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Gang abducts college student
(today) KATHMANDU, SEP 01 - A college student was kidnapped on Monday while he was heading for his Kalanki-based Kasthamandap College in Kathmandu. Biren Chhetri, a resident of Thankot, was abducted by an un
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CPDCC meet to be held on a daily basis
(today) KATHMANDU, Sept 1: Chairman of the Constitutional Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee (CPDCC) of the Constitutional Assembly (CA) Baburam Bhattarai on Monday urged the top leaders of the major
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Open alternative routes in flood‚ landslide-hit areas‚ govt told
(today) KATHMANDU: The Development Committee of the Parliament today instructed the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport to immediately open alternative routes in the areas where recent floods and landslides have damaged roads and bridges. The parliamentary panel has also instructed the ministry to repair the damaged structures in coordinati
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PM summoned over relief distribution (today)
PM summoned over relief distribution
(today) KATHMANDU: Good Governance and Monitoring Committee of the Parliament has summoned Prime Minister Sushil Koirala to respond to the criticism about relief, rehabilitation and rescue work being carried out for flood and landslide victims. “We have summoned the PM to the committee for Wednesday. Since the PM heads natural disaster relief fund, we ha ... Read Full News
UML entrusts Gautam with resolving HLPC issue
(today) KATHMANDU: The office bearers’ meeting of CPN-UML today entrusted acting chairman Bamdev Gautam to continue discussion on formation of a high-level political committee as demanded by the main oppositi
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JC mulls special courts outside Kathmandu
(today) KATHMANDU: Judicial Council (JC) has decided to conduct study with a view to recommend the government to set up special courts outside Kathmandu for hearing cases related to corruption, drugs and mone
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NPC set to be revamped
(today) KATHMANDU, SEP 01 - A high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Sunday decided to restructure and reform the National Planning Commission in order to redefine its role to cope wit
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Govt has tough challenge to make 1.7m people literate in a year
(today) KATHMANDU, Aug 31: Literate Nepal Mission, under which the government aimed to make 1.74 million people literate within a year -- by mid-July 2015, has turned out to be a major challenge. The mission
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CIAA raids KMC office, seizes documents
(yesterday) The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Sunday raid ed the Kathmandu Metropolitan City ( KMC ) Office and seized documents. The anti-graft body seized the documents from urba
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26 Nepalis languishing in Qatar after employer fled without paying
(yesterday) QATAR, AUG 31 - Twenty-six Nepali men have been languishing without any money in Qatar ’s capital city of Doha for the past five months after their employer fled without paying them. The victims have
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End Parliament obstruction: PM
(yesterday) KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala today said that the demand of the main opposition Unified CPN-Maoist — formation of High Level Political Committee — should find an outlet. Receiving relief
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India relies on unreliable system
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, Aug 30 : Gajendra Budhathoki, a 46-year-old resident of Sindhulimadhi, has been making calls to two Indian cities every morning for the last 18 years. "It is like a ritual now," says Budh
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ADB to provide financial assistance to control Lampata landslide
(yesterday) MYAGDI, Aug 31: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is to provide financial assistance to control landslide at Lampata of Babiyachour-5 in Myagdi district. A mission team under the leadership of ADB rep
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Enforced disappearances: 8 yrs on, kin have only hope to cling on
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, AUG 31 - As the sun set beyond the Dharahara on Saturday, conflict victims lit 1,350 candles at Bhadrakali in the heart of the Capital, the figure signifying the approximate number of disap
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Dozen sinkholes appear in Pokhara settlements
(Aug 30) KASKI, AUG 30 - Around a dozen sinkholes have appeared at Baidam and Lakeside in Pokhara following incessant rainfall for the past four days. A two storey building at Jorawar has developed cracks aft
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Cabinet nominates 17 of the remaining 26 CA members
(Aug 30) KATHMANDU: Seven months after the second Constituent Assembly first met on January 22, the government today nominated 17 of the remaining 26 members required to give complete shape to the 601-member C
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Ministry replies to ICAO on safety concerns‚ says it took corrective measures
(Aug 30) KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has informed the International Civil Aviation Organisation, a United Nations specialised agency, that country has taken a number of corre
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A non-starter
(Aug 30) KATHMANDU, Aug 29: Most of the Nepali Congress’ lawmakers applauded Minister for Finance Ram Sharan Mahat when he announced incentives for the students belonging to marginalized groups while deliverin
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Entire Village on verge of displacement
(Aug 29) Kanchanpur, Aug. 29: The entire village of Dodhara-9 in Kanchanpur district is on the verge of displacement due to inundation and eroding of Mahakali River. Out of 150 families, there are only 35 rem
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HSEB likely to publish 10+2 science results today
(Aug 29) KATHMANDU, Aug 28: Higher Secondary Education Board (HSEB) Nepal is likely to publish results of 10+2 under science stream on Friday. “Almost all the preparations have been completed. Most probably
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Saarc Summit: Amendment sought to proposed theme
(Aug 29) KATHMANDU, AUG 29 - Diplomats, foreign policy experts, academicians and heads of think tanks have urged the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to amend the proposed theme of the 18th Saarc Summit to be held
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FRA objects to NC‚ UML's 3-party HLPC proposal
(Aug 29) KATHMANDU: Constituents of the seven-party Federal Republican Alliance have opposed Nepali Congress and CPN-UML’s proposal to form a three-party High Level Political Committee, saying the proposal is
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They ink deal after deal but bicker over implementation
(Aug 29) KATHMANDU, Aug 28: The then rebel Maoists and the erstwhile Seven-Party Alliance signed the 12-point agreement, but when it came to implementing it, they disputed for years over the interpretation of the wording. The dispute was truely bitter between the Maoists on one hand and major political parties such as Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN-UML on th
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Lhasa's Drepung Monastery comes alive for Shoton festival
(Aug 29) LHASA, Aug 28: The usually quiet city came to life with hundreds of people, if not thousands, thronging the Drepung Monastery in Lhasa, capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR). They came as early
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Five areas of intervention identified for Chure conservation
(Aug 29) KATHMANDU - Chure-Tarai Madhes Conservation Development Committee, formed by the government over two months ago, has been focusing on five major areas of intervention to protect the fragility of the e
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Nepalis students hold rally against rape in Delhi
(Aug 28) AUG 28 - Nepali students association in Delhi University took out a symbolic rally on Wednesday to protest against the rape of a Nepali girl in Mehrauli, Delhi. The rally was attended by both Nepali
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Man murders wife in Makawanpur
(Aug 28) HETAUDA: While most of Nepali women were celebrating the Teej festival wishing good health and long life of their husbands, a 42-year-old woman in Makawanpur was murdered by her husband on Thursday.
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Adhere to past accords: Nidhi
(Aug 28) KATHMANDU, AUG 28 - Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Bimalendra Nidhi has said that the formation of HLPC is a positive development if it plays a constructive role in completing the
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CIAA nabs govt official red-handed with Rs 30,000 kickback
(Aug 28) KATHMANDU, Aug 28: Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) Thursday caught a government employee red-handed for receiving Rs 30,000 as kickback. A CIAA team lead by SP Sher Bahadur Basnet arrested Nayab Subba (non-gazetted officer) Chabiram Kafle with the cash at 1 pm from his office room at Kathmandu District Administration Of
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UCPN (M) to hold special GC within a year
(Aug 28) Major opposition party UCPN (Maoist) has decided to hold the party's special General Convention within a year to resolve party's internal rift . An informal meeting of the party’s Politburo he
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RPP leadership row: SC issues show cause notice
(Aug 28) The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday has issued a show cause notice in the name of the defendants in response to a writ petition filed demanding annulment of illegal decision of the Election Commission
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SC issues show cause notice on RPP leadership row
(Aug 27) KATHMANDU, Aug 27: The Supreme Court (SC) issued show cause notice on the case filed by senior leader of Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) Lokendra Bahadur Chand to settle the leadership feud within th
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Leaders, MPs back Kantipur in union stir
(Aug 27) KATHMANDU, AUG 27 - Politicians and lawmakers have condemned the obstruction in the printing and distribution of The Kathmandu Post and Kantipur dailies, terming the act as infringement on press freed
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UML leaders on foreign visits
(Aug 27) KATHMANDU, AUG 27 - With political parties running out of time to prepare the first draft of constitution and differences over the statute contents gaping, top leaders of the ruling CPN-UML are embark
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Govt response to disaster-hit too little‚ too late
(Aug 27) KATHMANDU: The latest financial statistics of the home ministry have exposed the government’s failure to respond in time to the needs of those affected by floods and landslides. Though the relief amo
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PM's relief fund releases Rs 150 million for flood victims
(Aug 27) KATHMANDU Aug 26: Out of the Rs 250 million donations collected from various organizations in the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund, Rs 150 million has been released to the Ministry of Home Affairs so far
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Landslide threatens World Peace Pagoda
(Aug 27) POKHARA, Aug 26: World Peace Pagoda, a popular tourist destination in Pokhara, is on the verge of collapse after a landslide weakened its foundation. Immediately after the incident on Sunday evening,
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Guardians give HSEB three days to publish results
(Aug 27) BHAKTAPUR: Guardians today served a three-day ultimatum to the Higher Secondary Education Board to publish the results of Grade XII exams held on May. They have warned of stern protest if the board
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Ganatantrik Morcha warns of House obstruction
(Aug 26) KATHMANDU, AUG 26 - The alliance of UCPN (Maoist) and Madhes-based parties has warned of obstructing the Legislature-Parliament from Wednesday if the ruling partied do not form the high level politica
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8 dead in Pokhara, Sindhupalchowk landslides; 3 missing
(Aug 26) Two separate landslide incidents have killed three in Pokhara Fewa Lakeside and five in Baramche of Sindhupalchowk district on Monday. In Pokhara, the landslide buried a restaurant situated across Fe
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47 schools closed; 17‚000 students have been unable to attend classes
(Aug 26) SURKHET: Due to floods at different places of Surkhet on August 14, teaching-learning activities have come to a complete halt for the last one-and-a-half week in 47 schools of the district. As many
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Janakpur shut down over landfill site row
(today) JANAKPUR, SEP 01 - A joint struggle committee of various political parties called for a shutdown of Janakpur on Monday over the row of construction of landfill site in Phulgama VDC. The agitators hav
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Tamang held for killing 20 musk dear
(today) SOLUKHUMBU, Sept 1: Pemba Tamang, 51, of Sertung-7 in Dhading district has confessed his crime of killing 20 musk deer at different places of Solukhumbu district. Tamang, who was arrested on August 1
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Nepal Trust has assumed ownership of 6‚244 ropanis of land
(today) KATHMANDU: The Nepal Trust Office has identified and assumed ownership of more than 6,000 ropanis of land since it was founded on 22 November 2007 following the second people’s movement to look into t
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13 SSPs recommended for DIG promotion
(today) Kathmandu, Sept 1: Promotion Committee of the Nepal Police has recommended names of 13 Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) to be promoted to the post of Deputy Inspector General (DIG), on Sunday. A meeting of the committee on Sunday midnight decided to recommend SSPs-- Ram Kumar Khanal, Manohar Prasad Rimal, Purna Singh Khadka , Pashupati Upadh
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Stick to deadline: Nembang
(today) KATHMANDU, SEP 01 - In a strong-worded statement, Constituent Assembly Chairman Subas Nembang on Sunday said that the constitution-drafting process would go ahead as per the set calendar and no amendm
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Maoists reject proposal to form 3-party HLPC
(today) KATHMANDU, SEP 01 - The main opposition UCPN (Maoist) on Sunday said the ruling parties’ fresh position of forming a High-level Political Committee (HLPC) of only three major parties is aimed at creat
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Oppn parties continue House obstruction
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, AUG 31 - The opposition parties including the UCPN (Maoist) obstructed the house proceedings for the second day on Sunday demanding the formation of a cross-party mechanism. They demanded t
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PAC to continue graft probe against MP-elect Thapa
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, AUG 31 - A day after the government appointed Ganesh Thapa , the president of All Nepal Football Association (Anfa), the lawmaker from Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal (RPP-N), the Public A
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Pro-Maoist working alliance left in a lurch
(yesterday) KATHMANDU: The soured relations between the two Maoist parties has left the Working Alliance Committee (WAC) of five pro-Maoist parties in a lurch. “With differences with UCPN-Maoist on issues such a
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ELECTION FUNDING: Nembang tells parties not to collect donations from industry‚ business
(yesterday) KATHMANDU: Speaker Subas Chandra Nembang today urged stakeholders to think seriously about the recent ruling of the Constitutional Court asking the government to make provisions for ensuring victory o
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FRA threatens street protest for identity-based federalism
(yesterday) BIRGUNJ, Aug 30: The leaders affiliated with the Federal Republic Front (FRF) have threatened to take to the street if identity-based federalism is not ensured in the new constitution. