Category: News

Late night tremor rocks Bajura

22 August, Bajura: An earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale shook Bajura last night. The quake with epicenter at Bajhang district struck at 12:50 am, according to National Seismological Centre, Kathmandu. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Rajendra Pokharel, confirmed there were no incidents related to the earthquake in the district. The locals were shaken off from their sleep in fear after the quake heaved under their beds. RSS...

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Acharya elected FNJ President

22 August, Kathmandu: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has elected Govinda Acharya as its new president. The 25th General Convention of the umbrella organization of the Nepali journalists elected a 47 – member new executive committee under Acharya’s leadership. Acharya garnered 732 votes against 627 votes obtained by his closest contestant, Tirtha Koirala. Of the total of 1,508 voters, 1,449 votes were cast in the general convention. Among the other elected officials, Bipul Pokhrel was elected as the vice president from the open category, Dillip Thapa Magar as vice president from the inclusive quota, Ramesh Bista as general...

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NEA signs PPA with People’s Power

22 August, Kathmandu: The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) to be generated from the People’s Power Limited. NEA Officiating Managing Director Jaldishwarman Singh and Bharat Bahadur Khatri on behalf of the company signed a deal on PPA amidst programme at NEA on Monday. The 4.96-megawatt project is based in Ilam district and the NEA has agreed to purchase the electricity to be produced by it at Rs 8.40 per unit in winter and at Rs 4.80 per unit in rainy season. The project having a total cost of Rs 900 million will be...

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Experts suggest PM to implement past agreements

22 August, Kathmandu: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s upcoming State Visit to India should focus on ensuring the implementation of the past agreements and further consolidating bilateral relations and assistance, experts on foreign affairs said. The Prime Minister, at the friendly invitation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is embarking on a five-day state visit to the southern neighbour beginning from April 23. Besides, foreign experts suggested the Prime Minister for an utilisation of his visit as an opportunity to indentify new sectors for mutual assistance and cooperation. Coordinator of Eminent Persons’ Group (EPG) Dr Bhesh Bahadur Thapa, terming...

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Parliament fails to endorse second constitution amendment bill

21 August, Kathmandu: The Legislature-Parliament Monday failed to endorse the Nepal’s Constitution (second amendment) Bill-2073 BS due to lack of two thirds majority. A meeting of the Legislature Parliament could not pass the bill with failing to garner a required two-thirds votes. The House needed 395 votes of the existing total 592 lawmakers to pass the bill and 553 lawmakers took part in the voting process. A total of 347 votes were cast in favour of the proposal while 206 members voted against it. To approve the bill, the parliament had to garner 48 more votes. The government had...

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CEC for favourable atmosphere for elections in Province no. 2

21 August, Rajbiraj (Saptari): Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has said that the recent floods have posed challenges to the September 18 local elections in province no. 2. Speaking at a press conference held in District Election Office here today, he said the government and the local administration should resolve the problems facing the flood and landslides immediately to build an atmosphere conducive to the election. He however said that the local level elections to be held on September 18 would not stop at any pretext. Complete security arrangement has been made for the elections which will...

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President Bhandari donates one month’s salary

21 August, Kathmandu: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has donated her one month’s salary for the flood and landslides survivors. The amount was deposited in the Prime Minister’s disaster relief fund. According to the Office of the President, the expert advisors of the President donated their seven days’ salary, the secretary and personal secretary contributed five days’ salary, joint-secretary, under-secretary and section officers two days and all assistant level staff donated their one day salary to be deposited into the relief...

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Capable students should be produced in Nepal: PM Deuba

21 August, Kathmandu: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that capable students should be produced in Nepal. Inaugurating the centenary celebration programme of the Tri-Chandra College here today, Prime Minister Deuba said that students capable to work inside the country should be produced and stressed the need of providing employment-oriented education. Stating that the country would move ahead with stability and unity among political parties for the same, the Prime Minister claimed that the nation will progress after the election of provincial assembly and the federal parliament. “Both elections are a must for successful implementation of the constitution,”...

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Nepali migrant worker dies in India

21 August, Jajarkot: A youth who went to India to earn money through manual work to fund his studies has died. 21 – year – old Gopal Rawat of Junichande rural municipality – 1 had gone to Rajgarh in Sirmaur of India in search of work on July 21. He died in a road accident at Bhuinra link road in Sirmaur, according to his relative Krishna Bahadur Khadka. Rawat is a 12th grader at Aadarsha Higher Secondary School located at Luhadaha of Junichande rural municipality – 4. Most of the youths from poor economic background here have a tendency...

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RBB staff arrested as accomplice in bank fraud case

21 August, Gaushala: The local authorities here have arrested an employee with the Rastriya Banijya Bank (RBB) in Mahottari for alleged involvement in the Rs 4 million bank fraud case. RPP Jaleshwor Branch’s senior assistant technician, Mahendra Sah, 57, of Jaleshwor municipality – 2 was taken into custody as an accomplice after two employees at the Bardibas branch were arrested for using fake signatures to withdraw Rs 2 million from an account holder. Sah has been overseeing the signature management in the Jaleshwor branch and sending signatures to all the other branches, according to District Police Office, Mahottari’s Superintendent...

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