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Feb 25, 2018-Karuna Foundation, a Nepal-based NGO, has bagged two international awards for its ongoing programme on disability implemented in a district of Nepal. The Inspire2Care model, formerly piloted in Sunsari and Rasuwa (2011-2015) and currently being run in Ilam for last three years was lauded as top 10 ...
Despite the dangers, a study conducted in 2015 by Restless Development, an NGO dedicated to unleashing "the power of young people to change our world", found that 19.4 per cent of women in the western districts of Kailali and Dadeldhura, which borders India, observe chhaupadi. During menstruation ...

Feb 23, 2018-Sugarcane farmers of Nawalparasi district are being affected by the massive inflow of Indian sugarcane which enter the country via the porous border. This means that Indian sugarcane avoid paying customs duty and is priced lower than Nepali farmers produce. The poor farmers of the district are then forced ...
The immediate past government led by Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba in January decided to reduce the age bar for elderly allowance to 65 from 70 years. Many criticized the decision as impractical. In defense of his decision, Deuba during his last address to the nation as prime minister ...
Doctors working at the government hospital left the district after Nepal Doctors' Association and Association of Government Doctors jointly issued a statement asking doctors in private and government health facilities to leave the district. "The doctors left the district feeling unsafe and as per the advice of their ...
In north-central Kathmandu sits the famous tourist district of Thamel. From the uneven path that wends its way to the area through Amrit Campus, a famous science college, a visitor can see the ongoing transformation of the city's skyline. Skeletons of concrete and brick reach up, ever further, into the shabby, ...

The peak of Mt Everest played a significant role in the settlement of boundary between Nepal and China, which earlier claimed the whole mountain as part of its territory after it took control of Tibet. PTI. Updated:February ... Light illuminates Mount Everest (C) during sunset in Solukhumbu district. (File Photo/ ...
Progress is continuing at the US$108 million 37.3-MW Kabeli A hydropower project in Nepal, as work at the site is completed on a 400-m-long tunnel. The project is located on Kabeli River between Pachthar and Taplejung districts, about 620 km east of Kathmandu, in the Eastern Development Region and ...
This project will upgrade 388 kilometers of rural roads to all-weather standards, serving the agriculture sector and bring access to 7.5 million people in 16 districts. This project is in line with the goal of the government's Agriculture Development strategy signed in 2015 of encouraging commercial agriculture, ...
The American Red Cross, along with consortium partners the Spanish Red Cross and the Canadian Red Cross, was working to support the Nepal Red Cross Society in implementing Utthan, a three-year integrated earthquake recovery program in Rasuwa, Nuwakot, and Makwanpur districts. Although ...
A representative of AIDS health care Foundation, Rabi Singh, said the number of people infected with HIV has reached 32,735 in Nepal. Among them, 23,000 were fully identified, while ... Bhaktapur district alone has 1,100 HIV infected ones, he shared. Meanwhile, Suruwati has decided to launch free ...
Feb 12, 2018-The long-awaited cross-border passenger railway service from Bardibas of Nepal to Jaynagar of India, which stretches 69 km, will finally come into operation in October. In the first phase, trains will be operated on 34-km stretch from Kurtha of Dhanusha district in Nepal to Jaynagar of India. This service will ...
Kathmandu, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) -- A senior government official died after a jeep he was traveling in plunged down into the Trishuli River in Dhading District of Central Nepal on Saturday, authorities said. Local police officer Purna Lama confirmed that the dead body of Ramananda Yadav, secretary of the ...
Heavy monsoon rainfall during 10-13 August 2017 triggered severe flash floods and land-slides in 36 out of 77 districts in Nepal. An assessment conducted in 18 severely affected districts revealed that floods and landslides claimed 1611 lives of which 51 were female, injured 22 persons, displaced 1688 ...
Tea cultivation that began in Nepal from Ilam since 1920, has spread to 44 districts. The then chief of the district 'Badahakim' Gajaraj Singh Thapa had first cultivated tea in Ilam, after which a factory was set up in 1935 that started tea production from the district. Ilam is also home to the oldest and historical ...
Before that, the Chinese government provided 1 million U.S. dollars grant assistance to Nepal for disaster relief during the visit of Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang in August last year. The support has reached more than 31,800 households in seven districts spanning Sunsari, Saptari, Sarlahi, Dhanusha, ...
