Youth held with brown sugar in Kathmandu

Kathmandu, Dec. 15: 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

Birgunj, Aug. 23: The Parsa National Park Administration has estimated that the number of royal Bengal tiger has been doubled in the Park. The number of royal Bengal tiger has increased due to appropriate habitat, food, wetlands, control of poaching along with expansion of Park area. As per the census…

08/23/2018

Taskforce formed

Kathmandu, Aug. 23: A taskforce has been formed under the leadership of Dr Shreekrishna Giri of Ministry of Health and Population to convene the studies on student enrollment in MBBS in Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS). According to the Ministry of Education, the taskforce comprises Dr Jivan Chhetri, Dr…

08/23/2018

Local governments offer effective health care services

Butwal, Aug. 23: At a time when some local governments are criticized for imposing heavy tax on people, the local levels in Rupandehi district, however, are praised for offering effective health care services from the community health centres. The local governments have expanded the health care services from the rural…

08/23/2018

‘Government committed to civic rights, justice, prosperity’

Dang, Aug. 23: Chief Minister of Province No. 5 Shanker Pokharel has argued that the incumbent government was committed to civil right, justice and the nation’s prosperity. The government was working out and out to achieve economic prosperity in the country adding that people’s rights would also be ensured, the…

08/23/2018

BIMSTEC summit in Kathmandu next week

Kathmandu, Aug. 22: The Fourth Summit meeting of the Heads of State/Government of Member States of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) will be held in Kathmandu on 30 and 31 August 2018. Nepal has assumed the Chairmanship of BIMSTEC after its Third Summit…

08/23/2018

Province government committed to development, prosperity

Dang, Aug. 22: Chief Minister of Province No. 5 Shanker Pokharel has reiterated his commitment to the development and prosperity of the Province. Inaugurating 'Man Dil Pun View Tower' in Gorahi of Dang district on Wednesday, Pokharel assured that the province government was working for the development and expansion of…

08/22/2018

Greetings from President, PM on Bakar-Eid

Kathmandu, Aug. 22: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has extended best wishes to all on the occasion of Bakar-Eid (Eid-ul Joha) saying that this festival would prod to fulfill the national commitment to make a prosperous Nepal through socio-economic development. In a message today, President Bhandari has stated that the Bakar-Eid…

08/22/2018

Public health bill tabled in parliament

Kathmandu, Aug. 21: The public health bill 2075 BS has been tabled in the meeting of the House of Representatives. The bill was tabled by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health Upendra Yadav. Participating in the deliberations on the bill today, former Health Minister Khagraj Adhikari, opined that the…

08/21/2018

Gajendra Narayan Singh Industrial Estate padlocked for indefinite period

Rajbiraj, Aug. 21: Gajendra Narayan Singh Industrial Estate Management at Rupani rural municipality-5 of Saptari district has been padlocked for an indefinite period, putting for six-month demands including reform in industrial sector. Proprietors of the industries operated in the industrial Estate have been staging sit-in at the main gate of…

08/21/2018

Government plans to carryout full repair of TIA runway

   Kathmandu, Aug. 21:The government has planned to carry out complete repairs of the runway at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), the country's sole airport operating international flights. The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has initiated a necessary process to this regard. During the repair works, the airport will…

08/21/2018

Three bills sent to respective thematic committees

Kathmandu, Aug. 21: The National Assembly has sent three different bills to thematic committees for clause-wise discussion.  The bills sent by today's NA meeting are—Bill related to Rights to Persons with Disabilities (first amendment), Bill related to Environment Protection (first amendment) and Bill related to Convention on International Trade in…

08/21/2018

Two pedestrians die in road accident

Chitwan, Aug. 21: Two pedestrians died after being hit by a truck at Bharatpur Metropolitan City-11, Bypass Road last night. The Kathmandu-bound truck (Na 6 Kha 1848) from Birgunj had knocked the pedestrians to death, confirmed the Chitwan District Police Office. However, the deceased are yet to be identified. Likewise,…

08/21/2018

House endorses proposal for endorsement of BIMSTEC Convention

Kathmandu, Aug. 20: A meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) today passed a proposal tabled, seeking an endorsement of the 'BIMSTEC Convention on Cooperation in Combating International Terrorism, Transnational Organised Crime and Illicit Drug Trafficking'. The proposal presented by Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa was approved by a majority.…

08/20/2018

Fire at Mid-Western Regional Hospital

Birendranagar, Aug. 20: A generator kept at the morgue of Mid-Western Regional Hospital has caught fire this afternoon. The 50 KV-generator was completely damaged by the fire, said Medical Record Officer at the Hospital, Binod Basnet. Property worth Rs 1.2 million was gutted in the incident. No human casualty was…

08/20/2018

Tikapur carnage not a criminal act, Thakur claims

Kailali, Aug. 20: Central coordinator of Rastriya Janata Party Nepal Mahantha Thakur has said that Tikapur incident should not be construed merely as a criminal act since the incident happened due to political reasons. After meeting with the accused of the Tikapur incident in Kailali prison house on Monday, Thakur…

08/20/2018

Labour Ministry active on formulating policies

   Kathmandu, Aug. 20: The Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security has given pace to the formulation and implementation of laws and policies to systematize the foreign employment, migrant workers' problems and society security. Making public the progress of the Ministry in the six months of this government on…

08/20/2018

Charge sheet filed against police constable

Kathmandu, Aug. 20: Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has arrested a police constable Govinda Nepali and initiated action against him. He was arrested in accusation of seeking bribes from the entrepreneurs while importing the goods. The police constable working at area police post of Nepalgunj Bus Park,…

08/20/2018

Jajarkot people afflicted with transport disruption

Jajarkot, Aug. 20: The transportation has been disrupted along the Khalanga-Panchkatiya road after the landslide damaged it in various places. It is also full of potholes and mud in many places, adding woes to people. The people from Kushe and Bareko municipalities have suffered much with the inconvenience for two…

08/20/2018

President Bhandari sends condolence message to Indian President

Kathmandu, Aug. 19 President Bidya Devi Bhandari has sent a message of condolences today to the Indian President, Ramnath Kovind, on the loss of lives and destruction of property due to recent flooding in Kerala State of India. In her message, she has expressed deep sorrow over the loss of…

08/19/2018

Supports sought from province government to federate RSS

Hetauda, Aug. 19: Chief Minister of Province No.3 Dormani Poudel has pledged supports for the country's only news agemcy--Rastriya Samachar Samiti (RSS). In a meeting with RSS Chairman Harihar Adhikari 'Shyamal' at the former's office in Hetauda today, Chief Minister Poudel assured to extend supports for the National New Agency…

08/19/2018

Govt appoints Thapa as Chief of Army Staff

Kathmandu, Aug. 19: A meeting of the Council of Ministers held today appointed the Acting Chief of Army Staff Purna Chandra Thapa as the Chief of Army Staff. According to government spokesperson and Minister for Communication and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Banskota, the cabinet meeting held at Singh Durbar took…

08/19/2018

DAO Dang to open on Saturday too

Dang, Aug. 19: The District Administration Office, Dang will remain open on Saturday too, so as to ensure continuous service to the citizens. The Saturday service began yesterday with six service recipients benefitting from it. Of them three acquired their citizenship certificate, one each passport and vehicle pass recommendation and…

08/19/2018

Pasang Lhamu highway closed

Nuwakot, Aug. 19: Traffic along the Nuwakot-Rasuwa way on the Pasang Lhamu highway has been obstructed after the flooded Gerkhu river washed away a section of the road in Trishuli-Betrawati section. Flood water from the river washed away the road on both the sides of the bridge over the river…

08/19/2018

Kathmandu folks to enjoy water supply five days a week

Kathmandu, Aug. 19: Water supply in Kathmandu valley has been increased by 30 million litres daily as of Saturday. There will be more water coming to 70,000 water taps in the valley, the Kathmandu Valley Drinking Water Project Directorate has said. Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara inaugurated the additional supply of…

08/19/2018

PM saddened over demise of Kofi Annan

Kathmandu, Aug. 18: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has expressed grief over the demise of former Secretary General of UN Kofi Annan. Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan died peacefully on Saturday in Switzerland, the international media reported. The ex-UN chief was 80. In a tweet today, PM Oli has…

08/18/2018

Headteacher jailed for sexually abusing students

Parbat, Aug. 18: Head teacher of Majhigaon primary school in Falebas municipality-6 has been remanded to judicial custody for necessary investigation on charges of sexually abusing his students. Head teacher Khil Prasad Poudel was sent to judicial custody by a single bench of district judge Dayaram Pokharel. He has been…

08/18/2018

One killed in road accident

Rukum, Aug. 18: A person died in a road accident involving a tractor in west Rukum. Raj Kumar BK,38, of Aathbiskot municipality-1 died on the spot while the tractor driver Baljit BK of ward no. 2 in the same municipality was seriously injured, according to police. The tractor (Ra. 1…

08/18/2018

Minister Gyawali meets Swaraj, extends condolence on Vajpayee's demise

Kathmandu, Aug. 17: Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, today had a brief courtesy meeting with Minister of External Affairs of India, Ms Sushma Swaraj. The Minister reached India earlier today in course of attending the funeral rites of former Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee who passed…

08/17/2018

Parliamentary committee president election postponed

Kathmandu, Aug. 17: The election of the parliamentary committee presidents scheduled for August 21 has been postponed for 12 days. The election will take place on September 2. Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara in the House of Representatives meeting today informed that the election date was postponed due to special reason.…

08/17/2018

NC acting president Nidhi off to Delhi

Kathmandu, Aug. 17: Nepali Congress acting president Bimalendra Nidhi has left for New Delhi, India to attend the last rites of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Vajpayee died Thursday afternoon at the age of 93. Last rites of Vajpayee is taking place today itself with State honour. Nidhi…

08/17/2018

Road section blocked

Rasuwa, Aug. 17: Vehicular movement along the Pasang Lhamu road has been obstructed due to landslide today. The landslide occurred at Gosainkunda Rural Municiplity-5 blocked the road completely. According to Division Road Office Chief Niraj Shakya, it takes time to resume the traffic where hundreds of vehicles are now stranded…

08/17/2018

Another rhino found dead; natural death of wildlife on rise

Ratnanagar, Aug. 17: An endangered one-horned rhino was found dead in a pool of water nearby a lake in the western belt of Chitwan National Park. A patrol team mobilized from the CNP on Thursday found the old-aged rhino dead and the cause behind the death was presumed to be…

08/17/2018

NC President Deuba pays tribute to Vajpayee

Kathmandu, Aug. 17: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has expressed deep sorrow on behalf of his own and his party over the passing away of the founder leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and well-wisher of Nepal, Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Issuing a condolence message sent Thursday, NC President Deuba…

08/17/2018

Nepal-India relations dynamic, FM Gyawali

Kathmandu, Aug. 16: Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, has said the exchange of visits by the Prime Ministers of Nepal and India in April and May this year has generated a new dynamism in our bilateral relations. During a reception organized by Nepal Bharat Friendship Society to celebrate…

08/16/2018

Nepal to claim for compensation: Minister Basnet

Kathmandu, Aug. 16: Minister for Forest and Environment Shakti Bahadur Basnet has said that Nepal will claim for compensation as a state highly affected by global climate change. In a meeting with British Ambassador to Nepal Richard Morris today, Minister Basnet said though Nepal had 0.027 per cent contribution to…

08/16/2018

Maintain the glory of a people’s representative: PM Oli

Kathmandu, Aug. 16: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has expressed concern over the irregularities, corruption and the amenities enjoyed by the people’s representatives in the local level. In an interaction with a delegation of the National Association of Rural Municipality in Nepal (NARIM) at Singha Durbar today, he drew the…

08/16/2018

RSS chair Shyamal vows to discourage news piracy

Surkhet, Aug. 16: Rastriya Samachar Samiti (RSS) executive chair Harihar Adhikari 'Shyamal' has pledged to take measures to discourag the unauthorized use of the RSS news services. During his meeting with journalists and media persons of Karnali province today, he urged bodies concerned not to encourage the trend of unuthorised…

08/16/2018

Landslide and flood obstruct Manang road at three places

Manang, Aug. 16: People traveling to various destinations have been facing problem as the vehicular movement remains obstructed due to flood and landslide at three places along the Manang road section for the past few days. The road section has been obstructed at Pisang of Nisyang rural municipality-1, Koto of…

08/16/2018

Bill tabled in NA

Kathmandu, Aug. 16: Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal, has tabled the bill relating to Protection of Victims of Crime -2075. Presenting the bill in today's meeting of National Assembly, Minister Dhakal said that the bill would help protect the rights of victims of crime, compensation…

08/16/2018

Karnali Province exploring ways for foreign investment

Surkhet, Aug 16: In a bid to garner foreign investment for infrastructure and social sector development, the Karnali Province government has made a proposal seeking support from the federal government in carrying out coordinating role for the same. A couple of weeks ago, the province government had sent a proposal…

08/16/2018

Landslide takes toll on human settlement; relief to survivors

   Beni, Aug. 16:A heavy landslide that occurred at Rum Bilbang in Malika rural municipality-2 caused big damages to a human settlement here. The District Disaster Management Committee is set to provide relief to the landslide survivors. After the incident of landslide on Tuesday, a meeting of the District Disaster…

08/16/2018

MPs draw government's attention on contemporary issues

Kathmandu, Aug. 15: Lawmakers speaking in the zero hour of the meeting of the House of Representatives today drew the attention of the government on a host of contemporary issues. Bimala Nepali of the Nepali Congress expressed dismay saying the people of the dalit community across the country were suffering…

08/15/2018

72nd Independence Day of India celebrated at the Embassy of India in Kathmandu

Kathmandu, Aug. 15: The 72nd Independence Day of India was celebrated at the Embassy of India in Kathmandu today. The celebrations began with hoisting of the national flag by Ambassador of India Manjeev Singh Puri who then read out the message of the President of India for the occasion. The President’s…

08/15/2018

16 injured in truck-bus collusion; , five critical

Tanahun, Aug. 15: At least 16 people injured in a bus-truck collusion this morning. The Kathmandu-bound bus (Na 4 Kha 5491) from Damauli and a truck (Na 6 Kha 3293) coming from opposite collided each other at Belbhanjyang in Byas municipality along the Prithvi Highway. Five critically injured including bus…

08/15/2018

Flood increases risks at Lastibazaar

Parbat, Aug. 15: The rain-triggered flood in Lasti rivulet has posed serious threat to Lastibazaar where over 100 families are residing. Continuous erosion of land has put at risk the Lastibazaar – a border area of ward no. 7 and 8 of Jaljala rural municipality. A total of 25 families…

08/15/2018

Swollen Kaligandaki sweeps away school, 24 households at risk

Myagdi, Aug. 15: The flood-fed Kaligandaki River has blown away a school in Myagdi district this morning. The river changed the course and swept away the six-room Dhawalagiri Primary School at Kopchepani in Annapurna rural municipality-4, informed school management committee chairperson Durga Khadka. As many as 20 students are pursuing…

08/15/2018

India releases NPR 470 million to government of Nepal for Postal Highway Project

Kathmandu, Aug. 14: Ambassador of India Manjeev Singh Puri handed over a Cheque worth NPR 470 million to the Secretary, Ministry for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Madhusudan Adhikari at Singha Durbar, Kathmandu. The amount has been released to maintain fund liquidity for the ongoing construction of 14 road packages under…

08/15/2018

NT Managing director relieved from post

Kathmandu, Aug. 14: The Government has decided to relieve Nepal Telecom Managing Director Kamini Rajbhandari from her post. The Council of Ministers meeting held at Singha Durbar this evening also decided to reconstitute the Institute of Foreign Affairs. Accordingly, Dilliraj Ghimire, Dr Khadak KC, Prof Dr Mina Baidya Malla, Major…

