Sugarcane farmers come to Kathmandu again to press Govt implement its pledgeBy The Rising Nepal
He said the farmers were yet to get 41 million rupees from six sugar mills. "We will again propose that the government takes a step so that the mills give us our money by mid-September and if that does not happen we will have no option but to take to the street."
Misinformation can be harmful like virus itselfBy The Rising Nepal
Apart from reeling under a pandemic, Nepal is also fending off a tsunami of misinformation. Social networking sites are particularly awash with vaccine misinformation, questionable cures, and fantastical conspiracies. In recent weeks, several social media posts claiming that COVID-19 vaccines can make people 'magnetic' are doing the rounds on the internet. In a video that has now gone viral, a TikTok user by the name of @entertainment_n_fun can be seen sticking coins and steel to the arm of a person...
Oxygen industries running out of workBy The Rising Nepal
The industries producing oxygen in operation around the clock amid the second wave of COVID-19 are mostly out of work these days.
Tourism loses business confidence, manpower amidst pandemic uncertaintyBy The Rising Nepal
A 25-room tourist-level Hotel Sampada in Bhairahawa, the gateway to Lumbini, was in business for a year-and-a-half when the deadly coronavirus pandemic hit the country and lockdown was imposed to control the virus. The hotel went out of business immediately while uncertainty prevailed.
An underage bride’s story of tragedy and traumaBy The Rising Nepal
Jayashwari Thapa, a resident from Ward No. 4 of Budhiganga Municipality, got married when she was 13-year-old to 15-year-old Dammar Dhami of Ward No. 4 in Chaurpati Rural Municipality. Jayashwari is now 23-years old but alone. She got married following the tradition of child marriage in her village. Most of Jayashwari’s friends were leaving the school for the purpose and the same happened to her. She was studying at Grade VII in Thuma Secondary School when she left her education and tied the...
Health Ministry warns against third wave of COVID-19 pandemicBy The Rising Nepal
Issuing a press statement today, assistant spokesperson at the Health Ministry Dr. Samir Kumar Adhikari said, "Spike in infection rate is being seen due to the relaxation of prohibitory orders. This has increased the possibility of the third wave in the nation."
Nepal stands as first country to provide COVID-19 jabs in Asia Pacific region to refugeesBy Mahima Devkota
According to the report of UNHCR, as many as 668 refugees above the age of 65 had received vaccination against the virus during the nationwide vaccination campaign held on 7-23 March.
Construction of nation's first war museum in Sindhuligadhi completesBy The Rising Nepal
The Battalion informed that the war museum was constructed under the campaign to develop the East-West unified road and conserve all the forts in the area. Battalion chief Bijaya Thapa said that the museum was constructed in around Rs. 70 million.
Prime Minister Deuba wins trust vote in HoRBy The Rising Nepal
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has won the confidence of the reinstated House of Representatives (HoR).
Prime Minister Deuba to seek trust vote todayBy The Rising Nepal
Shreedhar Neupane, press advisor to the HoR Speaker, informed that Prime Minister Deuba would be obtaining the confidence of the House in the HoR meeting called today at 4:00 pm.
Development of ICPs, dry ports to reduce cost of tradeBy The Rising Nepal
In a few years from now, Nepal will have at least a dozen dry ports including Inland Clearance Depots (ICDs) and Integrated Check Posts (ICPs). Currently, the country has two ICPs in operation at Nepal-India border in the south in Birgunj and Biratnagar and three ICDs in Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Kakarbhitta. Birgunj ICD is the railway-based such facility in the country. Plans are underway to develop railway facility at the Biratnagar ICP and proposed Chandani Dodhara ICP.
2,010 new cases of COVID-19, 1,606 recoveries, 18 fatalities in 24 hoursBy The Rising Nepal
In 8,108 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 2,010 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2, informed Dr. Samir Kumar Adhikari, assistant spokesperson at the Ministry of Health and Population in the regular press briefing.
Nation likely to face COVID-19 vaccines storage issueBy Mahima Devkota
Nepal can store up to 5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine in eight vaccine storage centres across the country, which currently, is neck and neck to the storage capacity.
All Nepalis will be vaccinated by year end: PM OliBy The Rising Nepal
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has declared that all Nepalis will be vaccinated by the end of this year. Inaugurating the new surgical building of Bir Hospital in Kathmandu, Prime Minister Oli has maintained that majority of Nepalis will be vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of 2021. “People should not worry about the availability of vaccines against the coronavirus,” said PM Oli.
UML taskforce to make public consensus document todayBy The Rising Nepal
The CPN-UML taskforce, assigned to suggest ways to resolve the intraparty disputes, announced to make consensus documents public on Sunday. The marathon meeting of the taskforce that has continued for last seven days has succeeded to forge consensus between the two factions of the ruling CPN-UML.
More than Rs. 60 million in damages from floods, landslides since AprilBy Aashish Mishra
Floods and landslides have a caused more than Rs. 62 million in damages since April 14. As per the data provided by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA), floods have caused an estimated loss of Rs. 55,342,500 and landslides have caused a loss of Rs. 6,941,500 since the start of this Nepali year.
Human error, fragile topography main reasons behind monsoon mayhemBy Purushottam Khatri
Monsoon-induced disaster predominantly landslides and floods are common geological hazards triggered by torrential rainfalls during rainy season. Within just 30 days of the onset of monsoon from June 11 this year in Nepal, 53 people were killed, over five dozen were injured and 53 other are still missing as of July 9, 2021. Normally, monsoon in Nepal last up to 105 days to retreat on September 23. Dr. Ranjan Kumar Dahal, an engineer
101 years of sati pratha abolition in NepalBy The Rising Nepal
On May 5, 1806, on the bank of the Salinadi rivulet at Sankhu, Maharani Raj Rajeshwari Devi, the Queen Consort of Nepal burnt alive on a funeral pyre. Historians believe that the queen was forced against her will into practising the ancient ritual of sati. The episode has also been listed as a tragic incident of superstitious tradition in Michael Farquhar’s book ‘Bad Days in History’. Like Queen Rajeshwari countless women throughout history have been condemned to this outrageous custom.
COVID-19 update: 4,914 recoveries, 1,174 new cases, 30 fatalities in 24 hoursBy The Rising Nepal
In 4,704 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 1,174 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2, informed the Ministry of Health and Population in the regular update.