Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said it is imperative to capitalize the population as an opportunity for economic development and societal transformation in the country. The important aspects of population have paramount impacts on economic growth and development plans and programmes, PM Oli said in a message delivered on the occasion of World Population Day, today. economic transformation of the country.
National Identity-card having biometric details has been presented to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli today. At a programme organised at the official residence of the Prime Minister at Baluwatar, Director General of the Department of National Identity Card and Civil Registration, Deepak Kafle presented the biometric ID card to PM Oli.
Monsoon has become active throughout the country from today, the Meteorological Forecasting Division stated. It had entered the country ten days late this year than last year.
Flood triggered by rain at several places of Makalu rural municipality of Sankhuwasabha district on Monday evening has caused damage to the structures of the under-construction Arun Third Hydroelectricity Project. The flood has damaged the reservoir of the project and also washed away various machines, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Mim Bahadur Lama, said.
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said Nepal would receive foreign loan based on the country needs and priorities. In an interview to Mathew Amliwala for BBC World, PM Oli clarified that the Nepal government has the capacity to manage such loan.
The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has stated that the Bill Related to Guthi which the government has introduced recently was against the spirit, aspiration and provision of the constitution and also hit the tradition as well as religious and cultural sentiments.
Lawmakers have demanded correction in recent vacancy announced by the Public Service Commission, saying it was against constitution and principle of proportional inclusive representation.
Tatopani transit on Nepal-China border will resume operation formally today after four years of shut due to the earthquake of 2015. Much of the infrastructure of the border crossing was destroyed by the quake. Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supples and Chinese officials are scheduled to jointly inaugurate the newly reconstructed main trade transit point between Nepal and China, said Chief District Officer Goma Devi Chemjong.
The Mugling section under the Prithivi Highway will be closed for 14 days starting tomorrow (May 30). The road will be shut to allow a smooth construction of the arch bridge above the Trishuli river linking Chitwan and Tanahun districts, read a notice issued by the bridge planning mid-area sector number two.
Seventy three tankers carrying petroleum products heading to Nepal have been stuck at the Panitanki custom of West Bengal, India, for the past four days, creating shortage of fuels in the eastern Nepal. The custom held the tankers citing the launch of an entry system online, said Lokmani Poudel, information officer at the office of Nepal Oil Corporation, Charali.
The Meteorological Forecasting Division has predicted partial to general cloudy sky at most of the places of the country due to influences of westerly wind today. There is also possibility of light to moderate rainfall along with lightning towards the afternoon.
Nepal must adapt its definition of rape and other forms of sexual violence to meet international standards, the UN Human Rights Committee said in a decision published today in Geneva. Issued in response to an individual complaint from Ms. Fulmati Nyaya (pseudonym) an indigenous woman who as a child was the victim of rape, torture and forced labour during the Nepali armed conflict, the Committee called on Nepal to remove obstacles that hindered victims of rape and other forms of sexual violence in filing complaints and accessing justice and compensation.
Just a week after breaking his own record for most summits on Mt Everest (23rd time), Kami Rita Sherpa has yet achieved another feat by successfully scaling the world's highest peak again.
The government has decided to bear all the expenses of the treatment of those injured in the storm that took place in Bara and Parsa on Sunday evening.