Leader Bhattarai urges Dalits to unite for rights

Kathmandu, Aug 23: Socialist Party Nepal's Federal Council Chair Dr Baburam Bhattarai has insisted that Dalit community should unite for a guarantee of further rights by institutinalising the achieved ones. In his address a programme organised here today to announce the formation of Socialist Dalit Liberation Federation by merging the Federal…

08/23/2019

President Bhandari visits Krishna Mandir

Lalitpur, Aug 23: President Bidya Devi Bhandari visited Patan-based Krishna Mandir, temple of Lord Krishna, and performed puja for 10 minutes. President Bhandari visited the temple as per the tradition of temple visit by the Head of the State on the occasion of Krishna Janmastami every year. Main priest at…

08/23/2019

श्रीकृष्णजन्माष्टमी पर्व आज

काठमाडौँ, ६ भदौ । वैदिक सनातन धर्मावलम्बीले ‘श्रीकृष्णजन्माष्टमी’ पर्व आज देशभर भगवान् श्रीकृष्णको पूजा–आराधना गरी श्रद्धा–भक्तिपूर्वक मनाउँदैछन् । ज्ञानयोग, कर्मयोग र भक्तियोगका प्रणेता भगवान् श्रीकृष्णको जन्म द्वापरयुगमा भाद्रकृष्ण अष्टमीको मध्यरातमा भएकाले आजको दिनलाई ‘श्रीकृष्णजन्माष्टमी’ र रातलाई ‘मोहरात्रि’ भनिन्छ । यस दिन देशभरिका कृष्णमन्दिरमा भगवान् श्रीकृष्णको पूजा–आराधना, प्रवचन, भजनकीर्तन गर्नाका साथै…

08/23/2019

Parties register different names, places for capital city of State 2

Janakpurdham, Aug 22: Political parties here have registered various names, and cities as capital city for the State at State Assembly secretariat on Thursday. The State Assembly members from different parties differing on the proposed names of the State as Madhes State, Janaki State, Mithila-Bhojpura State and Madhya State also…

08/22/2019

Minister Gyawali briefs HoR on Nepal-India Joint Commission meeting

Kathmandu, Aug 22: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has briefed the House of Representatives (HoR) meeting on the issues discussed during the fifth meeting of Nepal-India Joint Commission. Minister Gyawali shared that the issues of energy, water resources, trans-border crime control, connectivity and border security, among others were…

08/22/2019

NA passes two bills

Kathmandu, Aug 22: The National Assembly (NA) has unanimously passed the Police Adjustment Bill, 2076 and the Bill related to Work Execution, Supervision and Coordination of Nepal Police and Provincial Police, 2076. The bills were presented with a message from the House of Representatives in today's NA meeting by Home Minister…

08/22/2019

PM Oli leaves for Singapore

Kathmandu, Aug 22: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has left for Singapore today for health check-ups at Singapore-based National University Hospital. Prime Minister Oli is accompanied by his spouse Radhika Shakya, chief political advisor Bishnu Rimal, personal doctor Dr Divya Singh Shah and personal secretary Rajesh Bajracharya, among others. National Assembly…

08/22/2019

Indian External Affairs Minister Jaishankar calls on President Bhandari

Kathmandu, Aug 22: Indian Minister of External Affairs, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar has paid a courtesy call on President Bidya Devi Bhandari today. During the meeting held at the Office of the President in Sheetal Niwas, they discussed on relations between Nepal and India, and their mutual welfare and interests, it is said.…

08/22/2019

KMC forms two separate committees for local curriculum development

Kathmandu, Aug 22: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has formed a committee for the development of local curriculum. A meeting of KMC Education Committee held on the presence of Mayor Bidhya Sundar Shakya on Wednesday formed two committees for Nepal language and Nepali and English languages. A committee headed by KMC…

08/22/2019

Obstructed Pasang Lhamu highway reopens

Rasuwa, Aug 22: The Pasang Lhamu Highway which has been obstructed since Wednesday morning has reopened. The vehicular movement was thrown out of gear after a loaded container met with an accident and turned over on the road. Arjuun Bhandari, Chief District Officer of Rasuwa, informed it took a whole day…

08/22/2019

नेपाल–भारत संयुक्त आयोगको बैठक शुरु

काठमाडौँ, ४ भदौ । नेपाल–भारत संयुक्त आयोगको पाँचाँै बैठक आज साँझ यहाँ प्रारम्भ भएको छ । द्विपक्षीय आर्थिक साझेदारीलाई सुदृढ तुल्याउनेतर्फ केन्द्रित रहने उक्त बैठकमा नेपाल–भारत सम्बन्धलाई अझ सार्थक, सुदृढ र नेपालको आर्थिक वृद्धिदरमा टेवा पु¥याउन मद्दत पुुग्नेगरी गहन विचारविमर्श भइरहेको छ । तीन वर्षपछि भएको उक्त बैठकमा द्विपक्षीय सम्बन्धको समग्र…

08/21/2019

पारस्परिक सम्बन्धलाई नयाँ उचाइमा पु¥याउने प्रतिबद्धता

काठमाडौँ, ४ भदौ । नेपाल र भारतका उच्च राजनीतिक नेतृत्वले दुईदेशबीचको सम्बन्धलाई नयाँ उचाइमा पु¥याउने प्रतिबद्धता पुनः व्यक्त गरेका छन् । प्रधानमन्त्री केपी शर्मा ओली र उहाँका भारतीय समकक्षी नरेन्द्र मोदीले आपसी सम्बन्धलाई थप गतिशील एवं प्रगतिशील तुल्याउने प्रतिबद्धता व्यक्त गरेको नेपाल र भारतका दुवै पक्षले जनाएका छन् । नेपाल–भारत…

08/21/2019

People bearing brunt of flood and inundation

Mahottari, Aug 21: Binod Khadka, a local of Bardibas municipality-1 has yet to remove the debris brought out to his house by the flood-fed Ganante rivulet on last July 16. Dwellers of Bardibas like Binod are still spending sleepless nights when the sky seems cloudy in the evening. The abrupt flooding…

08/21/2019

Three held with red sandalwood oil

Kathmandu, Aug 21: Nepal Police team has busted three persons with the oil of red sandalwood, the precious plant valued for its rich red colour. A team from Metropolitan Police Circle Lainchaur arrested Achyut KC, 53, of Dhading, Jeet Lama, 43, of Sindhupalchowk and Sujan Poudel, 26, of Nuwakot in possession…

08/21/2019

20 Nepali Officers starts their training in India on Anti Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism

Kathmandu, Aug. 20: On the request of Government of Nepal, a customized six-day training course on ‘Anti Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism’for 20 officers from various government agencies of Nepal commenced Monday at National Academy of Customs, Indirect taxes and Narcotics (NACIN), Faridabad, India.         …

08/21/2019

Minister Banskota urges for measures to control landslide

Bhaktapur, Aug 20: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Banskota has urged the authority concerned to adopt measures to control landslides. While inspecting the landslide affected area at Loakanthali in the district on Tuesday, Minister Banskota urged the concerned offices not to take timely measures to prevent the…

08/20/2019

CIAA minutely looking into 1,500 corruption complaints: Chief Commissioner Ghimire

Kathmandu, Aug 20: The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) is probing in detail as many as 1,500 complaints of corruption. At a programme organized by the Transparency International Nepal here Tuesday, Chief Commissioner at CIAA, Nabin Kumar Ghimire, shared that CIAA had forwarded investigation into those cases.…

08/20/2019

Two rural municipalities frame five-year development plans

Kanchanpur, Aug 20: In a bid to expedite planned development, two rural municipalities in Kanchanpur district have charted out their first five-year periodic development plans. Both Laljhadi and Beldandi rural municipalities developed their periodic plans with technical assistance from NLR, a social development organization. The plans were framed to guide the…

08/20/2019

Blanket ban of plastic bags and bottles for environment sake

Solukhumbu, Aug 20: In keeping with the environmental protection and human health, the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu rural municipality has decided to completely ban the use of plastic bags and bottles. The rural municipality endorsed the decision in line with the annual policy and programme for the fiscal year 2076/77 BS, informed…

08/20/2019

Kashmir dispute to be resolved thru talks: Minister Gyawali

Kathmandu, Aug 19:  Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali on Monday has urged political party leaders not to make surface comments on foreign affairs and bilateral issues. In a press meet here at MoFA, Minister Gyawali objected the remarks of Nepali Congress lawmaker Pradeep Giri in a meeting of the…

08/19/2019

Diarrhea outbreak in Parshuram municipality

Dadeldhura, Aug 19: A diarrhea epidemic has broken out at various parts of Parshuram Municipality in the district. According to Municipality Health Section deputy coordinator Hikmat Dhami, 66 locals have fallen sick. The outbreak has particularly seen in Jamrani, Gairaigaun, Gupteganda, Sanikhola among other places in the municipality. A medical team…

08/19/2019

Free lab services in all wards of Rambha

Bejhad, Aug 19: Rambha rural municipality has so far become the first-ever local government unit in Palpa district to initiate free lab services in its all health facilities. Lab service has been brought to operation in the health facilities of all five wards of the rural municipality in order to expand…

08/19/2019

Three broadcasters feted on Tamnang broadcasting day

Banepa, Aug 19: Three broadcasters were honoured amidst the silver jubilee ceremony of the Tamang Broadcasting Day on Sunday. The Tamang Journalists' Association honoured the broadcast media recognizing their contributions to the preservation of Tamang language and dissemination of the information in Tamang language. The broadcasters honoured on the occasion were…

08/19/2019

Three reports submitted to HoR

Kathmandu, Aug 18: Three reports of different parliamentary committees were presented in today's meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR). President of the Agriculture, Cooperatives and Natural Recourses Purna Kumari Subedi presented the Committee's report related to the Forest Bill. Likewise, parliamentarian Krishna Gopal Shrestha, on the behalf of State Affairs…

08/18/2019

Unity among democratic forces essential: Prime Minister

Kathmandu, Aug 18:  Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said unity among democratic forces is a must to meet the goals of peace, good governance and development. Delivering his views on the issue of public importance in a meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) today, the Prime Minister echoed the…

08/18/2019

FIR filed against three including Lamichhane

Kathmandu, Aug 18: A FIR has been filed against three persons including television programme presenter Rabi Lamichhane over the death of journalist Shalikram Pudasaini. Pudasaini's wife Samjhana on Sunday filed FIR against Lamichhane, Yubraj Kandel and Asmita Karki at Chitwan Police through Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu, said Chief of the Range,…

08/18/2019

Man arrested with pistols from Kathmandu

Kathmandu, Aug 18: The police have arrested a man with two automatic pistols and 20 bullets from Nagdhunga in Chandragiri municipality-2 in Kathmandu. Sulav Lama of Lalitpur was arrested on Saturday during a security check on a passenger bus (Ba 2 Kha 1980) heading to Kathmandu from Dhading, said the police…

08/18/2019

Man electrocuted

Bharatpur, Aug 18: A man was killed after being electrocuted in Bharatpur Metropolitan City-11 in Chitwan district on Saturday evening. Amarkot Mukhiya accidently touched an water pump motor supplied with current through a leakage, said the police. He died at Bharatpur Hospital. RSS

08/18/2019

Minister Banskota stresses on prompt service delivery

Kavrepalanchok, Aug.17: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Banskota has said corruption rate was not rising but it was the activism of anti corruption body CIAA that has debunked corruption cases. In his address to a programme organized by the Federation of Contractors' Association of Nepal (FCAN)'s State-3 committee…

08/17/2019

Property destroyed in fire

Ghorahi, Aug 17: Property worth around 6.5 million rupees was destroyed after a fire tore through a furniture industry based in Lamahi municipality-5, Dang last night. The fire probably due to short-circuit at the Bishwas Furniture Industry caused the property loss. Proprietor Rabilal Acharya said the fire that broken out all…

08/17/2019

Lamichhane, Kandel and Karki remanded in custody for five days

Chitwan, Aug. 16: The Chitwan District Court has remanded Rabi Lamichhane, a programme presenter at News 24 Television in custody for five days. Also sent in detention for further investigation along with Lamichhane are journalist Yubaraj Kandel and nurse Ashmita Karki. The single bench of judge Binod Kumar Gautam issued…

