Death threat to deputy mayor draws NC attention

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

02/21/2019

Nepali students to get full scholarship in Bouddha University

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

02/21/2019

IT bill to regulate social networking sites: Minister Baskota

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

02/20/2019

Upper House passes Employees' Adjustment Bill

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

02/20/2019

Festival of India in Nepal

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

02/19/2019

Incumbent govt to complete Pashchim Seti Hydropower: PM Oli

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

02/19/2019

President-Democracy Day Greetings

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

02/19/2019

Increasing students' attraction to community schools

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

02/19/2019

'Adopt democracy as a lifestyle'

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

02/19/2019

Pedestrian dies in road accident

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

02/19/2019

RSS turns 58

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

02/19/2019

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

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

02/18/2019

Audit and pesticides management Bills approved

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

02/18/2019

Newly appointed Ambassadors take oath

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

02/18/2019

Bridge construction on Diktel-Gaighat road still in limbo

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

02/18/2019

700 tourists rescued

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

02/18/2019

Province 1 forms committee to celebrate Democracy Day

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

02/18/2019

PM, top leaders call on President

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

02/17/2019

Westerly wind likely to bring rain from late this afternoon

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

02/17/2019

12 local level's name and centre changed

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

02/17/2019

Teaching faculty not paid for months

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

02/17/2019

Municipality in dark since two weeks

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

02/17/2019

Prosperity possible thru unity of politics and economics: Dr Bhattarai

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

02/16/2019

Cloudy weather, light rains forecast

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

02/16/2019

Call to transfer employees from federal government

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

02/16/2019

Technology facilitating crime investigation

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

02/16/2019

95 settlements reeling under high risk in Bajura

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

02/16/2019

Bridge construction along Narayangarh-Muglin road gaining pace

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

02/16/2019

393 incidents of code of conduct violation-Press Council

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

02/16/2019

CIAA Commissioner Pathak resigns

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

02/15/2019

Some Nepal amendment bill endorsed

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

02/15/2019

Forest conservation and its use simultaneously: Minister Basnet

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

02/15/2019

Saptari hospital starts CT scan, ICU service

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

02/15/2019

Two houses destroyed; elderly hurt in Sindhuli fires

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

02/15/2019

Move ahead innovatively, Dr Bhattarai to business leaders

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

02/15/2019

Prime Minister Oli Condemns the Pulwama Terrorist Attack

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

02/14/2019

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

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

02/14/2019

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

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

02/14/2019

Cabinet decision: Fifteen million in prize money for athletes

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

02/14/2019

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

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

02/14/2019

PM Oli inaugurates shipping office

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

02/14/2019

Rs 2.5 million for ward office setup

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

02/14/2019

Institute of Health Science to be set up in Saptari

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

02/14/2019

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

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

02/13/2019

PM employment programme announced, allowance if not jobs

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

02/13/2019

Leader Dahal assures of completion of party unification process very soon

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

02/13/2019

Farmers in Karnali to benefit from pension scheme

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

02/13/2019

Responsibility to private sector for solid waste management

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

02/13/2019

Two students injured; BP Highway brought to halt in protest

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

02/13/2019

Lightning causes loss to NTC towers; telecom service disrupted

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

02/13/2019

Nepali officials continuing their training in India

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

02/12/2019

Simikot airport resumes

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

02/12/2019

प्रहरी महानिरीक्षक भारत प्रस्थान

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

02/12/2019

NA passes ‘Payment and Clearance Bill’

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

02/12/2019

Waterways to be build upto Nepal-India border areas

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

02/12/2019

FNJ condemns attack on journalist

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

02/12/2019

Ex-President Yadav stresses on quality education

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

02/12/2019

Call to end landless problem

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

02/12/2019

Woman murdered with sharp-edged weapon

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

02/12/2019

Govt. committed to end corruption : PM

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

02/11/2019

Shortage of psychiatric specialists at Mental Hospital

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

02/11/2019

Private sector-funded hospital comes into operation

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

02/11/2019

NA chair Timilsina receives felicitation

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

02/11/2019

Govt asked to ensure Melmachi Project workers' remunerations

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

02/10/2019

Don't interfere with government activities: Minister Baskota

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

02/10/2019

Lighting burns house in Bardibas

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

02/10/2019

One killed in road accident

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

02/10/2019

Shree Panchami being observed

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

02/10/2019

4 injured as police, locals clash in Sindhuli

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

02/09/2019

नेपाल–भारत वाणिज्य सन्धिमा ‘इनल्याण्ड वाटरबेज्’ थपिँदै

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

02/09/2019

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

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

02/09/2019

Snowfall affecting life in Karnali

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

02/09/2019

Two arrested on the charge of rape

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

02/09/2019

Govt committed to federalism-law minister

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

02/09/2019

Tiger found dead

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

02/09/2019

Agricultural revolution must for prosperity: leader Nepal

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

02/08/2019

President Bhandari authenticates two bills

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

02/08/2019

Bomb explosion at power plant of Arum III hydel

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

02/08/2019

Two killed, four injured in lightning

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

02/08/2019

EPG report big achievement: Ambassador Acharya

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

02/08/2019

Political cleanup needed, Dr BRB says

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

02/08/2019

तीन राजदूतको शपथ

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

02/08/2019

Endangered species of python spotted

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

02/08/2019

Westerly winds bringing rain across the country

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

02/08/2019

Five killed in jeep accident in Sindhuli

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

02/07/2019

Airports in mountainous districts of Karnali shut due to heavy snowfall

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

02/07/2019

Hedge Fund regulations to attract FDI

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

02/07/2019

New parameters for envoy’s appointment in place

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

02/07/2019

Country pursuing journey of socialism, communism: NCP Chair Dahal

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

02/07/2019

Bajura under snow grip again

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

02/07/2019

Artistic Kalika temple under construction

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

02/07/2019

Three dead in separate road mishaps

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

02/07/2019

Dr Bhattarai stresses on democratising parties

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

02/07/2019

Child safety portal launched to ensure children's online safety

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

02/06/2019

‘Donors' support must to expand hospital’

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

02/06/2019

Unification to conclude by Feb 3rd week: Chair Dahal

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

02/06/2019

Bid for amplifying employment opportunities gathers pace

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

02/06/2019

Procurement without bidding process- OAG report

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

02/06/2019

Civil Aviation Minister assures of effective air service

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

02/05/2019

नेपाली कलेजमा भारतीय विश्वविद्यालयको परामर्श

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

02/05/2019

Defeated forces active to fail govt: Home Minister

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

02/05/2019

'Chief Minister Agriculture Programme' into action

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

02/05/2019

Province Assembly enacts 23 bills in a year

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

02/05/2019

Road obstructed for four days resumes

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

02/05/2019

Three held with arms

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

02/05/2019

NCP committed to UN Charter and Panchasheel

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

02/04/2019

Rai appointed UN Permanent Representative

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

02/04/2019

NC organises protest rallies

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

02/04/2019

Curfew clamped in Rukumkot

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

02/04/2019

Province-3 announces public holiday on Lhosar

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

02/04/2019

Transfer of reading culture to youths stressed

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

02/04/2019

NCP’s statement on Venezuela political crisis immature: NC

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

02/03/2019

Bharatpur airport to be upgraded, extended soon: Minister Adhikari

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

02/03/2019

Acharya appointed ambassador to India

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

02/03/2019

NA passes bill

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

02/03/2019

Two killed, five injured in Makawanpur tractor mishap

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

02/03/2019

Technology-friendly education stressed

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

02/03/2019

Chief Minister emphasises on coordination among parties

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

02/03/2019

Minister Yadav invites protesting entrepreneurs for talks

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

02/02/2019

Police office damaged in fire

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

02/02/2019

MPs on a study mission of Chhaupadi

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

02/02/2019

24 thousand apply for employment coordinator

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

02/02/2019

‘Forward road safety bill’

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

02/01/2019

Dr KC ends hunger strike

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

02/01/2019

124 thieves arrested in three days from Kathmandu valley

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

02/01/2019

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

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

02/01/2019

Appeal to double quota for Nepali Muslims for Hajj

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

02/01/2019

Party unification reaches logical conclusion soon: PM Oli

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

02/01/2019

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

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

02/01/2019

Former Prince Parash discharged from hospital

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

02/01/2019

Illegally imported 5,000 chicken destroyed

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

02/01/2019

Remote village gets health post building

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

02/01/2019

Nine gamblers land in police net

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

01/31/2019

Motorcyclist killed

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

01/31/2019

हात्ती धपाउन गस्ती

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

01/31/2019

Call to address Dr KC’s demands

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

01/31/2019

महात्मा गान्धी विश्वकै महान् नेता

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

01/30/2019

Kanchnapur shutdown cripples life

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

01/30/2019

Over 8,500 people receive free check up services

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

01/30/2019

Martyrs day today

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

01/30/2019

Man arrested on alleged charge of marital rape

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

01/29/2019

Government declares 2,807 police personnel martyrs

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

01/29/2019

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

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

01/29/2019

Kapoorkot rural municipality launches ‘agriculture mobile apps’

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

01/29/2019

New building of police post at Thambuchet

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

01/29/2019

Galkot municipal plans gaining pace

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

01/29/2019

Deepak Manange administered oath

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

01/28/2019

Heavy snowfall disrupts power, communications in Mustang

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

01/28/2019

Dolakha sees throng of tourists for snow parade

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

01/28/2019

Gandaki province-level women festival from Feb 8

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

01/28/2019

Hundreds cows found dead in sheds

Ghodaghodi, Jan. 28: Hundreds of cows were found dead in sheds being managed at national forest in Ghodaghodi municipality-8 of Kailali. The municipality has managed the sheds for the protection of stray cows. In lack of proper arrangement for feed, drinking water and space for cattle in the sheds, there…

01/28/2019

Snow disrupts air service in Humla

Humla, Jan. 28: Flight service to and from Simkot airport has been disrupted following heavy snowfall in Humla. However, the District Administration Office took the initiative to remove the snow piled up in the Simkot airport. According to Assistant Chief District Officer Mahesh Kumar Pokharel, they have continued the task…

01/28/2019

Report on Nirmala murder case submitted to govt

Kathmandu, Jan. 27: A probe committee formed by National Human Rights Commission to carry out investigation on rape and murder case of Nirmala Panta, has submitted its report to the government on Sunday. Officiating Secretary of the Commission, Murari Prasad Kharel said that the probe committee submitted its report with…

01/27/2019

Lawmakers demand NTC service expansion

Kathmandu, Jan. 27: Lawmakers have stressed the need for expanding Nepal Telecom service. At today's meeting of the Finance Committee under the House of Representatives today called for effectively expansion of NTC's 4G service. They also complained that the cost of a NTC project to develop 4G service is high.…

01/27/2019

Minister Pokharel says National Medical Education Bill, crux of all agreements

Kathmandu, Jan. 27: Minister for Education, Science and Technology Giriraj Mani Pokharel has opined for endorsing the National Medical Education Bill– 2075 BS from the Upper House as well as it was a crux of various agreements reached among the government, Prof Dr Govinda KC and other various stake holders.…

01/27/2019

PM Oli briefs about his Davos visit to President Bhandari

Kathmandu, Jan. 27: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has briefed President Bidya Devi Bhandari about his official visit to Davos of Switzerland and other contemporary issues. According to the Office of the President, Prime Minister Oli reached Rastrapati Niwas this afternoon and shared about his visit to Davos of Switzerland.…

01/27/2019

Snowfall obstructed transport resumes in seven districts

Amargadhi, Jan. 27: Public transportation obstructed by continuous snowfall since Friday evening in seven hilly districts of the far-west has resumed from Saturday evening. The major highways in Dadeldhura, Baitedi, Bajhang, Darchula, Doti, Accham and Bajura had been blocked by heavy snowfall since Saturday afternoon. The Bhimdutta highway in Dadeldhura…

01/27/2019

Embassy of India Kathmandu celebrated the 70th Republic Day of India

Kathmandu, Jan. 26: The Embassy of India Kathmandu celebrated the 70th Republic Day of India on 26 January. Ambassador of India to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri hoisted the national flag and read out the President of India’s message on the occasion. The Flag hoisting ceremony was attended by over 1500…

01/26/2019

भारतीय राजदूतावासले मनायो ७० औं गणतन्त्र दिवस

            काठमाडौं, १२ माघ । नेपालस्थित भारतीय राजदूतावास काठमाडौंद्वारा आज २६ जनवरीका दिन भारतको ७० औं गणतन्त्र दिवस मनाइएको छ । सो अवसरमा बिहान नेपालका लागि भारतका राजदूत मंजिव सिंह पुरीले भारतको राष्ट्रिय झन्डा झन्डोत्तोलन गर्नुका साथै भारतका राष्ट्रपतिको सन्देश पढेर सुनाउनुभयो । झन्डोत्तोलन समारोहमा…

01/26/2019

NRA plans to establish reconstruction technical unit in local level

Dhading, Jan. 26: The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) Sushil Gyawali said that the NRA was preparing to establish a reconstruction technical unit in the local government to facilitate the remaining tasks of reconstruction. He said so at an interaction programme organised by district project implementation…

01/26/2019

Flights resumed to and from Juphal Airport

Dolpa, Jan. 26: The Juphal Airport in mountainous Dolpa district which was closed for three following the heavy snowfall has resumed three days after the disruption. With the melting of snow after the sunny day, aircrafts of the private airlines provided their services from Nepalgunj to Dolpa on Friday, according…

01/26/2019

Six wedding attendants killed in bus accident

Dhanusha, Jan. 25: Six attendants of a wedding procession were killed when a bus they were travelling to caught a nude electric wire in Dhanusha on Friday. The deceased have yet to be identified. Superintendent of Police (SP) of Dhanusha, Govinda Thapaliya, informed that the incident took place when the…

01/26/2019

PM Oli returning home on Saturday

Kathmandu, Jan. 25: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is returning home on Saturday morning after participating in the 49th meeting of the World Economic Forum. Prime Minister Oli, leading a Nepali delegation, had left here on Sunday to participate in the meeting held at Davos city of Switzerland. PM Oli…

01/26/2019

Prosperity thru development of agro sector: Minister Khanal

Parsa, Jan. 25: Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development, Chakrapani Khanal, has said that the country could not be made prosperous until the development of agriculture sector was ensured. At an interaction organised by Nepal Communist Party Province 2 Parliamentary Committee at Parawanipur of Bara on Friday, Minister Khanal expressed…

01/25/2019

House passes National Medical Education Bill with majority amidst protest

Kathmandu, Jan. 25: The ‘National Medical Education Bill- 2075’ has been finally passed by the House of Representatives (HoR) with majority. Minister for Education, Science and Technology Giriraj Mani Pokharel presented the document, seeking the House approval to pass it, amidst protest of the main opposition Nepali Congress. The government…

01/25/2019

Further deepening Nepal-India ties emphasised

Kathmandu, Jan. 25: The age-old Nepal-India relations should be further deepened and strengthened as per the need of the new developments. Speakers speaking at a programme organised by Reporters Club Nepal here today on the eve of the Republic Day of India, expressed this view. Minister for Physical Infrastructure and…

01/25/2019

Solar panel in touristic site

Baglung, Jan. 25: Tarakhola Rural Municipality in Baglung district has started the installation of solar panel in its touristic sites. In the first phase, solar panel sets have been installed in and around Gaighat falls and Shiva Temple at Tinchule. Rural Municipality Chairman Prakash Gharti said that the solar sets…

01/25/2019

‘National interests, concerns should be the centre of foreign policy’

Lalitpur, Jan. 25: Former foreign affairs minister have laid emphasis on keeping the national interests at the front while making our foreign policy. National interests and concerns should be forwarded to ensure a robust foreign policy, the suggested. During a programme on ‘Nepal’s foreign policy in the present context’ organised…

01/25/2019

Suggestions received to ensure credibility, quality of national census

Rupandehi, Jan. 25: The stakeholders from Province No. 5 have suggested that methodologies and procedures should be employed effectively for credible and quality of the national census to be held in 2021. At a province-level interaction programme organised by Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) and Statistics Office, Kapilbastu on Thursday…

01/25/2019

NC terms Constitutional Council decisions ‘anti-democratic’

Kathmandu, Jan. 24: Nepali Congress (NC) has termed the decisions made by the Constitutional Council’ in absence of main opposition party leader ‘anti-democratic’. Informing about the NC central committee meeting beginning today, party Spokesperson Biswo Prakash Sharma said as opposition party leader is statutorily the member of constitutional council, making…

01/24/2019

President Bhandari stresses on preserving Makawanpurgadhi

Hetauda, Jan. 24: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said the historical Makawanpurgadhi (fort) should be preserved. Speaking in a programme organized by the Makawanpugadhi Rural Municipality on the occasion of 256th Victory day of Gurkha battalion over the Bangal Mir Kasim battalion in the war. She opined for preserving the…

01/24/2019

Medical education bill won’t be backtracked: Minister Banskota

Kathmandu, Jan. 24: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Banskota has asserted that the National Medical Education Bill would be passed next day, as there was no chance of getting it backtracked. Also the Spokesperson of the government, Minister Banskota added that the Medical Bill was forwarded to…

01/24/2019

International community pledges to stand up for human rights

Kathmandu, Jan. 24: The United Nations and three embassies working in Nepal expressed their commitments to stand up for human rights and to never again allow anyone to become the victim of genocide anywhere in the world. The commitments were made by the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations Nepal…

01/24/2019

LDCs need rules-based trading system, PM Oli says

  Davos (Switzerland), Jan. 24: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has stressed the need for reviving multilateralism rules law-based international trade system for promotion and protection of concerns and interests of the least developed and landlocked countries (LDCs) like Nepal. PM Oli said this during the informal gathering of the…

01/24/2019

Two police personnel suspended for thrashing local

Galkot, Jan. 24: The District Police Office, Baglung suspended two police personnel for thrashing som Bahadur Basnet, 40, of Galkot Municipality-6 in the district. The two policemen have been charged of misbehaving with Basnet following a minor verbal dispute. Police personnel Prem Singh Bista, 35, and Buddha Thapa, 30, were…

01/24/2019

Rapist jailed for 8 years

Bhojpur, Jan. 23: Raj Kumar Karki,35, a resident of Chyangre in Pauwadung rural municipality has been sent to jail for eight years after being found guilty of rape. The District Court, Bhojpur also imposed a fine of Rs. 50,000 on Karki for raping a 37-year-old woman. Karki had been arrested…

01/23/2019

Heavy snowfall throws life out of gear in Jumla

Khalanga, Jan. 23: Biting cold increased following heavy snowfall in Jumla has thrown the public life out of gear. The long and short-route public transport services as well as educational institutions in the district have been affected due to the snowfall. Roads have been covered by the snowfall leading to…

01/23/2019

PM Oli holds talks with Vietnamese counterpart

   Davos (Switzerland), Jan. 23: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who is here to attend the 49th meeting of the World Economic Forum, held talks with the Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc this morning. During the meeting, matters relating to further consolidation of mutual relations and expansion of…

01/23/2019

Chaudhary killed in police retaliatory firing

Saptari, Jan. 23: A person was killed during police encounter at Rupani rural municipality today. Deependra Chaudhary, 30, of Kadarbona, Saptari was killed in retaliatory firing by police on the road which is one kilometer towards south from Rupani Chowk along the Rajbiraj-Rupani road section, informed Rajendra Bista, Superintendant of…

01/23/2019

361 women rescued from Krishnanagar border checkpoint

Krishnanagar, Jan. 23: KI Nepal Kapilvastu – an organisation working against human trafficking and gender-based violence – has rescued 361 women from border checkpoint of Krishnanagar during the period of three years. Launching the three-year report, the organisation shared that it had consulted with 12,467 people at the border checkpoint…

01/23/2019

KMC dwells on sustainability challenges of full vaccination

Kathmandu, Jan. 23: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has taken inability for maintaining updated database of inbound and outbound migrant families as a big challenge for sustainability of full immunization. A meeting of the KMC Vaccination Coordination Committee on Tuesday concluded that failure in maintaining up-to-date data of children of…

01/23/2019

Snow-skiing in Humla

Humla, Jan. 23: Snow-skiing has begun in Humla for the first time. Locals have initiated the recreational snow-skiing and snowboarding in collaboration with foreign tourists. The snow-skiing – a recreational action of travelling over snow – has been conducted in collaboration with Humla Cultural and Tourism Promotion Youth Alliance and…

01/23/2019

Prachanda's health improving

Kathmandu, Jan. 22: The health condition of Nepal Communist Party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda, who has been taken ill from viral fever, is gradually improving. The NCP Chairman visited Sumeru Hospital in Lalitpur for medical checkup, where doctors suggested him to take rest for two to three days, according…

01/23/2019

Nepal inviting foreign investment and technology transfer: PM Oli

Davos (Switzerland), Jan. 22 : Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that Nepal is trying to invite investment, use technology and technology transfer to develop connectivity in its trade and relationship with other Asian countries. Speaking as one of the panelists in a session on 'Strategic Outlook on South…

01/23/2019

थापाथलीमा परकम्प

काठमाडौँ, ८ माघ । काठमाडौँको थापाथली आसपासमा केहीबेर अघि ३ दशमलव ३ रेक्टर स्केलको परकम्प गएको छ ।  विनाशकारी भूकम्पपछिको परकम्प बिहान ११ः२६ बजे गएको राष्ट्रिय भूकम्प मापन केन्द्रका प्रमुख लोकविजय अधिकारीले जानकारी दिनुभयो । विसं २०७२ वैशाख १२ गते गोरखाको बारपाक केन्द्र भई विनाशकारी भूकम्प गएको थियो । रासस

01/22/2019

Lightning claims one, injures two in Dadeldhura

Dadeldhura, Jan. 22: A person died after being struck by lightning in Dadeldhura district today. The deceased has been identified as Harka Bahadur Thapa, 30, of Alital rural municipality-3. Deputy Superintendent of Police at the District Police Office, Dadeldhura, Dambar Bahadur KC, said Thapa died on the spot after being…

01/22/2019

NPU expresses grief over demise of journalist Chalise

Kathmandu, Jan. 22: Nepal Press Union (NPU) has said it has been aggrieved by the demise of journalist and its central member Ramesh Chalise. NPU general secretary Ajay Babu Shiwakoti, in a press statement today, said the NPU was deeply saddened by the news about the death of Chalise who…

01/22/2019

Bajura and Humla under snow grip

Bajura, Jan. 22: Bajura has seen heavy snowfall for the third time since third week of December. Normal life has been adversely affected die to recurring and abrupt snowfall. The snowfall followed by heavy rain since Monday midnight have whitened the human settlement and mountains in the district. The snowfall…

01/22/2019

Gurung community drives for enlivening indigenous language

Melamchi, Jan. 22: Gurung language class has begun at Panchpokhari Thangpal rural municipality-7, Bhotenamlang in Sindhupalchowk. The language class convened with support from Tamu Dhi Belgium is to enliven the indigenous language and culture of Gurung community. Tamu Dhi Nepal’s general secretary Giri Prasad Gurung urged the Gurung community to…

01/22/2019

Security beefed up in Salinadi fair

Sankhu, Jan. 22: As many as 90 police personnel have been mobilized in keeping with security sensitivity at the recitation of Shreeswasthani and fair on the banks of popular Sali River. The festival based on the holy Hindu scripture commenced in Sankhu, the north-east city of Kathmandu Valley, on January…

01/22/2019

CIAA draws attention on recent order of precedence

Kathmandu, Jan. 21: The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of the Authority (CIAA) has expressed its serious concern over the recent government-determined order of precedence of individuals involved in different areas of national life. A meeting of the CIAA on Monday has drawn a conclusion that keeping the office-bearers of…

01/21/2019

FNJ to launch policy-level media mission

Kathmandu, Jan. 21: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) is to launch policy-level media mission to carry out study on press freedom and legal and policy-level situation and to exert pressure for formulation of press freedom-friendly laws. Today's meeting of the central committee of the FNJ decided to launch policy-level…

01/21/2019

Yoga to be incorporated in school curriculum

Bhaktapur, Jan. 21: Minister for Education, Science and Technology Giriraj Mani Pokharel has said that the preparation was underway to incorporate yoga in the school curriculum. While speaking in a concluding programme of national yoga programme at Radhe Radhe on Monday, Minister Pokhared opined that the yoga and Ayurvedic treatment…

01/21/2019

Government works affected in absence of banks at local level

Doti, Jan. 21: The government functioning has been affected in absence of banks at local government units of Doti district. As of now, the banking access has not reached eight out of nine local government units of the district. The only local level with access to banking service in the…

01/21/2019

Buddha idol robber busted after three years

Dolpa, Jan. 21: A person who has been at large after robbing an idol of Lord Buddha in Dopla was busted on Sunday. Police arrested Dhawa Thapa, a local of Buddha rural municipality-3, Dolpa, who has been absconding for the past three years after robbing the ancient Buddha idol. According…

01/21/2019

Driver goes missing when truck plunges into Trishuli

Ratnanagar, Jan. 21: A Nuwakot-bound truck from Chitwan fell into the Trishuli River at Icchakamana rural municipality-4, Fisling along the Prithvi Highway. Truck driver Tul Bahadur Gurung, 28, hailing from Dhading went missing when the truck (Na 3 Kha 183) fell into the river at 11.25 pm last night, informed…

01/21/2019

PM Oli reaches Doha

   Doha, Qatar, Jan. 21: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has arrived in Qatar's capital Doha this morning on the way to Davos city of Switzerland in course of attending the 49th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum Ambassador of Nepal to Qatar Prof Dr Ramesh Prassd Koirala and…

01/21/2019

DPM Pokharel designated as acting PM

Kathmandu, Jan. 20: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has designated the responsibility of Acting Prime Minster to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Ishwor Pokharel. President Bhandari, on the recommendation of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, entrusted DPM Pokharel with the responsibility of acting Prime Minister. PM Oli has left…

01/21/2019

Chiefs recommended for five constitutional bodies

Kathmandu, Jan. 20: The Constitutional Council (CC) on Sunday recommended names of the heads in five constitutional bodies. The CC meeting chaired by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli in Singhadurbar this afternoon recommended the name of former secretary Balananda Poudel as chairman of National Natural Resources and Fiscal Commission, former…

01/20/2019

PM Oli leaving for Switzerland

Kathmandu, Jan. 20: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is leaving here for Switzerland tonight, leading a Nepali delegation to participate in the 49th annual meeting of World Economic Forum to be held at Davos city of Switzerland. Prime Minister Oli is scheduled to address two sessions of the meeting taking…

01/20/2019

Middlemen will be booked under contempt of court: Chief Justice

Kathmandu, Jan. 20: Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JBR has asserted that preparations were being made to bring to book those tarnishing the image of the judiciary under the contempt of court. At a meeting held with the Constitutional and Legal Journalists Forum here today, Chief Justice Rana said that the…

01/20/2019

FNJ denounces murder of journalist Dhakal

Kathmandu, Jan. 20: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) condemned the 'killing' of media-person Manohar Dhakal. "The FNJ is saddened by the distressing news. It denounced the murder and demanded investigations and action against the murderers," read a statement issued today by FNJ General Secretary Ramesh Bista. The FNJ also…

01/20/2019

EC draws attention on recent order of precedence

Kathmandu, Jan. 19: The Election Commission (EC) has expressed its serious concern over the recent government-determined order of precedence of individuals involved in different areas of national life. A meeting of the EC on Friday drawn a conclusion that keeping the office-bearers of constitutional bodies below the government employees would…

01/19/2019

2nd International Entrepreneurship Conclave- Connect IN organized by Embassy of India in association with Clock b Business Innovations held in Kathmandu

Kathmandu, Jan. 19: The 2nd International Entrepreneurship Conclave- Connect IN was organized by Embassy of India in association with Clock b Business Innovations was held in Kathmandu on January 19.    The event has received immense interests from entrepreneurs, investors, incubators, consultants and start-up ecosystem players from both Nepal and India. …

01/19/2019

HAAN withdraws all programmes of protest

Kathmandu, Jan. 19: The agitating Health Assistants Association of Nepal (HAAN) has withdrawn all its programmes of protest. HAAN withdrew its agitation after senior leadership at the Ministry of Health and Population agreed to address the major demands raised by the Association. The HAAN had been agitating for the past…

01/19/2019

PM’s visit to Switzerland to contribute to country’s development

Kathmandu, Jan. 18: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s participation in the World Economic Forum being held in Davos of Switzerland is expected to contribute to Nepal’s economic development. Dr Rajan Bhattarai, the foreign affairs advisor to the Prime Minister, believed that the PM’s visit to Switzerland from January 20 to…

01/18/2019

2nd International Entrepreneurship Conclave - Connect-IN to be held on Saturday

Kathmandu, Jan. 18: The 2nd International Entrepreneurship Conclave- Connect IN being organized by Embassy of India in association with Clock b Business Innovations will be held in Kathmandu on January 19, 2019.    The event has been receiving immense interests from entrepreneurs, investors, incubators, consultants and start-up ecosystem players from both…

01/18/2019

Airlifted to Kathmandu in wee hours, protesting Dr KC under medical care at TU Hospital

Bhadrapur, Jhapa, Jan. 18: Protesting Dr Gobinda KC has been airlifted to Kathmandu in the wee hours today following his deteriorating health. Dr KC had been on a fast-onto-death since 10 days in Ilam demanding the passage of the National Medical Education Bill in line with the agreement the government…

01/18/2019

33 years of construction, 43 kilometers Doti road struggling for completion

Doti, Jan. 18: Construction of the 43 kilometers Bogatan road that will link Dipayal has yet to be completed 33 years after the foundation stone was laid for the project. Of the total 108 kilometers for which the foundation stone was laid, 43 kilometers track is yet to be opened,…

01/18/2019

Two minors die when brick kiln wall collapses

Kavrepalanchowk, Jan. 17: Two minors died and two other were critically injured when a dig wall of the Bir Hanuman Brick Kiln based in Panchkhal Municipality-7, Shreerampati collapsed. The demolition of the wall took the lives of Jenisa, three-year-old daughter of Gyan Bahadur Pariyar, of Gangadevi Rural Municipality-1, Rolpa and…

01/17/2019

Govt to buy rail engine; to set up office to operate ship

Kathmandu, Jan. 17: The meeting of the Council of Ministers held on January 13 agreed in principle to give the Ministry of Physical Planning and Transport Management the authority to buy a rail engine. The government has initiated the process to buy the rail engine for the operation of railway…

01/17/2019

Maldhunga bus accident: 10 airlifted to different hospitals

Galkot, Jan. 17: Out of seven people killed in Maldhunga bus accident, identities of five have been ascertained. Seven people were killed and 32 others were injured when Narayangadh bound bus (Ga 1 Kha 6108) from Beni met with an accident at Maldhunga this morning. The deceased have been identified…

01/17/2019

Proposed ambassadors Adhikari and Dhakal's names approved

Kathmandu, Jan. 17: The Parliamentary Hearing Committee under the House of Representatives today has endorsed the names of two proposed ambassadors. Today's meeting of the Committee chaired by its president Laxman Lal Karna unanimously approved the name of Deepak Adhikari, proposed ambassador to France and proposed ambassador to Thailand Ganesh…

01/17/2019

Govt saves Dr KC's life: Leader Bhattarai

Baniyani, (Jhapa) Jan. 17: Ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) standing committee member Yogesh Bhattarai has said that the government would protect the life of protesting Dr Govinda KC. Dr KC has been staging hunger strike, demanding the passage of national medical education bill in line with the agreement the government…

01/17/2019

15 gamblers held in Kathmandu

Kathmandu, Jan. 17: The Metropolitan Police Circle, Maharajgunj, has arrested 15 gamblers along with Rs 535,840 in cash from Gongabu in the capital city. The gamblers were arrested on Wednesday night from the house of Lok Bahadur Gurung located at Ganeshsthan in Tokha Municipality-10. According to police, those arrested for…

01/17/2019

Mobile app for disaster management

Kathmandu, Jan. 17: Nursing Association of Nepal is planning to unveil a mobile apps ‘ICT Toolkit’ to collect data and provide nursing services during the time of disasters. The Association has also conducted the mock test of the apps besides training the personnel for its easy accessibility. The mobile application…

01/17/2019

Bajura folk reeling under water crisis

Bajura, Jan. 17: A total of 72 households at Jera village in Swamikartik Khapar Rural Municipality in Bajura district are reeling under severe drinking water problems. For lack of sufficient water supply, the villagers are forced to make long lines in early morning to late in the evening to fetch…

01/17/2019

Nepal's constitution is one of the best, Prachanda says

Hetauda, Jan. 17: Chairman of Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said that Constitution of Nepal has provisions that have empowered the citizens. At a programme in Bagmati Rural Municipality in Makawanpur district on Wednesday, the former prime minister claimed that ours is one of the best…

01/17/2019

‘NA should hold question answer programme’

Kathmandu, Jan. 16: Members of the National Assembly has laid emphasis on developing the Upper House as centre where question and answer on issues of national importance takes place. Talking briefly to media persons after today’s meeting of the National Assembly at Federal Parliament Building, New Baneshwor, Chair of Legislation…

01/16/2019

One dead in gas cylinder explosion

Kathmandu, Jan. 16: A worker has died in a gas cylinder explosion in Gongobu of Kathmandu today. A gas cylinder exploded at the Peace Nepal Handicraft Industry run by Shyam Dhungana in the incident that took place at around 12:30 today. In the incident, 32-year-old worker Kaji Tamang of Nuwakot…

01/16/2019

Six years into construction, bridge in East Nawalparasi struggling for completion

Parasi, Jan. 16: A bridge at Sarawal Rural Municipality in East Nawalparasi has not completed even after six years of construction. Only four pillars have been erected for the project. As a result, the locals especially of the wards 6 and 7 who frequently use the route are forced to…

01/16/2019

Upgradation of Myagdi road starts

Myagdi, Jan. 16: Upgradation of local Dudhekhola-Bhakimli has begun in the district. A dozer is being used. "Construction is ongoing. It will be completed by the next three months," said member of Beni Municipality-3 Gem Prasad Gharti. Concrete walls will be constructed on the either side of the road at…

01/16/2019

Minister Banskota for cultural enrichment

Kavrepalanchok, Jan. 15: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Banskota has opined for linking various cultures to economic prosperity. Speaking in a programme organized at Panchkhal in the district on the occasion of Halleu Sankranti on Tuesday, Minister Banskota suggested linking culture with prosperity to attract economic activities.…

01/15/2019

President's message on Makar Sankranti

Kathmandu, Jan. 15: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has extended happiness, peace and prosperity to all Nepali sisters and brother at home and abroad on the occasion of the Maghe Sankranti or Makar Sankranti. In a message issued from the Secretariat of the President, President Bhandari has expressed her confidence that…

01/15/2019

Maghe Sankranti being observed today

Kathmandu, Jan. 15: Maghe or Makar Sankranti is being observed throughout the country today. On the day, people of Hindu communities take holy dips into rivers and ponds, worship at various temples and relish delicacies like ghee, yam, Khichadi and sweets like Chaku and sweets made of sesame and molasses.…

01/15/2019

Govt never rigid on information: Minister Banskota

Kathmandu, Jan. 14: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Banskota has said that the government was and is never rigid in disseminating information. Speaking at a programme organized by the National Information Commission here in the capital today, Minister Banskota, also government spokesperson, urged one and all to…

01/14/2019

26 relatives of conflict victim security personnel arrested

Kathmandu, Jan. 14: Police here have arrested 26 members of the family of conflict victim security personnel in course of staging a protest at Maitaighar Mandala in the capital on Monday. The agitators have claimed that two persons from their sides were injured in the clash between police and them.…

