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Indian External Affairs Minister calls on Prez Yadav
(8 hours ago) 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
(today) 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
(today) 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
(today) 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
(today) 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
(today) 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
(today) 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
(yesterday) 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
(yesterday) 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
(yesterday) 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
(yesterday) 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
(yesterday) 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
(yesterday) 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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Man held for currency smuggling from TIA
(Jul 23) man has been arrested on charge of smuggling currencies of different three nations from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) while he was preparing to fly Sharjah of UAE, on Tuesday. Sandeep Shresth
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Youth held for raping 10yo girl
(Jul 23) Police nabbed Sushil Tamang, 23, of Setidevi-1 on the charge of raping a 10-year-old girl on Tuesday. According to police, Tamang was arrested after the victim’s mother lodged complaint with the poli
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Army shot dead 5 youth in Godar in 2003: NHRC
(Jul 23) KATHMANDU: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has ascertained the involvement of Nepal Army in the murder of five victims of extra judicial killing in Godar VDC of Dhanusha on October 8, 2003 during the decade-long Maoist insurgency. Releasing its final report on the murder case in Janakpur on Wednesday, the NHRC today said the scientific
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Govt hands over exhumed bodies to kin (Jul 23)
Govt hands over exhumed bodies to kin
(Jul 23) The government has handed over the remains of the bodies of five persons of those disappeared by the security forces on October 8, 2003 from Janakpur and exhumed from Godar area of Dhanusha four years ago to their families on Wednesday. Amidst a program  at the Mid-zonal regional office of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) today, the gov ... Read Full News
Manipal Hospital resumes services
(Jul 23) Pokhara -based Manipal Hospital has resumed its services from Wednesday after the hospital management struck an agreement with the agitating staffers. The hospital had remained closed since Friday af
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No intention to monopolize Nepal's water resources'
(Jul 23) KATHMANDU, July 22: Indian ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae has said that India does not have any intention of monopolizing Nepal’s water resources. Referring to allegations from various quarters concerning a draft proposal on energy cooperation between the two countries, Ambassador Rae said that any such proposal cannot move ahead without the concu
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NHRC vacancies hamper TRC recommendations body
(Jul 23) KATHMANDU, July 22 : Inordinate delay by the government in appointing the chairman and members of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has made the task of the Recommendations Committee for for
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SLC results to be in new grading system
(Jul 23) KATHMANDU, July 22: The government will be introducing a grading system while publishing SLC results from the coming year. The grading system has been prepared by the Curriculum Development Center an
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New Road next area to be lit the solar way
(Jul 23) KATHMANDU, JUL 23 - With the success of Durbarmarg solar street light project, the Kathmandu Metropolitan City now plans to install solar-powered street lamps in other major streets of the Capital. By the end of October, KMC plans to install solar street lights in New Baneshwor, New Road, and the street surrounding Tundikhel. The project would co
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NEA and EPF employees union call for Ghising's reinstatement
(Jul 22) The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) and Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) have demanded reinstatement of Managing Director of Chilime Hydropower Company Kulman Ghising . At a press conference he
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CIAA seeks suspension of 10 health officials
(Jul 22) The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has directed the Health Ministry to immediately suspend 10 high ranking officials including Director of Department of Health Services
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Shamarpa Rinpoche to be cremated in Kalimpong if no permission by Nepal
(Jul 22) KATHMANDU: If Nepal did not allow to ferry the mortal remains of 14th Kunzig Shamarpa Rinpoche to Kathmandu, the Tibetan spiritual leader would be cremated in Kalimpong of India on July 31, the Admini
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Nepali girl tops int'l handwriting contest
(Jul 22) epali student Sworima Shakya, 12, secured first position in the recently held “World Handwriting Competition-2014” in New York, USA. According to the official website of the organizer, Shakya of Omb
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Govt to merge 200 schools this fiscal
(Jul 22) BHAKTAPUR: The Nepal government is all set to merge 200 community schools across the country in this fiscal year, as the last few years have seen a continuous decline in student enrolment. The government had announced the merger of schools with very few students in the fiscal budget last week. According to Education Regulation, the teacher-studen
