MYAGDI, Nov 27: Construction of the Darbang-Myagdikhola Hydropower Project has started in Malika rural municipality. The Dhaulagiri Kalika Hydro Limited has started construction of the 25 MW capacity project with investment from non-resident Nepalis.

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: Nepal has defeated Malaysia in ICC Women's T20 World Cup Asia Qualifier taking place in the United Arab Emirates.

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: The weather that has remained partially to generally cloudy in most parts of the country for the last few days will remain the same for the next few days. The weather conditions formed due to the influence of the local wind will improve gradually, according to the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology.

WASHINGTON D.C. Nov 25: The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has endorsed the proposal to graduate Nepal to the status of a middle-income developing nation from the category of a least developed country (LDC) by 2026.

A high alert during the entire process of data collection under the census is of paramount importance to ensure the quality and reliability of the outcome of the census. The results need to be acceptable to different stakeholders ethnically, culturally, religiously, and geographically with clarity of identity of each segment of society as their fundamental right.

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: Nepal recorded 332 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday along with 232 recoveries and four deaths, according to the latest information provided by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

The UN peacekeeping mission is a powerful platform for creating and maintaining soft power for Nepal. However, while soft power may seem less risky than economic and military power, it is difficult to use and easily lost without preservation. It requires time and effort to restore after being lost.

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: Nepal and India have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for reciprocal recognition of COVID-19 vaccination certificates.

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: Nepal recorded 385 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday along with 258 recoveries and four deaths, according to the latest information provided by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: The match between domestic football rivals Tribhuwan Army Football Club (TFC) and Nepal Police Club (NPC) held at Dashrath Stadium on Monday ended in a nail biting draw, despite both the team’s successful effort to shoot the ball past the goalkeeper.

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: The three-day-long 18th Handicraft Trade Fair and 16th Handicraft Competition organized by the Federation of Handicraft Association of Nepal (FHAN) ended on Sunday. According to the FHAN, the fair recorded a transaction of Rs 80 million.

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Yoga guru Ramdev Baba has described Nepal as an unrivaled country rich in Vedic Sanatana and religious culture, and that he would make free publicity of its religious and spiritual tourism back in India.

FUNGLING, Nov 21: The number of tourists arriving in the world's third highest mountain, Kanchenjunga region is increasing. Deserted for almost two years due to COVID-19, the region is gradually seeing an increase in domestic and foreign tourists this year.

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: Nepal recorded 242 new cases of  COVID-19 on Saturday along with 444 recoveries and one death, according to the latest information provided by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: Sagar Bishwakarma Sunar, 28, is set to climb the world’s highest mountain, Mt Everest this spring, to succeed as the world’s shortest man to summit the highest point in the world.

CHITWAN, Nov 20: The 13th edition of the Chitwan Festival is to be held on the banks of the Narayani River from January 9, 2021. The festival this year is set to focus on tourism.

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: The government has slated the date for election for the members of the National Assembly on January 26. A meeting of the Council of Ministers held on Thursday took this decision.

Democratic Recession in Nepal

November 20, 2021 06:30 am

There are mainly two types of democratic systems: direct democracy and representative democracy. In a direct democracy, people are allowed to vote directly on issues while in a representative democracy, people vote to elect representatives (politicians) to handle the stately affairs on their behalf. The danger of representative democracy is that it could end up becoming a joke like in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: Nepal recorded 296 new cases of  COVID-19 on Friday along with 369 recoveries and five deaths, according to the latest information provided by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: The weather impacted by the low-pressure system over the Arabian Sea will gradually start improving from Sunday, according to the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM).

KATHMANDU, Nov 17: Nepal recorded 412 new cases of  COVID-19 on Wednesday along with 202 recoveries and one death, according to the latest information provided by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

CHITWAN, Nov 17: Around 80 percent of the population in Chitwan has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. According to the District Public Health Office Chief Deepak Prasad Tiwari, 311,889 people in the district have been administered the first shot of COVID-19 vaccines and the number of people receiving the full course (two doses) has reached 259,977.

KATHMANDU, Nov 17: The Kathmandu Valley on Wednesday experienced the coldest day of the year so far today.

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: Minister for Education, Science, and technology, Devendra Poudel has said that Nepali nationals working abroad will be in a position to return home with an increase in the employment opportunities at home.