01/14/2019

600 receive free Ayurveda health services

Parbat, Jan. 14: As many as 600 locals received free health examination services in an Ayurveda health camp here. The one-day health camp organized at Modi Rural Municiplaity-2, Deupur, Patichaur of Parbat provided free checkup services to 612 people. The camp was organized by Parbati Youth Club Patichaur with cooperation…

01/14/2019

Magar Association Gandak Province gets elected leadership

Galkot, Jan. 14: Siddhanta Garja Magar has been elected the chair of Nepal Magar Association Gandaki Province. The first general convention of the Gandaki Province held in Baglung on 11-12 January elected a 35-member working committee under the leadership of Siddhanta Magar, it was shared at a press conference organized…

01/14/2019

Faith on judiciary will increase: Minister Dhakal

Biratnagar, Jan. 13: Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal, has said the government has moved ahead with a plan to remove all evils and aberrations afflicting judiciary. Inaugurating an interaction on 'Civil and Criminal Code' organised by the Ministry here today, Minister Dhakal said that the…

01/13/2019

HoR passes three bills

Kathmandu, Jan. 13: The meeting of the House of Representatives today passed three bills unanimously. The bills passed by the HoR are- Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) First Amendment Bill 2075, Retirement Fund Bill 2075 and Payment and Clearance Bill 2075. Minister…

01/13/2019

Six arrested with 1.7 kg gold

Lahan, Jan. 13: An armed police force team has arrested six persons along with 1.757 kgs of gold from Ghurmi bridge in ward no. 1 of Golbazaar municipality. They were arrested during a regular checking of a Jeep with Indian registration number BR32PA4644 on its way to Kathmandu. Those arrested…

01/13/2019

700 receive citizenship certificate

Parbat, Jan. 13: The District Administration Office Parbat has initiated a campaign to distribute citizenship certificate to the citizens. Accordingly, mobile camps are being organized in various parts of the district to ensure that the citizens do not have to spend unnecessary time and money to travel to the district…

01/13/2019

31 injured in early morning accident

Dhading, Jan. 13: Thirty-one people were injured in a road accident that took place this morning at Beni Ghatrorang rural municipality-9 of the district. The people were travelling in a passenger bus (Ba.2Kha. 4683) heading towards Bardia from Kathmandu when it overturned on a turn near the Hugdi bridge, the…

01/13/2019

Banskota calls for collection of scattered capital to invest in productive sector

Kavre, Jan. 12: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Banskota has called upon all to collect the scattered capital in order to invest in the production sector. While addressing the 20th annual general assembly of Jyamdi Savings and Credit Cooperative at Mandandeupur Municipality-12 here Saturday, Minister Banskota said…

01/12/2019

CoAS Thapa conferred honorary rank of General of India

Katmandu, Jan. 12: President of India Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday conferred the honorary rank of General of the Indian Army to General Purna Chandra Thapa, the Chief of Nepal Army. Indian President Kovind conferred the honorary rank of General of the Indian Army on Nepal’s Army Chief Purna Chandra…

01/12/2019

5 kg tumor extracted from liver

Kathmandu, Jan. 12: In a rare surgery, doctors at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj have extracted five kilograms of hemangioma from a patient’s liver. The surgery by a team led by senior surgeon Dr Ramesh Singh Bhandari took five hours. And it was successful in clearing the accumulation of…

01/12/2019

Army Chief Thapa leaves for India

Kathmandu, Jan. 11: Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) Purna Chandra Thapa has left for New Delhi today on a six-day visit to India. The Army Chief set out to India this morning at the official invitation of his Indian counterpart General Bipin Rawat. This is the first time that NA…

01/11/2019

Ethnic, religious unity prospers country: Dr Bhattarai

Urlabari, Morang, Jan. 11: Former Prime Minister and Naya Shakti Nepal Coordinator Dr Baburam Bhattarai on Friday stressed the need for ensuring unity among all castes and religions to prosper the country. Saying a decade-long insurgency was waged to empower all castes and religions with their rights, he viewed that…

01/11/2019

Investment must for tourism promotion: Leader Nepal

Kathmandu, Jan. 11: Senior leader of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Madhav Kumar Nepal, has said all should be active for the tourism promotion, one of the significant bases of country's economic prosperity. Inaugurating a programme organised on the seventh anniversary of the gantabyanepalnews.com here Friday, former Prime Minister Nepal…

01/11/2019

President Bhandari’s message on national unity day

Kathmandu, Jan. 10: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said the Nepali remained sovereign forever due to the bravery and sacrifice of the ancestors. Giving a message on the occasion of National Unity Day and 297th birth anniversary of modern Nepal's unifier Prithvinarayan Shah, President Bhandari said it was not possible…

01/10/2019

भारतीय राजदूतावासद्वारा विश्व हिंदी दिवस मनाइयो

काठमाडौं, २६ पुस । भारतीय राजदूतावास काठमाडौंद्वारा त्रिभुवन विश्व विद्यालय काठमाडौं अन्तर्गत को हिंदी केंद्रीय विभागको सहकार्यमा बिहीबार संस्कृति, पर्यटन तथा नागरिक उड्डयनमंत्री रविन्द्र अधिकारीको प्रमुख आतिथ्यमा होटेल हयातमा विश्व हिंदी दिवस मनाइएको छ । उक्त अवसरमा भारतीय राजदूत मंजीव सिंह पुरीले विश्व हिंदी दिवसको अवसरमा भारतका प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदीको संदेश…

01/10/2019

Indian External Affairs Minister meets Minister for Foreign Affairs of Nepal Gyawali

New Delhi, Jan. 10: Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met Minister for Foreign Affairs of Nepal, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali on 10 January. Foreign Minister Gyawali is visiting New Delhi to attend the fourth edition of the Raisina Dialogue.  The two Ministers reviewed recent developments in bilateral ties across diverse…

01/10/2019

Jail bird dies in Dang

Lamahi, Jan. 10: A jail bird, who was in Ghorahi prison house on charge of a rape case, died on at around 7:00 pm on Wednesday. Til Bahadur Mahara, 55, from Bangalachuli Rural Municipality-6 in Dang district died while receiving treatment at Rapti Institute of Health Sciences, Superintendent of Police…

01/10/2019

One arrested for collecting 15m alluring youth of good foreign jobs

Kathmandu, Jan. 10: The Metropolitan Crime Division of Nepal Police has arrested a person for allegedly amassing huge amount of money by promising around 20 youth to send in the lucrative destinations. Proprietor of Putalisadak-based Gates Consultancy Ganesh Dhakal, 34, of Palpa district was arrested on Wednesday for collecting Rs…

01/10/2019

Blood sample of Nirmala's mother collected

Bhimduttanagar, Jan. 9: Blood sample of Durga Devi, mother of Niramala Panta of Bhimduttanagar municipality in Kanchanpur district, has been collected on Wednesday. It may be noted that Nirmala Panta was raped and murdered five months ago. Durga Devi had filed an application at the District Police Office for blood…

01/09/2019

Nepal-Japan Foreign Ministerial talk begins

Kathmandu, Jan. 9: Nepal-Japan ministerial talk has begun in the capital city. The meeting being held with the bilateral delegations in the presence of Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali and his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono discussed entire gamut of bilateral relations, said Foreign Secretary Shankar Das Bairagi. Also attending the…

01/09/2019

Buddhist circuit in Lumbini

Lumbini, Jan. 9: The International Buddhist Travel Mart is to be held in Lumbini to help include Tilaurakot, Kudan, Sagarhawa and Niglihawa of Kapilvastu and Ramgram area of Nawalparasi in the main package of international tourism trade. The mart is taking place in Lumbini from tomorrow. It is expected to…

01/09/2019

Historical heritage reconstruction in snail pace

Kavrepalanchowk, Jan. 9: The reconstruction of the earthquake-ravaged historical heritages in the district has seen a snail pace. The 2015 earthquake had devastated 68 historical heritages in the district. According to the Department of Archaeology's data, currently 23 temples and rest houses are under construction. The construction of rest house…

01/09/2019

थारूबस्तीमा माघीको रौनक

दाङ, २५ पुस । युवती घर लिपपोतमा व्यस्त छन् । पुरुष माघीका लागि मासुको जोहो गर्ने तरखरमा छन् । भाँडाकुँडा सबै सफा पारिएको छ । यो दृश्य तुलसीपुर उपमहानगरपालिका–६ रजौराको थारू बस्तीको हो । थारू जातिको महान् पर्व माघीको रौनक अहिले रजौराको थारू बस्तीमा मात्र होइनु जिल्लाका अधिकांश थारू बस्ती देख्न पाइन्छ ।…

01/09/2019

Forest and Environment Ministry upbeat to work for greater good

Kathmandu, Jan. 8: The Committee on Sustainable Development and Good Governance of the Parliament has sought information with the key responsible persons from the Ministry of Forest and Environment on contribution of forest in meeting sustainable development goals (SDGs) and the COP 24: UN climate change conference. During the meeting,…

01/08/2019

Yoga Day to be marked for 'peace and prosperity'

Kathmandu, Jan. 8: The Fourth National Yoga Day is being marked on 1 Magh (January 15) with the slogan of 'Yoga for Peace and Prosperity'. A main organizing committee has been formed under the leadership of Minister for Education, Science and Technology Girirajmani Pokharel comprising the representatives of more than…

01/08/2019

Foreign Minister Kono arriving, Nepal-Japan aviation agreement in the offing

 Kathmandu, Jan. 8: Nepal and Japan are going to sign an Air Service Agreement. The agreement is being reached between the two countries during the official visit of Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono that begins on Wednesday. The agreement will be signed following ministerial-level talks to be held tomorrow afternoon…

01/08/2019

Local levels initiate teachers’ recruitment on their own

Parasi, Jan. 8: Locals levels of Nawalparasi-west have started recruiting teachers on their own. Teachers have been recruited in local community schools by using the constitution-bestowed rights so as to avert the crisis of teachers surfaced, shared the local government units. Susta Rural Municipality and Pratappur Rural Municipality have already…

01/08/2019

CJ directs chief judges of all seven high courts

Kathmandu, Jan. 7: Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JBR has directed chief judges of all seven high courts on Monday to work aiming to enhance people's faith towards the judiciary. CJ JBR gave such directive to the chief judges of all seven high courts and chiefs of the benches under the…

01/08/2019

Man jailed and fined for raping wife

Bhojpur, Jan. 7: The District Court Bhojpur has sentenced a man to jail on the charge of raping his wife for six months. The court sent Anil Tamang, 30, of Bhojpur Municiplity-9 in the district to jail and fined him Rs 50,000 on the charge of raping his wife. A…

01/07/2019

Cooperation with private sector for economic growth: PM Oli

Kathmandu, Jan. 7: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the government was in favour of advancing the speedy economic growth with the cooperation of the private sector. Inaugurating a function organized to mark the 68th anniversary of Nepal Chamber of Commerce here in the capital on Monday, Prime…

01/07/2019

SC refuses to release Chaudhary from jail

Kathmandu, Jan. 7: The Supreme Court has refused to release suspended lawmaker Ramesh Chaudhary from jail. Chaudhary remains in custody on the charge of his involvement in the Tikapur massacre. A joint bench of justices—Ishwor Prasad Khatiwada and Purushottam Bhandari, on Monday refused to release Chaudhary from jail. The SC…

01/07/2019

Leader Nepal refutes his association with Christianity and holy wine

Kathmandu, Jan. 7: Ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) senior leader and former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal has made it clear that he had no connection with Christian religion and holy wine issue that rose from the recently held Asia Pacific Summit in the capital. Responding to queries of lawmakers…

01/07/2019

PAC recommends govt, CIAA to book guilty wide-body aircraft scam

Kathmandu, Jan. 7: The Public Accounts Committee of the House of Representatives (HoR) has recommended the government and anti-graft body, the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority, to book the guilty after thorough investigations into their involvement in the procurement of Nepal Airlines Corporation's wide-body aircrafts. In a fresh…

01/07/2019

NBA draws CJs attention over stripping Joshi off responsibility

Kathmandu, Jan. 7: Nepal Bar Association (NBA) said its serious attention was drawn over Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher JB Rana’s act of removing justice Deepak Raj Joshi from senior ranking, judicial council and constitutional council. The act of denying bench to the senior-most justice is not only anti-constitutional and unlawful…

01/07/2019

Snowfall grips Huma; transport disrupted and life affected

Humla, Jan. 7: The snowfall that has occurred since last Sunday night has increasingly affected normal life in Himalayan district, Humla. With the district temperature reaching below minus 15, the locals are feeling trouble to come outside of their homes. As the snowfall continues, district headquarters, Simkot, has seen a…

01/07/2019

Breast-feeding chamber set up at government office

Salyan, Jan. 7: A breast-feeding and child care room has been set up at government office in Salyan for the first time. The lactation and child care chamber has been established at the District Postal Office, Salyan for the convenience of its employees and service-recipients coming to the office. In…

01/07/2019

Case filed against govt employees for embezzling allowance

Kathmandu, Jan. 6: The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has filed the charge sheet at the Special Court against three government employees including secretary of the then Dummana VDC in Bhojpur district. The charge sheet was filed for their alleged involvement in fund embezzlement under the heading…

01/06/2019

राष्ट्र विकासका लागि हातेमालो गरेर अघि बढ्न प्रमको आह्वान

काठमाडौँ, २२ पुस । प्रधानमन्त्री केपी शर्मा ओलीले राष्ट्र विकासका लागि हातेमालो गरेर अघि बढ्न प्रमुख प्रतिपक्षी दल नेपाल काङ्ग्रेसलगायत सबैलाई आह्वान गर्नुभएको छ ।  प्रतिनिधिसभाको आजको बैठकमा सम्बोधन गर्दै उहाँले सङ्घीय लोकतान्त्रिक गणतन्त्रलाई सुदृढ गर्दै त्यसको प्रभावकारी कार्यान्वयन गर्नु सबै जिम्मेवारी भएकामा जोड दिँदै आर्थिक प्रगतिको दिशामा अघि बढ्न…

01/06/2019

Opposition lawmakers protest in HoR meeting

Kathmandu, Jan. 6: Lawmakers of the opposition Nepali Congress (NC) protested in the meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) today. The NC lawmakers protested in the House meeting stating that Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli failed to include the issues of alleged corruption charge on wide-body aircraft procurement and…

01/06/2019

Need to increase investment in education: deputy speaker

Urlabari, Jan. 6: Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Dr Shiva Maya Tumbahamphe has emphasized on education to realize the goal of happy Nepali, prosperous Nepal. Speaking at the 55th anniversary function of the Bhagwati secondary school in Belbari municipality-3, Morang on Saturday, she said investment needs to be…

01/06/2019

'Government preparing to pursue economic development alongside social justice'

Kathmandu, Jan. 5: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Baskota said the government was working to pursue economic development along with social justice. "We are not only navigating for political changes. What we want is economic and social changes alongside happiness and prosperity," he said while inaugurating the…

01/05/2019

Karnali Province emphasizes on budget implementation: CM Shahi

Surkhet, Jan. 5: Chief Minister of Karnali Province Mahendra Bahadur Shahi on Saturday said implementation of the budget for the current fiscal year of 2018/19 was the first and foremost priority of the provincial government. He also directed government employees to effectively execute the budget. He was inaugurating a workshop…

01/05/2019

पौष कृष्ण आमावास्या

काठमाडौँ, २१ पुस । पौष कृष्ण आमावास्याका दिन आज पितृतृप्तिका लागि विभिन्न तीर्थस्थलमा गई वैदिक सनातन धर्मावलम्बीले श्राद्ध गरी मनाउँदैछन् ।  वैदिक धर्मशास्त्रका विभिन्न ग्रन्थमा आज कुनै नदी उत्तरवाहिनी भएको स्थान, गया, पवित्र तीर्थस्थलमा गई तर्पण, सिदादान र पिण्डदान गरेमा पितृतृप्ति हुने उल्लेख गरिएको धर्मशास्त्रविद् एवं नेपाल पञ्चाङ्ग निर्णायक समितिका…

01/05/2019

Couple arrested with brown sugar

Bhadrapur, Jan. 5: Police arrested a couple with brown sugar from Puspa Lal chowk in ward no. 6 of Arjundhara municipality on Friday. Bikas Gurung,31, and his wife Senjal Limbu,20, were arrested from their home. Acting on a tip-off, police arrested the couple with 24.71 grams of brown sugar from…

01/05/2019

Police reach Bamjan ashram to investigate disappearance of two persons

Melamchi, Jan. 4: The police have begun investigation on the disappearance of two persons from an ashram at Bandegaon of Sindhupalchowk which was set up by Ram Bahadur Bamjan, a self declared tapaswi of Bara district. After a complaint was lodged at District Police Office of Makwanpur that two persons…

01/05/2019

प्रधानसेनापति भारत भ्रमणमा जानुहँुदै

काठमाडौँ, २० पुस । प्रधानसेनापति पूर्णचन्द्र थापाले आगामी शुक्रबार (पुस २७ गते) बाट भारतको औपचारिक भ्रमण गर्नुहुने भएको छ ।  प्रधानसेनापतिको जिम्मेवारी सम्हालेपछि भारतका सेनाध्यक्ष विपिन रावतको निमन्त्रणमा उहाँ पहिलोपटक भारतको औपचारिक भ्रमणमा जान लाग्नुभएको हो । भारत भ्रमणमा रहँदा प्रधानसेनापति थापालाई भारतीय राष्ट्रपति रामनाथ कोविन्दले भारतीय सेनाको मानार्थ महारथीको…

01/04/2019

Upper House MPs hit out at government for 'failure' to pay attention to Postal Highway

Kathmandu, Jan. 4: Lawmakers at today's meeting of the National Assembly complained about failure to deliver quality construction work of the Postal Highway considered being a lifeline to the Tarai people. The project is moving at a snail's pace, and it lacks quality work, they grumbled. Putting his view at…

01/04/2019

Process for operating ship in Koshi has been proceeded ahead: PM Oli

Miklajung, Jan. 4: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the country has been moving a step forward each day. PM Oli said so while addressing to a ceremony of laying down the foundation stone for construction of the Bhedetar-Rabi-Ranke road and the inaugural programme of the Central Electricity…

01/04/2019

'Project should be included in project banks for budget allocation'

Hetauda, Jan. 4: Chief Minister of Province No. 3 Dormani Poudel has claimed to end the whimsical trend of budget allocation and plans based on an individual's interest. At a discussion programme on project bank establishment and operation organized by Province Policy and Planning Commission, the Chief Minister clarified that…

01/04/2019

PM to address parliament on Sunday

Kathmandu, Jan. 3: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is scheduled to address the third session of the parliament on Sunday. According to PM's press coordinator Chetan Adhikari, the Prime Minister will address the parliament on contemporary issues. RSS

01/03/2019

Education needs reflecting time: President Bhandari

Biratnagar, Jan. 3: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said education should be developed in a way it reflects time. Inaugurating the silver jubilee celebrations function of the Purbanchal University here Thursday, President Bhandari suggested the University to reform the curriculum to make it timely what meets country's need. The university…

01/03/2019

Power house caught with fire

Betrawati, Jan. 3: Power generation from Trishuli Hydropower Centre in Nuwakot district has disrupted following a fire in the power house occurred last evening. With the fire, a total of 53 megawatt including 21 megawatt from Trishuli Hydropower Project and 14 megawatt from Devighat Hydropower Project is disconnected to the…

01/03/2019

President Bhandari visiting Mahendra Morang Campus

Biratnagar, Jan. 2: President Bidya Devi Bhandari who is presently on a visit to the eastern region is staying in Itahari, Sunsari tonight. On Thursday, the Head-of-the-State is scheduled to visit the Biratnagar-based Mahendra Morang Multiple Campus from where she completed her Master's degree in political science under the Faculty…

01/02/2019

Leaders suggested to bring land-use policy soon

Kathmandu, Jan. 2: Leaders of Nepal Communist party and former ministers have suggested for scientific categorization of land and to introduce a land-use policy soon. Leaders including former Prime Minister and NCP leader Madhav Kumar Nepal suggested this at a discussion organised by Minister for Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty…

01/02/2019

Development activities to speed up: PM Oli

Kathmandu, Jan. 2: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said the country would see the acceleration of development activities now. During a meeting at his residence, Baluwatar, with the leaders of the Communist Party of Nepal and people's representatives at local levels of Jhapa district on Wednesday, PM Oli, who…

01/02/2019

NEFEJ welcomes apex court's verdict

Kathmandu, Jan. 2: Nepal Forum of Environmental Journalists (NEFEJ) welcomed the verdict of the Supreme Court ordering the government to formulate an act related to climate change. The NEFEJ has also urged the government to be serious about the verdict so as to find ways to reduce climate change impact.…

01/02/2019

24 women rescued from eastern checkpoint

Bhadrapur, Jan. 2: Maiti Nepal Kakadbhitta has rescued 24 women from different places of India during the period of a year. The periodic home of the organization based in Kakadbhitta rescued women being trafficked to India on temptation in a year period. Maiti Nepal’s eastern regional coordinator Govinda Ghimire shared…

01/02/2019

CC camera installed to check customs erring

Rasuwa, Jan. 2: In a bid to avert possible illegal activities in the customs sector, a CC camera has been set up on the premises of Rasuwa Customs Office Timure. According to Chief Customs Officer Punya Bikram Khadka, the installation of CC camera would help increase vigilance on the screening…

01/02/2019

NTUC concerns proposed amendments to Bonus Act-2030 BS

Kathmandu, Jan. 2: Nepal Trade Union Congress (NTUC) has drawn its attention to the proposed amendments to Bonus Act-2030 BS through the bill made to amend the Nepal Act. Issuing a press release, NTUC general-secretary Yogendra Kumar Kunwar expressed dissent on the proposal of diverting bonus amount to social security…

01/02/2019

Nepal launching its own satellites by mid- May

   Godawari, Jan. 1: Nepal is launchings its own satellites by coming mid-May. It is all set to put its own satellites in orbit with the help of two Nepalis completing Master's Degree in Engineering from a Japan-based University and pursuing post-doctorate degree. According to Rabindra Prasad Dhakal, chief of…

01/01/2019

Rana becoming 29th chief justice Wednesday

Kathmandu, Jan. 1: Senior most justice of the Supreme Court Cholendra Shamsher JBR is becoming the 29th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court after he was unanimously approved by the Parliamentary Hearing Committee on Tuesday. He will be the head of judiciary after taking oath of Office and Secrecy from…

01/01/2019

2018 AD was challenging year for Nepali press: FNJ

Kathmandu, Jan. 1: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has evaluated the year 2018 as a challenging period for the Nepali press. According to the FNJ media monitoring unit, a total of 58 cases of violation of press freedom were reported in 2018 in the country and this number was…

01/01/2019

Urban Development and Building Office set up

Jajarkot, Jan. 1: An Urban Development and Building Office has been set up in Jajarkot headquarters to deliver services to three adjacent districts. Parliamentarian Ganesh Prasad Singh on Monday inaugurated the office which was established to look after Jajarkot, eastern Rukum and Dolpa. The office remaining under the domain of…

01/01/2019

Media Freedom Deteriorating

   Kathmandu, Dec. 31: Sharp increase of press freedom violations with no concrete efforts to end impunity relating to crimes against journalists, defamation and discredit to media and journalists, intolerance to healthy criticism, hostile move while reforming media law and policy, ill efforts to control journalists and media and non…

12/31/2018

'National Reconciliation Policy meaningful to strengthen democracy'

Hetauda, Dec. 31: Province 3 Chief Minister Dormani Poudel has said the National Reconciliation Policy with which Nepali Congress leader BP Koirala returned home four decades ago putting his life at risk from India for the safeguarding of national independence and restoration of democracy was proved meaningful to strengthen democracy…

12/31/2018

President Bhandari voices for including climate change issues in school curriculum

Sindhupalchok, Dec. 31: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has suggested including the issues of climate change and its adaptation in the school curriculum. While inaugurating the National Climate Change Summit-2075 at Jyamire Guphadanda of Melamchi Municipality-9 in Sindhupalchok today, President said so. She added that Nepal has clearly stated on the…

12/31/2018

CIAA arrests court clerk

Kathmandu, Dec. 31: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has arrested a Bidur Pokhrel, a clerk at the District Court Kathmandu, on the charge of taking bribe of Rs 10 thousand. According to CIAA, Pokhrel had asked for bribe from a service seeker at the court…

12/31/2018

Missing school children found

Surkhet, Dec. 31: Three school children of Simta Rural Municipality-9 in Surkhet who were disappeared for the past six days were found from Butwal on Sunday. The three children--Nisha Singh, 14, Yamuna Khatri, 15, and Risima Khatri, 12--were spotted at Butwal Bus Park, and they have been sent to the…

12/31/2018

TU's 44th Convocation to be held tomorrow

Kathmandu, Dec. 30: The Tribhuvan University (TU) is going to hold the 44th convocation for the 56th Grace List tomorrow at the premises of Pulchowk Engineering College in Pulchwok, Lalitpur. Preparations for the same have been concluded to hold the convocation where the Prime Minister and Chancellor of TU, KP…

12/30/2018

21 rhinos die due to accidents and ageing in less than six months

  Chitwan, Dec. 30: The first five and half months of the current fiscal year as in the past produced a disappointing situation for the Chitwan National Park (CNP) in regard to the case of rhinos. Despite the report of no cases of rhino poaching in the CNP in the…

12/30/2018

Prosperity possible thru unity of all communities: PM Oli

Kathmandu, Dec. 30: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has urged one and all to make anti nationalist forces failure as they were active to damage the national harmony and unity. Addressing a programme organized on the occasion of Tamu Lhosar here in the capital on Sunday, Prime Minister Oli shared…

12/30/2018

PM extends best wishes on Tamu Lhosar

Kathmandu, Dec. 30: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has extended a message of best wishes to all Gurung community living at home and abroad on the occasion of Tamu Lhosar. He in the message said that the government was at work to create an equitable society by removing existing discriminations…

12/30/2018

President Bhandari's greetings on Tamu Lhosar

Kathmandu, Dec. 30: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has extended greetings to the Gurung community at home and abroad on the occasion of Tamu Lhosar, the Gurung community’s New Year festival that falls on Paush 15 each year. The President has wished for happiness, peace, mutual harmony and prosperity to the…

12/30/2018

New Year of Gurung community 'Tamu Lhosar' starts on Sunday

Kathmandu, Dec. 30: The Gurung community is marking the 'Tamu Lhosar' as the New Year from today by bidding adieu to the old one. In the Gurung language, 'Lho' means class and 'Sar' means change, and change in class is called as 'Tamu Lhosar'. The members of Gurung community jovially…

12/30/2018

International relations reach to a new height: Minister Gyawali

Gulmi, Dec. 29: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has said the government has strengthened bilateral ties with Sothern and Northern neighbours. Addressing the 36th anniversary of Resunga Multiple Campus here Saturday, Minister Gyawali added that the international relations were made further cordial with friendly nations. He noted that…

12/29/2018

Fire breaks out in woolen factory

Kathmandu, Dec. 29: Properties worth Rs 20 million gutted in a fire that broke out in Bhagawati Woolen Factory at Gokarneshwor Municipality-4 in Kathmandu. The generator machine, raw materials of the woolen factory and other goods were destroyed in the fire incident occurred on Friday following the electricity leakage while…

12/29/2018

Govt will bring framework of digital Nepal within a month: Minister Banskota

Kathmandu, Dec. 29: Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Gokul Prasad Banskota has vowed that the framework of a digital Nepal that the government had resolved to would be brought within a month’s time. Opening the 25th annual general meeting of the Federation of Computer Association Nepal (CAN Federation) here…

12/29/2018

Tharu festival to be held

Ghorahi, Dec. 29: A two-day province level Maghi festival is to be held here on the occasion of the great festival of Maghi of the Tharu community. The festival to be held on coming January 11 and 12 is being organized with the objective of preserving the promoting the traditional…

12/29/2018

Four injured in rhino attack

Kanchanpur, Dec. 28: Four women of Beldandi Rural Municipality-2 were injured when a rhino attacked them on Friday. The injured are Sita Upadhyaya, 37, Durga Devi Upadhyaya, 60, Saraswati Saund, 38 and Sushila Upadhyaya, 33, said Chairperson of Kalikich Forest Users' Committee, Bhim Bahadur Thapa. The rhino attacked them while…

12/28/2018

NCP political report endorsed with recommendations

Kathmandu, Dec. 28: The Nepal Communist Party (NCP)'s standing committee meeting has endorsed the political report presented by the chairperson duo with recommendations. The meeting held today endorsed the political report presented by Chairperson duo, KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda'. The report was endorsed incorporating the recommendations,…

12/28/2018

Japanese Foreign Minister Kono arriving Ktm on Jan 9

Kathmandu, Dec. 28: Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, Taro Kono, is arriving in Kathmandu on January 9 for two-day official visit at the invitation of Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali. Minister Kono is scheduled to pay courtesy call on President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister KP…

12/28/2018

PM Oli stresses on prosperity

Kathmandu, Dec. 28: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has opined for developing the nation maintaining the good governance. While addressing the third Labour Parliament of the Joint Trade Union Coordination Centre (JTUCC) here in the capital on Friday, Prime Minister Oli committed to lead the nation on the way to…

12/28/2018

One dead, next injured in Rukum road accident

Rukum, Dec. 28: A tractor fell off the road at Putha Uttarganga Rural Municipality in East Rukum on Thursday, killing a 16-year-old boy and injuring next one. According to the East Rukum District Police Office, the accident occurred at Garkhani village when the tractor (Ra 1 Ta 1694) was on…

12/28/2018

Ghariyal population increases

Chitwan, Dec. 27: The number of Ghariyal crocodile has increased in the Rapti and Narayani rivers. Rapti river has witnessed an increase of 34 Ghariyals while it is 19 in the Narayani river. With the rise, the population of crocodile of Ghariyal species has reached 118 in Rapti and 101…

12/27/2018

Two killed in separate Sindhupalchowk incidents

Melamchi, Dec. 27: Two persons were killed in separate incidents in Melamchi on Wednesday. According to Police, Bishnu Damai, 37, of Shikharpur in Melamchi Municipality-10 was found dead after maximum alcohol intake. Police Inspector Mahendra Darnal said that the Melamchi Area Police Office is investigating the incident about Damai’s demise.…

12/27/2018

'Country on track of prosperity'

Jajarkot, Dec. 27: Minister for Forests and Environment Shakti Bahadur Basnet has claimed that the country is marching ahead on the path of prosperity. Addressing the Third Jajarkot Festival on Wednesday Minister Basnet said that time has just come to review the performance of the government. Saying that Jajarkot district…

12/27/2018

Federal Parliament's third session begins

Kathmandu, Dec. 26: The third session of the Federal Parliament of Nepal began at 4:00 pm today at the New Baneshwor-based Federal Parliament Building. The Federal Parliament is bicameral made up of the House of Representatives (the lower house) and the National Assembly (the upper house). Earlier, President Bidya Devi…

12/26/2018

'Civil Servant Adjustment Ordinance' presented in NA

Kathmandu, Dec. 26: The 'Civil Servant Adjustment Ordinance-2075' has been presented in today's meeting of the National Assembly. Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration, Lalbabu Pandit, presented the Ordinance in the meeting. The Ordinance was issued on December 9 for the adjustment of employees in federation, provinces and local-level…

12/26/2018

Press Union condemns police's misbehavior with reporters

Kathmandu, Dec. 26: Nepal Press Union has condemned the misbehaviour police persons meted out against journalists reporting on cow smuggling. Priya Smriti Gajmer associated with Pradesh Today daily, Station Manager of Radio Deukhuri, Shivaraj Khanal and Shivu Khanal associated with the Republic daily were misbehaved by the police persons of…

12/26/2018

President Bhandari extends condolences

Kathmandu, Dec. 26: President Bidya Devi Bhandari sent a message of condolences to President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, on Wednesday, over the loss of many lives due to Tsunami in Banten and Lampung of Indonesia on Saturday. In her message, President Bhandari expressed deep sadness over the…

12/26/2018

Fire causes loss of Rs 400,000

Galeswor, Dec. 26: Properties worth Rs 400,000 turned into ashes ina fire incident that engulfed a shed at Annapurna rural municipality-6, Taletra last night. It was the shed used for keeping after-death mourner (Kriyaputri). The fire completely damaged the shed on the eighth day of the passing away of local…

12/26/2018

Educational materials to helpless students

Kailali, Dec. 26: Educational materials worth amounting to Rs 200,000 were distributed to 60 students of four community schools in Dhangadhi sub metropolitan city. The Social Development Works User Committee of Dhangadhi distributed the educational materials including uniform, sweater, copies and bag to the students. Sudur Paschim Province Member Tek…

12/26/2018

Poverty, backwardness behind Nepal's poor int'l status: Chairman Dahal

Chitwan, Dec. 25: CPN Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said poverty and backwardness are behind Nepal's poor recognition in the international level. Inaugurating the golden jubilee celebration of Janaki Secondary School of Bharatpur Metropolis-27 in Chitwan on Tuesday, Chairman Dahal viewed that Nepal could not negotiate well even in…

12/25/2018

Two bills likely to table in HoR Wednesday

Kathmandu, Dec. 25: The federal parliament business advisory committee is likely to table two bills on the very first day of the winter session of the House of Representatives. The meeting is scheduled for 4:00 pm on Wednesday, where a letter received from the office of the President on summoning…

12/25/2018

Valley's temperature dips to 2 degrees Celsius, Jumla records -7.2

Kathmandu, Dec. 25: As the winter is on the verge of its peak, more cold has been experienced across the country today including in the Kathmandu Valley. The Valley's temperature dipped to 2.6 degrees Celsius today. The latest details of the Meteorological Forecasting Division show that today's Kathmandu Valley's minimum…

12/25/2018

Yogi Adityanath says he would help boost Nepal-India trade relations

Kathmandu, Dec. 25: Chief Minister of Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, has said he would put in maximum efforts on his behalf to transform the centuries-old cultural and social relations between Nepal and India into trade relations. The UP chief minister said so during a meeting with a…

12/25/2018

President extends Christmas Day wishes

Kathmandu, Dec. 25: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has extended best wishes to all the Christian Nepalis at home and abroad for their happiness, peace, prosperity, good health, goodwill, unity, brotherhood and fraternity. In a message today on the occasion of Christmas festival, she wished that Christmas, the great festival of…

12/25/2018

'Japan a trustworthy supporter of Nepal'

Kathmandu, Dec. 24: Chairperson of the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN), Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said that Japan is a highly trustworthy supporter of Nepal. Addressing a programme 'Nepal-Japan friendly relation in Nepal's prosperity' organised by Hattigauda Sewa Samaj here on Monday, Chair Dahal said that the support provided…

12/24/2018

FNJ's AGM and statute convention on Feb 21 and 22 in Pokhara

Kathmandu, Dec. 24: The annual general meeting (AGM) and statute convention of the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) is scheduled to be held in Pokhara on February 21. According to FNJ Secretary Ram Prasad Dahal, a central committee has been formed under the convenosrship of FNJ Chairman Govinda Acharya to…

12/24/2018

State should not hesitate to invest in security sector: Home Minister

Kathmandu, Dec. 23: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa has said that the state should not hesitate to invest in the security sector. At a progress review meeting organized at the Ministry of Home Affairs on Sunday, Minister Thapa argued that investment in security sector is inevitable to achieve the development…

12/23/2018

President Bhandari lauds govt attorneys' roles

Kathmandu, Dec. 23: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said that the government attorneys had a special role to make the criminal justice system stronger and ensure its effective implementation. Inaugurating the Second National Assembly of Government Attorneys organized by the Office of Attorney General in the Capital City on Sunday,…

12/23/2018

Schools closed to mourn loss

Tulasipur, Dec. 23: Schools in Tulasipur sub-metropolis have been shut down today, to mourn the demise of 23 students and teachers who died in the road accident that took place at Ramri in Tulasipur-3, Dang. The accident took place on Friday when a bus carrying students and teachers of the…

