Kathmandu, May 23: A hope has been raised that Kathmandu valley folks would be able to use the water distributed by Melamchi drinking water project, the most awaited drinking water project, within one and half years. While briefing the Environment Conservation Committee of the Legislature-Parliament about the drinking water situation of the country, Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation, Prem Bahadur Singh, said, "Melamchi is now not a dream, and also not an imagination. It is the reality."
Kathmandu, May 23: An Indian national Suvas Paul died in course of scaling the Mt Everest, the highest peak of the world last night, said Department of Tourism, Everest Base Camp sources.
Kathmandu, May 23: The Nepal Student Union (NSU) today demonstrated in front of the Prime Minister's official residence at Baluwatar accusing the government of protecting educational mafia and promoting black market trading.
Kathmandu, May 22: A 20-member Nepali national football team has been announced to play a friendship match with Laos.
Kathmandu, May 22: The Sanghiya Samajwadi Forum Nepal (SSFN) Chairman Upendra Yadav has defended the protest launched by the Federal Alliance of which he is a part, in the Capital, claiming that the protest means to strengthen the national unity.
India (Siliguri), May 22: The International Art Exhibition started in Siliguri of India from Saturday.
Ilam, May 22: The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has started the feasibility study for the promotion of cultivation of the Argeli plant in Ilam and Panchthar districts of east Nepal. The hand-made paper made using the fibre from the bark of the Argeli plant is used in making the Japanese Yen currency notes.
Pathari (Morang), May 22: The Betana wetland site here at Belbari is drawing in more tourists with the initiation of boating facilities at the lake situated at the wetland. It is becoming a hit especially with domestic tourists traveling by private vehicles as it is located nearby the East-West highway. The people traveling east and west on the highway on their private vehicles make it a point to stop by the wetland site and enjoy the boating facility.
Kathmandu, May 22: Travelling by public vehicles is nearly an ordeal for Govinda Acharya, a blind professor who teaches at the capital's Ratna Rajya Laxmi Campus. He has the bitter experience that the buses refuse to take him in even when he is ready to pay the fare. Because of this, he is late to classes or sometimes misses them.
Kathmandu, May 21: Sadbhawana Party Chairman Rajendra Mahato has reaffirmed that they will not return home until the rights for the Madheshis are secured in the new constitution.
Baitadai, May 21: Minister for Commerce Jayanta Bahadur Chand has said that the government was committed to develop the infrastructures for the development in every village.