08/16/2019

One dies in accident, 15 injured

Hetauda, Aug 16: A person died and other 15 were injured in a bus accident in Hetauda this morning. The bus accident took place at Hetauda sub-metropolis-19, Newarpani along the East-West Highway. Mukesh Sharma, 58, of Ramnagar Borhawa, Sarlahi died when the bus (Na 5 Kha 2233) en route to Rautahat…

08/16/2019

House of State Assembly's chief whip attacked

Butwal, Aug 16: An unidentified group assaulted the private house of Bhumiswor Dahakal, chief whip of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) for State-5 State Assembly, last night. The unknown group had pelted three kerosene-filled bottles at the house of Chief Whip that caused damage to the back side of the government-owned…

08/16/2019

Karnali State Minister Khatry relieved of post

Surkhet, Aug 16: Minister for Physical Infrastructure Development of the Karnali State government, Khadka Bahadur Khatry has been relieved of his ministerial post. The Karnali State government on Thursday removed him from the post. Chief Minister Mahendra Bahadur Shahi relieved Physical Infrastructure Development Minister Khatry of the ministerial berth as per…

08/16/2019

President Bhandari pays tribute to late Dixit

Kathmandu, Aug 15: President Bidya Devi Bhandari paid tribute to senior litterateur Madan Mani Dixit, who died this morning. President Bhandari also extended her condolence to the bereaved family. Demise of Dixit has caused an irreparable loss to entire Nepali literature, she said in a condolence message today. RSS

08/15/2019

Donation of books, buses to mark Independence Day

Kathmandu, Aug 15: The Government of India has donated books, buses and ambulances to various organisations and educational institutions of Nepal on the occasion of its 73rd Independence Day. A function was held to mark the Day at the Embassy of India in Kathmandu this morning. On the occasion, Indian Ambassador…

08/15/2019

Noted litterateur Dixit passes away

Kathmandu, Aug 15: Noted literary figure Madan Mani Dixit has passed away today. He was 97. Dixit was admitted to Sumeru Hospital in Lalitpur last week due to pneumonia attack. He was discharged from the hospital on Wednesday. He was rushed to Himal Hospital in Putalisadak after he fainted at own…

08/15/2019

आज रक्षाबन्धन जनैपूर्णिमा मनाइँदै

काठमाडौँ, ३० साउन । प्रत्येक वर्ष श्रावण शुक्ल पूर्णिमाका दिन मनाइने रक्षाबन्धन, जनैपूर्णिमा (ऋषि तर्पणी) पर्व आज देशभर नवयज्ञोपवीत एवं रक्षाबन्धन धारण गरेर मनाइँदै छ । पूर्णिमाका दिन बिहानैदेखि वैदिक सनातन धर्मावलम्बीले नदी, ताल, तलाउ, पोखरीमा गई स्नान गरेर गुरु पुरोहितबाट रक्षासूत्र बाँध्छन् । गुरु पुरोहितले विधिपूर्वक मन्त्रिएको यज्ञोपवीत एवं डोरो…

08/15/2019

Nepal, India interdependent: Minister Gyawali

Kathmandu, Aug 14: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has termed the Nepal-India relations interconnected and interdependent. In his address to an interaction programme organised here today on the eve of India's 73rd Independence Day at the local Reports Club, he said prosperous India could be an opportunity for Nepal…

08/14/2019

Snakebite patients up in West Nawalparasi

Parasi, Aug. 14: Number of snakebite patients has increased at West Nawalparasi with increasing heat and rains of late. The number of snakebite patients visiting different hospitals in the district has increased day by day for lack of safety measures among the people. According to Prithvi Chandra Hospital, Parasi, and…

08/14/2019

Reforms in TIA within one month: Tourism Minister Bhattarai

Kathmandu, Aug. 14: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai expressed his commitment to making reforms in the Tribhuvan International Airport within one month. Problems ranging from air traffic would be resolved, he said at an interaction relating to tourism and private sector organised here by Nepal…

08/14/2019

Media Bill will be amended: NA Chair Timilsina

Kathmandu, Aug. 14: Chairperson of the National Assembly (NA) Ganesh Timilsina has said the Media Council Bill presented in the Parliament would be amended. An agreement has been reached among political parties in amending the Bill amid protest from media, he said while attending an interaction with the theme of 'role…

08/14/2019

Bridge dislodgement disrupts East-West highway

Kawaswoti, Aug 14: The vehicular movement along the East-West Highway has come to a grinding halt after dislodgement of bridge in Arunkholao of Nawalpur (Nawalparasi-east). Rajendra Adhikari, Police Inspector, of District Police Office, Nawalparasi-east, said traffic movement along the Highway has come to a standstill after the bridge hit by a…

08/14/2019

Irregularity of financial institutions to be controlled: Minister Aryal

Kathmandu, Aug 13: Minister for Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation Padma Kumari Aryal has opined for controlling the irregularities surfacing in financial institutions. Speaking in a programme here in the capital today, Minister Aryal said that the financial institutions should maintain transparency in their activities. She added that the government…

08/13/2019

Minister Bhattarai pledges support for Khas museum

Khalanga, Aug 13: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai has vowed to provide utmost support for the Khas museum to be constructed at Sinja Rural Municipality in Jumla district. Minister Bhattarai gave his word for the same to a team led by House of Representatives member Gajendra Bahadur…

08/13/2019

Two drowned to death in a pit

Betrawati, Aug 13: Two persons drowned to death in a deep puddle made in course of the extraction of sand at Kakani rural municipality in Nuwakot on Monday. Binita Balami, 13, a local, and Laxmi Tamang, 35, a permanent resident of Fikkal rural municipality, Sindhuli, died after they were drown in…

08/13/2019

96 employees found absent in surprise check

Syangja, Aug 13: As many as 96 employees were found absent in course of monitoring of district-based government offices. According to the District Administration Office Syangja, the surprise check found employees of different public offices absent. A monitoring team deputed from the district administration office found 96 employees absent in 20…

08/13/2019

Fire in TUTH, Manmohan Cardiothoracic vascular and Transplant Centre

Kathmandu, Aug. 12: A fire has broken out at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital premises this evening. The incident of fire took place at the Manmohan Cardiothoracic Vascular and Transplant Centre located in the TUTH premises. The fire that reportedly originated from a short circuit broke out in a room at…

08/12/2019

Eight cases against Karnali state government

Surkhet, Aug 12: Office of the Chief attorney has stated that different eight cases had been registered against the Karnali State government. According to the office, four cases were registered at the Supreme Court while four others at the High Court. Of them, one case has been settled from high court.…

08/12/2019

'My health is normal', says PM Oli

Kathmandu, Aug. 12: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that his health is normal. In a tweet on Monday, the Prime Minister has expressed gratitude to all the doctors involved in his health check-up as well as to those who expressed their concern about his health condition and wished for…

08/12/2019

वडा कार्यालयमा बम विष्फोट

सुरुङ्गा, २७ साउन । अज्ञात समूहले झापाको बिर्तामोडस्थित वडा कार्यालयको भवनमा आज बिहान बम विष्फोट गराएको छ । बिर्तामोड नगरपालिकाको ७, ८ र ९ नम्बरको संयुक्त वडा कार्यालयमा बिहान ४ः३० बजे बम विष्फोट गराएको इलाका प्रहरी कार्यालय अनारमनीले जनाएको छ । प्रहरी निरीक्षक सुनिल श्रेष्ठका अनासार गरामनीमा रहेको संयुक्त वडा…

08/12/2019

Freed Kamalari's own building constructed

Ghorahi, Aug 12: Freed Kamalaris (the previous bonded labourers) have constructed their own building at the cost of around Rs 10 million. Sunita Chaudhary, chair of Freed Kamalari Development Forum, informed they have constructed a three-storied building by mobilizing financial resources around Rs 9.73 million. "We received Rs 8 million from…

08/12/2019

Cooperation needed for fair justice: Chief Justice Rana

Kathmandu, Aug 11:: Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JB Rana has urged all sides to extend support to court for building independent and fair judiciary because judiciary's lone efforts were not adequate. Inaugurating the three-day seminar organized by Supreme Court Bar Association today, CJ Rana reiterated the cooperation from the concerned…

08/11/2019

State govt serious to reach health services: CM Gurung

Pokhara, Aug 11: Chief Minister of Gandaki State Prithvi Subba Gurung has said that the state government was serious in providing health services to all. Speaking in a programme here at Batulechaur today, CM Gurung committed to developing the existing hospitals in the State as advanced and well equipped hospitals. He…

08/11/2019

Three bills passed

Kathmandu, Aug 11: Three different bills-- Police Adjustment Bill-2076, Bill related to Work Execution, Supervision and Coordination of to Nepal Police and Provincial Police -2076 and Environment Protection Bill-2076 have been passed. Today's meeting of the House of Representatives passed the bills unanimously. Minister for Home Affairs, Ram Bahadur Thapa, had…

08/11/2019

No possibility to upset history: NCP Chair Dahal

Kathmandu, Aug 10: Chairperson of ruling Nepal Communist Party Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' on Saturday said efforts to upset the history would be in vain as changes continue to move ahead and there is no looking back. "None can ruin achievements gained through long struggles and sacrifices. Cycle of history continues…

08/10/2019

Trishuli bus accident: Death toll rises to eight

Dhading, Aug. 10: The death toll in the road accident that took place at Benighatrorang rural municipality-3, when a passenger bus plunged into the Trishuli river, has reached eight. However, only two of them have been identified so far. The identity of a woman, a girl child and four men who…

08/10/2019

Two Biplav's cadres arrested

Syangja, Aug 9: Police have arrested two cadres of CPN Netra Bikram Chand (Biplav)'s Group in Syangja. The District Police Office, Syangja said one Mohan Sinjali, 30, of Bhirkot municipality-9 and currently living in Waling municipality-9 was arrested Thursday from Waling. Similarly, Shiba Darlami, 46, of Bhirkot-9 was arrested on Wednesday…

08/09/2019

Unity among Republic partners must for prosperity: Chairman Dahal

Kathmandu, Aug 9: Chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Pushpa Kamal Dahal, has said all forces involved to bring in Republic system had no option at present but to unite to ensure prosperity in the country. At a programme organized by the Sharma Literary Foundation there on Friday,…

08/09/2019

Trishuli bus plunge leaves three dead, 12 injured

Dhading, Aug 9: A passenger bus (Na 6 Kha 7469) en route to Kathmandu from Malangwa of Sarlahi plunged into the Trishuli River this morning leaving three dead. As many as 25 passengers went missing and other 12 sustained critical injuries. The injured are receiving treatment at Rajmarga Community Hospital Malekhu…

08/09/2019

Development of Ramgram by all levels of governments: Minister Bhattarai

Parasi, Aug 8: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai, has said all three levels of government would make joint efforts to develop the historic Ramgram of West Nawalparasi. Minister Bhattarai said this while inspecting the Ramgram Monastery on Thursday. During a discussion with local activists, he said,…

08/08/2019

Bills relating to industry passed

Kathmandu, Aug 8: The meeting of the House of Representatives on Thursday passed the 'Safeguard, Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Bill 2076' and 'Industrial Business Development Institute (first amendment) Bill 20756' unanimously. Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies, Matrika Yadav, had tabled the bills seeking their passage in the meeting. Earlier, participating in…

08/08/2019

Call to assign local levels for placement of teachers' posts

Banepa, Aug 8: The local levels would be assigned with responsibility for the placement of posts of teachers who passed through the Teachers Service Commission's exam and were sent to the district. The decision was made after the chiefs of the local levels of Kavre district raised voice calling for handover…

08/08/2019

Fire engulfs shops causing loss of Rs 15 million

Nepalgunj, Aug 8: Loss amounting to Rs 15 million was incurred in a fire that broke out in two fancy shops at Nepalgunj sub-metropolis-2, Gharbari Tole. The fire engulfed Prerana Fancy Store of Krishna Budha and Badimalika Order and Suppliers of Madan Kumar Shah in the city on Tuesday evening. Bir…

08/08/2019

Nepal's satellite NepaliSat-1 captures pictures of space

Lalitpur, Aug 7:  Nepal's first satellite named 'NepaliSat-1' launched into the space on April 17 has captured pictures of the sun and the earth. The photos were made public after the Education Ministry of Japan issued a permission two weeks ago. Nepali scientist Hariram Shrestha, who is studying at Japanese…

08/07/2019

Biplav group's district leader arrested

Parasi, Aug 7: Police have arrested a district leader of Netra Bikram Chand (Biplav)-led group for his involvement in organized criminal activities. Chaitraram Musahar, Biplav group's Nawalparasi district member and in-charge of Sarawal rural municipality, was nabbed and made public on August 6. A joint team mobilized from Area Police Office,…

