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Asian Games: Nepali women cricket team's poor start
(5 hours ago) KATHMANDU, Sept 21: Nepali women cricket team has a poor start against Thailand in the ongoing Asiad games in Korea. Batting first in the game being played in 20-overs format, Nepal has made just 23
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MTNL seeks to exit UTL
(8 hours ago) KATHMANDU: Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) has decided not to invest further in United Telecom Ltd (UTL) saying that the venture is not commercially viable. The major shareholder of UTL has also
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Preparing for battle for equal rights: MJF-N
(today) KATHMANDU: Madhesi Janaadhikar Forum-Nepal Chair Upendra Yadav today said his party was preparing for a ‘battle’ to ensure a new constitution that could give equal rights to Madhesis, Janajatis, Dalit
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Parties near agreement on ending House obstruction
(today) KATHMANDU: The three major political parties today said that they were close to agreement on clearing the House obstruction by opposition parties. They, however, are not certain whether they will be
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Nepal, India complement each other: Rajnath Singh
(today) KATHMANDU, Sept 21: Visiting Indian Union Home Minister Affairs Rajnath Singh has said that India can achieve peace, stability and prosperity only if the neighboring Nepal achieves the same. Addressi
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Statute deadline nears, ethnic MPs plan caucus
(today) KATHMANDU, SEP 21 - Indigenous lawmakers from major and fringe parties are preparing to form a Janajati caucus to press their demand for ensuring federalism and rights of minorities in the new constit
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India always ready to help Nepal's development: Indian Home Min Singh
(yesterday) Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said India is always ready to help Nepal for its socio-economic development. Before wrapping up his three-day Nepal visit on Saturday, Singh said at a press mee
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'Fieldwork' to settle Nepal-India border disputes
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, Sept 20 : The first meeting of Nepal-India Boundary Working Group (BWG) that concluded on Friday decided to start ´field works´ to undertake the construction, restoration and repair of boun
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PM Koirala in Abu Dhabi
(yesterday) Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has arrived in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on Friday night on his way to New York to attend the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly. Koirala is scheduled to addr
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CK Raut’s custody extended by 2 days
(yesterday) The Special Court on Friday extended the remand of CK Raut, who stands accused of being involved in a secessionist campaign, by two more days. After the Supreme Court could not conduct hearing over w
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Envoy nominees testify before House panel
(yesterday) Three ambassador nominees to Candada, France and Switzerland testified before the Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee (PHSC) on Friday. They told the committee that if their appointments are confi
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India, Nepal form panels to settle border issues
(yesterday) Nepal and India have finalised the terms of reference of the Boundary Working Group (BWG) and formed two subsidiary panels-Survey Officials' Committee and Field Survey Team-to look into boundary issu
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CIAA files corruption case against National Trading staffers
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, Sept 19 : The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority(CIAA) has lodged a corruption case at the special court, Kathmandu against three staffers of National Trading Limited on
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Two arrested for forcing a teen girl in flesh trade
(Sep 19) PATHARI, Sept 19: Police have arrested hoteliers from Biratchowk in Haraicha Municipality, Morang last night on the charge of forcing a teen girl into flesh trade in their hotel. According to Durga D
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Massive irregularities found in Chameliya Hydel Project
(Sep 19) KATHMANDU, SEP 19 - The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the Legislature-Parliament has alleged massive misuse of the national revenues in the under-construction Chameliya Hydroelectricity Project b
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PDA signed for Upper Karnali
(Sep 19) KATHMANDU, SEP 19 - Authorities from both Nepal and India have signed the project development agreement (PDA) for the Upper Karnali Hydropower Project on Friday. The Chief Executive of Investment Boa
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Statute drafting, dispute resolution to go in tandem
(Sep 18) KATHMANDU, SEP 18 - After failing to meet the September 15 deadline to forge consensus on the contentious issues of constitution writing process, major political parties are preparing to continue effo
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Prime minister mulling over Cabinet reshuffle
(Sep 18) KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala is considering to replace some Nepali Congress ministers with new faces to neutralise the criticism about ‘poor performance of those ministers’ and also to str
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Xi sees factory China‚ back office India as global engine to drive growth
(Sep 18) AHMEDABAD: The “world’s factory” and the “world’s back office” could together drive global economic growth, Chinese President Xi Jinping said as he began a rare visit to India today playing down mistr
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Police prepare to present Raut before Supreme Court
(Sep 18) MORANG, SEP 17 - Police is preparing to present Chandra Kant Raut , who was arrested three days ago from Morang on the charge of being involved in a secessionist campaign, before the Supreme Court .
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CIAA wants private sector under its scanner
(Sep 18) KATHMANDU, Sept 18:Stating that the existing jurisdiction of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) doesn’t allow it to investigate rampant corruption in the private sector,
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Lawmakers for promulgating statute within deadline
(Sep 18) KATHMANDU, Sept 17: Most of the lawmakers in the Constituent Assembly (CA) meeting on Wednesday have spoken in favor of promulgating a new constitution by January 22. Speaking out their views on the
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BPKIHS Registrar appeals to end strike
(Sep 18) BIRATNAGAR, SEP 17 - Registrar Tul Bahadur Shrestha at B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences ( BPKIHS ), Dharan has appealed the agitating staffers of the Institute to end their strike in the ligh
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House committee directs CIAA chief to book 'big fishes'
(Sep 17) KATHMANDU, SEP 17 - The Parliamentary Committee for Good Governance and Monitoring on Wednesday directed the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) not to be prejudiced while taking
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Journos barred from reporting House Committee meet
(Sep 17) KATHMANDU: Journalists have been barred from collecting news at a meeting of the Parliament's Good Governance and Monitoring Committee, which was slated to discuss about anti-corruption activities of
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Int’l community stands one on statute
(Sep 17) KATHMANDU, SEP 17 - With the constitution deadline drawing close, the diplomatic community in Kathmandu has reinforced its support to Nepal’s efforts to draft the new national charter. A meeting of 2
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Sixth SAARC Home Ministerial meeting to start Wednesday
(Sep 17) The 6th South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Home Ministers, Home Secretaries and Immigration Officials' meeting will be held from Wednesday in Kathmandu. A meeting of SAARC immigr
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Nepal's first aircraft museum ready
(Sep 17) DHANGADHI:In a first of its kind in the country, an aircraft museum has been completed in Dhanghadi. The museum, housed inside an old aircraft of the now defunct airline Cosmic Air, has on display 20
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Int’l community stands one on statute
(Sep 17) KATHMANDU, SEP 17 - With the constitution deadline drawing close, the diplomatic community in Kathmandu has reinforced its support to Nepal’s efforts to draft the new national charter. A meeting of 2
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Three of single family buried to death in Rolpa landslide
(Sep 16) ROLPA, Sept 16: Three members of a single family were buried by landslide along with their house at Khanikhola of Juggar-5 in western Rolpa last night. Local Jeet Bahadur Pun, his 40-year-old spouse
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PM draws flak from own party men
(Sep 16) KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress Central Working Committee members today heaped criticism on party president and Prime Minister Sushil Koirala for not being able to give successful and steady leadership to
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NPC to let local bodies decide projects themselves
(Sep 16) KATHMANDU: In yet another effort to delegate more powers to the local bodies, the National Planning Commission (NPC) will hereafter allow the local bodies to decide their projects themselves. Monday’
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Sunita Danuwar bags C10 award
(Sep 16) KATHMANDU: Trafficking survivor-turned-social activist Sunita Dunuwar has bagged the prestigious C10 award for relentless fight against trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children. Org
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CPN-M pushes for more issues on table
(Sep 16) KATHMANDU, SEP 16 - On the eve of an all-party conference scheduled for Tuesday morning, major political parties remain sharply divided over its agenda, casting doubts whether the summit would contrib
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NC’s elected bodies get one-year term extension
(Sep 16) KATHMANDU, SEP 16 - The Nepali Congress has extended the tenures of its Central Working Committee, and district and local-level committees by one year. A CWC meeting held after eight months on Monday
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CIAA files corruption case against five DHO staffers
(Sep 15) KATHMANDU, Sept 15 : The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has filed a corruption case at the Special Court against the five staffers of District Health Office (DHO), Tanah
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37 Senior Superintendents of Police transferred
(Sep 15) The Home Ministry, by the decision of the Minister for Home Affairs, has issued transfer orders of 37 Senior Superintendents of Police (SSP). Former chief of Kathmandu Police SSP Ramesh Kharel was tr
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NC Prez nominates six central committee members, four years after general-convention
(Sep 15) President of Nepali Congress (NC) Sushil Koirala nominated the names of six leaders as the central committee members and six as the invited-members on Monday, four years after the completion of 12th g
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‘Identity basis for federalism’
(Sep 15) KATHMANDU, SEP 15 - The CPN-Maoist-led 33-party bloc has “agreed” to raise identity-based federalism as its common agenda during the national political conference but the gulf in other issues remains
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NC CWC to meet today after Feb 4
(Sep 15) KATHMANDU: After more than seven months, Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala today called the Central Working Committee meeting of the party for tomorrow. The meeting has been called just six day
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'Nepal Academy assembly biased'
(8 hours ago) JANAKPURDHAM, Sept 21: The Maithili Literature Assembly, Janakpur, has blamed that Nepal Academy´s assembly of academicians and the academy council were biased as there was only mediocre representatio
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Number of cancer patients up by 30 percent: Bhaktapur hospital
(9 hours ago) BHAKTAPUR, SEP 21 - Around 10 cancer patients visit the Bhaktapur Cancer Hospital (BCH) daily for treatment. The hospital authorities say the number of cancer patients has increased by nearly 30 perce
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Bhattarai plans to work out consensus on statute issues within deadline
(today) KATHMANDU: Chairman of the Constitutional-Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee Baburam Bhattarai today said he has prepared a strategy for forging consensus within the deadline of September 30.
