Activists tell govt to raise Rohingya issue with Suu Kyi

Kathmandu,Nov 29:Human rights activities have said the Nepal government should hold talks with Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi over the safe return of the Rohingya Muslim minorities as the leader is paying an official visit to Nepal from Thursday. The Kathmandu Post reports that the activists have suggested the government make efforts to ensure the safe return of the refugees and a fair investigation into the alleged abuses.

Dahal says it’s only his party that wants to develop country

Chitwan, November 22 Ruling Nepal Communist Party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal says only his party has the aim of developing the country. Dahal made the statement as he welcomed some cadres of Nepali Congress and Rastriya Prajatantra Party to his party in his home city, Bharatpur of Chitwan, on Thursday morning. On the occasion, he assured people that the government under his party’s leadership was currently reviewing its performance, and the results would appear soon in the form of...

Will retire from politics if I was found involved in wide body irregularities: Minister

Kathmandu, November 11 Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari has rejected reports about his involvement in irregularities in the purchase of two wide body aircraft for Nepal Airlines Corporation. He says he is ready to retire from his political career if any authority proves his role in the suspected irregularities. In an interview, Minister Adhikari says, “The purchase process began three years ago. Everything was decided before I came including all specifications of the aircraft and...

Madhav Kumar Nepal directs to stop construction of Nagidanda airport

Kathmandu, Oct 12: The Ex- Prime Minister of Nepal, Madhav Kumar Nepal has directed not to construct the Domestic airport at Nagidanda of Kavre. He claimed that it only the misuse of state’s money to construct airport in Nagidanda. Targeting the Chief of Nepal Civil Aviation Authority, Sanjiv Gautam he said that it is very wrong to construct airports different places due to the change in tourism minister. This type of activity is just the act of wasting the nation’s...

President Bhandari’s call for environment protection

Kathmandu, October 7 President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said the entire society should take initiatives to protection, promote and manage environment. During an inaugural ceremony of the ‘Environment Conference 2018’ organised by the Department of Environment, Ministry of Forest and Environment here today, the President said growing population and increasing urbanisation had caused problems in waste management, adding a serious challenge to the efforts meant for environment protection. The President called all to pay proper attention to the matter....

Gautam Buddha International Airport to be operated within 6 months

Kathmandu, Oct 07: Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil aviation, Rabindra Adhikari has said that the runway of Gautam Buddha international Airport will be operated within 6 months. Though the government had announced to operate the runway from 2076, July it will not be operated before 2076 due to some technical issues. After the establishment of the runway, the international and domestic flights can be carried out from the airport. Although the work of pitching the runway is only...

Karnali Province plans to operate airline

Kathmandu,Sept 30:The provincial government in Karnali has planned to own and operate its own airline very soon, reports Rapublica in a three column story. Karnali Chief Minister Mahendra Bahadur Shahi made the announcement on Saturday that the Karnali Airlines would be established for internal services and inter-province connectivity. “We have held discussions with the Chinese government and aviation entrepreneurs to purchase medium sized aircraft,” he said after returning from a weeklong trip to China.

Oli’s UNGA speech: PM calls for repatriation of refugees, revival of SAARC

Kathmandu, September 28 Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has called on the international community to ensure the right of refugees to return home in a dignified manner and on regional governments to revitalise an important platform such SAARC. The Prime Minister, in his address to the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in New York, said that his government not only enjoyed support of more than two-third of lawmakers, but also those in the provinces. “Nepal has hosted...

Nijgadh Airport: MPs File Motion Against Plan To Fell Trees

Kathmandu,Sept 28: The Himalayan Times says that Nepali Congress MPs Pradeep Giri, Gagan Thapa and Dibyamani Rajbhandari have filed a motion of urgent public importance in Parliament raising concern over the government’s plan to cut down a large number of trees in Bara even before the detailed design of the new airport was prepared.

Dahal lauds govt decision to re-award Budhi Ganadaki permit to Chinese firm

Kathmandu, September Former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has lauded the government’s decision to re-award the development contract of the 1200 MW Budhi Gandaki project to a Chinese firm. Dahal’s comment comes days after a Cabinet meeting directed the Ministry of Energy to revive the conversation with China Gezhouba Group to re-award the contract, which was cancelled by the Sher Bahadur Deuba-led government. The government decided to give the assignment back to Gezhouba after it filed an application requesting to reconsider...

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