ISPs’ refusal to share infrastructure may make internet costlyBy The Rising Nepal
The electricity pole rent row between the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) shows no sign of being resolved easily. While the NEA claims that it has offered the infrastructure on rent for the lowest possible rate which was not reviewed for years, ISPs say that the increased rental charges for the use of the electricity poles to extend fibre optic cable would shoot up the internet cost.
Stay away from moths to prevent blindness risksBy Sampada Anuranjanee Khatiwada
Cases of Seasonal Hyperacute Panuveitis, commonly known as SHAPU, are increasing in Nepal in recent times. Physical contact with Moths (Seto Putali) is considered to be the major cause of SHAPU. Stating that delay in treatment of the disease could cause blindness, the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has repeatedly been calling people to stay alert and opt for measures to avoid contact with white moths. Similarly, ophthalmologists have also warned that the spread of SHAPU could invite some...
No alternative to democracy and multilateralism to overcome global tensions, adversities: NepalBy RSS
Nepal has voiced that there is no alternative to democracy and multilateralism in overcoming the situation rife with tension and adversities created in the contemporary world due to the various problems as COVID-19 pandemic, terrorism, conflict and natural disasters.
Government to table three bills in parliament for endorsementBy Purushottam Khatri
The government Monday decided to table three bills that had already become inactive in the Federal Parliament for endorsement by submitting replacement bills. A meeting of the Council of Ministers held at the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers at Singha Durbar this evening, took a decision to this effect.
Monsoon not to withdraw soonBy The Rising Nepal
The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) Monday said that there is no immediate chance of withdrawal of monsoon from Nepal within its stipulated time on October 3. Meteorologist at DHM Raju Pradhananga said the monsoon is not likely to withdraw immediately considering the current partially to generally cloudy situation of the country resulting light to moderate rains in sporadic places of the country, including the Kathmandu Valley.
975 new cases of COVID-19 in 24 hoursBy The Rising Nepal
In 12,081 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 975 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2, informed the Ministry of Health and Population on Monday through its regular update.
HoR meet postponed till Sept. 30By The Rising Nepal
In the HoR meeting held today, it was notified to the lawmakers that the President has approved the Appropriation Bill and that two bills related to the budget were also endorsed by the National Assembly.
Meeting of Council of Ministers today at 4:00 pmBy The Rising Nepal
The meeting of the Council of Ministers is taking place today at 4:00 pm. Badri Tiwari, deputy secretary at Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba's secretariat, said that the cabinet meeting was being held today.
Foreign Minister Dr Khadka-Indian External Affairs Minister meetBy RSS
Foreign Minister Dr. Narayan Khadka held a meeting with Indian External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar in New York on Sunday on the sidelines of the 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
‘Mt. Everest Fashion Runway’ breaks its own Guinness world recordBy The Rising Nepal
Nepal has broken its own record of hosting a fashion show at the highest altitude. The ‘fashion show’ was held at the Everest Base Camp at an altitude of 5,500 meters on Thursday with the aim of drawing the world’s attention to the conservation of mountainous areas and biodiversity. The show was attended by Princess of the Netherlands and the Prince of Italy.
Govt will help tourism sector recover: PMBy The Rising Nepal
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has expressed the government’s commitment to help the tourism sector to build infrastructure, identify new tourism products, and facilitate the private sector, and help recover from the devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
27.7% people fully vaccinated against COVID-19By The Rising Nepal
The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Saturday confirmed 834 new cases of COVID-19, of which 730 were detected through PCR tests and 104 through antigen tests. The nationwide COVID-19 tally through PCR method reached 791,392 and that through antigen reached 90,547. Of the total 13,736 tests conducted in the last 24 hours, 8,589 were Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) while 5,147 were antigen tests, informed the MoHP. According to the MoHP, the Kathmandu Valley recorded 279...
Border Study Committee submits report to Home MinisterBy The Rising Nepal
The Committee formed to study the border issue between Nepal and China submitted its report to the government on Sunday. Jaya Narayan Acharya, Joint Secretary and coordinator of the Committee formed to study the border issue from Limi Lapcha to Hilsa, submitted the report to Minister for Home Affairs Bal Krishna Khand at the Ministry. Accepting the report, Minister
Top leaders of ruling alliance tasked with Cabinet expansionBy The Rising Nepal
A meeting of the leaders of the five-party ruling alliance has decided to entrust the top leadership of the alliance with the responsibility of settling problems related to ordinance on political parties and giving a complete shape to the government at the earliest.
Foreign Minister Khadka meets with Bangladeshi counterpartBy RSS
Foreign Minister Dr Narayan Khadka, who is in New York to attend the 76th General Assembly of the United Nations, met with Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen on Saturday.
PM calls for renewed partnership for greener and sustainable worldBy The Rising Nepal
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba highlighted the need for a robust and renewed global partnership to build a greener, safer and more sustainable world. He also called for ensuring an easier and direct access to financing and modern technologies for the countries in special situations.
Falling COVID cases look to make Dashain festival merry againBy Aashish Mishra
Over the past few weeks, Nepal’s COVID-19 positivity rate has declined tremendously from a frighteningly high 20 per cent to just over 10 per cent. The authorities have also lifted most restrictions on travels and gatherings. That is why Dashain looks to be merrier this year, at least for 20-year-old Kopila Luitel. “Last year, the number of cases was still high and many districts were under lockdowns. So, I could neither go home nor celebrate the festival properly here in Kathmandu,” Luitel,...
Ban on use of plastic bags, an implementation issueBy Indira Aryal
Plastic bags are commonly used all around for carrying food items and clothes. Despite having adverse effects on the environment and public health, people are still using it to carry their daily essentials. The government has imposed a complete ban on the production, import, sale and use of plastic bags with a thickness of fewer than 40 microns by publishing the notice in the Nepal Gazette on September 15. The decision was made public by the Ministry of Forests and Environment on September 22 and...
1,371 COVID-19 recoveries, 790 new infections in 24 hoursBy RSS
In 7,050 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 790 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2, informed the Ministry of Health and Population on Saturday through its regular update.
PM Deuba seeks international commitments to climate changeBy RSS
During a meeting with a delegation led by COP26 Regional Ambassador for Asia-Pacific and South Asia, Ken O'Flaherty today, PM Deuba opined that there should be international commitment to limit the global average temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius.