Country's second largest substation comes into operation; PM Deuba to inaugurate on SaturdayBy RSS
The NEA has named the substation as a New Khimti. The substation was constructed at Manthali municipality-13, Devitar in Ramechhap. The transmission line of double circuit 220 KV brought from Gangar of Dolakha has been connected with Dhalkebar transmission line. Likewise, the capacity of 132-KV power has been connected with Kathmandu through substation.
Holi, festival of colours, being observed todayBy RSS
Fagu Poornima or Holi, the festival of colours, is being observed in hilly areas, including the capital city, today and in the Tarai tomorrow. The festival, also called spring festival, marks the arrival of spring and the harvest season. The first day of the festival is called Chhoti Holi or Holika Dahan and the second day Dhuleti or Holi. Holika Dahan, the death of Holika, the symbol of triumph of good over evil, is marked by lighting a bonfire, and performing a special Puja to...
President, PM Deuba extend best wishes for Holi festivalBy The Rising Nepal
President Bidya Devi Bhandari has wished happiness, peace and prosperity to all the brothers and sisters living at home and abroad on the auspicious occasion of the great festival of Nepalis, Phagu Purnima or Holi.
NC distributes booklet on MCC to dispel confusionsBy The Rising Nepal
Ruling Nepali Congress has started distributing a booklet “MCC grant assistance agreement: illusion and fact” to the people. Party’s representatives mobilised in the first phase election campaign for the local level election are distributing the booklet.
Experts highlight ways for digital archiving of GorkhapatraBy The Rising Nepal
Discussions have started on digitally archiving the editions of the 121-year-old Gorkhapatra and the 57-year-old The Rising Nepal. At the digital archive workshop organised by the Gorkhapatra Corporation in Dhulikhel, experts from various fields stressed the need for archiving and preserving the copies of the two national dailies digitally.
63.7 % of population fully vaccinated against COVIDBy The Rising Nepal
Nepal has fully vaccinated 63.7 per cent of its population against COVID-19 as of today. The vaccination campaign had started on January 27 last year. The government is intensifying vaccination campaign in full swing as it aims to fully vaccinate 100 per cent of those above 18 years by mid-April.
People plan to make Holi grand after two years of breakBy Aashish Mishra
It's Holi Thursday. And a day later in Terai. It has been a long wait for Mahesh Luitel but Holi has finally arrived. The 26-year-old engineer has been looking forward to celebrating the festival for months and now, it is here. “This year is going to be wild,” said Luitel, a resident of Kalopul, Kathmandu. “We are going to make up for the past two years,” he said, unfurling a pure white shirt he plans to wear for the festival. “Let smearing begin!” Luitel exclaimed.
National security and defense must be strengthened: PM DeubaBy TRN Online
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that national security and defense should be strengthened through timely implementation of the approved action plan of the national security policy.
41 new cases, 213 recoveries in 24 hrsBy TRN Online
According to Dr. Sangita Mishra, spokesperson of the Ministry of Health and Population, 41 persons tested positive for the virus infection in the PCR test o 4,790 people across the country.
Digital archiving of Gorkhapatra essential: Minister KarkiBy The Rising Nepal
Minister for Communication and Information Technology Gyanendra Bahadur Karki has said that preserving the Gorkhapatra, which carries a history of 121 years, is essential. Inaugurating a workshop organised on digital archive of all the publications of Gorkhapatra Corporation (GC) in Dhulikhel on Tuesday, Minister Karki said that various publications of the Gorkhapatra since its inception should be preserved in the digital archive and developed them as national heritage.
Government to recruit 100,000 temporary police for pollsBy The Rising Nepal
Nepal Police is preparing to publish a recruitment notice for hiring 100,000 temporary policemen (Myadi police) to beef up security in the upcoming local level elections slated for May 13, 2022. “The Ministry of Finance has given approval to the Nepal Police Headquarters to begin the recruitment process of exactly 100,000 temporary policemen,” Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) and Spokesperson for the Police Headquarters Bishnu Kumar KC, said.
As election nears, trend of switching parties rises in MadhesBy The Rising Nepal
As elections near, a trend has taken hold in Madhes province, one of leaders and cadres switching parties. With the date of the local election less than two months away, political parties have begun campaigning in Bara, Parsa and Rautahat as well as other districts of the province and leaders have begun moving into parties that they feel is most likely to give them a victory.
President prorogues House SessionBy RSS
The Federal Parliament Secretariat stated that the President prorogued the ongoing House Session from this midnight at the recommendation of Council of Ministers' meeting held earlier today.
Govt. recommends proroguing parliament sessionBy TRN Online
Birodh Khatiwada, Minister for Health and Population, confirmed that the meeting of the Council of Ministers held today made a decision to this effect.
Vice- President Pun calls for coordinated measures to fight VAWBy RSS
Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun has said climate change impact and COVID-19 pandemic have contributed to a further rise in the exploitation and violence against women (VAW).
Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister calls on President BhandariBy RSS
During the meeting held at the office of the President, Maharajgunj, today, various aspects of Nepal-Saudi Arabia relations as well as matters of mutual interest and welfare were discussed.
PM Deuba congratulates rights activist BhumikaBy RSS
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has congratulated social activist Bhumika Shrestha on her being honoured with the 'International Courageous Women Award' for this year.
EC recognises 79 parties for local electionsBy The Rising Nepal
The Election Commission (EC) has recognised 79 political parties for the upcoming local level election scheduled for May 13. Organising a regular press meet here on Monday, EC spokesperson Shaligram Sharma Poudel said, “Out of 80 political parties, which applied for registration at the EC to contest the local poll, only 79 parties have been recognised by the EC.”
South Asian Women’s Conference from todayBy The Rising Nepal
The South Asian Women’s Conference is going to kick off in the capital on Tuesday with an objective of creating global solidarity to end all forms of violence and discrimination against women and girls. The conference titled “Resonating from South Asia in the world: Global norms to address violence against women and girls,” will analyse the existing policies and discuss the new global framework to end the violence against women and girls.
NEA to electrify all Karnali households in next two yearsBy The Rising Nepal
Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is going to fully electrify 10 districts of Karnali Province within the next two years. The NEA has taken forward electrification programme with the aim of providing electricity to every household in Karnali within two years. Electricity has reached 22 of 25 municipalities and 21 of 54 rural municipalities in 10 districts of the province.