampur municipality-5, Palpa has felicitated senior citizens at a function organised here on Friday. Mayor Raman Bahadur Thapa inaugurated the programme by felicitating 109-year-old Sunu Kumari Shrestha. On the occasion, Mayor Thapa said senior citizens are our source of inspiration and are abundant with experience beneficial for…

05/25/2019

Shun politics of violence: Senior leader Nepal

Banke, May 24: Senior leader of Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Madhav Kumar Nepal, has said the politics guided by weapons was not possible in Nepal. Indicating to the communist party led by Netra Bikram Chand 'Biplab', senior leader Nepal made it clear that Nepal could not tolerate murder, violence and…

05/24/2019

Leaders demand amendment on Media Council Bill

Kathmandu, May 24: Leaders from various political parties have urged the government to make the Media Council Bill registered at the parliament media-friendly. At an interaction programme organized by the Human Rights Foundation of Nepal here Friday, they demanded the Bill to be revised, as they argued, it was against…

05/24/2019

Dr Mahat to address G-20 Think-Tank Group Summit

Kathmandu, May 24: Nepali Congress (NC) joint general-secretary Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat left for Japan last night to attend the T-20 Summit. T20 Japan is an official engagement group of Japan’s 2019 G20 presidency chaired by the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI). He is scheduled to provide recommendations to G-20, an…

05/24/2019

NC President Deuba congratulates Modi and Shah

Kathmandu, May 24: Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba has extended congratulations and best wishes to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Chair Amit Shah for landslide victory of BJP in the recently held elections in India. In the congratulatory messages sent on Thursday, Deuba extended…

05/24/2019

Thunderstorm forecast, Nepalgunj records highest 42 degrees temperature

Kathmandu, May 24: Thunderstorm from light to moderate accompanied with gusty winds and lightning has been forecast at some places of eastern and central regions and at a few places of the western region today due to impact of western low pressure system. The sky remains partly to generally cloudy at…

05/24/2019

Three killed in mini truck plunge

Dailekh, May 24: Three people were killed when the mini truck they were travelling in fell some 300 metres from the road at Nigalpani of Dungeshwar rural municipality-1 in the district today. The mini truck was going towards Jumla from Surkhet. The bodies of the three victims were found in charred…

05/24/2019

One dies after jumping off jeep

Baitadi, May 24: A person died in Baitadi while jumping off a moving jeep. The deceased has been identified as Raj Koli, 40, of Pancheswor rural municipality-6, confirmed Netra Mani Giri, Deputy Superintendant of Police (DSP) of Baitadi. Koli was said to have jumped off the jeep (Ma 1 Ja 119)…

05/24/2019

Absconding accused arrested after 20 years

Surkhet, May 24: The District Police Office, Surkhet on Thursday arrested an accussed of Surkhet on the run after 20 years. The arrested is Harkha Bahadur Darlami of Lekbesi municipality-9, Sanjhchaur, Surkhet, confirmed Pradeep Bahadur Chhetri, Spokesperson and Deputy Superintendant of Police (DSP) of District Police Office, Surkhet. Spokesperson Chhetri said…

05/24/2019

Vice President visiting Austria

Kathmandu, May 23: Vice President, Nanda Bahadur Pun, is leaving for Vienna, the capital city of Austria, on Sunday, at the invitation of the President of Austria, Alexander Van der Bellen, in order to attend the R20 Austrian World Summit being held in Vienna on 28 May. The Summit is dedicated…

05/23/2019

692 Indian tourists in Humla for pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar

Humla, May 23: Six hundred and ninety two Indian visitors have reached Simkot for their onward pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet. This many tourists came here in the last five days. Five helicopters were chartered to carry the visitors to Hilsa, the transit point on the Nepal-Tibet border in Humla,…

05/23/2019

Three killed in fire

Baitadi, May 23: Three people of a single family were killed when their house caught fire last night. Those killed in the incident are 45-year-old Kare Luhar, his wife Brinda Luhar, 40 and their right-year-old son Manoj Luhar of Kuwakot, Purchaudi municipality-5 in the district, police stated. The Luhar family had…

05/23/2019

Light rainfall along with thunderstorm predicted

Kathmandu, May 23: The Meteorological Forecasting Division has predicted partial to general cloudy sky at most of the places of the country due to influences of westerly wind today. There is also possibility of light to moderate rainfall along with lightning towards the afternoon. Senior meteorologist of the Division, Min…

05/23/2019

Meaningful support for economic prosperity necessary: Chair Dahal

Kathmandu, May 22: Chairperson of Nepal Communist Party, Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said that meaningful support of international community was necessary to make the country prosperous with the country now entering a new phase of economic development. In a meeting with Under Secretary of State for International Development of UK,…

05/22/2019

Govt failed to satisfy public: Leader Poudel

Kailali, May 22: Nepali Congress (NC) senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel has blamed that the incumbent government failed to satisfy the public with its dismal performance. At a press conference organized by Nepal Press Union, Kailali Chatper in Dhangadhi today, Poudel ranted that government had only sold dreams to the public…

05/22/2019

Home Minister vows to come up with facts surrounding Panchthar massacre

Kathmandu, May 22: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa has promised to come up with facts surrounding the mass killing of nine people at Arubot of Panchthar. As he said, meticulous investigations into the case are underway and the guilty will be brought to book. In today's session of the National Assembly…

05/22/2019

Chand-led CPN's leader arrested

Jajarkot, May 22: The police have arrested a leader of the banned Communist Party of Nepal led by Netra Bikram Chand. Hari Chandra Jaishi, Bheri Zone Bureau member of the CPN, has been brought to the district headquarters, Khalanga for investigations, said Jajarkot police chief Shyam Bahadur Khatri, adding that Jaishi…

05/22/2019

Reconstructed Kedarnath temple inaugurated

Bhaktapur, May 22: Reconstructed historic Kedarnath temple inside Bhaktapur Durbar Square has been inaugurated by Prem Suwal, lawmaker and secretary of the Nepal Workers and Peasants Party amid a function in Bhaktapur on Tuesday. Bhaktapur municipality carried out the reconstruction of the temple damaged in the devastating earthquake of April, 2015.…

05/22/2019

Man arrested with seven grams brown sugar

Lamahi, May 22: The police have arrested a man in possession of seven grams brown sugar from Dang district. The arrestee has been identified as Churna Singh Thakuri of Lamahi municipality-5. The police acted on a tip off. Investigations were on and a massive crackdown has been launched as supply of…

05/22/2019

Paanchthar Massacre: Treatment of Sita begins

Damak, May 21: Sita Khajum, 12, who had managed to fee when nine members of two families were murdered in Paanchthar on Monday night, is undergoing treatment here. The incident took place at Arubote in ward no. 3 of Miklagunj rural municipality of the district. Seeta, who has suffered a broken…

05/21/2019

RJP-Nepal reiterates demand for making Lal report public

Kathmandu, May 21: Rastriya Janata Party (RJP)-Nepal has reiterated its demand that the report submitted by the commission formed under chairmanship of former judge, Girish Chandra Lal, should be made public. Soon after the beginning of today's meeting of the House of Representatives, RJP-Nepal leader Mahendra Prasad Yadav demanded Speaker Krishna…

05/21/2019

Seven arrested in possession of illegal drugs

Banke, May 21: The police have arrested seven people in possession of illegal drugs from Banke district. A team from Narcotic Control Bureau, Stare 5 arrested Adil Miya of Sharmarani rural municipality-5 from Nepalgunj while smuggling 10 grams brown sugar from India. Likewise, the police held Laxmi Khadka of Ghorahi sub…

05/21/2019

Construction worker killed after falling off cliff

Baglung, May 21: A construction worker was killed after falling off a cliff while drilling at Damke along the Baglung-Balewa road, said the police. Nang Bahadur Magar of Satyawati rural municipality-3 in Gulmi district, who fell 300 meters down on the road, was declared dead at the district hospital, said Superintendent…

05/21/2019

Bill related to Media Council was not discussed within party: Leader Nepal

Ghorahi, May 20: Senior leader of Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Madhav Kumar Nepal has shared that the Media Council Bill that was registered in the parliament by government on May 9 brought without discussion in the NCP. Stating that some dispute concerning the registration of the Bill had emanated since it…

05/20/2019

Press freedom will not be infringed: Leader Khanal

Baniyani, May 20: Nepal Communist Party (NCP) senior leader Jhalanath Khanal assured that press freedom, which is guaranteed by the constitution, will not be curtailed at any cost. At a press conference organized by the Press Organization, Jhapa at Birtamode today, leader Khanal reiterated, “The constitutionally guaranteed freedom of expression and…

05/20/2019

PM Oli lays foundation stone for Mid Hill Information Super Highway

Kathmandu, May 20: The ‘Digital Nepal’ concept is gaining an impetus with Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli laying a foundations stone for Mid Hill Information Super Highway at Mashtaar in Galchhi Rural Municipality in Dhading district today. PM Oli, on the occasion, said that foreign investment and technology would be attracted…

05/20/2019

Locals stage demonstration demanding action against rapists

Nawalparasi, May 20: Locals on Sunday staged demonstration calling for action against two security personnel of Riot Control Police Office in Sunawal of west Nawalprasi for their alleged involvement in a rape case. Locals hit the street to pile pressure on the authorities to take action against the police personnel after…

05/20/2019

Contribution of all must for protection and promotion of human rights

Kathmandu, May 20:  Experts have said that contribution of all sectors was necessary for the protection and promotion of human rights. At an interaction, 'Trade and Human Rights', organsied here today on the occasion of Jaycees Week-2076, participants said that trade sector could have significant contribution for human rights. Member of…

05/20/2019

Motorbike rider Khadka dies in accident

Chitwan, May 20: A person died on Sunday evening when a truck hit his motorbike along the Narayangadh-Muglin road section. According to the District Police Office, Chitwan, the deceased has been identified as Anup Khadka, 30, of Kathmandu Metropolitan City-8. The Narayangadh-bound truck (Na 6 Kha 5971) from Muglin knocked the…

05/20/2019

त्रिशूलीमा बस खस्दा पाँचको मृत्यु, २९ घाइते

धादिङ, ५ जेठ । झापाको काकडभिट्टाबाट काठमाडौँतर्फ आउँदै गरेको यात्रुबस धादिङमा आज बिहान दुर्घटना हुँदा चार जनाको घटनास्थलमै मृत्यु भएको भने एक जनाको उपचारका लागि लैजाँदै गर्दा बाटोमा मृत्यु भएको छ । दुर्घटनामा २९ घाइते भएको जिल्ला ट्राफिक प्रहरी कार्यालय गजुरीका प्रमुख प्रहरी निरीक्षक हेमराज घिमिरेले जानकारी दिनुभएको छ ।…

05/19/2019

Teenager electrocuted

Gaushala, May 19: A youth has been electrocuted in Sonama rural municipality of Mahottari. Shankar Mahato,18, of Gulariya village in ward no. 4 of the rural municipality died in the accident. According to Superintendent of Police Iswar Karki at the District Police Office, the son of Rajaram Mahato died on the…

05/19/2019

43 new TB patients in Myagdi

Galeswar, May 19: Altogether 43 new patients of Tuberculosis or TB have been detected in Myagdi this year. During the diagnosis of TB patients in all the six local levels of the district, 43 people were found carrying the disease as of mid-April. According to the Health Office, Myagdi, last year…

05/19/2019

Lumbini's development has picked up speed: PM Oli

Rupandehi, May 18: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has pledged to develop Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha, as a place of inspiration for the world peace. He made this pledge while addressing the Sangha Daan programme organised at the Thai Monastery in Lumbini on the occasion of the 2563rd Buddha…

05/18/2019

India Builds Educational Institution in Udayapur District

Kathmandu, May 18: Dr. Narayan Khadka, Member of Parliament, Udayapur District and former Urban Development Minister inaugurated Shree Narad Adarsha Education Campus at Chaudandigadhi Municipality in Udayapur District. Dr. Ajay Kumar, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India attended the inauguration ceremony as a Special Guest.  Shree Narad Adarsha Education Campus…

05/18/2019

Lumbini Visit Year announced, President extends invitation

Lumbini, May 18: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has announced the inauguration of the ‘Lumbini Visit Year- 2076 BS’ amidst a special ceremony held today in Lumbini, commemorating the Buddha Purnima. With the inauguration of the special year-long celebrations, the Head-of-the-State invited entire Buddhist followers across the world to Lumbini where the…

05/18/2019

Bomb blast in the house of Rural Municipality Chair

Rajbiraj, May 18: An unidentified group carried out a bomb blast in the house of Chair of Balan Bihul municipality Dayananda Goti last night. The improvised explosive device (IED) went off at the waiting room in the house premises. Shyam Goit, the uncle of chief Goit was injured in the blast…

05/18/2019

Buddha sites in Nawalparasi neglected

Nawalparasi, May 18: The government of State-5 is beginning the Lumbini Visit Year 2076 campaign today marking the 2563rd Buddha Jayanti. However, many sites related to Buddha is west Nawalparasi remain neglected. Ramgram, Sunawal, Bardaghat municipality and Sarawal rural municipality are home to many important sites and artifacts related to the…

05/18/2019

Unavailability of public vehicle services in night toughens job holders

Kathmandu, May 17: Manita Neupane who was serving a clinic at Mahalaxmithan had quit her job some months ago. She had to get away from job when it was difficult to have regular vehicle service to return home from clinic after 8.00 pm. Neupane recalled that she either had to take…

05/17/2019

Bench in place to dispense justice

Dailekh, May 17: Narayan municipality has officially initiated the tasks of judicial committee by setting up a bench following a couple of years of the election to local government. Among 11 local levels of Dailekh, Narayan municipality is the first-ever local government to officially deliver the service by placing the bench.…

05/17/2019

Weather forecast: Brief rain accompanied by thunder

Kathmandu, May 16: The weather will remain partly to generally cloudy across the country including in Kathmandu valley with chances of brief thundershower due to the western low pressure system, the Meteorological Forecasting Division has stated. Meteorologist at the Division, Raju Pradhananga said the eastern region of the country is seeing…

05/16/2019

CM Gurung stresses on optimum utilistion of culture for prosperity

Galkot, May 16: Chief Minister of Gandaki State, Prithvi Subba Gurung has stressed the need to tap cultural assets of the country for tourism promotion. "Proper utilisation of culture would help sustain our livelihood and prosperity. We are not in a situation to beg to eke out our livelihood if the…

05/16/2019

Devghat demands budget appropriation of Rs 100 million

Bharatpur, May 16: Devghat Area Development Committee has demanded appropriation of budget of Rs 108.88 million for the fiscal year 2019/20. The budget amount has been demanded to execute the master plan of the area, it was informed at a press conference organized by the Committee at Bharatpur on Wednesday. Budget…

05/16/2019

NC demands withdrawal of bills 'inconsistent' with constitution

Kathmandu, May 15: The main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has accused the government of appearing with some bills in the Federal Parliament going against the provisions and ethos of the constitution. The party has demanded the removal of such documents. A meeting of the NC parliamentary party held today reached…

05/15/2019

Civil society activists, journalists seek immediate withdrawal of three bills

Kathmandu, May 15: Civil society activists have urged the government to immediately take away the three bills registered in the Federal Parliament. They have expressed concerns over the Bill to amend the 'National Human Rights Act- 2068 BS'; the 'Media Council Bill- 2075 BS' and the Bill relating to 'Social…

05/15/2019

Prime Minister Oli returns home

Kathmandu, May 15: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has returned home this evening after completing a weeklong official visit to Viet Nam and Cambodia. Prime Minister Oli had left home on May 9. He visited Viet Nam from May 9 to 13 at the invitation of Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan…

05/15/2019

Man dies in bull attack

Bhadrapur, Jhapa, May 15: A man was killed after a bull he had raised attacked him at Mehinagar-14 on Tuesday evening. The victim Bishnu Prasad Shrestha, 50, was attacked by the bull while taking it home from crazing it, said the police. The deceased's father found him dead during a search…

05/15/2019

Parbat women's group dispelling social evils

Parbat, May 15: Women of Paiyu rural municipality of Parbat district have rolled up their sleeves to create awareness and end a range of societal problems like violence against women and child marriage. They have formed a women's group, Janajagaran youth women group in this regard. They from time to time…

05/15/2019

Chand-led CPN's cadre arrested

Jajarkot, May 15: The police arrested a cadre of the banned Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) led by Netra Bikram Chand from Chhedagadh municipality-12 in Jajarkot district on Tuesday night. Kailash Pun, in-charge of the municipality, has been kept at the district police office, and investigations are ongoing, said the police.…

05/15/2019

Independent press shall not be weakened: Minister Banskota

Chitwan, May 14: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Banskota has said that the free press shall not be weakened. Inaugurating fiber-to-home service of the Nepal Telecom, Sauraha here today, he however said anarchism in the name of press cannot become the norm and standard of independence. Making it…

05/14/2019

Three killed in forest fire in Salyan

Salyan, May 14: Three people were killed in recent forest fire incidents in Salyan district. Punti Bohora, 55, of Simpani of Chattreshwori Rural Municiplaity-6, Gobaran Pun, 60, of Duberi in Sarada Municipality and Khagendra Bohora, 40, of Simpani in Chattreshwori Rural Municipality-6 were killed when they fought forest fire that had…

05/14/2019

Commission and FNJ discuss on Media Council Bill held

Kathmandu, May 14: A discussion was held between the National Human Rights Commission and Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) on the Bill that was tabled by the government to amend and integrate laws relating to Media Council Bill. A team from Commission led by Commission’s Acting Chairman Prakash Wosti and members…

05/14/2019

Tea entrepreneurs and workers reach 3-point agreement; protest called off

Bhadrapur, May 14: Tea workers have called off their protest after Nepal Tea Producers Association made an agreement in writing to provide remuneration to workers in line with the Labour Act and Regulation. Tea workers have hit the street since last April 1 when the tea estate and industry operators refused…

05/14/2019

Tiger attraction draws higher score of tourists in Bardiya

Rajapur, May 14: With the rise in the population of spotted tiger, the inflow of tourists to Bardiya National Park, has witnessed an upward trend. Bardiya is being developed as a synonymous to tiger of late. Ashok Bhandari, assistant conservation officer of the national park, confirmed that the flow of visitors…

05/14/2019

Lawmakers attending HoR meeting put view on various current issues

Kathmandu, May 13: Lawmakers attending the meeting of the House of Representatives today raised their voice on various current issues. Putting his view at a discussions on the principles and priorities of the Appropriation Bill (except tax proposal), Bishnu Poudel stressed the need for amending the public procurement act deeming it…

05/13/2019

Avenues Television Birgunj office vandalised

Parsa, May 13: A group of around seven masked persons today vandalised the Birgunj-based office of Avenues Television. They smashed glass entrance gate and tore out the banner, said the police. The identity of some of the vandals has been known, and a search has been launched for them and other…

05/13/2019

New budget is oriented towards financial federalism: Finance Minister

Kathmandu, May 13: Minister for Finance Dr Yubaraj Khatiwada claimed that a lot of work has been undertaken and accomplished for financial federalism in the current fiscal year that is going to end soon. Responding to the queries raised by the parliamentarians in today’s meeting of the National Assembly on principles…

05/13/2019

'Coordination among three-tier governments must'

Rupandehi, May 13: Chief Minister of State-5, Shankar Pokhrel, has stressed the need of coordination among all the three-tier governments for development and prosperity of the State. Addressing the second meeting of the State coordination council organised by Office of the Chief Minister and Council of Ministers in Butwal on Monday,…

05/13/2019

VSSS in the race of International School Award

Kathmandu, May 13: Not allowing students go outside, entering the classroom with stout stick in one hand and a book in another, compelling them for rot learning of contents in every page; Are not these obsolete method of teaching students? Such teaching –learning practices are widely pervasive in school education of…

05/13/2019

PM Oli off to Cambodia from Viet Nam

Hanoi, May 13: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has left for Cambodia after wrapping of his five-day official visit to Viet Nam this morning. Prime Minster had arrived Viet Nam on May 9 at the official invitation of Vietnamese Prime Minster Nguyen Xuan Phuc. During his stay in Viet Nam, Prime…

05/13/2019

Media Council Bill in favour of journalists: Minister Banskota

Bidur, May 12: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Banskota has assured that the Media Council Bill was being brought for the greater good of journalists. At a press conference organized by Press Chautari Nepal and Press Centre Nepal here today, Minister Banskota shared that new rules would…

05/12/2019

TU ranked 251st to 300th among Asia’s universities

Kathmandu, May 12: Nepal’s Tribhuvan University has been ranked 251st to 300th on the list of Asia’s top universities published by the United Kingdom-based The Times Higher Education. TU’s ranking reached 801st to 1000th in the world. The ranking goes by number of university lecturers, students in master’s level, lecturer-student ratio,…

05/12/2019

International Bodo Meche literature and culture assembly kicks off

Bhadrapur, May 12: The International Bodo Meche Literature and Culture Assembly has commenced in Jhapa. The conference has been organised with the objective of promoting and preserving the rituals, culture, language and script of the Meche peoples. The language, culture and script of the Meche tribe is on the verge of…

05/12/2019

Man killed by lightning

Bidur, May 12: A person was killed when lightning struck his house on Saturday night. Police identified the deceased as Ning Tamang, 68, of Myagang rural municipality -4 in Nuwakot district. He died on the spot. A milch buffalo and four goats also perished in the incident. The house caught minor…

05/12/2019

Benugopal temple at Maitidevi to be reconstructed

Kathmandu, May 12: The Benugopal temple at local Maitidevi is to be reconstructed at an estimated cost of Rs 230 million. Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has provided Rs 5 million for this purpose. Of the total estimated amount, Rs 22.5 million has been collected through the donations from the devotees. Member…

05/12/2019

Nepal Police sets up two bureaus

Kathmandu, May 12: Nepal Police has set up its Cyber Investigation Bureau at Bhotahity and the Human Trafficking Control Bureau at Babarmahal in the federal capital here. These bureaus started operating from Bhotahity and Babarmahal from today, May 12. Before this, these two bureaus were operating from the Police Headquarters. These…

05/12/2019

Westerly wind likely to bring rains till Monday

Kathmandu, May 11: Meteorological Forecasting Division has said the country is likely to witness brief to moderate rainfall in the western and eastern hilly region owing to the Westerly wind. The Westerly wind, low pressure belt that has developed in Rajasthan of India and local wind will cause brief rainfall in…

05/11/2019

Protest against decision to demolish Buddhist temple

Kathmandu, May 11: The people of Asan have been enraged by the decision of the Guthi Sanshtan to demolish the Dhonchhe (God’s House) where the Ashok Briksha Vihara (Buddhist temple) is situated for the construction of a corporate building. The temple dates back to the 12th century. The Asan folks have…

05/11/2019

Prime Minister Oli offers floral tribute to national heroes, martyrs in Hanoi

Hanoi, May 11: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who is currently in an official visit of Viet Nam, has offered floral tribute, and commemorated and expressed his deep gratitude on the monument of National heroes and Martyrs at Hanoi today. The monument was constructed in the memory of those brave…

05/11/2019

Bill on forming Nepal Media Council draws mixed reactions

Kathmandu, May 11: The bill related to forming Nepal Media Council has drawn mixed responses from stakeholders. Some have denounced the measure as an effort intended to curtail press freedom, while others have supported the move. Those favouring it were of the view that the issue could be taken up with…

05/11/2019

All should join hands to build nation: NCP leader Nepal

Sindhupalchowk, May 11: Senior leader of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal on Saturday urged all political parties to come together to build the nation. "It is impossible to do so single-handedly," he said at a programme organised in Sindhuplachok district on the occasion of…

05/11/2019

Media Council Bill unacceptable: Dr Mahat

Betrawati, May 10: Joint General Secretary of the Nepali Congress, Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat, has said the bill on media council would be unacceptable to his party because it was being brought to violate freedom of expression and press. At a press meet organized by Nepal Press Union Nuwakot Chapter…

05/10/2019

Tourist dies in Mustang

Pokhara, May 10: An Italian tourist died in Mustang on Friday morning. The deceased has been identified as Marco Roccufrancufoc Morelio, 68, according to the Gandaki State Police Office, Pokhara. He was found dead at Lo-Ghekar Damodarkunda rural municipality-4 in the district. A helicopter of Summit Air reached there at…

05/10/2019

Recognition to all communities bolsters national unity: Chairman Dahal

Kathmandu, May 10: Chairman of Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said recognition to all communities and their identities helps boost national unity and independence. At a programme organized by Khadgi Society at Basantapur of Kathmandu on Friday, Chairman Dahal viewed that culture of respecting each other…

05/10/2019

Acting PM Pokharel urges ex-soldiers to help realize govt ambition

Kathmandu, May 10: Acting Prime Minister Ishwor Pokharel has called on all former soldiers to play their part to help realize government’s motto of 'Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepali.' Addressing the closing session of the fifth convention of the Nepal Ex-Servicemen’s Association here Friday, Acting PM Pokharel commended, “Former soldiers have…

05/10/2019

Suicide attempt in jail takes nasty turn

Bharatpur, May 10: Situation took a nasty turn when a youth serving jail sentence in the prison of Area Police Office, Ratnanagar was found in a critical condition. Police informed that Sameer Ghising, 24, of Kalika municipality-1, Suryapur on Thursdy evening was found hanging in the restroom of the prison. Critically…

05/10/2019

Local levels directed not to appoint employees

Kathmandu, May 9: Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration has directed all 753 local levels not to appoint permanent employees on their own. Section officer at local level coordination department in the Ministry, Janakraj Sharma, shared this information on Thursday. The Ministry directed for this in the wake of…

05/09/2019

Govt to retrieve encroached lands: Minister Banskota

Kathmandu, May 9: Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Gokul Banskota, has said government would bring back all encroached government lands under its ownership. Spokesperson of the government, Minister Banskota underscored that serious discussions were held on protection of government properties, and the government would make public information on the…

05/09/2019

PM Oli leaves for Viet Nam and Cambodia

Kathmandu, May 9: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has left here for the visits to Socialist Republic of Viet Nam and the Kingdom of Cambodia today. PM Oli is visiting Viet Nam at the invitation of Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, and Cambodia at the invitation of Cambodian Prime Minister…

05/09/2019

156 people get land certificate in Butwal

Rupandehi, May 9: Butwal sub-metropolis has distributed land ownership certificates to 156 people of Motipur area. The sub-metropolis on Wednesday handed over the land of ward 17 and 18 to the needy people. Handing over the land ownership certificates to the senior-most recipient Tankanath Gyawali and Sodhabati Tharu of Butwal-17, mayor…

05/09/2019

Ex-minister lays emphasis on education of science and technology

Pokhara, May 9: Former Health Minister and member of House of Representatives Khagaraj Adhikari underlined the need to educate science and technology in keeping with the demand of time. Addressing the 62nd anniversary function of Ratan Pandey Secondary School in Pokhara Metropolis-13, Arwa on Wednesday, he said education should be delivered…

05/09/2019

Two arrested for cow slaughter

Ramechhap, May 8: Ramechhap Police has arrested two persons on the charge of slaughtering cow in the district. Hari Bahadur Khadka, 31, and Sujan Khadka, 21, of Khandadevi rural municipality-1 were arrested in this connection, said Spokesperson at the District Police Office, Shekh Adalat. A case of cowslaughter has been filed…

05/08/2019

Road renovation on Koteswor-Kalanki section begins

Kthmandu, May 8: Road renovation has begun at Balkumari, Gwarko and Mahalaxmithan along the Koteswor-Kalanki road section. According to Kathmadu Ring Road Improvement Project, the maintenance has started here following the Chinese government handed over the Koteswor-Kalanki road section to Nepal government this year. Niranjan Sharma Aryal, engineer and information officer…

05/08/2019

Equipment to 'One Village One Livestock Technician'

Damauli, May 8: The Ministry of Land Management, Agriculture and Cooperative of the Gandaki State has provided equipments to operate services under 'One Village, One Livestock Technician'. The ministry has distributed equipments to the livestock technicians of Tanahun and Nawalpur to provide the service to the doorstep of the farmers. The…

05/08/2019

Mahaguru Falgunanda's statue unveiled

Bhadrapur, May 8: A statue of Mahaguru Falgunanda Lingden, a national luminary of Nepal, was unveiled at Khudunabari of Jhapa. Kirant religious preacher Atmananda Lingden and Guruama Pabitr Hangma Lingden jointly unveiled the statute amidst a programme on Tuesday. The statue was erected at Khudunabari Chowk in between Arjundhara municipality…

05/08/2019

Policy and programme passed with majority

Kathmandu, May 7: The meeting today of the House of Representatives has passed with a majority the policy and programmes presented by the government for the fiscal year 2076/77. The policy and programme was tabled before the joint sitting of both the houses of the Federal Parliament on May 3. The…

05/07/2019

Journalism’s role vital to materialize prosperity: President Bhandari

Kathmandu, May 7: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said the journalism sector should be committed to helping the national journey to prosperity in view of the country making headway to political stability, stable peace and financial development. At a programme organized to honour and confer award on journalists on the occasion…

05/07/2019

Govt policy and programme are basis for good-governance and prosperity: PM Oli

Kathmandu, May 7: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has claimed that the government’s policy and programme for the fiscal year 2019/20 would serve as a basis for good governance and prosperity to the country. PM Oli said so while responding to the queries posed by the parliamentarians on the government’s upcoming…

05/07/2019

Two dead bodies found

Balewa, May 7: Two dead bodies were found, one in Badigad rural municipality and another in Jaimini municipality in Baglung district, police confirmed. The dead body of Bam Bahadur Gharti of Tamankhola rural municipality-2, Baglung was found decomposed in the forest of Badigad rural municipality-8. Locals who reached the forest for…

05/07/2019

Two-third majority passes Biratnagar as capital of state-1

Biratnagar, May 6: The proposal of making Biratnagar as the permanent capital of state-1 was endorsed by a two-thirds majority of the State Assembly. Out of 93 members of the state assembly, 86 members, present in the meeting, cast vote in favour of the proposal. No vote was cast against the…

05/06/2019

NA continues deliberations on govt's policy and programmes

Kathmandu, May 6: Today's meeting of the Upper House (National Assembly) continued deliberations on the government policies and programmes for the fiscal year 2019-20. President Bidya Devi Bhandari had presented the policy and programmes at a joint session of the Federal Parliament on Friday. Taking part in the deliberations, the lawmakers…

05/06/2019

'I am ready to face action if found guilty': Poudel

Kathmandu, May 6: Nepal Communist Party General-Secretary Bishnu Prasad Poudel has demanded investigation into Lalita Niwas land scandal. During the deliberations on government's policies and programmes for coming fiscal year 2019/20 in today's meeting of the House of Representatives, Poudel said that he was ready to face action if found guilty…

05/06/2019

New media law to check undisclosed investment

Kathmandu, May 6: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Banskota has said that the new media law would regulate undisclosed and non-transparent investment in the media sector. In a democracy, not only the government but the media sector too must be transparent, he said. Speaking at an interaction on…

05/06/2019

Local levels in Bardiya without fire engines

Dhambojhi, May 6: Bardiya district has only three fire engines to cater to all eight local levels at times of fire emergency. The incidents of fire have increased with the summer heat in the district but the district has only three fire trucks. However, the elected people's representatives in the local…

05/06/2019

Renovation of Gokarneswar Mahadev temple begins

Kathmandu, May 5: Renovation of the Gokarneswar Mahadev temple including to replace its roof has begun. The three-storey Pagoda style temple was built during the Lichchavi period and is regarded as very important from the historical, religious, cultural and archaeological point of view. The renovation is being carried out under…

05/05/2019

One dies of viral fever

Bajura, May 5: One person has died due to viral fever that has spread in Himali rural municipality since the past week. The deceased has been identified Chanchakala Budha,55, of Kyudi in ward no. 5 of the rural municipality. Budha died on May 1. Majority of the residents in Kyudi…

05/05/2019

Property worth 500,000 looted

Gaushala, May 5: A gang of looters has looted property worth 500,000 rupees after taking a family under gun-point in Sarigaon of ward no. 10 of Jaleswar municipality early this morning. The incident took place in the house of Nabin Thakur at around 1:00 am, SP at the District Police…

05/05/2019

11 border points sealed

Mahottari, May 5: Eleven border transit points in Mahottari district have been closed since this morning considering the general elections in India. The border points have been sealed from 5:00 am today to 5:00 pm tomorrow, according to Chief District Officer Umesh Kumar Dhakal. Election is taking place in neighbouring…

05/05/2019

President Bhandari congratulates Thai king

Kathmandu, May 4: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has sent a message of congratulations to His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun today on the auspicious occasion of his Coronation as the King of Thailand. In the message, the President has expressed the confidence that Kingdom of Thailand will achieve further progress and…

05/04/2019

Country towards journey of prosperity with justice-PM

Kathmandu, May 4: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has claimed the policy and programme unveiled for upcoming fiscal year would bring the country to a journey of prosperity with justice. Addressing the parliamentary party meeting of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) here today, he expressed confidence that the socialism-oriented policy and…

05/04/2019

Diarrhea continues to spread in Shantinagar

Dang, May 4: Diarrhoea and vomiting continues to spread in Bhalaneti, Shantinagar-3 of Dang, with 20 people taken ill so far. The ailment has been spreading across the area since Thursday. The sick are undergoing treatment in the Rapti Provincial Hospital in Tulasipur and local medical centres. A medical team…

05/04/2019

आमाः संसारकै सबभन्दा महान्

काठमाडौँ, २१ वैशाख । वैशाख कृष्ण औँसीका दिन मनाइने आमाको मुख हेर्ने पर्व आज जन्म दिने आमालाई मीठा मीठा परिकार खान तथा राम्रा कपडा लगाउन दिएर खुशी पारी मनाइँदैछ । शास्त्रमा उपाध्याय (पण्डित), आचार्य र पिताभन्दा पनि ठूली मानिएकी आमाप्रति श्रद्धा, भक्ति, सम्मान र आदर गर्ने तथा उनबाट शुभाशीर्वाद थाप्ने…

05/04/2019

Flights affected at TIA due to bad weather

Kathmandu, May 3: Domestic flights taking place from the Tribhuvan International Airport were suspended today due to adverse weather. Some inbound airplanes of international flight were also asked to hold, TIA office has stated. TIA spokesperson Pratap Babu Tiwari said Buddha Air's planes which had flown towards Nepalgunj and Surkhet from…

05/03/2019

Prime Minister Oli surprised

Kathmandu, May 3: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s press advisor Dr Kundan Aryal has clarified that PM Oli had not directed National Planning Commission to include the developmental projects in his election constituency. Issuing a press statement today, Press Advisor Aryal added that the PM had not sent any letter…

05/03/2019

Minister Pandit pledges to address complaints regarding adjustment

Kathmandu, May 3: Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration Lalbabu Pandit has said concerns of employees incorporated in the adjustment process would be addressed soon. Taking part in a face-to-face programme organised by the Reporters’ Club Nepal here today, he assured of addressing the employees’ complaints through a committee formed…

05/03/2019

President Bhandari presents government policy and progrmame

Kathmandu, May 3: President Bidya Devi Bhandari presented the government’s policy and programme for the fiscal year 2076/77 BS (2019-2020) before a joint session of the Federal Parliament today. The Federal Parliament consists of the House of Representatives remaining as the Lower House and the National Assembly which serves as the…

05/03/2019

Next year to be year of security and respect for Nepali journalism: Minister Banskota

Kathmandu, May 3: Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Gokul Prasad Banskota hs said the coming year is going to be the year of security and respect for the Nepali journalism sector. Addressing a programme organised by Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), UNESCO and the Election Commission here today commemorating the…

05/03/2019

Rain coupled with wind forecast today, tomorrow

Kathmandu, May 3: There is possibility of a change in the weather with the occurrence of heavy rain coupled with wind, according to the Meteorological Forecasting Division, due to the impact of a cyclone stemming from the Bay of Bengal and the Odisha coast in India. The Division however ruled…

05/03/2019

'Community schools to be transformed into quality learning centres in next 10 years'

Kathmandu, May 3: Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Giriraj Mani Pokharel has said that the community schools would be transformed by leaps and bound in terms of their quality within the coming 10 years. He said so while addressing to an interaction programme organised by Education Journalists' Group here…