08/07/2019

inister Bhattarai to glorify NAC's image

Kathmandu, Aug 6: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai has called for improving the image of the national flag carrier—Nepal Airlines Corporation with better services. In a Press meet with a delegation of National Tourism Journalists Association here today, Minister Bhattarai said that the surfacing confusion and mismanagement…

08/06/2019

Lamichhane held for alleged involvement in bomb detonation

Betrawati, Aug 6: Police arrested Bachchuram Lamichhane of Belkotgadhi municipality-5 for his alleged involvement in detonating bomb at ward office of Kakani rural municipality-1. Krishna Bahadur Palli Magar, Chief, District Police Office, informed that Lamichhane, a cadre affiliated to banned NCP-Biplav group, was held on charge of his involvement in bomb…

08/06/2019

Nepali female workers under extreme exploitation in Saudi

Kathmandu, Aug 6: Nepali Embassy in Riyadh has put off attestation of concerned demand letter with Supply and Contacting Company after Nepali female workers reaching Saudi Arab in course of work were found to have passed through an extreme form of exploitation. Since Monday the Embassy has stopped attestation of demand…

08/06/2019

प्रम ओलीलाई शङ्कराचार्यबाट निमन्त्रणा

काठमाडौँ, २१ साउन । भारत, उडिसा, जगन्नाथ पुरीस्थित गोवद्र्धन मठका शङ्कराचार्य निश्चलानन्दले प्रधानमन्त्री केपी शर्मा ओलीलाई जगन्नाथ पुरी भ्रमणका लागि निमन्त्रणा दिनुभएको छ । सनातन संस्कृति समाजका संरक्षक संहिताशास्त्री अर्जुनप्रसाद बाँस्तोलाको नेतृत्वमा गएको नेपाली प्रतिनिधिमण्डलमार्फत मठका शङ्कराचार्यले सो निम्ता दिनुभएको हो । यसअघि गत गुरुपूर्णिमाका अवसरमा निम्तो दिइए पनि प्रधानमन्त्री…

08/06/2019

Heavy rainfall predicted across the county as monsoon rages again

Kathmandu, Aug 5: Monsoon that had remained dormant for few days has begun raging yet again from today. According to senior meteorologist Barun Poudel of the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, the monsoon trough has shifted towards north (Nepal), increasing a strong likelihood of a heavy rainfall across the country. The…

08/05/2019

Different leaders and cadres of Biplav-led group arrested

Banepa, Aug 5: Leaders of Netra Bikram Chand (Biplav)-led group in different districts have been arrested. Police have arrested Ramechhap In-charge of Biplav-led group, Yadav Dhungel, from Dhulikhel of Kavrepalanchowk district on Sunday night. Superintendent of Police Jayraj Sapkota said that Dhungel is charged of torching Ncell tower at Bhumlu in…

08/05/2019

Work performance agreement to be effective: Minister Basnet

Kathmandu, Aug 5: Minister for Forest and Environment Shakti Bahadur Basnet has said that the performance agreement will further assist to meet the public aspirations and government's commitments. Speaking in a programme organized at the Ministry today, Minister Basnet said that such agreement was new in its kind in the history…

08/05/2019

Truck plunges in to Trishuli

Chitwan, Aug 5: A truck laden with energy drink (Red Bulls) plunged into the Trishuli River from Jalbire of Narayangarh-Muglin road section. According to the District Police Office, Chitwan, the truck (Na 5 Kha 5413) en route to Kathmandu from Birgunj veered off the road and plunged into the river at…

08/05/2019

One held on charge of putting Ncell tower on flame

Parbat, Aug 5: A cadre of Biplav group was arrested on charge of his involvement in setting fire to Ncell tower based in Modi rural municipality-5, Tilahar of Parbat district on 31 July. The District Police Office Parbat on Saturday nabbed Prakash Jung Lamichhane, a cadre of Biplav-led Nepal Communist Party.…

08/05/2019

32 bills to table in state assembly at once

Dhanusha, Aug 5: The State-2 government is set to table different 32 bills at the State Assembly at once. Gyanendra Yadav, Minster for Internal Affairs and Law, shared ten among 32 bills are already at Legislative Committee of the Council of Ministers and concerned line ministries have taken principle agreement from…

08/05/2019

सर्प, अग्नि र चट्याङको भयबाट बच्न नाग पूजा

काठमाडौँ, २० साउन । प्रत्येक वर्ष श्रावण शुक्ल पञ्चमीका दिन मनाइने नागपञ्चमी आज परम्पराअनुसार नागको तस्वीरसहित पूजाअर्चना गरी घरका मूलढोकामा टाँसेर मनाइँदैछ । यसरी नागको तस्वीर टाँस्दा वर्षभर घरमा नाग, सर्प, बिच्छी लगायतका जीवले दुःख नदिनाका साथै अग्नि, मेघ र चट्याङको भयबाट पनि बच्न सकिन्छ भन्ने धार्मिक विश्वास छ ।…

08/05/2019

Food crisis in seven districts

Birendranagar, Aug 4: Seven out of 10 districts in Karnali State often face food crisis. Dailekh, Jajarkot, Kalikot, Jumla, Humla, Dolpa and Mugu are the districts which can manage food stuff hardly for three months with its little product. According to the Ministry of Land Management, Agriculture and Cooperatives in…

08/04/2019

'Government determined to protect public land'

Kathmandu, Aug 3: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defense Iswar Pokharel has expressed government's unswerving commitment to protect the public land. "All sides irrespective of ruling and opposition parties should work in unison to preserve the encroached public land", he said while inaugurating the Lakhepokhari Democratic Park at Kathmandu Metropolis-6,…

08/03/2019

Focus on economic development for prosperity: NCP leader Khanal

Kathmandu, Aug 3: Nepal Communist Party (NCP) senior leader and former Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal on Saturday stressed the need to spur economic development to achieve the country's goal of prosperity. He emphasised adoption of three pillar fiscal policy for country's economic development. He was addressing the 75th birth anniversary…

08/03/2019

Committee to mobile scholarship winners

Kathmandu, Aug 3: The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has formed a committee to study ways to mobilize the students who have gained higher education with scholarship. Accordingly, a seven-member committee has been formed under the leadership of Chairman of the University Grants Commission Dr Bhim Prasad Subedi. The committee…

08/03/2019

‘नेपाल–भारत सबन्ध प्रगाढ बनाउन प्रतिबद्ध हुनुपर्छ’

काठमाडौँ, १७ साउन । सदियौँ पुरानो नेपाल भारत सम्बन्ध थप प्रगाढ बनाउन दुवै पक्ष प्रतिबद्ध भएर लाग्नुपर्नेमा जोड दिइएको छ । नेपाल भारत मैत्री समाजले ‘वर्तमान स्थितिमा नेपाल भारतबीचको सहयोग र सम्भावना’ विषयक अन्तरक्रियाका वक्ताले जनस्तरको प्रगाढ सम्बन्धलाई विस्तार गर्दै लैजानुपर्ने बताएका हुन् । भारतको विदेश मामिला विभागका प्रमुख विजय चौथाइवालले…

08/02/2019

Minister Pandit warns of consequences to duty shirking employees

Kathmandu, Aug 2: Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration Lalbabu Pandit has warned those civil servants not discharging their duties properly that they would be forced to face the consequences. At a meeting organized by the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration (MoFAGA) to review the annual progress…

08/02/2019

National attire important for country's identity: Leader Nepal

Lalitpur, Aug 2: Senior leader of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Madhav Kumar Nepal, has said national attire has an important role to elevate country's identity. At a seminar organised by the national attire conservation campaign in Lalitpur on Friday, the senior leader hoped that the campaign would take initiatives…

08/02/2019

Govt serious to manage flood victims' families: PM Oli

Kathmandu, Aug 2: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said the government was serious towards the management of the families of disaster victims. PM Oli said this at a State 2 delegation meeting in his residence, Baluwatar, on Friday. The government was planning for long term solution to the floods,…

08/02/2019

CIAA arrests five police while taking bribe

Kavrepalanchowk, Aug 2: A team from the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) held five police personnel serving in Kavrepalnchowk on charge of taking bribes from tippers. The team arrested five police personnel working in different posts along the Araniko and Helambu highway in Kavrepalanchowk red-hand while taking bribes…

08/02/2019

Landslide leaves two killed, five injured

Bajura, Aug 2: At least two persons died in a landslide that took place at Shantitole in Gaumul rural municipality-6, Basala. Torrential rain-triggered landslide left mother and daughter dead in the same house. The deceased have been identified as Niruta Chadara, 30, and her six-year-old Kismita Chadara, informed Uddhav Singh Bhat,…

08/02/2019

State 2 govt files writ against federal government

Kathmandu, Aug 1: The State no. 2 government has filed a writ petition against the federal government for allegedly trying to bring forest development project under its authority in violation of the Constitution. On behalf of the state government, Assistant Soil Conservation Officer at the Ministry of Industry, Tourism, Forest and…

08/01/2019

Political parties suggest by-election be held in Mangshir

Kathmandu, Aug 1: The political parties have suggested the Election Commission of Nepal (ECN) to hold by-election in the Nepali month of Mangshir (Mid-November to Mid-December) for the vacant posts of locals levels, provincial assembly and House of Representatives. At a discussion programme organized by the ECN here today, Chief Election…

08/01/2019

Do not carry news on sub judice case: Chief Justice JBR

Kathmandu, Aug 1: Supreme Court Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JBR has urged the media persons not to carry news on the cases that are sub judice in the court, arguing that it could affect the judiciary's performance for justice delivery. At a programm organized to discuss on the fourth 5th strategic…

08/01/2019

Expectant mother dies during childbirth in rural Humla

Humla, Aug 1: A woman died during childbirth in a rural Sarkegad of mountainous Humla district. The unborn child was also dead. Nanarupa Tamata, 20, of Sayagaun village, who was admitted to local Sarkegad health post, died following complications during childbirth, said the health post chief, Debendra Bir Magiya. Lack of…

08/01/2019

Two killed in truck, motorcycle collision

Makawanpur, Aug 1: Two persons were killed when a Hetauda-bound truck (Na 6 Kha 1500) collided head on with a Basamadi-bound motorcycle (Na 38 Pa 5332) at Basamadi in Hetauda Sub Metropolitan City along the Mahendra Highway on Wednesday evening. The dead have been identified as Saurav Subedi and Asmita Sunar,…

08/01/2019

Minister Pokhrel urges civil servants to develop decent culture

Kathmandu, July 31: Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Ishwor Pokhrel has urged the civil servants to develop a culture of decency in their work. At a memorial programme organized by Nepal Civil Servants' Organization here Wednesday, DPM Pokhrel reminded the government employees that they had both professional and social responsibilities.…

07/31/2019

Chand-led party torches two vehicles in Makawanpur

Hetauda, July 31: Cadres of Netra-Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal torched two vehicles in Makawanpur on Tuesday night as part of a nation-wide banda called by the group. A car (Ba 14 Cha 8234) and a truck (Ba 5 Kha 1739) were destroyed completely by the fire, said Superintendent of…

07/31/2019

Two arrested on rape charge

Nawalparasi West, July 31: The Nawalparasi police have arrested two men on charge of raping an 11-year-old girl from the district. Narayan Shrestha, 60, and Lok Bahadur Khatri, 41, both of Sunawal municipality have been accused of raping the girl time and again for the past one a half months. The…

07/31/2019

MoFAGA directs local levels to allow adjusted employees to work

Kathmandu, July 30: The Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration (MoFAGA) has directed the local levels to allow the employees assigned to the local levels after the employees adjustment process to work. The Ministry issued this directive after some local levels were said to not allowing such employees to work…

07/30/2019

CM Raut calls for federal support

Kathmandu, July 30: Chief Minister of State No. 2 Lalbabu Raut has called for support from the central government in compensating the extensive damage caused by floods to crops and infrastructure in the Tarai region. He was speaking at a face-to-face organised by the Reporters Club Nepal in the capital today.…

07/30/2019

Wild elephant found dead

Bardibas, July 30: A wild elephant was found dead inside the forest in Mahottari on Tuesday. The male elephant was found dead at the Sagarnath Forest Development Project area in Laxminiya of Gaushala municipality. Earlier, on Sunday, Parsa National Park officials had installed a GPS radio collar in the elephant to…

