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FNJ urges for Dashain allowance to working journalists Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

KATHMANDU: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has urged all media houses to fully pay working journalists in view of the upcoming Dashain festival and ensure them the festival allowance. A meeting of the FNJ office bearers and members available in the central capital held here on Wednesday..

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Visiting foreign guests visit Chandragiri Hills, Swayambhunath Saturday, September 14th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Foreign guests who are in Kathmandu to observe Indra Jatra festival were given a tour of Chandragiri Hills and Swayambhunath Temple in the Kathmandu Valley on Saturday. Around 50 foreign guests from various countries toured these tourist spots in the Valley that was facilitated by the..

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One injured in police encounter in capital city

KATHMANDU: A person involved in vandalism was injured when police opened fire at him in an encounter at Goldhunga of Tarakeshwor municipality in Kathmandu this evening. A team of police deployed by the Metropolitan Crime Division shot Sajan Gurung who was on the run from police. Senior..

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One dies, another gets injury in Jajarkot landslide Thursday, September 12th, 2019

JAJARKOT: A teenage boy died while another one got injury in a landslide at Sunauli of Chedchad municiplaity-5 in Jajarkot district on Wednesday night. The deceased has been identified as Khadga Bahadur Rawat, 18, of Sunauli in the district while Nim Bahadur Rawat, 17, from the same place..

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Nepal’s Film Act to be introduced soon: Minister Banskota Monday, September 9th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Banskota has reaffirmed that government would bring a new Film Act aimed at protecting, promoting and regulating the film sector of the country. Addressing the 32nd anniversary of the Film Artistes Association of Nepal..

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Israeli medical delegation visiting Nepal Friday, September 6th, 2019

KATHMANDU: A medical delegation from Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov), a leading Israeli hospital in the field of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, is visiting Nepal from September 9 to 16. The team of 5 renowned Israeli senior doctors will be visiting Dhulikhel Hospital, Bahunepati-outreach..

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Nepal-India bus service from Nepalgunj to Lucknow begins Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

NEPALGUNJ: A direct bus service will now be available from Nepalgunj to the Indian city of Lucknow. The Indo-Nepal Friendship Bus is being operated to connect the two cities. The Bheri Transport Company has got the government's approval to run the bus service to Lucknow. And as per the agreement..

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233 sheep killed in Jajarkot, Midwest Nepal Monday, September 2nd, 2019

JAJRKOT: A total of 233 sheep were killed after being struck by lightning in Jajarkot on Saturday. The incident took place in Patan of Kushe rural municipality of the district. The district police office, Jajarkot has confirmed the incident. Sheep breeding is the major occupation of the local..

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One dead, 18 hurt in Jhapa road accident Saturday, August 31st, 2019

JHAPA: A woman was killed and at least 18 were injured in a road accident occurred today after a bus hit a three-wheeler at Jamunkhadi of Kankai municipality-1 in Jhapa. The District Police Office, Jhapa has confirmed the death of scooter rider Sujan Pokhrel of Bhadrapur municipality-9 in the..

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Two killed in road mishap in Achham Friday, August 30th, 2019

ACHHAM: Two persons were killed and five others were injured in road accident in Achham district on Friday evening. The deceased have been identified as Kausi Saud, 30, and Kitthi Saud, 31, of Mallek-7, said Deputy Superintendent of Police, Janak Bahadur Shahi. The accident took place when a jeep..

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Hyenas in Salyan facing survival threat Thursday, August 29th, 2019

SALYAN: Hyenas in the district are facing survival threat, thanks to traps placed by local people and other reasons. Two hyenas have died in the past three months alone of three found injured. They died in the course of treatment. Local people of Bhotechaur of Chhatreshwori rural municipality on..

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Twenty households displaced in landslides Sunday, August 25th, 2019

DOLAKHA: Twenty households were displaced by landslides in Shailungeshwar Rural Municiplity-8 in the district. According to ward chair Rameshwar Upreti, seven households at Thingtole, six in Gorakhtole, four in Khatritole, two in Tallo Pokhare and five households in Daregauda were displaced in the..

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Ghimire elected chair of Nepal Geological Society Friday, August 23rd, 2019

KATHMANDU: Ram Prasad Ghimire has been elected the Chair of Nepal Geological Society. The 19th executive committee meeting of the Society on Friday elected an eight-member committee led by Ghimire. Likewise, Narayan Gopal Ghimire was elected the Vice-chair, Kumar Khadka the General Secretary,..

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Landslide sweeps away a house, 29 houses at risk Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

GORKHA: Landslide following the heavy rainfall at Barpak Sulikot rural municipality-2 of Gorkha district on Wednesday night has swept away a house and put 29 houses at risk. The landslide has kept settlements of three villages at risk, said ward chair Lal Bahadur Gurung. A house belonging to a..

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Can Capitalist Democracy Survive? Saturday, September 21st, 2019

Once again, the developed world is feeling the inherent tension between market capitalism and representative democracy. Each institution provides its own mechanisms for..