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 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.
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.
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).
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.
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 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.
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.
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: 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.
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 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.