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12 may 2015 earthquake injured person


A Nepali theatre actor, Khagendra Lamichhane, performs in a play 'Pida Geet' (song of sorrow) at Theatre Village, Lazimpat, Kathmandu, on Saturday, January 10, 2015. Today was the last day of the play. (NN/Hemanta Shrestha)


A lady participant throws her old set of mobile phone during a Mobile Throwing Competition at Tundikhel, Kathmandu on Saturday, January 10, 2015. She actually threw a dummy of her mobile and the organizers will send the old mobile set given by her and others to remote Mugu district for use of the locals under a charity. (NN/Hemanta Shrestha)


CPN-UML Chairperson KP Sharma Oli, flanked by senior leaders Jhalanath Khanal and Madhav Kumar Nepal, addresses a press meet at party headquarters at Balkhu, Kathmandu on Saturday, January 10, 2015. (NN/Hemanta Shrestha)

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  • NRNA calls to resolve ongoing situation through discussions

    Kathmandu, Sept. 30: The Non-Resident Nepalis Association (NRNA) has expressed concerns to the ongoing unease situation created in the country after the promulgation of the new constitution. Issuing a press statement, NRNA President Shesh Ghale has said that the NRNs are deeply saddened to lear

  • India not favouring monarchy and obstructing border in Nepal-Indian External Minister Swaraj

    New York (America), Oct 1: Indian Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj has made it clear that India never stands for reinstating monarchy in Nepal. In an around 45-minute-long meeting with Nepal's Minster for Foreign Affairs Mahendra Bahadur Pandey on the sidelines of 70th session of the

  • New constitution guarantees fundamental rights of citizens, DPM Singh says addressing 70th session of UNGA

    New York, Oct 2: Deputy Prime Minister Prakashman Singh has said that the new constitution promulgated in Nepal has guaranteed the fundamental rights of the citizens and has ambitiously broadened the rights of women, children, elderly and differently able persons as well as marginalized communities.

  • Industrialists pay upto Rs 350m to Indian side as blockade continues

    Morang, Oct. 3: The industrialists in Morang have paid as high as Rs 350 million additional fees to the Indian side due to delay in cargo clearance from the Indian customs officials during the ongoing unofficial blockade from India. Senior Vice-Chairman of Morang Trade Organisation Rajendra Rau

  • Four LPG bullets enter Nepal via Kakadbhitta point

    Bhadrapur, Oct. 5: Four vehicles carrying LP Gas have entered Nepal last night from the Kakadbhitta entry point, the Area Police Office Kakadbhitta said. So far, a total of 127 cargos entered Nepal on Saturday while 65 goods-laden trucks arrived on Sunday evening and 45 other vehicles including

  • UML chair Oli will lead new govt: leader Poudel

    Kathmandu, Oct 6: CPN (UML) deputy general secretary Bishnu Poudel has said that the UML chair KP Sharma Oli would lead the new government on the consensus among the major political parties. Speaking in a face-to-face programme organized by Reporters' Club here today, leader Poudel shared that

  • Govt not serious to resolve problem: FSF chair Yadav

    Kathmandu, Oct 8: Federal Socialist Forum chairman Upendra Yadav has said that the government was not serious to resolve the present political imbroglio. Talking in a face-to-face interaction programmme here in the capital, today, the FSF chair Yadav said the problem was increasing as the gover

  • UCPN (Maoist) to support UML to lead new govt 'conditionally'

    Kathmandu, Oct 10: UCPN (Maoist) is likely to support CPN-UML to lead the new government 'conditionally'. A standing committee meeting of the Maoists held at the party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal in Lazimpat in the Capital today, urged the UML to implement the eight-point demands forwarded by t

  • KP Oli elected 38th PM of Nepal

    Oct 11, 2015- CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma has been elected the 38th Prime Minister of Nepal. He secured 338 votes during the election held at the Legislature-Parliament on Sunday, while his rival Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala secured 287 votes. A total of 587 lawmakers cast their votes

  • CPN-UML Chair Oli elected the new PM of Nepal

    Kathmandu, Oct. 11: CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has been elected the new Prime Minister of Nepal, following the promulgation of the new constitution of federal republic Nepal. In a voting for the post of the Prime Minister held at the Legislature-Parliament today, Oli won with a total of 338

  • Constitution implementation possible only with solid unity and collaboration

    Chitwan, Oct 12: District leaders of various political parties in Chitwan have underscored the need for three major parties to propel unity for the effective implementation of the newly-promulgated constitution despite polarization surfaced in a vote to elect new Prime Minister of the country. 

