Govt urges all to mark Social Security Day as celebration

The Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security has urged one and all to mark the first Social Security Day as a celebration. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is scheduled to announce the implementation of contribution-based social security programme across the nation on Tuesday and the government has decided to observe the same day as
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The government is preparing to amend the Financial Procedure Act with the addition of a new clause that will allow the authorities to terminate underperforming contractors from the state-commissioned projects. The amendment plan comes at a time when poor performance of contractors and indecision on the part of government officials have delayed several development projects.
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Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa today inaugurated the first distribution of national identity card from Panchthar district by handing it to 101-year-old Bhagawati Devi Bhandari of Phidim Municipality-4. Speaking at the event, Minister Thapa said the national identity card links to the establishment of good governance, stability and prosperity of the country. “It will be
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Senior leaders of Nepal Communist Party (NCP), including Co-chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Madhav Kumar Nepal, are annoyed with Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli for appointing his favourites in several institutions without consulting them. NCP leaders are awaiting the next meeting of the party’s secretariat to vent their ire on the PM. The secretariat meeting
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Chhath Parva, the festival which is symbolic of purity, good will and faith, is being celebrated across the country with much fanfare and enthusiasm. During the festival, devotees worship and offer arghya (offering of water) to the setting and rising sun, wishing prosperity, happiness, well-being and long life of family members. The Hindu festival dedicated
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Specimen of National Identity Card of Nepal with personal and bio data storage capability, to be distributed in near future, as pictured on Saturday, November 25, 2017. Photo: RSS

With the impact of pollutants in the atmosphere for an absence of rainfall, the temperature across the country including the Kathmandu valley has dipped in recent days. The minimum temperature of Kathmandu was recorded 8.6 degree Celsius on Sunday. According to meteorologist Meen Kumar Aryal, current severity of cold was the natural trend and ruled
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Nepal Medical Council has decided not to implement ‘Accreditation Standards for the MBBS/BDS Programme’ for medical students to attend licensing examination. A full house meeting of NMC today has decided not to change accreditation standards for medical students studying in and outside the country. On October 26, Nepal Medical Council had decided to implement accreditation
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A programme was held at the Nepal Army Headquarters on Wednesday to discuss modernisation of the army, to keep up with the times, and to make the institution more professional in the days to come. The programme was attended by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Ishwor Pokharel, Chair of the State Affairs and
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Deputy prime Minister and Defence Minister Ishwor Pokhrel on Saturday urged Madhesi parties to refrain from hubris based on regionalism. Addressing a ceremony organised by Nepal Communist Party (NCP) at party office in Kalaiya in Bara, DPM Pokhrel advised the provincial government of Province 2 to move forward in unison with all stakeholders. Likewise, the
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