Category: News

Government focused in constitution amendment and elections

29 April, Kathmandu: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ is working day and night in order to make the upcoming elections successful at any cost, and thereby implementing the constitution and institutionalizing the achievements to date. In the past week, the Prime Minister has been holding a marathon of high-level political meetings and talks, discussion and debate with all stakeholders, encouraging the leadership in the Tarai-Madhesh and the hills to resolve all problems through the medium of understanding, collaboration and dialogue. Accordingly, he has held various rounds of talks with the Madhesh-centric leaders while hosting all party meetings including...

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Massive fire destroys 60 houses in Banke

29 April, Khajura (Banke): A massive fire at Chitaipurwa of Holiya in Duduwa Village Council – 1, Banke has destroyed 60 houses built under thatched roof. The fire was taken under control with help of the Armed Police Force (APF) and the locals, according to District Police Office, Banke. The detail estimate of the damages incurred in the fire is yet to arrive, police said. Nepal Red Cross Society, Banke is set to hold an assessment of the damages and losses incurred in the...

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Dhaulagiri Hospital starts operation of its own pharmacy

29 April, Baglung: The Dhaulagiri Zonal Hospital Baglung has started operation of its own dispensary. Hospital Development Committee Chairman, Manjeshbam Malla, inaugurated the newly introduced pharmacy. The Health Ministry had recently taken a decision that the hospitals must operate pharmacies on their own. The pharmacy will supply 562 different types of medicines for now, Hospital’s Chief Physician, Sagar Kumar Rajbhandari shared. “The pharmacy will operate 24 hours a day,” Rajbhandari added. The patients will now receive 10 to 50 per cent discount on medicines purchased. The Hospital has stated that it plans to add more medicine to the pharmacy’s...

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Campus lecturer resigns to run for Pokhara’s top job

29 April, Pokhara: A lecturer has resigned to run for the top post of the Pokhara – Leknath Metropolitan City during the forthcoming local polls. Dev Raj Chalise, who has been recommended as one of the candidates from Nepali Congress (NC), resigned at the TU Vice Chancellor’s Office a week ago, according to Prithvi Narayan Campus Assistant Campus Chief, Basanta Parajuli. Chalise has been lecturing on political science at the campus. NC Kaski has recommended the names of 33 persons including Chalise to the party’s central office for the top post of the metropolitan city, NC district member Nabin...

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Vote count, budget after two-phased election

29 April, Kathmandu: The meeting of the top leaders of the parties, representing in the Legislature-Parliament, has been positive to bring the budget and count votes after the completion of the two-phased election. The leaders attending the all-party meeting at Prime Minister’s residence, Baluwatar, Friday evening, were positive on the post election vote count and budget announcement, reasoning that the budget and vote count between the elections would affect the election of the second phase, said PM’s press advisor Govind Acharya. Following the meeting, Chief Whip of CPN-UML, Bhanubhakta Dhakal, said, “Most of the leaders suggested for the election...

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Government submits written response to SC regarding Silwal’s performance evaluation

29 April, Kathmandu: In its response to the Supreme Court verdict, the government on Friday submitted a written reply regarding the performance evaluation of Deputy Inspector General of Nepal Police, Nawaraj Silwal. Government documents relating to Silwal’s performance evaluation are also attached with the reply. SC Spokesperson Mahendra Upadhyay confirmed the submission of a reply sheet to the court by the government. Earlier, the Court had asked the government to respond in writing in regard with the performance evaluation of DIG Silwal. In the letter, the government claimed that DIG Silwal presented the falsified evaluation of his job performance...

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Peace, unity after constitution amendment: Minister Sharma

28 April, Pokhara: Energy Minister Janardan Sharma has said that the country would make headway to peace and unity after constitution amendment. Addressing an election assembly organised by CPN (Maoist Centre) Pokhara-Lekhnath Metropolitan Committee here Friday, Minister Sharma claimed that the local-level election would be a celebration, as the constitution amendment addresses the demands of disgruntled Madhes-based parties and indigenous people. He said that Singha Durbar-centric rights would be taken to villages after local-level election. The Energy Minister said that the government has initiated Bright Nepal Campaign in the country by ending corruption. According to him, the country could...

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Constitution amendment on consensus: Minister Nayak

28 April, Kathmandu: Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Ajay Shankar Nayak, has said constitution would be amended with the participation of the major opposition CPN-UML. During an interaction organized by Reporters’ Club Nepal here Friday, Minister Nayak said major opposition has also a significant role to resolve problems. Therefore, the UML would not shy away from the constitution amendment, he argued. According to Minister Nayak, the government announced the dates of the two-phased local election in consultation with the Election Commission, so the political parties had no option but to move ahead with consensus. At the programme...

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Jaywalkers to be slapped fine Rs 200 from May 15

28 April, Kathmandu: The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division is going to tighten the noose against the jaywalker as it gears up to introduce a new regulation to reduce road accidents. Accordingly, MTPD will take action against the jaywalkers in the Kathmandu Valley, which includes a fine of Rs 500. The regulation will come into effect from May 15 this year under which the vehicles not stopping in the zebra crossing to allow pedestrians are cross will be booked too. At an awarenss campaign launched by the Division to minimize the road accidents, Acting Police Commissioner DIG Bom Bahadur Bhandari...

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Mobile postal service launched from today

28 April, Kathmandu: The General Post Office has begun mobile postal services to locals aimed at providing fast and prompt services. The office today began the services aimed at reaching the information to the doorsteps of the locals in Kathmandu valley. Minister for Information and Communications Surendra Kumar Karki today launched the service and urged all to make the postal service reliable and qualitative. He added that the Ministry was working out to make the postal service attractive and the first choice of the employees. The Information Minister added that such services would be extended in other parts of...

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