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Ruling parties' intimidation won't work: Leader Bhattarai
(4 hours ago) KATHMANDU, MAR 27 - Senior leader of the UCPN (Maoist), Baburam Bhattarai, has said that the intimidation of the ruling parties—the Nepali Congress and the CPN-UML-- would not work in the constitution
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Rain affects air traffic movement at int'l airport
(6 hours ago) KATHMANDU: The thundershower today afternoon affected air traffic movement at the Tribhuvan International Airport resulting in cancellations, diversions and holding of a number of international flig
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Co-pilot wanted to 'destroy' plane: French prosecutor
(6 hours ago) PARIS: The co-pilot of a Germanwings flight that slammed into an Alpine mountainside “intentionally” sent the plane into its doomed descent, a French prosecutor said today. Marseille prosecutor Brice
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Qatar restates pledge to scrap kafala, exit permits
(6 hours ago) KATHMANDU, March 27: In apparent response to continued criticism from various human rights organizations over poor working conditions for migrant workers from other countries including Nepal, the Gulf
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President’s motorcade snarls city traffic
(6 hours ago) KATHMANDU, March 27 : Vehicular movement in the Kathmandu Valley was affected on Thursday for several hours as President Ram Baran Yadav's motorcade headed to the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)
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Minister gets an earful over visa outsourcing bid
(7 hours ago) KATHMANDU, MAR 27 - The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament on Thursday directed the government to stop its controversial move to outsource the visa processing job to a private firm. A meeting of
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Man killed, 79 houses destroyed
(7 hours ago) RAJBIRAJ, MAR 27 - An inferno engulfed a Dalit settlement at Kanchanrup Municipality-6 in Saptari district on Thursday, killing an elderly person and destroying 79 houses belonging to 33 families. Twe
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Political interference puts Bheri hospital in fix
(yesterday) NEPALGUNJ, MAR 26 - The Ministry of Health has not been able to fill the vacant post of chief of the Bheri Zonal Hospital (BZH) even four months after the former BZH chief Pitamber Subedi resigned fro
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Finnish‚ Nepali climbers killed while descending from Annapurna
(yesterday) KATHMANDU: A Finnish climber and his local guide died today while descending from the summit of Mount Annapurna in the first casualties of this mountaineering season, a government official said. Atte
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Gautam backs chemical castration for rapists
(yesterday) KATHMANDU: Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bam Dev Gautam today told the Women, Children, Elderly Citizen and Social Welfare Committee of the Parliament that he would support lawmakers if they
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Kathmandu in TripAdvisor's top destinations list
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, March 26: At a time when tourist arrival is decreasing, here is good news for Nepali tourism industry. TripAdvisor, world's largest travel site, has listed Kathmandu in the list of 25 dest
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CA chair grants four more days
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, MAR 26 - Constituent Assembly (CA) Chairman Subas Nembang has granted the parties four more days to reach a consensual settlement on the disputed issues of constitution writing on the reque
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CA meeting to be held after March 29‚ says Subas Nembang (yesterday)
CA meeting to be held after March 29‚ says Subas Nembang
(yesterday) KATHMANDU: Constituent Assembly Chairman Subas Chandra Nembang today said the next meeting of the CA would be held after March 29 and he would announce the date on Sunday. He urged the parties to forge consensus on the disputed issues of the new constitution within the next four days. “Today I reminded the chief whips of the parties represented in ... Read Full News
Congress factional animosity worsens
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, MAR 26 - As the Nepali Congress prepares for its General Convention, animosity between its two factions has increased over the distribution of active memberships and the plan to amend the p
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FinMin Mahat's vehicle attacked in Pokhara
(Mar 25) POKHARA, March 25: The UCPN-Maoist affiliated students attacked the vehicle with stone in which Minister for Finance Dr Ram Sharan Mahat was travelling here in Simpani area of the Kaski district at ar
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Katrina Kaif can't wait to unveil her wax statue
(Mar 25) MUMBAI, March 25: Actress Katrina Kaif, who is set to unveil her wax statue at Madame Tussauds London on March 27, is very excited about the achievement and is looking forward to this special moment.
