Flooded Kaligandaki erodes embankment, Beni bazaar at great risk (Photo feature)By The Rising Nepal
About a hundred meter of embankment from Jaycees upward has been swept away due to erosion of the flooded river. Water level in the river has gone up since Tuesday night with the incessant rainfall fearing risk of further erosion of the embankment.
Floods wreak havoc in Melamchi: at least four go missing, houses inundated (with photos)By The Rising Nepal
Rajan Adhikari, Superintendent of Police (SP) and Chief of District Police Office, informed that three men and a woman have gone missing in the flood. Their identity is yet to be ascertained, he said.
Sithi Nakha, the day to clean up water sources, todayBy The Rising Nepal
On the sixth day of the waxing moon, a religious and eco-friendly festival ‘Sithi Nakha’ is being celebrated in the Newar community by cleaning the water sources. According to the lunar calendar, the festival falls on Wednesday with the onset of monsoon season by cleaning all water sources- well, stone spout, royal cannel, water tank and pond. The word “Sithi” was modified from the Sanskrit word “Shashthi” which means sixth and “Nakha” means festival in Newari language. The name...
Monsoon unleashes floods, Manang worst hitBy The Rising Nepal
As the monsoon activated further from Tuesday, major rivers and its streams have swollen, causing floods and inundations in many regions. According to Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD) update made at 1:00 pm, the regular monsoon phenomena was further activated due the low pressures area developed in Jharkhand, India, and the lower pressure line of the monsoon itself. According to Manju Basi, meteorologist at the Division, these two separate systems developed in the last 24 hours have been...
1,681 new cases of COVID-19, 4,187 recoveries, 41 fatalities in 24 hoursBy The Rising Nepal
In 7,449 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 1,681 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2, informed the Ministry of Health and Population in its regular update.
Consumer price inflation down to 3.65%, remittance upBy Laxman Kafle
The consumer price inflation has declined during the first 10 months of the current fiscal year 2020/21. According to the current macroeconomic and financial report published by Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) on Monday, the year-on-year (y-o-y) consumer price inflation stood at 3.65 per cent in the first 10th month of the current fiscal year compared to 5.83 per cent a year ago. Food and beverage inflation stood at 4.72 per cen
Provinces set to announce budgets todayBy The Rising Nepal
Provinces are set to announce the budget for the Fiscal Year 2021/22 on Tuesday with a focus on COVID-19 control, tourism and connectivity infrastructure development and modernisation of agriculture.
Large herd of elephants enters Nepal from IndiaBy Indira Aryal
On June 10, a group of 40 to 45 elephants entered Bardiya district in Lumbini Province of western Nepal, coinciding the news stories of a group of elephants in China embarking on their unknown journey.
2,049 new cases of COVID-19, 5,147 recoveries, 53 fatalities in 24 hoursBy The Rising Nepal
In 9,438 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 2,049 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2, informed the Ministry of Health and Population in its regular update.
Capital budget needs aggressive mobilisationBy The Rising Nepal
With only 32 days left of the current fiscal year, the government is under pressure to mobilise about Rs. 3.47 billion or so of development budget per day according to the revised figures of the total allocation. Only 39.76 per cent of the capital budget is mobilised till Saturday, according to the Financial Comptroller General Office (FCGO)'s daily receipts and payments status report. Finance Minister Dr. Yuba Raj Khatiwada budget of the current Fiscal Year 2020/21 had earmarked Rs. 352.91 billion...
Govt releases Rs. 200M for disaster relief, rehabilitation in 14 districtsBy The Rising Nepal
As the monsoon season sets in, the government has released relief amount worth Rs. 200 million for relief and rehabilitation programmes in 14 disaster-hit districts. "This budget disbursed by the central government to the local bodies is meant only for 14 districts including Gulmi, Sindhupalchowk, Baglung, Myagdi, Palpa, Nuwakot," Liladhar Adhikari, spokesperson and under-secretary for National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Authority (NDRRMA), said.
Tourism infrastructure in Khaptad lack maintenanceBy The Rising Nepal
The tourism infrastructures constructed in Khaptad, a major attraction of the Sudurpashchim Province, are in a sorry state due to lack of maintenance. Tens of millions of rupees are allocated and different structures are built every year for the development of tourism in the Khaptad region. However, these structures are not maintained, turning them into sheds for stray cows and buffaloes. Many infrastructures like waiting rooms, view towers, toilets, fences and temples built to attract tourists...
1,694 new cases of COVID-19, 3,994 recoveries, 46 fatalities in 24 hoursBy The Rising Nepal
In 7,517 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 1,694 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2, informed Dr. Krishna Prasad Poudel, spokesperson at the Ministry of Health and Population in the regular press briefing.
Prime Minister virtually lays foundation stone for nation's first liquid oxygen plantBy The Rising Nepal
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Sunday virtually laid the foundation stone for installing the nation's first liquid oxygen plant in Simarhawa, Rupandehi.
NC postpones its general convention to SeptemberBy The Rising Nepal
The Nepali Congress on Saturday decided to revise the calendar of its 14th general convention. A meeting of the party’s sitting and former office bearers held at party president Sher Bahadur Deuba’s residence in Budhanilkantha decided to hold the party’s 14th general convention from September 1 to 4 in Kathmandu. Earlier, the general convention was slated from August 23-26.
Karnali Province unveils policy and programmesBy The Rising Nepal
Chief of the Karnali Province Govinda Prasad Kalauni on Saturday unveiled the provincial government’s policy and programmes for the fiscal year 2021/22 at a meeting of the Provincial Assembly. The policy and programmes mainly focus on prevention of and response to COVID-19 this year and has given continuity to the past programmes. The provincial government has stated that saving lives of the people is the top priority of the government.
Fertiliser supply improvesBy Laxman Kafle
Lack of fertiliser during the paddy plantation season has been a recurrent problem in Nepal. Every year, the farmers face ordeals of fertiliser shortage. However, this year, the authorities have claimed that there would be no shortage of chemical fertiliser at least during the plantation season. They said they would manage to cater at least half of the demand to each farmer. “We will provide fertiliser to the farmers. They will not face dearth of fertiliser this year like in the past years as...
6,295 COVID patients recover with 2,382 infections and 61 fatalities in 24 hrsBy The Rising Nepal
In 8,506 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 2,382 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2, informed the Ministry of Health and Population in the regular update.
'Access to financial service to visually impaired is like fighting a battle'By The Rising Nepal
Visually impaired people have physical, technological and informational constraints in accessing the banking, financial and stock market services. "Only a few of them have availed the banking and financial services after a long efforts and struggle with the respective company while many of us are deprived of the basic financial activities," Senior Vice-president of Nepal Association of the Blinds (NAB) Khom Raj Sharma said while speaking at an interaction on the issue organised by Nepali Association...
Assess manpower needs before policy formulation: PM OliBy The Rising Nepal
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has instructed the concerned bodies to formulate education policy and regulation only after making a projection of required manpower for the country. He gave that instruction while addressing the 7th meeting of the Medical Education Commission at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar on Friday. Prime Minister Oli, who is also the chairperson of the commission, said before preparing education policy, the number of manpower the country needs should be...