All youth of the country are my offspring: Maoist Centre chair Dahal

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Kathmandu, Nov 23 (RSS): CPN (Maoist Centre) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said that all the sons and daughters of the country are like his children. Prachanda stated this in a written statement issued at a condolence meet in honour of the late Prakash Dahal, son of the Maoist Centre chairman at the Dahal residence in Lazimpat today. “All the youth in the country are like our son Prakash and we have reached to the conclusion that we should make a lot of efforts for their bright future,” the...

PNG police enter Manus asylum centre, Australia confirms

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Police in Papua New Guinea (PNG) have entered a former Australian-run detention centre in a bid to get asylum seekers who remain there to leave, the Australian government has confirmed. Hundreds of men have refused to leave the Manus Island centre since it was shut down on 31 October, citing fears for their safety. On Thursday, multiple men inside the centre said that PNG police had given them a one-hour deadline to leave. Australia said it was a PNG operation. Under a controversial policy, Australia has detained asylum seekers...

SAARC Secretary General calls on Vice President

Kathmandu, Nov 22 (RSS): The Secretary General of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), Amjad Hussian B. Sial, called on Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun on Tuesday and extended an invitation to him to attend Thirty-third SAARC Charter Day Celebration Ceremony to be held on 8 December. The Vice President had been pleased to accept the invitation. According to a press release issued by the SAARC Secretariat, Vice President, during the meeting, appreciated the Secretary General for the energy and enthusiasm with which he was fulfilling his duties and expressed the hope...

Ambassador Dhakal meets Chair of Muscat Municipality

Kathmandu, Nov 22 (RSS): Ambassador of Nepal to the Sultanate of Oman, Sarmila Parajuli Dhakal paid a courtesy call on Mohsin bin Mohammed Ali al Sheikh, the Chairman of the Muscat Municipality of the Sultanate of Oman at the latter’s office on Tuesday. On the occasion, Sheikh praised the excellent relations between Nepal and Oman. He also appreciated the natural beauty of Nepal and enquired about Nepal’s current ongoing election, the Embassy of Nepal in Muscat stated in a press release. Ambassador Dhakal appreciated the continuous efforts of Muscat Municipality to maintain sustainable...

No force can stop left alliance from uniting: UML leader Khanal

Ilam, Nov 22 (RSS): Former Prime Minister and CPN-UML senior leader Jhala Nath Khanal has said no force on earth could stop the left alliance from getting united. “There will be a unification of the left coalition. No force can halt it,” he said while addressing an election campaign at Maijogmai rural municipality-6 in Ilam on Tuesday. He also said that development and prosperity is the agenda of the leftist party, and that change would occur under the leadership of the left alliance. Khanal, who is vying in the upcoming House of Representatives elections from Ilam constituency...

Preparations for Vivah Panchami in full swing

Janakpurdham, Dhanusa, Nov 22 (RSS): The stage for Vivah Panchami has been set with fanfare in Janakpurdham, the capital of ancient Mithila. The setting for the marriage between Lord Ram, king of Ayodhya, and Goddess Sita, princess of Janakpur has been decorated, while other preparations are in full swing, said the organising committee. Vivah Panchami, also known as Ram Vivah Ustav, which is celebrated by the Hindus to mark the wedding of Lord Ram and Goddess Sita, falls, according to the Hindu calendar, on the fifth day of the Shukla Paksha in the Margashirsha month (November-December). This...

Five die from scrub typhus, dengue and chikungunya in month

Chitwan, Nov 21 (RSS): Five people died from scrub typhus, dengue and chikungunya in a month (October 18-November 16) in Chitwan. Likewise, nine people succumbed to these diseases in the past four months of the current fiscal year in the district. Of them, two were from the district itself while remaining others were outside from the district who had been here in course of treatment. According to the District Public Health Office Chitwan’s chief, Bijay Kumar Jha, one boy, four girls and four women died from these diseases in course of treatment in the district-based health facilities....

11 years on, conflict survivors still deprived of justice

Kathmandu, Nov 21 (RSS): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has concluded that though 11 years have already been elapsed since the signing of peace agreement, survivors of the decade long armed conflict have been still deprived of justice. Speaking at a programme organised in commemoration of the completion of the 11 years of signing of the Comprehensive Peace Accord ( November 21, 2006) which had formally put the decade long armed conflict to an end, NHRC member Prakash Wasti said the government was not sensitive towards the issues of human rights. He expressed his concern over the...

Leader Thapa refutes rumour disseminated against him

Kathmandu, Nov 21 (RSS): Project for Agriculture Commercialization and Trade (PACT) Nepal has said that former President of Agriculture and Water Resources Committee under the Legislation Parliament, Gagan Kumar Thapa has not taken any grant from the project. Issuing a press release Tuesday, PACT clarified the Sunakhani Integrated Agriculture Centre run by Thapa who is also Nepali Congress leader has not taken any grant from the PACT. The statement reads, “The application registered by the centre at the PACT on December 14, 2015 has clarified that Chairperson of the Centre, Thapa had rejected...

Public-private cooperation stressed to meet SDGs

Kathmandu, Nov 21(RSS): Public-private sectors should work in a coordinated way to meet the sustainable development goals (SDGs), stressed representatives from organisations concerned. The SDGs also known global goals aim to eliminate all sorts of poverty from the entire world by 2030 AD and attain economic progress. The SDGs, a set of 17 goals, are the United Nations universal call to act against 169 targets to end all sorts of poverty, achieve gender equality and social justice and so on. At a programme on “role of private sector for sustainable development” organised by the...

