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1 Nepali, 6 Indian killed in Pithauragadh landslide
(4 hours ago) DARCHULA, July 28: Seven people including a Nepali buried to death in a landslide at Pithauragadh of India on Monday. Dozen others including Nepali man were also injured in the incident. According
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Transportation halted over route permit allocation row in Gorkha
(4 hours ago) GORKHA, July 28: Protesting the decision to allocate route permit only to those who are close to political parties, transportation labor unions here in the district have enforced the transportation sh
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Govt advised to reach PTA with India
(today) KATHMANDU: Agriculture and Water Resources Committee of the Legislature Parliament today instructed the government to reach Power Trading Agreement with India at the earliest. Expressing serious concern about postponing the Power Trading Agreement during the Nepal-India Joint Commission meeting held yesterday, the committee today directed the gove
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Contempt bill lands in House
(today) KATHMANDU, JUL 28 - Despite widespread protests particularly from legal and media fraternities, the government on Sunday tabled the Contempt of Court Bill in Parliament seeking its endorsement. Minis
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Govt prepares to lift Gulf ban for female workers
(today) KATHMANDU, JUL 28 - The government is preparing to lift the ban on Nepali women travelling to Gulf countries to serve as domestic workers. The Ministry of Labour and Employment said it is introducing
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Hospital faces doctor shortage
(today) GULMI, July 27: Once held in high esteem and much preferred by locals of the district and nearby areas, Gulmi District Hospital, for the last few years, has been running with a handful of staff, with
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SC case disposal rate increases
(today) KATHMANDU, JUL 28 - The rate of case disposal at the Supreme Court has improved slightly due to case management and increased number of justices, authorities concerned said. According to the available
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Biker arrested with 20 kg contraband gold
(yesterday) olice have seized 20 kilograms of gold that was being smuggled to Nepal on a motorcycle at Nepal-China border checkpoint in Tatopani on Sunday. Border Police Post Larcha confiscated the gold that was
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Child dies after consuming alcohol
(yesterday) A child, who had fallen sick after consuming alcohol on Wednesday, died Saturday afternoon in course of treatment. The deceased has been identified as a six-year-old, Abhishek Rai, son of Ram Bahad
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Over 80,000 participants in two days
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, JUL 27 - The flow of visitors at the The Kathmandu Post Career Edufair 2014 more than doubled on Saturday in comparison to the footfall on the inaugural day. Over 80,000 students turned up
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'BJP govt accords Nepal high priority'
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, July 26: Alluding to the fact that the Nepal-India Joint Commission had not met for the last 23 years, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj told Nepal’s political leaders that India is ready to pay “compound interest” to Nepal to compensate for the long hiatus. She said so when Nepali leaders said that they wanted to make the
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Bohara RPP’s new PP leader
(yesterday) The Rastriya Prajantantra Party (RPP) unanimously elected party General Secretary Deepak Bohara as its Parliamentary Party (PP) leader after former chairman Surya Bahadur Thapa withdrew his candidacy
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Dormant body comes to life after 23 years
(yesterday) KATHMANDU: Maoist insurgency that gripped Nepal for 10 years and political instability seen before and after the insurgency took a heavy toll on Joint Commission that was expected to better ties betwe
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Nepali women summit Mt K2
(yesterday) KATHMANDU: Three Nepali female climbers set a world record by scaling Mt K2 (8,611m) this afternoon, the expedition organisers said. According to Himalayan Women Welfare Society, experienced mountain
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Indian External Affairs Minister calls on Prez Yadav
(Jul 26) Visiting Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on President Ram Baran Yadav at the latter's office in Sheetal Niwas, Maharajgunj in the Capital on Saturday. On the occasion,
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Nepal-India JC meet begins
(Jul 26) KATHMANDU, July 26: The meeting of Nepal-India Joint Commission (JC) has started at the hotel Yak and Yeti in capital on Saturday. The meeting organized after a hiatus of 23 years scheduled to discuss a wide range of issues on Nepal-India bilateral relation. Foreign Minister Mahendra Bahadur Panday and Indian Minister for External Affairs, Sush