07/30/2019

Rishi Pariyar in race of making world record on handstand push-u

Lamahi, July 30: Rishi Pariyar, a Nepali youth from Tulsipur sub-metropolis-3, Dang, is in the run-up to make a world record. He is in the race of keeping world record on handstand push-ups. So far, there is the genies world record of 51 handstand push-ups in a minute. A Belarus national…

07/30/2019

Reactionary forces hatching plan to upset changes: NCP Chair Dahal

Kathmandu, July 29: Nepal Communist Party Chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' on Monday said reactionary forces were conspiring to upset reforms like federal democratic republic system achieved through great sacrifice of the people. "Reactionary forces are planning to overturn the federal democratic republic. Nepal will plunge into a crisis if this…

07/29/2019

Power is temporary, but truth is permanent: PM Oli

Kathmandu, July 29: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that power is temporary but truth is permanent and unbeatable. Talking to members of a delegation led by Chair of Global Hindu Federation Pradip Kumar Cruzeja at his official residence in Baluwatar on Monday, he said ancient civilization and native culture…

07/29/2019

Kamalbinayak-Nagarkot road still in limbo

Nagarkot, July 29: The House of Representatives (HoR) Committee on Development and Technology has made an on-site monitoring of Kamalbinayak-Nagarkot road which has not been completed in six years since its contract was awarded. Locals have voiced their complaints that the failure to complete the construction of 17-km road which was…

07/29/2019

Tarun Dal rescues minor with burn injury

Khotang, July 29: A burn-injured five-month-old minor was rescued at Lankha in Kepilasgadhi rural muniuciplaity-4m Baxil. Nepal Tarun Dal raised funds for the treatment of the minor who suffered a burn injury. The child got into the fire that took place at own house on 11 July. Tarun Dal district president…

07/29/2019

PM Oli calls upon investors across world to invest in Nepal

Kathmandu, July 28: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has again called upon the investors across the world to invest in Nepal. In his address to the 'India Nepal Logistics Summit' that kicked off here today, the PM said the government had already created an investment-friendly atmosphere at home by removing…

07/28/2019

Bir Hospital runs short for staffers

Kathmandu, July 28: Although the construction of a new 100-bed building of country's old hospital, Bir Hospital, was completed two weeks ago, it has not come into operation in lack of staffers to run the building and render the services. At 130th anniversary of Bir Hospital, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister…

07/28/2019

One drowns in swimming pool

Chitwan, July 28: A man has drowned in a swimming pool here on Saturday night. The man has been identified as Chanda Bahadur Thapa,48, of Narayanthan in ward no. 4 of Budanilakantha municipality, Kathmandu. According to the District Police Office, Thapa was on a tour of Chitwan when he drowned while…

07/28/2019

Money transfer theft busted

Janakpurdham, July 28: Two people involved in stealing cash from a money transfer have been arrested by a police patrol. Those arrested are Govinda Yadav,11, and Ramu Yadav,28, of ward no. 3 in Sahid municipality. They had busted the transfer in Yadukoha by breaking the lock and stolen Rs. 339,500 from…

07/28/2019

Nepal to host Global Media Summit-2020

Kavrepalanchok, July 27: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Baskota on Saturday said Nepal would host the Global Media Summit-2020 coinciding with the Visit Nepal Year, 2020. "The Ministry will organise the Summit. Nepali media will become its partner," he said urging hotel and tourism entrepreneurs to cooperate with…

07/27/2019

Two die, seven injured in jeep accident

Rasuwa, July 27: Two persons were killed, and other seven injured when a Kathmandu-bound Tata Sumo jeep (Na 1 Ja 7824) met with an accident after being hit by a falling rock at Tatopani area in Tipure on Saturday evening. The identity of the deceased and injured is yet to be…

07/27/2019

State 5 comes with SDG baseline report

Rupandehi, July 27: The State no. 5 has developed its Sustainable Development Goals Baseline report. Chief Minister Shanker Pokharel and Vice-chair of the State Policy and Planning Commission released the report amidst a function here on Friday. Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Pokharel said that collaboration and cooperation of all…

07/27/2019

734 freed haliya rehabilitated

Martadi, July 27: A total of 734 former Haliya families have been rehabilitated through the Freed Haliya Rehabilitation Programme in Bajura. The Haliya is a form of bonded labour, practiced in the region, which is now outlawed. Rehabilitation of all the families that had acquired the identity card has been completed.…

07/27/2019

551 students benefit from eye camp

Pokhara, July 27: The rotary club of New Road organised a free eye check-up camp for the schools of the Samata School in ward no. 5 of Pokhara metropolis. In the first day on Friday, 551 students up to Grade 5 underwent examination of their eyes, said the club chair Dinesh…

07/27/2019

Law to curb indiscipline, irregularities in civil service: Minister Pandit

Kathmandu, July 26: Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration, Lalbabu Pandit, has said appropriate laws should be made to curb the indiscipline and irregularities in the civil service. So, suggestions are required in this line, he said at the meeting of the parliamentary committee on state affairs and good…

07/26/2019

NHRC asks PM's office whether it implemented recommendation on Nirmala Pant's murder

Kathmandu, July 26: The National Human Rights Commission has written to the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Minister, asking whether it implemented the NHRC recommendation on the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta. Issuing a press release on Friday, NHRC's Officiating Secretary and Director, Murari Prasad Kharel,…

07/26/2019

Man who slipped into ditch rescued after four days

Pokhara, July 26: A man who fell into a ditch at a confluence of Davis Falls and Phusre river in Pokhara-17 while fishing was rescued after four days. A rescue team led by Superintendent of Police of Armed Police Force Rajendra Bista on Thursday rescued Anjan Sunar, 16, of Chhorepatan. Sunar…

07/26/2019

KMC starts producing compost from biodegradable waste

Kathmandu, July 26: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has begun producing compost by making use of biodegradable waste generated from houses. KMC's efforts aim to make use of biodegradable garbage generated from the city, which also helps waste management of the Kathmandu Valley, said KMC's spokesperson Ishworman Dangol. Waste collected is categorised…

07/26/2019

Government transfer two secretaries

Kathmandu, July 25: The government has transferred Urban Development Ministry Secretary Dr Ramesh Prasad Singh to the Water and Energy Commission Secretariat while Secretary at the Commission Madhu Sudan Adhikari has been appointed Secretary of the Urban Development Ministry. Sharing the decisions of the cabinet that met on July 22 at…

07/25/2019

Six NCP cadres including two ward chairs released

Khotang, July 25: Police released six Nepal Communist Party (NCP) cadres including two wards chairs after 10 hours of their arrest. Police had taken the cadres, who had resorted to protest Halesi Tuwachung municipality mayor and enforced vehicular strike on Halesi-Diktel road. Police on Wednesday had held them from Durchhim while…

07/25/2019

Democratic culture must to protect federalism: Dr Bhattarai

Janakpurdham, July 24: Chairman of Federal Council of the Federal Socialist Party Nepal, Dr Baburam Bhattarai, has urged all concerned to work together for the completion of the constitution and protection of federalism. He pointed out the need of improved democratic culture in the country. Dr Bhattarai was saying this while…

07/24/2019

Heavy rain grips Makawanpur: roads obstructed, rivulet sweeps away vehicle

Hetauda, July 24: Heavy rainfall since last night has gripped Makawanpur once again, causing obstructions to some of the roads. Following flood-triggered removal of diversion along the Padampokhari road in Hetauda, the public movement between some wards of Padampokhari and Manahari rural municipality and Hetauda has disrupted. It may be noted…

07/24/2019

Quake-survivors not signing grant agreement until mid-July removed from beneficiaries list

Kathmandu, July 23: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has removed those quake-survivors not signing agreement with the NRA for reconstruction grant as of mid-July this year from the beneficiaries' list. Likewise, those quake-survivors not receiving the first installment out of total Rs 300,000 as of July-mid this year were also…

07/23/2019

Lightning claims three

Saptari, July 23: Three persons have lost their lives in lightning occurred in different parts of the district on Tuesday. According to police, the victims are Punam Yadav, 15, from Tilathi Koiladi rural municipality-1, Harihar Chaudhary, 60, from Surunga municipality-3, and Shivasati Devi Pandit, 45, from Hanumannagar Kankalini municipality-11. All…

07/23/2019

Three swindlers arrested

Muglin, July 23: Three persons involved in bandit networking business in Chitwan were arrested. The arrestees are Jaharman Ghising (known as Suman), 37, chair of LT Everest Herbal Life Global Pvt Ltdm, who is residing in Sunsari Dharan sub-metropolis-7 and its members, including Dal Bahadur Gurung, 39, of Palungtar municipality-10 and…

07/23/2019

28 Indian pilgrims injured in road accident in Mahottari

Bardibas, July 22: A pick-up van carrying Indian pilgrims met with an accident in Mahottari district today noon, leaving as many as 28 of them injured. According to the District Police Office, Bardibas, the incident took place when the Indian pilgrims were returning after visiting the Shree Tuteshwornath Temple of Lord…

07/22/2019

Two Chand-led group cadres arrested

Jumla, July 22: The police on Monday morning arrested two cadres of the banned Communist Party of Nepal led by Netra Bikram Chand from the district. A team from the district police office led by inspector Nabin Oli arrested Birkha Bahadur Shahi of Hima rural municipality-7, the party district secretary, and…

07/22/2019

Talks only if arms and violent activities are shunned: DPM Pokharel

Biratnagar, July 22: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence, Ishwor Pokharel, has said that the government would forward process for talks with Netra Bikram Chand-led group only if the group gives up arms and violent activities. Talking to media persons at Biratnagar Airport on Monday evening, Deputy Prime Minister Pokharel…

07/22/2019

Three adolescent girls drowned to death

Lamahi, July 22: Three adolescent girls died after being drowned in a pond in Dang. The three lost their lives while swimming in the pond that was constructed nearby Katuwa rivulet at Ghorahi sub-metropolis-18 for irrigation. The deceased have been identified as Basanti BK, 19, of Ghorahi sub-metropolis-18, Ambapur, Jharana BK,…

07/22/2019

More men seeking divorce in Chitwan

Chitwan, July 21: The number of men submitting applications at the District Court in Chitwan seeking divorce since the new Criminal Code came into effect last year is more than that of women. Of the total 845 applications submitted at the District Court, Chitwan, in the last fiscal year, 279…

07/21/2019

Five including three children die in separate accidents

Lahan, July 21: Five people including three children died in separate incidents that took place in the district on Saturday. Five-year-old Sandhya Kumari Shah, the daughter of Pramod Kumar Shah of Siraha municipality-12, died after being bitten by a poisonous snake. She was playing in front of her house, when she…

07/21/2019

Violence unacceptable in Buddha's land: Minister Banskota

Kavrepalanchowk, July 20: Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Gokul Prasad Banskota, has said violence is never acceptable in the country where Gautam Buddha was born. In his address to the 40th General Assembly of Kavrepalanchowk Chamber of Commerce and Industry, he said, "Violence is never entertained in the Buddha's…

07/20/2019

Man dies when scooter smashes into parked tipper truck

Kathmandu, July 20: A man was killed and another one injured when a scooter (Ba 92 Pa 6565) crashed into a parked tipper truck (Na 3 Kha 7561) in Kathmandu Metropolitan City-27 on Saturday. The deceased has been identified scooter driver Sanjaya Thakuri, 35, of Budhanilkantha. Thakuri died at Nepal National…

07/20/2019

Khurkot-Ghurmi road back to operation

Solukhumbu, July 20: The Khurkot-Ghurmi road under the Mid-hill highway has come back to operation after a week. It had been completely shut down following landslides triggered by heavy rainfall since July 11. Landslide debris in six different locations on the road were removed to open one-way traffic on Thursday and…

07/20/2019

Sub-engineer arrested with bribe money

Lahan, July 20: The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has arrested Sub-engineer Uma Shrestha of Golbazaar municipality along with bribe money taken from a service recipient. Shrestha was arrested from a hotel in Golbazaar on Friday red handed by a team of CIAA, according to DSP Madhu Kumar…

07/20/2019

NC President Deuba inspects flood-affected area in Siraha

Lahan, July 19: Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba on Friday made an on-site visit of various settlements in Siraha that were affected by floods and inundation. Leader Deuba visited settlements at Basbitta and Sarswar in Siraha Municipality-6, Itari Prashahi in Kalyanpur Municipality in the district that were suffered…

