The restoration work of Seto Macchindranath Temple, one of the 28 heritage sites which will be reconstructed with the help of India's assistance, has begun on Sunday in Kathmandu. Indian Ambassador Vinay Mohan Kwatra along with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Reconstruction Authority...
Delhi government on April 19 announced week-long lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19. Migrant workers gathered at Anand Vihar Terminal and Anand Vihar ISBT to return to their native places. Navin, a native of Nepal said, "I do a job in Delhi and work is yet to resume, so it's better to return home than to sit here". Delhi will be in lockdown from 10 pm of April 19 till 5 am on April 26. The national capital, on April 18, reported over 25,000 COVID cases.
Nepal's Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa has lost his seat at National Assembly or Upper House after his party CPN-Moist Centre decided to remove him. Despite the action taken by the party against Thapa, he can continue his ministership for six months. Issuing a notice on Sunday, the Parliament Secretariat stated that Thapa has been relieved from the post on the recommendation of his party, CPN-Maoist Centre. Despite losing his seat in the Upper House, Thapa can continue his ministership for another 6 months as per the constitutional provisions. Article 78 of the Constitution of Nepal-2072 allows a person who is not a member of the Federal Parliament to become a Minister but she or he must become a federal lawmaker within six months from the date of taking an oath to office. Thapa was earlier appointed as Member of Upper House from Maoist Centre and has got a term of 6 years to continue in the Upper House in a lucky draw held three years before. The decision from the Supreme Court to revive CPN-UML (Communist Party of Nepal- Unified Marxist Leninist) and CPN-MC (Communist Party of Nepal- Maoist Center) after scrapping the Nepal Communist Party faltered the unification of Nepal's largest Communist Party. Thapa along with the other 4 ministers at that time decided not to return back to the party.
A stolen figure of goddess Laxmi Narayan has returned to its home in Nepal. The idol was being worshipped at Patan's Patko Tole till 1984 when the statue went missing and later traced to a museum in Dallas, US. The figure was officially handed over to the Nepal Embassy in US during an official ceremony last month after the Nepali authorities provided evidences proving its origins to the Himalayan nation. "This statue which was kept in museum of Dallas, our mission there held four rounds of meeting and we provided them the evidences which belong to us. We have provided the documents as evidence and it matched, after matching those evidences Government of United States of America agreed to return it back and handed it over to our Embassy there," said Yadav Prasad Koirala, Culture Secretary of Nepal after the figure returned in Kathmandu.
Nepal Embassy in Delhi joined the nation to celebrate the festival of Holi on March 29. Nilamber Acharya, Ambassador of Nepal to India, and other staff smeared colours on the special occasion. Nilamber..