CEC asks parties to field women candidates in polls

Chief Election Commissioner

Kathmandu / Apr. 20: The Election Commission of Nepal has urged the political parties to ensure women’s candidacy in all posts contesting in the May 14 local level elections. “I, in person, request all political parties and their leaders to ensure women candidacy in all posts as far as possible,” said Chief EC Commissioner Ayodhee […]

Vitamin A and deworming tablets being administered to children nationwide

Vitamin A distribution

Kathmandu / Apr. 19: As many as 2.28 million children between the age of six months and five years are being administered vitamin A and some 2.29 million with deworming tablets across the country on Wednesday and Thursday under the government’s nationwide campaign for Vitamin A supplementation. The campaign has been undertaken so that no […]

Dalit leaders warn of agitation if denied chance to run for top posts


Bajura / Apr. 19: The Dalit rights activists have been infuriated at the prospect of being denied an opportunity to run for the top posts in the ward, village council and municipalities during the forthcoming local level elections here. The political parties based in the district are likely to leave out the Dalit leaders who […]

Capital expenditure only 36 per cent in nine months

Finance Ministry

Kathmandu / Apr. 17: The total capital expenditure in the country has stood at 36 per cent in the first nine month of the current fiscal year. The information was shared during the second quarterly meeting of the ministry-level development problem resolution committee held in Singhadurbar on Monday. Deputy Prime Minister and Minster for Finance […]

Migrants including a Nepali held hostage spurs arrests in Greece

Department of Foreign Employment

Rome / Apr. 17: Police in Greece have arrested three Pakistani nationals for holding hostage 16 migrants including a Nepali national without authorization to be in the country and demanding money for their release. Police said Sunday that the three were “members of a human traffickers’ network” and that 13 of the migrants they were […]

Buddha’s birthplace becoming hub of Indian beggars


Rupandehi / Apr. 16: A historic place Lumbini, better known as the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, is becoming the hub of Indian beggars these days. Beggars sitting on the streets outside the Mayadevi Temple and other stupas here and some of them carrying unclothed small children has become a common sight in this Buddhist pilgrimage […]

One Nepali killed in road accident in UK


Myagdi / Apr. 16: An elderly Nepali woman has died in road accident in London. Thamati Pun, 78, a permanent resident of Daanam, Myagdi, was hit by a vehicle while going to the park on Saturday. Pun died on the spot though emergency medical team tried to provide her treatment. The deceased was hit by […]

EC for observing maximum austerity in elections

Election Commission

Kathmandu / Apr. 11: Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has urged the officials would be mobilized for management of the upcoming local elections to exercise austerity in expenditure management of the same. Addressing the chief returning officers and election officers to be mobilized for the May 14 elections today, he alerted them to […]

Nepali migrant workers donate 20 computer sets for school


Kathmandu / Apr. 11: The Nepali migrant workers in Qatar have donated 20 sets of computer to a school in Lamjung. The Nepali nationals, who have been operating Dhamilikuwa Qatar Group in Qatar, donated the computers to Shailputri Secondary School. A group consisting of 26 people collected Rs 290,000 and purchased the computers, Group’s Chairman […]

Bhaktapur’s renowned Bisket Jatra commencing today

Machindranath Jatra

Bhaktapur / Apr. 10: The renowned Bisket Jatra bearing historical and cultural significances is set to commence in Bhaktapur today. The Bisket Jatra will run for eight nights and nine days amidst much fanfare. The Jatra will start after the devotees pull at the Bhairavnath God’s chariot in front of the five-storey Nyatapola temple at […]

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