Category: Nepal

Cottage industry fair to be organised in Dhulikhel

Dhulikhel, February 22 Nepal Cottage and Small Industries Federation, Kavre is all set to host Bagmati province-level cottage industry festival-2020. The event will be held on the premises of Ugreswar Mahadev temple at Ward No 7 of Banepa Municipality from March 4 to 15. Cottage and Small industries from all 13 districts of the province will participate in the fair. The industrial fair is being…

Lohorung language on verge of extinction

Itahari, February 22 Indigenous Lohorung language, spoken by the Lohorung community in Province 1, is on the verge of extinction. The Nepal Language Commission has listed Lohorung as ‘endangered’ language. There are very few people who can fluently speak the language. Family of Balkrishna Lohorung Rai, 62, is an example. Balkrishna, originally from Pangwa village in Sankhuwasabha district, which is densely populated by the people…

No Nepali in South Korea has COVID-19

Kathmandu, February 22 None of the Nepalis in South Korea have contracted coronavirus. The southern cities of Daegu and Cheongdo in South Korea were declared special care zones after coronavirus cases were found in these areas. Daegu is the fourth largest city in South Korea after Seoul, Busan and Incheon. Two patients in South Korea have died. A total of 433 cases have been confirmed….

PM for revising MCC deal: Dahal

Kathmandu, February 22 Days after media reports quoted Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli as saying formation of the taskforce by the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) to recommend on the Millennium Challenge Corporation Programme was uncalled for at this stage when things had moved ahead, another party Co-chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal today said that PM Oli was also in favour of revising the MCC agreement…

NCP secretariat discusses MCC

KATHMANDU: Nepal Communist Party (NCP) held its secretariat meeting on Saturday to discuss the report submitted by the party’s taskforce on the Millennium Challenge Corporation programme. According to Prime Minister’ KP Sharma Oli’s Press Adviser Surya Thapa, taskforce coordinator Jhalanath Khanal briefed the meeting about the taskfo Read the full story on The Himalayan Times

NCP unlikely to probe Baskota’s commission deal

File: Gokul Baskota Kathmandu, February 23 The ruling Nepal Communist Party is unlikely to investigate the allegation that the party’s central committee member and former minister for communications and information technology Gokul Baskota demanded a commission from a Swiss company agent for awarding his company a contract to open a security printing press in Nepal. After the audiotape about the supposed conversation about the deal…

Bomb found in Bajura disposed

BAJURA: An unknown group found a pressure cooker bomb in PeaceWin’s office, near District Police Office (DPO), Bajura, on Saturday morning. The Nepali Army has defused the bomb. In the course of defusing the bomb, property worth Rs 800,000 has been lost. However, no casualties were reported. The infrastructure of Read the full story on The Himalayan Times

MCC can be amended before being passed: Dahal

KATHMANDU: Co-chairperson of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Pushpa Kamal Dahal, has indicated that the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) project to be funded by the government of the United States of America could be amended before being passed. NCP (NCP) Co-chair, also the former primer minister, while talking to mediapersons today said that the taskforce formed by the party to study the MCC Nepal…

Minister inspects road construction in Jajarkot

Jajarkot, February 21 Minister of Forest and Environment Shakti Bahadur Basnet inspected the Mid-Hill Highway in Jajarkot district today. He made an on-site inspection of the highway from Chhedachaur in the western part of the district up to Dashera of Chhedagad Municipality. The minister also inspected Jajarkot-Jumla road. Road construction and electrification were his slogans during last general election. He was elected a member of…

Focus on grassland to prevent rhino deaths

Chitwan, February 21 Chitwan National Park has laid special emphasis on the management of grassland as a measure to prevent growing natural deaths of one-horned rhinos. CNP Chief Conservation Officer Narayan Rupakheti said the national park would be managing grass in over 600 hectares land in the current fiscal. He added CNP had appropriated a budget of Rs 35 million putting high emphasis on the…