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  • 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...

    Nepali Congress leaders discuss preparations for protest

    Leaders take part in the Nepali Congress parliamentary party meeting, in Kathmandu, on Wednesday, July 4, 2018.   Kathmandu, July 18: Central office bearers of the main opposition Nepali Congress party on Wednesday morning discussed strategies to prepare for the protest programmes it has announced. The party on Tuesday had announced  a series of nationwide programmes against the government claiming the government was acting against the constitution, democracy and people. The party’s General Secretary Shashanka Koirala says the officials gathered...

    Saudi Arabian company expels 29 Nepalis after their protest against no pay

    Riyadh city in Saudi Arabia   Kathmandu, July 18 : Total Nepali youth including 14 from Khotang district, who had gone to Saudi Arabia for work, have been stranded there. They had gone to the Gulf country on February 13 but have been left in the lurch as they have neither got the work nor the pay as per the contract documents. It is said they got only 900 Saudi Riyals since they started work. But their employer company...

    Nepal sees import of grains rising annually

    Kathmandu, July 17 : Nepal is an agricultural country but it is compelled to import various food grains from abroad in lack of sufficient production. And the import of grains has increased over the years. Highly imported grains include rice, maize, millet, barley and wheat among others According to the statistics of Ministry of Agriculture, Land Management and Cooperatives (MoALC), food grain worth over Rs 41 billion was imported as of mid-June of the last fiscal year 2017/18 while...

    Month-long festival kicks off at Doleshwor, Ashapuri Mahadev temples

    Kathmandu. July 17 : A month-long religious festival has kicked off at the Hindu temples– Doleshwor and the Ashapuri Mahadev–based in Sipadole of Suryabinayak Municipality-8. The formal inaugural celebrations of the Doleshwor temple festival were held this morning. A kalash yatra (religious procession) was held from the Chandrabinayak Ganesh Temple to the Doleshwor. According to Doleshwor Mahadev Protection and Development Committee senior vice chair Kiran Thapa, the 38-day festival got started from today, the first day of the Nepali...

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