KATHMANDU, Feb 18: Nepal's candidate Bandana Rana has been elected as vice-chairperson at the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) for two years on Monday.

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KATHMANDU, Feb 18: Experts have suggested for an act granting the people's right to the use of land with the provision of state control over it, if necessary.

CDO Bhattarai succumbs to injuries

February 18, 2019 15:35 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: Chief District Officer (CDO) Ganesh Prasad Bhattarai who had sustained critical injuries in Bara road accident has passed away.

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: The 179 people who were rescued from the towns in Indo-Myanmar border of Manipur have returned home through Kakadbhitta, Maiti Nepal said.

She had wanted to travel to Kuwait to find employment as a domestic worker. “Everyone used to go for work there and earn lots of money and send money to their families,” said the 33-year-old from Nepal’s Surkhet district. Her husband’s income as a marginal farmer was not enough to run the household and pay for the education of their four children, and there were few employment opportunities in Nepal for a school-dropout like her.

Forest sector a major base of prosperity

February 18, 2019 11:30 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: The work plan for reform in the forest sector prepared by the Ministry of Forest and Environment has contributed to preparing a solid base for the national campaign of prosperity the government has launched.

TANAHUN, Feb 18: Until three years ago, locals of Bhanu Municipality-8, Beltar had to struggle a lot for drinking water. They were compelled to walk a long distance to fetch water for daily use. However, things have changed for good now. All villagers have drinking water taps in front of their houses.

SURKHET, Feb 18: CNN Hero of 2015 Maggie Doyne has contributed to the construction of a well-facilitated school in Birendranagar, the capital of Karnali Province.

SARLAHI, Feb 18: All community schools in Ishwarpur Municipality of Sarlahi remained closed on Sunday after some locals thrashed teachers of Janata Secondary School (JSS), Shreenagar.