KMC completes construction of 69 infrastructure projects in six months of current FYRSS
Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has completed construction of 69 infrastructure projects in the six months of the current fiscal year, 2020/21, said the KMC.
Army and Police competing in Women's League Football todayRSS
The National Women League Football Tournament is kicking off today.
One dies, two injured in a road accidentRSS
A person died and two others were injured in a road accident at Rapti municipality-5 in east Chitwan.
South Korea to provide anti-COVID-19 vaccine to Nepali free of costRSS
The Government of South Korea is to administer anti-coronavirus vaccination to all domestic and foreign nationals residing in its country free of cost.
Biden marks nation’s Covid grief before inauguration pompThe Rising Nepal
Hours from inauguration, President-elect Joe Biden paused on what might have been his triumphal entrance to Washington Tuesday evening to mark instead the national tragedy of the coronavirus pandemic with a moment of collective grief for Americans lost.
Agriculture sector has weakness in data: Secretary Dr MishraRSS
Secretary at the Karnali Province Ministry of Land Management, Agriculture and Cooperatives, Dr Rajendra Prasad Mishra has termed ‘inadequacy of data’ as a prime weakness in agriculture sector.
'Film industry needs govt support to recover'The Rising Nepal
Akash Adhikari is one of the foremost directors and producers of the country. He is the president of Nepal Film Producers’ Association (NFPA) and a central member of the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) representing the commodity groups. Adhikari is also an executive member of the Asia-Pacific chapter of the International Federation of Film Producers Associations. Besides, he has his own production house The Sky Movies Pvt. Ltd. A graduate in filmmaking from the...
Priyanka wants Hollywood to embrace Asian storiesThe Rising Nepal
Priyanka Chopra wants to get south Asian stories "influxed" into Hollywood. The 38-year-old actress - who was born in Jamshedpur, India, but now lives in the US - is determined to see more diversity in the American movie business, after starring in Netflix's new Indian drama 'The White Tiger'. Priyanka - who married Nick Jonas in 2018 - explained: "I chased after this movie, actually, I read about it on Twitter.
Waiting For VaccinesThe Rising Nepal
The world has heaved a sigh of relief as the battle against COVID-19 pandemic has made important breakthrough with the development of vaccines against the deadly viral contagion. In a very positive development, some countries have already started inoculating its citizens against the virus that has taken its huge toll on human life and health. Britain was the first country to administer the vaccine against COVID-19 in early December and since then, dozens of nations
Political Will Key To End DiscriminationThe Rising Nepal
More than 2.5 billion women and girls around the world have been affected in multiple ways with discriminatory laws and lack of legal protections. A multi-stakeholder approach, including the UN Women, is now campaigning for Equality in Law for women and girls by 2030. My question here is which magic wand can be used to change the world from now till 2030 that almost a century could not. The UN Charter was adopted i
Overcoming TrumpismThe Rising Nepal
NEW YORK – Butler, Pennsylvania, is a small steel mill town north of Pittsburgh, with a population of 13,000 people. Donald Trump is popular there. One of its citizens, Nadine Schoor, 63, expressed her feelings about the president to the New York Times. “I look at President Trump,” she said, “and we’re the family – the country’s the family… And he’s the parent. He’s got a lot of tough love, and he doesn’t care what anyone thinks to get something done that he knows is righ
Curbing Air PollutionThe Rising Nepal
On January 4, 2021, Kathmandu became the most polluted city in the world as the city saw a record high in air pollution. On the night of January 4, the Air Quality Index (AQI) was recorded at over 600 in Kathmandu. It was measured by the US Embassy Air Quality Monitor (AQM) in Phora Durbar. Meanwhile, the Department of Environment measured the AQI in Kathmandu at above 400 throughout January 4. And IQAir, which is a global AQI measuring platform, noted the AQI to
Ageing Nepal receives US$ 20,000 literacy awardThe Rising Nepal
Ageing Nepal, an organisation of Nepal involved in UNESCO's campaign to make senior citizens literate, has received the King Sejong Literacy Award. The oraganisation has received an award of USD 20,000. The UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize is an annual prize awarded to two institutions, or individuals across the world for their contribution to the fight against illiteracy. The award for the year 2020 has also been received by the World School of the United Kingdom.
Govt will help to revive tourism sector: FM PaudelThe Rising Nepal
Finance Minister Bishnu Prasad Paudel has said that the government would provide necessary assistance to revive the tourism sector which has been severely affected due to COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking at a discussion organised at the Ministry of Finance with the representatives of tourism and hotel business, Finance Minister Paudel said that the government has introduced relief, concession and incentive programmes and stressed on their effective implementation.
Joe Biden to propose 8-year citizenship path for immigrantsThe Rising Nepal
President-elect Joe Biden plans to unveil a sweeping immigration bill on Day One of his administration, hoping to provide an eight-year path to citizenship for an estimated 11 million people living in the U.S. without legal status, a massive reversal from the Trump administration’s harsh immigration policies. The legislation puts Biden on track to deliver on a major campaign promise important to Latino voters and other immigrant communities after four years of President Donald Trump’s restrictive...
Sugarcane farmers get Rs. 573 millionLaxman Kafle
Sugar mills have paid Rs. 573 million to the sugarcane farmers so far. According to the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies, the sugar mills who owed farmers Rs. 653.1 million, have paid Rs. 573 million to them since a four-point agreement binding the sugar mill owners to clear their dues within 21 days was reached between sugarcane farmers and the government on December 28, 2020.
Amid poll preparations, police integration process stallsThe Rising Nepal
A much-awaited police integration process into Province Police Offices has halted indefinitely after the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR) and the announcement of elections in the country. The government has already announced mid-term elections for April 30 and May 10, 2021. A committee under the coordination of Joint Secretary Thaneshwor Gautam of the Ministry of Home Affairs had been formed to make internal preparations and take the integration process ahead. The Police Headquarters...
Application called for President School Education ProgrammeThe Rising Nepal
Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) has called applications for this year’s President School Education Improvement Programme, scrapping all previous applications. Prior to that, the meeting of the Board of Directors held at the Ministry on Tuesday had taken that decision. In all, 3,147 applications have been scrapped. The meeting chaired by the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Minister for Education, Science and Technology Krishna Gopal Shrestha said it had decided to...
Oli asks cadres to form party committeesThe Rising Nepal
Chairperson of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has directed cadres to immediately reconstitute all party committees at the district and people’s organisation levels. Stating that the parliament wouldn’t be reinstated at any cost, PM Oli urged the party leaders and workers not to harbour suspicion about the prospect of elections. PM Oli made such remarks while addressing a gathering of leading party workers from NCP Nuwakot in the capital on Tuesday.
Hearing on House dissolution : Pleading centres on Article 76The Rising Nepal
Hearing on the writ petition filed against House of Representatives (HoR) dissolution continued for third day on Tuesday in the constitutional bench of the Supreme Court. It centered on actual subject matter today. Hearing will continue on Wednesday too. Senior advocate Chandrakanta Gyawali will start the pleading in the bench tomorrow.