Health Ministry confirms three more cases on Thursday evening

Kathmandu, May 21

Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) has said that it will launch 15 different broadband projects after the local elections are over with a target to increase people’s access to internet.

These 15 broadband projects will target the broadband connection and internet facilities in 61 districts of the country besides the 14 districts that were highly affected by the earthquake, according to NTA officials. NTA has already awarded broadband projects to internet service providers like Nepal Telecom (NT), WorldLink and Subisu to expand broadband services in the earthquake affected districts.

“We have developed broadband projects for 61 districts under the Rural Telecommunication Development Fund (RTDF) to increase broadband network across the country,” said Min Prasad Aryal, spokesperson for NTA, adding that these projects will be awarded to internet service providers
after the local elections.

As per NTA, each broadband project will c Read More…

Nepal women football team

(From left) Nepal national women’s football team manager Shivanee Thapa, coach Kumar Thapa, Malaysian coach Mohdasyraaf Fong Abdullah and captain Masturah Majid pose for a photo at a pre-match conference in Kote Kinabalu on Sunday, May 21, 2017. Photo Courtesy: NSJF

Kathmandu, May 21

Nepal women’s national football team will play their first of the two international friendly matches against Malaysia at the Stadium Likas in Kote Kinabalu on Monday.

Malaysia are hosting Nepal for two friendly matches, second on May 24, as part of preparation for the 29th Southeast Asian Games slated for August 19-30 in Read More…

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Janakpurdham, May 21

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal today stressed on cooperation among all parties to make the second phase of local level elections successful.

Speaking at the anniversary celebration programme of Janakpur Today in Janakpur, the PM said constitution amendment was a must to make the charter acceptable to all. “The constitution has institutionalised many achievements of past political struggles. There are still some issues to be addressed, and successfully conducting the local level election is the current struggle,” he said.

“As the first phase of local polls has gone well, it’s now the duty of all forces that support and seek change to ensure that the second phase is also held successfully,” he said.

Further, informing about his party’s stance that there should be two provinces in the plains and a total of 10 provinces in the entire country, Dahal highlighted his party’s struggle for the rights of backward and mar Read More…

Pokhara vote counting

Election officials, in presence of representatives from various political parties, count votes in Pokhara Lekhanath Metropolitan City, on Sunday, May 15, 2017. Photo: Rishi Ram Baral

Pokhara, May 21

All the forces contesting polls in Pokhara-Lekhnath Metropolitan City other than CPN-UML boycotted vote counting today, protesting the decision of the Election Commission to go ahead with counting even though vote stamp was found to be bigger in ballot papers that had voted for the CPN-UML.

Vote counting was halted on Saturday afternoon but restarted today amid protest from NC and others in the fray.

Following the Read More…

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal holding a meeting with officials of the Election Commission, in Baluwatar, Kathmandu, on Sunday, May 21, 2017. Photo: RSS

Kathmandu, May 21

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal today thanked officials of the Election Commission for successfully holding the first phase of local level elections.

Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav; commissioners Narendra Dahal, Ishwori Prasad Paudel, and Sudhir Kumar Shah; and Secretary Gopinath Mainali had reached the Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar to meet Read More…

Chinese soldier

A soldier from honour guards holds a red flag during a welcoming ceremony held for Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang outside the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing, China on May 11, 2017. Photo: Reuters

BEIJING:  An influential state-run newspaper applauded China‘s anti-espionage efforts on Monday after the New York Times said China had killed or imprisoned up to 20 CIA sources, hobbling US spying operations in a massive intelligence breach.

The Chinese killed at least a dozen people providing information to the US Central Intelligence Ag Read More…

Bathroom bill

Texas Governor Greg Abbott talks to reporters outside the White House in Washington, on March 24, 2017 Photo: AP/ File

AUSTIN: A transgender “bathroom bill” reminiscent of one in North Carolina that caused a national uproar now appears to be on a fast-track to becoming law in Texas — though it may only apply to public schools.

A broader proposal mandating that virtually all transgender people in the country’s second-largest state use public restrooms according to the gender on their birth certificates sailed through the Texas Senate months ago. A similar measure had stalled in the House, but supporters l Read More…

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