Bhandari, Pun likely to be re-elected

Kathmandu,March 02:The Left Alliance wants to re-elect Bidya Devi Bhandari to the post of President, reports in the press today say. The news comes just a few days after the Election Commission made public the schedule for the polls, Annapurna Post reports. The paper quotes sources to say that although the UML’s Jhalanath Khanal and Maoist Centre’s Amik Sherchan had expressed their interest for the position, the Left Alliance is likely to retain Bhandari as President. The Election Commission has set...

Lalbabu Pandit wants to open air quality monitoring stations across Nepal

Kathmandu, February 28 Minister for Environment Lalbabu Pandit says he wants to establish air quality monitoring stations in various parts of the country so that quality of air and level of pollution can be monitored regularly. Visiting such a station in Ratnapark of Kathmandu today, Pandit also expressed his curiosity about the cost of such stations and officials informed him that establishing a station would cost Rs 30 million. In another context, Pandit said he would try his best...

Jagadishpur Lake turning into centre of attraction for nature lovers

Jitpur, Kapilvastu, Feb 28 : The Jagadishpur Tal, which figures in the list of major wetlands of the world, is gradually developing into a tourism destination in recent times. The Jagadishpur Tal is the largest artificial lake of the country which is locatedat Kapilvastu Municipality-9, some 11 kilometres to the north of Taulihawa, the headquarters of Kapilvastu district. This lake has become a new destination for the tourists visiting Lumbini, the birthplaceof Gautama Buddha, which also lies in Kapilvastu...

Reconstruction of Upper Bhotekoshi hydro project begins

Chautara, Feb 27: The Upper Bhotekoshi Hydropower Project of 45 megawatt which suffered a heavy loss in Gorkha Earthquake and floods is likely to take two more years for the power generation after the completion of the ongoing reconstruction works. Power generation from the project is in a halt for five years leading to a huge loss to the project and the nation at large. The project developed by the private sector suffered a heavy loss due to Jure...

Special security plan for Holi festival, punishment to lola thrower

Kathmandu, Feb 26: The Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu, has prepared a special security arrangement in view of the coming Holi, the festival of colours. It is being celebrated coming Thursday in the hilly districts including the Kathmandu Valley, while next day in the Tarai districts. Police are to take immediate action against anyone else smearing colour forcefully to others and throwing lolas (water-filled balloons) during the festival. At a press meet here Sunday, Range chief Senior Superintendent of Police...

Leader Dahal sets up contact office

Chitwan, Feb 25 (RSS): CPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said that addressing the people’s grievances and the works related to development construction and good governance will be moved ahead in an institutionalized manner. Inaugurating his contact office in Hakim Chowk of Bharatpur metropolis-9 under his Chitwan constituency no. 3 today, Dahal said the Office will play a role in resolving day-to-day problems of the people and to maintain good governance in Chitwan.

Panchebaja Movie Review: A tale of friendship and betrayal

All Nepali movies seem to follow a predictable pattern these days. A slow build up leads to a predictable climax and when the curtain falls, the audience is left surprised how the film ended. Panchebaja fits well with the pattern. The movie is full of fun but is clichéd dialogues and poor presentation are a big turn-off for the audience. The film revolves around the lives three main characters Bhupi (Saugat Malla), Rudra (Karma), and Sahile (Buddhi Tamang). Bhupi is a...

Largest number of 136 archaeological spots in the country in Kapilvastu

Kapilvastu, Feb 23: The latest archaeological excavation carried out under the aegis of the Department of Archaeology has discovered that Kapilvastu has the highest number of archaeological sites in the country. It has identified 136 archaeological sites in the district. Department’s spokesperson Ram Bahadur Kunwar said that this is the first time so many archaeologically significant sites have been found in Kapilvastu district. Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautama Buddha, which is a World Heritage Site, also lies in Kapilvastu...

Construction of tunnel of Melamchi project delays

Chautara, Feb 23: Construction of the tunnel of the much-awaited Melamchi Water Supply Project has slowed down. The construction works on the tunnel of the project have been delayed as the construction company has not been carrying out any works on some days citing lack of construction materials while on other days digging up to a metre only or from six to eight metres also on days it says it is working full-fledged, said Rajendra Panta, the Project Senior...

Paragliding also to feature in Nuwakot Festival

Nuwakot, Feb 23 : Visitors can enjoy paragliding, rafting, helicopter excursion and elephant safari among a host of activities in course of the Fifth Nuwakot Mahotsav that is taking place here from February 28 to March 10. The mahotsav or festival will also feature the traditional bull fighting. The paragliding will be organised from the historic Seven-storied Palace premises while the river rafting will take place in the Trishuli River. Likewise, the helicopter excursion would be organised to the...

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