Thursday 24th September 2020

Kathmandu, Sept 24, Girija Prasad Koirala Foundation and Institute of Rubber and Jatropha Research-Nepal, USA, have signed agreement for commercial rubber farming and research. Director at Science and Technology Department of the Foundation, Dr Tara Prasad Banjade, and Executive Director of the Institute, Tilak Bhandari, today signed the agreement in presence of Foundation Chair Sujata […]

New Delhi [India], September 24 (ANI): With a spike of 86,508 new cases and 1,129 deaths in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 count reached 57,32,519 on Thursday. According to the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry, this includes 9,66,382 active cases, and 46,74,988 cured, discharged or migrated patients. The death toll in the country […]

CAN categorizes cricketers and signs contracts

Bharatpur, Sept 23, The Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) has signed contracts with men and women cricket players for a year. The CAN board meeting held in Bharatpur, Chitwan on Tuesday made classification of women cricketers for the first time in Nepal. The cricket association has categorized 18 men and 19 women cricketers into grade […]

International Sign Language Day: three headways of Nepali Sign Language in State-1

Itahari, September 23 : Today (September 23) marks the third International Sign Language Day. International Sign Language Day was officially adopted by the United Nations on 19 December 2017 and was started to be observed since 2018. According to the UN website, the official celebration date of September 23 was chosen commemorating the exact date of […]

India records very high single-day recoveries successively during last 3 days: Health Ministry

New Delhi [India], September 22 (ANI): India has recorded very high single-day COVID-19 recoveries successively during the last three days with over 90,000 recovered each day for the last three days, said Union Health Ministry on Tuesday. “#IndiaFightsCorona India has recorded very high single day Recoveries successively during the last 3 days. More than 90,000 […]

Jhyadi-Deurali road section up-gradation begins

Sindhupalchowk, Sept 21, The Jhyadi-Deurali road section as part of Chautara-Narayantar has gained pace. The road up-gradation was taken ahead to address the compulsion for the public to travel through 84-km from Chautara to Kathmandu for over a decade. The up-gradation of Jhyadii-Deurali section under the Chautara (Sindhupalchowk)-Narayantar (Kathmandu) stretch began on Sunday. Bagmati State […]

Rana nominated member of UNFPA high-level commission

Kathmandu, Sept 21, Women rights activist and journalist Bandana Rana has been nominated as a member of the high-level commission of the United Nations Fund for Population Fund (UNFPA). Rana, who is also the vice-chair of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (UNCEDAW), has been picked as the member of […]

Schools preparing to begin teaching learning activities

Bhajani, Sept 20, Local levels in Kailali have begun preparing to resume teaching and learning activities in the schools. The schools remain closed since the past six months following the outbreak of Corona Virus. The preparation has begun in accordance with the Student Learning Facilitation Guidelines-2077 introduced by the government. According, school enrollment has begun […]

Cancer hospital staff found dead

Chitwan, Sept 20, A staff of the BP Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital in Bharatpur has been found dead. Surya Mishra,32, a resident of Simara was found dead in the canal that passes through the hospital, according to District Police Office, Chitwan. Mishra had been working for the hospital since the past 11 years as an […]

Youth raise funds for flood survivors

Baglung, Sept 20, Local youths have collected cash and food supplies for the Dhorpatan flood survivors. Cash equivalent to Rs. 1.14 million and food supplies were distributed on Friday. The funds were collected by the youths affiliated to the Yusabi sewa, Galkot and Inside Baglung. Every family was given 24,000 rupees in cash, said chairperson […]

‘National needs be met thru protection, utilisation and development of constitution’

Gandaki, Sept 19, Chief Minister of Gandaki State, Prithvi Subba Gurung has said further institutionalising and strengthening the federal democratic republic governance system while at the same time defending, utilising and developing the constitution for fulfilling the national aspiration of ‘Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepali’ is the present need. Giving a message of best wishes on […]

Baglung section of Mid-hills highway obstructed by landslide

Balewa, Sept 19, The Baglung section of the Mid-hills Pushpalal Highway has been obstructed due to landslide caused by the incessant rain this morning. Landslide occurred at Inarpani of Kathekhola rural municipality and at Banskhola of Galkot municipality-9 has led to the obstruction of the highway at these two places due to the deposition of […]

