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South Africa wins toss, bats 1st vs West Indies at World Cup
(Feb 27) SYDNEY, Feb 27: South Africa skipper A.B. de Villiers won the toss and elected to bat first Friday in the World Cup Pool B match against the West Indies at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The Proteas made
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SC rules out general amnesty for serious rights violation
(Feb 27) KATHMANDU: The Supreme Court today upheld that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappeared Persons can neither grant amnesty in cases of serious human rig
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SC annuls discretionary powers of TRC, CIED (Feb 27)
SC annuls discretionary powers of TRC, CIED
(Feb 27) KATHMANDU, Feb 26: The Supreme Court has annulled two controversial provisions of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and Commission on Inquiry into Enforced Disappearances (CIED) Act that give discretionary powers to the transitional justice mechanisms for amnesty and to the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction to prosecute human rights ... Read Full News
Prez, PM extend best wishes to Dominican Republic
(Feb 27) KATHMANDU, Feb 27: President Dr Ram Baran Yadav has extended cordial felicitations and best wishes to President of the Dominican Republic, Danilo Medina Sanchez, on the occasion of Independence Day.
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Western disturbance causes rainfall in different parts of country
(Feb 27) KATHMANDU, FEB 27 - Heavy rains coupled with thunderstorm s lashed the plains of western and central Nepal on Thursday while some hill and mountain regions witnessed a fresh bout of snowfall, disrupti
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UML yet to crack knot on leaders' portfolio division
(Feb 27) KATHMANDU, FEB 26 - The Standing Committee (SC) meeting of the ruling CPN-UML scheduled for Thursday was postponed after the leaders failed to forge consensus on portfolio division of the central lead
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Rainfall across country, drizzle to continue for three days
(Feb 26) KATHMANDU, FEB 26 - The whole country including Kathmandu valley, except Jhapa, is experiencing rainfall along with thunderstorm on Thursday. According to Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM
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House to endorse Civil Service Act Amendment Bill soon
(Feb 26) KATHMANDU: The Legislature-Parliament is all set to endorse a Bill with some new provisions to revamp civil service structure and prevent civil servants from acquiring Permanent Resident status in for
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Hunting of protected birds, animals ‘on rise’
(Feb 26) KASKI, FEB 26 - Hom Bahadur Thapamagar, 24, of Machapuchhre-8 in the district was held around a week ago with two Kalij pheasants and two common hill-partridges at the Annapurna Conservation Area Proj
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Hunt for acid attacker intensifies
(Feb 26) KATHMANDU, Feb 26: Still clueless about the perpetrators of the acid attack on three school girls at a tuition center at Basantapur in Kathmandu, Sunday, Nepal Police has intensified its investigation
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Panel: Book assailant, cover expenses acid attack on girls (Feb 26)
Panel: Book assailant, cover expenses acid attack on girls
(Feb 26) KATHMANDU, FEB 26 - The State Management Committee of the Constituent Assembly has asked the government to book the individual(s) responsible for the acid attack on Sunday and cover all the medical expenses incurred by the families of the injured. An unknown man with an orange hoodie and a face mask had hurled a bottle of corrosive agent on the tw ... Read Full News
Is CIAA chief walking the talk?
(Feb 26) KATHMANDU, FEB 26 - As he prepares to tie his daughter’s nuptial knot today, all eyes are on Lokman Singh Karki, the chief of Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), whether he will
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Disqualified PLA fighters chart out struggle plan
(Feb 26) KATHMANDU, FEB 26 - Former People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers who were not integrated into the national security agencies have formed a national network to safeguard their rights and launch a pea
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Nembang presses Koirala, Dahal for early political deal
(Feb 25) KATHMANDU, Feb 25: As the CA meeting has been deferred until further notice and no sitting of the plenary has taken place since February 12, CA Chairman Subas Nembang on Tuesday asked Prime Minister S
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Protest continues for justice, rehabilitation of victims
(Feb 25) KATHMANDU, FEB 25 - Outraged by the acid attack on two schoolgirls on Sunday, around 500 people gathered at Basantapur, the site of the incident, on Tuesday demanding justice and safety for women. An
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Chhetri to be next CoAS
(Feb 25) KATHMANDU, FEB 25 - Maj Gen Rajendra Chhetri is set to become the Army chief after the incumbent Gaurav SJB Rana retires in September. The government on Tuesday promoted Chhetri to lieutenant general
