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Mata Tirtha Aunsi today

26 April, Kathmandu: Nepalis both home and abroad are observing the Mata Tirtha Aunsi or the Mother’s Day today by showing respect and reverence to their mothers by offering gifts and various delicacies. The day falls on the New Moon Day in the Nepali Month of Baisakh according to the lunar calendar. Living mothers are offered gifts consisting of delicacies while ritual offerings are made in the name of the deceased. Offsprings in return receive the blessings from their mothers who are highly placed by the holy scriptures. According to Nepal Calendar Determination Committee, the Hindu holy scriptures narrate...

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EC establishes office of election officers at 266 local levels

26 April, Kathmandu: The Election Commission has on Tuesday established office of the election officer at 269 locations of the local-level where first-phase election is going to be held on May 14. EC Spokesperson Surya Prasad Sharma said that office of the election officers were established at 269 locations of 34 districts in province no 3, 4 and 6 and brought into operation. Spokesperson Sharma clarified that offices of the chief returning officers established in 75 districts on April 16 would also be brought into operation. According to the EC, offices of the election officers would be established later...

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Strong local democracy will propel Nepal’s prosperity-Deuba

26 April, Kathmandu: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that his party was in favour of making a high-powered local level for implementing their necessities on their own by making policy and programmes. Deuba said that democracy would be strengthened if grassroots levels were made stronger. Releasing the manifesto of party’s Local Level Election, 2074 in the capital city today, Deuba said that Nepal would become prosperous due to a strong democracy at the grassroots. Saying that the demands of the local levels would not be noticed to the Singhadurbar, Deuba added that the local election would...

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Indian PM Modi pledges to provide support in local-level elections

25 April, Kathmandu: The Indian government has pledged to provide with full support to Nepal’s bid for holding local-level elections scheduled for coming May 14. In a telephonic conversation with Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ on Tuesday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed the commitment that India would provide full support to Nepal’s efforts for conducting civic polls, said PM Dahal’ s Press Advisor, Govinda Acharya. Indian Prime Minister Modi rang up his counterpart Dahal at 4:00 pm and wished for the success of local-level elections. On the occasion, the Indian PM said that Nepal’s Prime Minister Dahal...

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Keep in centre national interest: Foreign Minister

25 April, Kathmandu: Foreign Minister Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat has directed the newly appointed ambassadors to work effectively to popularize Nepal in the international arena by keeping the national interest and needs in centre. During an interaction organized by the Institute of Foreign Affairs with the newly appointed ambassadors in the capital city on Tuesday, Foreign Minister Mahat said, “The need and priorities of Nepal should be focused while performing the responsibility. Nepal’s meaningful presence in the bilateral relations and regional organizations is equally imperative.” He informed them that the Ministry has passed an annual work plan, so periodic...

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SC orders government not to probe into DIG Silwal

25 April, Kathmandu: The Supreme Court has ordered the government not to initiate any investigation on Deputy Inspector f General of Nepal Police, Nawaraj Silwal, till the writ petition on him was finalized. A full bench of Justices Jagdish Sharma Poudel, Ishwori Prasad Khatiwada and Tej Bahadur KC ordered the government not to carry out any kind of investigation on and nor suspend DIG Silwal thereby affecting the court activities. The order bars the government from initiating probe, filing case and suspending DIG Silwal pertaining to the case of promotion to Inspector General of Police. After the police took...

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CPN (UML) expresses reservation over EC’s statement

25 April, Bhaktapur: The CPN (UML) is to draw attention of the Election Commission (EC), objecting the statement expressed by the EC that the second-phase local-level elections could be held after bringing the budget for the fiscal year 2074/075 BS. A meeting of the party Standing Committee held at the residence of the party Chairman KP Sharma Oli at Balkot on Tuesday drew the EC’s attention to that end and decided to register a written complaint over it at the EC. Sharing the decision of the meeting to media persons, UML Secretary Yogesh Bhattarai said, “The CPN (UML) determines...

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Parliament meet put off until tomorrow

25 April, Kathmandu: A meeting of the Legislature-Parliament scheduled for today has been put off without entering its agenda until 11:00 am tomorrow. Parliament Secretariat General Secretary Manohar Prasad Bhattarai informed about the meeting adjournment by issuing a notice which cited a special reason behind the postponement. Prior to this, with the commencement of meeting, major opposition CPN (UML)’s lawmaker Gangalal Tuladhar spoke out against the revised constitution amendment proposal registered by the government in the parliament. He termed the document ‘not genuine’. His stance was that the House could not move ahead until the line minister formally informed...

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Health workers apply for permission to work in private institute

25 April, Kathmandu: Following the government’s decision making Health Ministry’s permission mandatory before taking up a job at the private health institutes, 889 government doctors and health workers from across the country have applied for permits at the ministry. Doctors from fifth to eleventh level have filed application for permission at the Health Ministry, according to officials. Ministry’s Medical Division Director, Dr Bhola Ram Shrestha, said the number will increase after arrangements are put in place for aspirants to file applications at departments and regional bodies. The Health Ministry issued the notice to draw applications in order to not...

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Aftershock strikes Bajura

25 April, Bajura: An aftershock of 4.1 magnitude on the Richter scale struck Bajura late Monday evening. The aftershock struck at 9 pm with the epicenter at Bajhang...

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