KATHMANDU, Aug 18: Tourist arrivals in 2018 has continued to break the old records of the country. Recording a remarkable growth of 18 percent in the first seven month of 2018, tourist arrival reached 593,299, according to a report compiled by Nepal Tourism Board (NTB). The number was 502,544 in the corresponding period of 2017.

Electricity supply up by 12.79 percent; NEA’s income increase by 16.98 percent

Government forms two committees to look into taxation concerns

JAJARKOT, Aug 18: Flood triggered by continuous rainfall has swept away bridges in various parts of Nalgad Municipality of Jajarkot district depriving a large number of students from attending schools.

KATHMANDU, Aug 18: Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called on Nepali authorities to amend several articles in the new Criminal Code, which came into effect on Friday, saying that the articles limit the freedom to disseminate news and information in the public interest.

BAITADI, Aug 18: Unlike her colleagues, Laxmi Bista always feels nervous while on her way to the office. She is a differently-abled person and the steps to the building are not disabled friendly. The non gazetted officer at Dasharathchand Municipality however has no choice but to use the steep steps everyday.

RUPANDEHI, Aug 18:   After being elected to the local government, the people’s representatives made one big announcement and that was to end caste-based discrimination in order to make Butwal ‘a city of humanity’. But in reality, caste-based discrimination is so pervasive here that even the elected representatives who happen to be Dalits are victims of cast-based discrimination.

KATHMANDU, Aug 18: One of the major reasons behind postponements of elections to pick the heads of parliamentary committees is found to be foreign junkets by lawmakers from the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC).

Press council grills editors

August 18, 2018 06:45 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 18: In breach of its jurisdiction, the Press Council,  which was established to promote healthy, free and accountable journalism, has now started “grilling” editors of daily newspapers.

Aug 17: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

August 17, 2018 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

KATHMANDU, Aug 17: Representing the Government and people of Nepal, foreign minister, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali is leaving for New Delhi to mourn the death of late Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former prime minister of India.

KATHMANDU, Aug 16: The National Assembly (NA), the upper house in the federal parliament, rescheduled the date for the elections of its four thematic committees at 11:00 am on August 29.

KATHMANDU, Aug 16: Road safety issue is one of the major concerns regarding the traffic management system in the Kathmandu Valley. A noticeable number of people lost their lives to road accidents in the Valley last fiscal year while 111 were killed alone in accidents involving motorcycles and scooters.

IN PICTURES: Naagpanchami

August 16, 2018 11:25 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 16: Hindus are observing the Naagpanchami festival today as per the time-honored tradition at Naagpokhari, Kathmandu.

Dhanbahadur Tamang’s poem elocution flaunts a confident rhythm. He recited a poem for me, about the emptiness that followed death, when we met in Makhan.

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: India on Wednesday handed over 30 ambulances and six buses to hospitals, charitable organizations and educational institutions on the occasion of India’s 72nd Independence Day.

JAJARKOT, Aug 15: Floods induced by incessant rainfall has claimed the life of one and damaged properties worth millions at Dani Pipal of Nalgad municipality-7, according to District Police Office.

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: While praising the Safe Motherhood and Reproductive Health Bill, parliamentarians have urged the government to ensure that women from rural parts of the country, who work throughout the year to make ends meet, are also addressed.

BIRATNAGAR, Aug 14: Twenty six school children, some of them as young as four, have fallen ill after drinking water that was mixed with poison in their school, Shree Secondary School of Letang-9, Jate.

KATHMANDU, Aug 14: The Finance Committee of the federal parliament has directed all tiers of the government-federal, provincial and local-to scrap dual tax collection.