KATHMANDU, July 15: The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology has predicted flash floods in the rivers of hilly districts due to incessant rains, urging people living near the river banks and surrounding areas to remain alert to such possibility.
KATHMANDU, July 4: Paddy plantation has been completed in 50 percent of paddy fields in 14 districts. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Land Management and Cooperatives, paddy plantation has been completed in half of the paddy fields in Kaski, Dolpa, Humla, Jajarkot, Salyan, Rolpa, Rukum, Pyuthan, Bajhang, Doti, Solukhumbu, Bhojpur, Kathmandu and Kanchanpur.
KHOTANG, June 10: Availabilty of fuel, daily consumables and construction materials has been affected in three districts after the Supreme Court issued an interim order that has barred heavy vehicles to ply on the BP Highway.
KATHMANDU, May 27: The textbooks of at least three subjects are yet to be provided to students in various schools even after six weeks of the beginning of the new academic session which started from April 15.
BIRATNAGAR, April 29: Although locals have long been demanding regular air service between hilly districts of Province 1 and provincial capital Biratnagar, not decision has been taken in this direction so far.
KATHMANDU, April 10: A consignment of medicines meant for Dolpa district has remained stranded at Nepalgunj-based Rajha Airport since the past two weeks. Airway is the only viable transportation method to take the medicines to the far-flung Dolpa. However, 156 cartons of medicine have been stuck at the airport due to delay in chartering helicopters or planes.
CHITWAN, April 6: A high-level technical meeting held on Thursday in Chitwan decided to monitor districts like Rupandehi, Kapilvastu, Nawalparasi and Chitwan adjoining India in the wake of a bird flu outbreak in Indian borders. It also directed staying on high alert.
BIRATNAGAR, April 1: The Central Bureau of Statistics in collaboration with the district statistics offices (DSO) has started economic census in all 77 districts of the country for the first time with an aim of studying the actual economic status of the nation.
KATHMANDU, March 26: After many district bodies overseeing reconstruction works at the district level on behalf of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) are set to be dissolved with the restructuring of the local bodies in line with the new federal setup, the NRA is considering setting up its own units for reconstruction in all the 31 earthquake-hit districts.
ILAM, March 16: Two years ago, Ganesh Gurung of Mabu village in Ilam district purchased a second-hand Land Rover for Rs 800,000. He operated the vehicle as public transport on the Majhuwa-Ilam road section. So far, he said he has managed to earn Rs 300,000 from the vehicle.
KATHMANDU, March 2: Except for the accidental death of a minor, the Holi festival, which is also known as the festival of colors, was celebrated amidst jubilation across all hill and mountainous districts on Thursday. The festival is being celebrated across tarai districts in the southern plains on Friday.
PYUTHAN, Feb 5: Every year during monsoon, transportation comes to a halt in Jhimruk Rural Municipality-1, Sautamare of Pyuthan district due to the swollen river. However, locals here are elated that they will no longer have to go through such ordeal after the construction of a concrete bridge. The Gartang River makes it challenging for people to move from one place to another in monsoon.
KATHMANDU, Jan 18: The protests in various districts demanding the locating of provincial capitals in their own areas continued on Wednesday as well. The protests affected Dhankuta, Doti and Dang among other districts.
DHANKUTA, Jan 11: The banda imposed by the locals demanding that Dhankuta district be declared the capital of Province-2 has entered the fourth week today, continuing to cripple life in the hill districts.
POKHARA, Jan 10: Even though the hilly districts like Manang and Mustang are still waiting for seasonal snowfall that is imperative for the growth of crops in their fields, dipping temperature has certainly begun to worry them.
KATHMANDU, Jan 6: With the temperature continuing to dip each day, the biting cold of the winter has severely affected life in various districts in the tarai region. Cold has especially hit hard Saptari, Mahottari and Siraha of the tarai belt.
Amid new hopes and dreams among the people in the country after the successful elections paving the way for the new federal set up, what cannot, however, be ignored is our ground reality that still paints a very grim picture of our villages and towns.
KATHMANDU, Dec 7: Voting for the second phase of House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly elections has commenced with excitement in 45 districts. According to our reporters in the different districts people have already lined up in the polling centers to cast their votes early.
KATMANDU, Dec 7: As part of conducting all three levels of elections--local, provincial assembly and parliamentary--under the constitution promulgated in September 2015, the Election Commission (EC) is conducting second phase elections to parliament and the provincial assemblies on Thursday.
KATHMANDU, Dec 6: Amid fears that party cadres from the districts that witnessed the first phase of elections could move to other districts to unduly influence the polls, authorities have taken pre-emptive measures to discourage such unnecessary movement ahead of the second phase polls scheduled for Thursday.
KATHMANDU, Nov 28: Ballot boxes of 71 polling stations of six districts used for the elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies held on November 26 are yet to be brought to the district headquarters.
KATHMANDU, Nov 26: After successfully holding the local elections, the Election Commission (EC) is conducting the first round of elections to the central parliament and provincial assemblies today under the new constitution promulgated in September 2015 which ended years of chronic political instability that emerged with Maoists' armed struggle against the government in 1996.
KHOTANG, Nov 24: Khotang has finally been connected to national road network after Dudh Koshi bridge’s came into operation today. However, the bridge was supposed to be constructed five years ago. The RCC suspension bridge, first of its kind in Nepal, was constructed at the cost of 11 crore rupees.
KATHMANDU, Nov 10: With 16 days to go for the parliamentary and provincial assembly elections, the Election Commission (EC) has completed transportation of poll materials to all 37 election constituencies in hilly and mountainous regions, where the first round of elections are taking place.
KATMANDU, Nov 6: With the first round of parliamentary and provincial elections just 20 days away, the Election Commission (EC) is busy dispatching poll logistics to the 32 districts where the polls are taking place. Except establishing polling centers in the districts, all logistical preparations required for the polls have been completed at the central level, election officials say.
KATHMANDU, Nov 5: The Offices of Chief Election Officer and Election Officers in 45 districts allocated election symbols on Sunday to the candidates for the second round of House of Representatives and State Assemblies elections. The twin elections (second phase) are taking place in 45 districts on coming December 7.
POKHARA, Oct 24: The electoral alliances formed through the decisions of the central committees of various political parties to stand a better chance in the upcoming parliamentary and provincial elections have led to widespread criticisms at the district level.
POKHARA, Oct 23: The electoral alliances formed through the decisions of the central committees of various political parties to stand a better chance in the upcoming parliamentary and provincial elections have led to widespread criticisms at the district level.