KATHMANDU, April 17: Some international donors that had pledged billions of rupees for  post-earthquake reconstruction in Nepal but are yet to provide the pledged amounts to the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) did not attend a  meeting summoned by NRA on Monday.

The UK plans to ban new diesel and petrol cars from 2040 in a bid to combat pollution, adding to a roster of nations making similar pledges.

BAJHANG, June 14: Some women in Bajhang have announced that they will vote for candidates in the upcoming local level elections who express commitment to end the tradition of chhaupadi. They have openly forwarded this demand to mayoral candidates of Maoists (Center), CPN-UML and Nepali congress, among other political parties, during the latter’s door to door election campaign.