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NHRC asks govt to vacate settlements at risk

Published On: July 28, 2016 08:04 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, July 27: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the government to immediately vacate the settlements at risk of landslides and floods in various parts of the country.

Flood displaces 285 families in Sunsari

Published On: July 28, 2016 02:10 AM NPT By: Republica

ITAHARI, July 28: Around 1,500 people of 285 families have been displaced in Sunsari district after incessant rainfall for the past five days caused widespread flooding and inundation. The families were forced to leave after water entered into their homes, destroying some of them.

Govt ill-prepared to ensure free school education

Published On: July 28, 2016 02:00 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, July 28: The government has not made adequate preparations to ensure free education up to grade 12 at public schools as provisioned by the new Education Act.

Giant India expects tough competition from Nepal

Published On: July 28, 2016 01:50 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, July 28: South Asian volleyball giant India is expecting Nepal to throw tough challenge when the women's national teams of the two sides meet during two friendly matches beginning at the National Sports Council's covered hall on Thursday. The second friendly will be held on Friday.

RPP-Nepal, RPP unification likely by Sunday

Published On: July 28, 2016 01:30 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, July 28: Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal (RPP-N) Chairman Kamal Thapa has said that his party has not taken any decision on whether to support the new government or stay in opposition.

Govt bodies criticized for not monitoring markets

Published On: July 28, 2016 01:20 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, July 28: Various consumer rights groups have criticized the concerned government bodies for not carrying out effective monitoring on consumers' rights as per the government directives.

Hearings for 11 justice nominees begin

Published On: July 28, 2016 01:10 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, July 28: The Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee (PHSC) has begun the hearings of 11 individuals recommended for the position of justice at the Supreme Court.

Karuwa Apps developing Indie Games in Nepal

Published On: July 28, 2016 01:05 AM NPT By: Republica

Gaming industry is still in its infancy in Nepal. Karuwa apps, a Nepali company is led by Gopal Chitaure. They won Gameathon 2015, organized by MIC Nepal and UNICEF Nepal. In a chit-chat with Republica, the CEO shared about the gaming company’s evolution, their current ventures, and the future plans they have and beyond.

Supplementary SLC exams to begin from tomorrow

Published On: July 28, 2016 01:00 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, July 28: The School Leaving Certificate (SLC) supplementary exams are being held from Friday across the nation. The government has completed all the preparations to hold the exams beginning from July 29.

Monsoon death toll in three days reaches 83

Published On: July 28, 2016 01:00 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, JULY 27: With an additional 36 deaths confirmed on Wednesday, the death toll from landslides and flooding across the country has risen to 83 while hundreds of homes have been swept away by flood or engulfed by mud and rock slides.

What’s new?

Published On: July 28, 2016 12:45 AM NPT By: Republica

As we went to press on Wednesday, at least 50 people had already been killed in floods and landslides right around the country. The unusually heavy rains this monsoon have swollen all the major river systems in Nepal to dangerous levels. With heavy rain forecast for at least one more month, the country has to brace for the worst and prepare accordingly. The Prime Minister’s Office has directed local authorities to work with the respective district disaster relief committees (DDRC) in order to make search, rescue and rehabilitation efforts more effective. To expedite these efforts, it has written to various ministries not to grant leave to civil servants in affected areas. Likewise, security forces have now been mobilized in all flood-affected regions.

NHRC asks govt to vacate settlements at risk

Published On: July 28, 2016 12:40 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, July 28: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the government to immediately vacate the settlements at risk of landslides and floods in various parts of the country.

Easier UK visit visa application form launched in Nepal

Published On: July 28, 2016 12:30 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, JULY 28: United Kingdom has launched quicker and easier visit visa application form in Nepal.

Infographics: Women participation in national parliaments

Published On: July 28, 2016 12:05 AM NPT By: Republica

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15 govt officials selected for Korea masters fellowship (JP)

Published On: July 28, 2016 12:00 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, July 28: With an aim to help Nepal build its administrative and technical capacity, Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has selected 15 Nepalese government officials for Masters Fellowship Program in South Korea.

NMB Bank-led consortium to finance Riddhi Siddhi Cement

Published On: July 27, 2016 08:58 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, July 27: NMB Bank Ltd has said that it will become the lead bank in the consortium loans for Riddhi Siddhi Cement Company.

CNI President appointed IBN member

Published On: July 27, 2016 08:56 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, July 27: President of Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI) Hari Bhakta Sharma has been appointed as the member of Investment Board Nepal (IBN).

No need to issue flood warning: MFD

Published On: July 27, 2016 08:45 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, July 27: Despite several incidents of floods in the rivers throughout the country, the Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD) has said that there is no need to issue flood warning for Wednesday and Thursday.

Bibeksheel demonstrates against CIAA chief

Published On: July 27, 2016 08:30 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, JULY 27: Bibeksheel Nepali Party on Wednesday demonstrated in front of Bhatbhateni with banners and pamphlets and shouting slogan "Get well soon Lokman."

Genetic lab comes into operation at Bir Hospital

Published On: July 27, 2016 07:51 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, July 27: The genetic lab has come into operation at Bir Hospital, the country's oldest and biggest health facility, from Wednesday.