Pedestrians reluctant to use overhead bridges in RupandehiBy The Rising Nepal
In Bhairhawa and Butwal overhead bridges had been built in various Chowks but not many of them are used by pedestrians. The majority of the pedestrians avoid using the overhead bridges which leads to traffic congestion.
Health insurance scheme reaches all wards in TaplejungBy RSS
The scheme has been launched in six districts including Taplejung at once coinciding with the fifth anniversary of the Health Insurance Board (HIB), said Durga Prasad Acharya, coordinator of the HIB, Province 1.
All-party meeting demands freezing of personal property of suspended NRN treasurer KunwarBy RSS
An all-party meeting led by honourary consular general Makar Hamal has requested the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Government of Nepal to put on hold personal property of the suspended treasurer of the Non-Resident Nepali Association, Portugal Bikram Jung Kunwar. Kunwar has been accused of faking air tickets for dozens of Nepali people through his travel agency in Portugal.
Enforcing precautionary measures: A herculean taskBy The Rising Nepal
The Ministry of Health and Population on Wednesday requested concerned authorities to strictly implement the precautionary measures against the coronavirus transmission, citing upsurge in COVID-19 cases and identification of the B.1.1.7 variant, a fast spreading coronavirus variant first detected in the United Kingdom, as a reason. The educational sectors have been requested to implement the measures stringently, as have been the authorities to control the crowd in public vehicles, shopping malls,...
Army ex-servicemen’s meet heldBy The Rising Nepal
The third and final phase of the ex-servicemen’s conference scheduled during the tenure of Chief of the Army Staff (CoAS) Purna Chandra Thapa concluded, Wednesday. Inaugurating the conference held at the Valley Division Headquarters at Uttar Dhoka of Kathmandu, CoAS Thapa assured that the organisation would appreciate the heroism and dedication of the retired soldiers. The conference was organised for the ex-servicemen residing in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur.
Bipul Pokharel leads as FNJ vote count continuesBy The Rising Nepal
As the votes from Wednesday’s elections of the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) continue to be tallied, the panel led by Bipul Pokharel is leading the count. As of 5 pm Thursday, Bipul Pokharel is leading the race for the post of president of the umbrella organisation of Nepali journalists with 864 votes. His nearest rival Nirmala Sharma is following him with 371 votes.
CPN (UML) calls for reshuffling thematic committees on basis of representationBy RSS
The CPN (UML) has demanded that the thematic committees in the House of Representatives should be reshuffled on the basis of the status of the party representation and the number of members representing the parties.
Health insurance programme covers all 11 districts in Gandaki ProvinceBy RSS
Of altogether 11 districts in the province that have already implemented the programme, the remaining Manang and Mustang have got it on Wednesday, said Jiblal Kharel, coordinator of the Health Insurance Board, Gandaki Province.
Maoist Center expelled four lawmakers from HoRBy The Rising Nepal
CPN Maoist Center (MC) has expelled today its four lawmakers who are ministers in the Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli led government from the House of Representatives.
Revenue office destroys 72 tonnes inedible sugarBy The Rising Nepal
The Revenue Investigation Office (RIO) of Pathalaiya has destroyed 72 tonnes of sugar after the Food Technology and Quality Control Office (FTQCO) declared it unfit for consumption.
Domestic flights at TIA affected for past four days due to bad weatherBy RSS
Domestic flights at Tribhuvan International Airport have been affected for the past four days due to bad weather condition, said the airport office. However, international flights have been operating smoothly.
KMC to operate Banchare Danda landfill site from May 15By The Rising Nepal
The Kathmandu Metropolitan City has prepared to operate the Banchare Danda landfill site from 15th May this year.
SC orders to stay decision of shifting administrative centre of Phalebas municipalityBy RSS
The Supreme Court has ordered to stay the decision of shifting the administrative centre of Phalesbas municipality of Parbat district for the time being.
National Census: collection of data including financial accessBy RSS
The national census being held next year, 2078, is to collect data on people's financial access, bank account, number of houses built on government grant and their structure. It is the first time such data are being collected in the census.
NA Chairperson Timilsina meets Spain's First Deputy Prime Minister CalvoBy RSS
National Assembly Chairperson Ganesh Prasad Timilsina met first deputy prime minister of Spain, Carmen Calvo, here Wednesday. Discussion was held on how the diplomatic relations between Nepal and Spain could be strengthened.
SC issues interim order to not halt Bisket jatraBy RSS
Earlier, the meeting of the district level Covid-19 crisis management centre had decided to limit the celebration to only formal activity as puja, thereby avoiding gathering in view of the growing threat of coronavirus spread.
No discrimination on budget allocation: CM PoudelBy RSS
Chief Minister of Bagmati Province, Dormani Poudel, has said the government did not discriminate political parties in terms of allocation and use of budget in various districts of the province. The budget was utilized based on the policies and programmes of the current fiscal year, he made it clear.
Israeli envoy's initiative to teach students about e-waste mgmtBy The Rising Nepal
It is a known fact that small dry batteries used in radios, flashlights, remote controls, children's toys, and other household wastes can harm land and water. To generate awareness about the misuse of such e-waste, Hanan Goder-Goldberger, Israel's ambassador to Nepal, visited various schools to teach students the ways to manage such dry batteries, which have a direct impact on public health.
Govt imposes restrictions on nighttime businessesBy The Rising Nepal
In a bid to contain the spread of COVID-19, the government has urged the restaurants and other businesses to close them after 9 pm. Issuing a public notice on Wednesday, the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) made the request after a risk of further spread of COVID-19 increased due to the violation of health protocols and the growing number of the UK variant of the COVID-19 in the country.
Revenue Investigation Office destroys 72tn inedible sugarBy The Rising Nepal
On the basis of the FTQCO’s declaration, the Department of Revenue Investigation sent a letter to the RIO on March 19, giving it permission to destroy the sugar, said Tanka Pandey, Chief Investigation Officer at the department’s Pathalaiya office. Accordingly, the RIO destroyed the sugar, worth Rs. 6 million, by burying it on Monday evening.