The makers of a South African gin infused with elephant dung swear their use of the animal’s excrement is no gimmick.

LAHAN, Aug 4: Speakers at a programme here have underscored the need of launching special campaign to end dowry which has afflicted the Tarai/Madhes people, especially the women.

WEST BANK, July 31: The Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi, who has become an icon for Palestinian resistance against Israeli occupation, will be honored in South Africa with a special award from the grandson of Nelson Mandela, South African news outlets reported Monday a day after she was released from prison upon serving an 8-month sentence for standing up to Israeli soldiers during a raid at her home in Nabi Saleh Village in the West Bank.

KATHMANDU, July 14: Nearly six months after coming to power, the KP Oli-led government is preparing to start a 'special' market monitoring targeting essential goods and services from Tuesday, the first day of the upcoming new fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, July 2: Two days national games conducted by Special Olympics Nepal at APF on June 29 has concluded.

GAUSHALA, June 25: Over 7,000 children from six to 59 months are found suffering from malnutrition in Mahottari, the Tarai/Madhes district in the Province 2.

MAHOTTARI, June 25: The District Hospital of Mahottari has launched a special program after more than 7,000 children were found to be malnourished.

KATHMANDU, June 21: The special committee investigating the 33 kg gold smuggling case has raided the residence of trader Bimal Poddar.

KATHMANDU, June 13: The government is set to launch a special campaign to check power pilferage propping up in the country.

KATHMANDU, June 8: The Special Court on Thursday has acquitted five former footballers including former national team captain Sagar Thapa and an official who were accused of being involved in match fixing in Nepal’s international games.

KATHMANDU, Jun 7: Special Court on Thursday gave a clean chit to five individuals including former captain of national football team Sagar Thapa. Thapa had been implicated in match-fixing.

HETAUDA, June 3: Prime Minister KP Sharma is addressing the special session of the State Assembly of Province 3 coming Tuesday. The Prime Minister is scheduled to address the session at 11:00 am, as stated by the Province 3 SA secretariat.

KATHMANDU, May 234: The government has set up a unit at the Office of the Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers in order to promptly tackle problems arising in national pride projects or mega projects.

KATHMANDU, May 7: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli inaugurated the 'Delivering the Learning Generation in South Asia: Regional Conference on the Delivery Approach' organised by UNICEF here today.

POKHARA, May 2: Ghandruk village of Kaski district is offering special discounts to domestic tourists on the occasion of Annapurna Sanctuary Tourism Festival and Annapurna Marathon to be held next month.

SURKHET, April 29: Mahendra Bahadur Shahi, chief minister (CM) of Karnali Province, has demanded special rights for the province in the federal law, citing infrastructural and social backwardness.

KATHMANDU, April 25: Nepal Republic Media (NRM) has marked the commencement of its 10th year organizing a special function in the capital on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, April 23: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has performed special worship along with the panchamrit snan rituals at Pashupatinath and Basuki temples today, after her election to the high post for the second time.

KATHMANDU, April 18: The elected committee of the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) is set to convene the Special General Assembly on Thursday and Friday in Kathmandu in a bid to get the ban lifted from the International Cricket Council (ICC). The ICC had two years ago suspended the CAN due to political interference and other internal disputes within the association.

KATHMANDU, April 10: Local units and provinces may not get the matching and special grants from the federal government for the next fiscal year, too, government officials say. The provinces and local units are required to table a detailed study of any project they want to implement, justifying that they have no resources to implement the project alone. Only then can they seek matching grants from the federal government.

KATHMANDU, March 27: The Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) has proposed the International Cricket Council (ICC) to convene the Special General Assembly in Kathmandu in third the week of April.

KATHMANDU, Mar 2: The pre-schedule program featuring Indian artists including Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha and Prabhu Deva among others has been postponed.

LAMJUNG, Feb 22: Lamjung District Community Hospital is going to launch Special Newborn Care Unit (SNCU) service.

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC) and Gandaki International Travels Pvt Ltd (GSA of Aeroflot Russian Airlines) jointly organized a special  program on World Cup Football in Russia 2018 at the premises of Russian Center of Science and Culture, Kamal Pokhari on Tuesday.

Oli, Dahal meet for 'something special'

February 18, 2018 14:50 pm

BHAKTAPUR. Feb 18: After being elected as the Parliamentary Party leader, CPN (Maoist Center) Chiarman Puspa Kamal Dahal said, “Today we (Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Chair Dahal) have a special topic to discuss.”

