KATHMANDU, July 26: The government and Dr Govinda KC have agreed on the disputed points that had halted on the agreement on Thursday afternoon and have sealed 22-point deal.

PYUTHAN, July 23: With the onset of summer, people of Airawati used to face severe problems due to water scarcity until now.

ST PETERSBURG, June 26: Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli denied reports of divisions between players and management in his squad and said they would finally get their World Cup campaign properly underway in their crucial Group D match against Nigeria on Tuesday.

DOLAKHA, June 3: Of the settlements that were destroyed by the devastating earthquake three years ago, some are yet to reconstructed. Owing to the lethargic reconstruction process, some of the earthquake victims are still living in huts, both in towns and villages.

KATHMANDU, May 15: Double amputee Chinese climber Xia Boyu has finally reached the summit of Mount Everest (8848m), on his fifth attempt to stand on the summit of the highest mountain in the world.

NUWAKOT, May 13: Three years after the devastating Gorkha earthquake, Sitaram Tamang of former Ghyangfedi VDC-6 in Nuwakot district finally got land to build his home.

KATHMANDU, May 7: After persistent pressure from student unions, the private schools have finally agreed to refund the hiked fees to the guardians.

KATHMANDU, APRIL 10- The much-awaited construction work of the tunnel of the Melamchi Water Supply Project has been completed on Tuesday. The project which began in 1998 has been completed after a span of 20 long years.

KALINCHOWK, March 4: The Himalayan village of Kalinchowk, sitting at an altitude of about 12,000 feet in eastern Nepal and known for its temple to the Hindu goddess Kali, gets snow every year. After a recent storm, the town's young people flock to wooden lodges and dance around campfires.

DARCHULA, Feb 10: The 30 MW Chameliya Hydroelectric Project started generating electricity from Saturday. The project which saw several cost variations, controversies and frustrations over delays has now been connected to the national grid, nearly 11 years after works started in January, 2007. The peaking run of river project, which can generate minimum six hours in full capacity, was supposed to complete in May 2011. The project started for a regional balance in electricity generation is believed to be a landmark in Province 7.

KHOTANG, Jan 8: Work to blacktop Mahure-Phoksingtar section of Gaighat-Diktel road is going on full swing begun. Blacktopping work had begun last year, 23 years after foundation stone for the road project was laid.

DOLPA, Jan 6: There were days when the Dalit people of Dolpa had to walk for three long hours to fetch water from a local river. Despite knowing that the muddy water of the river is harmful to their health, they had no other option but to drink it for survival. However, there days have changed for good after a drinking water tap was installed in their locality for the first time.

ACHHAM, Jan 5: A former bonded laborer, Janak Aaughi of Hattikot, Mallekh-8 of Achham district finally has a home to call his own. The government grant to construct homes, although it came late, has proved a huge respite for a former Haliya (indentured ploughman) like him.

RASUWA, Jan 3: Rasuwa’ district hospital has moved into its new building. The hospital had been providing services from tent after its building was destroyed by earthquake in April, 2015.

ACCHAM, Jan 2: A former bonded laborer, Janak Aaughi of Hattikot, Mallekh-8 of Accham district finally has a home to call his own. The government grant to construct homes, although it came late, has proved a huge respite for a former Haliya (indentured ploughman) like him.

SINDHULI, Dec 29: Thirty-two months after the catastrophic earthquake of 2015, reconstruction has finally been speeded up in Sindhuli.

SANUSIRUWARI, (Sindhupalchowk): Locals of Sanusirubari suffered scarcity of drinking water for a long time in Chautara-Sangachowkgadhi Municipality-7.

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, who faced a humiliating dismissal from the then King Gyanendra Shah for being unable to hold the parliamentary polls on the scheduled date back in 2002, has set his record right, by successfully holding the parliamentary and provincial assembly polls in 2017.

KATHMANDU, Nov 1: Police on Tuesday arrested long-absconding murder convict Balkrishna Dhungel. Soon after the arrest, Dhungel, who is a leader of the CPN (Maoist Center), was produced before the Kathmandu District Court and was sent to Dillibazaar jail.

KATHMANDU, Oct 11: A meeting of Legislature-Parliament on Tuesday passed the bill related to providing health services through insurance to all the citizens. The Health Insurance scheme comes in accordance with Article 296 (1) of the Constitution.

POKHARA, August  2: Construction work of Pokhara Regional International Airport formally kick-started from Wednesday, 15 months since the foundation stone for the regional airport was laid.

10 from NC, 6 from Maoist Center, 2 from Nepal Loktantrik Forum, 1 from CPN (United) sworn in as new ministers

Rapist lands in police net, finally

July 18, 2017 17:07 pm

BHOJPUR, July 18:  Police have arrested a boy on the charge raping a minor girl in Arun Rural Municipality-5 in the district.