07/19/2019

Suspension bridges at high risk in Bajura

Martadi, July 19: Several bridges over the Karnali and the Budhiganga rivers, the two major rivers in Bajura district, are at high risk due to erosion. The bridge each at Taprisera, Dwari, Tipada and Rapak over the Budhiganga river are at risk. Similarly, bridges over the Karnali river at Pilichaur is…

07/19/2019

धनगढीमा विष्फोट, पाँच घाइते

धनगढी, २ साउन । कैलालीको धनगढी उपमहानगरपालिकास्थित चटकपुरमा आज साँझ विष्फोटन हुँदा पाँच जना घाइते भएका छन् । आज साँझ ६ः४५ बजे स्थानीय निलम होटेलमा विष्फोटन हुँदा होटेल सञ्चालक केशवराज पाण्डेय घाइते भएको जिल्ला प्रहरी कार्यालय कैलालीका प्रवक्ता दक्षकुमार बस्नेतले जानकारी दिनुभयो । विष्फोटमा परी बझाङ घर भएका रामसिंह र…

07/18/2019

Proposal of public importance registered in NA

Kathmandu, July 18: Lawmakers of the opposition parties have registered a proposal of public importance in the National Assembly, the Upper House of the Federal Parliament, saying the House should acquire information on relief and rescue activities at flood, landslide and inundated areas, and give necessary direction to the government. The…

07/18/2019

Buddha statues broken

Butwal, July 18: An unidentified group has broken and damaged the Buddha statues installed at various spots along the highway here last night. The unruly group damaged five statues from Nayamill to Shankarnagar section of the highway, Tilottama Municipality stated. The municipality had installed the Buddha's statues on the divider section…

07/18/2019

35 motorcycles handed over to State police

Pokhara, July 18: The Gandaki State government has presented 35 motorcycles worth Rs. 7 million to the State police office. Chief Minister Prithivi Subba Gurung handed over the keys to Chief of State Police Binod Sharma Ghimire at a function held here on Wednesday. On the occasion, Chief Minister Gurung said…

07/18/2019

Army at work to provide rescue efforts

Kathmandu, July 17: Nepal Army has been at relentless work to provide rescue and relief efforts and other rehabilitation support in times of troubles facing the Nepali people as a result of flooding and landslides triggered by heaving rains since the past week. The Army force has been deployed to various…

07/17/2019

Low possibility of heavy rain predicted for next three to four days

Kathmandu, July 17: The Meteorological Forecasting Division has predicted that there was very low possibility of heavy rainfall for the next three to four days. This is because the low pressure system, which causes rain has shifted towards the south. The monsoon low pressure trough has shifted towards south from the…

07/17/2019

Rural Development Programme to execute in all rural municipalities

Butwal, July 17: The 'Chief Minister Rural Development Programme' floated by the State-5 government for socio-economic development of most disadvantaged rural people is coming into effect in all rural municipalities of the state from new fiscal year. A meeting of the cabinet of State-5 government on Tuesday amended the work procedure-2075…

07/17/2019

KMC to enroll private companies for waste collection

Kathmandu, July 17: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is registering private companies and organizations for the collection of solid waste. KMC is planning to proceed for registering private companies to address the issue of deficit coordination among the collectors and raise revenue systematically. Currently private companies are managing 80-100 tippers of…

07/17/2019

आज साउने सङ्क्रान्ति

काठमाडौँ, १ साउन । सूर्यले मिथुन राशिको भोग पूरा गरी कर्कट राशिमा प्रवेश गर्ने पहिलो दिन देशभर साउने सङ्क्रान्तिका रुपमा मनाइँदैछ । साउनदेखि नै सूर्य दक्षिण हुँदै हिँड्ने भएकाले आजैदेखि दक्षिणायन शुरु हुन्छ । माघ १ गते शुरु हुने उत्तरायण र साउन १ गते शुरु हुने दक्षिणायन शुरु हुने दिनलाई…

07/17/2019

Landslides, floods kill 78, displace over 17, 000 households

Kathmandu, July 16: A total of 78 people have so far been confirmed dead in landslides, floods and incidents of inundation triggered by recent torrential rains while 32 are reported missing. According to the latest data provided by the Ministry of Home Affairs ( MoHA), 40 were injured in such incidents…

07/16/2019

CJ Rana for independent and fair judicial system

Butwal, July 16: Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana has urged the stakeholders concerned to participate actively in the process of developing an independent, fair, competent and effective judicial system. Making public the fourth five-year strategic plan (2019/20-2024/25) of the judiciary here Tuesday, CJ Rana also expressed the belief that the judiciary…

07/16/2019

Minister Yadav urges all to join in rescue and relief operation

Lahan, July 16: Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supply Matrika Yadav urged the district based office chiefs to join hands in the rescue and relief operation in the aftermath of natural disaster that has affected various parts of the district. He made this direction in course of inspecting the floods and…

07/16/2019

Landslide buries houses; two go missin

Gaighat, July 16: Two persons have gone missing when landslide buried two houses at Rautamai rural municipality, wards 1 and 8 in Udayapur district. According to the District Police Office, Udayapur, landslide that occurred at Rautamai rural municipality-8 at 1.00 pm buried the house of local Rit Bahadur Ritthamagar. Ranamaya Magar,…

07/16/2019

मङ्गलबार खण्डग्रास चन्द्रग्रहण

काठमाडौँ, ३१ असार । आषाढ शुक्ल पूर्णिमाका दिन मङ्गलबार खण्डग्रास (आधा चन्द्रमा ढाक्ने) चन्द्रग्रहण लाग्दैछ । ग्रहणले राति १ः४६ बजेदेखि आग्नेय कोण (पूर्व र दक्षिणको बीच) बाट स्पर्श गर्ने नेपाल पञ्चाङ्ग निर्णायक समितिका अध्यक्ष प्रा डा रामचन्द्र पोखरेलले राससलाई जानकारी दिनुभयो । बिहान ३ः१५ मा ग्रहणको मध्यकाल हुनेछ । बिहान…

07/16/2019

Opposition leader Deuba concerned over HoR meeting

Kathmandu, July 15: President of main opposition Nepali Congress, Sher Bahadur Deuba expressed his concern over the postponement of today's scheduled meeting of the House of Representatives. Walking out of the parliament building following the meeting postponement, Deuba told media-persons said the parliament should have rather come together at this time…

07/15/2019

Ministry directs admin officers not to leave offices

Kathmandu, July 15: The Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration has directed the chief administrative officers of all 753 local levels to be available at the office round the clock. Ministry Spokesperson Bhupal Baral informed that the Ministry issued such direction in view of the immediate need of rescue…

07/15/2019

Flood washes away under-construction cement factory, workers stuck

Dhading, July 15: Flooding that occurred since last night has washed away an under-construction cement factory at Benighat Rorang rural municipality-2, Talti. Tulasi Jung Thapa, information officer at the factory, shared the flooding triggered by incessant rainfall since past couple of days swept away the under-construction cement factory. Likewise, five workers…

07/15/2019

Locals on agitation demanding resumption of hospital services

Dadeldhura, July 15: Locals of Dadeldhura district headquarters on Sunday staged public rally demanding resumption of medical services in Dadeldhura Hospital. The denizens of district headquarters Amargadhi came up with agitation calling for regular delivery of hospital services which have been on halt after the doctors in-service here walked away the…

07/15/2019

I'm not as delighted as I was: PM Oli

Kathmandu, July 14: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said he was not as delighted as he had been in the past Asar 29 - the birthday of Adikavi Bhanubhakta Acharya, reasoning that more than 40 persons lost their lives in the rain-caused disasters across the country of late. At…

07/14/2019

President Bhandari expresses sorrow over huge loss of lives and property due to natural disaster

Kathmandu, July 14: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has expressed sorrow over a huge loss of lives and property at different places of the country due to floods, landslides and inundation following incessant rainfall. President Bhandari expressed the belief that the bodies concerned would pay attention to mobilize state's mechanism in rescuing,…

07/14/2019

NA chair urges all to join hands in relief and rescue

Kathmandu, July 14: Chairman of National Assembly (Upper House) Ganesh Timilsina has expressed sorrow over the loss of lives and property caused by natural disaster in various parts of the country. Issuing a press release today, NA chair has urged all sides to join hands for the rescue and relief operations.…

07/14/2019

Monsoon havoc: Death toll reaches 60

Kathmandu, July 14: The death toll from flooding and landslides caused by rain since the past four days has risen to 60. The number of injured is 38, while 26 have been disappeared in the monsoon-related incidents, said the Kathmandu police. More than 33,000 have been affected by the incidents, while…

07/14/2019

All sluice gates of Koshi barrage opened

Biratnagar, July 14:  All the 56 sluice gates of the barrage at Saptakoshi river have been opened. All the gates were opened today after the water current and level rose to alarming situation following incessant rain, the barrage police post office Chief Iswar Dahal said. The barrage with a capacity for…

07/14/2019

Wild mushroom curry leads to one death, and 13 ill

Galeswor, July 14: A child has died while six members of the same family were taken ill after consuming wild mushroom curry. Rishi Kunwar, the son of Jamuna Kunwar in ward no. 1 of Mangala rural municipality died in course of treatment at Manipal hospital. The mushroom collected from the nearby…

07/14/2019

Local levels directed to carry out rescue operation

Kathmandu, July 13: The Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration has directed the local levels to carry out the rescue operation in the aftermath of floods and landslides taking place in various parts of the country. Joint secretary at the Ministry Kedar Paneru has issued 10-point directives to the local…

07/13/2019

Federal education policy soon: Minister Pokharel

Kathmandu, July 13: Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Giriraj Mani Pokharel, has said a federal education policy would be brought soon in line with the constitution which is oriented to socialism. At the 31st anniversary of Nepal National Commission for UNESCO today, Minister Pokharel informed that the report presented…

07/13/2019

Floods leave 32 dead; 17 missing

Kathmandu, July 13: The rain-induced floods and landslides across the country has so far killed 32 while 17 people have gone missing. As many as 831 flood and landslide affected people have been so far rescued from different places, according to Ramesh Thapa, Superintendant of Police at Nepal Police Headquarters. At…

07/13/2019

Truck falls into Trishuli river, one goes missing

Bharatpur, July 13: A truck plunged into the Trishuli river from the Prithvi highway at Nagdikhola of Ichhakamana rural municipality-5 in Chitwan at 1.30 am today. The truck helper, 25-year-old Anil Gurung of Ghorahi, Dang district, has gone missing while the driver has sustained injuries in the accident occurred in the…

07/13/2019

Fertilizer shortage hits Kanchanpur farmers

Kanchanpur, July 13: Shortage of fertilizers has gripped Kanchanpur district during the peak rice planting time. The farmers are compelled to buy substandard Indian fertilizer at exorbitant price due to the shortage of the fertilizer supplied by the Agriculture Inputs Corporation at subsidized rate. It is said the Corporation's branch office…

07/13/2019

Water current in Saptakoshi River rises to alert level

Saptari, July 12: The torrential rainfall occurred for two days flooded the Saptakoshi River. Owing to the rising level of the River, red flag is placed on the Koshi Barrage, signaling the alert. Among 56 sluice gates, 23 are opened owing to the warning level. Until Friday afternoon, the water…

07/12/2019

Flooded rivulet breaches embankment in Saptari

Saptari, July 12: The swollen Khado rivulet in Saptari district has breached the embankment constructed at Tilathi Koiladi rural municipality-1 in the district. The flood triggered by the torrential rain occurred since Thursday breached the embankment at two places, resulting in inundation of the human settlements. Five houses have already…

07/12/2019

Swollen Hanumante River enters settlements, local administration alert

Bhaktapur, July 12: The flooded Hanumante River after the incessant rain in Bhaktapur district has begun inundating various places in the district. The local administration has urged the people residing around the Hanumante River to shift to safer settlements and to observe high level of precaution. Chief District Officer (CDO)…

07/12/2019

Typhoid not under control in Dolpa

Dolpa, July 11: Typhoid, stalking people in the district for a week, is yet to come under control. The district hospital, having 15 beds, is forced to manage service to 25 patients. Till some days back, 21 persons were receiving treatment for typhoid. Out of five persons visiting the hospital, three…

07/11/2019

Yet another attack on doctors in Dadeldhura hospital

Dadeldhura, July 11: Physical assault on doctors continues unabated in Dadeldhura district. Another incident of attack on doctors has been reported no sooner the district hospital was vandalized and on-duty doctors were manhandled after the death of a woman in delivery case. In the previous case too, the doctors had returned…

