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Seven killed in landslides in Kaski
(today) POKHARA, JUL 30 - At least 12 people have been reported dead in landslides that occurred on Wednesday night at Kaski district. Out of them, ten people have been reported dead in landslides triggered
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Main suspect behind Samakhusi after-quake theft nabbed
(today) KATHMANDU: Police on Tuesday arrested the main suspect behind the April 26 theft at JanaMilan Cooperative in Samakhusi. The suspect has been identified as Raju Tamang (22) aka Tamang of Bhalche-9, Nu
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CA gives PDCC 4 days to draft consensus report
(today) KATHMANDU, JUL 30 - The Constituent Assembly (CA) on Wednesday instructed Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee (PDCC) to come up with a consensus report by incorporating the feedback provided by
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Govt glosses over soft loan financing
(today) KATHMANDU, JUL 30 - Amid criticism of the government’s plan to award the Kathmandu -Nijgadh Fast Track Project to an Indian consortium, officials involved in negotiation have defended the government p
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SC against reappointment provision
(today) KATHMANDU, July 30: The Supreme Court has reiterated that the provision of reappointment of justices should be removed from the new constitution. Chief Justice Kalyan Shrestha on Wednesday met Prime
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Three killed, seven houses sweep away in Kaski
(today) POKHARA, July 30: Three people including seven houses have been swept away due to continuous heavy rainfall since Wednesday evening here at Lumle VDC -6 of the district. According to Assistant Sub-In
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Paudyal refutes reports on recommending self as CEO
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, July 29: Chief Secretary Leela Mani Paudyal on Wednesday clarified he has not proposed himself as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the Reconstruction Authority. Saying that it’s not his jo
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Banda affects life in Chitwan
(yesterday) CHITWAN, JUL 29 - Police have arrested seven persons forcing even essential services vehicles off the road in course of the Chitwan banda called by the Save Hindu Nation Struggle Committee on Wednesda
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Report tabled amid protests
(yesterday) Kathmandu, The Committee on Citizen Relations and Public Opinion Collection of the Constituent Assembly today tabled its report that incorporated suggestions of nearly two lakh people within and outsi
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Gaddafi’s son, eight aides sentenced to death for war crimes
(yesterday) Tripoli, A Libyan court today sentenced Muammar Gaddafi’s most prominent son, Saif al-Islam, and eight others to death for war crimes including killings of protesters during the 2011 revolution that e
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UML chief bins directly elected PM agenda
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, JUL 29 - Despite strong pressure from the leaders to take a firm stance on directly-elected prime minister, the CPN-UML leadership refused to backtrack on the 16-point agreement that propos
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‘Habitat chief conservation challenge’
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, JUL 29 - As the country celebrates Global Tiger Day on Wednesday, wildlife conservationists have sought greater socio-political commitment and enhanced habitat to protect Nepal’s tiger popu
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Gadhimai Trust dismisses reports on animal sacrifice ban
(yesterday) KATHMANDU/BIRGUNJ, July 29: The Gadhimai Temple Trust has dismissed Tuesday’s reports in international media that claimed that the trust has agreed to stop animal sacrifice during Gadhimai festival.
