Quake survivor Gaurika puts Nepal on Asian swimming map

JAKARTA, (AFP): Having survived a killer earthquake and an embarrassing wardrobe glitch at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Nepali swimmer Gaurika Singh is not your typical 15-year-old. The bubbly schoolgirl made waves as the youngest athlete at the Olympics but is happy to shed that tag and reveals that..

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Sino-Nepal bilateral agreement implementation process begins Monday, August 20th, 2018

Ramesh Lamsal, KATHMANDU: The government has begun a process to implement energy cooperation agreement held with the government of China in a bid to attract more foreign investment and expand hydropower market in the country. So far, Nepal has signed such agreements with India and Bangladesh as..

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‘Kerung-Kathmandu railway in nine years at Rs 257 billion’ Sunday, August 19th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Construction of the Kerung-Kathmandu railway would be completed in nine years with State's investment if the government invests Rs 28.55 billion every year. According to senior divisional engineer at the Department of Railways, Prakash Bhakta Upadhyaya, a total of Rs 257 billion should..

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Province 2 to witness utmost development: PM Oli Saturday, August 18th, 2018

JANAKPURDHAM: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has assured the lawmakers of Province 2 that this province would witness utmost development during his tenure. During his address at the Provincial Assembly meeting here today, PM Oli said every measure of prosperity would be adopted- constructions of..

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New civil code comes into force: What’s in it Friday, August 17th, 2018

Kalika Khadka, KATHMANDU: A new civil code came into force from today, August 17 by replacing the long –existing Muluki Ain (General Code of Nepal) that was first drafted during the reign of the first Rana Prime Minister, Junga Bahadur Rana, in 1910 BS. The previous code which was based on..

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Criminal Code in effect from tomorrow

KATHMANDU: In line with the new Constitution, the Criminal Code is coming into effect from tomorrow (Bhadra 1). The Criminal Code is one among five laws replacing the Civil Code of 2020 BS. Criminal offense, criminal offense procedure, its implementation have been included under the Criminal..

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Nepal Foreign Minister calls for revitalizing SAARC Thursday, August 16th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Nepali Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali on Wednesday stressed on the need for revitalizing the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) to advance prosperity in the region. Addressing an event in the capital, Gyawali expressed the hope that the SAARC can play a..

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PM Oli directs to complete all works related to BIMSTEC on time Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has directed the bodies concerned to complete all preparatory works leading up to the BIMSTEC summit on time. In the second meeting of the National Main Committee formed under chairmanship of Prime Minister Oli held at Office of the Prime Minister on..

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Biplav led Communist Party call for shutdown, IED defused

BHAKTAPUR: Nepal Army bomb disposal team has defused improvised explosive devices found in Suryabinayak and Lokanthali of Bhaktapur this morning. Pressure cooker bombs were detected nearby Adarsha Bus Park in Suryabinayak municipality-6 and along the road side in Madhyapur Thimi municipality-1,..

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State minister Sharma released on bail

BARDIBAS: Minister for State for Social Welfare of Province No. 2 Abhiram Sharma has been released on a general date, after he presented himself before the Mahottari district court today. He has been charged of involvement in the murder of assist Sub- inspector of Armed Police Thaman BK. District..

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Alleged irregularities on money meant for freed Haliyas

BAITADI: As many as 16 previous bonded labourers from Dasharathchand municipality-9, Gwallek of Baitadi jointly lodged a complaint at the district administration office Sunday for alleged irregularities on the money meant for freed Haliyas. In an outrage, the Haliyas made the complaint against Bir..

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No changes in tax rate: Finance Minister Khatiwada Sunday, August 12th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Minister for Finance, Dr Yubraj Khatiwada, has said that though there were challenges in revenue collection for the implementation of budget of the current fiscal year, the rate of tax has not been changed. During the meeting of Finance Committee of the Parliament held on Sunday,..

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You would not have sat for hunger strike, PM tells Dr Govinda KC Saturday, August 11th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has proposed Prof Dr Govinda KC of Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) to lead a mechanism to be formed for health education monitoring meant for troubleshooting the ill-practices in the overall health sector. The PM asked Dr KC to take leadership..

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Finding Fault and Faulty Infrastructure: Genoa’s Morandi Bridge Disaster Monday, August 20th, 2018

Bridges are the great symbols of human connection. They suggest a certain animal pride in the human race, a technological capacity to trick, and even subordinate..