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Cold kills another quake victim
(Dec 27, 2015) Dec 27, 2015- A 60-year-old earthquake victim from Aaruarbang VDC in Gorkha died of cold on Friday night, taking the total number of cold-related deaths across the country this season to 20. Most of t
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UML ‘to grill’ Oli for slicing ministries
(Dec 27, 2015) Dec 27, 2015- Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s decisions to slice and dice ministries “on a whim” to appease coalition partners are likely to become an albatross around his neck, as his own party, the C
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Unidentified group torches Kantipur Daily pickup van
(Dec 27, 2015) BIRGUNJ, Dec 27: An unidentified group has torched a pickup van, Na 13, Cha 495 carrying Kantipur daily newspapers at Tribhuvan Rajpath's Parwanipur chowk of Parsa district on Sunday morning. Inspect
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ONE KILLED IN RHINO ATTACK
(Dec 27, 2015) RATNANAGAR, Chitwan, Dec. 27: An elderly died after a rhino attacked him at Narayani Municipality-3 in Chitwan district on Saturday. Buddhi Prasad Aryal, 62, died after a rhino attacked him on his wa
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5-yr jail sought for nabbed officials
(Dec 18, 2015) Dec 18, 2015- Police on Thursday filed cases against two government officials, along with petrol pump owners, on the charge of their involvement in black-marketeering and fraud. On behalf of the Metr
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India urged to ease cross-border vehicle movement
(Dec 18, 2015) Commerce and Supplies Minister Ganesh Man Pun has called on Indian State Minister for Commerce and Industry, Nirmala Sitharaman, to ease movement of vehicles across Nepal-India border points to facili
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Fraud, black-marketing case filed against Sharma, Sah
(Dec 18, 2015) The Metropolitan Police Crime Division today filed a case of fraud and black-marketing against Ram Aadhar Sah and Rabin Kumar Sharma at the Kathmandu District Court. Sah and Sharma have been automati
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Rajendra Mahato warns of intensifying agitation
(Dec 18, 2015) Sadbhawana Party Chair Rajendra Mahato today warned of a decisive agitation in border areas, highways and customs offices beginning from tomorrow. Speaking to journalists over phone in Birgunj today,
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Fire destroys 5 houses, millions worth property
(Dec 18, 2015) A massive fire that broke out due to an electric short circuit destroyed five houses in Diktel bazaar, district headquarters of Khotang on Thursday afternoon. The houses belonging to Hiralal Puri, K
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Resumption of trade through Tatopani uncertain
(Dec 18, 2015) HONG KONG, Dec 18: Resumption of trade through Tatopani checkpoint has become further uncertain as a Chinese team in its geological study report concluded that the reinstatement of customs office at K
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Winter clothing and blankets meant for quake victims become food for rats
(Dec 17, 2015) Dec 17, 2015- As the earthquake victims in Gorkha district are having difficulty coping with the winter cold, the District Disaster Management Committee officials say their plan to distribute winter c
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Protests, clashes mar President’s Janakpur visit
(Dec 17, 2015) Tension ran high in Janakpur throughout the day today due to demonstrations staged by the United Democratic Madhesi Front over President Bidhya Devi Bhandari’s visit to the Janaki temple in the holy c
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Ex-Minister Hari Parajuli refunds embezzled Rs 2.6 lakh
(Dec 17, 2015) KATHMANDU: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority said it forced former Minister for Agricultural Development Hari Prasad Parajuli to refund Rs 260,000 that he had embezzled from t
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8 months post-quake, Reconstruction Authority is born again
(Dec 17, 2015) KATHMANDU, Dec 17: Eight months after the 7.6 magnitude earthquake devastated the country, Parliament has endorsed the bill to form a National Reconstruction Authority that will oversee the entire tas
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No need for serious probe in Maitighar car crash: Police
(Dec 17, 2015) KATHMANDU, Dec 17: Following controversy over Saturday's high-speed road accident at Maitighar in the capital, Metropolitan Police Traffic Division has been collecting details of the incident that lef
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Dish Home office in Bhaisepati attacked, Chand-led CPN Maoist suspected
(Dec 16, 2015) Dec 16, 2015- An unidentified gang hurled petrol bomb at Dish Home control unit office in Bhaisepati early Wednesday morning. Lalitpur SSP Pitambar Adhikari informed that the incident occurred at 6:1
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Deuba to make desperate bid for party president
(Dec 16, 2015) Dec 16, 2015- The 13th general convention of the Nepali Congress is going to be a do-or-die situation for senior leader Sher Bahadur Deuba, who has already lost two elections for the party president.
