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  • Chinese officials in Kathmandu to discuss West Seti

    Kathmandu,Aug 28;Representatives of Three Gorges International Corporation have come to Kathmandu on Monday to discuss the stuck West Seti Hydropower Project with Nepal’s Investment Board. The Board had signed an agreement with the company to build the project, but the Chinese company has raised some serious concerns delaying the ambitious project.

    Balancing people and energy in the Karnali Basin

    Kathmandu,Aug 27:The Karnali region of western Nepal has huge hydropower potential and significant development needs. But with a large number of proposed hydropower projects, how can we decide which projects should move forward and which should not? Researchers from the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) carried out a survey of communities across the Karnali basin to explore the social and cultural importance of rivers for local people, as part of USAID’s Digo Jal Bikas (DJB) project. They carried out 260 social surveys and 5 focus...

    Northern Kathmandu to receive more drinking water

    Kathmandu,Aug 19:A three-column story in The Kathmandu Post reports that some areas in northern part of Kathmandu district will receive more drinking water from Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepali Limited from now onwards. Consumers in Kapan, Saraswatinagar, Bouddha, Jorpati, Chabahil, Handigaun, Gyaneshwor, Naxal, Baneshwor, Anamnagar, Putalisadak, Dillibazaar, Bagbazaar, Maitighar, Triputeshwor and New Road will be supplied with drinking water five times a week, two hours at a stretch. Earlier, tap water was received only once a week.

    Dus Din Dilli Ke food festival in Kathmandu

    Kathmandu,June 28: Food festivals are a good way to experience the culinary culture of a particular country or a region. They serve as platforms for sharing agro-biodiversity, and are a cultural expression of traditional food and agricultural patterns. And to showcase the rich culinary heritage of Delhi, The Café at Hyatt Regency Kathmandu is hosting a food festival that offers lip-smacking food from North India. Studying in Delhi, I spent most of my time eating from local eateries around...

    Nepal Communist Party accused of ignoring inclusion

    Kathmandu,May 23:Annapurna Post, Nagarik, Naya Patrika, Republica and The Himalayan Times have analysed the composition of newly unified Nepal Communist Party’s Central Committee to conclude that it is not inclusive so as to represent different social and cultural groups of the country. Women cover just around 17 per cent share of the 441-member Committee though the statute of the party itself has made it mandatory to have at least 33 per cent women in the Committee, according to newspaper reports. Likewise, participation of Janajatis, Dalits,...

    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...

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