Chameliya project gains momentum following minister’s instruction

March 5, 2017: The tunnel construction of the 30 – megawatt Chameliya Hydro Power Project at Balanch village of Shikhar VDC in Darchula has been completed. The project construction work, which had slowed down, gained momentum following an instruction from Minister of Energy, Janardan Sharma. Minister Sharma on February 11 had made an onsite visit to the construction site of the project and issued the directive for its completion at the earliest. Of the total of 4.6 km tunnel,...

Around 14,000 liters liquor destroyed in Bara

March 5, 2017: Police today destroyed around 14,000 liters of home-made liquor seized from houses of five locals during a raid at Prasauni VDC in Bara. A team led by sub inspector Kumar Yadav from the Police Beat, Gandak also confiscated five sets of pots and two cooking gas cylinders used in preparing the liquor. RSS

Kharel elected NCWA President

March 5, 2017: The Nepal Council of World Affairs (NCWA) on Saturday elected Hemanta Kharel as its new President. In the election held for the new working committee, Kharel defeated his closest contender and senior advocate Biswokanta Mainali by eight votes. Kharel garnered 150 votes to win the election. NCWA – the oldest organization of Nepal’s intelligentsia – also elected Umesh Bahadur Malla as Vice President, Asim Thapa as General Secretary, Bhuvan Pathak as Secretary and Rabindranath Bhattarai as...

Jajarkot’s villages forced to rely on substandard salt chunks

March 5, 2017: The locals living in the villages located at north-eastern fringes of Jajarkot district are compelled to use substandard salt. The iodised salt the government sells in concessional price has not reached the village for long forcing them to rely on chunks of non-iodised salt. The iodised salt supplied in concessional rate by Salt Trading Corporation barely reaches the hinterlands due to which the villagers use the salt chunks without iodine. The locals of 18 VDCs including...

Altitude sickness claims Australian’s life

March 3, 2017: An Australian national, who was lodging at a hotel in Pheruche at Khumjung-7 in Solukhumbu district, has died of altitude sickness today. The identity of the deceased has been established as Johnes Mauphepaul, 49, the Eastern Regional Office in Biratnagar quoted the Area Police Office, Lukla as saying. The Australian national was lodging at Madan Earth Hotel. His body has been kept at Pasang Lhamu Hospital in Lukla, police said. RSS

China hands over Araniko highway to Nepal after repair

March 3, 2017: China has handed over the Araniko highway to Nepal after repairing it. The 114 kilometres long highway from Kathmandu to Tatopani of Sindhupalchok district was damaged at five different places by the April 25, 2015 devastating earthquake, disrupting vehicular movement. The highway was repaired with Chinese grant assistance equivalent to Rs 760 million. Ambassador of China to Nepal, Ms Yu Hong handed over papers related to the highway repair to Secretary at the Ministry of Physical...

CNP releases 1,226 gharials into various rivers, challenges still loom for its conservation

March 3, 2017: The Chitwan National Park (CNP) has so far released 1,226 crocodile hatchlings of gharial species (gavialis gangeticus) into various rivers since 1981. Eggs of this aquatic reptile collected from the banks of different rivers were brought to the Crocodile Breeding Centre based in Kasara along the park territory for hatching and grown up babies were released into different rivers. The centre was established in 1978 to make efforts to conserve this water animal and increase its...

RPP decides on cow as its election symbol

March 3, 2017: The central committee meeting of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) held at party central office Dhumrabarahi in the capital today, has unanimously decided on the cow as the electoral symbol of the party, after a heated debate among leaders over the electoral symbol since long. The faction close to Pashupati Shamsher Rana and Prakash Chandra Lohani, who are from the former RPP, were retaining the plough as the electoral symbol, while those from the Kamal Thapa’s...

Locals donate land for Agriculture College in Sindhuli

March 3, 2017: Locals at Kamalamai Municipality in Sindhuli district have donated a total of nine kaththa and 14 dhur of land property for the construction of Agriculture College at Barun Devi Higher Secondary School in their locality. Devananda Shrestha, Bishnu Maya Shrestha, Dal Bahadur Shrestha, Leela Kumari Shrestha of Kamalamai Municipality-2 donated more than two kaththa each for the same. Similarly, Tulasa Maiya Shrestha and Ishwori Lal Shrestha donated one kaththa each. A Mahayagya was conducted some five...

Rajbiraj Airport likely to be ready for flight before deadline

March 3, 2017: The construction of the runway at Rajbiraj Airport in Saptari is likely to get completed before the deadline. Information about this was shared at an interaction programme organised by the International Relations and Labour Committee under the Legislature-Parliament at Airport’s meeting hall Thursday. On the occasion, Airport Construction Project chief Ramekwal Mahato said the airport would come into operation for conducting test flights by coming mid-July, five months earlier than the deadline. The construction of the...

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