Baby rhino swept away by Narayani River

September 25, 2020 20:55 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Narayani River swept away a three-year-old rhino from Chitwan National Park on Friday morning.

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: The Women and Social Development Committee under the House of Representatives (HoR) has directed the government to manage relief to pandemic-hit poor and disadvantaged groups.

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Streets and marketplaces in the Kathmandu Valley look crowded after the government decided to ease the prohibitory orders on September 9.

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: The mayor of Lalitpur Metropolis, Chiribabu Maharjan was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: The government has introduced a much-awaited ordinance in an apparent bid to punish acid attackers and discourage such incidents.

645 new COVID-19 cases in Valley

September 25, 2020 16:47 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: As many as 645 more cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were reported in the Kathmandu Valley in the past 24 hours.

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Locals in Shiwalaya Rural Municipality in the western part of Jajarkot district have no other choices except for making a perilous journey in tuin (rope bridge) over the Chedgada River to travel to nearby village Karki Gaun at Chedgaad Municipality in the district for years.

COVID-19 recovery tally goes past 50,000

Citizenship at 77!

September 24, 2020 19:05 pm

GORKHA, Sept 24:An elderly woman from Gorkha’s Dharche Rural Municipality-6, Yarsa, has obtained her citizenship certificate in her late seventies.

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: Girija Prasad Koirala Foundation and Institute of Rubber and Jatropha Research-Nepal, USA, have signed an agreement for commercial rubber farming and research.

Impacted by low pressure belt created along India’s Madhya Pradesh, the  rainfall  is expected to decrease by Saturday night

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: The price of gold has seen gradual drop in the domestic market as the hallmark gold is being traded for Rs 93,100 per tola (11.66 grams) while worked gold for Rs 92, 600 on Thursday.

Sept 24: Republica Morning Brief

September 24, 2020 07:30 am

Refuting media reports about the alleged encroachment of Nepali territory by China in Humla district, the government said that there is no disputes over territory between Nepal and China. Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyawali, who is also the government's spokesperson, said a similar news about land encroachment from Chinese side in Limi village in Humla district had surfaced four years ago as well. He said that an inter-ministerial team after the field inspection had concluded that the said buildings were located approximately one kilometer inside the Chinese territory from the Nepal-China border. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), in a separate statement, further said the boundary between Nepal and China was delineated and demarcated based on the Boundary Treaty and Boundary Protocols signed between the two countries.

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: Stating that the buildings constructed by the Chinese side along a Nepal-China border point in Humla district are situated on the Chinese side of the border, the Embassy of China in Kathmandu has asked Nepali authorities to verify the border points as agreed between the two countries in the past.

It is sad that despite all the political upheavals and fiery speeches delivered to the public, no serious case has been made to trim the size of parliament and the government.

Republica Morning Brief

September 23, 2020 06:00 am

Dr Govinda KC was brought to Kathmandu on Tuesday, and he was forcibly taken to the National Turma Center. Dr KC, a senior orthopedic surgeon, who has been staging a hunger strike for the 19th time demanding reforms in the medical sector, was brought to Kathmandu through a flight at 11:45 AM. Although he wanted to go to TU Teaching Hospital in Maharajgunj, the police had forcibly taken him to the National Trauma Center as soon as he landed in Kathmandu. He managed to leave the Trauma Center with the help of his aides later in the evening and was admitted to TU Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj.

Total caseload in the Valley stands at 17,737; daily count records 600 plus for eight days in a row

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: As many as 1,356 new cases of COVID-19 were detected across the country in the past 24 hours, taking Nepal’s COVID-19 tally to 66,632.

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: The government has decided to perform the last rites of the legendary climber Ang Rita Sherpa, who passed away on Monday, with state honors.

Landslide claims two in Gulmi

September 22, 2020 14:46 pm

GULMI, Sept 22: Two persons were buried and one more sustained injuries in a landslide occurred on Monday night at Ratchaur village of Hastichaur in Isma Rural Municipality-2, Gulmi.

Ang Rita Sherpa, the only person to conquer Mount Everest 10 times without supplemental oxygen, was born on July 27, 1948 in Yillajung of Solukhumbu district in Nepal.

Nepal’s divorce law is unfair to men

September 22, 2020 14:00 pm

There are cases where men are the real victims but yet they have to provide property if they want divorce. Women are always given the benefit of doubt.

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: Dhan Bahadur Shah of Kailali had opened an eatery in Kalanki area. But, less than two months after he started the business, the COVID-19 pandemic forced him to close the place in March.

Republica Morning Brief

September 22, 2020 06:05 am

Ang Rita Sherpa, also known as Himchituwa, died at 72 on Monday. He successfully climbed Sagarmatha 10 times, and holds a Guinness Book of World Records for climbing Sagarmatha the most times without Oxygen. A native of Solukhumbu, Ang Rita was a giant of Nepali mountaineering.

KATHMANDU, Sept 21: Domestic air services, which remained halted for nearly six months following the enforcement of the lockdown in the country, resumed on Monday.

The country faces an increasing debt burden due to unchecked spending in unproductive sectors

KATHMANDU, Sept 21: 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.