Nepal Press Union, Doti has drawn the attention of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to find the whereabouts of journalist Tej Bahadur Khadka, who disappeared one month ago. The NPU has sent a memorandum to the PM through acting Chief District Officer Lokraj Bohara asking the PM to initiate in the search for journalist Khadka.
The reconstruction of the historical Rani Pokhari damaged by the earthquake of April, 2015, three years ago, will further delay, thanks to various reasons. The Kathmandu Metropolitan City, the authorised authority to undertake the reconstruction, had called the bidding for the project second time.
Nepal and Suriname established formal diplomatic relations on Thursday. With the signing of a Joint Communiqué to this effect in New York, USA, the two sides have agreed to further strengthen the friendship and cooperation at the bilateral level as well as in multilateral forums.
The Water Supply Corporation is to construct a project with support from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) whereby the water of the Madikhola river would be processed and supplied to meet the growing demand for water in Pokhara. The project would be constructed with Rs 4.80 billion support from JICA.
An interaction and discussion was held among the members of parliament of province no.1 to decide on the name of the province. The interaction was held at the initiative of civil society here on Saturday. On the occasion, various speakers stressed on the need to choose a terminology that would be appropriate to the identity,
Ganga Prasad Upreti has been appointed as the Chancellor of Nepal Academy again. Prime Minister and chief patron of the Academy, KP Sharma Oli, appointed him at the post again. Similarly, in the vacant post of Member Secretary at the Academy, Prof Jagat Prasad Upadhyay of Nepal Sanskrit University has been appointed
The government has decided to increase the minimum wage of working journalists by 25 percent. The meeting of the Council of Ministers today took the decision that all journalists and employees working at media houses would have their wage increased from coming October 18. Currently, the minimum wage of a working journalist is Rs 19,500 per month.
Japan will be providing a grant of 308 million NRs for the development of schools in Nepal. The program is officially called the School Sector Development Program of Nepal. The agreement was officially signed today. The Ministry of Finance made the details public soon after the signing.
The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has adopted a strategy of maintaining confidentiality in the investigation process by ending the culture of pre-investigation publicity. The Commission stated this in a report presented on its behalf to the State Affairs and Governance Committee. The Commission made it clear that its strategy and future course
The government's capital expenditure is found weak in the current fiscal year. It was found that the capital expenditure stood at 2.89 per cent during around first three months of the current fiscal year beginning mid-July 2018. The status of capital expenditure has witnessed low due to under performance of the federal, provincial and local governments.
Public Accounts Committee of the House of Representatives has formed a sub-committee to carry out study regarding price hike and shortage of daily essentials including sugar seen in market. Today's meeting of the PAC formed the sub-committee under coordination of lawmaker Lekhraj Bhatta where Pradeep Yadav, Parbata DC Chaudhary, Prem Ale and Chanda Chaudhary are members.
The Nepal-Australia Joint Consultation Committee (NAJCC) has agreed to collaborate with Nepal in river basin, ecosystem and water management. The bilateral meeting of the Committee held recently here took a decision to this effect, said Kathmandu-based Australian Embassy. The partnership with Australia in water management would benefit Nepal, said Madhav Belbase, joint secretary at the Water and Energy Commission Secretariat.
Acting Prime Minister Iswar Pokharel has said that the ideology of Mahatma Gandhi were still relevant today for progress and prosperity. Speaking at a programme organized to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Gandhi and the non-violence day here Tuesday, he said that the ideals of Gandhi were not only a political philosophy
The government is to mobilize the unemployed youth in the national-building campaign. The government, under the Prime Minister Employment Programme (PMEP), is preparing to launch the social justice programme, mobilization of youth human resources in the national interests and in the development and construction of physical infrastructures.
Province No 5 is ranked fourth in view of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) contribution, the central bank said. According to a report released by the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB), the contribution of the province 5 in the national GDP is 17.5 per cent. It is said that the report was prepared after conducting province-level GDP
Chief Minister of the Province No. 1 Sher Dhan Rai has said that the province government has forwarded the programmes by keeping the agriculture sector in top priority. At an interaction programme on role of government and private sectors in development of agriculture sector organized here Sunday, Chief Minister Rai argued that the burgeoning trade deficit
Acting Prime Minister Ishwor Pokhrel has highlighted the need of launching social awareness and conscious raising campaigns for the protection of girls. Inaugurating the 'second girls conference-2018' organised by the Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizen here today, the Acting Prime Minister and Defense Minister Pokhrel said, " The nation has the Constitution and other laws meant
The Government of Nepal has plans in place to replace all MRPs with e-passports from April 2020. The Department of Passport has begun preparations to start issuing the e-passports. An e-passport is simply a traditional passport that has an embedded electronic microprocessor chip which contains information which can authenticate the identity of the holder.
Melamchi Water Supply Project is coming in close to its end. However, the MWSP is being delayed by 2 more months right now. The MWSP Development Board Director Surya Raj Kandel has said that the remaining work requires 60 days before Melamchi can supply water to consumers.
Lawmaker Rajendra Mahato accused the government of failing to bring to book those involved in rape and murders occurred in various parts of the country. During his address to the concluding session of the summer session of the House of Representatives Thursday, Mahato expressed serious concern over not providing certificate to election victory to lawmaker Resham Chaudhari.