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Modi’s trans-Himalayan link to bring Nepal, India, China together
(Jul 26) KATHMANDU, JUL 26 - Amidst all the recent controversies surrounding the Nepal-India power trade agreement, Indian Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj arrived in Kathmandu on Friday in a bid to
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PM, DPM at odds in Rinpoche cremation row
(Jul 26) KATHMANDU, July 25: The cabinet meeting on Friday could not take any decision on whether or not to allow the cremation in Kathmandu of the Guru Shamar Rinpoche as demanded by his followers, although P
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The Kathmandu Post Career Edufair kicks off
(Jul 26) KATHMANDU, JUL 26 - The third edition of ‘The Kathmandu Post Career Edufair 2014’, organised by the Kantipur Publications, kicked off in Kathmandu on Friday. More than 25,000 visitors showed up on t
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Nepal to seek Indian support for international stadium in Pokhara
(Jul 26) KATHMANDU, July 25: Nepal government is set to request India for support in construction of an international standard stadium in Pokhara rather than seek assistance for the under-construction Mulpani
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NOC passes budget of Rs 32 million
(Jul 26) KATHAMANDU, July 25: The seventh general assembly of the internationally-recognized Nepal Olympic Committee (NOC) on Friday has passed a budget of Rs 32 million for this year. Of the total budget, NO
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Farmers demand control over sales of pesticides
(Jul 25) PANCHKHAL, KAVRE, JUL 25 - Local farmers have demanded that the government control rampant sales of controversial pesticides being used in vegetable fields. They have also asked that stern action be t
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Confirmed: Saarc Summit to be held on Nov 22-27
(Jul 25) Nepal is set to host the 18th Saarc Summit on November 22-27 in Kathmandu . Having received approvals from the other seven Saarc member states, the government will announce the date next week after a
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Indian foreign minister Swaraj arriving today
(Jul 25) ndian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is arriving in Kathmandu on a three-day official visit to Nepal on Friday evening. Minister Swaraj, who is arriving here to co-chair a meeting of the Join
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Khurkut bridge brings happiness to all but porters
(Jul 25) RAMECHHAP, July 24: It would take nine days of walk for Harka Tamang of Khimti village of Ramechhap district to reach Godar Market in Chisapani area of Dhanusa to get salt. With a heavy bag of salt on
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China rail to reach Nepal in 6 yrs
(Jul 25) A website of the Chinese government states that the continuing expansion of the Chinese railway from Sigaste of Tibet would link Nepal, India and Bhutan by 2020. The update posted Tuesday on gov.cn
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Young and criminal
(Jul 25) The Nepal Police arrested fourteen-year-old Sajan Das of Siliguri in India from Kathmandu on July 17 for robbery. Das, barely a teenager, had unusual ways of stealing from people. He would intentional
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Panel election would be damaging: Khanal
(Jul 24) CPN-UML senior leader Jhala Nath Khanal has remarked that the formation of panel s to hold election s for leadership would be detrimental for the party so the party’s new generation should not fol
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Nepali migrant missing for 4 yrs
(Jul 24) The whereabouts of a Nepali migrant woman, who had reportedly gone missing from Kuwait four years ago, are still unknown, said family members. Laxmi Kumari Khatri Chhetri of Makrahar VDC-6 in t
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Police detain 9 women heading Gulf via India
(Jul 24) Police have detained nine women while they were entering India for flying to Gulf countries for foreign jobs, on Wednesday. A joint team of police and representatives from an organization detained th
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Vehicle vandalized for defying strike in Rasuwa
(Jul 24) Strike enforcers have vandalized a vehicle of Roads Division Office, Nuwakot for defying district shutdown on Thursday. Locals, who have been enforcing strike in the district since four days demandin
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Nembang draws govt's attention to aid disaster victims
(Jul 24) Speaker of the Legislature-Parliament, Subash Nembang, has drawn the government's attention to provide the exact information about the loss and damages caused to property and life by flood and landsli
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Lawmakers seek details on bilateral energy cooperation
(Jul 24) awmakers on Thursday sought the details of the draft of the bilateral energy cooperation agreement to be signed between Nepal and India during Indian foreign minister Susma Swaraj’s upcoming Nepal visit. Speaking at the House meeting held this morning, various lawmakers including Chitra Bahadur KC, Haribol Gajurel, Chandra Bhandari, Gagan Thapa, J