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Plane with 150 on board crashes in French Alps
(Mar 25) SEYNE-LES-ALPES: An Airbus operated by Lufthansa’s Germanwings budget airline crashed in a remote snowy area of the French Alps today, killing all 150 on board including 16 schoolchildren. Germanwing
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'Aircraft ripped apart' (Mar 25)
'Aircraft ripped apart'
(Mar 25) SEYNE-LES-ALPES: “We saw an aircraft that had literally been ripped apart, the bodies are in a state of destruction, there is not one intact piece of wing or fuselage,” Bruce Robin, prosecutor for the city of Marseille, told Reuters in Seyne-les-Alpes after flying over the crash zone in a helicopter. “It is going to take days to recover the victim ... Read Full News
Ex-Singapore Police officer recalls Lee Kuan Yew
(Mar 25) POKHARA, March 25:Everyday at noon when he came to office, he first supervised the work done by his officials and promptly corrected them when required, says Kishor Kumar Gurung, a retired officer in
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New religious structures add to Lumbini’s appeal as pilgrimage site
(Mar 25) LUMBINI, March 25: A dozer was clearing a plot of land in Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, on Saturday afternoon. The preparation was for the construction of a sanctuary in the shape of a lotus
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Fire destroys 44 houses; 118 families rendered homeless
(Mar 25) TAPLEJUNG, MAR 25 - Forty-four houses were destroyed, leaving 118 families homeless, in a massive fire that broke out in Fungling, the district headquarters of Taplejung, on Monday evening. Chief Dis
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Maoists seek more time for consensus
(Mar 25) KATHMANDU, MAR 25 - The UCPN (Maoist) has proposed the continuation of efforts to seek consensus on the disputed issues, arguing that following the majority process of constitution writing or enforcin
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4 women rescued while being trafficked to India
(Mar 24) KANCHANPUR, MAR 24 - Four women being trafficked to India with the promise of lucrative jobs in a foreign land have been rescued from Gadda Chauki transit point on far western border of the country on
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Arrange relief‚ rehabilitation for fire victims: PM
(Mar 24) KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Tuesday directed the Home Ministry to carrry out appropriate relief and rehabilitation programmes to the fire victims of Taplejung. Issusing a statement to
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Collecting details of property gutted in Phungling fire on
(Mar 24) BHADRAPUR: The district authorities have started collecting details of the property damage triggered by a huge fire at Tomke of Phungling Bazaar, the district headquarters of Taplejung district in Phu
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Constitution would be promulgated soon: Minister Nidhi
(Mar 24) BHAKTAPUR, March 24: Minister for Physical Planning and Transport Bimalendra Nidhi has said that the consensus on state-restructuring among the major political parties was impending due to dispute on
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Lack of equipment, water at morgue hits services in Mahakali Hospital
(Mar 24) KANCHANPUR , March 24: The services at the mortuary in the Mahakali Zonal Hospital have been badly hit when the hospital failed to manage necessary medical equipments in the section. The post-mortem
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Prez ups effort for way out of logjam
(Mar 24) KATHMANDU, MAR 24 - As constitution writing is deadlocked, President Ram Baran Yadav is increasing his effort to get the major parties together to settle the contentious issues of the new statute, sou
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Govt’s New Year resolve: Polythene bag-free Valley
(Mar 24) KATHMANDU, MAR 24 - It is time for Kathmandu residents to prepare for a new but healthy lifestyle. On April 14, the Nepali New Year Day, the ban on plastic bags comes into effect in Kathmandu Valley.
