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Nepali workers set Malaysian factory ablaze after colleague's death
(5 hours ago) KATHMANDU, Aug 27: Malaysian police have arrested 42 workers after a riot by over 1000 mostly Nepali workers, who resorted to arson and vandalism at an electronic factory at Johor state, international
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Three members of a single family killed in landslide in Sindhupalchowk
(today) Melamchi, Aug. 27: Three members of a single family died and another one has gone missing in landslide at Balde of Mahankal VDC-6 in Sindhupalchowk district early this morning. The deceased have been
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‘NC-UML ignoring oppn’
(today) KATHMANDU, AUG 27 - UCPN (Maoist) Parliamentary Party leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal expressed his concern in Parliament on Tuesday that the ruling Nepali Congress and the CPN-UML were attempting to sideline the opposition parties in the constitution writing process, reneging on their past commitments. Dahal charged the ruling parties with “unilaterall
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Second-hand BMWs ‘most viable’ option
(today) German premium carmaker BMW has offered the lowest price bid as the government plans to procure seven high-end bulletproof cars for VVIPs for the forthcoming 18th Saarc Summit. Though the Ministry of
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Aid eludes over 9‚400 Bardiya flood victims
(today) NEPALGUNJ: More than 9,400 flood victims of Bardiya are yet to receive relief materials though it has been 10 days since their dwellings were swept away. The victims are in an urgent need of food stu
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UN hikes allowance for peacekeepers
(today) KATHMANDU, Aug 26: After years of lobbying by troop-contributing developing countries, the United Nations has decided to substantially increase the allowance for peacekeepers, effective from July this
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Elderly kills self after being dragged in rape case
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, AUG 26 - A 73-year-old man has apparently committed suicide after being accused by his granddaughter of assisting her father in her rape at Panauti Municipality-2 of Kavrepalanchok district
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HLPC would overshadow CA: DPM Singh
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, AUG 26 - Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Local Development Prakash Man Singh said that Nepali Congress is not in the favour of High Level Political Committee (HLPC) as formation of s
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CA dialogue committee to consult chief justice
(yesterday) Kathmandu, Aug. 25: The Constituent Assembly Constitutional-Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee is to consult with judges including the Chief Justice about the contents of judicial system to be
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Lawyer Khanal replaces Malla in committee to pick TRC commissioners
(yesterday) KATHMANDU: The government has appointed advocate Shanti Devi Khanal as a member of the Recommendation Commission to appoint commissioners for Truth and Recommendation Commission and Commission of Inqu
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Summit to prepare action plan against wildlife crimes
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, Aug 25: Senior officials of the governments of South Asian countries, and regional and international experts working in combating wildlife crime have descended on Kathmandu to formulate an
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Assault on press widely deplored
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, AUG 26 - The ongoing obstruction in the printing and distribution of The Kathmandu Post and Kantipur dailies has drawn widespread condemnations from across the political spectrum. Two former prime ministers—Baburam Bhattarai and Sher Bahadur Deuba—criticised the disruption imposed on the regular operation of the media. Bhattarai visite
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Mystery surrounds the death of a woman in Dhangadi
(yesterday) Dhangadi, Aug.25: A woman has been found dead in mysterious circumstance in Lalbojhi VDC-1 of Kailali. Nitu Kathariya,21, was found with severe burn injuries at her residence last Saturday night. Sh
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Lawmakers concern over flood affected people's problem
(Aug 25) Dang: Lawmakers Dipak Giri and Dilli Bahadur Chaudhary urged the government to address the problems of the flood affected people of Dang district as soon as possible. Speaking at a press meet here tod
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Energy Secy for signing PTA pronto
(Aug 25) KATHMANDU: Energy Secretary Rajendra Kishore Kshatri told a parliamentary committee today that if Nepal failed to ink Power Trade Agreement with India now, it could be delayed for another 20-25 years.
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Neighbours high on China’s foreign policy agenda
(Aug 25) BEIJING, AUG 25 - China attaches great importance to its neighbourhood, as the country’s policy is to help its neighbours prosper for peaceful coexistence, according to the Communist Party of China.
