11,000 tourists visit Koshi Tappu

Inaruwa, Oct 6 (RSS): A total of 11,252 tourists visited the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, one of the renowned tourist destinations in the eastern region in the past one year. Of them, 11,002 were domestic tourists, 54 from SAARC countries and 196 foreigners visiting the wildlife reserve in fiscal year 2073/074, according to protection officer Shyam Kumar Shah. The highest number of tourists visiting the reserve located in west Kushaha of Koshi rural municipality was in the month of...

Indefinite curfew imposed in Gulariya Municipality in Bardia

Bardia, Oct 2 (RSS): The District Administration Office, Bardia, has imposed an indefinite curfew at Lalpur in Gulariya Municipality-11 in Bardia district and the sensitive areas in its vicinity effective from 10:00 today morning. The curfew was clamped in the wake of a clash that ensued after a dispute erupted between the locals and those going to immerse an idol at Lalpur on Sunday evening. The congestion due to narrow space in road became the bone of contention and...

‘Police in Our Locality’ campaign launched, focusing on civic participation

Kathmandu, Sept 22 (RSS): The Home Ministry has launched a special campaign ‘Police in our locality’, with the theme of ‘peace, security and good governance: civic-friendly police and Administration’. Home Minister Janardan Sharma inaugurated the campaign amidst a programme here today. On the occasion, he said the campaign has come into effect at 2,500 units of Nepal Police across the nation simultaneously. The campaign launched under the 84-point road map meant for the reforms in home administration lays its...

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...

Political culture, civic education and good governance imperative to make constitution live-PM Deuba

Kathmandu, Sept 19 (RSS): Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has extended his best wishes to all Nepali brothers and sisters at home and abroad on the Constitution Day today. On the occasion, Prime Minister Deuba wished that the Day would inspire all of us to move ahead to the path of national unity and prosperity being conscious to the rights and responsibilities. In a message if best wishes delivered today, he noted that the Constitution of Nepal is the...

Chitwan wild animals killed 144 persons in 14 years

Sept 18,At least 144 persons have been killed by wild animals of Chitwan National Park in past 14 years, reports Nagarik anchor story. A female tiger, named Nangre Pothi, has so far killed more than 20 persons whereas an elephant, Dhrube Hatti, also devoured more than 15 persons. Recently, another elephant, named Ronaldo, killed an Indian tourist near the Elephant Breeding Cetre in Khorsor of the district, the report says. Meanwhile, it has been found that people living nearby the park...

Missing youth found dead after eight days

Tanahun, Sept 12: A youth from Byas municipality – 3 missing since the last eight days was found dead in a river. Chandra Kumar Kayastha’s elder son, Krishna Kayastha, went missing on Sept 4 and was found a week after on Monday evening. His body was spotted floating along the Bagai stretch of a river at Devghat rural municipality – 5. The police have taken under control four youths who went swimming with Kayastha for investigation, District Police Office,...

ADB agrees to lend Rs17 billion to Nepal

Sep 11, 2017-The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to provide $152 million (approximately Rs15.46 billion) in loan and grant to expand transmission lines in various parts of the country and enhance efficiency of the distribution system in the northern part of the Kathmandu Valley. An agreement to this extent was signed between Finance Secretary Shanta Raj Subedi and Sharad Bhandari, officer-in-charge of the ADB’s Nepal Resident Mission. Also, a separate project agreement was signed between Kulman Ghishing, managing...

Australia gay marriage rally draws record crowd ahead of postal vote

Sep 10 SYDNEY: More than 20,000 people rallied in Sydney on Sunday urging the legalization of same-sex marriage, days ahead of a contentious postal survey on the issue that has divided the country. Organizers said the gathering was Australia’s largest gay rights demonstration, as a diverse range of people clad in rainbow colours converged on the heart of the city to insist on equal rights.   “We’re blown away by the response,” Cat Rose from Community Action Against Homophobia said....

EC registers 87 parties and allocates election symbols

Kathmandu, Sept 8: The Election Commission has registered and allocated election symbols to 87 different political parties for the purpose of the election to the members of the House of Representatives and the State Assemblies. A meeting of the election commissioners chaired by Chief Commissioner Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav on Thursday took the decision to this effect, in response to the applications registered at the Election Commission by 95 political parties seeking to be registered for the election purposes...

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