Light rain in Bagmati and Gandaki provinces


Kathmandu: The weather is presently partly cloudy in the hilly parts and clear in the rest of the country. This is due to the effect of local and westerly winds and low pressure area formed around Bihar, India, says the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology.

Later this afternoon, the weather will remain partial and generally cloudy in the hilly parts of Koshi and Bagmati and Gandaki and clear in the remaining parts of the country. There is a possibility of light to moderate rain with thunder and lightning at some places in the hilly parts of Bagmati, Gandaki and Koshi province. There is also possibility of storm in some places of Lumbini, Karnali and Sudurpaschim Province.

Similarly, the weather will remain clear tonight in hilly parts of Bagmati, Gandaki and Koshi, and partly cloudy in the rest of the country. There is a possibility of light to moderate rain with thunder and lightning at some places of Koshi province and one or two places of other provinces.

In the next 24 hours, there is a possibility
of light to moderate rain with thunder and lightning at some places in the hilly parts of Bagmati, Gandaki and Koshi provinces and one or two places in the remaining parts of those provinces.

Source: National News Agency RSS

‘Avoiding news source should be discouraged’


Kathmandu: Chairman of Press Council Nepal, Bal Krishna Basnet, has said the media’s trend of avoiding news sources must be deterred. Using news without mentioning its source is illegitimate, he added.

During an interaction at RSS central office, Basnet said professionalism and adherence to code are imperative for journalists. He also viewed that media can adopt self regulation.

Press Council Nepal has not only been enquiring but also seeking clarification and taking action against the journalists and media flouting code of conduct, according to him.

Basnet underlined the need for RSS to discourage the trend of not giving credit to RSS in its news, photos and videos that various media use.

On the occasion, Executive Chairman of RSS, Dharmendra Jha, said the mass media can adopt a mechanism of self-regulation. “RSS is for self-regulation, for which it has launched its RSS style book,” Jha said, adding that technological development had impacted journalism tremendously, which warrants attention and study fr
om various sectors.

General Manager Siddha Raj Rai also viewed cooperation with Press Council Nepal was essential for media houses to foster professional and accountable journalism. He appreciated Council’s initiative of reaching media houses and discussing code of conduct and hearing complaints.

The interaction also featured the issues like modern challenges in journalism and measures that could be adopted for the address.

Meanwhile, Press Council Nepal’s Chairman Basnet visited the photo exhibition organized at RSS central office and garnered knowledge on the development activities reflected in the photos.

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Ambassador Goder visits Bipin Joshi’s family, assures continuous search


The Israeli Ambassador to Nepal, Hanan Goder, has assured that the Israeli government had continued efforts to rescue Bipin Joshi captured by Hamas.

Ambassador Goder reached Joshi’s home at Mahendranagar, Kanchanpur on Sunday and acquired information about the family members.

With Joshi’s family members, Goder reiterated, “Israel was searching for Bipin, regarding him as its own citizen.”

On the occasion, Bipin’s cousin, Kishor Joshi, said the family members demanded Ambassador Goder to take special initiative for Bipin’s search and rescue.

The victim family is waiting to hear about Bipin’s condition as it has been over eight months he went missing in Israel following the Hamas attack.

Goder reached Bipin’s home along with Prof Dr Hemraj Pant, Vice Chancellor of Sudurpaschim University and the officials.

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President Paudel visiting Switzerland, Germany


Kathmandu: President Ramchandra Paudel is scheduled to leave for Switzerland on June 11 to attend the inaugural Forum of the Global Coalition for Social Justice that will take place during the High-level Segment of the 112th Session of the International Labour Conference, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Issuing a press statement today, the Ministry said that President Paudel will address the inaugural Forum of the Global Coalition for Social Justice on 13 June.

Likewise, Paudel is scheduled to hold bilateral talks with his Swiss counterpart Viola Amherd on 12 June.