  • UCPN (Maoist) to finalize new names for Ministers today

    Kathmandu, Oct 13: UCPN (Maoist) has said that the party would decide on the names representing the party in the government as Ministers after holding discussions with Prime Minister and CPN (UML) chair KP Sharma Oli. The party office bearers' meeting was held at the party chair Pushpa Kamal Da

  • Road construction halts due to fuel crisis in Phidim

    Paanchthar, Oct 14: The construction of the 10 kilometres road section under the Mid-Hill Pushpalal Highway in Phidim, Paanchthar has been disrupted for a week due to the fuel crisis. The construction of the road, that started with some Rs 300 million on June 10, 2014, is carried on only two da

  • Financial literacy through mobile message (Interactive Voice Response); a pioneering effort to transform lives of rural people

    Kathmandu, Oct 15: A rural Dalit woman in Nepal, who would otherwise be deprived of even basic necessities, would never imagine that a simple mobile message could change the facet of her life. However, a journey towards that end has kicked off for Sushma Sunar, hailing from Badachaur-2 of Rolpa dist

  • NC not to file candidacy for Speaker, Deputy Speaker

    Kathmandu, Oct 16: The Nepali Congress has decided not to file candidacy from its side in the election to the post of Speaker and the Deputy Speaker being held today. A meeting of the party's office-bearers held at the Party president Sushil Koirala's residence in Maharajgunj this morning decid

  • Dangi family hopeful of posthumous honour to world's ever shortest man

    Kathmandu, Oct 17: When Junrey Balawing of the Philippines was in 2011 declared as the world's shortest man, the government of Philippines announced a public holiday celebrating it as an achievement of the country and as a mark of honour to him. Nevertheless, the happiness of Philippines could

  • Madhes agitation will end after some changes in delineation of federal states: Chair Yadav

    Gaushala, Oct 18: Chairman of the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal, Upendra Yadav, has said that the eight-point and 22-point agreement should be implemented before sitting for talks with the government. Addressing the ongoing sit-in of the United Democratic Madhesi Front at Bhittamod, the main bo

  • Shortage of medicine starts to grips Dhaulagiri zone

    Baglung, Oct 19: Various medical centres in Dhaulgiri zone, including the government hospitals and pharmacies, have started reeling under the medicine shortage following the unannounced border blockade imposed by India on Nepal. As the import of the essential drugs has stopped following the blo

  • HLPCC decides to hold meaningful dialogue

    Kathmandu, Oct 29: The High Level Political Coordination Committee (HLPCC) today has decided to hold meaningful dialogue with protesting groups and parties in the Terai. The meeting of the committee chaired by the UCPN (Maoist) chair and the committee chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and held at the

  • New President Bhandari takes oath of office and secrecy

    Kathmandu, Oct 29: Newly elected President Bidya Devi Bhandari has taken oath of office and secrecy at the Office of the President, Sheetal Niwas, amid a special ceremony held this afternoon. Chief Justice Kalyan Shrestha administered the oath of office and secrecy to the President Bhandari.&nb

  • Independent parliamentarian Musalman registers his candidacy for vice-president

    Kathmandu, Oct 30: An independent parliamentarian Attahar Kamal Musalman has today filed his candidacy to the post of Vice-President. Parliamentarian Musalman registered his candidacy at Legislature-Parliament Secretariat, Office of the Election Officer at New Baneshwor at 11:15 am. He won

  • Govt. to present itself with maximum flexibility: HLPCC

    Kathmandu, Nov 1: Today's meeting of the High-Level Political Coordination Committee has decided to present itself with flexibility in the talks to be held with agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF). The UDMF has been launching agitation expressing dissatisfaction over the new consti

  • Petro tankers from northern point coming smoothly

    Dhunche (Rasuwa), Oct 5: The tankers carrying petroleum products provided by China in the form of grant are continuously entering Nepal from northern border checkpoint. According to District Police Chief Abadesh Bista, four petro tankers have left for Kathmandu from Dhunche this morning and 24

  • Over 1000 people receive service from NA's health camp

    Surunga (Jhapa), Nov 6: The Nepal Army's Kali Bahadur Battalion Charali Barrack organized a free health camp at Gherabari of southern Jhapa in order to improve the relations between army and civilians. The free health camp concluded in collaboration with B&B medical college, Mechi Eye Hospi

  • 'Sagarmatha Waripari' launched on occasion of diamond jubilee of Sino-Nepal relations