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SC orders TU FSUs to stop functioning
(Aug 25) KATHMANDU: The Supreme Court has ordered the existing Free Students Union (FSU) at all the colleges under the Tribhuvan University to stop functioning with immediate effect. Responding to a writ peti
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NC, UML to form panel for 7-point deal enforcement
(Aug 25) KATHMANDU, AUG 25 - Ruling Nepali Congress and CPN-UML have agreed to form a four-member panel to implement the seven-point deal between the two parties and to lay ground for key nominations pending f
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35,000 Nepalis congregate in Tundikhel for largest human flag
(Aug 23) KATHMANDU, AUG 23 - Thousands of people congregated at Tundikhel in the Capital on Saturday in their attempt to send the message of national unity wherever the Nepali people are living. The ‘Human Va
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Don ‘Chari’ cremated after 17 days
(Aug 23) KATHMANDU, AUG 23 - Don Dinesh Adhikari alias ‘ Chari ’, who was killed in cross-fire with police earlier this month, was cremated at Pashupati Aryaghat in the Capital on Saturday. Chari was killed a
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Police step up action against Valley's 'wanted gangsters'
(Aug 23) KATHMANDU: Police have arrested Ajaya Kumar Karki aka Darling, an accomplice of slain gangster Dinesh Adhikari aka Chari, and Jitendra Tamang aka Dawa. The arrests follow Chari’s death in a gunfight
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Janajatis demand 14 states proposed by first Assembly
(Aug 23) KATHMANDU, AUG 23 - Janajati leaders have said that the country should be federated into 14 federal states and 23 autonomous states as proposed by the State Restructuring and Devolution of the State
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Two new mammals spotted in Nepal
(Aug 23) KATHMANDU: Wildlife researchers of National Trust of Nature Conservation have spotted two new species of mammals, namely steppe polecat (Mustela eversmanii) and Tibetan wolf (Canis lupus chanco), for
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'Overseas returnees bringing skill, capital and willpower'
(Aug 23) KATHMANDU, Aug 22: Migration of youth for overseas jobs is subsequently bringing about structural transformation in Nepali economy through skill, capital and willpower, experts said on Friday. Presenting a thematic paper in a program titled ´Can Nepal Join Asian Growth Success?´ organized by the Department for International Development (DFID) of
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Ebola fear high in several border areas
(Aug 23) BIRATNAGAR/RAJBIRAJ: While the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease is increasing worldwide, the government is yet to take adequate precautions so that infected patients don’t enter the country from the la
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UML confirms 7-state federal model stance
(Aug 23) KATHMANDU, AUG 23 - The CPN-UML has re-endorsed the seven-province model as its official position on federating the country. The ruling party, however, has expressed readiness to adopt flexibility on
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Don't obstruct distribution of newspapers: FNJ
(Aug 22) Kantipur chapter of the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) on Friday called on the concerned side not to obstruct in the distribution of the newspapers. The FNJ made such request after a siste
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Man found murdered with throat slit in Pulchowk
(Aug 22) KATHMANDU, Aug 22: An unidentified man has been found dead at Pulchowk in Lalitpur at the wee hours on Friday. According to DSP Pawan Giri, Spokesperson of Metropolitan Police Range Office, Jawalakhe
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Student no. falls by 317k in two years
(Aug 22) KATHMANDU, AUG 22 - Despite an increment in net enrolment and the number of schools, the total number of students at the school level has been decreasing in the past two years. Total enrolment has dro
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ELECTORAL LAWS: 'CA Court stricture impractical'
(Aug 22) KATHMANDU: Political leaders and lawyers said today that the implementation of the stricture of the Constituent Assembly Court delivered yesterday was not practical in the parliamentary elections. The
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House panel tells govt to sign PDA on time
(Aug 22) KATHMANDU, Aug 21: Parliament´s Committee on Agriculture and Water Resources has directed the government to sign the Project Development Agreement (PDA) with the developer of the Upper Karnali Hydroel
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Malaysian minister calls on Koirala
(Aug 22) KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala today urged Malaysia to ensure the basic rights and safety of thousands of Nepalis who are working in the East Asian country. After receiving Malaysian Minist
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150 species of birds under threat
(Aug 22) KATHMANDU, Aug 22: Some 149 species of bird are scheduled in endangered list in Nepal of late. The bird species have been at risk with the cleanup of their habitats, stated a report recently made pub
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Thousands set to amass to form Nepali national flag
(Aug 21) KATHMANDU, Aug 21: A mass formation of people will conglomerate on Saturday at Tudhikhel in the shape of Nepali national flag spreading the message that all Nepali people are under one flag that depic
