Aftershock jolts Bhainsepati

Kathmandu, April 09: An aftershock of the April 09 earthquake measuring 4.5 in the Richter scale was recorded at 7:05 pm this evening, with an epicentre around Bhainsepati, Lalitpur ...

Military commander of under-ground outfit arrested

Janakpurdham, March 24: Military commander of the Janatantrik Tiger Janashakti Party, an underground outfit Kailash Thakur alias Prithivi Singh has been arrested by police Thursday. Thakur was wanted by police for the murder of Nepali Congress cadre Rajendra Yadav and attempted murder of Nasim Rayin of the same party. A resident of Mirchaiya municipality-6, 20-year-old Thakur had been running the outfit after the arrest of the then commander Ram Rijhan Yadav, also known as Ajaya Singh, Superintendent of Police at the District Police Office Dhanusa Ramdutta Joshi said. Thakur's accomplice Binod Yadav was also arrested. Police recovered pistol, ammunition, mobile phones, and phone simcards from the duo. RSS   ...

No point in joining government: NC President Deuba

Kathmandu, March 20: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said there was no point in joining the government for power sharing. At a programme organised on the Sixth Memorial Day of former NC President late Girija Prasad Koirala, NC President Deuba said, "Collaboration and cooperation among us is imperative." Inaugurating the seminar organised by the 'GP Study Centre', on Sunday, he reminded that foreign delegates came at the inaugural session of the Nepali Congress National Convention lauded the collaboration among political parties in Nepal. Lauding the role played by the late GP Koirala for the establishment of peace, declaration of republicanism and constitution writing, Deuba said that there would be no stable peace until political parties acted in unison. He also pointed out the need of cooperation among all parties for the use of natural heritages, development of hydropower and tourism and creation of environment for investment in the industrial sector. On the occasion, CPN (UML) General Secretary, Ishwor Pokharel, said that all parties should stand together for the successful implementation of new constitution as factor protesting the new constitution was still active. He added it is minor who leads the national politics. "Girijababu was respected for his devotion to the establishment of peace at a time when the country was facing political problem," he underscored. Similarly, NC central committee members Bishwo Prakash...

Patan folks to foreigners over the moon to see Prince Harry

Kathmandu, March 20: The news of the Royal arrival far from the oceans had already filled the air with jubilation and excitement in the ancient Patan city of the Kathmandu Valley. Yes, it was the day today (Sunday) the august arrival was made by British Prince Harry to up cheers on everyone- from the locals to foreigners. It was mid day at the Patan Durbar Square in Lalitpur. The curiosity and excitement of the mass peaked as the clock ticked 12:30pm, and emerged the Prince Harry into the World Heritage. British Prince Harry, who arrived in Nepal on a five-day official visit on Saturday, chose Patan Durbar Square as the first site where he took stock of the restoration of quake-damaged ancient temples and palace. The visit, taking place at the request of her Majesty Queen of England, is to mark the bicentenary bilateral relations between Nepal and the UK. The Royal, fifth in the line to throne, seemed 'nervous' initially, recalled Maiya Maharjan, one of the Pancha Kanyas who received Prince Harry with garland and flower. Maiya, along with four other young ladies, was also exuding little bit of nervousness to welcome the British Royal. "He just greeted with 'Namaste' and thanked us and went to Mul Chowk (the main court) in the palace," shared 25-year-old Maiya who was waiting for the Prince Harry in desperation for two hours. Dr Rohit Ranjitkar, Director of the Kathmandu Valley Conservation Trust, escorted the visiting Prince to various other...

Prince Harry to call on PM Oli this evening

Kathmandu, March 19: Visiting British Prince Harry will call on Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at the PM's official residence at Baluwatar this evening. Later the same evening, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kamal Thapa, will host a reception in Prince Harry's honour during which the latter will meet Nepal Government ministers and senior officials. On Sunday, Prince Harry will call on President Bidya Devi Bhandari at the Presidential Office at Shital Niwas. Prince Harry's visit to Nepal also marks his deep concern towards the losses inflicted by the destructive earthquake which struck Nepal on April 25 last year. The British heartthrob will also visit the Patan Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where he will view the damage to the ancient royal palace and the surrounding temples and observe the ongoing work to restore cultural monuments through traditional craft skills such as wood carving and gilding. He will also visit the renowned, 'Golden Temple' at Nagbahal in Patan. He is also scheduled to meet community members who cooked and offered shelter to those affected by the disaster. Prince Harry will then travel on to Bhaktapur, about 45 minutes' drive from Kathmandu, where he will visit a pre-positioning site for emergency supplies. The facility, which is run by the Nepal Red Cross Society with funding from DFID, provided assistance to 800 households during the initial 24 hours after the massive earthquake...

GAESO seeks official information about disappeared Gurkhas

Kathmandu, March 18: Gurkha Army Ex-Servicemen's Organisation (GAESO) Friday submitted a memorandum to the British Embassy here, seeking official information about those Gurkhas killed, disappeared and left disabled and injured while on duty, but remained unaccounted so far. The GAESO reached the British Embassy taking the issues of the Gurkhas on the eve of British Prince Harry 's visit to the country. Prior to submitting the memo, the GAESO demonstrated for a while in the streets in Lainchaur. Through the memo, the Organisation has drawn the attention of the British Government towards providing information about the exact number of Gurkhas who lost their lives and disappeared while fighting for the two world wars and reasons behind their participation. It has also sought clarification over the reason why Gurkhas are not provided perks and facilities on par with their British colleagues. There are around 30,000 ex-Gurkhas in Nepal while around 3,500 are currently serving in the British Army. ...