BANEPA, July 17: After years of initiatives to start it, the country’s first and only IT Park in Banepa is finally breathing life. With work station and several other important infrastructures being built at a great pace, the park is seen like a happening place now.

ROLPA, July 10: After a decade of declaring relief package, the government has finally started distributing the last tranche of relief to the victims of the decade-long Maoist insurgency.

KATHMANDU, June 26: Shyam Raut, who had been hiding in India after being accused of raping and murdering a 14-year-old girl has been arrested and made public after six years of investigations.

Thawang finally ready for polls

June 19, 2017 01:20 am

LIWANG, June 19: Thawang, the bastion of the decade-long Maoist insurgency, is finally gearing up for the elections after boycotting several polls in the past. The election constituency is witnessing stiff competitions among parties formed after splitting from the former rebel Maoist party. Other parliamentary parties such as Nepali Congress and CPN-UML which were seen as rivals of the then rebel party are also competing in the historic local elections after a gap of 20 years.

CHITWAN, May 20: Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU) in Rampur of Chitwan now boasts of a new administrative building.

BAITADI, May 18: Police arrested an 80-year-old man convicted of murdering four persons 42 years ago from Puchaudi Municipality-2 in the district.

KATHMANDU, May 14: A total of 4,956,925 voters in 34 districts from Province 3, 4 and 6 are looking forward to cast their votes today after 7am in the morning for the first time in the history to elect their local rulers. According to Election Commission, there are 14,054,482 voters across the country.

KATHMANDU, April 22: After rigorous persuasion, a Raute family with traditional mindset finally agreed to seek medical intervention for one of its injured members.

Finally, hope

February 22, 2017 00:45 am

It’s not normal for a functioning democracy to go without local elections for nearly two decades. But that is exactly what happened in Nepal, as the country came to be held hostage to the protracted constitutional crisis.

Local polls after 20 years, finally

February 21, 2017 06:00 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: With the government deciding to hold local elections on May 14, the country is now set to witness a local polls after a hiatus of 20 years.

BIRGUNJ, Feb 14: The 134 days of protest by the Madhes-based parties about one and a half years ago had not only affected business and enterprise but also left parcels and important paperwork entering Nepal from India and other countries stuck on the other side of the border.

GAUSHALA, Feb 6: The Mahottari district which was reeling under shortage of medicinal supplies will finally heave a sigh of relief with the supply of medicines to last at least three months.

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: Khimti-Dhalkebar Transmission Line began commercial electricity transmission from Monday evening.

Finally free

January 13, 2017 05:33 am

Integration of mental health education in schools is another significant strategy that Dr Ojha strongly believes would be effective to fight stigma.

An Afghan boy who became an online hit after wearing a homemade shirt bearing Lionel Messi’s famous number 10 has finally met his hero.

Prince Harry might have grown up surrounded by royalty, but — until this week — he hasn’t really been in the presence of true pop royalty.

WASHINGTON, Nov 17: Defeated Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called on Wednesday for a renewed fight for a more-inclusive United States despite disappointment over an election loss that laid bare national divisions.

LOS ANGELES. Nov 13: When Jackie Chan saw an Oscar at Sylvester Stallone's house 23 years ago, he said that was the moment he decided he wanted one.

KATHMANDU, Oct 7: Bidyut Utpadan Company Ltd has finally come into being.

Ever since Bollywood heartthrob Shahid Kapoor became father to a baby girl, speculations have been rife about what would he and his wife Mira Rajput namethe newest entrant in their family.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Aug 30: The much awaited first installment of government-promised quake grants is finally starting to reach the victims of Sindhupalchowk, one of the worst-hit districts by the catastrophic earthquake last year.

NC finally picks 13 new ministers

August 26, 2016 01:00 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 26: Ending weeks-long wrangling over power sharing between the two rival factions within the party, major ruling coalition partner Nepali Congress (NC) has finalized the choice of 13 new ministers it is sending into the Pushpa Kamal Dahal-led government.

KATHMANDU, Aug 20: "Life has been painful for me. I can neither live a healthy life nor let myself to die." These were the words of Binita Oli, 31, form Ota VDC of Ropla, a hilly district in mid-western Nepal, who has suffered a kidney failure.

KATHMANDU, July 22: A meeting of the major political parties has struck a deal  to discuss the budget bill in the Parliament.

KATHMANDU, July 16: The Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) administration on Friday formed a medical team to attend to Dr Govinda KC following pressure from various quarters including medical students, civil society members and human rights activists.