12/23/2018

Worker trapped to death by falling tree

Galkot, Dec. 23: A worker died after being trapped by a tree that he was cutting in Chirpani of Kathekhola rural municipality-6, Baglung. A resident of Modi rural municipality-7, Parbat, Purna Bahadur Sarki,45, was working as a daily wage labour in Kathekhola rural municipality. He died on the spot after…

12/23/2018

Driver killed in road accident

Rolpa, Dec. 23: A driver of a tipper died in a road accident that took place at Sarpa in Lungri rural municipality-4 of Rolpa. Dev Bahadur Basnet,35, who was driving the tipper (Ra. 2 Kha. 1379), died on the spot after the tipper fell some 150 meters below the road.…

12/23/2018

Committee to investigate shootout at police post

Kathmandu, Dec. 23: Nepal Police has constituted an investigation committee to probe the shootout that took place at the Metropolitan Police Range, Lakuribhanjyang. A five-member investigation team led by DSP at the Metropolitan Police Circle, Satodobato Gautam Mishra has been formed by the Nepal Police Headquarters on Saturday. In the…

12/23/2018

NC should learn from Kisunji: Poudel

Kathmandu, Dec. 22: Nepali Congress senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel on Saturday viewed that the NC should learn from the life of the late party leader Krishna Prasad Bhattarai. Leader Poudel also remembered Bhattarai with a great space in politics and having played an important role in establishing a multiparty…

12/22/2018

President extends birthday wishes to Japanese emperor Akihito

Kathmandu, Dec. 22: President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Saturday has extended a birthday wishes to Akihito Emperor of Japan. She has further wished for Akihito's good health and long life, and the prosperity of the nation. President Bhandari also has expected that the age-old relations between Nepal and Japan would…

12/22/2018

Man arrested with stolen goods

Gaushala, Dec. 22: Police have arrested four persons on the charge of theft and smuggling. Dilip Mahato,20, was arrested on Friday for stealing goods from the Dinesh Mobile Repairing Centre in ward no. 1 of Gaushala municipality. He was arrested along with a laptop, old mobile phones, covers, data cable,…

12/22/2018

Yomari, Dhanya Poornima and Udhauli festivals being observed today

Kathmandu, Dec. 22: The Yomari Punhi or Yomari Poornima, Dhanya Poornima and Udhauli festivals are being observed across the country today. The Yomari Poornima is a festival observed by the Newar community in Kathmandu Valley and is believed to have started 400 years ago. A special delicacy made of rice…

12/22/2018

School receives computers and solar panels

Bejhang, Dec. 22: The Sindur basic school in Archel of Nisdi rural municipality has received computer and solar panels from the ward no.6 office of the municipality. The office installed computers and solar panels in the school at the cost of Rs. 350,000. The school also contributed Rs. 35,000 for…

12/22/2018

21 killed in road accident

Lamahi, Dec. 21: Twenty-one people including three women died while 15 others were injured in a road accident that took place at Ramri of Tulasipur-2 on the Tulasipur-Salyan road section. The deceased are yet to be identified. The bus with registration number Ba. 4 Kha. 9766 was heading towards Tulasipur…

12/22/2018

All preparations for winter session of Federal Parliament over

Kathmandu, Dec. 21: The Parliament Secretariat has completed all the preparations for next session of the Federal Parliament (House of Representatives and National Assembly). Upon recommendation of the Government, President Bidya Devi Bhandari has summoned the winter session of the Federal Parliament at Parliament Building, New Baneshwor at 4:00 pm…

12/21/2018

16 killed in road accident

Lamahi, Dec. 21: Six people died while 11 others were injured in a road accident that took place at Ramri of Tulasipur-2 on the Tulasipur-Salyan road section. The bus with registration number Ba. 4 Kha. 9766 was heading towards Tulasipur from Kapurkot of Salyan when it fell some 700 meters…

12/21/2018

No discrimination against any religion, Chief Minister Poudel says

Hetauda, Dec. 21: Chief Minister of Province No. 3 Dormani Poudel has said that the state does not carry discriminatory perception towards any religion. At a greetings exchange programme organized by Christian community in Hetauda on Friday, the Chief Minister said that Nepal as a secular state does not put…

12/21/2018

Minister Adhikari directs for effective implementation of projects

Kathmandu, Dec. 21: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, has directed the various agencies under the Ministry for effective implementation of the projects and programmes. At a meeting of Ministry-level Development Problem Resolution Committee and first quarterly progress review meeting of the fiscal year 2017/18, held at…

12/21/2018

Blankets to hearing-retarded children

Dang, Dec. 21: Ghorahi-based Sagarmatha Cement Pvt Ltd on Thursday provided blankets to 100 hearing-retarded children. A team headed by company’s Public Relations Officer Amar Subedi had handed over the blankets to the children. With the onset of winter season, the company has been distributing woolen blankets to senior citizens,…

12/21/2018

Child dies after vaccination

Inaruwa, Dec. 21: A month-old child died after being administered a BCG vaccination at Bhokraha Narsingh Rural Municipality-3, Shivagunj tole of Sunsari on Thursday. Deputy Superintendant of Police (DSP) Gyanendra Prasad Fuyal shared that local Shivu Khatwe’s one-month-old child, Shivam, breathed his last after being vaccinated. Health worker Goma Dhakal…

12/21/2018

CPN to launch prosperity campaign: Chairman Dahal

Chitwan, Dec. 20: Chairman of the ruling Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said the standing committee (SC) meeting was mulling the unveiling of prosperity campaign. While inaugurating the golden jubilee celebration of Martyrs Memorial Secondary School at Parasnagar in the district on Thursday, Chairman Dahal,…

12/20/2018

'Complete Melamchi project works on time being cost effective'

Kathmandu, Dec. 20: The Finance Committee of the Federal Parliament has directed the Ministry of Drinking Water to accomplish the Melamchi Drinking Water Project in the stipulated time that the project costs would not increase. A meeting of the committee held at Singha Durbar today instructed the ministry to expedite…

12/20/2018

Absconding rape convict held

Surkhet, Dec. 20: Surkhet police has arrested an absconding rape convict from Surkeht district on Wednesday evening. Basudev Saud, 54, from Abalching village in Chinggad Rural Municipality-6 was arrested acting on a tip off, According to Spokesperson of Surkhet District Police Office, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Pradip Bahadur Chhetri.…

12/20/2018

Elderly dies in bus hit incident

Damauli, Dec. 20: A 66-year-old woman, who was critically injured in a road accident occurred at Badahare in Bhanu Municipalty-9 along the Dumre-Bensisahar road section, died on Wednesday while receiving medical treatment, according to the police. Local Chinimaya Kandel was rushed to the Neuro Hospital in the capital city after…

12/20/2018

Two injured in clash between police, locals in Nuwakot

Bidur, Nuwakot, Dec. 19: The local people on Wednesday clashed with the police at Mailung bordering Nuwakot and Rasuwa, injuring two including a head constable. The police had to fire seven rounds of warning shots in the air to control the situation that occurred after the locals went on a…

12/19/2018

Govt ready to address conflict victims' problems: Law Minister Dhakal

Kathmandu, Dec. 19: Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Bhanubhakta Dhakal, has said homework was underway to solve the problems of the conflict survivors. Minister Dhakal argued that political consensus would be forged to solve conflict survivors’ problems. Inaugurating a two-day seminar organized by Single Women's Group For Human…

12/19/2018

Problem surfaced in Melamchi Water Project will be resolved: Minister Magar

Kathmandu, Dec. 19: Minister for Water Supply, Bina Magar, has sad that problem surfaced in Melamchi Drinking Water Project would be resolved with patience. In first quarterly progress review meeting of the Ministry, Minister Magar said, "Melamchi Drinking Water Project is the first priority of the government as it is…

12/19/2018

Govt ready to address conflict victims' problems: Law Minister Dhakal

Kathmandu, Dec. 19: Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Bhanubhakta Dhakal, has said homework was underway to solve the problems of the conflict survivors. Minister Dhakal argued that political consensus would be forged to solve conflict survivors’ problems. Inaugurating a two-day seminar organized by Single Women's Group For Human…

12/19/2018

DPR agreement signed for monorail in Kathmandu

Kathmandu, Dec. 19: An agreement has been signed today with a Chinese company for preparing the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of monorail to be built along the 27.5 kilometres long Ring Road in Kathmandu. The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) signed the agreement with the China Railway's 25th Bureau Group Co…

12/19/2018

नेपाल–अमेरिका सम्बन्धमा नयाँ आयाम ः परराष्ट्रमन्त्री ज्ञवाली

  वाशिङ्टन डिसी, ४ पुस ।  नेपाल र अमेरिकाबीच सात दशक लामो सम्बन्धलाई व्यापक र विस्तृत बनाएर पारस्परिक हितका आधारमा अगाडि बढ्न परराष्ट्रमन्त्री प्रदीपकुमार ज्ञवाली र अमेरिकाका विदेशमन्त्री माइक पम्पेओबीच मङ्गलबार वाशिङ्टन डिसीमा सहमति भएको छ ।  छलफलपश्चात रासससँग कुरा गर्दै परराष्ट्रमन्त्री ज्ञवालीले भन्नुभयो, “अमेरिका र नेपालबीचको सम्बन्धलाई साझा अठोटका…

12/19/2018

Labour Minister Bista vows to stop anomalies in foreign employment sector

Kathmandu, Dec. 18: Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security Gokarna Bista has said that situation putting the life of thousands of youths in jeopardy would not be allowed to continue anymore. Addressing an interaction programme on ‘Foreign Employment: the Way Forward’ organized by the Foreign Employment Promotion Board Secretariat…

12/18/2018

Two arrested with yellow metal

Kathmandu, Dec. 18: Police have arrested a person with gold-like yellow metal from Tribhuvan International Airport today. The arrested is Amit Ghising, 32, of Bharatpur Metropolitan City-23, according to the Police Headquarters. Police confiscated four biscuits of the yellow metal weighing 116 grams as well as a bangle weighing 150…

12/18/2018

Federal parliament session called for Dec 26

Kathmandu, Dec. 18: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has, on the recommendation of the Prime Minister, summoned the session of both the houses of the federal parliament for coming December 26, Wednesday. The session of the House of Representatives and the National Assembly has been called as per Article 93 (1)…

12/18/2018

Property worth over Rs 1.2 million gutted in fire

Tulasipur, Dec. 18: Property worth over Rs 1.2 million was destroyed when fire broke out at RK Electronics Service at Ghorahi Sub-metropolitan City-15. It is stated that the fire started due to a short circuit. The fire destroyed various electronics goods, vehicle parts and luve oil, an auto-rickshaw with registration…

12/18/2018

Ex PM Dr Tulasi Giri passes away

Kathmandu, Dec. 18: Former Prime Minister Dr Tulasi Giri has passed away at his residence at Siddhartha Colony in Budhanilakantha this morning. He was 93. Former Prime Minister Giri, who has been under treatment for liver cancer, died at 6.00 am on Tuesday, informed his spouse Sarah Giri. He was…

12/18/2018

Chief Minster Shahi picked as parliamentary party leader

Surkhet, Dec. 18: Chief Minister of Karnali Province Government, Mahendra Bahadur Shahi has been picked as the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN)’s parliamentary party leader for Karnali Province. The parliamentary party meeting of the CPN held in province headquarters, Sirkhet, unanimously elected Chief Minister Shahi as the parliamentary party leader.…

12/18/2018

Civil service employees disagree ordinance

Rupandehi, Dec. 18: The Nepal Civil Service Employees Union (Association) Province-5 has expressed discontent on the employees’ adjustment ordinance brought out by the government. Noting that the employees’ adjustment ordinance was introduced against the common understanding of the employees, the committee on Monday submitted a 12-point memorandum to the federal…

12/18/2018

Economic prosperity of the country from workers' labour: PM Oli

Kathmandu, Dec. 18: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the country would achieve economic prosperity with the labour of skilled and capable workers. In a message today on the occasion of International Migrants Day-2018, Prime Minister Oli said that the country has headed towards the journey of economic…

12/18/2018

Probe committee submits report to IGP Khanal

Kathmandu, Dec. 17: A probe committee formed to carry out investigation over the role of police officials involved in the investigation over Nirmala Panta murder incident has submitted its report today. The committee led by AIG Dhiru Basnet submitted the report to Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sarvendra Khanal, said…

12/17/2018

CPN standing committee meeting criticizes leadership, govt

   Kathmandu, Dec. 17: The Standing Committee of Ruling Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) has criticized the performance of the government and its leadership. Most of the speakers in the committee meeting on Monday complained and criticized that the government was failing to meet the aspiration of the people's aspiration.…

12/17/2018

NHRC chair stresses on job opportunities for women

Godawari, Dec. 17: National Human rights Commission chair Anupraj Sharma has said that the demand of women workers in domestic level was high therefore there was no need of going abroad for job. Speaking at a book releasing ceremony in Lalitpur on Monday, chair Sharma shared that the women workers…

12/17/2018

CoAS Thapa inspects Kali Bahadur Battalion

Kathmandu, Dec. 17: Chief of Nepal Army Staff (CoAS) Purna Chandra Thapa on Monday inspected Bharatpur based Kali Bahadur battalion. Chief Thapa acquired information regarding the activities, training and other logistic services there. CoAS Thapa is inspecting various battalions lately. RSS

12/17/2018

Truck knocks down a pedestrian

Chitwan, Dec. 17: A pedestrian died when a truck hit him at Bhateri along the Narayangarh-Muglin road section this morning. A man, aged around 30, died when the truck (PN 88 A) en route to Chennai from Kathmandu knocked him. According to the District Police Office Chitwan, the critically injured…

12/17/2018

Flood-swept rhinos brought back to Nepal

Chitwan, Dec. 17: The world’s rare wildlife, one-horned rhino, has been brought back to its home on boat. The female rhino aged around 20, which was swept away by flooded Rapti River last year, has been brought back to Chitwan National Park (CNP) from India last night. Earlier, a joint…

12/17/2018

Youth held with brown sugar in Kathmandu

Kathmandu, Dec. 16: Police have arrested a youth with brown sugar from Naagdhunga at Chandragiri Municiplaity-2 in Kathmandu today. Pawan Chaudhary, 22, of Dhangadi Sub-Metropolitan City in Kailali was nabbed by the police team deputed from the Metropolitan Police Range at Nagdhunga while screening the bus (Na 6 Kha 423)…

12/16/2018

Country marking today as Black Day

Kathmandu, Dec. 16: The country is marking today (December 16) as Black Day to protest the disposition of the first democratically elected government by the late former king Mahendra Shah on December 15, 1960. Mahendra took charge of the state with the help of the then Royal Nepali Army, and…

12/16/2018

Six houses burnt down in Lahan fire

Lahan, Siraha, Dec. 16: A fire broke out at Bagabira village of Bode Barsayen Municipality-7 in Saptari district on Saturday night, reducing six houses to ashes and destroying approximately Rs 1 million worth of property, said the police. A woman was injured and eight livestock were killed in the incident.…

12/16/2018

Property worth million of rupees gutted

Parsa, Dec. 15: Property worth million of rupees was reduced to ashes when a fire broke out this morning at a rice mill at Sakhuwa Prasauni rural municipality. The fire originated from short-circuit at 2:00 am was put out with the help of the Armed Police Force; Nepal Police and…

12/15/2018

Ghyangfedi accident: Death toll reaches 20

Betrawati, Nuwakot, Dec. 15: The death toll in the Nuwakot truck plunge on Friday evening has climbed to 20. Of the dead, 18 died on the spot, one the way to hospital and one during treatment, according to DSP at the district police office Bhim Lal Bhattarai. Seventeen of the…

12/15/2018

Incentive of 6,000 rupees for FCHVs

Baitedi, Dec. 15: The Dogadakedar rural municipality has decided to provide a lump sum amount of Rs. 6,000 annually as incentive to the Female Community Health Volunteers. The amount was increased by one thousand rupees this fiscal year. The amount was Rs. 5,000 the previous year, according to the rural…

12/15/2018

Ten arrested for cow slaughter

Inaruwa, Dec. 15: Police have arrested 10 persons on the charge of cow slaughter in Dharan sub-metropolis. A team from the Area Police Office, Dharan arrested the ten as they were slaughtering four oxen. Those arrested are Rajendra Khadgi, Ashish Khagdni of Dharan-3, Anil Shahi, Anish Shahi of Dharan-11, Bahis…

12/15/2018

मिनी ट्रक दुर्घटनामा १६ जनाको मृत्यु

विदुर, २८ मड्सिर ।  नुवाकोटको दुप्चेश्वर गाउँपालिका–१ घ्याङ्फेदीमा आज साँझ मिनी ट्रक दुर्घटना हुँदा १६ जनाको मृत्यु भएको छ ।  समुद्रटारबाट शिखरबेंसी हुँदै घ्याङफेदीतर्फ गइरहेको सो गाडी आज साँझ ६ बजे दुर्घटना भएको प्रहरी नायब उपरीक्षक भीमलाल भट्टराईले बताउनुभयो । गाडीमा ४० जना यात्रु रहेको बताइएको छ । गाडी भीरबाट…

12/14/2018

Fire destroys properties

Bhaktapur, Dec. 14: Properties worth as much as Rs 2.2 million were damaged in the fire occurred at two separate places in the district Friday. The fire that broke out with short circuit engulfed a house belonging to Ramesh Nath Dhungel at Katunje of Suryabinayak municipality. It destroyed the properties…

12/14/2018

National Security Council presents annual report to President

Kathmandu, Dec. 14: Prime Minister and National Security Council (NSC)'s chairperson KP Sharma Oli today presented the Council's annual report for the fiscal year 2074-75 BS report before President Bidya Devi Bhandari. The Prime Minister presented the report before the Head-of-the-State amidst a special ceremony at the Office of President,…

12/14/2018

Two dead, six seriously injured in tractor accident

Gaighat, Dec. 14: Two persons were killed and six others have sustained serious injuries in a tractor accident that occurred at Balamta of Lingpinggud Rural Municipality-4 in Udayapur district last night. According to local resident Chudamani Rai, tractor driver Sunil Rai, 22, and Pawan Rai, 25, of Balamta village died…

12/14/2018

Three minor siblings dead in Dang fire

Lamahi (Dang), Dec. 14: Three minors of a same family died in a fire that occurred in the house of Nabaraj Pun at Banglachuli Rural Municipality-8, Dang. Pun’s seven-year-old son Krishna Kumar, five-year-old daughter Asmita and two-year-old daughter Anju died in the fire that happened on Thursday night after the…

12/14/2018

Freed Kamaiya await better livelihood

Bhimduttanagar, Dec. 14: The freed Kamaiya (bonded labourers) members living in Bani freed Kamaiya camp in Kanchanpur district are still struggling to earn their living though they have been rehabilitated. Bipti Chaudhary, who arrived at Bani camp after the government liberated Kamaiya from their bonds in 2000, has no other…

12/14/2018

One million tourists visit Nepal in 11 months

Kathmandu, Dec. 13: To create a historic record Nepal saw the arrival of one million tourists in the last 11 months of the current year. Nepal Tourism Board said 1,001,930 people from foreign countries visited Nepal till November from the beginning of this year. It is the increase by 17…

12/13/2018

NTC's microwave radio link expands across Upper Mustang

Baglung, Dec. 13: Nepal Telecom has expanded the access of microwave radio link across the Upper Mustang. The link, a wireless communication technology that uses high frequency beams of radio waves to provide high speed wireless connections, has replaced satellite technology. The service has started at Lo Manthang, Ghami, Charang,…

12/13/2018

Cholendra Shumsher Rana recommended for Chief Justice

Kathmandu, Dec. 13: The meeting of Constitutional Council held at Singha Durbar in Kathmandu today has recommended Cholendra Shumsher Rana for the post of Chief Justice. According to the Council's member and National Assembly Chairperson Ganesh Prasad Timalsina, the meeting has unanimously recommended Rana for this highest post in the…

12/13/2018

Snowfall affects life in Humla

Humla, Dec. 13: Snowfall occurred in different parts of Humla since last night has affected the normal life in district. Limi, Muchu, Tilgaun and other villages in the northern belt in the district have received snowfall since last midnight, affecting the normal life and movements of the people, according to…

12/13/2018

'Unity among ethnic plurality a beauty of Nepalis'

Itahari, Dec. 13: Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration Lalbabu Pandit has said that unity among religious diversity and ethnic plurality is a beautiful aspect of Nepali society. At a religious function at Gothgaun of Morang on Wednesday, Minister Pandit said unity and co-existence among different communities and goodwill…

12/13/2018

Six dead on the spot in Dang road accident

Dang, Dec. 13: Six persons including the parents of a newlywed boy died on the spot after the two vehicles collided head on at Rihar of Lamahi Municipality-9 in Dang district at 1:45 am today. According to police, a Scorpio Jeep (Ba 12 Cha 3122) heading to Shumshergunj of Banke…

12/13/2018

Tangible reform at RSS: Minister Banskota

Kathmandu, Dec. 12: Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Gokul Banskota, has said the only news agency of Nepal, the National News Agency (RSS), has made reform of late. "Despite having human resources crunch, which other state media have not, the contents of the RSS have much improved," Minister Banskota…

12/12/2018

UP Chief Minister Yogi felicitated

Janakpurdham, Dec. 12: The Province No 2 Government today felicitated the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh state of India, Yogi Adityanath, who arrived here as part of the bridegroom’s party from Ayodhya to participate in the Sitaram Vivah Mahotsav. The Chief Minister of Provice-2, Lal Babu Raut, honoured the Indian…

12/12/2018

‘Culture of short-lived government phased out’

Bhaktapur, Dec. 12: Minister for Forests and Environment, Shakti Bahadur Basnet, has said the culture of government change within a year has come to an end. Speaking at a programme organised to announce the completion of the 21-day Araniko Highway sanitation campaign here today, the minister said people's complaint that…

12/12/2018

UP Chief Minister Adityanath arrives in Janakpur

Dhanusha, Dec. 12: Chief Minister of the Indian State of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, has arrived at Janakpur in Dhanusha district today to participate in the Vivaha Panchami celebrations. CM Adityanath disembarked from a private aeroplane at the Janakpur Airport. He was received by Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil…

12/12/2018

Three arrested on charge of child abduction

Bhadrapur, Dec. 12: Police on Tuesday had arrested three persons from Gaurigunj of Jhapa on charge of demanding ransom by abducting a seven-year-old child. The arrestees are Badri Yadav of Gaurigunj-6, Shree Prasad Malha of Gaurigunj-4 and his wife Anju Mukhiya, shared Police Inspector at Gaurigunj Area Police Office, Tekendra…

12/12/2018

Local governments negligent in forming good governance committee

Banke, Dec. 12: The process for the formation of good governance committee has not gained any momentum at local levels in Banke. Though the country has been already into federal practices, the local governments here have deliberately remained reluctant to take ahead the good governance campaign. Public hearing is a…

12/12/2018

Gandaki province framing mass communications bill

Pokhara, Dec. 12: The Gandaki province government has decided to frame a mass communications bill to make the communications sector well-managed and dignified. A meeting of the Province Council of Ministers held on Tuesday gave principle agreement to the proposal for framing a draft bill, shared province government spokesperson and…

12/12/2018

Govt achieving its prosperity mission: DPM Pokharel

Rukum (Purba) Dec. 11: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Ishwar Pokharel, has said that the opposition party was plotting conspiracy against the government. While inaugurating the 1st Tourism and Cultural Fair in East Rukum today, DPM Pokharel, argued though the government was effortful to meet the public aspirations…

12/11/2018

Three arrested with tiger hides

Kathmandu, Dec. 11: The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) on Tuesday arrested three persons in possession of tiger hides. The CIB said that Man Bahadur Tamang of Shailung Rural Municipality in Dolakha; Lokmaya Gurung of Barpak Sulikot Rural Municipality in Gorkha district and Amar Singh of Tilathi Koiladi Rural Municipality in…

12/11/2018

Unnecessary comments weaken judiciary-CJ Mishra

Baniyani, Dec. 11: Chief Justice Om Prakash Mishra said baseless comments and criticism would weaken the judiciary. Inaugurating a national conference on human rights organised by Nepal Bar Association here on Monday, CJ Mishra further said, “Vague allegation that anomalies and corruption are propping up in judiciary does not make…

12/11/2018

योगी आदित्यनाथ विवाहपञ्चमीमा जनकपुर आउन प्रतीक्षारत

काठमाडौं, २४ मंसिर । भारतको उत्तर प्रदेशका मुख्यमन्त्री योगी आदित्यनाथले मंसिर २६ गते रामजानकी विवाहपञ्चमीमा आफू जनकपुर आउन प्रतीक्षारत रहेको बताउनुभएको छ । लखनऊस्थित मुख्यमन्त्री निवासमा पत्रकारहरुसँंग उहाँंले सो कुरा बताउनुभएको हो । मुख्यमन्त्री आदित्यनाथले आफ्नो यात्रा राजनीतिक नभई विशुद्ध सांस्कृतिक हुने स्पष्ट पार्नुभयो । उहाँंले सांस्कृतिक सम्बन्ध निकै महत्वपूर्ण…

12/10/2018

PM Oli hosts tea reception on Int Human Rights Day

Kathmandu, Dec. 10: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli hosted a tea reception on the occasion of 70th International Human Rights Day here on Monday. The tea reception hosted at Singha Durbar was attended by President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun, Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara, National Assembly Chair Ganesh…

12/10/2018

Govt effortful to resolve Nirmala murder case: PM Oli

Kathmandu, Dec. 10: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the government was effortful to find out the culprits of Nirmala murder case. Speaking in a programme organized by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on the occasion of 70th International Human Rights Day in the capital on Monday,…

12/10/2018

Minister Sunar awarded 'Dr Ambedkar International Award 2018'

Kathmandu, Dec. 10: Minister for Youth and Sports Jagat Bahadur Sunar has been honoured with 'The Dr Ambedkar International Award 2018' for his contribution to the upliftment, development and rights of Dalits and backward communities. The award was handed to Minister Sunar amid a programme organised in New Delhi on…

12/10/2018

Locals bearing brunt of decrepit state of suspension bridge

Lamjung, Dec. 10: The folks of Marsyangdi rural municipality-3, Khudi Bazaar are facing trouble in their mobility with a local suspension bridge turning to a sorry state of affairs. Locals complained the decrepit condition of the suspension bridge connecting wards 3 and 9 of Marsyangdi rural municipality has caused hardships…

12/10/2018

Campaign from school must for preventing VAW-KMC Deputy Mayor Khadgi

Kathmandu, Dec. 10: Deputy Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) Hari Prabha Khadgi Shrestha has stressed the need to initiate campaign from each school for preventing violence against women. At an interaction jointly organized by Working Women Journalists (WWJ) and Mangaladevi Singh Foundation here on Sunday, she called for conducting…

12/10/2018

CIAA Province Office settles 3,500 graft cases

Bhimduttanagar, Dec. 10: The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA)’s Sudurpaschim Province office has so far settled 3,600 graft cases in the past six years. At a programme organized to mark the International Day against Corruption at Bhimduttanagar on Sunday, the constitutional anti-graft watchdog body shared that it…

12/10/2018

President Bhandari urges all sector to ensure human rights

Kathmandu, Dec. 10: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has underscored the need for all sectors to be active and to manage resources prudently to guarantee human rights. In a message of best wishes on the occasion of 70th International Human Rights Day today, President Bandari said the new constitution had ensured…

12/10/2018

70th Int Human Rights Day, Survivors claim for justice still elusive

Kathmandu, Dec. 9: Although 12 years have elapsed since the Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA) was signed in Nepal between the government and then CPN-Maoist, the conflict-survivors are still longing for justice. By signing the peace deal on November 21, 2006, both the parties had agreed to establish the truth about…

12/09/2018

Motorcycle fatally knocks down octogenarian

Ilam, Dec. 9: A senior citizen was killed after a motorcycle hit him at Phakphokthum Rural Municipality-4 in Ilam district last night. Police said that 83-year-old Birkha Bahadur Lakandri of Amchowk village from the same rural municipality died after a motorcycle (Ko 1 Pa 3339) knocked him down. Seriously injured…

12/09/2018

Journalists’ code of ethics on use of social networking sites stressed

Kathmandu, Dec. 9: Code of ethics on use of social networking sites for journalists has been stressed. The speakers at a programme argued that code of ethics for journalists on use of social sites is needed as their status on social sites could raise credibility questions on the news contents.…

12/09/2018

President Bhandari addresses 14th anniversary function of Lumbini Buddhist University

   Butwal, Dec. 8: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said the precepts of the Gautam Buddha have become popular worldwide as he showed the path of peace, non-violence, goodwill, compassion and wellbeing to human kind. Addressing the 14th anniversary special ceremony of the Lumbini Buddhist University in Lumbini today, she…

12/08/2018

President arriving Lumbini today

Butwal, Dec. 8: President Bidya Devi Bhandari is arriving Lumbini today to attend a special function being held to mark the 14th establishment day of Lumbini Buddhist University. Apart from the celebrations marking the 14th anniversary seven new buildings of the University are also being inaugurated today, according to Acting…

12/08/2018

One Nepali dies in road accident in India

Baitedi, Dec. 8: A Nepali national died while another was injured in a motorcycle accident in India. Laxman Karki,24, of Deulek in Dogadakedar-7 died after the motorcycle he was riding was hit by a bus in Tamil Nadu state of India on Thursday, according to Liladhar Kapadi, president of Far-western…

12/08/2018

SAARC Charter Day occasion to review commitment: Indian PM Modi

Kathmandu, Dec. 7: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said the SAARC Charter Day is an occasion for the Member States to renew commitment to realize the collective vision of a peaceful, prosperous and integrated South Asia. Giving a message on the occasion of the 34th SAARC Charter Day, the…

12/08/2018

PM’s Message on SAARC Charter Day: Regional cooperation a necessity

Kathmandu, Dec. 7: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has expressed his firm belief that regional cooperation in South Asia is not a choice, but a necessity. “I am confident that SAARC, as a common forum of South Asian countries, will continue to enhance understanding among the Member States of consolidate…

12/08/2018

CIAA files case against Ex-Minister Pande

Kathmandu, Dec. 7: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Friday lodged a corruption case against former minister Bikram Pande and 21 officials at the Special Court, citing misappropriation of funds in Sikta Main Irrigation Project. The CIAA has accused Pande, also the Chairman of Kalika…

12/07/2018

Development projects should strengthen nationality: PM Oli

Kathmandu, Dec. 7: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that there would be no compromise on national sovereignty, democratic system, social justice, national integrity and maintenance of peace. He argued that the development projects should address and strengthen these agenda. Addressing a preparatory meeting on 'Nepal's Sustainable Goal and…

12/07/2018

Write news for positive change: Minister Baskota

Kathmandu, Dec. 7: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Baskota has urged the media to give priority to the factual issues for economic prosperity, good governance and corruption free society. While extending greetings to the newly elected office bearers of Nepal Economic Journalists’ Association elected from 4th Assembly…

12/07/2018

Random distribution of grant, subsidy detrimental: Lawmakers

Kathmandu, Dec. 7: Lawmakers have warned that the Prime Minister Agriculture Modernisation Project would fail if the grant and subsidy were distributed randomly and without centralising the lands. They put forth their views at the meeting of the taskforce of the Agriculture, Cooperative and Natural Resource Committee held in Singha…

12/07/2018

Govt. implementing fundamental rights: Chair Dahal

Kathmandu, Dec. 7: Chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN), Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda', has said the government has begun implementing citizen’s fundamental rights of education and health. Addressing the conference related to Genetic Disease organised here Friday, Chairman Dahal said it was necessary to carry out further research…

12/07/2018

Police work to repair Barjugad-Martadi road

Bajura, Dec. 7: The police personnel deployed from the District Police Office, Bajura have started to carry out the maintenance works of Barjugad-Martadi road, which witnessed a heavy damage due to this year’s monsoon flood and landslides. Road sections around Balde, Dawari, Haranekhola, Tipada, Olena, Paninaula, Thuwakadh and Powerhouse area…

12/07/2018

Dr Bhattarai asks local governments to ensure good-governance

Khotang, Dec. 7: Former Prime Minister and Chief of Naya Shakti Party, Nepal Dr Baburam Bhattarai has asked the representatives of local governments to do away with corruption. Addressing the special municipality assembly of Halesi Tuwachung Municipality of Khotang district on Thursday, Dr Bhattarai said that corruption instead of Singhadurbar's…

12/07/2018

Govt has not hidden information: Minister Banskota

Kathmandu, Dec. 6: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Banskota said that the Fourth Generation (4G) service would be extended across the country within a year. At a press conference in the Ministry on Thursday, Minister Banskota added that the government was expanding 4G service with due process…

12/06/2018

Cabinet Decisions: PM National Talent Award Fund to be set up

Kathmandu, Dec. 6: The government has decided to set up the 'Prime Minister National Talent Award Fund'. The Cabinet meeting held recently decided to set up the fund to encourage the youths who make remarkable contribution to peace, good governance, innovation, scientific research, investigation and development sectors. Minister for Communications…

12/06/2018

Govt committed to ending VAW: Speaker Mahara

Dang, Dec. 6: Speaker at the House of Representatives Krishna Bahadur Mahara has said the government was serious to end all kinds of violences against women. Speaking in an interaction on 'ending violence against women' in Ghorahi on Thursday, Speaker Mahara said the bodies concerned could play effective roles in…

12/06/2018

'Donor support imperative for country's prosperity'

Kathmandu, Dec. 6: Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration Lalbabu Pandit has highlighted the need of donor support to make the country prosperous. Addressing the 11th meeting of the National Executive Committee of Local Government and Community Development Programme (LGCPD)-II here today, he said there was also collaboration with…

12/06/2018

Devotees throng in Hindu shrines to observe Bala Chaturdashi

Kathmandu, Dec. 6: Thousands of Hindu devotees from across the country have thronged in Pashupatinath temple and some other Hindu shrines from early morning today to pay homage to their near and dear ones, who died over the last one year, on the occasion of Bala Chaturdashi. Families of those…

12/06/2018

DPM Pokharel asks UAE to invest in Nepal

Kathmandu, Dec. 6: Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Ishwar Pokharel has asked the business communities and investors from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to invest in Nepal. DPM Pokharel said so during a meeting with Ambassador of UAE to Nepal Saeed Hamdan Al Naqei on Wednesday. Saying that Nepal…

12/06/2018

Two dead, three critically injured in road mishaps

Kathmandu, Dec. 6: Two persons died in separate road accidents occurred in Mahottari and Chitwan districts last night. A pedestrian died after a motorcycle (Na 59 Pa 2998) hit him at Barhaghare in Bharatpur Metropolitan City-3 at 1:00 today. According to Chitwan District Police Office, the deceased is 40-year-old Chandra…

12/06/2018

President meets with her Polish counterpart

Katowice, Poland, Dec. 5: President Bidya Devi Bhandari had a bilateral meeting with President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda here today. The meeting was held in an atmosphere of utmost cordiality and friendship. The two leaders discussed about the ways and means of further strengthening bilateral relations between…

12/05/2018

NSU students continue padlocking TU's offices

Kathmandu, Dec. 5: The students affiliated to the Nepal Students Union (NSU) close to the Nepali Congress (NC) have been padlocking the offices of the Tribhuvan University (TU)'s officer-bearers in connection to arbitrarily granting colleges TU's affiliation. The student leaders and cadres padlocked the offices of TU's Vice-Chancellor, Chairperson of…

12/05/2018

VAW becoming a global challenge-Foreign Minister

Surkhet, Dec. 5: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has said violence against women is becoming a global challenge. He said this at an interaction programme ‘Responsibility and role of stakeholders for ending gender-based violence’ organized by Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizen on Tuesday. Nepal is moving…