08/15/2018

IED defused

Bhaktapur, Aug. 14: Nepal Army bomb disposal team has defused improvised explosive devices found in Suryabinayak and Lokanthali of Bhaktapur this morning. Pressure cooker bombs were detected nearby Adarsha Bus Park in Suryabinayak municipality-6 and along the road side in Madhyapur Thimi municipality-1, Lokanthali. Deputy Superintendant of Police (DSP) Himalaya…

08/14/2018

KMC operates senior citizens recreation centre

Kathmandu, Aug. 13: The Kathmandu Metropolitan city has established senior citizen recreation and day care centre at ward 23 of the metropolis. The service centre came into operation three months back, has attracted the senior citizens. Various musical instruments including harmonium, tabala, flute, madal, drums among other instruments are kept…

08/13/2018

Public, private partnership to meet SDGs, Minister Banskota says

Kathmandu, Aug. 13: Minister for Communications, Information and Technology Gokul Prasad Banskota has said that the sustainable development goals (SDGs) would be fulfilled only through the partnership of the government and private sector. At an interaction programme orgnaized by Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FNCCI) on paperless…

08/13/2018

RSS can be transformed in to provincial structure-CM

Butwal, Aug. 13: Chief Minister of Province-5, Shanker Pokharel has urged the RSS leadership to transform the national news agency to provincial structure in the changed context. The concept of publishing provincial bulletin from RSS was appreciative, Chief Minister Pokharel said in a discussion with a RSS team led by…

08/13/2018

One more killed in jeep mishap

Palpa, Aug. 13: Kamal Pandey, 48, of Tansen-6, Bartung, who was injured after being hit by a jeep at Badigyantole, Palpa, has died this morning. Deputy Superintendant of Police (DSP) Binod Ghimire at District Police Office informed that Pandey breathed her last at 4.00 am while undergoing treatment at United…

08/13/2018

FNJ demands journo minimum wage hike

Kathmandu, Aug 13: Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) – an umbrella organization of working journalists across the country – has demanded increase in minimum wage of journalists as designated by the Minimum Wage Fixation Committee and its prompt implementation. FNJ's recent central committee meeting has urged the government to endorse…

08/13/2018

भारतको धौलीगङ्गाको बाँघ खोलिँदै

बैतडी, २७ साउन ।  भारतको उत्तराखण्डस्थित पिथौरागढ, धौलीगङ्गामा रहेको धौलीगङ्गा जलविद्युत् परियोजना बाँध खोलिने भएको छ । बाँध सरसफाइका लागि भन्दै सोमबार बिहान ७ बजे बाँध खुला गरिन लागेको जानकारी आएको जिल्ला प्रशासन कार्यालय दार्चुलाले एक सूचना प्रकाशित गरेर सम्भावित बाढीबारे सतर्कता अपनाउन आग्रह गरेको छ ।  बाँधबाट बढी मात्रामा…

08/12/2018

Lower House passes condolence motion on Rana's demise

Kathmandu, Aug. 12: A meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) today passed a condolence motion on the demise of former lawmaker Bharat Shamser Rana. He was the main opposition leader in the Nepal's first parliament. At today's session, Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara presented the motion which was later passed…

08/12/2018

IED thrown to Biratnagar metropolis office

Biratnagar, Aug. 12: An improvised explosive device (IED) went off on the premises of the Biratnagar Metropolitan City Office this afternoon. An unidentified person reportedly threw the IED targeting the office at 2:00 pm, as stated by District Police Office Morang's information officer Nishan Thapa. Office window glass got smashed…

08/12/2018

Haphazard digging of roads poses risk of landslides, soil erosion in Myagdi

Myagdi, Aug 12: Haphazard digging of the roads in the district has posed risk of landslides and soil erosion. Many roads have been dug by using excavators and backhoe loaders without taking environmental and technical aspects into account, said district soil conservation officer Diwakar Poudel. "As a result, they will…

08/12/2018

Call for naming Province 7 after martyr Dasharath Chand

Baitadi, Aug. 12: Local people and political leaders have suggested naming Province 7 Dasharath Chand which goes after martyr Dasharath Chand. The proposal was made at the 24th anniversary of Martyr Dasharath Chand Memorial Trust in the district on Saturday that was attended by local people and various local political…

08/12/2018

Two killed in Bolero-motorcycle collision

Nawalparasi, Aug. 12: Two men were killed when a west-bound Bolero (Lu 1 Ta 9759) collided head on with a motorcycle (Lu 20 Pa 517) at Binayi Tribeni Rural Municipality-1 in eastern Nawalparasi along the East West Highway on Saturday. The deceased have been identified as the motorcycle rider Jagat…

08/12/2018

NC leader Poudel aggrieved of Rana's demise

Kathmandu, Aug 11: Nepali Congress senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel expressed sorrow over the demise of NC leader Bharat Shamsher Rana. He also extended condolence to the bereaved family, and wished Rana's departed soul may rest in peace. Rana died on Saturday in Kolkata in India. He was 90. "He…

08/11/2018

BPKIHS to set up new hospital

Itahari, Aug 11: The BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) has decided to expand its service by establishing a new hospital having 100 beds. The new building will be constructed at Chhatachowk of Dharan. The process to initiate construction of new hospital has formally begun after Vice Chancellor at…

08/11/2018

NHRC Chair Sharma faults Country Criminal Code

Kathmandu, Aug 11: National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chair, Anup Raj Sharma, has said that the Country Criminal Code, which is coming into effect from August 17, has restricted the freedom of journalists. Addressing a programme to release the 'Sustainability Index of Public Organisations' and the GoGo Foundation Award -2017…

08/11/2018

Two killed, one injured in truck plunge

Ratnanagar, Aug 11: A truck bearing Indian registration number plate fell down from the Jugedi Bridge at Bharatpur metropolitan city-29 early this morning, killing two people and leaving another person critically injured. The accident took place at 4.40 am on the Narayangadh-Muglin road section. The truck with registration number MH…

08/11/2018

Nepal and Bangladesh agree to partner in energy development

   Kathmandu, Aug. 10: Nepal and Bangladesh have agreed to work together in the development of the energy sector. The two countries today signed a Memorandum of Understanding on power exchange cooperation which was much talked-about for long. Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Barsha Man Pun and Minister…

08/10/2018

FNJ calls for formulating press freedom-friendly laws

Kathmandu, Aug 10: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has decided to urge the centre, province and the local levels to devise press freedom-friendly laws. A central committee meeting of the FNJ held on August 8 and 9 and chaired by its president Govinda Acharya took a decision to this…

08/10/2018

Health facilities in Udayapur facing shortage of snake antivenom

Gaighat, Udayapur, Aug 10: Katari hospital and Nepal Army-run health centre are reeling under shortage of snake venom antiserum for the past two months creating difficulties for the health facilities to deal with increasing number of snakebite patients. So much so that approximately half a dozen snakebite patients of Katari…

08/10/2018

Gandaki province CM Gurung voices concern about delay in Beni-Korala road construction

Beni, Aug 10: Chief Minister of Gandaki province Prithivi Subba Gurung has expressed concern about the delay in the construction of Beni-Jomsom-Korala road section under Kaligandaki corridor. "I have been receiving complaints about the delay. Kaligandaki corridor and Korala transit are future of the province. Homework is being done on…

08/10/2018

Man washed away by river

Nuwakot, Aug 10: A man was swept away by local Tadi River at Dupcheshwor Rural Municipality-7 in the district on Thursday. Local resident Ram Pandit, 18, was swimming alongside his friends when the incident occurred, said Superintendent of Police Basanta Bahadur Kunwar. A search has been launched for Kunwar, he…

08/10/2018

Thapa Acting CoAS

Kathmandu, Aug 9: Chief of Army Staff Rajendra Chhetri handed over the leadership of Nepal Army to Chief of General Staff Purna Chandra Thapa amidst a special ceremony organized at Nepal Army Headquarters on Thursday. CoAS Chhetri handed over the responsibility as he is taking a leave as per the…

08/09/2018

CPN not to allocate major party portfolio to executive post bearing leaders

Kathmandu, Aug 9: The ruling Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) has decided not to allocate any major portfolio to the party leaders who are holding executive posts of the government in federal, provincial and local levels. The party secretariat meeting held at the Prime Minister's official residence, Baluwatar Thursday took…

08/09/2018

Incentive for expectant mothers if delivery at health facility

Urlabari (Morang), Aug 9: With a view to promoting safe motherhood, the Kanepokhari rural municipality in Morang has decided to incentivize expectant mother with an allowance of Rs 6,800. The rural municipality has decided to provide an allowance amounting to Rs 5,000 while the health post is giving extra Rs…

08/09/2018

Decrepit police posts mars performance

Baitadi, Aug 9: The police posts, entrusted with the responsibility for ensuring peace and security to the public, are in the sorry state of affairs. Ironically, the securities posts are not safe enough to deliver their performances in lack of own buildings. In many areas of the district, security personnel…

08/09/2018

Women opting to go Gulf via illegal route rescued

Banke, Aug 9: As many as 16 Nepali women workers, who had illegally opted to go third countries via India, have been rescued from New Delhi of India. The rescue was made possible with coordinating role of the Nepali Embassy in New Delhi as well as support from the Women…

08/09/2018

Bills on fundamental rights to be tabled in parliament

Kathmandu, Aug 8: The government has decided to table before the federal parliament various bills under fundamental rights as per the new Constitution. The cabinet meeting today decided to table the Bills relating to Right to Housing, Right to social security and Protection of victims of crime, according to government…

08/09/2018

PM expresses sorrow

Kathmandu, Aug 8: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has expressed sorrow over the demise of senior artist and writer Manuj Babu Mishra. The Prime Minister tweeted today paying tributes to late Mishra, while extending heartfelt condolences to the members of the bereaved family. The 82-year-old Mishra died of cardiac arrest…

08/08/2018

Police make three including Spokesperson of NCP, Prakanda, public

Kathmandu, Aug 8: Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu, has made public three persons including central spokesperson of the Nepal Communist Party and former Minister, Khadga Bahadur Bishwokarma (Prakanda). A team of the Metropolitan Police Range had on Tuesday arrested Prakanda, Man Bahadur Shrestha of Kapilvastu and Harichandra Acharya of Kalikot in…

08/08/2018

Upper House lawmakers draw government's attention

Kathmandu, Aug 8: Upper House lawmakers have drawn the attention of the government on national and local level contemporary issues. Speaking in the meeting in the House today, lawmaker Chakra Prasad Snehi has complained that the haliyas (bonded tillers) were still waiting for their settlement living in pathetic situation after…

08/08/2018

Agriculture University resumes regular operation

Chitwan, Aug 7: The Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU) has come in to regular operation from Monday. The university students and teachers had resorted to shut teaching and learning activities after the university granted its affiliation to eight private campuses. With the call-off of protest after government's decision to revoke…

08/07/2018

Violent tiger held captive

Ratnanagar, 7 Aug: The Chitwan National Park (CNP) took control a tiger which attacked and killed a woman in west Chitwan. CNP Chief Conservation Officer Bed Kumar Dhakal informed that a team of animal doctors with eight tuskers deputed from the national park brought the wild cat under control on…

08/07/2018

Forecast of heavy rainfall

   Kathmandu, Aug. 6 (RSS): Different parts of the nation have witnessed medium-range to heavy rainfall for the past three days due to impact of low pressure monsoon. As the monsoon low pressure line was near to Nepal, particularly central and western region, rainfall has occurred across the country including…

08/06/2018

Special Recommendations Committees' deadline extended for a week

Dhangadi, Aug 6: The deadline for the Special Recommendation Committee formed to furnish suggestion on the name of province no 7 and the location for the capital city has been extended by a week. Speaker Arjun Bahadur Thapa apprised of the same in today's Provincial Assembly's. According to him, the…

08/06/2018

Man arrested with ruby worth Rs 160 million

Kathmandu, Aug 6: The police today made public a man arrested on Sunday in illegal possession with two kilograms ruby worth approximately Rs 160 million, amid a press meet. A team from the Metropolitan Police Circle, Durbarmarga, acting on a tip off, held Dipak Sijapati, 48, of Lalitpur while supplying…

08/06/2018

Narayangadh-Muglin road disruption recurring

Chitwan, Aug 6: Vehicular movement has come to a total disruption on the Narayangadh-Muglin road section and the Prithvi Highway due to recurring landslides following incessant rainfalls. According to the Information provided by the District Police Office, Chitwan, transportation along the Narayangadh-Muglin road stretch has been disrupted since 5.55 this…

08/06/2018

Acting CJ Mishra allocates task

Kathmandu, Aug 5: After the parliamentary hearing committee (PHC) rejected Deepak Raj Joshi to be the Chief Justice, Acting Chief Justice, as the senior most Justice at Supreme Court, Om Prakash Mishra, allocated the task to other Supreme Court Justices today. Joshi took leave after he was rejected by PHC.…

08/05/2018

Mini Parliament meeting to be held from tomorrow

Kathmandu, Aug. 5: The Parliamentary Committee meaning Mini Parliament's meeting is being held from tomorrow. The formation of the thematic committees of the Parliament was completed in five months of the formation of the federal parliament (House of Representatives (HoR) and National Assembly (NA). According to Federal Parliament Secretariat's Deputy…

08/05/2018

Eight killed, one still missing in Jajarkot landslides

Jajarkot, Aug 5: The number of people killed in separate two landslides at Bheri Municipality-3 of Jajarkot district in Karnali province on Sunday morning has reached eight. The eight bodies were recovered while one is still missing. The incident took place when a house of local Tirtha Raj Bohara got…

08/05/2018

Landslides obstructs Narayangadh-Muglin road

Chitwan, Aug 5: Traffic along the Narayangadh-Muglin road has come to a halt since 10:25 pm last night due to landslide. The road remains obstructed due to a landslide at Ghumaune in ward no. 29 of Bharatpur metropolis, District Police Office, Chitwan said. Clearing of the debris of the landslide…

08/05/2018

KMC forms five-member committee to manage valley's garbage

Kathmandu, Aug 4: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City has formed a five-member study committee to seek a permanent solution to the management of garbage generated from the Kathmandu Valley. The committee led by joint secretary at the KMC Ishwor Chandra Marahatha is tasked with finding ways to manage a temporary and…

08/04/2018

Headmaster missing for two days

Parbat, Aug. 4: Headmaster of Hari Primary School of Modi Rural Municipality-6 in Parbat district has gone missing for the past two days. Shiva Prasad Poudel, 59, of Kusha Municipality-9 in Katuwachaupari has remained out of contact since Friday morning. Poudel had left his home on Friday morning to worship…

08/04/2018

Two-third beneficiaries yet to come for housing grant

Myagdi, Aug 4: More than two-third of the quake survivors have yet to receive their second installment of the private housing grant provided by the government. The National Reconstruction Authority had set mid-July 2018 for them to receive the second installment. But despite efforts, more than two-third of them have…

08/04/2018

पहिरोले नारायणगढ–मुग्लिन सडक अवरुद्ध

रत्ननगर, १९ साउन । चितवनको भरतपुर महानगरपालिका–२९ घुमाउनेमा पहिरो खस्दा फेरी नारायणगढ¬मुग्लिन सडकखण्ड अवरुद्ध हुन पुगेको छ ।  जिल्ला प्रहरी कार्यालयका अनुसार बिहान ६ बजे खसेको पहिरोले गर्दा सडक अवरुद्ध हुन पुगेको र सो क्षेत्रमा अझै पानी परिरहेकोे छ । पहिरो पन्छाउने काम शुरु भएकाले सडक खुल्न केही घण्टा लाग्ने…

08/04/2018

Bhimdutta to produce energy from waste

Kanchanpur, Aug 4: The Bhimdutta Municipality is to produce energy from the solid waste produced by the municipality folks. A bio-gas plant is being installed in collaboration with the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre. A feasibility study has already been carried out in ward nos-3, 8, 9 and 18 of the…