I will give priority to infrastructure development, says Minister KC

Kathmandu, Nov 21 (RSS): Minister for Youth and Sports, Rajendra KC, has said that task to blacktop the Kalanki-Nagdhunga road section has been started to complete the construction task of the section soon. At a door-to-door campaign organised at Satungal of Kirtipur today, Minister KC, who is contesting in the election of House of Representatives from Kathmandu-10 from the Nepali Congress, said that the task to blacktop the road section has already been started. Minister KC said that he has done remarkable contribution in infrastructure development of constituency-10 and expressed commitment...

Nepal-India border to be sealed for three days

Baitadai, Nov 21 (RSS): Nepal-India border in Baitadi, a district of the Province 7, is to be sealed for three days in view of the first round of the elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies scheduled for November 26. Jhulaghat of Baitadi shares border with India. Likewise, the Nepal-India border in its neighbouring district Darchula shall also be closed for 72 hours. As said by Baitadi’s Chief District Officer Siddharaj Joshi, the Jhulalghat border shall remain shut from 12:00 midnight of November 23. Movements of vehicles and people except ambulance and sick shall...

Code of ethics issued to systematize Sauraha’s tourism

Ratnanagar, Chitwn, Nov 21 (RSS): Tourism entrepreneurs in Chitwan have issued a 16-point business code of conduct to systematize the tourism of Sauraha. Control of sound pollution, building of tourism-friendly environment and conservation of flora and fauna have been focused in the code of conduct. A gathering of tourism entrepreneurs from the district agreed to issue the code of ethics aims to better manage the Sauraha tourism’s business, according to tourism entrepreneur Suman Ghimire. Proprietors of hotels and restaurants have been asked to keep their business open till 11:00 pm...

Classroom block built with support from Swiss national

Kaule, Dhading, Nov 21 (RSS): School children of mostly the Chepang community have been benefited after a classroom block was constructed at the Kaule Basic School at Thakre rural municipality – 8 in Dhading district. The four-room block was commissioned by Swiss national, Marlis Chanton who is associated with an organization called Swiss Contact. The classroom block was constructed at a cost of seven million rupees. Local social worker Kumar Karki coordinated in the construction of the school block. Not only this, Chanton has also provided the fund for managing the school lunch for the students. Speaking...

Bomb planted behind Minister Pandey’s house defused

Chitwan, Nov 21 (RSS): A bomb disposal squad of the Nepalese Army has defused a bomb planted by an unidentified group behind the house of Minister for Forests and Soil Conservation, Bikram Pandey, at Bharatpur Metropolitan City-2, this morning. The army squad deactivated a small bomb with a grenade kept inside a milk can which was planted behind Minister Pandey’s house, Deputy Superintendent Prabhu Prasad Dhakal of the District Police Office Chitwan, said. He said smoke emerged out of the device while deactivating it, which means that it was not a powerful explosive device and had been...

Conflict-hit women meet TRC, CIEDP officials with call for justice

Kathmandu, Nov 20 (RSS): A team of women surviving the decade long armed conflict and suffering its effects Monday met with the officials of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP) separately for the submission of their “policy level suggestions for women and girls-centered justice and reparation”. The conflict-hit women reached the offices of both commissions, the transitional justice mechanism formed to deal with the conflict-era cases of human rights violation, in coordination of ”The Story Kitchen...

VAW cases highly prevalent in Achham, five rape cases in three months

Achham, Nov 20 (RSS): Accham, a district in the far-western Nepal, is ahead in view of the happening of cases of violence against women (VAW). Domestic violence, rape, chhaupadi (seclusion from home and family during menstruation), other gender-based violence and discrimination in labour wage are among the issues of women in Achham, the part of Province 7. This is what participants of an interaction programme on “identification of issues of human rights’ organised here today were sharing with. The programme was organised by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) at the district...

16th White Water Challenge from tomorrow

Kathmandu, Nov 20 (RSS): The 16th Himalayan White Water Challenge (HWCC), a rafting festival, is kicking off in the Trishuli River from tomorrow. The Nepal Association of Rafting Agencies (NARA) is organising the three-day event (Nov 21-23) to be held the Trishuli (from Dhading to Chitwan). The main objective of the festival is to promote adventurous water rafting tourism, enhance the skills of river guides and athletes, establish Nepal as the best destination of adventurous water tourism and promote domestic and international tourism through the means of adventurous water rafting, as the NARA...

Security seminar of Province-3 begins in Ktm

Kathmandu, Nov 20 (RSS): A security seminar of chiefs of security bodies of the districts in province no 3 has begun at the Home Ministry from today. The security seminar is organised with an objective of making security system effective in view of upcoming elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies. Chief District officers, chiefs of Nepal Army, Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and National Investigation Department of these districts of province-3, are participating in the seminar. Dolakha, Ramechhap, Sindhuli, Sindhupalchowk, Kavrepalanchok, Makawanpur, Chitwan, Dhading,...

One Heart World-Wide starts mother and child protection project in Ilam

Ilam, Nov 20 (RSS): A five-year new project has been started in Ilam from this year aimed at saving the lives of mother and their new-born. One Heart World-Wide, an America-based organization is running the project. In the first year, the project will promote awareness and run behaviour change activities, improve the quality of health service, enhance the capacity of the service providers and improve the quality of service centres to increase the demand for health services. Similarly, the project will train the health workers and the local community on protection of mothers and infants. It will...