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  • Rastrakabi Ghimire to be taken to India for treatment

    Kathmandu,May 23:Kantipur and Gorkhapatra report that 99-year-old Rastrakabi Madhav Prasad Ghimire, perhaps the most revered living litterateur of the country, will be taken to India for his further treatment today. Ghimire is at a Kathmandu hospital for last 12 days. Though he has witnessed minor improvements over past few days, internal bleeding has not stopped and hence the family has decided to take him to New Delhi’s Medanta Hospital, according to Kantipur. Nepal Army is supporting the family for his treatment whereas Prime...

    Govt to reuse old traffic lights in Kathmandu Valley

      Kathmandu, May 18:  After successfully testing the operation of old traffic lights in Naya Baneshwor and Maharajgunj, the Department of Roads has said that it will soon repair old traffic lights and install them at various other junctions of the Kathmandu Valley. The Department has already concluded a study for the reuse. Earlier, the Department had tried to install an ‘intelligent traffic control system’ with the financial and technical support from Asian Development Bank. The attempts, however, failed....

    KMC to buy road sweeping machines soon

    Kathmandu, May 15 : Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is preparing to buy five broomer machines soon to clean dusty city roads. A tender was called on April 5, and seven companies had applied for the contract. A bidding evaluation subcommittee has been formed under the chairmanship of Rabin Man Shrestha, Chief of the environment section at the KMC to select the applicants. It costs Rs 120 million to purchase five the road sweepers. A campaign is underway under the...

    Bir Hospital Clean-up Campaign commences

    Kathmandu, May 6 : A cleaning campaign has been initiated at the country’s oldest hospital, the Bir Hospital, from today. The hospital with a history of more than a century is also infested by pollution and lack of sanitation. It is known as one of the filthy and stinking hospital. Although the hospital has around 100 toilets, these are not usable. Filthy water flows out from these toilets at night after they get filled up spreading foul smell all...

    Nepal’s Hydropower investment environment weakest in South Asia

    Kathmanu,May6:Anchor story in Karobar says Nepal’s hydropower sector is the least attractive for investors in South Asia though it has a huge potential. The South Asia Initiative-Energy supported by the United States Aid has made the conclusion after a comparative study of various indicators representing investment risks in the sector. Among four indicators, Nepal fared bad in three and very bad in one, according to the report.

    Qatar Airways Rolls Out ‘Super Wi-Fi’ High Speed Broadband On Its Boeing 777 and Airbus A350 Fleet

    Qatar Airways is the first carrier from the MENA region to provide advanced high-speed Wi-Fi to its passengers across the globe DOHA, Qatar May 02:–Qatar Airways passengers can now experience ‘Super Wi-Fi’ high-speed broadband connectivity using Inmarsat’s GX Aviation technology. The broadband service is being progressively rolled out on all Boeing 777 aircraft and Airbus A350 aircraft in Qatar Airways’ young fleet. Qatar Airways is the first airline in the MENA region to have invested in the technology to provide this...

    NAST codes 60 types of plants

    Lalitpur, April 12 (RSS): Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) has coded 60 types of plants scientifically. The coding started from 2012. One can get information about a plant that is coded from anywhere in the world, through internet, said NAST’s scientist Ram Chandra Poudel. Until some years ago, the coding could not progress as expected due to various reasons. “Nowadays, the NAST is coding 10 to 15 types of plants a year,” said Poudel.

    Free Wi-Fi in Rara from New year 2075

    Kathmandu, April 06: Karnali Federal government is preparing to start free WiFi in Rara lake of Nepal. As per the reports, the free WiFi in Rara will start operation from New year 2075. They will celebrate the year 2075 as Rara Karnali Tourism Year. Hon. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has also planned to visit Rara for the start of this tourism year. With the intention to promote the tourism in that place, federal government will provide the free...

    NAC to purchase 8 aircrafts in 18 months

    Kathmandu, April 3 : National flag bearer Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has planned to purchase additional eight aircrafts in the next 18 months. In a press meet here today, the NAC shared that aircrafts purchased will be for both international and domestic flights. NAC general manager Sugat Ratna Kanshakar said that six aircrafts (Viking twin otter) will be for domestic flights while two (Airbus narrow body A 320-200) for international flights. Kanshakar added that NAC will not compromise on...

    Post-quake reconstruction grant distribution: Deadline extended again

    Kathmandu, April 3 The government on Tuesday extended the deadline for receiving the second tranche of post-earthquake reconstruction grant for the quake survivors by three months. While the deadline was due to expire in mid-April, now it has been extended till mid-July. The original deadline was mid-January. A meeting of the National Reconstruction Authority Steering Committee made the decision so as to let every qualified quake survivor get the grant, according to the Authority.   During the meeting, the Committee...

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