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  • Decision to provide cash incentive to regular students attracts children

    Beni ( Myagdi) April 13: The number of students at Jadbharat Primary School in Galeshwor of Beni Municipality-9, Myagdi has increased with the school’s decision to provide a cash intensive to regular students. Students coming to the school regularly and those taking part in other extra school activities are entitled to a monthly allowance of Rs 200 along with stationeries, according to school teacher Lokendra Bahadur Khadka. The school’s decision has also encouraged guardians to send their children to...

    ‘Election Commission has not thought of 2 phases of local polls’

    Dhangadhi, April 12: Election Commissioner Ila Sharma has said the Election Commission has not thought of holding the local level election in two phases. Talking to journalists here on Wednesday, she however said there was no problem in holding the election in two phases if the government instructed for the same. “We can think over it if there is government instruction for holding the election in two phases,” she added. Meanwhile, the Election Commission organised a discussion with representatives...

    UDMF not participating in local election, launches protest schedule

    Kathmandu, April 12: The United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) has unveiled a schedule of fresh protest, demanding that Madhes issues be addressed through the constitution amendment. A meeting of the UDMF held in the Capital today at the central office of the Tarai Madhes Loktantrik Party (TMLP) also decided not to take part in the May 14 local level elections. UDMF is an alliance of Madhes-centric political parties protesting to press to get its demands addressed. The meeting also...

    NRCS endorses Rs 5.14 billion budget

    Sindhuli, April 12: The 46th central general convention of Nepal Red Cross Society concluded here today endorsing a budget of Rs 5 billion 144 million for the fiscal year 2017/18. NRCS treasurer Devendra Bahadur Pradhan had presented the financial report. Society president Sanjeev Thapa announced at the concluding ceremony that a clear policy would be adopted by carrying out a special study regarding the technical and practical problems that might be faced in connection with the mismatch of the...

    PM Prachanda praises Nepalese Army as best, professional and noble

    Bhaktapur, April 12: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said that the Nepalese Army has been establishing itself as the outstanding, professional and dignified institution remaining under the command of the constitutional government. The Prime Minister said this while addressing the commissioning ceremony for the graduates of the Serial Number 55 Officer Cadet Training and the Serial Number 45 Junior Cadet Corps/Sergeant Training organized at the Nepalese Army Training Academy at Kharipati, Bhaktapur today. PM Dahal stressed that...

    Polls within stipulated time: Health Minister Thapa

    Bhaktapur, April 12: Health Minister Gagan Thapa today said the fixed date for the local level elections (May 14) would not be deferred under any pretext. Addressing a programme organised by Nepali Congress Madhyapur Thimi Town Committee to exchange best wishes on the occasion of Nepali New Year in Thimi, the minister said the polls could be held in two or more phases instead. He also urged main opposition CPN-UML and Madhes-based political parties to act responsibly with regard...

    Minister Giri inquires about health status of veteran mountaineer Sherpa

    Kathmandu, April 12: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Dilnath Giri, today visited the Neuro Hospital, Bansbari and acquired information about the health condition of veteran mountaineer Aangrita Sherpa. Sherpa, 70, has climbed the world’s highest peak, Mt Everest, 10 times without oxygen. He has been hospitalized since a week after complication in the head and liver. Minister Giri met with Sherpa and inquired about his health. On the occasion, the minister said that the government will extend...

    International Conference on Climate Change kicks off

    Lalitpur, April 12: An international conference on understanding climate change and enabling climate action in the Hindu Kush Himalaya has kicked off in the capital. The primary objective of the conference is to foster cooperation among participating countries by raising awareness about climate change and to enable climate action in the Hindu Kush Himalaaya by encouraging climate investments and through mutual learning and sharing. The conference is jointly organized by the Ministry of Population and Environment and the International...

    Rana takes mantle as the first woman president of FNCCI

    Kathmandu, April 12: For the first time in history of the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FNCCI), a woman has been picked as President of the umbrella body. Bhawani Rana was elected to the coveted post of FNCCI President by its 51st annual general assembly yesterday. She is the 18th FNCCI President. Having joined the umbrella body of the country’s private sector since 2062 B.S., Rana was elected as member of FNCCI women’s executive committee in...

    International Sports Meet to take place on April 14

    Solukhumbhu, April 12: The International Sports Conference will be held in Solukhumbhu on April 14. To be organised by the Nepal Martial Arts Self Defence Association, the conference that will take place at Pattale in Solukhumbu Municipality will be participated by representatives from various countries, said the Association central president DB Ranapal. For the meeting, a total of 17 representatives from various countries including Nepal have arrived here to take part and the arrival process was continuing, he added....

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