KATHMANDU, Sept 26: Former Vice President of the Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA), Kul Acharya has announced his candidacy for the post of the association's president. Speaking at a program organized in Kathmandu on Sunday, Acharya announced his candidacy for the post of NRNA president.

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: The lifeless body of Ujwal Vishwakarma, 10, who had gone missing after falling into a drain in Kapan on September 21, was found at Bagmati Rural Municipality-1, at the border of Lalitpur and Makawanpur districts, last night.

Dead body found at ward office in Golfutar

September 26, 2021 12:15 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: A dead body has been found at the ward office of Golfutar in Budhanilkantha Municipality-8. According to Ward Chairman Suman Tamang, a man in his 40s was found dead in the passage leading to the office’s toilet.

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: CPN (Unified Socialist) Chairman Madhav Kumar Nepal has said that his party will join the government soon. Speaking at a Makwanpur District Chapter gathering on Saturday, Chairman Nepal said that the CPN (Unified Socialist) will become a part of the government.

Galak Muay Thai fight to take place

September 24, 2021 13:58 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: The first Galak Muay Thai Fight is scheduled to be held on October 6 in a joint project of the National Muay Thai Association of Nepal and Galak The Lifestyle Pvt Ltd.

Nepal feels like home to me: Afridi

September 24, 2021 12:26 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: Former captain of Pakistan Cricket Team, Shahid Afridi arrived in Nepal on Thursday to play the fourth edition of the Everest Premier League (EPL).

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: As much as 40 percent of the population of the Kathmandu Valley has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Following the start of the vaccination campaign, 40 percent of people in the Kathmandu Valley have been administered both doses of COVID-19 vaccines.

In Pics: 7th Constitution Day celebrations

September 19, 2021 16:33 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 19: The 7th Constitution Day was celebrated by organizing various programs across the country today.

KATHMANDU, Sept 19: The CPN-UML has called a meeting of the party’s Standing Committee today. According to the party’s central office Secretary Sher Bahadur Tamang, the meeting is scheduled to begin from 12 pm today

KATHMANDU, Sept 18: The ward convention of the ruling Nepali Congress (NC) in Kathmandu is scheduled to be held on September 21. A meeting of the Kathmandu District Committee of the NC held on Friday decided to hold the ward convention in the district on September 21.

Indra Jatra being observed today

September 18, 2021 10:26 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 18: Indra Jatra, one of the biggest festivals of the Newar community, is being celebrated in Kathmandu today. The festival is dedicated to the god of rain and king of heaven, Indra.

KATHMANDU, Sept 18: A total of 4.4 million doses of Vero Cell vaccine purchased by the government from China arrived in Kathmandu on Friday. According to the Supply Division of the Department of Health Services (DoHS), 4.4 million of the total 6 million doses of vaccines purchased from China arrived in Kathmandu on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 17: KFC Nepal has launched its eight restaurants at Bhatbhateni Supermarket and Department store, Naxal.

KATHMANDU, Sept 16: The risk of infectious diseases has increased due to overcrowding in theKathmandu District Jail. There are currently 75 inmates at the prison with the capacity to house only 25 inmates. “Among them, 42 are prisoners and the rest are detainees,” said prison chief Anil Tiwari.

Planting trees is a good thing, nobody can deny this, but should not one consider other factors before launching such projects with long-term consequences?

Youth caught with imported hand gun

September 15, 2021 16:59 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: The special bureau of the Armed Police Force (APF) has taken a youth into custody from the Chhauni area in possession of an imported hand gun. The youth has been identified as 24 year old Sonam Lama.

KATHMANDU, Sept 11: Former member-secretary of the National Sports Council (NSC) and former ambassador Rukma Shumsher Rana has passed away. According to family sources, he died last night at the age of 85 at his residence in Battisputali, Kathmandu. He was suffering from kidney ailment, diabetes and high blood pressure.

KATHMANDU, Sept 9: Finance Minister Janardan Sharma has announced that the Melamchi Drinking Water Project, which was damaged severely by the floods and landslides, will be repaired and water supply will be resumed by mid-April 2022.

One arrested on charge of rhino poaching

September 9, 2021 16:14 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 9: Nepal Army has arrested a man on the charge of rhino poaching.

KATHMANDU, Sept 9: On the occasion of Teej, women thronged to the Pashupatinath Temple on Thursday despite the closure of the temple to worship Lord Shiva.

KATHMANDU, Sept 9: Newly appointed Chief of Army Staff (CoAS), Prabhu Ram Sharma assumed his office today. General Sharma was appointed as the 44th army chief amid a function at Shital Niwas on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 9: A suspicious package has been found inside Matrika Eye Hospital at Setopul in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, Sept 7: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has been declared as a literate metropolis on Monday. According to Ramprada Subedi, chief of Department of Education, Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya claimed that Kathmandu has fulfilled all the criterias needed to declare it as a literate metropolis.

KATHMANDU, Sept 7: The Kathmandu Valley received record breaking 121.5 mm of rain between 1 am and 8:45 am on Monday. On average, Kathmandu receives 199.08 mm of rainfall in September. “This is historic rain as these types of rains are very rare,” said senior meteorologist Nirajan Sapkota. The Valley had received 84.03 mm of rain on September 12, 2008.

KATHMANDU, September 4: The general convention of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) is scheduled on November 13-16 in Kathmandu.

