A COVID Challenge for Nepal Army

May 14, 2020 17:05 pm

It breaks our hearts to see the plight of thousands of our Nepali compatriots stranded just across our southern border desperately trying to return to their motherland but prevented from doing so, not by any alien power but by their own government.

Forgotten folks

May 3, 2020 15:00 pm

Crises have a differential impact depending on pre-existing vulnerabilities. The Covid-19 pandemic-triggered lockdown in Nepal has hit daily wage workers or informal workers the hardest. It is instructive to understand the pre-existing vulnerabilities that have caused this extreme impact on informal workers as they constitute 85 percent of Nepal’s workforce.

KATHMANDU, April 13: Spokesperson of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Narayan Kaji Shrestha, who is also the member of National Assembly, has pledged to donate his one-year salary to the corona prevention and control fund set up by the government and relief package.

KATHMANDU, April 10: Nine Nepali ambassadors on Friday decided to contribute their one month's salary to COVID-19 fund established by the government to prevent and contain the novel coronavirus.

KATHMANDU, March 30: The Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) has provided Rs 5 million to the Coronavirus Infection Prevention, Control and Treatment Fund.

KATHMANDU, March 27: Nepal's leg-spin sensation Sandeep Lamichhane has announced to contribute Rs 100,000 to coronavirus fund set up by the government.

LONDON, July 24: The 11th anniversary of www.nepalbritain.com-- a leading online news portal—was celebrated amidst a colourful ceremony in London on Sunday (23rd July).

KATHMANDU, July 8: Minister for Agriculture, Land Management and Cooperatives Chakrapani Khanal has said that land fragmentation has become a big challenge to the government's efforts of increasing agro production.

KATHMANDU, June 5: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has highlighted Nepal's contribution to the world environment protection and conservation efforts.

KATHMANDU, April 27: Agriculture and Forestry sector is estimated to contribute 27.10 percent to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country in the current fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, April 21: Sher Bahadur Tamang, Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, has spoken of the need of keeping youth labour force at home.

LALITPUR, Dec 31: The 43rd convocation of the Tribhuvan University was held in the Capital on Sunday. A total of 8,267 who graduated Bachelors, Masters, MPhil, and Ph.D. from various faculties from a total of 1,085 TU affiliated colleges and 60 constituent colleges from June 17, 2016, and May 31, 2017, participated in the convocation.

KATHMANDU, Aug 20: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the media sector has played a significant role for the consolidation of democratic republic in the country.

KHOTANG, July 25:Eastern Regional Police Office (ERPO) on Tuesday awarded eight police officials who played vital role in maintaining peace and security in the recently held local level elections.

KATHMANDU, July 16: The Government of Nepal and Independent Power Producers' Association Nepal (IPPAN) jointly conferred certificates of appreciation to Nepali hydropower producers for their contribution to the development of hydropower, on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, July 13: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has stressed on unity among all Nepali citizens for the protection of all languages, literature and culture existing in the country.

KATHMANDU, April 18: The Ministry of Industry is preparing to set up a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) fund and operationalize it in coordination with the private sector.

KATHMANDU, Feb 4: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has commended the role of the Magar community and the members of his party for their role in establishment of democracy in the country.

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: The Members of Parliament (MPs) have called for developing the bill related to the social security to turn it into a fund based purely on contribution.

BIRATNAGAR, Oct 22: President Bidya Devi Bhandari, inaugurating the Senior Citizens' Festival amidst a function here today, has said that senior citizens' contribution was an important asset of the nation.

BHIMDATTANAGAR, Oct 5: Minister for Youth and Sports Daljit Sripali has praised the contribution of the far-western region to the development of sports sector.

KATHMANDU, Sept 7: Various speakers highlighted the contributions of the late Lekhnath Adhikari to the development of Lamjung district.

KATHMANDU, July 28: The revised Nepal Trade Integration Strategy (NTIS) has set a target of contributing at least 4 percent of gross domestic product by 2020 through export of products and services listed in the country's trade strategy document.