Budget Bill presented amid opposition protestsBy The Rising Nepal
Despite the protest by the lawmakers of the main opposition CPN-UML, Minister for Finance Janardan Sharma Prabhakar Friday presented the replacement bill related to the Budget ordinances in the House of Representatives (HoR). The Finance Minister scurried to the podium avoiding the agitating UML lawmakers determined to prevent him from tabling the bill to revise the annual appropriation bill unveiled by the previous government led by UML chair KP Sharma Oli.
Coalition govt budget: From economic relief to additional social securityBy RSS
The families of those devoting their lives to the people’s movement, people’s war, Madhes unrest and various political movements would receive Rs 3,000 each, the Minister informed.
MCC Vice-Chair calls on Energy Minister BhusalBy RSS
Matters related to expansion of road network, construction of electricity transmission and the implementation of a grant of Rs 50 billion to be received from the US for the execution of the infrastructure development project in Nepal were discussed between the two on the occasion, stated in a press release.
200 households at high risk of landslides in DotiBy RSS
As high as 200 households of Setigaun in Dipayal Silgadhi Municipality-8 in the district of Doti are at high risk of landslides taking place for the past couple of days.
Pashupatinath Temple opens from today after four and a half monthsBy RSS
The Pashupatinath Temple that was closed for four and a half months for devotees citing the COVID-19 pandemic has been made open for devotees from 5:30 am today. After the second wave of COVID-19, the main temple of Pashupatinath was closed since April 23.
11 Nepalis rescued from Afghanistan arrive homeBy RSS
As rescue operation for the Nepalis stranded in Afghanistan continues, 11 Nepalis arrived home on Thursday. With this, a total of 906 Nepalis stranded in Afghanistan have been rescued and brought home, according to a statement issued on Thursday by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
First basic hospital of Banke comes into operationBy The Rising Nepal
The first basic hospital of Banke has come into operation in Kohalpur. Mayor of Kohalpur Municipality Lut Bahadur Rawat said that the 15-bed basic hospital was brought into operation on Thursday to counter the rising threat of the third wave of COVID-19 in the district. Construction of the hospital is far from complete, but the municipality has started providing services from the one building which is finished. “The number of COVID-19 patients has increased again in Kohalpur. So, we hurried...
Rate of fugitive arrests increases by 200%By The Rising Nepal
The data issued by the Nepal Police show that the cases of fugitive arrest increased by 216.89 per cent in the fiscal year 2020/21 compared with the year before. A total of 7,390 fugitives were arrested in 2020/21. That is a figure higher than that of last three years combined. The data shows 2,332 fugitives were arrested in 2019/20; 2,530 in 2018/19; and 2,139 in 2017/18. According to the Nepal Police officers, the number of arrested fugitives shot up in the last fiscal year in the wake of the...
For some women, work mattered more than Teej celebrationBy The Rising Nepal
The road towards Basantapur Durbar Square from New Road gate was filled with women in red saris as they were outdoors for Teej celebrations on Thursday. Women across the country, including those employed in offices, were celebrating the festival as the government had declared the day a public holiday for women. However, there also were some unexpected exceptions too. Some of the women were attending their regular duty while their peers were visiting temples, singing and dancing.
Strengthening health emergency security systems top priority: WHOBy The Rising Nepal
The World Health Organisation and Member countries of South-East Asia Region has discussed further strengthening health emergency security systems to effectively respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and prepare for future health emergencies.
Sharma to stand for the post of NC General SecretaryBy RSS
Nepali Congress Spokesperson Bishwaprakash Sharma has announced his candidature for the post of General Secretary in the party's upcoming 14th General Convention. Speaking at a special program organized at the then Sundarijal Prison today on the occasion of the 108th birth anniversary of BP Koirala, the founder of the Nepali Congress and the first elected Prime Minister of the country, he said that he was going to run for the post of General Secretary to fulfill BP's dream.
Seismic survey proves gas and petrol in DailekhBy RSS
The seismic survey conducted for the exploration of petroleum products in Dailekh district has proved that the district has gas and petrol underground. The survey was conducted as per agreement between Nepal and China. It was proved after the team of Chinese technological experts involved in the exploration mentioned it in the report is sent to the Department of Mines and Geology.
Preliminary meeting held to address ex-Gurkhas’ demandsBy RSS
The meeting took place among Defense Minister of the United Kingdom, Ben Wallace, and Minister of State for Defense Leo Docherty, Nepali Ambassador to the UK, Lokdarshan Regmi, and representatives of the Ex-Gurkha Organization at the London-based Nepali Embassy.
‘BP Koirala’s vision has not been materialized yet’By RSS
Nepali Congress (NC) general secretary Dr Shashanka Koirala has said the vision set by the veteran leader of Nepal’s democratic movement, Bisweswor Prasad Koirala, has yet to be materialized in the country.
More local representatives join CPN (Unified Socialist)By The Rising Nepal
More local level representatives of the CPN-UML have joined the newly formed CPN (Unified Socialist) in many districts across the country. In Kavre, 56 local representatives of CPN-UML have identified themselves as the member of Nepal Communist Party (Unified Socialist). According to District Election Office, Kavre, Mayor of Mandandeupur Municipality Tok Bahadur Waiba, Deputy Mayor of Namobuddha Municipality Ram Devi Tamang and vice-chair of Bhumlu Rural Municipality Kalpana Shrestha have chosen...
Govt urges all citizens to celebrate Constitution DayBy The Rising Nepal
The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology on Wednesday urged all the citizens to hoist the national flag at their homes on the occasion 7th Constitution Day, which is around the corner. A meeting of the Publicity Sub-Committee, under the Constitution Day Organising Main Committee, held at the Ministry this morning under the chairmanship of Secretary Dr. Baikuntha Aryal made that decision. The meeting has urged the government, community and private sector media houses to work for...
Manakamana Temple opens after 4 monthsBy The Rising Nepal
With the lifting of restrictions on religious places, the Manakamana Temple of Gorkha has reopened after four months. According to Chief Priest Insan Thapa, hundreds of worshippers visited the temple on Wednesday to mark the first day of its reopening. However, despite the loosening of the prohibitions, devotees must still follow certain rules, Thapa informed.
Scale-up routine immunisation along with COVID vaccination: WHOBy The Rising Nepal
The World Health Organization (WHO) Wednesday urged the countries in South-East Asia Region to enhance routine immunisation along with the ongoing efforts to rapidly increase COVID-19 vaccination coverage. “The vulnerability to vaccine preventable diseases has increased with the pandemic disrupting essential immunsation services and surveillance for vaccine preventable disease. Though efforts are being made, much more needs to be done specially at the sub-national levels and to reach the unreached...
Women marking Teej festival todayBy The Rising Nepal
Hindu women throughout the country are observing the festival of Teej or Haritalika Teej on Thursday. As per the Hindu tradition, women on the third day of dark half in the month of Bhadra observe a day-long fast wishing for a prosperous life and perpetual luck and happiness of their family, husband and children. A day before Teej, in the night of the second day of the fortnight, women enjoy a variety of delicacies known as Dar in Nepali at their parental homes where they are invited for the purpose. On...
CPN UML obstructs HoR meetingsBy RSS
The UML lawmakers picketed the parliament bell, arguing that Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota did not approve the recommendation of the party which had taken action against 14 lawmakers. As the UML HoR members continued picketing the bell, Speaker Sapkota postponed the meeting for 15 minutes.