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President urges leaders to end rift
(Mar 23) KATHMANDU: President Ram Baran Yadav prodded the political leaders today again, albeit indirectly, to iron out their differences on constitutional issues. The President, who is embarking on a visit t
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New NRB governor vows to fight financial indiscipline
(Mar 23) KATHMANDU, March 23: Newly appointed Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) Governor Chiranjibi Nepal has said he will not make any compromise on upholding financial discipline in the country. Speaking at a ceremon
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New governor vows to crack down on fraud (Mar 23)
New governor vows to crack down on fraud
(Mar 23) KATHMANDU, MAR 23 - Newly appointed Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) Governor Chiranjibi Nepal on Sunday said the central bank would give priority to joining hands with the private sector, good governance and financial access to marginalised people. Assuming office at NRB headquarters, Baluwatar, Nepal said the central bank under his leadership would not l ... Read Full News
Man found dead
(Mar 23) KATHMANDU, March 23: A dead body was found near Dhobikhola Bridge at Bijulibazaar in the capital city this morning. Deputy Superintendent of Police at the Metropolitan Police, Crime Investigation Dep
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Maoist parties unite to press government
(Mar 23) KATHMANDU, MAR 23 - The UCPN (Maoist) has formed a working alliance with five of its splinter parties to oppose the Supreme Court verdict that curtails the jurisdiction of the newly formed Truth and R
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Baby born with heart sticking out
(Mar 23) DHARAN, MAR 23 - In a rare case, a 22-year-old woman gave birth to a baby with his heart sticking out in Dharan on Saturday evening. The infant was born to Shruti Karki of Baniyani-4, Jhapa, at BP Ko
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Thai Air jet suffers bird hit while landing
(Mar 22) KATHMANDU, MAR 22 - A Thai Air aircraft suffered a bird strike on its right engine while landing at Tribhuvan International Airport on Sunday afternoon. No major damages were caused when the right en
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Dahal courts Baidya on unification bid
(Mar 22) KATHMANDU, March 22: The UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has reached the office of the CPN (Maoist) led by Mohan Baidya at Buddhanagar and is holding talks on a unification bid. The meeting
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New penal offence bill proposes separate hearing for sentencing
(Mar 22) KATHMANDU: A new Penal Offence (Determination of Sentence and Implementation) Bill, 2015 proposes to introduce separate sentencing hearing, the concept of parole and probation for the first time. Sect
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One die, two injured in accident
(Mar 22) SURUNGA, Jhapa, March 22: A person died while two others got serious injuries in a road accident occurred at Duwagadhi-4 of the district last night. A car (Lu 1 Cha 2823) heading toward west collided
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Prez Yadav invites parties for talks
(Mar 22) KATHMANDU, March 22: President Ram Baran Yadav has invited top leaders of political parties representing in the Constituent Assembly (CA) for talks at 16:00 pm Sunday. Parties with more than three me
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Prez calls leaders for meeting (Mar 22)
Prez calls leaders for meeting
(Mar 22) KATHMANDU: President Ram Baran Yadav has called the leaders of political parties that have more than three members in the Constituent Assembly for a meeting at his office in Shital Niwas on Sunday. President Yadav’s personal secretary Lalit Basnet confirmed that the meeting was called to seek their views and suggestion regarding his upcoming visit ... Read Full News
Dahal: Peace process detractors against accord
(Mar 22) SARLAHI, MAR 22 - UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the opposition alliance could sit for talks with the ruling parties if the latter show the commitment to consensus process. A
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Beni remembers devastating attack
(Mar 22) MYAGDI, MAR 22 - Eleven years after the deadly Beni attack , some government offices on the banks of the Myagdi river still have watchtowers on their rooftops. These sentry posts built during the Mao
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Ramechhap Court sends 3 gang rapists to jail for 10 yrs
(Mar 19) RAMECHHAP: District Court of Ramechhap has convicted three persons in a gang rape case and sentenced them to ten years in prison. The Court ordered that the main convict Pradeep Bhujel of Sunarpani a
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Adopted maximum flexibility for consensus: Prime Minister
(4 hours ago) KATHMANDU, MAR 27 - Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has claimed that maximum flexibility has been adopted to write a new constitution based on consensus among all stakeholders. But he also did not rule
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6 houses gutted in Panchthar fire
(6 hours ago) PHIDIM: Six houses were engulfed in a fire that broke out at Dandagaun, Prangbung-5 of Panchthar on Friday night. According to the District Police Office, Panchthar, the fire started from the house o
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Nepal Rastra Bank's new regulation likely to dampen business sentiment
(6 hours ago) KATHMANDU: The latest central bank provision that makes it mandatory to set aside additional funds to cover potential lending risks may prompt banks and financial institutions to exert undue pressure
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NMA asks docs to attend to patients within 72 hrs
(7 hours ago) KATHMANDU, March 27: With the condition of Dr Govinda KC deteriorating fast, Nepal Medical Association (NMA) has asked all doctors across the country to attend to their patients within the next 72 hou
