NC, JSP hold talk

Kathmandu, 7 July:  Leaders of Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP) have held talks with Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba on the country’s current political situation.

Quarantine facilities emptying in Province 2

Janakpurdham, 7 July: The number of people staying in quarantine centres has been decreasing.

India builds Gurukul Sanskrit Vidhyalaya in Ilam

Kathmandu, 6 June: A new school building was constructed in Ilam under the assistance of the Government of India. India provided Rs. 31.33 million to construct Shree Saptmai Gurukul Sanskrit Vidhyalaya, at Barbote Village Development Committee, Ilam.

Riverbed material extraction taking place rampantly in Sarlahi

Sarlahi, 3 July : Extraction of riverbed materials is taking place rampantly in the district despite a ban. As a result, the entire environment and human settlements are at risk.   

Budget session of Federal Parliament prorogued

Kathmandu, 2 July: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has prorogued the session of the Federal Parliament to be effective from 5 pm today.

NCP's top level tussle leaves cadres in dismay

Kathmandu, 1 July: At a time when the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has witnessed fierce tussle in the leadership level, the subordinate leaders and cadres have expressed dismay and urged the leadership for the unity.

NC urges Health Minister to seek effective protection measures against COVID-19

Kathmandu, 30 June: The main opposition Nepali Congress has drawn the government's attention towards taking effective measures for prevention and control of COVID-19 pandemic. The party also seeks to know about the government preparations for dealing with the crisis ahead.    

Politics

Samajbadi Party expels lawmaker Sarita Giri from party and parliament

Kathmandu, 7 July: The Samajbadi Party Nepal (SPN) has decided to sack its leader Sarita Giri from the post of lawmaker for breaching the party whip to withdraw her amendment registered at the Parliament Secretariat against the government’s second amendment to the constitution.

Local News

20, including an Aghori Baba, arrested in murder allegation

Janakpurdham, 6 July: Police have arrested 20 people, including an Aghori Baba, on charges of murder of a 10-year-old minor in Janakpurdham, Dhanusha.

Interview

Without Congress, issues of Madhes cannot be addressed : Dr. Dila Sangraula

Lawmaker, Nepali Congress

The upcoming general convention only could determine the leadership of the party. The government has failed in every front. Terai-Madhesh is the land of democracy and the land of the Congress.  

33% women excluded in Province 2 Cabinet : Sarita Giri

Deputy Parliamentary Party leader, Socialist Party

Editorial

COVID-19 awareness

COVID-19 awareness

Holi delight!

The central ritual of Holi is the throwing and applying of colored water and powders on friends and family, which gives the holiday its common name “Festival of Colors.”

Protection of Chure

Bold and result-oriented intervention is now required for Chure. Not only our ecology, but the livelihood of millions is at stake.

International

Indian orchardists fully relying on Nepali workers

Shimla, 7 July: Orchardists based in Shimla of Himachal Province of India are worried due to shortage of labors as many Nepalis who work in orchards could not reach Shimla on time due to lockdown.

Indian soldiers unarmed and caught by surprise in China clash, families say

New Delhi, 7 July: Indian soldiers who died in close combat with Chinese troops last month were unarmed and surrounded by a larger force on a steep ridge, Indian government sources, two soldiers deployed in the area and families of the fallen men said.

China begins pulling back troops near site of India border clash, Indian sources say

New Delhi, 7 July: China began pulling back troops from along its contested border with India on Monday, Indian government sources said, following a clash between the two countries last month in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed.