Chinese envoy meets Finance Minister SharmaBy The Rising Nepal
Finance Minister Janardan Sharma was paid a courtesy call by Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Hou Yanqi on Friday. During the meeting at the ministry, FM Sharma urged China to assist in the procurement process of vaccines against COVID-19 as it was a priority of the government. He thanked China for providing 1.8 million doses of vaccines as well as its past supports in the post-quake reconstruction and other development works. Nepal is in the process of receiving additional 1.6 million doses of vaccines...
Smart lockdown recommendedBy The Rising Nepal
The government on Friday was advised to begin preparations to enforce smart restriction based on fact and evidence to contain the possible outbreak of the third wave of COVID-19 in the country. A meeting of the Directive Committee of the COVID-19 Crisis Management Centre (CCMC) held under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba at Singha Durbar this evening was suggested to enforce smart lockdown based on the actual cases of the virus in specific area, district and region.
Army demands Rs. 50bn to complete Fast Track Project in timeBy Purushottam Khatri
Nepali Army Headquarters (NAHQ) Friday said that the government must allocate more than Rs. 50 billion for next two consecutive fiscal years for timely completion of the Kathmandu/Terai-Madhes Fast Track Project (KTFT).
Govt to bring 18.3 million doses of vaccine by mid OctoberBy RSS
Releasing a press statement on Friday, Spokesperson at Ministry of Health and Science, Dr Krishna Prasad Poudel, informed that a total of 18.3 million dozes of anti-COVID vaccines were being brought from China, Japan and India combined.
MPs draw attention of government towards COVID-19 control, disaster mitigationBy RSS
Dev Prasad Gurung of the CPN (Maoist Centre) stressed on the need of bringing damage mitigation programmes taking into account the large-scale damage to lives and property caused by the flooding and landslide that occurred in various places. He also called for providing appropriate compensation to the disaster survivors.
2,467 new cases of COVID-19, 1,816 recoveries, 27 fatalities in 24 hoursBy The Rising Nepal
In 9,783 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 2,467 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2, informed the Ministry of Health and Population in its daily update.
All 4 million doses of Vero Cell purchased from China brought inBy The Rising Nepal
With this, 5.8 million doses of Vero Cell, COVID-19 vaccine developed and manufactured by Sinopharm, have entered Nepal. Of this, 4 million is purchased and 1.8 million provided as grant assistance, out of 2 million pledged, by China.
Minister Bhusal vows for long-term plan against food-induced disastersBy RSS
People from the catchment areas of Kamala river in Dhanusha district have drawn attention of Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Pampha Bhusal for the lasting solution from the inundation taking place almost every year in the monsoon.
I haven't asked NRB to delay Monetary Policy: FMBy The Rising Nepal
Finance Minister Janardan Sharma said on Thursday that Ministry of Finance (MoF) did not ask the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) to delay the Monetary Policy for the current Fiscal Year 2021/22 and instead requested to help in facilitating the economic revival through innovative programmes.
NC to resolve membership row in five daysBy The Rising Nepal
Nepali Congress on Thursday decided to resolve the disputes seen in some districts over its active membership within five days. A meeting of the sitting and former office bearers of the party held at the Budhanilkantha-based residence of Prime Minister and party chief Sher Bahadur Deuba decided to solve all kinds of disputes to create a conducive environment for holding its 14th general convention slated for September 1-4.
Century old motorable tunnel of Nepal being reconstructedBy The Rising Nepal
Considered as the first motorable tunnel of its kind in all of South Asia, the Churia Mai Tunnel is slated to get its long-overdue makeover. The underground passageway, which cuts through the Chure Range of hills leading from Hetauda to Bhimphedi and Amlekhgunj lies in a dilapidated state due to decades of disuse, lack of maintenance, and a series of earthquakes. Built over 104 years ago, the Province Government has finally woken up to the benefits of the tunnel.
Bote language on verge of extinctionBy The Rising Nepal
The language of the marginalised Bote community is dying. While the elders still speak the language, the youngsters don’t and many parents have stopped teaching the language to their children. This is causing some in the Pani Bote (those who collect gold nuggets from river sand) and Pakhe Bote (fishermen and farmers) communities of Vyas Municipality–10, Tanahun to worry that their language might go extinct in the near future. Min Bahadur Bote, 68, has seen the language decline significantly...
PM Deuba underscores key role of tiger in promoting tourismBy RSS
Addressing a pogramme marking the International Tiger Day today at Khumaltar of Lalitpur, he said tigers played an important role in maintaining a balanced ecosystem and the biological environment, hence the need for protecting the tiger habitat. The programme was organised by the National Tiger Conservation Committee.
MoHP reports 2,335 new cases of COVID-19By The Rising Nepal
In 9,555 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 2,335 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2, informed the Ministry of Health and Population in the weekly press briefing .
PM Deuba, Maoist Centre Chair Prachanda discuss Cabinet expansionBy RSS
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and CPN (Maoist Centre) chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' have held a meeting this morning.
NC may change general convention calendarBy The Rising Nepal
The Nepali Congress on Wednesday concluded that its 14th general convention related calendar would be amended by looking at the COVID-19 situation in the country. A meeting of the sitting and former office bearers of the party held on Wednesday at the Budhanilkantha-based residence of party president and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba decided this, said NC spokesperson Bishwa Prakash Sharma after the meeting.
Nepal headed to double tiger population by 2022By Indira Aryal
Global Tiger Day is celebrated every year on July 29 to raise awareness about the importance of the endangered big cats as well as to express solidarity in protecting them and their natural habitats. As per the announcement made in 2010 by the International Tiger Forum in Russia, Tiger Day is celebrated for the conservation of tigers’ habitats, raising public awareness about its importance in the ecosystem, raising issues for their conservation as well as appreciating and encouraging efforts in...
Chinese Premier Li congratulates Prime Minister Deuba, says eager to work together for boosting strategic partnershipBy The Rising Nepal
In the message, the Chinese premier expressed his willingness to work together with Prime Minister Deuba and take the strategic partnership between the two countries to a new height, according to Hou Yanqi, ambassador of the People's Republic of China to Nepal.
President Bhandari inaugurates War MuseumBy RSS
Terming the museum as an excellent example of civil-military relations, the President said it could be developed as a destination for researchers, students, and tourists from home and abroad. The President took time to insist that stories/issues related to the country's integrity and unification should be incorporated in the school curriculum to promote national unity.
MoHP reports 2,634 new cases of COVID-19By The Rising Nepal
In 10,886 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 2,634 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2, informed Dr. Samir Kumar Adhikari, assistant spokesperson at the Ministry of Health and Population in the weekly press briefing .