KATHMANDU, Jan 15: Hindu devotees across the nation today are observing Maghe Sankranti festival with different rituals and programs. On the occasion, the devotees take a holy dip in rivers and feast on yams, ghee and different delicacies while Newars eat ghee, chaku and special food to celebrate the day.
Nepali Congress General Secretary Shashanka Koirala and senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel have urged Prime Minister and party President Sher Bahadur Deuba to call party’s central committee meeting at earliest.
Any contractor working in Nepal should have been qualified to bid for the 65-kilometre Mugu-Humla road construction. But when the tender bid for the construction was solicitated, a criterion was added saying that the bidder must have international experience in the last ten years, with the intention to limit the competition so that only a few contractors including Kalika Construction could participate in the bid.
Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has said that authority should be given to the Election Commission to announce the election date.
Inaugurating the newly constructed building of Regional Election Office at Biratnagar today, CEC Yadav expressed the view that such action would make the EC powerful and it would help to hold the election in an easy and smooth manner.
Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun has said that the country should focus its attention on building a prosperous Nepal along with sustainable economic development. At the 'Cultural program-2074'organized by Nepal Magar Association at Bhrikutimandap today on the occasion of Maghe Sankranti, Vice-President Pun said that the country would be headed towards economic prosperity by implementing the constitution.
Burning waste materials, which is restricted by national and international laws, is a normal phenomenon in Tribhuvan University (TU), the oldest and biggest university of the country. Plastics are openly burned on the premises of TU in Kirtipur.