HoR Meeting Underway

May 17, 2022 16:41 pm

KATHMANDU, May 17: The meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) is currently underway at the federal parliament building in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, May 17: The Parliamentary Hearing Committee (PHC) has unanimously endorsed the names of Nepal’s ambassadors to China and South Africa recommended by the government.

KATHMANDU, May 14: Nepali Congress (NC) mayoral candidate for Lalitpur Metropolitan City, Chiri Babu Maharjan is leading in the ongoing vote counting.

KATHMANDU, May 17: CPN (Unified Socialist) candidate Dhanraj Acharya is leading the mayoral race in Pokhara Metropolitan City. So far, Acharya has received 9,395 votes while his closest rival Krishna Bahadur Thapa from the CPN-UML has received 8,040 votes.

LUMBINI, May 17: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has urged India to provide additional air routes from Mahendranagar, Nepalgunj and Janakpur.

KATHMANDU, May 16: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN), India, to construct the 679 MW Arun-4 Hydropower Project.

KATHMANDU, May 16: Former King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah has expressed his best wishes to all on the occasion of Buddha Jayanti.

KATHMNADU, May 16: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers a speech on the occasion of Buddha Jayanti in Lumbini

CHITWAN, May 16: The mayoral candidate of the ruling five-party alliance Renu Dahal is leading the polls by just 14 votes in Bharatpur Metropolitan City.

KATHMANDU, May 16: Nepali Congress (NC) has emerged victorious in Dakshinkali Municipality of Kathmandu.

Nepal’s agriculture sector is still in a primitive stage. If India lacks foodstuff itself and stops exporting it to us, we might be in a crisis of food insecurity. The fact that India recently banned the export of wheat is not a good sign. The Russia-Ukraine war only makes matters worse for us.

GORKHA, May 16: The Nepali Congress (NC) has emerged victorious in Arughat Rural Municipality of Gorkha. NC candidates for Chairman and Vice Chairperson Raju Gurung and Kalpana Nepali received 5,556 votes and 5,361 votes, respectively.

KATHMANDU, May 14: The postponed May 13 election at various six polling centers of four local bodies across the country took place today.

KATHMANDU, May 15: The Election Commission (EC) has urged the bodies concerned not to blow a minor human error during the counting of votes out of proportion as an issue of dispute.

KAILALI, May 15: The counting of votes has concluded in five of the 88 local bodies of Sudurpaschim Province so far. Of the five local bodies, Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN-UML emerged victorious in two local units each, while the CPN (Maoist Center) won in one local unit.

LUMBINI, May 15: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be arriving here tomorrow, leading an 11-member delegation in the course of his official visit to Nepal. He will be arriving here at the invitation of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba.

CHITWAN, May 15: CPN-UML mayoral candidate Bijay Subedi is currently 121 votes behind the candidate from the five-party ruling coalition Renu Dahal, who is also a member of the CPN (Maosit Center).

BARA, May 15: Vote counting is underway in Kalaiya sub-metropolis and Jitpur Simara sub-metropolis of Bara district.

POKHARA, May 15: With the vote counting currently underway across the country, Kaski is expected to have mixed results. In one of the five municipalities of Kaski, the coalition of CPN (Unified Socialist) has taken the lead in Pokhara Metropolitan City, while the Nepali Congress (NC) candidates are leading in Machhapuchchhre Rural Municipality, Annapurna Rural Municipality and Madi Rural Municipality.

Independent candidate Nirmal Tandukar has been elected the chair of Lalitpur Metropolitan City Ward No. 1.

KATHMANDU, May 15: Five different agreements will be signed between Nepal and India to deepen the centuries-old educational and cultural ties between the two countries during the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Lumbini.

KATHMANDU, May 15: India has imposed a ban on export of wheat citing the soaring price of the farm products due to the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine.

CHITWAN, May 14: The mayoral candidate of the ruling five-party alliance Renu Dahal is leading the polls in Bharatpur Metropolitan City.

BIRATNAGAR, May 14: Mayor candidate of the ruling five-party alliance in Biratnagar Metropolitan City Nagesh Koirala is leading in the election race with 434 votes out of 1,200 votes counted so far.  Koirala’s nearest rival Sagar Thapa of the CPN-UML has received 316 votes so far.

The counting of votes of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is currently underway.

MANANG, May 14: Dhan Bahadur Gurung of the Nepali Congress has been elected to the post of Chairman of Naso Rural Municipality in Manang district. He gathered 820 votes while his nearest rival Man Bahadur Gurung of the CPN-UML secured 676 votes.

