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  • Dr KC brought to Kathmandu

    Kathmandu,Jan 18: Medical education reforms activist Dr Govinda KC, who is staging his 16th hunger strike in Ilam, was brought to Kathmandu at 3 am on Friday. A Nepali Army chopper was sent to airlift Dr KC after his health condition started deteriorating. He is being kept at Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Teaching Hospital. After the government failed to take care of KC, former Chief Justice Sushila Karki, former speaker Daman Nath  Dhungana, Former TU Vice-Chancellor Kedar Bhakta Mathema and...

    452 suggestions under Smart City Technology Competition

    Kathmandu,Jan 17–The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has so far received 452 suggestions under the ‘Smart City Technology Competition’ that it has announced for the first time.  On December 12, 2018, KMC had called for suggestions on the theme of ‘Smart City Technology’ from those willing to participate in the competition, giving a deadline of 32 days.  The competition will be held under four topics and the suggestions related to these themes have been received, KMC’s Urban Planning Commission member-secretary...

    Bajura folk reeling under water crisis

    Bajura,Jan 17– A total of 72 households at Jera village in Swamikartik Khapar Rural Municipality in Bajura district are reeling under severe drinking water problems. For lack of sufficient water supply, the villagers are forced to make long lines in early morning to late in the evening to fetch water in two public water taps. Sarjan BK, a local resident, said that the villagers have suffered a lot in absence of water source in the nearby area.RSS Locals have...

    Govt is building ‘safe nation’

    Kathmandu, January 16 Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said the government is in the process of building a ‘safe nation’. In a message issued on Wednesday on the occasion of the 21st National Earthquake Safety Day, he said “We are into a campaign to construct safe houses, school buildings and settlements. We will build all structures that are earthquake resilient.” Referring to the devastating earthquake of April 2015, PM Oli said the government had arranged for reconstructing safe...

    One goes missing while taking Maghe Sankranti dip in river

    Bharatpur,Jan 15– A person has gone missing in Devghat Beni, the confluence of Trishuli and Kali Gandaki rivers, while taking bath on the occasion of Maghe Sankranti festival this morning.  Deputy Superintendent of Police at District Police Office, Tanahun, Shyam Aryal, said that Chitra Bahadur Gurung, 24, of Nawalpur Gaindakot went missing at 9:30 am whilr taking a dip. Gurung is office assistant at Bharatpur office of Kantipur Publications.  A team deployed from Disaster Management Centre of Armed Police...

    Dahal for enhanced national unity and good will

    Kathmandu,Jan 15–Nepal Communist Party Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ said the Maghe Sakranti festival would believably strengthen national unity and good will among Nepali people.  Delivering a greetings message on the occasion of Maghe Sakranti festival today, he wished that the festival may encourage entire Nepali people to unite for country’s prosperity, development and building.  Chair Dahal, also the former Prime Minister, extended best wishes to all Nepali people at home and abroad for the peace, happiness and prosperity. 

    Italian contractor unlikely to return to Melamchi

    Kathmandu,Jan 14: CMC, the Italian contractor working on the main tunnel of the Melamchi Drinking Water Project, is unlikely to return to work as it has gone incommunicado since the New Year. Company employees, who were allowed to return home to celebrate the New Year, after they agreed to return to work after the holidays, have not returned, say the reports. Republica says that the company has sent a long list of ‘preconditions’ for it to resume work. The report says...

    Those without citizenship can also get national ID

    Kathmandu,Jan 13:The government has decided to issue national identity cards to the citizens even if they have not acquired the citizenship certificate, according to Nepal Samacharpatra. People who have not met the age criteria for the citizenship also qualify for the national ID, according to the report.

    India-Nepal oil pipeline to be completed in March

    Kathmandu, January 11 Nepal Oil Corporation says that the much-hyped Nepal-India Oil Pipeline Project will be completed by March 2019. NOC’s Deputy Managing Director Sushil Bhattarai says that the project will be complete as soon pipes are laid in the forest area. The project, which started in December 2017 should have finished by now. The project’s construction work was delayed after the government didn’t approve its environmental impact assessment (EIA) report on time. The assessment had to be conducted in areas...

    Westerly wind brings light rainfall to Kathmandu

    Kathmandu, January 7 Some parts of the country including the Kathmandu Valley received light rainfall on Monday morning due to impact of the westerly wind. The precipitaition caused temperature to plummet further, increasing cold. The Meteorological Forecasting Division has said that light to moderate snowfall occurred in the highlands and mountains today. Phulchoki and Chandragiri, the high hill areas around the Kathmandu Valley, witnessed light snowfall today. The weather throughout the country today is predicted to remain partly to...

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