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NEPAL IS U-19 SAFF CHAMPIONS
(3 hours ago) KATHMANDU: Nepal deafeated India in tiebreaker in the final of SAFF U-19 Championship at ANFA Complex grounds, Lalitpur on Saturday. This is Nepal’s first ever trophy in the age-group tournaments an
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SAFF U-19 championship final: Defence key to Nepal, India (a while ago)
SAFF U-19 championship final: Defence key to Nepal, India
(a while ago) KATHMANDU: With just one win away from their first international title in the last 22 years, Nepal prepare for what is billed as a “50-50” duel against regional powerhouse India in the first Saff U-19 Championship final on Saturday. Nepal’s last international title in football came with the 1993 South Asian Games gold medal and they were deprived o ... Read Full News
From Ground Zero: Tikapur tangle needs political solution; 24-hour curfew for last five days
(today) TIKAPUR, KAILALI: Deserted streets, beefed-up security, a fearful population and sinister rumours. A 24-hour curfew for the last five days. This has been the scene in this far-western Tarai town sinc
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Home Ministry defends right to moblise army to control riots
(today) The Home Ministry has defended the use of military to contain protests against proposed state delineation in the Tarai districts, arguing that the Local Administration Act of 1971 has the provision wh
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VAW cases up substantially
(today) Kathmandu, August 28 Women’s Rehabilitation Centre (WOREC) today said the cases of Violence Against Women have gone up substantially in the post-earthquake scenario with the establishment of sheds, h
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Police stations removed from western Tarai
(today) Nepal Police removed its security posts from western Tarai’s Madhesi and Tharu majority areas while Armed Police Force removed its highway security posts. The removal comes in the wake of attack on th
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NHRC team reaches Gaur to assess security situation
(today) A team of National Human Rights Commission has started assessing the security situation of banda-hit Gaur in Rautahat district. The team led by Subarna Karmacharya, acting chief of the NHRC regional
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Grade 12 Science stream result published
(yesterday) Higher Secondary Education Board (HSEB) has published the results of grade 12 under science stream on Friday. 37,918 examinees had appeared in the exams in May 2015. HSEB spokesperson Hira Acharya in
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THREE BUSES TORCHED IN MAHOTTARI
(yesterday) MAHOTTARI: An unidentified group of people have torched three buses, which were being parked here at Bardibas Municipality-1 of the district on Thursday night. They were parked there since last five d
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Youths flee Kailali villages
(yesterday) Youths have deserted villages in Kailali district fearing insecurity after Monday’s violent clashes led to nine deaths and regular curfew. Only the women and children are left behind. The local admin
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Dr KC stands firm on his hunger strike
(yesterday) Kathmandu, August 27 Despite his deteriorating health, Dr Govinda KC today said he would not break his fast-unto-death protest until all his six-point demand was fully implemented. “I am not going t
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Only 300 of 2,700 quake-damaged houses in KMC dismantled so far
(yesterday) KATHMANDU: Of total 2,700 quake-damaged houses in the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC), only 300 houses were found to have been dismantled so far. Many house owners who registered their quake-damage
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EYEWITNESSES RECOUNT COLD-BLOODED KAILALI KILLINGS
(yesterday) 'Armed attackers had cornered police from all sides' KAILALI, Aug 28: Several families in Shankarpur of Tikapur Municipality have abandoned their homes following the carnage of August 24. Those who ha
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PANDEY: GOVT WON'T LET VIOLENCE OVERWHELM STATUTE DRAFTING
(yesterday) Govt briefing to Int'l Community KATHMANDU, Aug 27: The government has reiterated that it won't allow violent and criminal events to overwhelm the ongoing constitution-making process. Minister for Fo
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SAFF U-19 Championship: Nepal advance into final with 3-2 victory over Afghanistan
(Aug 27) KATHMANDU: Nepal have entered into the final of the SAFF U-19 Championship after hammering Afghanistan in the first semi-final match played at the ANFA Complex in Satdobato on Thursday afternoon. Anj
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APF's not opening fire blamed for Kailali deaths
(Aug 27) Situation didn't call for it: APF SP Singh KOHALPUR, Aug 27: During the violent clash between security forces and Tharuhut agitators at Munuwa, Tikapur of Kalilali district on Monday, the inability of
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AT LEAST 70 SURROGATE BABIES TAKEN FROM NEPAL
(Aug 27) Immigration department continues issuing visas to babies born in Nepal to surrogacy KATHMANDU, Aug 27: At least 70 surrogate babies born in Nepal have been taken to other countries since February 20
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Supreme Court issues interim order against paid surrogacy (Aug 27)
Supreme Court issues interim order against paid surrogacy
(Aug 27) KATHMANDU: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued an interim order directing the bodies involved in rendering surrogacy service to halt it for the time being. A single bench of Chief Justice Kalyan Shrestha directed the bodies making a business through the surrogacy to stop the service until further verdict, according to SC Spokesperson Nahakul Subedi ... Read Full News
New taxis in Kathmandu likely by mid-October
(Aug 27) The new taxi cabs planned to be operated in the Kathmandu Valley may hit the streets by mid-October in time for the country’s greatest festival Dashain, the Transport Management Office, Bagmati said.