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Six killed, 34 families displaced due to natural disaster in Chitwan
(Aug 21) CHITWAN, Aug 21: As many as six persons died in natural disasters over a period of a month in Chitwan district this summer. According to a report prepared by the District Natural Disaster Management
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Employees leave Humla after food crisis
(Aug 21) Employees working in Humla have left the district after a food shortage crisis hit the area. Food-shortage is ongoing in Humla for the last three months. The employees from other districts work
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House panel claims jurisdiction over all ministries, govt bodies
(Aug 21) KATHMANDU, Aug 20: The parliament´s good governance and monitoring committee has claimed that all ministries, department and agencies of the government should come under its jurisdiction. Dissatisfied with the jurisdiction defined by parliament´s regulation, the committee formed a seven-member subcommittee and tasked the panel with suggesting a cl
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1 dead‚ 8 injured in Dhading truck accident
(Aug 21) DHADING: A person died and eight others were injured when a loaded truck veered off the road and plunged into the Trishuli River near Malekhu of Dhading along the Prithvi Highway on Wednesday night.
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Desperate flood victims encircle DAO for relief
(Aug 21) NEPALGUNJ, Aug 20: Agitated over the government’s lack of concern, hundreds of locals affected by the recent Rapti River flooding encircled the Banke District Administration Office (DAO) on Wednesday
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Big 3 struggle for common ground
(Aug 21) KATHMANDU, AUG 21 - Three major parties--Nepali Congress (NC), CPN-UML and UCPN (Maoist)--are some distance away from finding a common ground on federalism despite agreeing on Monday that they would b
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SC issues show cause notice on RPP leadership row
(5 hours ago) KATHMANDU, Aug 27: The Supreme Court (SC) issued show cause notice on the case filed by senior leader of Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) Lokendra Bahadur Chand to settle the leadership feud within th
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Leaders, MPs back Kantipur in union stir
(today) KATHMANDU, AUG 27 - Politicians and lawmakers have condemned the obstruction in the printing and distribution of The Kathmandu Post and Kantipur dailies, terming the act as infringement on press freed
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UML leaders on foreign visits
(today) KATHMANDU, AUG 27 - With political parties running out of time to prepare the first draft of constitution and differences over the statute contents gaping, top leaders of the ruling CPN-UML are embark
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Govt response to disaster-hit too little‚ too late
(today) KATHMANDU: The latest financial statistics of the home ministry have exposed the government’s failure to respond in time to the needs of those affected by floods and landslides. Though the relief amo
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PM's relief fund releases Rs 150 million for flood victims
(today) KATHMANDU Aug 26: Out of the Rs 250 million donations collected from various organizations in the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund, Rs 150 million has been released to the Ministry of Home Affairs so far
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Landslide threatens World Peace Pagoda
(today) POKHARA, Aug 26: World Peace Pagoda, a popular tourist destination in Pokhara, is on the verge of collapse after a landslide weakened its foundation. Immediately after the incident on Sunday evening,
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Guardians give HSEB three days to publish results
(today) BHAKTAPUR: Guardians today served a three-day ultimatum to the Higher Secondary Education Board to publish the results of Grade XII exams held on May. They have warned of stern protest if the board
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Ganatantrik Morcha warns of House obstruction
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, AUG 26 - The alliance of UCPN (Maoist) and Madhes-based parties has warned of obstructing the Legislature-Parliament from Wednesday if the ruling partied do not form the high level politica
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8 dead in Pokhara, Sindhupalchowk landslides; 3 missing
(yesterday) Two separate landslide incidents have killed three in Pokhara Fewa Lakeside and five in Baramche of Sindhupalchowk district on Monday. In Pokhara, the landslide buried a restaurant situated across Fe
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47 schools closed; 17‚000 students have been unable to attend classes
(yesterday) SURKHET: Due to floods at different places of Surkhet on August 14, teaching-learning activities have come to a complete halt for the last one-and-a-half week in 47 schools of the district. As many
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Ruling parties say no to HLPC
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, Aug 25: Leaders from the ruling parties have reached an agreement not to form the proposed high-level political committee (HLPC) even though UCPN (Maoist), Madhes-based parties and other op
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Dialogue panel to solve prickly issues in 2 wks
