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National Cyber Security Centre established

Kathmandu, May 23 The government has established the National Cyber Security Centre under the Digital Nepal Framework 2076 BS. The Centre aims to facilitate the government to meet its aspiration for a digital Nepal. The Centre based in the old building of the Home Ministry in Singha Durbar has already started its works, according to Ministry under-secretary and cyber security chief Raj Kumar Maharjan. It is mandated to investigate issues concerning cyber security, promote cyber security, increase public awareness on the matter, make cyber security preparations, identify relevant challenges, and prevent them among others. It, established under the Ministry of [...]

Nepali-run pizza restaurant in Portugal wins prestigious international award

Photo credit: Bestexperiencelisbon Lisbon (Portugal), May 23 A restaurant operated by a Nepali in Portugal has won an international award. Tanka Sapkota from Baglung has earned fame as the Italian Chef who runs the restaurant. The Forno d’ Oro Pizza Restaurant has been ranked in the 12th position among the 50 best pizzerias in Europe and the 10th among the world’s Neapolitan pizza. Sapktoa said he is very pleased to have been awarded in the competition among prestigious restaurants and feels his success is the pride of Nepal and the Nepali. He dedicates his achievement to the hard work and [...]

Royal Bengal Tiger found dead in Nawalparasi

Madhyabindu (Nawalparasi), May 23 A Royal Bengal Tiger has been found dead on the bank of the Binayi rivulet at Binayi Triveni Rural Municipality-2 in Nawalparasi (Bardaghat Susta East). The female tiger was found lying dead on the bank of the rivulet on Wednesday, said Basanta Keshav Adhikari, Chief of the Division Forest Office. “We received the information that a tiger was seen drinking water in the Binayi rivulet and it collapsed after walking 10-12 metres. A team of the Division Forest Office and police reached the spot after the locals informed of the incident, upon which the big cat [...]

Madhesh residents arrive in Kathmandu after 25-day march to highlight exploitation issues

Kathmandu, May 23 A team of 23 people, who walked from Saptari with a list of 12 demands including the protection of Chure area, arrived in Kathmandu today on the 25th day of their journey. They have been continuously walking since April 29. Sunil Yadav, coordinator of the Chure and Forest Protection Campaign, informed that due to encroachment and exploitation of the Chure region, drinking water sources are drying up, leading to difficult living conditions. “Our first demand is that Chure and the forests there should be protected. Now, due to exploitation and encroachment, all water sources have dried up,” [...]

From addiction to authorship: The transformation of Bijay Pandey

Bijay Pandey Photo: Prasun Sangroula After 20 years of launching his debut book, The Journey of Recovery, on January 6, Bijay Pandey released its second edition, The Journey Continues. Both of Pandey’s books are designed for drug addicts, to aid recovery. “This revised version is an improvement of the original,” says Pandey, “I have made additions and corrections where necessary and attempted to make it more attractive by transforming it into a workbook.”    Pandey further explains that when he wrote the first edition, he had limited knowledge and experience about drugs and recovery. However, after working in this field for [...]

Speaker extends Ubhauli greetings

File: Kirant women celebrate a festival with their traditional dance, in Kathmandu. Photo: Bikash Shrestha Kathmandu, May 23 Speaker Devraj Ghimire has extended best wishes with confidence that the Ubhauli festival would keep mutual goodwill, social unity and fraternity among Nepali people having diverse religious and cultural backgrounds. In a message of best wishes on the occasion of Ubhauli, the festival of the Kirant community, today, Speaker Ghimire said in the message, “Nepal is a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, multi-cultural and multi-religious country and unity within diversity is the fundamental identity of all Nepalis.” Every year the festival which starts on the [...]

Samsung Galaxy M15 5G: Budget smartphone with 6000mAh battery in Nepal

Samsung Galaxy M15 5G. Photo: Samsung Nepal Samsung has added one more M series in the Nepali lineup; the Samsung Galaxy M15 5G. Before this, the Samsung Galaxy M14 4G and Samsung Galaxy M55 5G were launched in Nepal. After the main S series and the A series, the M series comes into the line bringing up more affordable options with larger batter sizes competing in the premium budget and mid-range options. The M15 5G is the successor of the Samsung Galaxy M14 5G, launched in Nepal around the same time last year. The M15 brings significant changes in terms [...]

Key lessons taught by Buddha that you should know about on Buddha Jayanti

Representational image. Nepal, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, is celebrating Buddha Jayanti, the birth anniversary of Gautam Buddha, with a public holiday across the nation. But it is not only Nepal that celebrates Buddha Jayanti in reverence for Buddha’s teachings as Buddhists across the world are following his path. The Tripiṭaka is the term used in Buddhism to refer to three collections of scriptures of Buddha’s teachings: Vinaya Pitaka, Sutta Pitaka, and Abhidhamma Pitaka. Vinaya Pitaka contains rules and stories about the Buddha and his disciples, Sutta Pitaka contains discourses on various topics, and Abhidhamma Pitaka contains detailed analyses of [...]