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UDMF condemns random arrests
(Dec 16, 2015) United Democratic Madhesi Front has accused the government authorities of indiscriminately detaining agitators in Birgunj, the centre of the Madhes agitation. UDMF has particularly condemned the poli
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Amendment, reconstruction authority bills move forward
(Dec 16, 2015) Amid protests from agitating Madhes-based political parties, the government tabled the much-hyped constitution amendment bill in Parliament on Tuesday. Similarly, paving the way for endorsement of th
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Analysts worry over anti-govt sentiment among Madhesi youth
(Dec 16, 2015) RAJBIRAJ, Dec 16: Stating that the four months long protest for 'rights' might leave deep scars in the hearts of Madhesi children and youths in the long run, civil society leaders and political analy
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Ruling, opposition leaders ‘ready to resume House proceedings’
(Dec 15, 2015) KATHMANDU: Leaders of the ruling and opposition parties have expressed a commitment to resume obstructed Parliament proceedings from Tuesday. Speaking at a meeting called by Speaker Onsari Gharti Mag
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POLICE NAB OFFICIALS OVER FUEL BLACK MARKET, METER TAMPERING
(Dec 15, 2015) KATHMANDU, Dec 15: With the arrest of two ranking government officials in Kathmandu while probing the black market in fuel and meter tampering at petrol stations, Nepal Police has attempted to establi
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Langtang avalanche: Government refuses to declare missing dead
(Dec 15, 2015) RAMCHE, RASUWA, Dec 15: Jim Bahadur Tamang of Ramche, Rasuwa went missing in the Langtang avalanche that was triggered by the Gorkha earthquake on April 25 this year. He was one of 83 persons that wen
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Tripartite talks between govt, Madhesi Morcha & NC inconclusive
(Dec 14, 2015) The tripartite talks between the government, main opposition Nepali Congress and agitating Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha (SLMM) ended inconclusively on Sunday. The meeting held at Prime Minister
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UCPN-Maoist to probe controversial China visit delegates selection
(Dec 14, 2015) KATHMANDU: The UCPN-Maoist is set to launch an investigation into selection of delegates for a weeklong China visit meant for April 25 earthquake victims. READ ALSO Maoist leaders’ kin off to China
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Nepal to adopt new education policy soon
(Dec 14, 2015) BHAKTAPUR: Minister for Education Giriraj Mani Pokharel on Sunday said the government has been making preparations to introduce a new education policy. The Minister said a new commission would be for
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Conflicting claims over CIAA seizure of Dabur products
(Dec 14, 2015) BIRGUNJ/KATHMANDU, Dec 14: Raising serious question about the role of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), a team from the anti-graft body seized 90 containers carrying p
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TI Nepal concerned over govt's move to provide lifelong facilities to former VIPs
(Dec 14, 2015) KATHMANDU, Dec 14: The Transparency International (TI) Nepal has stated its serious attention was drawn to the news carried by the media that the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers
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Six women rescued from TIA
(Dec 11, 2015) Six women have been rescued from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu on Wednesday evening after police found that they were being trafficked to Thailand. Police arrested two persons in conne
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UDMF rejects major parties’ proposal
(Dec 11, 2015) The United Democratic Madhesi Front rejected the three major parties’ proposal to allow the passage of the Constitution Amendment Bill and settle the question of provincial boundaries within three mon
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Govt, Nepali Congress, UDMF leaders hold tripartite talks but make no headway
(Dec 11, 2015) KATHMANDU: The tripartite talks held among the ruling coalition, the main opposition Nepali Congress and the agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front ended without making any headway against the thor
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AHRC dubs Nepal govt inept for failing to maintain peace and order, protect rights
(Dec 11, 2015) KATHMANDU: The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) said that Nepal lacks reliable institutions to deal with a humanitarian crisis or human rights violations. Issuing a statement from Hong Kong on th
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NC stalls tabling of Reconstruction Authority bill
(Dec 11, 2015) KATHMANDU, Dec 11 : Despite all the preparations for tabling the long-awaited Reconstruction Authority bill in the parliament on Thursday, it could not be tabled after lawmakers from the main oppositi
