Monday 23rd November 2020

Kathmandu, The Chhath festival observed as a common cultural symbol of Tarai/Madhes is beginning today. The festive fanfare has been seen in different parts including Ranipokhari, Gaurighat, Kupondole of Kathmandu Valley as well. The festival is dedicated to the Sun God, with offerings made to the rising and setting Sun. It is observed for four […]

Kathmandu, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) has opened up avenues for resuming teaching and learning activities in COVID-19 risk free area and the schools of local level witnessing gradual decline in the coronavirus cases through rotational shift or proper methods. The Ministry has provided a guideline to the local levels to gradually resume […]

Gai Puja, Govardhan Puja and Mha Puja being observed

Kathmandu, Gai or Cow puja, Goru Puja or ox worship and Govardan Puja are being observed throughout the country today on the fourth day of the five-day-long Tihar festival celebrated by the Hindus in the country. The cow is worshipped as per the religious belief that we get love from her like a mother. The […]

Deteriorating wall of Gokarna Raj Park puts local travelers at risk

Kathmandu, Oct 28, The north-eastern wall of Gokarna Raj Park under the ownership of Nepal Trust Office has witnessed a decrepit condition. It has put the vehicles and locals moving across the road down to the wall at risk. Majority portion of the 8-km wall that was surrounded by around 4,000 ropani land of the […]

NRB Governor and World Bank Group hold consultations

Kathmandu, Oct 21, Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) Governor Maha Prasad Adhikari has informed the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group on the effect of COVID-19 on Nepal’s economy and the financial sector as well as on the policy provisions adopted to mitigate it. The central bank stated this in a press release on […]

President inaugurating rebuilt Ranipokhari and Durbar High School today

Kathmandu, Oct 21, President Bidya Devi Bhandari is scheduled to inaugurate the reconstructed historic Rani Pokhari and the Durbar High School today. The two structures were damaged by the devastating Gorkha earthquake in 2015 and have been rebuilt. The President is to inaugurate these structures at 12 noon today, the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has […]

Nepal Embassy in South Korea starts online counseling to migrant workers

Seoul, Oct 11, The Embassy of Nepal in South Korea has started online counseling and orientation to Nepali migrant workers in South Korea. The online counseling and orientation would be conducted on every Sunday till December 27. The migrant workers would be counseled and oriented on mental, physical, social, economic and health issues by the […]

Country records 2,071new cases of coronavirus

Kathmandu, Oct 11, A total of 2,071new cases of coronavirus infection were confirmed in the country on Sunday. According to Spokesperson at the Ministry of Health and Population Dr Jageshwar Gautam, 1416 are from the Kathmandu valley out of the total cases recorded in the past 24 hours. Dr Gautam said that 1,145 cases are […]

Govt. offices closed in Kavre as staffers test positive for coronavirus

Banepa, Oct 9, Two government offices and two local levels in Kavre district closed their services as the officials tested positive for the coronavirus. District Health Office, District Land Revenue Office, Mandandeupur Municipality and Roshi Rural Municipality closed their regular services except the essential ones. Issuing separate notices on Friday, the Land Revenue Office and […]

PM Oli warns of existential threats posed by climate change

Kathmandu, Oct 8, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has underlined the existential threats posed by climate change such as rising temperature, rising sea levels, and melting of glaciers which have impacted the lives and livelihoods from the high Himalayas to the lowlands. The PM highlighted this while addressing the Climate Vulnerable Forum Leaders Event held […]

181 ICU beds and 76 ventilators in Kathmandu valley

Kathmandu, Oct 8, The government has said that there are 181 ICU beds and 76 ventilators to provide treatment to people who are in serious condition after being infected with Corona Virus. Speaking at the regular press briefing held at the Ministry of Health and Population today, MoHP Spokesperson Dr Jageswar Gautam said of them […]

Siraha DAO closes service except security owing to COVID-19

Lahan, Oct 4, The District Administration Office in Siraha has closed all of its services except security for a week, reasoning that its employees were infected with the coronavirus. Issuing a public notice today, Chief District Officer Pradip Raj Kandel informed that eight employees at the office tested positive for the coronavirus so far, so […]

92% recovery on COVID-19 infected Nepalis abroad

Kathmandu, Oct 4, Of all the Nepalis infected with coronavirus abroad, 92 per cent have fully recovered normal health, according to the Non-Resident Nepalis Association (NRNA). Altogether 35,916 Nepalis in 42 countries have recovered from the coronavirus. The number of COVID-19 infected Nepalis residing in 42 countries stood at 39,528 as of Saturday evening. NRNA’s […]