05/03/2019

IT prerequisite to prosperous Nepal: PM Oli

Kathmandu, May 2: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said use of information technology (IT) is prerequisite to the development and prosperity of Nepal. PM Oli further said foundation was being prepared for the digital Nepal. He was saying this during a programme the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology…

05/02/2019

Man dies from bird flu in first case of human death from the virus

Kathmandu, May 2: A man has died of bird flu, said the Ministry of Health and Population, in the first case of human death from the avian influenza in Nepal. The ministry confirmed death of a 21-year-old man of Kavrepalanchok district from the disease based on the report of the…

05/02/2019

Minister Gyawali back home from China

Kathmandu, May 2: Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali returned home today after participating in the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation and upon visiting the Tibet Autonomous Region of People's Republic of China. Minister Gyawali was seen off by deputy general secretary of Tibet, Chhi Dang…

05/02/2019

Challenges to press freedom due to several laws: FNJ

Kathmandu, May 2: Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has stated that the attempt to restrict press freedom by means of various Acts and laws, despite the very Preamble of the constitution guaranteeing full press freedom, itself was the challenge to press freedom. President of FNJ, the umbrella organisation of journalists…

05/02/2019

Chief Minister Gurung raps appointment of 'party cadres' to judicial council

Chipledhunga, May 2: Chief Minister of Gandaki state government Prithvi Subba Gurung has said appointing the party cadres to the Judicial Council was unfortunate. He said this while inaugurating the interaction on information and legal capacity enhancement on Civil and Criminal Code organized by the Ministry of Law, Justice and…

05/02/2019

Government's policies and programmes on Friday

Kathmandu, May 2: The government is to present its policies and programmes for the coming fiscal year in both houses of the Federal Parliament on Friday. President Bidya Devi Bhandari would present the government's policies and programmes in the joint session of the House of Representatives and National Assembly on…

05/02/2019

Daughter killed, father injured in road mishap

Rupandehi, May 2: A girl died and her father was injured in road mishap at Pakhapani of Butwal today. The deceased has been identified as Pushpa Bhandari, 20, of Tamnagar, Butwal-12, according to Police head Constable at the Area Police Office, Butwal, Bhoj Prasad Pandey. Similarly, Ghan Shyam Bhandari, 47,…

05/02/2019

FNJ lambasts attempted attack on journalist Rana

Kathmandu, May 1: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has condemned ill-treatment and an attempted attack on journalist Pratap Rana for writing news. Ramesh Baral, ward secretary of Bhimad municipality-5, has been charged with mistreating Rana when the latter on April 29 reached his office for information. "Ill-treatment and attempted…

05/01/2019

President Bhandari arrives Kathmandu

Kathmandu, May 1: President Bidya Devi Bhandari returned home today by wrapping up her 8-day state visit to China. President Bhandari had embarked on the visit to China at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara, National…

05/01/2019

Worker dies after being covered by mud in Myagdi

Galeshwor, May 1: In a disheartening event while all the labourers across the globe including Nepal are celebrating the 130th International Labour Day today, a man working for the road expansion project at Chutreni along the Beni-Darbang road section in Myagdi district lost his life in line with his duty.…

05/01/2019

All local levels directed to send details to fill vacant posts

Kathmandu, Apr. 30: The Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration has directed 753 local levels to send details as per the demand to fulfill vacant posts. Section Officer at the Ministry, Kiran Thapa, said that the local levels have been directed to send details of employees within May 3…

04/30/2019

Biplav’s 10 cadres and supporters arrested

Bajura, Apr. 30: Ten people including the district in-charge of Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) for Bajura, Bhupendra BK, have been arrested by police. A police squad led by District Police Office, Bajura’s Deputy Superintendent of Police, Uddab Singh Bhatta arrested them this morning. Other arrestees are party’s district secretary…

04/30/2019

Constitution will be amended and revised as per people's need: NCP Chair Dahal

Kathmandu, Apr. 30: Chairperson of Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said that the constitution could be amended and revised as per the need as it was a living and dynamic document. Chair Dahal said, "Constitution will be amended and revised as per the need and demands…

04/30/2019

Preparation on to celebrate Buddha Jayanti in grand manner

Kathmandu, Apr. 30: Preparations are underway to celebrate the 2563rd Buddha Jayanti and Lumbini Day. Buddha Jayanti is celebrated to observe the birth of Lord Buddha on full moon day in Baishakh every year. The Lumbini Development Trust has started preparation to celebrate Buddha Jayanti in a grand manner by…

04/30/2019

Mahato dies in rhino attack

Chitwan, Apr.30: A person died in a rhino attack at Bharatpur Metropolis-28, Bhangaha. The deceased has been identified as Khadendra Kumar Mahato, 46, of the same locality, according to the District Police Office, Chitwan. Police said that the wild beast had attacked Mahato while returning home from fishing. Critically injured…

04/30/2019

'Education system needs multifarious reforms'

Hetauda, Apr. 30: Acting Chief Minister of State-3, Salikram Jamakattel has admitted that the education sector has not received proper attention for its development noting mismatch between education system and country need. He said this at an interaction on educational quality improvement of community schools organised by the Directorate of…

04/30/2019

Chief Justice Rana sees need of promoting mediation culture

Kathmandu, Apr. 29: Chief Justice Cholendra Shumser JB Rana has said the culture of settling disputes through mediation would help build smooth relations between the two ( disputing) parties, thus contributing to the creation of a just and peaceful society. While inaugurating the Second National Conference of Mediators here today,…

04/29/2019

NA to begin house construction for storm victims from May 4

Birgunj, Apr. 29: Deputy Prime Minister Ishwor Pokharel has said that the Nepal Army should complete construction of the houses to the people affected with powerful storm in Bara and Parsa districts without making any delay. The Federal government has given the responsibility to Nepal Army for the construction of…

04/29/2019

Fourth parliament session begins

Kathmandu, Apr. 29: The fourth session of the Federal Parliament began here today. The meeting kicked off at 4:00 in the afternoon as summoned by President Bidya Devi Bhandari. This session will see the government present its policy and programme as well as the budget for the next fiscal year.…

04/29/2019

Dolpa in dark for no electricity

Jajarkot, Apr. 29: In lack of electricity service, folks of Dolpa district headquarters, Dunai, have been forced to live in dark for over three months. The hardest hit from the disruption of power supply is District Hospital Dolpa. Even the operation of x-ray machine at the hospital has been badly…

04/29/2019

Copper plaque unveiled

Sankhuwasabha, Apr. 29: A copper plaque reflecting the names of individuals who donated to a Gyanmahayagya conducted at Siddhakali Temple – a famous pilgrimage destination of Nepal based in Chainpur municipality-3 – was unveiled on Sunday. Prakash Man Singh, former Deputy Prime Minister and Nepali Congress leader, unveiled the copper…

04/29/2019

'Pick and drop' system in place in Koteswor

Kathmandu, Apr. 29: In an effort to lessen traffic congestion, 'pick and drop' system has been put in place in Koteswor – one of the central part of Kathmandu Valley. The system has been put in effect from Sunday as per the agreement reached among Traffic Police, Kathmandu Metropolis and…

04/29/2019

Development yet to gain pace as per expectation: Minister Banskota

Bhaktapur, Apr. 28: Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Gokul Prasad Banskota, has admitted that development has not gained pace as per government's expectation. Laying foundation stone for the Manohara-Nilbarahi to Changu-Telkot road at Telkot of Nagarkot today, Communications Minister Banskota said that the government would move ahead by resolving…

04/28/2019

Adequate budget will be allotted to maintain peace, security: Home Minister Thapa

Bhojpur, Apr. 28: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa on Sunday said adequate budget would be allocated for the coming fiscal year of 2019/20 to maintain peace and security. Hundreds of applications have been received demanding additional police beats or service centers around the country for the security of the people,…

04/28/2019

PM Oli promises hunger-free society with an end to beggary from country

Kathmandu, Apr. 28: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has promised an end to the culture of begging from the country. “Now onwards, no Nepali citizen will be forced for begging in the street to meet the survival needs.” While chairing today’s full meeting of the National Planning Commission (NPC), the…

04/28/2019

Speaker Mahara appeals to major opposition for creative criticism in upcoming sessions

Kathmandu, Apr. 28: Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara here today urged the major opposition Nepali Congress to creatively criticize the government’s performances thereby contributing in making the fourth session of the federal parliament successful and productive. Speaking to journalists about the preparations and agenda to be discussed in the parliamentary session…

04/28/2019

Gandaki State-level media conference wraps up issuing 5-point declaration

Pokhara, Apr. 28: The Gandaki State-level Media Conference organised by the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), Gandaki State Committee concluded here on Saturday, issuing a five-point Pokhara Declaration. The declaration has drawn the government's attention to what it says the continued attacks on the freedom of the press and expression…

04/28/2019

151 people get citizenship card in mobile service camp

Dullu, Apr. 28: One hundred and fifty-one persons got their citizenship cards on Saturday in course of the two-day mobile administrative service provision camp at Dandaparajul, Dungeshwar rural municipality in Dailekh district. Among those getting citizenship cards were 72 women, said Chief District Officer, Laxmi Prasad Banskota. He said on…

04/28/2019

Dajakot diarrhea epidemic: number of infected reaches 160

Tamghas, Apr. 27: The number of people suffering from a diarrhea epidemic that broke out at Dajakot of Musikot municipality-4 in Gulmi last Sunday has reached 160. Till Saturday afternoon, the disease remains out of control, said Musikot municipality health coordinator DB GC. The supply and drinking of contaminated water…

04/27/2019

“Don’t be a caged bird,” urges Minister Banskota

Kavrepalachowk, Apr. 27: Minister for Communications, Information and Technology Gokul Prasad Banskota has asserted that those who remain indifferent to anomalies being widespread through social networking sites and the media ignoring development news were nothing more than ‘caged bird’. Launching a book ‘Sahakari ko Sarathi’ (Charioteers of Cooperatives) written by…

04/27/2019

One arrested for swindling 3.3 million rupees

Waling, Apr. 27: Sunita Thapa, a resident of Putalibazaar municipality, has been arrested on the charge of cheating different individuals in the pretext of selling land. She was arrested after 15 people filed a complaint against her of fraud. Thapa reportedly took money from the victims for selling her house…

04/27/2019

Quality education within three years: Minister Banskota

Kavrepalanchowk, Apr. 27: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Banskota has said that community education would be reformed to make it qualitative within the next three years. Inaugurating a new building of the Saraswati secondary school in Salimecheda of Chaurideurali rural municipality-4 on Friday, he said the education…

04/27/2019

'Development of State 2 must for development of country'

Lahan, Apr. 27: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health Upendra Yadav has said that the country cannot become prosperous without the prosperity of State no. 2. Speaking at the convention of State no. 2 of his party, Federal Socialist Forum Nepal, here Friday, he said the State is the…

04/27/2019

Unknown disease kills eight in Humla

Humla, Apr. 27: Eight people have died due to an unknown disease in Tanjakot rural municipality of Humla. More than a dozen others have been taken ill. "Eight people have died as of Friday due to the disease that spread since the past week", said health worker at the Maila…

04/27/2019

Accompanied by top NDA leaders, Modi files nomination from Varanasi

Varanasi, Apr. 26: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi filed his nomination papers for the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat on Friday, accompanied by a galaxy of top BJP and NDA leaders in what was a massive show of strength for the country’s ruling alliance. Bihar Chief Minister and JD-U chief Nitish…

04/26/2019

PM Oli remembers late PM Adhikari

Lalitpur, Apr. 26: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said the government led by Man Mohan Adhikari, country’s first Communist Prime Minister, was a testament to how the leftists run the government. In his address to a programme organised by the Man Mohan Memorial Foundation marking the 20th death anniversary…

04/26/2019

KMC to demolish all structures constructed encroaching upon public land

Kathmandu, Apr. 26: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is now planning to demolish infrastructures which were constructed by encroaching upon public lands of Old Bus Park and Khula Manch- the open theatre. Receiving a memorandum submitted by a team, comprising members of the House of Representatives from Kathmandu-6, Bhimsen Das…

04/26/2019

NRA's attention drawn towards resignation of technicians en masse

Kathmandu, Apr. 26: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has said its attention was drawn towards the resignation tendered en masse by technicians working for reconstruction of physical infrastructures damaged by the Gorkha earthquake. A cabinet meeting has already decided to implement the demand including additional service and facility to the…

04/26/2019

Four years of Gorkha Earthquake: Reconstruction yet to gain speed

Banepa, Apr. 26: Reconstruction works in Kavrepalanchowk district is yet to gain speed even four years past the earthquake. Of the total beneficiaries, only 40 per cent have received their third installment of housing grant. According to the Nepal Reconstruction Authority (NRA), district project implementation unit, 10 per cent of…

04/26/2019

Foreign tourist rescued

Pokhara, Apr. 26: A foreign tourist who went missing in course of returning from Annapurna base camp has been rescued. Malaysian citizen Wi Kin Chin had successfully scaled Mt Annapurna-1 and was returning back from the base camp on Wednesday, when he went missing. He was rescued by a search…

04/26/2019

No one disturbing peace will be spared: Home Minister Thapa

Biratnagar, Apr. 25: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa today said anyone who disturbs peace and security would not be spared from action as such acts are deemed punishable. “The government will take action lawfully against those disturbing peace and security in the name of a protest,” he said at a…

04/25/2019

Discrimination against women should be ended in practice: Minister Banskota

Kathmandu, Apr. 25: Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Gokul Prasad Banskota, has stressed the need of ending discrimination against women in practice. Addressing a programme organised by Nepal Telecom Authority here today on the occasion of 'International Girls in ICT Day', Minister Banskota said that the government and bodies…

04/25/2019

PM Oli urges for construction of quake resistant structures

Kathmandu, Apr. 25: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has stressed the need for reconstructing and conserving the heritages in their original styles. PM Oli was saying this during a programme organized jointly by National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) and Kathmandu Metropolitan City on the occasion of the 4th Earthquake Memorial Day…

04/25/2019

Statute of first man in space, Gagarin, unveiled

Kathmandu, Apr. 25: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has unveiled a bust of the first man in space, Russian Astronaut Yuri Gagarin, at Shankhapark (Ratnapark). KMC Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya and astronaut Viktor Petrovich jointly unveiled the bust of Gagarin on the occasion of his 85th birth anniversary. On the…

04/25/2019

Nepal's national flag hoisted in Shaanxi

Xi'an (China), Apr. 25: Shaanxi Province officials have attempted to showcase the Hotel Peoples Grand where visiting President Bidya Devi Bhandari is landed as the President Home of Nepal. Nepal's national flag has been hoisted at the top of the hotel. President Bhandari, who is on the State Visit to…

04/25/2019

RSS should provide quality service: Executive chair Adhikari

Biratnagar, Apr. 25: Executive chairperson of Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Harihar Adhikari ‘Shyamal’ today stressed the need for the state-owned news agency to provide quality and effective services. RSS should focus on disseminating news that is investigative and has a positive message to the society, he said after his observation of…

04/25/2019

19 out of 41 dead rhinos found decomposed

Chitwan, Apr. 25: Half of the rhinos deceased due to natural reason at Chitwan National Park (CNP) has been found completely decomposed. As many as 41 one-horned rhinos had died due to natural reason since mid-July of 2018. Even the sex of the 19 dead rhinos could not have been…

04/25/2019

Leader Prachanda appreciates community schools for improvement

Kathmandu, Apr. 24: Nepal Communist Party (NCP)’s chair and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said the signs of improvement have been noticed in the community schools in recent years. Now community schools which were poor in terms of physical infrastructure, quality of education and discipline in the…

04/24/2019

Govt to produce globally competitive human resource: PM Oli

Kavrepalanchowk, Apr. 24: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said the government would produce globally competitive human resources. PM Oli said it at a programme organized to inaugurate the new building of a local Sanjivani Model Secondary School in the district on Wednesday. The school building was constructed with the…

04/24/2019

President Bhandari leaves for China

Kathmandu, Apr. 24: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has left for a nine-day state visit to the People's Republic of China today at the invitation of her Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping. Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara, Chairperson of National Assembly Ganesh Prasad…

04/24/2019

Aftershock of Gorkha earthquake

Kathmandu, Apr. 24: An earthquake jolted the central region of the country including Kathmandu this morning. The aftershock of the 2015 Gorkha earthquake measured 5.2 in the Richter scale with its epicenter around Naubise of Dhading district, according to Deputy Head of the Seismological Centre, Mukunda Bhattarai. The quake occurred…

04/24/2019

Five killed in bus accident

Dadeldhura, Apr. 24: Five persons died in a road accident that took place near Saukharka of Dadeldhura this morning. The accident took place when a passenger bus (Na.6Kha.1831) was heading towards Bajhang from Dhangadi, according to District Police Office. Many others were injured in the accident that took place at…

04/24/2019

Indigenous peoples aspirations addressed in constitution: Prachanda

Kathmandu, Apr. 23: The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) chairman and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said that the aspirations of the indigenous people have been addressed in the Constitution. In an interaction on the issues concerning indigenous people and marginalized community here today, he also said…

04/23/2019

Six hurt in bus accident

Damauli, Apr.23: Six people have been injured when a passenger bus going towards Pokhara from Sunauli met with an accident at 2.0 am on the Prithvi highway in Tanahu today. The bus (Na 5 Kha 5330) veered and fell down five feet from the road at Sheratar of Shuklagandaki municipality-7.…

04/23/2019

doctors quarters to be built

Galkot, Apr. 23: The Gandaki State Government has come forward to construct the doctors' quarters at the Dhawalagiri Zonal Hospital after the Rastriya Samachar Samiti (RSS), the National News Agency, on March 20 disseminated news entitled "Hospital Doctors Staying in Hotel." The news was about doctors at the Dhawalagiri Zonal…

04/23/2019

Weather: partly cloudy with light rain and thunder

Kathmandu, Apr. 22: The weather will be partly to generally cloudy throughout the country with chances of light rain accompanied by thunder and gusty winds at some places of the hilly region. Eastern and central parts of the country will see cloudy conditions due to the influence of the low…

04/22/2019

Nepal Army's new building ready, President to inaugurate tomorrow

Kathmandu, Apr. 22: A new building of the Nepal Army Headquarters has been readied. The building constructed by employing modern technology is believed to be the first biggest project, among the projects approved by the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), completed in a short period of time meeting the required standard.…

04/22/2019

'Will address people's aspiration for prosperity': Chairmen

Kathmandu, Apr. 22: The Communist Party of Nepal held a special programme in the capital today to mark its 70th founding day. Speaking at the function, Party Chairs KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' declared that they would work ahead to realize the Nepali people's rights and their…

04/22/2019

Make good conducts with drivers, IGP to traffic police

Kathmandu, Apr. 22: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sarbendra Khanal has stressed the need to make the valley traffic management a model of the country. In his address to traffic police officers of Kathmandu Metropolitan Traffic Police Division on Sunday, he also directed his fellow staffs to work for standard…

04/22/2019

Federal Parliament session called for April 29

Kathmandu, Apr. 21: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has, on the recommendation of the Prime Minister, summoned the session of both the houses of the Federal Parliament for April 29. The session of the House of Representatives and the National Assembly has been called as per Article 93 (1) of the…

04/21/2019

President Bhandari to attend three important programmes during China visit

Kathmandu, Apr. 21: President Bidya Devi Bhandari would participate in three important programmes including second Belt and Road Forum (BRF) during her first state visit to People's Republic of China. President Bhandari is embarking on a nine-day visit to China on April 24 upon the invitation of Chinese President, Xi…

04/21/2019

Wedding attendant killed, 15 injured in separate road mishaps

Bajhang, Apr. 21: A man died and seven others were injured when a bus (Se 1 Ja 718) carrying marriage attendants skidded off the road and fell at Baspata of Khaptad Chhana rural municipality-2 in the district on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as local resident Basudev Joshi, 60.…

04/21/2019

Waste collected from Sagarmatha

Solukhumbu, Apr. 21: Two thousand kilogrammes of solid waste has been collected from the Sagarmatha or Mt Everest region under the Sagarmatha Cleaning Campaign. Of them, 1,000 kgs were taken to Kathmandu and another 10,000 to Okhaldhunga via a Nepali Army helicopter for disposal, according to the Sagarmatha National Park.…

04/21/2019

Role of journalism is vital in tourism promotion: Former PM Khanal

Ilam, Apr. 20: Former Prime Minister Jhal Nath Khanal has said journalism played an important role in tourism promotion. Stating journalism played key role in informing the state on development affairs, he stressed that journalism should be independent and fair. The former PM and Nepal Communist Party senior leader, Khanal,…

04/20/2019

Civil servants should play constructive role to make ‘Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepali, a success: Minister Gyawali

Kathmandu, Apr. 20: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has urged all civil servants to join the campaign to fully implement federalism and make ‘Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepali’ a success. He assured that concerns and problems of government employees would be addressed following an approval of the Civil Servants…

04/20/2019

PM Oli attending Jitgadhi festival

Butwal, Apr. 20: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is arriving here today to attend as Chief Guest the special function to be held to mark the victory celebrations at the historical Jitgadhi in ward no. 1 of Butwal Sub-metropolis. Also arriving are NCP Chair and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal…

04/20/2019

28 children rescued from India

Gaushala, Apr. 20: The Central Child Welfare Board has rescued 28 children from India. The children had been taken to the neighbouring country from Mahottari, Dhanusa, Siraha and Sarlahi on different pretexts. The children were being taken to Chennai from Sitamadi in Bihar of India when the Sitamadi administration intercepted…

04/20/2019

Literature should bring social change: Dy Speaker

Kathmandu, Apr. 20: Deputy Speaker Dr Shivamaya Tumbahamphe has said that literature should be used to bring changes in the society. Speaking at the 10th annual general assembly of Yuddha Prasad Mishra Memorial Foundation here on Friday, she said that it was due to the literary contribution of Mishra that…

04/20/2019

Two killed in road accident

Bharatpur, Apr. 20: Two people have died and one seriously injured in two separate road accidents that took place in Chitwan. Ramji Mahato,30, of Padampur in ward no. 4 of Kalika municipality died in an accident that took place on Friday night at Shanti chowk of ward no. 3 of…

04/20/2019

India Rebuilds ChhyoiphelKundeling Monastery at Sindhupalchok

Kathmandu, Apr. 19: The Embassy of India, Kathmandu rebuilds the ChhyoiphelKundeling Monastery at Lisankhu village in Sindhupalchok.  HH the venerable ShyalpaTenzing Rinpoche inaugurated the building today.  Dr. Ajay Kumar, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India attended the inauguration ceremony as a Special Guest.   In addition to reconstructing the…

04/19/2019

Everest base camp world's best destination: Manisha Koirala

Kathmandu, Apr. 19: Manisha Koirala, a popular actress in bollywood (Indian film industry), said the base camp of the world's highest peak Mount Everest (Sagarmatha) was one of the most beautiful destinations of the globe. At a press conference organised here on Thursday after her return from base camp trekking,…

04/19/2019

NSU marking its golden jubilee nationwide today

Kathmandu, Apr. 19: Nepal Student Union – a student wing of main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) – is marking the golden jubilee of its establishment across the country today. The NSU was established in April 1969 (6 Baisakh 2027 BS) when the mother party Nepali Congress was banned to operate…

04/19/2019

Nepal's first ever satellite launched, PM congratulates

Kathmandu, Apr. 18: Nepal's first ever satellite 'Nepali Sat-1' has been successfully launched to the space. The first ever satellite in the history of science and technology of Nepal was launched from Virginia State of USA at 2:31 am. With this, Nepal has been enlisted in the list of the…

04/18/2019

No impact of shutdown in Kathmandu valley: Police

Kathmandu, Apr. 18: The shutdown called by Biplav-led Communist Party of Nepal has no impact in the Kathmandu valley. Spokesperson at the Metropolitan Police Office Ranipokhari, Shyam Lal Gyawali, said vehicular movement in Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur districts is normal. The Metropolitan Police Office Ranipokhari looks after the security, and…

04/18/2019

Nepal Army soldier injured while defusing IED in Pokhara

Pokhara, Apr. 18: A Nepal Army soldier has sustained injuries in the course of defusing the improvised explosive devices (IEDs) planted by the Netra Bikram Chand (Biplav)'s group calling for a general shutdown today. The soldier, identified as Nayak Dharma Bahadur Thapa of the Kalibhanjyang Battalion, has suffered injuries to…

04/18/2019

Two dead in separate road mishaps

Muglin, Apr. 18: Two persons died in separate road mishaps occurred in Chitwan last night. Resham Bahadur Gurung, 37, of Ichhakamana rural municipality died when a truck (Ba 4 Kha 8176) en route to central bus park from Aanptari hit his motorbike (Ba 46 Pa 7830) at Bharatpur metropolis-11, Ganeshsthan…

04/18/2019

वरिष्ठ पत्रकार श्रेष्ठको निधन

काठमाडौँ, ४ वैशाख । वरिष्ठ पत्रकार एवं कामना न्युज पब्लिकेसनका प्रधानसम्पादक पुष्करलाल श्रेष्ठको उपचारका क्रममा आज ६० वर्षको उमेरमा निधन भएको छ । उहाँको थापाथलीस्थित नर्भिक इन्टरनेसनल अस्पतालमा उपचारका क्रममा आज निधन भएको हो । श्रेष्ठको करीब साढे पाँच महिना अघि नाकमा समस्या भएका कारण राजधानीको वयोधा अस्पतालमा नाकको र…

04/17/2019

तीन दिन मौसम खराब हुने

काठमाडौँ, ४ वैशाख । देशैभर बुधबारदेखि सामान्यदेखि पुर्ण बदली रही पश्चिमी क्षेत्रका अधिकांश क्षेत्रहरुमा तथा पूर्वी तथा मध्य क्षेत्रका केही स्थानहरुमा चट्टयांग तथा हुरीबतास सहित हल्का देखि मध्यम वर्षा/असिना पानीको सम्भावना छ । देशको तराईका स्थानहरुमा हुरी बतासको सम्भावना रहेको देखिन्छ | उच्च पहाडी तथा हिमाली भू-भागहरुमा हिमपातको सम्भावना रहेको छ । देशैभर सामान्य बदली रही देशका पश्चिमी क्षेत्रका…

04/17/2019

Religious circuit for tourism promotion on card

Kanchanpur, Apr. 17: Bhamkenidham of Bhimdutta municipality, which has been enlisted as one of the prime tourism destinations of the country, is to be integrated with other religious tourism areas. The Siddhanath Baijanath Religious Tapasthali Development Committee has put forth a discussion to integrate ward 1, 3, 4, 5, 6,…

04/17/2019

Alternative road in operation to connect remote Koshipari

Banepa, Apr. 16: An alternative road has opened to reach to district's remote place Koshipari. The motorway connecting Bekhsimle from Silame of Koshipari Bhumlu rural municipality has come into operation since Monday. Though efforts for operating the motorway were put in place for the past nine years, it has not…

04/16/2019

Two youths go missing in river

Dhamboji, Apr. 15: Two youths went missing while swimming in the Karnali River at Kothiyaghat on Sunday evening. Police confirmed that Deependra Karki of Kohalpur, Banke and Prajjwal Koirala of Lamki, Kailali went missing while swimming in the Karnali river. "Prajjwal and Deependra out of six friends swimming in the…

04/15/2019

शान्ति र विकासप्रति प्रधानमन्त्री प्रतिबद्ध, बेथितिविरुद्ध लड्ने सङ्कल्प

काठमाडौँ, १ वैशाख । प्रधानमन्त्री केपी शर्मा ओलीले नेपाली जनताको चाहना शान्ति, एकता र विकास भएको बताउँदै आफू त्यसनिम्ति प्रतिबद्ध रहेको बताउनुभएको छ । नववर्ष २०७६ का अवसरमा आज बिहान प्रधानमन्त्री निवासबाट राष्ट्रका नाममा सम्बोधन गर्दै उहाँले सुशासन र समृद्धिको बाधक भ्रष्टाचार र बेथितिविरुद्ध निरन्तर लडिरहने सङ्कल्प गर्नुभयो । समृद्धि…

04/14/2019

President, Vice President’s best wishes on New Year 2076

Kathmandu, Apr. 14: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has wished for peace, prosperity, longevity and happiness to all the Nepalis home and abroad on the occasion of the Nepali New Year 2076 BS. Giving a best wishes message today, President Bhandari expressed her confidence that year 2076 would move ahead to…

04/14/2019

Oldest man dies at 131

Rajbiraj, Apr. 13: The senior-most citizen Raghu Baharkher, who was 131 years old, died on Friday. The resident of Tirahut rural municipality-1 in Saptari district, Baharkher spent his life involving in livestock farming, according to a local Mukesh Yadav. Baharkher is the first person to raise some 10,000 cattle. He…

04/13/2019

Motorboat to be operated in Bagmati River from tomorrow

Hetauda, Apr. 13: After finalizing the waterway linking Sarlahi and Rautahat to Makwanpur and Sindhuli districts, a commercial motorboat is being operated in the Bagmati River from tomorrow - New Year's Day. The motorboat will be operated from Canteen bazaar of Rautahat to Raigaun of Makwanpur. The waterway was developed…

04/13/2019

Police chief performs Maulo Puja

Kathmandu, Apr. 13: Inspector General of Police, Sarbendra Khanal, today performed the customary Maulo puja amidst a ceremony at the Nepal Police Headquarters on the occasion of Chaite Dashain. Following the rituals, the Nepal Police Nishan (institutional flag) was taken to the main armory of Hanuman Dhoka and the Nepali…

04/13/2019

Letter of Credence presented

Kathmandu, Apr. 13: Nepal's newly-appointed ambassador to France, Deepak Adhikari, presented his 'letter of credence' to French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday. Presenting the letter of credence amidst a special ceremony at the Élysée Palace in Paris, Ambassador Adhikari on behalf of President Bidya Devi Bhandari wished for the good…

04/13/2019

Retrofitting begins after three years

Banepa, Apr. 13: Retrofitting of earthquake-damaged houses has formally begun here after three years since the deadly tremor occurred in the country. The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) kicked off the task of retrofitting of private houses from Namobuddha Municipality-5, Falante in Kavre on Friday with support from UKaid, UNOAPS and…

04/13/2019

देशभरका शक्तिपीठ र राममन्दिरमा भक्तजनको भीड

  काठमाडौँ, ३० चैत । चैतेदशैँ र रामनवमी पर्वका अवसरमा आज बिहानैदेखि देशभरका शक्तिपीठ एवं राममन्दिरमा भक्तजनको भीड लागेको छ । उपत्यकाका गुह्येश्वरी, जगवागेश्वरी, मैतीदेवी, नक्साल भगवती, भद्रकाली, शोभा भगवती, कालिकास्थान, बज्रयोगिनी, इन्द्रायणी, बिजेश्वरी, सुन्दरीमाई, चामुण्डादेवीलगायत पीठमा भक्तजनको भीड लागेको छ । यसैगरी उपत्यका बाहिरका पलाञ्चोक भगवती, चण्डेश्वरी, नाला भगवती,…

04/13/2019

Fulfilling public demands govt's duty: NCP Spokesperson Shrestha

Gorkha, Apr. 12: Spokesperson of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Narayan Kaji Shrestha has said fulfilling people's demands is the prime duty and responsibility of the present government. While inaugurating a drinking water project at Siranchok rural municipality-4 in the district today, Spokesperson Shrestha argued that the government was…

04/12/2019

SC upholds appointments of High Court judges

Kathmandu, Apr. 12: The Supreme Court has upheld the decision of then Chief Justice Sushila Karki on appointment of eighty judges in the High Courts. The constitutional bench at Supreme Court, comprising Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JB Rana and Justices Deepak Kumar Karki, Kedar Prasad Chalise, Meera Khadka and Harikrishna…

04/12/2019

स्थानीय तहका जनप्रतिनिधि उच्च निगरानीमा

पर्वत, २९ चैत । अख्तियार दुरुपयोग अनुसन्धान आयोगका आयुक्त डा सावित्री गुरुङले स्थानीय तहमा व्यापक मात्रामा अनियमितता र भ्रष्टाचारको गुनासो धेरै आउन थालेपछि जनप्रतिनिधिका काम कारवाहीबारे अख्तियारले नजिकबाट निगरानी गरिरहेको बताउनुभएको छ । आयोग क्षेत्रीय कार्यालय पोखराले हिजो पर्वतमा आयोजना गरेको अन्तरक्रियामा आयुक्त गुरुङले आयोगले जनप्रतिनिधि र स्थानीय तहमा भइरहेका…

04/12/2019

India Builds Maternity Hospital in Siraha

Lahan, Apr. 11: Ambassador of India to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri Wednesday inaugurated Chandra Narayan Yadav Memorial Maternity Hospital in Siraha. Nepali Congress Central Committee Member, Treasurer and Chairman of Chandra Narayan Memorial Trust Sita Devi Yadav attended the inauguration ceremony along with the political, community leaders and a large…

04/11/2019

Sudurpaschim University padlocked

Kohalpur, Apr. 11: Students associated to Nepal Student Union (NSU) padlocked the central office of Sudurpaschim University at Bhimduttanagar in Kanchanpur for an indefinite period. NSU resorted to lock up the university office regarding the appointment of Vice-Chancellor. Kailash Chand, coordinator of NSU Sudurpaschim University central committee. He further clarified…

04/11/2019

Circular issued to protect citizen’s rights: Home Minister Thapa

Kathmandu, Apr. 10: Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa has clarified that the circular was issued to the District Administration Offices to issue citizenship by descent to the children of those who have obtained citizenship by birth. Responding to the queries of parliamentarians at Wednesday’s meeting of the State…

04/10/2019

Exploiters sicken to pay for labour in media: Minister Banskota

Kathmandu, Apr. 9: Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Gokul Prasad Banskota, has said the security of media does not mean only the security of owner, but also of the workers there. The tendency of disgraced and dejected departure of journalists from the media house where they gave their blood,…

04/09/2019

NHRC says exercise of human rights challenging

Kathmandu, Apr. 9: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has said exercise of human rights has been found to be still challenging in Khotang, Okhaldhunga and Solukhumbu districts. NHRC secretary Ved Bhattarai in a statement stated that a monitoring carried out by the Commission in these districts found that there…

04/09/2019

KMC to launch school enrollment campaign

Kathmandu, Apr. 9: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is all set to launch student enrollment campaign within its territory from coming April 15. According to KMC's Education Department, the enrollment drive is to be initiated so as to bring out-of-school children to formal education. At an orientation 'Appreciative Inquiry, development…

04/09/2019

Four killed, 39 injured in bus accident in Dharan

Dharan, Sunsari, Apr. 8: Four people were killed and at least 39 others injured in a road accident in downtown Dharan. The accident took place when a passenger bus (Na 6 Kha 2713) skidded off the road following a brake failure and smashed onto an electric pole near Zero Point…

04/08/2019

Former PM Bhattarai terms country's budget allocation system as haphazard

Kathmandu, Apr. 8: Former Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai has said the system of distribution of budget in Nepal takes place in a haphazard manner. Speaking in the meeting of the Finance Committee of the House of Representatives, the lower house of the Federal Parliament, today, he said the country's…

04/08/2019

'Teachers in Pokhara' concludes

Pokhara, Apr. 8: 'Teachers in Training' programme concluded in Pokhara on Sunday adopting a 15-point declaration. The declaration, prepared with inputs from noted educationists of Nepal, highlighted the need to develop a robust educational community, frame time-relevant policy, reach out message to the concerned agency and further modernize education. The…

04/08/2019

Far West University sans officials for three months

Kanchanpur, Apr. 7: It has been three months that there are no senior officials in the Far West University. As the Chancellor of the University wrote letters to Vice-Chancellor Professor Bhushan Shrestha and Registrar Professor Dr Dwijraj Bhatta not to carry out their duties, they stopped performing. Through the letter…

04/07/2019

News Impact: treatment of unattended woman begins

Saptari, Apr. 7: A woman injured in an attack by an elephant but left unattended for the past one month has been admitted to the Gajendra Narayan Singh hospital in Rajbiraj. The progress was a result of a news disseminated by RSS about her plight. The Division Forest Office, Saptari…

04/07/2019

'Parliamentary party's decision-making system getting weaker'

Dhulikhel, Apr. 6: Lawmakers attending a programme said media access to the parliamentary party's activities has shrunk owing to weakening decision making systems of the latter. The parliamentary parties of the major political parties have been confined to forums for sharing opinions of the leaders of late, participants said at…

04/06/2019

Karnali state govt to provide Rs 10 million to storm victims

Surkhet, Apr. 6: The Karnali State government today announced to provide Rs 10 million in relief to the storm survivors of Bara and Parsa districts. The State Cabinet meeting today decided to provide relief assistance of Rs 10 million for the rehabilitation of victims in the storm ravaged districts. Internal…

04/06/2019

New trekking route to Ghodepaani

Parbat, Apr. 6: Construction of a new trekking route to the popular tourist destination of Ghodepani from Ambot of Parbat has begun. The trekking route from Ambota of Kusma municipality-3 passes through Durlung and Mahabhir. Presently, the route to Ghodepani is from Birethanti and Myagdi. The construction of the new…

04/06/2019

Blood donation for storm survivors

Kathmandu, Apr. 6: A blood donation programme was organised here on Friday in order to meet the increasing demand for blood for the survivors of the recent windstorm in Bara and Parsa. A total of 73 pint of blood was collected at the programme. The programme was organised jointly by…

04/06/2019

घोडेजात्रा सम्पन्न

काठमाडौँ, २२ चैत । घोडेजात्राका अवसरमा नेपाली सेनाले सैनिक मञ्च टुँडिखेलमा अश्वकला, साइकल खेल, शारीरिक व्यायाम, युद्धकलालगायतको प्रदर्शन गरेको छ । नेपाली सेनाले घोडेजात्राका अवसरमा हरेक वर्ष सो स्थानमा अश्वकलाका विविध क्षेत्रलाई समावेश हुने गरी आकर्षक कला प्रदर्शनी कार्यक्रम आयोजना गर्दै आएको छ । राष्ट्रपति विद्यादेवी भण्डारी, उपराष्ट्रपति नन्दबहादुर पुन…

04/05/2019

Man chooses to crush stones for daughter’s education

Bejhad, Apr. 5: Manual worker Top Narayan Dhakal is much aware of the importance of education in life. Dhakal who believes that he could not seize a ‘quality life’ for being an uneducated spends the days hammering into rocks to crush into small pieces (pebbles) so that his children need…

04/05/2019

Rain forecast in most parts of country today

Kathmandu, Apr. 5: Thundershower has been predicted today in most of the parts across the country because of partial to generally cloudy sky. Light wind is likely to occur at a few places of the Tarai borders and western hilly region and there are chances of light snowfall at a…

04/05/2019

Local government criticized for procuring new vehicle

Bhajani, Apr. 5: Janaki rural municipality of Kailali has purchased a vehicle worth amounting to Rs 8.87 million when merely three months are to go to complete the current fiscal year. Local stakeholders have complained that the local government was giving emphasis on procuring vehicle instead of focusing on development…

04/05/2019

Direction to CDOs irrelevant Dr Bhattarai

Janakpurdham, Apr. 4: Former Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai has commented that the government was working to create conflict with a circular to the District Administration Office (DAO) to provide the citizenship certificate by decent to those whose parents have received citizenship certificate by birth without amending the constitution. In…

04/04/2019

CPCV draws law minister’s attention

Kathmandu, Apr. 4: The Common Platform of Conflict Victims (CPCV) today has drawn the attention of Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Bhannu Bhakta Dhakal to initiate the process to amend the act on transitional justice and commission restructuring process. The platform chair Bhagiram Chaudhary led a delegation to the…

04/04/2019

Parliamentary committee seeks complaints on proposed judges

Kathmandu, Apr. 4: The Parliamentary Hearing Committee has sought complaints, if any, against five advocates and judges recommended for the post of Supreme Court justices by the Judicial Council. Parliamentary Hearing Committee Chairperson Laxman Lal Karna shared that a public notice would be issued to seek complaints against the proposed…

04/04/2019

उपचारबाट वञ्चित बेवारिसे महिला

  सप्तरी, २१ चैत । हात्तीको आक्रमणमा परेर घाइते बनेकी एक महिला साढे एक महीनादेखि मृत्युसँग सङ्घर्ष गरिरहेकी छिन् । नाम, ठेगाना, उमेर नखुलेकी ती महिलाको परिवार फेला नपर्दा उपचार र स्याहारको अभावमा एक महीना १२ दिनदेखि मृत्युसँग सङ्घर्ष गरिरहेकी छिन् । घाइते बिरामीको पहिचान हुन नसकेकाले उपचार र स्याहारमा…

04/04/2019

Govt pursuing development, prosperity: Home Minister Thapa

Bhaktapur, Apr. 3: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa 'Badal' on Wednesday said the government had been at work to pursue development and prosperity. "The government is working on separate five-year and 25-year plan to expedite development of the country," he said inaugurating a government integrated mobile camp organised at Duwakot…

04/03/2019

Consulate General of India Birgunj team in Bara district distributing Tarpaulin.