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Lax law prevents govt from extracting information
(Feb 24) KATHMANDU: The government may not be able to extract information on funds illegally stashed away by Nepalis in foreign banks anytime soon, thanks to the lax legal framework. This implies identities o
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House panel for barring all public servants from DV, PR
(Feb 24) KATHMANDU, Feb 24: A parliamentary panel has suggested to the government to introduce a new law barring not only civil servants but all public office-holders and government employees, including Nepal
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Action, restorative justice sought
(Feb 24) KATHMANDU, FEB 24 - In the wake of the acid attack on three schoolgirls, activists and lawyers on Monday demanded stringent punitive measures and emphasis on restorative justice. According to the Mul
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Swine flu cases rise to 8
(Feb 24) KATHMANDU, FEB 24 - Two more people have tested positive for the H1N1 virus, popularly known as ‘swine flu’, taking the total number of infected to eight. Tests conducted on four samples at the Capit
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Five infected with swine flu since January (Feb 24)
Five infected with swine flu since January
(Feb 24) KATHMANDU, Feb 24: The Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD) of the Department of Health Services (DoHS) said that at least five people have been infected with influenza ´A´ virus which is also known as swine flu, since January, this year. The EDCD, which is responsible for taking measures to prevent the spread of the disease, however, ... Read Full News
Three of family die of 'CO poisoning'
(Feb 23) KATHMANDU: A 25-year-old Nepali Army soldier, Rajan Basnet, his wife Kabita and their seven-month-old daughter were found dead in their rented room in Birendra Chowk, Kandaghari, today. They had gone
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Acid attack in capital raises questions over safety of girls
(Feb 23) KATHMANDU, Feb 23: Sangita Magar’s completely swollen and partially disfigured face showed all the agony she has been going through. Whenever she tried to speak, her swollen lips would prevent her fr
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2 schoolgirls hurt in acid attack (Feb 23)
2 schoolgirls hurt in acid attack
(Feb 23) KATHMANDU, FEB 23 - In a shocking incident, two schoolgirls aged 15 and 16 received severe burns while one escaped with minor injuries in an acid attack at a Basantapur-based tuition centre early on Sunday morning. An unidentified man wearing an orange hood had entered A-Plus Tuition Centre in Jhochhen at around 6 am where three girls were waiting ... Read Full News
Couple, infant found dead in bed
(Feb 23) KATHMANDU, FEB 23 - Three members of a family including an infant were found dead in their rented room in a Kandaghari-based house on the outskirts of Kathmandu on Sunday. The deceased have been iden
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Arrest of notorious Nepali poacher boosts global fight against wildlife crime
(Feb 22) Two years after fleeing the country as the police closed in, Rajkumar Praja was finally tracked down in Malaysia in January and extradited to Nepal this week, where he faces a lengthy spell in jail fo
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8yo Bara girl found unconscious‚ police suspect rape
(Feb 22) BARA: An eight-year-old girl was found unconscious in Bara district headquarters on Saturday. Police have suspected that the girl was left there after a rape and attempted murder. The child, who was
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Army Chief Rana off to UAE
(Feb 22) KATHMANDU, Feb 22: Chief of Army Staff Gaurav Shamser JB Rana left here Saturday for the United Arab Emirates (UAE), leading a four-member delegation at the invitation of UAE Armed Force Chief Lieuten
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Afghanistan 232 all out vs. Sri Lanka in World Cup Pool A
(Feb 22) DUNEDIN, New Zealand, Feb 22: Asghar Stanikzai made 54 in a record 88-run partnership for the third wicket which lifted Afghanistan to 232 after being sent in to bat by Sri Lanka in their Cricket Worl
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Govt works to double insurance, relief pays
(Feb 22) KATHMANDU, FEB 22 - The government is preparing to make at least twofold increment in insurance cover and welfare fund for Nepali migrants working abroad. The move, expected to come into effect after
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Icefall doctors to change Everest route next month
(Feb 19) KATHMANDU: Climbers attempting to scale Mt Everest and other mountains via Khumbu icefall along the southeast ridge will have to spend more time than in the past to reach Camp I from the Base Camp, as
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CIAA puts graft case against Thapa, ANFA on hold
(Feb 19) KATHMANDU, Feb 19: The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has decided to put on hold its case against alleged corruption at All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) and by its pres
