UML also agrees on amendment proposal –Minsiter Balayar

Hetauda, Aug 17: Minister for Physcal Infrastructure and Transport Bir Bahadur Balayar has said that the Nepali Congress-led governemnt has convinced main opposition CPN-UML on the constitution amendment proposal to give outlet to the Madhes problem. Addressing a gathering of district level cadres organized by Nepali Congress, Makawanpur in Hetauda this morning, Minister Balayar said the government is fully committed to conduct elections for federal and provincial parliaments and directed caders to reach out to the doorsteps of people...

Dahal confident of constitution amendment bill’s endorsement next week

Janakpur, August 17 CPN-Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal says the constitution amendment bill will be passed by Parliament when it is put to vote next week. The ruling coalition leader says the ruling side has the support of two-third lawmakers required to endorse the amendment. The former Prime Minister claims the main opposition CPN-UML has also made a commitment to help the amendment get endorsed whereas the Rastriya Prajatantra Party is also positive. Meanwhile, Dahal also says that...

Vulture restaurant, an outcome of combined endevours, gaining wider recognition

16,August Until a few years ago, if any cattle died in the villages of Pithauli and Kawasoti of Nawalparasi, its disposal was chargeable and quite challenging. Otherwise, villagers had no way except to enduring the unpleasant odour wafting from the carcass for not days but months. Animals like jackals and stray dogs used to transport carrion of the dead animal here and there making the situation worse. A view of a Jatayu Restaurant, in Nawalparasi district, on Monday, March...

Let’s focus on concrete outcome: PM to Swaraj

Aug 11, 2017- Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said Nepal and India should focus on result-oriented approach and work together for concrete outcome of various past understandings and pacts, including implementation of various India-funded projects in Nepal. During a meeting with India’s Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj on Thursday, PM Deuba said that the two countries have long been engaged in theoretical discussions and that time has come to turn past pacts and understandings into reality. Swaraj,...

Experts say Doklam standoff opens avenue for Nepal to settle its boundary issues

Aug 10, 2017- Amid a seven-week military standoff between India and China over Doklam plateau, Beijing on Tuesday upped the ante, with the Press Trust of India quoting a senior Chinese official as saying “what New Delhi would do if China enters Kalapani region in Uttarakhand or Kashmir”. The statement given by Wang Wenli, deputy director general of the Boundary and Ocean Affairs of China’s Ministry of Foreign Affair, to an Indian media delegation in Beijing has drawn the...

Minister vows to end politics in sports

KATHMANDU, August 9: Minister for Youth and Sports Rajendra Kumar KC said that he is fully committed to preventing the politics affecting Nepali sports. “I am well-informed about Nepali sports being affected by politics but during my tenure I will not allow politics to influence the sports,” said KC speaking at the interaction with Nepali medalilsts of South Asian Games (SAG) and Asian Games, at his official residence in Harihar Bhawan, Pulchowk, on Tuesday. “I won’t let politics to...

Only 7 per cent houses are quake-proof in Kathmandu

Kathmandu,August 9 Only around seven percent houses constructed in Kathmandu Valley have met the government standard set for earthquake resistance, says Nepal Samacharpatra lead story today. Though many years have passed since the introduction of Building Code, the level of awareness about quake-resistant buildings in citizens is very weak, the report comments on the basis of data obtained from the Ministry of Urban Development. Recently, the Ministry had conducted a survey in Kathmandu in coordination with Japan International Cooperation Agency to...

CIAA to probe Phewa Lake encroachment

August 9, 2017 After reports of increasing encroachment in Phewa Lake came out in mainstream media of late, the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority has launched an investigation into the case, report Nagarik and Republica. The anti-corruption constitutional body recently wrote a letter to the Phewa Lake Conservation and Management Office under Pokhara-Lekhanath Municipality asking for details about the encroachment, according to Nagarik anchor story. The Office has already responded to the letter with a report of initiatives take to conserve...

‘Nepal won’t take sides on China-India row’

Aug 8, 2017- Amid the long-running India-China military face-off in Doklam plateau, Nepal will not get “influenced” either by India or China and “get dragged” into their border dispute, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Krishna Bahadur Mahara said on Monday. “Our policy on boundary dispute between India and China is clear,” he said during a press briefing. This is the first time that Nepal made its position clear on the two-month long military standoff between India...

Fear of load shedding in winter is valid, says Kulman Ghising

Kathmandu, August 7 Nepal Electricity Authority’s Managing Director Kulman Ghising says people’s doubts and suspicions if the regular power outage will recur in the upcoming winter are valid as the Authority could not implement its multiple plans to avoid the crisis. He says the Authority’s attempts to increase production and decrease demand and consumption failed owing to lack of cooperation from various sectors and stakeholders, therefore the state-owned power monopoly may not be able to meet the demand during...

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