    Kathmandu, Nov 8: A book 'Sagarmatha Waripari' (Across Sagarmatha) has been launched on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of Nepal-China diplomatic relations. The book published by China Radio International, Beijing after a year-long research and study was launched amids

  • NC urges to forward constitution amendment proposal

    Kathmandu, Nov 8: The Parliamentary Party meeting of the Nepali Congress has urged the government to table the constitution amendment proposal in the parliment so as to resolve the Tarai problem as soon as possible. The proposal was forwarded by the NC-led government in the past. The amendment

  • Yampanchak begins: Kaag Tihar today

    Kathmandu, Nov 9: Tihar, the second largest festival of the Nepali Hindus and alike begins from today. Also known as Yampanchak, the festival is observed for five days. Tihar is also a festival where the bonding between a brother and sister is respected and recognized through Bhai Tika. On the

  • Blockade should be settled through diplomatic measures

    California (America), Nov 9: Former Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala has said that the current unannounced blockade by India on Nepal is against the international law and it should be settled through diplomatic measures. NC President Koirala said this while talking to

  • NC general secretary Sitaula urges government's seriousness to avert problems

    Pathari (Morang), Nov 10: Nepali Congress general secretary Krishna Prasad Sitaula urged the government to take serious measures as the unofficial blockade by India has put Nepali people in trouble. At the cadres training programme at Biratnagar on Monday evening, NC general secretary said that

  • Schools in Upper Mustang remain shut as children start migrating to escape cold

    Mustang, Nov 15: Many schools in the Upper Mustang area in the district have remained closed as majority of the students has started descending towards lower lands to escape severe cold in the areas during winter.With the onset of winter starting from November in general, many people in the mountain

  • Quake survivors hit hard with increasing cold

    Melamchi, Nov 16: People in the northern part of Sindhupalchowk district, whose houses suffered complete damage during the Gorkha earthquake, are facing problems with the increasing cold. The quake-hit folks in uphill VDCs in the districts such as Helambu, Gunsa, Bhotang and Selang are worried

  • Birgunj dry port waives parking fees of containers

    Birgunj, Nov. 17: The Birgunj dry port has waived the parking fees of containers and warehouses for the imported goods. Himalayan Terminals, the dry port operator, announced to waive the parking fees of 40 days for the importers stating that the good suppliers were unable to supply the commodit

  • Madhesh agitation should get constitutional outlet: Leader Bhandari

    Bardibas, Nov 19: National Madesh Socialist Party Chairman Sarat Singh Bhandari has stated that the ongoing agitation in Madhesh should get constitutional outlet. Speaking to the media persons at his residence in his hometown at Aurahi in Mahottari district today, leader Bhandari accused that t

  • Madhes agitation is not secessionist movement, Yadav says

    Gaushala, Nov. 20: Chairman of Madhesi People's Rights Forum (Republican) and leader of Federal Democratic Front Raj Kishor Yadav has said that the ongoing agitation in Tarai region is not to split the nation. Talking to journalists at Jaleshwor in Mahottari, leader Yadav said that the front wa

  • No provinces can be formed that divide mountains from Madhes; UML secy Gyawali

    Kawasoti (Nawalparasi), Nov 22: CPN-UML Secretary Pradip Gyawali on Sunday said that no provinces could be formed that split the mountains from Madhes. He said that his party was not in favour of forming provinces based on ethnicity and the one that divide mountains, adding, however, that they

  • Mustang sees apple sale of Rs 290 million

    Mustang, Nov 23: Farmers in Mustang district have made a good transaction of Rs 290 million from the apple sale this season The apple production this season has gone down by seven per cent in comparison to the last in Mustang – considered to be the pocket area for apple yields. Farmers, however

  • All VDCs in Mustang get access to communication facility

    Mustang, Nov 24: All VDCs in Mustang district have access to communication facility. There are 16 VDCs in the district. Chief at the Nepal Telecom, Mustang, Hum Bahadur Bhujel, said that all the areas in the district have access to communication facility after Namaste and CDMA SIM cards were di

  • Govt has considered impact on private sector seriously: Finance Minister

    Kathmandu, Nov 24: Minister for Finance, Bishnu Poudel, has said that the government is serious regarding the impact on private sector due to the continuous Madhes banda for the past three months and the unannounced border blockade imposed by India. Receiving suggestions of a joint team of the

  • Prohibitory order in Bhardah, Rupani, Rajbiraj of Saptari from 9:00 am

    Saptari, Nov. 25: The District Administration Office, Saptari, has announced a prohibitory order in Bhardah, Rupani and Rajbiraj in the district from 9:00 am today until 6:00 in the evening, Superintendent of Police (SP) Bhim Prasad Dhakal said. The prohibitory order was issued in view of possi

