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  • All rescues were genuine: Mingma Sherpa

    Kathmandu, August 24 Pakistani climber Abdul Jabbar Bhatti, who suffered severe altitude sickness, had been evacuated from the death zone of Mt Everest on May 20 last year. Bhatti, being a part of the Mt Everest expedition, had purchased a travel security services from the US-based firm — Global Rescue (GR) LLC — while embarking on a month-long journey to the world’s highest peak. Though the climber was entitled to get a full coverage for his evacuation and medical...

    Oli govt needs to correct its course: NC leader Acharya

    Kathmandu, August 23 Nepali Congress senior leader Mahesh Acharya says that a government with two-third majority had the opportunity to do so many things, but the ruling alliance is spending time on petty endevours. Former Minister Acharya, in an interview with Onlinekhabar, said that instead of wasting time and energy on a tussle with the opposition on issues such as the appointment of the Chief Justice, the government should have focussed on the agenda of economic development. “The people...

    Speaker Mahara says lawmakers can’t demand his or deputy’s resignation

    Kathmandu, July 29 Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara says lawmakers cannot demand resignation of either himself or his deputy Shiva Maya Tumbahamphe during parliamentary discussions as a case with the same demand is being considered by the Supreme Court. Mahara responded to a statement made by Nepali Congress lawmaker Laxmi Pariyar in the House of Representatives today citing Article 105 of the constitution bars anyone including the House to discuss the issues which are sub judice. Media have reported that...

    Deuba: Govt is intentionally not taking Dr Govinda KC’s life seriously

      Kathmandu, July 16 The main opposition leader in Parliament and former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has accused the government of intentionally not taking the life of Dr Govinda KC seriously. The Nepali Congress President has issued a statement on Monday, saying the government has put Dr KC’s life at stake. Medical education reform activist Dr KC has been staging a fast-unto-death at the Karnali Academy of Health Sciences in Jumla for last 17 days demanding that the...

    Govt staff to be barred from joining NGOs till two years of retirement, says Pandit

    Pokhara, June 17 Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration Lalbabu Pandit says he will soon introduce a new law, according to which retired government staff will also be barred from joining national and international non-government organisations as employees, founders or officials till the end of second year of their retirement. Minister Pandit says that the provision is necessary so as to protect data and information the staff have about the government. “High officials mount their nameplates at offices...

    Hotels important for tourism sector’s development: Minister Adhikari

    Kathmandu, May 31: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, has stressed on need for establishment of hotels that provide quality services and facilities for tourism sector’s development. Inaugurating the hotel ‘Nepali Ghar’ at the tourist hub of Thamel here on Wednesday, Minister Adhikari suggested the entrepreneurs to provide high – end facilities to its guests and show them the Nepali lifestyle and tradition. Noting tourism sector’s huge contribution in the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the...

    Republic symbolises people’s victory, says PM

    Kathmandu, May 29: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said republic remains as a symbol of victory of Nepalis. In his address to a special ceremony held at the local Army Pavilion, Tundikhel, on the occasion of the Republic Day-2075 BS today, the Prime said the celebration of the Day was itself the celebrations of all the Nepali people. “The Republic Day is the celebration of the entire people. The day commemorates the victory of the Nepali people over...

    Unification, base for stability, prosperity: PM Oli

    Kathmandu, May 23 : Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said the unification between two communist parties has created a base for stability, peace, good governance and prosperity in the country. While inaugurating the General Council Meeting of World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY) here today, the Prime Minister and Chair of recently formed Communist Party of Nepal through merger of the then Oli-led CPN (UML) and the CPN (Maoist Center), promised the creation of a strong foundation to...

    Tourism main basis for country’s prosperity: Chairman Dahal

    Kathmandu, May 11 : CPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said that the country was now heading towards development and prosperity. Releasing a book titled ‘Hinde Pugincha’ (If you walk then you reach) by tourism entrepreneur Rajan Simkhada here today, he said as tourism is the main basis for the country’s prosperity all should pay attention to promoting it. “Now is the time to move towards a new journey of development and prosperity, and tourism is the...

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