Indoor training of national football team begins for World Cup qualifiers

Kathmandu: Indoor training of the national football team has started from today. The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) has started training from today in preparation for the World Cup qualifiers. ANFA has involved 58 players in closed training. The closed training has been started in preparation for the competition against Chinese Taipei on March 25,… Continue reading Indoor training of national football team begins for World Cup qualifiers

Sugarcane farmers protest in Kathmandu

FILE – Sugarcane farmers of Beldandi in Kanchanpur district harvest the crops, on Friday, January 13, 2017. Photo courtesy: Rastriya Samachar Samiti

Kathmandu: Sugarcane farmers of Sarlahi have started Kathmandu-centric agitation. They have been staging a sit-in at Maitighar Mandala in Kathmandu since Sunday saying that the government’s promise to recover their due payment from the sugar mill operators has not been fulfilled. They have demanded the implementation of the agreement reached last year. According to the… Continue reading Sugarcane farmers protest in Kathmandu

17th NSJF Pulsar Sports Awards on January 12

Kathmandu: The annual Pulsar Sports Award organized by Nepal Sports Journalists Forum (NSJF) is scheduled to be held on January 12, 2021. The forum announced the date of this year’s award program at a press conference on Sunday. While Nepali sports have been affected due to the corona epidemic, the award program has also been… Continue reading 17th NSJF Pulsar Sports Awards on January 12

Kathmandu-Delhi flight after nine months

Kathmandu (RSS): The Nepal-India flight, which was banned due to the Covid-19 epidemic, will be resumed after about nine months. The Kathmandu-New Delhi flight will resumed from December 17. As reported in Rastriya Samachar Samiti, the two countries will operate two daily flights to Kathmandu-New Delhi. According to the Indian Embassy in Nepal, both the… Continue reading Kathmandu-Delhi flight after nine months

NTB and UNDP launch joint project for sustainable livelihood in tourism sector

Photo Courtesy: Nepal Tourism Board

Kathmandu: Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) have jointly launched a new project “Sustainable Tourism for Livelihood Recovery” to support the recovery of tourism sector.The US $ 2.05 million project to be co-funded by NTB and UNDP has been expected to create short-term jobs for the affected communities, particularly women… Continue reading NTB and UNDP launch joint project for sustainable livelihood in tourism sector

Pandemic threatens India’s children with child labor rising

FILE - In this Tuesday, June 11, 2013, file photo, a bonded child laborer rests on a school desk in a safe house after being rescued during a raid by workers from Bachpan Bachao Andolan, or Save Childhood Movement, at a garments factory in New Delhi, India. With classrooms shuttered and parents losing their jobs, many children are working in farms, illegal factories, brick kilns and roadside stalls, reversing decades of progress to stop child labor. In rural India, a nationwide lockdown imposed in March, 2020, pushed millions of people into poverty, encouraging trafficking of children from villages into cities for cheap labor.

LUCKNOW, India (AP): A boy who cried out when he was beaten for complaining of stomach pains drew attention from a passerby, who alerted police in the central Indian city of Agra. Officers broke a padlock on the gate of the illegal shoe factory where the boy was working and found a dozen children, aged… Continue reading Pandemic threatens India’s children with child labor rising

US allows emergency COVID-19 vaccine in bid to end pandemic

The Pfizer Global Supply Kalamazoo manufacturing plant is shown in Portage, Mich., Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. The U.S. gave the final go-ahead Friday to the nation’s first COVID-19 vaccine, marking what could be the beginning of the end of an outbreak that has killed nearly 300,000 Americans. Photo Courtesy: AP

WASHINGTON (AP): The U.S. gave the final go-ahead Friday to the nation’s first COVID-19 vaccine, marking what could be the beginning of the end of an outbreak that has killed nearly 300,000 Americans. Shots for health workers and nursing home residents are expected to begin in the coming days after the Food and Drug Administration… Continue reading US allows emergency COVID-19 vaccine in bid to end pandemic

Bungee jump resumes at Bhotekoshi

Kathmandu (RSS): The bungee jump at Bhotekoshi in Sindhupalchowk, which was closed due to coronavirus, has resumed after nine months. Rashtriya Samachar Samiti has reported that the 160-meter long bungee jump, which has been in operation since 1999, is considered to be the best in terms of adventure. Before the lockdown was imposed in the… Continue reading Bungee jump resumes at Bhotekoshi

First wildlife hospital came into operation in Sauraha

File Photo Tourists on a vehicle watch as a one-horned rhino crosses a trail in the Chitwan National Park on Friday, March 24, 2017. Photo Courtesy: RSS

Kathmandu (RSS): The first ever wildlife hospital in Nepal has come into operation. Secretary at the Ministry of Forest and Environment, Viswanath Oli, inaugurated the hospital, which is being constructed along with the National Nature Conservation Fund and the Biodiversity Center Sauraha Office. As reported by Rastriya Samachar Samiti (RSS), the hospital will provide services… Continue reading First wildlife hospital came into operation in Sauraha