The tea cultivation that began in the country from Ilam since BS 1920, has spread to 44 districts of the country. The then Chief of the district 'Badahakim' Gajaraj Singh Thapa had first cultivated tea in Ilam, after which a factory was set up in BS 1935 that started tea production from the district. Ilam is also ...

Major Gen/additional inspector generals of Nepal police, Armed police Force and deputy chief investigation officers of Department of National intelligence. 17. Chiefs of District Coordination Committees, members of provincial Public Service Commission. 18. Deputy Chiefs of Metropolitan City, government ...
During the meeting, NEA Managing Director Kulman Ghising asked the Chinese delegation to extend the proposed transmission line further south up to Galchhi so that the power line could be linked to the Nepal-India cross-border transmission line proposed to be built in Rupandehi district.
Feb 3, 2018-The government of Nepal and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Friday signed an agreement to implement the 'Cooperative ... The programme aims to directly benefit over 14,000 farmers from the six districts through interventions including training on production enhancement, branding, ...
But when you come to Mankhu, a small village in Dhading district in Nepal, you will quickly notice that many things are different here. Mankhu is home to a unique program for women's empowerment called "Her farm." The name captures the simplicity of the place's entire concept: It's a farm, and it's hers.
The International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF) and CARE Nepal cooperated to implement two one-year projects in Gorkha district, Nepal, following the earthquakes of 2015. Through these two projects, the TaiwanICDF has assisted over 3,000 earthquake-affected households to ...
In addition, this complaint and feedback mechanism is operational in WFP's protracted earthquake programme districts of Nuwakot, Dhading and Gorkha. ... WFP Nepal's education unit supported the District Education Offices in Sindhupalchowk and Bardiya to organize a series of health and nutrition fairs.
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BABIYACHAUR, Myagdi: The Indian embassy in Nepal has provided two ambulances to Myagdi district. On the occasion of 69th Republic Day of India, the Indian Embassy handed over the ambulances - one to Annapurna Rural Municipality and another to Nepal Red Cross Society district chapter.
Like a few other districts in Nepal, each district in Karnali is rich in rivers that run 12 months a year. Though some parts of the rivers in Karnali are being used for irrigation and household activities, the utilisation of major economic benefits from these rivers through hydropower investments and water sports ...
The students are visiting Bardiya and Banke rural districts in western Nepal as part of the trip, which kicked off on January 19 and has been organised in collaboration with Rural education and Development Global Nepal, a non-profit organisation operating in rural South Asia that seeks to build literacy and ...
The second CA, which finally drafted the Constitution, decided, albeit at the last minute, to retain districts as part of Nepal's new governance structure. But that also did not clear the confusion until the LGO Act was introduced later in 2017. The LGO Act has specified functions and responsibilities of district and ...
Villagers wait to vote at a polling station during the parliamentary and provincial elections in Sindhupalchok district, Nepal, November 26, 2017. ... "After years of political instability that led to stalled human rights reforms, Nepal's elections may lead to fresh hope for justice and due process," said Meenakshi ...
Bulls fight during the Maghesakranti Festival celebration at a village in Nuwakot District near Kathmandu, Nepal, Jan. 15, 2018. The Maghesakranti festival commemorates the start of the holy month of Magh and ushers in the coming of warmer weather and longer days. With the help of Nepal tourism Board ...
A recent scholarly publication that assesses the social vulnerability to natural hazards in Nepal says 46 districts are under moderate to high social vulnerability level. Most parts of Nepal may observe disastrous scenario in the case of natural hazards. The avalanches and landslides following the 1934 and ...
"After successful experiments in three pilot projects, now the idea is being replicated by farmers themselves in 16 of Nepal's districts," Joshi told ... the state government filed an FIR against five companies when at least 18 people died between July and October 2017 in Yavatmal district, allegedly owing to a ...
Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has added 15 MW of power to Nepal's national grid from its run-of-river 30-MW Chameliya hydropower project in Chameliya Valley. The project is located 950 km west of Kathmandu in the Far-Western Development Region of Mahakali Zone, in Darchula district. According ...
Jan 14, 2018-The death toll in Rautahat district due to cold waves has reached 21 after five more deaths were reported by Sunday. A 65-year-old man died on Sunday morning due to excessive cold in the district. He has been named as Madu Hazara of Madhav Narayan-6. Similarly, Ram Prasad Kalwar, ...