  • Parliamentary team inspects road in Rasuwa

    Dhunche (Rasuwa), Nov. 26: The Parliamentary Development Committee study and inspection team has concluded that the existing road leading to Rasuwagadhi transit with China was feasible to enhance trade with the northern neighbour. The team led by Committee Chair Rabindra Adhikari made an onsite

  • Blockade withdrawal rider for addressing demands-Nembang

    Ilam, Nov 27: Former Speaker Subas Nembang has said that the demands of Madhes-centric parties would be addressed if they called for border-based blockade to enable an environment conducive for meaningful dialogue. At the cadres meet programme organized by CPN-UML, Ilam here this morning, he ca

  • 27 CPN Maoist cadres held in Kaski

    Pokhara, Nov. 29: The normal life in Kaski district is affected today due to the strike imposed by the CPN Maoist as public vehicles have remained off the road while academic institutions have shut down. Likewise, police arrested 27 bandh enforcers of CPN Maoist (Chand faction) this morning fro

  • CIAA's directive to stop black marketeering of fuel

    Kathmandu, Nov 30: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has issued directives to the bodies concerned to stop the black marketeering of fuel. The anti-graft constitutional body on Sunday summoned the Chief District Officers of the three districts of the Kathmandu Va

  • Madhesi alliance holds meeting with NC President Koirala

    Kathmandu, Dec 1: Leaders of Federal Inclusive Madhesi Alliance have held discussions with Nepali Congress President and former Prime Minister Sushil Koirala at latter's residence at Maharajgunj in the capital today. The alliance leaders drew the attention of NC President Koirala towards their

  • Inclusion Matters: Access and Empowerment for People of All Abilities

    Kathmandu, Dec 2: As every year, this year also Nepal joins the whole world in commemorating the 24th International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) on December 3, and as usual, various programmes focusing on different aspects related to people with disabilities would be held to mark the occa

  • Six agitators injured in clash with Indian nationals

    Parsa, Dec 3: At least six agitators were injured in different clashes between the people protesting in Birgunj, Parsa and Indian nationals over disputes at Miteri Bridge in Birgunj last night and today morning. The disputes flared up after some youths of Raxaul in India escorted a truck bearin

  • Large amount of fertilizers stuck at dry port in Birgunj due to protest

    Birgunj (Parsa), Dec 4: At a time when farmers across the country are facing a lack of fertilizers, a large amount of the same has been stuck at the dry port in Birgunj, Parsa due to the ongoing agitation in the Tarai. According to Rajendra Bahadur Karki, chief of Birgunj-based regional office

  • Curfew in Rajbiraj, Rupani lifted

    Saptari, Dec 4: Curfew imposed at Saptari's district headquarters Rajbiraj, Bharadaha and Rupani in the district, following killings of three persons in police firing on November 22 has been lifted today. Chief District Officer Narayan Prasad Bhatta said that the curfew was lifted, following im

  • Health Minister assures to purchase medicines within a month

    Chitwan, Dec 7: Minister for Health and Population Ram Janam Chaudhary has said that the medicines would be purchased within a month to avert the current crisis of drugs. Talking to journalists in Bharatpur today, he said that the current stock of medicines would somehow manage the drugs requir

  • ADB to provide 15 million US dollar grant assistance

    Kathmandu, Dec 8: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to provide 15 million US dollars grant assistance from the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR) to the Government of Nepal for the Disaster Risk Reduction and Livelihood Restoration for Earthquake affected communities. The JFPR is

  • UML conclave calls on Madhesi Front to become responsible

    Chitwan, Dec 9: A resolution passed by the ruling party CPN (UML)'s Special National Cadres Assembly which concluded in Sauraha of Chitwan district on Tuesday, calls on the agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) to halt the protest movement and play a responsible role towards resolving the

  • UNSC adopts Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security

    Kathmandu, Dec 10: United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security on Wednesday. The resolution outlines the duty of governments to protect young people during conflict and in post-conflict societies, promote their participation in peace building and peaceke

  • Quake-hit women more vulnerable to trafficking

    Kanchanpur, Dec. 11: The number of trafficked women from the far-western entry point in Kanchanpur district has increased after the deadly April 25 catastrophic earthquake. Different organisations working against human trafficking said that more women are trafficked mostly in the name of employ

  • India built dam by encroaching no-mans' land in Kanchanpur

    Punarbas (Kanchanpur), Dec. 13: The Indian Department of Forests is found to have encroached the no man's land in Parasan to build a dam. A team led by Chief District Officer Manohar Prasad Aryal carried out an observation of the dam site on Saturday. The team found that the Indian forest offic

