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  • I-cube and Rockstart Impact call for application

    Aug 24, 2017- Two business development programmes, I-Cube by Nepal Communitere and Rockstart Impact by One to Watch, both of which aim to support entrepreneurship development in Nepal, have kicked off in the capital on Wednesday. The programmes that focus on business development, will incubate and accelerate high potential Nepali companies for growth, and eventually groom them for investment. I-Cube, which will incubate 12 entrepreneurs for a year, and Rockstart Impact, which will enrol 10 entrepreneurs for their fourth...

    Japan offers flood relief

      Aug 24, 2017- Japan has provided emergency relief goods worth Rs23.4 millions to the government as support to the victims of the recent floods in the southern plains. Japanese Ambassador to Nepal Masashi Ogawa handed over the materials to Home Minister Janardan Sharma amid a ceremony held at the Humanitarian Staging Area of the Tribhuvan International Airport on Wednesday. The first shipment of emergency relief supplies include 3,000 blankets, 100 plastic sheets, 2,000 sleeping pads, 100 tents and...

    Relief items distributed to 2060 flood victims in Saptari

    Rajbiraj (Saptari), Aug 24: Around 2,060 flood victims have received relief materials in Rajbiraj Municipality-9 in Saptari. A local organisation Aasaman Nepal handed out relief materials to around 560 flood victims in collaboration with an organisation World Wield Consultant and People In Lead amid a programme in the district on Wednesday. The relief items include rice, pulse, packets of salt, cooking oil, sugar, soap, bucket, mosquito nets and sanitary pad. Likewise, another organisation Dear Walk Foundation, Kathmandu distributed Rs...

    Seek experts’ advice to formulate policies: former minister Pandey

    Kathmandu, Aug 23: CPN (UML) leader and former Finance Minister Surendra Pandey has said the government must introduce a cooperative policy at the earliest for management of the cooperatives. At the 19th Annual General Assembly (AGM) of Biswash Multi-purpose Cooperative Ltd on Tuesday here, Pandey warned that formulation of policies by excluding the opinions of the experts would result in introduction of weak policies. He stressed on the fact that the cooperatives must seek alternate avenues of investment to...

    Nepal’s gradation from LDC rank possible by 2022

    Kathmandu, Aug 22: Nepal’s gradation from the least developed countries into the ranks of developed countries by 2022 does not seem a far cry. At the National Consultation Seminar held by Least Developed Countries (LDC) Watch, National Planning Commission’s Joint Secretary, Lal Shankar Ghimire, stressed on the fact. The Joint Secretary noted that the commission in its 13th periodic plan has set a goal of upgrading Nepal from the LDC group by 2022, a step forward from its previous...

    Dhurmus-Suntali Foundation provides relief materials to landslide victim family

    Sindhuli, Aug 22: Dhurmus-Suntali Foundation has today distributed relief to a person who lost family members in landslide in Sindhuli district. The Foundation provided relief materials including food stuffs, clothes and utensil to Uday Bahadur Khadka of Kamalamai Municipality-6, said Proprietor of the Foundation, Sitaram Kattel (Dhurmus). Udaya’s spouse, two sons and a daughter were killed in landslide on 12 August. Udaya’s family had been residing in the land owned by Federation of Nepali Journalist in Sindhuli. Dhurmus has...

    Japan provides emergency assistance to Nepal

    Kathmandu, Aug 22: Upon the request of the Government of Nepal, Japan has decided to provide emergency relief goods such as blankets, plastic sheets, sleeping pads, tents and water tanks to Nepal in response to the damages incurred from the floods caused by the heavy rainfall since August 11 around southern areas of the country. Immediately after the arrival of the relief goods at Tribhuvan International Airport, the JICA will hand over them to the Government of Nepal. “Upon...

    11.2 million SMSes sent during post-flood tariff waiver

    Kathmandu, August 21 Nepal Telecom says around 11.2 million short messages have been sent and received within its network from Sunday to Tuesday as the company had announced that it would not charge any cost for the service during this period in a bid to give relief to flood victims and their relatives. While 1.73 million SMSes were sent on Sunday, the numbers stood at 4.755 million and 4.715 million on next two days, the company says. Meanwhile, the Department of Hydrology...

    NPC decides to list all hydels under national priority projects

    Kathmandu, August 19 The National Planning Commission — the apex planning body of the government — decided to provide special treatment to all hydropower projects in the country, listing them under ‘national priority projects’. Considering that lack of energy is a major bottleneck for development, the apex planning body of the government has instructed the Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation to facilitate hydropower projects by cooperating when it is necessary to clear forests. The recent guideline issued by...

    “Govt puts relief distribution to flood-survivors on high priority,” reaffirms PM Deuba

    Kathmandu, Aug 18: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has reaffirmed the government’s priority on relief operation in the flood-affected areas in various parts of the country. PM Deuba reaffirmed the commitment while receiving a cheque from the Nepal Truck and Tankers Entrepreneurs Federation Chairperson Arjun Ranabhat here today at the PM official residence, Baluwatar. The cheque bearing the amount Rs 1,501,111 was provided to the Prime Minister Disaster Relief Fund to help assist flood-survivors. On the occasion, PM Deuba...

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