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  • Nepal’s Hydropower investment environment weakest in South Asia

    Kathmanu,May6:Anchor story in Karobar says Nepal’s hydropower sector is the least attractive for investors in South Asia though it has a huge potential. The South Asia Initiative-Energy supported by the United States Aid has made the conclusion after a comparative study of various indicators representing investment risks in the sector. Among four indicators, Nepal fared bad in three and very bad in one, according to the report.

    Nepali Army to select consultant for fast track DPR in two weeks

    Kathmandu, May 3 The Nepali Army says it will select a consultant to prepare the detailed project report for the construction of Kathmandu-Terai fast track within next two weeks. Spokesperson of the national military organisation Gokul Bhandari says total 17 companies, one domestic and 16 international, have expressed their interest to prepare the DPR and the Army is currently studying the applications. According to Bhandari, the consultant will be sent to the field immediately after the selection so that...

    PM’s Rara address makes tall promises

    Kathmandu,April 15:Newspaper reports inform that the Prime Minister’s New Year message is full of tall promises as he claimed the country would get a facelift in next five years. Gorkhapatra quotes the Prime Minister to say that the country now has an unprecedented opportunity for development and prosperity. Oli had spelled out his government’s plan for next five year, according to The Himalayan Times. The main opposition, Nepali Congress, however, comments that the PM’s address is full of emotional statements, but it...

    Province 4 Assembly seeks people’s suggestions on name, capital

    Pokhara, April 5 The Provincial Assembly of Province 4 has launched a campaign to collect people’s opinions about name and capital of the Province. While dividing Nepal into seven provinces, the province has been named Province 4 and its temporary capital has been named Pokhara. The constitution says the Provincial Assembly has the prerogative to name the Province and fix its capital. Accordingly, a special committee formed to fix the name and the capital has decided to collect people’s...

    Prime Minister calls all seven Chief Ministers to Kathmandu

    Kathmandu, March 20 Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has called Chief Ministers of all seven provinces to Kathmandu, the Office of the PM said on Tuesday. The Prime Minister will host the leaders for a meeting on Wednesday to understand their needs, the office said. This comes days after the chief ministers started complaining that legal and administrative hurdles make it difficult for them to stamp their authority. The chief ministers are also not clear about the pieces of...

    Govt preparing to scrap Department of Drug Administration

    Kathmandu,March 5:Naya Patrika says that government is preparing to scrap the Department of Drug Administration as it has been hit by a manpower crunch. Citing sources, the paper says that the government is preparing to form a sub-unit under the Department of Health Services to replace the DDA.

    From mortal to goddess: The making of the Kumari of Lalitpur

    Kathmandu,Feb 16:Five young girls were brought to the Ratnakar Mahavihar in Gabahal, Lalitpur (Patan), on the afternoon of February 5. Some of the girls are as young as two. The excitement in their faces is visible; why not? One of them will take charge as the Kumari of Patan, one of the three medieval kingdoms of the Kathmandu Valley. As news spreads that Patan getting a new Kumari, the otherwise deserted Ratnakar Mahavihar, is full of people. Photographers, along...

    Super blue blood moon, total lunar eclipse tonight

    Kathamdu,Jan31:A rare super blue blood moon will coincide with a total lunar eclipse in Nepal tonight. The eclipse will be visible in the northeastern corner of the sky, according to the report. Gorkhapatra says the total lunar eclipse will begin at 6:35 pm and lasts till 8:57 pm. Whereas the eclipse will be total for Nepal and other South Asian countries, it will be just partial in the United States, according to the report.

    Westerly wind brings rain in most parts of country today

    Kathmandu, Jan 24 (RSS): Rainfall occurred in most parts of the country today due to the influence of the Westerly wind. All parts of the higher mountainous region have received snowfall die to the influence of the Westerly wind, meteorologist Shanti Kandel said. According to her, the Westerly wind that entered Nepal from the western part from Tuesday night has spread its influence even to the eastern parts as of this morning. She said its influence would diminish by...

    Khukuri T-20 Cricket Championship starting from Jan 24

    Kathmandu, Jan 22 (RSS): The Second Khukuri Challenge T-20 Cup Cricket Championship is starting from this week. The championship being organised by Khukuri ENT will be held from January 24 to February 17. The matches under the championship would be held at the international cricket ground at Kirtipur and the Mulpani cricket ground. All the preparations for the championship have been made, said Binaya Bikram Thapa, Chairman of ENT, the championship organising body, at a news conference here on...

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