08/04/2018

MoFAGA calls for coordination to replace tuins

Kathmandu, Aug 4: The Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration has appealed to the local governments to coordinate with the Ministry in order to replace tuin or wire bridges in their respective jurisdiction. Issuing a statement on Fridy, Ministry Joint Secretary Pursottam Nepal said the request has been made…

08/04/2018

Cabinet decisions- sugarcane farmers to get Rs 60 per quintal product as grant

Kathmandu, Aug 3: The meeting of the Council of Ministers on Friday evening decided to accept 22.7 million US dollars to be provided by the World Bank for the implementation of food and nutrition safety project. For it, a talk team is formed under the coordination of the Chief of…

08/04/2018

NC says it boycotted PHC meeting

Kathmandu, Aug 3: The main opposition Nepali Congress has said it boycotted the Friday meeting of Parliamentary Hearing Committee (PHC), expressing its dissatisfaction over the reason and bases presented for the rejection of the candidate proposed for the appointment of Chief Justice. Acting Chief Justice Deepak Raj Joshi recommended for…

08/03/2018

PM inducts three ministers

Kathmandu, Aug 3: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has appointed Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal as the Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs today. Dhakal is the elected member of the House of Representatives from the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN). Dhakal was elected from Morang district Constituency-3 in 2074 BS.…

08/03/2018

PHC disapproves Joshi to be Chief Justice

   Kathmandu, Aug 3: The parliamentary hearing committee (PHC) has ultimately disapproved Acting Chief Justice Deepak Raj Joshi for the post of Chief Justice. He was earlier recommended to the PHC for parliamentary hearing by the Constitutional Council. The PHC meeting held Friday rejected Joshi to be the Chief Justice-…

08/03/2018

Embankments lessen riverbank erosion, flooding in Jhapa

Baniyani, Jhapa, Aug 3: The risk of riverbank erosion and flooding has been significantly reduced in Jhapa with the construction of embankments along the banks of Ratuwa river which flows through Gauradaha Municipality. With the embankment construction, 200 houses along the river banks and approximately 500 bighas land are relieved…

08/03/2018

PM invites oppositions for competition on policy and programme

Lalitpur, Aug 2: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Chairman of Nepal Communist Party has asked the opposition parties to compete in policy and programme instead of engaging in blame games. At a programme organized by Tulsilal Memorial Foundation on Thursday, the PM stated that the oppositions were just blaming…

08/02/2018

Probe committee formed

Kathmandu, Aug 2: The government formed a four-member committee to probe into Nepal Sanskrit University's Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Kul Prasad Koirala. The committee was mandated to submit a report to the government after carrying out investigation into Dr Koirala's attempt to go abroad without leave approval and allegations related to…

08/02/2018

Deuba expresses sorrow over demise of ex- MP Joshi

Kathmandu, Aug 1: Nepali Congress President and former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has expressed sorrow over passing away of former central committee member of the party and former member of Parliament, Krishna Kumar Joshi. Issuing a condolence message, President Deuba said the party would always remember Joshi's contribution in…

08/01/2018

Gautam Buddha Airport to come into operation within ten months

   Kathmandu, July 31 (RSS): The Gautam Buddha International Airport is likely to come into operation within 10 months if things go as planned. Addressing the 22nd annual general assembly of village tourism promotion forum (VITOPF) here today, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Prasad Adhikari said the…

07/31/2018

Political leadership too needs to abide by financial rule: PM Oli

Kathmandu, July 31: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli stressed the need for also the political leadership to abide by financial laws and rules. "Political people should also be serious on their compliance with the financial laws because politics leads the country," he said while addressing the meeting on auditing of…

07/31/2018

Bilateral mechanism active to implement Nepal-India cooperation commitments: Dahal

Kathmandu, July 31: CPN Chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said that the bilateral mechanism was working actively to bring into effect the commitments and pacts between Nepal and India for mutual cooperation. Speaking at the inaugural session of the Nepal-India Think Tank Summit 2018 organized by the Nehru Memorial…

07/31/2018

Tourist rescue from police recommended

Kathmandu, July 31: A committee formed to probe anomalies taking place in the name of rescue of foreign tourists has recommended the government to arrange tourist rescue works through Nepal Police. Handing over a 700-page report to Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari Monday, the committee recommended…

07/31/2018

Five held with drugs

Bhaktapur, July 31: A police squad from Metropolitan Police Circle Thimi on Monday arrested five persons with drugs. The arrested have been identified as Padma Rana, 51, of Suryabinayak municipality-5, Prithvi Raj Singh, 17, of Dhobani rural municipality-2, Parsa, Sushma Timilsina, 21, of Sanopokhara-5, Makawanpur, Rajesh Prajapati, 27, and Dinesh…

07/31/2018

One killed in Tanahu in micro bus- truck collision

Tanahu, July 30: A woman died while 15 others sustained injuries when a micro bus collided with a truck at Chirkane in Byas Municiplaity-12 along the Prithivi Highway this morning. The deceased has been identified as 19-year-old Sabina Rai of Bokshing Municipality in Bhojpur district, according to the District Police…

07/30/2018

Multiple ownership puts quake survivors' house construction in limbo

   Lalitpur, July 30: The construction of private houses of beneficiaries – legally partitioned yet having joint ownership of land – has not gained any momentum. House construction of the newly-registered beneficiary households having multiple ownership of land is not making any progress in lack of separate land space for…

07/30/2018

Lightning claims girl

Butwal, July 30: A girl died after being struck by lightning at Tilottama municipality in Rupandehi district Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Deepika Gyawali, 12, of Tilottama municipality-10, Behora. Deepika, who was critically injured after lightning strike, died on the way to hospital, informed In-charge of Area Police…

07/30/2018

Call to withdraw affiliation to private colleges

Kathmandu, July 29: The teachers and the students of the Rampur-based Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU) have demanded the University authority scrap its Executive Council's decision to grant affiliation to seven private colleges. Organizing a press conference here on Sunday, they called for the earliest withdrawal of the decision on…

07/29/2018

Minister Baskota urges state media for integrated resource management

Pokhara, July 29: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasaid Baskota has suggested an integrated management of the resources among the State-owned media. Minister Baskota, who visited the National News Agency (RSS) office at Pokhara in Gandaki province here today, took stock of the state of physical infrastructures as…

07/29/2018

Parliamentary hearing of CJ to conclude on Monday

Kathmandu, July 29: The Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee will meet on Monday to decide whether to endorse the recommendation made by the Constitutional Council to appoint Dipak Raj Joshi as the new Chief Justice. The committee was scheduled to meet this morning but failed to do so in absence of…

07/29/2018

NC demands action against Prasai in Parliament

Kathmandu, July 29: The main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) registered a motion of public importance demanding action against medical entrepreneur Durga Prasad Prasai for his derogatory remarks on an issue related to the Nepali female students in Bangladesh. NC registered the proposal at the Federal Parliament Secretariat today seeking deliberations…

07/29/2018

Woman dies after falling off cliff

Surkhet, July 29: A woman has died after falling off a cliff in Lekbesi municipality-6. Moti Suwal, the 35-year-old wife of Harsha Bahadur Suwal was heading to collect green fodder when the incident took place. Seriously injured, Suwal died on the way to the hospital, DSP at the District Police…

07/29/2018

Chukeni hydel to be constructed in Jumla

Surkhet, July 29: A one mega watt hydropower project is to be constructed at Gadigaon in ward no. 1 of Patarasi rural municipality of Jumla. The project is being constructed at the total cost of Rs. 4.2 million, including financial assistance from the Asian Development Bank and the Alternative Energy…

07/29/2018

Engineer arrested with bribe money

Butwal, July 29: The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has arrested chief engineer at the Building and Urban Development Office, Rupandehi Suresh Thakur with bribe money worth Rs. 3.6 million. Acting on a tip-off, Thakur was arrested on Saturday by a CIAA team with the money from…

07/29/2018

Government committed to rights of working journalists: Minister Baskota

Pokhara, July 28: Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Gokul Prasad Baskota, has said the government was working to formulate laws required for the development of journalism. During the inspection of the building of Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), Kaski today, he said preparations were underway to formulate act and…

07/28/2018

Vials of anti-venom distributed

Hetauda, July 28: Considering the rising temperature and rainfall, anti-venoms vials have been distributed in various districts of State no. 2 and 3. The vials have been supplied considering the likelihood of increased incidents of snakebites in the region. The Regional Medical Store, Hetauda has supplied those vials to the…

07/28/2018

Demand for mega and smart cities in the States

Kathmandu, July 28: The Municipalities Association of Nepal has submitted a 16-point memorandum to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, demanding development of mega and smart cities in all the seven States. A delegation led by Association Coordinator Ashok Byanju handed over the memo to the Prime Minister at the latter's…

07/28/2018

Jajarkot-Dolpa transport service obstructed

Jajarkot, July 28: Transportation on the Jajarkot-Dolpa road has been obstructed due to landslide triggered by incessant rainfall. As a result, travellers are forced to walk to their respective destination. Landslides have occurred in various sections of the Jajarkot-Dolpa road section. The road section in Khaharekhola next to the Santichautara…

07/28/2018

Bicycles distributed to 34 women health workers

Rajbiraj, July 28: The Bishnupur rural municipality office has distributed bicycles to 34 female community health volunteers. The availability of bicycles with the FCHVs is expected to make health services provided by them more effective, rural municipality Vice-chair Janjira Devi Yadav said. Despite a crunch in budget, it was made…

07/28/2018

Chumlingtar bus accident: Death toll reaches eight

Chitwan, July 27: The number of death toll of bus accident occurred this morning at Chumlingtar, Ichchhakamana Rural Municipality-3 has reached eight. A total of 17 persons were injured, according to the District Police Office, Chitwan. Those deceased are Arjun Neupane, 32, of Begnas Kalika Rural Municipality of Palpa district,…

07/27/2018

Medical Education Bill presented in House

Kathmandu, July 27: "The National Medical Education Bill, 2075 BS" has been presented in today's meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR). Minister for Education, Science and Technology Giriraj Mani Pokhrel, presented the bill in the second meeting of the lower house. Presenting the bill, Minister Pokhrel said the government…

07/27/2018

Bus plunges into Trishuli, 23 rescued

Chitwan, July 27:A passenger bus en route to Pokhara from Kathmandu today fell into the Trishuli River after it collided with a truck at Tumlingtar of Ichhamanakamana rural municipality-3 in Chitwan. According to police, the bus (Na 6 Kha 2506) collides with the truck ( Na 5 Kha 7409) coming…

07/27/2018

भारतद्वारा दुई अर्बभन्दा बढी पुनर्भुक्तानी

काठमाडौँ, ११ साउन ।  भूकम्पपछिको पुनःनिर्माणका निम्ति भारत सरकारले अनुदान सहायता उपलब्ध गराउने प्रतिबद्धताअनुरुप आज रु दुई अर्ब १० करोड ४३ लाख प्रदान गरेको छ ।  अर्थमन्त्री युवराज खतिवडाको उपस्थितिमा अर्थमन्त्रालयमा आयोजित एक कार्यक्रममा नेपालका लागि भारतका राजदूत मञ्जिभसिंह पुरीले अर्थसचिव राजन खनाललाई उक्त रकमको चेक हस्तान्तरण गर्नुभयो ।  गोरखा…

07/27/2018

Protest against commodity price hike

Kathmandu, July 27: Nepal Students' Union (NSU) today staged a sit-in protest at Baluwatar against the rise in commodity prices. NSU technical students' council held a protest programme for an hour this morning over the hike in prices of consumer goods. NSU leader Deepak Bhattarai urged the government to take…

07/27/2018

Landslide obstructs vehicular movement, forcing people to walk

Palpa, July 27: People have been facing problems in their movement after landslides occurred at various places from Sundaredhunga of Rainadevi Chhahara rural municipality to Juthapauwa have obstructed transport service there for the past one month. The people have been facing problems in their movement from rural municipality office to…

07/27/2018

High-alertness at Nepal-India bordering areas

Nawalparasi, July 27: Armed Police Force, Border Security Office, has adopted high-alertness at Nepal-India bordering areas in western Nawalparasi. Superintendent of Police at APF, Gahardhan Rai, said that high-alertness has been adapted to stop encroachment of no man's land, to look after border pillars as well as to control criminal…

07/27/2018

Rescue materials to security bodies in Bardiya

Gulariya, Bardiya, July 27: District Disaster Management Committee, Bardiya, with the financial support from all level levels in the district has handed over rescue materials to security bodies. The rescue materials worth Rs 1.5 million were provided to District Police Office, Armed Police Force Border Security Office, Gulariya, Shivadal Battalion,…

07/27/2018

Agreement reaches between government and Dr Govinda KC on reform of medical education

Kathmandu, July 26: The government and the agitating arthopaedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC have finally reached the agreement on the reform on medical education sector. With the agreement, Dr KC broke his 15th fast-unto-death he was waging for 27 days. Deputy leader of the parliamentary party of CPN, Subash Nembang,…

07/27/2018

Friday night sky offering century's longest lunar eclipse

  Kathmandu, July 26: The total lunar eclipse, the longest of the century with the duration of one hour 43 minutes and 35 seconds, will be seen on Friday night, according to Nepal Calendar Fixation Committee. As stated by committee member-secretary Surya Prasad Dhungel, the moon passing into the earth's…

07/26/2018

I try to deliver prompt service: Acting CJ Joshi

Kathmandu, July 26: Acting Chief Justice Deepak Raj Joshi has said he would try to provide justice in a prompt and smooth manner during his term. Acting CJ Joshi further committed before the Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee that he would also encourage the reconciliation practice in addition to prompt delivery…

07/26/2018

NC not to obstruct parliament-Dr Khadka

Kathmandu, July 26: Main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has said that it would not be obstructing the parliamentary proceeding set for Friday. At a face-to-face programme in the capital today, NC leader Dr Narayan Khadka said the parliament is a forum to explore resolving measures of problems. He made it…

07/26/2018

Four killed in landslides

Rasuwa, July 26: Four people have died after being buried in a landslide that took place last midnight at Timure in Gosaikunda rural municipality-2. The deceased include Shyam Shrestha of around 42 years old from Bhotekoshi rural municipality-5 in Sindhupalchowk district, 27-year-old Bikram Shrestha and Mangal Tamang,45, of the same…

07/26/2018

One killed in road accident

Chitwan, July 26: A motorcycle rider died after being hit by a tractor here this morning. Paras Khatri,18, a resident of Bharatpur metropolis-14 was heading towards the west from Shanti marga in his motorcycle (Na. 53 Pa. 9786) when a tractor (Na. 2 Ta 3661) carrying solid waste hit him…

07/26/2018

Police post buried in landslide

Rasuwa, July 26: A temporary police post in Timure has been buried in a landslide triggered by heavy rainfall last night. Twelve persons living in houses nearby were injured in the incident. They are undergoing treatment at the Timure health centre, according to Chief District Officer Krishna Poudel. Around 10…

07/26/2018

Rehab centre to be set up for people with disabilities: Chief Minister Shahi

Surkhet, July 25: Chief of Minister of Karnali Province Mahendra Bahadur Shahi has said a rehabilitation centre would be set up for the people with disabilities (PWD) in the province. Receiving a memorandum from the National Disabled Federation Nepal's Karnali Province Chapter here Wednesday, Chief Minister Shahi said the PWD…

07/25/2018

One killed three injured in road accident

Bhaktapur, July 25: One person died and three others were injured in a road accident that took place at Chardobato of Madhyapur Thimi-4 last night. Ramesh Raj Raut,47, a resident of Sindhuli and currently living in local Surya Binayak died when the car he was driving hit the road divider…