  • German provides Rs 3 billion plus grant assistance

    Kathmandu, Dec 14: The German government has agreed to provide a total grant assistance of Rs 3.46 billion to the government of Nepal. The government of Germany provided the assistance as a special commitment for Recovery Programme in the aftermath of devastating April 25 earthquake. At a

  • Govt working sincerely to end crises, UML secy Bhattarai

    Pokhara, Dec. 15: CPN (UML) secretary Yogesh Bhattarai has said that the government was working in a systematic way to troubleshot country’s ongoing problems. At a news conference organised here by Press Chautari Nepal Kaski chapter this morning, Bhattarai said that the efforts made to resolve

  • Challenges to diversifying fuel imports into Nepal

    Kathmandu: It's been almost two months that a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) and China National United Oil Corporation (PetroChina) to supply petroleum products to Nepal. This was a late but inevitable step taken by the country to diversify fuel

  • Five-member committee formed to probe into brick kiln chimney blast

    Ilam, Dec 17: The Sunsari district administration office has formed a committee to investigate into the chimney blast of New Jay Nepal Brick Kiln of Ekamba-16, Sunsari that left eight workers killed many injured. The administration has formed a five-member investigation team headed by Administr

  • Major political parties agree to hold talks with UDMF by postponing House meeting

    Kathmandu, Dec 18: The major political parties have agreed to hold discussions with the agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front by postponing the ongoing meeting of the Parliament till December 23. Today's meeting held among the Nepali Congress, CPN (UML), UCPN (Maoist), Rastriya Prajatantra

  • PLMF condemns Janakpur incident

    Kathmandu, Dec 20: The Pushpa Lal Memorial Foundation (PLMF) has condemned the act of cadres of agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front to 'purify' the premises of Janaki Temple, following recent visit of President Bidya Devi Bhandari to the shrine. Foundation's annual general meeting held in

  • NC office-bearers deliberate on dispute over active membership

    Kathmandu, Dec 21: The meeting of the main opposition party Nepali Congress' office-bearers held here today has deliberated on resolving the dispute regarding distribution of its active membership. The meeting held at the personal residence of the Party's President Sushil Koirala at Maharajgunj

  • No need for sovereign Nepal to ask foreign countries to write constitution; UML general secretary

    Itahari (Sunsari), Dec 22: CPN-UML General Secretary Ishwor Pokharel today said that there was no any need for sovereign Nepal to ask any neighbouring or foreign countries to write constitution from the people-elected Constituent Assembly. Speaking at a programme organised by Press Chautari Nep

  • Students hit street for no fare concession

    Kathmandu, Dec 23: Students of Tri-Chandra College in Kathmandu have staged demonstration since early this morning demanding control of black-marketing and implementation of concession on public transport fair as agreed earlier. We are forced to come out to street when helpers of public vehicle

  • Educationists worry school calendar in protest-hit Tarai districts might go astray

    Kathmandu, Dec 24: With most schools in the Tarai districts remaining shut for the past four months due to the Tarai-Madhes agitations, concerned authorities have warned that there would be difficulties to maintain this year’s academic calendar. According to a source, a few percentage of the re

  • Federalism puts country in complex situation: DPM KC

    Rampur (Palpa), Dec 25: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Poverty Alleviation, Chitra Bahadur KC, has said that political instability and complex situation has surfaced in the country due to federalism. At a news conference organised at Tansen in Palpa today, DPM KC argued that decision of

  • UCPN (M) Chair Dahal, Forum leader Ray call on PM Oli, discuss contemporary agendas

    Kathmandu, Dec 27: UCPN (Maoist) Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal and senior Vice Chair of Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (MJF- Democratic) Rameshwor Ray today individually called on Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at the Prime Minister's official residence, Baluwatar and discussed about the country's contemporary i

  • PM Oli hails US decision providing customs waiver to Nepali products

    Kathmandu, Dec 28: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has welcomed the decision taken by the US Government to provide exemption on the customs charge on the export of clothes manufactured in Nepal. He said this during a joint meeting with the delegations of the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Comm

  • Information Minister asks NC, Madhes-centric parties to join govt

    Tanahun, Dec. 29: Minister for Information and Communications Sherdhan Rai has said that cabinet expansion was both the necessity and compulsion of the hour. During a cadres’ meet programme in Damauli today, Minister Rai urged the Nepali Congress and Madhesi Morcha to join the government saying

