Kailali continues to report malaria cases

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Dhangadhi, Sept 19 (RSS): Kailali, a Tarai district in the far-western Nepal, continues to record the malaria cases, despite efforts to control this mosquito-borne disease. A total of 119 malaria patients were found in the fiscal year of 2073-74 BS (last fiscal) in the district, according to the District Public Health Office, Kailali. The district is considered prone to malaria infection. Of the people diagnosed with this disease, most were the returnees working in India, DPHO malaria section chief Uday Shanker Saha said. However,...

The Constitution of Nepal which guarantees people’s supremacy

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Kathmandu, Sept 19 (RSS): Today marks the third year of the promulgation of the Constitution of Nepal, the first-ever document that was drafted by the people’s representatives through the historic Constituent Assembly (CA). This is the first constitution of the country whose essence is realized by the members of public. “The Constitution of Nepal-2072 BS” embraces the inclusiveness and proportional representation and federalism as its salient features. Senior advocate Dr Chandra Kanta Gyawali said that the constitution...

Special ceremony held to mark 3rd Constitution Day

Kathmandu, Sept 19(RSS): A special ceremony was held at the local Nepalese Army Pavilion to mark the third anniversary of the promulgation of Nepal’s new constitution through the historic Constituent Assembly (CA). President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, Speaker Onsari Gharti and acting Chief Justice Deepak Raj Johi were present on the occasion held by the Constitution Main Celebration Committee. Deputy Prime Ministers, ministers, lawmakers, representatives from the diplomatic missions, political parties’ leaders, academicians,...

Nepalgunj reels under air traffic jam

Khajura (Banke), Sept 19 (RSS): The Nepalgunj airport has been struck with an unprecedented air traffic jam with a surge in the number of inbound and outbound flights. The airport is currently serving 10 flights to Kathmandu and 20 flights to Karnali region per day which has resulted in air traffic clog. The flights landing at the airport are also struggling for space to park. The aircrafts are forced to remain on hold in the sky due to other flights taking off or landing. Airport’s Chief Pratap Babu Tiwari shared that the airport faces the intensity of the traffic whenever the flights...

South Korea to assist Nepal in developing smart cities

Nawalparasi, Sept 19 (RSS): The South Korean government has pledged support in transforming Nepal’s six local tiers into smart cities. South Korea will be lending diverse economic support for sustainable development of two metropolitan cities including Kathmandu and four municipalities. One of the other metropolitan cities is Pokhara whereas the municipalities include Ramgram in Nawalparasi, Nilkantha in Dhading, Dhulikhel in Kavre and Bhaktapur. Ramgram municipality’s Major, Narendra Kumar Gupta, confirmed that the South Korean government will be helping those local levels with...

Political culture, civic education and good governance imperative to make constitution live-PM Deuba

Kathmandu, Sept 19 (RSS): Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has extended his best wishes to all Nepali brothers and sisters at home and abroad on the Constitution Day today. On the occasion, Prime Minister Deuba wished that the Day would inspire all of us to move ahead to the path of national unity and prosperity being conscious to the rights and responsibilities. In a message if best wishes delivered today, he noted that the Constitution of Nepal is the best across the globe from the perspective of democratic values, inclusion and civil liberties. The Constitution has possessed the salient...

President Bhandari, Vice President Pun extend best wishes on Constitution Day

(To be disseminated on September 19) Kathmandu, Sept 19 (RSS): President Bidya Devi Bhandari has extended best wishes to the Nepali living in and outside the country for their peace, progress and prosperity. In the message of best wishes on the occasion of the Constitution Day, Tuesday, the President wished for peace, progress, prosperity, national unity, integrity and mutual harmony among the Nepali. The new constitution obtained by the people after a long struggle through different movements has ensured rights of all people by guaranteeing federalism, republic, secularism, inclusion and...

PSC recommended to fulfill vacancies until Province PSC formed

Kathmandu, Sept 18 (RSS): The government has recommended the filling up of vacant posts in the civil service at the province and local level by the Public Service Commission itself until the Province Service Commission was formed. In a meeting of the State Affairs Committee of the Legislature-Parliament today, the sub- committee formed to prepare a report about the bill relating to the adjustment of employees at the local level presented the report along with this recommendation, according to sub-committee coordinator Rekha Sharma. The constitution has allowed the formation of the Province PSC...

Nepal to utilise UNGA as forum to inform world community about peace process

Kathmandu, Sept 18 (RSS): Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Krishna Bahadur Mahara has said Nepal will, through the 72nd session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), inform the world community about the Nepal’s historic peace process. The Foreign Minister, talking to RSS correspondent Bhismaraj Ojha Sunday at his office right before leaving for New York to take part in the UNGA, said the world would be formally informed about the successful completion of the peace process. Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and his delegation is leaving for New York tomorrow,...

NOC Executive Director Khadka dismissed

Kathmandu, Sept 18 (RSS): Executive Director of Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC), Gopal Khadka, has been dismissed from his post. The meeting of the Council of Ministers held at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers in Singha Durbar today decided to relieve Khadka of his post after the Minister for Supplies presented a proposal in the meeting that Khadka did not cooperate to him, promoted groupism and committed financial irregularities. Government spokesperson and Minister for Information and Communications, Mohan Bahadur Basnet said that the Cabinet meeting also decided to...

