Size of economy amounts to Rs. 3,944 billionBy The Rising Nepal
The Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) has rebased the national accounts statistics from 2000/01 to 2010/11 which has resulted in the growth of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 5 per cent. With the calculation based on the new base year, the size of Nepal’s economy has reached Rs. 3943.7 billion in 2020. The size was estimated at Rs. 3767 billion according to the old base year. The adjustment had increased the GDP by 12 per cent in 2018/19 to reach Rs. 3859 billion from Rs. 3458.8 billion...
Thousands of Nepalis register for civilian mission to moonBy The Rising Nepal
What would it be like to view planet earth from space? Or to fly by the moon seeing its craters and cracks up-close for the first time? So far, only a handful of astronauts and scientists have experienced such wonders in real life. But come 2023, few extremely fortunate commoners might be able to boast their own space-voyage stories. On March 3, Japanese billionaire and fashion mogul Yusaku Maezawa launched an open competition for eight available seats aboard the SpaceX’s Starship to accompany...
PM Oli lays foundation stone of Sunkoshi-Marin Diversion Project, Province 2 to be a province of gardensBy The Rising Nepal
Laying the foundation stone of the project today in Sindhuli, the Prime Minister said that the government was working to usher in happy days for the people by speeding up development works.
107 new cases of COVID-19, 78 recoveries in 24 hoursBy The Rising Nepal
In 5,536 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, 107 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2.
NC could support other parties run government: Senior leader PoudelBy RSS
"NC can help other parties form and run the government while remaining in its poise. The Congress' role would be even more pertinent in this. We can be positive on this topic and discussions will be held in this connection," the party senior leader said.
Govt. enters into 3-point agreement with Biplav-led GroupBy The Rising Nepal
The government has entered into a 3-point agreement with the Netra Bikram Chand (Biplav)-led communist party.
Dharahara reconstruction at finalBy The Rising Nepal
As the work on the Dharahara reaches 22nd floor, the reconstruction of 22-storey historical landmark nears completion. Now, only works like plastering, installing elevators and pinnacle remain. In addition to the work on the tower, other structures such as triple basement, four-storey museum are being constructed simultaneously. Work on the museum has begun and around 65 per cent work on triple basement has been completed so far, Raju Man Manandhar, an expert with the European Union Technical Support,...
Central Zoo launches ‘Adopt an Animal’ programmeBy The Rising Nepal
People can now take guardianship of an animal of the Central Zoo and provide for its food, care and nurture for a year under its animal adoption programme. The novel scheme titled ‘Adopt an Animal’ was launched by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Wednesday on the occasion of World Wildlife Day.
Stolen Laxmi-Narayan idol being brought from USBy Aashish Mishra
The idol of Basudev-Kamalaja, also known as Laxmi-Narayan, will finally return home, 37 years after being stolen. The stone figure, which had been stolen from its temple in Patko, Patan in 1984, was located by American artist Joy Lynn Davis at the Dallas Museum of Art last year. Since then, conservationists and heritage activists had been lobbying to get it back.
NC won't shrug off responsibility: NC President DeubaBy RSS
He said it in response to senior leader Ramchandra Poudel's view that NC should stay in opposition rather than join government. "It does not mean NC is greedy for power and post. But, if the situation develops for its leadership, it does not miss the chance either," he reiterated.
87 new cases of COVID-19, 62 recoveries in 24 hoursBy The Rising Nepal
The Ministry of Health and Population on Wednesday confirmed 87 new cases of COVID-19, taking the nation's novel coronavirus tally to 274,361.
NC calls PP meet before HoR sessionBy RSS
The main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has called its parliamentary party meeting for coming Friday to discuss contemporary political issues.
Govt. formed talk-team holds talks with Biplav-led partyBy The Rising Nepal
The first phase meeting between Netra Bikram Chand 'Biplav'-led Communist party of Nepal and a two-member talk team formed by the government has concluded today.
Govt forms team to hold talks with BiplavBy The Rising Nepal
The government has formed a two-member team to hold talks with the outlawed Nepal Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) led by Netra Bikram Chand ‘Biplav.’ At a press conference held on Tuesday, Minister for Communication and Information Technology Parbat Gurung, who is also the spokesperson of the government, said that the talks team comprises Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa Badal and Prime Minister’s Foreign Affairs Advisor Dr. Rajan Bhattarai.
PM opens Cancer Hospital in JhapaBy The Rising Nepal
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that B & C Medical College and Teaching Hospital operating in Birtamod, Jhapa would be allowed to operate as a teaching hospital soon.
As govt battles Pappu Construction in court, construction of bridges remains in limboBy Nayak Paudel
It was in June 2019 when the authorities barred vehicular movement over a newly-constructed bridge over the Bishnumati River in Teku, in Kathmandu. The restriction came after the Department of Roads found that the 62-metre-long bridge didn’t meet quality standards.
NA to increase women soldiers in UN missionsBy Purushottam Khatri
The number of Nepali women soldiers participating in the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping missions has not increased significantly over the years. Although the Nepali Army (NA) has pledged to increase the number of women soldiers as required by the UN, the participation is not encouraging enough due to various reasons, according to the Nepali Army Headquarters. The NA currently has 5,128 personnel in 12 missions around the world, and only 187 (nearly 3 per cent) of them are women.
PM lays foundation stone of integrated settlementBy RSS
People from the unprivileged Santhal and Urav community will be benefiting from the project. The land on the bank of the Ratoholi stream in Urlabari-9 is being used to settle the homeless households from the indigenous communities, according to Mayor Khadga Fago.
Melamchi tunnel trial: one more week to fill tunnel with waterBy The Rising Nepal
Tiresh Khatri, Executive Director of Melamchi Water Supply Development Board, said that water has already been filled up in the 12 kilometers tunnel. The Melamchi drinking water will be made available in Sundarijal by March 10.
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