Nepal must adapt its definition of rape and other forms of sexual violence to meet international standards, the UN Human Rights Committee said in a decision published today in Geneva. Issued in response to an individual complaint from Ms. Fulmati Nyaya (pseudonym) an indigenous woman who as a child was the victim of rape, torture and forced labour during the Nepali armed conflict, the Committee called on Nepal to remove obstacles that hindered victims of rape and other forms of sexual violence in filing complaints and accessing justice and compensation.
Just a week after breaking his own record for most summits on Mt Everest (23rd time), Kami Rita Sherpa has yet achieved another feat by successfully scaling the world's highest peak again.
The government has decided to bear all the expenses of the treatment of those injured in the storm that took place in Bara and Parsa on Sunday evening.
Of the 27 killed in the storm in Bara and Parsa district that took place on Sunday evening, the identities of 25 have been ascertained yet. Of them, 26 from Bara and one from Parsa- had lost their lives and 668 people were injured in the incident. According to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA), rescue operation was being undertaken in the storm hit- site and detailed were awaited.
Police have informed that total 27, including 26 from Bara and one from Parsa district have so far lost their lives and over 600 people injured in the incident of storm occurred last night.
The State-2 Council of Ministers has expressed profound sorrow over the big loss of lives and properties incurred in the districts, including Bara and Parsa due to storm last night.
Business community of Banke and Bardiya districts have proposed integration of the districts into Karnali state. The merger would boost economic development of the state, they argued at an interaction in Birendranagar among the office bearers of Surkhet and Kohalpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI).
President Bidya Devi Bhandari inaugurated a lift installed at the Bindhyabasini temple amidst a programme here today. The lift has been constructed for the convenience of the older persons and persons with disability coming for worshipping at the temple. The lift has been constructed at a cost of Rs 10 million under the aegis of Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea and the Laxmi Group Nepal.
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said cultural diversity was the identify of Nepali. Prime Minster Oli said this in a message of greetings delivered on the occasion of Gyalbo Lhosar today.
The mortal remains of the victims of Air Dynasty chopper crash including Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Prasad Adhikari, have been brought to Kathmandu.
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has called an emergency meeting of the Council of Ministers, following the accident of a helicopter of Air Dynasty carrying Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, and others at Daredhunga of Taplejung today.