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3,000 new leprosy patients diagnosed every in Nepal

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February 17, 2019
Annually, some 3,000 leprosy patients are found in Nepal despite the completion of a decade since the government announced the elimination of disease. Today, leprosy is curable unlike of the past. Delay in treatment or in case of absence of treatment, it may or cause significant disfigurement, causing damages to skin, nerves, limbs and eyes. Delayed awareness about the disease exists in Nepal as its noticeable symptom-patches on skin- becomes visible lately as it grows very slowly and this is the reason behind most cases, patients reach the medical facilities very late seeking treatment when the disease has already affected…

Westerly wind likely to bring rain from late this afternoon

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February 17, 2019
Most parts of the country today have partly cloudy sky due to impact of westerly wind, and thundershowers has been predicted at one or two places of western region late this afternoon, the Meteorological Forecasting Division. Though this morning witnessed a slight improvement in weather with sunshine, rain is forecast to recur from tomorrow, Monday. According to meteorologist Manju Basi, the new system of westerly wind is entering Nepal from Monday morning, bringing light to moderate rains in most of the parts with light snowfall at some places. Sky throughout Sunday night will mainly remain clear, but there are chances…

Nepal to take on Myanmar for title

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February 14, 2019
Nepal has entered into the final of Hero Gold Cup Women Football. Nepal reached to the final of the tournament with Myanmar defeating India in the final match of league round of the tournament underway in India. Keeping its winning streak unbeaten, Myanmar remained atop with nine points while Nepal secured six points from three games. With this Nepal is to take on league leader Myanmar for the title on coming Friday. Host India secured three points with only one win while Iran returned home without making any point. Earlier on Wednesday, Nepal defeated Iran in the final match of…

A farmer earns Rs 1 million from rose farming

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February 14, 2019
With the celebration of 'Valentine Day' gaining popularity in Nepal, the demand of 'Red Rose' on the occasion has also gone up. However, Nepal itself has very small scale of production of the rose mostly used on Valentine Day. There are handful farmers in Nepal who have been cultivating rose in a commercial manner. There is vast gap between the demand of rise in market and production scale. Nevertheless, a youth farmer in Chitwan has sold out rose of Rs 1 million in less than three months. Prakash Pant, a local of Bharatpur Metropolis-18, Gunjanagar made a lucrative income from…

VP Pun stresses on infrastructure development to attract tourists

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February 14, 2019
Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun has said that domestic and foreign tourists could be attracted in Kanchanpur by developing tourism infrastructure. Visiting the Shivalingeshwor area of Bedkot municipality-4 in Kanchanpur district this morning, Vice-President Pun pointed out the need of support, coordination and collaboration of all for the development of Shivalingeshwor area as it has immense potentialities for religious tourism. He said, ‘This area is very important in view of tourism. I got opportunity to visit the area for the first time.” Shivalingeshwor area is known as the domestic tourism destination in the district.

Hero Gold Cup 2019: Nepal trounce Iran 3-0

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2019-02-13
Nepal has defeated Iran by 3-0 in the match held under the Women's football Hero Gold Cup 2019 in Bhubhaneswar in the State of Odisha of India today. Anita Basnet opened the scoring in the 41st minute with a thumping volley from a tight angle. The second goal game in the second half from none other than Nepal's ace strike Sabitra Bhandari in the 59th minute, taping in the empty net after beating the offside trap and the goalkeeper. This was Bhandari's third goal in the tournament. Bhandari added another in the 89th minute scoring from a distance to take…

Child safety portal launched to ensure children’s online safety

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February 07, 2019
In a bid to curb the child abuse on internet, a news portal www.childsafety.org.np was launched amidst a programme in Kathmandu on Tuesday. The portal was launched at the programme organized in connection with the observation of the World Safer Internet Day under the slogan, Together for Better Internet. It was begun with the common campaign of the Forum for Digital Equality, Internet Society Nepal Chapter, and Nepal Centre for Law and Technology, with the joint initiative of Online Child Protection Initiative and a British organization- Internet Watch Foundation. The World Safer Internet Day is marked every year on February…

Ncell, Axiata must pay Rs 38 billion tax: Supreme Court

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February 07, 2019
The Supreme Court has issued an order asking both Ncell and Malaysian company Axiata to pay the capital gains tax of Rs 38 billion to Nepal government. The SC issued the order regarding the case on which company was to pay the capital gains tax over sale of Ncell. According to attorney Hari Shankar Gyawali, with the SC decision, Ncell is banned to take away some Rs 7 billion gains before submitting the tax. A full bench of Chief Justice Cholrendra Shumsher JB Rana, and Justices Mira Khadka, Bishwombhar Prasad Shrestha, Dr Anand Mohan Bhattarai and Tanka Bahadur Moktan issued…

Govt. to operate electric rail service, ship: Minister Mahaseth

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February 07, 2019
Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport, Raghubir Mahaseth, has said the government would operate electric rail service and ship in the country. Inaugurating the bridge constructed at Kamala rivulet of Dudhauli municipality in Sindhuli on Wednesday, Minister Mahaseth said around 6,000 to 8,000 km road would be blacktopped within next four years. He shared the information that the government had forwarded activities to operate electric rail service after constructing east-west railway within coming five years. Minister Mahaseth further said that the government had been talking with donor countries for financial assistance to operate electric rail service.

Dr Bhattarai stresses on democratising parties

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February 07, 2019
Naya Shakti Pary Coordinator and former Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai insisted on democratising political parties active in the country. At an interaction 'Federalism Implementation, Naming of Province-3 and Capital' held at Bhakunde of Namobuddha municipality in Kavrepalanchowk, Dr Bhattarai noted that reforms would not be possible without democratising the structure of the parties. He also lambasted the current model of federalism arguing it has been put forward without preparing concrete bases. The Province-3 should be named in a way to keep ethno-cultural identity of Tamangs and Newars which have ethnic majority in the province, he added. Also speaking on…