Microfinances urged to cut interest ratesBy The Rising Nepal
Finance Minister Janardan Sharma has urged the microfinance institutions (MFIs) to reduce the current interest rate on their credit flow. According to MFIs, they have been extending loans at 10 to 15 per cent interest. Accepting the demand letter of Microfinance Association of Nepal on Sunday, Minister Sharma stated that the living standards of the poor people will not change unless the MFIs reduced interest rates. Their role will be important in reducing poverty as they have higher penetration...
Protection of language govt's priority: PMBy The Rising Nepal
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the government has given priority to the protection and enrichment of Nepali language, literature, culture and history. Addressing a programme organised to release the annual report for Fiscal Year 2020/21 of Nepal Academy on Sunday, Prime Minister Deuba said, "As language, culture and literature play an important role in developing the human race, everyone has an equal responsibility in protecting and promoting them."
COVID vaccines to children after Dashain: ShresthaBy The Rising Nepal
State Minister for Health and Population Umesh Shrestha has said that the government will vaccinate children aged below 18 years against COVID-19 immediately after the Dashain festival. Speaking at a programme organised to hand over health materials to Kanti Children's Hospital by the Buddhist Tzu Chi Charity Foundation on Sunday, State Minister Shrestha said that the delivery of 10 million doses of vaccines for the children aged below 18 has already been ensured.
Herders make narrow escape from ambush of tigersBy The Rising Nepal
"As four Royal Bengal tigers surrounded us, we immediately climbed up a tree nearby to save ourselves. We called for help from the tree top for one and a half hours but received no response. When we had lost all hope to live, a team from the national park rescued us with the help of an elephant." Setu Oli experienced this near death situation on Saturday in Gavar of Banke district. "We had gone into the forest to graze the cattle," said Kalika Khadka, who also experienced the frightful situation....
1,405 COVID-19 recoveries, 574 new cases in 24 hoursBy The Rising Nepal
In 7,070 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of persons 574 were found infected with SARS-CoV-2, informed the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) through its regular update.
UML Statute Convention ending todayBy RSS
Group discussion is underway on the report presented in the first statute general convention of the CPN (UML).
Only test can differentiate COVID-19 and seasonal fluBy Sampada Anuranjanee Khatiwada
Sabin Shrestha, 25, was feeling sick and feverish. He also had a stuffy nose, sore throat, headache, and muscle aches. “As I had already received COVID-19 vaccine and had contracted the novel coronavirus last year, I was pretty confident that I might be suffering from seasonal flu,” said Shrestha, who had been on rest at home. But Shrestha panicked when he found out that all of his family members including his 83-year-old grandfather were also showing symptoms similar to his. “We immediately...
Retired under secretary Rana becomes lemon farmerBy The Rising Nepal
When people picture retirement, they picture rest. People spend their retired years with friends and family and take up hobbies. Some may travel to exotic destinations or go on holidays. Very few retire from their jobs only to start another, more labour-intensive, work but, as it turns out, Dhan Bahadur Rana is one of those few. Rana retired from civil service two years ago. Before his retirement, he was the undersecretary at the Plan Protection Laboratory in Birauta, Pokhara – a position which...
Shrestha, Sherpa become first Nepali women to summit DhaulagiriBy The Rising Nepal
Poornima Shrestha and Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita have made history by becoming the first Nepali women to conquer Mount Dhaulagiri. The two, part of the team SST-Dhaulagiri I, reached the top of the 8,167-metre peak at approximately 5.30 am on Friday, Seven Summit Treks, the company that organised the expedition, said on its Facebook page. Shrestha is a photojourna
Industrial income up by 8%By The Rising Nepal
In the last quarter of the Fiscal Year 2020/21, about 64.8 per cent industrial capacity in the country was utilised, concluded the ‘Industrial Status Report’ published by the Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI). The first report produced after the analysis of the industrial activities in the major industrial areas in Nepal concluded that the income of industry increased by 8 per cent against the last quarter of FY 2019/20. Such income in the fourth quarter of FY 2018/19 was negative by...
Nepal's elderly people looking for dignified lifeBy The Rising Nepal
The world on Friday marked the International Day of Older Persons to raise awareness about mental and physical health issues affecting the elderly and the abuses they face. This event also highlights their contribution to society. This year, the theme of the Day – "Digital Equity for All Ages" – intends to reinforce the need of access and meaningful participation in the digital world by elderly people. At a time when the world is preparing to raise awareness of the importance of digital inclusion...
President Bhandari suggests to forward plans of public interestBy RSS
Inaugurating the third National Council of Association of District Coordination Committees of Nepal (ADDCN) here today, President Bhandari said that activities should be carried out keeping human development along with infrastructure in priority for the overall transformation of the country.
MoHP reports 898 new cases of COVID-19By The Rising Nepal
In 10,113 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 898 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2, informed the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) through its regular update.
Over 70% people vaccinated in Kathmandu ValleyBy The Rising Nepal
More than 70 per cent of the population in the Kathmandu Valley have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP). The MoHP said 73 per cent of the target population in Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur has been administered full dose of jabs.
Pursuit of American dream with fake documents ends in nightmareBy The Rising Nepal
The arrests of over half-a-dozen individuals over the past one month have shown that several Nepalis have forged their documents to apply for DV lottery in a bid to get a visa to the United States of America (USA). The Metropolitan Crime Division arrested three individuals on Tuesday and six individuals in the first week of September. “We arrested the individuals following information from the American Embassy that they found the certificates to be fake,” said Superintendent of Police (SP)...
All State bodies should have women's proportional participation: Committee ChairsBy RSS
The chairpersons of the thematic committees under the House of Representatives and National Assembly have underscored the need for women's proportional participation in all state bodies. Even the preamble of the constitution has mentioned 'proportional representation, they said at a meeting organized by the Parliament Secretariat on Thursday.
898 new cases of COVID-19 detected in 24 hoursBy The Rising Nepal
In 8,555 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 898 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2, informed the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) through its regular update.
Foreign Minister returns home after attending UNGA SessionBy RSS
The Minister had reached New York on September 24. While in New York, he addressed the General Debate of the 76th session of the UNGA as the head of the Nepali delegation.
All-party meeting urges main opposition to help conduct parliament business smoothlyBy RSS
The all-party meeting convened by Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba in a bid to ending the parliament impasse has urged the main opposition party, the CPN (UML), and its leader KP Sharma Oli to play a pivotal role in proceeding ahead of the parliament session in a smooth and dignified manner.