12/05/2018

Data journalism training concludes

Kathmandu, Dec. 5: A three-day training on data journalism concluded in the headquarters of Province-3, Hetauda, on Wednesday. The residential training, organized by Nepal In Data Campaign of Bikas Udhyami in collaboration with Society of Economic Journalists Nepal and Province-3 Ministry of Economic Affairs and Planning, was imparted to 20…

12/05/2018

Govt preparing foundation for socialism: Prachanda

Taulihawa, Dec. 4: Chairman of the ruling Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said that the government has taken the current decade as the foundation decade for socialism. While inaugurating the 10th fair organized by the Kavilvastu Chamber of Commerce here Tuesday, chairman Dahal, also former…

12/04/2018

SC orders to send CK Raut to Rautahat

Kathmandu, Dec. 3: The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday scarped a habeas corpus petition filed seeking the release of CK Raut who was arrested on charge of treason. A division bench of Justices Dipak Raj Joshi and Bam Kumar Shrestha decided to scrap the petition in regard to Raut. The…

12/03/2018

Hindu Conference concludes

Dhanusha, Dec. 3: The Province-level Birat Santa Conference organized by the World Hindu Federation at Janakpur concluded on Sunday. Spokesperson of World Hindu Youth Council Mithun Saha shared that the conference took the decision to strongly retaliate those arbitrating people to give up Hindu religion and initiate preparation for struggle…

12/03/2018

CIAA arrests Joint Secretary Dr Poudel

Chipledhunga (Kaski), Dec. 2: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) today arrested Dr Tara Nath Poudel of Gandaki Province Health Director on charge of taking Rs 100,000 in bribe. The Pokhara-based office of the CIAA Pokhara confirmed that he was arrested from the Buddha Chowk of…

12/02/2018

NC attacks govt for orgaising Asia Pacific Summit

Kathmandu, Dec. 2: Opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has blamed the government, for organizing the Asia Pacific Summit-2018 taking place in Kathmandu. At a news conference organised by the NC at its headquarters today, party spokesperson Bishow Prakash Sharma said that today's meeting of the NC’ central working committee expressed disappointment…

12/02/2018

FNJ urges local units to promote small-scale media

Nuwakot, Dec. 2: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has concluded that the role of local units was paramount for promotion of the media with small scale of investment. At an interaction programme organized by Media with Small Scale Investment Welfare Promotion Committee of FNJ on the theme 'Role of…

12/02/2018

Two killed in tractor accident

Damauli, Dec. 2: Two people were killed in a road accident that took place at Siling in Ghiring rural municipality-3 last night. The accident took place when a tractor (Na. 6 Ta. 6860) loaded with hay fell off some 100 meters below the road. The deceased are the tractor driver…

12/02/2018

Child killed in attack by Cheetah

Damauli, Dec. 2: A child has died in an attack by a Cheetah in Tanahu on Saturday night. The deceased has been identified as ten-year-old Amrit Gurung of Dhalkebar in Bhanu municipality-2 of the district. Seriously injured in the attack, Gurung died in course of treatment at the Laxmi Hospital…

12/02/2018

President in Poland

   Warsaw, Poland, Dec. 2: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has arrived here today in course of taking part in the 24th session of the Framework Convention on Climate Change. Upon arrival at the Warsaw Chopin Airport, the President was received by Ambassador of Nepal to Poland Ramesh Prasad Khanal and…

12/02/2018

PM Oli holds meeting with foreign dignitaries including ex-Indian PM

Kathmandu, Dec. 1: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli held meetings with foreign dignitaries including heads of the states and governments who have arrived Nepal in course of attending the Asia Pacific Summit. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and visiting former Prime Minister of India H.D. Deve Gowda held a courtesy…

12/02/2018

Terrorism, challenge to world peace: former Indian PM Deve Gowda

Kathmandu, Dec. 1: India's former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda has insisted on the need of addressing the issues relating to terrorism according to the international laws. While addressing the Asia Pacific Summit kicked off here today, Deve Gowda said terrorism has emerged as the biggest challenge to global peace.…

12/01/2018

Palpa-Butwal road to remain closed

Palpa, Dec. 1: Palpa-Butwal road will remain closed from December 3 to 5 for maintenance and upgrading works. The road from Chidiyakhola of Tinau municipality to Bhutkhola section of the road will be closed every day. All vehicles except essential services will be barred from Kerabari to Chidiyakhola from 10:00…

12/01/2018

Asia Pacific Summit kicks off

Kathmandu, Dec. 1: The Asia Pacific Conference of the Universal Peace Federation official began here today. Heads of State and governments from six countries and distinguished guests from other countries are taking part in the two-day conference being held at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Boudha. “Addressing Critical Challenges of…

12/01/2018

445 infected with HIV in province 3

Hetauda, Dec. 1: A total of 445 people were found carrying HIV in a period of one year in province no. 3. This data was released on Friday by the provincial health directorate on the eve of the World AIDS Day 2018. Altogether 249 men, 186 women and 18 from…

12/01/2018

Indo-Nepal relations harmonious: Leader Jolly

Kathmandu, Nov. 30: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Bijay Jolly has said the development of Nepal was also in favour of India. Speaking in a programme in the capital city Friday, leader Jolly expressed his belief that generation of employment to youths, establishment of new universities, and development of health sectors…

11/30/2018

Only Nepali Congress is the democratic socialist party: Party president Deuba

Kathmandu, Nov. 30: Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba has claimed that NC was the only party in the country that adhered to democratic socialism. Addressing a youth conference jointly organized here today by the International Union of Socialist Youth, Nepal Students Union and Nepal Tarun Dal here today,…

11/30/2018

Private schools run without approval

Bardibas, Nov. 30: A large number of private schools have been running classes without any formal approval from the administration in almost all 15 local levels in Mahottari districts. More than 100 private schools are supposed to have run in the district without taking permission, coordinator of district education coordination…

11/30/2018

Food security in Nepal's special priority, Fin Min Dr Khatiwada says

Kathmandu, Nov. 30: Minister for Finance Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada has said that the government has highly prioritized the issue of food security to meet the target of sustainable development goals (SDGs). The Finance Minister also expressed Nepal's committment to ensure food security and to achieve zero hunger in a…

11/30/2018

सेनाको भर्ना प्रक्रियामा अनियमिता : सेनानीसहित १७३ कारबाहीमा

काठमाडौँ, १३ मङ्सिर । नेपाली सेनामा विभिन्न पदको भर्ना प्रक्रियामा भएको अनियमितामा संलग्न १९ अधिकृतसहित १७३ जनालाई कारबाही गरिएको छ ।  विसं २०७३ र २०७५ सालमा सेनामा खुलेको भर्ना प्रक्रिया सैनिक अधिकृतसहितले व्यापक अनियमिता गरेको पुष्टि भएपछि १७३ जनालाई सैनिक ऐनअनुसार कारबाही गरिएको छ भने आरोपित चारजना अधिकृतसहित १४ जनालाई…

11/29/2018

Two including former VDC Vice-chair found dead

Damauli, Nov. 29: Former vice-chairman of the then Kahun Shivapur VDC in Tanahun district, Uda Bahadur Ale, was found dead on Wednesday evening in a jungle of Benikot at Byas Municipality-13 in the district. Ale, 66, was missing for a week. Police said that investigations into the case have been…

11/29/2018

Call to free Kamlari

Ghorahi, Nov. 29: Chief Minister of Province No. 5 Shankar Pokharel has been urged to free 79 Kamlari girls working as the domestic workers in five Tarai districts. Stakeholders made such appeal to Chief Minister Pokharel during the latter’s recent visit to Dang district. Despite the government’s announcement in 2013…

11/29/2018

Alleged rapist held in Kaski

Pokhara, Nov. 29: Police nabbed a man for allegedly raping a girl at Lwangghalel of Machhapuchchhre Rural Municipality-8 in Kaski. According to Spokesperson of Kaski police, Rabindra Man Gurung, 25-year-old Suraj Gurung from Bagar in Pokhara was arrested from the premise of Prithvi Narayan Campus on the charge. Police said…

11/29/2018

PPMO asked to submit its opinion within 10 days

Kathmandu, Nov. 28: The House of Representatives, Public Accounts Committee, has directed the Public Procurement Monitoring Office (PPMO) to submit its opinion where or not the Nepal Airlines Corporation violated the public procurement process while purchasing wide-body aircraft. The PPMO has been asked to respond within 10 days. The Committee…

11/28/2018

State must provide incentive to helpless children: Leader Nepal

Kathmandu, Nov. 28: Nepal Communist Party (CPN) leader and former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal said the State must provide incentives to the children from poor and helpless community for their higher and technical education. During a programme organized by the Light House Foundation of Nepal in the capital city…

11/28/2018

Chakra Prasad Bastola remembered

Kathmandu, Nov. 28: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that role of late Chakra Prasad Bastola for the nation’s political field was crucial. At a condolence meet organized in Kathmandu on 45th day of Bastola’s demise on Tuesday, President Deuba recalled the role of Bastola played for the…

11/28/2018

Cambodian PM, Suu Kyi arriving Nepal on Thursday

Kathmandu, Nov. 27: Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and State Counsellor and Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Daw Aung San Suu Kyi are paying official goodwill visits to Nepal on 29-30 November at the invitation of Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli, the…

11/27/2018

Fire guts property worth Rs 1 million

Lamahi, Nov. 27: Properties worth Rs 900 thousand was destroyed in a fire occurred at the house of Shim Ullah from Gadhawa rural municipality-5 of Dang on Monday. Area Police Office of Gadhwa informed that the fire broke out due to electricity leakage. Golden jewelry, cloths, cupboard, food grains and…

11/27/2018

Number of women with drunk driving ups

Kathmandu, Nov. 27: The number of women driving with drink has increased in the Kathmandu Valley in the recent time. According to the information shared by the Metropolitan Police Division, in the recent four months of the fiscal year, 341 women were provided awareness class on safe driving as they…

11/27/2018

Two held on separate charge

Taplejung, Nov. 27: Police here have arrested Amrit BK, 20, from Hangdewa of Phungling municipality-9 in accusation of raping a 15-year old girl from the same locality. The District Police Office has initiated investigation after the arrest. BK confessed that he raped the girl taking her in his home. Similarly,…

11/27/2018

25 injured in bus accident

Dhangadhi, Nov. 27: A total of 25 passengers were injured in a bus accident occurred at Kuchaina road section of the East-West Highway in Kailali district this morning. The bus (Na 6 Kha 2854) heading to Mahendranagar from Surkhet lost control on a bridge, said Assistant Inspector of police, Top…

11/27/2018

CoAS Thapa inspects various battalions

Kathmandu, Nov. 26: Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) Purna Chandra Thapa on Monday has inspected Sindhuli-based Shree 9 Brigade and Ramechhap-based Nandabox Battalion and Ranbhir Battalion's different security bases. According to the Public Relations and Information Directorate of the Nepalese Army, CoAS Thapa was briefed about the security and logistic…

11/26/2018

Bus driver dies in accident

Dhading, Nov. 26: A bus driver was killed on the spot in a bus accident occurred at Mankhu of Thakre rural municipality-11 in Dhading district last night. The bus (Ba 2 Kha 7949) overturned on the graveled road of Mankhu while returning from Goganpani crushed the driver Sajan Sunuwar to…

11/26/2018

Four members of family die in fire

Bhadrapur, Nov. 26: Four persons of a same family from Laljhoda of Shivasatakshi municipality-7 in Jhapa district died in a fire that broke out at home last night. The victims were Laxman Khanal, 35, Radhika Khanal, 30, Chandra Khanal, 4, and infant Tikaram Khanal, said police chief in the district,…

11/26/2018

65% domestic violence among VAW

Lalitpur, Nov. 26: It was shared at a programme that domestic violence has made up 65 percent of the violence against women (VAW). A book, ‘Anweshi’, published by Women Rehabilitation Centre (WOREC) with the compilation and analyses of one year data on VAW showed this status. The book was released…

11/26/2018

Elderly man arrested with marijuana

Lahan, Nov. 25: An elderly man has been arrested with two kilograms of the banned narcotic, marijuana. Sitai Yadav,70, of Niraha municipality-5 was arrested by a police team on Saturday. Acting on a tip-off, a police team raided the house of Sitai and confiscated the drug concealed in plastic bags.…

11/25/2018

Woman dies falling off cliff

Bajura, Nov. 25: A woman has died after falling off a cliff in ward no. 9 of Badimalika municipality. The deceased has been identified as Dabasangmu Gurung,45, according to DSP at the District Police Office Bajura Uddav Singh Bhat. She was returning home on Saturday evening from Gauri bazaar of…

11/25/2018

Free houses for flood survivors

Damak, Nov. 25: Houses built for the flood survivors of the Naya Basti in Kamal rural municipality-2 were handed over on Saturday. Caritas Nepal, Abhiyan Nepal and the municipality joined hands to build 12 houses for the households displaced by floods two years ago. Each three-room house cost Rs. 200,000…

11/25/2018

Education and awareness to end VAW-President

Kathmandu, Nov. 25: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said that spreading education and awareness, and making women economic self-reliant and independent are essential to put an end to all forms of violence against women. In a message of best wishes on the occasion of the International Day for Elimination of…

11/25/2018

1.1 million visit Lumbini in 10 months

Kathmandu, Nov. 24: As many as 1.1 million people- both foreigners and Nepalis- have visited Lumbini in 10 months. The Lumbini Development Trust informed that number of domestic visitors rose significantly. The birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha witnessed more than 800 thousand domestic visitors. Similarly, over 100 thousand Indian people…

11/24/2018

All local levels of Saptari remain closed on shockwave

Saptari, Nov. 24: The entire Saptari district has plunged into a shockwave from the fatal bus accident wherein five people were killed and 49 other injured in Inaruwa last night. A bus (Ko 1 Kha 2799) carrying revelers from religious site Barahachhetra of Sunsari met with the accident after it…

11/24/2018

‘Federal Civil Service Act soon’

Baniyani (Jhapa), Nov. 24: Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration Lalbabu Pandit has reiterated that the Federal Civil Service Act would be brought soon. Talking to the media persons in Arjundhara of Jhapa on Saturday, the Civil Service Act would be unveiled soon after the end of ongoing deliberations…

11/24/2018

Over 2,000 benefit from integrated mobile camp in Surkhet

Surkhet, Nov. 24: Over 2,000 people have benefited from the integrated mobile camp offering various government services set up in Simta Rural Municipality of the district. The total 386 acquired citizenship card, and 415 got voter's identity card and 23 senior citizen card, said chairperson of the Rural Municipality Kabindra…

11/24/2018

Provincial assembly member Chaudhary shot dead

Jitpur, Kapilvastu, Nov. 24: An unidentified group of three persons shot dead a provincial assembly independent member Dipendra Kumar Chaudhary in Kapilvastu on Friday night. Chaudhary died on the way to Bhairahawa where he was referred by a local hospital at Suddhodhan Rural Municipality-4. Chaudhary was shot at 9 pm…

11/24/2018

Winter migratory birds arrive in Nepal

Chitwan, Nov. 24: Winter migratory birds have arrived in Nepal to escape cold in the Northern Hemisphere as the winter season began, said the Bird Education Society in Sauraha. The migratory birds have reached the Tarai plain and inner Tarai, said former chairperson of the Society Basu Bidari. Peak migration…

11/24/2018

Five killed, three dozens injured in Saptari bus plunge

Rajbiraj, Nov. 24: Five people were killed when a passenger bus skidded off the road and plunged into a pond at Inarwa of Hanumannagar Kankalani Municipality-10 in Saptari along Bharadaha-Rajbiraj road on Friday evening. At least three dozen others were injured, four seriously. The reason of the accident is waiting.…

11/24/2018

Constitution amendment proposal in next parliament meeting: DPM Yadav

Chitwan, Nov. 23: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health and Population Upendra Yadav said the constitution amendment proposal would be presented in the next parliament meeting. Countering the reports that the agenda of constitution amendment was shadowed with the Federalism Socialist Forum-Nepal joining the incumbent government, Minister Yadav on…

11/23/2018

Sheikh’s role on prosperity significant: Chairman Dahal

Kathmandu, Nov. 23: CPN Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said the role Sheikh community played for the economic development and prosperity of the country was significant. On the occasion of 549th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak in Kathmandu on Friday, Chairman Dahal observed, “The Sheikh community has brought revolution…

11/23/2018

Celebrates ITEC and Maulana Azad Day

Kathmandu, Nov. 23: The Embassy of India in Kathmandu celebrated Indian Technical & Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Day and Maulana Azad Day at Hotel Hyatt on 22 November. Minister for Education, Science and Technology of Giriraj Mani Pokharel was the Chief Guest of the event. Ambassador of India to Nepal Manjeev…

11/23/2018

One dead, 18 injured in Darchula road accident

Darchula, Nov. 23: A person died while 18 others were injured in a bus accident that occurred at Malikarjun in Darchula district early this morning. Anil Pal, 45, of Askot in Uttarakhand, India died in the incident while his wife has sustained injuries, according to the District Police Office, Darchula.…

11/23/2018

Asakuma appointed chief representatives of JICA Nepal

Kathmandu, Nov. 23: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has appointed Ms Yumiko Asakuma as the new Chief Representative of JICA Nepal Office. Asakuma was appointed to the post after the tenure of Mr Jun Sakuma was over, according to JICA. Prior to this, Asakuma served as the Director General of…

11/23/2018

‘Province govt committed to free press’

Kaski, Nov. 23: Chief Minister of Gandaki Province Prithvi Subba Gurung has expressed his commitment to press freedom on behalf of the province government. At a policy-level interaction programme organized by Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) Kaski chapter on Thursday, the Chief Minister said that the province government was committed…

11/23/2018

NHRC's 8-point recommendations to govt for protection and promotion of human rights

Kathmandu, Nov. 22: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has underscored the protection and promotion of human rights for which it has furnished 8-point recommendations to the government. Unveiling a report titled '12 years of signing of Comprehensive Peace Agreement' marking the 12 years of signing of the Comprehensive Peace…

11/23/2018

बस दुर्घटनामा १३ जनाको मृत्यु

अमरगढी, ६ मङ्सिर ।  डडेल्धुराको अमरगढी नगरपालिका–११ रडुवा खोलामा आज साँझ बस दुर्घटना हुँदा १३ जनाको मृत्यु भएको छ । दुर्घटनामा परी ३५ जनाभन्दा बढी यात्रु घाइते भएका छन् ।  जिल्ला प्रहरी कार्यालयका प्रहरी नायब उपरीक्षक डम्बरबहादुर केसीका अनुसार भाडामा लिइएको डोटीको पिसजोन विद्या निकेतन स्कूलको बस दुर्घटनामा परेको हो…

11/22/2018

Construction Equipment Exhibition- ConMac 2018 Inaugurated Today

Bhaktapur, Nov. 22: The three-day construction equipment and technology Exhibition-ConMac 2018 was inaugurated today by the Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Raghubir Mahaseth in presence of the Ambassador of India to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri.  This exhibition would go on till November 24 at Salagari Open Ground, Bhaktapur.   More…

11/22/2018

64 cases of HR violations in Nawalpur

Kawasoti, Nov. 22: A total of 64 cases of human rights violations have been reported in Nawalpur district in the past 11 months, the Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC) said. Of them, most of the affected ones are children and women. The INSEC officials shared this at a programme organized…

11/22/2018

Govt underperforms on capital expenditure- first quarterly review of current fiscal

Kathmandu, Nov. 21: The government has made the first quarterly review of the policy and programmes of the current fiscal year, where it found no basis to be satisfied with the capital expenditure. The review meeting chaired by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli underscored the need to increase capital expenditure,…

11/21/2018

Two people dead in road mishap

Parasi, Nov. 21: At least two people died and other 32 were injured when a commuter bus met with an accident at Bhumahi of Nawalparasi-west along the East-West Highway this morning. The Kakadbhitta-bound bus (Na 5 Kha 1096) from Mahendranagar met with accident nearby traffic police office. One of the…

11/21/2018

One held with home-made gun

Surkhet, Nov. 21: Police on Tuesday arrested a person in possession of a home-made gun. A team of Baddichaur Police Post held Kul Bahadur Pulami, 42, of Barahataal Rural Municipality-5. Sub Inspector Pradeep Bahadur Chhetri informed that Pulami was arrested with a home-made wooden gun and its magazine. The police…

11/21/2018

Infrastructures development institutionalies federalism: DPM Pokharel

Surkhet, Nov. 20: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Ishwar Pokharel said that the federalism would be institutionalized after the construction of all infrastructures in the country. Talking to media persons at Surkhet Airport today, DPM Pokharel said all rural municipalities would be linked with national highway network gradually.…

11/20/2018

Public's daily life becoming harder: Chair KC

Kathmandu, Nov. 20: Rastriya Janamorcha Chair Chitra Bahadur KC has said that the day-to-day life of the people was becoming difficult and harsh even after the establishment of the republicanism in the country. Speaking in an interaction organized by the party, leader KC claimed that social justice could not be…

11/20/2018

Tanker drivers call off protest

Biratnagar, Nov. 20: Nepali tanker drivers who brought fuel transportation from Barauni of India to a grinding halt as part of the protest have called off their move since Monday evening. The tanker drivers had resorted to agitation after the Indian security personnel beat Monu Kumar, driver of tanker (Ko…

11/20/2018

Public toilets in 42 points of Valley soon

Kathmandu, Nov. 20: The Nepal Transport Workers Association has demanded construction of public toilets in bus stops of the Kathmandu Valley. A team of transport workers association called on Kathmandu Metropolitan City’s administration chief Gyanendra Karki Monday and demanded clean and well-managed toilets in every bus stops. Association’s Vice-chairperson Suman…

11/20/2018

CCTV cameras lying idle

Betrawati, Nov. 20: The CCTV cameras installed at main market area and road side of Bidur Municipality in Nuwakot are lying idle. As many as 25 sets of CCTV which were installed on the initiative of Nuwakot Chamber of Commerce and Industry are now dysfunctional. The cameras were set up…

11/20/2018

Flood survivors under bamboo huts

Lamahi, Nov. 20: The bamboo-made huts are visible everywhere in flood affected area of Dang. It has been a compulsion for the flood survivors to survive life and livelihood in the huts made up of bamboo. The victims could not re-build their houses as of today after the 2014 flood…

11/20/2018

Quake epicenter Barpak to see international-level museum

Gorkha, Nov. 19: Minister for Financial Affairs and Planning of Gandaki Province, Kiran Gurung said the province government has chalked out a plan to ensure electricity, drinking water and road to the access of all people within coming five years. Inaugurating a branch office of Sadhana Microfinance at Barpak Sutikot…

11/19/2018

Rape accused busted

Saptari, Nov. 19: Police busted Sadam Miya, 21, of Khadak Municipality of Saptari on the charge of raping a 15-year-old girl of the same district. The police also registered a case against him immediately. Miya had raped her at his home, the victim girl shared, adding that, “He proposed me…

11/19/2018

India Builds 3 Educational Institutions in Kaski District

Pokhara, Nov. 18: On November 17 Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari inaugurated Shree Saraswati Tika Higher Secondary School, Lekhnath. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Dr. Ajay Kumar, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India, and ManBahadur GC, Mayor, Pokhara Metropolitan City, Kaski. Same day, DCM Dr. Ajay…

11/19/2018

Three die in Bhaktapur road accidents

Bhaktapur, Nov. 18: Two persons were killed when three vehicles collided near SAARC TB and HIV/AIDS Centre in Madhyapur Thimi Municipality along the Araniko Highway last night. The deceased have been identified as driver of a mini-truck (Ba 2 Kha 1654) Rajendra Shrestha, 34, and helper of the same vehicle…

11/18/2018

Two dead in jeep accident

Amargadhi, Nov. 17: Two persons died in a jeep accident at Bhageswor rural municipality-4, Dhimaula in Dadeldhura. Two people died on the spot and 19 others were injured when the jeep (Ma 1 Ja 180) bound to Dadeldhura district headquarters from Bhageswor rural municipality met with accident this morning. The…

11/17/2018

Foreign Minister Gyawali off to Japan

Kathmandu, Nov. 17: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has left here for Tokyo by leading a 7-member delegation today at the invitation of his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono. During the visit, a meeting will be held on November 19 between the delegates led by Ministers Gyawali and Kono,…

11/17/2018

Nine students arrested

Chitwan, Nov. 17: Police have arrested nine students for taking hostage the registrar of the Agriculture and Forest Science University and the Chair of the Service commission. Registrar Manraj Kolakchapati and commission Chair Ramnath Ojha were held hostage inside their office. Police had to use force to free them and…

11/17/2018

IGP Khanal to attend INTERPOL general assembly

Kathmandu, Nov. 17: Inspector General of Nepal Police Sarbendra Khanal left here Friday night for Dubai, UAE to attend the 87th general assembly of the International Criminal Police Organization or INTERPOL. IGP Khanal has been joined by DIGP at the Central Investigation Bureau Niraj Bahadur Shahi and Chief of Nepal…

11/17/2018

PM’s call for joining the drive of economic transformation

Kathmandu, Nov. 17: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said the campaign of nation building cannot be expedited without the development of a positive attitude towards a progressive tax system. In a message today on the 7th National Tax Day, Prime Minister Oli has said that the government committed to…

11/17/2018

Colombo process ends with Kathmandu Declaration

Kathmandu, Nov. 17: The 6th ministerial meeting of the Colombo Process, a regional mechanism of labour, migration and governance, concluded here on Friday with a 27-point Kathmandu Declaration. In the Declaration, the meeting has decided to give continuity to the Technical Support Unit in order to facilitate the work of…

11/17/2018

Three middlemen arrested

Kathmandu, Nov. 17: Three middlemen harassing service recipients at the Labour Office in Tahachal were arrested. Those arrested on Friday are Roshan Shiwakoti,24, of Morang, Hit Bahadur Dhimal,45, of Jhapa and 22-year-old Rishi Moktan of Kathmandu. They were arrested for harassing the service recipients in different pretext, said spokesperson of…

11/17/2018

FNJ condemns attack on journalist

Kathmandu, Nov. 16: Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ has condemned the incident of assault on its general council member and a reporter for Radio Thaha Sanchar, Deviram Devkota, by transport entrepreneur Raju Chand. Issuing a press release today, FNJ general-secretary Ramesh Bista said the incident of attack on journalists in…

11/16/2018

Speaker Mahara stresses on promoting domestic culture

Damauli, Nov. 16: Speaker of the House of the Representatives Krishna Bahadur Mahara has stressed on preserving and promoting the domestic cultures. While inaugurating the 3rd Indigenous Nationalities Culture and Tourism Fair organized by the National Federation of Indigenous Nationalities, Tanahun chapter today, Speaker Mahara stressed on preserving the domestic…

11/16/2018

Driver killed in Bajura jeep accident

Bajura, Nov. 16: A jeep bound to the district headquarters of Bajura met with an accident on Thursday killing the jeep driver on the spot. The jeep (Se 1 Ja 543) en route to Martadi from Khaptad Chhededaha Rural Municipality fell 100 meters off the road at Budhiganga Municipality-2 along…

11/16/2018

Khalanga suspension bridge to remain closed for 48 hrs

Darchula, Nov. 16: The suspension bridge over Mahakali river linking Nepal and India has remain closed for 48 hours from 5:00 pm today due to elections in Pithoragarh, India. According to Darchula District Administration Office, the district officer of Pithoragarh informed about the closure of the bridges along the borders…

11/16/2018

State Chief concerned about Biratnagar development

Biratnagar, Nov. 16: State Chief of Province No. 1 Prof Dr Govinda Bahadur Tumbahang has expressed his concerns over development and ongoing construction works in Biratnagar Metropolitan City. Inviting the Mayor of Biratnagar Metropolitan City, Bhim Prasad Parajuli, in his office on Thursday, the State Chief took stock of ongoing…

11/16/2018

CK Raut produced before apex court

Kathmandu, Nov. 15: CK Raut, who was arrested in a case of treason, was produced before the Supreme Court. Arrested in Rautahat, Raut was presented before the apex court today. Raut's brother Jayakanta Raut had registered a writ of habeas corpus against Ministry of Home Affairs and others claiming that…

11/16/2018

Friendly relations with neighbours to be boosted: Dr Bhattarai

Kathmandu, Nov 15: Foreign affairs advisor to the Prime Minister, Dr Rajan Bhattarai, has committed to moving ahead by maintaining friendly relations with both the Northern and Southern neighbours. Speaking in a face to face programme organized by the Reporters' Club here Thursday, Dr Bhattarai added that age-old ties with…

11/15/2018

RSS should be developed as credible public news agency-leader Thapa

Kathmandu, Nov. 15: Nepali Congress (NC) leader Gagan Kumar Thapa has underlined the need for developing Rastriya Samachar Samiti (RSS) into a credible public news agency. Addressing the third convention of the Nepal Press Union RSS Chapter at RSS central office at Bhadrakali today, Thapa said, "RSS should be developed…

11/15/2018

Police committed to maintaining peace and harmony: IGP Khanal

Sankhu, Nov. 15: Inspector General of Nepal Police Sarbendra Khanal has said that action would be taken against those personnel in the organization indulging in misconduct. While inaugurating the temporary police beat at Kageshwari Manohara-1, Gagalphedi in Kathmandu on Thursday IGP Khanal committed to filter the organization and create public…

11/15/2018

Colombo Process: Senior Officials’ Meeting begins

Kathmandu, Nov. 15: The 5th Senior Officials’ Meeting of the Colombo process has commenced here in the capital from today. The Colombo Process is an important regional mechanism for labour, migrant workers and good governance. The meeting will hold intensive discussions on the opportunities and challenges regarding safe migration and…

11/15/2018

16 passengers injured in Kawasoti road mishap

Kawasoti, Nov. 15: As high as 16 persons were injured in a bus accident that happened at 3:00 am today in Kawasoti of Nawalpur district along the East-West Highway. The bus (Na 6 Kha 6301) heading to Kathmandu from Dang district turned turtle after losing control, Deputy Superintendent of Police…

11/15/2018

Driver killed in accident

Palpa, Nov. 14: A person has died when the tipper he was driving met with an accident at Jyamire of Nishdi rural municipality in Palpa district last night. The deceased is 28-year-old Hum Bahadur Mahato of Madhyabindu municipality-2, Nawalparasi. Mahato was seriously injured when his tipper hit a stationary truck…

11/14/2018

Change in education policy necessary, CPN chair Dahal says

Myagdi, Nov. 14: CPN chair and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said the existing education policy needed change to achieve the goal of socialism mentioned in the constitution. Addressing a programme organized by the Myagdi Multiple Campus in Beni today, he said the problem of educated unemployed…

11/14/2018

Property worth 1 million destroyed in fire in Sunsari

Inaruwa, Sunsari, Nov. 14: A fire broke out at a house at Sakhuwagachhi of Inaruwa-3 in Sunsari on Tuesday night destroying property worth over Rs 1 million, said the police. A short circuit caused the flame. The house of local resident Surendra Dulal was destroyed in the incident that occurred…

11/14/2018

मिथिलाञ्चलमा छठ सम्पन्न

बर्दिवास, २८ कात्तिक ।  महोत्तरीसहितको मिथिलाञ्चलमा लोकआस्थाको महापर्व छठ आज बिहान उदाउँदो सूर्यलाई अघ्र्य दिँदै सम्पन्न भएको छ ।  सोमबार कात्तिक शुक्ल पञ्चमी तिथिको बेलुका सख्खरमा पकाइएको खिर मात्र खाएर खरना विधि सम्पन्न गर्दै निराहार ब्रत थालेका ब्रतालुले आज उदाउँदो सूर्यलाई दोश्रो अघ्र्य दिँदै छठ सम्पन्न गरेका हुन् । सप्तमीका…

11/14/2018

Prez Bhandari and VP Pun attend chhath pooja at Kamalpokhari

Kathmandu, Nov. 13: President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Vice-president Nanda Bahadur Pun reached Kamal Pokhari in the capital to offer pooja on the occasion of Chhath festival this late afternoon. President Bhandari and Vice President Pun offered argha to the setting sun on the occasion. The programme was organized by…

11/13/2018

Employees' adjustment to be completed by mid-Jan

Biratanagar, Nov. 13: Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration Lal Babu Pundit has said that the employees' adjustment would be completed by mid-January. Talking to media persons at Biratnagar Airport today, Minister Pundit shared that the employees’ adjustment ordinance has been sent to the Public Service Commission for consultation…

11/13/2018

CIAA files case against joint attorney Thapa

Kathmandu, Nov. 13: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority on Tuesday filed a case in the Special Court against joint attorney Surendra Bahadur Thapa on the charge of taking bribe money from service recipient. The joint attorney of high attorney office Kaski was raided with Rs 500,000.…

11/13/2018

Municipality provides additional grant of Rs 100,000 to Sankhu folks

   Samkhu, Nov. 13: The Shankharpur municipality has provided additional grant of Rs 100,000 to those who completed reconstruction of their quake-devastated houses with archeological and historical style in Sankhu. The grant was distributed as per the municipality’s decision to promote the construction of houses maintaining traditional style so as…

11/13/2018

Chhath being celebrated in a fanfare

Janakpurdham, Nov. 13: Chhath, the festival of purity, good will and faith, is being celebrated here today with much fanfare and enthusiasm. The devotees here have been celebrating the Chhath festival around the ponds, lakes and rivers including Gangasagar, Dhanushsagar, Ramsagar, Ratnasagar, Biharkunda, Rukmini Sarobar, Argaza, Maharajsagar and Agnikunda, among…

11/13/2018

Car knocks down a pedestrian

Damak, Nov. 13: A car knocked down a female pedestrian at Damak of Jhapa this morning. According to Shyamal Subba, Deputy Superintendant of Police (DSP) at Area Police Office, Damak, the deceased has been identified as Sitamaya Khadka, 55, of Sakela rural municipality, Khotang. The car (Ba 17 Cha 8172)…

11/13/2018

Two gang raped in Siraha, police searching for accused

Lahan, Nov. 12: Siraha, the Tarai district in province 2 has reported a case of gang rape on a teenage girl and a 20-year-old woman on the night of Bhaitika last Friday. The two of Laxmipur Patari rural municipality-2 were allegedly gang raped by a group of seven individuals at…

11/12/2018

Bhattarai appointed PM’s foreign affairs advisor, Bhandari principal personal secretary

Kathmandu, Nov. 12: Dr Rajan Bhattarai has been appointed the foreign affairs advisor to the Prime Minister and Indra Bhandari the principal personal secretary. Bhattarai is a former lawmaker and Bhandari the president of the then CPN (UML) Mechi Kathmandu liaison committee. According to Dr Kundan Aryal, the Prime Minister’s…

11/12/2018

Home Minister Thapa calls for alertness on reducing damage

Myagdi, Nov. 12: Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa has stressed on adopting alertness on reducing the damage caused due to the carelessness of humankind. Inaugurating the Disaster Management Operation Centre set up at the District Administration Office in Beni today, the Home Minister said the government would take…

11/12/2018

25 injured in bus accident

Kawaswoti, Nov. 12: At least 25 passengers sustained injuries in a bus accident at Gaindakot municipality-14, Amarapuri of Nawalparasi along the East-West Highway at 2.00 this morning. According to Ramesh Thapa, Superintendant of Police (SP) at District Police Office, Nawalparasi-east, the Kathmandu-bound bus (Na 6 Kha 3973) from Dang turned…

11/12/2018

Vocational education needed for prosperity : Minister Pokharel

Bardibas, Nov. 11: Minister for Education, Science and Technology Girirajmani Pokharel has said that vocational education was inevitable for the campaign of nation’s economic prosperity. Addressing an interaction programme organized by Natural Resource Management College in Bardibas-6, Mahottari on Saturday, Pokharel added that now skills-based and vocational education should be…