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Gadhimai trust bans mass animal slaughter (yesterday)
Gadhimai trust bans mass animal slaughter
(yesterday) Kathmandu, In a victory for activists, Nepali temple authorities said today they would end a centuries-old Hindu tradition of mass animal slaughter that attracts hundreds of thousands of worshippers. The festival, held once every five years, sees hordes of devotees from Nepal and India flock to a temple in the country’s southern plains to sacrific ... Read Full News
Interview: 'Grande's excellence can be a starting point for much needed change'
(yesterday) How challenging was it for the hospital to carry on post earthquake? The rumors spread by the media about the damage suffered by the hospital being severe tainted the hospital's image. It affected the
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Dozen protesters, 2 cops injured in Itahari
(Jul 28) ITAHARI, JUL 28 - At least a dozen people and two policemen were injured in a clash after the police arrested a religious leader Shreenibas during a demonstration organised to demand for Hindu state i
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100 jolts recorded each day: NSC
(Jul 28) KATHMANDU, July 28: Even after three months of the devastating April 25 earthquake that took lives of over 9,000 people and rendered thousands of people homeless, the aftershocks are yet to stop. Chi
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Pandey granted presidential pardon
(Jul 28) KATHMANDU, President Ram Baran Yadav on Monday granted pardon to corruption convict Pradeep Jung Pandey, immediate past president of the Federation of the Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
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Feedback boiled down to 7 points
(Jul 28) KATHMANDU, JUL 28 - On the basis of suggestions received from the people on the new constitution, four major parties will consider seven main constitutional issues. Directly elected executive head, r
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India consortium close to Nijgadh Fast Track deal
(Jul 28) KATHMANDU, JUL 28 - An Indian consortium is close to getting the contract to undertake the Kathmandu -Nijgadh Fast Track Project with the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport (MoPIT) sayi
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CA receives more suggestions from Tarai
(Jul 28) KATHMANDU, July 28: The Constituent Assembly (CA) committee on collecting feedback on the draft constitution submitted its report to CA Chairman Subas Nembang on Monday. As per the report, 184,674 pa
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CA committee submits report on people’s feedback (Jul 28)
CA committee submits report on people’s feedback
(Jul 28) Chairperson of Committee on Citizen Relations and Public Opinion Collection Pramila Rana on Monday submitted 94-page report to CA Chairman Subas Chandra Nembang including all kinds of suggestions received from the people. The CA had collected people’s feedback from 240 constituencies in 75 districts for 15 days. It had also collected opinions via ... Read Full News
PM Koirala condemns terrorist attack in Punjab
(Jul 28) KATHMANDU, July 28: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has condemned the cowardly terrorist attack on a police station and a public vehicle at Gurdaspur in the Indian state of Punjab. Five police personne
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Irregularities found in weighing loads on trucks
(Jul 27) DHADING, It has come to light that Dharmakanta, authorised to check the load of heavy trucks, at Dharke of Naubishe VDC in the Prithvi Highway has been embezzling revenue worth millions on a daily bas
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Four parties adamant on statute by Aug 17
(Jul 27) Kathmandu, Four major parties — Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, Unified CPN-Maoist and Madhesi Janaadhikar Forum-Democratic — are determined to deliver the new constitution by August 17 on the basis of 16-p
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4 chief whips assigned to sort feedback on charter
(Jul 27) KATHMANDU, JUL 27 - The major political parties have started efforts to promulgate the new constitution by incorporating people’s feedback on the constitution draft, assigning on Sunday their chief wh
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New constitution based on 16-pt pact: Oli
(Jul 27) KATHMANDU, JUL 26 - CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli on Sunday said that new constitution would be promulgated by incorporating maximum inputs from the people and in accordance with the 16-point deal si
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Recruitment agencies resume services
(Jul 27) KATHMANDU, July 27: Ending their 17-day long protest, foreign employment agencies on Sunday resumed their services, finally agreeing to send aspirant migrant workers to seven major labor destinations
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UML CC leaders for directly-elected PM
(Jul 27) KATHMANDU, July 26: Central Committee members of the CPN-UML have pressed the party leadership to lobby for directly-elected executive prime ministerial system in the new constitution. Leaders while
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Villages cut off after Rapti flood erodes road
(Jul 27) KOHALPUR, July 26: Road connecting Phatepur, Gangapur and Mattahiyapur VDCs in Banke district has been eroded by the Rapti River, disrupting transportation services between those VDCs. Flooding in th
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Human Traffickers Arrested at Delhi Airport; 21 Nepali Girls Rescued
