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Tremors felt in Kathmandu
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, Dec 18: Kathmandu Valley felt tremor at 9:17 pm Thursday. According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the tremor measured 5.0 on the Richter Scale. The epicenter w
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Govt sticks to conditions for sending domestic workers
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, Dec 18: Despite repeated calls from destination countries to send Nepali domestic workers, the government continues to impose a ban on sending them. The Ministry of Labor and Employment (M
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NT's recharge billing system hits a snag
(yesterday) KATHMANDU: The need to upgrade Nepal Telecom’s balance top-up service could not be more evident than by the fact that millions of its customers were unable to recharge their mobile balances over the
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SpiceJet cancels flight to Kathmandu
(yesterday) KATHMANDU: Cash-strapped Indian budget airline, SpiceJet, did not fly to Nepal today after Indian oil companies refused to refuel the aircraft of the airline company which had failed to pay the fuel b
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UML reiterates two-third majority if no consensus
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, Dec 18: CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has reiterated that his party would strongly lobby for producing a new constitution by January 22 and that the disputes would be decided through votin
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Leaders claim progress on judiciary, electoral system
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, DEC 18 - With the January 22 deadline looming, the major political forces are quietly exploring ways to find a point of compromise on key contentious issues of new constitution but without
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Student unions for decrease in petro products price
(Dec 17) KATHMANDU: Eleven students' unions, including the sister wings of major political parties, on Wednesday demanded that the government and the Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) reviewed the prices of petroleu
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Student organisations demand reduction of petroleum products price (Dec 17)
Student organisations demand reduction of petroleum products price
(Dec 17) Eleven student-organisations affiliated to various political parties have demanded a reduction in prices of petroleum products. A meeting of the student's unions, affiliated to ruling-coalition and opposition parties, held on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, decided that they will exert pressure to reduce prices of petroleum products according to int ... Read Full News
Rupee at 11-month low against US dollar
(Dec 17) KATHMANDU, Dec 17: Nepali rupee plunged to an 11-month low of 101.01 against US dollar on Tuesday, after Indian currency, with which the rupee is pegged, fell to a 13-month low against the greenback.
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Rs 761 bn flew out of Nepal in a decade
(Dec 17) KATHMANDU: Nepal has become the third largest hub in South Asia to report illicit financial outflows, with the country recording flight of a whopping $7.54 billion (Rs 761.61 billion as per current ex
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SC interim order against squatters commission
(Dec 17) KATHMANDU, Dec 17: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued an interim order preventing the Landless Squatters Problem Resolution Commission from carrying out its functions for the time being. Responding
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Govt formally starts two-shift working system
(Dec 17) KATHMANDU Dec 17: The government has formally introduced two-shift working system (6am to 12pm and 12pm to 6pm) from Tuesday morning at dozens of its offices across the country. Minister for General
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Surviving cold wave a challenge for needy
(Dec 17) LAHAN, Dec 17: With the mercury dipping, life in the Tarai has been paralyzed for the last four days. Every year, cold waves cause human casualties and loss of property in the region. But the authori
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China seeks party-to-party ties with NC, UML, Maoists
(Dec 17) KATHMANDU, DEC 17 - Chen Fengxiang, vice minister at the International Department of the CPC Central Committee that looks after China’s relations with South Asia, has sought strong relations with the
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Two held with 23 kg gold from Bhaktapur
(Dec 16) KATHMANDU, Dec 16: Bhaktapur Police has arrested two men with 23 kg illegal gold at Jagati being ferried to the capital on Tuesday. The bullion was captured during a security check from a container v
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Freezing cold claims life in Jajarkot
(Dec 16) JAJARKOT: A 46-year-old man died of shivering cold in Khalanga-1 of the district on Monday. The deceased has been identified as Nar Bahadur Kami. Preliminary investigation reveals that Kami who reac
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Defence ministry staff take offence at treatment
(Dec 16) KATHMANDU: Staff at the Ministry of Defence housed on the ground floor of the main building in Singha Durbar-based central government secretariat feel they are a neglected lot. Be it joint secretarie
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Apex court starts SMS service to provide info on case status
(Dec 16) KATHMANDU, Dec 16: The Supreme Court is all set to provide short message service (SMS) to service seekers to inform them about the status of their cases at the apex court. According to Supreme Court
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E-judiciary service begins from today (Dec 16)
E-judiciary service begins from today
(Dec 16) KATHMANDU: The Supreme Court will begin e-service to give court dates to the clients and issue summons from tomorrow. The apex court’s decision to start e-judiciary comes in the backdrop of Chief Justice Ram Kumar Prasad Shah’s pledge to better court services and to ensure easy access to justice. The apex court will send SMS to its clients for thr ... Read Full News
Patients forced to pay through the nose for free blood
(Dec 16) KATHMANDU, Dec 16 : He has donated blood 140 times so far and has convinced thousands of others to help people struggling with death. Prem Sagar Karmacharya, president of Nepal Voluntary Blood Donors
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Diplomat summoned over envoy’s conversion note
(Dec 16) KATHMANDU, DEC 16 - In a string of controversies over British Ambassador Andrew Sparkes’ recent message to the Constituent Assembly members of Nepal to ensure in the new constitution that the people’s
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CA begins deliberations on CPDCC report
(Dec 15) KATHMANDU, Dec 15: Today´s Constituent Assembly (CA) meeting has started discussions on the report presented by the Constitutional Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee (CPDCC). During the meeti
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Education minister unaware about MBBS questions leakage
(Dec 15) DEC 15 - Education Minister Chitra Lekha Yadav has said that she was unaware about the leakage of MBBS entrance question papers and came to know about the incident through newspapers. During a meetin
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SWC to blacklist Chinese NGO APECF
(Dec 15) KATHMANDU: Social Welfare Council today stated that it had started necessary process to blacklist the Asia Pacific Exchange and Cooperation Foundation, a Chinese non-governmental organisation, for its
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Dug up Old Baneshwar-Sinamagal road hampers businesses
(Dec 15) KATHMANDU, Dec 15: Although it was already past midday on Sunday, not a single customer had turned up at Salima Banu´s shop. It did not matter that rows of colorful potes, dazzling and vibrant necklac
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NC commited to producing new statute by Jan 22
(Dec 15) KATHMANDU, Dec 15 : Nepali Congress (NC) has reiterated its commitment to promulgating a new constitution within the set deadline of January 22, 2015. A joint meeting of the party´s parliamentary par
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PM instructs Ministry to cut petro prices
(Dec 15) KATHMANDU, DEC 15 - Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has instructed Minister for Commerce and Supplies Sunil Bahadur Thapa to immediately cut the prices of petroleum products, including that of cooking g
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Kin of man gunned down by India’s SSB continue to seek justice
(Dec 13) MORANG, DEC 13 - Justice continues to elude the family of Basudev Sah of Amahibariyati-7 who was shot dead by an inebriated inspector of India’s Seema Surakshya Bal (SSB) at Khayarbana in Morang distr
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China raises grant assistance to Nepal by 400 per cent
(Dec 13) KATHMANDU: China has become yet another development partner to raise foreign aid quota for the country, as it has pledged to increase grant assistance for Nepal by over 400 per cent in the next fiscal
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Oli, Nepal entrusted to nominate standing, politburo members
(Dec 13) KATHMANDU, Dec 13: Top leaders of CPN-UML have reached an understanding to nominate members of the party´s standing committee (SC) and politburo based on mutual understanding among all sides within th
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Satyarthi to visit Nepal next week
(Dec 13) KATHMANDU, DEC 13 - Kailash Satyarthi, the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner, is arriving in Kathmandu next week. According to lawmaker Dilli Bahadur Chaudhary, Satyrathi will arrive on December 19, and
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NC leadership asked to pull out all stops for statute
(Dec 13) KATHMANDU, DEC 13 - The Central Working Committee of Nepali Congress on Friday decided to take all possible measures to ensure a federal democratic constitution. A CWC meeting held at the official re
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Oli, Nepali get responsibilty to pick politburo
(Dec 12) KATHMANDU, DEC 12 - The CPN-UML office bearers have given the responsibility to select the politburo and standing committee members to party Chairman KP Sharma Oli and senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal
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Ritu’s murderer made public
(Dec 12) KATHMANDU, DEC 12 - Police on Thursday made public the man who has confessed to killing 20-year-old college student Ritu Mahaseth . The Kantipur College freshman, pursuing her Bachelor’s, was knifed t
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EU decides not to revoke ban on Nepali airlines
(Dec 12) KATHMANDU: The European Commission has said that all 16 Nepali airlines were still on the new list of airlines banned from the European airspace. “No decision was taken to remove countries whose carr
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New rules for public transport driving license
(Dec 12) KATHMANDU, Dec 12: Following a series of road accidents in the country in recent weeks and months, the government has decided to introduce new rules for issuing licenses to drivers of public transport vehicles. According to the new regulations endorsed by a Cabinet meeting on Thursday, any applicant for a driving license for public transport vehic
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UML forms taskforce to end intra-party row
(Dec 12) KATHMANDU, DEC 12 - CPN-UML has formed a two-member taskforce to resolve the dispute concerning the criteria for central leaders to contest in the party’s politburo positions. The taskforce comprisin
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CPN-Maoist warns of ‘people’s constitution’
(Dec 12) KATHMANDU, DEC 12 - The Mohan Baidya-led CPN-Maoist has warned of drafting a “people’s constitution” through a popular movement. Unveiling its official position on the key contentious issues of the n
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9 injured in Syangja jeep mishap
(Dec 11) SYANGJA, Dec 11: Nine passengers have been injured in a jeep accident here in Baigha VDC-8 of the district on Thursday. Among the injured, three are in critically condition. Accroding to district pol
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10-year imprisonment for Khotang rapist
(Dec 11) KHOTANG: District Court of Khotang indicted a youth for a rape and slapped him a jail term for 10 years. District judge Ishwor Prasad Gautam convicted Sandesh Rai (18) of Sapteshwor-8 in the crime, o
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Parties in ‘positive discussions’ to settle contentious subjects
(Dec 11) KATHMANDU, DEC 11 - Parties are yet to reach an agreement on key contentious issues of new constitution despite “positive discussions”, including that on authorising federal parliament to name the pr
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IGP denies charge of faking informants
(Dec 11) KATHMANDU: Inspector General of Police Upendra Kant Aryal today claimed that he never pocketed money by creating fake informants in the course of arresting gold smugglers with precious yellow metal.
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Clash over compensation for land injures 10
(yesterday) POKHARA: At least 10 persons including five police personnel were injured in a clash between locals and police in Pokhara on Thursday. Locals residing around the purported international airport in La
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Rape victim calls for justice system reform
(yesterday) KATHMANDU: Puja Bohara (name changed), 17, who was gang raped in her home district of Baitadi three years ago, wants revolutionary changes in Nepal’s criminal justice system so that victims can get ju
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Global population living six years longer than in 1990 - study
(yesterday) LONDON: Global life expectancy has risen by more than six years since 1990 thanks to falling death rates from cancer and heart disease in rich countries and better survival in poor countries from diar
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Nepal to be part of Silk Road Economic Belt
(yesterday) HONGKONG, Dec 18 : Nepal has signed in an agreement with China to be a part of the Silk Road Economic Belt. A four-point agreement to this effect was signed during a Nepal-China Inter-governmental Bu
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Politicians ‘try to influence CIAA’
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, DEC 18 - Senior politicians, including CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli and Nepali Congress’ Sher Bahadur Deuba, have allegedly pressured a CIAA team investigating the recent MBBS question pa
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Pedestrians walk a tight rope
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, DEC 18 - Last month, a bus accident took the lives of four people in the Babarmahal area. The authorities failed to find the exact reason for the accident and concluded that it was the cons
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Tripper plunges into Bhotekoshi, 2 rescue alive
(Dec 17) KATHMANDU, DEC 17 - Two persons were rescued alive when a Capital bound tripper plunged into Bhotekoshi river along the Arniko Highway on Wednesday. The truck was carrying hydro construction material
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Taliban storm Pak school‚ kill 135‚ mostly children
(Dec 17) PESHAWAR: Taliban insurgents killed at least 135 people, most of them children, after storming an army-run school today in one of Pakistan’s bloodiest ever attacks. Witnesses described how a huge bla
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Gautam moots jail for traffic offenders
(Dec 17) KATHMANDU: Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bamdev Gautam today urged the Good Governance and Monitoring Committee of the Legislature-Parliament to give directives to the government to make tim
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Maitidevi-Putali Sadak road an unending hassle
(Dec 17) KATHMANDU, Dec 17 : The Maitidevi-Putali Sadak road section has meant nothing but hardship for commuters for the last one-and-a-half years. During sunny weather, the road remains in a cloud of dust t
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CA chair urged to remove deadlock
(Dec 17) KATHMANDU, Dec 17: As lawmakers from ruling and opposition parties have been continuously disputing over whether the Constitutional Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee (CPDCC) of the Constituen
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Could leadership handover land Bhattarai top UCPN (M) post?
(Dec 17) KATHMANDU, DEC 17 - UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal presented a document at the party’s Central Committee meeting on Sunday. Many see it as the beginning of the leadership handover to his de
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Law minister assures rape victim justice
(Dec 17) KATHMANDU, DEC 17 - Law Minister Narahari Acharya has assured Puja Bohara, a rape victim who published an open letter addressed to him on the Kantipur daily on Tuesday, of every possible help in her s
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12-hr shift at urgent service offices starts today
(Dec 16) KATHMANDU: Government offices providing urgent services will open for 12 hours — from 6am to 6pm — as per a Cabinet decision taken on November 20, but many wonder whether the move, made without equipp
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Flexibility a far cry as CA deliberations begin
(Dec 16) KATHMANDU, DEC 16 - There has been no let up in discordant voices between the ruling and the opposition parties regarding constitution drafting process, as evidenced in the full house meeting of the C
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Minister ordered to furnish written reply within 15 days
(Dec 16) KATHMANDU, Dec 16: The Good Governance and Monitoring Committee of parliament on Monday has ordered Minister for Education Chitra Lekha Yadav to furnish written clarification within 15 days with regar
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Ruling, oppn leaders sharply divided on returning to CPDCC
(Dec 16) KATHMANDU, Dec 16: The Constituent Assembly (CA) meeting on Monday witnessed intense debate among senior leaders of various political parties on whether the list of disputes in constitution making sho
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UCPN-M for returning disputes to CPDCC (Dec 16)
UCPN-M for returning disputes to CPDCC
(Dec 16) KATHMANDU: The Unified CPN-Maoist Parliamentary Party today decided to demand the Constituent Assembly to resend the disputed issues of the new constitution to the Constitutional Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee for forging consensus. According to UCPN-M Chief Whip Giriraj Mani Pokhrel, today’s parliamentary party meeting also decided no ... Read Full News
With Saarc gone, solar lamps begin to flicker
(Dec 16) KATHMANDU, DEC 16 - A month after installation, many of the solar street lamps on the Maitighar-Tinkune stretch have already experienced technical problems. While the fault is blamed on overcast skie
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Prank calls clog police helpline
(Dec 16) KATHMANDU, DEC 16 - Some speak in a drunken slur. Some make exceedingly abusive remarks. Some call just to irritate the policeman manning the line. Police’s emergency hotline number, 100, receives so
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Westerly wind active again, more chilly days ahead
(Dec 15) KATHMANDU, Dec 15: Although the weather across the country has generally improved on Monday with the halt in the impact of the westerly wind, more cold weather is predicted for some days with cloudy c
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Applications galore
(Dec 15) KATHMANDU: Nepal Police on Sunday said it received 37,513 applications for 1,112 positions of police constable. Of the vacant positions, 600 are to be filled through open competition while 22 have bee
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UCPN-M to discuss change of guard‚ claims Dahal
(Dec 15) KATHMANDU: After continuous agitation of the party’s second-in-command Baburam Bhattarai against the three-decade single leadership of Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, the Unified CPN-Maoist has started d
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UK envoy under flak for advocacy of conversion
(Dec 15) KATHMANDU:Amid criticism from various quarters over his suggestion to the Constituent Assembly (CA) members to ensure the right to change one’s religion under the new constitution, the government has
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Heavy rain, snowfall take toll on normal life
(Dec 15) KATHMANDU, DEC 15 - Brief to heavy rains scattered throughout the country since Saturday afternoon have adversely affected normal life on Sunday. Cold weather compounded by snowfall in Himalayan dist
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Cold weather grips country (Dec 15)
Cold weather grips country
(Dec 15) KATHMANDU, Dec 14 :Snowfall, rain and a cold wave have affected normal life across the country since Saturday. The drastic drop in temperature followed the first winter rain and brought heavy snowfall in the Himalayan region while a cold wave blanketed the Tarai. According to Min Kumar Aryal, a meteorologist at the Department of Hydrology and Mete ... Read Full News
SLC Grading system draws criticism
(Dec 15) KATHMANDU, DEC 15 - As the government prepares to introduce grading system for School Leaving Certificate (SLC) test, education experts and stakeholders have criticised the decision saying that it was
