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Senior citizens demand increase in old age allowance

Senior citizens have demanded an increment in the old age allowance. Currently, State provides monthly allowance of Rs 2,000 to Senior citizens above 70 under the Social Security Allowance Scheme. A group of Senior citizens have continued their sit-in protest near the Constituent Assembly (CA) building for long, demanding a 50 per cent discount on public transport fare and medical treatmen...


Citizens can now claim elderly allowance at 65

The government on Wednesday decided to lower the age ceiling for the social security allowance, bringing it down from 70 to 65 years. Minister for Irrigation Sanjay Gautam said that since there is increase in average life expectancy of Nepali citizens, the government reviewed the age ceiling and fixed the new one. Nepali citizens who have completed 65 years are entitled to the old age benef...


Cold claims 13 lives in Tarai

A cold wave has been blamed for at least 13 lives in several districts, mainly in the plains, as a drop in temperatures since last week continues to hit people across the country. A cold spell has killed the highest number of peopleninein Saptari district, three in Rautahat and one in Dhading districts so far. Three peopleLakhan Thakur (60) of Agnisaair Krishnasavarn Rural Municipality, and ...


Rastrakabi Ghimire to bring epic on his birth centenary
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Rastrakabi Ghimire to bring epic on his birth centenary

National Poet (Rastrakabi) Madhav Prasad Ghimire has shared that he is bringing an epic encompassing experience of a century of his life. He disclosed this while addressing a get-together programme held on the occasion of the sixth establishment years of the Federation of National Senior citizens on Wednesday. Rastrakabi Ghimire further shared that he will come up with the epic on the occa...


Prez Bhandari to honor Senior citizens in Biratnagar today

President Bidhya Devi Bhandari is arriving at Biratnagar to participate in the Senior citizens Festival to be organized by Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences. According to organizers, President Bhandari will touch down at Biratnagar Airport in a Nepali Army helicopter at 11 am. She will head straight for Jain Bhawan from the airport. A large tarpaulin has been put up under which...


Election Campaign Dinner for Mr. Parsuram Sharma-Luital lauched

An election campaign launch dinner and fundraiser was held on Friday, 2 September 2016 at Coburg Town Hall, Melbourne. The event was organized to introduce Mr. Parsuram Sharma-Luitals candidacy for Moreland City Council Election. Mr. Luitel, a Bhutanese migrant has devoted more than a decade to support the newly arrived communities in Melbourne and looks forward to address and advocate the loca...


Up to 15 pc social security funds misused

Absence of effective monitoring and accountability has resulted in the misuse of millions under social security schemes. Government agencies responsible for implementing the social security schemes admit that 10 to 15 percent of the total social security expenditure is being misused. The misuse of funds on that scale has emerged as a serious concern for government agencies as the money earma...


'Address Madhes demands to avoid adverse consequences'
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'Address Madhes demands to avoid adverse consequences'

The ignorance of leading political parties toward the issue raised by Madhes-centered parties is fueling anger in Madhes, according to civil society leaders in Sarlahi. In an interaction organized by Nepal Republic Media (NRM) in Malangwa, the district headquarters of Sarlahi, on Monday, civil society leaders argued that the government should not delay in addressing the legitimate demands of Ma...


Nepalese community seniors to formally register the senior's club
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Nepalese community seniors to formally register the senior's club

Nepalese community Senior citizens in Melbourne have convened a gathering in Melbourne recently. More than two dozen Nepalese elderlies were present at the gathering held at the Gurkhas restaurant in Moreland. According to Bom Yonzon, the coordinator of the gathering, the meeting has decided to carry out various activities in a bid to ensure the welfare of community seniors. The meeti...


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