KUKL to send Melamchi water to households from todayBy The Rising Nepal
The Kathamndu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited (KUKL) is sending the water from the Melamchi River to households in the Kathmandu Valley from Sunday. After purifying at the Sundarijal-based Water Treatment Plant, water was sent to the bulk distribution system from Friday. However, the household distribution system has two structures -- old pipelines and new ones -- laid by the Melamchi Water Supply Project (MWSP).
Budding engineers strive to realise Nepal's space dreamBy The Rising Nepal
On March 21, a motley group of young engineering students piled into the back of a pickup with an 85-inch-long rocket wedged between them and drove down to a barren plain in Dhanusha. Accompanied by a team of Nepali Army, the group dismounted a 25-kg rocket from the vehicle before setting it onto a launch rail. They then began the countdown for the launch of the sounding rocket dubbed as Garuda. Flames pouring from its tail, it shot up off its launchpad. For a good 10 seconds, the test launch had...
Academic institutions need not panic, but should stay alert: Health expertsBy The Rising Nepal
As the country has been witnessing an upsurge in the cases of coronavirus pandemic, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) released a statement on Thursday requesting all education institutions across the country to run their academic activities by complying with government-approved safety measures. Now, stakeholders of education sector have started making a string of predications concerning how to operate schools in light of the emerging threat of second wave of coronavirus pandemic....
Hand-washing keeps COVID-19, other infectious diseases at bayBy Ajita Rijal
Last year, when the world focused on hand washing in an effort to prevent coronavirus transmission, it was found that many other infectious diseases didn’t wreak much havoc. However, as the pandemic loosened its grip, people increasingly returned to their old habit of not caring to wash their hands. The result? Health experts have warned of a rise in the cases of such diseases this year.
Nation losses honest leader: President BhandariBy RSS
President Bidya Devi Bhandari has extended sorrow over the demise of Nepali Congress leader and former Minister Nabindra Raj Joshi.
PM Oli rules out withdrawal of March 12 decisionsBy The Rising Nepal
Prime Minister and chairman of the ruling CPN-UML KP Sharma Oli said on Friday that it was impossible to withdraw the decisions taken by the party on March 12 and thereafter. Addressing the CPN-UML’s Parliamentary Party meeting held at Baluwatar today, chairman Oli said there was no chance of backtracking the decisions of March 12, said Chief Whip of the UML Bishal Bhattarai quoting the Prime Minister.
Government to establish fertiliser factoryBy The Rising Nepal
The government has given approval to establish a chemical and organic fertiliser factory in Nepal. A meeting of the Council of Ministers held on Thursday evening decided to open the factory to meet the demand of fertilisers.
Half of information related complaints are about local bodiesBy The Rising Nepal
More than half of the complaints received by the National Information Commission are related to the local levels. It received 1,013 complaints in the fiscal year 2019/20, of which 52.4 per cent are related to the local governments, the NIC mentioned in its annual report of the last fiscal submitted to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Friday.
156 new cases of COVID-19, four fatalities reported in 24 hoursBy The Rising Nepal
The Ministry of Health and Population on Friday confirmed 156 new cases of COVID-19, taking the nation's novel coronavirus tally to 276,665.
UML Parliamentary Party meet todayBy The Rising Nepal
Prime Minister and Chair of the ruling CPN-UML, KP Sharma Oli has called a meeting of UML’s Parliamentary Party on Friday afternoon. The meeting is scheduled for 3:00 PM. PM’s media expert Ram Sharan Bajgain said the party’s activities will be discussed at the meeting to be held in Baluwatar.
Preparations on to contain virus as cases spike in IndiaBy The Rising Nepal
The government authorities are warning and making people alert regarding the possible threat of the second wave of COVID-19 in Nepal. The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has been continuously asking people to follow all the health protocols prescribed by the government to contain the virus. The MoHP has also warned that the government may impose lockdown if the COVID-19 cases rise.
Govt asks educational institutions to follow health protocolBy The Rising Nepal
Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) has requested all education institutions in the country to run their academic activities with strict adherence to health and safety protocol against COVID-19.
300-year-old ponds in Thimi restored to original shapeBy Indira Aryal
The 300-year-old historic ponds Nigu Pukhu, locally called ‘dui pokhari’ (two ponds) in Madhyapur Thimi Municipality, has been restored to its original state from Wednesday. The Municipality has reconstructed its historic pond and turned it into the original form by filling it with water, which was a football ground and invaded by grass and weeds until two years ago. The municipality has started a conservation campaign of the famous historical Nigu Pukhu and its surrounding party-pauwas (resting...
MoHP reports 120 new cases of COVID-19By The Rising Nepal
In 2,891 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, 120 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2
PM Oli urges precautions against virusBy The Rising Nepal
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli Wednesday stressed the need to maintain a compulsory social distancing in every place as the new variant of the coronavirus has started gripping the world. Launching a report on ‘Responding to COVID-19 and Provincial Profiles for COVID-19 Response’ prepared by COVID-19 Crisis Management Centre (CCMC) today, Prime Minister Oli said everyone required to observe social distancing and precautionary measures to contain the infection.
'Federal and local governments are not rivals'By The Rising Nepal
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the local representatives should be the engineers of social awareness, development and servant of people. “People have sent the representatives to play the role in their favour in their own right. Therefore, let’s consider ourselves public servant, not officials,” he said while addressing the 28th Anniversary programme of the Municipal Association of Nepal (MuAN) in the Capital on Wednesday.
Revenue collection at 98 per cent of targetBy The Rising Nepal
The government has mobilised about 60 per cent revenue against the annual target of the current fiscal year 2020/21. By the end of the first eight months of this year, about Rs. 603.9 billion revenue is collected which is 97.80 per cent compared to the target for the same period, the Ministry of Finance said in a statement on Wednesday. The data were presented at the ministry-level Development Action Committee organised at the ministry.
Authorities mull over laws to regulate ridesharing betterBy Nayak Paudel
The festering dispute between taxi drivers and motorcyclists associated with ridesharing companies has finally drawn the attention of concerned authorities. The dispute at New Buspark area on Monday evening between the two parties was the final straw which galvanized the authorities to roll out measure to regulate ridesharing services. According to the taxi drivers with whom The Rising Nepal spoke, the clash with the motorcyclists was the result of irregularities they have been resorting to for...
145 new cases of COVID-19 in 3,963 PCR testsBy The Rising Nepal
In 3,963 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, 145 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2.
Pandemic hampers diagnosis of TBBy Ajita Rijal
With the prevalence of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been challenging to ensure continuity of health care services for those coping with various infections, one of them being tuberculosis (TB). After the COVID-19 breakout, as many as 41,000 tuberculosis patients were unable to obtain a diagnosis, as estimated by the National Tuberculosis Centre (NTC). “It is challenging for us to find those unidentified and untreated TB patients,” said Dr. Anuj Bhattachan, Director at the NTC.