Economy to grow by 2.7% this yearBy The Rising Nepal
The World Bank has projected that Nepali economy will grow by 2.7 per cent in the current Fiscal Year 2020/21 and regain momentum in the next couple of years. The forecast for the current fiscal year is higher than the earlier estimates, according to the South Asia Economic Focus Spring 2021, a report published by the WB on Wednesday. In January this year, the multilateral donor had put the growth forecast for Nepal for current fiscal at 2.1 per cent. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Gross Domestic...
Home Ministry to thrash out measures to contain wildfiresBy Nayak Paudel
The Ministry of Home is holding a high-level meeting on Friday to thrash out measures to tackle the problem of wildfires and other disasters. Hundreds of wildfires raging across the country is blamed for causing thick blanket of haze lately and sending pollution levels higher.
Kanepokhari-Rangeli road blacktopped, locals elatedBy The Rising Nepal
The road section was enlisted as priority road for blacktopping even during the Panchyat Rule (before 1990), but many construction companies which won the bid for blacktopping it had fled away before completing the road, which had made the locals doubtful about the road getting blacktopped soon.
Globe not on track to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030: 2020 GHI reportBy RSS
Based on the values of the four component indicators, the GHI defines hunger on a 100-point scale where 0 being the best possible score (nil hunger) and 100 being the worst. For the GHI report, data were accessed for 132 countries provided by various respective agencies under the United Nations.
Annual reports presented in HoRBy RSS
Minister for Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation, Dr Shiva Maya Tumbahamphe, on the behalf of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, presented annual report fiscal year 2019/20 of 'National Natural Resources and Fiscal Commission' as well as the annual report of fiscal year 2019/20 of 'National Inclusion Commission'.
MoHP reports 162 new cases of COVID-19By The Rising Nepal
In 3,919 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, 162 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2.
Waste piles up on roads as Sisdol locals obstruct disposalBy The Rising Nepal
The streets of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) are now littered with piles of garbage dumped by people. Locals at the Sisdol Landfill Site in Nuwakot district have obstructed garbage disposal for the last five days, putting forth various demands.
Govt will increase social security allowance: PMBy The Rising Nepal
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Tuesday said that social security allowance would be increased from the next fiscal year. Speaking at a programme organised to mark the 23rd anniversary of the Reporter’s Club Nepal, Prime Minister Oli said the social security allowance would be increased from mid-July this year, the beginning of the next fiscal year.
Pollution haze hazardous for health: ExpertsBy Sampada Anuranjanee Khatiwada
It has been five days since a hazy layer of smog has blanketed the Nepali skies, from major cities to remote corners of Jumla, Rara and Dhankuta, taking air pollution to alarming levels. In light of the persistently-high air pollution, the Department of Environment has been urging everyone to take precautionary measures to keep themselves safe from hazards of pollution.
Talks between Govt and Tharuhat heldBy The Rising Nepal
The first ever dialogue between the government and Tharuhat Tharuwan Joint Struggle Committee has concluded at the Ministry of Home Affairs.
167 new cases of COVID-19 in 3,140 RT-PCR testsBy The Rising Nepal
In 3,140 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, 167 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2.
Govt. to hold talks with Tharuhat front todayBy The Rising Nepal
The government is holding talks with the representatives of the Tharuhat Tharuwan Joint Struggle Committee today afternoon.
Govt. to administer second dose of vaccine from April 20By The Rising Nepal
The Ministry of Health and Population is preparing to administer the second dose of vaccine against COVID-19 from April 20 to April 24.
Holi revellers found flouting COVID-19 precautionsBy Aashish Mishra
This year, like last year, the authorities had requested people to avoid crowds and adopt precautions while celebrating Fagu. But unlike last year, the people didn’t respect the request, choosing to come out in groups and celebrate in close proximity without wearing masks or sanitizers.
UML leaders Nepal, Rawal suspended from party for six monthsBy The Rising Nepal
The party had instructed with warning to not hold any factional meeting and assembly, but the Khanal-Nepal group leaders did not stop formation and parallel committee and hold meetings, which forced the party to take action against them, according to the Baluwatar (Prime Minister's official residence) sources.
Govt. forms talks team to address Tharus' demandsBy The Rising Nepal
Led by Ram Bahadur Thapa Badal, Minister for Home Affairs, the government talks team comprises of Dr. Rajan Bhattarai, foreign affairs advisor to the Prime Minister and Bhagabati Chaudhari, former lawkamer, as the members, informed Parbat Gurung, government spokesperson and Minister for Communications and Information Technology.
Schools to be closed for four days from tomorrowBy The Rising Nepal
An urgent meeting held at the Ministry under the chairmanship of Minister Krishna Gopal Shrestha decided to close schools and colleges owing to adverse weather conditions.
China hands over Vero Cell vaccine to Nepal under grant assistanceBy The Rising Nepal
Ambassador of China to Nepal Hou Yanqi handed over the 800,000 doses of Vero cell vaccine to Minister for Health and Population Hridayesh Tripathi amid a programme organised at the Tribhuwan International Airport today morning.
Melamchi water reaches Kathmandu householdsBy The Rising Nepal
The water from the Melamchi River in Sindhupalchok district finally fell into the water pots of Kathmanduites on Sunday. Approximately after 19 years since the beginning of the Melamchi Water Supply Project (MWSP), water flowed from about 512 taps in the Anamnagar area at 2:00 PM. “The water is distributed in Mahankal, Minbhawan and Anamnagar of Kathmandu and Khumaltar of Lalitpur area through the Kathmandu Upatakya Khanepani Limited (KUKL)’s distribution network in the first phase,” said...