Birgunj, Apr. 3: Consulate General of India Birgunj Nepal team in Bara district distributing Tarpaulin. 71 beneficiaries in Hardiya village, Suvarna Gaon Palika, Bara District  have been handed over relief materials. The team has moved to Parshurampur village,  Suvarna Gaon Palika.

04/03/2019

India expressed Deepest sorrows

Kathmandu, Apr. 3: India has expressed Deepest Sorrows towards the victims of the devastating thunderstorm of Bara and Parsa Districts of Nepal. The Spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs Raveesh Kumar Tweeted on the 2nd April, “We are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life and damage…

04/03/2019

तेस्रो लिङ्गीले नागरिकता फिर्ता गर्ने

हेटौँडा, २० चैत । प्रदेश नं ३ का लैङ्गिक अल्पसङ्ख्यक तेस्रो लिङ्गीले यसअघि आफूहरुले प्राप्त गरेको तेस्रो लिङ्गीको पहिचानसहितको नागरिकता फिर्ता गर्न लागेको बताएका छन् । पहिचानसहितको नागरिकता लिने प्रक्रियामा आफूहरुलाई विभेद गर्न लागिएको बताउँदै तेस्रो लिङ्गीले फिर्ता गर्नुपर्ने वाध्यता परेको जिकिर गरे । तेस्रो लिङ्गीको संस्था निलहिरा समाजले मङ्गलबार हेटौँडामा…

04/03/2019

Ensure press freedom: Ex-President Dr Yadav

Pokhara, Apr. 2: Former President Dr Ram Baran Yadav has said rights of press should not be curtailed. Curtailing press freedom deteriorates democracy, he underscored. During a programme organized by the Federation of Nepali Journalists Kaski Chapter to confer the Kirti Memorial Service Trust award here Tuesday, the former President…

04/02/2019

NC president Deuba at ground zero

Birgunj, Apr. 2: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has urged the government to provide relief support to the windstorm survivors as quickly as possible. He said this after meeting with the survivors undergoing treatment at various medical centres in Birgunj today. Stating that the NC was willing to collaborate…

04/02/2019

एम्बुलेन्समा मनपरी भाडा असुली

खलङ्गा, १९ चैत । जुम्लाको पातारासी गाउँपालिकाको बिरामी बोक्ने एम्बुलेन्सले मनपरी भाडा लिने गरेको स्थानीयवासीले गुनासो गरेका छन् । गाउँपालिकाको एम्बुलेन्सले एकै स्थानबाट फरक–फरक भाडा लिएको उनीहरुले गुनासो गरेका हुन् । एम्बुलेन्सले गाउँपालिका–४ लुमबाट पाँच किलोमिटरको दूरीमा रहेको कर्णाली स्वास्थ्य विज्ञान प्रतिष्ठान शिक्षण अस्पताल जुम्लासम्म व्यक्तिपिच्छे फरकफरक भाडा लिएको स्थानीय…

04/02/2019

परिणाम देखिने योजना बनाउन सुझाव

रुपन्देही, १९ चैत । लैङ्गिक हिंसा न्यूनीकरणका लागि परिणाम देखिने योजना बनाउन सरोकारवालाले राष्ट्रिय महिला आयोगलाई सुझाव दिएका छन् । आयोगले सोमबार बुटवलमा आयोजना गरेको लैङ्गिक हिंसा न्यूनीकरण तथा आत्मनिर्भरतासम्बन्धी अभिमुखीकरण कार्यक्रमका सहभागीले स्थानीयस्तरमा आयोगको भूमिका बढाउन अनुरोध गरेका हुन् । कार्यक्रममा बुटवल उपमहानगरपालिकाका प्रमुख शिवराज सुवेदीले महिला आत्मनिर्भर हुनसके हिंसाका…

04/02/2019

Cabinet meeting: Govt. to bear treatment expenses of injured

Kathmandu, Apr. 1: The government has decided to bear all the expenses of the treatment of those injured in the storm that took place in Bara and Parsa on Sunday evening. An emergency meeting of the Council of Ministers held at the official residence of Prime Minister at Baluwatar on…

04/02/2019

NBA election vote count begins

Kathmandu, Apr.1: The vote count for the new leadership of Nepal Bar Association (NBA), an umbrella organisation of legal practitioners, has begun this evening. The vote count began at the NBA office from 5:00 pm, said chief election officer, Damodar Khadka. The count began after ballot boxes from 35 polling…

04/01/2019

Foreign investors ready to invest in Lumbini: FM Khatiwada

Lumbini, Apr. 1: Minister for Finance, Dr Yubraj Khatiwada, has said that foreign investors are excited to invest for the development of Lumbini. Addressing a programme organised at Dhakdhai of Rupandehi on Monday, Finance Minister Khatiwada said, "Foreign investors had come up with Rs 20 billion in the recently held…

04/01/2019

मृतकका परिवारलाई तीन लाख दिने प्रदेश सरकारको निर्णय

धनुषा, १८ चैत । आज बिहानै बसेको प्रदेश मन्त्रिपरिषद्को बैठकले मृतकका परिवारलाई रु तीन लाख तत्कालीन राहतस्वरुप प्रदान गर्ने निर्णय गरेको छ । आइतबार राति बारा र पर्साका विभिन्न ठाउँमा असिनापानीसँगै आएको हावाहुरीबाट २५ भन्दा बढीको मृत्यु भएको छ । कलैया, वीरगञ्जलगायतका अस्पतालमा ४०० भन्दा बढी घाइते उपचाररत छन् ।  उपचारका…

04/01/2019

One shot dead in Kapilvastu

Taulihawa, Apr. 1: A person was gunned down in Krishnanagar municipality-10, Bidyanagar of Kapilvastu last night. Achyuttam Pudasaini, Superintendent of Police (SP), confirmed that Paras Puri, 45, a local, was shot dead by an unidentified group. Puri who sustained critical chest injury died in course of the treatment at the…

04/01/2019

Four killed, dozens injured in storm

Birgunj, Mar. 31: Four people have died in a storm that shook Parsa and Bara today evening. One person was killed in the remote Harbadiya of Parsa while three died in different locations of Bara, according to the District Police Office. Another 120 are reported to be injured in various…

04/01/2019

‘नेपालको समृद्धि भारतको स्वार्थ’

काठमाडौँ, १७ चैत । ‘रोटीबेटी’को भारत–नेपाल सम्बन्धभन्दा माथि नेपालको शान्ति र समृद्धि भारतीय स्वार्थ भएका हिन्दुस्तानका एक जना युवा नेताले बताएका छन् ।  ‘समृद्ध नेपाल, सुखी नेपाली’ अवधारणा साकार तुल्याउने नेपाल सरकारको लक्ष्यप्राप्तिमा सघाउन अधिक गरिबीका बीच पनि भारतले हासिल गरेको प्रगतिबाट लाभान्वित होस् भन्ने हृदयदेखि नै चाहेको बताएका छन्…

03/31/2019

Govt. to regulate press, not to curtail press freedom: Minister Banskota

Kathmandu, Mar. 31: Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Gokul Banskota, has said that control of media sector could not been imagined, but legal arrangement could be made for its regulation. At a programme organized to the 21st anniversary of Reporters Club Nepal here today, Communications Minister Banskota said the…

03/31/2019

Six die in jeep accident

Okhaldhunga, Mar. 31: Six persons died on the spot in a jeep accident occurred at Hilepani of Manebhanjyang rural munipality-6 in the district today. Police Inspector at District Police Office, Rajib Shrestha, informed that the jeep (Ba 16 Cha 2207) heading to Kathmandu from Solukhumbu district fell some 200 meter…

03/31/2019

25 members appointed to the development council

Kathmandu, Mar. 31: The government has appointed 25 members to the National Development Council. As per the Council of Ministers March 25 decision, local level representatives, industrialists and NGO representatives have been appointed to the Council. According to the National Planning Commission, those appointed as members of the Council include…

03/31/2019

One killed in road accident

Chandrauta, Mar. 31: One person died in a road accident that took place at Chadrauta in ward no. 5 of Shivaraj municipality last night. Sani Tharu,22, a resident of Bhulahi in ward no. 1 of the municipality died after his motorcycle hit a truck that was stopped at a police…

03/31/2019

Nepali arrested on the charge of IR 1.5 million theft

Baitadi, Mar. 31: A Nepali national has been arrested on the charge of stealing 1.5 million Indian rupees in India. A resident of Dasarathchand municipality-4, Niraj Bahadur Chand,32, was arrested from his home by police. He reportedly stole the cash from Rajasthan, India where he was working. Chand was arrested…

03/31/2019

Mechinagar to assume responsibilities of libraries

Bhadrapur, Mar. 31: The Mechinagar municipality of Jhapa is to bear the responsibilities of all the libraries within the municipality. Mayor Bimal Acharya announced that the libraries would be preserved as an asset of the municipality. Mayor Acharya made the announcement at an interaction organised by Triphala National Library at…

03/31/2019

Chairman Dahal calls upon investors for investment in Nepal

Kathmandu, Mar. 30: Nepal Communist Party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has urged over 600 investors attending the Investment Summit to confidently flow their investment in Nepal. Addressing the closing ceremony of the third Investment Summit held here today, leader Dahal shared that the government had put in place legal…

03/30/2019

Voting underway for a new NBA leadership

Kathmandu, Mar. 30: Voting is underway for electing a new leadership of Nepal Bar Association, an umbrella organisation of legal practitioners in the country. A total of 10,313 voters are taking part in the voting that began at 8:00 in the morning and will run until 4:00 pm today. The…

03/30/2019

Members added to the Commission

Hetauda, Mar. 30: The Council of Ministers of State no. 3 has added two more members to the State Policy and Planning Commission. The cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Dormani Poudel on Friday decided to appoint Dr Renu Rajbhandari and Dr Ram Chandra Dhakal as members of the Commission. Khim…

03/30/2019

Nepali media needs restructuring: FNJ President Acharya

Kathmandu, Mar. 29: President of the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), Govinda Acharya, has said Nepali media needs restructuring in view of the new constitution and spirit of the federal democratic republic. Issuing a press release on the occasion of its 64th anniversary on Friday, FNJ President Acharya said it…

03/29/2019

अनौठो रोगः दुईको मृत्यु, चार ओछ्यानमा

  खोटाङ, १५ चैत । दिक्तेल रुपाकोट मझुवागढी नगरपालिका–६ नेर्पास्थित रामपुरका वीरबहादुर विश्वकर्माका परिवारमा ठूलो समस्या देखापरेको छ । कम्मरमुनिको अङ्ग नचल्ने रोगले दुई जना छोरीको मृत्यु हुनुका साथै चार छोराछोरी थला परेपछि ठूलो समस्या देखापरेको हो ।  तीस वर्षीया माइली छोरी कोपिला, २२ वर्षीया जन्तरी अनिशा, २० वर्षीया लखन्तरी…

03/29/2019

Two members of Biplav-led group arrested

Surkhet, Mar. 29: The District Police Office Surkhet on Thursday arrested two members of Netra Bikram Chand-led group. Acting on a special tip-off, police held Tirtha Bahadur Khadka, 62, a Surkhet District Committee member of the group and Goma Khadka Oli, 40, a central committee member of its All Revolutionary…

03/29/2019

Country for building new identity: Minister Pandit

Bhaktapur, Mar. 28: Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration, Lalbabu Pandit, has said the country was for building a new identity- the identity of peace, harmony and development. At a programme organised on the 23rd establishment day of Madhyapurthimi municipality here Thursday, Minister Pandit said political harmony, development and…

03/28/2019

Visit of Indian Foreign Secretary Gokhale to Nepal

  Kathmandu, Mar. 28: Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale is paying an official visit to Nepal from 28-29 March.   He called on Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli and Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali today.   Indian Foreign Secretary Gokhale met Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi today. The two Foreign Secretaries…

03/28/2019

Message of building new Nepal to foreign guests: Minister Banskota

Kavrepalanchowk, Mar. 28: Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Gokul Prasad Banskota, has said the foreign participants in the Investment Summit would be given a message that Nepal was in a phase of building itself anew. At a programme organized on the 34th establishment day of Banepa municipality here Thursday,…

03/28/2019

भारतीय विदेश सचिव दुईदिने औपचारिक भ्रमणका लागि राजधानीमा

काठमाडौं, १४ चैत । भारतीय विदेश सचिव विजय गोखले आज नेपालको दुईदिने औपचारिक भ्रमणका लागि राजधानी आइपुग्नुभएको छ ।     उहाँले प्रधानमन्त्री के.पी शर्मा ओली तथा विदेशमन्त्री प्रदीप कुमार ज्ञवालीसँग शिष्टाचार भेटवार्ता गर्नुभयो । भारतीय विदेश सचिवले विदेश सचिव शंकरदास बैरागीसँग आजै भेट वार्ता गर्नुभयो । विदेश सचिवद्वयबीच व्यापक द्विपक्षीय साझेदारीका साथै आपसी हितका…

03/28/2019

Forest conservation public awareness week concludes

Biratnagar, Mar. 28: Stakeholders have insisted on the need for the concerned agencies to pay special attention on averting forest fire. Forest resource as natural heritage offers much benefits to human life so its proper care and conservation is a must, stakeholders stressed. Morang district has a total of 55,500…

03/28/2019

Monkey rampage a menace to heritage- Study

 Kathmandu, Mar. 28: Rampage of moneys is posing a serious threat to main heritage sites in the capital. The conclusion was drawn based on a study carried out in Pashupati, Soyambhu, Patan Durbar, Sankhu Bajrayogini, Gokarneswor Mahadev Temple and Nilbarahi in the capital and Badimalika, Barahachhetra and Ramdi of Kaligandaki…

03/28/2019

Three bills certified

Kathmandu, Mar. 27: President Bidya Devi Bhandari today certified three bills passed by both houses of Federal Parliament. The bills are—Public-Private Partnership and Investment Bill-2075, Bill designed to amend Special Economic Zone Act-2073 and Bill designed to amend and integrate laws related to Foreign Investment and Technology Transfer-2075. President Bhandari…

03/27/2019

Pandey new spokesperson of NA

Kathmandu, Mar. 27: Brigadier General Bigyan Dev Pandey has been appointed the new spokesperson of the Nepal Army. Pandey replaces Yam Prasad Dhakal, who has been transferred as the head of the 2 number battalion in Hile, Dhankuta under the Eastern Division of the NA, according to the NA Public…

03/27/2019

Indian foreign secretary Gokhale to arrive on Thursday

Kathmandu, Mar. 27: Foreign Secretary of India Vijaya Keshav Gokhale is arriving here on Thursday on his two-day official visit. He is scheduled to meet and discuss with his counterpart Shankar Das Bairagi about all aspects of Nepal-India relations same day, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.. He is also…

03/27/2019

Peace should be addressed thru multi-dynamic methods: leader Khanal

Kathmandu, Mar. 27: Former Prime Minister Jhalanath Khanal has said that peace must be addressed as a multidimensional precept including the personal or mental peace that encompasses inner state of tranquility. Social peace is reflected in the form of social justice and development. Addressing an assembly organised on the occasion…

03/27/2019

NHRC urges Biplav-led CPN to withdraw Nepal banda programme

Kathmandu, Mar. 27: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the Netra Bikram Chand ‘Biplav’-led Communist Party of Nepal (CNP) to call off the nation-wide shutdown (Nepal banda) it has announced for March 30. In a press statement issued by Commission’s Secretary Bed Bhattarai here today, the Commission has…

03/27/2019

Viral fever outbreak panics people

Dadeldhura, Mar. 27: Viral fever has broken out in Dadeldhura with recent weather variation. The health facilities of Dadeldhura are seen with flow of patients of fever, common cold and Pneumonia following changes in weather since few days back. Daily over 150 patients are approaching Dadeldhura hospital these days, the…

03/27/2019

NC initiates process to take disciplinary action

Kathmandu, Mar. 26: The main opposition party Nepali Congress (NC) has initiated action against members working against the party interest(s). The first meeting of the NC central disciplinary committee held Tuesday decided to initiate action against members, if any, only after probing into complaints registered before the committee by April…

03/26/2019

DPM Pokharel leaves for US

Kathmandu, Mar. 26: Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister, Ishwor Pokharel, left here today for the US, leading a Nepali delegation to participate in a ministerial level conference on capacity building of peace keeping armies and security under the UN peace keeping mission. DPM Pokharel, who is scheduled to address…

03/26/2019

Snowfall in Humla puts SEE candidates in trouble

Humla, Mar. 26: Snowfall has occurred here again in the second week of Chait, leading to a dip in temperature and causing problem to the students who are appearing in the Secondary Education Examination (SEE) that is underway. The weather has become cold after the snowfall in the district which…

03/26/2019

Sujan bags bronze in Asian Cities Taekwondo Championship

Kathmandu, Mar. 26: Sujan Gurung has won a bronze medal for Nepal in the Asian Cities Taekwondo Championship. The championship is held at Kowloon Sports Park Centre in Hong Kong. Gurung bagged the bronze towards 'fight' category of the championship, the Nepali team manager Kumar Lama Ghising said. Gurung was…

03/26/2019

NHRC consults with new commissioners on human rights

Kathmandu, Mar. 26: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has held consultations with the newly-appointed chairpersons of five different constitutional commissions on human rights issues. In the discussions held on Monday, NHRC chair Anup Raj Sharma said NHRC would move ahead collaborating with all the other commissions on matters of…

03/26/2019

सिलिण्डर पड्किएर चारको मृत्यु

काठमाडौँ, ११ चैत । सिन्धुपाल्चोकको भोटेकोशी गाउँपालिका–४ स्थित शिवश्री जलविद्युत् आयोजना नजिकैको खाजाघरमा ग्यास सिलिण्डर पड्किँदा आज चार मजदुरको मृत्यु भएको छ ।  खाजा बनाउँदै गर्दा एक्कासि सिलिण्डर पड्किँदा उनीहरुको मृत्यु भएको जिल्ला प्रहरी कार्यालयले जनाएको छ । मृतकको नाम खुल्न सकेको छैन । अहिले इलाका प्रहरी कार्यालय बाह्रबिसेबाट प्रहरी…

03/25/2019

Secretary Thapaliya recommended for chief election commissioner

Kathmandu, Mar. 25: The Constitutional Council has recommended Secretary of the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration Dinesh Kumar Thapaliya for the post of chief election commissioner. The Council's meeting on Monday also proposed activist Bishnu Maya Ojhayo to be a member of the National Inclusive Commission. The post…

03/25/2019

Construction of nine suspension bridges in limbo

Humla, Mar. 25: Owing to sheer ignorance of contractors, nine suspension bridges being constructed in the district has been in limbo. The construction of the suspension bridges has remained uncertain due to contractor's ignorance in the supply of materials. In a severe breach of the contract, the construction of the…

03/25/2019

“Environment for all Nepalis to invest in hydro projects enabled, “assures PM Oli

Kathmandu, Mar. 24: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that an environment where all Nepalis could consider an investment in the hydropower project has been created in the country. PM Oli said so with a special stress, speaking in the meeting of House of Representatives on Sunday on a…

03/24/2019

RJP Nepal demands govt to unveil Lal commission report

Kathmandu, Mar. 24: The Rastriya Janata Party (RJP) Nepal today obstructed the House proceedings, demanding the release of the report prepared by the commission formed under the leadership of Supreme Court former judge Girish Chandra Lal to investigate into the human rights violation in Tarai/Madhes movements. Lawmakers from the party…

03/24/2019

Civil Code Amendment Bill passed

Kathmandu, Mar. 24: The meeting of the House of Representatives today passed some Nepal acts amendment bill including the Civil Code 2075 with majority of votes. The Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Bhanubhakta Dhakal had presented bill for the passage. Responding to the queries put forth by the…

03/24/2019

Govt. should be responsible towards parliament: Gachchhadar

Kathmandu, Mar. 24: Vice-President of Nepali Congress (NC) and parliamentary party's deputy leader Bijaya Kumar Gachchhadar has said that the government should always be responsible towards the parliament. In today’s meeting of the House of Representatives today, leader Gachchhadar also viewed that the ruling party should always be responsible and…

03/24/2019

Govt. attention focused on development activities: PM Oli

Kathmandu, Mar. 24: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the government was active to accelerate campaign of development construction by controlling illegal and violent activities. In today's meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR), Prime Minister Oli said that the government was eager to resolve the problems through…

03/24/2019

Wildlife at risk of road accident due to water shortage in park area

Ranjha, Mar. 24: Wild animals inside the Banke National Park are frequently killed in road accidents as they have to cross the East-West highway to reach the Rapti river due to the lack of adequate sources of water inside the park area. The animals are struck by speeding vehicles when…

03/24/2019

एसइई परीक्षा आजदेखि शुरु

काठमाडौँ, १० चैत । यस वर्षको माध्यमिक शिक्षा परीक्षा अर्थात् एसइई परीक्षा आजदेखि शुरु हुँदैछ । बिहान ८ बजेदेखि हुने परीक्षामा आज पहिलो दिन अङ्ग्रेजी विषयको परीक्षा हुनेछ ।  परीक्षा नियन्त्रण कार्यालय सानोठिमीका परीक्षा नियन्त्रक विष्णु अधिकारीका अनुसार यस वर्षको एसइई परीक्षामा देशभरबाट कूल चार लाख ७५ हजार तीन परीक्षार्थी…

03/24/2019

Three arrested in illegal possession of drugs from Ktm Valley

Kathmandu, Mar. 23: The police on Saturday arrested three men in illegal possession of drugs from different places of Kathmandu. A team from the Metropolitan Police Sector, Nagdhunga made an arrest of Ansu Chaudhary of Gaushala Municipality-7 in Mahottari district during a security check. The team confiscated 165 Nitravet tablets…

03/23/2019

Biplav’s only anti-constitutional activities banned, NCP spokesperson says

Gorkha, Mar. 23: Spokesperson of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Narayan Kaji Shrestha said the Netra Bikram Chand ‘Biplav’-led party itself was not banned but its anti-constitutional activities are obviously under purview. Talking to journalists in Gorkha today, leader Shrestha clarified the government has called the Biplav-led Communist Party…

03/23/2019

Nine including NCP-Biplav commander Oli arrested

Kavrepalanchwok, Mar. 23: Police have arrested the central commander of the Netra Bikram Chand 'Biplav' led Nepal Communist Party Hemanta Prakash Oli alias Sudarshan and eight other leaders from Kavre this morning. They were arrested from Milche in ward no. 7 of Khanikhola rural municipality-7 at 4:50 this morning, according…

03/23/2019

RTI prize to Gaunle and Lamsal

Biratnagar, Mar. 23: The 'Sastika Basnet Right to Information Prize' 2075 is to be presented to former Chair of Federation of Nepali Journalists Shiva Gaunle. The prize presented annually on the founding day of FNJ, Morang on March 30 carries a purse of Rs. 51,000. The decision was taken by…

03/23/2019

Freed Haliyas rehabilitated

Kanchanpur, Mar. 23: Thirty-five freed Haliya families have been rehabilitated in Bagfata of Bhimdutta municipality-19. The Haliya system is a form of bonded labour practiced in various parts of the western region of the country, which is now been abolished. The Land Reforms Office provided every family categorized under A…

03/23/2019

Nepalis stranded in Malaysia rescued

Kathmandu, Mar. 23: Sixteen Nepalis stranded in Malaysia have been rescued and returned home by government authorities. They had been staying at the shelter homes after not being able to bear the return air ticket. They were returned to Nepal in various batches starting March 14, according to the Nepali…

03/23/2019

Ambulance donated after year long fund raising

Mangalbare, Mar. 23: An ambulance purchased through collection of donations has been handed over to the local residents of Chaumata in Deumai municipality of Ilam. The Chaumata Concern Society raised funds from the locals of Chaumata living in various parts of the country and abroad. A total of Rs. 1.4…

03/23/2019

Foreign Investment and Technology Transfer Bill passed

Kathmandu, Mar. 22: The today's meeting of the National Assembly has passed the 'Foreign Investment and Technology Transfer Bill, 2075', by a majority. The upper house of the federal parliament rejected the amendment proposal on the bill presented by lawmaker Radheshyam Adhikari. He argued that the livelihood of Nepalis would…

03/22/2019

India Builds Siddheshwar Education Public Campusin Ramechhap District

Kathmandu, Mar. 22: Campus Building for Siddheshwar Education Public Campus, Bamti Bhandar in Ramechhap district was ceremonially inaugurated On March 21 in a public function organisedjointly by the District Coordination Committee and Campus Management Committee.   Established in 1963 and presently with 1000 students, Siddheshwar Education Public Campusis affiliated with Tribhuvan…

03/22/2019

Youths from Magar community learning mother tongue

Baglung, Mar. 22: Efforts have been taken ahead for protecting Magar language which is on the verge of extinction. Targeting the young generation, the Badigad rural municipality in Baglung has run free of cost Magar language class. The village assembly has allocated Rs 2.5 million for language class in the…

03/22/2019

164-kg hashish confiscated

Dhading, Mar. 22: Police confiscated 164 kilograms of hashish while undertaking security screening along the Prithvi Highway. Nawaraj Dhungel, Inspector of Area Police Office, Gajuri, informed the huge cache of contraband was seized this morning while being taken to India in a truck (UP19T5171) bearing Indian number plate. Police seized…

03/22/2019

Two arrested in possession with 4 kg hashish

Kathmandu, Mar. 21: The police have arrested two persons in possession with more than 4 kilograms of contraband hashish from today. They were arrested from Chamati of Kathmandu Metropolitan City-15. A team from the Metropolitan Police Crime Division, acting on a tip off, arrested Ram Chandra Pariyar and Sanubhai Darji…

03/21/2019

‘Total unification takes more time due to lack of consensus at local level’

Kathmandu, Mar. 21: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defense Ishwor Pokhrel has said the Nepal Communist Party ( NCP)’s unification process at local levels was taking more time than expected as a consensus could not be forged for same. Speaking at the state-level (State 3) party gathering organised by…

03/21/2019

NA chair pledges to make upper house more effective

Bharatpur, Mar.21: National Assembly chair Ganesh Prasad Timilsina has pledged to make the presence and role of NA more effective in the days to come. Talking to RSS in Bharatpur today, he said the NA would move ahead as per the sentiments of the constitution by institutionalizing its achievements of…

03/21/2019

Govt. calls Biplav-led party for talks

Kathmandu, Mar. 21: The government has called the Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) for talks. While making public the latest decisions of the Cabinet here today, government spokesperson Gokul Banskota said that the government was ready for talks to end violence in the country. He argued that…

03/21/2019

Holi greetings exchange in Tarai

Rupandehi, Mar. 21: The festival of colour, Holi, is being celebrated in the Tarai districts including Rupandehi exchanging greetings, happiness and harmony today. Various organizations organized programmes here this morning to exchange greetings on this occasion. Federation of Nepali Journalists district chapter gathered journalists and well wishers to share the…

03/21/2019

Transportation begins on Karnali corridor

Bajura, Mar. 21: Transportation is beginning at Bajura section of the Karnali corridor. The District Administration Office here informed that the 35-km road from Laifu to Lebdi which is a part of the Karnali corridor was coming into operation today. The locals here have been elated after news of the…

03/21/2019

Govt biased on development: Senior leader Poudel

Damauli, Mar. 21: Senior leader of the Nepali Congress, Ramchandra Poudel, has accused the government of becoming biased on development activities. Laying a foundation stone for a motorable bridge on a local Dakrekhola river at Rising rural municipality-4 of the district on Wednesday, leader Poudel blamed the government that it…

03/21/2019

Three arrested for running indecent talk show

Kathmandu, Mar. 21: Police arrested three persons for producing indecent talk programme and uploading on social networking site as YouTube. Metropolitan Police Premises, Kathmandu, arrested proprietor of Phulchowki Media, Rajkumar Kunwar, programme host Laxmi Moktan and a model participating in the talk programe, Pari Tamang, from Kalanki on Tuesday. The…

03/21/2019

Japanese tourist dies after falling from a cliff

Kaski, Mar. 20: A Japanese tourist died after falling from a cliff in course of trekking along the Mardi Mountain today. The deceased has been identified as 64-year-old Nazasawa Majasi. The incident took place when he was returning from the view tower near the Mardi Mountain at Macchapuchchhre rural municipality-9.…

03/20/2019

IGP Khanal leaves for Thailand to participle in BIMSTEC meet

Kathmandu, Mar. 20: Inspector General of Police Sarbendra Khanal has left here today for Thailand to take part in the third security officials' meeting of BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical Economic Cooperation). He will be leading the Nepali delegation to the two-day meeting commencing tomorrow. Deputy Inspector…

03/20/2019

President extends best wishes on Holi festival

Kathmandu, Mar. 20: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has extended best wishes to all Nepali living at home and abroad on the special occasion of the Holi/Fagu poornima today. She has wish that the festival will help maintain social harmony, tolerance and national unity among the Nepalis. In a message issued…

03/20/2019

Fagu Poornima, Festival of Colours, today

Kathmandu Mar. 20: The Fagu Poornima or the festival of colours is being celebrated with much fanfare in hilly areas, including the capital city, today. The festival is however being observed in the Terai region tomorrow. The Fagu Poornima celebration begins with a Holika dahan or making a bonfire commemorating…

03/20/2019

Upper Trishuli III A to produce electricity by April end

Kathmandu, Mar.19: The Upper Trishuli III 'A' is finally ready to produce electricity from next month. The hydropower project which faced many obstructions including the Gorkha earthquake and border blockade is coming into operation from April end. As per the information shared by Executive Director of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA),…

03/19/2019

PM Oli influenced by Ho Chi Minch

Kathmandu, Mar. 19: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that he was heavily influenced by the former General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Ho Chi Minh. Hồ Chí Minh is considered one of the most influential leaders in the world. PM Oli shared this during a meeting…

03/19/2019

ट्रक दुर्घटनामा एकको मृत्यु, चार घाइते

मुग्लिन, ५ चैत । मुग्लिनबाट नारायणगढतर्फ जाँदै गरेको ना६ख १४४ नंको ट्रक नारायणगढ–मुग्लिन सडकखण्डअन्तर्गत चितवनको इच्छाकामना–५ स्थित २ नं पुलबाट आज बिहान ७ बजे त्रिशुली नदी किनारमा खस्दा एकको मृत्यु भएको इलाका प्रहरी कार्यालय मुग्लिनले जानकारी दिएको छ ।  दुर्घटनामा परी अन्य चार घाइते भएका छन् । घाइतेलाई उद्धार गरी…

03/19/2019

'Cosmetic celebration wanes Holi significance'

Bejhad, Mar. 19: The traditional importance of and attraction to Holi celebration is waning with the rise in cosmetic cultural practices in rural areas lately. It is often shared indigenous celebration of the festival of colour has almost disappeared in villages. Colleagues used to gather at homes and sing indigenous…

03/19/2019

NAST to promote scientific investigation for society

Lalitpur, Mar. 19: The Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) is to address the epidemic wiping out orange in Nepal. The Academy said it would set up and operate high mountain pyramid lab in an altitude of 5,050 metres in collaboration with Italian organisation. Earlier, the Academy had made…

03/19/2019

Prez Bhandari certifies two bills

Kathmandu, Mar. 18: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has certified two bills approved by both Houses of the Federal Parliament. President Bhandari certified the Pension Fund Bill-2075 and Payment and Clearance Bill-2075 today in accordance with Article 113 (2) of the Constitution, according to the Office of the President. RSS

