KATHMANDU, July 28: The benchmark Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) Index, which started the week at 1193.39 points, suffered the first trading day declining over 8 points. Despite the Nepse Index rebounding on Monday and Tuesday's trading sessions to climb up to almost 1,200-point level, stocks logged in losses in the remaining two sessions. At the end, Nepse index declined by 2.19 points on week-to-week basis to close at 1,191.20 points.

KATHMANDU, June 23: The equity market maintained an overall negative bias this week. The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index posted losses of more than 8 points in three out of five trading days, while the remaining two trading days witnessed gains of less than 2 points only.

JUMLA, June 23: There isn’t a single health post in any of the 30 wards of Jumla district. This district with a total of 60 wards has seven rural municipalities and one municipality. Though the public has lamented the extremely sorry state of health facilities, authorities do not promise a sign of change anytime soon.

Govt axes several AIG posts

June 11, 2018 08:30 am

KATHMANDU, June 11: In a major overhaul of the security agencies, the government has decided to drastically reduce the number of Additional Inspectors General (AIG) in Nepal Police (NP) and Armed Police Force (APF).

KATHMANDU, June 8: Two health posts constructed with support from the Korean government were inaugurated in Nuwakot district on Friday. Ratomate Health Post was inaugurated by Mayor of Belkot Municipality Rajendra and Charghare Health Post was inaugurated by Mayor of Bidur Municipality Sanju Pandit.

RUKUM, April 8: Locals in Rukum have been reeling under an acute shortage of medicines due to the lack of supply from the Regional Health Office. Even the local units have not paid much heed to this problem, leaving patients ailing in lack of treatment.

KATHMANDU, April 5: A surprise inspection carried out by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has found that police offices in Kathmandu Valley are in a shabby state when it comes to handling cases of sexual violence.

KATHMANDU, March 1: Maoist combatant Purna Gharti, who had played an important role in his party’s victory in the first Constituent Assembly elections, deviated from the party’s line and opposed the CA elections of 2013.

When people post photos of their fitness pursuits on social media they may be influencing, for better or worse, the health of their pals too, a new study suggests. The more exercise-related posts a person sees on social media, the more concerned they feel about their own weight, the researchers said.

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: Chief Minister of Province 4, Prithvi Subba Gurung is having tough time giving full shape to his cabinet as there are multiple aspirants for the remaining three ministerial posts.

CPN-UML seizes top posts in Province 3

February 11, 2018 12:33 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: CPN-UML leader Radhika Tamang has been elected unopposed as the deputy-speaker of the Province-3. No one filed the nomination against Tamang.

MYAGDI, Feb 5: The only health post at Gurja of Dhawalagiri rural municipality-1 is reeling under shortage of medicines.

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: The government has not appointed even a single teacher at public schools through open competition since the last two decades.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: The government has not appointed even a single teacher at public schools through open competition since the last two decades.

LOS ANGELES, Oct 10: Hollywood actor-comedian Jim Carrey has posted a tribute to late girlfriend Cathriona White amid wrongful death lawsuit. The 55-year-old actor is currently being sued for wrongful death after White took her own life in 2015, aged 30.

KATHMANDU, September 8: Altogether 36,073 candidates are contesting for 6,627 local body positions ranging from members of ward committees to chiefs of 136 local units in Province 2.

KATHMANDU, August 18: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) enjoyed one of the best fiscal years in its history in FY2016/17.

KATHMANDU/GORKHA, Aug 7: Argentine football superstar Lionel Messi’s charity organization The Leo Messi Foundation, in association with UNICEF Nepal, has supported building 14 health posts in earthquake-affected districts of Nepal.

JUMLA, Aug 2: Fetching water should not have been round-the-clock job of a health assistant. However, assistant health in-charge at Haku Health Post, Dilli Dangi, has no choice. Operating birthing center in the health facility demands huge quantity of water. The center is open day and night.

KATHMANDU, July 25: Afghanistan posted a 196-run target for Nepal in the final match under the ICC U-19 World Cup Qualifiers for the Asian region in Singapore.

LONDON, July 23: Chelsea apologized to China on Sunday for social media comments by Brazilian player Kenedy which it accepted “caused great offense and hurt the feelings” of the country during the Premier League champions’ pre-season tour.

RUKUM, July 23: Health posts in remote areas of Rukum district are facing severe shortage of life-saving drugs. Health officials informed that lack of transportation during monsoon has led to this dire situation.

KHOTANG, July 18: District Health Office (DHO), Khotang has recently provided medical equipment worth Rs 500,000 to various health posts of the district.

PARSA, July 16: Coordinator of the presidium of the Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal, Mahantha Thakur, has said that the RJP-Nepal was not in favor of making naturalized citizenship holders as executive head of the State and chief executive.

JHAPA, July 10: CPN-UML has clinched both mayoral and deputy mayoral candidates in Arjundhara Municipality in Jhapa , which is a home city of Nepali Congress Jhapa district president Uddav Thapa.

