Valley

Conflict victims’ associations to recommend names for transitional justice bodies

The conflict victims’ organisations are making preparations to recommend the names of office-bearers for the two transitional justice bodies, with a belief that the government will amend the existing transitional justice act before the new leaderships have assumed the two offices.

BINOD GHIMIRE, Apr 25 2019

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Bhaktapur sets an example for local-led heritage reconstruction, while Kathmandu and Patan fall short

The three cities of the Valley have all adopted their own approaches to reconstructing their heritage. While Bhaktapur has stayed strictly local, Kathmandu and Patan have welcomed foreign funds and expertise, irking activists.

Timothy Aryal, Apr 24 2019

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Indian and Chinese nationals arrested for conning Nepalis through a lottery scam

The Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police has arrested an Indian and a Chinese national for conning several Nepalis through a lottery scam.

NAYAK PAUDEL, Apr 24 2019

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Rs429 billion needed to complete reconstruction, says NRA

Two days before the fourth anniversary of the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake that devastated the country, the Nepal Reconstruction Authority on Tuesday listed the challenges to the ongoing reconstruction works.

TIKA R PRADHAN, Apr 24 2019

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Leadership failed to follow principle of inclusivity, ruling party leaders say

Inclusion, equality, social justice have been the constant refrain of Nepal’s political parties, but they hardly practice what they preach.

TIKA R PRADHAN, Apr 24 2019

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Progress in two key projects under BRI unlikely during President’s China visit

President Bidya Devi Bhandari’s state visit to China, starting Wednesday, is being seen as an opportunity to open new vistas of cooperation under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative.

ANIL GIRI, Apr 24 2019

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Police arrest three of six persons suspected in Ranibari house robbery incident

Six men had broken into the house of 79-year old Lalendra Sherchan at around 11:30 am on April 10 and robbed jewellery and cash worth Rs 560,000 after tying the hands and legs of  Sherchan, his wife Bhanu Devi and their domestic help Mithu Thakali.

NAYAK PAUDEL, Apr 22 2019

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City dwellers do not support government health programmes and services

Working as a female community health volunteer in city areas is more difficult in comparison to remote villages and hinterlands. Health volunteers say city people are not supportive of the government’s health programmes.

Arjun Poudel, Apr 22 2019

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Government to take steps to control haphazard throwing of used recharge cards and tobacco packets

The Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers has decided to take initiatives to control the practice of haphazardly throwing used recharge cards and tobacco products’ packets on the roads as part of a fresh bid to beautify the city.

Anup Ojha, Sanjaya LamaApr 21 2019

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Time is ticking: Ghantaghar may just give up due to the lack of technical support and the government’s indifference

For the past 124 years, Ghantaghar has been projecting accurate time--with occasional dysfunctions--throughout the years. But that may change soon, as the man who ensured that the monumental time teller is up and running is set to retire.

ABANI MALLA, Apr 21 2019

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Ministers ignore wards under educational guardianship

The month-long Student Enrolment Campaign launched by the government in mid-April last year had created a buzz in the country after a number of ministers, including Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, undertook the educational guardianship of impoverished children.

BINU TIMSINA, Apr 21 2019

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Why development efforts in the country go down the drain—almost always?

The road section in front of the Amrit Science College in Lainchaur is a work in progress—perennially The Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited fixes water leakage in the area and the Department of Roads fixes the road every 15 days.

Arjun Poudel, Apr 21 2019

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