11/11/2018

One killed, 31 injured in bus collision in Dhading

Dhading, Nov. 10: A person died and 31 others sustained injuries when two buses collided at Malinga at Benighat Rorang rural municipality-3 in Dhading district today noon. The deceased has been identified as Ishwor Bhandari, 40, of Piple of Chitwan district. He was the driver of the ill-fated bus (Na…

11/10/2018

Laws, acts for full implementation of constitution underway: Minister Pundit

Kathmandu, Nov. 10: Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration Lalbabu Pundit has said that the laws and acts were being drafted and endorsed for the implementation of the constitution. Speaking in a face to face programme organized at Reporters’ Club here in the capital today, Minister Pundit added that…

11/10/2018

Supreme leader Ganesh Man Singh’s birth anniversary marked

Kathmandu, Nov. 10: The Ganesh Man Singh Foundation organized a programme at Shova Bhagawati here this morning, commemorating the 104th birth anniversary of commander of the 1990 democracy movement, Ganesh Man Singh. Rich tributes were paid to the late leader who is also known as the ‘Iron Man’ of Nepali…

11/10/2018

Minister’s car accident, three hurt

Dhangadhi, Nov. 10: The Scorpio jeep used by a Far-west Province government minister met with an accident in Kailali last night, injuring three people. The accident took place at Badaipur road section. The jeep (Ba 2 Jha 3125) is used by provincial government minister for social development, Dirgha Bahadur Sodari.…

11/10/2018

Prime Minister Oli receives tika from sisters

Kathmandu, Nov. 9: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli received bhaitika from his younger sisters Bishnu Maya Dhakal and Kaushila Devi Koirala at the auspicious hour of 11.55 am today on the occasion of the Bhaitika festival. After offering tika to the Prime Minister, Dhakal and Koirala put the garland of…

11/09/2018

सडकमा फालिएको फोहरको दुर्गन्धले यात्रु समस्यामा

म्याग्दी, २३ कात्तिक ।  बेनी नगरपालिकाले फोहर व्यवस्थानमा गरेको लापर्बाहीका कारण म्याग्दीको बेनी–गलेश्वर सडकबाट यात्रा गर्ने यात्रुहरु र स्थानीयवासी समस्यामा परेका छन् ।  जिल्लाको उत्तरीक्षेत्र हँुदै हिमाली जिल्ला मुस्ताङ जोड्ने बेनी–जोमसोम सडकको प्रवेशविन्दुमा पर्ने जलेश्वरमा सडकमै फालिएको फोहरका कारण दुर्गन्ध फैलिएर स्थानीयवासी, पर्यटक र तीर्थयात्री समस्यामा परेका हुन् । यहाँ…

11/09/2018

झडपमा नौ घाइते, १० पक्राउ

खजुरा, २३ कात्तिक । गए राति १० बजेतिर भैलो खेल्ने क्रममा मदिरा सेवन गरेका दुई युवा समूहबीचको विवाद कुटाकुटमा परिणत भएको जिल्ला प्रहरी कार्यालयका प्रहरी उपरीक्षक अरुण पौडेलले बताउनुभयो । प्रहरीले सो घटनामा संलग्न १० युवालाई नियन्त्रणमा लिएको थियो ।  झडपमा घाइते भएका नौ जना नेपालगञ्ज मेडिकल कलेजमा उपचार गरी घर…

11/09/2018

Government's national responsibility is economic prosperity: PM Oli

Kathmandu, Nov. 8: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said the government's supreme national responsibility, resolve and focus of work is the economic prosperity. The Prime Minister stated this in a message of best wishes he gave today on the occasion of Tihar. The PM has expressed his resolve to…

11/08/2018

Twenty seven people injured in jeep accident

Tulasipur, Nov. 8: As many as 27 people were injured, five of them seriously, when a jeep they were travelling in met with an accident at Tulasipur of Dang. The jeep was carrying a team of Deusi bhailo cultural revellers, police said. Two of the critically injured persons have been…

11/08/2018

Government is free of corruption: Minister Banskota

Kavrepalanchok, Nov. 8: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Banskota has said the present government was free of corruption. He said this while addressing a cultural programme organised by Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) Panauti municipality-2 and 3 ward committees at local Kushadevi today. Minister Banskota urged the…

11/08/2018

Fire destroys property worth Rs 1.1 million in Bhaktapur

Bhadgaun, Bhaktapur, Nov. 8: Property worth more than Rs 1.1 million was destroyed when fire gutted a rented room at Lokanthali of Madhyapur Thimi-1 in Bhaktapur district on Wednesday night. The fire erupted due to short circuit at the rented room of Binod Dhungel of Baideshwor Rural Municipality- destroyed goods.…

11/08/2018

उपचारका क्रममा कैदीबन्दीको मृत्यु

बनियानी, २२ कात्तिक । झापा जिल्ला कारागारका एक कैदीबन्दीको मृत्यु भएको छ ।लागुऔषध मुद्दामा कैद भुक्तान गरिरहेका बिर्तामोड–७ का केशव प्रसाईंको मृत्यु भएको जिल्ला प्रहरी कार्यालयका प्रहरी नायब उपरीक्षक महेन्द्रकुमार श्रेष्ठले जानकारी दिनुभयो । उहाँका अनुसार मृतक प्रसाईंको दुवै मृर्गौला फेरिएको थियो ।  मृर्गौलापीडित प्रसाईंको स्वास्थ्यमा खराबी आएपछि उपचारका लागि…

11/08/2018

पटाकाले आतङ्क

परासी, २२ कात्तिक । तिहार र छठ पवर्का बेला पश्चिम नवलपरासीमा रमाइलोका लागि पटाका पटकाउँदा आतङ्क नै भएजस्तो हुन्छ ।  खुला सीमानाकाको फाइदा उठाउँदै भारतीय बजार ठुटीबारीबाट गैरकानूनी रुपमा सदरमुकाम परासीसहित मुख्य बजारमा भित्र्याइएका पटका पड्काउँदा स्थानीयवासी आतङ्कित भएका हुन् । जिल्ला प्रशासन कार्यालयले दीपावलीको समयमा पटाकाजज्य विष्फोटक पदार्थ पट्काउन…

11/08/2018

लक्ष्मी पूजा गर्ने क्रममा विद्युत् सर्ट भई आगलागी

भादगाउँ, २२ कात्तिक । मध्यपुरथिमि–१स्थित लोकन्थलीमा बुधबार राति आगलागी हुँदा रु ११ लाख बराबरको धनमाल जलेर नष्ट भएको छ । स्थानीय सगरमाथा स्कूल नजिक विष्णुनरसिंह ह्याजुको घरमा डेरा गरी बस्ने दोलखा बैदेश्वर गाउँपालिका–७ का विनोद ढुङ्गेलको कोठामा आगलागी हुँदा रु ११ लाख बराबरको सामान क्षति भएको हो ।  लक्ष्मी पूजा…

11/08/2018

Mahakavi Devkota's home to be developed museum: PM Oli

Kathmandu, Nov. 7: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has committed to developing Mahakavi Devkota's birth home into a literary museum.  The Museum would be a place to observe Devkota’s footsteps and explore the house where the veteran Nepali figure was born and grew up. At a programme organised by Madan…

11/07/2018

Playing dausi bhailo after 10 pm prohibited in Bardiya

Banke, Nov. 7: In view of security during festival, the district administration office, Bardiya has banned playing dausi bhailo after 10 pm, and the sale of alcohol after 9 pm. Flouting the direction is punishable, said a notice issued by the office. The office has also urged the people to…

11/07/2018

Security to be tightened in capital during festivals

Kathmandu, Nov. 7: In view of festivals--Tihar, Nepal Sambat and Chhath, security will be tightened across the market in the Kathmandu Valley, said the police. The security measures aim to control criminal and unwanted activities during festivals, said Deputy Inspector General of Police Shailesh Thapa Chheri at a programme with…

11/07/2018

President's Message on Tihar

Kathmandu, Nov. 6: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has wished for happiness, peace, progress and prosperity to all Nepali sisters and brothers at home and abroad on the occasion of Tihar-2075. In a message, the President has wished for mutual reconciliation, brotherhood, social goodwill and tolerance among Nepalis, and has expected…

11/07/2018

Activities hurting organization’s dignity intolerable-IGP Khanal

Thini (Mustang), Nov. 6: Inspector General of Police Sarbendra Khanal said any activities meant for jeopardizing professional integrity of the police organisation would in no way be tolerable. Inaugurating the District Police Office building at Jomsom on Monday, IGP Khanal directed his subordinates to perform in an honest manner. “We…

11/06/2018

NC expresses grief over jeep accident

Kathmandu, Nov. 6: Nepali Congress (NC) has expressed grief over the accident of a jeep on the way to Jufal from Dolpa headquarters Dunai. Issuing a press release on Monday, NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba expressed deep sorrow over the jeep (Bhe 1 Cha 1610) mishap leaving 10 people dead.…

11/06/2018

NEA directs its employees not to remain absent during Tihar

Kathmandu, Nov. 5: The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has directed its officials not to get absent in the Tihar vacation as well to meet the NEA's commitment to no power disruption. The NEA on Monday issued such directive after the chiefs and responsible officers of the power generation centres were…

11/05/2018

All Dolpa jeep victims identified

Dolpa, Nov. 5: Identity of all the ten passengers who died in the Dolpa jeep accident has been ascertained. They are Hemraj Hamal, 45, Laxmi Rokaya, 18, Nar Singh Kathayat, 62, and Sher Bahadur Thapa, 25, of Tripurasundari municipality-1, Asmita Rokaya, 13, of Tripurasundari municipality-2, Budha Dharala, 45 and Kumar…

11/05/2018

CIAA arrests NCDC accountant with bribe money

Kathmandu, Nov. 5: The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) today arrested an accountant of National Curriculum Development Centre, (NCDC) Bhaktapur, for taking bribe. Accountant Guna Raj Dahal was arrested on the charge of taking Rs 25,000 as bribe money from a service recipient. Dahal had allegedly asked…

11/05/2018

President Bhandari - Condolence

Kathmandu, Nov. 5: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has expressed deep sorrow over the demise of democratic movement leader, human rights activist and former minister Padma Ratna Tuladhar and also expressed condolence to the bereaved family. In a tweet, she wrote that the nation would ever remember Tuladhar’s significant contributions to…

11/05/2018

NA set up camp at Lomanthang

Mustang, Nov. 5: The Nepal Army (NA) has set up a camp at Lomanthang of upper Mustang. The army camp was established under the leadership of NA’s Major nearby Korala check point – the bordering area of China’s autonomous region Tibet – on Sunday. It is nearly 26-km to the…

11/05/2018

Province-3 collects inputs for periodic plan

Betrawati, Nov. 5: The Province-3 Policy and Planning Commission on Sunday collected inputs and deliberations from the people’s representatives of Nuwakot, Rasuwa and Dhading districts in course of formulating a periodic plan with a comprehensive working paper. At a programme organized at Battar of Nuwakot, the Province Planning Commission collected…

11/05/2018

Forest officer arrested for taking bribe

Kathmandu, Nov. 4: The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Sunday arrested Assistant Forest Officer of Udayapur district Satya Narayan Sah Rauniyar on charge of taking bribe. The CIAA team arrested Rauniyar with Rs 60,000 bribe money. According to CIAA Spokesperson Rameshwor Dangal, Rauniyar was arrested from…

11/04/2018

Temperature dips across the country

Kathmandu, Nov. 4: With the impact of pollutants in the atmosphere for absence of rainfall, temperature across the country including the Kathmandu valley has dipped. The minimum temperature of Kathmandu was recorded 8.6 degree Celsius on Sunday. According to meteorologist Meen Kumar Aryal, current severity of cold was the natural…

11/04/2018

Three arrested with 37 kgs of Marijuana

Butwal, Nov. 4: Rupandehi Police have arrested three persons along with a huge cache of banned narcotics, Marijuana. Acting on a special tip-off, police arrested the three in possession of 37 kilograms of Marijuana from Belbas Shanti chowk in ward no. 13 of Butwal sub-metropolis, according to DSP at the…

11/04/2018

Two killed in road accident

Kavrepalanchowk, Nov. 4: Two people died while three others were seriously injured in a road accident that took place at Manpure Danda in Chauri Deurali rural municipality-8 last night. The accident took place when a truck (Na. 1 Ka. 9524) heading to Falante from Birta Deura fell off the road.…

11/04/2018

joint help desk of Nepal and India set up at bordering Pashupatinagar

Pashupatinagar, Ilam, Nov. 3: A joint help desk of Nepal border Armed Police Force and Indian Seema Suraksha Bal has been set up at bordering Pashupatinagar in Ilam.  The help desk aims to check cross-border criminal activities that go up during Hindu festivals and to facilitate citizens of both the…

11/03/2018

Kathmandu sees high numbers of vehicles; traffic management turns challenging

Kathmandu, Nov. 3: Number of vehicles has exceeded 1.1 million in Kathmandu which has thrown the Valley traffic management out of gear. The traffic management has turned to be a daunting task due to inadequate traffic lights at thoroughfares and main roads and limited traffic human resource to manage traffic…

11/03/2018

Government will gain momentum after laws formulation: chair Dahal

Butwal, Nov. 3: Chairperson of ruling Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has claimed national prosperity was possible only under CPN leadership. At the greetings exchange and tea reception hosted by CPN Rupandehi chapter here on Saturday, chairman Dahal said they had merged…

11/03/2018

Fourteen found suffering from yellow fever in Province no. 1

Damak, Nov. 3: Fourteen people have been found suffering from yellow fever in province no. 1 this year. The data is from January to October of this year where seven people were diagnosed with the disease in Mechinagar and Jhapa rural municipalities, according to Acting Medical Superintendent of Damak Hospital…

11/03/2018

14 gamblers arrested

Sankhu, Nov. 3: The Metropolitan Police Range has apprehended 14 people on the charge of gambling. They were arrested from a hotel run by local Raj Kumar Tamang on Friday evening along with Rs. 182,875 in cash. Those arrested include Man Bahadur Majhi,41, of Dhankuta currently living in Thali, Kathmandu,…

11/03

Province 1 CM Rai off to Thailand for medical treatment

Biratnagar, Nov. 2: Chief Minister of Province 1 Sherdhan Rai on Friday left for Thailand for his medical treatment. CM Rai will be treated for a throat problem at Bangkok-based Bumrungrad International Hospital, said Rai's press advisor Dhurba Subedi. Personal fund will be used to finance the travel and treatment…

11/02/2018

Ailing PM Oli to be discharged today

Kathmandu, Nov. 2: Doctors involved in the treatment of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Friday evening decided to discharge him, it has been said. PM Oli is receiving treatment for chest infection at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in Maharajgunj. The decision follows PM Oli's health examination report issued on…

11/02/2018

Economic prosperity thru sports, Minister Bishwakarma says

Syangja, Nov. 2: Minister for Youth and Sports Jagat Bishwakarma has said that economic prosperity was likely through sports. Marking the beginning of the paragliding world cup in Sworek of Bhirkot Municipality in Syangja on Thursday, the sports minister praised the paraglider pilots for making Nepal’s fame higher in the…

11/02/2018

President Bhandari returns home, Qatar visit productive

Kathmandu, Nov. 1: President Bidya Devi Bhandari returned home this evening after completing a four-day official visit of Qatar. President Bhandari had left Kathmandu leading the Nepali delegation for Qatar on November 29 for the visit at the invitation of the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani. Upon…

11/02/2018

Nepal and Qatar Police to boost cooperation for crime control

Kathmandu, Nov. 1: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Nepal Police and Qatar Police to boost cooperation for crime control. The MoU to this effect was signed by Inspector General of Police IGP) Sarbendra Khanal and Qatar's Public Security Director General Saad Bin Jassim Al Khulaifi…

11/01/2018

TU plagued by anomalies and irregularities

 Kathmandu, Nov. 1: A study conducted by the National Vigilance Centre has exposed anomalies and irregularities prevailing in the oldest university in the country-Tribhuvan University (TU)- including the shirking of the duties by the lecturers and professors of the University. The lecturers and the professors recruited in the permanent position…

11/01/2018

Budget doled out for technical education

Urlabari, Nov. 1: The Pathari Shanishchare Municipality in Morang district has provided Rs 500,000 to a trust founded by Madan Bhandari Memorial Foundation to be utilized for the technical education of economically deprived students. Mayor Dilip Kumar Rai, Chief Administrative Officer Surya Prasad Gautam and Foundation’s Employment Counseling and Marketing…

11/01/2018

UAE extends time for amnesty by one more month

Kathmandu, Nov. 1: The government of United Arab Emirates (UAE) has extended the deadline by one month given to the irregular migrant workers either to opt for legal status or go back to their countries of origin. Earlier, the UAE government had given the period of three months for amnesty…

11/01/2018

Province Office of Red Cross set up in Pokhara

Pokhara, Nov. 1: The Gandaki Province Office of Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) has come into operation in Pokhara. Marking the beginning of the Province Office on Wednesday, the Central President of NRCS Sanjib Thapa said that operation of the provincial office would be instrumental to work in diverse areas…

11/01/2018

President Bhandari observes Qatar National Library

Qatar, Oct. 31: President Bidya Devi Bhandari, who is on a four-day official visit to Qatar, observed the Qatar National Library and the National Museum of Qatar on Wednesday. The digital library has more than 1 million books of different genre from different languages including English and Arabic. Besides, it…

10/31/2018

PM's health improves

Kathmandu, Oct. 31: The health condition of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is gradually improving. Prof Dr Arun Sayami who is involved in PM Oli's treatment has informed that the blood pressure and glucose level in his body is in balance now. The PM also walked on his own and…

10/31/2018

Two held with drugs

Parasi, Oct. 31: Police arrested two persons in possession of drugs from Bardaghat of west Nawalparasi. A team deputed from Area Police Office Bardaghat nabbed Manoj Yadav, 27, and Munni Prasad Kewat, 28, of Sarawal rural municipality-2 with drugs. The police team held them in course of security screening at…

10/31/2018

One killed, seven injured in gunfire in Rautahat

Sarlahi, Oct. 30: A person was killed and seven others were injured in a gunfire incident took place amidst a clash between the cadres of Communist Party of Nepal and Nepali Congress at Ramnagar rural municipality today. The deceased has been identified as Ram Bilas Mahato, 55, of Ramnagar rural…

10/30/2018

PM's message from Hospital: I will return home soon

Kathmandu, Oct. 30: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that no act to destabilize social harmony in the name of religion, culture or partisan debate was acceptable. Prime Minister Oli said so in a message today from his bed at the Manmohan Cardiothoracic Vascular and Transplant Centre in the…

10/30/2018

Nepal, Qatar sign MoU in two separate issues

Qatar, Oct. 30: Two separate memorandums of understanding (MoUs) have been signed between Nepal and Qatar on Tuesday. The MoUs were signed on the second day of President Bidya Devi Bhandari's ongoing official visit to the State of Qatar. Nepal and Qatar have signed an understanding to facilitate the visits…

10/30/2018

Minister Baskota off to Dubai for ITU conference

Kathmandu, Oct. 30: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Baskota left here Tuesday afternoon for the United Arab Emirates to attend the International Telecommunications Union's Plenipotentiary Conference being held in Dubai. The conference is being held from October 29 to November 16. Ministry Spokesperson Ramchandra Dhakal shared that…

10/30/2018

Foreigners volunteering for school building construction

Kanchanpur, Oct. 30: Locals along with Germany volunteers have joined their hands for the construction of a building of Siddha Bhim Primary School at Shuklaphanta municipality-11, Kaluwapur in Kanchanpur. Some 14 Germany volunteers are physically involved in digging land, carrying sacks of sand, bricks and stones, constructing walls, and cutting…

10/30/2018

Province-5 charting out tourism master plan

Parasi, Oct. 30: The Province-5 government has initiated developing a master plan for tourism promotion. In this connection, discussions are being held with thematic experts, Investment Board and federal government in a routine manner, shared province government’s spokesperson and Minister for Physical Infrastructure Development Baijanath Chaudhary. At a district face-to-face…

10/30/2018

Flood survivors submit memo for 127 times

Parshuram, Oct. 30: Flood survivors have demanded expediting a process to hand over 46 ropanis land purchased for the flood and landslide victims of Parshuram municipality of Dadeldhura. The disaster survivors who had been living a displaced life following devastation caused by heavy rain at municipality ward 2 and 3…

10/30/2018

Lalitpur metropolis and police sign MoU for peace and security

Lalitpur, Oct. 30: Lalitpur Metropolitan City (LMC) and Lalitpur Metropolitan Police Office signed a Memorandum of Understanding on police community cooperation and collaboration. The MoU to this effect was signed by Mayor, Chiribabu Maharjan, on behalf of Lalitpur Metropolis and Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Nepal Police, Shailesh Thapa Chhetri,…

10/30/2018

PM's health condition stable, doctors say

Kathmandu, Oct. 29: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's health is stable, doctors attending on the PM told the media this evening. A team of Prof Dr Arun Sayami, Prof Dr Dibya Singh Shah and Dr Santa Kumar Das is treating the Prime Minister at the Manmohan Cardiothoracic Vascular and Transplant…

10/29/2018

President Bhandari in Doha

Qatar, Oct. 29: President Bidya Devi Bhandari arrived in Doha on Monday in course of a four-day official visit to Qatar. The Minister for Development, Social Security and Labour of Qatar as well as Nepali Ambassador to Qatar, Ramesh Prasad Koirala, welcomed President Bhandari at the Hamad International Airport. President…

10/29/2018

Three Nepali Americans contesting USA mid-term election

   Washington DC, USA, Oct. 29: Come November 6, the mid-term Election Day in the United States of American (USA) is going to take place where three Americans of Nepali origin will be contesting in the election. On that day, election will take place for all 435 seats in the…

10/29/2018

Ailing PM Oli to be kept under observation for some days

   Kathmandu, Oct. 29: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who is receiving treatment at Maharajgunj-based Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital for chest infection, will be kept under observation for some days, said the doctors involved in his treatment. "PM Oli is under observation after administering him antibiotic and insulin for maintaining…

10/29/2018

CC cameras lying idle

Dang, Oct. 29: The CC cameras which were installed at Tulsipur Bazaar for maintaining law and order situation has been lying dysfunctional. No concerned authority has paid attention for timely maintenance and operation of CC (Closed Circuit) camera which have not been operation since long. Neither police office nor the…

10/29/2018

CC cameras lying idle

Dang, Oct. 28: The CC cameras which were installed at Tulsipur Bazaar for maintaining law and order situation has been lying dysfunctional. No concerned authority has paid attention for timely maintenance and operation of CC (Closed Circuit) camera which have not been operation since long. Neither police office nor the…

10/29/2018

Kathmandu Valley witnesses cold

Kathmandu, Oct. 28: The Kathmandu Valley has witnessed cold following the Dashain festival. The Valley recorded 8 degree Celsius temperature as to its lowest point today, the Meteorological Forecasting Division said, projecting the highest temperate at around 25 degree Celsius. The temperature in most parts of the country including the…

10/28/2018

Cabinet meeting approves President Bhandari's visit to Qatar

Kathmandu, Oct. 28: Today's meeting of the Council of Ministers has approved President Bidya Devi Bhandari's upcoming visit to Qatar. President Bhandari is leaving here for Qatar on a four-day visit to Qatar to begin with October 29 (Monday). Bhandari is going to visit Qatar at the invitation of the…

10/28/2018

One arrested with red panda skin

Banke, Oct. 28: A man has been arrested with Red Panda skin. Man Bahadur Shahi,31, a resident of Mrigali settlement in ward no. 2 of Kohalpur municipality was arrested by police from his home last night, according to police inspector Devi Prasad Poudel. Two units of skin of the endangered…

10/28/2018

Malaysian Human Resources Minister arriving today

Kathmandu, Oct. 28: Malaysian Minister for Human Resources M Kulasegaran is arriving here today to sign a labour agreement. Kulagegaran and his Nepali counterpart Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security Gokarna Bista are scheduled to sign the labour agreement at a special function to be held in the capital…

10/28/2018

More than 2 million undergo eye check up

Nepalgunj, Oct. 28: The Fattebal Eye Hospital run by Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh has so far provided its service to 2.46 million people in its 32 years of establishment. A total of 228,664 people underwent surgery for their eyes during the period at the hospital, says its manager Kaushal Kumar…

10/28/2018

Basic drinking water to 94 per cent population in next three years

  Kathmandu, Oct. 27: The government has the objective of providing basic drinking water facility to 94 per cent of the total population of the country within the next three years. The government, which has the target of extending this service to 92 per cent of the population within the…

10/27/2018

Woman held for supplying marijuana

Bhaktapur, Oct. 27: The Bhaktapur police today have arrested a woman while supplying marijuana from her Madhyapur Thimi-based eatery. The woman identified as Shantimaya Waiba, 22, who hails from Tamajor of Ghyanglekh rural municipality-3, Sindhuli was caught red-handed, Metropolitan Police Range Bhaktapur's deputy superintend of police Rewati Raman Shrestha said.…

10/27/2018

NC president Deuba calls for booking Nirmala Panta’s killers

Kathmandu, Oct. 27: Nepali Congress president Sher Bahadur Deuba has called for bringing to book the culprits responsible for the rape and then murder of Nirmala Panta. Addressing the greetings exchange and tea reception organized at the party office in Sanepa, Lalitpur today on the occasion of the 65th anniversary…

10/27/2018

Seven diagnosed with dengue in Kanchanpur

Kanchanpur, Oct. 27: Seven people have been diagnosed with dengue. The pathology test on the sample of blood of 52 suspected patients was conducted at the Mahakali Zonal Hospital recently and seven reports appeared positive. According to hospital lab technician Mahesh Dutta Joshi, of the infected, two were returnees from…

10/27/2018

Three persons including journalist die in Kavre road accidents

Kavre, Oct. 27: Three persons died in separate road accidents in Kavre district on Saturday afternoon. Station Manager of Radio Gaurav, Dhulikhel Jiban Parajuli and next one died on the spot after a jeep veered 500 metres off the road at Dhakathok of Mandan Deupur Municipality-6 in the district. Four…

10/27/2018

One arrested for murder

Banepa, Oct. 27: A man has been arrested on the charge of beating his neighbor to death. Dalle Sarki,48, of Panchkhal municipality-9 was arrested on the charge of murdering Purna Bahadur Bisankhe,37, of the same locality. Sarki and Bisankhe had been involved in a physical fight on October 21 and…

10/27/2018

Eleven injured in bus accident

Kawasoti, Oct. 27: Eleven people were injured in a road accident at Arun Khola in Nawalparasi Madhyabinu municipality-11 on the East-West Highway this morning. The accident took place when a passenger bus (Na. 6 Kha. 8439) heading for Kathmandu from Bardia hit a stationary truck on the road, information officer…

10/27/2018

Chairman Prachanda off to New Delhi

Kathmandu, Oct. 26: Chairman of Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has left here this morning for New Delhi of India. In New Delhi, the former prime minister is scheduled to attend a programme in the capacity of the chief guest to be organized by India Foundation.…

10/26/2018

CIAA files charge sheet against 25 ex-employees

Kathmandu, Oct. 26: Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has filed charge sheet against 25 former employees of Foreign Employment Department, Tahachal, Kathmandu, at the Special Court on Friday. The CIAA filed charge sheet against them after they were found providing work permit to 184 women bearing fake…

10/26/2018

Home Minister Thapa directs for immigration reforms

Kathmandu, Oct. 26: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa has directed the Department of Immigration ( DoI) for further systematization of its activities and reforms in the entire immigration system. In his directives to the immigration employees following on-site inspection to the Immigration Office at Tribhuvan International Airport today, he insisted…

10/26/2018

Three held on murder charge

Nawalparasi, Oct. 26: Nepal Police has held three persons and advanced investigations into their involvement in the killing of Ganesh Sahani of Palhinandan Rural Municipality in West Nawalparasi district. Naramdeshwor Chauhan, Omkar Pandey (Dinbandhu) and Janak Gurung of the same rural municipality were held for their alleged involvement in the…

10/26/2018

Labourer missing from Banepa

Banepa, Oct. 26: A man earning his daily wages by pulling rickshaw in the city of Banepa has gone missing since 19 October. Bakhat Bahadur Tamang of 42 year-old originally from Sunkoshi Rural Municipality in Sindhuli district was missing from Shahitol in Banepa Municipality-9, Tamang’s spouse Shanti Kumari said by…

10/26/2018

'Economic development possible'

Butwal, Oct. 26: Chief Minister of Province No. 5 Shankar Pokharel has said economic development was possible through modernization, commercialization and marketing of the agricultural outputs by increasing investment in the agriculture sector. Pokharel opined that the economic status of society would be robust if the profits created from trade…

10/26/2018

Survey of three railways in progress: PM Oli

Kathmandu, Oct. 25: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has shared that the survey was in progress for the construction of Raxaul-Kathmandu, Rasuwagadhi-Kathmandu and East-West Railways in the country. In a meeting with Bharatiya Communist Party (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yachuri here on Thursday, Prime Minister Oli said that modernization of…

10/26/2018

Cases of VAW on the rise

Kathmandu, Oct. 25: The National Women Commission (NWC) has stated that the cases of violence against the women are on the rise lately. As many as 451 cases of VAW were registered in the last three months. The commission secretary Anil Kumar Thakur shared that the number of cases being…

10/25/2018

Fourteen people killed in road accidents during Dashain in Valley

Kathmandu, Oct. 25: Fourteen people died in road accidents in Kathmandu Valley during the Dashain festival time. According to the Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD), this many people were killed in road accidents from the day of Ghatasthapana on October 10 through Kojagrat Poornima on October 24. The victims are…

10/25/2018

Hailstones cause heavy damage to Syangja orange

Waling, Oct. 25: The hailstones coupled with rain occurred in Syangja has destroyed orange worth Rs 20 million plus in different areas of the district, according to the details collected from the Prime Minister Agriculture Modernization Project, Project Implementation Unit (Orange Super Zone). The hailstones occurred in wards 10, 11,…

10/25/2018

Jhapa prepares to regulate alcohol consumption

Surunga, Oct. 25: Issuing a 12-point declaration against crime control, all 15 local governments in Jhapa district have promised to regulate alcohol sale and distribution in the district from January 15, 2019. The people’s representatives from seven municipalities and eight rural municipalities made such commitment on Wednesday by signing the…

10/25/2018

भारतीय नेता सीताराम यचुरी बिहीबार काठमाडौँ आउँदै

काठमाडौँ, ७ कात्तिक । नेपाल कम्युनिस्ट पार्टीको निमन्त्रणामा भारतीय कम्युनिस्ट पार्टी (माक्सवादी) का महासचिव सीताराम यचुरी बिहीबार काठमाडौँ आउँदै हुनुहुन्छ ।  यहाँ रहँदा उहाँले राष्ट्रपति विद्यादेवी भण्डारी, प्रधानमन्त्री केपी शर्मा ओली, अध्यक्ष पुष्पकमल दाहाल ‘प्रचण्ड’, वरिष्ठ नेता माधवकुमार नेपाल, महासचिव विष्णु पौडेल लगायतसँग भेट्नुहुनेछ । साथै, पुष्पलाल स्मृति प्रतिष्ठानद्वारा आयोजित…

10/25/2018

Minister Baskota leaves for India

Kathmandu, Oct. 24: Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Gokul Prasad Baskota, has left for India to participate in the Indian Mobile Congress 2018 being held in Delhi from October 25 to October 27. The five-member delegation led by Minister Baskota is attending the Mobile Congress at the invitation of…

10/24/2018

NHRC complains of non-implementation of recommendation

Kathmandu, Oct. 24: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has complained of non-implementation of its recommendations to the government. The NHRC had recommended the government to prioritize the construction of buildings for essential services as of health and to make the buildings disabled-friendly. The government was urged to reconstruct the…

10/24/2018

Subedi designated as Nepal Police Spokesperson

Kathmandu, Oct. 24: Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Uttam Raj Subedi has been designated as the central Spokesperson of Nepal Police. Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sarbendra Khanal on Tuesday appointed SSP Subedi as the Spokesperson to disseminate the information about the works executed by police to media and people.…

10/24/2018

29 out of 44 wards sans secretary

Humla, Oct. 24: Twenty nine out of 44 wards of seven rural municipalities in Himalayan district, Humla, have been without secretaries. Ward offices are lying vacant of secretaries when the ministry concerned has remained apathetic to official requests of rural municipalities for the arrangement of secretaries in each ward. There…

10/24/2018

Palhinandan’s administrative building construction begins

Nawalparasi, Oct. 24: The Palhinandan rural municipality based in western Nawalparasi has initiated the construction of its administrative building. The target is to complete the construction within coming two years at the cost of Rs 83.5 million, said Chairperson of Palhinandan rural municipality, Baiju Prasad Gupta. Chief Administrative Officer Durga…

10/24/2018

FNJ protests murder of journo Khasoggi

Kathmandu, Oct. 23: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) submitted an objection letter to the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in the protest against the alleged murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khasoggi. Journalist Khasoggi, now based in the USA, served as an adviser to top Saudi officials but later fell out…

10/23/2018

Curfew lifted in Krishnanagar

Kapilvastu, Krishnanagar, Oct. 23: Curfew imposed by the District Administration Office in Krishnanagar of Kapilvastu from 5:00 pm on Monday has been lifted. According to the Office, the curfew was lifted from 6:00 am to this noon. The curfew was enforced after a clash between the local youths on Saturday…

10/23/2018

DPM Pokhrel leaves for China

Kathmandu, Oct. 23: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence, Ishwar Pokhrel, has left for Beijing, the capital of the People’s Republic of China, today, on a week-long visit. He will take part in the Beijing Xiangsten Forum. The forum is an international military conference and DPM Pokhrel is attending…

10/23/2018

Tarai-Madhes Prosperity Programme implemented

Kathmandu, Oct. 23: The government has implemented Tarai-Madhes Prosperity Programme in order to run development projects including physical infrastructure in local levels of Tarai-Madhes, enlisted as backward in the human development index, in an integrated manner. Programme Coordinator Ramhari Sharma said that the programme has been implemented with an objective…

10/23/2018

One dead, seven injured in Saptari bus accident

Saptari, Oct. 22: One person died and seven others were injured when a passenger bus met with an accident today in Saptari along the East-West Highway. The bus (Ba 4 Kha 4470) slid off the road and fell five meters down at Devdhar of Shambhunath municipality-7, killing Deepak Rai, 45,…

10/22/2018

Province 2 to seek central govt’s help to solve inundation problem

Parsa, Oct. 22: Province 2 Chief Minister Lal Babu Raut has said the federal government would be urged for help to solve the problems caused by inundation in the district. The Chief Minister said this while inspecting Jirbhawani rural municipality and Paterwa Sugauli rural municipality which are often inundated with…

10/22/2018

Orionid Meteor shower to occur tonight

Kathmandu, Oct. 21: The Orionid meteor shower caused by the Halley's comet will be visible from tonight at 10:45 am to Monday morning at 5:45 am. This celestial event is named Orionid meteor shower as its source appears to be the Orion constellation. The best time to view the shower,…

10/21/2018

One killed, 19 injured in jeep accident in Syangja

Waling, Oct. 21: A person was killed while 19 others were injured in a jeep accident at Galyang Municipality-7 Dharadi in Syangja district this afternoon. The jeep (Lu 1 Ja 3380) heading to Galyang bazaar from Sisaura met with an accident at the place, said police. The deceased in the…

10/21/2018

Death toll from Nawalparasi bus accident reaches six

Kawasoti, Oct. 21: The number of people killed in a bus accident occurred this morning in Nawalparasi has reached six. The bus with the registration number plate Lu 1 Kha 8454 was going towards Bhairahawa from Itahari when it met with an accident on the East-West highway at Arunkhola of…

