Government effortful towards increasing Hajj quota: Home Minister Thapa

Kathmandu, Feb 5 (RSS): Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa has reaffirmed that the government was effortful to increase the existing 12,000 Hajj quotas allotted for the Nepali Muslims. Earlier, a total of 1,200 Nepali Muslims had been leaving for Mecca in Saudi Arabia for Hajj pilgrimage, shared Minister Thapa, adding that the government has aimed to raise the Hajj quota by at least 1,000 more. Mecca is Islam’s holiest shrine and Hajj, being one of the five duties that...

Congress not to obstruct House meeting Sunday

Kathmandu, February 3 The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has decided not to obstruct meetings of the House of Representatives and the National Assembly from Sunday afternoon. For more than past one week, the party had been obstructing the legislature meetings raising different demands. Though the Cabinet last week addressed the demand that the federal government manage two hospitals named after Girija Prasad Koirala and Sushil Koirala, the opposition party had obstructed the meeting on Thursday, demanding that the...

NCP delegation and Lao Vice President hold talks

Kathmandu, Feb 1 (RSS): A delegation of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) which is currently on a visit to Laos has met politburo member of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and Vice President, Dr. Phankham Viphavanh, at the party office at Vientiane in Laos. The NCP delegation is led by party senior leader and former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal. On the occasion, the Lao Vice President said many things were common between Laos and Nepal as they are both land-locked...

Minister urges China to provide more quota for Nepali students

Kathmandu, January 31 Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development, Chakrapani Khanal has urged the Government of the People’s Republic of China to increase the quota for Nepali agriculture students in Chinese universities. The minister, who met Chinese Ambassador Hou Yanqi earlier in the day, said that more Nepali students could benefit from opportunities in China in the days to come. Minister Khanal expressed confidence that increasing the number of Nepali students would help slash the number of youngsters going...

Ministry distances itself from Dahal’s criticism of US and its allies

Kathmandu,Jan 30:Ministry of Foreign Affairs has distanced itself from the statement made by the ruling party’s co-chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal on US involvement in Venezuela. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that the government of Nepal has been closely following the recent political developments in Venezuela and the people of the Latin American nation have the ultimate authority to take a decision on the country’s political and constitutional course. Following the statement by Nepal Communist Party’s...

Home Affairs Minister Thapa expresses condolences

Kathmandu, Jan 28 (RSS): Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa has expressed condolences on the demise of Superintendent of the Armed Police Force Balram Pokhrel. The Home Minister reached Pokhrel’s house at Sanobharyang today and paid tribute to the late Pokhrel. He also extended condolences to the members of the bereaved family. SP Pokhrel was killed in a car crash in Bara district on Saturday. The Chief District Officer of Bara District was critically injured in the accident. Home Minister Thapa...

House passes National Medical Education Bill with majority amidst protest

Kathmandu, Jan 25: The ‘National Medical Education Bill- 2075’ has been finally passed by the House of Representatives (HoR) with majority. Minister for Education, Science and Technology Giriraj Mani Pokharel presented the document, seeking the House approval to pass it, amidst protest of the main opposition Nepali Congress. The government said the bill has incorporated the spirit of the agreements reached with Prof Dr Govinda KC, the senior orthopedic surgeon, who has been long demanding reforms in the field of...

PM Oli To Address WEF Meet In Switzerland

Kathmandu,Jan 21:Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has left for Switzerland last night, leading a 19-member Nepali delegation to participate in the 49th annual meeting of World Economic Forum to be held at Davos city of Switzerland. According to RSS, Prime Minister Oli is scheduled to address two sessions of the meeting taking place from January 22-25, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. PM Oli would also hold meetings with political leaders and entrepreneurs of different countries during his...

Oli leaving for Switzerland to attend World Economic Forum annual meeting

Kathmandu, January 20 Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is leaving on a trip to Switzerland to attend the annual meeting of World Economic Forum. The meeting will begin this Tuesday in Davos. This is the first time that a Nepali prime minister is attending the annual meeting of WEF, according to the Prime Minister’s Secretariat. Oli will address three sessions of the meeting, according to sources. The government has hoped that Nepal’s participation in the meeting at the prime...

Gagan Thapa urges PM to save Dr KC’s life

Kathmandu, January 17 Nepali Congress leader Gagan Thapa has appealed to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to take immediate initiatives to save the life of medical education reform activist Dr Govinda KC. KC is staging a fast-unto-death in Ilam district of eastern Nepal for past nine days. Whereas his health is deteriorating, the government has not made any effort to begin conversations with him. Organising a press conference in Kathmandu on Thursday, Thapa, who once served the country as...

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