07/11/2019

Shortage of anti-snake venom mars patients

Betrabati, July 11: Shortage of anti-snake venom has marred patients in Nuwakot. Patients have been compelled to reach Kathamndu in want of treatment due to acute shortage of anti-venom medication in the district. Bhuwan Raj KC, Public Information Officer at the District Hospital Trishuli, said the crisis was resulted from ignorance…

07/11/2019

Three killed, 17 injured in bus accident

Okhaldhunga, July 10: At least three passengers died on the spot and other 17 were injured in a bus accident at Manobhanjyang rural municipality-6, Dadhuwa at 3.00 this morning. Rajib Shrestha, police inspector, informed that bus driver Krishna Bahadur Basnet of Patthari-8, Jhapa, Maya Thapa of Solududhkunda municipality-5, Solukhumbu and Lal…

07/10/2019

Two killed when police, Biplav-led group exchange fire in Bhojpur

Bhojpur, July 10: Two persons died when police and Netra Bikram Chand (Biplav)-led group exchanged fire at Bhojpur district headquarters this morning. The deceased have been identified as Police Constable Sanjeev Rai and Okhaldhunga In-charge of Netra Bikram Chand-led group, Nir Kumar Rai, said Chief District Officer, Nurhari Khatiwada. Similarly, Police…

07/10/2019

Lower House informed of endorsement of bills by Upper House

Kathmandu, July 10: A meeting of the House of Representatives, the lower house of the Federal Parliament, today was informed of the passage of four various bills by the National Assembly, the upper house. The meeting of the lower house was marred by protests from lawmakers of the main opposition party,…

07/10/2019

Nepal-India Gaura festival celebrated in Kanchanpur

Kanchanpur, July 10: Nepal-India Gaura festival has been celebrated with much fanfare in the district headquarters of Kanchanpur, Manendranagar, today. Dedicated to Gauri, the spouse of Lord Shiva, the festival is celebrated by women in mid and far western regions of the country for their spouse's long life and bring…

07/10/2019

High level meeting to expedite Melanchi water project

Kathmandu, July 10: A high level meeting of people's representatives has been held in Kathmandu at the initiative of the Ministry of Water Supply in a bid to expedite the much-awaited Melamchi drinking water project. The attending people's representatives discussed ways to expedite and sort out difficulties faced in completing the…

07/10/2019

NTC disseminating early warning information on natural disaster

Kathmandu, July 10: Nepal Telecom is devising special measure in disseminating early warning information on possible natural disaster to reduce loss of lives and properties from flood and landslide occurring in different parts of the country. Nepal Telecom in collaboration with the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology has been sending security…

07/10/2019

National forensic lab tests 6,000 samples in 11 months

Kathmandu, July 10: The National Forensic Science Laboratory (NFSL) has carried out 6,520 sample tests in the first eleven months of the fiscal 2075/76 BS. The sample tests were undertaken in 1,770 cases the laboratory received from different agencies, the lab sources said. Birendra Raj Shakya, acting executive officer of the…

07/10/2019

Man arrested with US and Hong Kong dollar

Kathmandu, July 9: Police here have arrested a person in illegal possession of US and Hong Kong dollars. Pasang Yalmo, 39, currently living in Morang district was arrested along with US dollar 29,950 and 370 Hong Kong dollars, police said. Yalmo was born in Hong Kong and was living in Mrigaulia…

07/09/2019

FNJ's protest against media bill withdrawn

Kathmandu, July 9: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has withdrawn its protest programmes against the Media Council Bill. According to FNJ general secretary Ramesh Bista, they agreed to withdraw agitation programmes after holding discussions with Nepal Communist Party (NCP) leaders on amending the provision related to press freedom. Bista further…

07/09/2019

Talk of ban on climbing Mt Everest baseless: DoT

Kathmandu, July 9: The Department of Tourism (DoT) has said the rumour of prohibition on climbing mountains including the Mt Everest is baseless. In a press release today, DoT clarified that discussions on the topic of prohibiting mountaineering on any of the mountain among the 414 including the Mt Everest for…

07/09/2019

Lower House meeting put off till 1:00 pm Wednesday

Kathmandu, July 9: The Lower House session has been adjourned till 1:00 pm Wednesday, as it was not possible to secure an agreement on its continuity. Federal Parliament Secretariat secretary- general Manohar Prasad Bhattarai, through a notice, informed that the House of Representatives (HoR) session which was put off for 15…

07/09/2019

Court slaps life imprisonment on murder case

Dullu, July 9: The Dailekh District Court has sentenced life imprisonment to a youth for killing his own mother and grandmother with the use of spade. Balaram Sarki, 26, of Narayan municipality-3, Bhurti was slapped with life imprisonment on the murder case. He had murdered his mother Parbati Sarki, 47, and…

07/09/2019

Court hands 12-year jail sentence on a gang rape case

Lamahi, July 9: The Dang-Deukhuri District Court Dang has sentenced two sex offenders to twelve years in jail each on a rape case. A single bench of district court judge Hemanta Rawal handed 12 years jail sentence each to Indra Bahadur Thapa, 27, of Tulsipur sub-metropolis-3 and Guru Prasad Pun (Thamman),…

07/09/2019

NA approves Appropriation Bill-2076 BS

Kathmandu, July 8: The Appropriation Bill- 2076 BS has been approved by the National Assembly (NA) today. Minister for Finance Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada had presented the proposal seeking approval on the same in the meeting of NA, which was endorsed by the Upper House by a majority. The Bill has…

07/08/2019

Five swindlers arrested

Kathmandu, July 8: The police on Monday arrested five persons with fake gold biscuits from Bauddha area in Kathmandu district. They during an investigation have been found to have swindled people by selling the fake gold bars, said Senior Superintendent of Police Sahakul Thapa. The arrestees have been identified as Tinu…

07/08/2019

Quarantine laboratory established in Biratnagar

Biratnagar, July 8: A quarantine laboratory has been set up in Biratnagar in State 1 to test pesticides in vegetables and fruits. The laboratory started operation from Monday itself from the building of the Ministry of Land Management, Agriculture and Cooperatives of the state. So far, vegetables and fruits imported from…

07/08/2019

Road accidents leave 79 dead in 11 months

Siraha, July 8: As many as 79 people lost their lives to road accidents in Siraha district in the last 11 months of the current fiscal year 2075-76 BS. Total 79 people including 64 men, 10 women and 5 children were killed in the past 11 months of the fiscal 2075-76,…

07/08/2019

Three bills tabled in HoR

Kathmandu, July 7: Three bills have been tabled in the House of Representatives today. Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development, Chakrapani Khanal, tabled the Plant Protection (first amendment) Bill, 2075, and Seed Bill, 2075, while Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation Bina Magar presented the Drinking Water and Sanitation Bill,…

07/07/2019

Police seize 400 grams gold ornaments wrapped in diaper from TIA

Kathmandu, July 7: The Kathmandu police on Sunday arrested a man traveling to Kathmandu from Qatar with 400 grams gold ornaments wrapped in a diaper from Tribhuvan International Airport. Lila Bahadur Basnet, a migrant worker of Morang, who was arrested by a team from the Kathmandu Metropolitan Police Range (KMPR), Kathmandu…

07/07/2019

Police should be purified and decent organization: Chief Khanal

Damauli, July 7: Inspector General of Nepal Police Sarvendra Khanal has opined that the police organization itself should be purified to control the crime in the society. While laying a foundation stone for the construction of police post building at Tuhurepasal at Bhanu municipality-6 in the district today, the police chief…

07/07/2019

Rhino found dead inside CNP

Chitwan, July 7: A rhino has been found dead inside the Chitwan National Park (CNP). Approximately three-year-old rhino was found dead near the Binaya River under Tamasapur area of the CNP during a 'sweep operation', said NCP chief conservation officer Bed Kumar Dhakal. The deceased rhino was during investigations found to…

07/07/2019

Govt will be successful: Prachanda

Bhaktapur, July 7: Chairman of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said that the incumbent government won't be failure at any circumstance. While inaugurating the unification general congress of Nepal Telecom National Employees Association here today, chair Dahal also former Prime Minister said that it was a…

07/07/2019

Journalist injured in police assault

Sindhuli, July 7: Federation of Nepali Journalists, Sindhuli Chapter Chair Hom Kumar Karki (Rajan) has been seriously injured as a result of alleged beating by two police personnel last night. Karki has been rushed to Kathmandu for treatment. Karki has suffered serious injuries to his head in the scuffle that reportedly…

07/07/2019

Still some more days for monsoon to be active

Kathmandu, July 6: The monsoon has not become active even in the first week of July. According to the Meteorological Forecasting Division, this is because the low pressure isobar is still situated in central India and has not yet advanced towards Nepal. Although the monsoon has entered the country, it is…

07/06/2019

Two Indian women die in road accident

Kanchanpur, July 6: Two Indian women died in a road accident at Belauri municipality-10 in the district on Friday evening. The victims were Manisha Hamal, 25, and Manisha Palabinder Chaudhari from Pilibhit district and of Uttar Pradesh. They were killed in the scooter (UP 26 AA 6538) accident. The scooter they…

07/06/2019

Home Minister Thapa offers tributes

Bharatpur, July 6: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa has said that founder mayor of Bharatpur Mukti Lal Chuke played an important role in the establishment of federal democratic republic in the country. Speaking at a condolence meet held at the Late Chuke's residence here today, he remembered Chuke as a democratic…

07/06/2019

Earthquake measuring 4.6 on Richter scale felt

Kathmandu, July 6: An earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale was felt at 4:15pm in the Kathmandu Valley and the neighbourhood today. The aftershock occurred with the epicenter at Dudhpati of Bhaktapur, said Lok Bijaya Adhkari, Chief of the National Seismological Centre. He added that it was the aftershock of…

07/06/2019

Four attackers arrested

Kathmandu, July 6: The police have arrested four persons who were fleeing after stabbing two persons from Kathmandu. A team from the Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu acting on a tip off arrested Asim Lama and Saroj Shrestha, both from Udayapur, Nishchal Alemagar from Kaski and Saroj Rai from Darjeeling in India.…

07/06/2019

Child killed after tractor fell on him while ploughing

Dang, July 6: A child was killed when a tractor fell on two of the children at Ghorahi Sub Metropolitan City-17 on Friday. The tractor (Ra 1 Ta 2901) slipped and fell on the two children while ploughing a farmland of a local people, said the police. The deceased has been…

07/06/2019

53 human rights violation incidents in Chitwan in six months: INSEC report

Chitwan, July 6: Chitwan has recorded 53 incidents of human rights violation in the past six months alone, a slightly increase as compared to the same period last year, according to a half yearly report made public by the Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC) amid a programme here on Friday. Last…

07/06/2019

Two injured in wild boar attack

Doti, July 5: Two persons from KI Singh rural municipality-1 of Doti district were injured when a wild boar attacked them on Friday, said the police. The boar strayed from nearby forest and attacked local residents Jagat BK and Indra BK, both in their early 30s, while working on a…

07/05/2019

28 animals perish in fire

Tanahu, July 5: Thirteen buffaloes and 15 rabbits were killed when fire broke out at a buffalo farm at Khursanibari, Tuda of Shuklagandaki municipality-7 here last night. The cattle shed at the farm belonging to Ramkali Bhandari suddenly caught fire at night. Property worth about Rs 2.2 was gutted by the…

07/05/2019

Two killed in accident

Muglin, July 5: Two people were killed and another injured in a truck accident in Chitwan today morning. A brick-laden truck (registration number Na 7 Kha 6765) fell into the Trishuli river from the Prithvi highway near Chumlingtar, Ichhakamana-3 at 5.45 am today, leaving two people dead and injuring one. The…

07/05/2019

Man comes under 'needle' attack in Dhanusha

Dhanusha, July 5: Unidentified persons have attacked Madan Adhikari, a teacher at a local school, with a sharp piercing object at Baluwakhola in the district on Thursday. Adhikari said he was on his way to school on motorcycle when two persons stopped him near an under-construction bridge over the Baluwakhola stream…

07/05/2019

Govt allows use of forest area for hydropower project

Kathmandu, July 4: The government has given permission to a hydropower project to use the area of national forest at Chautare of Shadananda municipality of Bhojpur. The Upper Chirakhwa Khola Hydropower project is allowed to use 0.22 hectare of land for thirty years and remove 35 trees for the construction of…