10/21/2018

Provincial Public Health Office proposed in all 77 districts

Kathmandu, Oct. 21: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has prepared a new structure at local, provincial and federal level to station provincial level Public Health Offices in all 77 districts in the country. The Ministry has made the draft of the vacancy to appoint the human resources needed…

10/21/2018

Recommendation to expel SP Bista

Kathmandu, Oct. 21:The Police Headquarters in Kathmandu has recommended the then Superintendent of Police (SP) Dilli Raj Bista of Kanchanpur District Police Office to relieve him from his responsibility. The Police Headquarters has cited a gross negligence in the investigation into the case related to Nirmala Panta,13, who was raped…

10/21/2018

Five killed in bus accident

Kawasoti, Oct. 21: Five people have died and at least 51 others have been injured when a passenger bus met with an accident on the East-West highway at Arunkhola of Madhyabindu municipality-11 in Nawalparasi district this morning. The bus with registration number plate Lu 1 Kha 8454 was going towards…

10/21/2018

Land plot worth Rs 20 million donated to municipality

Waling, Oct. 20: The Bhirkot municipality in Syangja district which had been facing problem for lack of its own office building is finally going to have the facility after five people volunteered to donate four ropanis of land to the municipality. Local philanthropists Govinda Kumar Karmacharya, Bhimlal Karmacharya, Phatta Bahadur…

10/20/2018

Youth hacked to death

Urlabari, Oct. 20: A youth was murdered at Shukrabare of Pathari Sanishchare-8 in Morang district last night. Seventeen-year-old Krishna Bahadur Bista attacked Bijaya Khadka, 27, with the khukuri knife at 10 pm on Friday. Khadka died on the spot. Police immediately arrested Bista and he has been kept in police…

10/20/2018

CM Shahi seeks all-side support to lead federalism to success

Surkhet, Oct. 19:Karnali province chief minister Mahendra Bahadur Shahi has said the province government was committed to hand over benefits of federalism to the people. In his message of best wishes on the occasion of the Bijaya Dashami festival, the chief minister said the government was committed to building a…

10/19/2018

PM Oli’s message of best wishes on Bijaya Dashani

Kathmandu, Oct. 19: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has extended best wishes to all Nepali brothers and sisters on the occasion of the Bijaya Dashami festival today. Giving a message of best wishes, PM Oli said, “At this historic moment of nation building, the unity among all Nepalis with common…

10/19/2018

President Bhandari, VP Pun extend best wishes on Bijaya Dashami

Kathmandu, Oct. 19: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has extended her best wishes to all the Nepalis within the country and abroad on the occasion of Bijaya Dashami today. In the message, President Bhandari has stated that our cultures are the greatest treasures of the country, contributing significantly in maintaining social…

10/19/2018

Pokhara regional airport completes before deadline: Minister Adhikari

Pokhara, Oct. 18: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, has claimed that the construction of the Pokhara Regional International Airport would be completed before the stipulated time. Addressing an event organized by the CPN, Pokhara Metropolitan City Ward no 21 on the occasion of Bijaya Dashami, Tihar,…

10/18/2018

Next budget increases allowance to senior citizens: PM Oli

Bhadrapur, Oct. 18: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said the next budget would increase the allowance to the senior citizens. The PM argued that his government did not increase the allowance because the State treasury was almost emptied before the government was formed. During a greetings exchange programme the…

10/18/2018

Challenge to conservation of tigers in Banke national park

  Banke, Oct. 18: The number of tigers jumped up in the Banke national park. The latest count of the big cat in the national park shows that there are 21 tigers inhabiting the park. This is good news for the park which was established with the main goal of…

10/18/2018

डेढ सय महिला–बालबालिका हराए

  काभ्रेपलाञ्चोक, १ कात्तिक । काभ्रेपलाञ्चोकबाट तीन वर्षमा करीब १५० महिला तथा बालबालिका हराएका छन् ।  सो अवधिमा हराएका ३९६ महिला तथा बालबालिकामध्ये २५१ जना फेला परेको जिल्ला प्रहरी कार्यालय महिला तथा बालबालिका सेवा केन्द्र धुलिखेलले जनाएको छ । केन्द्रको तथ्याङ्कमा आर्थिक वर्ष २०७२–०७३ देखि हालसम्म ३९६ महिला तथा बालबालिका हराएको…

10/18/2018

Prez Bhandari visits various shrines to observe Maha Astami

Kathmandu, Oct. 17: President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Wednesday visited various shrines in the Kathmandu Valley to pay homage to goddess Durga Bhawani to mark the Maha Astami, eighth day of the 10-day-long Bada Dashain festival. President Bhandari visited Guiheshwori, Maitidevi, Kalikaisthan, Bhadrakali, Naxal Bhagawati, Shova Bhagawati, Naradevi, Sankata Bhagawati…

10/17/2018

हवाई टिकट नपाउँदा यात्रु अलपत्र

खजुरा बाँके, ३१ असोज । दशैँ आउन अब दुई मात्र बाँकी रहँदा नेपालगञ्ज विमानस्थलमा यात्रुको चाप अत्यधिक रूपले बढेको छ । यात्रुको चापको तुलनामा जहाजको उडान न्यून रहेको छ ।  जहाज कम्पनीले टिकट वितरण गर्दा पहुँचवालालाई मात्र प्राथमिकता दिने गरेको यात्रुको गुनासो छ । कर्णाली प्रदेशको डोल्पा र हुम्लामा सडक…

10/17/2018

नेपाल–भारत सम्बन्ध प्रगाढ छ ः मन्त्री महासेठ

धनुषा, ३१ असोज । भौतिक पूर्वाधार तथा यातायातमन्त्री रघुवीर महासेठले नेपाल–भारतको सम्बन्ध प्रगाढ भएको बताउनुभएको छ ।  भारत सरकारको सहयोगमा निर्माणाधीन जयनगर–जनकपुर–कूर्था रेल खण्डको स्थलगत निरीक्षणका क्रममा मङ्गलबार भारतको जयनगर पुग्नुभएका मन्त्री महासेठले नेपाल र भारतका सञ्चारकर्मीसँगको भेटमा भन्नुभयो, “नेपालका प्रधानमन्त्री केपी शर्मा ओली र भारतीय प्रधानमन्त्री नरेन्द्र मोदी नेतृत्वको…

10/17/2018

फरार दुई अभियुक्त पक्राउ

गौशाला, ३१ असोज ।  लागुऔषध गाँजा कारोबार मुद्दामा १८ वर्ष र १५ वर्षदेखि फरार रहँदै आएका दुई अभियुक्तलाई महोत्तरी प्रहरीले मङ्गलबार पक्राउ गरेको छ ।  पक्राउ पर्नेमा एकडारा गाउँपालिका–३ का ५२ वर्षीय छेदी साह र ५४ वर्षीय रामनरेश यादव रहेको जिल्ला प्रहरी कार्यालय महोत्तरीका प्रवक्ता तथा प्रहरी नायब उपरीक्षक खगेन्द्रबहादुर…

10/17/2018

14 gamblers held in Jumla

Jumla, Oct. 16: Security personnel raided a gambling den near the Bus Park in Jumla district headquarters –Jumla–and arrested 14 gamblers on Tuesday. Acting on a tip-off, police caught them red-handed with stake totaling Rs 251,000, according to Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Sitaram Rijal, at the District Police Office,…

10/16/2018

Nepal-India border security meeting

Biratnagar, Oct. 16: The Nepal-India border security meeting concluded at Araria of India. The meeting focused on the minimisation of problems in regard with peace and security issues, combating of criminal activities and the transport sector. The meeting agreed to take measures to minimize a pressure of containers at the…

10/16/2018

One dead, another severely injured in motorcycle accident

Gaighat, Udayapur, Oct. 16: A person was killed and another was injured in a motorcycle accident here this morning. The deceased has been identified Dinesh Poudel, 40, of Triyuga municipality-13, according to the District Police Office, Udayapur. A motorcycle (Sa 8 Pa 9808) fell some ten meters down in the…

10/16/2018

Fire crackers confiscated

Inaruwa, Oct. 16: Smuggling of fire crackers and other firework items from Indian markets into Itahari has started with the arrival of the festivals. Police on Monday confiscated a large quantity of such materials from Sisuwa Dharmapur of Harinagar rural municipality in Sunsari district. Six bundles of the Nagin brand…

10/16/2018

Federal commission to recruit employees for sometime: Minister Pandit

Kathmandu, Oct. 15: Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration Lal Babu Pandit has said the federal public service commission would continue the recruitment of new employees until its provincial structures became fully functional. During a programme organized at Reporters’ Club here Tuesday, Minister Pandit, asserted that the province could…

10/15/2018

Two killed in jeep plunge

Gulmi, Oct. 15: Two men were killed when a jeep skidded off the road and fell some 300 meters into a local river at Chandrakot in Gulmi today morning. The deceased have been identified Bharat Bahadur Gurung, 53, and Lal Bahadur Gurung, 39, of Chandrakot Rural Municipality-2. The ill-fated vehicle…

10/15/2018

Attorney General Kharel directs police to file case seeking life imprisonment to rapists

Dhanusa, Oct. 15: Attorney General Agni Prasad Kharel has directed the police department to file a case seeking life imprisonment to the men arrested for raping and murdering 10-year-old girl Manika Yadav along with confiscation of all property. He made this direction to Superintendent of Police Gobinda Thapaliya during an…

10/15/2018

NPU calls PM’s attention to search for disappeared journalist Khadka

Doti, Oct. 15: Nepal Press Union, Doti has drawn the attention of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to find the whereabouts of journalist Tej Bahadur Khadka, who disappeared one month ago. The NPU has sent a memorandum to the PM through acting Chief District Officer Lokraj Bohara asking the PM…

10/15/2018

Man fell to death

Lahan, Siraha, Oct. 15: A worker died after falling off a sugar mill building at Naraha Rural Municipality-2 in Siraha on Sunday evening, said the police. Mahesh Mahara, 23, of Kalyanpur Municipality-11 fell from the second floor of the Himalaya Sugar Mill. Mahara died on the way to Karjanha-based Memorial…

10/15/2018

NC passes condolence proposal on leader Bastola’s demise

Kathmandu, Oct. 14: Nepali Congress (NC) central working committee on Sunday has passed a condolence proposal on the passing away of party’s former central member and ex-minister Chakra Prasad Bastola. The meeting held at party central office at Sanepa stated that the passing away of Bastola caused the loss of…

10/14/2018

Ten-year-old raped and murdered

Dhanusa, Oct. 14: Two people have been arrested on the charge of murdering after raping a ten-year-old girl in Aurahi municipality. Binod Mukhiya Bin, 32, and Nathuli Pandi Kumahar,23, of Parwaha in ward no 2 of the municipality were arrested on Saturday for carrying out the heinous act on their…

10/14/2018

Drinking water project in the offing

Nawalparasi, Oct. 14: Minister for Water Supply and Sanitation Bina Magar laid the foundation stone of an overhead tank of the Rajahar drinking water and sanitation users committee in Devchuli municipality-16. On Saturday, she also took note of the state of affairs of various drinking water projects in East Nawalparasi.…

10/14/2018

Cyclist killed in road accident

Kawasoti, Oct. 14: A cyclist died after being hit by a goods carrier truck in old Kawasoti of ward no-3 of Kawasoti municipality along the East-West Highway last night. The deceased has been identified as Rabiraj Khanal,58, of Madhyabindu municipality-14. He was hit by the truck with Indian registration number…

10/14/2018

NC leader Bastola passes way

Kathmandu, Oct. 13: Veteran democratic leader and former minister Chakra Prasad Bastola, who has long been bed-ridden after brain hemorrhage, passed away. Leader Bastola breathed his last at his own residence in Khumaltar, Lalitpur at 9.20 pm, informed Radha Krishna Kafle, Bastola's personal secretary. He has been suffering from brain…

10/14/2018

Seven climbers killed; two still missing in avalanches on way to Gurja Mountain

Parbat, Oct. 13: Seven among the nine mountaineers have been found dead and two are still missing while climbing Gurja Mountain, said the District Administration Office. The expedition team included four Nepalis and five Korean citizens. The mountaineers' team, which had headed to the base camp on October 7, reached…

10/14/2018

Nepal’s relations expanding in international level, claims Foreign Affairs Minister Gyawali

Kathmandu, Oct. 13: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has said Nepal’s relations were expanding in the international level. Addressing a programme organized here today by the Province No. 5 Journalists Society, Kathmandu on the occasion of Dashain, Tihar and Chhath festivals, the Foreign Affairs Minister argued that Nepal’s…

10/13/2018

Eight, out of nine, on expedition to Mt Gurja, found dead

Beni, Oct. 13: Eight, out of nine, who had been earlier at the base camp of the Gurja Peak in Dhaulagiri district, have been found dead. Five South Korean nationals and four Nepalis had earlier reportedly reached the base camp. Among them, four Korean nationals and three Nepalis were on…

10/13/2018

RJPN Coordinator Thakur extends Dashain wishes

Kathmandu, Oct. 12: Rastriya Janata Party Nepal Coordinator Mahantha Thakur has extended his best wishes of good health, peace, prosperity and progress to all Nepalis on the occasion of Bada Dashain festival. In a message of best wishes today, he expressed the hope that the festival would help increase harmony…

10/12/2018

Two killed, 15 injured in bus accident

Betrawati, Oct. 12: Two passengers died on the spot when a bus (Ba 1 Kha 6356) bound to Trishuli from Samundratar of Nuwakot met with an accident at Suryagadhi rural municipality this morning. The deceased are yet to be identified, informed Chief of Nuwakot District Police Office SP Basanta Kunwar.…

10/12/2018

Campaign against alcoholism necessary: Home Minister Thapa

Kathmandu, Oct. 12: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa has insisted on the need of a campaign against social evils like drugs abuse, alcoholism and violence against girls and women. Speaking at an interaction programme on ban on drugs abuse, alcoholism, violence against girls and women and on traffic management' organised…

10/12/2018

Political interference to anti-graft body unacceptable, Chief Commissioner says

Pokhara, Oct. 12: Chief Commissioner of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) Nabin Kumar Ghimire has said that there will be no political colour in the anti-corruption actions of the CIAA. At an interaction programme organized by Civil Society for Good Governance, Kaski on Thursday, the…

10/12/2018

Three persons dead in Morang road accidents

Urlabari, Oct. 12: Three persons died in separate road accidents that occurred in Morang district last night. Two persons died after a truck (Na 5 Kha 1920) from the opposite direction hit a motorbike (Ko 12 Pa 9682) in Belbari Municipality-4 along the East-West Highway. According to Police Inspector Shiva…

10/12/2018

Karnali Province holds consultation meeting with experts

Surkhet, Oct. 12: Chief Minister and other ministers of the Karnali Province have held a consultation meeting with the experts’ team in Surkhet last night meant for budget implementation process and soliciting ideas for province’s development. The meeting chaired by Chief Minister of Kanrali Province Mahendra Bahadur Shahi dwelt on…

10/12/2018

Traffic Rapid Squad Campaign commences in Kathmandu Valley

Kathmandu, Oct. 11: The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has initiated the ‘traffic rapid squad’ campaign for maintaining peace and order and for management of traffic in the Kathmandu Valley. The Division brought this campaign during the festival time to improve the Valley’s traffic management, minimize the growing traffic accidents…

10/11/2018

President Bhandari to offer tika and jamara to public on Dashain

Kathmandu, Oct. 11: President Bidya Devi Bhandari is to give tika and jamara to the members of the general public on the occasion of the Bada Dashain festival on October 19. The President’s personal joint secretary and priest at the Office of the President, Hem Chandra Dhakal, gave out this…

10/11/2018

Country's image heightens at international level: Foreign Affairs Minister

Kathmandu, Oct. 10: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali on Wednesday said Nepal's image in the international level has reached a height with the completion of peace process. He referred to the President of the recently held United National General Assembly referring to Prime Minister of Nepal in his…

10/11/2018

NRN experts’ global conference commences on Friday

Kathmandu, Oct. 10: The first global conference of the non-resident Nepalis (NRNs) experts is taking place in Kathmandu on Friday. The Non-Resident Nepalis Association (NRNA), International Coordination Council gave out this information organizing a press conference today. The objective of the global conference is to support the goal of building…

10/10/2018

NHRC discusses with experts on Nirmala murder case

Kathmandu, Oct. 10: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) held a discussion with the experts on security and criminologist on the investigation relating to rape and murder of Nirmala Pant of Kanchanpur district. The discussion was held with the former AIGs of Nepal police Rajendra Bahadur Singh and Bigyan Raj…

10/10/2018

Joint attorney caught red-handed taking bribe

Kathmandu, Oct. 10: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Wednesday caught joint attorney Surendra Bahadur Thapa red-handed taking bribe from a service recipient. Thapa, who works at the senior public prosecutor office was arrested from his office while taking a bribe of Rs 500,000 from…

10/10/2018

Forest Minister off to London

Kathmandu, Oct. 10: Minister for Forest and Environment Shakti Bahadur Basnet has left for the United Kingdom leading a Nepali delegation to attend the International Conference on Prevention of Illegal Wildlife Trade. Minister Basnet left for the UK on Tuesday to attend the fourth conference being held with the objective…

10/10/2018

Bills enactment would expedite development: CM Raut

Lahan, Oct. 10: Province-2 Chief Minister Lalbabu Raut said development and construction works would take momentum in the Province following enactment of the bills tabled by the Province Government to the State Assembly. At a programme held at Chikana Bazaar in Kalyanpur municipality of Siraha on Tuesday, Chief Minister Raut…

10/10/2018

Digital dialogue on journalist code of conduct begins

Nuwakot, Oct. 10: In a bid to intensify discussion on compliance of code of conduct in the changing pattern of media with the technological advancement, the Press Council Nepal has initiated ‘Digital Dialogue Programme on Journalist Code of Conduct’ in Bidur of Nuwakot on Tuesday. The Council has a plan…

10/10/2018

Finance Minister off to Bali

Kathmandu, Oct. 9: Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada left here for Bali, Indonesia today to take part in the joint meeting of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund to be held from October 12 to 14. Finance Minister is leading a four-member delegation to the meeting. He is…

10/09/2018

Karnali province receives assurances of help from development partners

Surkhet, Oct. 9: Nepal's international development partners have expressed commitments to assisting in the development of Karnali. Karnali province government spokeswoman and minister for land management, agriculture and cooperatives Bimala KC shared information about this at a press meet here today. As she informed the press conference, the government development…

10/09/2018

Post-quake reconstruction entering into socio-economic restoration phase: NRA

Kathmandu, Oct. 9: The Nepal Reconstruction Authority (NRA) is preparing to take post-quake reconstruction into socio-economic restoration phase. NRA Chief Executive Officer Sushil Gyawali shared the information at a discussion recently held with the World Bank towards this end. At an interaction programme organized here today by the Freedom Forum,…

10/09/2018

One diagnosed with Malaria

Darchula, Oct. 9: Two days after the Health Directorate Far-west province issued a directive to the health authorities to set up a health help desk in the border points with India, a girl was found suffering from Malaria. Dipa Bhatta,15, a resident of Jayajhul in Mahakali municipality-3 was diagnosed with…

10/09/2018

No more new schools, says NCE

Kathmandu, Oct. 8: The National Campaign for Education, a network of civil society organizations working for right to education and child rights, has suggested the government to not add any more new schools in the country. Handing over its recommendation to the High-level National Education Commission, 2075 today, the network…

10/08/2018

Two airports will come into operation in Dang: Speaker Mahara

Lamahi, Oct. 8: Speaker of the Federal Parliament Krishna Bahadur Mahara has said that two airports would come into operation in Dang district. At a press conference organised at Tarigaun Airport on Monday, Speaker Mahara said that as international airport will be constructed in Narayanpur while Tarigaun airport of Tulasipur…

10/08/2018

Report on Nirmala Panta’s murder unveiled

Kathmandu, Oct. 7: The government has released the report of the probe panel formed to investigate into the murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta after her rape. The Ministry of Home Affairs made the report public this evening. In its conclusion, the report mentions that Nepal Police remained indifferent though the…

10/08/2018

युवायुवतीको प्रतिभा उजागर गर्न अवसर दिनुपर्छ ः डा.शर्मा

विराटनगर, २१ असोज । नोबेल शिक्षण अस्पतालका सञ्चालक डा.सुनिल शर्माले क्षमतावान युवायुवतीको प्रतिभा उजागर गर्नका लागि अवसर सृजना गर्नुपर्ने आवश्यकता औल्याएका छन् ।          बिराटनगरमा ‘नोबेल मिस्टर एण्ड मिस थारु आइकन’ को ट्यालेन्ट राउण्ड कार्यक्रमलाई संबोधन गर्दै डा.शर्माले यस्तो बताएका हुन् । गाउँ–गाउँमा प्रतिभावान युवायुवती भएरपनि अवसर…

10/08/2018

Man arrested for posting nude photo

Dhanusa, Oct. 7: A man has been arrested for posting nude photograph of a woman in facebook. Diwas Kamat of Janakpur sub-metropolis-10 was arrested on Saturday after the woman registered a complaint against him before police. Kamat had been chatting with the woman through a fake ID and was exerting…

10/07/2018

Former IGP Kharel's autobiography released

Kathmandu, Oct. 6: Autobiography of former Inspector General of Police Achyut Krishna Kharel has been released here on Saturday. Former President Dr Ram Baran Yadav and martyr police widow Brinda Adhikari jointly launched the book amid a programme. The book features Kharel's 30 years of experiences in police department, and…

10/07/2018

Two killed jumping off from third floor of house

Sankhu, Kathmandu, Oct. 6: Two people have died after falling from the third floor of a house at Kageshwari Manahara – 6 last night. The Kathmandu Metropolitan Police Range had raided a gambling den being operated at the house belonging Tendi Sherpa at 10 pm on Friday. The chain gate…

10/06/2018

Microbus drivers in Kathmandu valley to wear fluorescent jackets

Kathmandu, Oct. 6: The microbus drivers and their helpers in Kathmandu valley will have to wear fluorescent jackets from November 17. This was decided in a meeting the Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) held with the Federation of Nepalese Transport Entrepreneurs Nepal here on Friday. MTPD chief, Senior Superintendent of…

10/06/2018

583 cases of child rights violation in a year

Kathmandu, Oct. 5: The Central Children Welfare Committee has recorded as many as 583 cases of child rights violation in the fiscal year 2074/75BS. The Committee under the Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizen said the violations were recorded under 11categories including child labour, rape, murder, trafficking and child…

10/05/2018

‘Govt. must construct Int'l airport at Nijgadh’

Kalaiya, Oct. 5: Bara Forest Technical Association has demanded the construction of the international airport at Nijgadh, Bara, at any cost. Organising a press conference here Friday, the Association urged all the bodies concerned to be aware and answerable at a time when the conspiracy was hatched to not let…

10/05/2018

NC CWC meeting on Oct. 7

Kathmandu, Oct. 5: The meeting of the Nepali Congress central working committee has been rescheduled for October 7. Chief Secretary of the Party Office, Krishna Prasad Poudel, said the meeting would hold discussion on various issues including report of the party's statute amendment draft committee and contemporary politics. The meeting…

10/05/2018

Rukum schools use digital boards

Rukum, Oct. 5: Three community schools of Aathbiskot Municipality in Rukum district have started teaching the students through the use of digital boards. Himalaya Secondary School of Syalakhadi, Sarswati Secondary School of Gotamkot and Martyrs Memorial Namuna Secondary School of Radibazaar have commenced teaching-learning activities by using digital boards with…

10/05/2018

NC CWC meet postponed till Monday

Kathmandu, Oct. 5: The central working committee (CWC) meeting of the opposition Nepali Congress (NC) summoned today has been postponed for three days citing special reason. The CWC meeting of the NC is postponed till 1:00 pm Monday. The meeting is expected to hold discussions on party’s statute and contemporary…

10/05/2018

Visit extremely fruitful: PM

Kathmandu, Oct. 4: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has described his visit to the UNGA in New York, USA and to Costa Rica as highly fruitful and successful in promoting the interest of Nepal. Talking to journalists upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport after attending the 73rd session of…

10/04/2018

Three held for forging mountaineering permit

Kathmandu, Oct. 4: The Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police has arrested three persons and made them public for making fake mountain climbing permit. The arrested ones are chief of law department of Seven Summit Treks, Bivesh Karki, marketing manager Furtenji Sherpa and accountant Bijayshwor Aryal. These three persons had…

10/04/2018

Baitadi health care centres reeling under medicines crisis

Baitadi, Oct. 4: Almost all health care centres in Baitadi district have witnessed a shortage of medicines due to delayed process in the drug procurement. The officials of the health centres that are handed over to the local government said that there is a shortage of drug in their stores.…

10/04/2018

Rare Royal Bengal Tiger found dead

Bardiya, Oct. 4: A rare Royal Bengal Tiger was found dead in Bardiya National Park (BNP) on Wednesday afternoon. The dead body of spotted tiger of around 17 years was recovered near Chisapani post inside the BNP, some 700 metres away from the East-West Highway, Assistant Conservation Officer of the…

10/04/2018

Campaign against VAW

Chitwan, Oct. 3: Minister for Home Affairs, Ram Bahadur Thapa, has said that a campaign to ban drugs, control alcohol and to reduce incidents of violence against women would be forwarded as a movement. Saying it was not possible with the lone initiative of the government, Home Minister Thapa requested…

10/03/2018

Czech national goes missing

Gorkha, Oct. 3: A Czech national has gone missing in course of descending after climbing Mt. Manaslu. Roman Halabko,43, of Czech Republic went missing from September 29. Chief at the District Police Office, Gorkha, Bimal Basnet, said that three other Czech nationals and a Nepali national, who had gone to…

10/03/2018

Absolute authority to President not appropriate: Dr Koirala

Kathmandu, Oct. 3: Nepali Congress (NC) central committee member Dr Shekhar Koirala has argued that the recommendation furnished in the amendment of NC's statute was not an appropriate thing to do. At a programme organized by Gandak Tokha Democratic Society at Tokha today, leader Koirala asserted, "A political party should…

10/03/2018

PM Oli in New York

  New York, Oct. 3: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli today arrived New York in course of returning home after completing official visit to Costa Rica. Prime Minister Oli visited San Jose leading a Nepali delegation at invitation of President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado Quesada. On the occasion, PM…

10/03/2018

Five rapists get 10-year jail sentence

Gaighat, Oct. 3: The District Court, Udayapur on Tuesday has sentenced a 10.5-year jail sentence to five persons for their involvement in raping a 14-year girl of Katari municipality-4, Udayapur en masse. A single bench of district judge Tejendra Prasad Sharma issued the verdict sending five rapists to jail and…

10/03/2018

Kidney patient gets aid from Nepali immigrants

Myagdi, Oct. 3: Nepali immigrants have raised Rs 344,000 to aid for the treatment of kidney patient, Suresh Chhantyal, a local of Mangala rural municipality-5, Neta. The aid amount was collected under the ‘Save Suresh Campaign’ launched by Om Kumari Peace Fund for the treatment of Chhantyal, 19 who is…

10/03/2018

Mound buries a girl child to death

Kanchanpur, Oct. 3: Nine-year-old Janaki Bista from Shuklapahnta municipality-1, Bansaha died after being buried by a mound of earth on Tuesday. A mound buried her while digging out ochre soil for decorating home in view of festive time. Locals had immediately rescued her alive and rushed to a hospital for…

10/03/2018

150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi has been commemorated with an LED Projection

Kathmandu, Oct. 2: The 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi has been commemorated in Kathmandu with an LED Projection depicting life events of Mahatma Gandhi at the front facade of Rashtriya Sabha Griha. The Rashtriya Sabha Griha is one of the oldest theatre situated in the heart of Kathmandu where the…

10/03/2018

Gandhi’s ideals relevant for progression

Kathmandu, Oct. 2: Acting Prime Minister Iswar Pokharel has said that the ideology of Mahatma Gandhi were still relevant today for progress and prosperity. Speaking at a programme organized to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Gandhi and the non-violence day here Tuesday, he said that the ideals of Gandhi…

10/03/2018

NSU cadres vandalize Kanchanpur district attorney office

Bhimduttanagar, Oct. 2: Cadres of Nepal Students Union (NSU) here have mishandled the officials and vandalized the office of the Kanchanpur District Attorney today. The organization had called for a strike today demanding action against the culprits of the rape of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta. The office was vandalized stating that…

10/02/2018

Help desks set up in all districts of province

Bhimduttanagar, Oct. 2: Province-7’s Province Traffic Office, Attariya has set up help desks in all nine districts here to ease the passengers during the festive time. According to the information provided by Province Traffic Office, total 12 help desks have been established in Kailali and Kanchanpur districts as well as…

10/02/2018

Vehicular movement to be disrupted

Kathmandu, Oct. 2: Vehicular movement on Nagdhunga-Pipalmodh road section along the Tribhuvan Highway is to be disrupted. The Division Road Office, Kathmandu has banned vehicular movement from 8.00 pm to 5.00 am citing road maintenance and improvement in view of festive season. Division Chief Dev Kumar Tamang informed that the…

10/02/2018

President’s message on Jitiya festival

Kathmandu, Oct. 2: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said that the festivals of the country help maintain unity in diversity, religious tolerance and social goodwill, hence their originality needs to be preserved and continued. In a message today on the occasion of Jitiya festival, President Bhandari has said that the…

10/02/2018

Prez Bhandari stress on utilization of senior citizens' expertise

Kathmandu, Oct. 1: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has called for utilizing the skills, knowledge, experience and expertise of the senior citizens in the national development. While addressing a programme organized to mark the 28th International Day of Older Persons at the Office of the President here in the capital today,…

10/01/2018

Regional meet kicks off

Kathmandu, Oct. 1: A regional meeting with an objective of facilitating in fulfilling the goals of reproductive health and family planning has begun here today. Experts working in the government and non-government sectors of 13 different countries including Nepal, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines and Sri Lanka have…

10/01/2018

PM Oli observes Pirris Hydropower Plant in Costa Rica

   San Jose, Oct. 1: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli observed the Pirris Hydroelectricity Plant at Eolik Park, Los Santos in Costa Rica on Sunday. PM Oli and the Nepali delegation was welcomed by the hydroelectric plant’s chief engineer German Urena DB Errias at Eolik Park and briefed about the…

10/01/2018

Security plan for festivals

Kathmandu, Oct. 1: The Metropolitan Police Range Kathmandu has launched a special security plan in Kathmandu Valley in view of the upcoming Dashain, Tihar and Chhath festivals. "Under the plan, more than 3,000 police personnel will be mobilised to prevent any criminal activities," said Senior Superintendent of Police Basanta Kumar…

10/01/2018

Demand to make Biratnagar province-1’s permanent capital

Biratnagar, Oct. 1: An organized campaign has been initiated from today to pile pressure for keeping Biratnagar the permanent headquarters of the Province-1. All concerned stakeholders joined hands to intensify demand to designate administrative centre in one place when there was a discourse in keeping administrative centre in three districts…

10/01/2018

DPR of Far West Capital by this fiscal year

Attariya, Sept. 30: The detail project report (DPR) of the capital of Far West Province would be prepared within this fiscal year and the process for the infrastructure development would be initiated. Godabari of Kailali district was named the capital city while the name of province was decided as the…

09/30/2018

DNA reports of three suspects in rape and murder of Panta negative

Bhimdattanagar, Kanchanpur, Sept. 30: The Kanchanpur Police have received the reports of DNA test of three people conducted in course of investigations into the rape and murder of 13- year-old Nirmala Panta. The DNA test reports of three suspects including (suspended) Superintendent of Police Dilliraj Bista did not match to…

09/30/2018

Construction of hydel project obstructed

Myagdi, Sept. 30: The construction work of the 42 MW capacity Mistrikhola hydel project has been obstructed by the local residents of Narchyang in Annapurna rural municipality-4. Alleging that the project management failed to take efforts to control the landslide triggered by water flowing out of the project tunnel outlet,…

09/30/2018

One dies after falling off building

Bhaktapur, Sept. 30: A woman died after falling of her house while trying to clean the window panes. Premila Shakya,57, of Kamal Binayak in ward no. 10 of Bhaktapur municipality was in the fifth floor of her house, cleaning the window panes when she accidently fell down and died. The…

09/30/2018

PM off to Costa Rica

   New York, Sept. 30: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli left here for Costa Rica today in course of an official visit at the invitation of the President of the Republic of Costa Rica Carlos Alvarado Quesada. He is accompanied by his spouse Radhika Shakya. Prime Minister Oli is leaving…

09/30/2018

Print media under threat: Communications Minister Baskota

Banepa, Sept. 29: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Baskota on Saturday said print media is under threat from new media. "Print media is at risk of being reduced to a place where only details are documented and opinions are given, as new media is taking over," he…

09/29/2018

Petroleum pipeline project making good progress, says visiting Indian Minister

Janakpurdham, Sept. 29: Indian Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan, has said the Motihari-Amlekhgunj petrol pipeline project’s performance is good. Talking to journalists in Janakpurdham on Saturday, he said, “Looking at the performance of the project indicates that the pipeline extension work is going to be completed within…

09/29/2018

Three siblings dead after mud caves in

Lamahi, Dang, Sept. 29: Three persons of a single family were killed on the spot after they were buried under rubble when a mould collapsed at Rapti Rural Municipality in Dang on Saturday. The deceased have been identified as local residents Shyam Kumari Chaudhary, 30, her sister-in-law Mina Kumari Chaudhary…

09/29/2018

Foreign Minister Gyawali meets his counterparts in NY

New York, Sept. 29: Foreign Minister Pradip Kumar Gyawali today attended the meeting of the landlocked developing countries held at the UN Headquarters. On the occasion, Foreign Minister Gyawali stated that the disadvantages faced by landlocked countries would be minimized through their meaningful participation in the global value chain and…

09/29/2018

Teacher found dead

Betrawati, Sept. 29: Head teacher at the Nawajyoti primary school in Rautbesi in Dupcheswar rural municipality-3 Ganesh Pandit has been found dead on Friday evening. The 45-year-old had been missing since leaving for home from school on Thursday. He was found dead at a jungle near his home in Bansbote,…

09/29/2018

Indian Minister Pradhan pays courtesy call on President Bhandari

Kathmandu, Sept. 28: Minister for Petroleum and Natural gas, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship of India, Dharmendra Pradhan, who is currently in Nepal, paid a courtesy call on President Bidya Devi Bhandari at Sheetal Niwas on Friday. During the meeting, they discussed various issues of relations between Nepal and India, mutual…

09/29/2018

Nepal, China agree to forward comprehensive work plan on energy sector

Kathmandu, Sept. 28: Nepal and China have agreed to forward comprehensive work plan for the development of energy and its facilitation. The meeting of the energy mechanism formed between the two countries begun in Kathmandu on Friday decided to establish a joint work group, comprising technical human resources of the…

09/28/2018

Home Minister Thapa, Indian Minister Pradhan meet

Kathmandu, Sept. 28: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa today held a meeting with Indian Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Prabhdan. During the meeting held at the Home Ministry, Singha Durbar, Minister Thapa said the Indian Minister's visit to Nepal would help soon complete the under-construction projects relating to…

09/28/2018

Home Minister Thapa's attention drawn to VAW

Kathmandu, Sept. 28: Attention of Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa was drawn towards growing violence against women (VAW) and girls. Justice to the VAW victims was demanded with the formulation of strict laws against VAW. A delegation led by leader of Communist Party of Nepal (CPN), Asta Laxmi Shakya, submitted…

09/28/2018

Full text of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s statement to the 73rd UNGA