Bikal Poudel accused of illegally amassing Rs 620 million

Kathmandu, May 22 The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has filed a corruption case in a special court against the former executive director of Surakshan Printing Center, Bikal Poudel, on charges of corruption. According to the CIAA, Poudel’s savings were disproportionately high compared to his income. The authority accused Poudel of acquiring illegal wealth amounting to Rs 620 million, alleging that he had hidden money in Singapore and the USA. On Tuesday, a special court found him guilty and sentenced him to 2 years imprisonment for corruption related to Surakshan Printing Center. The court also ordered [...]

NEPSE hits 2131 points amid continued stock market growth

Kathmandu, May 22 The stock market has continued to grow for the past five trading days. On Wednesday, the market index NEPSE increased by 15.54 points, reaching 2131. The transaction amount has also increased along with the NEPSE index. The turnover of Rs 5.02 billion the previous day rose to Rs 5.68 billion today. Although NEPSE increased, the prices of 161 companies decreased. Prices of 81 companies increased, while 5 companies remained stable. The banking group grew the most at 4.23 per cent. Apart from banking, the development bank sector increased by 0.33 per cent, hotels and tourism by 1.90 [...]

Police permitted to detain Sirohiya for 3 days

Janakpurdham, May 22 Kailash Sirohiya, the president of Kantipur Media Group, who was arrested for investigation on the charge of obtaining dual citizenship, will be detained for 3 days. The District Court Dhanusha has allowed the police to keep him in custody for 3 days. The police, through the District Government Attorney’s Office, demanded that Sirohiya be detained for 5 days. But Court official Kailash Bhattarai informed that the bench of District Judge Chudaman Khadka allowed the police to keep him in custody for 3 days. Sirohiya was arrested by a team from the Kathmandu Valley Crime Investigation Office on [...]

Institute of Strategic Studies hosts roundtable discussion with SAARC Secretary General

Kathmandu, May 22 The India Study Centre at the Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad organised a Roundtable Discussion, titled “Prospects and Challenges of Regional Cooperation in South Asia”, with Ambassador Golam Sarwar, Secretary General of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), on Tuesday.During the Roundtable discussion, the importance of SAARC for the region was highlighted by the participants. It was noted that SAARC is a people-centric organisation. The Participants focused on SAARC’s instrumental role in addressing myriad common challenges faced by member states like food insecurity, growing population, natural disasters, and deficient intra-regional trade and connectivity. Currently, among other [...]

Rethinking marriage: Why is it okay to dislike the institution of marriage?

The earliest memory I have of the concept of marriage, was when I studied history in school; it was the marriage of Nepali princess Bhrikuti Devi with King Songtsan Gampo of Tibet. If you look into the pages of history, I doubt you will find anything else about her life than her marriage. Sadly, it has not quite changed much even in the present day. For a girl, it is everything that she should aspire for, and what a milestone! “She has to get married eventually, right?” Marriage in Nepali society Nepali society is no fun for a young adult [...]

Kami Rita Sherpa reaches Everest summit for 30th time, breaking his previous record

Kathmandu, May 22 Kami Rita Sherpa has set a new record in mountain climbing by scaling Mount Everest, the world’s tallest peak, 30th time. According to the Department of Tourism’s temporary office at the Everest Base Camp, Sherpa reached the summit at 7:49 am today. Office Chief Khimlal Gautam confirmed Sherpa’s remarkable achievement, marking his 30th successful ascent to Everest, thereby breaking his own previous records.Born in Thame of Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality in Solukhumbu, the 54-year-old Sherpa is a proficient mountain guide. His first ascent to the world’s tallest mountain was recorded on May 13, 1994. Sherpa also [...]

Jomsom-Kagbeni road being blacktopped

File: Kagbeni, the doorway to Upper Mustang Myagdi, May 22 The road linking Mustang district headquarters, Jomsom, with a religious tourism site and the centre of Muktichhetra rural municipality, Kagbeni is being blacktopped. The 13-km-long Jomsom-Kagbeni road has been widened to 11 meters and is being blacktopped with the use of asphalt technology. The Rautah-Atreya JV was awarded a contract of Rs 281.4 million in August 2022 for blacktopping the Jomsom-Kagbeni section along the Beni-Jomsom-Korala road, the national pride project.The project manager of Contractor Company’s Rautah, Sanjay Bhatta, said that a prime coat has been placed on the blacktop of [...]