Special Court, 17 per cent of cases settled

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, Felipe Gonzalez Morales has made a number of recommendations including strengthening legal and policy framework, ensuring effective regulation, oversight and enforcement of the law and empowering those going abroad for employment through information and support to improve the condition of Nepali migrant workers.

HETAUDA, Feb 2: Province Assembly members from the Province 3 are offered a special discount on hotel services in Hetauda.

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, Felipe González Morales, is visiting Nepal from January 29 to February 5 to assess the recruitment practices and return and reintegration programs for Nepalis working abroad.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: The Special Court has acquitted notorious don Milan Gurung alias Chakre Milan in the case of money laundering on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: The Special Court on Monday acquitted 14 persons accused of corruption, including the managing director of National Residence Company, Krishna Dev Chaudhari who had been accused of registering public land in the names of various individuals.

Christmas special

December 22, 2017 08:36 am

It’s time for Christmas, and this season is all about spending time with your family and friends. There can be no better way to share joy and happiness than by inviting your loved ones over a dinner party. Hosting a Christmas dinner may sound extremely fun but, for many, it can be very stressful at the same time. To make Christmas dinner party hosting relatively hassle free, we have compiled some easy to make Christmas dinner ideas because making memories do not have to mean exhausting your energy and wallet.

SARLAHI, Dec 17: Preferring son to daughter is common in Madhes. The need to offer dowry during their marriage makes parent feel that girls are burden. On the other hand, boys, when they grow up, bring dowry home along with bride.

Something special

December 15, 2017 10:35 am

Wanting to help those living with disabilities, Sabina Upreti recently established a special school that rehabilitates children with autism. Named Special School for Disabled and Rehabilitation Center, this non-profit organization teaches autistic children basic social and practical skills so that they can go on to lead their life as any other normal children.

KATHMANDU, Nov 6: The government is to come up with a special package targeting survivors of natural disasters (landslides and floods) that hit different parts of the country recently.

KATHMANDU, Oct 26: The National Film Development Board (NFDB) conferred the Special Film Award to ‘Ghampani’ and ‘Kalo Pothi’ amid a ceremony held at the Board’s premises in Chabahil on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 24: Former officials of the Tax Clearance Commission, Chudamani Sharma and Lumbadhoj Mahat, who have been facing corruption allegation at the Special Court, have received the court summons after repeated attempts to face the charges.

MUMBAI, Oct 12: The ‘Shahenshah of Bollywood’, Amitabh Bachchan, celebrated his 75th birthday today and on his very special day, he took to Twitter and posted a special message for his loved ones and fans.

MORANG, Sept 27: Special security measures have been adopted in Morang in view of the Dashain and Tihar festivals.

Nepal invites UN special rapporteurs

September 11, 2017 07:45 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 11: Nepal has invited Special Rapporteur on Right to Food and Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences for a country visit to Nepal at a convenient time.

KATHMANDU (REPUBLICA): Standard Chartered Bank Nepal Ltd (SCBNL) has offered special interest rate for people buying motor vehicles during the ongoing NADA Auto Show.

KATHMANDU, August 29: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that Gaura Parba is the special identity of Nepalis.

KATHMANDU, August 23: The special general assembly of the elected committee of Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) has begun in Kathmandu on Tuesday.

Special Court acquits 'Manange'

August 20, 2017 18:35 pm

KATHMANDU, Aug 20: Special Court has given clean chit to Rajiv Gurung aka Deepak Manange and Pasang Doma Gurung in a case of money laundering.

KATHMANDU, July 24: Lawmakers, speaking during zero and special hour of the Legislature-Parliament on Monday, drew the government's attention towards contemporary issues.

KATHMANDU, July 23: The Supreme Court has sought all files related to the corruption charge against suspended chief of Inland Revenue Department (IRD) Chudamani Sharma from the Special Court.

KATHMANDU, July 16: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority on Sunday filed a corruption case against suspended chief of Inland Revenue Department, Chudamani Sharma, and two other officials of the Tax Settlement Commission.

KATHMANDU, July 10: Qatar Airways has offered a discount on its flights in order to celebrate its winning of Skytrax “World's Best Airline” award.

KATHMANDU, June 23: The student union close to the main opposition CPN (UML) - All Nepal National Free Students Union (ANNFSU) - has launched a special election campaign in Tarai districts.

KATHMANDU, June 22: Special Court has remanded suspended Director General of the Inland Revenue Department, Chudamani Sharma, to the custody of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority for 7 days on Thursday.