President Paudel will leave Geneva for Berlin on June 15 for an official visit to Germany at the invitation of German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

President Paudel will hold official talks with his German counterpart on June 17, the Ministry stated.

The president’s spouse Sabita Paudel will accompany the President during the visit. President’s Foreign Affairs Expert Dr Suresh Chandra Chalise, Secretary of the Office of the
President, Foreign Affairs Secretary and Nepal’s Ambassadors to Switzerland and Germany are the other members of the delegation. President Paudel is scheduled to return to Kathmandu on June 19.

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Health Minister Yadav inspects hospitals


Kathmandu: Minister for Health and Population Pradeep Yadav inspected the National Tuberculosis Control Centre, and the Shahid Dharmabhakta National Transplant Centre on Sunday. During the inspection, he was briefed about hospitals activities and problems they were facing.

Director at the National Tuberculosis Control Centre, Dr Prajwal Shrestha, informed that the thoracic hospital was not operated due to short supply of human and financial resources.

In response, Minister Yadav committed to assuring budget to run the hospital.

Similarly, Transplant Centre Director Dr Pukar Chandra Shrestha complained that the hospital was waiting for a modern building to dispense its services conveniently. Shrestha also informed the visiting Minister of the services the hospital was providing at present.

Minister Yadav vowed needful initiations to address the problems the hospital was facing.

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UML forming national network of women volunteers: Chair Oli


Kathmandu: CPN (UML) Chairman KP Sharma Oli has said the party was forming a women’s national volunteer network having a permanent nature.

At the National Women’s Gathering organized at the party central office, Chyasal, Lalitpur on Sunday, Chairman Oli assured of forming a women’s national network which forwards volunteering.

He lauded that the gathering played a significant role in women’s empowerment and socialization. Women can perform any kind of work that men do, Chairman Oli encouraged the participants.

On the occasion, UML standing committee member Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal said the women’s gathering could play role to ensure further rights to women.

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PM Dahal attends Modi’s swearing-in ceremony


Kathmandu: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has attended the swearing-in ceremony of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday evening.

PM Dahal attended the ceremony organized in the Rastrapati Bhawan of India, according to Nepali Embassy in New Delhi.

Indian President Droupadi Murmu administered the oath of office and secrecy to PM Modi for the third term.

The function was also attended by Sri Lankan President, Ranil Wickremesinghe; Maldivian President, Mohamed Muizzu; Bangladeshi Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina; Bhutanese Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay, and Mauritian Prime Minister, Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, among other dignitaries.

Similarly, newly appointed ministers of India also took the oath on Sunday itself.

The function was also attended by leaders of various political parties and public figures.

PM Dahal had departed for New Delhi this afternoon.

He is accompanied by his daughter Ganga Dahal, Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Padam Giri, Foreign Secretary Sew
a Lamsal and other high level government officials.

PM Dahal is scheduled to return home on Monday.

He will also have a brief meeting with his Indian counterpart Modi, the Nepali Embassy added.

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CPN (US) firm on Marxist ideology, Madhav Nepal says


Kathmandu: Chairman of CPN (Unified Socialist) Madhav Kumar Nepal has said that his party would embrace the Marxist ideology as the communist ideals.

At a programme organized by Socialism Study Centre in Kathmandu on Sunday, the former Prime Minister claimed that his party would take the leadership of the communist movement for social transformation in Nepal.

Saying that preparations for the party’s 10th National General Convention were in the final stage, Chairman Nepal said that the party committees were holding discussions on the political documents.

On the occasion, Nepal said that production and industrialization should be promoted while protecting the working class people, peasants, industrialists and businesses for the country’s development and prosperity.

Also speaking at the same event, CPN (Unified Socialist) senior leader and former Prime Minister Jhalanath Khanal said that true socialist working guidelines should be in place to end all sorts of discussions, end unemployment and corruption in t
he country.

Likewise, Khanal reiterated that cooperation and coordination among the progressive powers was needed since the political mistrust in the present politics has encouraged the reactionaries.

Source: National News Agency RSS