With the commitment and activism of the newly elected Mayor Harka Raj Rai (Sampang), the Dharan Sub-Metropolitan City has successfully generated electricity from the local Sardu River in Dharan. The Sub Metropolitan City has generated 300W electricity from the river with the concept of Mayor Sampang.
The Nepali Congress has called its Central Work-Performance Committee’s meeting for Saturday. NC chief secretary Krishna Prasad Paudel informed that the meeting was likely to be held in the morning. The agenda of meeting is seat-sharing among the five ruling parties for November 20 elections to the House of Representatives and Provincial Assemblies, he informed. In the meeting, the NC is likely to make its stand clear on the seat sharing and ask the members representing the party in the five-party seat sharing taskforce to take stand as per the party line.
Shreenagar, located about half a kilometre from Tansen Bazaar in Palpa district, is being developed as a beautiful tourist destination. With the beautification, the district is seeing a growing number of visitors from outside the district. The green surroundings with a variety of tall trees including Chir pine, Needlewood Tree, honey tree, Castanopsis indica, and Dhupi Salla are sights to behold. According to Yadav Singh Karki, spokesperson for Tansen Municipality, there are waiting rooms, a well-equipped environment wherein children can play, among others, available inside Srinagar. The municipality has been constructing cottages, a mini zoo, and a children’s park and a garden in the area. Karki said that they are working hard to make Shreenagar look more attractive.
More than 12,000 trees will be chopped down in the forest area when Kakarvitta-Laukhi section of the East-West Highway is made four-lane. Environmentalist Rajen Shrestha informed during a public hearing organised by Susung Engineering Consulting Korea in association with Environment and Resource Management and Tech Studio of Engineering Private in Kanepokhari Rural Municipality in Urlabari, Morang that the 120-km-long underpass would be constructed for the wildlife crossing while expanding the road.
Thousands of devotees came to Gosaikunda on the day of Janai Purnima on Friday to take a bath in the lake’s water. According to Sanjeev DM, chairman of the Gosaikunda Area Development Committee, around 10,000 bathed in the holy water body on Friday, motivated by the popular belief that taking a dip here cleanses a person of all their sins, liberates the souls of their ancestors and gets their wishes fulfilled.
On a mat laid out beside a window in the second-floor room of his brick house at Yachhe, Bhaktapur, artisan Purna Chitrakar is hard at work crafting earthen masks. With an almost other-worldly level of concentration and hands deceitfully steady for a 77-year-old, Chitrakar carves out the prepossessing faces of gods from featureless lumps of soil. His eyes give the slightest hint of the immense skill he wields, and his demeanour betrays the great responsibility – or burden – he carries.
Altogether 781 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the last 24 hours across the country.
Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gyanendra Bahadur Karki said development of all language and ethnic communities was first and foremost for the country to prosper.
A meeting of the Gandaki Province Assembly unanimously endorsed the Right to Information (RTI) Bill. Province Minister for Law, Communications and Province Assembly, Bindu Kumar Thapa, presented the Bill before the PA session on Thursday.
Ambassador of China to Nepal, Hou Yanqi, paid a courtesy call on Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota at his official residence at Lainchaur this morning. In the meeting, Speaker Sapkota and Chinese ambassador Hou talked about matters of bilateral relations, mutual interest and concerns between Nepal and China.
Sixty-three local levels across the country have yet to ensure an entry of their budget for the current fiscal year in the Federal Government system.
Janai Purnima and Gaijatra festivals are being celebrated at Patan Durbar square of Lalitpur district. On the occasion of Janai Purnima, those who wear the ‘Janai’ (the sacred thread) around their body from the left shoulder change the sacred thread after having a haircut and a bath on the occasion of ‘Janai Purnima’ also known as ‘Rishi Tarpani’.
Two children died drowning while swimming in the Kankai canal at Shivasatakshi Municipality-9 in the Jhapa district on Thursday.