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  • 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...

    Chinese Representatives in Chitwan to take rhino

    Ratnanagar, Chitwan, April 20: As per the government decision to gift two pair of rhinoceros to China, the officials and employees at Chitwan National Park have initiated efforts to take the pachyderm under control. Park Chief Bed Kumar Dhakal informed that that the places to locate the rhinoceros have been identified with the mobilization of the teams including the Chinese representatives. A Chinese team led by Assistant Manager of Chime Long Safari has already arrived here, while additional representatives...

    Candidates register for ECAN’s election

    Kathmandu, April 19 (RSS): Educational Consultancy Association of Nepal (ECAN) is all geared up to go to the ballot for new leadership in just a few days for which candidacies were filed on Wednesday. ECAN Chairman Prakash Pandey said the panels led by Bishnu Hari Pandey and Saroj Basnet have registered to vie for new leadership. He added that a total of 37 individuals have filed candidacies for 18 posts. Meanwhile, Krishna KC has filed a separate individual candidacy...

    Nepal elected member of UN Women executive board

    Kathmandu, April 17 (RSS): Nepal has been elected member of the executive board of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women). This is the first time that Nepal has made it to the UN Women since its establishment in 2010. Nepal’s term in the UN Women will be from 2019 to 2021. Other countries like neighbouring India and Bangladesh, and Mongolia and Saudi Arabia have already become member of the UN Women. Likewise,...

    649 mountaineers to climb 22 peaks this spring

    Kathmandu,April 17:Many mountaineers looking to climb the highest mountains in the world in the Nepali Himalayas have reached the base camps and are waiting for the weather to clear. As April and May are the months when the weather conditions are the best for expeditions, more and more climbers are arriving at the Department of Tourism in Kathmandu to obtain permits to scale various mountains in the Himalayas. According to the Department of Tourism, climbing permits have been issued to...

    Fuel tanker drivers resort to strike after ‘police attack’ on colleague

    Birgunj, April 16 Drivers of tankers ferrying petroleum products to Nepal from India via Raxaul-Birgunj border point say they will stop work unless some police personnel who reportedly attacked a driver will be punished. The drivers are refusing to transport fuel from Raxaul and Barauni depots from Monday morning. They have accused the chief of local Inarwa Police Post Binod Mallik and personnel under him of misbehaving with and beating up a driver, Santosh Prasain. They say the police...

    FNJ issues Rara Declaration-2075

    Surkhet, April 15 (RSS): A gathering of district Presidents of Karnali Province of Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) concluded at Rara of Mugu district by issuing Rara Declaration-2075 BS. The gathering started with the beginning of ‘Karnali-Rara Tourism Year 2075′ organised by Karnali Province demanded to make government communications policy journalist and media-friendly. FNJ central committee member Kalendra Sejuwal said that the gathering stressed on implementation of the working journalists’ wages as well as decided to bring the proportional...

    Week-long campaign to conserve heritage sites launched

    Kathmandu, April 15 (RSS): A week-long campaign has been launched in a bid to develop historical and cultural heritage sites between Hanumandhoka and Swayambhu as a heritage circuit and a tourist destination. The campaign was launched on occasion of International Day for Monuments and Sites that falls on coming Wednesday this year. Hanumandhoka and Swayambhu are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Under this drive, heritage locations between Hanumandhoka and Bhurungkhel were tidied up. In between the two world heritage places...

    Post-quake housing reconstruction project begins in Gorkha

    Gorkha, April 11: The post-quake housing reconstruction project funded by the Indian government has begun after more than one year of agreement. The three-year project worth $ 100 million was signed in August 2017 between Nepal and India, under which India is to provide monetary support to reconstruct 50,000 private houses in Gorkha and Nuwakot districts. As per the agreement that calls for the appointment of consultants to provide socio-technical facilitations for the project, the Indian embassy in Kathmandu...

    Melamchi tunnel construction over!

    Kathmandu, April 10 The Melamchi Water Supply Project says it has completed the construction of tunnel to supply drinking water from Melamchi of Sindhupalchok district to Kathmandu Valley. The final section of the tunnel (7.5-km Sindhu-Gyaltung) achieved breakthrough today. However, the completion will be announced amidst a formal programme on Thursday. Minister for Water Supply and Sanitation Bina Magar, however, shared with journalists at the Ministry today that the construction works have been over. She added that people of...

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