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  • Pokhara Rhinos beat Chitwan Tigers in EPL

    Kathmandu, Dec 19 (RSS): Pokhara Rhinos have beaten the Chitwan Tigers in the match played under the Everest Premier League cricket championship today. The match was played at the TU International Cricket ground in Kirtipur. Pokhara Rhinos registered their first win in the EPL trouncing Chitwan Tigers by 10 wickets. Pakistani player Isharullah contributed the largest number of runs to sail Pokhara to victory. He collected 61 runs. He hit six sixes and one four in 52 balls while...

    Garlands worth Rs 25 million used during elections

    Kathmandu,Dec 17:The Floriculture Association of Nepal (FAN) says flower garlands worth Rs 25 million were used for recent provincial and federal parliamentary elections, reports Karobar in its anchor story for the day. Officials of the organisation say party cadres excessively used flower garlands in their pre-poll campaigning as well as after the announcement of results. The domestic production could not meet the high demand; hence some traders also imported flowers from India also, according to the report, maintaining exact data of...

    Relief distribution to 40 children

    Bhadrapur, Dec 14 (RSS): Rural and Urban Development Nepal (RUDN) has distributed relief of Rs 5,000 each to 40 children of Kachankawal, Barhadashi and Haldibari of Jhapa on Wednesday. With the financial assistance of UNICEF and technical assistance of Womena nd Children Development Office, Jhapa, RUDN distributed relief grants to the children in their village. RUDN Chairperson Basanta Laxmi Udas said that the relief distribution was made as part of a project to protect flood-affected and displaced children and...

    More than 12,000 votes invalid in Baitedi!

    Baitedi, Dec 12: More than 12,000 votes in the November 26 election to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies turned out invalid in the district. Of the 76,173 votes cast under the election to the HoR, 7,054 votes were invalid, according to the Office of the Chief Returning Officer. Likewise, 3,136 votes among the 38,018 votes cast in State Assembly ‘A’ constituency and 2,590 of the 38,155 votes cast in State Assembly ‘B’ constituency of the district were...

    Deuba wins in Dadeldhura

    Dadeldhura, Dec 10 (RSS): Nepali Congress President and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba won a parliamentary seat in Dadeldhura. This is the sixth time he continued to win different elections from this constituency since 2048 B.S. Deuba received 28,044 votes, while his nearest contender CPN (Maoist Centre)’s Khagaraj Bhatta 21,115 votes. Likewise, the left alliance’s Pathan Singh Bohara claimed a Dadeldhura 1 Provincial Assembly seat. He got 13,563 votes, while his closest rival NC’s Raghubar Bhatta 11,394 votes.

    Supreme Court denies stay order on Raya Yadav’s candidacy cancellation

    Kathmandu, December 6 The Supreme Court on Wednesday denied issuing an interim order in relation to the Election Commission’s decision to cancel the nomination of CPN-Maoist Centre candidate for House of Representatives in Sarlahi-4, Shiva Pujan Raya Yadav. It means the Commission’s decision will be valid till the final verdict on the case. Now, the leftist alliance does not have any candidate in the constituency for the polls to be held tomorrow. A division bench of justices Deepak Raj Joshi...

    Mugabe’s Lessons For Nepal

    Kathmandu,Dec 04:Abhi Subedi, in his lead article for Kantipur, talks about how Nepal could become a second Zimbabwe if political parties try to use the constitution to tug corruption under the carpet. He says that although Mugabe did not violate the constitution, he abused it. He abused it to stay in power for a long time and to enrich people close to him at the cost of the people, who neither had jobs nor food. Mugabe did hold elections on...

    Climate smart practices revive cardamom farming in eastern Himalayas

    Kathmandu, Dec 03:What is the most important cash crop for smallholder farmers in the eastern Himalayas? No, it is not tea. It’s large cardamom. The spice has specific growing conditions; loamy soil, moist and shady slopes that also get sunshine for some part of the day. Such a combination can only be found in eastern Nepal, southern Bhutan, Sikkim and the Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India. Traditionally, large cardamom has grown wild in these hills, in soil considered...

    Tamakoshi power generation to begin next year

    Kathmandu, Nov 20 : After the Sunday breakthrough in the construction of a tunnel for the Tamakoshi Hydropower Project, it has been expected that power generation will begin around this time next year, reports Republica in the anchor story. The project’s manager Bigyan Shrestha has told the paper that they aim to complete all construction works and launch the power generation from the 456-megawatt project, the biggest power plant in the country so far, by November 2018. The report informs that the...

    West Seti Paperwork Moves Forward

    Nov 17:Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) and China Three Gorges Corporation signed an agreement to establish a JV, West Setu Hydro Power Company, to construct the 750 MW West Seti hydropower project. Karobar, in its lead story for the day, says the agreement was signed five years behind schedule. The paper reports that the NEA will have 25 per cent stake in the company and the rest will go to Three Gorges. The report says that Three Gorges has agreed to give...

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