Sanitation ID card distribution

Mangalbare, Sept 19, The Maijogmai rural municipality has begun distribution of sanitation identity card to the locals. The campaign began with distribution of a sanitation user ID card to Furtemba Sherpa of Naya Bazaar in ward no. 1 of the rural municipality. Under the campaign, 150 households meeting the prescribed standard will receive the sanitation […]

Record 173 world leaders to virtually address UN General Assembly next week

New York [US], September 18, A record number of 119 heads of state and 54 heads of governments will virtually deliver their messages at the UN General Assembly high-level event next week, the spokesperson for the President of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, Brenden Varma, told reporters on Thursday. “As of right […]

All three tiers of government need to be strong: CM Raut

Janakpurdham, Sept 18, Chief Minister of State-2, Lal Babu Raut, said strong relations and cooperation among all three layers of government is essential to make the federal system and the constitution successful. CM Raut said so in an interview to the National News Agency (RSS) correspondent Himanshu Chaudhari on the occasion of the fifth anniversary […]

Agriculture University’s central office padlocked for nearly two months

Chitwan, Sept 18, The central office of the Agriculture and Forest University (AFU) which has been mostly relying on acting office-bearers has been padlocked for nearly two months. In absence of the office-bearers, the university’s day-to-day operation is gradually turning to be weak and ad hoc. The university was padlocked by the temporary and contractual […]

Cardamom processing in Nepal to begin from November

Ilam, Sept 18, At a time when Nepal has been exporting huge quantity of its cardamom production, the post-harvest processing of the spice is likely to begin in the country. Nepal’s cardamom would partly be processed in the country from coming November. A processing industry has been already set up at Arjundhara of Jhapa at […]

Hopeful COVID-19 vaccine will be available in India next year: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi, September 17 (ANI): Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said that he is hopeful that by the early next year, the vaccine will be available in India and added that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has handled Covid-19 “meticulously.” “History will remember Prime Minister Narendra Modi for meticulously monitoring the entire situation himself. […]

Traffic resumes along Narayangarh-Muglin road

Chitwan, Sept 17, Traffic has been resumed along the Narayangarh-Muglin road section after clearing landslide debris off the road at Charkilo. Landslide that occurred at Ichhakamana rural municipality-6 at 4.30 this morning had disrupted the two-way traffic along the road stretch. According to the District Police Office Chitwan, the two-way traffic has come into operation […]

World patient safety day: Government committed for health workers’ safety and incentives

Kathmandu, Sept 17, Minister for Health and Population Bhanubhakta Dhakal has expressed full commitment of the government to protect the citizens from the pandemic and also enable an environment for the health workers to provide service with security and incentives. In a message delivered on the 2nd World Patients Safety Day today, Minister Dhakal urged […]

World patient safety day: Government committed for health workers’ safety and incentives

Kathmandu, Sept 17, Minister for Health and Population Bhanubhakta Dhakal has expressed full commitment of the government to protect the citizens from the pandemic and also enable an environment for the health workers to provide service with security and incentives. In a message delivered on the 2nd World Patients Safety Day today, Minister Dhakal urged […]

Lightning claims 15 lives in Bihar, CM announces ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh for kin

Patna (Bihar) [India], September 16 (ANI), Fifteen people died due to lightning strikes in six districts of Bihar following which an ex-gratia payment of Rs 4 lakh each will be given to the families of the deceased, said the Bihar Chief Minister’s Office. Last month as well, six people died due to lightning in Bihar […]

Action sought against educational institutions charging high fees for online classes

Kathmandu, Sept 16, Thirteen student organisations have demanded the bodies concerned to take action against educational institutions charging high fees in the name of online classes. A meeting of those organisations took the decision, urging the bodies concerned to take action against the private schools and campuses charging high fees in the name of online […]

Raped adolescent girl commits suicide after justice denied

Saptari, Sept 16, An adolescent raped girl has committed suicide in Saptari after she did not get justice. The 17-year-old adolescent of Dakneswori municipality-7, Lalitpur committed suicide on Tuesday after the villagers warned and stopped her registering complaint against the rapists at the police office, said the Saptari Police. Rape survivor’s mother shared that the […]

6.0 magnitude aftershock hits Sindhupalchowk

Sindhupalchowk, Sept 16, An aftershock measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale with its epicentre around Ramche in Sindhupalchowk was recorded. The National Seismological Centre said that the aftershock occurred at 5.19 this morning. Centre’s earthquake expert Lokbijaya Adhikari told RSS that the current jolt was not a new one but an aftershock of the Gorkha […]