CHIANG RAI, July 10: All 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped for more than two weeks deep inside a flood Thai cave have been rescued, a Thai navy SEAL unit said on Tuesday, a successful end to a perilous mission that has gripped the world.

KATHMANDU, July 8: It has been three years since the transit point for trade with Tibet shifted to Rasuwagadhi from Tatopani following the big earthquake. But the food quarantine post still remains at Tatopani.

GORKHA, June 25: Preparations are being made to reopen nearly a century old out-of-use copper mine in Gorkha district. The mine is located in the jungles of Khanigaun of Palungtar Municipality-8.

KATHMANDU, June 10: The government has set per unit cost of all its spending for goods and services, from building a classroom of a public school to the price of a medicine provided to health posts to cure tapeworm.

RAUTAHAT, May 29:As the monsoon is just around the corner, the embankment damaged by the ravaging flood originated from Lal Bakaiya River last August is finally being reconstructed. The flood had destroyed the structures in both sides of the river.

BUNNIK, NETHERLANDS, May 24: Prosecutors investigating the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014 said on Thursday they had identified the missile used to shoot down the plane as coming from a Russian military unit.

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.

3,670 out of 11,300 stoves, gifted by Chinese govt, sold so far

Local unit to appoint mediators

April 28, 2018 03:31 am

RASUWA, April 27: Naukunda Rural Municipality of Rasuwa has announced to list down mediators who will resolve the issues of the locality in coordination with the judicial committee and Community Reconciliation Centre (CRC) of the rural municipality.

DANG, April 18: Sahajram Ahir, chief of Gadhawa Rural Municipality in Dang,  has appeared at the  Province 5 High Court three times after someone challenged a decision of the local unit's judicial committee, which was taken without  proper knowledge of the law.

POKHARA, April 6: Pay perks for the elected representatives of the local units have been determined 11 months after the elections of the local units on Friday.

KATHMANDU, April 3: Owing to the rising pollution in the Kathmandu Valley, the government has now taken initiatives to curb dust and smoke in the valley by forming a separate unit under the Ministry of Forest and Environment.

SYANGJA, March 30: Nepal Rastra Bank has publicized a directive, asking commercial banks to establish their branches in each local unit by mid-July.

KATHMANDU, March 21: Nepal Police personnel who were busy having their lunch at a mess operated by the Metropolitan Police Circle, Anamnagar were taken by surprise to see Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa all of a sudden before them.

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

Egg price down to Rs 12 a unit

February 12, 2018 08:25 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 12: The price of chicken eggs has come down by around 20 percent in the Kathmandu Valley.

ROLPA, Jan 4: Local level elections were held in Rolpa with equal fervor as in any other part of the country. People had eagerly waited for the local level units to be in place with anticipation to get quicker and better service right in their locality.

DANG, Jan 4: Just a few days ago, the judicial committee of Deukhuri Gadawa Rural Municipality took up a land ownership dispute between a mother and daughter. A woman in Ward No. 6 had persuaded her mother to transfer ownership of their house and land to her name. She later kicked the mother out of the house.

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: The Nepali Police Unit was awarded the United Nations Medal for its service in South Sudan. In awarding the medals, the Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, David Shearer, praised the contingent of 320 police officers – 180 based in the capital Juba and 140 based in Bor, in the Jonglei region, for “their commendable contribution to the Mission’s core mandate which is to protect civilians and to build durable peace in South Sudan.”

COLOMBO, Sept 24: The International Cricket Council’s Anti-Corruption Unit has launched an investigation in Sri Lanka, world cricket’s governing body has said.

KATHMANDU, August 9: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has determined the new tariff for the electricity that is being imported from India.

Italy's largest private broadcaster, Mediaset (MS.MI), expects revenues and subscriber numbers at its pay-TV unit to continue falling this year but profit margins to improve as it shifts to an on-demand business model, top executives said.

DARCHULA, June 29: CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) have taken initial lead in one local unit each in Darchula.

KATHMANDU, June 28: Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM) is setting up a high-tech calibration unit in Hetauda to provide calibration service for petroleum tankers.

KATHMANDU, June 12: The Development Committee of the parliament has instructed the government to take needful initiative in prodding commercial banks to open their branch office in each local unit.

KATHMANDU, May 24: Global IME Bank has started providing branchless banking service in Kalikot 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.

KATHMANDU, May 17: Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (MoFALD) is doubling the budget for local units in the coming fiscal year compared to previous years.

KATHMANDU, May 9: Only eight percent of the total number of candidates fielded for the positions of chiefs of local units -municipalities or rural municipalities - are female even though the election law has made it mandatory to field opposite genders for the chief and the deputy chief of a given unit.

KATHMANDU, May 2: Political parties and independent candidates in 34 districts of three of the provinces registered their candidacies for the first phase  local elections scheduled for May 14.

LAHAN, March 18: Cadres of the disgruntled United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) have vandalized signboards of various newly created rural municipalities in Siraha district on Friday. They also padlocked various offices of rural municipalities in the district, expressing dissatisfaction over the restructuring of the local units under the new federal structure.

Which local unit do you belong to?

March 11, 2017 10:19 am

The government has decided to implement the new local administrative structure consisting of 744 local units from May 12. With the publication of the list of 744 local bodies in the official gazette, the recently approved local administrative structure envisioned in the constitution is going to be effective from Sunday.

DANG, Dec 26: The CPN (Maoist Center) Province-5 committee has come up with a new proposal on delineation of the provinces at a time when the opposition parties including the main opposition, CPN (UML), are waging a protest movement against the provision in the constitution amendment bill.

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: The government is preparing to assign senior most secretary of a village council or a municipal council that falls under a to-be-formed local government as the executive head of the new local government so as to avoid any leadership vacuum at the local levels.

KATHMANDU, Dec 13: The government has prepared a draft bill on the governance and management of local units, maintaining the ward level as the unit for service delivery as well as allowing all local units the powers to draft their own laws in the matters related to their work.

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Expressing concern over the move by the local restructuring commission to collect feedback to determine the number of local units, Nepali Congress (NC) lawmakers representing various Tarai districts have urged the commission to determine the number of local units only after holding consultations with the people in the districts.

TILOTTAMA, Nov 4: The Lumbini Zonal Hospital has introduced neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

MoE sets up grievances hearing unit

October 2, 2016 21:30 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: The Ministry of Energy has set up a unit in its premise to hear consumer grievances and address them accordingly.

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: A proposal has been put forward to make Kathmandu district a single local unit.

KATHMANDU, Sept 11: Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development Ministry Hitraj Pandey has expressed his commitment to resolve problems facing the Local Restructuring Commission (LRC) in relation to the demarcation of local units.

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: Laxmi Value Fund-1 has announced that it will provide 25 percent cash dividend to its unit holders.

KATHMANDU, June 29: As dozens of countries have been lining up to pledge troops, equipment and technology for its peacekeeping missions, the United Nation has widened the guidelines for selecting the most professional and competent troops to serve in global hot spots.