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Gyanendra Shah suffers heart attack: condition stable
(today) Former king Gyandra Shah has been admitted at Norvic hospital due to heart problem on Saturday at 2230 hours. According to hospital source, Dr Bharat Rawat has placed a stent in his heart. Shah´s condition is stable. On 6th of September 2007, Shah´s son Paras also had similar stent placement as he was diagnosed with mild heart attack at the Norvic
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Singh: Nepal’s prosperity in India’s interest
(today) KATHMANDU, SEP 21 - Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said the prosperity of Nepal and India is interlinked and it is impossible for India to prosper without a stable and peaceful Nepal. Address
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CPN (Maoist) protests PDA
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, Sept 20: The CPN (Maoist) has protested the project development agreement (PDA) the government signed with Indian company GMR on the Upper Karnali Hydro Power Project, saying it was against
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RRT formed to monitor Dashain market
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, Sept 20: Government has formed a 24-hour Rapid Response Team (RRT) to monitor anomalies in food this festive season. According to Department of Food Technology and Quality Control (DoFTQC)
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Breaking the glass ceiling
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, Sep 20: They like calling themselves girls with guts, naturally bold and beautiful, they know exactly how to make the most out of scooters generally categorized as a female ride. Minute the
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Saarc members agree to combat terror, crime
(yesterday) Saarc member states on Friday agreed to fight terrorism and transnational organised crime in the region and operationalise the Saarc Terrorism Offences Monitoring Desk as well as the Saarc Visa Exempt
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Road work completed 8 months before deadline
(yesterday) The construction of Kohalpur-Jamunaha four-lane road has been completed eight months before the deadline. Funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and started 16 months ago, Kalika Construction Priv
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Once a poacher, he now works to save red panda
(yesterday) ILAM, Sept 19: He was once a poacher of the red panda, one of the animals facing extinct globally, but he has now turned into a conservationist. Nima Finjo Sherpa admitted to his poaching past at a f
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Adhikari couple's health condition 'critical': Doctors
(yesterday) The health condition of Nanda Prasad Adhikari , who has been staging fast-unto-death with his wife Ganga Maya at Bir Hospital for the past 327 days demanding justice over the murder of their son Kr
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Failed roundtable cost govt Rs 400,000
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, Sept19: While the ´political cost´ of the unsuccessful all-party national political conference is still a matter of debate, the financial cost incurred to organize the much-touted conferenc
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Flood victims have just Rs 850 to celebrate Dashain
(Sep 19) DANG, Sept 18: Two weeks ago, Minister for Commerce and Supplies Sunil Bahadur Thapa arrived in Dang district to meet the flood victims. In Urahari and Phulbari, two of Dang´s worst flood-affected vi
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PM Koirala urges Saarc countries to unite in fighting terrorism
(Sep 19) KATHMANDU, SEP 19 - Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has said terrorism, extremism, and radicalism pose threats to the culture of harmony and tolerance existing in the South Asia region, and collective j
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Scots reject independence in historic vote
(Sep 19) EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, SEP 19 - Scottish voters have rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core. The decision pr
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19-year-old gang-raped
(Sep 18) ITAHARI, SEP 18 - A 19-year-old woman was gang-raped inside a truck at Haripur along East-West Highway in Sunsari district on Monday night. Truck driver Ram Yadav, 30, handyman Chandradev Yadav, 19,
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Court convicts Sobhraj
(Sep 18) KATHMANDU: The Bhaktapur District Court convicted Charles Gurmukh Sobhraj in a four-decade old murder case, on Wednesday. Judge Nagendra Lal Karna sentenced him to 20-year life term, along with confis
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Govt prepares for Cabinet expansion
(Sep 18) KATHMANDU, SEP 17 - Ruling parties— Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN-UML —are making preparations to appoint ministers at the vacant ministries . NC and UML reached the conclusion to send ministers from t
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Lawmakers for giving more time to PDCC
(Sep 18) KATHMANDU, SEP 17 - The lawmakers on Wednesday stressed on the drafting of the new constitution based on consensus, adding that it should be first priority of all the political parties. Taking part i
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IBN approves PDA for Upper Karnali
(Sep 18) KATHMANDU, Sept 18:Investment Board Nepal (IBN) finally approved the project development agreement (PDA) document for the Upper Karnali hydropower project on Wednesday, paving the way for the developm
