KATHMANDU, May 23: A bird strike is suspected to have led to the grounding of an aircraft of Jazeera Airways that met with a disturbance while landing at the Gautam Buddha International Airport early Monday morning.
KATHMANDU, May 22:The counting of votes of the local elections has concluded in 703 out of the 753 local bodies so far. According to the Election Commission (EC), vote counting has concluded in 252 municipalities and 450 rural municipalities. Out of the total 753 local units in the country, vote counting has concluded at 93.94 percent.
KATHMANDU, May 21: As many as 12 people were injured after a passenger bus met with an accident in Doti district earlier today. According to Chief of Area Police Office, Dipayal, Rupa Singh, efforts are being made to transport five of the critically injured to another district for treatment.
MORANG, May 20: The ruling alliance candidate for the mayoral post of Biratnagar Metropolis, Nagesh Koirala of the Nepali Congress (NC) is leading in the mayoral race with over 6,000 votes in the ongoing vote count.
CHITWAN, May 20: CPN (Maoist Center) leader Renu Dahal who is a common candidate of the five-party ruling alliance has maintained her lead in the mayoral race of Bharatpur Metropolitan City against her closest rival, UML’s Bijay Subedi, as vote-counting continues.
KATHMANDU, May 20: A protest was staged today at Bhatbhateni, Naxal, demanding justice for a victim who spoke out regarding her horrible experiences with sexual abuse, violence and blackmail for over eight years on social media.
The elements of a functional democracy must include the following: separation of power, independent judiciary, direct or indirect participation of the people, rule of law, transparency of the government officials, safeguard of fundamental rights, free and fair elections, to name a few. I challenge any of our contemporary political leaders to say if even half of these parameters have been met in Nepal.
KATHMANDU, May 18: Fine gold is being traded at Rs 95,800 per tola on Wednesday. The price of spot gold dropped by Rs 900 compared to Tuesday when the precious yellow metal was traded at Rs 96,700 per tola, according to the Federation of Nepal Gold and Silver Dealers’ (Fenegosida).
BIRGUNJ, MAY 18: Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP)’s mayoral candidate Rajeshman Singh and Nepali Congress (NC)’s deputy mayoral candidate Imtiaz Aalam are leading the vote-counting in Birgunj Metropolitan City.
KATHMANDU, May 18: Independent candidate Balen Shah is leading the mayoral race of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) by a margin of more than 8000 votes against his closest rival Keshav Sthapit of the CPN-UML.
KATHMANDU, May 18: Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP)'s Ramesh Napit emerged victorious as the mayor of Shankharapur Municipality with 4,700 votes. His closest contender Laxmi Prasad (LP) Shrestha of CPN (Unified Socialist) got 4,202 votes, said Municipal Election Officer Sita Niraula.
JHAPA, May 18: CPN-UML candidate Rajendra Pokharel has been elected the mayor while Nepali Congress (NC) candidate Asha Shivakoti registered her win as the deputy mayor of Kankai municipality in Jhapa.
KATHMANDU, May 17: CPN (Unified Socialist) candidate Dhanraj Acharya is leading the mayoral race in Pokhara Metropolitan City. So far, Acharya has received 9,395 votes while his closest rival Krishna Bahadur Thapa from the CPN-UML has received 8,040 votes.
Nepal’s agriculture sector is still in a primitive stage. If India lacks foodstuff itself and stops exporting it to us, we might be in a crisis of food insecurity. The fact that India recently banned the export of wheat is not a good sign. The Russia-Ukraine war only makes matters worse for us.
GORKHA, May 16: The Nepali Congress (NC) has emerged victorious in Arughat Rural Municipality of Gorkha. NC candidates for Chairman and Vice Chairperson Raju Gurung and Kalpana Nepali received 5,556 votes and 5,361 votes, respectively.
KAILALI, May 15: The counting of votes has concluded in five of the 88 local bodies of Sudurpaschim Province so far. Of the five local bodies, Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN-UML emerged victorious in two local units each, while the CPN (Maoist Center) won in one local unit.
LUMBINI, May 15: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be arriving here tomorrow, leading an 11-member delegation in the course of his official visit to Nepal. He will be arriving here at the invitation of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba.
POKHARA, May 15: With the vote counting currently underway across the country, Kaski is expected to have mixed results. In one of the five municipalities of Kaski, the coalition of CPN (Unified Socialist) has taken the lead in Pokhara Metropolitan City, while the Nepali Congress (NC) candidates are leading in Machhapuchchhre Rural Municipality, Annapurna Rural Municipality and Madi Rural Municipality.
KATHMANDU, May 15: Five different agreements will be signed between Nepal and India to deepen the centuries-old educational and cultural ties between the two countries during the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Lumbini.
BIRATNAGAR, May 14: Mayor candidate of the ruling five-party alliance in Biratnagar Metropolitan City Nagesh Koirala is leading in the election race with 434 votes out of 1,200 votes counted so far. Koirala’s nearest rival Sagar Thapa of the CPN-UML has received 316 votes so far.
MANANG, May 14: Dhan Bahadur Gurung of the Nepali Congress has been elected to the post of Chairman of Naso Rural Municipality in Manang district. He gathered 820 votes while his nearest rival Man Bahadur Gurung of the CPN-UML secured 676 votes.
DHARAN, May 14: The Mayor and Deputy Mayor candidates of democratic-left coalition are leading in the local polls as the vote counting is currently underway. As per the preliminary results of the 100 vote counts from ward one, two and three, respectively, mayoral candidate Kishor Rai is leading with 116 votes out of the total 300 votes counted so far.