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CA dialogue panel agrees on naming lower house
(Jul 24) The Constitutional-Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee has forged consensus on the name of the lower house of parliament as the 'House of Representatives'. Similarly, it agreed on 'providing v
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Salleri folks compelled to consume contaminated water
(Jul 24) Solukhumbu, July 24: Number of people suffering from different diseases due to consumption of contaminated water has increased at the district headquarters, Salleri. Score of patients visiting differ
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Police bust robbery rackets employing children
(Jul 24) Police have busted three Indian gangs involved in using children for robbery and arrested 10 people in the past one week. Two minors who were both aged 14 years were arrested from two separate places
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It's no money tree
(Jul 24) BANEPA, July 24: A few years back the locals of Kavrepalanchowk district had to think twice before indulging in the farming and export of Boddhichitta berries mainly used in the making of a special kind of garlands worn by the Buddhists. On the charge of indulging in unauthorized plantation and export of the seeds of this exotic plant to the neigh
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UCPN (Maoist) seeks clear position on federalism
(Jul 24) KATHMANDU, JUL 24 - The main opposition, UCPN (Maoist), has formed a committee to chalk out the party’s position on some of the key issues for a new constitution. The committee headed by Narayan Ka
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Number of criminal case up in Mahottari
(Jul 24) GAUSHALA, July 24: Number of criminal incidents has increased in Mahottari district in the last fiscal year (2070-71 BS). A total of 353 incidents of crime had taken place in the district during one y
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CIAA suspends two DoTM staff on fake driving license case
(Jul 23) The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Wednesday suspended two employees of the Bagmati Zonal Office of Department of Transport Management (DoTM) at Ekantakuna for their
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Rapist arrested after five years
(4 hours ago) SURKHET, July 28: The District Police Office, Surkhet, has arrested a convict, who had been absconding for the past five years after raping a girl, on Sunday. The arrested is Durga Prasad Chapai of S
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‘Visit better than expected’
(today) KATHMANDU, JUL 28 - Wrapping up a three-day visit, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday said her time in Nepal had been fruitful and the achievements exceeded her expectations. Besides co-chairing the third meeting of the Nepal-India Joint Commission, Swaraj took stock of the political situation in Nepal and urged Nepali leader
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Bir Hospital doctors on strike
(today) KATHMANDU: Resident doctors of Bir Hospital went on strike today, demanding immediate filling of vacant posts, building resident quarters for doctors, finalising the date for convocation ceremony, preparing academic calendar and procuring equipment for the hospital. The strike is being organised by the Residents’ Association of National Academy of
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Scholarship to benefit 2800 children of dead migrant workers
(today) KATHMANDU, July 27: The government has unveiled the first of its kind plan to set up a ´Foreign Employment Scholarship Fund´ which will ultimately benefit as much as 2,800 children of migrant workers
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CIAA files graft case against former DEO
(today) KATHMANDU: A corruption case was filed at the Special Court against Sarlahi District’s former acting district education officer Hemanta Kumar Singh. Along with Singh, Lalita Yadav and Jaya Narayan Ya
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Girls’ edu campaign in 37 VDCs in disarray
(today) RAJBIRAJ, JUL 28 - The Girls’ Education Campaign initiated by District Education Office (DEO), Saptari, in 37 VDCs with financial support of Unicef is in disarray, owing to the lack of monitoring. Wi
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Child killed, eight injured in Siraha bomb explosion
(yesterday) SIRAHA, July 27: A child was killed and eight others got injured when a bomb went off at Govindapur-7 on Sunday afternoon. Ram Kumar Mahato, 10, was killed when the bomb exploded at around 4pm this a
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PAC suspends all ANFA activities
(yesterday) Parliamentary Public Account Committee (PAC) has directed All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) to suspend all its activities for the time being. PAC member Ram Hari Khatiwada informed that ANFA has
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Police nab one along with 590,000 IC
(yesterday) PARSA, July 27: Police have arrested a youth along with 590,000 Indian currency notes from Ghantaghar Chowk in Parsa district Saturday. The arrested is Sandip Kumar saha of Birgunj Sub-Metropolitan C
