An intense heatwave has been sweeping through northern India with the temperature hitting a record 49.2C in parts of the capital, Delhi. Reports say this is the fifth spell of a heatwave in the capital this summer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Out of the total 104 Wards of 13 local levels in Dhading, the final result of the vote-counting of 21 Wards has been made public.
In a statement released from New Delhi prior to his Nepal visit, PM Modi said, “Our ties with Nepal are unparalleled. The civilisational and people-to-people contacts between India and Nepal form the enduring edifice of our close relationship.”
By Raju Lamechane, West-Rukum, May 15: CPN (Maoist Center) candidates have been elected the Ward Chair in four wards while Nepali Congress candidates have been elected the Ward Chair in two wards of the Sanibheri Rural Municipality in West Rukum district.So far, the vote counting of 6 wards has been completed, according to the office of the returning officer. Maoist Center candidates got elected in Wards 1, 2, 3 and 6 while NC candidates got the victory in Wards 4 and 5.
The ruling five parties had fielded their candidates for the local level forging an electoral alliance, but Budha and Chhantyal had objected to the electoral alliance, fielding themselves as chairperson and vice-chairpersons respectively.
Subedi garnered 3,200 votes to win in the local level election held on May 13. His nearest rival from Nepali Congress (NC) Bhade Buda Magar secured 2,544 votes. Budha Magar is also the outgoing Chairperson of the same municipality.
Reelection took place at center-2 (Dakneshowri Municipality in Saptari district), center-1 (each at Raskot and Pachaljharana Rural Municipalities in Kalikot) and center-2 (Jayaprithivi Municipality in Bajhang), according to the Election Commission. The EC said that security was tightened at the polling centers. Of the postponed election in various 85 polling centers, a date had been set for reelection in 19.
The eruption of the Tonga volcano in January has been confirmed as the biggest explosion ever recorded in the atmosphere by modern instrumentation. It was far bigger than any 20th Century volcanic event, or indeed any atom bomb test conducted after WWII.
In 2,092 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of seven persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2, informed the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in its regular update on Sunday.