Gorkha Hospital’s X-ray machine gathers dust

Gorkha, Oct 2(RSS):An x-ray machine which was purchased by the Gorkha Hospital a decade ago has remained unused to date. The advanced x-ray machine of 500 mA capacity has remained dead due to unavailability of three-phase electric power system to operate it. Three-phase power supply system along with the installation of a separate transformer within the hospital boundary is needed to operate the machine, but the hospital has been unable to afford so. This x-ray machine costs around Rs...

Preparations for kidney transplant at Bharatpur hospital

Chitwan, Sept 24 (RSS): Preparations are on full swing for launching kidney transplant services at Bharatpur Hospital in Chitwan. It is estimated that around 10 per cent of total populations are facing kidney related ailments in Nepal which has been on the rise in the recent decades. Among them, annually around 3,000 kidney patients are in dire need of kidney transplant in Nepal. Though four hospitals in the capital city have been providing kidney transplant services, there is no...

Discussion on e-governance

New York, Sept 23 (RSS): Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and Estonia President Kersti Kaljulaid held a discussion on the expansion of bilateral relations on the sidelines of United Nations General Assembly in New York on Friday. The two also discussed the matters relating to the support of e-governance for better public service delivery and exchange of cooperation in the area, climate change and possible collaboration in the common forum of United Nations, shared Secretary at Ministry of Foreign...

China to support in research on Ayurveda, herb processing

Kathmandu, Sept. 22 (RSS): Ambassador of China to Nepal Yu Hong has expressed readiness to support in Ayurveda medicine services in Nepal. During the Friday meeting with Minister for Health Girirajmani Pokharel, who has also received the responsibility of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Chinese Ambassador pledged Chinese government’s support in Ayurveda health care services, its research and herbs’ processing. The Ambassador also expressed her commitment to support the proposals floated from the Government of Nepal, according to a...

Call to rescind MoU about Budhigandaki construction

Kathmandu, Sept 22 (RSS): Corruption at the policy level reported while awarding the contract for construction of the Budhigandaki Hydroelectric Project has riled the people concerned. The erstwhile government on June 4 signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the China Gezhouba Group Corporation for the construction of 1,200- megawatt project on the basis of EPCF model. Legal and policy-level flaws have been claimed during the signing of the MoU. Legislature-Parliament’s Public Account Committee president Dor Prasad Upadhyay has accused...

Govt working to build communications-friendly environment: Minister Basnet

Kathmandu, Sept 22 (RSS): Minister for Information and Communications, Mohan Bahadur Basnet, has said the government was working to build the communications-friendly atmosphere. While addressing the 21st anniversary of National Forum of Photo Journalists here today, the Minister viewed that development of communications sector would explore avenues for the overall development of the nation. “There are many countries and people in the world have accomplished the identities of developed countries and wealthy people due to the development of information...

Government to decide on Kathmandu-Terai Fast Track’s DPR soon

Kathmandu, Sept 20 (RSS): The government has said that it was giving its final decision on detailed project report (DPR) of Kathamndu- Terai/ Madhesh Fast Track, the development project of national pride, soon. It may be noted Prime Minister recently instructed the Physical Infrastructure and Transport Minister, Defence Minister, Chief Secretary, Army Chief and other authorities concerned to finalise the project’s DPR as soon as possible so as to pave the way for the project implementation. In a meeting...

Energy Minister off to China to discuss hydropower issues

Kathmandu, Sept 19 (RSS):Energy Minister Mahendra Bahadur Shahi today left for China on a four-day official visit aims to hold bilateral and multilateral discussions about issues of Chinese investment in Nepal’s hydropower sector. According to the Minister’s Secretariat, he is scheduled to hold talks with the Chinese side on the issues of Chinese contractors’ failing to complete Nepal-based hydropower projects on time. Likewise, discussions with the authorities concerned about the matter of instantly commencing the construction of West Seti...

More than 1300 delegates attend 22nd UNWTO General Assembly in Chengdu

Sep 15,More than 1300 delegates from over 130 countries attended the opening of the 22nd session of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) General Assemblyin Chengdu, China. During the event, the priorities of the Organization for 2018-2019, the transformation of the UNWTO Code of Ethics for Tourism into an International Convention and the impact of technology on tourism will centre the discussions. On the agenda of the Assembly is also the election of the Secretary General for the next four years. “China is...

North Korea fires second ballistic missile over Japan

Sep 15,North Korea has fired a ballistic missile across Japan, its second such provocative move in weeks. South Korea’s military said the missile reached an estimated altitude of about 770km (478 miles) and travelled 3,700km before landing in the sea off Hokkaido. Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe said his country would “never tolerate” North Korea’s dangerous actions. “If North Korea continues to walk down this path, it has no bright future,” he said in a statement. Image copyrightEPAImage captionPM Shinzo...

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