(Jul 26) NEW DELHI: A human trafficking racket was busted today with the arrest of two alleged touts at the IGI airport in New Delhi and 21 Nepalese girls were rescued from South West Delhi on the basis of th
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Dailekh man, Surkhet woman held with held with 7 kg opium in Kathmandu
(Jul 26) KATHMANDU: Two persons, a man and a woman, have been arrested in possession of seven kilogram of opium from the Capital recently, Metropolitan Police Crime Division said on Sunday. Acting on a tip of
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Teen killed in scooty accident in Pulchowk
(Jul 26) LALITPUR, JUL 26 - A teenager was killed at Pulchowk in the district early Sunday in an accident involving a school bus and a scooter, police said. According to witnesses, Ivan Amatya,18, of Kalidhar
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Key facts about Nepal earthquake and the risk of sequels
(Jul 26) KATHMANDU: Three months after a massive earthquake struck Nepal, killing more than 8,800 and destroying nearly 600,000 homes, aftershocks continue to jolt the Himalayan nation. Here are answers to so
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Pressure on UML to adopt directly elected PM
(Jul 26) KATHMANDU, JUL 26 - Encouraged by an overwhelming support in favour of directly elected executive head during the public opinion collection on the draft constitution, a majority of CPN-UML leaders hav
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Manpower companies to reopen tomorrow
(Jul 26) KATHMANDU, July 25: The manpower agencies closed for two weeks are to reopen from Sunday after an agreement was reached between the Ministry of Labor and Employment and the Foreign Employment Entrepre
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Recruiting firms to resume service (Jul 26)
Recruiting firms to resume service
(Jul 26) KATHMANDU, JUL 26 - The Nepal Association of Foreign Employment Agencies (Nafea) on Saturday ended the ongoing protest after the government agreed to address its “valid demands”. According to Nafea General Secretary Rohan Gurung, the two sides signed a 25-point agreement that includes enforcing free visa and air ticket “on trial” for three months. ... Read Full News
Constitution within mid-August: Bhattarai
(Jul 26) BHAKTAPUR, July 25: UCPN (Maoist) leader and President of the Constituent Assembly's Constitutional Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee Baburam Bhattarai has said the country would get the new
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Five arrested for human sacrifice of boy
(Jul 26) CHITWAN, July 25: Five people have been arrested in Nawalparasi district for allegedly killing a 10-year-old boy ‘in a sacrifice to cure disease of a teenager’. The arrested are Koid Harijan, 35, Ga
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Nepal banda affects normal life in Kathmandu Valley
(Jul 24) KATHMANDU, July 24: Normal life across the country including Kathmandu Valley has been affected due to the general strike called Netra Bikram Chand-led UCPN (Maoist) on Friday. Markets, schools, coll
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NHRC objects to provision of parliamentary monitoring
(Jul 24) KATHMANDU, July 23: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken exception to the provision in the draft constitution that proposes parliamentary monitoring and evaluation of activities of th
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Two killed in Rautahat road accident
(Jul 24) RAUTAHAT, July 24: At least two people have been killed in road accident here at Lamaha Jungle area on Friday morning. The incident took place after a bus, Na 4 Kha 6229, heading to Janakpur from Kat
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Madhesis fear parties in bid to defer federalism
(Jul 23) KATHMANDU, Madhesis have been angrily reacting to the draft constitution for ‘containing discriminatory provisions against Madhesis’. There are no signs that their anger would dissipate soon. Reactio
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Lawmakers warn of three-front protest for Dalits’ rights in statute
(today) KATHMANDU: Dalit lawmakers including those representing ruling parties have warned of launching stern protests demanding assurance of their rights in the new constitution. Speaking at an interaction
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Heads of constitutional bodies demand greater autonomy
(today) KATHMANDU, JUL 30 - Chiefs of constitutional bodies on Wednesday urged top leaders of major parties not to place the functioning of the constitutional bodies under parliamentary oversight, as proposed
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Deuba to press for early execution of pancheswor
(today) KATHMANDU, JUL 30 - Former prime minister and senior Nepali Congress leader Sher Bahadur Deuba on Wednesday embarked on a weeklong visit of India where he is scheduled to meet a host of Indian leaders
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Constitutional bodies against parliamentary monitoring
(today) KATHMANDU, July 30: Heads of various constitutional bodies objected to the provision in the draft constitution that envisages parliamentary monitoring and evaluation of their activities. Presenting t
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Four parties bid to win over disgruntled sides (today)
Four parties bid to win over disgruntled sides
(today) KATHMANDU, JUL 30 - Four major parties—Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, UCPN (Maoist) and Madhesi Janadhikar Forum Loktantrik—have started consultations with disgruntled parties to take dissatisfied parties and groups into confidence before promulgating the new constitution. In separate meetings with Tarai Madhes Loktantrik Party Chairman Mahanta Thakur ... Read Full News
