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  • Northern Kathmandu to receive more drinking water

    Kathmandu,Aug 19:A three-column story in The Kathmandu Post reports that some areas in northern part of Kathmandu district will receive more drinking water from Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepali Limited from now onwards. Consumers in Kapan, Saraswatinagar, Bouddha, Jorpati, Chabahil, Handigaun, Gyaneshwor, Naxal, Baneshwor, Anamnagar, Putalisadak, Dillibazaar, Bagbazaar, Maitighar, Triputeshwor and New Road will be supplied with drinking water five times a week, two hours at a stretch. Earlier, tap water was received only once a week.

    Buffalo pregnancy allowance in Kavre town

    Kathamandu,Aug 19:Panauti Municipality in Kavre district has decided to provide buffalo pregnancy allowance to farmers so as to promote animal husbandry, according to a brief story in Republica. The third municipality assembly of the local government has made the decision as the conservation of buffalo, also known as ‘black gold’, would bring commendable changes in the living standard of the farmers, according to the report.

    Finance Minister hopes to end poverty in Nepal within five years

    Kathmandu, August 17 Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada says Nepal will end poverty within next five years. Speaking at a meeting of Parliament’s Sustainable Development and Good Governance Committee of Parliament on Friday, the Minister said the government allocated sufficient budget for poverty alleviation programmes. Likewise, it had sufficient policies and plans for that, according to him. A hopeful Khatiwada said Nepal would achieve many targets of the Sustainable Development Goals before the deadline set by the United Nations (2030)....

    Power trade with India easier as Dhalkebar substation comes into operation

    Kathmandu, August 17:  Nepal’s biggest power substation in Dhalkebar of Dhanusha district, near the Nepal-India border, has come into operation since last night, informs Nepal Electricity Authority. The substation is expected to facilitate two-way power trade between the two neighbours. It can import and export electricity from 270 to 300 megawatt. Currently, Nepal has been importing electricity from India, but it expects to export power during the monsoon season from next year. The Authority’s Managing Director Kul Man Ghising...

    NC President Deuba pays tribute to Vajpayee

    Kathmandu, August 17 : Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has expressed deep sorrow on behalf of his own and his party over the passing away of the founder leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and well-wisher of Nepal, Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Issuing a condolence message sent Thursday, NC President Deuba said the late former Prime Minister of India Vajpayee was a good friend of Nepal and Nepali people and a statesman with a good will towards Nepal and...

    NA members draw government attention to contemporary issues

    Kathmandu, August 16 : In a meeting of the National Assembly today, most of the lawmakers demanded the government provide relief assistance to the survivors of landslides and monsoon. They were speaking at a special time of the upper house session today. Kali Prasad Malla, Ramesh Prasad Yadav and Bhairav Sundar Shrestha drew the government’s attention towards supplying relief assistance to survivors of natural disasters in Jajarkot district and the construction of bridges at emergency areas for the convenience...

    Landslide and flood obstruct Manang road at three places

    Kathmandu,August 16 : People traveling to various destinations have been facing problem as the vehicular movement remains obstructed due to flood and landslide at three places along the Manang road section for the past few days. The road section has been obstructed at Pisang of Nisyang rural municipality-1, Koto of Chame rural municipality and Timang stream. The flood in the Pisang stream has washed away the bridge. Ward Chairperson of Nisyang rural municipality-1, Bhujung Gurung, said that repair and...

    Religious fair in Taudaha on Naag Panchami

    Kathmandu, August 16 : A religious fair has begun at Taudaha in Kirtipur Municipality on the occasion of the Naag Panchami festival today. Naag Panchami is the festival dedicated to Naag or the serpant deities. It is ovserved on the fifth day of the bright half of the Nepali month of Shrawan as per the lunar calendar. Devotees from the Kathmandu Valley and surrounding areas have thronged the place which is famous as the abode of the Karkotak Naag...

    Nepali Congress accuses govt of discouraging private sector

    Kathmandu, August 16:  The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has accused the incumbent KP Sharma Oli-led government of discouraging the involvement of private sector in the national economy. The party’s Central Working Committee member Ram Sharan Mahat, who led the Ministry of Finance several times over past three decades, says such a policy of the government would not lead the country towards prosperity. “The government made people dream economic prosperity, but could not create an environment needed for that,”...

    Three female Everest summiteers feted

    Kathmandu, August 15 : The Pasang Lhamu Mountaineering Foundation has felicitated three female Mount Everest climbers amidst a programme here today. The foundation has been established in the commemoration of the late Pasang Lhamu Sherpa, who made her history as the first Nepali woman to scale the world’s highest peak in 1993. She died while descending from the mountain summit. The late Sherpa has been given the status of a national luminary. Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Gokul Prasad...

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