Work to demolish Rithepani hill begins, to ease for aircraft to land, take-offThe Rising Nepal
Rithepani hill that lies to the east of Pokhara Regional Airport runway is being cut down. While property owners have cut the hill hastily, absence of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is halting the process in the forest areas.
Budget to focus on reviving COVID-crushed economyThe Rising Nepal
“We are working on the preparation of budget for the coming fiscal year giving top priority to address COVID-19 impacts in economic recovery programmes and accelerate economic growth,” he said while launching Nepal Development Update made public by the World Bank virtually on Monday.
Police begin probe into Bigyan Koirala’s ‘abduction and abuse case’The Rising Nepal
The Banke District Police Office has begun investigating into the claims made by Bigyan Koirala, who claims that he was abducted at 10 and suffered sexual abuse for 24 years since.
Murder suspect held after 18 yearsThe Rising Nepal
Gharti Tamang, 41, of Khaniyabas Rural Municipality-3, had mercilessly thrashed Parshuram Tamang in November 2002, who later died on the way to hospital. He had been on the run since then.
Makwanpur forest offices working to save stocked timberThe Rising Nepal
According to Achyut Upadhyaya, assistant forest officer at the Division Forest Office, Hetauda, priority has been given to creating control lines. The office has also cleaned bushes to eliminate flammable materials. “Our aim is to prevent fire spreading to the stocked logs,” he said.
Khuwalung in east Nepal gaining attention of manyThe Rising Nepal
A huge boulder situated in the middle of Saptakoshi River is called Khuwalung in the Kiranti language. “Khuwalung bears a long history which dates back to the ancient Kirant settlement. Thus, this place holds significant importance in the Kirant community,” said Meg Raj Rai, a local.
One dies, two sustained injuries in accidentThe Rising Nepal
Driver Ram Bahadur Shrestha, 44, of Lisankhupakhar Rural Municipality-5 and the vehicles involved in the collision are under the control of the police, according to the District Traffic Office.
Traffic Police launches awareness campaign against second wave of COVID-19RSS
Federation of Nepalese National Transport Entrepreneurs chair Yogendra Nath Karmacharya urged transport sector workers to take safety measures against the virus. Federation general secretary Punya Prasad (Saroj) Sitaula suggested the uses of mask and sanitizer and the avoidance of over-crowding in public vehicles to break the chain for the virus spread.
Business Advisory Committee reshuffledRSS
In the session, Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Leelanath Shrestha presented the National Information Commission's annual report for the fiscal year 2076-77 BS (2019-20) on behalf of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.
Lawmakers talk about Nepal's new map in HoR sessionRSS
She also sought clarification from the government that it prevented the new map from including in the school and university curricula. Bhusal also demanded that the government should table the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact in the parliament as per the due process.
Survey teams from Nepal, India inspect disputed Mahakali embankmentThe Rising Nepal
The embankment along Mahakali River being constructed unilaterally by India has been inspected by the technical team of both, Nepal and India.
COVID-19 active cases hit 3,306 with 496 new infections and 13 fatalitiesThe Rising Nepal
By TRN Online, Kathmandu, Apr. 12: The Ministry of Health and Population on Monday confirmed 559 new cases of COVID-19, taking the nation's novel coronavirus tally to 280,524. "In 4,378 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests and 727 antigen tests done in the last 24 hours, 559 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2," informed the Health Ministry in the regular press briefing. Currently, there are 3,306 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation and 85 people mostly those who had...
South Korea extends visa term of Nepali migrant workersRSS
The Ministry of Justice here stated that a rule has been passed by which the workers, whose visa term had expired and who could not return to their home countries due to the Coronavirus pandemic, can get their visa term extended for one year from April 13.
IMF official warns lack of vaccination in low-income economies hurts allThe Rising Nepal
The latest World Economic Outlook (WEO) report released last week projects that the global economy will grow by 6 percent in 2021, 0.5 percentage point above the January forecast, with the progress of vaccination rollout in some countries and additional fiscal support in large economies, particularly the United States.
Three die of COVID-19 in Butwal, one in DhangadhiRSS
The deceased are a 71-year-old woman of Tilottama municipality-1, a 79-year-old woman from Malarani rural municipality-5 in Arghakhanchi and a 71-year-old male from Banganga municipality-3 in Kapilvastu. The first victim was brought to the hospital on April 3 with fever and breathing difficulty and was diagnosed to be a pneumonic patient while the second victim was admitted to the hospital on April 9 and was facing the health issues as of the first victim, said Province Hospital information officer...
15 found infected with COVID-19 in PCR tests of 72 in KailaliThe Rising Nepal
Dilip Shrestha, information officer of the hospital, said that 15 people were found infected in the PCR tests of 72 people carried out on Monday. Of the infected, three are women and 12 men. Of the infected, 3 are from Joshipur, 2 from Tikapur, 2 from Godawari, 4 from Dhanagadhi, 2 from Bhimdatta, 1 from Krishpur and 1 from Janaki.
Two succumb to COVID-19 while under treatment in ButwalThe Rising Nepal
A 71-year- old woman of Tilottama-1 in Rupandehi district and another man aged 43 from Sworgadwari-9 in Pyuthan district died of the virus, according to the hospital.
41 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Banke on Monday, 24 in ICUThe Rising Nepal
According to the District COVID-19 Crisis Management Centre, Banke, the district recorded 41 new cases of COVD-19 today while 40 new infections were recorded on Sunday.
Government suggested not to close schoolsRSS
Stakeholders have suggested to the government not to close schools in the name of staving off the risk of COVID-19 infection. Taking part in a consultative meeting held at the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology today, they advised running schools by adopting maximum precaution against the infection.
Meeting of Council of Ministers today, discussions on COVID-19 control to be heldThe Rising Nepal
Considering the increasing cases of COVID-19 in recent times, the COVID-19 Crisis Management Committee (CCMC) has been holding deliberations as to the necessary steps that are to be taken to control the spread. CCMC on Saturday had made recommendations to the Council of Ministers regarding the same.