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: Nepal recorded 416 new cases of  COVID-19 on Monday along with 270 recoveries and one death on Monday, according to the latest information provided by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

Chairman Dahal discharged from hospital

November 14, 2021 18:00 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has been discharged from the Mediciti Hospital. He was admitted to the hospital after suffering from blood pressure on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: Finance Minister Janardan Sharma has said bureaucrats are expected to have a well understanding of a socialism-oriented economy.

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: Nepal recorded 306 new cases of  COVID-19 on Sunday along with 384 recoveries and six deaths, according to the latest information provided by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: The government has initiated the campaign to administer Pfizer vaccines to people above the age of 12 and those who are suffering from chronic illnesses.

KATHMANDU, Nov 13: Nepal recorded 295 new cases of  COVID-19 on Saturday along with 478 recoveries and two deaths, according to the latest information provided by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

Protest against MCC in Bhaktapur

November 13, 2021 15:55 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 13: People staged a protest against the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact agreement at an inauguration program organized in Bhaktapur on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 13: Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR) Agni Prasad Sapkota urged all bodies concerned to contribute to a successful census in order to meet the necessity of the country.

PARBAT, Nov 13: Nearly 2,200 COVID-19 affected families in Parbat are set to receive government assistance.

KATHMANDU, Nov 12: Nepal recorded 397 new cases of  COVID-19 on Thursday along with 389 recoveries and three deaths, according to the latest information provided by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

A Story of Good Slogans, Bad Performance

November 12, 2021 06:30 am

If we compare the development performance under the Panchayat Raj from 1960 to 1990 and that under the multiparty system from 1990 to 2020, there is no indication that things have really improved in the post-democracy period in terms of job opportunities, living standard, physical infrastructure development, agriculture development, institutional and industrial development, control over corruption and maintaining law and order.

It is a well-known fact that throughout the world, the digital economy is becoming an important part of the GDP. At Huawei, we recognize that digital economy is the new growth engine for economies of all sizes.

KATHMANDU, Nov 10: CPN (UML) Chairperson KP Sharma Oli has urged all Nepalis to work toward achieving the national aspiration of 'Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepalis’ by forging unity.

KATHMANDU, Nov 10: Nepal recorded 440 new cases of  COVID-19 on Wednesday along with 474 recoveries and six deaths, according to the latest information provided by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

KATHMANDU, Nov 10: The government has announced to administer Pfizer vaccines to people above the age of 12 who have not been vaccinated and people with chronic illnesses as well.

KATHMANDU, Nov 10: Prime Minister and President of Nepali Congress (NC) Sher Bahadur Deuba has challenged former King of Nepal, Gyanendra Shah, to fight election and run the government.

KATHMANDU, Nov 10: The temperature has dropped across the country, including the Kathmandu Valley. The minimum temperature in Kathmandu today has been measured at 9.9 degrees Celsius.

KATHMANDU, Nov 9: Nepal recorded 533 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday along with 484 recoveries and one death, according to the latest information provided by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

KATHMANDU, Nov 8: Preparation of pandals is in full swing on the embankments of Bagmati River in Gaurighat of Kathmandu for the Chhath celebrations. Tents are being stretched on the riverside where devotees would stay for a night till the next morning to worship the Sun.

KATHMANDU, Nov 8: Nepal recorded 390 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday along with 425 recoveries and five deaths, according to the latest information provided by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

KATHMANDU, Nov 7: Nepal recorded 143 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday along with 563 recoveries and nine deaths, according to the latest information provided by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

Savior for Heroes

November 7, 2021 14:44 pm

Can the loss of farmers be compensated? After all, they contribute 20 % to the GDP. Shouldn’t they be compensated?

SIMKOT, Nov 7: The Lali Health Post at Kharpunath Rural Municipality-1 in the mountainous Humla district is reeling under lack of the medicines which are supposed to be provided by the government for free.

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: Nepal recorded 183 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday along with 649 recoveries and two deaths, according to the latest information released by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

Two dead in Jajarkot road accident

November 5, 2021 14:25 pm

JAJARKOT, Nov 5: Two persons died and seven others were injured after a mini-truck met with an accident at Babiya Takura in Rithekhola at 11:00 last night. One person is missing after the incident, the police said.

KATHMANDU, Nov 4: Nepal has recorded over 814K cases of COVID-19 since the outbreak of the pandemic in March 2020. With over 11,400 deaths from the deadly virus in a span of 23 months, people of all age groups have adapted to the new normal, following the virus outbreak.