KATHMANDU, Oct 29:  The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) venture capital arm ADB Ventures has provided the Good Bricks System, a non-fired brick making solution in Nepal, a $125,000 grant to reduce the industry’s harmful impact on the environment and health. The grant gives ADB Ventures the option to make a future equity investment in the Good Bricks System.

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: The government has signed a financing agreement with the World Bank today for an additional grant of US$10.85 million to the School Sector Development Program (SSDP) to maintain access to basic education and continued learning for children amid the COVID-19 crisis.

Kanye West has donated $2 million to support the families and legal teams for George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor.

Solidarity for land

June 1, 2020 15:00 pm

Even during the lockdown caused by Coronavirus, a small number of Nepalis representing different political parties gathered in South Harrow in London on May 22 with an enlarged new political map of Nepal.  Due to coronavirus situation, protest letters were sent to Indian High Commission in London by post, the process which was followed by the Nepali expatriates and diaspora communities in Cyprus, Qatar, Belgium, Portugal, and Spain. Irrespective of differences in their political stances, they came together. This indicates that whether or not they support the current government in Nepal on internal matters, they truly believe that historically the land included in the new map belongs to Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has sent a message of condolence to the governor general of Australia, David Hurley, on the loss of human lives, floras and faunas, and large-scale displacement of people, extensive damages to property and other infrastructure by a bushfire.

BEIJING, Aug 7: China’s rare earth association said it would support Chinese counter-measures in the escalating trade row with the United States, which it accused on Wednesday of “bullying”.

KATHMANDU, April 7: The Red Cross Society of China has provided USD 50,000 to those affected by the recent storm in Bara and Parsa districts.

Some of Marvel’s top Avengers have assembled to support a $5 million donation to benefit seriously ill children in hospitals around the globe. Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd and Brie Larson helped unveil the donation of money and toys to benefit charities and children’s hospitals at Disney Resort in Anaheim, California, on Friday.

RJP-N withdraws support to govt

March 6, 2019 19:39 pm

KATHMANDU, Mar 6: Rastriya Janata Party (RJP) Nepal has withdrawn its support to the KP Sharma Oli-led government.

Taking care of our parents

January 13, 2019 02:30 am

As we age, we need more care and support. People become dependent on others for their wellbeing, even survival at old age.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: Japan’s Foreign Minister Taro Kono has called on Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar this morning.

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Raghubir Mahaseth has pledged no government intervention in the genuine efforts of contractors.

KANCHANPUR, Oct 30: Locals along with Germany volunteers have joined their hands for the construction of a building of Siddha Bhim Primary School at Shuklaphanta municipality-11, Kaluwapur in Kanchanpur.

Difficult dealings

October 5, 2018 11:04 am

Cases like Bista’s aren’t the only ones of its kind. Siddhi Memorial Foundation in Bhaktapur has an elderly home where people wishing to join on their own isn’t uncommon. Differences in the family, not wishing to become a burden on their children, loneliness and wanting to receive proper medical care are common narratives.

KATHMANDU, Aug 2: New Zealand has provided technical assistance for the ongoing effort by Nepal government to re-measure the height of Mount Everest.

KATHMANDU, July 30: Visiting Chinese Deputy Minister for External Affairs Wang Yajun held a meeting with CPN Chairperson Pushpa Kamla Dahal 'Prachanda' here today.

MCC has announced its intention to introduce into its overseas touring programme a series of Legacy Tours, aimed at leaving a sustainable and meaningful impact in developing cricket nations. The first country that MCC will visit as part of the new initiative is Nepal.

KATHMANDU, July 27: Nepali Congress leader Gagan Thapa said that Dr. Govinda KC, who has repeatedly fought for reforms in medical education was a saint, not somebody who’d carry someone else’s agenda.

KATHMANDU, July 26: Student unions are staging a demonstration at TU Teaching Hospital in support of Dr. Govinda KC on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, July 25: Ministry of Agriculture, Land Management and Cooperatives has recommended minimum support price of paddy to the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies.

KATHMANDU, July 22: Expressing solidarity with the ongoing fast-unto-death protest of Dr Govinda KC, over a dozen editors of the mainstream media in the country have appealed to the government to address his demands without any further delay.

KATHMANDU, July 21: The political parties always support Dr Govinda KC when they are in opposition but oppose him when they are in government. It is as though they are only using him for their own political interests.

KATHMANDU, July 19: A mass gathering has been organized in Kathmandu in support of Dr Govinda KC who is on the 20th day of his hunger strike in Jumla.

KATHMANDU, July 19: ​Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN), the third-largest political party in the Federal Parliament, is mulling over withdrawing its support to the KP Oli-led government, expressing discontent over the recent 'unpopular moves' of the government.

INARUWA, July 16: Nepali Congress parliamentary party deputy leader Bijaya Kumar Gachchhadar has said the Nepali Congress was ready to extend constructive support to the government despite being the main opposition party in parliament, in deference to the democratic system.

