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First family planning conference on March 18-19

  Sunakhari News/ Kathmandu- The first National Conference on Family Planning is scheduled to take place on coming March 18-19 in the central capital with the theme ‘Family Planning; Reaching the Unreached’.   Around 200 people associated with this sector will be participating in the event to be organised by the Family Welfare Division, Department of  Health Services under the  Ministry of Health and Population.   The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is the major financial and technical assistance contributor to the event. The Conference is expected to be a milestone in increasing people’s access to family planning programmes and towards the expansion and improvement of access to family planning services and information.   Information about this was shared at a programme here today. The gathering will dwell on the issues relating to the commitments in the Family Planning 2020 and the expansion of people’s participation in the family planning.   According to the UNFPA, Nepal’s reproductive rate in 1996 was 4.6 percent and the figure dropped to 2.3 in 2016. Despite efforts, there is noticeable rise in the use of contraceptives. The latest statistics show that the use rate o....


Forest in Kailali depleting alarmingly 

  Min Thakuri/ Attariya- The forests in Kailali district, which are one of the huge natural heritages of the Province No 7, were rapidly depleting lately owing to various reasons.   Encroachment on forest and its resources was the key factor for depletion of the forest which covers 205,939 hectare (62.68 per cent) of Kailali's total land. Kailali and Kanchanpur districts boast highest area under forest in the Province No 7.   The Rani-Jamara-Kulariya Irrigation Project, Khutiya Dipayal Fast track, Seti Lokmarga among other ongoing development works in Kailali were causing series of onslaught on forests here.   A total of 13,348 trees were cut down in course of constructing Rani-Jamara-Kulariya Irrigation Project in various three phases from one national and 8 community forests in the locality, according to Sector Forest Office, Balchaur.   The Project will channel the water from the Irrigation Project, which is one of the national pride projects in the country, into the Kandra River that flows through Ghodaghodi Municiplaity-10 in Kailali. Project Engineer Krishna Bahadur Bista, expressing his concerns about environmental issues, said that hundreds of trees ought to be chopped to build a canal under this Projec....


ICC releases two years’ remuneration of 21 Nepali cricketers

Sunakhari News Kathmandu The International Cricket Council (ICC) has sent the remuneration of Nepali cricket players of the past two years in lump sum. The allocation was stopped for the past two years, following the ICC decision to suspend the Cricket Association of Nepal.   The National Sports Council (NSC) has got Rs 12 million 787 thousand 682 to pay 21 cricketers eligible for the payment.   NSC member secretary Keshab Bista confirmed that the NSC received the budget just yesterday.   Those cricket players entitled to the facility have been categorised into ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ categories.  The ‘A’ grade cricketers are paid Rs 35,000 per month; the ‘B’ grade players get Rs 25,000 per month while the players in ‘C’ grade are provided Rs 15,000 per month.   Those beneficiaries are captain Paras Khadka, vice-captain Gyanendra Malla, Sharad Bheswakar, Basanta Regmi, Sompal Kami, Dipendra Singh Airee and Sandip Lamichhane and these players in ‘A’ category now will get Rs 840,000 each.   Arif Sheikh, Karan KC, Lalit Bhandari, Anil Kumar Shah, Rohit Poudel, Lalit Rajbanshi and Shakti Gauchan, the players in ‘B’ class will get Rs 600,000 each while ‘C’ class pl....


Snowfall on hills around Kathmandu Valley; weather to improve from Sunday

  Sunakhari News/ Kathmandu- The hills surrounding the Kathmandu Valley have witnessed snowfall following the incessant rainfall.   Rainfall caused by the westerly winds is continuous for three days in most parts of the country including the Kathmandu Valley. Nagarkot, Jarsingpauwa, Shivapuri, Tarebhir, Chandragiri, Champadevi, Phulchowki hills were covered with snow last night.   As per the updates by the Meteorological Forecasting Division, almost all places in the country saw the rainfall.   Kathmandu had 21.5 mm rainfall while Bhairahawa had the maximum 59 mm, Simara 47 mm, Pokhara 35 mm, Dang 16 mm, Birendranagar 13 mm, Jumla 11 mm, Dadeldhura 6 mm, Biratnagar 5 mm, and Dhankuta 4 mm.   The weather in the Kathmandu Valley became clear after the rainfall stopped at 9 am today. Some parts within the valley are sunny, while some are still cloudy. The weather change coupled with rain has brought further cold.   The westerly wind is weakening and the weather improves on Sunday, said meteorologist Shanti Kandel, adding, "Currently, the weather is becoming normal in the west and central Tarai as well, while the eastern Tarai may see light rain in the evening." &n....

