PM directs Health Ministry to import enough vaccinesBy The Rising Nepal
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has directed the Ministry of Health and Population to immediately import enough COVID-19 vaccines to inoculate all Nepali citizens. Addressing the ninth meeting of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) at his official residence in Baluwatar on Monday, Prime Minister Deuba expressed worry about the rapid spread of the new Omicron variant of coronavirus and its ability to infect already vaccinated individuals. “The Health Ministry...
Property worth Rs. 130 million destroyed by fire in Antu Valley tea factoryBy The Rising Nepal
A fire in the Antu Valley tea factory operated by Ilam Tea Producers Pvt. Ltd. has destroyed property worth over Rs. 130 million. The factory situated at Ward No. 4 of Suryodaya Municipality caught fire Sunday afternoon.
Tomato price drops by 50%By The Rising Nepal
The price of tomatoes has come down by half due to the large quantity of tomatoes entering the market. This is the main season for the production of tomatoes in Sarlahi. Tomatoes are now being sold at Rs. 400 per crate in Lalbandi, known as the city of tomatoes. That price was Rs. 800 to Rs. 1,000 per crate till two weeks ago. When a farmer sells a crate of tomatoes for Rs. 400, he or she is getting Rs. 16 per kilogram.
Volcanic ash delays aid to Tonga as damage reports emergeBy The Rising Nepal
Thick ash on an airport runway was delaying aid deliveries to the Pacific island nation of Tonga, where significant damage was being reported days after a huge undersea volcanic eruption and tsunami.
No power supply problem now in Parasi and Sunwal industries: NEABy The Rising Nepal
Problem of inadequate power supply to Parasi and Sunwal industrial areas of Nawalparasi is likely to be resolved forever. That’s because 24-hour power has been ensured to all industries operating there. The Gandak-Parasi 33 kV double circuit and Butwal-Jamire (Sunwal) 33 kV single circuit transmission line constructed by Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) have been brought into operation. NEA Managing Director Kul Man Ghising said that the power supply problem of the industrial areas could be...
Safe house meant for women gathers cobwebsBy The Rising Nepal
A safe home for women was constructed at Dasharathchand, the headquarters of Baitadi district, in 2013 with an aim to provide shelter to women who have been victims of different crimes. Situated at Ward No. 4 in Dasharathchand Municipality, the safe home was constructed at an investment of Rs. 1.4 million under the initiation of Inter Party Women’s Alliance. Care Nepal provided the financial support and Rural Development and Environment Management Society (RUDES) facilitated the construction.
No shortage of COVID-19 vaccines, booster doses: Minister KhatiwadaBy The Rising Nepal
Minister for Health and Population Birodh Khatiwada informed that 40 per cent of the total population of Nepal was inoculated against COVID-19 until Sunday evening. Addressing a press meet organised by the Socialist Press Organisation of the ruling CPN (Unified Socialist) in Biratnagar on Monday morning, Minister Khatiwada said that a total of 80 per cent population aged above 18 years were vaccinated with the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 60 per cent were vaccinated with the second dose until...
Meeting of ruling parties todayBy The Rising Nepal
Ruling CPN-Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda called on Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Monday. In the meeting held at Prime Minister Deuba`s official residence in Baluwatar, the two leaders discussed about the latest political development.
Nepal’s Clear Standing On Territorial IntegrityBy The Rising Nepal
Despite Nepal’s repeated calls for resolving all the border-related issues with India through diplomatic channels, the latter has not shown its willingness to do so. Instead, the Indian government has lately announced the expansion work of a link road to Mount Kailash and Manasarovar Lake that are located in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. The access road passes through Nepali territory in Lipulek and Kalapani areas. No sooner had Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh virtually inaugurated...
COVID-19 Pandemic Is Third Wave Lurking?By The Rising Nepal
The nation is staring at the likely COVID-19 third wave, though the government has brought forth a slew of measures to stop the advance of the dreaded coronavirus. This time the new variant of contagion - Omicron, which, according to experts, can infect communities - has given headaches to the authorities as the infection rate has spiked in a short span. After the country reported its first Omicron infection in December last year, our pligh