Category: Kathmandu

New rules prioritise work for unemployed in construction projects

Kathmandu, January 18 The Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration issued a circular to all local levels yesterday, directing them to coordinate with construction entrepreneurs to give priority to unemployed persons listed in the Employment Service Centre. According to the Public Procurement (Ninth Amendment) Rules-2019, construction entrepreneurs responsible for public construction projects shall accord priority to unemployed persons listed in ESC for work. According…

Rani Pokhari to get full shape by mid-May

Kathmandu, January 18 More than four years after the devastating 2015 earthquakes, reconstruction of Rani Pokhari and Balgopaleshwor temple, which were completely damaged in the earthquakes, has finally gained momentum. Authorities concerned have claimed that reconstruction work of the historic and religious  site will be completed by mid-May this year. Reconstruction work had been in limbo for long after Kathmandu Metropolitan City proposed to rebuild…

Reconstruction of Durbar School over

Kathmandu, January 18 Reconstruction of the historic Durbar High School has been completed. The school building was built using modern construction materials, but its traditional look has been kept intact. The school building was originally built using mud, bricks, pulses and lime. With the reconstruction of the high school, the construction company officials will monitor it and hand over the building to the government by…

KMC wards to be given task of clean-up drive

Kathmandu, January 18 The high Powered Bagmati Civilisation Integrated Development Committee is all set to assign the responsibility of cleaning up rivers to the concerned wards in Kathmandu Metropolitan City. The committee’s governing board member Mala Kharel said they were preparing to give the responsibility to the wards concerned from January 25 when Bagmati Clean-up Mega Campaign enters the 350th week. Kharel said Ward No…

Activists display historic photos of Khula Manch

Kathmandu, January 18 Participants of Occupy Tundikhel campaign today displayed dozens of historic photos of Khula Manch outside the National Trauma Centre today in a bid to make people aware of how the open space in the heart of the city had helped people in past. Activists have been organising various programmes every Saturday since the campaign was launched on November 9 last year to…

Preparations for NA polls in full swing

Kathmandu, January 18 The Election Commission said it had completed dispatching ballot papers to all the election offices across the country for the National Assembly elections slated for January 23. Joint Secretary Raj Kumar Shrestha, EC spokesperson, informed that the ballot papers were dispatched after printing as per the NA elections schedule. The election offices in Biratnagar of Province 1, Janakpur of Province 2, Jawalakhel…

Implementation status of women’s rights dismal: HRW

Kathmandu, January 17 The Government of Nepal has outlawed a number of ill practices including chhaupadi (menstrual seclusion), dowry, witchcraft allegations and child marriage, but the enforcement remains weak and these deeply entrenched practices continue unabated, according to World Report-2020 published by the New York-based Human Rights Watch earlier this week. According to the report, legal gap and lack of political will continue to mar…

Traffic management action plan passed

Kathmandu, January 17 The Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers has approved short-term action plan for traffic management of Kathmandu valley. As per the action plan, the Department of Roads and Metropolitan Traffic Police Division have already installed and operated traffic lights in Baneshwor, Singha Durbar, Gaushala, Maharajgunj, Kalimati, Tinkune Padmodayamod, Putalisadak, Bagbazaar, Old Baneshwor and Mitrapark. Smart technology will be introduced…

Rainfall to continue till tomorrow

Kathmandu, January 17 The Meteorological and Forecasting Division today said that rainfall would continue till Sunday. In its three-day weather bulletin, the MFD stated that light to moderate rainfall was likely across the country. There are chances of light to moderate snowfall at many places in the high mountainous region and chances of heavy snowfall at few places of the central and western high mountainous…

Oli likely to agree to Dahal’s choice for speaker’s post

Kathmandu, January 17 Ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) co-chairs KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal today met for more than two hours in Baluwatar to discuss candidates for the post of speaker of the House of Representatives, but they could not agree on a specific candidate. Prime Minister Oli’s Press Adviser Surya Thapa said the two leaders met for two-and-a-half hours to discuss candidates…