‘Increase investment in technical education’

Kathmandu, Oct 24 (RSS): Minister for State for Education Sheshnath Adhikari expressed his commitment that the government would spur investment in the area of technical education. At a programme organized by Sanchar Kendra Nepal on ‘Technical education today’s need’, State Minister Adhikari stressed the need for the state to augment investment in technical and vocational education so as to reduce unemployment rate in the country. Member-secretary at Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) Pushpa Raman Wagle also...

Extensive use of lead found in paints sold in Nepal

Kathmandu, Oct 23 (RSS): A lab test of samples of paints and surface coats collected from some markets in Kathmandu and western Nepal has found almost 40 per cent with excessive amount of lead in it. The Public Health and Environment Promotion Centre and Leaders Nepal carried out the test on paints produced by Gaurishanker, Jasmine, Jejis, Apollo, Aarti, G-7, American Paint Industry, Pashupati paints, Asian paints and Nepal paints industry. Government regulations allow only 90 ppp (parts per...

Need of ICT development for making ‘digital Nepal’ stressed

Kathmandu, Oct 15 (RSS): Minister for Information and Communications, Mohan Bahadur Basnet has returned home on Sunday after taking part in the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC) in Buenos Aires, Argentine. Talking to journalists at the Tribhuvan International Airport upon arrival home, Minister Basnet said the conference held important discussions on the new technological advances in the telecommunication sector in various countries, successes and exchange of practices. Minister Basnet, who led the Nepali delegation to the WTDC, had delivered...

Hydro Projects Damaged By Quake Await Reconstruction

Kathmandu,Oct 6-Karobar, in its lead story for the day, says that most of hydropower projects in Sindhupalchowk district damaged in the 2015 quakes have not been fully repaired.  According to the report, this has left 72 MW of installed capacity unutilised in the district.

Two CCTV cameras installed in CNP to study behaviour of man-eater tiger

Ratnanagar, Chitwan, Oct 5 (RSS): Two CCTV cameras have been installed in Kumroj buffer zone community forest in Chitwan in a bid to study the behaviour of a tiger that killed a woman recently. Whether the tiger is sick or injured will be known through this camera trapping method, and efforts to capture it will be initiated accordingly, said assistant conservation officer at the Chitwan National Park (CNP) Abhinaya Pathak. The cameras have been set up by technical team...

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...

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