Madam President, I extend warm felicitations to you on your election to the presidency of this Assembly. The outgoing President deserves our appreciation for successfully steering the Assembly’s work. We commend the Secretary General, Mr. Antonio Gutteres, for the dedication, commitment and leadership with which he has been serving the…

09/28/2018

Social justice remains at the center of our policy, PM says addressing the UNGA

Kathmandu, Sept. 28: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has addressed the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in UN Headquarters, New York. Addressing the UNGA today, the PM said, "Our vision is of a comprehensive democracy that empowers individuals not only politically but also socially, economically and culturally." According to…

09/28/2018

Former PM Khanal expects wave of development

Charikot, Sept. 28: Former Prime Minister Jhalanath Khanal has said that the government should bring the wave of development in the country. At a programme organized at Jiri in Dolakha district on the occasion of the World Tourism Day on Thursday, the former PM said that the government should bring…

09/28/2018

Second session of federal parliaments prorogue; avoids medical education bill

Kathmandu, Sept. 27: The second session of the federal parliament- House of Representatives and National Assembly- is being prorogued from this midnight. During this session, 16 bills relating to the implementation of the fundamental rights were passed. The first meeting of this session had taken place on May 6 early…

09/27/2018

IT park to have security printing press

Banepa, Sept. 27: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Banskota has said that the IT park in Banepa will be used to operate security printing press. Speaking at inauguration of Banepa festival 2075 that began here today, he said the plan has been floated in order to make…

09/27/2018

Two police persons suspended for attempted rape

Sankhuwasabha, Sept. 27: Two police persons have been suspended on the charge for attempt to rape a 16-year old girl. They are--Assistant Sub-Inspector, Dhanraj Khatiwada, working at Area Police Office, Ankhibhui and Police Constable Mikma Sherpa, based at Area Police Office, Hedangna. The District Court has released ASI Khatiwada on…

09/27/2018

Govt failing to control corruption: Ex PM Nepal

Kathmandu, Sept. 27: Ruling Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) senior leader and former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal has said that the incumbent government failed to control corruption in the country. While addressing the meeting of the parliament today, leader Nepal noted that though there was the public expectation of…

09/27/2018

KTM Valley folks to get Melamchi drinking water within 60 days

Kathmandu, Sept. 27: The long wait of Kathmandu Valley folks of getting drinking water from the Melamchi Drinking Water Project will be over within the next two months. The Kathmandu Valley folks will get drinking water of Melamchi Drinking Water Project, the project of national pride, at their door steps…

09/27/2018

Government performance questioned in parliament

Kathmandu, Sept. 27: Lawmaker Rajendra Mahato accused the government of failing to bring to book those involved in rape and murders occurred in various parts of the country. During his address to the concluding session of the summer session of the House of Representatives Thursday, Mahato expressed serious concern over…

09/27/2018

Interview with Prime Minister: Nepali people are in need of democracy with food, clothes and shelter – PM Oli

New York, Sept. 27: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said the Nepali people were in need of a democracy that ensured food, clothes and shelter with full humanity. He said this in an interview to a group of Nepali journalists, including the journalists from the private media who are…

09/27/2018

NA passes CITES amendment bill

Kathmandu, Sept. 26: The National Assembly meeting on Wednesday unanimously passed the CITES (first amendment) bill 2075. Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal tabled the proposal on behalf of Minister for Forest and Environment, Shakti Bahadur Basnet, seeking the passage of the bill. Similarly, Finance Minister…

09/26/2018

HoR passes 'Passport Bill'

Kathmandu, Sept. 26: Today's meeting of the House of Representatives has unanimously passed the 'Passport Bill-2075'. Minister for Home Affairs, Ram Bahadur Thapa, on the behalf of Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, presented the proposal seeking approval of the Bill. Earlier the meeting also unanimously passed the proposal of discussion…

09/26/2018

Five-year imprisonment and Rs 100,000 fine to rapist

Gaighat, Sept. 26: District Court, Udayapur, has slapped five-year imprisonment and Rs 100,000 fine on a man found guilty of rape. A single bench of District Judge, Tejendra Prasad Sharma, announced this verdict against Shiva Bahadur Rai, 36, of Triyuga municipality-4. He was arrested on the charge of raping a…

09/26/2018

PM attends reception hosted by UN Secretary-General

   New York, Sept. 26: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli attended the reception hosted by the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres at the UN Headquarters here on Tuesday. The Prime Minister was accompanied by his spouse Radhika Shakya. The UN Secretary-General organized the reception in honour of the Heads-of-the-State, the…

09/26/2018

High-level taskforce formed

Kathmandu, Sept. 26: The government has formed a high-level taskforce to explore the prospects and resolve the problems seen in the tea industry. The Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security on Tuesday announced the taskforce. Secretary at the Ministry Mahesh Prasad Dahal coordinates the taskforce. The Ministry stated that…

09/26/2018

Pakistan’s ambassador calls on Home Minister Thapa

Kathmandu, Sept. 26: Pakistan’s ambassador to Nepal, Mazhar Javed, paid a courtesy call on Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa on Tuesday. The meeting took place at the Home Ministry in Singha Durbar. During the meeting, Home Minister Thapa and the Pakistani ambassador discussed Nepal-Pakistan bilateral relations and matters…

09/26/2018

SC asks govt to release Bishwokarma

Kathmandu, Sept. 25: The Supreme Court has asked the government to release Khadga Bahadur Bishwokarma, Spokesperson of Biplab-led Nepal Communist Party, who was arrested on charge of extorting businesspersons. A division bench of Justices Anil Kumar Sinha and Tanka Bahadur Moktan issued the order Tuesday to release Bishwokarma in the…

09/25/2018

Foreign Affairs Minister Gyawali and his Indian counterpart hold talks

 New York, Sept. 25: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali held a meeting with Minister of External Affairs of India, Sushma Swaraj, at the UN headquarters here today. Discussions were held on matters of bilateral concern and interest during the meeting. Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi said it was…

09/25/2018

Two more Nepalis die due to consumption of toxic liquor in Malaysia

Kathmandu, Sept. 25: Two more Nepalis have died due to the consumption of poisonous liquor in Malaysia. The deceased are Sher Bahadur Thakuri of Shankarpur-5, Sarlahi district and Sukuwal Ghising, whose address is not ascertained yet, the Embassy of Nepal in Kuala Lumpur stated on Monday. According to the Embassy,…

09/25/2018

It's not time to discuss about violence: Acting PM Pokharel

Kathmandu, Sept. 24: Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Ishwar Pokharel, has said that it was not a time to talk about violence and terror as it would do no good to country and countrymen. Addressing the diamond jubilee celebration of Mahendra Secondary School at Bhimphedi in Makawanpur district…

09/24/2018

President Bhandari attends Indra Jatra celebration

Kathmandu, Sept. 24: : President Bidya Devi Bhandari reached the Basantapur Durbar Square on Monday and attended the celebration of Indra Jatra festival marked by worshiping the Living Goddess, Kumari. President Bhandari offered bheti to Lord Ganesh and Lord Bhairav as well. Then, she received prasad from the priest. On…

09/24/2018

Nepal needs to present its achievements before global community-Gyawali

  New York, Sept. 24: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali said the United Nations General Assembly's 73rd Session would be utilized to present Nepal's hard-earned achievements before the global community. He expressed the hope that the UNGA session would be useful to garner additional international support in Nepal's…

09/24/2018

Sub-regional hospital to be integrated in to Institute of Health Science

Ghorahi, Sept. 24: The sub-regional hospital based in Dang is to be merged into the Rapti Institute of Health Science. Following the directive from the Ministry of Health to transfer all the properties and liabilities of the hospital, the sub-regional hospital is to be handed over on coming September 28.…

09/24/2018

Two parliamentary joint committees get chairs

Kathmandu, Sept. 23: Nira Devi Jairu has been elected the president of the Federal Parliament's Committee on Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation of State's Directive Principles, Polices and Responsibilities. At today's Committee meeting, lawmaker Ganesh Singh Thagunna proposed the name of Jairu as the Committee head and the proposal was backed…

09/23/2018

Nijgadh International Airport to be constructed at any cost: Minister Basnet

Kathmandu, Sept. 23: Minister for Forests and Environment Shakti Bahadur Basnet has clarified that there was no misunderstanding between his Ministry and Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation regarding the construction of International Airport at Nijgadh of Bara district. Speaking in a programme organized by National Trust for Nature…

09/23/2018

Tiger population increases in Nepal

Kathmandu, Sept. 23: The Ministry of Forest and Environment has informed that the tiger population has increased in the country as per the latest census. The Ministry, while making public the result of the national tiger census 2018 on the occasion of the National Conservation Day today, informed that with…

09/23/2018

PM arrives in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, Sept. 23: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli arrived in Abu Dhabi of United Arab Emirates (UAE) last night on his way to New York to attend the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). PM’s spouse Radhika Shakya has accompanied PM Oli. Chargé d'affaires at Embassy of Nepal in…

09/23/2018

DPM Pokharel designated as acting PM

Kathmandu, Sept. 22: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has designated the responsibility of acting Prime Minster to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defense Iswor Pokharel. President Bhandarti, on the recommendation of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, entrusted DPM Pokharel with the responsibility of acting Prime Minister. PM Oli has left…

09/23/2018

PM Oli off to New York to attend UNGA

   Kathmandu, Sept. 22: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has left here for New York of the United States of America this evening by leading a Nepali delegation to attend the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The 73rd UNGA is beginning from coming Tuesday. Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara, Chairman…

09/23/2018

Demand to declare Buddha the Light of the Universe

Kathmandu, Sept. 22: A demand has been made to name Lord Buddha as the ‘Light of the Universe’. At a programme organized on the International Day of Peace in the capital on Saturday, the speakers said that Lord Buddha should be declared the Light of the Universe by recalling the…

09/22/2018

Indian cine artist Jaya appointed Nepal's tourism goodwill ambassador

Kathmandu, Sept. 22: Former Member of Parliament of India and cine artist Jaya Prada has been appointed the goodwill ambassador for the promotion of Nepal's tourism. A ministerial-level meeting of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation on Friday appointed the 60–year-old Indian actress as the tourism goodwill ambassador…

09/22/2018

Education Minister stresses on technical education

Kailali, Sept. 22: Minister for Education, Science and Technology Giriraj Mani Pokharel has stressed the need to enhance technical education in the country. Laying a foundation stone for the construction of Natural Resources Management College (affiliated to Agriculture and Forestry University) in Tikapur today, Minister Pokharel emphasized on propelling technical…

09/22/2018

One Nepali is among those killed in mass shooting in Maryland

   Washington, D.C., Sept. 22: Those killed in a mass shooting in Maryland at a Rite Aid distribution center on Thursday included a Nepali woman, and another Nepali man was injured, according to local officials, who confirmed to the people killed in the shooting amid a press conference on Friday.…

09/22/2018

Cabinet decisions- national pride projects added

Kathmandu, Sept. 21: The government has decided to announce the projects to be supported by the US Millennium Challenge Corporation as the national pride project. The US government as per the Millennium Challenge Corporation has provided Rs 50 billion to Nepal for the implementation of the projects relating to the…

09/22/2018

Nepal-India boundary meeting

Kathmandu, Sept. 21: The fifth meeting of Nepal-India boundary working group (BWG) concluded in Kathmandu on Friday. Extensive discussion was held during the three-day meeting on various matters relating to ongoing Nepal-India boundary work, said a press release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, adding that the meeting reviewed…

09/22/2018

KUKL appeals for cautious stroll on river banks

Kathmandu, Sept. 21: The Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited (KUKL) has urged all for cautious stroll on the river banks in the Kathmandu Valley, because the water used to clean the pipes laid for the distribution of Melamchi drinking water project would increase the level of water in the rivers. At…

09/21/2018

Journalism should not be controlled: Experts

Kathmandu, Sept. 21: The media experts have opined that the journalism should not be controlled and restricted. Speaking in an interaction organized by the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) on media content, security and crime here Friday FNJ President Govinda Acharya said self regulation and professional ethics would suffice to…

09/21/2018

Implementation of fundamental rights challenging: NA Chair Timilsina

Parbat, Sept. 21: Chairman at the National Assembly Ganesh Timilsina has said there were challenges before the implementation of laws related to the fundamental rights. Speaking in a programme organized by Nepal Jaycees Kushma chapter here Friday, he said full implementation of such rights would be challenging unless the nation…

09/21/2018

Lawmakers demand to roll back petroleum price hike

Kathmandu, Sept. 20: The lawmakers speaking in the meeting of the House of Representatives here today have demanded with the government to withdraw the recent hike in the price of petroleum products. The Nepal Oil Corporation has recently increased the prices of petrol by Re 1 per litre and diesel…

09/20/2018

PM leading Nepali delegation to 73rd UNGA

Kathmandu, Sept. 20: Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli is leaving for New York on coming 22 September leading the Nepali delegation to the 73rd Session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The Prime Minister will be accompanied by his spouse Radhika Shakya. The High Level Segment of the UNGA will…

09/20/2018

PHC endorses Ghimire as new CIAA chief

Kathmandu, Sept. 20: The Parliamentary Hearing Committee (PHC) has endorsed Navin Kumar Ghimire as the Chief Commissioner of the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA). A meeting of the committee today unanimously endorsed the name of Ghimire proposed as the new Chief Commissioner. The Committee conducted hearings of…

09/20/2018

Obstructed Beni-Kavrebhir road opens after a week

Myagdi, Sept. 20: Traffic operation has resumed on the road along the Beni-Jomsom road section at Raghuganga rural municipality-3, Rahughat in Myagdi after a week of its disruption. The Beni-Jomsom-Korala road project took the initiative to clear the decks and resume the operation of road. The road stretch remained obstructed…

09/20/2018

Transport and transit agreement discussed with China

Kathmandu, Sept. 19: Chairperson of Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said the enforcement of the protocol of the transport and transit agreement reached between Nepal and China was discussed from various dimensions during his visit to the northern neighbour. Talking to reporters following return from…

09/20/2018

Twenty arrested for protesting against Constitution Day

Parasi, Sept. 19: Twenty supporters of Independent Madhesh Alliance (CK Raut) were arrested by police as they were preparing to stage a protest against the Constitution Day. District coordinator Srikrishna Yadav, district member Prakash Paswan were among the 20 arrested today from Belashpur in Palhihanandan rural municipality, according to DSP…

09/19/2018

Chair Dahal and Chinese VP Wang meet

Kathmandu, Sept. 19: Chairperson of Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) and former Prime Minster, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who is on a visit to China, met with Vice-President of China, Wang Qishan, on Wednesday. During the meeting, Chairman Dahal said the country's prosperity was the main priority, recalling that peace has…

09/19/2018

Korean Company selected for DPR for Fast-Track

Kathmandu, Sept. 18: A South Korean Consultancy Company has been selected to prepare the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the Kathmandu-Terai Madhesh Fast-Track project, a mega project of national pride and strategic importance. The Nepal Army (NA) had earlier assigned an Indian company named IL and FS but it did…

09/19/2018

Butwal launches perspective development plan

Butwal, Sept. 19: Butwal Sub-Metropolitan city has launched its 15-year perspective development plan, preparing the base for municipal prosperity. The perspective plan also includes five-year periodic plan. At a press conference held at Butwal sub-metropolitan city on Tuesday, feedback were collected from expert group, thematic expert sub-groups, direction committee and…

09/19/2018

President Bhandari Message: Constitution Day

Kathmandu, Sept. 19: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said it was a matter of happiness for all to have an environment conducive to prosper democratic political system of Nepal through constitutional roadmap. Delivering a message on the occasion of the Constitution Day and National Day-2075, President Bhandari said the Constitution…

09/19/2018

TIA resumes services after brief halt

Kathmandu, Sept. 18: The Tribhuvan International Airport resumed its services after a brief halt this evening. The TIA halted its services due to some cracks on its runway. TIA General Manager Raj Kumar Chhetri informed that they resumed services after repairing the runway. The service was affected for about 12…

09/18/2018

Constitution Day being observed Wednesday

Kathmandu, Sept. 18: Nepali is observing the fourth Constitution Day by organizing various programmes throughout the country on Wednesday. The constitution day main celebration committee headed by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is organizing a special ceremony at army pavilion, Tundikhel. The ceremony would be attended by President, Vice President,…

09/18/2018

Constitution amendment main agenda of RJP-Nepal: Leader Mahato

Nepalgunj, Sept. 18: Member of Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal Presidium, Rajendra Mahato, has said that constitution amendment was the main agenda of the party. Talking to media persons in Nepalgunj, leader Mahato said that the Constitution has failed to address the rights of Madhesi, Dalits and indigenous communities as it was…

09/18/2018

Democracy Fair from Sept 20

Kathmandu, Sept. 18: A Democracy Fair is going to be organised from September 20-22 on the occasion of entering the fourth year of promulgation of the Constitution. The National Assembly Legislation Management Committee is organising the fair at Nasal chowk of Hanumandhoka Durbar Square. The fair going to be organised…

09/18/2018

Parliament passes 16 various bills before deadline

Kathmandu, Sept. 18: Both houses of the Federal Parliament have passed 16 various bills related to the implementation of fundamental rights before the deadline of September 18 as stipulated in the constitution. The House of Representatives (lower house) and the National Assembly (upper house) have passed the Bill Related to…

09/18/2018

X-ray service begins

Parbat, Sept. 17: X-ray service has begun at a health facility in a remote village here. The service has started at Thulipokhari Primary Health Centre in Kushma municipality-12, Thulipokhari on Sunday. Municipality Mayor Ram Chandra Joshi inaugurated the x-ray service. The Ministry of Health and Population had provided the X-ray…

09/17/2018

Local law-making sluggish

Banke, Sept. 17: 'Singha Durbar comes closer to people's doorsteps' was so far the most saleable slogan during the last local elections. The general citizens were optimistic enough with their belief that the people's power would truly devolve into villages from Singha Durbar – the country's central administrative hub of…

09/17/2018

Cabinet decisions

Kathmandu, Sept. 16: A meeting of the Council of Ministers held today has decided to provide Rs 65.28 in subsidy per quintal in sugarcane to the sugarcane producing farmers. The meeting held this evening at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers in Singhadurbar has determined 100,000…

09/17/2018

NA passes seven bills

Kathmandu, Sept. 16: Today's meeting of the National Assembly has passed seven different bills related to fundamental rights. The meeting passed 'Bill relating to Safe Motherhood and Reproductive Health Rights-2075' and Public Health Bill-2075' presented by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Population, Upendra Yadav. Similarly, 'Bill relating to…

09/16/2018

Farmers' Commission submits report to Agriculture Minister

Kathmandu, Sept. 16: The National Farmers' Commission has submitted its second annual report of the fiscal year 2074/075 BS to the Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development. Commission's Chairperson Chitra Bahadur Shrestha submitted the report to Minister Chakra Pani Khanal at the Ministry in Singhadurbar on Sunday. The report includes…

09/16/2018

FNJ announces protest programmes

Kathmandu, Sept. 16: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has announced fresh programmes aimed at exerting pressure on the government to consider amendments to the legal provisions in the new Civil Code and Criminal Code. The newly introduced codes, intended to reform the country's legal system, govern the conduct of…

09/16/2018

Biswakarma handed over to Udayapur police

Gaighat, Sept. 16: Communist Party of Nepal (Biplav) leader Khadga Bahadur Biswakarma has been handed over to Udayapur police on Saturday. He was handed over by Kathmandu police to Udayapur district police office, according to Superintendent of Police Chandra Dev Rai. Prosecution shall take place against Biswakarma for his involvement…

09/16/2018

Tourist swept away by river

Kaski, Sept. 16: A tourist trekking in the Annapurna area has gone missing after being swept away by a river. Hui Ju,66, from Taiwan was returning from the Annapurna base camp when the incident took place. He was swept away by the Himku river in Annapurna rural municipality, according to…

09/16/2018

Sub-metropolis to reduce tax

Janakpurdham, Sept. 16: The Janakpurdham Sub-metropolis has agreed to reduce the rate of tax that had been increased recently. The agreement was reached during a discussion held between the Nepali Congress municipal committee, the chamber of commerce and industry and the Sub-metropolis officials. The NC muncipal committee had been waging…

09/16/2018

HoR endorses four bills

Kathmandu, Sept. 15: A meeting of the House of Representatives on Saturday endorsed four bills related to people's fundamental rights. The Bill related to Individual Privacy, 2075, (tabled by Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa), the Racial Discrimination and Untouchability (offence and punishment, first amendment) Bill, 2075, (tabled by Minister for…

09/15/2018

Smart cities should be tech-friendly, Upper House Chairman says

Kathmandu, Sept. 15: Chairman of National Assembly Ganesh Timilsena has said that the smart cities to be developed should be technology-friendly. At a programme on Smart City organized in the capital city on Saturday, Chairman Timilsena said that the new cities should be developed by carrying out thorough study, research…

09/15/2018

VP Pun leaving for China on September 19

Kathmandu, Sept. 15: Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun is scheduled to attend the 17th Western China International Fair to be organized at Chengdu, Sichuan in China. Pub is leaving Kathmandu for China on September 19 for the purpose. The fair will kick off on September 20 and come to an…

09/15/2018

Blocked Badigad stream opens

Gulmi, Sept. 15: The risk of the Badigad steam cutting loose after being blocked by a landslide has subsided with water draining out following an overflow. Thousands of people and their homes were at risk after the stream was blocked for more than six hours. The landslide occurred near Bhimgitthe…

09/15/2018

Kanchanrup declared disaster-hit zone

Rajbiraj, Sept. 15: The Kanchanrup municipality has been declared a disaster-hit zone after many people were found infected with the Swine Flu and Hong Kong Flu virus. An emergency meeting of the District Natural Disaster Relief Committee, Saptari took the decision after samples sent to the Epidemiology and Epidemic Control…

09/15/2018

Municipality claims of sending every child to school

Mahendranagar, Sept. 15: The Mithila municipality has declared that no children of school going age are out of school. This was announced by Mayor Hari Narayan Mahato at a programme organised to mark the Children's Day at Dhalkebar on Friday. He also claimed that the municipality was the first to…

09/15/2018

Six houses swept away by floods

Gorkha, Sept. 15: Six houses were swept away by floods in the Ghatte stream in Sirdibas of Chumunubri rural municipality. The incident took place on Friday night when landslides triggered by heavy rainfall blocked the stream and forced flood water into the human settlement, according to the rural municipality Chair…

09/15/2018

Lack of employees hampering work

Myagdi, Sept. 15: Minister for Social Development of Gandaki province Nardevi Pun has said that lack of employees with the provincial government has been an obstacle to accomplish tasks. Inaugurating the district ayurveda health centre in Beni on Friday, Minister Pun lamented about the conduct of the federal government, while…

09/15/2018

Shrestha leaves for week-long China visit

Kathmandu, Sept. 14: Spokesperson of the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN), Narayan Kaji Shrestha, has left for Beijing in a week-long China visit on Friday. Shrestha is scheduled to hold interactions with office-bearers of Schooling Department of Communist Party of China in Beijing during his visit. Similarly, Spokesperson Shrestha would…

09/14/2018

Seven bills tabled in National Assembly

Kathmandu, Sept. 14: Seven bills relating to the fundamental rights have been tabled in the second meeting of the National Assembly (NA) on Friday. The bill on right to safe motherhood and reproductive health 2075, public health bill 2075, bill on right to employment 2075, consumers' protection bill 2075, bill…

09/14/2018

Pilgrims and tourists stranded in Mustang

Mustang, Sept. 14: The pilgrims and tourists visiting Mustang district have been left at lurch as the Beni-Jomsom road section was disrupted due to flood and landslide. Since vehicular movement remains disrupted, the locals here too have been facing inconvenience. Several road sections at Rupse in Myagdi and Ghansa to…

09/14/2018

President calls for justice to Nirmala

Kathmandu, Sept. 14: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has called on the stakeholders concerned to bring the perpetrator(s) in the rape and killing of Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur to book. "All sides should be sensitive for punishing the criminals by bringing them under the purview of law, becoming mindful of the…

09/14/2018

One-way traffic on Narayangadh – Muglin road

Chitwan, Sept. 14: The Narayangadh – Muglin road section has been opened for one-way traffic after a landslide blocked the road at Jugedi of Bharatpur Metropolitan City-29, police said. The landslip occurred at 11.50 am today. Efforts are underway to remove the landslide debris and open the road for two-way…

09/14/2018

NEA ED Ghising pledges quality power supply

Kathmandu, Sept. 14: Executive Director of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) Kulman Ghising has said that preparations are ongoing to ensure quality power supply in the key government offices. At an interaction programme on Thursday in the capital city, Ghising said that the NEA is working to end the problem of…

09/14/2018

Gaurigunj bazaar remains closed for two days

Damak (Jhapa), Sept. 13: The Gaurigunj bazaar in the district remains closed for two days in protest against the murder of a local textile trader Khemraj Poudel. The Industry and Commerce Association Gaurigunj called a banda (strike) since Wednesday, demanding stern action against the murderer. A local of Gaurigunj Rural…

09/13/2018

Lower House passes two bills

Kathmandu, Sept. 13: The meeting of the House of Representatives, the lower house of the Federal Parliament, has passed two bills today. The House unanimously approved the Bill on the Rights of People with Disabilities (First Amendment), 2075 and the Environment Conservation (First Amendment) Bill 2075, presented by Minister for…

09/13/2018

Cable Car from Birethanti of Kaski to Muktinath

Kathmandu, Sept. 13: A cable car way would be constructed linking Birethanti of Kaski to Mustang. A memorandum of understanding to this regard was signed between the Investment Board and Muktinath Cable Car Darshan Pvt on Wednesday. Chief Executive Officer at the Board, Maha Prasad Adhikari, and Company Chairman Arun…

09/13/2018

Sapling plantation from Chief Minister

Hetauda, Sept. 13: Chief Minister of Province No. 3 Dormani Poudel and Province’s Internal Affairs and Law Minister Shalikram Jamarkattel have marked the beginning of sapling plantation in open areas of Hetauda Cement Factory meant for conservation of nature and control increased environmental pollution. The Chief Minister, Province Minister, locals,…

09/13/2018

President Bhandari performs pooja at Pashupatinath Temple

Kathmandu, Sept. 12: On the occasion of Haritalika or Teej, an important festival of Nepali Hindu women, President Bidya Devi Bhandari performed pooja and paid a darshan of Lord Pashupatinath at the Pashupatinath temple premises today. The President also received flowers and prasad from Ganesh Bhatta, the main priest of…

09/12/2018

Nepali Congress demands journalist Basnet's release

Kathmandu, Sept. 12: Major opposition Nepali Congress has demanded the government immediately release journalist Raju Basnet, who was arrested allegedly for using the news content of another media. Issuing a press release on Wednesday, NC Spokesperson Bishwo Prakash Sharma said the democratic system has set a certain criteria for refutation…

09/12/2018

NEA to build high-capacity power transmission line in Kathmandu

   Kathmandu, Sept 12 (RSS): The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is going to build high capacity transmission lines to ensure regular and smooth electricity supply to Kathmandu Valley. Such transmission line with capacity of 220 KV double circuit has been named 'Ring Transmission Line' and would cover the three districts…

09/12/2018

Wild tuskers destroy swathes of paddy plantation

Kanchanpur, Sept. 12: A herd of wild tuskers entering human settlement from the Shuklaphanta National Park destroyed swathes of paddy plantation here on Tuesday evening. The wild elephants cleaned up the paddy cultivation nearing harvest in Shuklaphanta municipality-5, Garjamuni. Police Inspector Ramesh Dutta Awasthi at Area Police Office, Jhalari shared…

09/12/2018

PM-Teej Greetings

Kathmandu, Sept. 12: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has extended best wishes to all Nepali sisters on the occasion of Haritalika Teej today. In a message of best wishes delivered today, Prime Minister said the Teej festival may inspire all women to move ahead in unison. Various festivals celebrated in…

09/12/2018

One way traffic resumes on Narayangarh-Muglin road section

Ratnanagar, Sept. 12: One way traffic has resumed along the Narayangarh-Muglin road section, which was disrupted due to landslides triggered by incessant rains. Deputy Superintendant of Police (DSP) Prabhu Prasad Dhakal informed that the road traffic, which remained obstructed since Tuesday morning, came to resumption after 18 hours. It took…

09/12/2018

NA endorses BIMSTEC Convention related to combatting terrorism

Kathmandu, Sept. 11: The National Assembly (NA) today endorsed the BIMSTEC Convention on Cooperation in Combatting International Terrorism, Transnational Organised Crime and Illicit Drug Trafficking. In today's session of the Upper House, Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa presented a proposal, seeking the endorsement of the Convention. Moreover, the meeting unanimously…

09/11/2018

Three detainees on Kanchanpur rape case released

Kanchanpur, Sept. 11: Three persons under custody in course of the investigation on the rape and murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Pant from Bhimdattanagar-2 have been released on Tuesday. Dilip Bista and Roshani Bam have been released on a general date, said Deputy Superintendent of Police, Krishna Raj Ojha,adding that Babita…

09/11/2018

'Nepal's peace process exemplary in the world'

Kathmandu, Sept. 11: Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun has said that Nepal's peace process is a role model for the world. Nepal's peace process reached to its logical end on its homegrown model, the Vice President said on Tuesday to a delegation led by Senior Political Deputy to Afghanistan High…

09/11/2018

Seven hurt in gas cylinder explosion

Kathmandu, Sept. 11: Seven people were injured after a fire broke out following a gas cylinder explosion in Jyatha in the capital city early this morning. The fire broke out from the sparks while fixing a mortar to pump water near 4:00 am in the house of local Suman Sthapit.…

09/11/2018

Narayangarh-Muglin road section disrupted

Chitwan, Sept. 11: Traffic operation has been disrupted along the Narayangarh-Muglin road section since early this morning. The vehicular movement has come to a halt after landslides occurred in three different parts of the road stretch. The District Police Office confirmed that the landslide took place in Kalikhola, Jalbire and…

09/11/2018

Pokhara Lekhnath Metropolis changes its name

Pokhara, Sept. 11: The Pokhara Lekhnath Metropolitan City has dropped 'Lekhnath' from its name. A notice informing the removal of Lekhnath was published through the gazette on Monday. With this, the name of the metropolis has changed into Pokhara only. Secretary at Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration Dinesh…

09/11/2018

Chief of Army Staff -Indian ambassador meeting

Kathmandu, Sept. 10: Chief of Army Staff Purna Chandra Thapa was paid a courtesy call on by Indian ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri at the Army Headquarters today. Discussions were held on matters of mutual interest and bilateral relations during the meeting, the Nepalese Army Public Relations Directorate stated…

09/10/2018

Chief Justice-nominee Mishra vows to raise hope towards law courts

   Kathmandu, Sept. 10: Proposed Chief Justice Om Prakash Mishra has pledged to carry out works so as to enhance the hopes of the public towards the law courts by putting to an end the corruption. The Chief Justice-designate said this responding to lawmakers' questions during the hearing conducted by…

09/10/2018

NTD Rolpa enforces shutdown in protest of murder

Rolpa, Sept. 10: Normal life in Rolpa district has been adversely affected since early this morning due to shutdown enforced by Nepal Tarun Dal , Rolpa in protest of the murder of its leader. The youth wing of the Nepali Congress resorted to launch shutdown to protest the killing of…

09/10/2018

Heritage in Sankhu still awaiting reconstruction

   Kathmandu, Sankhu, Sept 10: Reconstruction of heritages of Kathmandu's historical city, Sankhu, which was devastated by the April 2015 earthquake, has not gathered momentum. The reconstruction drive has almost reached four years but its speed is snail paced. Though the Department of Archaeology took up the responsibility for rebuild…

09/10/2018

Two killed in truck-motorbike collusion

Rajbiraj, Sept. 10: Two persons died when a truck hit a motorbike from back at Sambhunath in Saptari district along the East-West Highway on Sunday evening. The accident took place when the east-bound truck (Na 2 Kha 3001) from west knocked the motorbike (Ba 50 Pa 6000) coming from opposite…

09/10/2018

90 percent drinking water projects completed

Chautara, Sept. 10: Almost 90 percent of the drinking water projects, devastated by the 2015 earthquake in Sindhupalchowk district, have been so far complete. Reconstruction is underway in 10 percent of total 691 projects which were affected by the earthquake occurred in 25 April 2015 and its aftershocks, shared Engineer…

09/10/2018

Gen Thapa appointed as new army chief

Kathmandu, Sept. 9: President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Sunday appointed Purna Chandra Thapa as the new Chief of Army Staff on the recommendation of the Council of Ministers. The President, who is the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Nepal Army, administered the oath of office and secrecy to Thapa amidst a…

09/09/2018

Foundation stone laid for Madrasa school building

Hetauda (Makawanpur), Sept. 9: Mayor at the Hetauda Sub-Metropolis Hari Bahadur Mahat laid the foundation stone for the construction of a three-storied Madrasa school building at Lokpath, Ward No-1 in the metropolis on Sunday. The building is going to be constructed at a total cost of Rs 15 million, said…

09/09/2018

IGP Khanal directs for smooth traffic management

Kathmandu, Sept. 9: Inspector General of Nepal Police, Sarbendra Khanal, has directed the Metropolitan Traffic Police Division to make the traffic management effective and smooth by behaving well with pedestrians, drivers and riders. During his inspection at the Division this morning, IGP asked the Division to devise work plan and…

09/09/2018

Lightning strikes explode transformers in Ilam

Pashupatinagar, Ilam, Sept. 9: Lightning strikes exploded seven transformers in Suryodaya Municipality and Maijogamai Rural Municipality in the eastern Ilam resulting in power cut to hundreds of the local people. The incident took place on Thursday. It has been four days since the explosion, but the damaged transformers are yet…

09/09/2018

Prachanda meets former Indian PM Manmohan Singh

Kathmandu, Sept. 8: Chairman of Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' met with former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday in New Delhi, India. During the meeting, Prachanda thanked the Indian leader for his support to advance Nepal's peace process during his…

09/09/2018

Chairman Prachanda, Indian PM Modi meet in New Delhi

Kathmandu, Sept. 8: Former Prime Minister and Chairman of Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has called on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday. The recent bilateral visits of the prime ministers from both the countries, the Fourth BIMSTEC Summit, issues of mutual interest and development potentials…

09/09/2018

Prachanda -Swaraj meet

Kathmandu, Sept. 8: A meeting held between Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) Chairman and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' and Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi Saturday. Chairman Prachanda who is on India visit met with Minister Swaraj at the Ministry. According to chair Dahal's…

09/09/2018

Speaker Mahara in Lhasa; reiterates Nepal's commitment to One-China policy

Kathmandu, Sept. 8: Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara landed in Lhasa on 7 September for a 6 day visit of the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) upon the invitation of the Chairman of the TAR Government Mr Qi Zhala. Speaker Mahara was invited as a…

09/08/2018

India's former PM Deve Gowda meets PM Oli

Kathmandu, Sept. 8 (RSS): Former Indian Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda has called on Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at latter's official Residence, Baluwatar, on Friday. According to PM Oli's secretariat, PM Oli shared in the meeting that the recent high level exchange visits of PMs of Nepal and India…

09/08/2018

Import of sugar halts for time being: PM Oli

Kathmandu, Sept. 8: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the import of sugar would be halted for time being as there was adequate stock in the country. PM Oli came of this view at an interaction with sugarcane farmers and sugar mill operators at his official residence, Baluwatar,…

09/08/2018

Historic transformation in Nepal: Chair Prachanda

Kathmandu, Sept. 8: CPN Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said Nepal's activities in the past few years were a transformation of historic proportion. "It rarely happened elsewhere in the world that a traditional force and an armed revolutionary force come to negotiation table, set the common future agenda of…