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Writ filed at SC against army mobilisation
(Aug 27) KATHMANDU: A writ petition has been filed at Supreme Court on Wednesday demanding the Nepal Army soldiers be recalled from districts where they were mobilised by the government after strings of protes
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Oil Adulteration: NOC ordered to pay Rs 113m to NEA
(Aug 27) The Kathmandu District Court has ordered Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) to pay Rs113.2 million to Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) in compensation for the damage caused by the adulterated oil supplied
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UK minister arriving for two-day official visit
(Aug 27) KATHMANDU: The UK Minister for International Development, Desmond Swayne, is scheduled to arrive in the Capital for a two-day official visit on Thursday, the British Embassy in Kathmandu said. This i
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RPP-N Chair Thapa blames 4 major parties for current political chaos
(Aug 26) KATHMANDU: Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal (RPP-N) Chairman Kamal Thapa blamed the four major political forces for inviting ‘political mayhem’ due to their petty selfishness. Speaking at the meeting
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Curfew in Dhangadi to continue today as well
(Aug 26) DHANGADHI: The curfew order in Dhangadi, the headquarters of Kailali will be continued today as well in order to ensure law and order. The curfew shall come into effect in Dhangadi market area from 1
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INDIA, UN URGE PEACEFUL SOLUTION AS VIOLENCE MOUNTS
(Aug 26) KATHMANDU, Aug 25: As violence escalates over disputes surrounding delineation of the federal provinces, India and the United Nations have urged both the political leadership and protestors to find a
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High-level panel formed to look into Kailali incident, slain cops promoted posthumously
(Aug 26) KATHMANDU: The government on Tuesday formed a five-member committee to look into the Kailali incident and decided to promote seven security personnel, who lost their lives while on duty, posthumously.
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QUAKE RECONSTRUCTION TO COVER 31 DISTRICTS
(Aug 26) KATHMANDU, Aug 25: The High-Powered Reconstruction Authority on Tuesday selected 31 districts for carrying out reconstruction work on earthquake-ravaged structures and rehabilitating the displaced. A
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Arson at Mathiya police post after protester shot dead in Gaur
(Aug 26) RAUTAHAT: An irate mob on Tuesday late afternoon targeted a police post at Mathiya VDC after a local youth was fatally shot at during a violent demonstration in the district headquarters, Gaur, in the
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SAFF U-19: India thru as group winners, Maldives crash out
(Aug 26) LALITPUR: India advanced to the semi-finals of the SAFF U-19 Championship with 3-0 victory over the Maldives in their last league match at the ANFA Complex on Tuesday. India lead the group with six p
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One killed in firing as protesters clash with security forces in Gaur
(Aug 25) Update: The person who was injured in firing during a clash between protesters and security personnel at Gaur died at the Rautahat District Hospital, according to hospital sources. ———— One injured
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OHCHR concerned over continuing violence in Nepal
(Aug 25) KATHMANDU: The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has expressed its concerns over the continuing political violence in Nepal. In a statement issued on Tuesday,
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Modi calls up Koirala, urges all Nepali stakeholders to eschew violence and maintain social harmony
(Aug 25) KATHMANDU: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed sorrow at the loss of lives in the violence in Kailali of far-western Nepal. He called up his Nepali counterpart, Prime Minister Sus
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4 ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH KAILALI INCIDENT
(Aug 25) DHANGADHI: Police have arrested four suspects for their alleged involvement in the Monday's Kailali carnage in which nine people including a minor were ruthlessly murdered. According to DIG Ram Kumar
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KAILALI RIOT: (Update) Eight bodies identified, SSP & 2-year-old among those killed(With Photos)
(Aug 25) DHANGADHI, Aug 25: At least eight persons, including a Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), two inspectors of the Nepal Police, and a two-year-old toddler were killed and 42 other policemen were inj
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WHO WAS SSP NEUPANE?
