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  • President lays foundation stone of Lumbini International Buddhist Meditation Center

    Butwal, April 30 (RSS): President Bidya Devi Bhandari laid the foundation stone of the Lumbini International Buddhist Meditation Center and Assembly Hall to be constructed in Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, amidst a ceremony here today. The foundation-stone-laying-ceremony was organised amidst with rituals coinciding the Buddha Jayanti (birth anniversary of Gautam Buddha) today. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari and Province 5 Chief Minister Shanker Pokhrel were present on the...

    Supreme Court orders Phewa encroachment cleared

    Kathmandu,April 30:Concluding that many illegal structures have been built on the shores of Phewa Laka in Pokhara, the Supreme Court has ordered the government to remove such structures at the earliest, reports The Himalayan Times. A division bench of justices Om Prakash Mishra and Sapana Malla Pradhan handed down a verdict in response to the writ petition filed by advocate Khagendra Subedi, according to Gorkhapatra. The report says that the bench has ordered the government to implement a report prepared on...

    Lumbini to be developed as ‘international peace city

    Butwal, April 29 : Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has stressed on the need to present Gautam Buddha’s birthplace Lumbini before the world as the origin of Buddhism. He said that the scholars, monks and researchers should be actively engaged to disseminate Buddhist thought, philosophy and literatures. While giving his concluding remarks at the two-day conference in Lumbini, PM Oli shared that the government was willing to develop Lumbini as the ‘international peace city’ and a place of creed...

    Nepal to scrap Kathmandu airport runway expansion contract with Chinese company

    Kathmandu, April 25 Nepalis’ dream of seeing the runway of the country’s only international airport expanded to handle more flights at the same time is likely to hit a snag as the government prepares to scrap an agreement signed with a Chinese company. The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal says it will cancel the agreement signed with China Shanxi Construction Engineering Group owing to the consultant’s failure to start reconstruction works on time. The company was assigned to begin...

    KMC to build smart parking

    Kathmandu, April 25 : The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is to construct smart parking in order to systematize the traffic system in the valley. Such parking lot would be constructed in New Road in the first phase. Chief of KMC Public Private Partnership Chief Mahesh Kafle said that the smart parking lots would be created in other parts of the valley based on the effectiveness of first smart parking. According to Kafle, the smart parking would be state of...

    Religious tourism main basis of development

    Mahendranagar (Dhanusha), April 24: Chief Minister of Province-2 Lalbabu Rawat has said that religious and tourism development was first priority of the government. While inaugurating the Ramayan Fair organized by Ramayan Circuit on the occasion of Janaki Nawami today, CM Rawat argued that religious development was the foundation for prosperity of the province therefore the government was committed to materializing it. He added that Ramayan Circuit linking Janakpur with Ayodhya would be extended to other places in India as...

    Direct bus service from Kathmandu to Dhaka

    Kathmandu, April 23 After the success of Kathmandu-Delhi route, a bus service is starting from Dhaka to Kathmandu as two buses carrying 30 government officials from India, Nepal and Bangladesh have left Dhaka and will be arriving in Kathmandu on Thursday. The buses left the Bangladeshi capital on Monday morning to mark the inauguration of trinational international bus service, Divisional Engineer for the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport, Binod Bhattarai, informs. There are six officials from Nepal. The bus service was...

    Runway of Rajbiraj Airport upgrades

      The construction had started in 1959 and was inaugurated by then Transport Minister Ganesh Man Singh. The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal had allocated the budget for the completion of airport project in 2015. According to project chief Ram Ekwal Mahato, the airport is in the final phase of construction with works like final repairs of the air traffic control and marking of the runway remaining. The airport needs an additional 22 bighas to create a buffer zone...

    Culture Minister calls for night life for tourists

    Kathmandu, April 22: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Prasad Adhikari on Saturday stressed the need for allowing tourists to travel late-night, while calling for due arrangements. “More tourists can be attracted if late-night travel (until 11 pm) is allowed. Fifteen to 20 places of the Kathmandu valley can serve as a tourist destination during night,” he said. He was addressing a conclusion of a trekking from Hanumandhoka Durbar Area to Swayambhu organised by the Kathmandu Metropolitan...

    Tribhuwan international airport resumes service after thirteen hours

    Kathmandu, April 20:  Nepal’s Tribhuwan International Airport has resumed its operations Friday afternoon, which remained closed for thirteen hours after an aircraft of the Malindo Air with 139 people on board aborted its take-off and slipped off the runway on Thursday night. The aircraft experienced runway excursion while it was preparing to take off for Malaysia at around 9:45 p.m. local time. “The Malaysian jet to Kuala Lumpur was accelerating on the runway when pilots detected a problem and...

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