  • A hundred days of a nascent constitution

    Kathmandu, Dec 30: The Constitution of Nepal on Monday completed 100 tumultuous days of its promulgation. Over this period since the constitution was issued by the first President of the Republic of Nepal, the country got a new Prime Minister, a new Head of State, a new Vice-President, a new Speaker

  • Country will face big blow if demands of Madhesis neglected: Singh

    Chitwan, Dec 31: Nepali Congress General Secretary Prakashman Singh, has said that the country would face great problem if the genuine demands of the Madhes-based political parties are neglected. Speaking at a seminar organised here today on the occasion of the 40th National Reconciliation Day,

  • Govt prepares for talks with Madhesi Front: Minister Rai

    Biratnagar, Jan 3: Minister for Information and Communications Sherdhan Rai has said that the government was all set to hold talks with protesting Tarai-centric parties with a concrete proposal. Talking to media persons in Biratnagar this morning, Minister Rai added that the next talks with Mad

  • First AGM of RSS Employees' Association held

    Kathmandu, Jan 4: The first annual general meeting of the Rastriya Samachar Samiti (RSS) Employees' Association held today. Inaugurating the AGM, RSS Chairman Kul Chandra Wagle said that although all employees have different thoughts and principles, RSS should be the first devotion during duty.

  • Allocated budget should be monitored: State Minister Shahi

    Dailekh, Jan 5: Minister of State for Local Development, Kunti Shahi, has said that development projects should be formulated as per people's wish. At the Third Town Council of the Dullu Municipality, State Minister Shahi said that budget should be allocated as per the people's need. She s

  • Where art, science and technology come together to make art more interactive

    Kathmandu: A collection of copper plate arts, a video game developed by children, a peace pond, a Sarangi (traditional Nepali musical instrument) supported by a sensor and an unique show called all-party meet by Kabir Raj Lama enthralled visitors for ten days at the Nepal Art Council. The very disti

  • RPP-N (Parallel) urges govt to mark national unification day

    Kathmandu, Jan 7: Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal (Parallel) has urged the government to mark the national unification day on January 11 (Paush 27). The party issued a press release today and urged the government to mark the day as the national unification day and announce national holiday to

  • State Minister urges civil servants to work hard to overcome critical situation

    Baitadi, Jan 8: Minister of State for Finance Damodar Bhandari urged all nation-serving employees to engage their efforts to bail the country out of crisis. Garlanding the stattue of martyr Dasharath Chand reaching at his house in Baskot on Thursday, Minister of State Bhandari pledged to transf

  • Consensus of all parties needed to end deadlock: NC leader Khadka

    Parasi, Jan 10: Nepali Congress leader and former minister Purna Bahadur Khadka has said that existing complex problems of the country could be resolved through the unity of all political parties. He said that ongoing political deadlock should be ended on the basis of consensus between major an

  • Nepal to hold consultation with Saudi Arabia for Labour Agreement

    Saudi Arabia, Jan 11: Nepal is going to hold consultations with Saudi Arabia, one of the top labour destinations for Nepali migrant workers, for Labour Agreement. A three-member technical team headed by Secretary of the Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE), Ram Kumar Acharya, arrived Saudi

  • Curfew continues in Saptari

    Saptari, Jan 12: Saptari District Administration Office has continued curfew at Bharadaha, Rupani and East-West Highway area in the district. Police said that the curfew is effective from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm in the evening. Similarly, Superintendent of Police Bhim Prasad Dhakal said that cu

  • The Jinx of a ‘within one-year’ deadline in Nepal

    Kathmandu : After falling out in meeting the first two-year and then another two more years deadline to promulgate a new constitution through the first Constituent Assembly in 2012, the political parties went to polls for a second CA with a pledge to promulgate the elusive new constitution “within o

  • Vehicular movement smooth in East-West highway

    Dhanusha, Jan 14: Vehicular movement on the East-West Highway has become smooth after a long time. Before this, the movement of vehicles was obstructed due to Tarai unrest for past four months. Vehicles were being escorted by the security forces due to security threat posed by the protesters. T

  • Two killed as fires erupt after LP gas leakage

    Bhaktapur, Jan 17: An octogenarian died after a fire broke out from the LP gas leakage at Layakur in Madhyapur Thimi Municipality-1 last night. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Prabin Lal Shrestha of Metropolitan Police Circle said that Kanchha Sipai, 88, died of burn injuries. Police

  • Primary school with appalling history gets facelift

    Jajarkot, Jan 18: A primary school that was first damaged in the police firing and later from the lightning strike at a remote village in Jajarkot has been constructed recently. The building of Ganesh Primary School based at Labisa village in Laha VDC-8 was constructed from Lamipakha Community

