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.
Govt to promote Buddhist circuitsBy The Rising Nepal
Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has recently approved the final draft of Buddhist Circuits under Lumbini Development Trust (LDT).
Lalitpur Metropolis installs smart street lightsBy Aashish Mishra
Lalitpur Metropolitan City (LMC) has installed 669 smart street lights as part of its campaign to make Lalitpur a smart city. According to Rudra Prasad Gautam, division chief of the Urban Development Division of LMC, these lights are equipped with sensors that sense the traffic volume and activity in the area and dim or brighten as needed. They also detect sunlight and turn off automatically in the morning.
MoHP reports 188 new cases of COVID-19By The Rising Nepal
The Ministry of Health and Population on Tuesday confirmed 188 new cases of COVID-19, taking the nation's novel coronavirus tally to 276,244.
President Bhandari visit Bangabandhu Memorial museumBy RSS
President Bidya Devi Bhandari who is presently on the two-day state visit to Bangladesh today visited the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum build at local Dhanmondi in commemoration of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahaman known as the founding father of Bangladesh.
New dimension to be added in economic partnership with Bangladesh: Foreign Affairs MinisterBy RSS
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, has said that the bilateral meeting and agreements held in course of President Bidya Devi Bhandari's ongoing state visit to Bangladesh would add a new dimension to economic partnership.
President Bhandari, Bangladeshi counterpart Hamid meetBy RSS
During the meeting, Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, Foreign Affairs Minister of Bangladesh Dr AK Abdul, Ambassador of Nepal to Bangladesh Dr Bansidhar Mishra and other high-ranking officials from both the countries were present.
PM urges children to work creativelyBy The Rising Nepal
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that children should be ready to contribute towards defense and development of the country by understanding the contribution made by their ancestors. He urged the children to work creatively in taking the knowledge, skills and resources acquired by their ancestors to new heights. He made that remark while addressing a gathering of children from different parts of the country at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar on Monday to address the...
45 years on, Pokhara Bus Park project still in limboBy The Rising Nepal
Envisioned nearly 50 years ago, fate of an ambitious bus park of Prithvi Chowk at the heart of Pokhara is still in limbo. In 1975, 205 ropanis of land in Prithvi Chowk was acquired for building a well-serviced bus station. Local residents were ecstatic over the prospect of having a proper infrastructure to ease bus transportation. But 45 years hence, with little or no progress, people feel dismayed. The construction hasn’t recorded any discernible progress during all this time but what’s even...
Govt doing its best: Minister GurungBy The Rising Nepal
Minister for Communication and Information Technology Parbat Gurung has said the government would do its best until it remained in office even though its tenure was uncertain. The government is in transition now, but it aims to work for the betterment of citizens as long as it lasts, he said.
As COVID cases surge in India, Nepal sounds safety alarmBy Sampada Anuranjanee Khatiwada
The infection rate of the novel coronavirus was declining markedly in the nation in recent times with less than a thousand infections reported in a week. But the dramatic surge of virus cases in India has heightened the possibility of Nepal being hit by the second wave of the pandemic.
150 new cases of COVID-19, three fatalities in 24 hoursBy The Rising Nepal
In 4,472 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, 150 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2.
VP Pun to look after President’s duty in absence of President BhandariBy RSS
Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun will be looking after the President’s duties during the absence of President Bidya Devi Bhandari, according to the Office of the President, Shital Niwas.
President Bhandari sets off to Bangladesh for a two-day visit programBy The Rising Nepal
President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has departed today for the two-day State visit to Bangladesh at the friendly invitation of President of Bangladesh Mohammad Abdul Hamid
President leaving for Dhaka todayBy The Rising Nepal
President Bidya Devi Bhandari is leaving for Dhaka, Bangladesh for a two-day state visit from 22 to 23 March. She is paying the visit at the invitation of her Bangladeshi counterpart Mohammad Abdul Hamid. This is the first top-level visit from Nepal to Bangladesh in one-and-a-half decades. President Bhandari will leave Kathmandu for Dhaka in a special chartered plane of Nepal Airlines Corporation. President Hamid will welcome her in Dhaka. She will be accompanied by Minister for Foreign Affairs...
Nepal’s first woman engineer recounts odds she faced all alongBy Aashish Mishra
If you have ever walked by the office of the Agricultural Development Bank in Ram Shah Path, the old computer centre on the Singha Durbar premises or the Birendra International Convention Centre (present-day seat of the federal parliament), you have walked by the buildings designed, fully or in part, by Nepal’s first female civil engineer Shanti Malla.
MoHP reports 77 new cases of COVID-19By The Rising Nepal
In 3,181 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the last 24 hours, 77 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2.
Nepali agriculture: From manual labour to mechanisationBy Laxman Kafle
The government has placed a priority to modernise and commercialise agriculture to achieve self-reliance in agro products. The aim is to bring a timely change in the mode of traditional farming done for subsistence. This sector being still the mainstay of Nepali economy, the focus is to mechanise the tilling, weeding and harvesting and to expand market infrastructure.
Amendment to Military Regulations pleases lower rank soldiersBy Purushottam Khatri
The third amendment to the Military Service Regulation-2012 has come as a big relief to the lower-rank soldiers and the army headquarters itself. The new regulations, amended on January 3, 2021, allow army personnel from followers to soldiers to become eligible for pension after serving 16 years, down from 20 years earlier. And that is applicable for the soldiers who had joined the Nepali Army (NA) on or after May 11, 2003.
Policy gap in battery mgmt risks public health, troubles recyclersBy The Rising Nepal
Jagadamba Battery Udhyog’s factory in Rautahat does not buzz as much as its founders would like. The trouble is finding enough scrap to make lead acid batteries. Jagadamba, which is one of the largest among Nepal’s automotive and industrial battery makers, is running at just half its capacity of 100 tonnes-a-month due to the raw material shortage.