CJ Parajuli in Japan to take part in Conference of Chief Justices of Asia, Pacific

Tokyo, Japan, Sept 18 (RSS): Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli has arrived here in Japan to participate in the Conference of the Chief Justices of Asia and the Pacific. Supreme Court’s chief registrar Nahakul Subedi, Bhaktapur District Court’s judge Bidur Koirala and SC deputy registrar Ram Prasad Poudel are accompanying the CJ to take part in the 17th session of biennial Conference. The conference that kicked off today will run until the next four days. Strengthening of judicial affairs, endeavours being undertaken in other countries to promote public trust on judiciary and possibilities...

Teku locals picket KMC warning against negligence

Kathmandu, Sept 18 (RSS): The locals of Teku, Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Ward No 12, have today organized a sit-in at the Environment Management Department of the KMC. The locals took this measure to draw the KMC’s attention to the foul smell that has spread in their locality due to the delay in removing the garbage dumped there. The locals organized the sit-in from 9 am today complaining over the environmental pollution and its impact on the daily life of the people due to the KMC’s negligence in managing the waste. The KMC has been collecting the waste picked up from various Wards...

Traffic police plans stringent checks during festivals

Kathmandu, Sept 18 (RSS): The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division is to make the checks against drunk driving stringent during the festivals as Dashain, Tihar and Chhath among others. The MTPD is intensifying the checking as well as making it stern citing that many people tend to drive after taking liquor during the festivals which increases the chances of fatal road accidents. Chief of the MTPD Sarbendra Khanal said the Division has made arrangements for conducting regular checking in view of the possibility of big accidents taking place during the festival period due to drunk and reckless driving. Likewise,...

FNJ Kaski set to confer awards on three journalists

Pokhara, Sept 17 (RSS): The ‘Daya Shanker Palikhe Memorial Journalism Award 2074’ will be conferred on senior journalist Punya Poudel. The award set up by freedom fighter, Daya Shanker Palikhe’s family and run by Federation of Nepali Journalists, Kaski Chapter carries a purse of Rs 33,333. Journalist Poudel, who has been active in journalism for the past two decades, is Editor – in – Chief of the Pokhara Patra national daily. The FNJ Chapter in Kaski approved Poudel’s name for the award at the recommendation made by the Talent Selection Committee formed under the coordination...

Doors to development will open after construction of bridge at Dudhkoshi, PM says

Gaighat (Udaypur), Sept 16: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has laid foundation stone of a bridge over Dudhkoshi (Sunkoshi) River at Ranitarghat in Udayapur district amidst a function here today. On the occasion, Prime Minister Deuba said that doors to development in Khotang and Udaypur districts would be opened up after the construction of the bridge. He expressed the view that the bridge would help for the connectivity and other economic development of the eastern hilly areas in the future and all should now take it positively. The 200-metre-long and 10.5-metre wide bridge is going to be constructed...

Fugitive arrested after ten years on the run

Inaruwa, Sept 16: One of the murderers of Devananda Mehta of Sunsari has been arrested after 10 years on the run. The District Police Office, Sunsari arrested murder convict Alauddin Minya, a native of Kosakapur of Navagung Village Panchayat of Araria District, India, Sunsari’s Superintendent of Police (SP) Bidyananda Mahji said. Among the three murderers, police were successful in arresting Minya, who was made public on Friday. Minya was arrested by a joint team from DPO Sunsari and Area Police Office, Devangunj from the border. Mehta was shot to death on October 25, 2008. The Sunsari District...

One killed after getting rammed by motorbike

Dang, Sept 16: A 64 – year – old person has died after getting rammed by a motorbike at Hattikhauwa of Tulsipur – 6. Gore Giri of Motipur in Tulsipur – 7 sustained fatal injuries after getting struck by motorbike (Ra 2 Pa 4393) on Friday. He was referred for further treatment to Kohalpur from the Rapti Zonal Hospital. He died in course of treatment at Kohalpur, Area Police Office, Tulsipur said. Police have taken under control motorcyclist, Basanta Thapa, of Tulsipur – 19. He is under investigation as per Vehicles and Transport Management Act, 2049, police said. RSS ...

Buddha Air begins flights to Bharatpur and Bhairahawa from Pokhara

Pokhara, Sept 15: Buddha Air has started its direct flights to Bharatpur and Bhairahawa from Pokhara from today. The private airline company’s first flight to Bharatpur took off at 10 this morning from Pokhara while another aircraft flew to Bhairahawa at 11:22 am, according to Buddha Air’s Station Manager, Gautam Baral. The aircraft would take around 15 minutes to reach Bharatpur while it takes around 17 minutes for Bhairahawa, shared Station Manager Baral. The one-way ticket for Bharatpur from Pokhara is priced at Rs 3,600 while it would cost USD 92 for foreigners. Similarly,...

Govt suggested on raising issues of climate change and combatting terrorism in UNGA

Kathmandu, Sept 15: The government has been suggested a need for raising the issues of climate change impact, combatting terrorism and the least developed and land-locked countries in the 72nd United Nations General Assembly. The National News Agency (RSS) had approached diplomats and foreign affairs experts, seeking their suggestions to the government before its participation in the UN important event. Nepal should raise the agenda of world’s collective efforts to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), of poverty alleviation nuclear arms-free world and other issues concerning...

NHRC team finds use of children in poll publicity campaign

Janakpurdham, Sept 15: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) election monitoring committee has said it has noticed the use of children in the election publicity campaigns of various political parties in Dhanusha, Siraha, Saptari and Mahottari districts. At a press meet here today, NHRC member Sudip Pathak said the incidents of breaching of election code of conduct have been reported in these districts. Distribution and use of caps and t-shirts bearing the election symbol of political parties was found during the electoral campaign. There is confusion about how to ensure smooth voting from...