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Prez Yadav stresses quality education

KIRTIPUR: President Dr Ram Baran Yadav has said that quality education was need of the hour. Inaugurating the Golden Jubilee Celebration of the Kirtipur-based Mangal Higher Secondary School on Friday, the President said education of the 21st century should be timely relevant and competitive both nationally and internationally. President Dr Yadav also lauded the roles of Mangal Higher Secondary School for its contribution to educational development of Kirtipur region. Likewise, Vice Chancellor of the Tribhuvan University Prof Dr Hira Bahadur Maharjan said the state should encourage the gover...
Published On: 2013-06-14

Govt ready to co-work for environment‚ sustainable development: ...

LALITPUR: Minister for Finance, Shankar Koirala, and British Ambassador to Nepal, Andy James Sparkes, have jointly released magazines – Face to Face and Haka-Haki— today published by the Nepal Forum of Environmental Journalists (NEFEJ). On the occasion, Finance Minister Koirala said that Nepal has adopted environment as inherent part in development of every sectors of the country and added that the government has been formulating different rules, regulations, and policies as well as launching programmes to achieve such goal. Recalling Nepal's commitment in national and internat...
Published On: 2013-06-14

Woman dies at hospital after consuming pesticide

KATHMANDU: A 20-year-old woman who consumed pesticide died at the Dhulikhel Hospital on Thursday, police said. According to the police, Anjana Naiju (20) of Bageshwori-5 of Bhaktapur had consumed pesticide named Selfus, apparently to commit suicide, at her house on Wednesday afternoon. She was immediately rushed to the Bhaktapur Hospital, and later referred to the Dhulikhel Hospital. She breathed her last there at around 5 pm yesterday. Police said her body has been sent to Banepa-based Scheer Memorial Hospital for postmortem. Police said they are looking into the incident. ...
Published On: 2013-06-14

Japan welcomes announcement of election date

KATHMANDU: The Japanese government has welcomed the announcement of Constituent Assembly (CA) poll date. In a statement today, the Embassy of Japan in Nepal has expressed hope that the polls and its process would be held peacefully in free and fair manner and without any further delay. “The government and people of Japan is ready to assist Nepal’s effort to this end, and ready to go along with people of Nepal,” read the statement. ...
Published On: 2013-06-14

Human Resource for Health conference kicks off

KATHMANDU: A two-day national conference on Human Resource for Health kicked off here in Capital on Friday. Minister for Health and Populations Vidhyadhar Mallik opened the national conference amidst a function. “The government is mulling over a perspective plan on human resources for health, for it is important to invest in health workers over the next 5-10 years if we are to have a positive outcome in health,” said Mallik addressing the function. Minister Mallik also called on health workers to give attention to the service of the people rather than be too anxious about one&rs...
Published On: 2013-06-14

CPN-Maoist a challenge to CA poll: Koirala

BHAKTAPUR: A day after the government announced the of Constituent Assembly election date, Nepali Congress (NC) President Sushil Koirala on Friday portrayed the Mohan Baidhya's CPN-Maoist as a challenge to the government to conduct the election. The NC leader, who came to Bhaktapur Cancer Hospital for his regular checkup, said the CA election is necessary for the establishment of peace and political stability in the country. “Constituent Assembly election date announced by the government is a positive move,” he said. Though the Baidhya-led CPN-Maoist is a challenge for the gover...
Published On: 2013-06-14

Prez approves ordinance on CA polls

KATHMANDU: President Dr Ram Baran Yadav has approved Constituent Assembly Member Ordinance as per the Article 88 (1) of the Interim Constitution, the Office of the President said on Friday. The Cabinet on Thursday had endorsed the ordinance and forwarded to the President for approval....
Published On: 2013-06-14

Kaski man found hanging in Shankha Park

KATHMANDU: A 50-year-old man was found dead in an attempted case of suicide in Shankha Park at Dhumbarahi of the Capital on Friday morning. The body of Dan Bahadur Godar, who is said to be a permanent resident of Dhumki of Kaski, was found hanging from a nylon rope tied to an iron rod of an inn at the park at around 5 this morning. Police said they are looking into the case. ...
Published On: 2013-06-14

Marble pieces exchanged for gold‚ cash

KATHMANDU: Police said they arrested two conmen from the Capital on Thursday. Identified as Binod Gurung (26) of Amlekhgunj, Baraand Raj Kumar Gurung (26) of Simara, Bara, the two had swindled a woman of her ornaments made up of 1.5 tola gold and Rs 6,500 in cash at Kalanki Chowk. The victim hails from Bharatpur, Chitwan. They allegedly took over her valuables in exchange of some marble pieces, which they claimed were gold,packed in a handkerchief. Police said they are looking into the case. ...
Published On: 2013-06-14

Janakavi Dharma Raj Thapa's health improving

KATHMANDU: The health condition of Janakavi Keshari Dharma Raj Thapa is gradually improving. Thapa, suffering from diabetes and high blood pressure problems, has been suffering from paralysis on his right hip in recent days. He is undergoing treatment at Intensive Care Unit of the Bir Hospital from Wednesday. Thapa was brought to Bir Hospital from Gandaki Regional Hospital, Pokhara. Dr. Bulanda Thapa, son of Janakavi Thapa and Director of the Bir Hospital, said that health condition of his father has been gradually improving from this morning and has started to have brief conversations. ...
Published On: 2013-06-14