(Aug 25) JHAPA: Relatives of Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Laxman Neupane always advised him to be cautious every time he was transferred to districts considered risky in terms of security during the M
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WHAT THARUHAT LEADERS SAY ON TIKAPUR INCIDENT
(Aug 24) KATHMANDU: Tharuhat leaders have expressed deep sorrow over the recent Tikapur incident in Kailali on Monday and squarely blamed police and local administration for invoking 'peaceful protests' to tur
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2-year-old boy killed in violent Kailali clash (Update)
(Aug 24) KAILALI, Aug 24: Eight policemen including Nepal Police SSP Laxman Neupane have been killed in a violent clash in Tikapur in the district on Monday afternoon. The situation took a nasty turn after th
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Two more held in connection with Delhi trafficking
(Aug 24) KATHMANDU: Security personnel from Nepal and India have arrested four persons of the racket involved in trafficking twenty-seven girls to various foreign destinations via New Delhi. The Central Inves
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KHANIYA PICKED AS TU VC CHARGED WITH PLAGIARISM
(Aug 24) KATHMANDU: An earlier charge of plagiarism against Prof Tirtha Khaniya has surfaced after the Vice chancellor (VC) recommendation committee led by Education Minister recommended his name to Prime Mini
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Mahato vents ire at DPM Gautam
(Aug 24) Sadbhawana Party Chairman Rajendra Mahato has alleged that Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bam Dev Gautam is a terrorist. “Bam Dev Gautam came into politics through terrorism,” said Mahato dur
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Constitution Bill presented at CA
(Aug 24) KATHMANDU: Despite boycott by Madhes-based parties and sloganeering by the Constituent Assembly (CA) members of Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal, Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) Chairman Krishna
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Strike partially affects life in capital city
(Aug 23) KATHMANDU: The normal life in the capital city has been affected due to a general shutdown imposed by the Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN) on Sunday. The NEFIN enforced the strike
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TMDP Chair Thakur bats for implementation of past agreements
(3 hours ago) RAUTAHAT: Tarai Madhes Democratic Party Chairman Mahanta Thakur said that it was the responsibility of the government to create conductive environment for talks by implementing past agreements. Thaku
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Curfew in Dhangadhi for fifth straight day
(today) DHANGADHI: The local administration has imposed the curfew in Dhangadhi, the district headquarters of Kailali district for the fifth consecutive day today. The curfew will come into effect from 11:00
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Statute should lay emphasis on economy: FinMin
(today) Kathmandu, August 28 Lack of focus on economic agenda in the draft constitution might curb expectation of attaining prosperity after the new constitution is delivered, Finance Minister Ram Sharan Maha
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Civil aviation authority doing little to prevent bird hits near airports
(today) Kathmandu, August 28 The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, being the sole operator of airports across the country, has failed to enforce safety measures to check incessant bird strikes. Though bird
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SECURITY ON EAST-WEST HIGHWAY STILL A ‘CHALLENGE’
(today) MAHOTTARI/JANAKPUR, Aug 28: At a time when the Tarai has just witnessed a violent turn of events with the deaths of protesters and security personnel in clashes, the strike by the agitating Madhesi Mo
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Everest: Sherpas to repair dangerous Khumbu Icefall route
(today) BBC: A team of specialised Nepalese Sherpa mountaineers have begun work to repair the climbing route on Mount Everest four months after it was destroyed by a devastating earthquake. In April, 18 moun
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ACC U-19 Premier League: 149 run win for Nepal against UAE
(yesterday) KATHMANDU: Nepal opened their ACC U-19 Premier campaign with a 149 run win against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at the Bayuemas Oval in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Friday. Winning the toss, the Nepal
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AT LEAST SIX PEOPLE KILLED IN NUWAKOT LANDSLIDES
(yesterday) NUWAKOT: At least six people have been buried to death in two landslides here in the district on Thursday night. Five people have been killed in a landslide here at Gorsyang VDC-2, Kavresthali of t
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‘Had Armed Police helped, SSP sir would have lived’
(yesterday) TIKAPUR (KAILALI): Man Bahadur Budamagar was with Police Chief of Seti Zone SSP Laxman Neupane when he was lynched by the rioting mob on August 24. A head constable in the Nepal Police, Budamagar had
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Four parties to wait for agitators’ response
(yesterday) Kathmandu, August 27 The four major parties today agreed to wait for the protesting parties to join the dialogue before taking any concrete decision regarding the demarcation of provinces. However,
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Rush for statute, but bring all stakeholders on board, Prez tells PM
(yesterday) KATHMANDU: President Ram Baran Yadav on Thursday told Prime Minister Sushil Koirala that a new constitution should be framed without any further delay, but the major parties should try to take all sta
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UML OFFICE SET ABLAZE IN RAUTAHAT
(yesterday) RAUTAHAT, Aug 28: Despite restrictions on movement after being declared a "riot-hit area," local cadres of agitating Madhesi Morcha in Gaur set ablaze the district party office of CPN-UML Thursday mor
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CAAN begins distributing paragliding licences
(yesterday) POKHARA: After two decades of beginning of paragliding sport, paragliding pilots were provided licences for the first time in Pokhara, on Wednesday. Though the adventurous sport has already become po
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APF's not opening fire blamed for Kailali deaths
(Aug 27) KOHALPUR, Aug 27: During the violent clash between security forces and Tharuhut agitators at Munuwa, Tikapur of Kalilali district on Monday, the inability of the Armed Police Force (APF) to open fire
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Duo held for swindling students, foreign job aspirants
(Aug 27) KATHMANDU: The Metropolitan Police Crime Division said it recently arrested two persons for swindling people aspiring to go abroad with fake promises. A person has been arrested for swindling three p
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Deuba, Rawal vow to ensure Tharus their rights
(Aug 27) In an attempt to reach out to agitating Tharus, senior Nepali Congress leader Sher Bahadur Deuba and CPN-UML Vice-chair-man Bhim Rawal on Tuesday said they are committed to ensure political rights of
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Draft constitution can still be amended: Leaders
(Aug 27) Kathmandu, August 26 Leaders of major political parties today said there was still room to amend the “Revised Bill” of the new constitution and differences on disputed issues can still be ironed out
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NC seeks 24-hour clarification from Amaresh Kumar Singh for violence-provoking speech in Kailali
(Aug 27) KATHMANDU: In the wake of violent incidents in Tikapur of Kailali and other districts in Tarai, the ruling Nepali Congress party on Wednesday sought a 24-hour clarification from its controversial lawm
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Monitoring at plastic industries from Thursday
(Aug 27) KATHMANDU: The Department of Environment has finally decided to monitor plastic industries in the Kathmandu Valley as an effort to ban production and use of plastic bags weighing less than 30 micron.
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HSEB to publish Grade XII results soon
(Aug 27) Bhaktapur: The Office of the Controller of the Examination (OCE), Higher Secondary Education Board (HSEB), is going to publish the result of grade XII within a few days. Santosh Kumar Aryal, acting
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Madhesi Front not to sit for talks with govt, says Mahato
(Aug 26) KATHMANDU: A major leader of the agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front (UMDF) on Wednesday said his alliance concluded that relevance of talks with the government has already ended. Speaking at a
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Tikapur carnage: Police arrest 10 suspects(update)
(Aug 26) KATHMANDU: Police on Wednesday arrested 10 people for their suspicious involvement in killing of seven police personnel in Tikapur incident on Monday. According to Nepal Police, the arrestees have
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(Aug 26) Demonstrators resort to arson Civil society members call for communal harmony District chief officials replaced DHANGADHI, Aug 26: Police on Tuesday arrested four persons on suspicion of their involvement in the killings in Kailali district on Monday, according to SP Bikram Chand. "We have arrested four suspects in connection with the killings of ... Read Full News
Two-day strike ends with little impact
(Aug 26) Kathmandu, August 24 The general strike called by Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN) had little impact on the daily life of denizens in Kathmandu Valley today as well with the peopl
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Supreme Court issues interim order against paid surrogacy
(Aug 26) KATHMANDU: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued an interim order directing the bodies involved in rendering surrogacy service to halt it for the time being. A single bench of Chief Justice Kalyan Shre
