Dahal for enhanced national unity and good will

Kathmandu,Jan 15–Nepal Communist Party Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ said the Maghe Sakranti festival would believably strengthen national unity and good will among Nepali people.  Delivering a greetings message on the occasion of Maghe Sakranti festival today, he wished that the festival may encourage entire Nepali people to unite for country’s prosperity, development and building.  Chair Dahal, also the former Prime Minister, extended best wishes to all Nepali people at home and abroad for the peace, happiness and prosperity. 

Italian contractor unlikely to return to Melamchi

Kathmandu,Jan 14: CMC, the Italian contractor working on the main tunnel of the Melamchi Drinking Water Project, is unlikely to return to work as it has gone incommunicado since the New Year. Company employees, who were allowed to return home to celebrate the New Year, after they agreed to return to work after the holidays, have not returned, say the reports. Republica says that the company has sent a long list of ‘preconditions’ for it to resume work. The report says...

Those without citizenship can also get national ID

Kathmandu,Jan 13:The government has decided to issue national identity cards to the citizens even if they have not acquired the citizenship certificate, according to Nepal Samacharpatra. People who have not met the age criteria for the citizenship also qualify for the national ID, according to the report.

India-Nepal oil pipeline to be completed in March

Kathmandu, January 11 Nepal Oil Corporation says that the much-hyped Nepal-India Oil Pipeline Project will be completed by March 2019. NOC’s Deputy Managing Director Sushil Bhattarai says that the project will be complete as soon pipes are laid in the forest area. The project, which started in December 2017 should have finished by now. The project’s construction work was delayed after the government didn’t approve its environmental impact assessment (EIA) report on time. The assessment had to be conducted in areas...

Westerly wind brings light rainfall to Kathmandu

Kathmandu, January 7 Some parts of the country including the Kathmandu Valley received light rainfall on Monday morning due to impact of the westerly wind. The precipitaition caused temperature to plummet further, increasing cold. The Meteorological Forecasting Division has said that light to moderate snowfall occurred in the highlands and mountains today. Phulchoki and Chandragiri, the high hill areas around the Kathmandu Valley, witnessed light snowfall today. The weather throughout the country today is predicted to remain partly to...

77 per cent houses razed by quake rebuilt: NRA

Kathmandu, December 26 The National Reconstruction Authority, which was formed eight months after the devastating 2015 earthquake, says 77 per cent of the private homes razed by the temnlor have now been rebuilt. The authority, in its press conference to commemorate the third anniversary of its establishment, said that of the 742,135 households that signed an agreement to receive reconstruction grant from the authority, 337,319 have completed building their new house. Similarly, 233,343 households are in the process of...

The earthquake pushes in Kathmandu early in the morning

Kathmandu,Dec 23:In the surrounding districts, including Kathmandu, the earthquake has realized in the morning. According to the National Earthquake Measurement Center, a 4.7 reactor scale has been recorded at 5:30 am in the morning of Sindupalchowk center. The pressure of the camp was realized for about 12 seconds. According to the Earthquake Measurement Center, it is a camp of earthquakes on Baishakha 12, 2072.

Sikta canal construction faulty: Foreign experts find

Banke, December 20 Soil scientists from England and Australia have concluded that the embankment built on the western section of the main canal of the Sikta Irrigation Project caved in because ‘weak’ soil used for its construction. The foreign scientists were called in to evaluate the embankment of the main canal, parts of which collapsed when water was released. The experts inspected the main canal from December 11 to 13. “The scientists went to the field and tested the soil samples from...

We have Rs 3.5b of CMC. There’ll be no financial loss even if it abandons work: Minister Magar

Kathmandu, Dec 20 The government has claimed that the Melamchi Water Supply Project will be completed in time even if the Italian contractor of Melamchi Water Supply Project Cooperativa Muratori e Cementisti (CMC) di Ravenna were to abandon the project. Minister for Water Supply Bina Magar told the Finance Committee of the parliament on Thursday that the ministry is in dialogue with CMC, which is facing bankruptcy, to ensure that the schedule of the project is not affected despite...

High-on-fat foods can be really good for your health

Kathmandu,Dec 20:Sounds contradictory? Is it simply something of a red herring? That kind of statement could give you a queer look from health-conscious folks. A preposterous idea, they might think. The truth is we cannot do without fats in our diet to survive–to fuel our body and help nourish our brain. Believe it or not, a number of naturally occurring high-fat foods are indeed healthy, rather essential to good health! Recent findings seem to indicate that the craze for low-fat...

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