India execution brings out mixed feelings on punishment
(today) NEW DELHI , July 30: Few countries sentence more people to death than India. Whether those punishments are actually carried out is another matter. Though well over a thousand people have been sent to
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With no help post-quake, locals live in despair
(today) BANEPA, JULY 30: A steady flow of assistance was initially observed in Kavrepalanchowk district after the big eathquake. The government showed signs of ensuring proper rehabilitation of the quake vict
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Rs 20 m revenue from 50,000 traffic violations
(yesterday) CHITWAN, July 29: The District Traffic Police Office (DTPO), Chitwan has collected Rs 20 million revenue from over 50 thousands of traffic violations in the last fiscal year. The revenue has increase
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Nepal needs to up efforts to fight trafficking
(yesterday) Kathmandu, The Government of Nepal does not fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking; however, it is making significant efforts to do so, according to Trafficking in
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Delineation of constituencies every 20 years illogical: MJF-Democratic
(yesterday) Kathmandu, July 28 Vice-chairman of Madhesi Janaadhikar Forum-Democratic Jitendra Narayan Dev said Article 88 of the draft constitution should be rewritten to make population as the sole basis of the
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Parties to clarify draft clauses
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, JUL 29 - In view of addressing the key public concerns over provisions on citizenship and secularism, the major political parties have reached an understanding to clarify the issues in the
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Main priest appeals for slaughter-free rituals
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, JUL 29 - The 2019 Gadhimai Mela, a religious ritual of supposedly the world’s largest sacrifice, is going to be a bloodshed-free affair, if the devotees follow the management’s call. In a
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Gold smuggling causes Rs 2b revenue loss to govt
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, July 29: The government lost revenue of nearly Rs 2 billion in the fiscal year 2014/15 due to illegal imports of gold. The government couldn't mobilize the targeted revenue after designate
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Big 4 to hold talks with Madhes-based parties today
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, July 29: Four major political parties -- Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, UCPN (Maoist) and Madhesi People's Rights Forum-Democratic (MPRF-D) -- are scheduled to hold talks with dissenting Madhes-
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4 major parties mull new deal on religion, clarity on citizenship
(Jul 28) KATHMANDU, July 28: The major four political parties are mulling over reaching a new agreement on the topic of religion and clarifying the unclear issues of citizenship provision in the preliminary dr
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Upendra Yadav forwards condition to sit for talks
(Jul 28) BIRATNAGAR, July 28: Chairman of Federal Socialist Forum Nepal Upendra Yadav has said that an incomplete constitution would not be acceptable to his party. At a news conference held at his residence
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‘State boundaries before statute promulgation’
(Jul 28) KATHMANDU: Four political parties — Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, Unified CPN-Maoist and Madhesi Janaadhikar Forum (Democratic) — said they were likely to agree to demarcate the boundaries of federal unit
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Bridge along East-West Highway ‘almost collapses’, vehicular movement comes to halt
(Jul 28) NAWALPARASI: The Jayashree Bridge along the East-West Highway nearly collapsed in Gaindakot of Nawalparasi on Monday evening, blocking the vehicular movement along the longest highway of the nation.
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Abdul Kalam, father of India's missile programme, dies at 83
(Jul 28) GAUHATI, JUL 28 - Former Indian President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam , known as the father of the country's military missile program, died Monday after collapsing while delivering a lecture, a top state offic
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Foreign degree seekers hit record number
(Jul 28) KATHMANDU, JUL 28 - The number of Nepalis seeking to study abroad set a record last fiscal year as the figures increased nearly three-fold over a four-year period. According to the Department of Scho
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Govt set to resume monitoring plastic bags ban this week
(Jul 28) KATHMA NDU, July 28: Concerned over the increasing use of banned polythene bags in the country after the earthquakes, the government is all set to resume strict monitoring of the ban. According to Su
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Flood washes away major Dolakha bridge
(Jul 28) DOLAKHA, July 28: Life in Dolakha district has been crippled after a flood on Saturday night washed away the bridge over the Charange River along the Lamosanghu-Jiri road, cutting off the district fro
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The term ‘secular' can be removed from new statute: Dahal
(Jul 27) KATHMANDU, July 27: UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Monday said that the term 'secularism' is not an appropriate one and it would be replaced by a suitable term in the new constitution.