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Humanitarian Staging Area set up at TIA for rapid disaster response
(7 hours ago) KATHMANDU, March 27: Minister for Home Affairs Bam Dev Gautam inaugurated Humanitarian Staging Area (HSA) near the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on Thursday. HSAs are created to ease humanitar
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Rain exposes Valley’s poor drainage, early on
(7 hours ago) KATHMANDU, MAR 27 - Brief but heavy thundershowers left the road network in the Valley in a mess on Thursday afternoon, affecting the movement of pedestrians and vehicles. Following the downpour, man
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NHRC chief threatens to quit if govt fails to act
(7 hours ago) LALITPUR, MAR 27 - Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission ( NHRC ) Anup Raj Sharma has threatened to quit if the government fails to implement the commission’s recommendations for action aga
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Fire guts property worth Rs. 5 mln in Pokhara
(yesterday) POKHARA: Property worth around Rs. five million was reduced to rubble when a fire broke out at the DIP Foam Shop in New Road of Pokhara on Thursday. According to Kedar Rajaure, Spokesperson of the Di
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12-year-old girl raped in Rautahat
(yesterday) RAUTAHAT: At a time when the people across the country are demanding capital punishment to rapists, a 12-year-old girl has fallen prey to rape in the district on Monday. The Area Police Office Chandr
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Govt plan to outsource immigration services draws flak
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, March 26: The government's proposal to contract out immigration services to the private sector has drawn flak from various quarters. Not only security experts and former bureaucrats, parlia
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Supporting Dr KC, IoM students shun classes
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, March 26: His own health condition has been worsening by the day. But Dr Govinda KC of the TU's Institute of Medicine (IoM) who is on a fast-unto-death strike for the past four days more wo
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Visa scam rages in House
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, MAR 26 - Lawmakers have decided to summon Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bam Dev Gautam and Foreign Minister Mahendra Bahadur Pandey to explain the government’s controversial move
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President leaves for China today
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, MAR 26 - President Ram Baran Yadav is leaving on Thursday for China on a four-day official visit to attend the Boao Forum for Asia annual conference taking place in Hinan Province from Marc
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Prithvi Highway obstructed after bus-hit kills woman
(Mar 25) DHADING, March 25: A woman pedestrian died on the spot after being hit by a bus at Benighat-8, Gomati Khola of the district on Wednesday morning. The deceased is Laxmi Gurung, 24, of Benighat Bazaar.
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Kiwis march into final
(Mar 25) AUCKLAND: South Africa-born Grant Elliott’s brilliant 84 not out, capped with a stunning six off the penultimate ball, saw New Zealand to a four-wicket win over the Proteas in a cliffhanger World Cup
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NAC 'caused' cancellation of Feb 25 flight to Delhi
(Mar 25) KATHMANDU: The government investigation has concluded that the national flag carrier was not fully prepared to commence its first Airbus 320 flight to New Delhi on February 25 and the management of Ne
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Justice Bam's murder-accused nabbed in Saudi Arabia
(Mar 25) KATHMANDU, March 25: Sanjaya Islami Magar, alleged to shot dead former Supreme Court Justice Rana Bahadur Bam, has been arrested in Saudi Arabia. DIG Hemata Malla at the Central Investigation Bureau
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Nembang prepares to resume CA business
(Mar 25) Calls meeting of chief whips of major parties KATHMANDU, March 25: As leaders from the major political forces make no progress in settling disputes on the constitution-making front, Constituent Assemb
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China to extend new aid package
(Mar 25) KATHMANDU, MAR 25 - Chinese President Xi Jinping will announce a 900 million RMB (Rs14.50 billion) economic package to Nepal during the China visit of President Ram Baran Yadav for the Boao Forum for
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Rapist gets 15-year jail term
(Mar 25) LAMJUNG, MAR 24 - The Lamjung District Court has sentenced a 55-year-old man to 15 years in jail on rape charge. A single bench of Judge Jagat Narayan Pradhan gave the verdict against Bir Bahadur Sar
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IoM dean directs Dr KC not to stage protest at TUTH
(Mar 24) KATHMANDU, MAR 24 - Dr Rakesh Shriwastav, dean of Institute of Medicine (IoM), has directed Dr Govinda KC, orthopaedics professor at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH), not to stage pro
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NZ set 298 to win from 43 overs in Cup semi-final
(Mar 24) AUCKLAND: South Africa captain AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis shared a fourth-wicket partnership of 103 from 73 balls to power their team to an imposing 281 for five in a rain-reduced World Cup sem
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SLC exam superintendent commits suicide in Ilam
(Mar 24) ILAM: A superintendent assigned for the ongoing School Leaving Certificate (SLC) examination has committed suicide in the district on Friday. Bimal Pradhan assigned as the superintendent at the Biren