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Nepal, India agree to review 1950 treaty
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, July 26: Nepal and India have agreed to review all major treaties and agreements including the much debated Peace and Friendship Treaty of 1950 during the Joint Commission (JC) meeting held in Kathmandu on Saturday. The two countries have reached an agreement to entrust a five-member Eminent Persons Group (EPG) from their respective cou
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Swaraj: India for wider engagement with Nepal
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, JUL 27 - In an indication of a fresh approach by New Delhi, visiting Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said India stands for maintaining cordial relations between the polit
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Bir docs announce indefinite strike
(yesterday) The resident doctors at the National Academy of Medical Sciences (Nams) Bir Hospital have announced an indefinite strike beginning Sunday demanding reforms at the country’s oldest hospital. Around 30
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Coach Dassanayake coming next month
(yesterday) KATHMANDU: National cricket team coach Pubudu Dassanayake has finally decided to return to Nepal, accepting the one-year contract extension. Dassanayake was offered the contract after the Cabinet las
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Conflict-era scars healing
(yesterday) RUKUM, JUL 27 - The remote Mahat VDC in Rukum which lost a maximum number of lives during the conflict period is slowly but steadily coming into peace with its tragic past and is on the way to develop
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Ex-PM Girija Prasad Koirala's son passes away
(Jul 26) on of former Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala, Suresh Koirala, passed away on Saturday morning. Suresh, who was admitted at the Chabahil-based Om Hospital after he bled from mouth at around 9:30
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Error-laden mark sheets giving tough time to students
(Jul 26) DIPAYAL: The Examination Controller’s Office decision to curtail the correctional rights of Regional Education Directorate in rectifying SLC mark sheets has hit students from far-flung districts the h
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Leaders: Deals with India in political consensus
(Jul 26) KATHMANDU, JUL 26 - Top leaders of three major political parties on Friday decided that any agreement with India would be based on political consensus. The leaders of the Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and
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Everest avalanche victims still await relief
(Jul 26) KATHMANDU: Yawning gap between pledges and delivery is becoming unbearable for the bereaved families of the Mt Everest avalanche victims. Three months have already passed since its announcement but t
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Delhi places Nepal ties in high priority: Swaraj
(Jul 26) KATHMANDU, JUL 26 - External Affairs Minister of India Sushma Swaraj has said the new Indian government puts its relations with Nepal in high priority. Swaraj, who arrived here on a three-day official visit on Friday evening, told media persons at the Tribhuvan International Airport that the new Indian government values its ties with Nepal. “I am
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LDO charged with corruption
(Jul 26) KATHMANDU: Seeking a jail term of up to six months for Rautahat district Local Development Officer Basanta Kumar Bhandari, the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Friday f
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Strike over Ghising recall hits normal life
(Jul 25) RASUWA, JUL 25 - An indefinite strike called by Rasuwa locals since Friday demanding the reinstatement of Chilime Hydropower Company’s former Managing Director Kulman Ghising has affected the normal l
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Nembang draws Government's attention for providing relief to flood, landslide victims
(Jul 25) Kathmandu, July 25: Speaker of the Legislature-Parliament, Subash Nembang, has drawn the government's attention to provide the exact information about the loss and damages caused to property and life
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One ‘involved’ in Tri-Chandra attack held
(Jul 25) Police on Wednesday arrested a man on the charge of attacking Prem KC, a Tri-Chandra College Campus Committee member of the All Nepal National Free Student Union (ANNFSU), with khukuri. A police te
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Not the right time to broach 1950 Treaty, say experts
(Jul 25) epal-India Peace and Friendship Treaty has again come under media spotlight in view of the three-day official visit of Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to Nepal beginning Friday. As va
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Nagarik daily undermined code of conduct in Amako Ghar case: Probe panel
(Jul 25) The committee formed by the Press Council Nepal (PCN) to probe into the moral allegations against social worker Dil Shova Shrestha has recommended the council to deduct five points from the code of co