Bhairahawa Gladiators signs Upul Tharanga

September 3, 2021 13:28 pm

KATHMANDU, September 3: Bhairahawa Gladiators have successfully completed the signing of former Sri Lanka captain Upul Tharanga for the fourth edition of the Everest Premier League (EPL), which is scheduled to start from September 25 till October 9 at the TU ground.

KATHMANDU, Sept 2: The Nepali Congress (NC) hasn’t been able to hold its ward-level convention in some districts, including the federal capital Kathmandu at a time when only one day is to go for its pre-scheduled ward convention.

KATHMANDU, August 30: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has directed the mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) to immediately make necessary arrangements to ensure smooth collection of garbage from the city streets.

KATHMANDU, August 17: The government has introduced a new ordinance related to splits in political parties. A Cabinet meeting held at Baluwatar on Tuesday decided to introduce the ordinance and send it to the President’s Office for approval.

KATHMANDU, August 15: The  Gongabu Bus Park has installed a new computerized system for ticket booking for people traveling to various parts of Nepal. A joint agreement was reached between Kathmandu Metropolitan City and Lhotse Multipurpose Pvt Ltd to provide the services by the buspark using computer technology. The Gongabu bus station has been operational since 1999.

KATHMANDU, August 13: Police have arrested dozens of agitating teachers who were gathered at Tangal High School to protest outside the official residence of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba in Baluwatar to exert pressure on the government to meet their 34-point demands.

KATHMANDU, August 10: Nepal recorded 4,904 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday along with 2,115 recoveries and 35 deaths.

KATHMANDU, August 6: Speaker of the House of Representatives, Agni Prasad Sapkota visited the construction site of the building of the federal parliament at Putali Bagaicha, Singha Durbar, today to inspect the work progress and directed those concerned to complete the work ahead of the schedule.

KATHMANDU, August 6: The Metropolitan Crime Division of Kathmandu has arrested two individuals for their alleged involvement in trying to sell fake antique books related to Buddhism.

KATHMANDU, August 6: As many as 32 vaccination centers have been established inside Kathmandu to administer the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

KATHMANDU, August 4: 1,535 recoveries and 35 deaths recorded on the same day

KATHMANDU, August 4: Rs 8.95 million has been allocated for the reconstruction project as part of the campaign to protect and promote all heritage sites within the Kathmandu Metropolitan City and link them with tourism.

KATHMANDU, August 3: The District Administration Office (DAO) of Kathmandu has urged the people not to take part in or organize large gatherings, stating that it is the responsibility of everyone to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

KATHMANDU, August 2: The COVID-19 vaccination campaign has resumed in Tokha municipality in Kathmandu. The campaign was halted after Basanta Gaire, Family Planning Supervisor Inspector of Grande International Hospital in Dhapasi Municipality, was assaulted on July 31 by those seeking COVID-19 vaccines.

The filthy alleys

July 30, 2021 15:13 pm

The evening's frost melts. The smell of steak whiffs up. It's 6 p.m. The windy days' chilliness, And now there's a thunderstorm, Newspapers flying from abandoned lots, Feet are surrounded by tender leaves.

KATHMANDU, July 27: A metal speculated to be gold weighing approximately 1 Kg 135 grams has been recovered from the customs office of Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).

KATHMANDU, July 27: Kathmandu Valley recorded 774 cases of COVID-19 on the same day. Of them, 475 cases were detected in Kathmandu, 132 in Bhaktapur and 167 in Lalitpur districts.

KATHMANDU, July 23: Kathmandu Valley recorded 626 cases of COVID-19 on the same day. Of them, 468 cases were detected in Kathmandu, 67 in Bhaktapur and 91 in Lalitpur districts.

KATHMANDU, July 23: The Kathmandu DAO permitted the movement of long-distance public vehicles to make it easier for people attending the upcoming TU exams and the Public Service Commission exams.

KATHMANDU, July 23: The online system is believed to increase transparency in the petroleum business. Also, various departments inside the country including aviation fuel depots, administration offices, and many fuel stops inside the province have started to use the ERP system to register their orders as well.

Kathmandu, July 21: As many as 16 experts of Nepal Public Health Foundation have suggested to Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba 18 steps for preparations needed to tackle the risk of a third wave of COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, July 17: “The lack of proper management in vaccination campaigns which took place last year were also one of the causes of the increase in the infection rate,” Pun said. “People can be seen quarreling with each other and security personnel while gathering to receive the vaccines. Some of them are not even covering their mouths properly. I fear the ongoing problems surrounding the vaccination centers could infect many people in the upcoming days,” he said.

Happiness in seeing a plane

July 17, 2021 10:16 am

KATHMANDU, July 17: He was always amazed by the sight of planes that soar like eagles in the sky. Eighty-two years old Khewa limbu found his flying experience to be a special one when he finally had a chance to sit inside an airplane and fly to Kathmandu along with his 81-year-old wife Setimaya Limbu to meet their daughter in Gothatar in the capital. Following their first flight experience in a steel bird, the old couple love to watch planes as they fly by every now and then.

KATHMANDU, July 16: The government has postponed the Verocell vaccination campaign in the Kathmandu Valley citing shortage of the vaccine.

KATHMANDU, July 14: Three umbrella private sector organizations have stressed the need to protect both industry and employment inside the country, following the losses and the uncomfortable situation faced by private businesses due to the spread of COVID-19.