07/04/2019

Ex-IGP sent to jail

Kathmandu, July 4: Former Inspector General of Police Ramesh Chand Thakuri has been sent to jail today. He was sent to jail after his plea to appeal his case by living out of the prison was rejected by the Supreme Court. The former IG was found guilty of committing financial irregularities…

07/04/2019

EC expedites by-election preparation

Kathmandu, July 4: The Election Commission has accelerated internal preparations to hold by-elections to fill the vacant posts in various rural municipalities, wards, municipalities, House of Representatives (HoR) and State Assembly. In a press statement released by the Commission today, it shared that there were altogether 38 posts lying vacant…

07/04/2019

Nepal police ready for integration: IGP Khanal

Kathmandu, July 4: Inspector General of Nepal Police, Sarbendra Khanal, has said Nepal Police was ready for integration as per the federal set up and State level adjustment. Nepal Police is already practicing the federal system from its side by deputing 26,000 police persons in the State level. According to him,…

07/04/2019

Monitoring detects date-expired medicines

Syangja, July 4: A monitoring team of Kailgandaki rural municipality has found date-expired foodstuffs and medicines on Wednesday. Ganesh Khanal, chief administrative officer of Kaligandaki, shared that the date-expired edible food items and drugs were found while monitoring shops at local Mirmibazaar. The team seized 10 different sub-standard medicines from Suraj…

07/04/2019

577 cases of divorce in 10 months in Makwanpur

Hetauda, July 3: A total of 577 divorce cases were registered in the Makwanpur District Court in the first 10th months of current fiscal year. Of them, 135 were filed by male, according to court’s registrar Keshab Kumar Kaushik, It may be noted that the existing National Code that has been…

07/03/2019

NA members press government for easy and accessible transport

Kathmandu, July 3: The National Assembly members have sought the government’s special attention towards the guarantee of easy and accessible transport facility along with the elimination of a syndicate system. Airing the views during the deliberations on the several headings of the Appropriation Bill- 2076 BS in a session of the…

07/03/2019

Nepal to start ‘Sagarmatha Sambad’ soon : Minister Basnet

Kathmandu, July 3: Nepal is going to begin ‘Sagarmatha Sambad’, (Sagarmatha Dialogue) a flagship global forum to generate discourses with the rest of the world on the burning issues facing Nepal as well as the other countries across the globe. The event is aimed at shining a spotlight on the issues…

07/03/2019

Anti-witch campaign concludes

Pokhara, July 3: A public awareness campaign put in place to end superstitious beliefs on witchcraft practices concluded here on Tuesday. The social awareness drive was rolled out in different 10 districts under the aegis of Witch Never Exist National Awareness Foundation Nepal and Gandaki State Minstry of Social Development. As…

07/03/2019

Senior citizens complain for not getting state-sponsored services

Dang, July 3: Senior citizens in Dang have voiced their concern for inconvenience to get state-sponsored facilities in health and transport sectors. The elderly people made the remarks at an interaction organized by Community Police Service Centre in Tulsipur on Tuesday. On the occasion, Sumitra Bhandari, 76, of Tulsipur sub-metropolis said,…

07/03/2019

Minister Baskota defends advertisement bill

Kathmandu, July 2: Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Gokul Prasad Baskota has said a bill having integrated provisions on advertisements has been brought to regulate the growing advertisement market and consumer interests. He said this while responding to queries raised by lawmakers during discussions on the principle of the bill…

07/02/2019

Foreign Minister Gyawali addresses 13th WEF annual meeting in China

Kathmandu, July 2: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali addressed the session on ‘Climate Change: The Next Financial Crisis?’ organized this morning during the 13th World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting of the New Champions being held in Dalian, People’s Republic of China. According to the press release issued by…

07/02/2019

Girl students catches mysterious illness; 12 fainted at once

Lamki, July 2: Girl students of Mahunyal Secondary School based in Bhajani municipality-1 have seen mysterious illnesses which caused them to faint. Girl students have come across different symptoms such as murmuring, loss of judgment, scurry and unconsciousness during school time in the morning. Twelve girl students of grade 7 and…

07/02/2019

PM Oli's directives to make NAC efficient and capable

Kathmandu, July 1: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has urged that the national flag-carrier, Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC)'s management be made effective and efficient and up-to-date. PM Oli, who is also looking after the portfolio of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, issued directives for immediately forwarding the task…

07/01/2019

State 5 CM Pokharel off to China

Rupandehi, July 1: State 5 chief minister Shankar Pokharel left here today for Chengdu of China, at the invitation of the International Department of Communist Party of China (CPC). His delegation includes other 19 members including Nepal Communist Party's Gandaki State chief whip Mayanath Adhikari, state 5 chief whip Parbati Pun,…

07/01/2019

Ayurvedic medicine draws patients' attention

Bejhad, July 1: Harikala Regmi, a dweller of Rampur municipality-5, Materi spent big amount of money for medicines. She has long been suffering from gastric, stomach pain and loss of appetite for food. She frequently approached private medical hospital for her proper treatment. She spent huge chunk of money for treatment.…

07/01/2019

One dead, another injured in road accident

Chitwan, July 1: A person died and another sustained critical injuries in a collusion of motorbike and truck along the Narayangarh-Muglin road section. According to the information provided by the District Police Office, Chitwan, the deceased has been identified as Rajendra Chaudhary, 35, of Haraicha, Morang. The injured is Murari Prasad…

07/01/2019

46 cows die in protection centre

Damauli, July 1: At least 46 cows being protected at Shuklagandaki municipality-9, Ghari in Tanahun died due to several reasons. Among the reasons behind the death are growing incidents of tiger attack and short of health care and nutrition. Lok Narayan Shrestha, chairperson, Shuklagandaki municipality-9, shared that 46 cows died at…

07/01/2019

Modernization of agriculture to reduce unemployment: PM Oli

Kathmandu, June 30: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said modernization of agriculture was imperative to reduce unemployment in the country. Modernization of agriculture creates new jobs, so improvement and commercialization in agriculture is present need, he added. Inaugurating the National Labour and Employment Conference 2019 here today, PM Oli…

06/30/2019

Forty one taken ill after a feast

Damauli, June 30: Forty one villagers have been taken ill after attending a feast hosted by their neighbour. The incident took place on Saturday when Dhanraj Shrestha of Bhanu municipality-3 had hosted a feast on the occasion of the rice feeding ceremony of his son. The locals were served with fish…

06/30/2019

400 saplings planted

Baitedi, June 30: The District Police Office, Baitedi has begun a 'one police personnel one sapling' plantation campaign. Accordingly, 400 saplings of different species were planted on Saturday. Altogether 400 police personnel serving in the district planted the saplings of fruits and herbs in various public places, government office premises and…

06/30/2019

Deuba accuses government of suppressing press freedom

Kathmandu, June 29: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has accused the incumbent government of compressing the right to freedom of opinion, expression and the press freedom. In his address to a programme organised here today to honour those people born in Sunkoshi rural municipality in Sindhupalchowk and earning fame in…

06/29/2019

Party unification concludes by mid-July: NCP Chair Oli

Kathmandu, June 29: Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Chairperson and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Saturday said remaining works of party unification would be completed within mid July. "There is nothing to be worried about over delay in party unification. All work of party unification will conclude within this fiscal year.…

06/29/2019

9000 quake survivors register complaints

Damauli, June 29: A total of 8,892 quake survivors of ten local level governments in the district have registered complaints at the National Reconstruction Authority. They have complained of not being enlisted as beneficiaries of the support provided by the state to the quake survivors. Of them, the NRA has completed…

06/29/2019

Govt intending to harass civil servants: President Deuba

Kathmandu, June 28: President of the Nepali Congress, Sher Bahadur Deuba, has accused the government of intending to harass civil servants. He further blamed that the civil servants were promoted and transferred based on political faith. The NC President was saying this at the first national gathering of local level…

06/28/2019

TIA to remain closed for half hour from 3.10 pm today for rehearsal of emergency plan

Kathmandu, June 28: Country's sole international airport is to be closed for half an hour this afternoon for a rehearsal of airport emergency plan. A full practice in regard with 'bomb threat' is to be conducted with participation of several organizations relating to air flight, security, medical and rescue. Operations of…

06/28/2019

Journalists feted in three different genres

Pokhara, June 28: Three journalists were feted with three different awards instituted and operated by Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) Kaski Chapter. Journalist Shyam Nath Kunwar was felicitated with Pokhara Journalism Award-2075 BS. He receives a cash prize of Rs 35,001 with shawl and letter of appreciation. Likewise, journalist Tribhuvan Poudel…

06/28/2019

Monsoon becomes active across country

Kathmandu, June 27: Monsoon has become active throughout the country from today, the Meteorological Forecasting Division stated. It had entered the country ten days late this year than last year. Meteorologist Manju Basi said the monsoon has become more active in the central and eastern region of the country whereas it…

06/27/2019

SEE results announced

Kathmandu, June 27: The Office of the Controller of Examinations under the National Examination Board (NEB) has announced the results of the Class 10, Secondary Education Examinations (SEE), 2075. The details of the SEE results made public through a news conference at the OCE at Bhaktapur are awaited. Four hundred seventy-five…

06/27/2019

Two killed in motorbikes collision

Ratnanagar, June 27: Two persons died when two motorbikes collided at Bharatpur Metropolis-18, Bhetghat Chowk in Chitwan on Wednesday evening. A motorbike (Na 53 Pa 5247) collided with another motorbike (Ga 9 Pa 1985) coming from opposite direction at 6.00pm. The deceased have been identified as Rajan Bhatt, 17 and Ramchandra…

06/27/2019

Prithvi Highway disrupted since early this morning

Dhading, June 27: Movement along the Prithvi Highway has been disrupted due to landslide since early this morning. Sand and soil have been piled up on road from Galchi rural municipality-6, Bairanibazaar to Maheshdovan bazaar in Dhading, throwing vehicular movement out of gear. Some vehicles have also been stuck in to…

06/27/2019

Initiatives to be taken for capacity building of athletes: Minister Magar

Bhimduttanagar, June 26: Minister for Water Supply and Sanitation, Bina Magar, has said initiative would be taken for capacity building of players. At a concluding ceremony of the Prime Minister Cup Women Cricket National Championship at Bhimduttanagar of Kanchanpur on Wednesday, Minister Magar said that new dimension would begin from…

06/26/2019

Tractor accident leaves three students dead; four injured

Achham, June 28: At least three students died in a tractor accident at Mulikolgaira in Chaurpati rural municipality-3, Sokat on Wednesday. Three students died and four others were injured in the accident of the tractor (Se 1 Ta 7839) this morning. The deceased have been identified as Ramesh Saud of Chaurpati…

06/26/2019

Drug abuse described as barrier to 'Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepali' campaign

Kathmandu, June 26: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa has described drug abuse as a barrier to the 'Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepali' campaign. In his address to a programme organised by the Home Ministry marking the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking-2019 here today, the Home Minister stressed the need…

06/26/2019

Rapist gets six years prison sentence

Saptari, June 26: The Saptari District Court has sentenced 18-year-old Ghuran Kumar Yadav of Manraja, Bode Barsain municipality-7, to six years imprisonment convicting him in a rape case. A single bench of District Judge Nanda Kishor Prasad Yadav slapped six years imprisonment to and Rs 50,000 in compensation from the convict.…

06/26/2019

National conference of Dalit journalists on June 28-30

Palpa, June 26: A national conference of journalists belonging to Dalit community is taking place in Tansen, Palpa on June 28-30. The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has formed a main committee and six sub-committees to make conference a success, informed FNJ Palpa Chapter Chair Rajesh Kumar Aryal. The conference will…

06/26/2019

Four chand cadres arrested

Rukum west, June 25: Four leaders of the Netra Bikram Chand-led group were arrested last night. They were arrested from Sintuwang in ward no. 1 of Triveni rural municipality. According to DSP at the District Police Office, Sumit Khadka, those arrested are Rapti Bureau member Gorakh Bahadur Kami, Dirgha Raj Gahatraj,…

06/25/2019

Taskforce formed to facilitate Melamchi project works

Melamchi, June 25: Local contractors have agreed to allow the contract winning company to work in Melamchi drinking water project on two conditions. An agreement to this effect was reached in a meeting of stakeholders Monday in Melamchi on the initiative of Sindhupalchowk Chief District Officer Gomadevi Chemjong. The Melamchi project…