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Cooking gas crisis causing transformer overloads
(Dec 11, 2015) LAMJUNG, Dec 11: More than half a dozen transformers in the service area of Lamjung Electricity Consumers Cooperative have become useless after breaking down due to overloading. The transformers broke
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CK Raut’s supporter held from Patan
(Dec 10, 2015) Police arrested a supporter of CK Raut for his alleged involvement in activities against national integrity. Roshan Sah was held from Patan Industrial Area on Monday by Lalitpur Police Range. Police
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Karki defends CIAA decision to quiz “big fishes”, vows to carry on with ongoing investigation
(Dec 10, 2015) KATHMANDU: The chief of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority, Lokman Singh Karki, vowed to carry on with the ongoing investigation into corruption cases notwithstanding the conse
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Rana-Chand agreement elates RPP cadres
(Dec 10, 2015) KATHMANDU: The cadres of Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) could not help being happier having seen their top two leaders attending their party’s event together and that also after a hiatus of one and
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House committee okays bill on Reconstruction Authority
(Dec 10, 2015) KATHMANDU, Dec 10: The bills committee of the parliament has finally endorsed the Reconstruction Authority bill ending months-long wrangling between the ruling party and the main opposition, Nepali Co
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New constitution a milestone in Nepal's history: British Envoy (Dec 10, 2015)
New constitution a milestone in Nepal's history: British Envoy
(Dec 10, 2015) British Ambassador to Nepal Richard Morris has said that Nepal's new constitution is a milestone in the history of the country. While paying a courtesy visit to Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar on Wednesday, British envoy Morris welcomed the new constitution and said that the new statute has proved to be a milestone in Nepal's history, according to a ... Read Full News
Businesses in Madhes succumb to prolong banda
(Dec 10, 2015) LAHAN, Dec 10: Last year, a local of Mahottari district opened 'Maharaja Hotel' in Mirchiya market, Siraha. To his great happiness, it soon became popular among consumers. He felt that he would be abl
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Govt turns to Saudi amid delay in oil deal with China
(Dec 09, 2015) Dec 9, 2015- In a desperate move to ease acute crisis of fuel facing the country, the government is seeking 20,000 kilolitre (KL) of fuel from Saudi Arabia. The government decision to request the Arab
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Kingmakers in Cong: It’s quid pro quo
(Dec 27, 2015) Dec 27, 2015- In the next general convention of the Nepali Congress (NC) in March next year, Sushil Koirala, Sher Bahadur Deuba and Ram Chandra Poudel are set to vie for party presidency. As the party
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Fire destroyes property worth 2 million at Jagdamba Steel
(Dec 27, 2015) SIMARA, Dec 27: Property worth more than 20 lakhs has been destroyed in a fire here at Jagdamba Steel of Bara district on Sunday morning. According to Administration Officer Kumod Dhakal of Jagdamba
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Chand now becomes RPP Chairman
(Dec 27, 2015) KATHMANDU, Dec 26: The Central Working Committee of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) has unanimously elected former Prime Minister Lokendra Bahadur Chand as the Party's Chairman. The meeting of
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Smuggling of river-based resources rampant
(Dec 27, 2015) Parasi, Dec 27: Smuggling of the river-based resources is on the rise in different rivers of Nawalparasi district lately due to lack of proper monitoring mechanism of the government bodies. Activitie
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Morcha to boycott talks
(Dec 18, 2015) Dec 18, 2015- The Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha has decided to boycott talks with the government as the major parties prepare to pass the Constitution Amendment Bill that was tabled despite the T
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New statute a milestone, says UK foreign secy
(Dec 18, 2015) British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Philip Hammond, today said Nepal’s new Constitution was a ‘milestone’ towards ensuring rights of the people and paving the way for devel
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Charter revision will ease cargo passage: India
(Dec 18, 2015) Dec 18, 2015- Indian Ministry of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj has urged the agitating Madhes-based parties of Nepal to resolve the current political crisis through consensus and understanding. Duri
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CIAA WANTS SUSPENSION OF APF CHIEF ONTA OVER CORRUPTION