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Dadeldhura offices padlocked over HSEB staff intake row
(Mar 24) DADELDHURA, March 24: Various political parties have padlocked all the government offices of the district demanding to appoint staffers at the Higher Secondary Education Board (HSEB) through open comp
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35 houses destroyed, 90 families displaced
(Mar 24) TAPLEJUNG, MAR 24 - The massive fire that broke out at Taplejung district headquarters has destroyed 35 houses and displaced 90 families, initial reports of the damage caused by the fire showed. The
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Taplejung inferno contained after 14 hrs (Mar 24)
Taplejung inferno contained after 14 hrs
(Mar 24) TAPLEJUNG, March 24: The inferno at Phungling Bazaar, the district headquarters, which started on Monday evening, has been contained at around 9 am on Tuesday. The fire was doused with the help of fire engines from Jhapa and Illam districts backed by Nepal Army, Nepal Police and Armed Police Force personnel and locals. The local administration ... Read Full News
Dahal leaves for China on weeklong visit
(Mar 24) KATHMANDU, MAR 24 - UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal left for China on Monday on a weeklong visit at the invitation of the Communist Party of China. During his stay there, the opposition lea
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Dahal on a four-day China visit (Mar 24)
Dahal on a four-day China visit
(Mar 24) KATHMANDU, Mar 23 : Before leaving for a four-day China visit on Monday, UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal said that consensus on new constitution was possible if the ruling parties become flexible on issues related to state restructuring. Dahal said that parties were edging closer to a consensus and a breakthrough could be achieved if Nep ... Read Full News
Disputes on NC membership distribution
(Mar 23) DHANGADHI, March 23: The Nepali Congress has witnessed disputes on distribution of the membership to its active cadres in Kailali district. District Secretary Prakash Bam said the District Vice-Chair
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Black kite bangs into Thai Airways' aircraft
(Mar 23) KATHMANDU: A black kite crashed into the right engine of a Thai Airways’ aircraft just two minutes before it landed at Tribhuvan International Airport today. As major damage was not caused to the airc
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250 students, 25 invigilators expelled from SLC exams
(Mar 23) KATHMANDU, March 23: Some 250 students have been expelled for cheating in various parts of the country as of Sunday, the third day of this year’s SLC exams. Twenty-five invigilators have also been exp
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‘Secure Xi’s visit to Nepal’
(Mar 23) KATHMANDU, MAR 23 - Ahead of his official visit to China for the annual Boao Forum for Asia that begins on Thursday, President Ram Baran Yadav on Sunday sought inputs from the political leaders. Pres
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Acid attack: BK remanded in custody
(Mar 23) KATHMANDU, MAR 23 - The Kathmandu District Court on Sunday remanded Jiwan BK, who was held on the charge of throwing acid on two schoolgirls, in 15-day custody. Twenty-year-old BK, caught on Thursday
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PHSC endorses PSC office-bearers' names
(Mar 22) KATHMANDU, March 22: The Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee (PHSC) on Sunday completed hearing of the candidates recommended for the post of chairperson and members of the Public Service Commissi
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Six Maoist parties mull over party unification
(Mar 22) KATHMANDU, MAR 22 - A meeting of six Maoist parties including UCPN (Maoist), CPN- Maoist among others, has decided to take up the joint-agitation citing the past pacts and agreements were not implemen
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NBA stresses on consensus for constitution
(Mar 22) CHITWAN: The 13th All Nepal Lawyers’ National Conference of Nepal Bar Association issued a 15-point Chitwan declaration today emphasising the need to promulgate the constitution by forging consensus
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China to increase financial, technical aid to Nepal
(Mar 22) KATHMANDU, March 22: China has expressed the commitment to increase financial and technical support to the socio-economic development endeavors of Nepal. Talking to reporters upon arrival following a
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Youth arrested for rape
(Mar 22) DHADING, March 22: A youth from Mahadevsthan-8 of the district has been arrested on charge of raping a girl child. The police arrested Bal Bahadur Tamang, 24, with the help of local people. He had fl
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Feud in UML festers as youths drift apart
(Mar 22) KATHMANDU, MAR 22 - Behind the veil of “cosmetic unity”, factional feud is festering in the ruling CPN-UML as the party leadership has failed for months to allocate responsibilities to central leaders
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‘Expedite talks to keep March 25 deadline’
(Mar 22) KATHMANDU, MAR 22 - Constituent Assembly (CA) Chairman Subas Nembang on Saturday asked the leaders of major political parties to expedite negotiations on the disputed issues of constitution writing to
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Bir to provide MRI service
(Mar 19) KATHMANDU, March 19: Poor patients at Bir Hospital will no longer have to visit private centers for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) test as the hospital will soon provide the service at its own premi
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Hospital becomes referral centre for want of doctors
(Mar 19) DADELDHURA: Dadeldhura Sub-Regional Hospital is known as a 'referral hospital' these days, for the hospital refers most of the cases to other hospitals. Whereas it refers all maternity-related cases
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