Friday 21st July 2017

500 houses under construction for Dalit Community in Kanchanpur

Kanchanpur, June 14: The task for constructing shelters for Dalit Community in Kanchanpur district under People's Housing Programme has been started. The Department of Urban Development and Building Construction Division Office, Dhangadhi, started constructing houses for the community under this programme. A total of 500 houses are being constructed including 40 at Shuklaphanta, 53 at Bedkot, 32 at Punarbas, 74 at Mahakali, 47 at Krishnapur, 19 at Baise Bichawa and Raikabar Bichawa, 26 at Beldandi, and 17 at Rampur Bilasipur and Shreepur, and 124 at Bhimdutta Municipality under the programme, said engineer Mohan Raj Awasthi. A total of Rs 215,239 has been provided for the construction of each house. Similarly, 1,250 houses would be constructed for Dalit, Raute and Muslim Communities in Kailali under the programme...

Mental health policy in the offing: Minister Thapa

Kathmandu, June 3: Minister for Health Gagan Kumar Thapa has said that the mental health policy was going to be formulated soon. Laying the foundation stone for the Child Mental Health Centre's building in the premises of Kanti Children's Hospital in Kathmandu today, Minister Thapa expressed his confidence that the policy will provide guidelines for the treatment of the mentally-ill. Urging parents to be timely aware of the mental health issues in children, Thapa said that the government had started providing mental health services for children in the Kanti Hospital. Chief Specialist at the Ministry of Health, Dr Kiran Regmi, spoke of the need for the parents to seek medical assistance for any mental complications in the children as he argued that the children's health is very sensitive one. Similarly, Kanti Children Hospital Director Dr Ajit Rayamajhi shared that a new plan..

Philippine military to send more troops to Marawi

MANILA, May 31 (Xinhua) -- More elite troops will be flown to the besieged Marawi City in the southern Philippines to flush out 30 to 40 militants of Maute group who are holed up in some parts of the city, Philippine authorities said on Wednesday. Using attack helicopters and light aircraft, the military on Wednesday are continuing to battle with the remaining militants. "The sounds of the rocket airstrike are like thunder. After the airstrike, we saw a large flume of smoke hanging over the target area," said Xinhua photographer in Marawi City. Some residents are forced out of their houses by the soldiers who kicked in their doors, the photographer said. "Some residents carry white flags as they walk on the streets with their belongings on their back,"the photographer said. The target of the ongoing military clearing operations is to flush out the remaining 30 to 40 militants of..

Biratnagar, Birgunj elevated to Metropolitan Cities

Kathmandu, May 31: The government has announced to upgrade industrials cities -Biratnagar and Birgunj-into the metropolitan cities. Both the cities were earlier the sub-metropolitan cities. According to the Ministry of Local Development, the newly elevated metropolitan cities will have the same number of ward numbers and border as in the status of the sub-metropolitan cities. The Ministry has expressed its confidence that these two new metropolitan cities would be established as the model ones advancing further in the economic areas. In view of the possibilities of future expansion based on area, population, infrastructures, public demand, and constitutional provision needed for the new metropolitan cities, the cabinet meeting held on Wednesday took the decision to this effect, according to the press statement released by the Ministry's Spokesperson Rudrasingh Tamang. The..

Ranju Darshana : Inspiration for youths

KATHMANDU: Ranju Darshana has become the talk of the town in recent times. Her mayoral race in the Kathmandu Metropolitan City in the recently concluded first phase of local level elections on May 14 has made her popular among Nepalis at home and abroad. The unexpectedly high number of votes she got in the election, to some extent, indicates that people especially youths are seeking for an alternative force to traditional political parties. (Darshana of the Bibekshil Nepali Party polled 23,439 votes and came in the third position while Bidya Sundar Shakya of the CPN (UML) got elected as the mayor with 64,913 votes. Similarly, Raju Raj Joshi of the Nepali Congress got 45,269 votes.) Moreover, her coming forward to vie in the elections as a young candidate at 21 has served as an encouraging move for people especially youths who have lately reportedly lost their faith in..

“I stuck my laptop out of my window at night to steal my neighbour’s Wifi “

Shannon Satonori Lytle didn’t come from money but the man’s determination allowed him to realize his potential regardless. Lytle, despite all odds, has just graduated from Harvard, one of the most prestigious universities in the whole world, and his heartwarming success story is truly inspirational. When Shannon was in high school, people said he wouldn’t make it into a top-tier college. He had to take care of his three younger siblings, worked 150 hours to buy a laptop, and was living without WiFi in his house. Despite everything, he went from flipping McDonald’s burgers to graduating from Harvard and wrote his story in a Facebook post that has already amassed over 180k shares. “I often felt inferior because of my socioeconomic status,” Lytle told Teen Vogue. “No matter what your personal obstacle is, please don’t feel this way if you can help it. Raise your head,..

Death threat against female journalist condemned

Kathmandu, May 26: Press Chautari Nepal has condemned a life threat made on social media against Kaski-based female journalist and Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) central member, Sushma Poudel. One Basant Karki allegedly threatened to kill journalist Poudel over news Poudel had filed. Karki reportedly living in Canada, threatened Poudel on social media that he would make her see the fate of slain journalist Uma Singh, as per a complaint filed by Poudel at the District Administration Office, Kaski. The complaint has accused Karki, a permanent resident of Gachok of Machhapuchchhre Rural Municipality, Kaski of using harsh and abusive words against the female journalist. In a press note today, Chautari's General Secretary Rajesh Rai demanded an immediate arrest of Karki and stern action against him, and ensuring personal and professional safety and security of journalists. RSS..

पर्यटक डाक्न ‘अतिथि देवो भवः’ अभियान

रत्ननगर (चितवन), २९ चैत । नेपालमा बाह्य पर्यटक भित्र्याउन ‘अतिथि देवो भवः’ अभियान सुरु गरिएको छ । संस्कृति, पर्यटन तथा नागरिक उड्डयन मन्त्रालय, नेपाल पर्यटन बोर्ड, गैरआवासीय नेपाली सङ्घ (एनआरएनए) तथा पर्यटनसँग सम्बन्धित विभिन्न सङ्घ संस्थाको सहकार्यमा यो अभियान सुरु गरिएको हो । नेपालीहरुको आतिथ्यताको शैली र संस्कारलाई व्यवहारमा..

School principal resigns to take part in local polls

Kanchanpur, April 11: As the date for the local level elections closes in, resignation by school principals to take part in the elections continues unabated. Madhu Bohara – principal of Kalika Secondary School in Shuklaphanta Municipality – 4 – has resigned to file candidacy for the post of deputy mayor of the municipality. Bohara said she resigned to impart a message that women too can take leadership and move forward. Bohara has already launched herself into the election campaign with the hope of winning the ticket from Nepali Congress. She plans to streamline the management in the education sector, make health services reliable and facilitate transportation and communications services. The school principal who is running in the election for the first time says she will remain active in the social work even the party does not select her as its candidate. Toya Prasad..
Members of the media examine Google's Pixel phone during an event to introduce Google hardware products on October 4, 2016 in San Francisco, California

Google offers at least $880 million to LG display for OLED investment: Electronic Times

Google Inc has offered to invest at least 1 trillion won ($880.29 million) to help South Korea's LG Display Co Ltd boost output of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screens for smartphones, the Electronic Times reported on Monday citing unnamed sources. The paper said Google offered the investment to secure a stable supply of flexible OLED screens for its next Pixel smartphones. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's flagship Galaxy smartphones use the bendable displays, while Apple Inc is expected to start using them in at least some of its next iPhones. LG Display declined to comment, while Google could not be immediately reached for comment...

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