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  • Hotels in Bhaktapur will be providing foreign tourists with free access to their toilets

      Kathmandu, July 17: Hotels in Bhaktapur will be providing foreign tourists with free access to their toilets. The Hotel Association of Bhaktapur (HAB) has organized a meeting on Friday and distributed “free toilet access” stickers to its member hotels. There are only a few tourist toilets in the heritage city of Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur Municipality has installed toilets in the Bhaktapur Durbar Square area, the Byasi Tourist Buspark, and a few tourist service centers. However, most tourists visiting the...

    ‘Umbrella act’ to regulate all forms of mass media: Minister Banskota

    Gokul Prasad Banskota   Kathmandu, July 17:  Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Gokul Prasad Banskota, says the government will introduce an ‘umbrella act’ to regulate all forms of mass media including online news portals. The act will replace existing Press and Publication Act, National Broadcasting Act, Working Journalists Act and other laws related to the media sector, according to Minister Banskota. Currently, the government does not have any specific law pertaining to online media, which have now rises...

    Prime Minister visits hospitalised former state minister

    Kathmandu, July 13 Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli visited former state minister and Nepal Communist Party member Mohammad Mustak Alam at the Bansbari-based Shahid Gangalal National Heart Center to learn about his condition on Friday. Alam was admitted to the Gangalal Hospital after suffering a heart attack on Thursday. Similarly, the Prime Minister also directed doctors involved in the treatment to leave no stones unturned for the treatment. The Prime Minister wished for his speedy recovery. Alam was the CPN-UML...

    Five DIGs of Nepal Police retire

      Kathmandu, July 13: Five Deputy Inspectors General of Police contesting for the post of Additional Inspector General of Police have retired from their post on Friday. They had been competing for three vacant posts for Additional Inspector General of Police. Uttam Kumar Karki, Pawan Prasad Kharel, Chhavi Lal Joshi, Gyan Bikram Shah and Sharad Chand retired due to the 30-year service rule. The DIGs joined the service as police inspectors on July 13, 1988. However, the retired DIGs have...

    KC will be brought to Kathmandu by ‘force’ if his health worsens, says Education Minister

    Kathmandu, July 13:  Minister for Education Giriraj Mani Pokharel said that medical education reform activist Dr Govinda KC will be brought to Kathmandu by applying ‘force’ if his health deteriorates further. Dr KC is on a hunger strike at the Karnali Academy of Health Sciences in Jumla for the past 14 days demanding medical reforms as per the report prepared by a high-level panel led by Dr Kedar Bhakta Mathema. The Education Minister also informed that his ministry was...

    Bhairavi Temple at landslide risk

    Kathmandu, July 13 :  The famous Bhairavi Temple and settlements around it are at risk of landslide following incessant rainfall. The risk is posed by landslide that occurred last night close to the temple and the settlement surrounding it. The temple was built during the reign of Prithvi Narayan Shah, the unifier of modern Nepal and is located at Nuwakot in Bidur Municipality-2. President of Nuwakot Heritage Society, Pushkar Sharma Rimal, said that the settlement and the temple at...

    Narayangadh-Muglin road obstructed

    Kathmandu,July 13 : Narayangadh-Muglin road section has been obstructed due to landslide at Chepangdanda of Ichchhakamana rural municipality-6 in Chitwan district. Chief of Traffic Police Office, Chitwan, Bed Prasad Gautam, said that the vehicular movement along the road section has been closed from 9:30m am today due to the landslide. He said that efforts are on to remove landslide debris with the help of an excavator. Vehicles to and fro to Chitwan have been stranded there due to road...

    TU Teaching Hospital doctors to shut all services except emergency from today

    Kathmandu, July 13:  Resident doctors of the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital say they will shut down all regular services of the hospital except the emergency unit in solidarity with the Hospital professor Dr Govinda KC, who has been staging a fast-unto-death in Jumla of Karnali, from Friday. The veteran medical surgeon is on the indefinite hunger strike for last 14 days demanding that the government formulate and implement a new medical education law in line with the recommendations of...

    Birgunj industrialists say new minimum wage is too high to pay

      Kathmandu, July 13 : Industrialists in Birgunj city of Parsa district say the new minimum wage recently fixed by the government to implement from the beginning of new fiscal year next week is too high and they cannot pay it. Few days after the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security decided that a worker should be paid at least Rs 13,450 a month, the Birgunj Chamber of Commerce and Industry protested the decision, urging the government to correct...

    Parliamentary hearing process for new Chief Justice begins

    Acting Chief Justice Deepak Raj Joshee   Kathmandu, July 12: The Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee on Thursday has begun the procedure to conduct a hearing for the appointment of new Chief Justice. The Constitutional Council has already recommended Acting Chief Justice Deepak Raj Joshee for the position. A meeting of the Committee today decided to issue a public notice seeking complaints against him, according to the Committee member Yogesh Bhattarai. The Committee will conduct the hearing with Joshee after...

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