07/25/2018

More than 2,000 civil servants recommended for action

Kathmandu, July 25: The National Vigilance Centre has recommended action against 2,339 civil servants, who were found absent from their duty station. In the outgoing fiscal year, the centre found those employees either coming to office late or leaving early and not following the dress code, according to information officer…

07/25/2018

Talks between Govt and D KC team tomorrow morning

Kathmandu, July 24: The talks between government and agitating Dr Govinda KC's side would be held again tomorrow morning. The talks held between the teams at Ministry of Education, Science and Technology on Tuesday took a positive direction, said a press release issued by the Ministry, adding that both sides…

07/25/2018

Minor effect of Dr KC's protest in valley's major hospitals

Kathmandu, July 24: Hospitals have continued their services despite the Nepal Doctors' Association's call for stopping the OPD services in support of Dr Govinda KC's hunger strike. The hospital administrations have managed alternative services to treat the patients in major hospitals in Kathmandu valley. The impact of Dr KC's protest…

07/24/2018

Minor effect of Dr KC's protest in valley's major hospitals

Kathmandu, July 24: Hospitals have continued their services despite the Nepal Doctors' Association's call for stopping the OPD services in support of Dr Govinda KC's hunger strike. The hospital administrations have managed alternative services to treat the patients in major hospitals in Kathmandu valley. The impact of Dr KC's protest…

07/24/2018

Aftershock of 4.3 Richter scale

Kathmandu, July 24: An aftershock measuring 4.3 Richter scale was recorded with its epicentre near the Ichok area of Sindhupalchowk this late afternoon. The aftershock was recorded at 5:44 pm, according to the National Seismological Centre. Also this morning, another aftershock measuring 4.8 Richter scale was recorded centered around Gajuri…

07/24/2018

Snakebite treatment centre treats 1,407 cases in a year

Itahari, July 24: The community snakebite treatment centre operated from the premises of the Nepal Army's east region headquarters, Itahari treated 1,407 cases last year. Among these treated cases, 125 were cases of poisonous snake bites. These cases were brought for treatment from various Tarai and hilly districts of the…

07/24/2018

Over 400 drinking water projects in limbo

Jajarkot, July 24: More than 400 drinking water projects in Jajarkot district are said to be in the lurch. These projects were constructed since the last 10 years. This condition of the drinking water projects is due to the negligence of the concerned government offices and the consumers committees for…

07/24/2018

Dr KC's movements could not be fulfilled: CM Gurung

Nawalparasi, July 23: Chief Minister of Gandaki Province Prithvi Subba Gurung has said that the movement of Dr Govinda KC in the name of reforms in medical sectors won't be fulfilled. Speaking at a programme organized to mark the 40th memorial day of Pushpa Lal Shrestha here today, CM Gurung…

07/23/2018

Valley waste collection resumes

Kathmandu, July 23: The garbage that has been piled up in the Kathmandu Valley for the past one month is being picked up today. The solid waste collection was halted for around a month in lack of space for garbage management after the Nuwakot-based Sisdole landfill site was packed with…

07/23/2018

Narchyang health post building constructed

Babiyachaur (Myagdi), July 23: A well-equipped building of a health post has been constructed at Annapurna rural municipality-4, Narchyang of Myagdi. A six-room one story building with toilet has been constructed at Besi village of Narchyang with financial support of international social organization, Lions Club. Necessary spaces and infrastructures have…

07/23/2018

23 injured in bus collusion

Chitwan, July 23: At least 23 passengers were injured when two passenger-ferrying buses collided at Bharatpur Metropolitan City-1, Ramnagar last night. The accident took place when a Dang-bound bus (Na 5 Kha 9399) from Kathmandu and Pokhara-bound bus (Na 5 Kha 5311) from Birgunj collided at around 11.50 pm. District…

07/23/2018

Social Development Ministers of seven provinces at Health Ministry

Kathmandu, July 22: Social Development Ministers of all seven provinces reached Health Ministry and acquired information regarding the activities taking places in health sector. They met with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health and Population, Upendra Yadav, and held discussion regarding making health services effective. On the occasion, Social…

07/22/2018

Govt committed to increase women's participation in energy sector

Kathmandu, July 22: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Barshaman Pun has reaffirmed government's commitment towards increasing women's participation in the energy sector. Receiving an 11-point memorandum submitted by the Women's Network for Energy and Environment (WoNEE) here on Sunday, Minister Pun assured that government would make gender-friendly energy…

07/22/2018

Demands for nationalizing private medical colleges

Kathmandu, July 22: Youths and Students organisations have demanded to nationalise all private medical colleges or to transform them into non-profit trust. A meeting of Youth Association of Nepal, Young Communist League (YCL), All Nepal National Free Students Union and All Nepal National Independent Students Union (Revolutionary) held on Sunday…

07/22/2018

विश्व हिन्दू महासंघका अध्यक्ष सिंहको निधन

काठमाडौँ, ६ साउन ।  विश्व हिन्दू महासंघ अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय समितिका अध्यक्ष भरतकेशर सिंहको उपचारका क्रममा ८२ वर्षका उमेरमा आज बिहान स्थानीय बयोधा अस्पतालमा निधन भएको छ ।  सिंह दोस्रो कार्यकालका लागि महासंघको अध्यक्ष हुनुहुन्थ्यो । नेपाली सेनाका पूर्वउपरथी सिंहले शाही पाश्र्ववर्तीका रुपमा समेत काम गर्नुभएको थियो । पिसाबसम्बन्धी रोगका कारण अस्पताल…

07/22/2018

Govt discriminates in relief distribution, say Madhes movement injured

Parsa, July 22: Those injured in the Madhes movement have accused Province 2 government of discrimination in handing out relief to the movement's victims. They have charged leaders of Madhes-based political parties with favouring only those close to them in distributing reliefs. They made this accusation at a press conference…

07/22/2018

Four children rescued from India

Butwal, July 22: Four Nepali kids have been rescued from a child correction centre in India. They were rescued with the support of the Prabsi Nepali Mitra Manch in India. The boys had been taking shelter at the centre in Debariya of Uttar Pradesh India since a long time. They…

07/22/2018

One killed in road accident

Palpa, July 22: A man died in a road accident that took place involving a pick-up jeep and a motorcycle in Dumrechowk of Tansen municipality-8. Krishna Pun, 23, of Argeli in ward no. 14 of the same municipality died in the accident that took place on Saturday evening. Pun was…

07/22/2018

Landslide claims four lives including three of a family

Bajhang, July 21: Total four persons including three members of a family died in a landslide that occurred at Khaptad Chhanna rural municipality-6 in Bajhang this afternoon. The deceased have been identified as Ujali Devi Thapa, 45, of Chhanna rural municipality-6, her daughter-in-law Maheswori Thapa, 32, and her six-year-old grandson…

07/21/2018

'Parliament, not street, is the right place to examine Dr KC's demands'

  Kathmandu, July 21: Voices are growing that the dispute regarding the Medical Education Bill should be decided from the Federal Parliament, the sovereign body of the people's representatives, and not from street agitation or through hunger strike. The cognisant people are of the view that any solution sought outside…

07/21/2018

NC expresses grief over police intervention in peaceful demonstration

Kathmandu, July 21: The main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has expressed sorrow over the use of force by police in a peaceful demonstration staged by its youth wing, Tarun Dal. In a press statement issued by party spokesperson Bishwo Prakash Sharma, NC has condemned police intervention over the peaceful protest…

07/21/2018

Transport committees not to be renewed

Kathmandu, July 21: The government has decided not to renew the erstwhile transport committees. The transport entrepreneurs committee and associations will be scrapped as per the decision of the government to end monopoly and syndicate in the public transport sector, the Home Ministry has said. Accordingly, the Ministry has decided…

07/21/2018

Communication Minister suggests NTV becoming ace media

Kathmandu, July 20: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Baskota has directed the Nepal Television employees to work honestly. Speaking in a programme organized by the NTV to fete First Women Journalists Everest Expedition 2018 team and provide Dirgha Sewa Padak and silver jubilee service awards to NTV officials…

07/21/2018

72 district judges transferred

Kathmandu, July 20: The Judicial Council has transferred 72 district judges and deputed 38 judges on Friday. The Council member Padam Baidik shared that the transfer and deputation were made following a regular process. RSS 

07/21/2018

Landslide buries house killing two, injuring three

Jajarkot, July 20: Two people were killed and others three were injured when a landslide caused by incessant rains buried a house at Garkhakot Chhirka of Juni Chande Rural Municipality-6 in Jajarkot. Police confirmed the deaths of Lali Budha, 55 and her grand- daughter Sirjana Budha, nine, in the landslide…

07/20/2018

Speaker, chief whips, experts focus on strict implementation of laws

Kathmandu, July 20: Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara has said it was necessary to formulate new laws for the implementation of constitution. At an interaction organised by National Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development here Friday, Speaker Mahara said federal parliamentarians had responsibility to prepare many laws for constitution implementation.…

07/20/2018

Eleven bridges constructed in Myagdi district this year

Babiyachaur, Myagdi, July 20: As many as 2,500 households have been benefitted with the construction of 11 suspension bridges at various places in Myagdi district this year. The construction of the bridges has not only eased travel to the locals but has also helped promote tourism in these areas. Among…

07/20/2018

Some 1200 households in darkness

Jajarkot, July 20: The Laburkhola Micro Hydropower Project at Chaurjahari municipality in west Rukum has shut down after flood in the Laburkhola stream following incessant rains washed away the project's intake canal. Around 1,200 households had been using the power generated from the 80-kilowatt hydropower project. Narji, Khatrigaon, Kumaigaon, Kapra,…

07/20/2018

Soldier injured in accidental self-firing incident

Dunai, Dolpa, July 20: A Nepal Army soldier has been injured due to self accidental firing. Twenty two-year-old Dhruba Chand sustained injuries when he accidentally fired his rifle. The bullet has ripped his chin, mouth, lips and nose, medical surgeon at Dolpa District Hospital, Dr Anup Mangal Samal, said. The…

07/20/2018

Security persons misbehaved with journalists in Jumla: FNJ

Kathmandu, July 19: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has condemned the misbehavior the security force meted out on journalists who were reporting the demonstration staged in support of Dr Govinda KC's strike in Jumla. Issuing a press note on Thursday, the FNJ said the attack on working journalists was…

07/19/2018

Involve in treatment of patients-TU

Kathmandu, July 19: The Tribhuvan University (TU) has urged the doctors of teaching hospital to involve in providing treatment to patients. Issuing a statement today, the TU urged all doctors, professors, technical and non-technical workers and staffs to provide treatment to patients being not deviated from the professional value. Tribhuvan…

07/19/2018

PM proposes comprehensive plan for overall development of Tarai

Kathmandu, July 19: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has proposed a comprehensive plan for the overall development of the Tarai. Talking to Rastriya Janata Party leaders at his official residence in Baluwatar this evening, Prime Minister Oli made a proposal to come up with an integrated plan for the development…

07/19/2018

The 6th Meeting of Nepal-India Oversight Mechanism held

Kathmandu, July 18: The 6th Meeting of Nepal-India Oversight Mechanism, held on 18 July 2018, reviewed the progress of the implementation of all bilateral projects since the reciprocal State Visits by the two Prime Ministers in April-May 2018. The Meeting was co-chaired by Shanker Das Bairagi, Foreign Secretary, Government of Nepal and Manjeev Singh Puri,…

07/20/2018

SAARC SG addresses students of International Relations and Diplomacy of TU

Kathmandu, July 18: Secretary General of SAARC, Amjad Hussain B. Sial, today delivered a talk on Regional Cooperation under SAARC: Way Forward at the Tribhuvan University. In his presentation, the Secretary General introduced SAARC to the participants, focusing primarily on its genesis, membership, objectives, principles, general provisions, institutional mechanisms and…

07/18/2018

Four buried in landslide

Pokhara, July 18: Four persons were buried in a landslide triggered by incessant rainfall in Gorkha and Parbat districts under Gandaki province. Three people died after their house was buried in Andheri of Sahid Lakhan rural municipality in Gorkha, according to the Gandaki State Police Office. The deceased include Saru…

07/18/2018

Seven killed, four injured in road mishap in Rukum

Surkhet, July 18: Seven persons were killed and four others were injured in a road mishap at Sisne rural municipality-5 of Rukum (East) district today. The deceased have been identified as Buddhiraj Pun, 31, Kumar Pun, 35, Kiran Pun, 22 of Putha Uttarganga rural municipality-1, Trisana Tulachan, 28, of Uttarganga…

07/18/2018

Twenty nine Nepali nationals stranded in Saudi Arabia

Khotang, July 18: Twenty nine Nepali youths including 14 from Khotang district alone who had gone to Saudi Arabia for work have been stranded there. They had gone to the Gulf country on February 13 but have been left in the lurch as they have neither got the work nor…

07/18/2018

Study begins on developing model town in Dhangadhi

Dhangadhi, July 18: New IT Venture Public Limited has begun a study on developing a model town with a view tower in Dhangadhi. Dhangadhi Sub-metropolitan City mayor Nripa Bahadur Od said initiatives have been started for building a model town in line with the plan of developing Dhangadhi into a…

07/18/2018

Teenager goes missing and a dozen families displaced due to landslide

Phalebas, Parbat, July 18: A teenager has gone missing when a landslide triggered by incessant rain swept away a house at Lasti Berneta of Jaljala rural municipality in Parbat district last night. Sixteen years old Bikas Pariyar, son of Bam Bahadur Pariyar has gone missing after their stone and mud…

07/18/2018

PM's activism for effective implementation of budget

Kathmandu, July 17: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli directed the ministry leadership to materialize the plan to double the agro yields within five years. At a discussion on policy and programme of fiscal year 2075/76 and action plan for budget implementation, PM noted, "We need to lay emphasis on production…

07/17/2018

'Educate daughter; save daughter' plan gains popularity in Province-2

   Birgunj, July 17: The 'educate daughter; save daughter' plan floated by Province-2 government to increase access of children and adolescents to education is gaining popularity in Parsa and Bara districts. The ' Girl Children Golden Plan (Balika Swarnim Yojana) put forth by Pokhariya municipality of Parsa district under the…

07/17/2018

Road collapsed at Dagnam

Babiyachaur (Myagdi), July 17: A local road has collapsed when a landslide occurred at Toya of Raghuganga rural municipality-4, Dagnam in Myagdi. Around 25-metre road section broke down after the landslide triggered by incessant rain in Dawang cliff and Toya area. It has disrupted the vehicular movement on the road,…

07/17/2018

Over 1,400 children at risk

Jajarkot, July 17: As many as 1,400 children are living in vulnerable situation in Jajarkot, a data reveals. Women and Children Office, Jajarkot made public the data collected from seven local levels of the district on Monday. Girl children are found more vulnerable than the boys in the district. In-charge…

07/17/2018

Nepal-India agree to form institutional structures for waterways

Kathmandu, July 16: Both Nepali and Indian authorities have agreed to form institutional structures for operating waterways in the Koshi and Narayani rivers. The two-day bilateral discussion concluded today drew a conclusion to establish institutional mechanism to carry forward the process to materialize the water way projects in Nepal. The…

07/17/2018

NMA warns to close all services if demands not met

Kathmandu, July 16: The Nepal Medical Association (NMA) has warned to shut down all health services excluding emergency service across the country for indefinite period if Prof Dr Govinda KC's demands were not met. Issuing a press release here today, NMA general-secretary Dr Lochan Karki said that apart from emergency…

07/16/2018

None can reverse monopoly-Minister Mahaseth

Kathmandu, July 16: Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Management, Raghubir Mahaseth said the government would in no way accept any forms of monopoly and there was no chance for its reversal. The audacious job of putting deep-rooted monopoly to an end could not revert, he said, asserting that the…