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Budget allocation not satisfactory: Economists
(Jul 22) KATHMANDU, July 21: Economists have said that the budget for fiscal year 2014/15 failed to allocate resources efficiently. Speaking at a program organized jointly by the Nepal Economic Association an
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Ex-PM Girija Prasad Koirala's son passes away
(today) 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
(today) 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
(today) 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
(today) 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
(today) 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
(today) 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
(yesterday) 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
(yesterday) 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
(yesterday) 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
(yesterday) 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
(yesterday) 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
(yesterday) 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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PDA with India for nation's prosperity: Energy Minister
(Jul 23) Minister for Energy Radha Gyawali has said the country was going to sign the Nepal-India Power Development Agreement (PDA) for the prosperity of the country. At a face-to-face program organized here
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'Serial killer' nabbed for murdering four women
(Jul 23) KHOTANG, July 23: Notorious ‘serial killer’, accused of murdering women after robbing them of their valuables, has landed into police net, finally. Gayendra Rai, 27, of Diktel Municipality-5, Bamrang
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Nepal will further suffer with BJP at the helm in India: CPN-Maoist
(Jul 23) KATHMANDU, July 23CPN-Maoist has said that the Bharatiya Janta party’s (BJP) rise to power in India would further embolden southern neighbor’s big brotherly attitude on Nepal’s internal affairs. In a
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NC satisfied with govt activities: Poudel
(Jul 23) Vice President of the Nepali Congress , Ram Chandra Poudel, has said that his party was satisfied from the activities of the government. At a news conference organised by Nepal Press Union, Morang,
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Two Nepalis killed in Kabul attack
(Jul 23) KATHMANDU: Two Nepali nationals were killed while another was injured when a Taliban suicide bomber exploded an explosives-laden motorbike into an Afghan police compound near Kabul International Airpo
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Child marriage prevalence high in Nepal
(Jul 23) KATHMANDU: Nepal is among the top 10 countries with highest rates of child marriage, in which one in every three children are married before their 15th birthday, according to a United Nations report.
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‘I’ve got new lease of life’ Koirala
(Jul 23) KATHMANDU, JUL 23 - Prime Minister Sushil Koirala said on Tuesday evening that he had fully recovered from lung cancer. Speaking to media persons upon his return from the United States at the Tribhuv
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UML chief Oli off to Singapore for treatment
(Jul 23) KATHMANDU, JUL 23 - Newly-elected CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli left for Singapore on Tuesday to follow up on his kidney treatment. He boarded a Thai Airways plane at 1:45pm. Oli will reach Singapor
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Minister Thapa to participate in SAFTA ministerial-level meet
(Jul 22) Minister for Commerce and Supplies Sunil Bahadur Thapa is leaving for Thimpu, the capital city of Bhutan, tomorrow to take part in the ministerial-level meeting of South Asian Free Trade Agreement ( S
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1 Nepali killed in Afghan bomb blast
(Jul 22) One Nepali was killed and two others seriously injured in a suicide bomb attack in Kasala, Afghanistan on Tuesday. According to Kabul-based Nepali journalist Subel Bhandari, a militant disguised a
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BP, a man of unrivalled political stature: Deuba
(Jul 22) Nepali Congress senior leader and former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that BP Koirala was a man of great stature not only in politics but also in the literary field of Nepal. Senior le
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Oli off to Singapore for treatment
(Jul 22) KATHMANDU, JUL 22 - Newly elected CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has left for Singapore on Tuesday for his health check-up. The UML chairman boarded a Thai Airways plane at 1.45 pm today. He will rea
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CAAN 'doing its bit' to ensure air safety
(Jul 22) KATHMANDU: Ensuring aviation safety still remains a major challenge, as the country’s sole aviation regulatory body has been recording safety violation incidents every year in terms of flight standards and operation and airworthiness of planes. Detailed statistics on air safety violations and action taken to enforce air safety, obtained by this da
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CA dialogue committee makes headway
(Jul 22) KATHMANDU, July 21: Political leaders at a meeting of the Constitutional Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee (CPDCC) of the Constituent Assembly on Monday made headway in connection with expediting the constitution-making process as they agreed to own up the agreements reached at the previous CA´s constitutional committee. This is taken as
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