India provides Rs 619.6 million for embankment construction
The Government of India has provided an assistance of approximately Rs 619.6 million to the Ministry of Irrigation to construct embankments on the Kamala, Bagmati and Lalbakaiya Rivers.
India's Ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae today handed a cheque of this amount to Minister for Irrigation Deepak Giri amid a program at the Ministry. On the occasion, Giri, highlighting on various dimensions surrounding the Nepal-India relations, praised the Indian assistance for river control works in Nepal.
Similarly, the Indian Ambassador pledged the continuation of Indian support and assistance in Nepal's development endeavours and efforts to control natural disasters including the water-induced ones in the days ahead. RSS
'Maskmandu' in photos
With an objective to draw attention of public and government towards the deteriorating air quality of Kathmandu Valley, under I care for Clean Air Campaign, C-CAR organized 'Maskmandu second edition: Clean Air Rally cum Talk Program' today. Maskmandu second edition is the extension of Maskmandu organized by C-CAR last year.
NA defuses grenade bomb found at Rajbiraj
A bomb disposal squad of the Nepalese Army has defused the suspected grenade bomb found at Rajbiraj today. The bomb was defused in the participation of Nepalese Army, Nepal Police and the Armed Police Force personnel led by Captain Bhoj Raj Koirala of the Rajbiraj-based NA's Krishnadal Battalion, the Nepalese Army stated.
20 gamblers arrested from Bhaktapur
Police today arrested 20 gamblers from Ratobhale Resort of Kamalbinayak in the district. A special team deputed from Metropolitan Police Office, Ranipokhari raided them with over Rs 752, 000 and 16 sets of dice.
Lord Mayor of London arriving in Kathmandu tomorrow
The Lord Mayor of the City of London Dr Andrew Parmley is arriving here on Saturday on a four-day official visit to Nepal. His visit is expected to strengthen the Nepal-Britain relations. Dr Parmley who holds minister rank is considered a key person in the conduction of international relations and economic diplomacy in Britain.
Mika Singh attends Donald Trump's pre-inauguration dinner
Popular Indian singer Mika Singh was invited for the pre-inaugration dinner organised by Donald Trump. The 39-year-old singer took to social media to share picture from the party and said he was honoured to be a part of the guest list. "What a privilege it is being in the same vicinity as @realDonaldTrump...His presence has brightened up the whole evening. Enjoying this wonderful party thanxx @ivankatrump...," Mika wrote along side a selfie he clicked with Trump's daughter Ivanka.
Fidel Castro’s legacy
Castro proved that socialism itself is not an inept and bankrupt idea, and kept on knocking at the doors of the capitalist countries to ruminate on their missteps during their colonial rule and to redress them by extending true helping hands – not those contaminated by greed, profit motives, and undue interferences – to the needy countries.
The problem of not cutting trees
A forest is a renewable crop, and just like agriculture, one could harvest old trees and then nurture new seedlings to come in the forest floor and grow into a mature forest again (of course subject to environmental limits which can be established through some methods of assessments and planning). But why doesn’t this simple wisdom prevail in Nepal’s forest governance and management circles?
Dr Hemant R Ojha
ECHO supporting for 'Open Defecation Free Nepal'
Realising the current situation and aiming to combat the problems of community people, ECHO has come forward as one of the key players to support the people in this VDC along with others so that they regain their ‘honor’ and the government of Nepal succeed in its mega plan ‘open defecation free Nepal’.
Hem Raja - Hotel de l' Annapurna
Somebody nudges me. I wake up and look up with bleary eyes at Mr. Shahdev SSJB Rana holding my uniform blazer in his right hand. Had my skin been white, I would have turned cherry red with a mixture of fear and shame at being caught so red-handed. And that too by the person who was second in position in the hotel food chain, only below Princess Helen Shah herself. Before I could blurt anything out at my Managing Director, he whispers, “Lamichhane, next time I will not give this blazer back for you to wear.”
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.
Physicians are humans too!
To err is human. People make mistakes. Clinicians are no exception. But as soon as a patient or a person enters a doctor’s room, he or she forgets that the doctor too is a human being and expects too much from him or her.