07/16/2018

Govt. forms team to hold talks with Dr KC

Kathmandu, July 16: The Government has formed a three-member committee to hold talks with agitating doctor Govinda KC. The committee led by Secretary at the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Khagaraj Baral includes the Joint Secretary at the Ministry of Health and Population and Joint Secretary at the Ministry…

07/16/2018

Flood and inundation damage Rs 119.3 million in Bhaktapur

Bhaktapur, July 16: The recent flood, landslide and inundation has damaged property worth Rs 119.35 million in Bhaktapur. The Bhaktapur District Administration Office shared this information at a press conference here on Sunday. Chief District Officer Narayan Prasad Bhatta said the flood, landslide and inundation triggered by the incessant rains…

07/16/2018

Three people arrested with pistol and ammunition

Kathmandu, July 16: A joint team of the Metropolitan Police Range Kathmandu and Lalitpur arrested three people with a pistol, five bullets and two magazines on Sunday. The team apprehended 36-year-old Hemraj Poudel of Taplejung and 36-year-old Aanshuram Moktan and 24-year-old Krishna Bahadur Jogi of Ramechhap with the pistol with…

07/16/2018

Water level in Koshi highest of the year

Inaurwa, July 15: Water level in Saptakoshi river has been recorded the highest of this monsoon on Saturday. The water flow measured at 9:15 last night was 215,970 cusecs, according to Deputy Superintendent of Police Narayan Prasad Chimariya. Along with the rise in water and flow, 29 of the 52…

07/15/2018

One missing in Narayani river

Nawalparasi, July 15: A 12-year-old boy has gone missing while trying to collect logs swept away by flood waters in the Narayani river in West Nawalparasi on Saturday. Bishal Kurmi, the son of Kesh Kumar Kurmi of Balinagar in Susta rural municipality-5 was reportedly swept away by the river. The…

07/15/2018

Equal rights to all citizens, PM Oli says

Kathmandu, July 14: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the Constitution of Nepal has guaranteed equal rights to every citizen. At a programme organized by All Nepal Women Association in the capital city on Saturday, PM Oli said the constitution has not discriminated the citizens. During the programme…

07/14/2018

Local level to have 57,690 employees

Kathmandu, July 14: The local level is to have 57,690 employees for interim arrangement, while there will be 45,815 employees for the centre and 16,570 for the states. This is the conclusion made by a committee formed to finalize the number of employees required for all the three tiers of…

07/14/2018

Bam-Saraswati memorial prize to Samir

Baglung, July 14: The Dhawalagiri Literary Foundation Baglung has presented the 'Bam-Saraswati memorial prize' for this year to youth litterateur Prakash Samir. Mayor of Baglung municipality Janak Raj Poudel presented the prize carrying a purse of Rs. 10,000 to Samir at a function organized to mark Bhanu Jayanti here on…

07/14/2018

Rains forecast for three days across the country

Kathmandu, July 13:Continuous rains for the next three days have been predicted across the country. The Meteorological Forecasting Division has issued a press statement today, forecasting the rains for the next three days across the country. Most parts of the country are likely to experience light to moderate rains while…

07/13/2018

Health Ministry directs health professionals to stay away from protest

Kathmandu, July 13: Ministry of Health and Population has directed health professionals not to involve in any forms of protest. The Ministry asked them to work regularly and not to stay on leave without permission during monsoon because health institutions are overcrowded with patients with communicable and waterborne diseases in…

07/13/2018

Home Ministry urges for coordination in disaster management

Kathmandu, July 13: The Ministry of Home Affairs has urged the provincial governments, the district disaster management committee and the local levels to enhance alertness and coordination to effectively deal with natural disasters like floods, landslides and inundation and problems arising out of that. A stakeholders' meeting held at the…

07/13/2018

Three killed, nine injured in jeep accident in Sindhupalchok

Melamchi, July 12: Three passengers were killed and nine others injured in an accident involving a passenger jeep at Salledanda of Panchpokhari Thangpal Rural Municipality in Sindhupalchok district late evening. The accident took place when a bolero jeep (Lu 1 Kha 999) met with an accident at the place. Melamchi…

07/13/2018

Interim order to not implement decision

Kathmandu, July 12: The Supreme Court has issued an interim order to not implement the decision taken by the government to remove two persons from their politically appointed posts. A single bench of Justice Pursottam Bhandari issued the order today in response to a writ filed by Chairman of National…

07/13/2018

Presentation of rhinos deepens Nepal-China ties: PM

Kathmandu, July 12: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli today handed a couple of rhino named Bhadra (male) and Rupasi (female) to Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Yu Hong amid a programme in the Capital. Nepal gifted the rhinos as per the government's decision made some two years ago. Of the two…

07/12/2018

Chair Dahal for respecting SC verdict on Phujel case

Chitwan, July 12: Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) Chairman and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has opined for respecting the verdict of the Supreme Court (SC) on the Phujel incident. Speaking in a press meet here Thursday, Chairman Dahal said that Chhabilal Poudel who is accused of involving…

07/12/2018

Sixteen injured in bus accident

Rampur, Palpa, July 12: As many as 16 people were injured when a passenger bus fell some 20 metres down from the road while giving way to another vehicle at Bhalebas of Tansen Municipality-7 this morning. The bus with registration number Lu 1 Kha 7272 was going towards Pokhara from…

07/12/2018

Tippers banned on valley roads in daytime from July 17

Kathmandu, July 12: The Ministry of Home Affairs has prohibited the operation of tippers during the daytime in the three districts of the Kathmandu Valley. This decision has been taken in a bid to stop the increasing accidents caused by tippers, the Ministry has stated. Home Ministry spokesman Ram Krishna…

07/12/2018

Bhaktapur and Thimi inundated

Bhaktapur, July 12: Bhaktapur and Madhyapur areas have become waterlogged due to the flooding caused by the swollen Hanumante khola rivulet following torrential rain last night. Settlements including the temporary camp sheltering the earthquake victims at local Jagati and Barahisthan have been inundated. Similarly, settlements at Radhe Radhe and the…

07/12/2018

RSS's employee Wagle retires

Kathmandu, July 11: A programme has been held today at the Rastriya Samachar Samiti's central office in Kathmandu to bid farewell to a RSS's employee who retired after completing the age limit of 58. Krishna Prasad Wagle, who joined the RSS on November 28, 1979, was discharging his duty as…

07/11/2018

Home Minister rules out possibility of restoration of transport syndicate

Kathmandu, July 11:Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa 'Badal' has ruled out the possibility of the revival of syndicate in public transport sector. In his address today to an interaction programme on "existing confusions in the transport sector, challenges and solution" organised at the New Buspark, Gongabu, the Home Minister said…

07/11/2018

Memo submitted to Dr Bhattarai to save life of Dr KC

Kathmandu, July 11: The Nepal Medical Association has submitted a memo to former prime minister and coordinator of Naya Shakti Party Nepal Dr Baburam Bhattarai calling him to help save the life of Dr Govinda KC, who is on agitation for quality medical education and health care services. Association's Chairperson…

07/11/2018

Gandaki province government displeased over delay in road construction

Babiyachaur, Myagdi, July 11: Chief Minister of the Gandaki province Prithvi Subba Gurung has expressed dissatisfaction over the delay in the construction of the Beni-Jomsom-Korala road project. This road is considered the lifeline of the Gandaki province and is declared a project of national pride. Once completed, it will connect…

07/11/2018

Three bills endorsed by NA

Kathmandu, July 10: The National Assembly meeting today endorsed the Budget-related financial bill, national debt recovery bill and credit and surety (22nd amendment) bill, 2075. The bills were tabled by Finance Minister Dr Yubaraj Khatiwada. The National Assembly will meet again at 11:00 am on July 17. RSS

07/10/2018

STATUS UPDATE ON INDIAN PILGRIMS AT SIMIKOT AND HILSA

Kathmandu, July 10: In response to humanitarian situation arising out of more than 1500 Kailash Mansarovar Pilgrims stranded in Hilsa and Simikot, the Embassy of India, Kathmandu swiftly mounted rescue operations since Monday, 2nd July 2018 to help facilitate evacuation of the stranded pilgrims to safer locations in Nepal.   As…

07/10/2018

KMC starts ward level disaster management training

Kathmandu, July 10: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has been conducting ward-level disaster management training. The training is being provided to the officials of the disaster management citizens' security committee at the ward level with the objective of reducing the disaster risk, Chief of the KMC's Disaster Management Division, Dhanapati…

07/10/2018

NA running projects meeting public aspirations: DPM Pokharel

Kathmandu, July 9: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defense Ishwar Pokharel has said that the Nepal Army (NA) was executing development projects as per the constitution, national security policy and the aspirations of people. Responding to the questions raised by lawmakers during deliberations on the appropriation bill in the…

07/09/2018

NA endorses appropriation bill

Kathmandu, July 9: The meeting today of the National Assembly endorsed the Appropriation Bill, 2075 with a majority. The Bill was tabled by Finance Minister Dr Yubaraj Khatiwada. Likewise, the meeting also endorsed with a majority the Financial Bill, 2075 and the National Debt Recovery Bill, 2075, as well as…

07/09/2018

Steering Committee meeting on Nepal-India Cross Border Rail Links held

Kathmandu, july 9: The 6th Meeting of the Project Steering Committee (PSC) for the implementation of the Nepal-India Cross Border Rail Link Projects was held on 9 July 2018 in Kathmandu, Nepal. Ms. Namgya Khampa, Joint Secretary (DPA-III), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India and Er. Keshab Kumar Sharma, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Physical…

07/09/2018

Shutdown affects life in Pokhara

Pokhara, July 9: A shutdown called by Tamuwan Magarat Struggle Committee and Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (Nefin) has affected normal life in Pokhara, the capital of Gandaki Province. These two organisations called for a Gandaki province general strike for today to press for their demand of naming the province…

07/09/2018

Government clarifies VC Koirala did not have permission to go to Canada

Kathmandu, July 9: The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has made it clear that Vice Chancellor of Nepal Sanskrit University, Prof Dr Kul Prasad Koirala, did not take permission as per the existing law to go abroad. Clarifying the government's view on the topic of Vice Chancellor Koirala being…

07/09/2018

Disaster risk reduction a must for achieving development with prosperity

Pokhara, July 9: Disaster risk reduction and management is imperative for attaining prosperity and development for the country. This view was echoed by disaster management experts and participants at an interaction on landslide mapping and risk reduction organised here by Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST)'s faculty of technology.…

07/09/2018

Biratnagar to host international meet of orthopaedic surgeons

Pathari, Morang, July 9: An international conference of orthopaedic surgeons is taking place in Biratnagar on February 14 and 15, 2019. The main objective of the conference is to exchange views and experience regarding the new achievements in orthopaedics, Dr Ramesh Basnet, senior vice president of Orthopaedic Association Biratnagar, said.…

07/09/2018

ECAN fair on July 19

Kathmandu, July 9: Education Consultancies' Association of Nepal (ECAN) is organising the 12th Mega Education Fair in Kathmandu from July 19 to 22 to provide information and advice regarding education abroad. Association president Bishnuhari Pandey shared this information organising a news conference here on Sunday. The education fair would be…

07/09/2018

Cabinet endorses norms for ambassadors' appointment

Kathmandu, July 8: The meeting of the Council of Ministers held today has approved set criteria for the appointment of the ambassadors. The meeting held at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers also decided to scrap the Local Bodies Fiscal Commission. As per the decision, the…

07/09/2018

Online Media to be managed well: Minister Baskota

Kathmandu, July 8: Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Gokul Prasad Baskota, has said government would begin process within a week to manage the online media. In response to the queries on appropriation bill relating to his ministry, Minister Baskota said, "Online media have been effective not only in Nepal…

07/08/2018

Good governance must to fulfill dream of prosperity: Minister Banset

Kathmandu, July 8: Minister for Forests and Environment, Shakti Bahadur Basnet, has said that good governance was imperative to fulfill the dream of prosperity. At an interaction organised by Nepal Forum of Environmental Journalists here today, Minister Basnet said that prosperous Nepal was impossible unless the good governance was achieved.…

07/08/2018

FNJ demands action against assaulter on Chaudhary

Kathmandu, July 8: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has demanded action against those involved in physical assault on a journalist in Province No 5. Issuing a press statement here today, the FNJ's Secretary-General Ramesh Bista demanded investigation into the incident where a person named Jitendranath Shukla, Chairperson of Sammabari…

07/08/2018

Health insurance program in all districts: Minister Yadav

Kathmandu, July 8: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health, Upendra Yadav, has said the health insurance programme would be reached to all districts, for which adequate budget was allocated. Responding to the queries on the appropriation bill relating to his ministry at the national Assembly meeting today, Minister Yadav…

07/08/2018

Dhurmus-Suntali Foundation to be awarded

Kakarvitta, July 8: The Bhanu Literary Academy, Mechinagar is to honour the Dhurmus-Suntali Foundation, journalist and litterateurs. The Foundation is to be awarded with the "Bhanu Prize" carrying a purse of Rs 100,000. The prize established in the commemoration of noted litterateur Bhanu Bhakta Acharya who is revered as the…

07/08/2018

Minister Adhikari calls for coordination for prosperity

Pokhara, July 7: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari on Saturday underscored the need for coordination among federal, province and local levels for country's development and prosperity. He said this at an interaction 'Basic Tourism Infrastructure for Gandak Province and Future of Pokhara' organised here by Forum…

07/07/2018

STATUS UPDATE ON INDIAN PILGRIMS AT SIMIKOT AND HILSA

Kathmandu, July 7: In response to humanitarian situation arising out of more than 1500 Kailash Mansarovar Pilgrims stranded in Hilsa and Simikot the Embassy of India, Kathmandu swiftly mounted rescue operations since Monday, 2nd July to help facilitate evacuation of the stranded pilgrims to safer locations in Nepal.   As part…

07/07/2018

Valley experiences sudden increase in temperature, rain forecast for three days

Kathmandu, July 7: Temperature in the Kathmandu Valley witnessed a sudden rise due to occurrence of less rains in the past three days. The latest temperature details unveiled by the Meteorological Forecasting Division put today's Kathmandu Valley's maximum temperature at 31.4 degree Celsius while the minimum temperature was measured at…

07/07/2018

Two children drown

Hetauda, July 7: Two children have drowned while swimming at the Indrasarowar lake in Kulekhani of Indrasarowar rural municipality-1 of the district. The deceased have been identified as 12-year-old Samir, the son of Puskar Bahadur Thing of Indrasarowar-1 and eight-year-old Chandra Bahadur, the son of Biswarup Ale of Thaha municipality-9,…

07/07/2018

Engineer arrested with bribe money

Khajura, July 7: Engineer at the Daduwa rural municipality Tejraj Khadka has been arrested on the charge of taking a bribe of one hundred thousand rupees. A team of the Commission of Investigation of Abuse of Authority Office in Kohalpur arrested engineer Khadka with Rs. 100,000 bribe money last night.…

07/07/2018

30 thousand manuscripts secured

Pokhara, July 7: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari has said that archives needs to be made a centre of study and research, to thereby promote tourism. Inaugurating a three-day archive festival organized here by National Archives on Friday, Minister Adhikari said the Pokhara regional museum needs…

07/07/2018

Urge to seek employment opportunities in the country

Lumbini, July 7: Youths have gathered in the birthplace of Gautam Buddha to discuss about the role of youth in the economic prosperity of the country, youth leadership development, peace and development issues. Inaugurating the national youth conference that began here Friday with the slogan 'Youth leadership for Peace and…

07/07/2018

Nepal, India agree to commence Ramayan and Buddha circuits, sign 14-point agreement

  Kathmandu, July 6: Nepal and India are to launch planned initiative to promote tourism in the Ramayan and Buddha circuits. Religious tourism has been put in priority on these circuits in a bid to boost tourism, thereby building a base for economic prosperity in both countries. The circuits bear…

