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.
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.
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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/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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.