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
'Sarangkot-Naudanda' trekking route to come back to operation
The route from Sarangkot and passing through Kaskikot and Toripani before reaching Naudanda had not been in use since a long time. The 14-km trek starts from the foothills of Sanrangkot hills and is very good for tourists who want a day-long trek, said senior officer at NTB, Pokhara Surya Thapaliya.
Boy injured in crocodile attack receives Rs 250,000 for treatment
Arjun Harijan, 12, of Ghailaghari in western Chitwan was injured in a crocodile attack when he was swimming in Rapti River, Chitwan, on April 7. The financial assistance was collected from Nepalis living in and out of the country for the treatment after the news related to the incident was disseminated by the RSS.
One killed in Makwanpur road accident
Ghanashyam Banjara,48, of Makwanpurgadhi Rural Municipality-4 died on the spot after the motorcycle (Na 7 Pa 962) he was riding was hit by the oil tanker truck (Na 6 Kha 1091), according to District Police Office, Makwanpur. Banjara was heading towards the industrial area from Hetauda bazar when the accident took place. The truck and its driver have been taken into custody for necessary action.
Two fake examinees arrested
Two fake examinees who had appeared in written examination conducted for recruitment in Nepal Army service were arrested and handed over to the Area Police Office. The arrested are Pasang Rai of Baraha Municipality in Sunsari district and Dhan Bahadur Rai of Dhankuta.
One dies in accident
A man died in a road accident here this afternoon. Ghanashyam Banjara,48, of Makwanpurgadhi rural municipality-4 died on the spot after the motorcycle (Na.7. Pa. 962) he was riding was hit by an oil tanker (Na.6 Kha. 1091), according to District Police Office, Makwanpur.
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.
Apil KC/Keshab Sharma
Making sense of Adityanath's rise in Modi's India
The most notorious incitement of communal hatred by Adityanath was his exhortation to 'kill ten woh log ['them' meaning Muslims]' rather than knocking the doors of legal system 'if one Hindu is killed' in riots.
Identity and nationhood
Whoever says nationhood is not important would be lying. For example, belonging to a particular nation may give certain advantages to a person that one belonging to another nation would not get.
The shankha blower from Bichour
Coincidentally, Ram Lal Joshi, the Radio Nepal singer had his house adjacent to ours and had been hearing him blow it every day. Hari worked as a bagainche in Singha-durbar during day. Ram Lal got him to blow the shankha as a part of musical instrument for Radio Nepal’s iconic signature tune.
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.