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CDO delivers bolt from the blue to Purplefest
(Dec 13) KATHMANDU: In an arbitrary move that defies all logic Kathmandu Chief District Officer Ek Narayan Aryal today issued verbal orders to the organisers of the much anticipated musical-cum-comedy event fe
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Nepal picked for US Compact Program investment
(Dec 13) KATHMANDU: In a positive sign for Nepal, the United States has decided to make this country eligible for its large-scale Compact Program for investment. This comes on top of a report on improvement in
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NAME Director Sharma arrested
(Dec 13) KATHMANDU:The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Friday arrested Director of NAME Institute for Medical Education Dr Navin Sharma. The anti-graft body arrested Sharma fo
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NAME proprietor held (Dec 13)
NAME proprietor held
(Dec 13) KATHMANDU: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority on Friday arrested proprietor of National Academy for Medical Education Dr Nabin Sharma in connection with the MBBS scholarship question paper leak. CIAA Press Co-ordinator Bhawani Subedi said CIAA found incriminating documents from Dr Sharma's house and he was also found to be i ... Read Full News
Taskforce of second rung leaders on anvil
(Dec 13) KATHMANDU, DEC 13 - With the view of easing the constitution writing process, the four major political parties have agreed to seek help of taskforce comprising their second rung leaders and interlocut
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Oli unhappy with PM Koirala
(Dec 12) KATHMANDU, Dec 11:CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has expressed his serious dissatisfaction with Prime Minister Sushil Koirala’s working style and accused the latter of unnecessarily interfering into t
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Can’t accept constitution through CA: Gajurel
(Dec 12) DHANKUTA, DEC 12 - CPN-Maoist Vice Chairman CP Gajurel has said that the constitution should be drafted only after discussing the contents of the constitution at an All-Party Political Conference. Le
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Govt to unveil Higher Education Policy soon
(Dec 12) KATHMANDU: School leaving certificates will not be enough for higher education aspirants to get admission in colleges until they clear pre-admission aptitude test and meet merit-based criteria once th
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Rupee dips to 10-month low of 100.04
(Dec 12) KATHMANDU: Nepali currency once again breached the 100-rupee mark against the US dollar to hit the lowest in almost 10 months, as the value of India rupee, with which the domestic currency is pegged,
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Bir Hospital to provide services in two shifts
(Dec 12) KATHMANDU, Dec 12: The Bir Hospital administration has been planning to provide services in two shifts after mid-December. The hospital officials hope that the two-shift service will lessen the hardsh
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Game over for gang of teen thieves
(Dec 12) KATHMANDU, DEC 12 - The teenagers lived it up. They blew their money on the girls in cabin restaurants, on dinners and lunches in the restaurants around town. They were happy because the money came ea
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Man found dead at Tanahun hotel
(Dec 11) DAMAULI: A man was found dead at a hotel room in Abukhaireni of Tanahun district on Wednesday. According to police, the man has been identified as Hari Prasad Banjara (45) from Tandrang-9 of Gorkha d
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Four killed in Humla under-construction house collapse
(Dec 11) HUMLA, Dec 11: Four construction workers have been killed when an under-construction house belonging to Kamal Bohara collapsed here in Simikot-2 of the district headquarters on Thursday afternoon. Th
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Govt introduces grading system in SLC examinations
(Dec 11) KATHMANDU, DEC 11 - Government has introduced a new grading system in School Leaving Certificate (SLC) examination by scrapping the previous pass-fail system. A meeting of Curriculum Development Cent
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Cold wave grips west Tarai; flood victims most affected
(Dec 11) BANKE, DEC 11 - A spell of cold wave has crippled western Tarai for the past one week, adversely affecting normal life in the region. Flood victims including people from impoverished households who ca
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Tanahun hydro project's fate hangs in balance
(Dec 11) KATHMANDU: Controversies surrounding the selection of Project Supervision Consultant continue to delay implementation of 140-megawatt Tanahun Hydropower Project being loan-financed by the Asian Develo
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