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7 killed, 21 injured in Nawalparasi road mishap
(Sep 18) NAWALPARASI, Sept 17: The death toll has reached seven and 21 others were injured in a road mishap along the East-West Highway at Basa VDC, Nawalparasi district on Wednesday. Four out of the seven w
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Four killed in Nawalparasi accident
(Sep 17) NAWALPARASI, SEP 17 - Four people were killed on the spot in an accident involving an ambulance, a bus and a motorcycle at Nawalparasi on the East-West highway on Wednesday. Twenty-one others were in
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Work on formation of TRC expedited: Minister Acharya
(Sep 17) KATHMANDU, SEP 17 - Minister for Law, Justice, Constitutent Assembly and Parliamentary Affairs, Narahari Acharya , has said the work regarding the formation of Commission for Investigation of the Disa
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NPC put off sine die after CPN-M boycotts meet
(Sep 17) KATHMANDU: The much-awaited National Political Conference could not proceed today after CPN-Maoist and the 33-party alliance refused to attend the conference, claiming that the ruling parties were not
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Change in LDC chair could affect climate negotiations
(Sep 17) KATHMANDU, Sep 16: The recent transfer of a key government official has cast doubts over Nepal´s strong presence in climate change negotiations. Ahead of the New York climate summit, which will be at
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Political conference canceled as CPN-Maoist stays away
(Sep 17) KATHMANDU : The much talked about ´All Party Political Conference´ scheduled for Tuesday has been put off indefinitely after the agitating CPN-Maoist declined to show up. The CPN-Maoist and other par
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Round-table meet plan fails
(Sep 17) KATHMANDU, SEP 17 - An all-party conference slated to be held on Tuesday was cancelled at the last moment due to a conflict of interests among the participants. The ruling Nepali Congress and CPN-UML
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Eight NOC officials among 97 face Rs 77m fuel theft charge
(Sep 17) KATHMANDU- The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Tuesday filed a corruption case against 97 people, including some Nepal Oli Corporation officials, charging them with p
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Festival of faith
(Sep 16) Jitiya, one of the most significant festivals for Madheshis and Tharus, is celebrated with great faith this Nepali month (Ashwin). It is believed that the fast undertaken by a mother during this festi
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Disease threatens as Kashmir flood waters turn fetid with carcasses
(Sep 16) SRINAGAR: Indian emergency workers today battled to prevent waterborne diseases like cholera from spreading as fetid water swilled around the Kashmir valley more than a week after the worst flooding i
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Nepal-US joint military exercise concludes
(Sep 16) KATHMANDU:The six-day military joint exercise between the Nepal Army (NA) and the US Army has concluded on Monday in Chitwan. According to NA´s Directorate of Public Relations, the exercise organized
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Bhaktapur DAO to check artificial price hike
(Sep 16) BHAKTAPUR, SEP 16 - District Administration Office, Bhaktapur, has set up a monitoring mechanism to control artificial price hike and shortages of daily commodities during the upcoming festivals. The
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Leader Bogati no more
(Sep 16) KATHMANDU, SEP 16 - UCPN (Maoist) Vice-chairman Post Bahadur Bogati, who was undergoing treatment for brain haemorrhage and cardiac arrest, died on Monday. He was 62. Bogati was admitted to the Inten
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Six-year-old frequently raped by grandfather
(Sep 15) KATHMANDU: Malati was first sexual abused by her grandfather inside their muddy hut at Chautara, Gokarna in the outskirts of the capital, even before she turned five. The grandfather would put his ha
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Leader Bogati cremated at Aryaghat
(Sep 15) KATHMANDU, SEP 15 - The mortal remains of UCPN (Maoist) Vice-chairman Post Bahadur Bogati , who passed away this morning at Norvic Hospital, were consigned to flames at Pashupati Aryaghat in Kathmandu
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House committee summons CIAA chief
(Sep 15) KATHMANDU: The Legislature-Parliaments' Good Governance Monitoring Committee has summoned Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (Chief) Chairperson Lokman Singh Karki to explain the a
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House meet put off following Bogati's demise
(Sep 15) KATHMANDU, SEP 15 - The scheduled meeting of the Legislature-Parliament was deferred on Monday following the demise of UCPN (Maoist) Vice Chairman Post Bahadur Bogati . After the commencement of Hous
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Raut remanded in 6-day custody
(Sep 15) BIRATNAGAR, SEP 15 - The Morang District Administration Office on Sunday remanded Chandra Kant Raut in six-day custody to probe his campaign for “independent Madhes”. Raut, who holds a PhD from Cambr
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House disruption on‚ Bills piling up
(Sep 15) KATHMANDU: As the opposition parties have been obstructing the meeting of the Legislature Parliament since August 29, the House has not passed 11 Bills, including the Appropriation Bill. Although the
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