Information Ministry urges media to disseminate fact-based news about disasters

August 14, 2017 12:56 PM

KATHMANDU, August 14: The Ministry of Information and Communications has called on all mass media, telecommunications service providers and government bodies to collect fact-based reports and disseminate them, at a time of crisis caused by floods and landslides triggered by incessant rains.

5 things about Shan Basnyat

August 14, 2017 12:15 PM

Shan Basnyat is one of the pioneers in the field of scriptwriting. He did a diploma in Hotel Management from Singapore in 2008, but his career took a turn when he joined a six-month course on Journalism at Media Point, Banasthali. His career as a scriptwriter started with a social thriller film ‘Vigilante 3D’. Moreover, his scriptwriting can also be seen in popular films like ‘Jholey’, ‘Punte Parade’, ‘How Funny’ and ‘Chapali Height 2’. Shan is currently engaged as a creative director in a celebrity reality show, slated to be aired soon.

Life Back On Track

August 14, 2017 11:56 AM

Forty one-year-old Sita Khadka, originally from Sindhupalchowk, sells cucumber slices on the streets of Kathmandu. She got married at the age of 14, and is currently living in Om Bahal, Kathmandu. Her 21-year-old son lives with her, while her other 24-year-old son lives in Sundhupalchowk and looks after her father-in-law. Her husband died 12 years ago due to excessive alcohol consumption. She started earning for the family ever since. Though she is unable to earn much, she says the income is just enough to feed herself. Her sons earn for the rest of the family. She says spiritual practice has helped her to be content in life after her husband’s death. Sita had joined Om Shanti to divert her mind from the grief of her husband’s loss and the practice has now become her daily routine. She works from around 10 in the morning till six in the evening. Having faced turbulent times in the past, she says her life is currently on track and that she is happy with whatever she has.

‘New rule in Nepali swimming’

August 14, 2017 10:13 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 13: Nepal Swimming Association (NSA) has said that it is planning to implement a new rule from the 20th National Swimming Championship where a participant can participate in four events only. Earlier there was no such limitation.

Flights to Biratnagar to be affected for few more days

August 14, 2017 09:59 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 13: Domestic airlines have announced that their flights to Biratnagar will be halted for a few more days.

NEA lowers power generation, imports as demand falls

August 14, 2017 09:38 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 13: Nepal Electricity Authority is producing electricity below the capacity of the power plants because of lowered demand or halted supply in the urban centers of the eastern and central regions of the country.

Floods, landslides toll rises to 66

August 14, 2017 07:38 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 13: The death toll from floods and landslides triggered by incessant rains for the past three days has risen to 66, according to the Home Ministry. At least 53 people remain missing in various districts, the ministry said in a statement late on Sunday.

Parties agree to add nine local units in Province 2

August 14, 2017 07:15 AM

KATHMANDU, August 13: The ruling parties have agreed to increase nine local units in Province 2 in order to bring the agitating Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) onboard the election process.

One-way traffic resumes at Daunne

August 14, 2017 04:15 AM

NAWARPALASI, August 13: One-way traffic has resumed along the Daunne stretch of the Butwal-Narayanghat road section. Vehicular movement along the stretch had come to a halt for the last three days due to landslides.

Dr KC's hunger strike enters 22nd day today, yet no deal

August 14, 2017 04:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 13: No agreement could be reached between the government and the representatives of Dr Govinda KC even on Sunday, the 21st day of the 11th fast-unto-death being staged by Dr KC. Dr KC's representatives have blamed government negligence for the continuation of the status quo.

NC lawmakers to donate a month's salary to flood victims

August 14, 2017 03:45 AM

KATHMANDU, August 13: An emergency meeting of the Nepali Congress (NC) Work Performance Committee on Sunday decided to provide a month's salary of its 207 lawmakers to the flood victims.

Two dead, one missing in Sarlahi

August 14, 2017 03:30 AM

SARLAHI, August 13: Two people are confirmed dead while one remains unaccounted for in the floods in Sarlahi on Sunday, reports said.

PM asks EC to provide umbrella poll symbol to RJPN

August 14, 2017 03:15 AM

KATHMANDU, August 13: The government has requested the Election Commission to provide umbrella as election symbol to the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) as demanded by the party in the third round of local elections.

7 of a family 'killed' in landslide

August 14, 2017 03:00 AM

HETAUDA, August 13: Two member of a family have died and five members of the family are feared dead after a landslide buried their home in Bakaiya Rural Municipality-10 of Makwanpur district on Sunday.

7 of a family 'killed' in landslide

August 14, 2017 02:45 AM

HETAUDA, August 13: Two member of a family have died and five members of the family are feared dead after a landslide buried their home in Bakaiya Rural Municipality-10 of Makwanpur district on Sunday.

Chinese Vice Premier Wang visits Nepal today

August 14, 2017 02:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 13 : Chinese Vice Premier of the State Council Wang Yang is arriving in Kathmandu on Monday on an official visit to Nepal at the invitation of the Government of Nepal.

FNCCI, NRNA set up relief funds for flood victims

August 14, 2017 01:15 AM

KATHMANDU, August 13: The Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) and the Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) have set up separate funds to provide relief to the flood and landslide victims in different districts.

Govt decides to provide Rs 200,000 each to families of those killed in flood

August 14, 2017 00:05 AM

KATHMANDU, August 13: The government has decided to provide Rs 200,000 each in compensation to the families of those killed in the recent floods and landslides.

Minister Yadav asks concerned agencies to ensure pure drinking water in flood-hit districts

August 13, 2017 20:01 PM

KATHMANDU, August 13: Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation Mahendra Yadav has issued a directive to the officials in the Ministry to ensure clean drinking water in the flood-affected areas in different parts of the country.

Ministry discusses draft of urban development act

August 13, 2017 19:49 PM

KATHMANDU, August 13: In a bid to forward the urban development in an integrated manner, the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) has held a discussion on the draft of the Urban Development Act on Sunday.