03/18/2019

Minister Baskota highlights NTA's role in building ‘digital Nepal’

Kathmandu, Mar. 18: Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Gokul Prasad Baskota, has said the role of Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) is highly significant in building of ‘digital Nepal’. Speaking at a programme organised by the NTA marking its 21st anniversary, the minister said the role of NTA was of…

03/18/2019

Foreign Investment Bill Endorsed

Kathmandu, Mar. 18: The House of Representatives has passed the Foreign Investment and Technology Handover Bill, 2075. A proposal seeking passage of the bill was presented at the second meeting of the HoR today by Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies Matrika Prasad Yadav. The proposal was passed by a…

03/18/2019

Case of corruption filed against NEA accountant

Kathmandu, Mar.18: The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has filed a case of corruption at the Special Court today against then accountant of the Nepal Electricity Authority, Ratnapark distribution centre, Umesh Kumar Thakur. Thakur has been charged of embezzling amount worth Rs. 5.2 million. Investigation by the…

03/18/2019

4.1 magnitude aftershock of Gorkha earthquake jolts Kathmandu

Kathmandu, Mar. 18: An earthquake measuring 4.1 on Richter scale rattled Kathmandu at 9.1 am on Monday. According to the National Seismological Centre, the commotion was an aftershock of the Gorkha Earthquake that struck different parts of the country on 25 April 2015. Today's tremor had the epicenter in Makawanpur,…

03/18/2019

FNJ expresses sorrow over Shrestha's demise

Kathmandu, Mar. 18: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has expressed sorrow over demise of FNJ former president and senior journalist Manindra Raj Shrestha. "Demise of Shrestha has saddened the FNJ. It has lost a guardian and an accomplished personality. We offer our deepest condolence to the bereaved family," read…

03/18/2019

March begins for ending caste discrimination

Kanchanpur, Mar. 18: In order to contribute to end the pervasive caste-based discrimination, Homraj Acharya and Ashok Darnal began 'Nepal Walkathon-2075' from Bhimduttanagar of Kanchanpur on Sunday. Sushil Baidya, Chief District Officer of Kanchanpur, saw off the walkathon participant duo Acharya and Darnal and wished for the success of the…

03/18/2019

NC draws attention on national security bill

Kathmandu, Mar. 18: The main opposition party Nepali Congress (NC) has expressed its concern on some of the provisos enshrined in the bill on the rights ad responsibilities of National Security Council-2075 BS. The NC commented that it was wrong to propose provisions to make the security council a shadow…

03/18/2019

Minister Gyawali asks EU to lift ban on Nepali air crafts

Kathmandu, Mar. 17: The government has asked European Union (EU) to consider removing its ban on the Nepali aircrafts from flying in its sky. Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali urged for the same in a meeting with a high-ranking official from the EU here today. The 28-nation bloc…

03/17/2019

IT bill to manage digital medium: Minister Banskota

Kathmandu, Mar. 17: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Banskota made it clear that the new information technology bill was brought to manage digital medium but not against citizens' rights of expression. "The bill does not question the rights of expression. It is brought with the aim to develop…

03/17/2019

RJP-Nepal obstructs HoR session

Kathmandu, Mar. 17: Lawmakers of Rastriya Janata Party (RJP)-Nepal today obstructed the House proceedings, demanding the release of the report prepared by the commission formed under coordination of former justice of the Supreme Court, Girish Chandra Lal to carry out investigation into the alleged cases of human rights violations during…

03/17/2019

Minister Gyawali leaving for Argentina tomorrow

Kathmandu, Mar. 17: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali is leaving for Argentina tomorrow leading a Nepali delegation to the Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation being held in Buenos Aires from 20 to 22 March 2019. The Foreign Minister will deliver Nepal's national statement at the…

03/17/2019

Meeting on integration of Nepal-India LoEs from tomorrow

Kathmandu, Mar. 17: A meeting relating to the integration of bilateral letter of exchange (LoE) made at different times between Nepal and India is taking place in New Delhi. The integration aims to make the Nepal-India transit management uncomplicated. The two-day joint-secretary level meeting beginning from tomorrow, Monday, will discuss…

03/17/2019

Bird flu outbreak found in Kathmandu

 Kathmandu, Mar. 17: Bird flu has been detected in two poultry farms at Tarkeshwar Municipality in Kathmandu. The infectious disease, medically known as H5N1 influenza virus, was detected and confirmed in the chicken being reared in the farms belonging to Shyam Sundar Basnet of Basnet Tole in Tarkeshwor-7 and Shayam…

03/17/2019

Government urged to unveil report about Madhesh movement

Kathmandu, Mar. 17: Several political parties’ leaders have urged the government to unveil the report submitted to it by the Commission formed under the convenorship of Supreme Court former judge Girish Chandra Lal as soon as possible and address the demand of Rastriya Janata Party ( RJP- Nepal) towards that…

03/17/2019

Woman suffering from excessive bleeding rescued

Humla, Mar. 17: A woman who was at risk of losing her life after she suffered excessive bleeding was rescued from a remote village in the district. A Nepal Army helicopter rescued her from Nepka village in ward no. 5 of Changkheli rural municipality. Reuli Tamang had a miscarriage on…

03/17/2019

Call for resolving differences through dialogue

Kathmandu, Mar. 16: The main opposition Nepali Congress has said that all kinds of differences should be resolved through political dialogue, while noting that it was only through peace, consensus and collaboration that the overall progress of the country was possible. Issuing a statement here today, the party has said…

03/16/2019

Indian Ambassador Puri inspects railway progress

Dhanusha, Mar. 16: Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Manjeev Singh Puri, inspected the under-construction Janakpur-Jayanagar railway here today. In course of the inspection, Ambassador Puri also took a ride in a trolley on the railway track up to 29 km. In-charge of Nepal Railway Department's Janakpur site office, Binod Kumar Ojha…

03/16/2019

President Deuba stresses on disciplined NC

Palpa, Mar. 16: The main opposition Nepali Congress President and former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has committed to ensuring the representation of disadvantaged groups and communities in the party. Speaking in the State-5 level party cadres training programme here in Tansen today, President Deuba said that the Magar community’s…

03/16/2019

Master plan to develop Sinja valley in limbo

Khalanga, Jumla, Mar. 16 (RSS): The master plan to develop Sinja valley as a religious, historic and tourist area has been put in uncertainty as no concrete efforts have been made in this regard, complained the local people. Sinja valley is where the Nepali language originated from and is listed…

03/16/2019

Chitwan on high alert following bird flu in neighbouring Makawanpur

  Chitwan, Mar. 16: A high alert has been maintained in the district following the manifestation of bird flu in the neighborring Makawanpur district. Import of poultry and its products into the district, a pocket area for poultry, has been tightened, while poultry owners have been asked to maintain biosecurity…

03/16/2019

Rs 1.5 million worth of property destroyed in Dang fire

Dang, Mar. 16: A fire broke out in a fabric industry at Ghorahi sub metropolitan city-10 in the district destroying property worth approximately Rs 1.5 million, said the police. A short-circuit is blamed for the fire. Property like manufactured quilts, wools and machines were burnt down, said the industry owner…

03/16/2019

Nepal condemns shooting in New Zealand

Kathmandu, Mar. 15: The government has said it was shocked by the news of shootings at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, killing dozens of people today. The government strongly condemns this senseless act of terrorist, said a press release issued by the Foreign Ministry. The government also extended deep condolences…

03/15/2019

Seek solution through dialogue: NC leader Dr Koirala

Biratnagar, Mar.15: Nepali Congress central committee member Dr Shekhar Koirala has said the government should seek solution by holding talks with Netra Bikram Chand led Communist Party of Nepal. Inaugurating the 12th convention of Nepal Telecom Workers' Union Regional Committee, here Friday, leader Koirala stressed the need of dialogue for…

03/15/2019

Minister Banskota seeks result-oriented programmes from Press Council

Kathmandu, Mar. 15: Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Gokul Banskota, has urged the Press Council Nepal to bring forth result-oriented programmes within a week. At an annual review meeting of Press Council concluded here Friday, Minister Banskota said any sort of proposal with result-oriented objectives could be brought into…

03/15/2019

Development gains pace: PM Oli

Kavrepalanchowk, Mar.15: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said the development activities were expedited in the country. Speaking in a special convocation ceremony of the Kathmandu University here Friday, PM Oli, also the Chancellor of the University, said all mechanisms were made prompt and effective to lead the nation on…

03/15/2019

Road mishap: two died, 23 injured

Jiri, Mar. 15: A bus accident this morning has left two people dead and other 23 injured. The bus mishap occurred at Bigu rural municipality-1, Naya Bato in Dolakha killed Dinesh Thapa of Chaukune rural municipality-3, Surkhet and Hira Prasad Mijar of Marsyangdi rural municipality-3. Furgeli Sherpa, Armed Police Inspector…

03/15/2019

Policy on science, technology and innovation discussed

Lalitpur, Mar. 15: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defense Iswor Pokharel has said the human resources available in the sector science and technology should be utilized for improvement of people's lives. He said this at a national conference organised by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology to elicit…

03/15/2019

Madan Bhandari Folkway to rope in Rolpa

Rolpa, Mar. 15: The Madan Bhandari Folkway is to connect the territory of Rolpa, which has not been so far linked to any highway of the country. The Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport has agreed to re-design the construction of the folkway to rope in Rolpa following the concern…

03/15/2019

Biplav-led NCP given 35 days of ultimatum

Kathmandu, Mar. 14: The government has given 35 days to the Netra Bikram Chand ‘Biplav’ led Nepal Communist Party to surrender its weapons.Minister for Communication and Information Technology and Spokesperson of government Gokul Prasad Banskota said so at the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology at Singha Durbar while sharing…

03/14/2019

RSS urges media to mention news source

Butwal, Mar. 14: Executive Chairman of the National News Agency (RSS), Harihar Adhikari 'Shyamal' has urged the media to mention RSS as news source when they use RSS news. Giving credit to news source adds value and credibility to media, he added. During a programme organized on 'Use of RSS…

03/14/2019

Online media asked to renew their registration timely

Kathmandu, Mar. 14: The Department of Information and Broadcasting under the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology has urged the online media operators to renew their registration on time. Issuing a press statement here today, the Department brought to the notice of online media operators who had received certificate by…

03/14/2019

Inmates facing psychiatric problems

Lalitpur, Mar. 14: It came to revelation that most of the inmates languishing in prisons across the country have come across psychiatric problems in one or another forms. Lagankhel-based mental hospital sources said number of jailbirds coming to the hospital for treatment from Nakhkhu Prison has seen a growing trend.…

03/14/2019

PM Oli releases mayorkhabar.com digital paper

Kathmandu, Mar. 13: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli released a news portal named www.mayorkhabar.com managed by the Institute of Communications, Information and Development (ICID) in the capital city on Wednesday. While releasing the digital paper begun with the slogan of ‘Our government-Our News’, PM Oli said the local governments need…

03/13/2019

India Awards 200 Golden Jubilee Scholarships to Nepali Students

Kathmandu, Mar. 13: The Embassy of India, Kathmandu awards 200 Golden Jubilee Scholarships to meritorious Nepali students for continuing their studies in various undergraduate courses at various Universities and Colleges in Nepal for the academic year 2018-2019. This year, the scholarships recipients cover 36 undergraduate courses (e.g., MBBS, BDS, BE,…

03/13/2019

Two killed, seven injured in road accident in Lahan

Lahan, Mar. 13: Two people were killed and seven others injured when a bus hit motorcycle over the Surunga Bridge of Surunga Municipality-5 in Jhapa district along the East-West Highway today morning. Motorcyclist Mohammad Majalum Miya, 65, of Surunga Muncipality-5 and pillion rider Rame Pashman, 45, from the same locality…

03/13/2019

Consensus reaches on PABSON leadership

Kathmandu, Mar. 13: A consensus has reached on new leadership of Private and Boarding Schools Organisation Nepal (PABSON) in the run-up to its 14th national general convention. The consensus was reached on the initiative of former Chairpersons of PABSON. Separate panes led by Tikaram Puri and DK Dhungana had registered…

03/13/2019

Gandaki State to provide sanitary pads to girls attending SEE

Parbat, Mar. 13: The Ministry of Social Development of Gandaki State will provide sanitary pads to girls attending Secondary Education Examination (SEE) scheduled to take place from March 24. Of the total 2,874 community school students taking the test from Parbat district, 1,437 are girls. The ministry's move was in…

03/13/2019

President Bhandari holds high-level meetings

Kathmandu, Mar. 13: President Bidya Devi Bhandari who has been in New York of the United States in course of attending the 63rd session of the Commission of the Status of Women (CSW-63) was busy holding high-level meetings on Tuesday. In this course, the President held a meeting with António…

03/13/2019

Agreement with CK Raut immature: NC senior leader Poudel

Rupandehi, Mar. 12: Senior leader of the Nepali Congress, Ramchandra Poudel, has commented that the agreement government made recently with CK Raut was an immature move. At a press meet organized by Nepal Press Union Rupandehi Chapter here on Tuesday, leader Poudel said although it was positive to bring the…

03/12/2019

Korean language test in June

Kathmandu, Mar. 12: The first phase of the Korean language test- 2019 under the Employment Permit System (EPS) is scheduled for coming June. The EPS Korea section under the Department of Foreign Employment in its notice today set the deadline of March 22 to 31 for the application registration to…

03/12/2019

Elephant tramples one to death

Bhadrapur, Mar. 12: A man was killed by a wild elephant in Kankaimai municipality on Tuesday. Homnath Khanal.63, of ward no. 2 of the municipality was trampled to death by the elephant. Khanal had gone to collect green fodder inside the Jamunkhadi community forest when the incident took place in…

03/12/2019

Cabinet reshuffle discussed with PM: Chair Dahal

Biratnagar, Mar. 12: Nepal Communist Party Chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said that he discussed with Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli about a reshuffle in the cabinet. The dialogue was aimed at expediting the government's functioning although the task is within PM's jurisdictions, he said talking to media-persons at…

03/12/2019

President in New York to participate in CSW

Kathmandu, Mar. 12: President Bidya Devi Bhandari reached New York of the United States on Monday to attend the 63rd Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, leading a Nepali delegation. In the evening of March 11, President Bhandari attended a welcome dinner hosted by the…

03/12/2019

No referendum on sovereignty, indivisibility and independence: PM Oli

Kathmandu, Mar. 11: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said the secessionist and separatist mentality and movement has come to end following the agreement reached between the government and the Alliance for Independent Madhes. Addressing to the 18th anniversary programme of the National Security Council Secretariat here today, PM Oli…

03/11/2019

Dharan steps up efforts to promote tourism through adventure

Dharan, Mar. 11: A 11-member network headed by Lekhmani GC, tourism entrepreneur and Chairperson of Extreme Dharan, was formed for the development and expansion of adventurous sports tourism. Indra Rai and Prakash Thakuri were picked as the vice-coordinators of the network. The network would play coordinating role for the development,…

03/11/2019

Disaster response materials handed over

Bhaktapur, Mar. 11: Nepal Army's Birdal battalion based in Suryabinayak handed over disaster response materials worth Rs 1 million to the District Disaster Management Committee of Bhaktapur. At a programme on Sunday, the NA handed disaster response materials including rescue rope, safety helmet, ladder, life jacket, fire engine and chains.…

03/11/2019

President Bhandari off to New York

Kathmandu, Mar. 10: President Bidya Devi Bhandari left for New York this evening leading a Nepali delegation to the 60th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). During the visit, President Bhandari is scheduled address a high-level event entitled 'Women in Power' to be hosted…

03/10/2019

Terms used wisely in agreement: Home Minister Thapa

Kathmandu, Mar. 10: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa has said he was surprised to receive reactions from various angles on the political agreement forged between the government and the free Madhes alliance. As he said he was not expecting it, but the happiness and excitement. Home Minister Thapa said this…

03/10/2019

State-5 level security review meeting kicks off

Lumbini, Mar. 10: A Security review meeting of State-5 began at Bhairahawa today. Security committee chief of 12 districts submitted security report of their respective districts in the meeting. The meeting is chaired by Dr Indra Jeet Rai, Security advisor of the Ministry of Home Affairs. The meeting will be…

03/10/2019

CPN leader Rawal draws flak on deal with CK Raut

Kathmandu, Mar. 9: Communist Party of Nepal leader Bhim Rawal has expressed concern over the pact signed between the government and 'Alliance for independent Madhes' on Friday. Alliance Coordinator Dr Chandrakant Raut had been giving secessionist remarks but the pact did not reflect withdrawal of expressions he made to separate…

03/09/2019

Ex-PM Bhattarai insists for dialogue with Biplav

Gorkha, Mar. 9: Former Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai has urged the government to find political solutions summoning Netra Bikram Chand 'Biplav'-led Communist Party of Nepal for talks. At a press conference in the district headquarters here today Dr Bhattarai, also the national coordinator of Naya Shakti Party Nepal, insisted…

03/09/2019

Police seize animal hides, pistols

Bhojpur, Mar. 9: The district police have made public hides of wild animals, country-made pistol and its ammunitions amid a press conference in the district. A team led by Deputy Superintendent of Police Keshab Kumar Thebe raided the house of one Nir Kumar Bhujel of Temkemaiyung rural municipality-2 and confiscated…

03/09/2019

सरकार–सिके सहमतिः प्रमद्वारा हिंसाको बर्काे फाल्न आग्रह

काठमाडौँ, २४ फागुन  । नेपाल सरकार र सो गठबन्धनबीचको राजनीतिक सहमति घोषणा कार्यक्रमलाई सम्बोधन गर्दै उहाँले सुशासन र विकास लहर चलिरहेका बेला उक्त सहमतिले देश टुक्र्याउने नाममा स्वार्थको रोटी सेक्नेहरुको रोटी काँचो पल्टिएर जाने उल्लेख गर्नुभयो । उहाँले भन्नुभयो, “नेपाल एउटा सार्वभौम राष्ट्र हो । यसको जमीन एक इञ्च पनि कसैलाई छुट्याउन,…

03/08/2019

Officials of Nepal, India reach to launch joint study on operating railway service

Kathmandu, Mar. 8: A meeting of high ranking officials of Nepal and India on Friday reached a decision to form a joint technical team and launch a study on operating waterway service through various four routes. The to be formed joint team having three officials each from both the countries,…

03/08/2019

Agreement with AIM ends violence: PM Oli

Kathmandu, Mar. 8: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Friday said political consensus between the government and the Alliance for Independent Madhes has marked an end to the way of violence in the country. The agreement would be meaningful at a time when the government has pursued the path to…

03/08/2019

Govt to deliver concrete result: DPM Pokharel

Bhadrapur (Jhapa), Mar. 8: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defense Ishwar Pokharel, has said that the government will soon deliver result in concrete form. Speaking in a programme organized at Birtamod in the district today, DPM said various sectors were exercising to create obstacles not to let the government…

03/08/2019

Safe motherhood campaign kicks off in Butwal

Rupandehi, Mar. 8: In keeping with the pregnant women and lactating mothers involved in different forms of labour in urban area, the Butwal Sub-metropolitan City has kicked off safe motherhood campaign. Coinciding the occasion of International Women's Day-2019, the campaign was initiated by distributing nutrient rich foods to labourer women…

03/08/2019

Gandaki State Speaker stresses on implementation of women rights

Kaski, Mar. 8: Gandaki State Assembly Speaker Netranath Adhikari has stressed the need to establish equal treatment to women in the making of prosperous country. The country could not be prospered until exploitation, oppression and discrimination based on gender, class and caste were not put to an end, Adhiakri said…

03/08/2019

Case filed against eight police personnel on Nirmala murder case

Kanchanpur, Mar. 8: A case has been registered at Kanchanpur District Court against eight police officials for allegedly meting out torture and destroying evidences associated to the rape and subsequent murder of Nirmala Panta – a 13-year-old girl from Bhimdutta municipality-2 of Kanchanpur. Nirmala's mother Durga Devi Panta on 18…

03/08/2019

President, Vice President's Messages on Women's Day

Kathmandu, Mar. 8: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has extended her best wishes to all the Nepali women at home and abroad for peace, prosperity and happiness on the occasion of the International Women’s Day. The 109th Women's Day is being observed across the country, organizing several programmes. Delivering a message…

03/08/2019

सिके राउतलाई तारेखमा छाड्न आदेश

काठमाडौँ, २३ फागुन । सर्वोच्च अदालतले राज्य विरुद्ध सङ्गठित अपराधको मुद्दामा चन्द्रकान्त राउत भनिने डा सीके राउतलाई तारेखमा छाड्ने आदेश जारी गरेको छ ।  प्रधानन्यायाधीश चोलेन्द्रशमशेर राणा र पुरुषोत्तम भण्डारीको संयुक्त इजलासले राउतलाई तारेखमा रहेर मुद्दा खेप्न पाउने गरी तारेखमा छाड्नो आदेश जारी गरेको हो । आदेशमा भनिएको छ, “निजबाट…

03/07/2019

Democracy sans press freedom worthless: NC President Deuba

Biratnagar, Mar. 7: Nepali Congress President and former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba said democracy without press freedom would have no significance. Democracy and press freedom are interdependent, he argued during a programme here Thursday. Criticizing the attempts of the government to control social networking sites as violation of democratic…

03/07/2019

Big change could be achieved with the means of nonviolence and peace propounded by Gandhi: Ex-President Yadav

Kathmandu, Mar. 7: Former President Dr Rambaran Yadav has said life of the Mahatma Gandhi, a precursor of nonviolence, would be a message of peace for the world. Inaugurating a photo exhibition organized jointly by the Indian Ministry of Culture, and Indian Embassy in Nepal at Nepal Arts Council on…

03/07/2019

Rapti shutdown cripples life in Rolpa

Rolpa, Mar. 7: Normal life in Rolpa has been affected due to shutdown enforced by the Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal. CPN's Rapti Bureau had announced shutdown in protest of the arrest and detention of its cadres by police administration. With this, long and short route vehicles along…

03/07/2019

International Open Data Day-2019 marked in Lalitpur

Kathmandu, Mar. 7: The International Open Data Day-2019 has been marked in Konjyosom and Bagmati rural municipalities of Lalitpur. The Day was celebrated under the leadership of rural municipalities to raise the importance of disclosure of data and information and its impacts on accountability and participation of citizens in local…

03/07/2019

President extends best wishes on Gyalpo Lhosar

Kathmandu, Mar. 7: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has extended her best wishes to the entire Buddhist religious people at home and abroad on the occasion of Gyalpo Lhosar, a new year celebrated by the Buddhist and Sherpa community in particular. “May this festival bring happiness, peace, prosperity and good health…

03/07/2019

India Deploys CBRI, Roorkee to Provide Technical Support for Post-Earthquake Reconstruction of 72 Education Facilities in Nepal

  Kathmandu, Mar. 6: The Embassy of India Kathmandu on Wednesday signed an Agreement with the Central Building Research Institute (CBRI), Roorkee, India for post-earthquake reconstruction of 72 educational facilities in Nepal. The Agreement was signed by Dr. Ajay Kumar, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India on behalf of…

03/06/2019

Government of Nepal officials continuing their training in India

Kathmandu, Mar. 6: The Third group of 22 officials of the Ministry of Finance of Nepal have joined their training course on ‘Global Perspectives on Public Financial Management’ at the Institute of Government Accounts and Finance (INGAF) on 4March. The training is being held under the Indian Technical and Economic…

03/06/2019

Onset of pre-monsoon:Weather in hilly region to get affected for three months

Kathmandu, Mar. 6: This year's pre-monsoon weather has started. The Meteorological Forecasting Division has stated that the weather in the hilly region of the country would remain continually affected as the pre-monsoon holds sway for three months – March, April and May. The pre-monsoon is characterized by sunny days and…

03/06/2019

Prime Minister returns Baluwatar from hospital

Kathmandu, Mar. 6: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has returned his official residence, Baluwater, this evening following a routine health checkup at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH). The Prime Minister went to the hospital for regular health examination and he did not have any complications in his health, Prof…

03/06/2019

Bills presented in HoR meeting

Kathmandu, Mar. 6: Bills on various subjects were presented in the meeting of the House of Representatives on Wednesday. Finance Minister Dr Yubaraj Khatiwada tabled the public-private partnership and investment bill, 2075 on behalf of the Prime Minister. The meeting also unanimously endorsed the proposal presented by Minister Khatiwada on…

03/06/2019

Kailali Court slaps Chaudhary and 10 others to life imprisonment

Dhangadhi, Mar. 6: The Kailali District Court has sentenced Resham Lal Chaudhary and 10 others to life imprisonment finding them guilty in the Tikapur incident, which occurred three and half years ago. Sharing the information today about the court order related to the Tikapur incident, record keeper at the District…

03/06/2019

Civil servants arrested with bribe

Nepalgunj, Mar. 6: The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has arrested two civil servants with bribe money taken from service recipients. The CIAA office in Nepalgunj carried out a raid in two government offices of Banke on Tuesday evening, and arrested the two government staffers with Rs.…

03/06/2019

Solo paragliding suspended

Pokhara, Mar. 6: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, Pokhara has suspended solo paragliding following repeated accidents involving solo paragliders in the past few days. The CAAN Office in Pokhara issued a statement suspending solo paragliding until further notice. This week alone three paragliders met with an accident, leading to…

03/06/2019

'Delay in law formulation creating problems'

Khashauli, Mar. 6: State no. 5 Minister for Physical Infrastructure Baijanath Chaudhary has said that the delay in formulation of laws related to public transport has led to problems in transport management in the State. Speaking at an interaction in Butwal on Tuesday, he said an expert team is also…

03/06/2019

'Nepal-Korea relations profound'

Kathmandu, Mar. 6: The profound relations between Nepal and South Korea needs to be linked with economic development, said speakers at a programme organised here Tuesday. They were speaking at an interaction on 'Nepalis in Korea and state of remittance" organised by the Ekyabadhata Prakashan Nepal. Stating that attraction towards…

03/06/2019

Two killed, 11 injured in Tanahun jeep acciden

Damauli, Tanahun, Mar. 5: Two persons were killed and 11 others injured when a jeep slid off the road and fell around 30 meters at Ghansikuwa of Byas municipality-12 along the Prithivi Highway today. Burst of the vehicle front tyre causing imbalance is blamed for the accident. The dead have…

03/05/2019

Water ATM comes into operation in Lalitpur Metropolitan City

Kathmandu, Mar. 5: Now drinking water could be dispensed from a machine named Water ATM machine as in dispensing money from ATM machine of bank. The Lalitpur Metropolitan City has been put for use the Water ATM machine at its premises where consumers could pay a certain amount and enjoy…

03/05/2019

NC condemns police interference in peaceful demonstration

Kathmandu, Mar. 5: The main opposition Nepali Congress has condemned the police interference in a peaceful demonstration of teachers working in the status of relief quota. Teachers were injured in a clash with police during demonstration at New Baneshwar in the capital city on Monday. NC Chief Whip Balkrishna Khand…

03/05/2019

Chair Oli bats for uniting communist parties

Jhapa, Mar. 5: Prime Minister and ruling Nepal Communist Party chair KP Sharma Oli has urged all active communist parties to participate in the party merger process in a bid to make a single communist party in the country. Speaking in a programme organized to commemorate the death anniversary of…

03/05/2019

Monkey rampage panics farmers

Bejhad, Mar. 5: Monkey rampage has panicked farmers at Rambha rural municipality-1, Hungi in Palpa. Groups of wild monkeys coming from nearby forests have caused losses to the vegetable farming and cropping lately. Kedar Prasad Basyal, a local farmer, said the wild beasts finished off entire potato farming which was…

03/05/2019

Not control but facilitation a need for people: Chief Information Commissioner

Bejhad, Mar. 5: Chief Information Commissioner of the National Information Commission, Krishna Hari Baskota suggested the local governments to adopt the approach of facilitation not the control to take the people into confidence. The local governments should emphatically incorporate the people's shared concepts in course of formulating development plans and…

03/05/2019

120 cases of VAW recorded in a month

Kathmandu, Mar. 4: As many as 120 cases of violence against women (VAW) were recorded in various places of the country from mid-January to mid-February, according to the Women's Rehabilitation Centre (WOREC Nepal). A compilation and analysis of the news on the same published in various media by WoREC Nepal…

03/04/2019

Infringement on democratic rights unacceptable: NC president Deuba

Bhaktapur, Mar. 4: Nepali Congress president Sher Bahadur Deuba has said violation of democratic rights is not acceptable for the party. In his address to the first death anniversary of democratic fighter Leela Bahadur Pandit at Sudal of Changunarayan municipality here today, the former prime minister accused the incumbent government…

03/04/2019

Revelers crowd up in Shiva temples including Pashpatinath

Kathmandu, Mar. 4: Revelers are crowding up in the temples of Lord Shiva across the country, including the Pashupatinath since early this morning on the occasion of Mahashivaratri. According to the Pashupati Area Development Trust, all four doors of the Pashupati temple have been kept open since 3.00 am early…

03/04/2019

11 months on, Galchhi-Kerung International Highway not in operation

Rasuwa, Mar. 4: The international highway from Galchhi in Dhading to Rasuwagadhi through Trishuli, Mailung and Syafrubesi has not come into operation even through its construction was completed 11 months ago. Nepal Army had opened the new track of 17-km double-lane road from Mailung to Syafrubesi last year to ease…

03/04/2019

Mahashivaratri festival today

Kathmandu, Mar. 4: Hindu devotees all over the country today are celebrating the great festival of Mahashivaratri by worshipping Lord Shiva at various rivers, ponds and temples since early this morning. Shivaratri, thought to be the day Lord Shiva was born, is one of the four nights known as Kaalratri,…

03/04/2019

Government focused on publicity rather than action: NC President Deuba

Janakpur, Mar. 3: Nepali Congress President and former prime minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has argued that the government did not do anything important in the past one year. During a press meet organized by Nepal Press Union Dhanusha Chapter here today, NC President Deuba accused the government of getting oriented…

03/03/2019

No information about closing social networking sites circulated: Communications Ministry

Kathmandu, Mar. 3: The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has clarified that it has not published any information about its any intention to close social networking sites Facebook and Twitter, terming the information about closure of the sites provided by the social site users fake. "The government is seriously…

03/03/2019

Leader Adhikari cremated with state honour, three daughters lit funeral pyre

Kathmandu, Mar. 3: Former Deputy Prime Minister and Nepal Communist Party (NCP) leader Bharat Mohan Adhikari who passed away Saturday night was cremated with the state honour today. Adhikari daughters Luna, Lima and Lija Adhikari lit the funeral pyre of their father. His spouse Sabita Adhikari, NCP's general secretary Bishnu…

03/03/2019

Demand for 'Rabindra international airport'

Chipledhunga, Mar. 3: Tourism entrepreneurs in Pokhara have demanded that the under-construction Pokhara International Airport be named after late Civil Aviation Minister Rabindra Adhikari. Issuing a press statement, Chiranjibi Pokharel, Chair of the Pokhara Tourism Council, an umbrella organisation of tourism entrepreneurs, have called the airport to be named 'Rabindra…

03/03/2019

Community shelter to save from flooding

Ranjha, Mar. 3: A safe community shelter has been constructed in Baijapur of Raptisonari rural municipality-3 in order to minimize damage caused by monsoon floods in the Rapti river. The multi-purpose shelter home was constructed at the cost of Rs. 8.4 million in order to provide safe shelter to those…

03/03/2019

Shah appointed Chief Whip of CPN Karnali

Surkhet, Mar. 3: Member of the Karnali State Assembly Gulab Jung Shah has been appointed the Chief Whip of the ruling Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) parliamentary party. Chief Minister and leader of CPN Karnali parliamentary party Mahendra Bahadur Shahi appointed him to the post. State Assembly member Sita Nepali…

03/03/2019

Ex-Deputy Prime Minster Adhikari passes away

Kathmandu, Mar. 2: Former Deputy Prime Minister and Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) leader Bharat Mohan Adhikari passed away on Saturday. He was 82. Bhaskar Raj Panta, medical director at HAMS Hospital based in Dhumbarahi, Kathmandu, in a statement informed that leader Adhikari, who has been undergoing treatment at the…

03/02/2019

'Government and opposition should work in tandem for development'

Gorkha, Mar. 2: Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) Spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha on Saturday urged opposition parties to move hand in hand with government at the cost of country's development. "The incumbent government has taken some positive initiatives for country's development and prosperity. It requires constructive role of opposition parties",…

03/02/2019

Lawmakers blame delayed construction behind growing accidents

Kathmandu, Mar. 2: Lawmakers from different political parties have drawn the attention of the government and parliament over the growing number of road accidents. They blamed government bodies and construction companies behind delayed construction of roads. They argued that it was delayed construction of road which has caused road accidents…

03/02/2019

Lower House approves various proposals

Kathmandu, Mar. 2: The today's meeting of the House of Representatives, the lower house of Federal Parliament, approved the proposal seeking consideration into 'Province Public Service Commission (Basis and Standard Determination) Bill, 2075'. The House approved the bill unanimously. Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Bhanubhakta Dhakal, had presented…

03/02/2019

CM Poudel expresses readiness to work with private sector for trade

Hetauda, Mar. 2: State-3 Chief Minister Dormani Poudel on Saturday expressed his readiness to work in cahoots with private sector for the expansion of trade and industry. He also urged the Makawanpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry not to engage in any activity that may undermine our indigenous culture and…

03/02/2019

Local govt giving durable roof to the poor

Galkot, Mar. 2: The Khatekhola rural municipality ward no. 7 in Baglung has taken up a noble initiative of replacing thatched-roof houses of the poor with corrugated sheets. Last year, the ward office put corrugated sheets over the roof of 26 homes of the 85 houses that it plans to…

03/02/2019

52 taxi drivers punished

Kathmandu, Mar. 2: The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division has taken against 52 taxi drivers for irregularities. The taxi drivers were punished for charging more than the actual fare to the customers, rejecting to go to places that the customers want and those tampering with the billing machine. They were apprehended…

03/02/2019

Rapists sentenced to 10 years in jail

Kathmandu, Mar. 2: The Lalitpur District Court has sent three people to 10 years of jail each after finding them guilty of rape in the Godamchaur incident. Judge Dhansing Mahara on Friday handed down the sentence along with a fine of Rs. 100,000 each to be given to the rape…

03/02/2019

11 persons die in jeep accident

 Darchula, Mar. 1: Eleven persons died on the spot in a jeep accident occurred at Ratakatha of Duhu rural municiplity-3 along the Darchula-Tinker road section in the district on Friday night. Among the dead, seven were women, three men and a girl child. The jeep (Ma 1 Ja 280) heading…

03/01/2019

Let Far West folks construct West Seti hydro project on their own: NC President Deuba

Kanchanpur, Mar. 1: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said the people from the far-western province should themselves construct the western Seti hydropower project. Inaugurating province level trade fair and Kanchanpur tourism festival at Mahendranagar on Friday, President Deuba said the locals should construct the project with pride as…

03/01/2019

Hindu state thru referendum: NC General Secretary Koirala

Gulmi, Mar. 1: General Secretary of the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) Dr Sashank Koirala has opined for referendum to decide whether Nepal should be a secular or Hindu state. While addressing a diamond jubilee celebration programme of the Mahendra Adarsha Secondary School at Musikot municiplity-7 on in the district…

03/01/2019

Last rites of Minister Adhikari with state honour

Pokhara, Mar. 1: The last rites of Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, were performed with state honour at Ramghat in Pokhara on Friday. Minister Adhikari was killed in a chopper crash in Taplejung on Wednesday. His dead body was taken to Pokhara for the last tributes…

03/01/2019

Snowfall hits life in west Nepal

Surkhet, Mar. 1: Lives in mid and far-west Nepal have become tougher due to incessant snowfall. The recurring snowfall has troubled the lives of people, especially in high-hill areas. Snowfall has been taking place in the districts of Karnali Province, including Humla, Mugu, Dolpa, Jumla, Kalikot, Jajarkot, Dailekh and Rukum.…

03/01/2019

Provide service of license translation into Nepali in coordination-Transport Department