KATHMANDU, May 14: Nepali Congress (NC) Mayoral candidate for Lalitpur Metropolitan City Chiri Babu Maharjan is leading in the ongoing vote counting.

MYAGDI, May 14: CPN-UML candidates have won the election for the post of Chairman and Vice-Chairperson of Baragung Muktichhetra Rural Municipality in Mustang district.

DHARAN, May 14: The Mayor and Deputy Mayor candidates of democratic-left coalition are leading in the local polls as the vote counting is currently underway.  As per the preliminary results of the 100 vote counts from ward one, two and three, respectively, mayoral candidate Kishor Rai is leading with 116 votes out of the total 300 votes counted so far.

POKHARA, May 14: The vote counting of Pokhara Metropolis has not started yet. Due to the delay in making the identity card of the election representatives, the vote counting is likely to take additional time.

POKHARA, May 14: The vote counting process has started in Galyan Municipality, Putalibazar Municipality, Birkot Municipality and Kaligandaki, Harinas and Phedikhola Rural Municipality in Syangja district.

CHITWAN, May 14: CPN-UML Mayoral Candidate Bijay Subedi is leading the polls in Bharatpur Metropolitan City.

KATHMANDU, May 14: The vote counting of local level level elections is currently underway in most local levels across the country. While the vote counting began last night in a number of local levels, the process began in most other local levels across the country this morning.

MORANG, May 14: Vote counting has started in 11 of the 17 municipalities in Morang district where local elections were held on Friday.

KATHMANDU, May 11: Felicity Volk, Australian Ambassador to Nepal, led a team of eight Australian government officials in meetings to extend the close relationships between Nepal and Australia in education.

KATHMANDU, May 11: Ambassador of Nepal to India, Dr Shankar Sharma presented his credentials to Indian President Ram Nath Kovind amidst a special function at the President’s Office on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, May 11: The Embassy of Israel celebrated 62 years of diplomatic relations between Nepal and Israel on Tuesday, amidst the presence of Vice President of Nepal, Nanda Bahadur Pun, high ranked Nepali government officials, diplomats, and business community guests.

KATHMANDU, May 11: Nepal Tourism Board has decided to operate shuttle bus service for the convenience of tourists on the day of the local level election. Shuttle buses will be operated in Kathmandu on May 13, keeping in mind the inconvenience to the air passengers between the airport and the hotel as movement of public and private vehicles is prohibited on the day.

The exposure to workers is metallic vapor inhalation and dermal absorption as they directly handle mercury in the workplace, often without necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The bio monitoring of mercury among 20 metal-plating female workers in the Patan area of Lalitpur revealed very high levels of mercury exposure.

KATHMANDU, May 10: The silence period for the local level election commences from midnight today. The country is going to the local election on May 13.

KATHMANDU, May 10: The district administration offices (DAOs) in all three districts of the Kathmandu Valley have decided to ban the supply and consumption of alcoholic products in view of the May 13 local level elections.

Nations are not permanent and tend to collapse if positive political goods are not delivered to citizens. Nepal is moving in this direction.

KATHMANDU, May 9: A new partnership agreement between Sastodeal, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) is set to help 3,500 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Nepal to digitize their operations, including at least 60 percent women-owned businesses.

TAPLEJUNG, May 9: An Indian national died in the course of climbing Mt Kanchenjunga. Mt Kanchenjunga is 8,586 meters tall and is the world's third tallest mountain.

KATHMANDU, May 9: Nepal Paint Manufacturers Association has demanded reduction of the customs duty on raw materials of paint.

Carving Roads to Prosperity

May 8, 2022 19:30 pm

Nepal’s Karnali Province is the only province that is not connected to neighboring India. And as the province has no road-link with the northern neighbor China, either, this province has remained under shadow despite huge potentials for development. But this story of the sorry state of Karnali Province is going to change for the better in a few years because the Karnali and Bheri corridors, which are currently under-construction, are set to emerge as game-changers for Karnali.

KATHMANDU, May 8: This year's Spring mountaineering expedition including to Mount Everest has begun. Fixing ropes on the world's highest peak by a group of Sherpa climbers was completed on Saturday, expedition competitions said.

The number of Nepali citizens returning to the country from India to cast their votes in the local level elections have increased over the past few days.

KATHMANDU, May 17:The government has recommended to President Bidhya Devi Bhandari to summon federal parliament on May 17.

KATHMANDU, May 7: With preparations for the May 13 local level election coming to a final phase, the Election Commission (EC) has tightened its screw against the breach of poll code of conduct.