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  • 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...

    Nepali foods and cultures to be promoted in international arena

    Kathmandu, Jan 5 : The Sneha Travel Media is to popularize Nepali food and culture at national and international level for tourism promotion. At the onset of the New Year, the Media has intensified its plan to reach out this programme to different 70 countries of the world in collaboration with Nepal Tourism Board and Nepal Non-Resident Association. Programme Coordinator Suresh Chandra Basnet said they have mooted such campaign to popularize Nepali foods and cultures being adopted from hilly...

    National Assembly polls likely on Feb 8

    Kathmandu,Jan 3:Almost all newspapers published from Kathmandu today have reported that the government and the Election Commission have agreed to hold elections for the upper House (National Assembly) on February 8. The understanding was made during a meeting between Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav yesterday. During the meeting, Yadav had proposed the date considering preparations the Commission would have to carry out before the polls, according to Kantipur. In response, Deuba said he...

    Biratnagar Warriors lift EPL trophy after one-run victory

    Kathmandu,Dec 31:The Himalayan Times lead story for the day says Paras Khadka-led Biratnagar Warriors defeated Bhairahawa Gladiators by one run to lift the trophy of Everest Premier League. Bhairahawa Gladiators were one run short to meet the target of 150 runs.

    Leadership row delays UML-Maoist merger

    Kathmandu,Dec 24:The CPN-UML and the CPN-Maoist Centre, which have said they will announce the merger soon, had called a meeting of the Unification Coordination Committee for Saturday, but it could not take place, reports Gorkhapatra. The story informs that Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal could not come to Kathmandu after bad weather obstructed his scheduled flight from Bhairahawa. Meanwhile, Rajdhani claims multiple differences between the parties about the next leadership model are delaying the merger. Though Oli and Dahal seem flexible...

    CIAA gets most number of complaints on Education

    Kathmandu,Dec 20:Nepal’s anti-corruption watchdog CIAA receives the most number of complaints from the education sector, the constitutional body’s annual report shows, says Karobar. The paper says that a total of 3,974 complaints were received from the education sector in the last Fiscal. Second on the list was matters related to local development. Most cases of corruption are related to forgery of education-related certificates, says the office.

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