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Kantipur celebrates 22nd anniversary
(Feb 19) KATHMANDU, FEB 19 - Kantipur Publications is celebrating its 22nd anniversary day by organising various programmes on Thursday. Chief Secretary Leela Mani Paudel this morning inaugurated the fifth ed
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Nat’l cricket team: A force that galvanised the nation
(Feb 19) KATHMANDU, FEB 19 - Nepali cricket team’s rise in world cricket is nothing short of phenomenal. Just five years back, Nepal were playing in the ICC World Cricket League Division 5, the lowest echelon
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Bangladesh beats Afghanistan first-timers at Cricket WCup
(Feb 18) CANBERRA, Australia, Feb 18: Afghanistan´s first Cricket World Cup match ended in defeat on Wednesday when Bangladesh took three wickets in the first three overs on the way to beating the fledgling si
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Afghanistan restricts Bangladesh to 267 in Cricket World Cup (Feb 18)
Afghanistan restricts Bangladesh to 267 in Cricket World Cup
(Feb 18) CANBERRA, Australia, Feb 18: Afghanistan made a promising start to its Cricket World Cup debut, taking four early wickets and then rallying after Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim combined in a 114-run partnership to bowl Bangladesh out for 267 in the Pool A match on Wednesday. Fast bowler Mirwais Ashraf took Afghanistan´s first World Cup wicket ... Read Full News
Snowfall grips life in Mustang
(Feb 18) MUSTANG: Normal life has been affected in Mustang due to snowfall that is continued since Tuesday night. The snowfall started from Tuesday night lasted till 7:00 am today. Jomsom Bazaar has remained
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Statute drafting process wouldn't be scrapped: DPM Singh
(Feb 18) SOLUKHUMBHU, Feb 18: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Local Development Prakash Man Singh said that the ongoing process for new constitution in the constituent assembly (CA) would not be scrappe
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Cybercriminals attacking Nepali banks
(Feb 18) KATHMANDU: Nepal’s banks and financial institutions are coming under attacks from international cybercriminals who have stolen over $1 billion (approximately Rs 100 billion) from around 100 banks worl
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Central Zoo to be shifted to Bhaktapur
(Feb 18) KATHMANDU: The government has granted permission to shift Jawalakhel-based Central Zoo to Suryabinayak in Bhaktapur. The Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation had planned to relocate the zoo to Bh
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NC 13th general convention in capital in August
(Feb 18) KATHMANDU, Feb 18: The ruling Nepali Congress (NC) has decided to hold its 13th general convention in the capital in the third week of August. A meeting of the party’s office bearers held at the prim
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Talks in peril as no side gives in
(Feb 18) KATHMANDU, FEB 18 - Chances of negotiation appear slim in the immediate future as ruling party leaders say they cannot fully assure that the disputed issues of the constitution writing process will be
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UML taskforce decides CC nominees
(Feb 18) KATHMANDU, FEB 18 - Seven months after the party’s general convention, a CPN-UML taskforce has finalised the names of leaders to be nominated as Central Committee (CC) members and prepared a blueprint
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Woman gang raped in Kanchanpur
(Feb 16) KANCHANPUR, FEB 16 - A woman has been gang raped at Punarbas Municipality in Kanchanpur district Sunday night. Police Inspector at Area Police office, Tribhuvanbasti, Nar Bahadur Khadka, said the vic
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UML SC meet on work division, nomination underway
(Feb 16) KATHMANDU, Feb 16: Seven months after the convention of the party, the Standing Committee (SC) meeting of the CPN-UML is scrambling to sort out its two long overdue issues on Monday. According to UML
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Gulmi resident rescued from Pak jail after 30 months‚ returns home
(Feb 27) KATHMANDU: A Gulmi man who spent 30 months in a Pakistani jail for straying into Pakistani maritime waters returned home today with the help of Nepali embassy in Pakistan and a local non-governmental
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Tomorrow's protest not final show of strength: Bhattarai
(Feb 27) KATHMANDU: Senior Unified CPN-Maoist leader Baburam Bhattarai today said the mass meeting to be held in Kathmandu on February 28 would not be the final show of strength of the opposition alliance. Th
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Oppn alliance out to show strength in street
(Feb 27) The agitating opposition alliance led by the UCPN (Maoist) has issued an order to its leaders and cadres to compulsorily attend a mass gathering slated for this Saturday in the capital to demonstrate
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Karki lashed for wedding at CIAA
(Feb 27) KATHMANDU, FEB 27 - CIAA chief Lokman Singh Karki came under fire on social media after he converted on Thursday the central office of the anti-graft body as the wedding venue and mobilised officials