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Probe panel formed to investigate Tikapur incident
(Aug 26) KATHMANDU: The government has formed a probe panel to investigate the incident of violence that took place in Tikapur on Monday under the chairmanship of National Investigation Department former Chief
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Rs 600m promo campaign planned
(Aug 26) The National Tourism Promotion Committee (NTPC) has asked the Finance Ministry for Rs600 million in emergency funds to carry out tourism promotional activities, promote trekking routes and conserve c
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SSP Neupane's body in capital for tributes (with photos & video)
(Aug 25) KATHMANDU, Aug 25: The body of late SSP Laxman Neupane has been brought to the capital in a Nepal Army chopper. Along with Neupane's body, five injured Nepal Police personnel have also been airlifted
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DEUBA FOR SPECIAL RIGHTS TO THARUHAT, KARNALI REGIONS
(Aug 25) KATHMANDU: Brushing aside accusations against, former prime minister and senior Nepali Congress leader Sher Bahadur Deuba said that Tharuhat and Karnali region should be allocated special rights. In
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Suspension bridge snaps in Okhaldhunga
(Aug 25) Okhaldhunga: A suspension bridge over Korte Khola, which links Mamkha and Ratmate of Okhaldhunga, snapped yesterday night. ADVERTISING The bridge had snapped after landslips that followed incessa
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Local administration decides to mobilise army in Rautahat
(Aug 25) RAUTAHAT: Local administration declared Rautahat district riot-hit and decided to mobilise army as the district headquarters and other areas remained tense notwithstanding prohibitory curfew order on
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MoHA calls back Kailali CDO
(Aug 25) KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) on Tuesday decided to call back Chief District Officer of Kailali district Raj Kumar Shrestha for failing to maintain peace and security in the district.
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Tarai marred by violence, clashes against 7-state model
(Aug 25) The country witnessed several violent incidents across the Tarai districts against the proposed 7-state federal setup in the new constitution on Monday. In the most violent and shocking event, seven
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KAILALI CLASH: Atleast 20 dead, including 17 policemen with SSP
(Aug 24) At least 17 security personnel including a Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) and three protesters have been killed in a violent clash between Tharuhat activists and police at Tikapur in Kailali d
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Central security committee decides to mobilise Army in three Tarai districts
(Aug 24) KATHMANDU: A meeting of Central Security Committee chaired by Home Minister Bam Dev Gautam on Monday directed the concerned authority to mobilise Nepal Army in three districts—Sarlahi, Rautahat, and K
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Curfew clamped in Gaur as Madhesi protestors stage armed rally
(Aug 24) GAUR: District Administration Office, Rautahat has decided to impose a curfew in the district headquarters Gaur from 4:30 pm on Monday to 5:00 am on Tuesday as protestors aligned to Madhesi parties st
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Writ filed at SC against commercial surrogacy
(Aug 24) Kathmandu: A writ has been filed at the Supreme Court (SC) against commercial surrogacy services being run in Nepal on Sunday. Advocate trio Prabin Bandak and Manish Kumar Shrestha and Rajeshowi Mahar
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Bhardaha shooting victim yet to be given funeral
(Aug 24) RAJBIRAJ: Six days have passed since Rajenra Kumar Raut (Rajiv) was shot dead during a protest in Bhardaha-1 of Saptari district, but he has not yet given a funeral. The family has not yet received h
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I shot Justice Bam to land party vice-chair, ministership: Magar
(Aug 24) KATHMANDU, Aug 23: Absconding Sanjay Ismaili Magar aka Bhagwan, who was arrested in Saudi Arabia on 11th March on the charge of murdering Supreme Court Justice Ran Bahadur Bam, has confessed being par
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GOVT PERMITS TO SCALE EVEREST POST-QUAKE
(Aug 23) KATHMANDU: Nobokazu Kuriki, a Japanese climber will be climbing the Mount Everest on August 25 from Nepal's side via regular route. The Department of Tourism under Ministry of Culture Tourism and Civi
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CIB TEAM BRINGS SC JUSTICE BAM'S 'KILLER' HOME
(Aug 23) KATHMANDU: Absconding Sanjaya Islami Magar aka Bhagwan, who had allegedly assassinated former Supreme Court Justice Rana Bahadur Bam, has been brought to home from Saudi Arebia on Sunday. A CIB squad
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