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Modi to land in Kathmandu on Aug 3
(Jul 25) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address Nepal’s parliament on August 4, becoming the first foreign head of government to speak to parliamentarians after the restoration of democracy in 1990. Modi arrives in Kathmandu on August 3 on a state visit. A Parliament Secretariat official confirmed the House address plan. The last time an Indian
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Cop arrested red-handed while receiving bribe
(Jul 24) Assistant Sub-inspector (ASI) at the Area Police Office in Butwal Ram Prasad Poudel has been arrested red-handed receiving bribe on Thursday. A special team of the Commission for the Investigation of
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Mahabir Pun receives Jonathan B. Postel Service Award
(Jul 24) Magsaysay prize winner Mahabir Pun has been honored with a coveted award from Internet Society. The Internet Society recognized Pun’s role in bringing Internet to Nepal by increasing digital literacy
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Nepal's HDI improves slightly, states UNDP report
(Jul 24) Nepal’s Human Development Index (HDI) performance has been satisfactory in improving human development ranking 145th out of 187 countries in 2014, according to the Human Development Report released in
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CIAA files graft case against govt official
(Jul 24) he Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) filed a corruption case at the Special Court against the then Chief of Sunsari-Morang Irrigation Project Binaya Kumar Singh for corrupt
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CIAA directs appointing CEO at NEA
(Jul 24) The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has directed the government to forward the process for appointing the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the Nepal Electricity Authority
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Dalit activists rounded up while staging sit-in
(Jul 24) Police have arrested Dalit activists, who were staging sit-in near the southern gate of Singha Durbar, the central government secretariat on Thursday. The Dalit rights activists staged the sit-in for one hour since 9: 00 am to exert pressure on the government for allocating the budget to settle the cases of caste-based discrimination and unt
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China railway line to reach Nepal border by 2020
(Jul 24) China has been planning to extend a railway line to Nepal’s border by 2020, international news agency Reuters reported. Quoting state-run newspaper, Reuters reported that China has been planning to
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One arrested for sending obscene MMS
(Jul 24) BIRATNAGAR, July 24: Police have arrested a person on the charge of sending obscene MMS in Biratnagar. The arrested is Chandra Kumar Mandal, 31, of Biratnagar-5, according to the District Police Offi
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Over 600 Nepali migrant workers still stranded in Malaysia
(Jul 24) KATHMANDU, July 24: More than 600 Nepali migrants are still languishing in detention centers, jails or staying illegally in Malaysia due to inadequate budget and lack of proper coordination between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) and the Ministry of Labor and Employment (MoLE) for their rescue. The MoLE said that they haven´t been able to r
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Lawmakers make pitch for local’s role in chure
(Jul 24) KATHMANDU, JUL 24 - Miffed over the formation of Rastrapati Chure Tarai-Madesh Conservation Development Committee without proper consultation, lawmakers representing the Chure region demanded that the
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RAE: Swaraj’s visit to open new areas of cooperation
(Jul 24) KATHMANDU, JUL 24 - The upcoming Nepal visit of India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Sawraj will be focused on exploring new areas of cooperation between the two neighbours, Indian Ambassador Ranj
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Victims’ remains handed over to kin Nepal Army involved in the killings of 5 men in their twenties in Godar, Dhanusha, forensic report confirms
(Jul 24) JANAKPURDHAM, JUL 24 - The remains of the five youths killed by security forces in Godar, Dhanusha, in 2003 and identified through DNA analysis were handed over to their respective families on Wednesd
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FNJ demands rehabilitation of displaced scribe
(Jul 23) Federation of Nepali Journalist (FNJ) has demanded rehabilitation of displaced Kalikot based correspondent of Karobar National Economic Daily Ramesh Rawal. Following frequent threats from various gr
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One held for allegedly raping daughter
(Jul 23) Police have arrested a man from Madhubangoth VDC in Sarlahi district on the charge of raping his daughter. Mukesh Kumar Karna, 35, of Madhubangoth VDC-2 was arrested for allegedly raping his 13
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