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CC nominates former secy Mainali to head PSC
(Feb 27) KATHMANDU, FEB 26 - The Constitutional Council has nominated former government Home Secretary Umesh Mainali to head the Public Service Commission (PSC) . The decision to recommend Mainali from Kavrepa
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Impunity deepening roots in Nepal: AI
(Feb 26) KATHMANDU: Amnesty International today said impunity in Nepal had only grown after the Parliament last year passed a Bill to set up Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Commission of Inquiry on Enf
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190 INGOs‚ over 500 NGOs under CIAA scanner
(Feb 26) KATHMANDU: Country’s anti-corruption watchdog has seized documents of more than 700 national and international non-governmental organisations after most of them were accused of not maintaining transpa
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Don't terrorize public: Govt to agitating parties
(Feb 26) KATHMANDU, Feb 26: Following the Young Communist League (YCL)’s demonstration in the capital, the Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday warned the agitators against terrorizing the public. YCL cadres
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3 people infected with swine flu virus
(Feb 26) KATHMANDU, FEB 26 - The number of confirmed swine flu—A (H1N1)—cases kept rising, with the National Public Health Laboratory confirming on Wednesday that 13 people tested positive for the disease in t
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Consensus possible only through dialogue: India
(Feb 26) KATHMANDU, FEB 26 - India’s Ministry of External Affairs said on Wednesday that it believes that solutions and consensus among the Nepali political parties would come through dialogue among themselves
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Swine flu case detected in Chitwan
(Feb 25) CHITWAN, Feb 25: A day after the Prime Minister´s Office (PMO) directed the Ministry of Health and Population to take serious initiatives to confront the threat of swine flu in the country, hospitals
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Acid victim Sangita wants the attacker to go through same ordeal
(Feb 25) KATHMANDU, Feb 25: Sangita Magar, one of the victims of the acid attack on Sunday, has vision disturbances in her right eye. She is also facing difficulty chewing food and sitting up in bed. Bedridde
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Parties upbeat about consensus
(Feb 25) KATHMANDU, FEB 25 - Both the ruling and opposition parties are hopeful about resumption of formal negotiations to push constitution writing forward on the basis of consensus soon after the opposition’
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Col Lama’s hearing begins in UK
(Feb 25) LONDON, FEB 25 - The hearing of Nepal Army Colonel Kumar Lama, who was detained by authorities in the UK on the charges of extrajudicial detention and torture in Nepal, was postponed soon after it sta
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Former ministers yet to clear lakhs in dues
(Feb 24) KATHMANDU: Former ministers and assistant ministers have not cleared their arrears amounting to nearly seven lakh rupees they drew as dashain bonus between 1998 and 2001, according to the Office of th
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Simara protest rages, more than 100 hurt
(Feb 24) BARA, FEB 24 - Simara sees no respite from violent protests against the government’s move to roll back its decision to set up units of land revenue and survey offices there. More than 100 people, inc
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Deuba faction lashes PM for ‘govt, party failures’
(Feb 24) KATHMANDU, FEB 24 - Central Working Committee members close to Nepali Congress leader Sher Bahadur Deuba continued their “systematic attack” on party President and Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on the
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Constitution possible on May 29: Nepal
(Feb 23) KATHMANDU: At a time when the ruling and the opposition parties are not even talking to each other, senior CPN-UML leader Madhav Kumar Nepal today said at a programme in Kanchanpur district that the n
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Computer accessories at Re 1 to bag govt tender
(Feb 23) KATHMANDU, Feb 23: What can you buy with one rupee these days? A candy? Perhaps. But believe it or not, two ministries of our country have been buying keyboard, mouse, CFL bulb, Wi-Fi router and many
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NC brass urged to seek ‘maximum consensus’
(Feb 23) KATHMANDU, FEB 23 - Several Nepali Congress leaders on Sunday urged their leadership to seek “maximum consensus” on the constitution drafting process with the opposition parties but also advised the t
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CA recess not beyond Saturday: DPM Gautam
(Feb 13) KATHMANDU, FEB 23 - Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Bam Dev Gautam has said the Constituent Assembly cannot wait for the opposition parties to sit for dialogue after February 28.