JUMLA, July 15: Nepali Students’ Union took to the streets of Jumla urging the government to back its decision on a revised medical ordinance bill. NSU expressed support with Dr. Govinda KC and his cause as they disobeyed prohibitory zone orders.

KATHMANDU, July 13: In support of Dr Govinda KC, residential doctors from TU Teaching Hospital demonstrated at Maitighar Mandala on Friday.

KATHMANDU, July 8: Protests have sparked in Kathmandu in support of Dr Govinda KC, who is staging a fast-unto-death in Jumla, demanding reforms in medical education sector since the last eight days.

KATHMANDU, July 7: A demonstraiton has been held in the capital in suport of Seninor Surgeon Dr Govinda KC who is staging a fast-unto-death demanding reforms in medical sector in Jumla since last eight days.

JUMLA, July 5: With more and more people showing their support and solidarity, the 15th fast-unto-death staged by senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC has created quite a stir on its fifth day.

Medicines my life support

June 30, 2018 08:42 am

I have a list of medicines, some homeopathic, and others chemical based that I consume every day. Most of the time, they are scattered all over my room but I’ve never known why I need to rely on them. No matter how absurd it might sound, I actually don’t know why. I stand in front of my dressing table, and my eyes shift to the reflection of a medical gel. I find myself staring at it. It’s not easy for me to avoid all the medicines that I have lying in every corner of my room.

KATHMANDU, June 6: Nepal has requested the Chinese government for its support in combating rising gold smuggling and illegal transaction of US dollars from China into Nepal.

KATHMANDU, June 5: The International Labour Organisation (ILO) seemed positive towards Nepal request to support the "Prime Minister Employment Program".

KATHMANDU, May 24: MetLife Foundation has established partnership with Kiva, a global non-governmental organization, to support entrepreneurs across the globe through an employee engagement campaign.

KATHMANDU, May 10: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is visiting Nepal on Friday, has announced to extend support to implement "Samriddha Nepal, Sukhi Nepali" plan unveiled by the KP Oli government.

KATHMANDU, May 10: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is coming to Nepal on a two-day official visit on May 11-12 at the invitation of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.

MANILA, Philippines, May 5: Nepal has sought investment from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on major infrastructure projects that can link urban and rural areas, support the implementation of federalism, provide grants for the earthquake reconstruction efforts, and finance programs to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

SOLUKHUMBU, April 30: With the child marriages unbridled in the district, local representatives have started taking action against them. The child marriage which was scheduled to take place recently has been canceled at Thulung Dudhkoshi rural municipality in the district.

KATHMANDU, April 28: The SOS Children's Village has pledged to extend necessary support to the government in promoting youth employment.

BEIJING, April 25: China failed to get India's support for its ambitious Belt and Road infrastructure project at the end of a foreign ministers' meeting of a major security bloc on Tuesday, ahead of an ice-breaking trip to China this week by India's prime minister.

KATHMANDU, April 23: Expressing serious dissatisfaction with the current leadership of the party, Nepali Congress (NC) senior leader KB Gurung has proposed dissolving all party committees and holding fresh general convention to elect new leadership to give new life to the party, which faced a humiliating defeat in the recent elections.

FLORIDA, April 19: A NASA satellite has embarked on a quest for planets where life might exist.

ROLPA, April 19: Minister for Energy, Water Resource and Irrigation, Barshaman Pun, on Wednesday extended financial support to four poor students and launched the school admission campaign.

KATHMANDU, April 15: The Ambassador of Japan to Nepal, Masashi Ogawa, and former Education Minister and chairperson of the Himalaya Conservation Group (HCG) Nepal Dr Gangalal Tuladhar, inaugurated and handed over key of Kalleri Shelter-Community Center to the Consumer Committee of the center, Dhading on Thursday.

In an exclusive interview to The Hindu, Mr. Oli says the bitterness of past relations have been put behind them, and India and Nepal must work towards a new, more equal relationship.

“We live in a community. No matter how rich or poor, whatever caste and whichever religion, we must live in harmony and help each other in need,” said Sangita Khadgi, a 33-year-old shopkeeper at Bhotebahal, Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, April 4: Yeti Airlines has announced to support 'Ek Ek Paila' campaign as a part of its overall commitment to promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

BEIJING, March 29: China on Thursday said it supports friendly ties between India and Nepal and that New Delhi, Kathmandu and Beijing are important neighbors to each other and can work together for common development.

KATHMANDU, March 21: Nabil Foundation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nepal Eye Program, Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology (NEP TIO) on Tuesday for the treatment of patients deprived of eyesight due to cornea problems.

NUWAKOT, March 20: The Nepal House Reconstruction Project has been implemented here to help in the reconstruction of safe houses for the earthquake survivors.