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  • VITOF day celebrating on July 31

    Kathmandu, July 20: The Village Tourism Promotion Forum Nepal (VITOF-Nepal) is going to celebrate its 22nd VITOF day on July 31. The day will be celebrated by organizing a general meeting. Every year, VITOF celebrates its anniversary by announcing 3 new destinations and promotes and develops the destination to attract the internal as well as foreign tourists. The main objective of the program is to develop and promote rural tourism. Previously, VITOF has chosen Chitlang, Ghalegau, Balthali, Chepang, Kakani, Barpag,...

    Maintenance work at Mahakunung Lake

      Kathmandu, July 18: Mahakulung Village Municipality, Solukhumbu will be conducting maintenance work at Mahakunung Lake. According to the Chief of the municipality, the lake is to be maintained to increase the staying period of the internal as well as foreign tourists. Currently, 47 KW of electricity is produced from the lake which is used in 450 houses in Cheskam. Likewise, the lake will also play a great role in promoting Merapik, Pachpokhari, Kenpa and Namche trekking route which...

    Chief Minister of Karnali Province Shahi takes stock of Dr KC’s health

    Kathmandu, July 19 :  A team of officials led by Chief Minister of Karnali Province, Mahendra Bahadur Shahi, visited Jumla today to inquire about the health condition of Dr Govinda KC. Dr KC has been staging his 15th hunger strike in Jumla for 20 days demanding a medical education law in line with the proposal submitted by Kedar Bhakta Mathema-led task force. The visiting team includes Secretary at the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and Coordinator from the...

    PM inspects under-construction airport

    Kathmandu, July 19 : Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has inspected the under construction Pokhara Regional International Airport here this morning. The PM arrived in Pokhara this morning in connection with inaugurating the 19th annual general meeting of the Pokhara University. During the observation of the airport, PM Oli also acquired information on the works being carried out in the under-construction airport. Pokhara Regional International Airport Construction Project chief Binesh Munakarmi briefed the PM on the ongoing works at...

    Government sends helicopter to bring Dr KC to capital

    Kathmandu, July 19 : The government has sent a helicopter to Jumla to bring Dr Govinda KC, who has been staging a hunger strike at the Karnali Academy of Health Sciences in Jumla for the last 20 days, to Kathmandu for saving his life. Minister for Education, Science and Technology Giriraj Mani Pokharel said that the chopper has been sent to Jumla this morning to bring Dr KC to Kathmandu as it has become inevitable to bring him here...

    RJPN draws government’s attention

    Kathmandu, July 19 : The Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) has drawn the attention of the government to address the justified demands put forth by Dr Govinda KC and save his life. Senior orthopedic neurosurgeon Dr KC is on a hunger strike in Jumla calling for reform in medical education sector in the country. He is protesting some provisions of a supplementary bill that the government has been pushing in the parliament to replace a draft bill in this...

    Nepali victims of aircraft accidents to receive the same insurance compensation as foreign citizens

    Kathmandu, July 18: The Minister of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, has informed that there will now be no difference in the insurance amount received by Nepali and foreign nationals who are victims of aircraft accidents. Speaking at the inauguration program of the high quality tourist bus service that started at Sauraha, Chitwan, he said that the new rule for the insurance received by air passengers has been passed by the ministers’ council. According to the old...

    Minister of Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation decided to develop Devghat region as an important site

    Kathmandu, July 18: Rabindra Prasad Adhikari, Minister of Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, has decided to develop Devghat region as an important site for religious tourism. Devghat Conservation Committee has organized a program “Bolo Om Festival” to promote Devghat as a religious site and to show its importance. Minister Adhikari has assured the Devghat Conservation Committee to help in the development of Devghat in a new way. Minister Adhikari informed that the central government is planning to...

    Dr Govinda KC: Won’t deal with staff, send minister for the talks

    Dr Govinda KC during his hunger strike in Jumla in July 2018.   Kathmandu, July 18:  Medical education reform activist Dr Govinda KC says he and his representatives will not hold talks with the government unless it forms a new team under the leadership of a minister. Earlier, the Cabinet meeting formed a three-member team headed by Education Secretary Khaga Raj Baral. The team has already held a couple of rounds of talks with Dr KC’s representatives, but in...

    Kathmandu city blames load shedding end for failure to produce power from waste

       A biomethanation plant launched by Kathmandu Metropolitan City, on Tuesday, June 27, 2017.   Kathmandu, July 18: Kathmanduites have been hearing about the possibility of transforming waste to wealth for years. Around two years ago, Kathmandu Metropolitan City also announced that it would produce electricity from garbage collected. Whereas many people did not easily believe the idea, the city government continued to talk about it through mass media. But the KMC now says it has dropped the project...

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