PM pledges to make Meghauli Airport systematic
Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said initiatives would be made to operate regular flights to and from the Meghauli Airport in the district after it is improved and systematised.
Inaugurating the Meghauli Small Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project at Buddhanagar of Narayani Municipality-3 here today, he said operation of regular flights at the airport would help prop up the tourism in Meghauli area. PM said he would provide whatever policy-level support is required from the government side.
He pledged that initiatives would be taken by the Office of the Prime Minister for the prompt upgrading the road extending up to Golaghat via Narayangadh-Meghauli while expressing the hope that the construction of the road would help increase the number of internal and foreign tourists in the Meghauli region.
The Prime Minister stated that government assistance would be forthcoming to provide maximum compensation to the people of the buffer zone of the Chitwan National Park who are affected by the wild animals.
"The number of tourists has increased because of the wild animals and we all should work towards controlling the human and physical damage due to the wild animals," he said.
Director General of the Department of Water Supply and Sewerage Tej Raj Bhatta, president of the Meghauli Buffer Zone Consumers Committee Shyam Prasad Adhikari, Chairman of the Meghauli Small Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project Indra Bahadur KC and Project vice-chairperson Meena Neupane, among others also expressed their views on the occasion.
The project was constructed a cost of Rs 172 million. Of this cost, the government provided Rs 86 million, the Town Development Fund a loan of Rs 77 million 910 thousand and the consumers contributed Rs 8 million 94 thousand. The project has the capacity to supply 2.1 million liters water daily benefiting 1,765 families. RSS
EC mobile app, call center come into operation
The call center is operated from the ECN's office at Kantipath where as many as six persons take calls from 8 am to 8 pm until June 17 and provide information on the upcoming election. One can get various types of election-related information including programs, voter list details, polling stations and places, details of election candidates and vote results through the apps.
Mobile postal service launched from today
According to sources, the Route 1 vehicle will proceed from the General Post Office and will reach the Employees Provident Fund Office Thamel, the Passport Division, Department of Mines and Geology, the Department of Inland Revenue, Bansbari Area Post Office, Baluwatar Post Office, CIAA Office, Police Headquarters, Postal Plaza Dillibazaar, Immigration Department, Public Service Commission, District Administration Office, Supreme Court and again reach the General Post Office, Sundhara.
Communist Party of Nepal's cadre held for painting anti-poll slogan
A man was arrested while painting anti-election slogans from Bharatpur in Chitwan Friday morning. Til Bahadur Shrestha, a cadre of Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal, was held while painting anti-election slogans on signboards hung up at the main office of Bharatpur Metropolitan City and its ward offices, said Superintendent of Police Dipak Thapa.
- All-party meeting begins at Baluwatar
UML Standing Committee meeting underway to discuss election manifesto
The Standing Committee meeting of the CPN-UML has kicked off to discuss its election manifesto for the upcoming local election. During the meeting being held at party office in Dhumbarahi, party general secretary Pradeep Gyawali said that his party would not tolerate any external interference and asserted that the country would achieve economic prosperity under UML leadership within a short period of time.
Challenges for reconstruction
One of the major challenges faced in the reconstruction process of Nepal is the absence of elected local government. Lack of government in local level was reflected in the major pre-disaster and post-disaster events, where it took months to reach the affected region and still no widely-accepted data is available. In the absence of an elected local government, top-down approach of governance has its own accountability deficit.
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Making sense of Adityanath's rise in Modi's India
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Identity and nationhood
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Traffic Police in Kathmandu
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Menstrual taboo outdated
I have seen my sisters and friends isolated and treated in discriminatory manner during their first menstruation cycle. They were not allowed to look at the sun, to touch water source, flower, fruits, any male family member, nor even hear their voice. The activist may claim the situation has changed and I do agree but still during every month my loved ones turns into untouchables beings.