06/25/2019

Two killed, two injured in road mishap

Sindhuli, June 25: Two persons died and two others were injured in a road accident at Kamarephant of Sunkoshi rural municipality-2 in Sindhuli on Monday night. The deceased have been identified as Hema Lamichhane, 45, of Kathmandu Metropolitan City-13 and Achyut Lamichhane, 60, according to Deputy Superintendent of Police at the…

06/25/2019

One held with illegal home-made gun

Panchthar, June 25: The District Police Office, Panchthar held a person with illegal home-made gun. The arrestee is Kali Bahadur Tamang, a permanent resident of Faktanglung rural municipality-1 in Taplejung who is currently living in Fidim municipality-7. Anil Poudel, police inspector at Panchthar District Police Office, shared that Tamang was arrested…

06/25/2019

Investigation forwarded on Poudel’s death: Minister Thapa

Kathmandu, June 24: Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa shared that investigation into the death of Kumar Poudel in Sarlahi accident has been forwarded and efforts to identify the murderer of Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur had not been halted. Responding to the concerns raised by parliamentarians in today’s meeting of…

06/24/2019

Coordination among federal, state, local govts needed for development: NCP Chair Dahal

Chitwan, June 24: Nepal Communist Party Chairperson and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' today stressed the need for coordination among federal, state and local levels to carry out development activities in a way the people can feel it. Development and prosperity would be possible in coordination with all three…

06/24/2019

Bheri-Babai project likely to inundate 21 hectares of land

Surkhet, June 24: Twenty-one hectares of land is likely to be inundated due to Bheri-Babai multipurpose diversion project- a national pride project. The recent survey carried by the project shows that 13 hectares of area in the downstream and eight hectares of unregistered would be inundated. The survey carried out five…

06/24/2019

Minister urges teachers unable to deliver effectively to retire

Bhaktapur, June 24: Minister for Education, Science and Technology Giriraj Mani Pokhrel has called on those teachers unable to perform effectively to leave the job and vacate space for new generations. In his address to a programme organised by the Chagunarayan municipality today to unveil the local curriculum, he was of…

06/24/2019

PM employment programme elates youths

Banepa, June 24: Santa Bahadur Tamang, a local of Mandandeupur municipality-3, Nayagaun returned home empty-handed after serving Malaysia over 10 years there. He is now busy in surveying and repairing local roads in home town as per the municipality-stipulated standards. He got remuneration-based job under the community project as part of…

06/24/2019

Alcoholic husband sets house on fire, wife killed

Darchula, June 23: A woman has been burnt to death while trying to retrieve valuables from her home set on fire by her husband under influence of alcohol. The incident took place last night at Sundumundu of Naugad rural municipality-2. Bimala Badal,30, died in the incident of fire that originated after…

06/23/2019

17 passengers injured in bus accident in Bardiya

Rajapur, June 23: Seventeen passengers were injured in a road accident at Rambhapur in Bardiya district this morning. The accident took place when a bus (Na 4 Kha 1339) heading to Bajhang from Kathmandu overturned at Rambhapur of Barbardiya Municipality-7 along the East-West highway. Of the injured, five passengers in critical…

06/23/2019

Journalists come together against VAW

Chainpur, June 23: A journalists' network has been formed to work for mitigation of all kinds of violence against women in Bajhang district. The network has been formed at the initiative of Sancharika Samuha Nepal. Journalist DB Bista has been appointed the district coordinator of the network with a 13-member executive…

06/23/2019

Municipality office vandalized

Mahottari, June 23: The Office of Aurahi municipality was vandalized last night. The incident took place under the leadership of deputy Mayor Renu Jha. Two computers, two scanners and two printers in the Planning and Administration Unit were vandalized by a team led by Jha. Jha reasoned that the incident took…

06/23/2019

Journalist fraternity calls for withdrawal of media council bill

Dhangadhi, June 22: The far-western level general assembly of the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) concluded here today, calling for the withdrawal of the Media Council Bill. In the declaration adopted following the general assembly concluded on Friday night, the fraternity of journalists demanded not to bring any policy and law…

06/22/2019

NCP secretariat meeting concludes

Kathmandu, June 22: Nepal Communist Party (NCP) secretariat meeting that begun at 3:00 pm at Prime Minister’s residence, Baluwatar concluded with decision to finalize party statute. The meeting, however, was expected to allocate responsibilities to the central members and form the central departments of the party. It ended without making any…

06/22/2019

Ex vice president Jha reiterates for Hindu State

Kathmandu, June 22: Former Vice President Paramananda Jha has said the Hindu state could not be established due to financial gluttony during the draft of the constitution despite overwhelming majority of Hindu population in the country. Addressing a religious programme organized by the Guru Gorakshanatah International Foundation and Nepal Bishwa Hindu…

06/22/2019

Education Minister inspects school

Lamahi, June 22: Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Giriraj Mani Pokharel, has monitored the Sahid Smriti Awasiya Vidyalaya, a school, at Hemantapur of Tulasipur Sub-Metropolitan City-17, today. The school has been providing education to the conflict-affected children. On the occasion, the Education Minister said that schools such as this one,…

06/22/2019

Twenty injured in road accident

Chitwan, June 22: Twenty passengers were injured in a head-on collision between two passenger bus at Bhateri in Bharatpur metropolis along the Narayangadh-Muglin road section early this morning. The accident took place at around 1:45 am today. According to the District Police Office, the passenger bus (Na. 7 Kha. 907) heading…

06/22/2019

Yoga and meditation are necessary for peace, prosperity and civilization: PM Oli

Kathmandu, June 21: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said yoga and meditation are needed to steer the country towards prosperity, civilization and peace. He said this while addressing the 'yoga practice and talk programme' organized by Ministry of Education, Science and Technology marking the Fifth International Yoga Day here today.…

06/21/2019

Yog for healthy body, peaceful mind: Vice President Pun

Chitwan, June 21: Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun has said yog is an effective medium to achieve healthy body and mind, thereby resulting in happiness and spiritual peace. He argued that yog prevents illness in human life. The Vice President was saying this while inaugurating the yog camp organized by…

06/21/2019

All workers trapped in tunnel rescued safely

Rasuwa, June 21: All 17 workers trapped in the under-construction tunnel of Rasuwagadhi Hydropower Project here have been rescued safely, said chief of police in district, Bhagendra Dhakal. Seventeen workers- 11 Nepalis and six Chinese- trapped in the tunnel closed with dry landslide last night were brought out safely within…

06/21/2019

Girl goes missing for nine days

Achham, June 20: A girl has gone missing for past nine days from the Gangadashahara festival. The girl named Devi Kumari Rokaya of Sanphebagar Muiniciplity-12 Khaptad Bherasaini is out of contact for past nine days since she left for the Fair taking place in Khaptad National Park, according to her father…

06/20/2019

Biplav's Sarlahi in-charge killed in police firing

Sarlahi, June 20: A cadre of Netra Bikram Chand (Biplav)-led Communist Party of Nepal (CPN), Kumar Poudel, died in an exchange of fire with police this afternoon at Lalbandi. Poudel led four-member team fired at the police, which led to the exchange of fire. The details of the incident are yet…

06/20/2019

Case of corruption filed against Director General

Kathmandu, June 20: The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has filed a case of corruption against Director General of the Department of Food Technology and Quality Control Sanjiv Kumar Karna and 13 others. The case was filed at the Special Court today. The accused including DG Karna have…

06/20/2019

CoAS Thapa calls on Chinese Military General Zuocheng

Kathmandu, June 20: Chief of Army Staffs, Purna Chandra Thapa, who is currently on an official visit to China, paid a courtesy call on member of the Central Military Commission of China, Li Zuocheng, at the headquarters of People's Liberation Army (PLA) in Beijing on Wednesday. On the occasion, a…

06/20/2019

Disaster preparedness in Tanahu

Damauli, June 20: District disaster management committee, Tanahu, has begun disaster preparedness in view of the monsoon. Discussion on disaster preparedness began in a bid to remain alert over the possible risks of physical damages to be caused by rains and subsequent floods. In the meeting of the committee, Chief…

06/20/2019

NHRC forms rapid monitoring team

Kathmandu, June 20: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has formed a rapid monitoring task force to monitor the serious violations of human rights. The team is formed with coordination of Murari Prasad Kharel, Director at Department of Law, Investigation and Monitoring at NHRC. The team conducts immediate monitoring of…

06/20/2019

Five held for opium possession

Ranjha, June 19: Police have apprehended five persons for possession of opium weighing 18.5 kilos from Puraini of Nepalgunj Sub Metropolis-22. Acting on tip-off, they were arrested at 9:00 am today. Those arrested are Rajendra Bishwakarma, 25, of Jajarkot; Sharmila Magar, 59, of Rukum East; Bir Bahadur Nepali, 24, of Jajarkot;…

06/19/2019

Massive demonstration demanding scrapping of Guthi bill

Kathmandu, June 19: Although the government had withdrawn the controversial Guthi bill, the supporters of the Guthi culture organized a massive demonstration at Maitighar Mandala, demanding the scrapping of the Guthi bill today. The national identity protection joint struggle committee held the watch rally along with the cultural pageants. Addressing the…

06/19/2019

Minister Bista returns home

Kathmandu, June 19: Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security, Gokarna Bista, returned home on Wednesday evening after participating in centenary celebrations of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Geneva of Switzerland. During his stay in Geneva, Minister Bista had addressed the 108th International Labour Summit. In his statement, Minister Bista…

06/19/2019

Nomadic Rautes to get citizenship cards

Dullu, June 19: The government is to provide citizenship cards to the Raute people leading a nomadic life in various districts of Karnali state. The Ministry of Social Development of the Karnali state government is providing the citizenship cards to the Rautes on the basis of the identity cards issued them…

06/19/2019

Flood causes damage to Arun Third project

Khandbari, June 19: Flood triggered by rain at several places of Makalu rural municipality of Sankhuwasabha district on Monday evening has caused damage to the structures of the under-construction Arun Third Hydroelectricity Project. The flood has damaged the reservoir of the project and also washed away various machines, Deputy Superintendent of…

06/19/2019

Chief Minister Shahi aggrieved over Humla jeep accident

Surkhet, June 19: Karnali state government chief minister Mahendra Bahadur Shahi has expressed deep sorrow over the jeep accident Tuesday at Yakchukuna, Kharpunath rural municipality-5 in Humla district in which 10 passengers including the rural municipality vice-chair Sindhu Hamal Shahi have gone missing. The accident took place when the jeep (Lu…

06/19/2019

NC conduct in HoR indecent: PM Oli

Kathmandu, June 18: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the main opposition Nepali Congress' conduct in the House of Representatives (HoR) today was indecent and against parliamentary norms and practices. "Parliament is a platform to inform the nation about the issues of national importance but the conduct NC showed…

06/18/2019

PSC form fill up date extended

Kathmandu, June 18: Date has been extended to fill up the forms for the examination to be taken by the Public Service Commission (PSC) for various positions in the local levels. According to PSC Information officer Devi Prasad Subedi, the PSC meeting today decided to extend the deadline until June 25.…

06/18/2019

Hospital remains tense after cleaner found dead

Kathmandu, June 18: A woman was found dead today at Boudha-based Samata Hospital. Bimala Tamang, 27, from Doramba of Ramechhap district who worked as a cleaner at the hospital was found dead. She was found hanging from the ceiling of the hospital building. Relatives of the dead, enraged at the incident,…

06/18/2019

Guthi bill withdrawn

Kathmandu, June 18: The government has withdrawn the bill designed to integrate and amend laws related to Guthi, 2075. The bill had been tabled before the National Assembly. Speaking at a press meet held here today, Minister for Land Reforms, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation Padma Aryal announced that the bill has…

06/18/2019

Road disruption panics passengers

Taplejung, June 18: Passengers are facing trouble following disruption of road caused by landslide at Sinam of Sirijunga rural municipality, Taplejung. The rain-triggered landslide has obstructed the road for the past three days. Passengers are troubling to move after landslide occurred nearby Nebu rivulet took away the road section on Saturday.…

06/18/2019

200 air passengers stranded at Lukla

Solukhumbu, June 18: Passengers have been stranded for no flight operations at Tenzing Hilari Airport Lukla for the past four days. Praveen Shrestha, acting chief of Lukla Airport shared that no take-off and landing has been made at the airport for the past four days because of unfavourable weather. No aircraft…

06/18/2019

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