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  • Nepal’s football governing body embraces federal structure

    ANFA President Karma Chhiring Sherpa during the organisation’s special general meeting, in Chitwan, in August 2018. Kathmandu, August 15:  Nepal’s domestic football governing body, All Nepal Football Association (ANFA), has decided to transform its organisational structure in line with the country’s new political structure. A special general meeting of ANFA currently underway in Sauraha of Jhapa district made the decision. ANFA President Karma Chhiring Sherpa says the decision was made as all government structures have been changed into the...

    Nepalis need not spend a single penny to work in Qatar soon, assures Minister

    Gokarna Bista Kathmandu, August 15:  Minister for Labour, Employment and Parliamentary Affairs Gokarna Bista says the government is holding negotiations with the Qatari government to make sure that Nepali migrant workers need not spend a single penny to go to the Gulf country for job. The Minister’s response comes at the time when the government has failed to implement the ‘free visa and free ticket’ provision it had earlier introduced. Speaking at a meeting of House of Representatives’ Industry,...

    Manab Sewa Ashram, Baglung rescues 54 from street

    Kathmandu,August 15 : The Manab Sewa Ashram, Baglung has rescued 54 people from the street in a period of 15 months and has rehabilitated eight with the families. Presently, the Ashram, a humanitarian service center, provides shelter to 12 physically incapacitated and with psychotic issues who were picked from the street. According to Asharm coordinator Sumira Lama, among the rescued, two have died and two have escaped from the Ashram while some of them have been shifted to the...

    Biplav Maoists’ spokesperson confesses he collected donations from traders

    Kathmandu, August 15: Former minister and spokesperson of Netra Bikram Chand ‘Biplav’-led Communist Party of Nepal, Khadga Bahadur Bishwakarma, has confessed that he colleges millions of rupees as donations from various traders and industrialists. He was arrested  from Kathmandu last week for allegedly forcing businesspersons to pay him hefty donations. Police who interrogated him during an investigation say Bishwakarma accepted that he demanded financial, physical and moral support from various people. “I did not collect donations, but just assistance,”...

    Lawmakers say new safe motherhood bill excludes some sections of women

    File image: The Parliament building of Nepal  Kathmandu, August 15:  Lawmakers have said the new bill on safe motherhood and reproductive  health rights the government has introduced fails to include all categories of women of the country. Taking part in a discussion on the Safe Motherhood and Reproductive Health Rights Bill in the House of Representatives meeting on Wednesday, they said the provisions proposed in the bill were not appropriate for implementation with some sections of women including those...

    Kathmandu locals blame Dhobikhola network arch bridge for inundation

    A road in Anamnagar of Kathmandu after floodwater entered the human settlement, on Wednesday, August 15, 2018.  Kathmandu, August 15:   A flooded Dhobikhola River on Tuesday night inundated various human settlements on its both banks around Anamnagar, Bijulibazaar and Baneshwor areas of Kathmandu. Locals have blamed that an under construction network arch bridge in Bijulibazaar blocked the river, forcing the floodwater to enter human settlements. The affected people say the loss caused by the flooding amounts to millions of...

    Swollen Kaligandaki sweeps away school, 24 households at risk

    Kathmandu, August 15 : The flood-fed Kaligandaki River has blown away a school in Myagdi district this morning. The river changed the course and swept away the six-room Dhawalagiri Primary School at Kopchepani in Annapurna rural municipality-4, informed school management committee chairperson Durga Khadka. As many as 20 students are pursuing their education in the school. The area has witnessed torrential rains for the last couple of days. The Kaligandaki flood has gushed into the human settlement and is causing...

    Beni-Jomsom road closed

    Kathmandu,August 14 : The Beni-Jomsom road that links Myagdi with mountainous district Mustang has remained blocked since this morning following landslides occurred at multiple locations along the highway. The landslide hit the Beni-Ghasa section (towards Mustang) on the 76 kilometer-road, leaving tourists, pilgrims and locals stranded. Mustang is home to various touristic sites including Jomsom while the famous Muktinath temple also lies here.  Road sections towards Myagdi– Titar, Kavrebhir, Guinthe, Rupse, Baisari and Begkhola– have been hit by landslides,...

    Public buses with AC facility ply Kathmandu roads for the first time tomorrow

    New buses of Sambriddhi Yatayat that also have AC facility, in Kathmandu, in August 2018. Kathmandu, August 14:  Roads of the capital will get the privilege of hosting public buses with air conditioning facility for the first time in history, on Wednesday. Thrift Multipurpose Company is launching the operation of 10 new buses with the brand name of ‘Sambriddhi Yatayat’ tomorrow. The buses will also boast offline multimedia facilities and wireless internet connection. Of 10 buses, six will operate...

    Ward supports Dalit community for Panchebaaja preservation

    Kathmandu,August 14 : Ward no. 9 of Bhirkot municipalityin Syangja district has handed Panchebaaja – a set of five traditional Nepali musical instruments played during special ceremony – to a local Dalit community as assistance. With a view to preserving the special band which is on the verge of disappearance, a set of Panchebaaja worth Rs 150,000 was granted to the Dalit community, said Ward 9 Chairperson Bhim Bahadur Gurung.  “We provided a set of five musical instruments listening...

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