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U.S. announces first recorded Omicron-related death

Published On: December 21, 2021 03:02 PM NPT By: Republica

HOUSTON, Dec 21: An unvaccinated man living in Harris County, Texas, is believed to be the first victim having died from the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in the United States, local media reported Monday.

Two ordinances passed by HoR amid UML obstruction

Published On: December 21, 2021 02:29 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: Two ordinances related to amending sexual violence, criminal offense and other procedures acts were passed by the House of Representative (HoR) meeting held today amid obstructions from CPN-UML lawmakers.

UK Defence Covid support to Nepal Army arrives in Kathmandu

Published On: December 20, 2021 06:10 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: The Covid-19 medical equipment support pledged earlier by the British Army to the Nepali Army has arrived in Kathmandu. The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) C-17 landed at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu on Monday with a medical equipment package.

MCC should not be linked with any strategic or military interests: Madhav Nepal

Published On: December 20, 2021 05:26 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: CPN (Unified Socialist) Chairman Madhav Kumar Nepal has said that the US-funded Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) should be limited to financial support.

It is the state’s responsibility to involve students in nation building: PM Deuba

Published On: December 20, 2021 05:15 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that it is the responsibility of the state to create an environment where talent can be utilized in the country and society by getting higher education easily and conveniently at the 47th Convocation ceremony of Tribhuvan University on Monday.

UML’s parliament obstruction goes against apex court’s order: Chairman Nepal

Published On: December 20, 2021 11:44 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: CPN (Unified Socialist) Chairman Madhav Kumar Nepal has accused the CPN-UML of obstructing the parliament session by going against the Supreme Court (SC)’s order.

COVID-19 pandemic worsens disparities in young children’s development and learning in Nepal

Published On: December 20, 2021 10:50 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: One out of five children between the ages of 2 to 4 years in Nepal is not developing on track amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the latest data from UNICEF. The pandemic has especially affected the health, learning, and psychosocial well-being of the children.

Water supply in Kathmandu Valley less than one-third of demand

Published On: December 19, 2021 03:35 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Dec 19: The existing water supply in the Kathmandu Valley is less than one-third of the demand. The Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited (KUKL) distributes around 130 million liters of water on a daily basis, despite the demand of around 430 million liters.

MCC deal will be passed after reaching consensus among all parties: NC leader Pariyar

Published On: December 19, 2021 01:55 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Dec 19: Nepali Congress (NC) Joint-General Secretary Jeevan Pariyar has said that the US-funded Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact agreement will only be implemented in the country after an agreement is reached among the ruling parties.

All-party meeting at 4PM today, CPN-UML not taking part

Published On: December 19, 2021 12:59 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Dec 19: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has called for an all-party meeting to discuss the ongoing obstruction in parliament and the current political issues at 4PM today. PM Deuba has invited all senior leaders to attend the meeting, according to PM Deuba’s Secretariat.

Mandate of 14th General Convention of NC has added to our energy: CM Shahi

Published On: December 19, 2021 11:29 AM NPT By: Republica

KARNALI, Dec 19: Karnali Province Chief Minister (CM) Jeevan Bahadur Shahi has said that the mandate of the 14th General Convention of Nepali Congress (NC) has motivated him to build a better and stronger NC.

Poor vehicle maintenance main cause behind road accidents: Transport Minister Yadav

Published On: December 18, 2021 04:35 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: Arguing that poor maintenance of vehicles is a major cause behind the rising number of accidents, Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transportation Renu Kumari Yadav has warned of action against vehicles owners and auto dealers.

Minister Bhusal urges all sectors to increase electricity consumption

Published On: December 18, 2021 04:00 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Pampha Bhusa has urged all sectors to increase their electricity consumption.

Valley experiences this year's coldest day so far, mercury dips to 2.6 degree Celsius

Published On: December 18, 2021 01:39 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: Kathmandu Valley's temperature has dipped to 2.6 degree Celsius today.

Bhutan confers highest civilian award on PM Modi

Published On: December 17, 2021 05:16 PM NPT By: Republica

THIMPHU, Dec 17: Bhutan on Friday conferred its highest civilian award, Ngadag Pel gi Khorlo on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "Overjoyed to hear His Majesty pronounce Your Excellency Modiji's Narendra Modi name for the highest civilian decoration, Ngadag Pel gi Khorlo," Prime Minister's Office (PMO) of Bhutan said in a Facebook post.

Home Minister Khand directs bodies concerned to provide security to NGOs

Published On: December 17, 2021 04:15 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: Minister for Home Affairs, Bal Krishna Khand has directed the bodies concerned to provide security to non-government organizations (NGO).

Chairman Nepal for uprooting injustice, oppression and exploitation from country

Published On: December 17, 2021 03:52 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: CPN (Unified Socialist) Chairman Madhav Kumar Nepal has expressed his desire to uproot all kinds of injustice from the country.

NC will become a progressive party: General Secy Sharma

Published On: December 17, 2021 01:00 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: Newly-elected General Secretary of Nepali Congress (NC), Bishwa Prakash Sharma has claimed that the NC will transform into a progressive party.

EC issues 10-day notice for registration of parties for National Assembly elections

Published On: December 17, 2021 12:50 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: The Election Commission (EC) has issued a notice regarding the registration of political parties for the election of one-fourth of members of the National Assembly. The EC has scheduled the period from December 16 to December 25 for the political parties to register their nominations for the election.

Two youths dead in separate road mishaps

Published On: December 17, 2021 11:51 AM NPT By: Republica

DAMAK, Dec 17: Two youths died in separate road accidents that occurred in Jhapa and Mahottari districts Thursday night.