Nepal-India talks to focus on hydropower, infrastructure and connectivity

A bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to be held here this afternoon would focus on the construction of hydropower projects, development of physical infrastructure of Nepal and expansion of connectivity.

President wishes peace, prosperity on Buddha Jayanti

The nation is marking the 2566th Buddha Jayanti by organising various programmes in Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha on Monday. On the occasion of the 2566th Buddha Jayanti, President Bidya Devi Bhandari has expressed best wishes for happiness, peace and prosperity to all Nepalis at home and abroad. She has urged one and all to take the lead in building greater national unity by enhancing the spirit of mutual harmony, tolerance and brotherhood among religious, social and cultural diversity by embracing the timeless teachings and guidance of Gautama Buddha. Since the birth of Gautama Buddha on the Baisakh Shukla Poornima (full moon day of Baisakh) is a triple coincidence of birth of Buddha, attainment of knowledge and Mahaparinirvana, this day is celebrated by the Buddhists around the world as a holy day of reverence and devotion to Gautama Buddha.

Teachings of Buddha still relevant: PM

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that life should be made happy and peaceful by putting into practice the teachings and messages given by Gautam Buddha. In a message issued on the occasion of the 2566th Buddha Jayanti on Monday, PM Deuba has urged one and all to work towards making the society prosperous by following the teachings of the Buddha.

Comedian ‘Dittha Sab’ now ward member

Popular comedian and director Kishor Bhandari, popularly known as ‘Dittha Sab’, has been elected a ward member in Tarkeshwor Municipality-2, Kathmandu. Bhandari was a candidate of the Nepali Congress for the post. According to Bhandari, he won the election securing double of the votes secured by his rival candidates. Bhandari received 1156 votes. Bhandari has been active in entertainment industry for a long time. He has become popular as 'Dittha Sab' from the tele-serial 'Dittha Sab' which was aired on Kantipur Television.

1.5 quintals waste collected from Shivapuri

The European Union in Nepal and Clean-up Nepal have collected 1.5 quintals of waste from Shivapuri National Park. About 130 individuals from different social organisations participated in Shivapuri Clean-up Campaign jointly organised by the two organisations in the framework of Europe Week 2022 on May 14.

Suspended vote counting in Achham to resume today

Vote counting in two polling centres of Achham district will begin on Monday. Vote counting in the poling centres was suspended due to a dispute between political parties. After the polling was disturbed, Election Commission had instructed to cancel the poll and conduct it again on a suitable date.

Vote counting resumes at Bethanchowk Rural Municipality after 19 hours

According to the decision, only authorized persons will be allowed in the vote-counting place; mobile phones will be restricted, and political parties' representatives will be allowed in the number mentioned as in the Commission's rules.

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Peace apostle Gautam Buddha's thoughts still equally relevant-VP Pun

Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun has extended his best wishes to all Buddhists on the occasion of 2566th birth anniversary of Gautam Buddha, the apostle of global peace.

Nepal-India talks to focus on hydropower, infrastructure and connectivity

A bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to be held here this afternoon would focus on the construction of hydropower projects, development of physical infrastructure of Nepal and expansion of connectivity.

NC wins chair and vice-chair in Raghuganga

Nepali Congress (NC candidates have emerged victorious as the chairperson and vice-chairperson of Raghuganga Rural Municipality in Myagdi district.

Suspended vote counting in Achham to resume today

Vote counting in two polling centres of Achham district will begin on Monday. Vote counting in the poling centres was suspended due to a dispute between political parties. After the polling was disturbed, Election Commission had instructed to cancel the poll and conduct it again on a suitable date.

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California churchgoers detained gunman in deadly attack

A man opened fire during a lunch reception at a Southern California church on Sunday, killing one person and wounding five senior citizens before being stopped and hog-tied by parishioners in what a sheriff’s official called an act of “exceptional heroism and bravery.”

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1.5 quintals waste collected from Shivapuri

The European Union in Nepal and Clean-up Nepal have collected 1.5 quintals of waste from Shivapuri National Park. About 130 individuals from different social organisations participated in Shivapuri Clean-up Campaign jointly organised by the two organisations in the framework of Europe Week 2022 on May 14.

Embassy in Yangoon organises alms-offering programme

On the occasion of Buddha Jayanti, the Embassy of Nepal in Yangon organised an alms-offering programme on Sunday. The monks preached a 'dharma deshana', teachings of dharma and prayed for peace and prosperity of people, the embassy said in a statement. Charge D' affaires of the embassy Khuman Singh Tamang and other staff offered robes, umbrella, sandals and alms bowls to the monks. Nepali food was also served to the monks. Nine monks from Baranasi Bihar, a Nepali Monastery in Yangon were invited for the offerings.

Process forwarded to construct Butwal-Gorakhpur 2nd transnational transmission line

Under the joint venture project between the NEA and the Indian Power Grid Corporation, a company will be established in India to do the construction work in the Indian side.

G7 warns of Ukraine grain crisis

The Group of Seven leading economies warned Saturday that the war in Ukraine is stoking a global food and energy crisis that threatens poor countries, and urgent measures are needed to unblock stores of grain that Russia is preventing from leaving Ukraine. In a statement released at the end of a three-day meeting on Germany’s Baltic Sea coast, the G-7 nations also called on China not to help Russia, including by undermining international sanctions or justifying Moscow’s actions in Ukraine.

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India celebrates first ever Thomas Cup win

India sprang into a celebratory mood on Sunday after the country's shuttlers won the Thomas Cup badminton tournament for the first time, convincingly defeating 14-time champions Indonesia 3-0 in the final in Bangkok.

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Provincial, district committees of ruling parties likely to be asked to forge consensus on electoral coalition by April 13

NBA decides not to issue LC for import of essentials Former Finance Ministers draw government's attention to economy Chinese Ambassador Hou Yanqi sings Nepali song Resham Felili Buddhakrishna piercing his tongue for the ninth time, says it'll be his last

Three new cases, 48 recoveries in 24 hours

CPN (Unified Socialist) forms Election Mobilization Committee NBA decides not to issue LC for import of essentials 2,593 foreign tourists arrived in Nepal yesterday Three new cases, 48 recoveries in 24 hours

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NC wins chair and vice-chair in Raghuganga

Nepali Congress (NC candidates have emerged victorious as the chairperson and vice-chairperson of Raghuganga Rural Municipality in Myagdi district.