Kathmandu, Mar. 1: The Department of Transport Management has directed the Transport Management Offices to translate driving license in coordination with the province government. Gokarna Prasad Upadhyay, spokesperson of the Department, said a circular was already issued to the offices not to send licenses to the Department for Nepali translation.…

03/01/2019

Minister Pun admitted to hospital

Kathmandu, Feb. 28: Minister for Irrigation, Water Resources and Irrigation Barshaman Pun was admitted to the Norvic Hospital this late afternoon, after falling ill all of a sudden. Soon after being informed about it, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli went to the hospital to take note of the health condition…

02/28/2019

Weather forecast for Friday and Saturday

Kathmandu, Feb. 28: The weather is going to be partly cloudy with light rain in the hilly region and generally fair in the rest of the country on Friday, the Meteorological Forecasting Division said. Similarly, the weather will be by and large cloudy with chances of light rain accompanied by…

02/28/2019

State chief Malla taken to India for treatment

Dhangadi, Feb. 28: Chief of Sudur Pashchim State Mohanraj Malla who was undergoing treatment at TU Teaching Hospital Maharajgunj in Kathmandu, has been taken to India for further treatment today. He was taken to Medanta Hospital India via air ambulance after no progress was seen in his health condition, said Malla's…

02/28/2019

Bhaktapur witnesses snowfall after 12 years

Bhaktapur, Feb. 28: Bhaktapur city has witnessed snowfall after 12 years. Various areas in the Kathmandu Valley, including Bhaktapur has seen snowfall since this morning. Normal life has been affected with snowfall at Nagarkot, Changunarayan, Sudal, Tathali, Chitpole, Nakhel, Sipadi, Nalinchowk, Gundu, Ranikot and Chyampedanda of Bhaktapur. The snowfall also…

02/28/2019

KMC intensifies bid to install CCTV for city management

Kathmandu, Feb. 28: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) and Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on installing CCTVs for proper city management. Joint Secretary Tokraj Pandey on behalf of the KMC and Deputy Inspector General of Nepal Police Shailesh Thapa on behalf of the Metropolitan Police…

02/28/2019

Snow blankets Tribhuvan Highway; vehicular movement obstructed

Hetauda, Feb. 28: The transport service between Kathmandu and Hetauda has come to a halt since early this morning due to incessant rainfall with snow. The road section stretching from Daman to Simbhanjyang via Palung has been covered with one and a half feet thick snow which resulted in the…

02/28/2019

Dead bodies being airlifted to Kathmandu today

Suketar, Feb. 28: The Nepal Army (NA) is sending the dead bodies of those killed in the helicopter crash, including Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari to Kathmandu today. The NA's chopper on Wednesday evening could only hook four dead bodies from the helicopter crash site to…

02/28/2019

Nepal calls on India and Pakistan to exercise restraint

Kathmandu, Feb. 27: The government is concerned about the escalating tensions between India and Pakistan following the terrorist attack on a security convoy in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir on February 14, 2019. Issuing a press release on Wednesday, the Foreign Ministry said it may be recalled that Nepal immediately…

02/27/2019

बिहीबार राष्ट्रिय शोक

  काठमाडौँ, १५ फागुन । सरकारले संस्कृति, पर्यटन तथा नागरिक उड्डयनमन्त्री रवीन्द्रप्रसाद अधिकारीलगायत ताप्लेजुङमा भएको हेलिकप्टर दुर्घटनामा सवार सबै जनाको निधनप्रति दुःख व्यक्त गरेको छ । मन्त्रिपरिषद्को आज बसेको बैठकले उक्त दुःखद् घटना भएकामा फागुन १६ गते राष्ट्रिय शोकको दिन घोषणा गर्ने निर्णय गरेको गृहमन्त्री रामबहादुर थापाले जानकारी दिनुभयो । …

02/27/2019

Departure of emerging youth leader Adhikari

Kathmandu, Feb. 27: The sudden death of emerging youth leader in Nepali politics and Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, has spread a shock wave across the country today. Popular leader of the Communist Party of Nepal, Adhikari, was appointed the Minister on 16 March 2018 after…

02/27/2019

NC expresses grief over loss of lives including of Minister Adhikari in helicopter crash

Kathmandu, Feb. 27: Nepali Congress (NC) has expressed deep grief over the loss of lives of seven persons including Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, in a helicopter crash occurred in Taplejung district on Wednesday. Issuing a press statement, NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba said he regarded…

02/27/2019

Air Dynasty chopper crash: All seven dead, body of minister Adhikari unrecognisable

Kathmandu, Feb. 27: All seven people, including Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, died in a chopper crash occurred at Tarebhir of Taplejung today. The helicopter carrying the team went for a feasibility study of an airport at Chuhandanda, Tehrathum crashed, killing all on board. The Ministry…

02/27/2019

Air Dynasty chopper crash: PM Oli calls emergency meeting of ministers

Kathmandu, Feb. 27: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has called an emergency meeting of the Council of Ministers, following the accident of a helicopter of Air Dynasty carrying Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, and others at Daredhunga of Taplejung today. The meeting has been called at…

02/27/2019

Budhigandaki hydel project will gain momentum-Chair Dahal

Gorkha, Feb. 27: Communist Party of Nepal Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' said the construction of Budhigandaki Hydro as a national pride project will gain momentum. Inaugurating a new-constructed building of Gandaki Rural Municipality-7 on Tuesday, Dahal, also the former Prime Minister, said he would not allow any delay in…

02/27/2019

Outbreak of H9 virus behind killing of chickens

Hetauda, Feb. 27: Hetauda has seen the killing of thousands of chickens in a recent couple of days, causing loss of millions of rupees to poultry entrepreneurs. According to the information provided by farmers, over 10,000 chickens have already died at Hetauda-7. Though Veterinary Hospital confirmed outbreak of H9 virus…

02/27/2019

KMC stops establishment of new private schools

Kathmandu, Feb. 26: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City has halted issuing license to private schools within the metropolis. The KMC's move follows the efforts of the government to transform public education by controlling the growth of private schools in city area and encouraging public schools. Sitaram Koirala, education officer at the…

02/26/2019

Two reports presented in NA

Kathmandu, Feb. 26: Two reports were presented in the second meeting of the National Assembly today. Legislation Management Committee president Parashuram Meghi Gurung presented the committee reports on the Bill to amend some Nepal acts to make them consistent with the constitution. The NA has scheduled its next meeting for…

02/26/2019

Home Minister commits to following martyrs' path

Kathmandu, Feb. 26: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa on Tuesday pledged to pursue the path shown by martyrs. "Martyrs have contributed immensely to bringing political and social changes so far. Many sacrificed their lives, thousands other were injured and disappeared in the process. We are committed to realising their dreams,"…

02/26/2019

New security policy in final stage: DPM Pokhrel

Kathmandu, Feb. 26: Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Ishwor Pokhrel shared the information that draft of the national security council was prepared and presented before the Council of Ministers to forward it to the federal parliament. Homework was on to present the bill in the parliament for the implementation…

02/26/2019

Landslide leaves one dead; two injured

Darchula, Feb. 26: A person died and two others were injured when a landslide occurred at Ratakatha of under-construction Darchula-Tinkar road in Duhun Rural Municipality-3. Raghibir Singh Dhami, 39, of Naugad Rural Municipality-4, Sipti died on the spot when the landslide occurred ttis morning buried him, shared Rabindra Kathayat, Deputy…

02/26/2019

'Smart' agro village in implementation

Narayanpur, Feb. 26: Lamahi Municipality-9, Hardawa of Dang is gradually gaining popularity as a village of agriculture development. Vegetable and lemon farming is the mainstay of majority of households here. With Hardawa being selected for the implementation of smart agro village programme brought out by Province-5 government, it is to…

02/26/2019

Minister Gyawali urges Nepali diaspora to contribute to Nepal's development

Kathmandu, Feb. 25: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali interacted with the members of the Non-Resident Nepali Association and Overseas Nepalese Forum as well as Nepali community residing in Switzerland. Minister Gyawali is currently in Geneva in connection with participating in the 40th meeting of the United Nations Human…

02/25/2019

US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence, Felter, calls on DPM Pokhrel

Kathmandu, Feb. 25: Visiting American Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence for South and Southeast Asia, Joseph Felter, paid a courtesy call on Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Ishwor Pokhrel here today. In the meeting held at the Ministry of Defence at Singha Durbar, Felter pledged that the American…

02/25/2019

Fire ravages property worth Rs 10 million

Butwal, Feb. 25: Fire that broke out at Shanker Plaza in Amarpath – the central commercial centre of Butwal Sub-metropolis – caused damages to a fancy shop being operated in the building. The fire ravaged the Bindabasini Fancy being operated in the building, causing loss over Rs 10 million, police…

02/25/2019

Health Minister off to India

Kathmandu, Feb. 25: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health and Population Upendra Yadav left for New Delhi, the capital city of India, on Sunday evening to attend the fourth conference of 'Global Digital Health Partnership'. The conference will bring together health ministers, health policy makers and experts from 60…

02/25/2019

Dr Bhattarai bats for economic prosperity

Achham, Feb. 24: Former Prime Minister and Coordinator of Naya Shakti Party Nepal Dr Baburam Bhattarai, has urged the concerned sides to join hands for prosperity. Coordinator Dr Bhattarai, while addressing a public dialogue in the district on Sunday, said that the completion of the Mid-hill highway will benefit the…

02/24/2019

Lawmakers draw govt's attention to current problems

Kathmandu, Feb. 24: Lawmakers have called the attention of the government to a host of subjects ranging from Melamchi drinking water project and explosion at Ncell towers. Putting his view at a session of the National Assembly on Sunday, lawmaker Badri Prasad Pandey demanded completion of the Melamchi water project…

02/24/2019

Technology should replace agricultural workforce: PM Oli

Kathmandu, Feb. 24: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Sunday viewed that technology and mechanisation should replace agricultural workforce. "A large chunk of the population relies on agriculture, which is not good.Technology and machanisation should be used in agriculture so the agricultural dependent population could be invested in other development…

02/24/2019

Call to make literacy campaign successful

Janakpurdham, Feb. 24: Minister for Education, Science and Technology Girirajmani Pokharel has said that the federation, province and local level representatives should work together to make the enrollment and literacy campaign successful. Speaking at a province-level interaction on 'Literate Nepal year 2076 and school enrollment campaign' here on Saturday, he…

02/24/2019

Paragliding pilot seriously injured in accident

Pokhara, Feb. 24: A man was seriously injured in an accident that took place while he was paragliding here on Saturday. Atit Mainali,29, of Bagdol in Lalitpur metropolis-7 was injured in the incident. He met with an accident while paragliding solo from Sarangkot in Pokhara-18, according to DSP at the…

02/24/2019

Gachchhadar advises government to hold talks with agitating party

Biratnagar, Feb. 23:Nepali Congress (NC) vice president Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar has called on the government to immediately hold talks with the party involved in carrying out violent activities in the country. He referred to agitating Nepal Communist Party (NCP) led by Netra Bikram Chand aka Biplav. Talking to media persons…

02/23/2019

FNJ terms statute amendment historic

Kaski, Feb. 23: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has said that its central General Assembly and Statute Amendment Convention concluded on Friday in Pokhara was historic. An agreement to adopt the direct electoral system for the first time in the FNJ history was historic and it would expect to…

02/23/2019

'Make administrative mechanisms disciplined'

Kathmandu, Feb. 23: Former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal has suggested the government to discipline the administrative mechanism of the country. In his address to the second annual general meeting of the National Micro Entrepreneurs Federation Nepal on Saturday, he cautioned the government to punish the non-performing office-bearers and employees…

02/23/2019

Foreign Minister Gyawali leaves for Geneva

Kathmandu, Feb. 23: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali left here for Geneva this evening leading a Nepali delegation to the 40th Session of the UN Human Rights Council. During the visit, the Foreign Minister will attend the inaugural session of the Council on 25th February. He will address…

02/23/2019

Insurance coverage needs to be expanded to grassroots: DPM

Kathmandu, Feb. 23: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Iswar Pokharel has urged the Rastriya Beema Sansthan to expand the coverage of insurance to the grassroots level. Addressing the 52nd anniversary of the Corporation here today, he said the Corporation has had an important role in the development, expansion…

02/23/2019

One killed in bomb blast at Nakhkhu Ncell tower

Kathmandu, Feb. 23: One among the three people who were critically injured when an unidentified group detonated a bomb with the intention of blowing off the Ncell mobile tower at Nakhkhu, Lalitpur on Friday night, has died. Police identified the deceased as Singha Prasad Gurung. Gurung, Pratikshya Khadka and Ayusha…

02/23/2019

Energy, tourism conveyors of Nepal's development: Austrian Minister

Kathmandu, Feb. 23: Minister for Foreign Affairs of Austria, Dr Karin Kneissl, has viewed that hydroelectricity could be the major means for Nepal's economic progress. The Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of Austria, who is currently on an official visit to Nepal, was speaking in a programme…

02/23/2019

Gamgadhi- Nagma road obstructed due to snow

Sinja (Jumla), Feb. 23: The Gamgadhi-Nagma section of the Karnali highway has remained obstructed for the past some one month due to deposition of snow on some stretches of the road in mountain passes. Although efforts were made to remove the snow by using bulldozer and open the road for…

02/23/2019

Speaker Mahara expresses sorrow over demise of lawmaker Oli

Kathmandu, Feb. 22: Speaker at the House of the Representatives (HoR) Krishna Bahadur Mahara has extended sorrow over the demise of province assembly member and leader of Nepal Communist Party, Uttar Kumar Oli. In a condolence message issued on Friday, Speaker Mahara extended tribute to Oli in this hour of…

02/22/2019

Preparation with alternatives to bring Melamchi water

Kathmandu, Feb. 22: Minster for Water Supply, Bina Magar, has said that the Ministry has been making preparations to complete much awaited Malamchi Drinking Water Project. Responding to queries of lawmakers in today's meeting of the House of Representatives, Minister Magar said that it would take some times to bring…

02/22/2019

CIAA arrests govt employee taking bribe

Hetauda (Makawanpur), Feb. 22: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Friday held a government employee red-handed taking a bribe of Rs 75,000. Madan Adhikari, jailor of Bhimphedi Regional Prison, threatened to transfer prison guard Denial Lama elsewhere if he denied his proposal for bribe, said…

02/22/2019

Journalists should motivate social transformation

Pokhara, Feb. 21: Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara has said that the journalists should play the role of a catalyst for social transformation. Inaugurating the central general assembly and statute convention of the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) here today, he said the journalists have an important role in bringing changes…

02/22/2019

Action taken against 45 long route public vehicles not keeping two drivers

Kathmandu, Feb. 21: The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has taken action against the drivers of 45 public vehicles plying on long routes for flouting the provision of keeping two drivers. The Police Headquarters, Highway Security and Traffic Directorate had brought into operation from February 10 the 'traffic communication app'…

02/21/2019

Drinking water shortage at earthquake displaced survivors' settlement

Gorkha, Feb. 21: A settlement of earthquake survivors at Simalchour of Gorkha municipality -6 has been facing acute shortage of drinking water. The earthquake survivors displaced from Kerauja have now been residing at Simalchour. They have to spend more than one hour to fetch a pot of water, said Kanchhi…

02/21/2019

Energy Minister Pun inaugurates 132-KV sub-station

Bardiya, Feb. 21: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Barshaman Pun, has inaugurated 132 KV sub-station at Bhurigaun of Thakurdwara municipality in Bardiya today. On the occasion, Minster Pun said that the Bright Nepal Campaign has been moved ahead by illuminating Bardiya. He said that embankment is going to…

02/21/2019

65 years old rapist gets six years imprisonment

Saptari, Feb. 21: The district court had handed down six years of imprisonment to a 65-year-old man convicted of raping a 14 years old girl. A single bench of Judge Harish Chandra Dhungana also ordered the rapist Singheshwor Pandey to pay Rs 30,000 in compensation. Pandey was arrested on June…

02/21/2019

Death threat to deputy mayor draws NC attention

Chitwan, Feb. 21: Nepali Congress Chitwan has expressed serious concern on the death threat to Deputy Mayor of Bharatpur Metropolitan City and NC leader Parbati Shah Thakuri. Issuing a press release on Wednesday, NC Chitwan Secretary Uttam Joshi said the party's attention has been drawn over the incident of threat…

02/21/2019

Nepali students to get full scholarship in Bouddha University

Lumbini, Feb. 21: Nepali students wishing to pursue M.Phil and Ph.D degrees in the Buddhist University of Myanmar are to be offered full scholarship. Officials at Myanmar-based Universities have assured that scholarship could be provided to MA students graduated from Nepal's Lumbini Buddha University on any topics of Buddhism at…

02/21/2019

IT bill to regulate social networking sites: Minister Baskota

Kathmandu, Feb. 20: The Information Technology Bill 2075 has been presented before the meeting of the House of Representatives on Wednesday. Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Baskota presented the bill. Presenting the bill, Minister Baskota said, "IT bill is brought to make the social networking sites systematic…

02/20/2019

Upper House passes Employees' Adjustment Bill

Kathmandu, Feb. 20: The National Assembly, the Upper House in the Federal Parliament, today unanimously endorsed the Employees' Adjustment Bill-2075 BS'. The NA session passed the document received from the House of Representatives along with its feedback. Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration Lalbabu Pandit presented the proposal to…

02/20/2019

Festival of India in Nepal

Kathmandu, Feb. 19: A 'Festival of India in Nepal' began here today with the objective of familiarizing the new generation of Nepal about the similarities between Nepal and India. The festival to be held from 19 February to 21 March will be organised in Kathmandu and other major cities of…

02/19/2019

Incumbent govt to complete Pashchim Seti Hydropower: PM Oli

Amargadhi, Feb. 19: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the Pashchim Seti Hydropower Project will be constructed during his premiership. While inaugurating the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) Syaule 132-33-121 KV substation in Amargadhi Municipality-1 Dudhkande today, Prime Minister Oli committed to addressing the problem of electricity, road infrastructure,…

02/19/2019

President-Democracy Day Greetings

Kathmandu, Feb. 19: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has extended her best wishes that the 69th National Democracy Day may inspire all of us to move ahead by upholding fundamental principles and values of democracy, In the greetings message delivered today, President Bhandari expressed her confidence that the Democracy Day (today)…

02/19/2019

Increasing students' attraction to community schools

Doti, Feb. 19: Students here are increasingly attracted to some community schools of the district of late with improvements in educational quality. There is growing inflow of students to community schools, including Kedareswor Secondary School at Shikhar Municipality-1, Talara Secondary at Adarsha Rural Municipality, Padma Public Muktinarayan Secondary at district…

02/19/2019

'Adopt democracy as a lifestyle'

Kaski, Feb. 19: Gandaki Province Chief Minister Prithvi Subba Gurung has extended his best wishes to all brothers and sisters at home and abroad on the occasion of the 69th Democracy Day. In a message sent today, Chief Minister Gurung stressed the need to adopt democracy as a lifestyle by…

02/19/2019

Pedestrian dies in road accident

Chitwan, Feb. 19: A car knocked down a pedestrian at Bharatpur Metropolitan City-23 on Monday. According to the District Police Office, Chitwan, the deceased has been identified as Jeet Bahadur Sarki, 75, of Bharatpur-23, Krishnachowk. The Bharatpur-bound car (Ba 15 Cha 4926) from Jagatpur had hit the pedestrian. He died…

02/19/2019

RSS turns 58

Kathmandu, Feb 18 (RSS): Country's only official state-owned news agency Rastriya Samachar Samiti (RSS) -- is marking its 58th years of establishment on Tuesday by organising a variety of programmes. RSS was established on 18th February 1962 with the merger of two news agencies, Nepal Sambad Samiti and Sagarmatha Sambad…

02/19/2019

Pursuit of economic agenda is mainstay of today’s diplomacy: Minister Gyawali

Kathmandu, Feb. 18: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has said that building on the hard earned political stability, Nepal at present strives to achieve economic development and prosperity. He said the present Government is committed to bring economic transformation of the country and improve quality of life of…

02/18/2019

Audit and pesticides management Bills approved

Kathmandu, Feb. 18: Today's meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) has endorsed the Audit Bill, 2075. The bill was tabled by the Minister for Finance Dr Yuvraj Khatiwada in the meeting seeking its approval. Minister Khatiwada had responded to the queries raised by the lawmakers on the bill. He…

02/18/2019

Newly appointed Ambassadors take oath

Kathmandu, Feb. 18: President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered the oath of office and secrecy to the newly appointed Ambassadors of Nepal to various countries. At a special function held at Sheetal Niwas today, Nepali Ambassador to United Arab Emirates Krishna Prasad Dhakal, Nepali Ambassador to Malaysia Udaya Raj Pandey, Nepali…

02/18/2019

Bridge construction on Diktel-Gaighat road still in limbo

Khotang, Feb. 18: Construction of a bridge at Regmitar of Sapshu river in Khotang has not gained pace despite getting the extension of the contract for third time. The 65-meter long bridge over the Sapshu river as part of Diktel-Gaighat section along the Sagarmatha Highway is still in limbo. Nearly…

02/18/2019

700 tourists rescued

Jiri, Feb. 18: Some 700 tourists stranded after a snowfall at Kalinchowk of Dolakha district have been rescued by the police persons. A joint team of Nepal Police and the Armed Police Force rescued nearly 120 tourists with the use of vehicles, while others were taken to safe places all…

02/18/2019

Province 1 forms committee to celebrate Democracy Day

Biratnagar, Feb. 18: Province 1 has formed a 501-member main committee under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Sherdhan Rai to celebrate the 69th Democracy Day for three days from today. Various programmes as illumination at government offices, industrial centres, and educational and private institutions, morning rally, sanitation, and distribution of…

02/18/2019

PM, top leaders call on President

Kathmandu, Feb. 17: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and top leaders of ruling Nepal Communist Party and opposition Nepali Congress have held discussions with President Bidya Devi Bhandari at Shital Niwas this evening. PM and Chairman of NCP Oli, another Chairman of NCP Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda', President of NC…

02/17/2019

Westerly wind likely to bring rain from late this afternoon

Kathmandu, Feb. 17: Most parts of the country today have partly cloudy sky due to impact of westerly wind, and thundershowers has been predicted at one or two places of western region late this afternoon, the Meteorological Forecasting Division. Though this morning witnessed a slight improvement in weather with sunshine,…

02/17/2019

12 local level's name and centre changed

Baitadi, Feb. 17: The Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration has changed the name and centre of 12 local level units in the far-western province.  The names of the local level units and centres in Baitadi, Darchula, Bajhang, Dadeldhura, Doti and Bajura have been changed on the recommendation of…

02/17/2019

Teaching faculty not paid for months

Rolpa, Feb. 17: The teaching faculty of Jaljala multiple campus have not been paid since the past six months. Sixteen campus teachers and four employees of the campus, affiliated to the Tribhuvan University, have not received their remuneration since mid-August. "Our daily life has become very difficult as we have…

02/17/2019

Municipality in dark since two weeks

Dolpa, Feb. 17: Tripurasundari municipality residents are forced to live in darkness since the past two week, after regular power supply stopped. The problem was a result of a technical snag at the Chalgaad micro-hydropower project that supplies power to the municipality. The generator of the project is reported to…

02/17/2019

Prosperity possible thru unity of politics and economics: Dr Bhattarai

Galkot (Baglung), Feb. 16: Former Prime Minister and coordinator of Naya Shakti Party Nepal Dr Baburam Bhattarai, has said that the national prosperity was possible if the politics and economics moved on the same way. Coordinator Dr Bhattarai, while addressing a campaign launched by the party named public dialogue in…

02/16/2019

Cloudy weather, light rains forecast

Kathmandu, Feb. 16: Most parts in the country witnessed cloudy condition triggered by westerly wind today. Some hilly regions including the capital city will see intermittent rain, said Meteorological Forecasting Division. Senior meteorologist Samir Shrestha said light rains will occur due to the westerly wind, however, weather won't become clear…

02/16/2019

Call to transfer employees from federal government

Kathmandu, Feb. 16: Nepal Public Health Association has demanded the federal government to take responsibility for transfer and promotion of all health service employees above officer level. The Ministry of Health and Population has recently delegated authority to the Office of Province Chief Minister to transfer and promote employees up…

02/16/2019

Technology facilitating crime investigation

   Surunga, Feb. 16: Closed-Circuit (CC) camera is being installed in Jhapa lately with the device becoming effective in crime investigation and control. Under the police-public partnership programme, the District Police Office Jhapa has laid emphasis on installing CC camera at almost all local levels. Police have set up CC…

02/16/2019

95 settlements reeling under high risk in Bajura

Bajura, Feb. 16: A total of 95 human settlements of nine local levels in the district are reeling under high risks of natural calamities. Chetraj Baral, Chief District Officer, shared that the District Natural Disaster Rescue Committee has already published the list of settlements at high risk and also took…

02/16/2019

Bridge construction along Narayangarh-Muglin road gaining pace

   Bharatpur, Feb. 16: Almost 50 percent construction of four bridges along the Narayangarh-Muglin road stretch has so far completed. According to Shiva Khanal, engineer at Narayangarh-Muglin road project, construction of bridges at Jalbire, Mauri, Khanikhola and Dasdhunga is taking place in a speedy manner. "Almost 50 percent of the…

02/16/2019

393 incidents of code of conduct violation-Press Council

Kathmandu, Feb. 16: As many as 393 incidents of violation of journalist code of conduct were occurred in a year, reveals the Press Council Nepal. Deepak Khanal, Information Officer at Press Council, shared total 244 incidents of code violation were found based on complaint registration and self-regulation from PCN in…

02/16/2019

CIAA Commissioner Pathak resigns

Kathmandu, Feb. 15: Commissioner at the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) Raj Narayan Pathak has submitted his resignation to President Bidya Devi Bhandari today. He rendered his resignation as per the Article 238 of Nepal Constitution and it will come into effect from today, according to the…

02/15/2019

Some Nepal amendment bill endorsed

Kathmandu, Feb. 15: The meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) today has endorsed the Bill designed to Amend Some Nepal Acts 2075 BS by a majority. Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Bhanubhakta Dhakal had tabled the proposal seeking its endorsement in the meeting. Earlier, Minister Dhakal also…

02/15/2019

Forest conservation and its use simultaneously: Minister Basnet

Kathmandu, Feb. 15:Minister for Forest and Environment Shakti Bahadur Basnet has said forest management measures have been adopted in such a way so that its conservation and proper use could go simultaneously. Inaugurating the 19th general assembly of Federation of Forest Based Industry and Trade Nepal here today, the minister…

02/15/2019

Saptari hospital starts CT scan, ICU service

Saptari, Feb. 15: For the first time in Saptari district, Unique Hospital based in Rupani Rural Municipality is preparing to begin CT scan and intensive care unit (ICU) services. Chairman of the hospital, Jaya Prakash Thakur, said that installation of the equipments was completed and shared that they would be…

02/15/2019

Two houses destroyed; elderly hurt in Sindhuli fires

Sindhuli, Feb. 15: Two houses were destroyed in a fire that occurred after a solar panel explosion at Tinpatan Rural Municipality-6 in Sindhuli district. Two houses of Purna Bahadur Bhujel were fully destroyed in the fire that occurred on Thursday, police confirmed. According to District Police Office, Sindhuli, the houses…

02/15/2019

Move ahead innovatively, Dr Bhattarai to business leaders

Pokhara, Feb. 15: Former Prime Minister and Naya Shakti Party Nepal’s Coordinator Dr Baburam Bhattarai has said that lucrative returns is possible by doing business in an innovative manner instead of mere imitation of other businesses. At an interaction programme organised by Pokhara Chamber of Commerce, Kaski, on Thursday, the…

02/15/2019

Prime Minister Oli Condemns the Pulwama Terrorist Attack

Kathmandu, Feb. 14: The Government of Nepal strongly condemns the terrorist attack in the Jammu and Kashmir (pulwama) today that has resulted in the loss of many precious lives. It extends heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims as well as the Government and People of India, and wishes…

02/14/2019

39 CRPF MEN KILLED AS MILITANTS TARGET CONVOY IN J-K’s PULWAMA

Srinagar (India), Feb. 14: Thirty-nine Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men were killed and several injured as militants attacked a convoy at Lethpora along the Srinagar-Jammu highway on Thursday. As per the CRPF, an IED blast occurred at around 3.30 pm upon a CRPF convoy which was on its way…

02/14/2019

One year of govt.: Foundation laid for economic prosperity: PM

Kathmandu, Feb. 14: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the government has been successful in its goal of laying the foundation for economic prosperity in the country. In an address to the nation upon completion of one year in office, Prime Minister Oli today said the government was…

02/14/2019

Cabinet decision: Fifteen million in prize money for athletes

Kathmandu, Feb. 14: The Government has decided to honour athletes, coaches and officials winning laurels for the nation in various competitions with cash prize worth Rs 15.6 million. The prize recipients include those from cricket, football, bodybuilding and South Asian Games. The meeting of the Council of Ministers on February…

02/14/2019

"I'll be first IPO shareholder of hydropower built with public's money," announces PM Oli

Kathmandu, Feb. 14: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has announced that he would purchase the Initial Public Offering (IPO) of the hydropower project to be built in people's money. At the programme 'Nepal ko Pani Janata ko Lagani, Harek Nepali Bidyutko Share Dhani' (Water of Nepal for People of Nepal,…

02/14/2019

PM Oli inaugurates shipping office

Kathmandu, Feb. 14: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has inaugurated Nepal’s first shipping office at Ekantakuna, Lalitpur, today. Speaking after the inauguration at the programme organised by the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport, Prime Minister Oli said that the establishment of the office has opened the door for further…

02/14/2019

Rs 2.5 million for ward office setup

Banepa, Feb. 14: Roshi Rural Municipality of Kavrepalanchowk has started constructing building of ward offices in two areas. The Rural Municipality allocated budget of Rs 2.5 million each for the construction of offices of wards 6 and 7 in the current fiscal year. Roshi Chair Dal Bahadur (DB) Lama on…

02/14/2019

Institute of Health Science to be set up in Saptari

Saptari, Feb. 14: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health, Upendra Yadav has informed the government took the decision to establish an Institute of Health Science here so as to develop Saptari as a health hub like Dharan and Kathmandu. The Cabinet endorsed the draft of the Act that end…

02/14/2019

People’s representatives should work as per constitution’s sentiments: Coordinator Bhattarai

Gorkha, Feb. 13: Coordinator of Naya Shakti Party Nepal and former Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai has said that people’s representatives should work as per the sentiments and aspiration of the Constitution. During a meeting with people’s representatives of local levels at Palungtar of Gorkha on Wednesday, Coordinator Dr Bhattarai…

02/13/2019

PM employment programme announced, allowance if not jobs

Kathmandu, Feb. 13: The government has launched the Prime Minister Employment Programme in a bid to end the unemployment facing the country. The unemployment would be ended by creating new jobs within the country with the joint cooperation of government, private and cooperative sectors in coordination among federal, provincial and…

02/13/2019

Leader Dahal assures of completion of party unification process very soon

Kathmandu, Feb. 13:Nepal Communist Party (NCP)’s chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said the remaining task of party unification will be completed within a next few days. In his address to a programme organised today to pay tributes to all those who attained martyrdom during the course of the people’s…

02/13/2019

Farmers in Karnali to benefit from pension scheme

Surkhet, Feb. 13: The Karnali Province government is set to launch a 'farmer pension programme' from this year around. The Land Management, Agriculture and Cooperative Ministry is planning to provide pension to the farmers within a ceiling of Rs 10 million, a budget earmarked in the current fiscal year. It…

02/13/2019

Responsibility to private sector for solid waste management

Myagdi, Feb. 13: The private sector has been entrusted with the responsibility for the management of solid waste emanating from district headquarters, Beni Bazaar. An agreement to this effect was signed between the Beni Municipality and Mission for Waste Management Pvt Ltd Pokhara on Tuesday. Mayor Hari Kumar Shrestha and…

02/13/2019

Two students injured; BP Highway brought to halt in protest

Sindhuli, Feb. 13: Students have brought the vehicular movement along the BP Highway to a grinding halt in protest of unruly driving. Students claimed that they resorted to disrupt the traffic services when a Tata Sumo jeep hit the college-going girl students and run away. Rojina Karki and Manita Thapa,…

02/13/2019

Lightning causes loss to NTC towers; telecom service disrupted

Bajura, Feb. 13: Lightning that struck the radio repeater tower of Nepal Telecom at Chhededaha Rural Municipality has disrupted telecommunication services. Khagendra Rawat, chairperson, Chhededaha, ward-7, informed that the lightning caused damages to a Nepal Telecom tower based in the forest at Chhededaha. With the damages to the tower and…

02/13/2019

Nepali officials continuing their training in India

Kathmandu, Feb. 12: The second group of 20 officials of the Ministry of Finance of Nepal have joined their training course on ‘Global Perspectives on Public Financial Management’at the Institute of Government Accounts and Finance (INGAF) on Monday. The training is being held under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation…

02/12/2019

Simikot airport resumes

Humla, Feb. 12: Air service, the only means of transport to and from Humla, has resumed today after a break of five days. According to CDO Madhav Prasad Dhungana, the Simikot airport has come into operation today as it was closed due to the snow piled up in the runway…

02/12/2019

प्रहरी महानिरीक्षक भारत प्रस्थान

काठमाडौँ, २९ माघ ।  प्रहरी महानिरीक्षक सर्वेन्द्र खनाल भारतमा आयोजनामा हुने आतङ्कवाद नियन्त्रणसम्बन्धी अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय सेमिनारमा सहभागी हुन आज त्यसतर्फ प्रस्थान गर्नुभएको छ ।  आगामी फागुन १ र २ गते सञ्चालन हुने १९औँ ‘सिनर्जीष्ट नेशनल रेस्पोन्स टु इमजजिङ एण्ड टेरोरिष्ट थ्रेट’का विषयमा हुने सेमिनारमा सहभागी हुन आज भारत प्रस्थान गर्नुभएको हो…

02/12/2019

NA passes ‘Payment and Clearance Bill’

Kathmandu, Feb. 12: A meeting of the National Assembly today unanimously endorsed the ‘Payment and Clearance Bill, 2075 BS’ along with the message from the House of Representatives. Prior to this, Finance Minister Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada presented the proposal, seeking the endorsement of the bill along with the message…

02/12/2019

Waterways to be build upto Nepal-India border areas

 New Delhi (India), Feb. 12: Visiting Minister for Energy, Water Resource and Irrigation Barshaman Pun and Indian Minister for Water Resource, River Development & Gange Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari discussed bilateral issues at a meeting in here today. On the occasion, Gadkari shared that India was expanding its inland waterways up…

02/12/2019

FNJ condemns attack on journalist

Kathmandu, Feb. 12: The Federation of Nepali Journalists has condemned the attack against Radio Sarlahi Station Manager Som Diyali. Issuing a press statement today, FNJ has urged the government to book the attackers of journalist Diyali. An unidentified gang attacked Diyali at Sukhepokhari of Hariwan Municiplity-9 of Sarlahi district today.…

02/12/2019

Ex-President Yadav stresses on quality education

Chitwan, Feb. 12: Former President Dr Ram Baran Yadav has opined that the three levels of the governments should be oriented to implement the constitution. Speaking at function organized to mark 55th anniversary of Laxmi Secondary School in Bharatpur Metropolis-4 in the district today, Ex President Yadav shared that the…

02/12/2019

Call to end landless problem

Niwakot, Feb. 12: The land victims of Nuwakot have called for resolving the land related problems. In this connection, the District Land Rights Forum on Monday submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister through Chief District Officer Uddhav Bahadur Thapa. The district has a total of 5,000 ropanis of Birta…

02/12/2019

Woman murdered with sharp-edged weapon

Inruwa, Feb. 12: A woman was murdered with the use of sharp-edged weapon at Itahari Sub-Metropolis-4, Makhim Tole in Sunsari. Lal Bahadur Rai, a local, on Monday had killed Sonia Rai, 30, who has been residing in a rented room, with knife. Murderer Rai is under the control of Area…