NC will lead constitution implementation: Poudel

Damauli, March 18: Nepali Congress leader Ram Chandra Poudel has said that the NC would lead the implementation of the new constitution by resolving the problems facing the country. Inaugurating the Mewabari Drinking Water Project at Kyamin VDC in Tanahun Friday, Poudel said that his party would work to implement the new constitution by addressing the demands of Tarai-Madhes. The drinking water project was completed at a cost of Rs 4 million. ...

Date expired medicines in market

Jajarkot, March 18: The date expired medicines have been sold out in local markets for no effective monitoring. Stakeholders complained that the wrong practice has been in place due to ignorance on part of the monitoring authority concerned. It is reported that the out-of-date daily consumptive goods are being transacted in over a dozen markets including district headquarters, Dalli, Kalimati and Rimna. The issue had come to light when a juice served to the Home Minister of the country while he was in Jajarkot some days ago was found with expired date. There has been no as such market monitoring effort to check sale and distribution of date-expired goods in Jajarkot for the past five months. With this, the local consumers are being cheated every day, said civil society leader Rajendra Bikram Shah. On the other, Jajarkot Chief District Officer Janardan Gautam pledged to resume market monitoring tasks soon citing recent appointment of the Assistant CDO in the district. Locals shared the mostly available date-expired goods in the market are noodles, biscuits and edible oil. ...

Government bans Birat Petroleum to import, supply petroleum

Kathmandu, March 17: The government has decided that no petroleum dealer except the state-owned Nepal Oil Corporation would now be allowed to import and supply petroleum products in the country. The meeting of the Council of Ministers took this decision on Thursday, said Minister for Information and Communications and Spokesperson of the government, Sherdhan Rai. Earlier, the Public Account Committee of the Legislature Parliament had directed Birat Petroleum to stop the sale of petroleum products. The Birat Petroleum was selling a liter of petrol (Euro 4) at Rs 133 though the Nepal Oil Corporation was selling it at Rs 99. Minister for Information and Communications Sherdhan Rai informed that the Cabinet meeting also decided to make Prime Minister KP Oli's China visit very successful. The government would devote the coming days for the homework on it. According to him, the meeting also approved that the country receive Rs 22.74 billion loan provided by the Exim Bank of China for the construction of the Pokhara International Airport. Similarly, it was decided to accept some Rs 490 million grants to be provided by the Chinese People's Liberation Army to the Nepal Army. The meeting also decided to issue directives to the concerned authorities and government bodies to ferry food stuffs in various five districts of Karnali zone and Bajura of Seti zone at the earliest. These districts have been reeling under food crisis for sometime owing to drought. ...

M7.9 earthquake shakes Sumatra, Indonesia, potential tsunami threat

Indonesian officials say a powerful, shallow earthquake has hit off the western coast of Sumatra and warn that it could trigger a tsunami. The U.S. Geological Service said the earthquake, which struck Wednesday evening, had a preliminary magnitude of 7.9. It said it was centered under the ocean at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles). इन्डोनेशियामा ७.८ रेक्टर स्केलको भूकम्प, सुनामीको चेतावनी Shallow earthquakes are more apt to cause damage, but the USGS said the quake was located quite far from land, about 662 kilometers (411 miles) from Muara Siberut. A monster quake off Indonesia in 2004 triggered a tsunami that killed 230,000 people in a dozen countries. Most of the deaths were in Aceh province. ...

NC to publish news bulletin during general convention

Kathmandu, Feb 28: The bulletin sub-committee under the Nepali Congress Publicity Committee is to publish a news bulletin with an objective of informing about activities of the 13th general convention of the party. The first meeting of the sub-committee held after it got full-shape decided to publish the news bulletin, said sub-committee coordinator Tej Prakash Pandit. The bulletins would record the general convention activities, it is learnt. The bulletins also incorporate party's history, name and details of representatives of general convention and district presidents, and party's policy and programmes. Pandit is coordinator of the sub-committee while Ramesh Tufan, Prakash Adhikari, Surya Chandra Basnet, Bala Adhikari, Bhisma Raj Ojha, Sheshkanta Pandit, Roji Parajuli, Jagannath Dulal and Roshan Sapkota are the members. The NC general convention is taking place from March 3-6 in Kathmandu. ...

Aftershock felt this late evening

Kathmandu, Feb 25: An aftershock of the April 25 earthquake measuring 3.5 in the Richter scale was recorded at 9:21 pm this evening, with an epicentre around Kirtipur. Though earthquake and aftershocks below 4 in the Richter scale are recorded every day, the aftershock this evening was felt as the epicentre was near to Kathmandu, Chief of the National Seismological Centre Lokbijaya Adhikari said.   ...

Tremors Felt in Kathmandu.

5.4 Richter Scale Sindhupalchowk 3:07 PM According to information provided by National Seismology Centre, Nepal, Nepal is again hit by a 5.4 richter scale earthquake with centre at most effected Sindhupalchowk District. ...

Tara Air's plane out of contact

Pokhara, Feb 24: A plane of the Tara Air flying for Jomsom of Mustang from Pokhara has remained out of contact. The Jomsom-bound plane that took off from Pokhara Airport at 7.50 this morning remained out of communication after some moments of its flight, said Administrative Officer of Civil Aviation Office, Pokhara Kashinath Poudel. The plane was carrying 20 passengers including two children and a team of three crew members, he informed. The search for the plane is on, he shared. According to Chief District Officer of Mustang Ganesh Bahadur Adhikari, the choppers of Nepal Army and Air Dynasty have been mobilized to search for the plane suspecting it might have met with accident in Myagdi. ...

Earthquake with centre at Gorkha Again

5.5 Richter Scale Epicenter: Gorkha A fresh earthquake of magnitude 5.5 richter scale was measured at midnight at 11:54 PM as per record from Seismo Nepal ...