Japanese national donates Rs 900,000 to Eye Treatment Centre in Palpa

Palpa, Sept 28 (RSS): A Japanese national provided financial assistance worth Rs 900,000 to the Kaligandaki Eye Treatment Centre at Rampur in Palpa district. The amount was collected through a Japanese organization named Friends Japan in initiative of Kajamasa Kakimi, popularly known as Ok Baje among the locals here. Kakimi handed over the amount to the Centre’s Chairperson Hutaraj Pokharel yesterday. The Nepal-loving Japanese social worker has been contributing to the best of his capacity to the poor and...

Economic crisis mars Biratnagar Jute Mill operation

Pathari (Morang), Sept 25 (RSS): Economic crisis has loomed large in the country’s oldest and historical Biratnagar Jute Mill to continue its operation. The government has not yet released budget as it requires Rs 100 million to resume the operation of the Mill which has the political history in the struggle for establishing democracy in Nepal. The amount is required for the purchase of raw materials. The government had given assurance to the Mill to release budget for its...

Indian national held with sliver jewelleries

Baglung, Sept 25: An Indian national, Surendra Saha, was held with 14.5-kg of illegal silver jewelleries. Police nabbed Saha, 51, of Aurahiyathana-4, Adapur of Motihari district in India from Baglung headquarters on Sunday evening. Baglung District Police Chief SP Chandra Kunwar Khapung informed that Saha was caught with varieties of silver-made jewelleries worth amounting to around Rs 320,000. SP Khatun informed that Saha has been importing illegal silver jewelleries from Raksaul, India and selling out to traders of Baglung....

Investment of Rs 15 million for promotion of traditional skill-based enterprises

Babiyachaur (Myygdi), Sept 24 (RSS): An investment of Rs 15 million has been mobilized in Myagdi for the promotion of enterprises based on indigenous skills. The mobilization has been made through the Market Linkage Development for Conflict Survivors of Nepal Project being implemented by Dhaulagiri Community Resource Development Centre (DCRDC) with the assistance of the Poverty Alleviation Fund. The project has mobilized Rs 16.8 million through revolving fund for the preservation and customization of indigenous skills and supporting income...

France provides Euro 200,000 to UNICEF for Nepal flood relief

Kathmandu, September 22 The French government has provided Euro 200,000 to UNICEF Nepal as a part of relief support to victims of recent floods in southern Nepal. The UN agency will use the assistance to cope with acute malnutrition in 18 flood-affected districts including Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari, Saptari, Siraha, Udayapur, Dhanusha, Mahottari, Sarlahi, Rautahat, Bara, Parsa, Nawalparasi, Rupandehi, Kapilvastu, Dang, Banke and Bardiya, says a joint statement by the French Embassy in Kathmandu and UNICEF Nepal Office. Ready-to-use therapeutic...

Over 46 thousand passengers make advance booking for tickets

Kathmandu, Sept 19 (RSS): A total of 46,465 passengers have booked the tickets online in advance for short and long route to travel out of Kathmandu Valley during the Dashain. It has been a week since the online booking of bus tickets was opened by the transport entrepreneurs in the initiative of the government. Federation of Nepalese National Transport Entrepreneurs Association Secretary-General Saroj Sitaula shared that almost 70 per cent of online booking have been made so far. The...

South Korea to assist Nepal in developing smart cities

Nawalparasi, Sept 19 (RSS): The South Korean government has pledged support in transforming Nepal’s six local tiers into smart cities. South Korea will be lending diverse economic support for sustainable development of two metropolitan cities including Kathmandu and four municipalities. One of the other metropolitan cities is Pokhara whereas the municipalities include Ramgram in Nawalparasi, Nilkantha in Dhading, Dhulikhel in Kavre and Bhaktapur. Ramgram municipality’s Major, Narendra Kumar Gupta, confirmed that the South Korean government will be helping those...

NOC Executive Director Khadka dismissed

Kathmandu – Executive Director of Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC), Gopal Khadka, has been dismissed from his post. The meeting of the Council of Ministers held at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers in Singha Durbar today decided to relieve Khadka of his post after the Minister for Supplies presented a proposal in the meeting that Khadka did not cooperate to him, promoted groupism and committed financial irregularities. Government spokesperson and Minister for Information and Communications,...

The 13th International Travel Expo – Ho Chi Minh City 2017

Sept.18,The 13th International Travel Expo – Ho Chi Minh City 2017 (ITE – HCMC 2017) organised by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism, VINEXAD Trade Fair and Informa Exhibitions and supported by Ministry of Tourism Kingdom of Cambodia, Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism of Lao PDR, Ministry of Hotels & Tourism of Myanmar and the Ministry of Tourism and Sports Kingdom of Thailand. With the theme “Your gateway to tourism in Asia“, the 13th ITEHCMC 2017 is one...

Nepal signs agreement for MCC grant assistance of USD 500 million

Washington DC, Sept 15: An agreement related to the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact programme aimed at Nepal’s economic development and eradication of poverty was signed amidst a function held in Washington DC on Thursday. MCC’s Acting CEO, Jonathan Nash, and Nepal’s Minister for Finance Gyanendra Bahadur Karki signed the agreement. On the occasion, United States Deputy Secretary of State, John J Sullivan, expressed joy that the US government has been able to lend support in upgrading the life...

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