Monsoon regains strength, flood warnings issuedBy Aashish Mishra
With the monsoon regaining strength from Saturday thanks to the low pressure line coming close to the Terai region and water vapour-laden winds blowing in from the Bay of Bengal, the country once again faces a heightened risk of floods and inundation.
Minimum wage for private workers reaches 15,000 per monthBy RSS
The provision of a new minimum wage for private-sector workers has come into effect from the current fiscal year.
COVID-19 update: 1,310 new cases, 2,164 recoveries, 21 fatalities in 24 hoursBy The Rising Nepal
In 6,858 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 1,310 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2, informed the Ministry of Health and Population on Saturday through its regular update.
NC parliamentary party meeting tomorrowBy The Rising Nepal
Prime Minister and President of Nepali Congress Sher Bahadur Deuba has called parliamentary party meeting for Sunday.
Nepal receives 6.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines so farBy Mahima Devkota
Nepal has received a total of 6,582,850 doses of COVID-19 vaccines via grants, purchases and under the COVAX facility so far.
Parliament will decide fate of budget: FM SharmaBy The Rising Nepal
Finance Minister Janardan Sharma said on Friday that the parliament would decide the fate of the budget of the current Fiscal Year 2021/22. “The parliament will have its say on the budget. It will decide whether to accept it or replace some programmes with new ones,” he said while speaking at a programme organised at the Ministry of Finance (MoF) today. Former Finance Minister Bishnu Prasad Paudel had presented a budget of Rs. 1647 billion with the priority to the control and treatment of COVID-19,...
Liberated, but still awaiting rehabilitationBy The Rising Nepal
Daily-wage labour was the only way to survive after emancipation. It was the only way she could keep the stove burning and feed her family. But little did freed Kamaiya Ram Kumari Chaudhary know that working would cause her to lose her chance at rehabilitation.
PM Deuba directs Health Ministry to increase vaccination centresBy RSS
Following the people’s complaints of the long lines at vaccination centres in the Kathmandu Valley, PM Deuba called Chief Secretary Shankar Das Bairagi and Secretary at Ministry of Health and Population, Laxman Aryal, and directed them to ensure citizen’s easy access to the anti-COVID vaccine.
China to provide additional 1.6 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine as grantBy The Rising Nepal
Hou Yanqi, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to Nepal, conveyed this message to Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba while she paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Deuba, according to a press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
COVID-19 update: 2,006 new cases, 1,775 recoveries, 43 fatalities in 24 hoursBy The Rising Nepal
In 9,613 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 2,006 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2, informed the Ministry of Health and Population on Friday through its regular update.
Garbage piles up in Kathmandu as Sisdol landfill site filledBy The Rising Nepal
Waste disposal in Kathmandu has been affected after the landfill site in Sisdol has become full for any waste to be dumped. Hari Kumar Shrestha the Chief of the Environment Department of the KMC has said that the landfill site in Sisdol has been filled beyond capacity.
Prime Minister Deuba moves to Baluwatar from BudhanilkanthaBy RSS
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has moved to his official residence in Baluwatar.
Meeting of NC office-bearers todayBy The Rising Nepal
The meeting of Nepali Congress (NC) office-bearers is being held today at 2:00 pm in the afternoon.
House meeting called for July 18By The Rising Nepal
President Bidya Devi Bhandari has summoned the meeting of the federal parliament on Sunday, July 18. "Meeting of both, the reinstated House of Representatives (HoR) and National Assembly has been called for Sunday at 4:00 pm by the President," read a press statement issued by Keshav Prasad Ghimire, assistant spokesperson at the President's office.
Khati appointed Attorney GeneralBy The Rising Nepal
President Bidya Devi Bhandari has appointed advocate Khamma Bahadur Khati as the new Attorney General. Issuing a press statement on Thursday, the Office of the President said, "President Bhandari has appointed Khati, who hails from Bajura, as the Attorney General." Khati was appointed in line with Article 157 (2) of the Constitution.
Pandemic dampens Holy Shrawan vibesBy The Rising Nepal
The holy month of Shrawan begins from Friday. The whole month is exclusively dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is believed that the positive vibes flowing from Lord Shiva make the environment pure with his divine presence in the atmosphere.
Only 60 per cent of development budget spent in this FYBy The Rising Nepal
The capital expenditure - crucial spending for development- has significantly increased despite the pandemic-driven economic disruption. In the previous FY, the spending was 46.34 percent of its actual target. Meanwhile, in the current FY, the proportion sprang up to 60 percent of the targeted amount.
COVID-19 update: 1,782 new cases, 1,757 recoveries, 33 fatalities in 24 hoursBy The Rising Nepal
In 8,256 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 1,782 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2, informed the Ministry of Health and Population on Thursday through its regular update.