(Dec 18, 2015) KATHMANDU, Dec 18: The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has recommended to the government to suspend Armed Police Force (APF) chief Kosh Raj Onta and three other APF officers
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Deliberations on constitution amendment bill from today
(Dec 18, 2015) KATHMANDU, Dec 18: Amidst opposition from the agitating Madhes-based parties, deliberations over constitution amendment bill are scheduled start from Friday in the parliament. Major parties are push
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Projects in Biratnagar worth billions at standstill
(Dec 18, 2015) BIRATNAGAR, Dec 18: Despite the introduction of various projects for the development of Biratnagar, headquarters of Mornag district, snail-pace completion is leaving the city relatively backward. Pro
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Reconstruction Bill passed unopposed
(Dec 17, 2015) Dec 17, 2015- The Legislature-Parliament endorsed the Reconstruction Authority Bill on Wednesday, almost eight months after the devastating April 25 earthquake, paving the way for the formation of the
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Imports drop by 59pc from border points
(Dec 17, 2015) Imports from major Nepal-India customs points dipped by as much as 59 per cent in the first four months of the current fiscal year, as trade disruption continued along the bordering areas of the two c
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Thakur, Mahato join border demonstration as govt tables bills without consent
(Dec 17, 2015) BIRGUNJ: Tarai Madhes Democratic Party Chairman Mahantha Thakur and Sadbhawana Party Chairman Rajendra Mahato on Wednesday joined a sit-in at the Indo-Nepal border point near Birgunj of Parsa district
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NRB warns of stagflation as inflation hits double-digit
(Dec 17, 2015) Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has warned that the country may face stagflation if the current tarai turmoil and undeclared economic blockade continue much longer. The central bank's grave warning comes at a
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SLC to start March 31, course only one-third complete in Madhes
(Dec 17, 2015) KATHMANDU, Dec 17: The Office of the Controller of Examinations (OCE) has scheduled the SLC board exam of this academic year for March 31 to April 11. Teachers and students in the eight districts of t
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Victims shiver as parties bicker
(Dec 16, 2015) After bone-chilling cold started to grip Chankhu, where temporary shelters have been set up for quake victims, they have now started to move towards Singati bazaar in Dolakha district. The migration o
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Government tables bills, UDMF objects
(Dec 16, 2015) Bill on First Amendment of Constitution of Nepal and Bill on Reconstruction of Earthquake Affected Structures were tabled at the Legislature Parliament today despite objection from the agitating Unite
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Army seeks Rs 8.66b for arms procurement
(Dec 16, 2015) Nepal Army (NA), which has been seeking fresh procurement of arms and ammunition since the last few years, has now sought an allocation of Rs 8.66 billion without further delay in order to replace out
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Judicial reform must begin with judges: Lal committee
(Dec 16, 2015) KATHMANDU, Dec 16: A committee to recommend ways to control and prevent irregularities within the judiciary submitted its report on Tuesday to Chief Justice Kalyan Shrestha, suggesting to start judici
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Security personnel arrested 11 cadres of UDMF
(Dec 15, 2015) BIEGUNJ: The 11 cadres and leaders of United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) are arrested by security personnel in Birgunj of Parsa district on Tuesday night. The 11 arrestees are under police custod
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Minister Basnet admits error in China trip delegates selection
(Dec 15, 2015) KATHMANDU: Minister for Home Affairs Shakti Bahadur Basnet has admitted his mistake in sending his relatives to China trip in the name of earthquake survivors. In the Central Committee meeting of Uni
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Nepal to become poorest in S Asia
(Dec 15, 2015) KATHMANDU, Dec 15: Nepal is heading toward becoming the poorest country in South Asia, thanks to the prolonged Madhes unrest and the Indian blockade. Currently, Nepal is the third poorest country in
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Powerful explosion rocks Itahari, six injured
(Dec 14, 2015) ITHARI: A powerful explosion rocked the Hatkhola market area in Itahari Sub-Metropolitan City- 1, Sunsari district last night. Six people have been critically injured in the incident. The blast has al
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Fate of 4 problem-ridden hydro projects in limbo
(Dec 14, 2015) Dec 14, 2015- The fate of four hydropower projects with a combined capacity of 560 MW is in limbo due to fuel shortages, lack of coordination with contractors and indecision among stakeholders. Among
