Govt moots 2nd phase of Melamchi project to end Kathmandu water crisis

Kathmandu, November 22 Before concluding the long-awaited Melamchi Water Supply Project, the government has begun groundwork for the second phase of much ambitious project. Whereas it has set a deadline of April-May next year to complete all construction works under the project and launch the water supply from the river in Sindhupalchok to Kathmandu, preparations are underway to launch the second phase immediately after that. The Project Chief Ram Chandra Devkota says a detailed project report is being drafted...

Fire at Chhinnamasta destroys property worth one million

Rajbiraj, Nov 15 (RSS): A fire that broke out at Chhinnamasta rural municipality-1 of Saptari district today destroyed property worth approximately one million rupees. The fire started from an oil lamp at the house of one Wokil Mishra destroyed a cowshed ad four houses in the locality, according to locals. Food grain, clothes, utensils and cash were gutted in the fire, the Area Police Office, Chhinnamasta stated. Two cattle heads also perished in the fire. The inferno was brought...

Gauchan’s shooter among five held; mastermind in the run

Kathmandu, November 14 Nepal Police says it has arrested five persons including the one who shot dead construction entrepreneur Sharad Kumar Gauchan in Naya Baneshwor of Kathmandu last month. The investigators have identified the shooter as Rajeev Tamang as Nuwakot. Police say the mastermind, identified as Samir Man Basnet, is yet to be held.

Ukrainian held with 2 kg hashish from Kathmandu airport

Kathmandu, November 8 Police in Kathmandu recently arrested a Ukrainian national in possession of two kilograms of hashish from Nepal’s single international airport, Tribhuvan International Airport. A team deployed from the Narcotics Control Bureau of Nepal Police arrested a 42-year-old Ukranian who was boarding a Jet Airways flight to Mumbai, police say. The alleged smuggler was on the way to Ukraine via Mumbai. Police had found the contraband hidden in a pair of sport shoes and an Ayurvedic medicine...

Rs 10 million provided for Social Welfare Fund

Jhapa, Nov 8 (RSS): A social worker, Tunga Bahadur Basnet, of Birtamod Municipality-1 in Jhapa district has provided Rs 10 million for the establishment of Purna-Tunga Social Welfare Fund. Fund operator Gopal Kumar Basnet said that a person for his/her remarkable contribution to social sector would be awarded from the interest of the fund every year. Social worker Tunga Bahadur on Tuesday announced to donate the amount to the fund at a Mahapuran programme organised at Birtamod-based Narbadeshwor Dham...

Landlord asks former President to vacate his residence

Kathmandu, Nov. 6 : The landlord of a house, where the first President of the Federal Republic of Nepal Dr Ram Baran Yadav is residing, has issued a public notice asking Dr Yadav to vacate his residence within 15 days. The Office of the President had taken the house of Rabi Bhakta Bista of Lalitpur Metropolitan City-4 on rent since October 29, 2015. The Ministry of Home Affairs had been paying the electricity tariff and house rent through the...

Nepal Poultry and Livestock International Expo, 2017 concludes

Chitwan, Nov 6 (RSS): The Nepal Poultry and Livestock International Expo, 2017, Nepal’s first of its kind, concluded amid a programme in Chitwan on Sunday. Speaking at the event, the National Planning Commission member Dr Prabhu Budhathoki stressed the need for focusing on freshness and quality while producing meat. Likewise, other speakers like the district coordination committee deputy chief Muna Shrestha, and Vice Chairman of the Nepal Poultry Federation Tikaram Pokharel compalined that the government could not provide help...

Sherpa and Pun distribute Blankets for Raute

Kathmandu, Nov 5: After the winter season started, a group of five Raute met Prime Minister’s Secretariat on Thursday. As they are having problems with their food and winter season, they wanted to share their problems with Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba asking for help to buy food,Blankets, and to protect them from tough winter.But Prime Minister Deuba denied to meet Raute’s group because of his journey to Dhangadi. Becoming disappointing for such expression of Prime Minister, They called...

Man arrested along with 17 kg of gold

Lamjung, Nov 2 : Police have arrested a person along with 17 kilogrammes of gold at Khudi of Lamjung district along Annapurna trekking route today. The arrested is Pasang Gurung of Nasong rural municipality-9 of Manang district. Police seized this quantity of gold while Gurung was coming to Besishahar from Manang riding a motorcycle (Ba 58 Pa 4291). Police arrested Gurung, who escaped arrest in Manang, from Khudi bazaar, Lamjung. Deputy Superintendent of Police, Padam Bahadur Bista, said that...

Mustang sells apples worth Rs 420 million this year

Pokhara, Nov 1 (RSS): Farmers in Mustang district sold apples worth Rs 420 million. Apple traders from Kathmandu, Pokhara, Narayanghat, Kusma, Baglung and Myagdi reached the apple growers’ orchards in Mustang to purchase the apples. The wholesale traders had purchased apples even taking trees on lease. The retail price of a kilogramme of apples in Mustang is Rs 100. According to Shiva Pujan Yadav, the planning officer at the District Agricultural Development Office, Mustang, apple production in the district...

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