09/08/2018

Disability Rights Act (amendment bill), 2074 tabled

Kathmandu, Sept. 7: Chairman of Legislation Management Committee of the National Assembly Parshuram Meghi Gurung on Friday tabled the amendment bill to rights relating to the People with Disabilities Act 2075'. For delay in amendment bill, even the people without physical disabilities were enjoying permanent job in government services by…

09/07/2018

Dahal, Singh talk on Nepal's economic development, prosperity

Kathmandu, Sept. 7: Chairperson of Communist Party of Nepal Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' and Home Minister of India Rajnath Singh today held a meeting in New Delhi on cooperation between both Nepal and India for Nepal's economic development and prosperity. CPN Chair Dahal is on an official visit to India.…

09/07/2018

Community School Employees in warpath

Kathmandu, Sept. 7: The Community School Employees Joint Struggle Mobilization Committee has launched a protest programme, demanding professional rights, facilities and safety. Issuing a press release, the Committee, comprising School Employees Organisation Nepal and Nepal School Employees Union, said that it was compelled to launch street agitation for professional rights…

09/07/2018

Vsit aims at further promoting bilateral ties-Dahal

Kathmandu, Sept. 7: Chairman of Nepal Communist Party of Nepal (CPN), Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said his ongoing India visit is aimed at further consolidating bilateral ties between Nepal and India. During his discussions today with Nepali migrants held at the New Delhi-based Nepali Embassy, the former Prime Minister…

09/07/2018

IGP Khanal vows to book Panta's murderer(s)

Bhimdattanagar, Bardiya, Sept. 7: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sarbendra Khanal today pledged to take action against the perpetrator(s) involved in the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta last month. "The criminal(s) would be booked. An expert team is undertaking investigations into the rape and murder case," said Khanal, talking…

09/07/2018

Civil Service Day: PM urges employees to boost performance

Kathmandu, Sept. 7: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has instructed the civil service employees to boost their performance. In his address to a special programme held at the Singha Durbar today, on the occasion of the 15th Civil Service Day, the Prime Minister urged the civil servants to try their…

09/07/2018

Traffic Police round up 71 cabbies

Kathmandu, Sept. 7: The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has taken under control 71 taxi drivers for action as they were found overcharging passengers. They were arrested under a special campaign the Division launched on Thursday. They were arrested for refusing to take passengers to their designated destinations, overcharging than…

09/07/2018

Social Service Day Celebration Main Committee formed

Kathmandu, Sept. 7: The Social Welfare Council has constituted a 45-member Main Programme Committee to celebrate the 39th Social Service Day. The Day falls on September 22. Minister for Women, Children and Senior Citizens, Thama Maya Thapa, is the chairperson of the committee. She is also the Chair of the…

09/07/2018

Cabinet endorses integrated procedures for concessional loan

Kathmandu, Sept. 6: The Government has endorsed the Integrated Procedures for grant in the interest on concessional loan, 2075. The procedures were approved by the meeting of the Council of Ministers Thursday held at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers. The cabinet also decided on the…

09/07/2018

CPN chair Prachanda off to Delhi

Kathmandu, Sept. 6: Ruling Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has left here for New Delhi, India this afternoon. Talking to media persons at Tribhuvan International Airport in the capital today, chair Dahal, said that a main agenda of his visit was to create positive environment…

09/06/2018

PM Oli's directive for intensifying reconstruction tasks

Kathmandu, Sept. 6: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has directed the concerned sides to intensify the post-quake reconstruction work. While addressing the 13th meeting of the National Reconstruction Authority's Directive Committee in Singh Durbar Thursday, Prime Minister Oli, who is also chair of the Committee, suggested managing houses for the…

09/06/2018

Road up-gradation drive gathers momentum

Butwal, Sept. 6: Butwal sub-metropolis has stepped up up-gradation of roads within its territory. Spokesperson of the sub-metropolis, Ram Prasad Regmi shared the progress that so far 5000 metres of road stretch were upgraded; over 460 pipes of different sizes laid and hum pipes installed in culverts in different wards…

09/06/2018

Dunai in dark as landslide breaks hydropower canal

Jajarkot, Sept. 6: Jajarkot district headquarters, Dunai Bazaar, has been in dark after the landslide disrupted supply of power generated from Jairigad Hydropower Project. Locals have been compelled to live in dark since Tuesday when the landslide swept away certain portion of the canal associated to the hydropower project on…

09/06/2018

Nepal-China transit agreement protocol in final phase

Kathmandu, Sept. 5: The meeting of the government officials from Nepal and China to finalize the transit and transport agreement protocol between the two countries kicked off in the capital city Thursday. The discussion moving ahead in a positive manner, said head of the Nepali delegation and Joint Secretary at…

09/06/2018

Child drowns in a bucket full of water

Bhaktapur, Sept. 5: A child has died after accidently falling into a bucket full of water in Changunarayan municipality-3, Jhaukhel today. Pratrus Shrestha, the two-year-old son of Devendra Shrestha living in a rented house in the area drowned after falling into a bucket full of water in the courtyard of…

09/05/2018

Poland proposes joint military drill

Kathmandu, Sept. 5: Poland has proposed to hold a joint military drill for the capacity enhancement of the Nepali Army. The proposal was made by Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Błaszczak‎ before Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Iswar Pokharel, who is currently on an official visit to Poland. In response,…

09/05/2018

Foreign Minister says no agreement, decision on joint military exercise during BIMSTEC Summit

Kathmandu, Sept. 5:Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, has said the matter of holding mutual military exercise has not been incorporated in any mechanism of the BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation). Briefing the International Relations Committee remaining under the House of Representatives, today…

09/05/2018

Civil servants demand withdrawal of draft bill on Federal Civil Service

Kathmandu, Sept. 5: The draft bill on the Federal Civil Service registered in the Cabinet would not do well for the entire bureaucracy, said participants of a programme here today. The participants of an interaction programme organised by Nepal Civil Service Employees' Union demanded the draft bill be taken back.…

09/05/2018

Ghimire recommended as CIAA chief

Kathmandu, Sept. 5:The Constitutional Council has recommended Nabin Kumar Ghimire, acting Chief Commissioner of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), as a new (CIAA) chief commissioner. A meeting of the Council held today at the Singha Durbar-based Office of the Prime Ministers and Council of Ministers…

09/05/2018

Two rapists jailed

Gaighat, Udayapur, Sept. 5: The District Court Udayapur has convicted a youth to 12 years in prison on the charge of raping a minor. A single bench of District Court judge Tirtha Raj KC found 19-year-old Hem Bahadur Karki of Motigada, Triyuga Municipality-3 guilty of raping a five-year-old girl and…

09/05/2018

Beni-Jomsom Road in sorry state

Myagdi, Sept. 4: Beni to Ghansa section of the Beni-Jomsom road is in a very poor condition. The 76-kilometre road connects Mustang district via northern belt of Myagdi. Travel along this section of the Beni-Jomsom highway has become treacherous due to the very bad road condition, said Thakur Prasad Baruwal,…

09/04/2018

Fire guts property worth Rs 20 million

Ilam, Sept. 3: Property worth around Rs 20 million was gutted in a fire that took place at Ranke Bazaar along the border of Ilam and Jhapa last night. The loss incurred when the inferno engulfed the house with three shutters belonging to Thaluram Shrestha of Deumai municipality-1. A fire…

09/03/2018

Pasang Lhamu highway opened for traffic

Rasuwa, Sept. 3: Vehicular traffic has resumed on the Pasang Lhamu highway from today. The highway had remained obstructed at a section close to the Trishuli river since August 17. Scores of vehicles including the containers, trucks and vehicles ferrying tourists that were stranded on the highway have left for…

09/03/2018

House of Representatives approves proposals on various bills

Kathmandu, Sept. 3: The House of Representatives, the lower house of the federal parliament, today approved the proposal seeking consideration on the 'Racial Discrimination and Practice of Untouchability (Caste-based Discrimination) Crime and Punishment First Amendment Bill, 2075 BS. The meeting of the lower house unanimously approved the proposal presented by…

09/03/2018

Child drowns in local pond

Rajbiraj, Sept. 3: A child has drowned in a pond in ward no. 3 of Rajgadh rural municipality of Saptari. Tribhuvan Yadav, the ten-year-old son of local Baijanath Yadav drowned in the incident that took place on Sunday evening. The boy was bathing in the river when the fatal incident…

09/03/2018

Three children feared buried in landslide

Salyan, Sept. 3: Three children of a family have been buried after a landslide triggered by heavy rainfall buried their house on Sunday night. Lalita Dangi,10, seven-year-old Lalit Dangi and four-year-old Menaka Dangi, the children of Balram Dangi are missing since the Dangi's house in Okhreni Mulkhola of ward no.…

09/03/2018

View tower in Devi Chaur

Lalitpur, Sept. 3: Construction of a view tower has begun in Devichaur, in ward no. 7 of Godavari municipality with the objective of attracting tourists to the area. The municipality began allocating budget for the view tower since last fiscal year, with ten million rupees each allocated in the last…

09/03/2018

Indian PM Modi thank to PM Oli and Nepali People

Kathmandu, Sept. 2: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has thanked the People of Nepal, Prime Minister K. P. Sharma Oli and Government of Nepal after returning  home from the fourth BIMSTEC Summit. PM Modi has twitted “ I thank my sisters and brothers of Nepal for their warmth and affection…

09/02/2018

NHRC's attention drawn

Kathmandu, Sept. 2: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has said its attention was drawn seriously towards the death of a prisoner. Releasing a statement on Sunday, Spokesperson at the NHRC Mohana Ansari said that the NHRC's attention was seriously drawn towards the death of 30-year-old Ram Manohar Yadav of…

09/02/2018

Doctors called for talks

Kathmandu, Sept. 2: Minister of State for Health and Populations Dr Surendra Yadav has urged the agitating doctors to engage in meaningful talks after giving up all protesting programmes. Doctors aligned with Nepal Medical Association (NMA) have been launching protesting programmes for past few days demanding to remove the provision…

09/02/2018

Bringing all sides into political mainstream must: Minister Thapa

Kathmandu, Sept. 2: Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa 'Badal' has said that bringing all agitating sides into mainstream of the politics was the need of hour. During the meeting with a high-level talks team formed under coordination of lawmaker Som Prasad Pandey at Home ministry on Sunday, Home…

09/02/2018

Sri Lankan President off to home

Kathmandu, Sept. 2: President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena left here for home this afternoon by concluding his two-day long goodwill visit to Nepal. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health and Population Upendra Yadav bade farewell to Sri Lankan President Sirisena at the VIP longue of the Tribhuvan International…

09/02/2018

Government reaching out to people through social networking sites

  Kathmandu, Sept. 2: Following the government's decision to use the social networking sites to make dialogue with people effective and address their grievance promptly, the government agencies have expedited the use of the social media. All the 21 ministries including the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of…

09/02/2018

TIA back to service

Kathmandu, Sept. 2: The Tribhuvan International Airport that had remained closed after an aircraft skidded off the runaway during landing has come back to operation. Normal operation of domestic and international flights has resumed after a disruption of almost 12 hours, TIA General Manager Raj Kumar Chettri said. The Yeti…

09/02/2018

Girl dies of snake bite

Surkhet, Sept. 2 : A girl child died of snake bite here Saturday. Eight-year-old Laxmi Shahi of Panchapuri municipality-4 died after being bitten by a poisonous snake, DSP at the District Police Office, Surkhet Shyam Singh Chaudhary said. After the incident, Laxmi was rushed to Birendranagar for treatment but she…

09/02/2018

Sri Lankan President in Lumbini

Butwal, Sept. 1: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena visited Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha today. The President arrived Nepal to attend the 4th Summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) that concluded in Kathmandu yesterday. During the visit, President Sirisena performed pooja at…

09/01/2018

Police organization reaches at all local levels

Kathmandu, Sept. 1: The reach of Nepal Police organization has expanded to all the 753 local levels. The police organization has expanded to all the local levels now with the establishing of police outposts in 30 local levels where there was no police presence before. There was no police post…

09/01/2018

TIA operates service for 22 hours daily

Kathmandu, Sept. 1: Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) has come into operation for 22 hours a day from today as it extends its opening hour by an hour. The working hours have been set from 5:00 am to 3:00 am of the next day. Earlier, the government had run the TIA…

09/01/2018

Narcotic drug users increasing in Banke district

   Banke, Sept 1: The number of narcotics drug users and those involved in its trafficking is found increasing in Banke district over the last few years, police said. The District Police Office, Banke states that the sheer number of people arrested in connection with drug trafficking and abuse, the…

09/01/2018

Work procedure on tourist search, rescue, medical treatment and monitoring enforced

Kathmandu, Sept 1: The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has enforced the Work Procedure on Search, Rescue, Medical Treatment and Monitoring of Tourists, 2018. The work procedure is implemented with the goal of making the search and rescue of tourists in case of natural disaster decent and systematic.…

09/01/2018

Indian PM Modi returns home

Kathmandu, Aug. 31: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has returned home Friday evening after attending the fourth BIMSTEC Summit. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health and Population Upendra Yadav saw off the Indian PM at VVIP Lounge of Tribhuvan International Airport. High level officials at Ministry of Foreign Affair…

08/31/2018

Nepal, India PMs satisfied with joint study of inundation problem

Kathmandu, Aug. 31: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi expressed satisfaction over the progress of the joint taskforce formed to study inundation problem facing the locals at border areas. Both Prime Ministers expressed satisfaction on the progress made by the taskforce during the meeting following…

08/31/2018

BIMSTEC Summit ends with 18-point Declaration

Kathmandu, Aug. 31: The Fourth Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Summit concluded with an 18-point Declaration here today. Reaffirming the firm commitment to the principles and purposes of BIMSTEC as enshrined in the 1997 Bangkok Declaration and recalling the Third BIMSTEC Summit Declaration (Nay…

08/31/2018

Preliminary Engineering-cum-Traffic Survey of Raxaul -Kathmandu Rail Line

Kathmandu, Aug. 31: Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli and Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi today witnessed the exchange of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Nepal and the Government of India regarding preliminary engineering-cum-traffic survey of the broad gauge line between Raxaul (India) and Kathmandu (Nepal).   On…

08/31/2018

Inauguration of Nepal-Bharat Maitri Pashupati Dharmashala

Kathmandu, Aug. 31: Prime Minister  K.P. Sharma Oli and Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi today jointly inaugurated the 400-bed Nepal-Bharat Maitri Pashupati Dharmashala at Kathmandu.   Within the framework of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of India and the Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) for the construction…

08/31/2018

BIMSTEC Summit: Nepal's priorities on mountain economy, ecological conservation and sustainable development

  Kathmandu, Aug. 31: Nepal insisted on the need of achieving prosperity through mountain economy, ecological conservation and sustainable development during the fourth BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) concluded in Kathmandu Friday.  During the meet, Nepal stressed on the need of coming up…

08/31/2018

Leader Nepal leaves for the US

Kathmandu, Aug. 31: Senior leader of Communist Party of Nepal Madhav Kumar Nepal on Thursday night left for the United States of America to participate in the Nepali National International Convention to be held from August 31 to September 2 in Chicago. Nepal is scheduled to hold talks with Nepali…

08/31/2018

BIMSTEC retreat begins

   Kathmandu, Aug. 31: The Heads of State/Government of the member countries of the Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation have met at Soaltee Crowne Plaza in Tahachal for the retreat that just began where they are likely to hold informal talks. The venue for the retreat is…

08/31/2018

Families of those disappeared during Maoist insurgency crying for justice

Salyan, Aug. 31: Amrita Bohara, now 25 years old, remembers vividly the image of her father when they shared their last time together some 17 years ago. "I would bring you some chocolates upon my return," the words from her father just before he had been leaving for Salyan, the…

08/31/2018

28 arrested for electricity theft

Gaushala, Mahottari, Aug. 31: The police have arrested 28 people from various places of the district on the charge of electricity theft. A joint team of the police and Armed Police Force on Thursday arrested them in the course of a monitoring at the request of Jaleshwor-based distribution centre of…

08/31/2018

Teenage girl dies of snakebite

Baniyani, Jhapa, Aug. 31: A teenage girl died of snakebite at Kachanakawal Rural Municipality-2 in Jhapa on Thursday. Puja, 14-year-old daughter of local resident Til Bahadur Bhattarai, was bitten by a cobra while sleeping in house, said the police. Puja, an eighth grader at local Pathariya Secondary School, died on…

08/31/2018

BIMSTEC Summit: President's emphasis to ensure more right to women

Kathmandu, Aug. 30: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said that the member states of the BIMSTEC should focus on progression that gives quality, clear and direct impact on the life of the people though common efforts. Addressing heads of state and government of the Bay of Bengal Multi-sectoral Initiative for…

08/31/2018

PM Oli hosts banquet in honour of BIMSTEC Guests

Kathmandu, Aug. 30: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and his spouse Radhika Shakya hosted a banquet in honour of the Heads of State and Government of BIMSTEC Member states in the capital today. The VVIP guests from Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Thailand attended the banquet. On the…

08/30/2018

Judicial custody extended, curfew lifted

Bhimduttanagar, Aug. 30: The judicial custody of Roshani Bam and Babita Bam, taken into custody for investigation into the rape and murder of Nirmala Pant, has been extended by a week. District Court Kanchanpur extended the term by a week, according to Superintendent of Police at the District Police Office…

08/30/2018

Political and Economic reforms essential: PM Hasina

Kathmandu, Aug. 30: Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheik Hasina has said that the prosperity of the BIMSTEC member states was possible through reforms in politics and economic situation. Addressing the 4th summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) that began here today, Prime…

08/30/2018

Indian PM lays emphasis on trade, transport and people's level network

Kathmandu Aug. 30: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said the member states of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) are connected through unflagging bond of shared culture. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the fourth summit of BIMSTEC beginning here today, Prime Minister…

08/30/2018

Strong political will key to BIMSTEC success- PM Oli

Kathmandu, Aug. 30: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the vision, commitment and action of the BIMSTEC will have an impact on global political and economic order. Inaugurating the fourth BIMSTEC Summit in the capital on Thursday, he said the summit brings together a resolve of their leaderships…

08/30/2018

PM Oli and Indian PM Modi met on the sidelines of BIMSTEC

Kathmandu, Aug.30: Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met today on the sidelines of BIMSTEC Summit.

08/30/2018

Weather changes with rains for next three days

Kathmandu, Aug. 30: The country will witness changes in weather pattern for the next three days with moderate rainfalls across the country, the Weather Forecast Division said. The Division predicts sporadic and moderate rainfall today and tonight in many parts of the central and western regions and some places of…

08/30/2018

Fourth BIMSTEC Summit kicks off

Kathmandu, Aug. 30: The Fourth Summit of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) began today in Kathmandu. Prime Minister of Nepal and BIMSTEC Chairperson KP Sharma Oli announced the beginning of the Summit welcoming the Heads of State and Government of BIMSTEC Member States at…

08/30/2018

President Bhandari hosts luncheon to BIMSTEC Guests

Kathmandu, Aug. 30: President Bidya Devi Bhandari is hosting the luncheon in honour of the Heads of State and Government of BIMSTEC Member States at Shital Niwas, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Earlier, the Heads of State and Heads of the Government of six other member nations of…

08/30/2018

Thai Prime Minister arrives

Kathmandu, Aug. 30: Prime Minister of Thailand Prayut Chan-o-cha has arrived here to attend the Fourth Summit meeting of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC). He arrived this morning. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Ishwar Pokharel received him at Tribhuvan International Airport. A…

08/30/2018

BIMSTEC Fourth Summit today

Kathmandu, Aug. 30: The fourth summit conference of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is taking place amidst a special ceremony in the capital this afternoon. Prime Minister and BIMSTEC Chair KP Sharma Oli is scheduled to inaugurate the event. Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh…

08/30/2018

Bangladeshi Prime Minister arrives

Kathmandu, Aug. 30: Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, has arrived here this morning to participate in the Fourth Summit meeting of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC). Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Ishwar Pokharel received her at the VVIP lounge of Tribhuvan…

08/30/2018

Indian PM Modi arrives

Kathmandu, Aug. 30: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the capital this morning in connection with taking part in the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Fourth Summit. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Ishwar Pokharel welcomed him at the VVIP lounge of…

08/30/2018

Free Wi-fi facility at every ward

Baitadi, Aug. 30: The Dogada Kedar Rural Municipality in Baitadi district is to provide free Wi-fi facility and install e-attendance system at its every ward. Rural Municipality chairman Chakra Karki said that this facility would be installed at all the eight wards of the rural municipality within the current fiscal…

08/30/2018

‘SAARC and BIMSTEC not alternative to one another’

Kathmandu, Aug. 29: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the SAARC and BIMSTEC have not been formed as an alternative to one another. “There are many commonalities and challenges in both SAARC and BIMSTEC and both the organizations focus on ending poverty, building prosperous societies and enhancing mutual…

08/30/2018

Bilateral meet between PM Oli and Chief Advisor Wangchuk

Kathmandu, Aug. 29: Prime Minster KP Sharma Oli and Chief Advisor of the Interim Government of Bhutan, Lyonpo Tshering Wangchuk, held bilateral talks Wednesday. The bilateral talks were held between in course of fourth Summit of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC). The Chief Advisor…

08/29/2018

Sri Lankan President in capital

Kathmandu, Aug. 29: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in Kathmandu Wednesday afternoon to take part in the fourth BIMSTEC summit scheduled for August 30-31. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defense, Ishwor Pokhrel, was at the VVIP lounge of Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) to receive the dignitary from Sri…

08/29/2018

Minister of State for External Affairs of India address the BIMSTEC Ministerial meeting

Kathmandu, Aug. 29: Minister of State for External Affairs of India Dr. V. K. Singh addresses the BIMSTEC Ministerial Meeting today at Kathmandu.  In his address He said " India accords utmost priority to BIMSTEC as it fulfills India's foreign policy priority of " Neighborhood First" and "Act East." With…

08/29/2018

BIMSTEC ministerial-level meet begins, Nepal insists on socio-economic transformation

Kathmandu, Aug. 29: The 16th ministerial level meeting of the BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) has kicked off in the Capital. Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, who is heading the meeting, inaugurated the meeting and welcomed his counterparts to the event. "Connectivity…

08/29/2018

Upper House three thematic committees' chairs elected unopposed

Kathmandu, Aug. 29: Chairs of three thematic committees, out of four, under the National Assembly (NA) have been elected unopposed. The elected are Dil Kumari Thapa (National Concern and Coordination Committee); Parshuram Meghi Gurung (Legislation Management Committee); and Ram Narayan Bidari (Delegated Management and Government Assurance). The nominations were made…

08/29/2018

Traffic on Pasang Lhamu road disrupted

Nuwakot, Aug. 29: Traffic along the Pasang Lhamu highway has been disrupted after the flooded Gerkhu stream swept away the diversion at the section of Trishuli Betrawati in the district this morning. Numerous vehicles are stranded after the disruption. The stream had damaged the bridge two weeks back, but a…

08/29/2018

Five members of same family killed in house collapse

Salyan, Aug. 29: Five members of the same family were killed and another was injured when their house collapsed last night at Simkholi of Bagchaur municipality in the district. Those killed in the incident are 39-year-old Ram Singh Kami, his wife Ramkala Kami, 35, their two daughters - six-year-old Ganga…

08/29/2018

Twenty families displaced due to river cutting

Nepalgunj, Aug. 29: The people of Kachanapur in Rapti Sonari rural municipality have been suffering from erosion caused by the Rapti River. Twenty households in the area have been displaced after the river changed its course and started eroding the land near the settlement. The river has eroded around 50…

08/29/2018

Investment Board discusses with Chinese team on West Seti

Kathmandu, Aug. 28: The Investment Board and the CW Investment under the Chinese Three Gorges held talks on forging agreement on beginning the West Seti hydropower project. The talk was held in view of the prolonged delay in initiation of the project despite having agreement on the construction. The Chinese…

08/29/2018

Five youths arrested on charge of rape

Lahan, Aug. 28: Police here have arrested five youths on the charge of raping a woman in Shambhunath Municipality of Saptari district. A twenty-year-old woman of Khadak Municiplity-5 of Saptari was raped by the five-member gang when she was returning home after attending Rakshabandhan programme at Anarhama on August 26.…

08/28/2018

PMs of Nepal and India to inaugurate Dharmashala

Kathmandu, Aug. 28: Construction of Nepal-India Pashupati Friendship Dharmashala, a rest house for pilgrims, has been completed in the Pashupatinath temple premises in Gaushala. According to the Pashupati Area Development Trust, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi are scheduled to inaugurate the Dharmashala coming Friday.…

08/28/2018

Agricultural cooperative to tackle poverty: SAARC General Secretary

Kathmandu, Aug. 28: SAARC Secretary General Amjad Hussain B Sial said agricultural cooperatives can be an effective instrument in tackling the formidable challenge of poverty in the SAARC region. Reaching out to the marginalized segments of the society, cooperatives can help in employment generation by encouraging small and medium enterprises…

08/28/2018

म्यान्माका राष्ट्रपति राजधानीमा

काठमाडौँ, १२ भदौ । बहुक्षेत्रीय प्राविधिक तथा आर्थिक सहयोगका लागि बङगालको खाडीको प्रयास (बिम्स्टेक)को चौथो शिखर सम्मेलनमा भाग लिन म्यान्माका राष्ट्रपति विन मिन्त विशेष विमानबाट आज अपराह्न राजधानी आइपुग्नुभयो ।  राष्ट्रपति विनलाई त्रिभूवन अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय विमानस्थलको अतिविशिष्ट कक्षमा उपप्रधानमन्त्री एवं रक्षामन्त्री ईश्वर पोखरेलले स्वागत गर्नुभयो । म्यान्माका विशिष्ट अतिथिलाई नेपाली सेनाको…

08/28/2018

BIMSTEC Summit will be very fruitful to achieve sustainable development: PM Oli

Kathmandu, Aug. 28: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that fourth Summit of BIMSTEC would be very fruitful to achieve sustainable development through poverty alleviation, to face challenges surfaced from climate change and to expand connectivity. Prime Minister Oli said so while briefing the House of Representatives about the…

08/28/2018

Bill tabled in National Assembly

Kathmandu, Aug. 28: The bill related to children has been tabled in the meeting of the National Assembly, the Upper house of the Federal Parliament today. Minister for Women, Children and Senior Citizens, Thama Maya Thapa presented the Bill Related to Children, 2075 in the meeting. The meeting approved a…

08/28/2018

BIMSTEC Senior Officials' Meeting begins

  Kathmandu, Aug. 28: The 19th Session of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM) has begun in the central capital. The meeting is attended by secretaries at the ministries of foreign/external affairs will focus on the discussions about trade and…

08/28/2018

Two die while crossing rivulet

Jajarkot, Aug. 28: Two persons died in Dolpa district when a rivulet swept them away on Saturday. Deputy Superintendant of Police (DSP) Abadesh Bista at the District Police Office, Dolpa shared that Namgyal Lama, 63, of Se-Foksundo rural municipality-4, Namde and a youth (yet to be identified) of Chharka Tanssong…

08/28/2018

PM to address Parliament today

Kathmandu, Aug. 28: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is set to address the Parliament today in view of the 4th Summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC). Preparations are made for the PM Oli to address the House of Representatives at 1.00 pm…

08/28/2018

One dead, four hurt in Jhapa jeep accident

Bhadrapur, Aug. 27:A person was killed and others four were severely injured in a jeep accident took place early this morning at Jhiljhile of Jhapa along the East-West Highway. The District Traffic Police Office, Jhapa confirmed the death of Sandip Karki, 29, of Udaypur in the accident occurred at 3:00 am. …

08/27/2018

Night-time curfew order issued at Bhimdatta municipality

Bhimdattanagar, Aug. 27:The district administration in Kanchanpur has decided to impose a curfew at Bhimdattanagar tonight. According to the Kanchanpur District Administration Office, the curfew order shall remain into force from 6:00 pm today to 5:00 am tomorrow, Tuesday. It is applied at various places of wards 4, 6 and…

08/27/2018

18 important bills under deliberations

Kathmandu, Aug. 27:Altogether 18 important bills-all related to the implementation of the fundamental rights enshrined by the constitution are currently under deliberations at various committees of the parliament. The new constitution of Nepal 2015 should be implemented within three years of its promulgation and the endorsements of these bills are…

08/27/2018

Woman reportedly gang-raped in Inaruwa

Inaruwa, Aug. 27: A woman was gang raped near Halesi Chowk of Inaruwa Municipality-6 in the district headquarters of Sunsari on Saturday night. The 24-year-old lady was reportedly raped in the vicinity of Halesi Chowk along the East-West Highway, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Sunsari Gyanendra Phuyal said. DSP…

08/27/2018

Municipality to provide Rs 300,000 to family of Nirmala Panta

Kanchanpur, Aug. 27: The Bhimduttanagar Municipality has announced to provide Rs 300,000 in support to the family of Nirmala Panta, a 13-year-old girl who was subsequently murdered after her rape in the district. Mayor of the municipality, Surendra Bista, announced to dole out the assistance amount after meeting with the…

08/27/2018

PM Oli suggested on BIMSTEC priorities

Kathmandu, Aug. 26: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has been suggested by the experts about the areas of priorities to be finalized in the upcoming fourth summit of the BIMSTEC. Meeting the PM at the latter's official residence in Baluwatar this evening, experts of diplomacy, foreign affairs and economic sectors…

08/27/2018

Speaker Mahara's ruling to lawmakers

Kathmandu, Aug. 26: Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR) Krishna Bahadur Mahara has directed the lawmakers to present themselves in a decent manner in the House meeting. In a ruling to the lawmakers, Speaker Mahara directed the lawmakers not to move hither and thither while the parliamentarians are addressing…

08/26/2018

Lalbakaiya boat capsize – two bodies found

Gaur, Aug. 26: Two dead bodies were fished out from the Lalbakaiya River in which a boat carrying over 25 people capsized on Saturday evening. According to the police, bodies of two women-- Runa Kurmi Patel of Ishanath municipality-3 and Shanti Devi Saha of Gaur municipality-4 -- were recovered today.…

08/26/2018

Curfew imposed again at local level in Kanchanpur

Bhimdattanagar, Aug. 26: Curfew order has been imposed at Bhimdatta municipality of Kanchanpur. Tensions have run high here since the murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Pant of Kholti of Bhimdatta municipality-2. Her body was retrieved from a sugarcane field on July 27. The municipality has been under the curfew order for…

08/26/2018

Indian PM Modi to attend BIMSTEC summit

New Delhi, Aug. 26: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will head to Kathmandu to attend the fourth summit meeting of BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) on August 30 and 31. According to Indian Media A push for Free Trade Agreement and regional connectivity…

08/26/2018

Many missing in Rautahat boat capsize incident

Rautahat, Aug. 25: Many people have gone missing in a boat capsize incident in a river in Rautahat district this evening. The boat carrying nearly 35 to 40 passengers capsized at Tikuliyaghat in Lalbakaiya River in Gaur Municipality-4. The boat capsized while attempting to cross the river, the locals said.…

08/26/2018

FNJ asks to amend Civil and Criminal Codes

Kathmandu, Aug. 25: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has said that some provisions of the Civil Code and Criminal Code should be amended and reformed since some of the points there could affect the freedom of expression and freedom of the press. A meeting of the editors, former chairpersons…

08/26/2018

Provincial and local laws to be enacted soon: NA chair

Banepa (Kavrepalanchok), Aug. 25: National Assembly chairman, Ganesh Prasad Timilsina, has said the laws required for provincial and local levels will be enacted soon. The concerned bodies were working out to draft laws and regulations required for provincial and local levels, he noted while addressing a programme organized to mark…

08/25/2018

Govt. fails to live up to people's welfare-NC leader Singh

Kathmandu, Aug. 25: Nepali Congress (NC) leader and former Deputy Prime Minister Prakash Man Singh has accused the government of not being able to deliver in a way to give a feeling of two-thirds majority to the public. At a function organized here today to mark the silver jubilee of…

08/25/2018

SP Bista suspended

Kathmandu, Aug. 25: Superintendent of Police (SP) of the District Police Office, Kanchanpur, Dilliraj Bista has been suspended. A meeting between Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa, Home Secretary Prem Kumar Rai and chiefs of three security bodies held at the Ministry of Home Affairs on Saturday took a decision to…

08/25/2018

बस र ट्रक जुध्दा २८ घाइते

चितवन, ९ भदौ ।  नारायणगढ मुग्लिन सडक खण्डमा आज बिहान बस र ट्रक ठक्कर खाँदा २८ घाइते भएका छन् ।  दाङबाट काठामाडौँ जाँदै गरेको ना७ख ७३३५ नं को बस र मुग्लिनबाट नारायणगण आउँदै गरेको ना५ख ४७०४ नं को ट्रक दासढुङ्गामा बिहान ६ः३० बजे जुधेकोे थियो । बसमा रहेका घाइतेमध्ये २४…

08/25/2018

One dies, five injured; Indefinite curfew clamped in Bhimdattanagar

Bhimdattanagar, Aug. 24: Sani Khuna, 14, of Bhimdattanagar died while five other agitators were injured in police firing at Traffic Chowk here today. With the ongoing agitation taking nasty turns, the local administration has enforced indefinite curfew, effective from 8.00 pm Friday. Iin this connection, Chief District Officer of Kanchanpur,…

08/25/2018

Judiciary to work in line with constitution: Acting CJ Mishra

Bhaktapur, Aug. 24: Acting Chief Justice Om Prakash Mishra has said judiciary needs to work in line with the constitutional provision irrespective of the system and circumstance. During the 45th Executive Council and annual general meeting of Nepal Bar Association here Friday, Acting CJ Mishra reiterated, "Justice must prevail despite…

08/24/2018

Jungle cat kills one

Chitwan, Aug. 24: A big cat killed a man at Madi municipality-9, Govindabasti. The deceased is Jeet Bahadur Rai, 56, of Govindabasti. Rai was grazing cattle at Gobindeswor community forest when the wild beast attacked him on Thursday. Deputy Superintendant of Police (DSP) Shiva Sharma Acharya at Chitwan District Police…

08/24/2018

Two dead in separate incidents

Lahan, Aug. 24: Two persons lost their lives in separate incidents in Saptari district. Indramani Rai, 75, drowned to death while taking a bath in Kamaldaha pond in Tirhut Rural Municipality in the district. Police said that the dead body of Rai was recovered from the pond on Thursday evening.…

08/24/2018

Home Minister assures investigation into Nirmala murder

Kathmandu, Aug. 23: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa 'Badal' has assured to form a high-level probe committee to spell out truth behind the gruesome murder of Nirmala Pant after rape. Receiving a memorandum submitted by the lawmakers and representatives of the Province-7 today, Home Minister Thapa expressed seriousness on the…

08/23/2018

FNJ demands favourable atmosphere for free reporting

Kathmandu, Aug. 23: Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has shown serious concern over the intimidation on journalists' right to free reporting in Kanchanpur and Nawalparasi districts. FNJ Khanchanpur chapter member associated with the Janasarokar Post weekly, Rajendra Prasad Awasthi, was issued threat of physical attack over the news he reported.…

08/23/2018

Mishra recommended new chief justice

Kathmandu, Aug. 23: The Constitutional Council has recommended Acting Chief Justice Om Prakash Mishra to the post of Chief Justice. Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Bhanubhakta Dhakal shared that the Council meeting held Thursday took the decision. Mishra is serving as the Acting Chief Justice after the parliamentary…

08/23/2018

Eight injured in Kanchanpur clash

Bhimduttanagar, Aug. 23: Eight people, including two security personnel, were injured when a clash ensued between the demonstrators and the security forces at Traffic Chowk in Bhimduttanagar Municipality of Kanchanpur district today. The injured ones have been identified as Arjun Bhandari, Tej Bhatta, Krita Paneru, Manoj Buda, Saroj Khadka and…

08/23/2018

Tiger population estimated to have doubled