02/12/2019

Govt. committed to end corruption : PM

Kathmandu, Feb. 11: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the government was determined to combat corrupt practices in the country. Addressing the 28th establishment of the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority here today, Prime Minister Oli said combating and abolishing corruption was essential for good governance…

02/11/2019

Shortage of psychiatric specialists at Mental Hospital

Lalitpur, Feb. 11: The Mental Hospital Lagankhel, the only such hospital in the country, is facing a crunch of consultant psychiatrists. Although the number of mental patients coming to the hospital is on the rise, the hospital is constrained by shortage of psychiatric specialists. The hospital has only eight positions…

02/11/2019

Private sector-funded hospital comes into operation

Dullu, Feb. 11: A well-equipped hospital, built on funding of private sector of Dullu, Dailekh, has come into operation. The 15-bed Asharam Hospital, constructed at the cost of around Rs 25 million at Dulu Municipality, has initiated its services from last Saturday. Kapil Khanal, managing director of the hospital, informed…

02/11/2019

NA chair Timilsina receives felicitation

Parbat, Feb. 11: National Assembly Chairperson Ganesh Prasad Timilsina was honoured with felicitation at his home town. He was offered the honour for being the first person of the Gandaki province to ascend to the special class of the nation. NA Chair Timilsina was felicitated with letter of appreciation, shawl…

02/11/2019

Govt asked to ensure Melmachi Project workers' remunerations

Kathmandu, Feb. 10: Meclamchi Drinking Water Project Victims' Struggle Committee has demanded with the government to provide salaries and allowances to around 800 staffers. Organizing a press conference here today, the Committee shared that the workers had not received salaries for three months. The Committee has warned that they will…

02/10/2019

Don't interfere with government activities: Minister Baskota

Kavrepalanchok, Feb. 10: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Baskota urged one and all not to interfere with the government in its activities. "Currently, the government is engrossed on development activities. Don't make any interference," he said while laying the foundation stone for a Panchankanya Temple building in Banepa…

02/10/2019

Lighting burns house in Bardibas

Bardibas, Feb. 10: A house was completely gutted in a fire that originated following a lightning at Chanauta of Bardibas municipality-11. The house of Ajaya Dimdong was burnt to ashes in the incident that took place on Saturday afternoon. Fortunately, as all members of the family had been out of…

02/10/2019

One killed in road accident

Melamchi, Feb. 10: A jeep driver died in a road accident that took place in Fedewa of Paanchpokhari Thangpal rural municipality of Sindhupalchowk district. The deceased has been identified as Bhim Rasaili of Melamchi municipality-7. The accident took place on Saturday when a jeep (Ba. 15 Cha. 2741) heading to…

02/10/2019

Shree Panchami being observed

Kathmandu, Feb. 10: Shree Panchami, also known as Basanta Panchami, a festival dedicated to Saraswati, the goddess of learning, wisdom, music and fine arts, is being observed across the country today. On the festival day, devotees and students throng the temples of Saraswati to offer prayers and make wishes. Likewise,…

02/10/2019

4 injured as police, locals clash in Sindhuli

Sindhuli, Feb. 9: Four persons including three police officials were injured after the police personnel and local residents clashed at Area Police Office, Kapilakot, of Marin Rural Municipality in Sindhuli district. In the clash that took place at 7:00 this evening, Sub-Inspector of Nepal Police Jit Bahadur Aryal, Assistant Sub-Inspector…

02/09/2019

नेपाल–भारत वाणिज्य सन्धिमा ‘इनल्याण्ड वाटरबेज्’ थपिँदै

  काठमाडौँ, २६ माघ । नेपाल र भारतबीच २०४७ सालमा भएको वाणिज्य सन्धिमा जलमार्ग अर्थात् इनल्याण्ड वाटरबेज् समावेश गर्न दुवै देशका अधिकारीबीच सैद्धान्तिक सहमति भएको छ ।  नेपाल–भारत वाणिज्य सन्धिका विविध पक्षमा विचारविमर्श गर्न पर्यटकीय नगरी पोखरामा दुवै राष्ट्रका वाणिज्य मन्त्रालयका उच्च अधिकारीबीचको आज सम्पन्न दोस्रो बैठकमा सन्धिमा रहेको व्यापारमार्ग…

02/09/2019

Coordination among three layers of govt. needed: Chief Minister Shahi

Surkhet, Feb. 9: Chief Minister of Karnali Province Mahendra Bahadur Shahi has said that mutual coordination and cooperation is needed among the three layers of government to ensure smooth functioning of federalism. Inaugurating the first convention of Rural Municipality National Federation, Karnali Province, on Saturday in Surkhet, the Chief Minister…

02/09/2019

Snowfall affecting life in Karnali

Dolpa, Feb. 9: Daily life in Dolpa, Humla, Jumla, Mugu and other districts in Karnali province has been severely hit by snowfall since the past few days. This is the fifth spell of snowfall to hit the region since the past month. Snow from the fourth spell was yet to…

02/09/2019

Two arrested on the charge of rape

Bharatpur, Feb. 9: Police have arrested two people on the charge of raping a 13-year-old girl in Chitwan. Ganga Chaudhary,30, and Ajaya Kumar,22, of Kolhi municipality in Bara were arrested for luring the girl with money and raping her in Bachauli of Ratnanagar municipality-7. They were arrested from Ratnanagar-6, according…

02/09/2019

Govt committed to federalism-law minister

Biratnagar, Feb. 9: Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal has said that the federal government is committed to federalism. Speaking at a press meet organised by Press Chautari Morang here today, he said the government was drafting laws to implement the constitution and federalism in the…

02/09/2019

Tiger found dead

Ratnanagar, Feb. 9: A tiger was found dead in Jarnelighat on the banks of the Karnali river in Chitwan National Park on Friday. The male tiger of around 13 years old was found with injuries all over the body and is suspected to have died in an attack by another…

02/09/2019

Agricultural revolution must for prosperity: leader Nepal

Bardibas, Feb. 8: Senior leader of the Nepal Communist party (NCP) and former Prime Minister, Madhav Kumar Nepal, has said a new agricultural revolution was necessary for country’s prosperity. At a programme organised on the 16th anniversary of the adharshila (a commune set up by leaders of NCP fourth general…

02/08/2019

President Bhandari authenticates two bills

Kathmandu, Feb. 8: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has authenticated two bills on Friday. The bills authenticated by the President were the Bill for Amending the Commission on Investigation of Enforced Disappeared Persons Act, 2071 and Bill for Amending the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Act, 2071. The bills were recently endorsed…

02/08/2019

Bomb explosion at power plant of Arum III hydel

Khandbari, Feb. 8: An unidentified group blasted a bomb at power plant of the under construction 900-mega watt- Arun III hydro power project in Sankhuwasabha district Thursday night. According to Police Inspector Rameshwor Pandit, the group blasted three bombs at the power plant located at Pukhuwa of Chichila rural municplaity-3…

02/08/2019

Two killed, four injured in lightning

Amargadhi, Feb. 8: Two persons died, while four others were injured after being struck by lightning in Dadheldhura on Friday. The deceased have been identified as Saraswati Nath, 20, of Rupaligad in Bhageshwor rural municipality and Gomal Deujyal, 48, of Rajouda in Amargadhi municipalality-3 in the district, according to the…

02/08/2019

EPG report big achievement: Ambassador Acharya

Kathmandu, Feb. 8: Nepali Ambassador to India Nilambar Acharya has commended that the report being prepared by the Eminent Persons' Group (EPG) on Nepal-India relations is a huge achievement for bilateral relations between Nepal and India. EPA is a group of experts from both countries which has four members each…

02/08/2019

Political cleanup needed, Dr BRB says

Melamchi, Feb. 8: Coordinator of Naya Shakti Party Nepal and former Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai viewed that positive changes in the country were possible within five years provided that better economic growth rate was gained followed by clean political system. Addressing the party's event named 'Janasambad Yatra-2075' at Melamchi…

02/08/2019

तीन राजदूतको शपथ

काठमाडौँ, २५ माघ । राष्ट्रपति विद्यादेवी भण्डारीले नवनियुक्त तीन राजदूतलाई आज पद तथा गोपनीयताको शपथ गराउनुभएको छ ।  राष्ट्रपति भवन शीतल निवासमा आज बिहान आयोजित विशेष समारोहमा उहाँले संयुक्त राष्ट्रसङ्घ न्यूयोर्कका लागि नेपालका स्थायी प्रतिनिधि अमृतबहादुर राई तथा सोही विश्वसंस्थाको जेनेभाका लागि स्थायी प्रतिनिधि मणिप्रसाद भट्टराईलाई शपथ गराउनुभयो । राष्ट्रपतिले…

02/08/2019

Endangered species of python spotted

Bhadrapur (Jhapa), Feb. 8: An endangered species of python was found in a river in Arjundhara Municipality-4 in Jhapa district on Thursday. Locals spotted the python while fishing, Chief of Division Forest Office Bishnulal Ghimire said. The python weighing eight kilograms is 6 feet in length. The locals rescued and…

02/08/2019

Westerly winds bringing rain across the country

Kathmandu, Feb. 7: The affect of the Westerly winds led to a change in the climate with rainfall taking place across the country today, according to the Weather Forecasting Division. The change in the weather and rain is likely to continue until Saturday, while the western and central parts of…

02/08/2019

Five killed in jeep accident in Sindhuli

Sindhuli, Feb. 7: Five people were killed and nine others sustained injuries when a Bolero jeep met with an accident at Chandibhanjyang of Fikkal rural municipality-2 here today. Those killed in the accident have been identified as 55-year-old Tila Maya Bishwakarma, 65-year-old Kunman Tamang, 35-year-old Shanti Maya Shrestha, 45-year-old Laxmi…

02/07/2019

Airports in mountainous districts of Karnali shut due to heavy snowfall

Dolpa, Feb. 7: The Jufal airport in the district had to be shut today due to snow accumulation on the airfield. Heavy snowfall that occurred in the upper reaches of the district since this morning has obstructed the regular flights to and from the airport. Thick snow that has piled…

02/07/2019

Hedge Fund regulations to attract FDI

Kathmandu, Feb. 7: The Government has introduced the 'Hedge Fund regulations, 2075 B.S. in order to attract foreign direct investment in the hydropower sector. The Fund is aimed at bringing in FDI in convertible currency. The regulations were issued by the Council of Ministers meeting on February 4, according to…

02/07/2019

New parameters for envoy’s appointment in place

Kathmandu, Feb. 7: The government has enforced new strictures for the appointment of ambassadors. As per the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the aspirant envoys must have knowledge of the world affairs, strong command over English language and information about the host countries. The Ministry introduced the new standards for the…

02/07/2019

Country pursuing journey of socialism, communism: NCP Chair Dahal

Chitwan, Feb. 7: Former Prime Minister and Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' on Thursday said Nepal at present is on a journey towards socialism and communism. "The state ahead is a state with socialism. So we must pursue the journey of the two principles step by…

02/07/2019

Bajura under snow grip again

Bajura, Feb. 7: Snowfall has again gripped Bajura since Wednesday evening. Normal life here has become tougher again with abrupt fall on temperature caused by rain and snow. The snowfall that began from hilly and mountainous regions of the district since Wednesday afternoon has also blanketed the southern part as…

02/07/2019

Artistic Kalika temple under construction

Tanahun, Feb. 7: An artistic Kalika temple is being constructed at Kalika Forest Park in Byas Municipality-4. The temple is being built on Malla-era Pagoda style by using wood, bricks and metal in order to develop it as a peculiar religious tourism site. It is being constructed within the Tanahun…

02/07/2019

Three dead in separate road mishaps

Banepa, Feb. 7: Two persons died when a tipper carrying wedding attendants met with an accident at Sunkoshi Rural Municipality-2 Kamerephant in Sindhuli district along the BP Highway on Wednesday evening. Critically injured Krishna Maya Majhi, 22, and Chunpai Lama, 16, of Temal Rural Municipality-9 died while undergoing treatment at…

02/07/2019

Dr Bhattarai stresses on democratising parties

Banepa, Feb. 7: Naya Shakti Pary Coordinator and former Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai insisted on democratising political parties active in the country. At an interaction 'Federalism Implementation, Naming of Province-3 and Capital' held at Bhakunde of Namobuddha municipality in Kavrepalanchowk, Dr Bhattarai noted that reforms would not be possible…

02/07/2019

Child safety portal launched to ensure children's online safety

Kathmandu, Feb. 6: In a bid to curb the child abuse on internet, a news portal www.childsafety.org.np was launched amidst a programme in Kathmandu on Tuesday. The portal was launched at the programme organized in connection with the observation of the World Safer Internet Day under the slogan, Together for…

02/06/2019

‘Donors' support must to expand hospital’

Bhaktapur, Feb. 6: Minister of State for Health and Population, Dr Surendra Yadav, has said it would not be possible to establish 15-bed hospital in all 753 local levels without the support of donors. Laying the foundation stone for a building of Bhaktapur Hospital as well as a retrofitting of…

02/06/2019

Unification to conclude by Feb 3rd week: Chair Dahal

Chautara, Feb. 6: Chairperson of Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, has said all the activities related to party unification would be concluded within third week of this month, as the party unification was essential to political stability. Addressing the 42nd anniversary of Setidevi Panchakanya Secondary School at…

02/06/2019

Bid for amplifying employment opportunities gathers pace

  Kathmandu, Feb 6 : The government which has vowed to end forceful foreign employment within five years is in its final bid to announce the 'Prime Minister Employment Programme'. The government is engaging its efforts to adequately provide employment opportunities to jobless youths in domestic labour market. According to…

02/06/2019

Procurement without bidding process- OAG report

Banke, Feb. 6: Some government agencies and local governments were found to have procured goods and services without soliciting bids. The 2018/19 report of the Office of Auditor General – the constitutional budget oversight agency has painted a bleak picture of most of the government agencies based in the district.…

02/06/2019

Civil Aviation Minister assures of effective air service

Pokhara, Feb. 5: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari has stressed the need for effective air service for the development of tourism sector. Inaugurating the 16th anniversary of International Mountaineering Museum in Pokhara on Tuesday, Minister Adhikari underscored that the air service should be made easy and…

02/05/2019

नेपाली कलेजमा भारतीय विश्वविद्यालयको परामर्श

काठमाडौँ, २२ माघ । भारतका तीन विश्वविद्यालयका प्रतिनिधिले नेपालका विभिन्न कलेजमा विद्यार्थी र अभिभावकलाई ‘करियर गाइडेन्स सेसन’ परामर्श सञ्चालन गरेका छन् ।  नेपालका ‘ग्यासियर इन्टरनेशनल’, ‘ट्रिटन’, ‘साइपाल’, ‘लालीगुराँस नेशनल’, ‘जुब्लियन्ट’, बूढानीलकण्ठलगायत कलेजमा परामर्श चलिरहेको आयोजक ‘अनट्र्याक कन्सल्टेन्सी’ र ‘ग्लोबल एजुकेटर्स एण्ड कन्सल्टेन्स’ले जनाएको छ । सेसनका लागि भारतको अनसल विश्वविद्यालयका…

02/05/2019

Defeated forces active to fail govt: Home Minister

Sarlahi, Feb. 5: Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa has said that the external and defeated forces were still active to make the incumbent government a failure. While inaugurating the 2nd Mukteshwar Festival at Barthawa Municipality in the district on Tuesday, Minister Thapa also shared that some forces were…

02/05/2019

'Chief Minister Agriculture Programme' into action

Dhangadhi, Feb. 5: The 'Chief Minister Agriculture Programme' has come into operation in the Sudurpaschim Province. Among the key initiatives under the programme are subsidy on agriculture inputs and equipments, construction of cold stores and aid for small irrigation. The province government has devised a plan to implement the programme…

02/05/2019

Province Assembly enacts 23 bills in a year

Dharan, Feb. 5: The Province Assembly of Province-1 has enacted 23 bills in a year. Seven more bills are on pipeline, shared Province-1 Speaker Pradeep Kumar Bhandari. According to the province secretariat, the province assembly held 97 meetings during the period of 223 days. The parliamentary meetings took place for…

02/05/2019

Road obstructed for four days resumes

Kanchanpur, Feb. 5: The Kaluwapur-Belauri road which has been obstructed by locals of Shuklaphanta Municipality-1, Bansaha, Kanchnapur demanding its up-gradation for four days came to resumption from Monday. Agitating locals had agreed to resume the traffic after a consensus was forged to immediately initiate blacktopping of road. The agreement was…

02/05/2019

Three held with arms

Dhading, Feb. 5: Police on Monday held three persons in possession of arms from Mandali Secondary School premises at Gangajamuna Rural Municipality-5 in northern Dhading. The arrestees are Narayan Thapa Magar, 25, Ashish Thapa Magar, 20, and Bishal Gurung, 23, of Khaniyabas Rural Municipality-5, Satyadevi. Shyam Mahato, DSP, Dhading District…

02/05/2019

NCP committed to UN Charter and Panchasheel

Kathmandu, Feb. 4: Ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has clarified that there was no confusion on the party regarding the foreign policy and international relations. A secretariat meeting of the party held on Monday stated that party's attention was drawn to the political crisis in Venezuela. The meeting further concluded…

02/04/2019

Rai appointed UN Permanent Representative

Kathmandu, Feb. 4: President Bidya Devi Bhandari appointed Amrit Bahadur Rai as the Permanent Representative of Nepal to the United Nations (UM), New York. The appointment that acted on the recommendations from the Council of Ministers was in line with Article 282 of the Constitution of Nepal, read a statement…

02/04/2019

NC organises protest rallies

Kathmandu, Feb. 4: Opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has organised protest programmes in different districts on Monday. The protest programmes were held as per the NC's central working committee meeting decision, it is said. Party's central leaders have addressed the rallies in different cities where the leaders have criticised the government.…

02/04/2019

Curfew clamped in Rukumkot

Rukum (East), Feb. 4: A curfew order has been imposed at district headquarters, Rukumkot, after dispute on location of headquarters turned a nasty turn. The District Administration Office Rukum (east) issued the curfew order effective from 7.00 pm Sunday until another notice. With the continuous protests from locals of Rukumkot…

02/04/2019

Province-3 announces public holiday on Lhosar

Hetauda, Feb. 4: The Province-3 government has decided to grant public holiday on the occasion of Sonam Lhosar. Issuing a release on Sunday, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Law announced public holiday in the Province-3 on the occasion of 2855th Sonam Lhosar on February 5 (Tuesday). The Cabinet meeting…

02/04/2019

Transfer of reading culture to youths stressed

Lamahi, Feb. 4: Province-5 Minister for Social Development Sudarshan Baral has insisted the need to transfer reading culture to the new generation. Inaugurating the fourth annual general meeting of Deukhuri Community Library and Resource Centre based in Gadhawa, Dang, on Sunday, he stressed the old generation should transfer reading culture…

02/04/2019

NCP’s statement on Venezuela political crisis immature: NC

Kathmandu, Feb. 3: The main opposition Nepali Congress has said that the press statements released by the chairman of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and the government on unfolding political situation of Venezuela were immature. The meeting of the NC parliamentary party (PP) held in Singh Durbar on Sunday objected…

02/03/2019

Bharatpur airport to be upgraded, extended soon: Minister Adhikari

Bharatpur, Feb. 3: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabidra Adhikari has opined for upgrading the Bharatpur Airport and extending its service hours. While interacting with local bodies’ representatives, security bodies and airport officials here today, Minister Adhikari urged one and all to pay special attention to the managerial…

02/03/2019

Acharya appointed ambassador to India

Kathmandu, Feb. 3: Nilambar Acharya has been appointed the ambassador of India. President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Sunday appointed Acharya to the post at the recommendation of the Council of Ministers as per the Article 282 (1) of the Constitution of Nepal. Also present on the occasion were, Minister for…

02/03/2019

NA passes bill

Kathmandu, Feb. 3: National Assembly meeting has passed 'Bill on Commission on Investigation Enforced Disappeared Persons and Truth and Reconciliation Commission (second amendment) -2075 BS' unanimously. In the meeting held on Sunday, Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal, presented the proposal seeking its approval. The third…

02/03/2019

Two killed, five injured in Makawanpur tractor mishap

Hetauda, Feb. 3: Two persons were killed and five others were seriously injured after a tractor fell off the road last evening at Panchpandav village in Bagmati Rural Municipality-4, Makawanpur. Police said that 50-year-olds Hem Kumar Shrestha and Bakhat Rai of Hariharpur Rural Municipality in Sindhuli district lost their lives…

02/03/2019

Technology-friendly education stressed

Parbat, Feb. 3: Chairman of the National Assembly (NA) Ganesh Prasad Timilsina has said that technology-friendly education should be promoted in the present time. Inaugurating the golden jubilee celebration of Purneshwor Secondary School in Parbat district on Saturday, Chairman Timisina said that a complete change in the traditional way of…

02/03/2019

Chief Minister emphasises on coordination among parties

Lamahi, Feb. 3: Chief Minister of Province No. 5 Shankar Pokharel has viewed the need of co-work among the political parties to expedite the development works. Addressing the 4th assembly of Bangalachuli Rural Municipality in Dang district on Saturday, the Chief Minister said that advancement of development works was a…

02/03/2019

Minister Yadav invites protesting entrepreneurs for talks

Biratnagar, Feb. 2: Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies Matrika Prasad Yadav on Saturday urged the protesting entrepreneurs to shun the mindset of agitations for the sake of country's development and prosperity. The industrialists and businesspersons in Morang have been up in arms about the hiking of bank loan interest…

02/02/2019

Police office damaged in fire

Bajura, Feb. 2: A fire broke out in Bajura District Office early this morning. An electric short circuit led to a fire in the office at around 6:00 am, when the police personnel were out, the office said. As a result of the fire, property worth more than a hundred…

02/02/2019

MPs on a study mission of Chhaupadi

Bajura, Feb. 2: A team of members of Federal Parliament has arrived here to carry out an onsite study of the Chhaupadi custom. The team is here since the unfortunate demise of a mother and two sons following a fire incident inside a Chhau goth or hut. The team is…

02/02/2019

24 thousand apply for employment coordinator

Kathmandu, Feb. 2: Almost 24,000 people have applied for the post of Employment Coordinator of the Employment Service Centre to be established in every local level. As of Friday, 23,986 people had applied for the post across all the seven provinces, according to Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security.…

02/02/2019

‘Forward road safety bill’

Kathmandu, Feb. 1: Stakeholders and authorities advancing the cause of road safety in the country have demanded to forward the process for the road safety bill for which the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport (MoPIT) has prepared the draft. At a workshop organized by Nepal Injury Investigation Centre on…

02/01/2019

Dr KC ends hunger strike

Kathmandu, Feb. 1: Dr Govinda KC, who had been waging a hunger strike demanding reform in the medical education sector for 24 days, ended the strike on Friday evening. Dr KC broke the hunger strike organizing a press conference at TU Teaching Hospital. Sweeper at the hospital Amrit Pujari and…

02/01/2019

124 thieves arrested in three days from Kathmandu valley

Kathmandu, Feb. 1: Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu, and Metropolitan Crime Division, have arrested 124 thieves from different parts of the Kathmandu Valley. They were arrested under the 'Theft Special Campaign' jointly launched by the Range and Division from January 29. Organising a press conference on Friday, the Range and Division…

02/01/2019

Journalist women’s national meet concludes with 13-point declaration

Chitwan, Feb. 1: The national conference of journalist women concluded here today, adopting a 13-point Patihani-Chitwan Declaration. As many as 200 journalist women participated in the conference held at tourism city of Patihani on 30-31 January. The declaration incorporating the issues raised by the participants at closed-door session has called…

02/01/2019

Appeal to double quota for Nepali Muslims for Hajj

Kathmandu, Feb. 1: Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa has placed a request before the Saudi government to consider increasing quota for the Nepali Muslims for the Hajj journey from 1,200 to 2,400. Yearly, a total of 1,200 Nepali Muslims have been leaving for Mecca in Saudi Arabia for…

02/01/2019

Party unification reaches logical conclusion soon: PM Oli

Kathmandu, Feb. 1: Prime Minister and Chairperson of Nepal Communist Party, KP Sharma Oli, has said the party unification process would reach its logical conclusion soon. During the meeting with the NCP lawmakers at his residence Baluwatar on Friday, PM Oli suggested them putting forth their views, keeping in mind…

02/01/2019

Chair Dahal’s secretariat refutes media reports on Dahal’s concern over Venezuela

Kathmandu, Feb. 1: The personal secretariat of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has stated that its attention was drawn seriously on the news report regarding the press release issued by the Chair Dahal on unfolding political situation of Venezuela. The secretariat argued the news…

02/01/2019

Former Prince Parash discharged from hospital

Kathmandu, Feb. 1: Former Prince, Parash Shah, has been discharged from the Norvic International Hospital with the improvement in his health on Friday. He was admitted to the Hospital last Sunday after he suffered cardiac arrest. The doctors attending him performed angioplasty on the former Prince. The Hospital decided to…

02/01/2019

Illegally imported 5,000 chicken destroyed

Kalaiya, Feb. 1: Authorities have seized and destroyed around 5,000 chicken in Kalaiya that were imported without getting clearance certificate from the customs point. A team of the Armed Police Force, Nepal seized the chicken from Gadhimai Chowk in Jitpur, Bara. The chicken imported from India by evading tax were…

02/01/2019

Remote village gets health post building

Baglung, Feb. 1: A health post building has been constructed at Pala village in Kathekhola Rural Municipality-1, Baglung. According to ward chairman Khadka Thapa, the building was constructed at the cost of Rs 16.6 million from the Urban Development and Building Construction Division Office, Baglung. Jayandra Shrestha, Proprietor of Galwa…

02/01/2019

Nine gamblers land in police net

Sankhu, Jan. 31: The Metropolitan Police Circle at Bouddha in the capital city arrested nine gamblers along with Rs 80,000 in cash from a hotel in Jorpati on Wednesday night. A police team deployed in plain clothes based on a tip off arrested the gamblers from a hotel run by…

01/31/2019

Motorcyclist killed

Ratnanagar, Jan. 31: A person died in a motorcycle accident at Sharadpur in Bharatpur Metropolitan City-9 last night. According to District Police Office, Manoj Kafle, 28, died as the motorcycle (Na 53 Pa 9752) turned turtle after losing control at around 10:30 pm. Chief of Chitwan Police Sushil Singh Rathore…

01/31/2019

हात्ती धपाउन गस्ती

सप्तरी, १७ माघ । हात्ती आतङ्कबाट प्रभावित जनताको सुरक्षाका लागि अग्निसाइर कृष्णा सवरन गाउँपालिका–६ ले अभियान सञ्चालन गर्ने भएको छ ।  वडाका विभिन्न भागमा कोशी टप्पु वन्यजन्तु आरक्षबाट आउने जङ्गली हात्तीले जनधनको क्षति गर्न थालेपछि वडावासीको सुरक्षाका लागि अभियान सञ्चालन गर्न लागिएको वडाध्यक्ष कुसुम आचार्यले बताउनुभयो । वडाध्यक्ष आचार्यका अनुसार…

01/31/2019

Call to address Dr KC’s demands

Kathmandu, Jan. 30: Former Chief Justice Sushila Karki has urged the government to address the demands raised by Dr Govinda KC, and thereby save his life. Talking to media persons after meeting Dr KC at the TU Teaching Hospital where he is staging his 16th fast-unto-death, Karki said the government…

01/31/2019

महात्मा गान्धी विश्वकै महान् नेता

काठमाडौँ, १६ माघ । भारतको भूगोलमा जन्म भए पनि शान्ति, अहिंसा र मानवताका पक्षमा निडर भए कै कारण महात्मा गान्धी विश्वकै महान् राजनेताका रुपमा स्थापित हुनुभएको चर्चा गरिएको छ ।  महात्मा गान्धी स्मृति दिवसका अवसरमा यहाँस्थित भारतीय दूतावास र डिल्लीरमण–कल्यायणी रेग्मी स्मृति पुस्तकालय विकास समितिले आज आयोजना गरेको गान्धी ः…

01/30/2019

Kanchnapur shutdown cripples life

Bhimduttanagar, Jan. 30: Normal life here has been affected due to shutdown enforced by youth and student organizations based in Bhimduttanagar of Kanchanpur. The youth organisations resorted to enforce Kanchanpur shutdown since Tuesday when the authorities concerned did not heed their demand to demolish unlawful structures constructed on the public…

01/30/2019

Over 8,500 people receive free check up services

Sankuwasabha, Jan. 30: As many as 8,500 people received services at free eye and ear check-up camp held at Khandbari municipality of Sankhuwasabha district. Some 7,000 students from 38 schools of municipality area and over 1,500 local people received free check-up services at the camp jointly organised by Khandbari municipality,…

01/30/2019

Martyrs day today

Kathmandu, Jan. 30: The Martyrs Day is being observed today by organising a variety of programmes in memory and respect of the people who sacrificed their lives for restoration of democracy and for independence and freedom during different times in history. The martyrs’ day is usually observed for a week,…

01/30/2019

Man arrested on alleged charge of marital rape

Bhaktapur, Jan. 29: A person has been arrested from Madhyapur Thimi on alleged charge of marital rape. Ranjan Khadka, 41, was arrested after his wife lodged a complaint at police office, arguing that her husband had sexual intercourse without her consent. Deputy Superintendent of Police, Milan KC, shared that Khadka…

01/29/2019

Government declares 2,807 police personnel martyrs

Kathmandu, Jan. 29: The government has declared 2,807 police personnel, killed in various incidents, martyrs. At a programme organized here today on the occasion of 18th Armed Police Force Day, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said that the meeting of Council of Ministers held on Monday declared 2,807 security personnel…

01/29/2019

CIT Minister Baskota pledges to ensure access of remote people to IT

Kathmandu, Jan. 29: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Baskota has assured of ensuring access of people of far remote areas to advanced communications and technology. Inaugurating the 25th Subisu CAN Infotech', a IT fair organised by the Computer Association of Nepal ( CAN) Federation amidst a programme…

01/29/2019

Kapoorkot rural municipality launches ‘agriculture mobile apps’

Salyan, Jan. 29: Kapoorkot rural municipality has initiated an ‘agriculture mobile apps’. The service has been brought in to operation to inform farmers about weather and technology. Manager at Upasarga Technology Yubaraj Acharya informed that the farmers can use the apps by easily downloading it in their smart phone. “Once…

01/29/2019

New building of police post at Thambuchet

Rasuwa, Jan. 29: Thambuchet Police Post, which was constructed under the post-earthquake reconstruction plan, was inaugurated on Monday. The new building was constructed at the cost of Rs 16.4 million with financial assistance from the National Reconstruction Authority. Deepak Kumar Thapa, Province-3 Security Chief and Deputy Inspector General of Police,…

01/29/2019

Galkot municipal plans gaining pace

Baglung, Jan .29: Galkot municipality has begun constructing a meeting hall in ward-2, Narethanti with a target to complete it by mid-April. Galkot Mayor Bharat Sharma Gaire informed that the meeting hall is to be constructed at the estimated cost of Rs 6.5 million. The construction of municipal meeting hall…

01/29/2019

Deepak Manange administered oath

Pokhara, Jan. 28: Deepak Manange (Rajeev Gurung), who was elected provincial assembly member of Gandaki province from Manang (B) as an independent candidate, was administered oath of office and secrecy on Monday. Speaker of the Gandaki Provincial Assembly Netranath Adhikari administered the oath of office and secrecy to Gurung amid…

01/28/2019

Heavy snowfall disrupts power, communications in Mustang

Mustang, Jan. 28: Heavy snowfall has covered upper Mustang for second time this winter season. Lete, Kaishang and Muktinath have witnessed heavy rainfall today as these areas continue to be fully covered in snow since a week. With the continuous snowfall, Thasang Rural Municipality has been cut off from power…

01/28/2019

Dolakha sees throng of tourists for snow parade

Charikot, Jan. 28: With heavy snowfall in high hills of Dolakha since few days back, there has been a huge inflow of tourists to the district of late. The snowfall has blanketed touristic areas of the district including Kalinchowk, Shailung, Kharidhunga, Jiri, Chyordung and Khawa. Daily thousands of domestic and…

01/28/2019

Gandaki province-level women festival from Feb 8

Chipledhunga, Jan. 28: The Radio Didi Bahini 95.2 Megahertz based in Kushma Bazaar of Parbat is hosting 11th Gandaki province level women festival and ninth anniversary programme of radio on the occasion of 109th International Labourer Women Day. Radio Didi Bahini Chair Kalpana Chapagain informed that the festival would take…

01/28/2019

Hundreds cows found dead in sheds

Ghodaghodi, Jan. 28: Hundreds of cows were found dead in sheds being managed at national forest in Ghodaghodi municipality-8 of Kailali. The municipality has managed the sheds for the protection of stray cows. In lack of proper arrangement for feed, drinking water and space for cattle in the sheds, there…

01/28/2019

Snow disrupts air service in Humla

Humla, Jan. 28: Flight service to and from Simkot airport has been disrupted following heavy snowfall in Humla. However, the District Administration Office took the initiative to remove the snow piled up in the Simkot airport. According to Assistant Chief District Officer Mahesh Kumar Pokharel, they have continued the task…

01/28/2019

Report on Nirmala murder case submitted to govt

Kathmandu, Jan. 27: A probe committee formed by National Human Rights Commission to carry out investigation on rape and murder case of Nirmala Panta, has submitted its report to the government on Sunday. Officiating Secretary of the Commission, Murari Prasad Kharel said that the probe committee submitted its report with…

01/27/2019

Lawmakers demand NTC service expansion

Kathmandu, Jan. 27: Lawmakers have stressed the need for expanding Nepal Telecom service. At today's meeting of the Finance Committee under the House of Representatives today called for effectively expansion of NTC's 4G service. They also complained that the cost of a NTC project to develop 4G service is high.…

01/27/2019

Minister Pokharel says National Medical Education Bill, crux of all agreements

Kathmandu, Jan. 27: Minister for Education, Science and Technology Giriraj Mani Pokharel has opined for endorsing the National Medical Education Bill– 2075 BS from the Upper House as well as it was a crux of various agreements reached among the government, Prof Dr Govinda KC and other various stake holders.…

01/27/2019

PM Oli briefs about his Davos visit to President Bhandari

Kathmandu, Jan. 27: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has briefed President Bidya Devi Bhandari about his official visit to Davos of Switzerland and other contemporary issues. According to the Office of the President, Prime Minister Oli reached Rastrapati Niwas this afternoon and shared about his visit to Davos of Switzerland.…

01/27/2019

Snowfall obstructed transport resumes in seven districts

Amargadhi, Jan. 27: Public transportation obstructed by continuous snowfall since Friday evening in seven hilly districts of the far-west has resumed from Saturday evening. The major highways in Dadeldhura, Baitedi, Bajhang, Darchula, Doti, Accham and Bajura had been blocked by heavy snowfall since Saturday afternoon. The Bhimdutta highway in Dadeldhura…

01/27/2019

Embassy of India Kathmandu celebrated the 70th Republic Day of India

Kathmandu, Jan. 26: The Embassy of India Kathmandu celebrated the 70th Republic Day of India on 26 January. Ambassador of India to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri hoisted the national flag and read out the President of India’s message on the occasion. The Flag hoisting ceremony was attended by over 1500…

01/26/2019

भारतीय राजदूतावासले मनायो ७० औं गणतन्त्र दिवस

            काठमाडौं, १२ माघ । नेपालस्थित भारतीय राजदूतावास काठमाडौंद्वारा आज २६ जनवरीका दिन भारतको ७० औं गणतन्त्र दिवस मनाइएको छ । सो अवसरमा बिहान नेपालका लागि भारतका राजदूत मंजिव सिंह पुरीले भारतको राष्ट्रिय झन्डा झन्डोत्तोलन गर्नुका साथै भारतका राष्ट्रपतिको सन्देश पढेर सुनाउनुभयो । झन्डोत्तोलन समारोहमा…

01/26/2019

NRA plans to establish reconstruction technical unit in local level

Dhading, Jan. 26: The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) Sushil Gyawali said that the NRA was preparing to establish a reconstruction technical unit in the local government to facilitate the remaining tasks of reconstruction. He said so at an interaction programme organised by district project implementation…