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, AUG 26 - A meeting of the Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee of the Constituent Assembly on Monday decided to settle contentious issues of the new constitution by September 6. The
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Dahal warns House disruption
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, AUG 26 - UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has warned of House obstruction if the four-point understanding reached with the ruling parties is not implemented. In the four-point dea
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CIAA detains 14 accused including MWU VC Devkota
(Aug 25) The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has arrested 14 officials of the Mid West University (MWU) including Vice Chancellor Padam Lal Devkota on charges of misappropriation
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Mid-western varsity VC‚ registrar arrested
(Aug 25) KATHMANDU: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority today arrested 14 high-ranking officials of Mid-western University, Surkhet, including Vice-Chancellor Padam Lal Devkota and Regis
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CA may miss Sept 6 deadline for settling disputes
(Aug 25) KATHMANDU, Aug 24: As the Constituent Assembly (CA) inches closer to the deadline to settle all disputes of constitution drafting, top leaders closely involved in inter-party negotiations themselves s
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3-party meet fails; CA appointments in limbo
(Aug 25) KATHMANDU, AUG 25 - A dispute has resurfaced over the formation of the High-level Political Committee, affecting bilateral and multilateral talks among the parties on the contentious issues of the constitution writing process. Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and the UCPN (Maoist) were set to enter agenda-based discussions on Friday. But a three-party mee
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Kantipur staff attacked, papers looted
(Aug 25) KATHMANDU, AUG 25 - Five Kantipur Publications distribution department staffers were attacked by cadres of the CPN-Maoist-affiliated trade union on Sunday morning. A group of unidentified motorcycle-
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Media organisations float 10-point demand
(Aug 23) Major media organisations on Saturday put forth a 10-point demand in front of the government , deploring the ongoing obstruction in the distribution of Kantipur Publication’s national dailies--'Kan
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Rapti now flows where Tepari once stood
(Aug 23) HOLIYA (BANKE), Aug22 : “It still seems improbable that the Rapti now flows where our houses once stood,” says Prem Lal Bahun, who has been displaced following a massive flood at Tepari village in Hol
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PM: Govt will not delay relief distribution
(Aug 23) KATHMANDU, AUG 23 - Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has assured that there will be no delay in distribution of relief materials and rehabilitation of flood and landslide victims carried out by the gover
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Bus hit kills biker‚ pillion rider in Sunsari
(Aug 23) INARUWA: Two persons died on the spot when a bus hit a motorbike they were riding on at Dumraha-6 in Sunsari district along the East-West highway on Friday. The deceased have been identified as Bikas
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307 govt employees found absent during surprise inspections
(Aug 23) KATHMANDU, Aug 22 : In surprise inspections carried out in 25 ministries over the past two days, the National Vigilance Centre (NVC) found 307 government employees, including 19 gazetted first class o
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Baidya union plays foul: Kantipur Publications
(Aug 23) KATHMANDU, AUG 23 - A CPN-Maoist-affiliated trade union has disrupted the distribution of The Kathmandu Post and Kantipur dailies nationwide for the last two days, taking recourse to terror tactics in
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NC, UML agree to give CA full shape
(Aug 23) KATHMANDU, AUG 23 - Ruling parties Nepali Congress and CPN-UML have agreed to finalise the names of candidates in the next Cabinet meeting in order to give complete shape to the Constituent Assembly and to fill vacancies in various constitutional bodies and foreign missions. The date for the next Cabinet meeting, however, was not decided, for the
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Local poll before constitution: DPM Gautam
(Aug 22) KATHMANDU, AUG 22 - Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Bamdev Gautam has said that the election of local body should be held before promulgating the new constitution . Inaugurating t
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The aftermath of Nature's wrath (Photo feature)
(Aug 22) Torrential rains in Nepal have triggered many landslides and flooding, resulting in sweeping away of entire villages, stranding and injuring thousands, besides damaging roads across the country, espec
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Nepali housemaid returns to tell harrowing Saudi tale
(Aug 22) KATHMANDU, AUG 22 - When thirty-nine-year old Sumnima Thapa (name changed) landed at the Tribhuvan International Airport last week, she had apparently nothing except a poignant account of abuse she fa
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Police equipped with new breathalysers
(Aug 22) KATHMANDU, AUG 22 - Traffic police have been equipped with sophisticated breathalysers that can print the alcohol level in a driver, ending the hassle of having to go to hospital for alcohol testing.