07/06/2018

Identity of 18 dead in Mustang tipper accident confirmed

Baglung, July 6: Police have confirmed the identity of 18 persons killed in Mustang tipper accident that took place Friday afternoon. A total of 19 persons were killed in the tipper accident at Syangboche of Lo Ghekar Damodarkunda Rural Municipality-3 in the district. Those killed in the incident are Mahesh…

07/06/2018

SC's interlocutory order against Govt decision on prohibited zone

Kathmandu, July 6: The Supreme Court has issued an interlocutory order, asking government not to implement its decision on prohibited zones in some places, including Maitighar Mandala, of the Kathmandu Valley. A single bench of Justice Ishwor Khatiwada issued the order effective till July 29. Both sides have been summoned…

07/06/2018

Quota system in LL.B (first year) reintroduced

Kathmandu, July 6: The Office of the Dean, Faculty of Law, Tribhuvan University reintroduced the quota system in Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) first year under pressure from various teachers' associations like Nepal Progressive Teachers Association, Democratic Teachers Association, Tribhuvan University Teachers Association, Nepal Law Campus Unit Committee and the Entrance…

07/06/2018

19-year-old mother handed down life sentence for murdering newborn

Jajarkot, July 6: A 19-year-old woman has got life sentence for murdering her child born out of wedlock. A single bench of Judge Dev Kumar Giri ruled against Sabita Pun of Nalgad Municipality-1. Pun had illicit sexual relations while she was staying in a rented room at Bheri Municipality-1 to…

07/06/2018

Five APF AIGs resign

Kathmandu, July 5: Five Additional Inspector Generals (AIG) of Armed Police Force have resigned from the post on Thursday. They are Janaki Raj Bhattarai, Subodh Adhikari, Nirakar Bikram Shah, Khadananda Chaudhary and Rajesh Shreatha. The APF Inspector General Shailendra Khanal handed over the resignation letters of these AIGs to officiating…

07/06/2018

FNJ for integrated law for media

Kathmandu, July 5: Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has submitted a draft of Mass Communication Bill-2075 BS to the government. The umbrella organization of journalists submitted the model bill to Minister for Communication and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Baskota on Thursday. The Bill has specified the provisions that an integrated…

07/06/2018

Writ filed at SC against ban on peaceful protest at public places

Kathmandu, July 5: A writ petition has been filed at Supreme Court against the decision of Kathmandu District Security Council against peaceful protest and rally at public places. Senior advocate Dinesh Tripathi filed the writ petition, demanding the abrogation of decision by naming Office of the Prime Minister and Council…

07/05/2018

Power cut at Balaju area on Friday

Kathmandu, July 5: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is going to cut the power supplies at Balaju area from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm on Friday for the regular repair and maintenance works and due to road expansion drive. According to Chief of NEA Balaju Distribution Centre, Suraj Regmi, the power…

07/05/2018

30 kg marijuana seized from Dhading

Malekhu (Dhading), July 5: Police here have confiscated 30 kg marijuana today. The police seized the contraband from Jogimara bus stop of Benighat Rorang Rural Municipality in course of regular checking. However, two suspected persons in this connection managed to escape, said Gajuri Area Police Office chief Inspector Sanjay Timilsina.…

07/05/2018

Speaker urges parties to send names for parliamentary committees

Kathmandu, July 5: Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara has urged the political parties to send names of the members to be represented in different parliamentary committees. Talking to journalists at his secretariat in Singha Durbar today, he shared that the parliamentary committee would get final shape within a week and still…

07/05/2018

Dr KC admitted to emergency ward

Surkhet, July 5: Senior orthopedic surgeon Prof Dr Govinda KC has been admitted to the Karnali Academy of Health Sciences in Jumla after his health started deteriorating. Dr KC, who is on a hunger strike in Jumla since five days, has been admitted to the emergency ward of the KAHS…

07/05/2018

Pokhara-Baglung road blocked due to land slide

Phalebas, Parbat, July 5: The Pokhara-Baglung road has been obstructed since 1 am today due to a landslide that occurred at Bhyaplekhola of Modi rural municipality-5 in Parbat district. The landslide debris has covered the road making it inaccessible to vehicles. Vehicles going towards various destinations in the four districts…

07/05/2018

No risk of river erosion in Saptakoshi: Dist Administration

Itahari, July 5: The Sunsari district administration has said there is no risk of erosion by the Koshi river although the water level in the river has been increasing following rain in various parts of the eastern region. It is said the water level in the Saptakoshi river is fluctuating…

07/05/2018

President authenticates three bills

Kathmandu, July 4: President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Wednesday has authenticated three bills which were endorsed by the federal parliament. The President has, in accordance with Article 113 (2) of the Constitution, authenticated 'National Assembly Members Election Bill-2075', 'Bill related to perks and benefits and job descriptions of House of…

07/04/2018

Medium-range rainfall forecast for Thursday and Friday

Kathmandu, July 4: Weather experts have forecast medium-range rainfall in the eastern and central regions of the country on Thursday and Friday. The Weather Forecasting Division of the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) said that partial rainfall is likely in some areas after the late afternoon. Similarly, clouds would…

07/04/2018

Minister Baskota stresses on compulsory IT education at secondary level

Kathmandu, July 4: Minister for Communication and Information Technology, Gokul Prasad Baskota has stressed the need to make Information Technology (IT) accessible by using mid-term and long-term plans as well as existing physical infrastructure. Addressing a meeting of directors' committee of the Information and Communication Technology Policy-2072 BS on Wednesday,…

07/04/2018

Vast tract of agricultural land inundated in Kapilbastu

Kapilbastu, July 4: Large tract of agricultural land has been inundated at Mayadevi Rural Municipality-8 in Kapilbastu district following incessant rain. Around 700 bighas of arable land at Jamuni, Haribanshapur, Bijuwa and Barkul villages has become inundated following rainfall since Sunday. The 300 bighas of fields in these settlements where…

07/04/2018

Kalanki's underpass to open in third week of this month

Kathmandu, July 4: The underpass at Kalanki of the capital city is to come into operation in the third week of this month. Considered the first such infrastructure facility of the country, the Kalanki underpass at the Kalanki Chowk is 800 metres long and has four lanes. Only the 'wall…

07/04/2018

Road obstructed due to landslide

Chitwan, July 4: Vehicular traffic on a section of the Narayangadh-Mugling road has been halted following a landslide between Charkilo and Panch Kilo on the section. The landslide occurred at about 5.30 am today, according to police. The land slide is more than 50 metres long. According to police, it…

07/04/2018

Four die of electric shock

Dhangadhi, July 3: Four people were electrocuted in Adarsha Rural Municipality-1 in Doti district today. The deceased has been identified as Jay Bahadur Khadka, 32, Lokendra Bahadur Khadka, 24, Birendra Khadka, 23 and Dip Khadka, 23 of the same locality, said Doti police chief DSP Lal Bahadur Dhami. Similarly, 24-year…

07/03/2018

Six killed in jeep accident in Koshi Katan

Inaruwa, July 3: Six people were killed and four others injured in a road accident that took place at Koshi Katan of Koshi Rural Municipality-4 along the East-West highway in Sunsari district last night. The victims include 40-year-old Sanjeev Kumar and Gonu Kumar of Laxminiya, Supaul district, Bihar State of…

07/03/2018

22 households displaced due to inundation

Dhangadhi, July 3: Twenty two households have been displaced due to inundation caused by the swollen Kandra, Kanda and Patharaiya rivers following incessant rains in Bhajani municipality and surrounding areas in the south eastern part of Kailali district. Fourteen households at Puliyapur village and the eight families of Dhamidhara of…

07/03/2018

BPKIHS Senate meeting held after four years

Kathmandu, July 2: The Senate meeting of the BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) was held at the prime minister's official residence in Baluwatar today. According to, Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Raj Kumar Rauniyar at the institute, the meeting held in the presence of deputy Prime minister and Minister…

07/03/2018

President Bhandari and Chairman Prachanda meet

Kathmandu, July 2: Chairman of Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' today called on President Bidya Devi Bhandari. According to Dahal's press coordinator Bishnu Sapkota, the CPN Chairman met the President at the Office of the President in Shital Niwas. Prachanda had returned home on Sunday evening…

07/02/2018

Two killed in road incident

Surunga, Jhapa, July 2: Two persons died on the spot after a tipper hit a motorcycle along the Gaurigunj-Padajungi road section in Jhapa district on Monday. The dead are Nelson Bhandari, 22, of Mechinagar-8 and Bibek Baral, 18, of Gauradaha-1 of the district, according to the police. The accident happened…

07/02/2018

Narayangadh- Muglin road obstructed

Chitwan, July 2: The Narayangadh-Muglin road section has remained obstructed since 8 am today after a big rock fell on the road at a place called Charkilo. Before this, mudslides that occurred at Charkilo, Jalbire and Topeykhola along the road section at 5.10 am today led to obstruction of vehicular…

07/02/2018

Darchula District Hospital ailing

Darchula, July 2: The Darchula District Hospital is in dire straits for paucity of budget. This situation has arisen because of the downsized budget allotted to it by the centre this year and the local levels not providing the required funds. The bodies concerned have been accused of remaining mum…

07/02/2018

70 K signatures calling for reforms in BPKIHS submitted to PM Oli

Itahari, July 2: A memorandum with a collection of signatures has been handed over to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, calling for reforms in BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS). Action Dharan and the Dharan Independent Society had collected the signatures of concerned citizens of various places including Dharan…

07/02/2018

Examinations controller faces music

Kathmandu, July 2: Action has been taken against a controller of examinations at the Office of the Controller of Examinations, acting on the report submitted by an investigation committee constituted by the government to probe into the technical errors found in the results of the Secondary Education Examinations (SEE), the…

07/02/2018

देशभर मौसम सक्रिय, बाढीको खतरा

काठमाडौँ, १७ असार । मनसुन न्यून चापीय रेखा नेपालतर्फ सरेकाले देशका अधिकांश स्थानमा आगामी तीन दिनसम्म वर्षा हुने मौसम पूर्वानुमान महाशाखाले जनाएको छ ।  महाशाखाले आज एक विज्ञप्ति जारी गर्दै तीन दिनसम्म हल्कादेखि मध्य र केही स्थानमा भारी वर्षा हुने सम्भावना औँल्याएको हो । मनसुन पूर्ण रुपमा सक्रिय भएकाले अबको…

07/01/2018

National Assembly passes Bills

Kathmandu, July 1: The meeting of National Assembly held on Sunday unanimously passed the Bill designed to amend Act on the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons, and Truth and Reconciliation Commission, 2075 BS. Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Sher Bahadur Tamang, tabled the proposal in the…

07/01/2018

Property worth 5 lakhs gutted in fire

Gaushala, July 1: Property worth five lakh rupees was destroyed in a fire that broke out at a sweet shop in Sarpallo bazaar of Manara municipality-7. The sweet shop owned by Taleswar Shah caught fire all of a sudden Saturday evening, burning to ashes all the sweets, utensils, furniture and…

07/01/2018

Now way to prosperity: CM Rai

Itahari, July 1: Chief Minister of Province no. 1 Sherdhan Rai has said that as the Nepali people have waged political revolutions with huge sacrifices, the time now was for economic prosperity. Speaking at a function organised to mark the 11th anniversary of Avenues Television here on Saturday, he said…

07/01/2018

15 injured in bus accident

Chitwan, July 1: Fifteen passengers were injured when a passenger bus met with an accident at Khairahani municipality-1 on the East-West Highway this morning. The bus (Na. 7 Kha. 5118) was heading towards Birgunj from Bharatpur when it tumbled on the roadside at around 6:45 in the morning, according to…

07/01/2018

Direct air service from KTM to Varanasi

Kathmandu, June 30: Buddha Air has begun direct flights from Kathmandu to the Indian city of Varanasi. Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari and Managing Director of Buddha Air Birendra Bahadur Basnet saw off the passengers of the first flight that began on Friday. Buddha Air will…

06/30/2018

Rasuwagadhi hydel: tunnel in final stage

Rasuwa, June 30: Construction of the tunnel of the Rasugadhi Hydropower Project in northern Rasuwa has reached the final stage. Of the total length of 4,203 meters, 3,953 meters of the tunnel has been constructed, according to the project Chief Chabi Lal Gaire. The 111 MW capacity project is slated…

06/30/2018

Surkhet-Humla direct air service begins

Surkhet, June 29: As per the policy of the Karnali Province to ensure direct flight service in all districts of the province for better connectivity and convenient services to the people, Surkhet-Humla direct air service has started Friday. Chief Minister of the Karnali Province Mahendra Bahadur Shahi inaugurated the Surkhet-Humla…

06/29/2018

NT must embrace smart policy for betterment, Minister Baskota says

Itahari, June 29: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Baskota has said that the Nepal Telecom (NT) should come up with resolution to win the hearts of its customers. During an inspection visit of the Itahari based office of NT on Friday, he said that the NT should…

06/29/2018

Bhaktapur Hospital to get a new look

Bhaktapur, June 29: The 114-year-old Bhaktapur hospital is to get a new look. At a press conference organized by Bhaktapur Hospital here on Thursday, it was shared that the government was constructing a modern and well-equipped new hospital building. At a public launching of hospital construction master plan, Sunil Khadka…

06/29/2018

Fruit tree saplings planted

Ratnanagar, Chitwan, June 28: Province-3 Minister for Agriculture, Land Management and Cooperatives, Dawa Dorje Lama, underlined the need to develop eco-tourism Park in every community forest. The province government has put forth interventions for this, he said at a tree plantation programme organized by Madan Bhandari Foundation, Chitwan at Thangkhola…

06/29/2018

Cabinet endorses 'Legal Defence Directive 2075 BS'

Kathmandu, June 28: The government has endorsed a 'Legal Defence Directive 2075 BS. The meeting of the Council of Ministers held at Prime Minister's official residence, Baluwatar today took this decision. The move aims to defend Nepali Migrant workers who are facing trial at courts in various countries. The meeting…

06/28/2018

"Motion of public importance helps budget," argues FM Dr Khatiwada

Kathmandu, June 28: Minister for Finance Dr Yubaraj Khatiwada has asserted that the proposal of public importance tabled at the House of Representatives (HoR) today would not affect the discussion on the Appropriation Bill-2075 rather it would help the discussion on Appropriation Bill. Responding to the queries raised by the…

06/28/2018

Minister Gyawali briefs Upper House about PM's China visit

Kathmandu, June 28: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali on the behalf of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has briefed the Upper House about PM's six-day official visit to northern neighbour China. Briefing the meeting of the National Assembly about PM's six-day official visit to China from June 19-24,…

06/28/2018

NHRC urges government to save Gangamaya's life

Kathmandu, June 28: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has urged the government again to be sensitive to save the life of Gangamaya, who has been fast-onto-death for a month. The NHRC made such request to the government by meeting Home Secretary Prem Kumar Rai and Inspector General of Nepal…

06/28/2018

Security force mobilised to clear obstructed Pasang Lhamu Highway

Rasuwa, June 28: Security force has been mobilised today morning to clear Pasang Lhamu Highway obstructed by landslides caused by incessant rains since last night. Around six kilometers Ramche-Gyang road has got damaged at various places by landslides, said Chief District Officer Krishan Poudel, adding that Nepal Army and Armed…

06/28/2018

Three killed, two feared dead in Dhading landslides

Malekhu, Dhading, June 28: Three persons were killed, two are feared dead, and at least four others injured when landslides triggered by continuous rains buried seven houses at Satyadevi and Marpak in Dhading on Wednesday night. A landslip swept away the house of Raju Gole of Khaniyabas Rural Municipality-5, killing…

