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  • Parade to mark Women’s Day

    Kathmandu, March 8 : On the occasion of 108th International Women’s Day, a parade was held here today. The parade organized by the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare began from Bhrikutimandap and passed through Bhadrakali temple, Sahid gate, New Road and converged into a corner meet at the Shanti Batika in Ratnapark. Participants of the rally carried placards calling for an end to violence against women, human trafficking and building peace at home for world peace. Speaking...

    Nepal’s commitment to protection and promotion of human rights

    Kathmandu, Feb 27 (RSS): Nepal has noted that the new Constitution has given high-priority to democratic polity, pluralism and the rule of law while reiterating full commitment to the protection and promotion of human rights. At the High-Level Segment of the 37th Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Nepal said that the national charter has also accorded priority to the representative and accountable government, social and economic justice and universally recognized human rights as well as fundamental...

    National Mother Language Poem Fesvital-2074

    Kathmandu, Feb 21 : On the occasion of the International Mother Language Day-2074, the Nepal Academy organized a ‘National Mother Language Poem Festival-2074’ on Wednesday in the capital city. A total of 44 poets of 36 languages including Nepali, Maithili, Khas, Dumi, Tamang, Dhimal and other languages recited their poems. Likewise, dances of Deuda, Newari, Bhojpuri, Maithali and Dhimal were also performed on the occasion. On the occasion, linguist Prof Dr Nobel Kishor Rai said that diverse languages and...

    International Karate championship on May

    Khotang, Feb 19 (RSS): The second edition of Khotang-Halesi Open International Karate Championship is to be held in Diktel, Khotang on May 3-5, 2018. The Karate event is to be organized by Nepal Shito-ryu Karate Association Khotang. The Association has intensified its preparation for the championship event which is estimated to be conducted at the cost of around Rs 5 million. A main championship organizing committee has been formed under the leadership of Khotang District Coordination Committee Chairperson Babi...

    Kanchhi movie review: A romantic disaster

    Love stories are a filmmaker’s bread and butter. They are made because the audience can relate to them. Every other week there is a romantic movie released in Nepal and this week it was Akash Adhikari’s romantic drama, Kanchhi. The movie revolves around the life of Hira (Dayahang Rai) and Kanchhi (Sweta Khadka), both of whom have carved out a respectable life for them in the high Himalayan region of Nepal. These childhood friends fall in love but are...

    22 soldiers injured in lightning

    Baitadi, Feb 14 (RSS): Twenty-two Nepal Army soldiers have been injured by lightning in Baitadi district. The soldiers were participating in a training session under the Army’s Shatrumardan Company at Kathpate when they came under a lightning strike at 7.50 pm on Tuesday, Company Chief Major Sudeep Baniya said. According to him, five of the injured soldiers are in a serious condition. They are Amar Singh Alemagar, Balram Thapamagar, Dinesh Raj Bhatta, Dhan Bahadur Thanet and Sonam Lama Tamang....

    Music concert to be organised to raise awareness on HIV/AIDS

    Nagarkot, Feb 12 (RSS): Music concert are to be organised in 40 countries around the world on February 13 to generate public awareness on HIV/AIDS, coinciding with the International Condom Day. An organisation called ‘Suruwat’ is going to organise a concert at the premises of the Padma Secondary School, Bhaktapur Durbar Area in Bhaktapur on Tuesday. The concert will feature a special performance by well-known artist Adrian Pradhan along with other local musical bands. Suruwat’s president Rajendra Puri said...

    ‘Local govts immediately need 37,000 additional staff for full-fledged functioning’

    Kathmandu, February 9 The Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development, which is currently overseeing the country’s transformation to the newly set-up federal structure, says recently elected local level governments need 37,000 more staff than they currently have. It has already been four to nine months since people-elected officials are heading the local governments, but their smooth functioning has been hardly hit thanks to the lack of sufficient human resources. Most of total 753 local units have less than...

    Provincial governments will conduct SEE from next year

    Kathmandu,Feb 6:The government has decided to authorise provincial governments to conduct annual Secondary Education Examinations that the students have to take after completing Grade 10, according to Nepal Samacharpatra anchor story. A recent meeting of Ministry of Education has made the decision, the report says. So far, the Office of the Controller of Examinations under the Ministry of Education at the central level has been taking the examinations known as School Leaving Certificate (SLC) examinations till few years back.

    General strike in Birgunj demanding provincial capital

    Birgunj, February 4 Locals of Birgunj in Parsa district have imposed a general strike in the bordering city today demanding that it be made the capital of Province 2. A struggle committee has called the strike coinciding with the first meeting of Provincial Assembly in Janakpur. The committee had been staging different forms of protest since the government named Janakpur as the temporary provincial capital. Some lawmakers from Parsa, Bara and Rautahat district have also warned of forming a...

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