Three people, including two septuagenarians, died in Rautahat district while another three, including a two-year-old child, died in Saptari district on Saturday, they said. Life has been severely affected by the cold waves that hit mainly southern Nepal districts over the past one week. About 50 people have ...
Dr Pawan Shakya, who is deployed in the district to provide services to the patients of the affected areas, confirmed the recent deaths of two people. The deceased have been identified as Lal Bahadur Bhandari, 54, of Rawalgaun, Junichande Rural Municipality-3 and one-month infant Bhupendra Nepali of ...
In this photograph taken on February 3, 2017, Nepalese women sit by a fire as they live in a Chhaupadi hut during their menstruation period in Surkhet District, some 520km west of Kathmandu. The practice of banning women from the home when they are menstruating is linked to Hinduism and considers ...
Bareilly: Days before the last date for filling online examination forms, 16-year-old Nazir Ahmed, a native of Nepal's Rupandehi district and student of a madrassa in Maharajganj district of Uttar Pradesh, was shocked to find that the UP Board of Madrassa education has made Aadhaar card compulsory for it.
Baitadi, Jan 10: Business activities in the district like trade and tourism have suffered due to lack of a motorable bridge over the Mahakali River in ... As hilly districts of Nepal like Baitadi, Darchula, Dadeldhura and Bajhang do not have proper health treatment facilities, locals have to carry patients with ...
Nepal: Intense cold weather claims at least 13 lives ... Two persons died in Saptari district and one in Parsa district on Monday due to extreme cold. According to police in last one week 7 persons lost their lives in Saptari, 4 in Rautahat and one each in Sarlahi and Parsa districts due to freezing cold.
Uttar Pradesh shares a 599.3-km open border with Nepal touching seven districts - Pilibhit, Lakhimpur Kheri, Bahraich, Sravasti, Balrampur, ... The agreement was reached during a meeting of Indian and Nepalese officials at the SSB Group centre here, Balrampur District Magistrate Rakesh Kumar Misra ...
police said that Gauri Bayak (Budha) was found dead by her neighbours inside the Chhaupadi hut (menstruation hut) on Monday at Turmakhad Rural Municipality-3 in Achham district, The Kathmandu Post reported. "The cause of her death will be known after post-mortem," deputy superintendent of police ...
Jan 9, 2018-The Nepal Bureau of Standards and metrology shut down another three liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) bottling plants on Sunday as it intensified its crackdown ... Earlier, the bureau shut down Surya Gas and Chandeshwori Gas in Kavrepalanchok district for not obtaining Nepal Standard (NS) certification.
Palpa, Nepal (The Kathmandu Post/ANN)- Though various government and non-government organisations have been raising awareness against child marriage in the Nepali district of Palpa, many teenagers in Mehaldhap are still falling into the trap of early marriage. Early marriage has caused the school ...
According to Xinhua, six people died in the Saptari district and three in Rautahaton. children and elderly people make up a large number of the casualties, Republica Newspaper reported. Southern Nepal's Terai districts were swept with a cold wave which resulted in major disruptions across the region, ...
Keeping in mind the impending issue of malnutrition, various donors and health agencies including UNICEF, World Food Programme (WFP), UK Aid, Global Health Alliance Nepal, Nepal public health Foundation and Australian Aid in coordination with District Health Office have started an Immediate ...
Dhading: For the first time, a high level team from the district has reached a remote Chepang settlement in Brussbang for a field visit, in Dhading district, on Sunday. The team, comprising District Coordination Committee Chief Jagannath Nepal, Chief District Officer Shyam Prasad Bhandari and other high ...
Kathmandu, Jan. 7 (Xinhua) -- The spell of cold wave has claimed at least nine lives in southern Nepal's districts of Terai region bordering India in the past two days, media reports said on Saturday. Six people died of freezing cold in Saptari district and three in Rautahat district, mostly children and elderly ...
Jan 6, 2018-youth and student wing affiliated to CPN-UML have enforced an indefinite general strike in Rupandehi district on Saturday to protest the murder of trader Basanta ... All Nepal National Free Student Union (ANNFSU) and Youth Association have called the strike demanding action against the guilty of murder.
Kathmandu, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- viral fever claimed at least nine lives, including six children, in Jajarkot district of mid-western Nepal since its outbreak a week ago, local health authorities said on Saturday. Hari Bahadur Singh, health in-charge at the Badkule Majkot-based health post, said five children ...



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