Tomatoes cost Rs 180 a kg in Pokhara

August 6, 2023 15:45 pm

POKHARA, Aug 6: In mid-June, farmers demonstrated by throwing tomatoes on the streets of Kathmandu stating that they did not get a fair price. At that time, farmers had thrown tomatoes on the streets in the capital mentioning that their tomatoes were not sold even at Rs 10 per kg. While in the capital,  tomatoes  were being thrown on the streets. In Pokhara at that time, the retail price of tomatoes was Rs 70 per kg.

DHANUSHA, Oct 28: The demand for earthen pots has been growing with the approaching Chhath festival. Along with the domestic clay pots, various articles required for the festival manufactured in India are also making in-roads in the Nepali market.

KATHMANDU, September 13: Former Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai said that Dr Gobinda KC staging fast unto death for the 20th time demanding reform in the public health education sector is a matter of shame for the state and everyone.

KATHMANDU, June 27: The domestic peak hour demand for electricity hit 1,876 MW on Monday due to the rise in temperature and a number of industries starting to run their production plants in maximum capacity.

KATHMANDU, August 3: The CPN-UML has demanded the formation of a ‘parliamentary investigation committee’ to inquire about the incident in Malghat at Byas Rural Municipality-2 of Darchula district where a Nepali national allegedly fell into the Mahakali River after the Indian SSB personnel cut off the cable crossing he was using to cross the river.

KATHMANDU, April 28: Oxygen factories are working 24 hours a day to produce medical oxygen with a sharp rise in demand for oxygen.

A group of 13 students in Tri-Chandra College, Ghantaghar, has demanded the revival of Sanskrit department in the college. The dormant Sanskrit department has not been accepting applications although faculty has been appointed, according to the students.

KATHMANDU, July 24: Lawmakers demanded a permanent solution to flooding and landslides that hit the country every monsoon.

KATHMANDU, July 21: National Identity Preservation Joint Struggle Committee (NIPJSC) has demanded the details of Guthi land from the Guthi Corporation.

KATHMANDU, June 11: Locals have been agitated after the road construction from Chabahil to Thali via Sankhu, started four years ago, has not been completed yet.

KATHMANDU, June 3: Lawmaker of main opposition Nepali Congress Dr Minendra Rijal has demanded a correction in the recently brought budget for the fiscal year of 2019/20 claiming some flaws in it.

KATHMANDU, May 27: Price of limes has gone up significantly in the market over the last two months, and continues to skyrocket, owing to a similar price hike in India.

KATHMANDU, April 23: The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) chairman and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the aspirations of the indigenous people have been addressed in the Constitution.

‘PM moving toward dictatorship’

March 26, 2019 08:03 am

KATHMANDU, March 26: The main opposition party Nepali Congress (NC) has demanded withdrawal of the Bill on Work, Responsibility and Rights of the National Security Council awaiting approval from the parliament.

SARLAHI, March 18: Journalists of Sarlahi on Sunday staged a sit-in in front of the District Administration Office (DAO) demanding that the culprits involved in the thrashing of Som Diyali, the station manager of Radio Sarlahi, Harion, be booked soon.

KATHMANDU, March 16: Senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC on Saturday urged the government to amend the National Medical Education Act which came into force last month.

KATHMANDU, Mar 10: The lawmakers from the ruling party-NCP- have expressed their concern over the agreement between the government and Chandrakanta (CK) Raut-led Alliance for Independent Madhes recently and demanded to amend the agreement.

SARLAHI, Nov 25: Locals of Gairchowk in Sarlahi district obstructed the Nawalpur-Malangwa road section on Saturday demanding the authorities to blacktop the road as soon as possible. The locals took to the street to protest against the dust pollution caused by the poor condition of the major road.

DHANGADI, Oct 9: Expressing serious concern over the report of the high-level committee, locals and parents of Nirmala Panta, a Kanchanpur teen who was raped and murdered more than two months ago, have demanded action against the police officials initially involved in probing the case and Bam sisters for their alleged involvement in the crime.

DAMAULI, Oct 4 : With the increasing demand for the indigenous Nepali handmade paper, a Nepali paper industry has increased its capacity to meet the demand.

KATHMANDU, Sept 2: Lawmakers have registered amendment proposals on the Bill to Provisions on Personal Privacy, demanding the removal of stringent provisions on the collection and dissemination of personal information about public office bearers.

SURKHET, Aug 6: Parliamentarians of Karnali Province have demanded relief and free treatment for those killed and injured by the landslide of Khalanga on Sunday morning.

KATHMANDU, July 30: Three women lawmakers from the main opposition Nepali Congress have tabled a motion of urgent public importance in parliament, demanding stringent action against the owner of the Jhapa-based B&C Medical College Durga Prasain for his controversial remarks about female Nepali students pursuing medical education in Bangladesh.

KATHMANDU, July 29: Parliamentarians have demanded the government step up its efforts to arrest the culprit(s) involved in the rape and murder of 13 year Nirmala Panta of Bhimdutta municipality-2 in the federal parliamentarian meeting today.