01/26/2019

Flights resumed to and from Juphal Airport

Dolpa, Jan. 26: The Juphal Airport in mountainous Dolpa district which was closed for three following the heavy snowfall has resumed three days after the disruption. With the melting of snow after the sunny day, aircrafts of the private airlines provided their services from Nepalgunj to Dolpa on Friday, according…

01/26/2019

Six wedding attendants killed in bus accident

Dhanusha, Jan. 25: Six attendants of a wedding procession were killed when a bus they were travelling to caught a nude electric wire in Dhanusha on Friday. The deceased have yet to be identified. Superintendent of Police (SP) of Dhanusha, Govinda Thapaliya, informed that the incident took place when the…

01/26/2019

PM Oli returning home on Saturday

Kathmandu, Jan. 25: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is returning home on Saturday morning after participating in the 49th meeting of the World Economic Forum. Prime Minister Oli, leading a Nepali delegation, had left here on Sunday to participate in the meeting held at Davos city of Switzerland. PM Oli…

01/26/2019

Prosperity thru development of agro sector: Minister Khanal

Parsa, Jan. 25: Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development, Chakrapani Khanal, has said that the country could not be made prosperous until the development of agriculture sector was ensured. At an interaction organised by Nepal Communist Party Province 2 Parliamentary Committee at Parawanipur of Bara on Friday, Minister Khanal expressed…

01/25/2019

House passes National Medical Education Bill with majority amidst protest

Kathmandu, Jan. 25: The ‘National Medical Education Bill- 2075’ has been finally passed by the House of Representatives (HoR) with majority. Minister for Education, Science and Technology Giriraj Mani Pokharel presented the document, seeking the House approval to pass it, amidst protest of the main opposition Nepali Congress. The government…

01/25/2019

Further deepening Nepal-India ties emphasised

Kathmandu, Jan. 25: The age-old Nepal-India relations should be further deepened and strengthened as per the need of the new developments. Speakers speaking at a programme organised by Reporters Club Nepal here today on the eve of the Republic Day of India, expressed this view. Minister for Physical Infrastructure and…

01/25/2019

Solar panel in touristic site

Baglung, Jan. 25: Tarakhola Rural Municipality in Baglung district has started the installation of solar panel in its touristic sites. In the first phase, solar panel sets have been installed in and around Gaighat falls and Shiva Temple at Tinchule. Rural Municipality Chairman Prakash Gharti said that the solar sets…

01/25/2019

‘National interests, concerns should be the centre of foreign policy’

Lalitpur, Jan. 25: Former foreign affairs minister have laid emphasis on keeping the national interests at the front while making our foreign policy. National interests and concerns should be forwarded to ensure a robust foreign policy, the suggested. During a programme on ‘Nepal’s foreign policy in the present context’ organised…

01/25/2019

Suggestions received to ensure credibility, quality of national census

Rupandehi, Jan. 25: The stakeholders from Province No. 5 have suggested that methodologies and procedures should be employed effectively for credible and quality of the national census to be held in 2021. At a province-level interaction programme organised by Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) and Statistics Office, Kapilbastu on Thursday…

01/25/2019

NC terms Constitutional Council decisions ‘anti-democratic’

Kathmandu, Jan. 24: Nepali Congress (NC) has termed the decisions made by the Constitutional Council’ in absence of main opposition party leader ‘anti-democratic’. Informing about the NC central committee meeting beginning today, party Spokesperson Biswo Prakash Sharma said as opposition party leader is statutorily the member of constitutional council, making…

01/24/2019

President Bhandari stresses on preserving Makawanpurgadhi

Hetauda, Jan. 24: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said the historical Makawanpurgadhi (fort) should be preserved. Speaking in a programme organized by the Makawanpugadhi Rural Municipality on the occasion of 256th Victory day of Gurkha battalion over the Bangal Mir Kasim battalion in the war. She opined for preserving the…

01/24/2019

Medical education bill won’t be backtracked: Minister Banskota

Kathmandu, Jan. 24: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Banskota has asserted that the National Medical Education Bill would be passed next day, as there was no chance of getting it backtracked. Also the Spokesperson of the government, Minister Banskota added that the Medical Bill was forwarded to…

01/24/2019

International community pledges to stand up for human rights

Kathmandu, Jan. 24: The United Nations and three embassies working in Nepal expressed their commitments to stand up for human rights and to never again allow anyone to become the victim of genocide anywhere in the world. The commitments were made by the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations Nepal…

01/24/2019

LDCs need rules-based trading system, PM Oli says

  Davos (Switzerland), Jan. 24: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has stressed the need for reviving multilateralism rules law-based international trade system for promotion and protection of concerns and interests of the least developed and landlocked countries (LDCs) like Nepal. PM Oli said this during the informal gathering of the…

01/24/2019

Two police personnel suspended for thrashing local

Galkot, Jan. 24: The District Police Office, Baglung suspended two police personnel for thrashing som Bahadur Basnet, 40, of Galkot Municipality-6 in the district. The two policemen have been charged of misbehaving with Basnet following a minor verbal dispute. Police personnel Prem Singh Bista, 35, and Buddha Thapa, 30, were…

01/24/2019

Rapist jailed for 8 years

Bhojpur, Jan. 23: Raj Kumar Karki,35, a resident of Chyangre in Pauwadung rural municipality has been sent to jail for eight years after being found guilty of rape. The District Court, Bhojpur also imposed a fine of Rs. 50,000 on Karki for raping a 37-year-old woman. Karki had been arrested…

01/23/2019

Heavy snowfall throws life out of gear in Jumla

Khalanga, Jan. 23: Biting cold increased following heavy snowfall in Jumla has thrown the public life out of gear. The long and short-route public transport services as well as educational institutions in the district have been affected due to the snowfall. Roads have been covered by the snowfall leading to…

01/23/2019

PM Oli holds talks with Vietnamese counterpart

   Davos (Switzerland), Jan. 23: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who is here to attend the 49th meeting of the World Economic Forum, held talks with the Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc this morning. During the meeting, matters relating to further consolidation of mutual relations and expansion of…

01/23/2019

Chaudhary killed in police retaliatory firing

Saptari, Jan. 23: A person was killed during police encounter at Rupani rural municipality today. Deependra Chaudhary, 30, of Kadarbona, Saptari was killed in retaliatory firing by police on the road which is one kilometer towards south from Rupani Chowk along the Rajbiraj-Rupani road section, informed Rajendra Bista, Superintendant of…

01/23/2019

361 women rescued from Krishnanagar border checkpoint

Krishnanagar, Jan. 23: KI Nepal Kapilvastu – an organisation working against human trafficking and gender-based violence – has rescued 361 women from border checkpoint of Krishnanagar during the period of three years. Launching the three-year report, the organisation shared that it had consulted with 12,467 people at the border checkpoint…

01/23/2019

KMC dwells on sustainability challenges of full vaccination

Kathmandu, Jan. 23: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has taken inability for maintaining updated database of inbound and outbound migrant families as a big challenge for sustainability of full immunization. A meeting of the KMC Vaccination Coordination Committee on Tuesday concluded that failure in maintaining up-to-date data of children of…

01/23/2019

Snow-skiing in Humla

Humla, Jan. 23: Snow-skiing has begun in Humla for the first time. Locals have initiated the recreational snow-skiing and snowboarding in collaboration with foreign tourists. The snow-skiing – a recreational action of travelling over snow – has been conducted in collaboration with Humla Cultural and Tourism Promotion Youth Alliance and…

01/23/2019

Prachanda's health improving

Kathmandu, Jan. 22: The health condition of Nepal Communist Party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda, who has been taken ill from viral fever, is gradually improving. The NCP Chairman visited Sumeru Hospital in Lalitpur for medical checkup, where doctors suggested him to take rest for two to three days, according…

01/23/2019

Nepal inviting foreign investment and technology transfer: PM Oli

Davos (Switzerland), Jan. 22 : Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that Nepal is trying to invite investment, use technology and technology transfer to develop connectivity in its trade and relationship with other Asian countries. Speaking as one of the panelists in a session on 'Strategic Outlook on South…

01/23/2019

थापाथलीमा परकम्प

काठमाडौँ, ८ माघ । काठमाडौँको थापाथली आसपासमा केहीबेर अघि ३ दशमलव ३ रेक्टर स्केलको परकम्प गएको छ ।  विनाशकारी भूकम्पपछिको परकम्प बिहान ११ः२६ बजे गएको राष्ट्रिय भूकम्प मापन केन्द्रका प्रमुख लोकविजय अधिकारीले जानकारी दिनुभयो । विसं २०७२ वैशाख १२ गते गोरखाको बारपाक केन्द्र भई विनाशकारी भूकम्प गएको थियो । रासस

01/22/2019

Lightning claims one, injures two in Dadeldhura

Dadeldhura, Jan. 22: A person died after being struck by lightning in Dadeldhura district today. The deceased has been identified as Harka Bahadur Thapa, 30, of Alital rural municipality-3. Deputy Superintendent of Police at the District Police Office, Dadeldhura, Dambar Bahadur KC, said Thapa died on the spot after being…

01/22/2019

NPU expresses grief over demise of journalist Chalise

Kathmandu, Jan. 22: Nepal Press Union (NPU) has said it has been aggrieved by the demise of journalist and its central member Ramesh Chalise. NPU general secretary Ajay Babu Shiwakoti, in a press statement today, said the NPU was deeply saddened by the news about the death of Chalise who…

01/22/2019

Bajura and Humla under snow grip

Bajura, Jan. 22: Bajura has seen heavy snowfall for the third time since third week of December. Normal life has been adversely affected die to recurring and abrupt snowfall. The snowfall followed by heavy rain since Monday midnight have whitened the human settlement and mountains in the district. The snowfall…

01/22/2019

Gurung community drives for enlivening indigenous language

Melamchi, Jan. 22: Gurung language class has begun at Panchpokhari Thangpal rural municipality-7, Bhotenamlang in Sindhupalchowk. The language class convened with support from Tamu Dhi Belgium is to enliven the indigenous language and culture of Gurung community. Tamu Dhi Nepal’s general secretary Giri Prasad Gurung urged the Gurung community to…

01/22/2019

Security beefed up in Salinadi fair

Sankhu, Jan. 22: As many as 90 police personnel have been mobilized in keeping with security sensitivity at the recitation of Shreeswasthani and fair on the banks of popular Sali River. The festival based on the holy Hindu scripture commenced in Sankhu, the north-east city of Kathmandu Valley, on January…

01/22/2019

CIAA draws attention on recent order of precedence

Kathmandu, Jan. 21: The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of the Authority (CIAA) has expressed its serious concern over the recent government-determined order of precedence of individuals involved in different areas of national life. A meeting of the CIAA on Monday has drawn a conclusion that keeping the office-bearers of…

01/21/2019

FNJ to launch policy-level media mission

Kathmandu, Jan. 21: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) is to launch policy-level media mission to carry out study on press freedom and legal and policy-level situation and to exert pressure for formulation of press freedom-friendly laws. Today's meeting of the central committee of the FNJ decided to launch policy-level…

01/21/2019

Yoga to be incorporated in school curriculum

Bhaktapur, Jan. 21: Minister for Education, Science and Technology Giriraj Mani Pokharel has said that the preparation was underway to incorporate yoga in the school curriculum. While speaking in a concluding programme of national yoga programme at Radhe Radhe on Monday, Minister Pokhared opined that the yoga and Ayurvedic treatment…

01/21/2019

Government works affected in absence of banks at local level

Doti, Jan. 21: The government functioning has been affected in absence of banks at local government units of Doti district. As of now, the banking access has not reached eight out of nine local government units of the district. The only local level with access to banking service in the…

01/21/2019

Buddha idol robber busted after three years

Dolpa, Jan. 21: A person who has been at large after robbing an idol of Lord Buddha in Dopla was busted on Sunday. Police arrested Dhawa Thapa, a local of Buddha rural municipality-3, Dolpa, who has been absconding for the past three years after robbing the ancient Buddha idol. According…

01/21/2019

Driver goes missing when truck plunges into Trishuli

Ratnanagar, Jan. 21: A Nuwakot-bound truck from Chitwan fell into the Trishuli River at Icchakamana rural municipality-4, Fisling along the Prithvi Highway. Truck driver Tul Bahadur Gurung, 28, hailing from Dhading went missing when the truck (Na 3 Kha 183) fell into the river at 11.25 pm last night, informed…

01/21/2019

PM Oli reaches Doha

   Doha, Qatar, Jan. 21: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has arrived in Qatar's capital Doha this morning on the way to Davos city of Switzerland in course of attending the 49th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum Ambassador of Nepal to Qatar Prof Dr Ramesh Prassd Koirala and…

01/21/2019

DPM Pokharel designated as acting PM

Kathmandu, Jan. 20: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has designated the responsibility of Acting Prime Minster to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Ishwor Pokharel. President Bhandari, on the recommendation of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, entrusted DPM Pokharel with the responsibility of acting Prime Minister. PM Oli has left…

01/21/2019

Chiefs recommended for five constitutional bodies

Kathmandu, Jan. 20: The Constitutional Council (CC) on Sunday recommended names of the heads in five constitutional bodies. The CC meeting chaired by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli in Singhadurbar this afternoon recommended the name of former secretary Balananda Poudel as chairman of National Natural Resources and Fiscal Commission, former…

01/20/2019

PM Oli leaving for Switzerland

Kathmandu, Jan. 20: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is leaving here for Switzerland tonight, leading a Nepali delegation to participate in the 49th annual meeting of World Economic Forum to be held at Davos city of Switzerland. Prime Minister Oli is scheduled to address two sessions of the meeting taking…

01/20/2019

Middlemen will be booked under contempt of court: Chief Justice

Kathmandu, Jan. 20: Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JBR has asserted that preparations were being made to bring to book those tarnishing the image of the judiciary under the contempt of court. At a meeting held with the Constitutional and Legal Journalists Forum here today, Chief Justice Rana said that the…

01/20/2019

FNJ denounces murder of journalist Dhakal

Kathmandu, Jan. 20: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) condemned the 'killing' of media-person Manohar Dhakal. "The FNJ is saddened by the distressing news. It denounced the murder and demanded investigations and action against the murderers," read a statement issued today by FNJ General Secretary Ramesh Bista. The FNJ also…

01/20/2019

EC draws attention on recent order of precedence

Kathmandu, Jan. 19: The Election Commission (EC) has expressed its serious concern over the recent government-determined order of precedence of individuals involved in different areas of national life. A meeting of the EC on Friday drawn a conclusion that keeping the office-bearers of constitutional bodies below the government employees would…

01/19/2019

2nd International Entrepreneurship Conclave- Connect IN organized by Embassy of India in association with Clock b Business Innovations held in Kathmandu

Kathmandu, Jan. 19: The 2nd International Entrepreneurship Conclave- Connect IN was organized by Embassy of India in association with Clock b Business Innovations was held in Kathmandu on January 19.    The event has received immense interests from entrepreneurs, investors, incubators, consultants and start-up ecosystem players from both Nepal and India. …

01/19/2019

HAAN withdraws all programmes of protest

Kathmandu, Jan. 19: The agitating Health Assistants Association of Nepal (HAAN) has withdrawn all its programmes of protest. HAAN withdrew its agitation after senior leadership at the Ministry of Health and Population agreed to address the major demands raised by the Association. The HAAN had been agitating for the past…

01/19/2019

PM’s visit to Switzerland to contribute to country’s development

Kathmandu, Jan. 18: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s participation in the World Economic Forum being held in Davos of Switzerland is expected to contribute to Nepal’s economic development. Dr Rajan Bhattarai, the foreign affairs advisor to the Prime Minister, believed that the PM’s visit to Switzerland from January 20 to…

01/18/2019

2nd International Entrepreneurship Conclave - Connect-IN to be held on Saturday

Kathmandu, Jan. 18: The 2nd International Entrepreneurship Conclave- Connect IN being organized by Embassy of India in association with Clock b Business Innovations will be held in Kathmandu on January 19, 2019.    The event has been receiving immense interests from entrepreneurs, investors, incubators, consultants and start-up ecosystem players from both…

01/18/2019

Airlifted to Kathmandu in wee hours, protesting Dr KC under medical care at TU Hospital

Bhadrapur, Jhapa, Jan. 18: Protesting Dr Gobinda KC has been airlifted to Kathmandu in the wee hours today following his deteriorating health. Dr KC had been on a fast-onto-death since 10 days in Ilam demanding the passage of the National Medical Education Bill in line with the agreement the government…

01/18/2019

33 years of construction, 43 kilometers Doti road struggling for completion

Doti, Jan. 18: Construction of the 43 kilometers Bogatan road that will link Dipayal has yet to be completed 33 years after the foundation stone was laid for the project. Of the total 108 kilometers for which the foundation stone was laid, 43 kilometers track is yet to be opened,…

01/18/2019

Two minors die when brick kiln wall collapses

Kavrepalanchowk, Jan. 17: Two minors died and two other were critically injured when a dig wall of the Bir Hanuman Brick Kiln based in Panchkhal Municipality-7, Shreerampati collapsed. The demolition of the wall took the lives of Jenisa, three-year-old daughter of Gyan Bahadur Pariyar, of Gangadevi Rural Municipality-1, Rolpa and…

01/17/2019

Govt to buy rail engine; to set up office to operate ship

Kathmandu, Jan. 17: The meeting of the Council of Ministers held on January 13 agreed in principle to give the Ministry of Physical Planning and Transport Management the authority to buy a rail engine. The government has initiated the process to buy the rail engine for the operation of railway…

01/17/2019

Maldhunga bus accident: 10 airlifted to different hospitals

Galkot, Jan. 17: Out of seven people killed in Maldhunga bus accident, identities of five have been ascertained. Seven people were killed and 32 others were injured when Narayangadh bound bus (Ga 1 Kha 6108) from Beni met with an accident at Maldhunga this morning. The deceased have been identified…

01/17/2019

Proposed ambassadors Adhikari and Dhakal's names approved

Kathmandu, Jan. 17: The Parliamentary Hearing Committee under the House of Representatives today has endorsed the names of two proposed ambassadors. Today's meeting of the Committee chaired by its president Laxman Lal Karna unanimously approved the name of Deepak Adhikari, proposed ambassador to France and proposed ambassador to Thailand Ganesh…

01/17/2019

Govt saves Dr KC's life: Leader Bhattarai

Baniyani, (Jhapa) Jan. 17: Ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) standing committee member Yogesh Bhattarai has said that the government would protect the life of protesting Dr Govinda KC. Dr KC has been staging hunger strike, demanding the passage of national medical education bill in line with the agreement the government…

01/17/2019

15 gamblers held in Kathmandu

Kathmandu, Jan. 17: The Metropolitan Police Circle, Maharajgunj, has arrested 15 gamblers along with Rs 535,840 in cash from Gongabu in the capital city. The gamblers were arrested on Wednesday night from the house of Lok Bahadur Gurung located at Ganeshsthan in Tokha Municipality-10. According to police, those arrested for…

01/17/2019

Mobile app for disaster management

Kathmandu, Jan. 17: Nursing Association of Nepal is planning to unveil a mobile apps ‘ICT Toolkit’ to collect data and provide nursing services during the time of disasters. The Association has also conducted the mock test of the apps besides training the personnel for its easy accessibility. The mobile application…

01/17/2019

Bajura folk reeling under water crisis

Bajura, Jan. 17: A total of 72 households at Jera village in Swamikartik Khapar Rural Municipality in Bajura district are reeling under severe drinking water problems. For lack of sufficient water supply, the villagers are forced to make long lines in early morning to late in the evening to fetch…

01/17/2019

Nepal's constitution is one of the best, Prachanda says

Hetauda, Jan. 17: Chairman of Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said that Constitution of Nepal has provisions that have empowered the citizens. At a programme in Bagmati Rural Municipality in Makawanpur district on Wednesday, the former prime minister claimed that ours is one of the best…

01/17/2019

‘NA should hold question answer programme’

Kathmandu, Jan. 16: Members of the National Assembly has laid emphasis on developing the Upper House as centre where question and answer on issues of national importance takes place. Talking briefly to media persons after today’s meeting of the National Assembly at Federal Parliament Building, New Baneshwor, Chair of Legislation…

01/16/2019

One dead in gas cylinder explosion

Kathmandu, Jan. 16: A worker has died in a gas cylinder explosion in Gongobu of Kathmandu today. A gas cylinder exploded at the Peace Nepal Handicraft Industry run by Shyam Dhungana in the incident that took place at around 12:30 today. In the incident, 32-year-old worker Kaji Tamang of Nuwakot…

01/16/2019

Six years into construction, bridge in East Nawalparasi struggling for completion

Parasi, Jan. 16: A bridge at Sarawal Rural Municipality in East Nawalparasi has not completed even after six years of construction. Only four pillars have been erected for the project. As a result, the locals especially of the wards 6 and 7 who frequently use the route are forced to…

01/16/2019

Upgradation of Myagdi road starts

Myagdi, Jan. 16: Upgradation of local Dudhekhola-Bhakimli has begun in the district. A dozer is being used. "Construction is ongoing. It will be completed by the next three months," said member of Beni Municipality-3 Gem Prasad Gharti. Concrete walls will be constructed on the either side of the road at…

01/16/2019

Minister Banskota for cultural enrichment

Kavrepalanchok, Jan. 15: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Banskota has opined for linking various cultures to economic prosperity. Speaking in a programme organized at Panchkhal in the district on the occasion of Halleu Sankranti on Tuesday, Minister Banskota suggested linking culture with prosperity to attract economic activities.…

01/15/2019

President's message on Makar Sankranti

Kathmandu, Jan. 15: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has extended happiness, peace and prosperity to all Nepali sisters and brother at home and abroad on the occasion of the Maghe Sankranti or Makar Sankranti. In a message issued from the Secretariat of the President, President Bhandari has expressed her confidence that…

01/15/2019

Maghe Sankranti being observed today

Kathmandu, Jan. 15: Maghe or Makar Sankranti is being observed throughout the country today. On the day, people of Hindu communities take holy dips into rivers and ponds, worship at various temples and relish delicacies like ghee, yam, Khichadi and sweets like Chaku and sweets made of sesame and molasses.…

01/15/2019

Govt never rigid on information: Minister Banskota

Kathmandu, Jan. 14: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Banskota has said that the government was and is never rigid in disseminating information. Speaking at a programme organized by the National Information Commission here in the capital today, Minister Banskota, also government spokesperson, urged one and all to…

01/14/2019

26 relatives of conflict victim security personnel arrested

Kathmandu, Jan. 14: Police here have arrested 26 members of the family of conflict victim security personnel in course of staging a protest at Maitaighar Mandala in the capital on Monday. The agitators have claimed that two persons from their sides were injured in the clash between police and them.…

01/14/2019

600 receive free Ayurveda health services

Parbat, Jan. 14: As many as 600 locals received free health examination services in an Ayurveda health camp here. The one-day health camp organized at Modi Rural Municiplaity-2, Deupur, Patichaur of Parbat provided free checkup services to 612 people. The camp was organized by Parbati Youth Club Patichaur with cooperation…

01/14/2019

Magar Association Gandak Province gets elected leadership

Galkot, Jan. 14: Siddhanta Garja Magar has been elected the chair of Nepal Magar Association Gandaki Province. The first general convention of the Gandaki Province held in Baglung on 11-12 January elected a 35-member working committee under the leadership of Siddhanta Magar, it was shared at a press conference organized…

01/14/2019

Faith on judiciary will increase: Minister Dhakal

Biratnagar, Jan. 13: Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal, has said the government has moved ahead with a plan to remove all evils and aberrations afflicting judiciary. Inaugurating an interaction on 'Civil and Criminal Code' organised by the Ministry here today, Minister Dhakal said that the…

01/13/2019

HoR passes three bills

Kathmandu, Jan. 13: The meeting of the House of Representatives today passed three bills unanimously. The bills passed by the HoR are- Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) First Amendment Bill 2075, Retirement Fund Bill 2075 and Payment and Clearance Bill 2075. Minister…

01/13/2019

Six arrested with 1.7 kg gold

Lahan, Jan. 13: An armed police force team has arrested six persons along with 1.757 kgs of gold from Ghurmi bridge in ward no. 1 of Golbazaar municipality. They were arrested during a regular checking of a Jeep with Indian registration number BR32PA4644 on its way to Kathmandu. Those arrested…

01/13/2019

700 receive citizenship certificate

Parbat, Jan. 13: The District Administration Office Parbat has initiated a campaign to distribute citizenship certificate to the citizens. Accordingly, mobile camps are being organized in various parts of the district to ensure that the citizens do not have to spend unnecessary time and money to travel to the district…

01/13/2019

31 injured in early morning accident

Dhading, Jan. 13: Thirty-one people were injured in a road accident that took place this morning at Beni Ghatrorang rural municipality-9 of the district. The people were travelling in a passenger bus (Ba.2Kha. 4683) heading towards Bardia from Kathmandu when it overturned on a turn near the Hugdi bridge, the…

01/13/2019

Banskota calls for collection of scattered capital to invest in productive sector

Kavre, Jan. 12: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Banskota has called upon all to collect the scattered capital in order to invest in the production sector. While addressing the 20th annual general assembly of Jyamdi Savings and Credit Cooperative at Mandandeupur Municipality-12 here Saturday, Minister Banskota said…

01/12/2019

CoAS Thapa conferred honorary rank of General of India

Katmandu, Jan. 12: President of India Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday conferred the honorary rank of General of the Indian Army to General Purna Chandra Thapa, the Chief of Nepal Army. Indian President Kovind conferred the honorary rank of General of the Indian Army on Nepal’s Army Chief Purna Chandra…

01/12/2019

5 kg tumor extracted from liver

Kathmandu, Jan. 12: In a rare surgery, doctors at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj have extracted five kilograms of hemangioma from a patient’s liver. The surgery by a team led by senior surgeon Dr Ramesh Singh Bhandari took five hours. And it was successful in clearing the accumulation of…

01/12/2019

Army Chief Thapa leaves for India

Kathmandu, Jan. 11: Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) Purna Chandra Thapa has left for New Delhi today on a six-day visit to India. The Army Chief set out to India this morning at the official invitation of his Indian counterpart General Bipin Rawat. This is the first time that NA…

01/11/2019

Ethnic, religious unity prospers country: Dr Bhattarai

Urlabari, Morang, Jan. 11: Former Prime Minister and Naya Shakti Nepal Coordinator Dr Baburam Bhattarai on Friday stressed the need for ensuring unity among all castes and religions to prosper the country. Saying a decade-long insurgency was waged to empower all castes and religions with their rights, he viewed that…

01/11/2019

Investment must for tourism promotion: Leader Nepal

Kathmandu, Jan. 11: Senior leader of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Madhav Kumar Nepal, has said all should be active for the tourism promotion, one of the significant bases of country's economic prosperity. Inaugurating a programme organised on the seventh anniversary of the gantabyanepalnews.com here Friday, former Prime Minister Nepal…

01/11/2019

President Bhandari’s message on national unity day

Kathmandu, Jan. 10: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said the Nepali remained sovereign forever due to the bravery and sacrifice of the ancestors. Giving a message on the occasion of National Unity Day and 297th birth anniversary of modern Nepal's unifier Prithvinarayan Shah, President Bhandari said it was not possible…

01/10/2019

भारतीय राजदूतावासद्वारा विश्व हिंदी दिवस मनाइयो

काठमाडौं, २६ पुस । भारतीय राजदूतावास काठमाडौंद्वारा त्रिभुवन विश्व विद्यालय काठमाडौं अन्तर्गत को हिंदी केंद्रीय विभागको सहकार्यमा बिहीबार संस्कृति, पर्यटन तथा नागरिक उड्डयनमंत्री रविन्द्र अधिकारीको प्रमुख आतिथ्यमा होटेल हयातमा विश्व हिंदी दिवस मनाइएको छ । उक्त अवसरमा भारतीय राजदूत मंजीव सिंह पुरीले विश्व हिंदी दिवसको अवसरमा भारतका प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदीको संदेश…

01/10/2019

Indian External Affairs Minister meets Minister for Foreign Affairs of Nepal Gyawali

New Delhi, Jan. 10: Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met Minister for Foreign Affairs of Nepal, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali on 10 January. Foreign Minister Gyawali is visiting New Delhi to attend the fourth edition of the Raisina Dialogue.  The two Ministers reviewed recent developments in bilateral ties across diverse…

01/10/2019

Jail bird dies in Dang

Lamahi, Jan. 10: A jail bird, who was in Ghorahi prison house on charge of a rape case, died on at around 7:00 pm on Wednesday. Til Bahadur Mahara, 55, from Bangalachuli Rural Municipality-6 in Dang district died while receiving treatment at Rapti Institute of Health Sciences, Superintendent of Police…

01/10/2019

One arrested for collecting 15m alluring youth of good foreign jobs

Kathmandu, Jan. 10: The Metropolitan Crime Division of Nepal Police has arrested a person for allegedly amassing huge amount of money by promising around 20 youth to send in the lucrative destinations. Proprietor of Putalisadak-based Gates Consultancy Ganesh Dhakal, 34, of Palpa district was arrested on Wednesday for collecting Rs…

01/10/2019

Blood sample of Nirmala's mother collected

Bhimduttanagar, Jan. 9: Blood sample of Durga Devi, mother of Niramala Panta of Bhimduttanagar municipality in Kanchanpur district, has been collected on Wednesday. It may be noted that Nirmala Panta was raped and murdered five months ago. Durga Devi had filed an application at the District Police Office for blood…

01/09/2019

Nepal-Japan Foreign Ministerial talk begins

Kathmandu, Jan. 9: Nepal-Japan ministerial talk has begun in the capital city. The meeting being held with the bilateral delegations in the presence of Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali and his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono discussed entire gamut of bilateral relations, said Foreign Secretary Shankar Das Bairagi. Also attending the…

01/09/2019

Buddhist circuit in Lumbini

Lumbini, Jan. 9: The International Buddhist Travel Mart is to be held in Lumbini to help include Tilaurakot, Kudan, Sagarhawa and Niglihawa of Kapilvastu and Ramgram area of Nawalparasi in the main package of international tourism trade. The mart is taking place in Lumbini from tomorrow. It is expected to…

01/09/2019

Historical heritage reconstruction in snail pace

Kavrepalanchowk, Jan. 9: The reconstruction of the earthquake-ravaged historical heritages in the district has seen a snail pace. The 2015 earthquake had devastated 68 historical heritages in the district. According to the Department of Archaeology's data, currently 23 temples and rest houses are under construction. The construction of rest house…

01/09/2019

थारूबस्तीमा माघीको रौनक

दाङ, २५ पुस । युवती घर लिपपोतमा व्यस्त छन् । पुरुष माघीका लागि मासुको जोहो गर्ने तरखरमा छन् । भाँडाकुँडा सबै सफा पारिएको छ । यो दृश्य तुलसीपुर उपमहानगरपालिका–६ रजौराको थारू बस्तीको हो । थारू जातिको महान् पर्व माघीको रौनक अहिले रजौराको थारू बस्तीमा मात्र होइनु जिल्लाका अधिकांश थारू बस्ती देख्न पाइन्छ ।…

01/09/2019

Forest and Environment Ministry upbeat to work for greater good

Kathmandu, Jan. 8: The Committee on Sustainable Development and Good Governance of the Parliament has sought information with the key responsible persons from the Ministry of Forest and Environment on contribution of forest in meeting sustainable development goals (SDGs) and the COP 24: UN climate change conference. During the meeting,…

01/08/2019

Yoga Day to be marked for 'peace and prosperity'

Kathmandu, Jan. 8: The Fourth National Yoga Day is being marked on 1 Magh (January 15) with the slogan of 'Yoga for Peace and Prosperity'. A main organizing committee has been formed under the leadership of Minister for Education, Science and Technology Girirajmani Pokharel comprising the representatives of more than…

01/08/2019

Foreign Minister Kono arriving, Nepal-Japan aviation agreement in the offing

 Kathmandu, Jan. 8: Nepal and Japan are going to sign an Air Service Agreement. The agreement is being reached between the two countries during the official visit of Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono that begins on Wednesday. The agreement will be signed following ministerial-level talks to be held tomorrow afternoon…

01/08/2019

Local levels initiate teachers’ recruitment on their own

Parasi, Jan. 8: Locals levels of Nawalparasi-west have started recruiting teachers on their own. Teachers have been recruited in local community schools by using the constitution-bestowed rights so as to avert the crisis of teachers surfaced, shared the local government units. Susta Rural Municipality and Pratappur Rural Municipality have already…

01/08/2019

CJ directs chief judges of all seven high courts

Kathmandu, Jan. 7: Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JBR has directed chief judges of all seven high courts on Monday to work aiming to enhance people's faith towards the judiciary. CJ JBR gave such directive to the chief judges of all seven high courts and chiefs of the benches under the…

01/08/2019

Man jailed and fined for raping wife

Bhojpur, Jan. 7: The District Court Bhojpur has sentenced a man to jail on the charge of raping his wife for six months. The court sent Anil Tamang, 30, of Bhojpur Municiplity-9 in the district to jail and fined him Rs 50,000 on the charge of raping his wife. A…

01/07/2019

Cooperation with private sector for economic growth: PM Oli

Kathmandu, Jan. 7: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the government was in favour of advancing the speedy economic growth with the cooperation of the private sector. Inaugurating a function organized to mark the 68th anniversary of Nepal Chamber of Commerce here in the capital on Monday, Prime…

01/07/2019

SC refuses to release Chaudhary from jail

Kathmandu, Jan. 7: The Supreme Court has refused to release suspended lawmaker Ramesh Chaudhary from jail. Chaudhary remains in custody on the charge of his involvement in the Tikapur massacre. A joint bench of justices—Ishwor Prasad Khatiwada and Purushottam Bhandari, on Monday refused to release Chaudhary from jail. The SC…

01/07/2019

Leader Nepal refutes his association with Christianity and holy wine

Kathmandu, Jan. 7: Ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) senior leader and former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal has made it clear that he had no connection with Christian religion and holy wine issue that rose from the recently held Asia Pacific Summit in the capital. Responding to queries of lawmakers…

01/07/2019

PAC recommends govt, CIAA to book guilty wide-body aircraft scam

Kathmandu, Jan. 7: The Public Accounts Committee of the House of Representatives (HoR) has recommended the government and anti-graft body, the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority, to book the guilty after thorough investigations into their involvement in the procurement of Nepal Airlines Corporation's wide-body aircrafts. In a fresh…

01/07/2019

NBA draws CJs attention over stripping Joshi off responsibility

Kathmandu, Jan. 7: Nepal Bar Association (NBA) said its serious attention was drawn over Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher JB Rana’s act of removing justice Deepak Raj Joshi from senior ranking, judicial council and constitutional council. The act of denying bench to the senior-most justice is not only anti-constitutional and unlawful…

01/07/2019

Snowfall grips Huma; transport disrupted and life affected

Humla, Jan. 7: The snowfall that has occurred since last Sunday night has increasingly affected normal life in Himalayan district, Humla. With the district temperature reaching below minus 15, the locals are feeling trouble to come outside of their homes. As the snowfall continues, district headquarters, Simkot, has seen a…

01/07/2019

Breast-feeding chamber set up at government office

Salyan, Jan. 7: A breast-feeding and child care room has been set up at government office in Salyan for the first time. The lactation and child care chamber has been established at the District Postal Office, Salyan for the convenience of its employees and service-recipients coming to the office. In…

01/07/2019

Case filed against govt employees for embezzling allowance

Kathmandu, Jan. 6: The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has filed the charge sheet at the Special Court against three government employees including secretary of the then Dummana VDC in Bhojpur district. The charge sheet was filed for their alleged involvement in fund embezzlement under the heading…

01/06/2019

राष्ट्र विकासका लागि हातेमालो गरेर अघि बढ्न प्रमको आह्वान

काठमाडौँ, २२ पुस । प्रधानमन्त्री केपी शर्मा ओलीले राष्ट्र विकासका लागि हातेमालो गरेर अघि बढ्न प्रमुख प्रतिपक्षी दल नेपाल काङ्ग्रेसलगायत सबैलाई आह्वान गर्नुभएको छ ।  प्रतिनिधिसभाको आजको बैठकमा सम्बोधन गर्दै उहाँले सङ्घीय लोकतान्त्रिक गणतन्त्रलाई सुदृढ गर्दै त्यसको प्रभावकारी कार्यान्वयन गर्नु सबै जिम्मेवारी भएकामा जोड दिँदै आर्थिक प्रगतिको दिशामा अघि बढ्न…

