Saudi Prince in capital, bilateral talks todayBy The Rising Nepal
Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Prince Faisal bin Fahran Al Saud, arrived here this evening on a two-day official visit to Nepal. Arriving from Sri Lanka on a private plane, he was welcomed at the VVIP lounge at the Tribhuvan International Airport by Foreign Secretary Bharat Raj Poudyal, Saudi Arabia's Ambassador to Nepal Musaid Suleiman M Al Marwani, and senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Saudi Embassy in Kathmandu.
Amaltari Homestay brings cheers to Tharu hostsBy Purushottam Khatri
Nabin Mahato, 43, and his wife Jog Maya, 33, are happy with what they have now today. Parents of one child, they vividly remember how hard life was until eight years ago. “It just feels like a dream come true in our life, as whatever we have today is all because of hardship, dedication and belief in ourselves that led us to join Homestay Association and be part of it in an effort to run the business at our own thatched-roof home for guests,” Mahato said.
PM Deuba urges not to spread false information on MCCBy RSS
Inaugurating the newly-constructed administrative building of Kispang Rural Municipality in Nuwakot on Monday, the Prime Minister said the then PM KP Sharma Oli and Defence Minister Bhim Rawal tabled the agreement in the parliament for its ratification based on the recommendation of the Council of Ministers.
MCC in country's welfare: PM DeubaBy RSS
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has reiterated that the recently ratified Millennium Challenge Corporation compact has been in the welfare of the country.
Minister Karki stresses reach of Gorkhapatra in western districtsBy The Rising Nepal
Minister for Communication and Information Technology Gyanendra Bahadur Karki has said that the publication of the Kohalpur edition of the Gorkhapatra would help the people of all districts of western Nepal have their access to the government. Minister Karki made these remarks during his inspection visit of the Gorkhapatra Press at Mautahawa, Kohalpur, on Sunday.
One-third of capital’s traffic lights not functioningBy Indira Aryal
Traffic lights continue to get disrupted in the major city centres of Kathmandu forcing manual traffic management in the smart metropolis. At least one-third of the traffic lights have not been functioning for over a month out of 100 traffic lights installed in various junctions of the Kathmandu Valley. Traffic lights at the main junctions, including Jadibuti, Koteshwor, Tinkune, Thapathali and Kamalpokhari have failed to function for the past few months. Authorities claim that they have been...
Buddhism fosters originality: President BhandariBy RSS
President Bhandari said it during a programme organized at her residence to confer the sanghdan to nuns. The programme was organized by Nepal Bajrayan Mahabir Sangh Lumbini on Sunday.
Local government first school of democracy: PM DeubaBy RSS
Addressing a programme organized on the 29th anniversary of Nepal Municipality Association here Sunday, PM Deuba reiterated that the local governments should be more sensitive and responsible as they are the governments at people's doorsteps.
Impeachment motion against CJ Rana tabled in HoRBy TRN Online
The proposal has been backed by 95 lawmakers and supported by lawmakers Dev Gurung, Pushpa Bhusal and Jivanram Shrestha and tabled as per Article 101 (2) and Rule 161 of the HoR Regulations 2075 BS.
NC to begin election campaign from todayBy The Rising Nepal
Nepali Congress (NC) spokesperson Dr. Prakash Sharan Mahat urged the party’s rank and file to be engaged in publicity with confidence to secure victory in the upcoming local, province and federal elections.
Govt positive to solve citizenship problem in Tarai: PM DeubaBy The Rising Nepal
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the government is positive to solve the problem of citizenship in the Terai. He said that during a meeting with leaders of the Loktantrik Samajbadi Party on Saturday.
Local polls will be held on time: Minister KarkiBy The Rising Nepal
Minister for Communication and Information Technology Gyanendra Bahadur Karki has said that the local level elections will be held on the slated date. Addressing a meeting of the party workers at the Banke office of the Nepali Congress Saturday evening, Minister Karki urged the party activists not to doubt local elections as the election date had already been announced.
Impunity in transport sector leaves passengers high & dryBy Modnath Dhakal
Rohit Thapa of Pokhara boarded a microbus, Ba 4 Kha 2977, from Amarsingh Chok for Kathmandu last week. He was surprised to see 3+1 seats in the microbus but remained silent event though he was having problems in even taking his cell phone from his pants' pocket after three passengers were crammed in a seat that was actually meant for two.
11 held for cross-border heroin smugglingBy Nayak Paudel
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has arrested a total of 11 individuals involved in smuggling, trade and consumption of heroin, an illegal opioid drug made from morphine. The individuals played different roles in smuggling the brown-powder heroin from India to Kathmandu via Jhapa. An Armed Police Force (APF) member deployed in Jhapa has also been arrested for facilitating the cross-border smuggling.
Government will never restrict freedom of expression: KarkiBy The Rising Nepal
Minister for Communication and Information Technology Gyanendra Bahadur Karki has expressed the government’s commitment to protecting freedom of expression. “The present government will not bring any laws that curtail freedom of expression and will also amend any such laws brought in the past,” Minister Karki, who is also the spokesperson for the federal government, said while making public the decisions of the cabinet meeting held on Thursday. In response to a question from a journalist,...
Tax evasion case filed against Bottlers NepalBy Modnath Dhakal
The Department of Revenue Investigation (DRI) has filed a case at the Patan High Court against Bottlers Nepal Limited claiming Rs. 7.43 billion dues to the government including fines. It claimed that the Nepal franchise of the global giant in soft drink production evaded taxes through offshore indirect transaction of its shares. “Bottlers Nepal Limited did not pay the taxes while trading its shares through offshore indirect transaction which is against Revenue Leakage (Investigation and Control)...
Fire fighting preparedness still insufficientBy Nayak Paudel
Fire incidents have become too common in recent days. In 2022, from January 1 to March 10, 41 people died and 729 families were affected in 637 fire incidents across Nepal which damaged property worth over Rs. 628 million, according to Nepal Disaster Risk Reduction Portal’s data.
Local level should be more accountable: PM DeubaBy RSS
“As the local level is the closest government to people, it is natural that citizens have huge expectations with it,” he said, adding that public service delivery should be ensured with utilization of available resources. The PM also stressed building good governance with transparency and accountability at local levels.
Govt in favour of building enterprise-friendly atmosphere: Home MinisterBy RSS
During his address to the 23rd AGM and 12th Convention of Federation of Contractors’ Associations of Nepal (FCAN) here Friday, the Minister said the government prioritised policy reforms and facilitation measures as it sought to further systematise the construction industry and see effective results.