Category: News

Two swamp deer released to Chitwan National Park

27 April, Ratnanagar (Chitwan): Two Swamp deer that were brought from Shuklaphanta National Park, Bardiya have been released to the Chitwan National Park (CNP) this morning. CNP Chief Conservation Officer, Ram Chandra Kandel shared that the deer were released from Padampur Block under the Eastern Sector of the national park today. “We came up with deer at 2.00 am last night and released them this morning as per the translocation plan”, Kandel added. The female deer were released to CNP in the first phase for the preservation of the endangered beast and expansion of its off-springs in numbers according...

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Voters’ education on hold

27 April, Solukhumbu: Voters’ education drive has been held off when the local level elections for Province-1 are to take place on June 14 as per the new schedule. The voters’ education programme has been put on hold from Tuesday due to change in election dates, shared Chief of District Election Office, Solukhumbu Khimadevi Lagewa. Each volunteer was mobilized in 120 polling centres in the district. The voters’ education campaign was held off with the directive from the centre....

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Padlock slapped at local level offices lifted

27 April, Rajbiraj: The padlocks slapped at the offices of municipalities and rural municipalities in Saptari by United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) for indefinite period have been lifted on Wednesday. Rastriya Janata Party (RJP) leader Gajendra Mandal (Anurag) informed that the padlocks were removed from the offices after the agenda of local level restructuring was brought to further discussion. The UDMF had locked up all municipalities, rural municipalities and district coordination committee under the local levels of Saptari for indefinite period since around one-and-a-half-month back. They came up with agitation protesting the government’s move to not take population as...

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Army will come to fore only in need: Defence Minister

26 April, Kathmandu: Defence Minister Balkrishna Khand has said the Nepal Army is all committed to guaranteeing security in the upcoming local-level election. Taking part in a face-to-face programme organised by the Reporters’ Club here today, the Defense Minister, recalling the role of NA in security arrangements in the Constituent Assembly (CA) elections, stated, “This time, too, the NA is ready to ensure security of voters and employees to be deputed for the election purpose and of ballot boxes.” The responsibility of guarding the inner cordon will be taken by the Nepal Police personnel who will be followed by...

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Government decides to divide parts of Rukum and Nawalparasi

26 April, Kathmandu: The Council of Ministers today decided to make changes to some areas of existing Rukum and Nawalparasi districts. The cabinet that met at Singha Durbar this evening decided to include 11 then VDCs including Sisne and Uttarganga of Rukum in Province No. 5 and the remaining VDCs in Province no. 6, according to Minister for Information and Communications Surendra Kumar Karki. Likewise, ward nos 6 and 7 of Triveni VDC of Nawalparasi will be made part of Binayi VDC and then put under Province no. 4, according to Minister Karki....

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UML objects decision on vote counting and budget announcement

26 April, Kathmandu: The main opposition CPN (UML) has objected to the Election Commission decision to conduct the vote counting of the local-level election of a first phase instantly and to allow the government present the budget before a second-phase election. A delegation led by party parliamentary deputy leader Subash Nembang today called on Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav and commissioners, drawing their attention towards the possibility of an influence to a second-phase election by the immediate vote counts of a first election. On the occasion, EC commissioners were urged to be attentive towards the sensitivity, credibility...

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Revised amendment bill not in national interest, claims Oli

26 April, Kathmandu: CPN (UML) Chair KP Sharma Oli has said the party was not backing the revised constitution amendment bill as it evaluated it as against the interests of the nation. In his address to a programme organised in commemoration of the 18th memorial day of former Prime Minister Manmohan Adhikari by the Manmohan Memorial Foundation today, he said the revised constitution amendment proposal presented by the government in the parliament was more ‘anti-nationalist’ than the previous one and was capable of having a long-term impact. He went on to say that some political parties who got ready...

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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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