  • Indian visitors top tourists’ number in Mustang

    Mustang, Jan 19: The number of Indian nationals visiting Mustang district has gradually increased, according to a record. The record maintained by Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) states that Indian tourists made the highest number among the foreign tourists visiting the district.&nbs

  • 13-point declaration on journalist safety and code of conduct unveiled

    Itahari, Jan 21: A 13-point declaration on journalist's safety and code of conduct was released as an outcome of an interaction on the topic. The interaction was jointly organized by Press Council Nepal and Federation of Nepali Journalists and co-organized by FNJ Sunsari Chapter. The gathe

  • Import-export disruption costs Rs 2 billion revenue loss

    Birgunj, Jan 22: The disruption of import-export via Birgunj – Nepal's only dry port connected to Indian railway network – has cost the revenue loss of over Rs 2 billion. With the standstill of import and export, the dry port customs office saw whopping deficit of revenue in the first five mont

  • Increasing cold coupled with cold wave hits life in central and eastern Tarai

    Mahendranagar ( Dhanusha), Jan 24: Life in central and eastern Tarai including in Dhanusha has been affected with increasing cold coupled with cold wave for the past two days. According to the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology Janakpur, the district recorded maximum temperature of 18 degr

  • Construction works in Theulekhola Hydel Project affected due to quakes, blockade

    Baglung, Jan 25: The construction works of the Theulekhola Hydropower Project have been affected after the ‘Gorkha Earthquake’ and due to the ongoing fuel crisis following the India’s blockade on Nepal. The completion of the project with 1.5 megawatt capacity being developed in Baglung district

  • National consensus government possible: UML leader Pokhrel

    Gaighat, Jan 26: CPN (UML) standing committee member Shankar Pokhrel has said that the government would get the shape of national consensus government if the Nepali Congress resorted back to the 'gentlemen's agreement'. Speaking at a news conference organized by the Press Chautari Udaypur chapt

  • Even government offices do not pay electricity tariff

    Bhaktapur, Jan 28: The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) Bhaktapur branch is yet to recover approximately Rs 130.8 million in electricity tariff. This amount in due is because even the government offices in the District fail to clear their electricity tariff on time. According to the NEA B

  • Bio-Diversity Information Centre in state of neglect

    Ratnanagar (Chitwan), Jan 29: The Bio-Diversity Information Centre, established at Tikauli of Ratnanagar-7 in Chitwan district, is itself without information. Although linking with east-west highway at Ratnanagar and situated near Sauraha, the third most popular tourist destination of the count

  • HLPM holds discussions on upcoming India Visit of PM Oli

    Kathmandu, Jan 31: The meeting of the High Level Political Mechanism formed to coordinate the government activities held discussions about the upcoming India visit of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. The meeting held at Singh Durbar this morning discussed contemporary political issues along with t

  • Cancer Hospital gets medical appliances worth Rs 232 million

    Chitwan, Feb 1: The government of China has donated different types of medical appliances worth Rs 232 million to the BP Koirala Memoraial Cancer Hospital. Executive Director at the Hospital, Dr Chin Bahadur Pun said that the Chinese government provided 27 different types of medical appliances

  • No compromise against national interest: DPM Mainali

    Ilam, Feb 2: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare, CP Mainali, has said that the government would not compromise with anyone against nationality. Talking to the National News Agency (RSS) at Ilam this morning on his way to attend a programme at Phidim in Pan

  • Border surveillance up for child trafficking control

    Baitadi, Feb 3: The District Child Welfare Committee has upped border surveillance in order to prevent child trafficking citing the checkpoints adjacent to Indian border are prone to trafficking of children. As there is high risk of child trafficking via the border points, efforts have been mad

  • APF border out post inaugurated in Birgunj

    Birgunj (Parsa), Feb 4: Deputy Inspector General of Armed Police Force (APF) Ram Sharan Poudel today inaugurated APF border out post at Sugauli in Parsa. The building that spread on around 7 katthas of land and can accommodate 50 APF personnel was constructed at the total cost of around Rs 8.8

  • Indian citizen arrested with smuggled silver

    Saptari, Feb 5: A police team has arrested an Indian citizen along with smuggled silver from Kunoli chowk of Rajbiraj last night. Sumit Kumar Mehta,17, a resident of Rajnagar-3 in Madhuwani district of India was arrested during a checking carried out of suspicion, District Police Office said. M