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Govt apathy leaves flood victims starving
(Aug 22) BARDIYA: The government’s failure to provide relief package from the centre and lack of support from the donor agencies has left flood victims in Bardiya starving. Bardiya District Administration Office that heads District Disaster Rescue Committee has run out of relief materials while tens of thousands of victims are starving. As many as 28,642
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Withdraw civil service amendment bill: Joint secretaries
(Aug 22) KATHMANDU Aug 21: Expressing reservations over some provisions in the bill on the fourth amendment to the Civil Service Act, joint secretaries of the judicial service are calling on the government to
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EC calls for greater power, refutes vote rigging claims
(Aug 22) KATHMANDU, AUG 22 - The election commission ers have refuted the allegation of irregularities in the November 19 Constituent Assembly polls. In response to the parliamentary probe panel’s query over
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Keshar Libraray goes digitalizing 1400 year old documents
(Aug 22) KATHMANDU, Aug 22: As many as 60,000 hand-written books and scripts preserved at the Keshar Library – where Nepal´s ancient and historical books and records are available – have gone digitally archive
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Two missing as boat capsizes in Bagmati River
(Aug 21) RAUTAHAT, Aug 21: Two persons have gone missing when an over-loaded boat capsized while crossing Bagmati River at Pipara Rajawada-7 of the district on Thursday evening. Over 40 persons rescued by loc
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American national found dead in Banke
(Aug 21) NEPALGUNJ: Police on Thursday recovered a body of an American national near Paruwakhola River in Shusmshergunj of Mahadevpuri VDC, Banke along the East-West Highway on Thursday. The deceased has been
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U-16 cricket team returns to hero’s welcome
(Aug 21) KATHMANDU, AUG 21 - The Nepali U-16 team has arrived in the Capital following their victorious campaign in the ACC Premier League tournament. Member Secretary of National Sports Council Yuvaraj Lama,
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CA Court tells govt to amend election laws
(Aug 21) KATHMANDU: The Constituent Assembly Court today told the government to amend the existing electoral laws, saying candidates winning the parliamentary election from their respective constituencies have to have clear majority. The stricture issued by a three-member bench of justices Kalyan Shrestha, Girish Chandra Lal and Sushila Karki instructs the
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Army pitches for fifth generation warfare strategy
(Aug 21) KATHMANDU: The first official doctrine of Nepali Army has envisaged a need to develop and revise country’s military strategies as per the fifth generation warfare (5GW) to tackle violent extremist org
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Lawmakers for changing Civil Service Act amendment bill
(Aug 21) KATHMANDU: A total of 51 lawmakers from various political parties have sought major changes in a bill to amend the Civil Service Act. Lawmakers registered proposals at the Parliament Secretariat to
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Nepal lift U-16 title
(Aug 21) KATHMANDU, AUG 21 - Nepal secured their maiden ACC U-16 Premier League title on Wednesday with a comfortable 32-run victory over hosts Malaysia in their final league game at Kinrara Oval in Kuala Lump
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