06/28/2018

Hundi operator arrested

Kathmandu, June 28 (RSS): The police have arrested a man on the charge of involvement in illegal hundi business. A team from Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu acting on a tip off held Bal Krishna Bhandari on the same charge from Sorhakhutte on Wednesday. The team also confiscated Rs 2 million…

06/28/2018

Muglin-Narayanghat road section disrupted yet again

Chitwan, June 27: The Muglin-Narayanghat road section was disrupted following a mudslide at Charkilo at 6:30 this morning. Information Officer of the Muglin-Narayanghat road section, Shiva Khanal, said that it would take some more time as the volume of the landslide is massive. Saying that works to clear the landslide…

06/27/2018

Four held with narcotics

Nawalparasi, June 27: The police in Eastern Nawalparai arrested four persons for possessing a large quantity of narcotics. All four arrestees were made public on Tuesday along with the banned drug in the district. The police said that two buyers and two purchasers of the narcotics were arrested from Phulbari…

06/27/2018

594 students get solar lamps in Dadeldhura

Dadeldhura, June 27: A total of 594 students of Amargadhi Municipality and Nabadurga Rural Municipality in Dadeldhura district have been provided with solar lamps meant for capacity development in their studies. The students of eight schools of the two local levels were given the solar lamps under the educational illumination…

06/27/2018

Oli to hold regular meetings with MPs and cadres

Kathmandu, June 26: Prime Minister and Chairman of Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) KP Sharma Oli is to hold weekly meetings with members of parliament representing his party in both the houses. Likewise, he will be meeting with CPN cadres every fortnight. The weekly meeting with MPs will take place…

06/26/2018

Rs 5,000 allowance to senior citizen within five years: Minister Thapa

Kathmandu, June 26: Minister for Women, Children and Senior Citizens, Thamamaya Thapa, has said government has forwarded the process to amend Senior Citizen's Act, set up senior citizens' centre in each province, and arrange insurance facility to the senior citizens. As promised earlier, the senior citizens would get the elderly…

06/26/2018

RSS would move ahead with new plan: Chairperson Adhikari

Biratnagar, June 26: National News Agency (RSS) Executive Chairperson Harihar Adhikari 'Shyamal' has asserted that the Agency would move ahead with new plans. The newly appointed Chairperson Adhikari expressed his confidence after inspecting the RSS's office at Biratnagar in Province No 1 today. Adhikari said that as new plan is…

06/26/2018

Three people of same family killed as landslide sweeps away house

Baglung, June 26: Three people of the same family were killed when their house was swept away by a landslide triggered by heavy rain at local Dhullu Banskot, Bareng rural municipality-1 last night. The victims are 40-year-old Bishnu Bahadur Chhetri, his wife 30-year-old Bishnu Maya Chhetri and their six-month-old daughter…

06/26/2018

Mugling road blocked

Chitwan, June 26: The Narayangadh-Mugling road has been blocked at a place called Charkilo due to a landslide this morning. The District Police Office, Chitwan said the landslide occurred at 5.20 am today and blocked the highway. Spokesperson for the Office Shiva Sharma Acharya said although the task of removing…

06/26/2018

MPs demand arrest of 'big fish' in gold scam

Kathmandu, June 25: Deliberations on the budget headings of the ministries of energy, water resources and irrigation, foreign affairs and home affairs has been completed under the discussion on the Appropriation Bill, 2075 at the meeting of the House of Representatives today. Some MPs taking part in the discussion drew…

06/25/2018

PM to inform House about his China visit on Tuesday

Kathmandu, June 25: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is scheduled to inform the House of Representative (HoR) on Tuesday about his recent official visit to the People's Republic of China. Prime Minister Oli returned home on Sunday after wrapping up his six-day official visit. According to the PM's press coordinator…

06/25/2018

One killed, six injured in road mishap

Banepa, June 25: A woman died and six others were injured in a road accident at Banepa municipality-5 of Kavrepalanchowk district this morning. The deceased has been identified as Lalimaya Tamang, 40, of Mandandeupur municipality-4. Deputy Superintendent of Police at the District Police Office, Kavrepalanchowk, Mahendra Prasad Marasini, said that…

06/25/2018

Lower House continues discussions over Appropriation Bill

Kathmandu, June 25:Today's session of the House of Representatives, the Lower House in the Federal Parliament, continued discussions over the Appropriation Bill- 2075 BS. The meeting held discussions about various headings relating to the three ministers-Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation; Foreign Affairs; and Home. Taking part in the deliberations, lawmaker…

06/25/2018

Disease with similar symptoms of hepatitis detected

Darchula, June 25: A disease identical to hepatitis has been detected at Malikarjun rural municipality-3 of Darchula. Acting In-charge of District Health Office, Dr Surendra Prasad Bhatta shared that fiver persons from the same place were detected with symptoms similar to hepatitis at once. Identical symptoms were seen among all…

06/25/2018

Landslide disrupts Narayangadh-Muglin road

Chitwan, June 25: The landslide occurred in three different areas of Narayangadh-Muglin road section has disrupted the vehicular operations since 2.35 this morning. According to the information provided by the District Police Office, Chitwan, the landslide took place at Charkilo, Chorkhola and Kalikhola along the road section. Landslide is still…

06/25/2018

Decentralization of resources for implementation of federalism: Speaker

Chitwan, June 24: Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara has said that federalism will not come into full force unless resources are decentralized. While addressing a town assembly of Bharatpur Metropolis here today, Speaker Mahara called for implementing federalism after decentralizing the rights centralized in Singh Durbar. He also said that federalism…

06/24/2018

PM Oli back home from China

Kathmandu, June 24: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has returned home today on completion of a six-day official visit to the People's Republic of China. PM Oli and his entourage arrived at 10.15 am. He was welcomed at the Tribhuvan International Airport by Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Ishwar…

06/24/2018

Maithili classes started in four schools in Mahottari

Gaushala, June 24: Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Giriraj Mani Pokharel, has inaugurated Maithili classes at four schools in Mahottari district. Minister Pokharel inaugurated the teaching and learning in Maithili subject at Shree Madhyamik Vidyalaya Bakharibhath, Shree Jeevan Madhyam Basic School Ankar, Shree Rastriya Basic School Bela and Shree…

06/24/2018

Nepal's historic relations with Tibet further enhanced with PM Oli's visit

   Lhasa, Tibet, June 24: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli who arrived in Lhasa, the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China in course of his six-day official visit to the northern neighbour, besides lending an ear to the Nepali diaspora in Tibet also observed…

06/24/2018

Malla claimed to be Nepal topper in SEE

Bhaktapur, June 24: Sarthak Malla, a student at Mahendra Vidya Ashram in Surya Binayak of Bhaktapur, has topped in the Secondary Education Examination (SEE) throughout the country this year, claimed the school principal Anil Shrestha. Malla has secured GPA 4 in the examinations and he is Nepal topper, according to…

06/24/2018

SEE results out

Kathmandu, June 23: The results of Secondary Education Examinations (SEE) examinations 2074 BS has been published today. The office of the Controller of Examinations under the National Examination Board has published the result late evening. According to the office, out of 451,532 regular students who appeared in the exam, 14,234…

06/23/2018

Govt aware of people's problems: Minister Banskota

Banepa, June 23: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Banskota has said that the government was aware of the problems facing the people. While inaugurating the Martyr's Park at Malpi Panuti Municipality in Kavrepalanchok district today, Minister Banskota said people's history is written by the contributions of martyrs to…

06/23/2018

Monsoon gradually becoming active

Kathmandu, June 23: This year's monsoon is getting active gradually, according to the Weather Forecasting Division of the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology. The country has not witnessed sufficient rainfall despite beginning of the monsoon two weeks ago. Generally, monsoon begins around the second week of June in Nepal but…

06/23/2018

PM Oli attends dinner in Lhasa

   Lhasa, China, June 23: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who is on a six-day visit to China, attended a dinner hosted by the Consulate General of Nepal here today. Prime Minister Oli, Nepalese delegates, Nepalese community living in Lhasa were present in the programme. Consul general Govinda Bahadur Karki…

06/23/2018

SEE results delayed due to technical reasons

Kathmandu, June 23: The announcement of the Secondary Education Examinations (SEE) examinations 2073 results has been delayed due to technical reasons. The Office of the Controller of Examinations had decided to announce the results at 4:00 pm today but it could not take place. The meeting of the National Examination…

06/23/2018

China visit encouraging-Foreign Affairs Minster

   Beijing (China), June 23: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyawali said the Prime Minister's China visit was cordial and very useful and encouraging. Talking to journalists in course of the arrival of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to Lhasa after completing his programme at Beijing, Minister Gyawali briefed that…

06/23/2018

Thapa welcomes Sino-Nepal agreements' implementation commitments

Kathmandu, June 22: Rastriya Prajatantra Party Chair Kamal Thapa has welcomed the commitments shown by Prime Minister of Nepal and Premier of People's Republic of China. The commitments were expressed during the ongoing visit of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to China. The meeting of the party held at the…

06/22/2018

Nepal-China agree to promote cooperation in all fields

Beijing, June 22: Both Nepali and Chinese sides have agreed to intensify implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative to enhance connectivity. The initiative encompasses vital components such as ports, roads, railways, aviation and communications within the overarching framework of trans-Himalayan Multi-Dimensional Connectivity…

06/22/2018

10 hurt in accident in Rukum West, six are in critical condition

Rukum, June 22: A passenger bus met with an accident at Rukumkot, the district headquarters of Rukum East, this morning, leaving 10 people injured; six severely. According to the police, the accident involving the bus with the registration number Na 5 Kha 4012 en route to Tulsipur from Rukumkot occurred…

06/22/2018

Marijuana cleanup campaign gains momentum

Bhimduttanagar, June 22: The Kanchanpur Police has put in place a weeklong marijuana clean-up campaign across the district as part of the International Day against Drugs Abuse and Trafficking. Spokesperson of District Police Office, Kanchanpur, DSP Gyan Bahadur Seti shared that the various area police office and police posts under…

06/22/2018

Nepal-China strike historical deal on railways

  Beijing, June 21: Nepal and China signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Cooperation in Railway Projects. A total of 14 different agreements were signed including on railway construction in Nepal based on the trade and transit agreement held between Nepal and China three years ago. The agreements were…

06/21/2018

President visits NA headquarters

Kathmandu, June 21: President Bidya Devi Bhandari visited the Nepali Army headquarters today and took note of the activities being carried out through and under it. President Bhandari, who is the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the NA, lauded the role played by the NA so far and directed it to assume…

06/21/2018

Need to realize slogan of prosperous Nepal- Speaker Mahara

Dang, June 21: Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara has said that the federal government has allocated sufficient budget for the development of Dang. Speaking at press meet held by Federation of Nepali Journalists Dang in Ghorahi today, he said the government has appropriated funds for roads, agriculture, irrigation and tourism for…

06/21/2018

Chinese President commits all kinds of support to Nepal

   Beijing, June 20: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli today handed over to the President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping the invitation letter sent by President Bidya Devi Bhandari. PM Oli, who is on a six-day official visit to China, handed over the invitation letter during a…

06/20/2018

Karnali Academy of Health Sciences to lunch Bachelor's in Midwifery

Surkhet, June 20: The Karnali Academy of Health Sciences, Jumla has announced to begin Bachelor's in Midwifery from the beginning of the fiscal year 2075/076 BS. Nepal Nursing Council has written a consent note to the Academy on Monday by allowing to start the midwifery programme, Nursing Dean Sarswati Gautam…

06/20/2018

PM Oli arrives in Beijing

   Beijing, June 19: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who has embarked on his six-day official visit to China at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart. Li Keqiang, has arrived in the capital city, Beijing, on Tuesday. Assistant Foreign Minister of China hang Hanhui welcomed Prime Minister Oli at Capital…

06/19/2018

People throng Neuro Hospital to pay final tribute to Dr Devkota

   Kathmandu, June 19: People from different walks of life have paid tributes to senior neurosurgeon Prof Dr Upendra Devkota who passed away in course of treatment at the Bansbari-based Neuro Hospital Monday late afternoon. Dr Devkota, who was undergoing treatment for bile duct cancer, breathed his last at 5:35…

06/19/2018

DPM Pokharel gets responsibility of Officiating PM

Kathmandu, June 19: Ahead of his visit to the People's Republic of China, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has given the responsibility of the Officiating PM to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Ishwar Pokharel. PM Oli, who is also the chairman of Nepal Communist Party (CPN), is leaving…

06/19/2018

PM Oli off to China for official visit

Kathmandu, June 19: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli left here for the People's Republic of China (PRC) for a six-day official visit at the invitation of Chinese Premier Li Kequang. The PM Oli-led delegation left here for Beijing of China in a chartered plane of Himalayan Airlines this morning. Speaker…

06/19/2018

Local levels directed to return unspent amount

Kathmandu, June 18: The Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration has directed all local levels to return the public money if remained unspent. Ministry's Under-Secretary Arjun Prasad Poudel shared that a directive was issued to all local levels to return unspent amount that was distributed as grant in this…

06/18/2018

PM briefs parliament about China visit

Kathmandu, June 18: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli briefed the parliament that he would maintain relations with neighbouring country, China, to address Nepal's needs and priorities keeping in mind the nation's greater good and national integrity. Apprising of his visit to China at the official invitation of the Chinese Premier…

06/18/2018

Neurosurgeon Dr Devkota no more

Kathmandu, June 18: Senior neurosurgeon Prof Dr Upendra Devkota passed away in course of treatment at the Bansbari-based Neuro Hospital on Monday late afternoon. According to a statement issued by the Hospital, Dr Devkota, who was undergoing treatment of gall bladder cancer, breathed his last at 5:35 pm. Dr Devkota…

06/18/2018

Muddy road to Bouddha hassling commuters

   Kathmandu, June 18: With the arrival of monsoon, the road from Chuchchepati to Jorpati in the Kathmandu Valley has turned into a muddy field as though it is being prepared for transplanting paddy seedling. It is the way to reach the Boudhnath monastery, one of the popular World Heritages,…

06/18/2018

Urlabari people plan safe family in disaster

Urlabari, Morang, June 18: The locals from Mechedangi of Urlabari-1 in Morang district, who are displaced by the floods every year, are now planning disaster preparedness and family safety. They have begun safe family plan with disaster preparedness, rescue training in the wake of the floods from the Bakraha, Nunsari…

06/18/2018

NA's attention drawn towards news report

Kathmandu, June 17: The Nepali Army has said that its attention was drawn towards the news report carried out over the matter of promotion of Colonel in the NA. The NA's Army Service Regulations 2069 provides for matters relating to the promotion and the recommendation on the recent one was…

06/17/2018

Private schools hit by educational strike

Kathmandu, June 17: Most of the private and boarding schools in the Kathmandu Valley and other parts of the country remained closed today due to the educational strike held at the call of All Nepal National Independent Students Union (ANNISU-Revolutionary) close to Nepal Communist Party led by Netra Bikram Chand…

06/17/2018

Kathmandu-Hetauda road obstructed by landslip

Hetauda, Makawanpur, June 17: Kathmandu-Hetauda road under the Madan Bhandari Highway has been disrupted by a landslide triggered by a rain last night at Manebhanjgyan and Sukaura dam of Sisneri. Passenger buses and other vehicles heading to Hetauda from Kathmandu have been stuck midway, stranding hundreds of passengers. A team…

06/17/2018

Bhadra and Rupasi, a pair of rhinos being sent to China as gift

Chitwan, Jan 17:Bharda and Rupasi are among the two pairs of rhinoceros that the government is sending to the Government of Republic of China as gifts. The pair named Bhadra (male) and Rupasi (female) were earlier sent here by the Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation. They have been kept…

