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
Elderly dies in Udayapur elephant attack
An elderly man was killed when a pair of wild elephants attacked him at Belaka Municipality-3 in Udayapur Friday. . The tuskers that strayed from nearby forest entered the village and attacked the local resident Ram Bahadur Magar, 58, at 4 am while he was sleeping in a cot on the porch, said inspector Subas Rai.
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Scorching heat making presence felt in Nepalgunj
Excessive heat has taken its toll in this city in Banke, affecting daily activities of the locals. A lack of rainfall since monsoon started this year has made the matter worse. With the mercury rising up by the day, government offices and other organisations have seen a thin presence of service seekers over the past few days while the sale of cold drinks has shot up.
Motorcyclist killed, pillion rider injured in Jhapa road accident
A motorcyclist was killed while the pillion rider was critically injured in a road accident at Bhadrapur-Birtamod road section today. The deceased has been identified as 38-year-old motorcyclist Krishna Thapa while injured pillion rider is Govinda Chaudharay of Birtamod Municipality-8 Haraicha, said district traffic police office, Jhapa.
Why should we save the ethos of 2015 Nepali constitution?
While Nepal should address voices that question the constitution, it should not undermine the document’s dignity and longevity if the country wants to establish a constitutional culture. No constitution can fulfill all wishes. The drafters of the present constitution should not feel guilty in not securing the consent of all citizens. If the constitution is not fundamentally discriminatory, it has chances to grow further.
One Belt One Road: Prospects & Challenges
Nepal thus has to debate, discuss, analyze and then conclude the cost and benefits of the OBOR for its populace. The benefits of OBOR for Nepali economy are easy to understand, but the short, medium and long-term consequences are not simple, and thus require careful examination.
Dreams and drains
A water-filled ditch looks quite benign until someone lands into it. It was a case of extreme apathy on the part of the perpetrators as the girl paid up with her life for their neglect.
Govt apathy toward flood control
While some opine that, relief can be an option for providing an instant solution, the majority believes that Nepal needs a permanent solution to the problem. And the solution could be construction of dams and water reservoirs, which are the best instruments for flood control.
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.