Govt is building ‘safe nation’

Kathmandu, January 16 Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said the government is in the process of building a ‘safe nation’. In a message issued on Wednesday on the occasion of the 21st National Earthquake Safety Day, he said “We are into a campaign to construct safe houses, school buildings and settlements. We will build all structures that are earthquake resilient.” Referring to the devastating earthquake of April 2015, PM Oli said the government had arranged for reconstructing safe...

Govt will conserve all festivals: Oli

Kathmandu, January 15 Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli says his government will conserve and promote festivals of all castes, communities and ethnic groups existing in the country. In his message issued on the occasion of Maghe Sankranti and Maghi festivals, the Prime Minister has said the country’s national unity is strong due to cultural diversity. “Multiethnic, multilingual, multireligious and multicultural characteristics are aspects of Nepal’s fundamental identity,” the Prime Minister’s message reads, “Our common intention is to promote unity...

Madhav Nepal’s clarification on Asia Pacific Summit: I’m not connected to Christianity

Kathmandu, January 7 Senior leader of the ruling Nepal Communist Party and former prime minister Madhav Kumar Nepal has clarified that he is not connected to Christianity, but respects all religions equally. Nepal says he participated in the controversial Asia Pacific Summit in November-December last year in order to seek international support and solidarity to the government’s Prosperous Nepal: Happy Nepali campaign. The leader presented his clarification at a meeting of the International Relations Committee in the House of...

Foreign Affairs Minister objects to Indian security personnel’s work at Kathmandu airport

Kathmandu, January 6 Nepal’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has objected to the security checking of passengers leaving for India from Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport, carried out by Indian personnel. Unlike other international flights, Indian security personnel carry out a checking of passengers in Kathmandu immediately before they board the plane. Speaking with senior journalists in Kathmandu on Sunday, Minister Gyawali said the presence of the personnel at the airport was not fair. He assured that the...

NAC aircraft procurement: NC lawmaker demands PM’s resignation

Kathmandu, January 2 Nepali Congress lawmaker Amresh Kumar Singh has demanded that the Prime Minister resign taking responsibility for the alleged embezzlement of billions of rupees in the NAC aircraft procurement deal. Speaking during the ‘special time’ of the House of Representative, Singh criticised the government for its role in the purchase. “They talked a lot about good governance but where is their good governance now?” questioned Singh. He also blamed the government for not following the Public Procurement...

Govt is not as successful as expected, but we don’t have any alternative: Dahal

Pokhara, December 11 The chairman of ruling Nepal Communist Party, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, has conceded that the incumbent government led by his party’s another chairman KP Sharma Oli has not become as successful as expected. He, however, says no one has to seek for any alternative to the government; rather they should make efforts towards making it more successful. Speaking with journalists in Sikles village of Madi Rural Municipality, near Pokhara, in Kaski district, on Tuesday morning, Dahal said,...

Ruling, opposition sides should walk together to prosperity: Dahal

Kathmandu, December 7 Nepal Communist Party chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal says ruling and opposition sides should work together to lead the country towards economic development and prosperity. The former prime minister reiterates that the country already completed required political struggles, hence economic development should be the priority now. “We have a historic opportunity,” he said while speaking at a function in Kathmandu. Dahal called on opposition leaders and others who have been criticising the government in order to extend...

Minister assures resumption of Janakpur-Jainagar railway within 3.5 months

Kathmandu, December 6 Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Raghubir Mahaseth says the much-awaited resumption of Nepal’s only passenger railway service is just three and half months away. He says the Janakpur-Jainagar railway service will come into operation by mid-March next year. Speaking at a meeting of National Concern and Coordination Committee of the Federal Parliament on Thursday afternoon, the Minister said preparations to resume the service had almost been over. “We are working to make sure that the...

Nepal PM says he will take initiatives to hold 19th SAARC Summit in Pakistan

Kathmandu, December 2 Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said Nepal would take initiatives from its side to hold the 19th SAARC Summit in Pakistan. During a meeting with the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Yusuf Raza Gilani, who is currently in Nepal in course of the ongoing Asia Pacific Summit, PM Oli said Nepal, as the current Chair of SAARC, would play a role to hold the next SAARC Summit in Pakistan and was desperate to hand over...

Govt must provide higher and technical education to poor children: Leader Nepal

Kathmandu, Nov 30 : Nepal Communist Party (CPN) leader and former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal said the State must provide incentives to the children from poor and helpless community for their higher and technical education. During a programme organized by the Light House Foundation of Nepal in the capital city on Wednesday, former Prime Minister Nepal reminded that the government began the social security programme taking into account the lower class and helpless people and community. The country...

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