Miscellany


Gurkha Welfare Trust donates goods for COVID-19 prevention Sunday, October 18th, 2020

KATHMANDU:- The Gurkha Welfare Trust (GWT) has provided goods worth Rs 30 million to Nepal for the prevention and control of COVID-19. The Trust has provided support to 204 places in 34 districts in the country. In a press statement, the Trust said that the Department of International Development..

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PCR report mandatory to enter Syangja Friday, October 16th, 2020

SYANGJA:- A PCR negative report of a test carried out for Corona Virus in the last 72 hours is necessary for anyone to enter Syangja district effective today. The provision came into effect from midnight for those specially coming to the district from high-risk zone, said Chief District Officer..

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Women Alliance calls for stern action against guilty of VAW Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

KATHMANDU:- Inter-Party Women’s Alliance has demanded stern action against the guilty as criminal activities like violence against women, rape, murder, torture given in the name of witchcraft, and acid attack have not stopped even at a time when the world has been facing problem due to the..

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DCMC urges schools to shut operation Monday, October 5th, 2020

LAHAN:- The District Disaster Management Committee has decided to shut the operation of schools operating at different local levels. A meeting of the committee took the decision to close down the schools which have been operational by maintaining social distancing. Siraha Chief District Officer..

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Metropolitan Traffic Police launches online services

KATHMANDU:- Gone are the days when the service-seekers would queue up in the serpentine line or jostle in the crowd in the Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) in Kathmandu to avail the service while it would take longer for the staffers here to render services. The Metropolitan Traffic..

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Five Rhinos dead in two months Saturday, October 3rd, 2020

CHITWAN:- Five Rhinos have died in the past two and half months of the current fiscal year 2020/21 in the Chitwan National Park. Four died of natural reasons while one was killed by poachers. One died in the month of Saun and two each in Bhadau and Asoj, said information officer of the park Ashok..

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Nepal Red Cross Society issues white paper Sunday, September 27th, 2020

KATHMANDU:- Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) on Sunday issued its white paper regarding the organization’s overall status. Organizing a news conference at its central office, President of NRCS’s ad hoc committee Dr Netra Timsina made the white paper public at a time when questions have been..

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Budhathoki appointed PCN Acting Chair Friday, September 25th, 2020

KATHMANDU:- Senior journalist Gopal Budhathoki has been appointed as Acting Chairperson of Press Council Nepal. A meeting of the Council Board of Directors held today took the decision in this regard as per the Council Act, 2048, said Chief Administrative Officer of Council, Jhabindra..

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Agreement signed for commercial rubber farming Thursday, September 24th, 2020

KATHMANDU:- Girija Prasad Koirala Foundation and Institute of Rubber and Jatropha Research-Nepal, USA, have signed agreement for commercial rubber farming and research. Director at Science and Technology Department of the Foundation, Dr Tara Prasad Banjade, and Executive Director of the Institute,..

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Angrita Sherpa of ‘Snow leopard’ fame no more Monday, September 21st, 2020

SOLUKHUMBU:- Record holder mountaineer known as the 'Snow leopard' for climbing the world's highest peak, Sagarmatha (Mt Everest), 10 times without using supplemental oxygen, Angrita Sherpa, has passed away today morning at his daughter's residence at Jorpati, Kathmandu. According to his relative,..

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Madan Puraskar, Jagadamba-Shree Puraskar of 2076 announced Sunday, September 20th, 2020

KATHMANDU:- A fiction ‘Maharani’ by Chandra Prakash Baniya has bagged Madan Puraskar-2076. An annual general meeting (AGM) of Madan Puraskar Guthi held today took this decision, said Guthi Chair Kunda Dixit. Out of 151 books received, seven were short-listed for this prize. Of the seven..

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Landslide obstructs Besishahar-Chame road section Saturday, September 19th, 2020

KATHMANDU:- The floods and landslides triggered by incessant rain since Friday evening have obstructed traffic along the Beshishahar-Chame road section this morning. Road traffic has been halted with the landslide occurred at Kharkharebhir along the Beshisahar-Chame road section connecting Lamjung..

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Rainfall forecast until Saturday Friday, September 18th, 2020

KATHMANDU:- Rainfall is likely at most of the places across the country until Saturday due to the influence of the monsoon low pressure system, according to the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology. The Department, issuing warning and advice for the next 24 hours, stated that there is..

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Elderly woman dies of coronavirus infection in Bharatpur Sunday, September 13th, 2020

CHITWAN:- A coronavirus-infected woman died of coronavirus infection while undergoing treatment at Chitwan Medical College. The deceased has been identified as a 62-year-old woman residing at Gaindakot municipality-9, the hospital sources said. Admitted to the hospital on August 31 after..

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Two Nepal Army persons killed in short circuit Saturday, September 12th, 2020

CHITWAN:- Two Nepal Army (NA) personnel were killed due to short circuit in the district today. The security personnel currently deputed at Singhnath battalion of Shaktikhor were killed after they were struck by short circuit while cutting tree trunks in the office premises this morning. According..

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TOEFL, IELTS, GRE, GMAT tests allowed Friday, September 11th, 2020

KATHMANDU:- The District Administration Office (DAO) has revised its previous prohibitory order on some activities. The DAO Kathmandu issued a press release on Friday, stating that professional exams including languages test (TOEFL, IELTS, GRE, and GMAT) could be conducted following the health..

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Nepal: Jajarkot village lacks medicines Thursday, September 10th, 2020

JAJARKOT:- Junichande rural municipality in the district is reeling under lack of medicines. There are health institutions each at the municipality wards, but all of these lack medicines, thus affecting patients, said a rural municipality official. As a result, these health institutions have been..

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