Woman dies of COVID-19

Dharan, Oct 3, A woman of 28 year died of COVID-19 while receiving treatment at BP Koirala Institute of Health Science (BPKIHS), Dharan this morning. The woman is from Inaruwa Municipality-4 of Sunsari district, according to Joint Spokesperson Dr Ashish Shrestha. After she had tested positive for the coronavirus a week back, she was getting […]

KAHS gets a well-equipped ambulance

Karnali, Oct 3, The Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS) has received a well-equipped ambulance with the assistance of Indian Embassy. KAHS Teaching Hospital Director Dr Mangal Rawal shared that the assistance would facilitate health service delivery to the people of Karnali when the coronavirus pandemic is taking a toll on human life. Dr Rawal […]

Mid hill highway’s Parbat section works resume

Parbat, Oct 3, The construction works of Parbat section along the mid-hill highway – which were stalled following the coronavirus pandemic have resumed now. As informed the construction process that has been halted since March 21 has resumed after a hiatus. The Lama Construction Company which was awarded the contract for the construction of the […]

GP Koirala National Centre for Respiratory Diseases closed

Damauli, Oct 1, All services have been closed at the GP Koirala National Centre for Respiratory Diseases located at Shuklagandaki municipality-5 in Tanahun district. The services have been closed from today after a health worker of the Centre tested positive for coronavirus. A woman health worker working at the lab of the Centre tested positive […]

PM stresses solemn actions for bio-diversity conservation

Kathmandu, Oct 1, Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli has stressed the need to strike a balance between people’s rights over natural resources and sustained efforts in biodiversity conservation. Addressing the ‘UN Summit on Biodiversity’ held on Wednesday on the margins of the 75th Session of the UN General Assembly, he dubbed biodiversity resources as […]

Two adolescent girls rescued from Nepal-India border

Inaruwa, Oct 1, Police have rescued two adolescent girls from Nepal-India border in Koshi rural municipality-8, Bhantabari of Sunsari on Wednesday. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of District Police Office Sunsari, Narendra Kumar Karki shared that the two adolescent girls of Saptari were rescued from Bhantabari of Sunsari while allegedly being taken to India for […]

Pokhara-New Delhi Bus Service to resume from tomorrow

Kaski, Sept 30, The Pokhara-New Delhi bus service which was suspended in the wake of lockdown imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the country is to resume from tomorrow. The bus service operated by the Modern Era Tours and Travels Pvt Ltd is going to resume the service after seven months. The buses […]

2,300 Armenian soldiers killed, wounded in clashes, claims Azerbaijani defence ministry

Baku [Azerbaijan], September 30 (ANI): Over 2,300 Armenian servicemen were killed and wounded in the continuing clashes in Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijani defence ministry claimed on Wednesday. “From September 27 and up to this morning, around 2,300 enemy fighters were eliminated and wounded; around 130 tanks and other armoured vehicles, over 200 artillery, missile and mortar launchers, […]

Chandragiri spends Rs 22.7 million for corona prevention and treatment

Chandragiri, Sept 29, The Chandragiri municipality has spent Rs 22.7 million for the prevention, control and treatment of coronavirus infection. Chandragiri, the main entry point to the Kathmandu Valley, has so far made the expenses in the headings of quarantine construction, procurement of medical appliances and relief distribution following the government-enforced lockdown to contain coronavirus […]

76,967 Nepalis returned home

Kathmandu, Sept 26,  A total of 76,967 Nepalis stranded as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic in different countries have returned home. The number is as of Thursday arriving to Kathmandu via air from 32 different countries, according to the COVID-19 Crisis Management Operation Centre (CCMC). Among them, the highest are from United Arab […]

Mass cremation performed for bodies of nine persons

Waling, Sept 25, Mass cremation was performed for bodies of nine persons who lost their lives in the landslides recently occurred in Waling municiplaity. The deceased were cremated en masse on the bank of Kaligandaki River in Ramnadi (Ramdi) on Thursday evening. Separate eight funeral pyres were made to cremate nine bodies. The cremation of […]

Teachers mobilized for documentation

Mahendranagar, Sept 25, At a time when the education sector was battered by the coronavirus pandemic, the teachers of Kanchanpur have reached out to the home of students for documentation. According to the student learning facilitation directive enforced by the government effective since September 17, the teachers of community and institutional schools have been mobilized […]