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90,000 not eligible for free visa, ticket
(Jul 27) KATHMANDU, JUL 27 - The government has agreed to allow recruiting agencies to charge a maximum of Rs70,000 from workers who applied for job quotas endorsed before July 8. The move officially denies fr
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Thimphu meeting to review plan
(Jul 27) KATHMANDU, JUL 27 - Member states are going to revisit the Saarc Plan of Action on Poverty Alleviation in a ministerial meeting to be held in Thimphu, Bhutan, on Tuesday and Wednesday. In line with t
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Won't appoint incompetent judges at SC: CJ Shrestha
(Jul 27) KATHMANDU, JUL 26 - Chief Justice Kalyan Shrestha has said he would not appoint any incompetent judges in the Supreme Court. At a programme organised by the SC Bar Association to congratulate and ext
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Big 4 to ‘try their best’ to draw provinces before constitution
(Jul 27) KATHMANDU, July 27: Four major political parties --Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, UCPN (Maoist) and Madhesi People's Rights Forum-Democratic (MPRF-D) -- have reached an understanding to put maximum efforts
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Embassy in Delhi verifying identities of rescued girls
(Jul 27) KATHMANDU, July 26: The Nepalese Embassy in New Delhi has intensified verification of the identities of the 21 Nepalis girls that were rescued from South West Delhi by local police while they were bei
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Ex-Crown Prince Shah hospitalised
(Jul 26) KATHMANDU, JUL 26 - Former Crown Prince Paras Shah has been hospitalised on Sunday after he complained of irregular heartbeats. Shah was rushed to Thapathali-based Norvic International Hospital. Doc
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Cadres of CPN Maoist smear black on Bharatpur Sub-Metropolitan City Chief’s face
(Jul 26) CHITWAN: Cadres of the Netra Bikram Chand-led CPN Maoist smeared black soot on the face of Narayan Prasad Sapkota, Executive Officer of the Bharatpur Sub-Metropolitan City on Sunday. According to CPN
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Maoists want draft mistakes corrected
(Jul 26) KATHMANDU, JUL 26 - The UCPN ( Maoist ) has said that Constitution Drafting Committee has committed a lot of mistakes while preparing the preliminary draft of constitution which need to be corrected i
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‘Draft statute a betrayal of Madhesis’
(Jul 26) KATHMANDU, July 24 Madhesi leaders of Tarai districts said a constitution without federalism will amount to betrayal of Madhesis. Abdul Rashid Khan of Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal, Kapilvastu, said
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CA chair, parties one on statute date
(Jul 26) KATHMANDU, JUL 26 - In a first, top leaders of major parties have agreed on a specific date proposed by Constituent Assembly (CA) Chairman Subas Nembang for the promulgation of the constitution. The h
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Minister Pandey off to Maldives
(Jul 26) KATHMANDU, JUL 25 - Minister for Foreign Affairs Mahendra Bahadur Pandey left for Male on Saturday evening to participate in the Golden Jubilee celebrations to be held on the occasion of the Independe
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Four parties to incorporate people’s feedback in constitution
(Jul 26) KATHMANDU, July 25: Major four political forces have agreed to incorporate the genuine suggestions of the people in the new constitution. The meeting of the ruling Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, and the
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Dolakha cut off with capital as flood sweeps away bridge
(Jul 26) DOLAKHA, July 25: Flood followed by incessant rainfall swept away a bridge over Chrangekhola along the Kathmandu- Lamosangu Jiri road section cutting off transportation link with the capital. Police
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China: Ready to work with India
(Jul 24) KATHMANDU, JUL 24 - Expressing firm commitment to work with India and the larger international community, China and Nepal on Thursday signed two pacts for post-disaster reconstruction of Nepal, settin
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NRB tells banks to raise paid-up capital to Rs 8 billion
(Jul 24) KATHMANDU, July 24: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has directed the commercial banks to raise their paid-up capital by four times to Rs 8 billion by mid-July 2017. Unveiling the Monetary Policy for Fiscal Y
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3 secys vying for chief secy's post
(Jul 24) KATHMANDU, July 24: As Chief Secretary Leela Mani Paudyal is retiring in two weeks, a competition has begun among top three senior secretaries for the position. Secretary at the Ministry of Federal A
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Mention neighbourhood policy: MoFA
(Jul 23) KATHMANDU, July 22 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has suggested that special mention about the country’s ‘neighbourhood policy’ be made in the new constitution. Giving its inputs on the preliminary
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I/NGOs offering jobs to tourists face action
(Jul 23) KATHMANDU, July 22 The government has decided to take action against national and international non-governmental organisations that illegally offer jobs to foreigners entering here on a tourist visa.
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