Australian university announces scholarship

Australia-based Deakin University has announced a scholarship that will be awarded annually to two Nepali students to study undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

India advises Deuba to respect statute feedback

External Affairs Minister of India Sushma Swaraj on Thursday urged Nepal’s political parties to incorporate all kinds of issues and concerns raised by the people in the new constitution.

KC warns to begin fast-unto-death

Dr Govinda KC, a senior orthopaedic surgeon at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH), on Thursday warned to begin another round of fast-unto-death from August 22.

Panel formed to reconstruct Hanumandhoka

Hanumandhoka Durbar Square, which was badly damaged by the Great Earthquake, finally got its own reconstruction committee this week after a three-month hiatus.

Electric cremation ‘soon in operation’

The Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) is close to realising its two-decade long dream of installing electric crematorium in its premises.

Maitighar- Tinkune track in dismal state, decry cyclists

Over a year down the line, the 2.7-kilometre cycling track is hardly being used by cyclists, thanks to the inconsistent and non-continuous lanes, poor design and infrastructure.

No forced conversion: PM Koirala

Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has said nobody should forcibly convert people.

Large section of public favours ‘or’ provision

A large section of the public, who participated in the public feedback collection on the first draft of the constitution recently, have voted in favour of the proposition.

Investigate police beating of 14-yr-old in Janakpur: NHRC

The National Human Rights Commission has appealed the government to take action against the security personnel involved in the beating of a young boy during the public feedback collection

EC acting chief advises leaders to finalise state delineation first

Acting Chief Election Commissioner Dolakh Bahadur Gurung has suggested the major political parties to promulgate the new constitution only after finalising the demarcation of federal provinc

Cabbies protest govt’s decision to add new taxis

Taxi entrepreneurs close to Mohan Baidya-led CPN-Maoist took out a massive demonstration rally in the Capital on Wednesday protesting government’s decision to add new cabs

KMC to buy vehicles for new bus service

City officials of Kathmandu have said that the metropolitan body is investing Rs100 million to purchase large public vehicles for main city roads, in what could be a major boost

ANNFSU bats for directly elected PM

The All Nepal National Free Students Union (ANNFSU) on Wednesday, appealed the CPN-UML leadership to support directly elected prime minister

Patanjali defies government order

Defying the government’s prohibitory directives on transport of children from one district to another, Patanjali Yogpeeth has brought earthquake-affected children to its ashram

Panel suggests measures to check on junkets

A government panel has recommended stringent measures to check on foreign junkets by ministers and senior government officials.