06/17/2018

Two killed in motorcycle accident in Chitwan

Ratnanagar, Chitwan, June 17: Two persons were killed when a motorcycle (Ba 65 Pa 3704) heading to Narayangadh from Muglin skidded off the road and crashed into a bridge railing at Ichhakamana Rural Municipality-5 along Narayangadh-Muglin road today morning. The identity of the deceased-- the motorcycle rider and pillion passenger—is…

06/17/2018

Kathmandu-Hetauda road obstructed by landslip

Hetauda, Makawanpur, June 17: Kathmandu-Hetauda road under the Madan Bhandari Highway has been disrupted by a landslide triggered by a rain last night at Manebhanjgyan and Sukaura dam of Sisneri. Passenger buses and other vehicles heading to Hetauda from Kathmandu have been stuck midway, stranding hundreds of passengers. A team…

06/17/2018

India agrees to additional air routes but security utmost

   Kathmandu, June 16: The Indian side has expressed its readiness to provide additional air routes to Nepal. The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal has shared that a meeting between Indian and Nepalese Civil aviation officials led to a positive response from the Indian side to Nepal's request for additional…

06/16/2018

Transit treaties might be signed during PM's China visit: experts

Kathmandu, June 16: Foreign affairs experts have said that the transit and transport treaties will probably be signed during Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's upcoming visit to China. Speaking at a face-to-face programme in the capital today, the experts have predicted for the same. Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) central…

06/16/2018

President summons parliament joint session tomorrow

Kathmandu, June 16: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has called the joint sitting of the Federal Parliament for 16:00 pm tomorrow at the Federal Parliament's building at New Baneshwor. The President has, on the recommendation of Prime Minister, summoned the joint session in accordance with the Article 66 (2). RSS

06/16/2018

Meteorological forecasting body warns of dust storm

   Kathmandu, June 16: The Meteorological Forecasting Division has said various parts of the country were getting rain mixed with dust particles spread from Rajasthan desert of India and the vicinity. Meteorologist at the Division, Min Kumar Aryal, said the dust particles spread from the Indian desert mixed with the…

06/16/2018

Four dead as mound of earth caves in at Arun III project site

Sankhuwasabha, June 16: Four people were killed when a mound of earth caved in as they were working for construction of tunnel of the Arun III Hydropower Project based in Sankhuwasabha district last night. Among the victims of the tragic incident took place at around 8:45 pm at Phaksinda of…

06/16/2018

CPN chair Oli urges party lawmakers to apprise party leadership if any dissenting views about budget

Kathmandu, June 16: Prime Minister and Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) chair, KP Sharma Oli has said the government had brought the budget for upcoming fiscal year when the State's coffer was not strong and directed the party lawmakers to present their views regarding it in the parliament accordingly. In…

06/16/2018

Eid-Ul Fitre observed, Muslims not happy with removal of Eid holiday

Kapilvastu, June 16: The Muslim community across the country including from Kapilvastu today celebrated the Id-Ul Fitre, one of the important religious festivals of the Muslims, wishing for peace and prosperity in the family, society, country and the world. The festival was observed, praying to Allah (the Muslim God) for…

06/16/2018

Govt to end corruption, crime: Home Minister Thapa

Kathmandu, June 15: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa on Friday said the Ministry was taking concrete steps to end corruption, smuggling, crime and the culture of monopoly. The government is committed to utilising revenue generated from hard work of the people, he said at a programme organised here on the…

06/15/2018

One electrocuted

Urlabari, June 15: A worker lost his life to electric shock at Arati Strips Pvt Ltd in Budhiganga rural municipality-1 of Morang last night. Ranjan Kumar, a resident of Sitamadhi, India, died while undergoing treatment at Nobel Hospital. He got electric shocks while operating machine at the industry. He was…

06/15/2018

One dies in motorbike accident

Ratnanagar (Chitwan), June 15: A person died in a motorbike accident that occurred at Bharatpur metropolis-21, Thakalichowk in Chitwan at around 10.30 last night. Arjun Shrestha, a local, aged around 50, died when the motorbike (Na 20 Pa 1276) he was riding turned over after losing its balance, informed the…

06/15/2018

Plus two classes from well-equipped school building

Biratnagar, June 15: The Everest Secondary School based in Biratnagar Metropolis-6 is set to operate ten plus two classes from the well-equipped building. Being constructed at the cost of Rs 500 million, the building will have well-appointed classrooms. At a press conference organized here on Thursday, it was shared that…

06/15/2018

Suryagadhi RM declared ODF and fully immunized zone

Nuwakot, June 15: Suryagadhi rural municipality of Nuwakot on Friday was declared an open defecation free and fully immunized local level. At a programme organized at ward-2, Chogade, Nepali Congress (NC) central member and former Finance Minister Dr Ram Sharan Mahat declared Suryagadhi rural municipality as the 10th open defecation…

06/15/2018

Joint meeting of federal parliament on July 14

Kathmandu, June 14: The meeting of the Council of Ministers today has recommended to the President to summon the joint meeting of the federal parliaments at 4:00 pm on 14 July for the purpose of joint meeting of the federal parliament and to pass the Rules of Procedure 2075 BS.…

06/15/2018

Nepal, India sit for talks to discuss more air routes

Kathmandu, June 14: Officials from Nepal and India have started talks from Thursday to add air routes to Nepal. Nepal has been seeking more air routes from India meant for making air services more accessible and simple. Teams of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) led by Air Navigation Chief…

06/15/2018

Two persons including ward member dead in road mishap

Baglung, June 14: Two persons including a ward member died this afternoon in a road accident at Argal village in Tarakhola Rural Municipality-2, Baglung. Police said that member of Tarakhola-3 Hemanta Ghimire, 24, and Hariram Giri, 54, died on the spot after a jeep (Ga 1 Jha 6034) heading to…

06/14/2018

Ruling party lawmakers criticize appropriation bill

Kathmandu, June 14: Lawmakers from the ruling political party too have criticized the appropriate bill, saying it was discriminatory. In the parliament discussion on Thursday, the lawmakers blamed the government that the budget was determined by the influential leaders. Selection of projects for economic development was wrong; some districts had…

06/14/2018

Agenda of PM Oli's China visit finalized

   Kathmandu, June 14: Most of the agenda of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's China visit have been finalized. Prime Minister Oli is embarking on a five-day official visit to China on June 19. The visit would be focused on implementation of bilateral agreements signed between the two countries during…

06/14/2018

Erring contractor in police net

Banepa, June 14:The District Police Office, Kavrepalanchowk on Wednesday nabbed a contractor for allegedly not completing the contractual construction works on time. Police arrested Lal Prasad Chaulagain who sub-contracted the construction works from Proprietor of Agrim Construction Service, Nabin Chaulagain. Nabin has been accused of taking the responsibility and not…

06/14/2018

Taskforce formed to recommend reforms in TEVT

Kathmandu, June 14: The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has formed a taskforce led by Prof Dr Pramod Shrestha to improve the provisions related to technical and vocational education and training. The taskforce has been constituted to change the legal and policy mechanisms of technical education and vocational training.…

06/14/2018

PM Oli embarking on China visit from June 19

Kathmandu, June 13:Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli is paying an official visit to China on coming June 19, Tuesday, at the invitation of Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of the of the People’s Republic of China. During the visit to the northern neighbour, the Prime Minister will…

06/13/2018

Bomb explosion in Arun III office

Sankhuwasabha, June 13: An unidentified group set off an improvised explosive device in the office of Arun III hydropower project in Tumlingtar today. The office has been repeatedly attacked, with the blame often going to the CPN Biplav party. The last time the office came under attack was on May…

06/13/2018

Lower House begins topic-wise discussions on Appropriation Bill

Kathmandu, June 13:The House of Representatives, the lower house in the bicameral Federal Parliament, began discussions above different headings of the Appropriation Bill-2075 BS. In today's session, discussions are being held on different headings of Communications and Information Technology; Water Supply; Agriculture Land Management and Cooperatives; Law, Justice and Federal…

06/13/2018

Dahal speaks need of developing Chitwan into a medical city

Chitwan, June 13: Chairman of Communist Party of Nepal (CPN), Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has spoken of the need of developing Chitwan into a medical city. In his address to a seminar on 'health development of overall Chitwan' organised by district-based health professionals/workers here today, leader Dahal, also the House…

06/13/2018

Woman falls off bamboo bush, dies

Nawalparasi, June 13: A woman has died after falling off the bamboo bush following a strong wind coupled with rainfall occurred on Tuesday evening in West Nawalparasi. Fifty-year-old woman died on the spot after she fell off the bamboo bush at Pratappur Rural Municipality-5 in Nawalparasi. Binda Devi Rajbhar, a…

06/13/2018

Dr Devkota appointed Vice Chairman of Policy Commission

Hetauda, June 13: The Council of Ministers of the Province No. 3 has appointed Dr Khimlal Devkota in the post of Vice Chairman of the Policy Commission. A meeting of the province Council of Ministers held Tuesday evening appointed Dr Devkota in the post while Shyam Basnet was picked as…

06/13/2018

Good governance, transparency needed: Gachchhadar

Inaruwa, June 13: Deputy Parliamentary Party leader of the Nepali Congress, Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar, has said that the ruling parties should work in a transparent way to ensure good governance. Addressing a programme organized to honour senior citizens at Devangunj Rural Municipality in Sunsari, Gachchhadar said that good governance and…

06/13/2018

Priority suggested for development of Karnali Province

Surkhet, June 13: The lawmakers of Karnali Province Assembly have suggested that the province government should unveil its budget by setting the priorities for development of the province. Taking part in the deliberations on the policy and programmes of the Karnali Province, they asked the province government to come up…

06/13/2018

Establishment of Think Tank milestone for LLDCs: FM Gyawali

Kathmandu, June 12: Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, has said the establishment of Think Tank is a milestone for the LLDCs. "We believe that the organization like International Think Tank (ITT) should have been established long ago but it is never late to start a good thing. ITT…

06/12/2018

Nepal welcomes summit meeting between US President Trump and DPRK Chairman Kim

Kathmandu, June 12: Nepal has welcomed the summit meeting held between President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in Singapore today and the joint statement issued thereafter. Issuing a press release today, the Ministry of…

06/12/2018

Joshi recommended for Chief Justice

Kathmandu, June 12: A meeting of the Constitutional Council has recommended the name of acting Chief Justice Deepak Raj Joshi to the post of Chief Justice. The meeting held at the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers at Singhadurbar on Tuesday recommended Joshi's name for future Chief Justice,…

06/12/2018

Child labour to be eliminated in seven years: Minister Bista

Kathmandu, June 12: Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security Gokarna Raj Bista today said Nepal would be rid of child labour in the next seven years. "Nepal has prepared 'National Master Plan on the Elimination of Child Labour' with the aim to end child labour by 2082 B.S. The…

06/12/2018

12 gamblers held

Damauli, Tanahun, June 12: Police have held 12 gamblers from a hotel in Shuklagandaki Municipality-7 in Tanahun on Monday.Police arrested them with cash from Hirachan Hotel and Lodge from Khairanitar market area in the district. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Sunil Malla said that the police recovered Rs 125,615 adding…

06/12/2018

Landslips obstruct Narayanghat-Muglin road section

Chitwan, June 12: The vehicular movement along the Narayanghat-Muglin road section has disrupted following the landslips at least in seven different areas after the heavy rainfall occurred from Monday evening. The District Police Office, Chitwan, said that the landslips have occurred in more than seven locations including Kalikhola, Jalbire and…

06/12/2018

Three hundred thieves arrested

Kathmandu, June 11: The Metropolitan Crime Division has arrested 307 persons charged of theft. The arrest was made in a 15-day Kathmandu valley theft control special campaign that began on May 27. The accused have been charged of stealing valuables from various private homes in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur, according…

06/11/2018

Two die, eight injured in Dolakha road accident

Charikot, June 11: At least two persons were killed and eight others were injured after a Bolero Jeep met with an accident at Ladruk in Dolakha district on Sunday evening.The deceased are identified as Ishwori Thapa, 45, and Tika Bahadur Karki, 50, of Bigu Rural Municipality-4 in the district, according…

06/11/2018

Tourism, energy, agriculture basis for prosperity: Chief Minister Gurung

Pokhara, June 11: Chief Minister of Province No. 4 Prithvi Subba Gurung has said that tourism, energy, agriculture and industry sectors were the major basis for prosperity of the province. At a programme on micro enterprise development organized in Pokhara on Sunday, the chief minister said generating employment through micro-enterprises…

06/11/2018

Peace and security towards positive direction: Home Minister Thapa

Kathmandu, June 10: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa has said people have become hopeful as the government was working positively for peace and security, and stability for prosperity. Speaking at a meeting of the National Assembly today, Home Minister Thapa said that the ill-practices and social crimes would be effectively…

06/10/2018

PM Oli urges Province-1 lawmakers to fulfil people's expectation

Biratnagar, June 9: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has urged the lawmakers in Province-1 to win public trust by fulfilling their expectations. Addressing the Provincial-1 Assembly meeting in Biratnagar today, PM Oli said time has come for all to concentrate on good governance and economic prosperity. "Economic prosperity and good…

06/09/2018

Tara Air aircraft narrowly escapes accident in Jumla Airport

Kathmandu, June 9: An aircraft of Tara Airlines, flying to Jumla from Nepalgunj, has narrowly escaped an accident at Jumla Airport today. All the 18 passengers and three crew members are safe, Manager Bhimraj Rai of the airlines company said. The front part of the aircraft has suffered damages in…

06/09/2018

Dr Devkota's health condition serious

Kathmandu, June 9: The health condition of senior neurosurgeon Prof Dr Upendra Devkota is serious, the National Institute of Neurosurgical and Applied Sciences said. He is under treatment at the ICU at the Institute. Issuing a press release on Dr Devkota's health condition today, the Institute said that there is…

06/09/2018

Two killed after truck plunges into Trishuli river

Malekhu, Dhading, June 9: Two people have gone missing after the truck they were travelling in fell into the Trishuli river on Friday night. The truck (registration number Na 5 Kha 3415) carrying cement veered off the road and fell 90 feet into the river at Jogimara of Benighat Rorang…

06/09/2018

PM Oli addressing Province-1 state assembly today

Biratnagar, June 9: Prime Minister KP Oli is scheduled to address the Province No 1 State Assembly today. The Province 1 State Assembly speaker Pradip Kumar Bhandari shared the information that the PM would be delivering an address to the State Assembly at 11 am today. The Province 1 state…

06/09/2018

Foreign Minister leaving for Mongolia tomorrow

Kathmandu, June 8: Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, is leaving for Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia tomorrow leading Nepali delegation to the Inaugural Intergovernmental Meeting of International Think Tank for Landlocked Developing Countries to be held on 11-12 June. Issuing a press release today, Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the meeting,…

06/08/2018

NHRC asks government to save Ganga Maya's life

Kathmandu, June 8: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has urged the government to save the life of Ganga Maya, who is currently on a fast-onto-death, demanding investigation and action against the culprits on the murder of her son, Krishna Prasad Adhikari. Issuing a press release Friday, Officiating Secretary at…

06/08/2018

Falling stones kill two women in Bajhang

Bajhang, June 8: Two women were killed when they were hit by falling stones on a hill slope at Basti of Talkot Rural Municipality in the district. The women had been working on construction of the gabion wall of a rural road at the time of the incident. The victims…

06/08/2018

Siddhartha highway obstructed again

Butwal, June 8: The Butwal-Palpa section of the Siddhartha highway has become obstructed this morning. The highway section has been blocked due to the deposition of landslide debris on the road near Siddhababa temple on the border between Rupandehi and Palpa districts and due to the occurrence of mudslide near…

06/08/2018

Drones to be used for Biratnagar's development

Biratnagar, June 8: Video drone cameras are to be employed for facilitating the development and construction works in Biratnagar Metropolitan City. These technologically advanced devices are being used for monitoring the various development and construction works carried out in the past and to be carried out in future, according to…

06/08/2018