KATHMANDU, Sept 20: Domestic airlines in Nepal are all set to resume their flight services starting Monday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 20: The air services at Dhangadhi Airport that have remained suspended for nearly six months now due to the COVID-19 pandemic are all set to resume starting from Monday.

Stop saying, ‘it’s normal'

September 20, 2020 18:45 pm

How normal is violence against women? One in every three women and girls experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime.

The site can hold Valley’s waste for nearly 50 years

KATHMANDU, Sept 20: The prices of major vegetable items — potatoes, onions and tomatoes — have skyrocketed in the Kathmandu Valley over the past few days, which traders blamed mainly on the slump in production of these products.

KATHMANDU, Sept 20: Balika Khadka Rai, a cadre of the then CPN-UML, was arrested “for trying to forcibly enter the meeting venue of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP)” at Parisdanda in the capital on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 20: It’s been already five years since the Constitution of Nepal was promulgated on September 20, 2015.

KATHMANDU, Sept 19: Nepal Association of Rafting Agencies (NARA) has requested the government to reopen the adventurous sports, which is one of the major attractions of Nepali tourism fraternity.

Quake-ravaged heritage filled with water after five years

KATHMANDU, Sept 19: Nepal has so far witnessed a total of 62,797 cases of COVID-19 with 1,204 more people diagnosed for the virus in the past 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

MALANGAWA, Sept 19: District Administration Office, Sarlahi has enforced curfew orders in Malangawa-- the district headquarters-- in an attempt to avoid possible clash between the Hindu and Muslim communities.

Dissatisfactions against the government have been accumulating over the years and there are fears that they may be vented out in the streets if the parties in power do not mend their ways

Don’t fail the constitution

September 19, 2020 08:05 am

The federal democratic republic’s constitution of Nepal 2015 turns five today. And perhaps the best thing that has happened in the last five years is growing acceptability of the constitution.  Despite their reservations on some of the provisions, nearly all the political parties then represented in the Constituent Assembly have come to accept it and they have also become a part of the implementation process.

The judiciary is receptive to reforms

September 19, 2020 07:55 am

The constitution is also a lifestyle of the public

KATHMANDU, Sept 18: President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Friday remitted the remaining jail terms of 290 prisoners at the recommendation of the Council of Ministers.

Gyawali says there are no legal provisions for reappointing Ghising as NEA’s MD

KATHMANDU, Sept 18: The country received 240 percent more rainfall during this monsoon. Some places in particular have recorded 200mm of rainfall as well.

KATHMANDU, Sept 18: Nepal recorded a record daily jump of 2,020 coronavirus infections on Friday, taking the country’s national COVID-19 case tally to 61,593.

KATHMANDU, Sept 18: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the government is ready to amend the constitution, if required, in course of its implementation.

Some schools in the district are considering running physical classes soon

KATHMANDU, Sept 17: President of Nepali Congress (NC), Sher Bahadur Deuba is staying isolated at his residence in Budhanilkantha after a staff member of his secretariat was diagnosed with novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

“The government has always agreed to fulfill my demands, but the promises have never been implemented. This fast-unto-death is my decisive battle for reforms in the medical sector."

KATHMANDU, Sept 16 : The government has decided to allow hotels and restaurants to resume their businesses starting Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 16: A powerful earthquake rattled various parts of the country including Kathmandu Valley early morning Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: The government has decided to resume long-distance transportation services from September 17.

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: Kulman Ghising, the outgoing managing director of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), said  the state-owned public utility needs to find the market for electricity and improve quality and regularity of electricity.

KATMANDU, Sept 15: The government has decided to resume the domestic air services starting Thursday, according to Minister for Foreign Affairs and government spokesperson Pradeep Gyawalil.

OKHALDHUNGA, Sept 15: Police on Monday arrested three boys on the charge of gang-raping a girl in Okhaldhunga.

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: The four-year term of Kulman Ghising as the managing director of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) expired on Sunday, winning the hearts and minds of people across the country. People started calling him the 'light man' as he was able to end the chronic problem of power outage, commonly known as ‘load-shedding’, once and for all.

KATHMANDU, Sept 14: The government has decided to resume inter-district public transport and domestic air service starting September 21.

KATHMANDU, Sept 14: The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the government decision that allowed the plotting of arable lands until the next decision of the apex court.

KATHMANDU, Sept 14: The Ministry of Health and Population has said that 1,170 fresh cases of coronavirus and 15 fatalities attributed to the virus were recorded across the country in the past 24 hours, taking Nepal’s COVID-19 case tally to 55,329.

KMC Mayor Shakya recovers from COVID-19

September 13, 2020 19:35 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 13: Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City Bidya Sundar Shakya has recovered successfully from COVID-19 infection on Sunday.

With a record 1,039 people testing positive for COVID-19 in a day, Nepal’s COVID-19 case tally on Sunday surged to over 54,000

CHITWAN, Sept 13: The Bharatpur Hospital in Chitwan district saw safe delivery of eight expecting mothers infected with COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, Sep 13: The “Enough is Enough” campaign has requested the government to test all close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases immediately, and not observe the five days of waiting period before testing.

KATHMANDU, Sept 13: Despite a number of significant Supreme Court judgments relating to the rights of the people during the coronavirus pandemic, there is a serious doubt about the prompt execution of the orders.

Siraha district prison alone reports 86 COVID-19 cases

COVID-19 tally reaches 4,886 in KMC

September 12, 2020 19:30 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: The number of people infected by novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has reached 4,886 in Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC). Of the infected patients, 1,262 have recovered while 3,168 are undergoing treatment, KMC said.

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: Nepal’s tally of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases surged to 53,120 after a jump of 1,201 fresh infections in the past 24 hours.

Early pregnancy, unsafe delivery, sex-selective abortion and the lack of health facilities pose a great risk to Bajura’s women.

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: The government has granted permission for the exploration and scoping study of 407 mines throughout the country in the fiscal year 2019/20. The permission for these tasks was granted to both domestic and foreign companies.

BFIs are now also allowed tapping into CSR fund for the treatment of employees infected with Covid-19

Valley records highest single-day spike of 696 cases

KATHMANDU, Sep  11: Two persons in Kaski district have been arrested on the charge of spreading rumors and misinformation about COVID-19 PCR test report through social media.

Experts have frequently questioned the effectiveness of the months-long lockdown and criticized the government for its 'inefficiency' to tackle the pandemic as the country has started witnessing more than 1,000 new cases almost every day.

KATHMANDU, Sept 11: Nepal has ranked 109th out of 162 countries and territories in the ‘Economic Freedom of the World: 2020 Annual Report’.

Most deaths witnessed in Province 2

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: The Supreme Court has directed the government to immediately release or reduce jail terms of inmates living in vulnerable conditions in various prisons across the country in view of the growing threats of the COVID-19 pandemic.

IN PICS: Season of kites begins

September 10, 2020 16:25 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: Although the fear of COVID-19 transmission has forced people to stay at distance and festivities have been called off, it hasn't let people down.