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  • NSU protests over Indian lawmaker’s Janakpur remark

    Kathmandu,May 15:   Nepal Students Union (NSU) has orgainsed a protest programme today to protest the remark made by Kirti Azad, the lawmaker from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The BJP lawmaker had made the statement when the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on a State visit to Nepal. A team led by NSU General Secretary Kundanraj Kafle today demonstrated around one hour in front of Tri Chandra Campus. The NSU protested against the remark made by the Indian...

    Kathmandu city to boast ‘ultramodern’ public toilets

    Kathmandu,May 15: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City says it will soon install six ultramodern toilets in Kathmandu. Later, there will be total 70 such toilets in the city. Though the plan was put forth some two years ago, the installation could not be carried out due to lack of investors. The restrooms will now be made available with the investment of KMC itself. The local government had requested various banks, and organisations to invest, but none of them agreed. The...

    PM, FM not in mood to allocate Rs 100m to lawmakers

    Kathmandu, May 15:  Prime Minister (PM) KP Sharma Oli and Finance Minister Yuba Raj Khatiwada are not in mood to allocate budget to the federal lawmakers who are demanding Rs 100 million under the constituency development program. The lawmakers even met PM Oli on Monday to lobby for that and have been putting Minister Khatiwada under pressure but the two look unlikely to relent. Speaking in both the House of Representatives (HoR) and the National Assembly on Monday, Khatiwada...

    The Hanumandhoka Darbar Square reconstruction starts finally

    Kathmandu, May 14 The reconstruction works of the historic Kasthamandap in the Hanumandhoka Darbar Square have started from Monday. The monument was destroyed three years ago in the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake. Meanwhile, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari reached the site on Monday morning to perform a Kshama Puja’ (forgiveness ritual) to mark the beginning of reconstruction works. The Kathmandu Metropolitan City has taken up the responsibility to reconstruct the heritage site. A committee has been...

    Toilet for differently-abled people constructed at bus park

    Kathmandu,May 14 : A differently-abled people friendly toilet has been constructed at the new bus park at Gongabu, the only national bus terminal of the country. Lhotse Multi-purpose Pvt. Ltd., which has taken the operation of the bus park complex on lease for 50 years, constructed the toilet for the convenience of the passengers with physical disabilities. There was no such facility at the bus park before this. General Manager of Lhotse Multi-purpose Pvt. Ltd, Sunil Kunwar said the...

    As price comes down, risk goes up for Everest ‘trophy hunters’

    Kathmandu, May 14: Everest is the ultimate mountaineering “trophy”, but the rising number of inexperienced climbers attempting to tackle the summit are running huge risks to reach the top of the world. An Indian airline pilot, a builder from Ohio and a former online media sales executive are all waiting at base camp for a chance to scale the 8,848 meter (29,030 foot) mountain this climbing season. They haul themselves up the same ropes to the top and face...

    Khaptad welcomes cultural, poetic personalities

    Kathmandu, May 13 : The International Cultural and Religious Walkathon is being held in Triveni of Khaptad National Park, one of the key tourism destinations in Province No. 7. The first of its kind cultural and poetic conference in Khaptad has added excitement to the people of the area, the locals said. The journey that started from Surmadevi Temple in Chainpur on Saturday is expected to further publicise the tourism and religious glory of Khaptad area. A team of...

    Maoist Centre feels neglected during Modi visit

    A bilateral meeting between prime ministers of Nepal and India, in Kathmandu, in May 2018. Kathmandu, May 13: Though Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has claimed that his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi’s visit to Nepal was successful, his ruling coalition partner CPN-Maoist Centre has felt neglected in the entire process. Following Modi’s return to India, Prime Minister and CPN-UML Chair Oli had held a meeting with Maoist Centre Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal, in which Dahal expressed that he felt neglected. He...

    Pashupatinath symbolises legacy of people of Nepal and India: writes Indian PM modi

    Kathmandu, May 13: Visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has defined the Pashupatinath Temple as the symbol of common legacy of the people of Nepal and India. Putting his words on a special visitors’ book kept at the Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) following his special puja at the temple today, he wrote this, wishing for peace, progress and prosperity of the people of both countries. He expressed his hope that Nepal-India Dharmashala (guest house) being constructed at the...

    Bhoto Jatra to be marked today

    Kathmandu, May 13: The bhoto jatra is going to be marked to as part of today the Rato Matsendranath chariot festival. The festival will come to an end with it after the chariot of the deity is pulled up to Jawalakhel of Lalitpur. It is an annual cultural cum religious ritual of displaying the black jewel-studded bhoto (vest) believed to be of then Nagraj, the serpent king. The head of the State attends the function. The government announces public...

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