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Category: Development

Poverty reduced by 2.49 per cent: PAF

15 Nov, Dang: The poverty in Nepal has been reduced by 2.49 per cent since the Poverty Alleviation Fund (PAF) launched its Programme in 55 districts, claimed the PAF. Speaking at a programme organized by the Reporter’s Club, Dang on Saturday, PAF Executive Director Nahakul KC said that this government funded programme positively impacted as many as 770,000 impoverished households. KC further shared that preparations were underway to expand the programme across all the districts in the country, forging partnership with various 400 development partners and related stakeholders to reduce the extreme form of poverty. The Fund has allocated...

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Tarakhola Hydropower to collect amount from locals

4 Nov, Baglung: The Tarakhola Community Hydropower Project which was in limbo for some months now for lack of sufficient funds has started to fund from the locals to advance the project. A total of Rs 90 million would be collected from the residents of Hill, Tara and Argal VDCs in Baglung district in its bid to meet the financial need for the completion of the 394 kilowatt project. The project started some three and a half years ago was stopped after completing some 60 per cent of the construction works. The project has aimed to collect Rs 40...

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Dangi family hopeful of posthumous honour to world’s ever shortest man

Pabitra Guragain 17 Oct, Kathmandu: When Junrey Balawing of the Philippines was in 2011 declared as the world’s shortest man, the government of Philippines announced a public holiday celebrating it as an achievement of the country and as a mark of honour to him. Nevertheless, the happiness of Philippines could not last longer than a year as Balawing was succeeded by Chandra Bahadur Dangi of Nepal on 26 February 2012. The Guinness World Records in 2012 recognised Dangi as the world’s living shortest and ever shortest man. Contrary to Balawaing, Dangi was not so fortunate to receive due honour...

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Sustainable Development Goals 2015-2030 adopted

26 Sept, New York: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development Prakash Man Singh attended the Summit for the adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda in New York, today. The Summit adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that consists of 17 goals and 169 targets to be attained by 2030. While addressing the Summit, Deputy Prime Minister Singh said that the Agenda was both universal in scope and transformative in nature and manifested our collective pledge for the world’s sustainable development. Stressing the implementation of the Agenda, he further said that good national policies,...

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Definition of art should not fence or confine art

Sandesh Shrestha 29 Aug, Kathmandu An exhibition of canvas paintings ‘Of Struggles and Dreams – A Homage to the People of Nepal’ is currently underway at the Siddhartha Art Gallery portraying the resilience of the Nepali people and their dreams in the face of the traumatic event of an earthquake. The display of the artworks by Martin Travers, an international mural and street artist from South London, was not planned, but a stroke of serendipity. A total of 10 pieces of artworks are displayed at the exhibition – which will last until September 6 – and is a tribute...

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Window of Opportunity in this Earthquake Crisis

Kabin Maharjan Almost all people speculated that the earthquake will hit Nepal soon and it did on 25 April, Saturday at 11:56 am. It was of 7.6 magnitude, making epicenter at Barpak, Gorkha. From then, there are 318 aftershocks, scaling 4 and more magnitudes till now according to National Seismological Center, Nepal. Government statistics shows 8,844 dead; 22,307 injured; 5,98,401 governments and public building fully destroyed; 2,83,585 governments and public building partially destroyed till this date. Fourteen districts, especially west and central north-hills and mountain districts were among the highly affected districts. Nepal government estimated a loss between 5...

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Home work on preparing national space policy on

June 17, Kathmandu: Preparations have started on formulating the country’s national space policy. The BP Koirala Memorial Planetarium and Observatory and the Tribhuvan University’s Institute of Science and Technology have jointly held an international workshop in preparation to this in the light of the country still lacking a national space policy. The workshop that will last till June 22 will hold deliberations on 36 working papers to be presented by different experts on space science as Dr Binit Aryal, Dr Narayan Chapagain and Dr Ram Prasad Regmi, Dr Shovakanta Lamichhane, the Executive Director of the BP Koirala Memorial Planetarium...

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Low water level in Gandak canal affects power production

17, June, Parasi: Though water supply to the Gandak canal resumed after a gap of three months, the Suryapura Gandak Hydropower Centre in Nawalparasi is yet to begin producing power. Water to the canal was released by the Indian side on Saturday but power production has not been possible due to insufficient water supply, said foreman of the Suryapura Power House Nagendra Koiri. At least 40 to 45 cusecs of water is essential in the canal to operate the turbine but the water level has not reached to the level as yet, added Koiri. Power production from the Centre...

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‘Sauraha is safe’, say Tourism entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs to offer 50 per cent discount to tourists 5 June, Ratnanagar (Chitwan): In a bid to promote tourism in the aftermath of the quake, the Regional Hotel Association, Chitwan is to offer 50 per cent discount to the tourists, both domestic and international, in the lodging. A meeting of the Working Committee of the Association held today at Ratnagar made this decision with an objective to revive tourism in Sauraha, according to Rammani Khanal, General Secretary of the Association. There are 100 hotels at Sauraha in Chitwan district which could accommodate some 2,500 persons on a daily basis....

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Power tarriff slashed by 50 percent in Delhi

Delhi, Feb 25:  Making a decision for the effective supply of public goods, the  Delhi government on Wednesday reduced  power tariff by 50 per cent for consumption up to 400 units per month. With today’s decision, around 90 per cent of the Delhiites in the city are likely to be benefitted. A meeting presided over by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took the decision to this effect. From Sunday,the decision will be enforced. Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia also announced that government will also provide 20,000 litres of free water to every household per month. Photo Source: Agencies However,  he...

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