Private US spacecraft is on its side on the moon

A private U.S. lunar lander tipped over at touchdown and ended up on its side near the moon's south pole, hampering communications, company officials said. Intuitive Machines initially believed its six-footed lander, Odysseus, was upright after Thursday's touchdown. But CEO Steve Altemus said Friday the craft "caught a foot in the surface," falling onto its side and, quite possibly, leaning against a rock. He said it was coming in too fast and may have snapped a leg.

Govt committed to social justice: DPM Shrestha

Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) and Home Minister Narayan Kaji Shrestha has said that the present government was committed to ensuring good-governance, building a prosperous Nepal and providing social justice.

European leaders in Kyiv to mark 3rd year of Russia-Ukraine war

Western leaders descended on Kyiv Saturday to mark the second anniversary of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen traveled overnight to Kyiv by train along with Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni, Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Gorkhapatra celebrates Digital Day

Gorkhapatra Digital Day has been celebrated by organising a special ceremony by Gorkhapatraonline.com and risingnepaldaily.com on Saturday.

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Parties, old and new, trying their best to win trust of people

Anticipating the upcoming 2027 general elections to be a new departure, political enthusiasm has surged to the forefront in Nepal, with major political parties intensifying their preparations for what in all likelihood will be a historic showdown. As the nation eagerly awaits this democratic exercise, each party is diligently working to guarantee a robust and inclusive electoral process, leaving no stone unturned.

Special arrangement for Madhes in coming budget: PM Prachanda

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said special arrangements would be made for the Madhes in the coming fiscal year's policy and programme and budget.

Woman smuggling newborn from Maternity Hospital made public

Police today made public a woman who stole a newborn from Paropakar Maternity Hospital in Kathmandu last Friday.

Projects of less than Rs 30 million to province and local level: PM Prachanda

Kathmandu, Feb 24: Prime Minister and Parliamentary Party leader of the CPN (Maoist Centre), Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said the federal government would not handle projects worth less than Rs 30 million.During the CPN (Maoist Centre) parliamentary party meeting held at Singha Durbar this morning, he shared that emphasis has been laid on fiscal handover to strengthen federalism. "The federation will keep projects with strategic importance. Province and local levels will run projects that are worth less than Rs 30 million. Furthermore, the authority of project selection will be given to provinces and local levels", mentioned PM Prachanda. He stressed that the trend of accumulating budget on different headings that cannot be spent while lacking budget for essential projects should be stopped, adding the government would take possible measures to complete the under-construction projects. Prime Minister Prachanda added he has already received a report related to the Balkumari incident and is studying it. "Necessary decision will be taken after studying the report of the Balkumari incident. The government decided to investigate forming a commission. The report is in the process of study. It is under the jurisdiction of the government. The opposition should follow a political culture," he underlined. Also on the occasion, PM Prachanda urged the lawmakers to help pass the bills as the government would table bills in the parliament after the next cabinet meeting.(RSS)

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Private US spacecraft is on its side on the moon

A private U.S. lunar lander tipped over at touchdown and ended up on its side near the moon's south pole, hampering communications, company officials said. Intuitive Machines initially believed its six-footed lander, Odysseus, was upright after Thursday's touchdown. But CEO Steve Altemus said Friday the craft "caught a foot in the surface," falling onto its side and, quite possibly, leaning against a rock. He said it was coming in too fast and may have snapped a leg.

Ukraine's Reva turns war debris into art

The school where teachers never shout at children

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Cardamom price hike pleases producers in Taplejung

The farmers in the district of Taplejung are elated with the increased price and good market for cardamom, which is commonly known as 'black gold' here.monly known as 'black gold' here.

Cement industries in Rupandehi increase export

The cement industries operating in Rupandehi have, of late, started exporting cement to India. The cement industries here have been exporting cement by receiving the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) from the Quality Department of the Government of India. The cement industries including Arghakhanchi, Shubhashree, Jagdamba, Palpa and Sarbottam have been e

Turmeric cultivation promotion scheme introduced in Ilam

Rong Rural Municipality in Ilam has introduced a turmeric cultivation promotion programme. After the farmers are getting harassed by the destruction caused to other crops by wild animals, including monkeys, the rural municipality has started a turmeric cultivation promotion programme as alternative farming.

‘Energy is basis of prosperity’

Newly appointed Director General of the Department of Electricity Development Jeebachha Mandal has said that energy is the basis of prosperity in the context of Nepal.

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Kunwar wins Run for Unity-2080 half marathon

Dal Bahadur Kunwar of Tatopani rural municipality-7 in Jumla district has won the title of half-marathon (21 kilometers) of Run for Unity-2080 championship.

5-goal haul against Iraq takes goal machine Sabitra to 49

Canada wins One-day series against Nepal 2-1

Footballer Dani Alves guilty of nightclub rape

World Cup Cricket League 2: Nepal loses to Namibia again

The spin maestro who defied odds to reach 500 wickets

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'Nepali Army deserves taking leadership in peacekeeping task'

Rachel Schiller is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Programmes and Operations in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs of the US Department of State. In this capacity, she oversees the Office of Global Programme and Initiatives and the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement (WRA). She has served as an advisor to the United Nations and the World Bank. Schiller also worked intensively on the Aceh peace process in Indonesia. Rachel is a 2020-2021 International Women’s Forum Fellow as well. Schiller spoke to Purushottam P. Khatri of The Rising Nepal on Wednesday upon her arrival in Kathmandu for the opening of Ex-Shanti Prayas-IV, the multinational peace drills, and the inauguration of 185 kVA solar power project. Excerpts:

'Federal democracy has no alternative'

The nation is marking the 74th National Democracy Day today. The celebration is being made amid negative propaganda about the federal democratic republican system the nation has adopted. In this regard, Minister for Communicati

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Minister Sharma calls for quality transformation of telcos

A 5,000-pound satellite expected to fall to Earth this week

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India state bans candy floss over cancer risk

Lumbini Provincial Hospital best in the country

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Special arrangement for Madhes in coming budget: PM Prachanda

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said special arrangements would be made for the Madhes in the coming fiscal year's policy and programme and budget.