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Conflict victim family seeks govt assistance
(Feb 22) NEPALGUNJ, FEB 22 - A woman, who lost her husband during the Maoist insurgency, has been struggling to manage for her family after she went into debt to treat her son suffering from brain tumour. Cha
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Effective govt services still a far cry
(Feb 22) KATHMANDU: The government, while unveiling its 148-point list of achievements yesterday, showcased 39 of them under the heading “good governance and service delivery”. But, did the government really m
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30-party alliance refuses talks yet again
(Feb 22) KATHMANDU, Feb 22: Rejecting the Prime Minister Sushil Koirala’s second call for talks, the 30-party bloc of the opposition parties has decided to continue with the pre announced protest plan. The me
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Talks: Oppn seeks more concession from Koirala
(Feb 22) KATHMANDU, FEB 22 - The 30-party opposition alliance led by the UCPN (Maoist) on Saturday said the government is yet to prepare an appropriate environment for “genuine negotiations” with the ruling pa
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PM renews talks call (Feb 22)
PM renews talks call
(Feb 22) KATHMANDU, Feb 21 : Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has renewed his call for dialogue to the agitating UCPN (Maoist) and Madhes-based parties to resolve the contentious issues of the new statute. Issuing a message Friday on the occasion of the government´s completion of one year in office, Prime Minister Koirala reiterated that he is in favor of pro ... Read Full News
Leaders warm chair in religious meet
(Feb 22) BAGLUNG, FEB 22 - At a time when the political leaders have failed to sit together to discuss the disputed issues of the lingering constitution writing process, Prime Minister Sushil Koirala and seni
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Lightning claims 3 in Solukhumbu
(Feb 19) SOLUKHUMBU, Feb 19: Three people were killed in lightning at Waku of the district on Wednesday evening. According to police, Dandi Prasad Ghimire, 42, Bal Kumari Rai, 11, and Ramesh Rai, 36, of Waku-
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Implementing sexual harassment act problematic
(Feb 19) KATHMANDU, Feb 19: After 11 years of rigorous struggle, the government has finally introduced a law that addresses sexual harassment at workplaces. The recently-introduced ´Sexual harassment (eliminat
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Act to end sexual harassment at work in force (Feb 19)
Act to end sexual harassment at work in force
(Feb 19) KATHMANDU: The Sexual Harassment at Workplace (elimination) Act has come into force from today. The Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare announced the enforcement of the Act during a special programme here today. The Act includes a provision whereby a victim shall file a complaint against the perpetrator before the office chief first and ... Read Full News
Team Nepal is ‘Kantipur Icon’
(Feb 19) KATHMANDU, FEB 19 - The Kantipur Foundation has decided to award Nepal’s national cricket team with the ‘Kantipur Icon 2071.’ The biennial award, which carries a purse of Rs 2 million, is being giv
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13th NC general convention in Sept
(Feb 19) KATHMANDU, FEB 19 - The ruling Nepali Congress has decided to convene its 13th General Assembly from September 10. A meeting of the party’s Central Working Committee on Wednesday decided to organise
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Bus-hit clams 1, hurts 1 in Babarmahal
(Feb 18) KATHMANDU, Feb 18: One died and the other has been injured after a bus hit the motorcycle at Babarmahal on Wednesday. The deceased has been identified as Pravin Pradhan of Dharan, said police. The i
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Fake currency racket including minors busted in Rukum
(Feb 18) RUKUM: A racket involved in fake currency production has been busted in Rukum. The gang members include two minors also. Police also confiscated a printer and a laptop used in the forgery. Khadga B
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Woman held with 8 kg hash
(Feb 18) RUKUM: Police on Wednesday morning apprehended a woman with possession of eight kg hashish. The suspect has been identified as Chandrakala Budhathoki (28) of Syalpakha VDC-4 of the district. Acting
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Gurung wants TRC Act amended
(Feb 18) KATHMANDU: Newly-appointed Chairman of Truth and Reconciliation Commission Surya Kiran Gurung has said TRC Act should be amended, giving the commission full jurisdiction over conflict era cases. He sa
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Winter session of parliament uncertain
(Feb 18) KATHMANDU, Feb 18: Even three months after the budget session of parliament was prorogued, uncertainty looms over the start of the winter session of parliament as leaders from both the ruling and oppo
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Pashupatinath draws 700,000 visitors
(Feb 18) KATHMANDU, Feb 18: A sea of people swarmed all the roads to the Pashupatinath Temple, with several lines being formed near Gaushala. While most of them had been standing in queues for more than three
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Centuries-old Gorkha monastery in flames
(Feb 18) GORKHA, FEB 18 - Laprang Gumba, a 700-year-old Buddhist monastery at Samagaun VDC in Gorkha , was destroyed in a massive fire on Monday evening. Authorities said ancient manuscripts, Buddha idols, sil
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1m throng Pashupati on Shivaratri
(Feb 18) KATHMANDU, FEB 18 - Over a million visitors thronged the Pashupatinath temple for the Shivaratri festival on Tuesday, according to the Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT). Officials said around
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UCPN (M) using CA to fulfill vested interest: Agni Kharel
(Feb 16) KATHMANDU, FEB 16 - CPN-UML Parliamentary Party chief whip Agni Kharel has said that the UCPN (Maoist) is striving to meet its vested interest by using the Constitution Assembly (CA). Speaking with j
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ICC Wcup: Ireland defeats West Indies by 4 wickets (photo feature)
(Feb 16) NELSON, New Zealand, Feb 16: Ireland pulled off yet another Cricket World Cup upset Monday when it raced to 307-6 to beat two-time champion the West Indies´ by four wickets in a Pool B match, taking a
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