KHOTANG, July 8: Bishwonath Niraula of Khotang, Makpa was a secondary-level teacher until he resigned from the post on April 17. His role has now changed after he was elected as the chairperson of Ainselukharka Rural Municipality on June 30. Niraula, who was picked by Nepali Congress (NC) for the post defeated his opponent by 403 votes. After assuming his office, Niraula is busy solving the problems of the locals from 10 am till 5 pm. “It is a completely new experience for me but I am quite enjoying it,” he said.

DHANGADHI, July, 8: Nepali Congress has clinched both mayoral and deputy mayoral posts in the only sub-metropolitan city in Province-7-Dhangadhi Sub-metropolitan City.

ITAHARI,July 7: CPN-UML mayoral candidate Dwarika Lal Chaudhari has emerged victorious in the race for the mayor of Itahari Sub-metropolitan City.

JHAPA, July 6: CPN-UML has clinched mayoral and deputy mayoral posts in Birtamod Municipality.

PANCHTHAR, July 3: Nepali Congress has won the election to the posts of mayor and deputy-mayor of Phidim Municipality in Panchthar district.

ARGHAKHANCHI, July 3: Nepali Congress and CPN(Maoist Center) have clinched mayoral and deputy mayoral posts respectively in Samdhikharka Municipality in Arghkhanchi district.

KHOTANG, July 1: Nepali Congress (NC) candidate  Bhupendra Rai has emerged victorious in the race for the chief of Diprung Rural Municipality with 2902 votes defeating his nearest rival CPN-UML candidate Arjun Roka who secured 1802 votes.

NEW YORK, June 27: Facebook is deleting about 66,000 posts a week as the social media giant cracks down on what it considers to be hate speech.

SURKHET, June 21: Geeta Nepali, 26, was an artist in the Maoist militia during the conflict era. Now, she has been elected as the deputy mayor of the Aathbikot Municipality, Rukum. This promotion to a leader from an artist has made her even more ambitious. But her ambitions are not personal. They are for the welfare of the municipality and the nation at large, she says.

POKHARA, May 27: CPN-UML candidates Man Bahadur GC and Manju Devi Gurung have been elected as mayor and deputy mayor, respectively, of Pokhara-Lekhnath Metropolitan City.

KATHMANDU, May 22: About three dozen contractors associated with Federation of Contractors' Association of Nepal have been elected to different posts in local bodies in the recently held first phase of local level election.

KAVRE, May 20: Tanka Prasad Sharma of the CPN-UML has emerged victorious for the post of Mayor of Namobuddha Municipality in Kavre district.

KATHMANDU, May 19: Even as the dominance of male candidates for the executive posts continues as the vote counting for the first phase of local elections goes on, some women have managed to make it to the top positions by sidelining powerful competitors in various municipalities and rural municipalities. Few more are on their way to set history.

CHITWAN, May 5: Unlike many other districts, major political parties have picked some female candidates for the major posts of various local units in Chitwan.

KATHMANDU, May 4: More than 44,000 candidates are vying for 13,556 posts at a total of 283 local units in the three provinces where the Election Commission (EC) is conducting the first phase local elections on May 14.

DHADING, April 29: There are hardly any female aspirants for the major posts of two municipalities and 11 rural municipalities of Dhading for the upcoming local elections.

CHITWAN, April 24: The District Committee of CPN-UML, Chitwan, has recommended the names of its candidates for the major posts in all five municipalities of the district to the party's higher rung.

BAJURA, April 19: The Dalit rights activists have been infuriated at the prospect of being denied an opportunity to run for the top posts in the ward, village council and municipalities during the forthcoming local level elections here.

Central leaders eye mayoral posts

April 5, 2017 08:25 am

KATHMANDU, April 5: With the new constitution granting more power to the local level, some central leaders of the major political parties have started eying mayoral posts.

KATHMANDU, March 31: More than 1,800 health posts across the country are operating without proper buildings, curbing their ability to offer efficient healthcare services.

Rebuilding police posts starts in Gorkha

February 21, 2017 01:00 am

GORKHA, Feb 21: Work has finally begun to repair and rebuild the police posts that were damaged during the decade-long Maoist insurgency and the recent Gorkha earthquakes.

GORKHA, Feb 20: Work has finally started to repair and rebuild the police posts that were damaged during the decade-long Maoist insurgency and the recent Gorkha earthquakes.

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: Various international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) and local NGOs involved in the reconstruction of health posts and other health institutions in the earthquake-affected districts are found constructing such structures without having their building designs approved from the government authorities. They have flouted the reconstruction guidelines even as the government has made it mandatory to have building designs approved prior to starting any kind of construction.

A mother posted a lengthy suicide note on Facebook a day after Christmas before suffocating her one-year-old son and killing herself, a media report said.

MUSTANG, Dec 1: With sharp fall of temperature, the police posts in the upper area of trans-Himalayan district Mustang are being integrated to avoid several problems seen in the winter season.