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Bomb explosion at power plant of Arum III hydel

  Sunakhari News/ Khandbari- An unidentified group blasted a bomb at power plant of the under construction 900-mega watt- Arun III hydro power project in Sankhuwasabha district Thursday night.   According to Police Inspector Rameshwor Pandit, the group blasted three bombs at the power plant located at Pukhuwa of Chichila rural municplaity-3 in the district.   Chief District Officer Ganesh Bahadur Adhikari and Deputy Superintendent of Police at the District Police Office Shyam Saru Magar went to the site to take stock of the situation on Friday.   Due to the blast, boomer that is used to drill and generator have been damaged, according to police. Search for culprits is continued, said Inspector Pandit.   A team of army and police have been deployed in the accident site.   The site where the incident took place lies five hours drive away from the district headquarters. For lack of communication services in this area, detailed information of the incident is yet to be received. RSS....

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Hedge Fund regulations to attract FDI

Sunakhari News Kathmandu The Government has introduced the 'Hedge Fund regulations, 2075 B.S. in order to attract foreign direct investment in the hydropower sector.   The Fund is aimed at bringing in FDI in convertible currency. The regulations were issued by the Council of Ministers meeting on February 4, according to Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Banskota.   Speaking at a regular press meet held today to share the cabinet decisions, government spokesperson Banskota said the government granted endorsement for the use of forest area for construction of the 220 KV Chilime-Trishuli transmission line. Similar permission was granted to the Mahakali irrigation project, 14.3 MW Upper Mailung hydel project, 10 MW Kamarigad hydel project, Tamghar Gorusinghe 132 KV substation and to the BS cement industries to extract limestone by using the forest.   The cabinet meeting also approved the national strategy for data development, herbs development grant procedures, 2075, national forest polic, 2075, NGO federation Nepal statute, 2074 and the procedures to provide forest land for resettlement and relocation of the earthquake survivors, 2075 B.S.   According to Minister Bansk....


President calls for modernization and updating of Sanskrit

  Sunakhari News/ Chitwan- President Bidya Devi Bhandari has spoken of the need of making the Sanskrit education timely and modernizing it.   The Head of State was addressing the Devghat Birat Gyan Mahayagya 2075 and the Gyan Sabha in Devghat today. The religious ritual and assembly is organised on the occasion of the Silver Jubilee anniversary of Mahesh Sannyas Ashram and Mahesh Sanskrit Gurukula.   President Bhandari said that the attraction of younger generation should be increased towards Sanskrit learning. [caption id="attachment_5217" align="alignnone" width="669"]Bidya Devi Bhandari@ President Bidya Devi Bhandari signs to enact a bill at the Sheetal Niwas, on Thursday, February 25, 2016. Photo: President's Office[/caption] Describing the gurukula system of education as the foundation of modern education, she said the moral conduct, practice and discipline as per the gurukula education system helped in promoting humanitarian goodwill, love and brotherhood by always guiding the life of humans towards the welfare of society.   The President said th....


369 products of 50 industries granted NS mark

  Sunakhari News/ Kathmandu- The Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology has so far provided Nepal Standard (NS) certification to 369 products manufactured by 250 different industries at home and abroad.   Twenty five goods produced by 71 cement factories, 25 goods from 25 steel bar factories, 23 products from 23 PVC cable, 10 products from 10 LPG, 13 products from 12 PVC pipe factories  and 29 goods from 29 HTPD pipes among others were granted the NS mark as those goods met the criteria.   The Department started awarding NS mark to the products manufactured from abroad since last year too. Towards this end, 14 goods manufactured from 9 industries in India and one good manufactured from China has received the NS certification, according to Director General of the Department, Bishwa Babu Pudasaini.   Pudasaini shared that an applicant is entitled to get a recognition of Nepal Standard for any materials, products or services provided that criteria for so were met.   According to him, some industries which products were granted NS mark in the past had not renewed their licenses.   So far, 19 goods from 16 industries have been granted NS mark as of now in the current fiscal....

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Youths more vulnerable to cyber crimes

  Achyut Regmi Kathmandu The Metropolitan Crime Division of Nepal Police received 926 complaints relating to cyber crime to date in the current fiscal year. The cyber crimes are the criminal activities carried out with the use of computers and internet.   With the increasing use of the internet technology and social networking sites such as Facebook, twitter, and Viber, the cases of the cyber crime are on the rise of late. According to the Division Spokesperson and Superintendent of Police Narendra Prasad Upreti, fraudsters are misusing the social networking sites as a means of making illegal money. They make a contact with their possible victims via internet with ‘false’ information that they (victims) won a lottery or are getting free gift hampers from abroad and for that they have to send a certain amount to complete a process.   It is found that people have been deceived of millions of rupees from such fraudsters.   The record shows that the more number of youths than the people of other age groups are found involved in the cyber crime.  Many of them belong to 15-25 age group.  Division Chief and Senior Superintendent of Police Dheeraj Pratap Singh, use of Facebook accounts in other’s names, hacki....