01/06/2019

Opposition lawmakers protest in HoR meeting

Kathmandu, Jan. 6: Lawmakers of the opposition Nepali Congress (NC) protested in the meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) today. The NC lawmakers protested in the House meeting stating that Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli failed to include the issues of alleged corruption charge on wide-body aircraft procurement and…

01/06/2019

Need to increase investment in education: deputy speaker

Urlabari, Jan. 6: Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Dr Shiva Maya Tumbahamphe has emphasized on education to realize the goal of happy Nepali, prosperous Nepal. Speaking at the 55th anniversary function of the Bhagwati secondary school in Belbari municipality-3, Morang on Saturday, she said investment needs to be…

01/06/2019

'Government preparing to pursue economic development alongside social justice'

Kathmandu, Jan. 5: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Baskota said the government was working to pursue economic development along with social justice. "We are not only navigating for political changes. What we want is economic and social changes alongside happiness and prosperity," he said while inaugurating the…

01/05/2019

Karnali Province emphasizes on budget implementation: CM Shahi

Surkhet, Jan. 5: Chief Minister of Karnali Province Mahendra Bahadur Shahi on Saturday said implementation of the budget for the current fiscal year of 2018/19 was the first and foremost priority of the provincial government. He also directed government employees to effectively execute the budget. He was inaugurating a workshop…

01/05/2019

पौष कृष्ण आमावास्या

काठमाडौँ, २१ पुस । पौष कृष्ण आमावास्याका दिन आज पितृतृप्तिका लागि विभिन्न तीर्थस्थलमा गई वैदिक सनातन धर्मावलम्बीले श्राद्ध गरी मनाउँदैछन् ।  वैदिक धर्मशास्त्रका विभिन्न ग्रन्थमा आज कुनै नदी उत्तरवाहिनी भएको स्थान, गया, पवित्र तीर्थस्थलमा गई तर्पण, सिदादान र पिण्डदान गरेमा पितृतृप्ति हुने उल्लेख गरिएको धर्मशास्त्रविद् एवं नेपाल पञ्चाङ्ग निर्णायक समितिका…

01/05/2019

Couple arrested with brown sugar

Bhadrapur, Jan. 5: Police arrested a couple with brown sugar from Puspa Lal chowk in ward no. 6 of Arjundhara municipality on Friday. Bikas Gurung,31, and his wife Senjal Limbu,20, were arrested from their home. Acting on a tip-off, police arrested the couple with 24.71 grams of brown sugar from…

01/05/2019

Police reach Bamjan ashram to investigate disappearance of two persons

Melamchi, Jan. 4: The police have begun investigation on the disappearance of two persons from an ashram at Bandegaon of Sindhupalchowk which was set up by Ram Bahadur Bamjan, a self declared tapaswi of Bara district. After a complaint was lodged at District Police Office of Makwanpur that two persons…

01/05/2019

प्रधानसेनापति भारत भ्रमणमा जानुहँुदै

काठमाडौँ, २० पुस । प्रधानसेनापति पूर्णचन्द्र थापाले आगामी शुक्रबार (पुस २७ गते) बाट भारतको औपचारिक भ्रमण गर्नुहुने भएको छ ।  प्रधानसेनापतिको जिम्मेवारी सम्हालेपछि भारतका सेनाध्यक्ष विपिन रावतको निमन्त्रणमा उहाँ पहिलोपटक भारतको औपचारिक भ्रमणमा जान लाग्नुभएको हो । भारत भ्रमणमा रहँदा प्रधानसेनापति थापालाई भारतीय राष्ट्रपति रामनाथ कोविन्दले भारतीय सेनाको मानार्थ महारथीको…

01/04/2019

Upper House MPs hit out at government for 'failure' to pay attention to Postal Highway

Kathmandu, Jan. 4: Lawmakers at today's meeting of the National Assembly complained about failure to deliver quality construction work of the Postal Highway considered being a lifeline to the Tarai people. The project is moving at a snail's pace, and it lacks quality work, they grumbled. Putting his view at…

01/04/2019

Process for operating ship in Koshi has been proceeded ahead: PM Oli

Miklajung, Jan. 4: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the country has been moving a step forward each day. PM Oli said so while addressing to a ceremony of laying down the foundation stone for construction of the Bhedetar-Rabi-Ranke road and the inaugural programme of the Central Electricity…

01/04/2019

'Project should be included in project banks for budget allocation'

Hetauda, Jan. 4: Chief Minister of Province No. 3 Dormani Poudel has claimed to end the whimsical trend of budget allocation and plans based on an individual's interest. At a discussion programme on project bank establishment and operation organized by Province Policy and Planning Commission, the Chief Minister clarified that…

01/04/2019

PM to address parliament on Sunday

Kathmandu, Jan. 3: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is scheduled to address the third session of the parliament on Sunday. According to PM's press coordinator Chetan Adhikari, the Prime Minister will address the parliament on contemporary issues. RSS

01/03/2019

Education needs reflecting time: President Bhandari

Biratnagar, Jan. 3: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said education should be developed in a way it reflects time. Inaugurating the silver jubilee celebrations function of the Purbanchal University here Thursday, President Bhandari suggested the University to reform the curriculum to make it timely what meets country's need. The university…

01/03/2019

Power house caught with fire

Betrawati, Jan. 3: Power generation from Trishuli Hydropower Centre in Nuwakot district has disrupted following a fire in the power house occurred last evening. With the fire, a total of 53 megawatt including 21 megawatt from Trishuli Hydropower Project and 14 megawatt from Devighat Hydropower Project is disconnected to the…

01/03/2019

President Bhandari visiting Mahendra Morang Campus

Biratnagar, Jan. 2: President Bidya Devi Bhandari who is presently on a visit to the eastern region is staying in Itahari, Sunsari tonight. On Thursday, the Head-of-the-State is scheduled to visit the Biratnagar-based Mahendra Morang Multiple Campus from where she completed her Master's degree in political science under the Faculty…

01/02/2019

Leaders suggested to bring land-use policy soon

Kathmandu, Jan. 2: Leaders of Nepal Communist party and former ministers have suggested for scientific categorization of land and to introduce a land-use policy soon. Leaders including former Prime Minister and NCP leader Madhav Kumar Nepal suggested this at a discussion organised by Minister for Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty…

01/02/2019

Development activities to speed up: PM Oli

Kathmandu, Jan. 2: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said the country would see the acceleration of development activities now. During a meeting at his residence, Baluwatar, with the leaders of the Communist Party of Nepal and people's representatives at local levels of Jhapa district on Wednesday, PM Oli, who…

01/02/2019

NEFEJ welcomes apex court's verdict

Kathmandu, Jan. 2: Nepal Forum of Environmental Journalists (NEFEJ) welcomed the verdict of the Supreme Court ordering the government to formulate an act related to climate change. The NEFEJ has also urged the government to be serious about the verdict so as to find ways to reduce climate change impact.…

01/02/2019

24 women rescued from eastern checkpoint

Bhadrapur, Jan. 2: Maiti Nepal Kakadbhitta has rescued 24 women from different places of India during the period of a year. The periodic home of the organization based in Kakadbhitta rescued women being trafficked to India on temptation in a year period. Maiti Nepal’s eastern regional coordinator Govinda Ghimire shared…

01/02/2019

CC camera installed to check customs erring

Rasuwa, Jan. 2: In a bid to avert possible illegal activities in the customs sector, a CC camera has been set up on the premises of Rasuwa Customs Office Timure. According to Chief Customs Officer Punya Bikram Khadka, the installation of CC camera would help increase vigilance on the screening…

01/02/2019

NTUC concerns proposed amendments to Bonus Act-2030 BS

Kathmandu, Jan. 2: Nepal Trade Union Congress (NTUC) has drawn its attention to the proposed amendments to Bonus Act-2030 BS through the bill made to amend the Nepal Act. Issuing a press release, NTUC general-secretary Yogendra Kumar Kunwar expressed dissent on the proposal of diverting bonus amount to social security…

01/02/2019

Nepal launching its own satellites by mid- May

   Godawari, Jan. 1: Nepal is launchings its own satellites by coming mid-May. It is all set to put its own satellites in orbit with the help of two Nepalis completing Master's Degree in Engineering from a Japan-based University and pursuing post-doctorate degree. According to Rabindra Prasad Dhakal, chief of…

01/01/2019

Rana becoming 29th chief justice Wednesday

Kathmandu, Jan. 1: Senior most justice of the Supreme Court Cholendra Shamsher JBR is becoming the 29th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court after he was unanimously approved by the Parliamentary Hearing Committee on Tuesday. He will be the head of judiciary after taking oath of Office and Secrecy from…

01/01/2019

2018 AD was challenging year for Nepali press: FNJ

Kathmandu, Jan. 1: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has evaluated the year 2018 as a challenging period for the Nepali press. According to the FNJ media monitoring unit, a total of 58 cases of violation of press freedom were reported in 2018 in the country and this number was…

01/01/2019

Urban Development and Building Office set up

Jajarkot, Jan. 1: An Urban Development and Building Office has been set up in Jajarkot headquarters to deliver services to three adjacent districts. Parliamentarian Ganesh Prasad Singh on Monday inaugurated the office which was established to look after Jajarkot, eastern Rukum and Dolpa. The office remaining under the domain of…

01/01/2019

Media Freedom Deteriorating

   Kathmandu, Dec. 31: Sharp increase of press freedom violations with no concrete efforts to end impunity relating to crimes against journalists, defamation and discredit to media and journalists, intolerance to healthy criticism, hostile move while reforming media law and policy, ill efforts to control journalists and media and non…

12/31/2018

'National Reconciliation Policy meaningful to strengthen democracy'

Hetauda, Dec. 31: Province 3 Chief Minister Dormani Poudel has said the National Reconciliation Policy with which Nepali Congress leader BP Koirala returned home four decades ago putting his life at risk from India for the safeguarding of national independence and restoration of democracy was proved meaningful to strengthen democracy…

12/31/2018

President Bhandari voices for including climate change issues in school curriculum

Sindhupalchok, Dec. 31: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has suggested including the issues of climate change and its adaptation in the school curriculum. While inaugurating the National Climate Change Summit-2075 at Jyamire Guphadanda of Melamchi Municipality-9 in Sindhupalchok today, President said so. She added that Nepal has clearly stated on the…

12/31/2018

CIAA arrests court clerk

Kathmandu, Dec. 31: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has arrested a Bidur Pokhrel, a clerk at the District Court Kathmandu, on the charge of taking bribe of Rs 10 thousand. According to CIAA, Pokhrel had asked for bribe from a service seeker at the court…

12/31/2018

Missing school children found

Surkhet, Dec. 31: Three school children of Simta Rural Municipality-9 in Surkhet who were disappeared for the past six days were found from Butwal on Sunday. The three children--Nisha Singh, 14, Yamuna Khatri, 15, and Risima Khatri, 12--were spotted at Butwal Bus Park, and they have been sent to the…

12/31/2018

TU's 44th Convocation to be held tomorrow

Kathmandu, Dec. 30: The Tribhuvan University (TU) is going to hold the 44th convocation for the 56th Grace List tomorrow at the premises of Pulchowk Engineering College in Pulchwok, Lalitpur. Preparations for the same have been concluded to hold the convocation where the Prime Minister and Chancellor of TU, KP…

12/30/2018

21 rhinos die due to accidents and ageing in less than six months

  Chitwan, Dec. 30: The first five and half months of the current fiscal year as in the past produced a disappointing situation for the Chitwan National Park (CNP) in regard to the case of rhinos. Despite the report of no cases of rhino poaching in the CNP in the…

12/30/2018

Prosperity possible thru unity of all communities: PM Oli

Kathmandu, Dec. 30: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has urged one and all to make anti nationalist forces failure as they were active to damage the national harmony and unity. Addressing a programme organized on the occasion of Tamu Lhosar here in the capital on Sunday, Prime Minister Oli shared…

12/30/2018

PM extends best wishes on Tamu Lhosar

Kathmandu, Dec. 30: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has extended a message of best wishes to all Gurung community living at home and abroad on the occasion of Tamu Lhosar. He in the message said that the government was at work to create an equitable society by removing existing discriminations…

12/30/2018

President Bhandari's greetings on Tamu Lhosar

Kathmandu, Dec. 30: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has extended greetings to the Gurung community at home and abroad on the occasion of Tamu Lhosar, the Gurung community’s New Year festival that falls on Paush 15 each year. The President has wished for happiness, peace, mutual harmony and prosperity to the…

12/30/2018

New Year of Gurung community 'Tamu Lhosar' starts on Sunday

Kathmandu, Dec. 30: The Gurung community is marking the 'Tamu Lhosar' as the New Year from today by bidding adieu to the old one. In the Gurung language, 'Lho' means class and 'Sar' means change, and change in class is called as 'Tamu Lhosar'. The members of Gurung community jovially…

12/30/2018

International relations reach to a new height: Minister Gyawali

Gulmi, Dec. 29: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has said the government has strengthened bilateral ties with Sothern and Northern neighbours. Addressing the 36th anniversary of Resunga Multiple Campus here Saturday, Minister Gyawali added that the international relations were made further cordial with friendly nations. He noted that…

12/29/2018

Fire breaks out in woolen factory

Kathmandu, Dec. 29: Properties worth Rs 20 million gutted in a fire that broke out in Bhagawati Woolen Factory at Gokarneshwor Municipality-4 in Kathmandu. The generator machine, raw materials of the woolen factory and other goods were destroyed in the fire incident occurred on Friday following the electricity leakage while…

12/29/2018

Govt will bring framework of digital Nepal within a month: Minister Banskota

Kathmandu, Dec. 29: Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Gokul Prasad Banskota has vowed that the framework of a digital Nepal that the government had resolved to would be brought within a month’s time. Opening the 25th annual general meeting of the Federation of Computer Association Nepal (CAN Federation) here…

12/29/2018

Tharu festival to be held

Ghorahi, Dec. 29: A two-day province level Maghi festival is to be held here on the occasion of the great festival of Maghi of the Tharu community. The festival to be held on coming January 11 and 12 is being organized with the objective of preserving the promoting the traditional…

12/29/2018

Four injured in rhino attack

Kanchanpur, Dec. 28: Four women of Beldandi Rural Municipality-2 were injured when a rhino attacked them on Friday. The injured are Sita Upadhyaya, 37, Durga Devi Upadhyaya, 60, Saraswati Saund, 38 and Sushila Upadhyaya, 33, said Chairperson of Kalikich Forest Users' Committee, Bhim Bahadur Thapa. The rhino attacked them while…

12/28/2018

NCP political report endorsed with recommendations

Kathmandu, Dec. 28: The Nepal Communist Party (NCP)'s standing committee meeting has endorsed the political report presented by the chairperson duo with recommendations. The meeting held today endorsed the political report presented by Chairperson duo, KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda'. The report was endorsed incorporating the recommendations,…

12/28/2018

Japanese Foreign Minister Kono arriving Ktm on Jan 9

Kathmandu, Dec. 28: Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, Taro Kono, is arriving in Kathmandu on January 9 for two-day official visit at the invitation of Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali. Minister Kono is scheduled to pay courtesy call on President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister KP…

12/28/2018

PM Oli stresses on prosperity

Kathmandu, Dec. 28: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has opined for developing the nation maintaining the good governance. While addressing the third Labour Parliament of the Joint Trade Union Coordination Centre (JTUCC) here in the capital on Friday, Prime Minister Oli committed to lead the nation on the way to…

12/28/2018

One dead, next injured in Rukum road accident

Rukum, Dec. 28: A tractor fell off the road at Putha Uttarganga Rural Municipality in East Rukum on Thursday, killing a 16-year-old boy and injuring next one. According to the East Rukum District Police Office, the accident occurred at Garkhani village when the tractor (Ra 1 Ta 1694) was on…

12/28/2018

Ghariyal population increases

Chitwan, Dec. 27: The number of Ghariyal crocodile has increased in the Rapti and Narayani rivers. Rapti river has witnessed an increase of 34 Ghariyals while it is 19 in the Narayani river. With the rise, the population of crocodile of Ghariyal species has reached 118 in Rapti and 101…

12/27/2018

Two killed in separate Sindhupalchowk incidents

Melamchi, Dec. 27: Two persons were killed in separate incidents in Melamchi on Wednesday. According to Police, Bishnu Damai, 37, of Shikharpur in Melamchi Municipality-10 was found dead after maximum alcohol intake. Police Inspector Mahendra Darnal said that the Melamchi Area Police Office is investigating the incident about Damai’s demise.…

12/27/2018

'Country on track of prosperity'

Jajarkot, Dec. 27: Minister for Forests and Environment Shakti Bahadur Basnet has claimed that the country is marching ahead on the path of prosperity. Addressing the Third Jajarkot Festival on Wednesday Minister Basnet said that time has just come to review the performance of the government. Saying that Jajarkot district…

12/27/2018

Federal Parliament's third session begins

Kathmandu, Dec. 26: The third session of the Federal Parliament of Nepal began at 4:00 pm today at the New Baneshwor-based Federal Parliament Building. The Federal Parliament is bicameral made up of the House of Representatives (the lower house) and the National Assembly (the upper house). Earlier, President Bidya Devi…

12/26/2018

'Civil Servant Adjustment Ordinance' presented in NA

Kathmandu, Dec. 26: The 'Civil Servant Adjustment Ordinance-2075' has been presented in today's meeting of the National Assembly. Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration, Lalbabu Pandit, presented the Ordinance in the meeting. The Ordinance was issued on December 9 for the adjustment of employees in federation, provinces and local-level…

12/26/2018

Press Union condemns police's misbehavior with reporters

Kathmandu, Dec. 26: Nepal Press Union has condemned the misbehaviour police persons meted out against journalists reporting on cow smuggling. Priya Smriti Gajmer associated with Pradesh Today daily, Station Manager of Radio Deukhuri, Shivaraj Khanal and Shivu Khanal associated with the Republic daily were misbehaved by the police persons of…

12/26/2018

President Bhandari extends condolences

Kathmandu, Dec. 26: President Bidya Devi Bhandari sent a message of condolences to President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, on Wednesday, over the loss of many lives due to Tsunami in Banten and Lampung of Indonesia on Saturday. In her message, President Bhandari expressed deep sadness over the…

12/26/2018

Fire causes loss of Rs 400,000

Galeswor, Dec. 26: Properties worth Rs 400,000 turned into ashes ina fire incident that engulfed a shed at Annapurna rural municipality-6, Taletra last night. It was the shed used for keeping after-death mourner (Kriyaputri). The fire completely damaged the shed on the eighth day of the passing away of local…

12/26/2018

Educational materials to helpless students

Kailali, Dec. 26: Educational materials worth amounting to Rs 200,000 were distributed to 60 students of four community schools in Dhangadhi sub metropolitan city. The Social Development Works User Committee of Dhangadhi distributed the educational materials including uniform, sweater, copies and bag to the students. Sudur Paschim Province Member Tek…

12/26/2018

Poverty, backwardness behind Nepal's poor int'l status: Chairman Dahal

Chitwan, Dec. 25: CPN Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said poverty and backwardness are behind Nepal's poor recognition in the international level. Inaugurating the golden jubilee celebration of Janaki Secondary School of Bharatpur Metropolis-27 in Chitwan on Tuesday, Chairman Dahal viewed that Nepal could not negotiate well even in…

12/25/2018

Two bills likely to table in HoR Wednesday

Kathmandu, Dec. 25: The federal parliament business advisory committee is likely to table two bills on the very first day of the winter session of the House of Representatives. The meeting is scheduled for 4:00 pm on Wednesday, where a letter received from the office of the President on summoning…

12/25/2018

Valley's temperature dips to 2 degrees Celsius, Jumla records -7.2

Kathmandu, Dec. 25: As the winter is on the verge of its peak, more cold has been experienced across the country today including in the Kathmandu Valley. The Valley's temperature dipped to 2.6 degrees Celsius today. The latest details of the Meteorological Forecasting Division show that today's Kathmandu Valley's minimum…

12/25/2018

Yogi Adityanath says he would help boost Nepal-India trade relations

Kathmandu, Dec. 25: Chief Minister of Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, has said he would put in maximum efforts on his behalf to transform the centuries-old cultural and social relations between Nepal and India into trade relations. The UP chief minister said so during a meeting with a…

12/25/2018

President extends Christmas Day wishes

Kathmandu, Dec. 25: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has extended best wishes to all the Christian Nepalis at home and abroad for their happiness, peace, prosperity, good health, goodwill, unity, brotherhood and fraternity. In a message today on the occasion of Christmas festival, she wished that Christmas, the great festival of…

12/25/2018

'Japan a trustworthy supporter of Nepal'

Kathmandu, Dec. 24: Chairperson of the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN), Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said that Japan is a highly trustworthy supporter of Nepal. Addressing a programme 'Nepal-Japan friendly relation in Nepal's prosperity' organised by Hattigauda Sewa Samaj here on Monday, Chair Dahal said that the support provided…

12/24/2018

FNJ's AGM and statute convention on Feb 21 and 22 in Pokhara

Kathmandu, Dec. 24: The annual general meeting (AGM) and statute convention of the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) is scheduled to be held in Pokhara on February 21. According to FNJ Secretary Ram Prasad Dahal, a central committee has been formed under the convenosrship of FNJ Chairman Govinda Acharya to…

12/24/2018

State should not hesitate to invest in security sector: Home Minister

Kathmandu, Dec. 23: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa has said that the state should not hesitate to invest in the security sector. At a progress review meeting organized at the Ministry of Home Affairs on Sunday, Minister Thapa argued that investment in security sector is inevitable to achieve the development…

12/23/2018

President Bhandari lauds govt attorneys' roles

Kathmandu, Dec. 23: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said that the government attorneys had a special role to make the criminal justice system stronger and ensure its effective implementation. Inaugurating the Second National Assembly of Government Attorneys organized by the Office of Attorney General in the Capital City on Sunday,…

12/23/2018

Schools closed to mourn loss

Tulasipur, Dec. 23: Schools in Tulasipur sub-metropolis have been shut down today, to mourn the demise of 23 students and teachers who died in the road accident that took place at Ramri in Tulasipur-3, Dang. The accident took place on Friday when a bus carrying students and teachers of the…

12/23/2018

Worker trapped to death by falling tree

Galkot, Dec. 23: A worker died after being trapped by a tree that he was cutting in Chirpani of Kathekhola rural municipality-6, Baglung. A resident of Modi rural municipality-7, Parbat, Purna Bahadur Sarki,45, was working as a daily wage labour in Kathekhola rural municipality. He died on the spot after…

12/23/2018

Driver killed in road accident

Rolpa, Dec. 23: A driver of a tipper died in a road accident that took place at Sarpa in Lungri rural municipality-4 of Rolpa. Dev Bahadur Basnet,35, who was driving the tipper (Ra. 2 Kha. 1379), died on the spot after the tipper fell some 150 meters below the road.…

12/23/2018

Committee to investigate shootout at police post

Kathmandu, Dec. 23: Nepal Police has constituted an investigation committee to probe the shootout that took place at the Metropolitan Police Range, Lakuribhanjyang. A five-member investigation team led by DSP at the Metropolitan Police Circle, Satodobato Gautam Mishra has been formed by the Nepal Police Headquarters on Saturday. In the…

12/23/2018

NC should learn from Kisunji: Poudel

Kathmandu, Dec. 22: Nepali Congress senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel on Saturday viewed that the NC should learn from the life of the late party leader Krishna Prasad Bhattarai. Leader Poudel also remembered Bhattarai with a great space in politics and having played an important role in establishing a multiparty…

12/22/2018

President extends birthday wishes to Japanese emperor Akihito

Kathmandu, Dec. 22: President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Saturday has extended a birthday wishes to Akihito Emperor of Japan. She has further wished for Akihito's good health and long life, and the prosperity of the nation. President Bhandari also has expected that the age-old relations between Nepal and Japan would…

12/22/2018

Man arrested with stolen goods

Gaushala, Dec. 22: Police have arrested four persons on the charge of theft and smuggling. Dilip Mahato,20, was arrested on Friday for stealing goods from the Dinesh Mobile Repairing Centre in ward no. 1 of Gaushala municipality. He was arrested along with a laptop, old mobile phones, covers, data cable,…

12/22/2018

Yomari, Dhanya Poornima and Udhauli festivals being observed today

Kathmandu, Dec. 22: The Yomari Punhi or Yomari Poornima, Dhanya Poornima and Udhauli festivals are being observed across the country today. The Yomari Poornima is a festival observed by the Newar community in Kathmandu Valley and is believed to have started 400 years ago. A special delicacy made of rice…

12/22/2018

School receives computers and solar panels

Bejhang, Dec. 22: The Sindur basic school in Archel of Nisdi rural municipality has received computer and solar panels from the ward no.6 office of the municipality. The office installed computers and solar panels in the school at the cost of Rs. 350,000. The school also contributed Rs. 35,000 for…

12/22/2018

21 killed in road accident

Lamahi, Dec. 21: Twenty-one people including three women died while 15 others were injured in a road accident that took place at Ramri of Tulasipur-2 on the Tulasipur-Salyan road section. The deceased are yet to be identified. The bus with registration number Ba. 4 Kha. 9766 was heading towards Tulasipur…

12/22/2018

All preparations for winter session of Federal Parliament over

Kathmandu, Dec. 21: The Parliament Secretariat has completed all the preparations for next session of the Federal Parliament (House of Representatives and National Assembly). Upon recommendation of the Government, President Bidya Devi Bhandari has summoned the winter session of the Federal Parliament at Parliament Building, New Baneshwor at 4:00 pm…

12/21/2018

16 killed in road accident

Lamahi, Dec. 21: Six people died while 11 others were injured in a road accident that took place at Ramri of Tulasipur-2 on the Tulasipur-Salyan road section. The bus with registration number Ba. 4 Kha. 9766 was heading towards Tulasipur from Kapurkot of Salyan when it fell some 700 meters…

12/21/2018

No discrimination against any religion, Chief Minister Poudel says

Hetauda, Dec. 21: Chief Minister of Province No. 3 Dormani Poudel has said that the state does not carry discriminatory perception towards any religion. At a greetings exchange programme organized by Christian community in Hetauda on Friday, the Chief Minister said that Nepal as a secular state does not put…

12/21/2018

Minister Adhikari directs for effective implementation of projects

Kathmandu, Dec. 21: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, has directed the various agencies under the Ministry for effective implementation of the projects and programmes. At a meeting of Ministry-level Development Problem Resolution Committee and first quarterly progress review meeting of the fiscal year 2017/18, held at…

12/21/2018

Blankets to hearing-retarded children

Dang, Dec. 21: Ghorahi-based Sagarmatha Cement Pvt Ltd on Thursday provided blankets to 100 hearing-retarded children. A team headed by company’s Public Relations Officer Amar Subedi had handed over the blankets to the children. With the onset of winter season, the company has been distributing woolen blankets to senior citizens,…

12/21/2018

Child dies after vaccination

Inaruwa, Dec. 21: A month-old child died after being administered a BCG vaccination at Bhokraha Narsingh Rural Municipality-3, Shivagunj tole of Sunsari on Thursday. Deputy Superintendant of Police (DSP) Gyanendra Prasad Fuyal shared that local Shivu Khatwe’s one-month-old child, Shivam, breathed his last after being vaccinated. Health worker Goma Dhakal…

12/21/2018

CPN to launch prosperity campaign: Chairman Dahal

Chitwan, Dec. 20: Chairman of the ruling Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said the standing committee (SC) meeting was mulling the unveiling of prosperity campaign. While inaugurating the golden jubilee celebration of Martyrs Memorial Secondary School at Parasnagar in the district on Thursday, Chairman Dahal,…

12/20/2018

'Complete Melamchi project works on time being cost effective'

Kathmandu, Dec. 20: The Finance Committee of the Federal Parliament has directed the Ministry of Drinking Water to accomplish the Melamchi Drinking Water Project in the stipulated time that the project costs would not increase. A meeting of the committee held at Singha Durbar today instructed the ministry to expedite…

12/20/2018

Absconding rape convict held

Surkhet, Dec. 20: Surkhet police has arrested an absconding rape convict from Surkeht district on Wednesday evening. Basudev Saud, 54, from Abalching village in Chinggad Rural Municipality-6 was arrested acting on a tip off, According to Spokesperson of Surkhet District Police Office, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Pradip Bahadur Chhetri.…

12/20/2018

Elderly dies in bus hit incident

Damauli, Dec. 20: A 66-year-old woman, who was critically injured in a road accident occurred at Badahare in Bhanu Municipalty-9 along the Dumre-Bensisahar road section, died on Wednesday while receiving medical treatment, according to the police. Local Chinimaya Kandel was rushed to the Neuro Hospital in the capital city after…

12/20/2018

Two injured in clash between police, locals in Nuwakot

Bidur, Nuwakot, Dec. 19: The local people on Wednesday clashed with the police at Mailung bordering Nuwakot and Rasuwa, injuring two including a head constable. The police had to fire seven rounds of warning shots in the air to control the situation that occurred after the locals went on a…

12/19/2018

Govt ready to address conflict victims' problems: Law Minister Dhakal

Kathmandu, Dec. 19: Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Bhanubhakta Dhakal, has said homework was underway to solve the problems of the conflict survivors. Minister Dhakal argued that political consensus would be forged to solve conflict survivors’ problems. Inaugurating a two-day seminar organized by Single Women's Group For Human…

12/19/2018

Problem surfaced in Melamchi Water Project will be resolved: Minister Magar

Kathmandu, Dec. 19: Minister for Water Supply, Bina Magar, has sad that problem surfaced in Melamchi Drinking Water Project would be resolved with patience. In first quarterly progress review meeting of the Ministry, Minister Magar said, "Melamchi Drinking Water Project is the first priority of the government as it is…

12/19/2018

Govt ready to address conflict victims' problems: Law Minister Dhakal

Kathmandu, Dec. 19: Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Bhanubhakta Dhakal, has said homework was underway to solve the problems of the conflict survivors. Minister Dhakal argued that political consensus would be forged to solve conflict survivors’ problems. Inaugurating a two-day seminar organized by Single Women's Group For Human…

12/19/2018

DPR agreement signed for monorail in Kathmandu

Kathmandu, Dec. 19: An agreement has been signed today with a Chinese company for preparing the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of monorail to be built along the 27.5 kilometres long Ring Road in Kathmandu. The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) signed the agreement with the China Railway's 25th Bureau Group Co…

12/19/2018

नेपाल–अमेरिका सम्बन्धमा नयाँ आयाम ः परराष्ट्रमन्त्री ज्ञवाली

  वाशिङ्टन डिसी, ४ पुस ।  नेपाल र अमेरिकाबीच सात दशक लामो सम्बन्धलाई व्यापक र विस्तृत बनाएर पारस्परिक हितका आधारमा अगाडि बढ्न परराष्ट्रमन्त्री प्रदीपकुमार ज्ञवाली र अमेरिकाका विदेशमन्त्री माइक पम्पेओबीच मङ्गलबार वाशिङ्टन डिसीमा सहमति भएको छ ।  छलफलपश्चात रासससँग कुरा गर्दै परराष्ट्रमन्त्री ज्ञवालीले भन्नुभयो, “अमेरिका र नेपालबीचको सम्बन्धलाई साझा अठोटका…

12/19/2018

Labour Minister Bista vows to stop anomalies in foreign employment sector

Kathmandu, Dec. 18: Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security Gokarna Bista has said that situation putting the life of thousands of youths in jeopardy would not be allowed to continue anymore. Addressing an interaction programme on ‘Foreign Employment: the Way Forward’ organized by the Foreign Employment Promotion Board Secretariat…

12/18/2018

Two arrested with yellow metal

Kathmandu, Dec. 18: Police have arrested a person with gold-like yellow metal from Tribhuvan International Airport today. The arrested is Amit Ghising, 32, of Bharatpur Metropolitan City-23, according to the Police Headquarters. Police confiscated four biscuits of the yellow metal weighing 116 grams as well as a bangle weighing 150…

12/18/2018

Federal parliament session called for Dec 26

Kathmandu, Dec. 18: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has, on the recommendation of the Prime Minister, summoned the session of both the houses of the federal parliament for coming December 26, Wednesday. The session of the House of Representatives and the National Assembly has been called as per Article 93 (1)…

12/18/2018

Property worth over Rs 1.2 million gutted in fire

Tulasipur, Dec. 18: Property worth over Rs 1.2 million was destroyed when fire broke out at RK Electronics Service at Ghorahi Sub-metropolitan City-15. It is stated that the fire started due to a short circuit. The fire destroyed various electronics goods, vehicle parts and luve oil, an auto-rickshaw with registration…

12/18/2018

Ex PM Dr Tulasi Giri passes away

Kathmandu, Dec. 18: Former Prime Minister Dr Tulasi Giri has passed away at his residence at Siddhartha Colony in Budhanilakantha this morning. He was 93. Former Prime Minister Giri, who has been under treatment for liver cancer, died at 6.00 am on Tuesday, informed his spouse Sarah Giri. He was…

12/18/2018

Chief Minster Shahi picked as parliamentary party leader

Surkhet, Dec. 18: Chief Minister of Karnali Province Government, Mahendra Bahadur Shahi has been picked as the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN)’s parliamentary party leader for Karnali Province. The parliamentary party meeting of the CPN held in province headquarters, Sirkhet, unanimously elected Chief Minister Shahi as the parliamentary party leader.…

12/18/2018

Civil service employees disagree ordinance

Rupandehi, Dec. 18: The Nepal Civil Service Employees Union (Association) Province-5 has expressed discontent on the employees’ adjustment ordinance brought out by the government. Noting that the employees’ adjustment ordinance was introduced against the common understanding of the employees, the committee on Monday submitted a 12-point memorandum to the federal…

12/18/2018

Economic prosperity of the country from workers' labour: PM Oli

Kathmandu, Dec. 18: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the country would achieve economic prosperity with the labour of skilled and capable workers. In a message today on the occasion of International Migrants Day-2018, Prime Minister Oli said that the country has headed towards the journey of economic…

12/18/2018

Probe committee submits report to IGP Khanal

Kathmandu, Dec. 17: A probe committee formed to carry out investigation over the role of police officials involved in the investigation over Nirmala Panta murder incident has submitted its report today. The committee led by AIG Dhiru Basnet submitted the report to Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sarvendra Khanal, said…

12/17/2018

CPN standing committee meeting criticizes leadership, govt

   Kathmandu, Dec. 17: The Standing Committee of Ruling Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) has criticized the performance of the government and its leadership. Most of the speakers in the committee meeting on Monday complained and criticized that the government was failing to meet the aspiration of the people's aspiration.…

12/17/2018

NHRC chair stresses on job opportunities for women

Godawari, Dec. 17: National Human rights Commission chair Anupraj Sharma has said that the demand of women workers in domestic level was high therefore there was no need of going abroad for job. Speaking at a book releasing ceremony in Lalitpur on Monday, chair Sharma shared that the women workers…

12/17/2018

CoAS Thapa inspects Kali Bahadur Battalion

Kathmandu, Dec. 17: Chief of Nepal Army Staff (CoAS) Purna Chandra Thapa on Monday inspected Bharatpur based Kali Bahadur battalion. Chief Thapa acquired information regarding the activities, training and other logistic services there. CoAS Thapa is inspecting various battalions lately. RSS

12/17/2018

Truck knocks down a pedestrian

Chitwan, Dec. 17: A pedestrian died when a truck hit him at Bhateri along the Narayangarh-Muglin road section this morning. A man, aged around 30, died when the truck (PN 88 A) en route to Chennai from Kathmandu knocked him. According to the District Police Office Chitwan, the critically injured…

12/17/2018

Flood-swept rhinos brought back to Nepal

Chitwan, Dec. 17: The world’s rare wildlife, one-horned rhino, has been brought back to its home on boat. The female rhino aged around 20, which was swept away by flooded Rapti River last year, has been brought back to Chitwan National Park (CNP) from India last night. Earlier, a joint…