“Let us work!”

December 3, 2020 19:30 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: Businesspersons at Thamel area on Thursday staged a protest demanding resumption of nightlife in the famous tourist hub in the capital city Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: As many as 1,343 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were registered on Thursday, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: As a fresh instance of confrontation between the federal and provincial government, Province 2 Government on Thursday knocked the doors of the apex court, citing interference by the federal government on the matters under its jurisdiction.

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: Staffers at Nepal’s premier health institution, Bir Hospital, have continued their protest for the fifth consecutive day on Thursday demanding the fulfilment of promises made earlier to provide them with incentives and proper safety equipment during the work.

The issues that plagued pre-war Nepal still find resonance in contemporary times. It is important to work with civil society and victims to exert pressure on political elites to ensure full implementation of CPA.

Why are the diverse needs of persons with disabilities not addressed even during the pandemic? Who are actually responsible for this?

The spirit of Nepal is infectious

December 2, 2020 07:15 am

Nepal gave me a renewed sense of love for my passions because of the desire with which everyone spoke about storytelling. The stories helped me to define what my story was and how I will continue to write it.

MAHOTTARI, Dec 1: Minister for Education, Science and Technology Girirajmani Pokharel has asserted that the development of skilled human capital could build the base for the prosperity of the country.

KATHMANDU, Dec 1: Government officials on Tuesday confirmed 1,304 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease.

MYAGDI, Nov 30: Anushka Bhattachan, a sixth grader at Beni Secondary School, met her friends Asima KC and Roshna Chhahari for the first time in nine months. She was elated to have seen her classmates whom she could not meet due to the ongoing restrictions imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

1,474 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed while 1,931 patients got over the disease in the past 24 hours

ROLPA, Nov 30: Health professionals in Rolpa have urged the government to add isolation centers and speed up contact tracing to contain COVID19; 'or else get ready for irreparable loss'.

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: India has given a positive signal that it would purchase electricity produced in Nepal. In a virtual discussion between the concerned bodies with the Ministry of Energy of Nepal and India, the Indian side said that it was willing to buy Nepal’s surplus electricity.

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: As many as 1,255 more people were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Sunday, the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) confirmed.

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: Nepal has a positive trade balance with 25 countries with the export earnings exceeding the import expenses in these countries by Rs 1.73 billion in total.

KALIKOT, Nov 29: Property worth Rs 7.6 million has been reduced to ashes when the fire engulfed a settlement at Ranchuli village of Tilgufa Rural Municipality-4 in Kalikot district on Saturday.

Maintaining a delicate balance between the immediate and extended neighborhood is the best way for Nepal to realize its national interest objectives.

CHITWAN, Nov 28: Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development, Ghanashyam Bhusal has stressed on a hard-hitting policy to reform the agriculture sector.

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: The government has stepped up preparation to sign a pact on Double Tax Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) with Malaysia, Singapore and England in the current fiscal year.

The Kathmandu Valley has so far reported 546 COVID-19 deaths

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: The Kathmandu Valley on Saturday recorded the lowest temperature so far in the winter this year.

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: Referring to the recent report of Transparency International that the corruption perception had increased significantly in Nepal in the past 12 months, a civil society group has alleged that Prime Minister K P Oli had himself obstructed anti-graft bodies of the government to probe cases of big corruption in the country.

Kumari tradition is not as barbaric as it is portrayed. But why is it still considered as an inhuman example of child abuse in UN reports?

KATHMANDU, Nov 27: Vitamin 'A' is being administered to over 2.71 million children aged between six months to 59 months throughout the country Thursday and Friday.

Rely on youth

November 27, 2020 07:38 am

Enabled by youth, local forums can help generate a new sense of civic engagement focused on achieving the Agenda 2030.

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai has claimed that the earthquake-damaged cultural and religious heritages would be reconstructed within two years.

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: As many as 1,514 more people were diagnosed with novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nepal on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: The ratio of revenue mobilisation to the gross domestic product (GDP) stood at 22.33 percent during fiscal year 2019/20 following a slump in revenue collection due to COVID-19. This is less than 1.65 percent point as compared to the previous year.

GORKHA, Nov 26: Even as the the government is introducing stringent laws against the preparators of this crime, the number of rape cases in Gorkha district has shown no sign of abating.

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: The sky at most of the places of the country will remain partly to generally cloudy while some places of high-hilly and mountainous areas will experience light snowfall on Thursday due to the influence of the Westerly wind.

KATHMANDU, Nov 25: The perception of people who think government corruption is a big issue in Nepal has increased significantly in Nepal in the past one year, according to the report-- Global Corruption Barometer (GCB) – Asia-- released by Transparency International (TI) on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: Nepal’s Sapana Roka Magar has been named as one of the 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2020.

LAHAN, Nov 24: The dead body of a six-year-old girl, who was kidnapped from Bardibas-14 of Mahottari district, was found on Monday evening.

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: The National Examination Board (NEB) is conducting the board examination of grade 12 students from Tuesday amid the heightened risk of coronavirus infection. The exams will end on December 1.

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: Nepal and India have jointly announced the two-day Nepal visit of Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla beginning November 26. This will be the first visit of the Indian foreign secretary to Nepal since he assumed office.

POKHARA, Nov 23: A person died and another sustained injuries in a paragliding accident in Pokhara on Monday.

COVID-19 recovery rate in Nepal stands at 90.9 percent

TAPLEJUNG, Nov 23: Stating that his resignation was sought as “some people were scared by the popularity of the current government”, Prime Minister K P Oli has said that the current government will not change in any circumstances. Prime Minister Oli also termed those making allegations that his government did nothing as “a bunch of jobless people seeking to bring instability in the country.”

Hunger is more dreadful than any disease, forcing us to leave our homeland, they say

574 street children rescued since 2016

November 22, 2020 16:50 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: The government's campaign to make the country free of street children is gaining momentum with the implementation of related programs.

RASUWA, Nov 22:  The hotels in the Langtang region, one of the favorite travel destinations in Nepal, are all set to resume their services from Sunday.

LUMBINI, Nov 21: Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, is eagerly waiting for tourists following its reopening after being closed for eight months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Nepal will participate in the 25th World Powerlifting Championship 2020 to be held in Maharashtra in India from December 4 to 7.

NCP won’t split: Vice-chairman Gautam

November 21, 2020 17:45 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Vice-chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Bamdev Gautam has said that the party will not split though the party has been facing intraparty rifts in recent days.

The Kathmandu Valley has reported 46.54 percent of the total confirmed cases in the country

Devotees wish for the end of the COVID-19 pandemic as they worship the Sun god to conclude the Chhath festival

Human Rights Watch and Advocacy Forum say that failure to prosecute those responsible for conflict-era crimes is enabling fresh abuses in Nepal

The visit comes in the wake of Chinese government mouthpiece - Global Times - accusing forces within Nepal and beyond of provoking Nepal against China over what it said was a ‘fabricated’ border encroachment in Humla district.

Of 10,340 PCR tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 1,945 people tested positive for COVID-19; case tally advances to 216,965

Gold price goes down

November 20, 2020 15:58 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: The price of gold has decreased on Friday as well. The price of the yellow metal declined by Rs 400 per tola today as compared to Thursday.