Govt to serve as guarantor to purchase wide-body aircraft for NAC
The government has decided to stand as a guarantor for the purchase of two wide-body aircraft by Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC).
A meeting of the Council of Ministers Thursday took a decision in this regard.
It is noted that NAC on April 7 had signed a final deal with a US-based Company to buy two wide-body aircraft at a cost of Rs 21.90 billion.
Likewise, the Cabinet meeting decided to grant permission to the European Union to purchase a piece of land in Nepal, according to Energy Minister Janardan Sharma who was also present in the meeting.
Similarly, as per the meeting decision, land registration fees while handing over a community shelter to the Musahar community in Bardibas Municipality of Mahottari shall be waived off.
Besides, the meeting decided to extend the tenure of Women Children Day Care Center, approve the foreign visit of the Sports Minister and grant permission to the Nepal Army delegation also comprising the Army Chief for the US visit.
The meeting agreed to give permission for cutting trees in various forests and implement Education Ministry's work performance evaluation-based system.
As per further decisions of the meeting, a museum and a park shall be established at Dumja of Sindhuli, the birthplace of Nepali Congress founding leader and former Prime Minister BP Koirala in his commemoration.
Likewise, a park will be constructed in Ramechhap in commemoration of Pushpa Lal, the founder of the Communist Party of Nepal. Pushpa Lal was born in Ramechhap.
The government agreed to allocate budget Rs 5 million for each project for immediately starting the construction works of the parks in two areas, as stated by Minister for Urban Development Arjun Narsingh KC. RSS
One swept away by Tanahun rivers
A boy went missing after being swept away by the river water at the confluence of Madi and Seti rivers in the district Tuesday, while his friend was rescued alive, the police said.
Kailali continues to report malaria cases
Kailali, one of the tarai districts in the far-western Nepal, continues to record the malaria cases, despite efforts to control this mosquito-borne disease.
Biggest, smallest animals face higher risk of extinction: Study
Animals neither too big, nor too small, but just the right size face a lower risk of extinction than those on both ends of the scale, an international research team has found.
Kaski police take action against overloaded passenger buses
The District Traffic Police Office, Kaski has started tightening the noose against the overcrowded public buses in view of minimizing road accidents on the eve of festivals.
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The Doklam dilemma
Being a buffer state between the two giant neighbors, Nepal should conduct its foreign policy vis-à-vis China and India in a very sensitive manner. Nepal has always maintained that it would not allow its soil to be used against any neighbor. At the same time, Nepal should make sure that its own national interests are never compromised.
Gaurab Shumsher Thapa
Effect of monetary policy on risk, stability and financial crises
The crisis of 2008–09 has reignited a new interest in understanding money and credit fluctuations in the macro economy, and the crucial roles they could play in the amplification, propagation, and generation of shocks both in normal times and, even more so, in times of financial distress. This may reopen a number of fundamental fault lines in modern macroeconomic thinking between theories that treat the financial system as irrelevant, or, at least, not central to the understanding of economic outcomes, and those that reserve a central role for financial intermediation.
My Journey to Maiti Nepal
I was scared before I started volunteering, not so much because of the work I would be doing, but of the fact that I would be living alone in a new city where I wouldn’t know anyone except a handful of relatives, with everyone who I was close to on the other side of the world.
Be an example, not teacher to your kids
I don’t intend to draw comparisons, but I can’t help notice a vast difference in the way kids these days are, and I only have the parents to blame. Because let's face it, just at the quote, I mentioned above goes, kids only become what they see.
Prekshya Lamichhane Kunwar
Traffic Police in Kathmandu
As busy and hassling as the traffic system in Kathmandu is, the Traffic Police here have to handle an equally strenuous job. Over 1,400 traffic officers in and around the Kathmandu Valley battle against the pestering traffic and air pollution each day.
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.