Missing plane yet to be found
The Nepal Airlines plane believed to have crashed in Arghakhanchi district while flying from Pokhara to Jumla has not been found yet. Five teams of Nepal Police, Nepal Army and Armed Police Force from Gulmi and Arghakhanchi have not been able to locate the suspected crash site despite search operations for the past four hours. According to police, a rescue team has left for Murakot after concluding its search operation in Khidim VDC of Arghakhanchi.
Irrigation Minister pledges to take steps to control soil erosion
Minister for Irrigation Umesh Yadav today pledged to take steps to control soil erosion caused by rivers in the district. Addressing a mass of those victimised by soil erosion at a gathering at Gaighat-based party office of CPN (Maoist Centre) in the district, the Minister said that the government and his party would take necessary steps at the earliest to control soil erosion after inspecting the villages at risk of the natural disaster.
Mugling-Narayangadh road section resumes
The obstructed Mugling-Narayanghadh road section has resumed from this afternoon. The section had remained blocked due to multiple landslide at Naukilo, Charkilo and Setidobhan along the road section since early this morning, police said. Traffic on the road section resumed after the clearance of landslide debris.
Providing lump sum amount to quake survivors not possible: DPM Mainali
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare, CP Mainali, has said that providing a lump sum of Rs 200,000 to the earthquake survivors as demanded by the main opposition party, Nepali Congress, was not possible. Mainali, who arrived here today to inspect the projects running under the Ministry, said so while talking to mediapersons. He said that it was not possible to provide a lump sum of Rs 200,000 to quake survivors as the donor agencies would not agree to provide the amount to the quake victims in a lump sum.
After Dalai Lama met Lady Gaga, China warns of his motives
China has warned people to be aware of what it says are nefarious motives of the Dalai Lama after he met with Lady Gaga and spoke about love and compassion.Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said Monday that the purpose of the Dalai Lama's travels is to "promote his proposal for Tibetan independence."
Ready to hold local polls if laws are formulated in time: Election Commission to govt
The Election Commission has said that it is ready to hold the local elections by this winter but the government needs to formulate laws in time. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli led a delegation of ministers as gwell as UML General Secretary Ishwar Pokhrel and former speaker Subas Nembwang to the Election Commission on Monday morning to inquire about its readiness to hold the elections.
Inclusive sports and CSR
When working with the issues of inclusion and discrimination, still too few people imagine that sports can be a catalyst to bring that indispensable funding and support needed to create a more inclusive society in Nepal. We should understand that sports can be the biggest platform to bring disability in the mainstream discourse.
Why is there exclusion in Nepal’s Court?
The practice of parliamentary hearing in Nepal performs very little of significance value because the real essence of hearing is absent in the procedure. It’s so contradictory that an individual that the the parliamentary hearing committee finds as incompetent and doubtful and tags as one with misconduct is decided by the JC as competent, impartial and as someone having sheer pertinacity.
Is New York still a melting pot?
The reality was unlike my expectation. Having diversity does not necessarily mean there is unity and sharing. I had come to the US thinking that people here blend together as one and rejoice together. Rather, it was the opposite.
A fragmented justice
As he approached nearer, I saw a man almost as white as a Romanian actor in his blue Wrangler jeans. He had a big bag pack, a water bottle on the small net pouch of his bag. He slightly bent forward while walking. His forehead wrinkled voluntarily; perhaps he was internalizing songs or hymns.
Achyut Raj Bhattarai
For the visually impaired
Coincidentally, I was surfing the internet one day when I recalled those yellow tiles. On Google I typed ‘Odd yellow tiles on the sidewalk’. Instantly trusty Google displayed answers on the screen. I felt a fat smile form on my face as I read. Immediately I was praising Nepalese policymakers.
A right time to look for alternative fuel
Nepal’s march to cleaner energy is not only expected but essential as an alternative to petroleum products is strongly felt among public and political circle.