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Writ filed against life-time luxuries to ex-VIPs
(Dec 14, 2015) KATHMANDU: A writ has been registered at the Supreme Court challenging the government decision to provide luxurious amenities to the former special government office-bearers, on Sunday. The writ file
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Two bills snagged in stalemate
(Dec 14, 2015) KATHMANDU, Dec 14: With talks between major political parties and the agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) yielding no results, parliament has failed to table both the bill on the reconstr
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Veteran communist leader Khagulal felicitated
(Dec 14, 2015) KATHMANDU, Dec 14: Different communist parties in Kathmandu on Sunday jointly felicitated a ninety-eight-year old senior communist leader Khagulal Gurung for his contribution to different communist mo
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UML leaders told to cooperate
(Dec 11, 2015) Dec 11, 2015- Most of the 29 prominent figures, who have been summoned by the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority, have decided to cooperate with the anti-graft body in its investigatio
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NC foils tabling of Reconstruction Authority Bill
(Dec 11, 2015) Reconstruction Authority Bill could not be tabled in the Parliament today, as the main opposition objected to its tabling although agitating United Democratic Front that has been halting the parliamen
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Deputy PM Thapa to visit UK, China
(Dec 11, 2015) KATHMANDU: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Kamal Thapa is leaving for London next week to attend a function marking the bi-centennial of the diplomatic relations between Nepal a
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Protesting activists detained from in front of Indian Embassy
(Dec 11, 2015) KATHMANDU: Around three dozen human rights activists were detained for staging a protest in front of the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu against the de facto blockade imposed by India on Nepal, which has
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Post-Delhi visit, leaders hope for exit in 2 weeks
(Dec 11, 2015) Talks now into core issues KATHMANDU, Dec 11: Following the India visit of Foreign Minister Kamal Thapa and top leaders of the agitating Madhes-based parties, talks between the agitating side and majo
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India relaxes restrictions at Rupaidiha border
(Dec 11, 2015) NEPALGUNJ, Dec 11: Various attempts made by Banke District Administration Office in the past had failed to normalize the flow of vehicles into the district from the Indian side of the border. The Indi
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Cautious optimism surrounds dialogue
(Dec 10, 2015) Dec 10, 2015- Following a series of discussions of top leaders of the Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha with the Indian establishment and leaders of various political parties in New Delhi, talks betw
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Human rights should be seen in practice, not only in principle, says President Bhandari
(Dec 10, 2015) KATHMANDU: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said human rights should be guaranteed not only in principle, but also in practice. President Bhandari made this remark while inaugurating the Seventh Hum
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Hindus observing Bala Chaturdashi today
(Dec 10, 2015) Hindu devotees are observing Bala Chaturdashi, one the famous Hindu festivals, across the country on Thursday. The holy seeds are sown at Kailash, Gaurighat, Aryaghat, and Guheswori of Pashupati ar
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Fuel blockade revives interest in derelict trolleybus
(Dec 10, 2015) KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Passengers commuting atop the roofs of public transport buses is a common sight in Kathmandu Valley these days. Over two months of the ongoing fuel crisis created by the undeclared
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Probe against high-profile individuals will continue at all costs: Kark
(Dec 10, 2015) Chief commissioner of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has said that the investigations on high-profile politicians and officials will continue even if he has to step
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MoHP to fast-track drugs import
(Dec 09, 2015) Dec 9, 2015- The Ministry of Health and Population is all set to fast-track medicine procurement in a bid to ease supply of drugs in the country. In the wake of protests in the Tarai region and unoff
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Sooner the solution, the better, says Doval
(Dec 09, 2015) Dec 9, 2015- India’s National Security Adviser Ajit Doval on Tuesday urged the top leaders of the Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha (SLMM) to find a solution to the crisis in Nepal at the earliest.
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