AMSTERDAM, July 28: The World Health Organization says female sex workers are 13.5 percent more likely to be infected with HIV than other women of reproductive age.Sex workers took center stage at the International Aids Conference in Amsterdam Thursday, using music and dance to press home a serious message: "We are people too, and we have rights."

NEPALGUNJ, July 26: Locals have demanded a probe on recurring damage in the main canal of Sikta Irrigation Project.

ILAM, July 25: Tea producers in Ilam are facing difficulties in meeting the demand from international buyers Although the district is famous for tea production, it has not been able to produce sufficient tea to fulfill demand in the international market.

KATHMANDU, July 11: Marsi, a little-known rice variety, is suddenly hogging the limelight, causing its demand to soar significantly.

KATHMANDU, July 4: Nepali Congress senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel has said it was worrying that the government was ignoring Gangamaya's demand for justice.

KATHMANDU, June 22: Lawmakers, speaking in the special time of the House of Representatives today, drew the government's attention towards the control of price hike and black marketing.

KATHMANDU, June 22: Lawmakers speaking in the special time of the House of Representatives today, drew the government's attention towards the control of price hike and black marketing.

Conflict-hit women demand justice

June 19, 2018 03:00 am

SURKHET, June 19: In May 1998, Bijeshara Shahi of Padamghat, Kalikot was on her way to school when she suddenly heard gunshots from all sides. She was hit with two bullets - one in her left hand and the other in the hip.

SURKHET, June 10: Parliamentarians of Karnali Province have demanded the formation of a high-level probe committee to investigate the murder of Mana Sarki, a Dalit woman member of Naharinath Rural Municipality.

KATHMANDU, June 6: Share investors continued have continued their protest against government’s decision to revise the capital gains tax threshold on the sale of bonus and rights shares.

KATHMANDU, June 4: Three former Nepal Police officials have rallied around the undercover cops indicted in the high-profile gold smuggling case, saying that the officers were discharging their duties as per order received from the higher authorities.

MAKWANPUR, May 31: In a recent provincial assembly meeting of Province 3, parliamentarians demanded the provincial government to declare the permanent provincial capital stating that the issue of the capital should be concluded without any delay.

KATHMANDU, May 28: Panchakanya Steels has said that demand for its 304-food grade vertical and horizontal tanks along with stainless steel 316-graded tanks, which were launched six months ago, is increasing in Indian cities.

DHANGADHI, May 16: Instead of turning their focus on development and other important tasks, local representatives in Province 7 have been prioritizing on getting more benefits for themselves.  Just recently on Sunday, three separate groups of newly elected 150 people's representatives at the local units separately submitted memorandum to Province 7 Chief Minister Trilochan Bhatta, demanding increase in their salary.

KATHMANDU, May 8: Business leaders have reiterated their demands for more subsidies, incentives and facilities in the budget for the upcoming Fiscal Year 2018/19. Such demands feature predominantly in the suggestions made by the private sector leaders during a pre-budget interaction program organized by the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) in Kathmandu on Monday.

PARSA, May 7: Five police personnel were injured after a clash erupted between relatives of four Indian nationals and the area police office of Seduwa at Jira Bhawani rural municipality of Parsa.

KATHMANDU, May 4: Civil rights crusader Dr Govinda KC, who is a professor at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of Tribhuvan University has urged the government on Thursday to address his four-point demand as soon as possible.

KATHMANDU, April 25: Presenting a 50-page proposal at the ongoing central working committee meeting of the Nepali Congress (NC) on Tuesday, seven youth leaders of the party demanded early general convention for leadership handover to the second generation.

KATHMANDU, April 24: Leaders of the Nepali Congress (NC) have asked party President Sher Bahadur Deuba to leave the post and pave the way for the second-rung leaders to lead the party.  In a meeting of the Central Working Committee of NC on Monday, the second-rung leaders criticized the current leadership for failing to give an ideology and leadership to the party in the changed context.

LALITPUR, April 11: Local representatives of Khokana have urged the government to provide appropriate compensation while acquiring the land for the construction of Kathmandu-Tarai Fast track.

KATHMANDU, April 2: The plan of CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) to finalize the left merger has been thrown into disarray due to the latter's demand for 50 percent stake in the unified party.

KATHMANDU, March 28: Lawmakers in the National Assembly meeting on Tuesday demanded action against the European Union Election Observation Mission for making comments against the constitution of the country in breach of their brief .

WASHINGTON, March 25: They came from a place of heartbreak to claim their spot in history: Hundreds of thousands of teenagers and supporters, rallying across the United States for tougher laws to fight gun violence.

WASHINGTON, Mar 25: In a historic groundswell of youth activism, hundreds of thousands of teenagers and their supporters rallied across the U.S. against gun violence Saturday, vowing to transform fear and grief into a "vote-them-out" movement and tougher laws against weapons and ammo.

Demand for closing limestone factory

March 23, 2018 15:39 pm

CHITWAN, Mar 23: People of Kolar at Kalika Municipality-9 in Chitwan have called for closing the limestone factory based in their locality, citing possibility of its adverse effects on their territory and threat to their overall life.

BIRATNAGAR, March 22: Ward members of various local units of Province 1 on Wednesday encircled the Provincial Assembly building demanding their salaries. Ward members staged the protest just before the meeting of the provincial government.