  • PM should consult UML leaders in govt functioning, leader Nepal says

    Palpa, Feb 7: CPN (UML) senior leader and former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal has accused the party Chairman and Prime Minister, KP Sharma Oli, of running the government unilaterally. At a press meet organised by the Press Chautari, Palpa chapter, here this morning, senior leader Nepal com

  • Grant assistance to economically deprived households under MSFP

    Phalebas (Parbat), Feb 8: In a bid to support the livelihood of the economically deprived families, a total of Rs 10 million has been distributed in grant in Parbat district. The amount was doled out to altogether 660 households of 39 community forests in the district. It is said that Rs 15,000

  • Former Prime Minister Koirala no more

    Kathmandu, Feb 9: Nepali Congress President and former Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has passed away at 12:50 this night at his residence in Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepali Congress General Secretary Prakash Man Singh said. The former Prime Minister was 76. He was suffering from pneumonia and fe

  • NHRC writes to implement report on same sex marriage

    Kathmandu, Feb 11: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the government to implement the Supreme Court’s directive and the report prepared on the same sex marriage. The NHRC has written to the government to implement the SC’s verdict issued on December 21, 2007 and the report su

  • Govt proposes to observe National Journalism Day

    Kathmandu, Feb 12: The government has proposed to observe ‘National Journalism Day’ on May 26. The Ministry of Information and Communications has asked concerned sector and experts to hold discussions on the matter, following the proposal by the Gorakhapatra Corporation to celebrate the Day on

  • PM’s India visit will end bitterness, Nembang says

    Ilam, Feb 14: CPN (UML) standing committee member and deputy leader of UML’s parliamentary party Subas Nembang has said that Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s upcoming India visit would end the bitterness seen in the Nepal-India relations. At a news conference organised by Press Chautari Ilam chap

  • Proposal for systematic and scientific counting of blue bull

    Chitwan, Feb 15: A proposal seeking to count blue bull systematically and scientifically has been submitted to the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Protection under the Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation. Chitwan National Park and Parsa Wildlife Protection Office jointly propose

  • Parliamentary committee passes condolence motion over former PM Koirala's demise

    Kathmandu, Feb 16: The meeting of the Social Justice and Human Rights Committee under the Legislature-Parliament today has passed the condolence motion on the demise of Nepali Congress President and former Prime Minister Sushil Koirala. The meeting chaired by the committee chair Sushil Shrestha

  • Indian bordering market bears Rs 2 billion loss due to shutdowns in Nepal

    Janakpur, Feb 17: Indian businessmen at the bordering trading towns are also reportedly bearing the brunt of the prolonged protest in the Tarai districts that ended recently after almost five months. According to the businessmen, there is a loss of more than Rs 2 billion in the Indian bordering

  • PM Oli's India visit to remove misunderstanding: Minister Rai

    Pokhara, Feb 18: Minister for Information and Communications Sherdhan Rai has said that the Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli's official visit to India would be concentrated on removing misunderstanding and normalizing straining bilateral ties. At news conference here today, Minister Rai added that

  • PM addresses Democracy Day function, says govt commmittted to freedom, national unity

    Kathmandu, Feb 19: Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli has said that the government was committed to maintaining peace, democracy, social justice, equality, national integrity, sovereignty, national unity and territorial integrity. While addressing the special ceremony organised at the Tundhikhel on

  • Relations improved: PM Oli

    New Delhi, Feb 21: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who is on his six-day-long state visit to India, has said that Nepal-India relations have improved as per the purpose of his visit. PM Oli informed the members of his delegation last night saying that misunderstandings surfaced in Nepal-India rel

  • Country’s prosperity is next agenda: ANNFSU newly-elected chair Lama

    Kathmandu, Feb 22: The newly elected All Nepal National Free Student Union (ANNFSU) Chairperson Nabina Lama has said the student union’s next agenda is to work for the nation-building and prosperity while continuing the students’ movement. Lama was elected the chairperson of ANNFSU by getting 8

  • Tara Air's plane out of contact

    Pokhara, Feb 24: A plane of the Tara Air flying for Jomsom of Mustang from Pokhara has remained out of contact. The Jomsom-bound plane that took off from Pokhara Airport at 7.50 this morning remained out of communication after some moments of its flight, said Administrative Officer of Civil Avi

  • Missing plane found crashed

    Myagdi, Feb 24: The plane that had gone out of contact some minutes later after the take-off has been found crashed near Soleghopte cliff at Dana VDC-2 in Myagdi. The plane belonging to Tara Airs that took off for Jomsom from Pokhara at 7:50 am in the morning today had gone out of contact some

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