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Nepal elected UNHCR member

KATHMANDU —  Nepal for the first time has been elected member of the United Nations Human Rights Council for the term 2018-2020. In the election held in New York, Nepal was elected to the council, securing 166 votes, the highest in the Asia-Pacific Group. Pakistan, Qatar, and Afghanistan were also …

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Bhawan Bhatta elected President of NRNA

KATHMANDU — Bhawan Bhatta has been elected as the Chairperson of Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) through the 8th general convention held in the Capital on Monday night. Bhatta outshined Ms Jamuna Ghale Gurung with total vote difference of 613 votes. Of the total 1,788 votes casted, Bhatta secured 1,197 to …

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Huge amount of firecrackers seized from Saptari

RAJBIRAJ — A police patrol team in Saptari district has seized a huge amount of firecrackers on Sunday. Different brands of banned firecrackers imported secretly were impounded, police said adding that price of the seized firecrackers amounts some Rs 130,000. Every year, huge amount of fire crackers is imported from …

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4 new ministers sworn in

KATHMANDU — President Bidya Devi Bhandari has administered four ministers from Rastriya Prajatantra Party on Saturday President Bhandari administered the oath of office and secrecy to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister without Portfolio, Kamal Thapa, and Ministers without Portfolio Jayanta Chand, Dilnath Giri and Bikram Bahadur Thapa at her office …

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2 arrested for raping 14-year-old girls

BHAKTAPUR — Police here have arrested two persons on the charge of raping two teenage girls in Bhaktapur. The arrested have been identified as Sujan Gawacha (16) of Liwali in Bhaktapur Municipality-8 of Bhaktapur district and Milan Shrestha (16) of Ramechhap district currently residing in Liwali of the district. According …

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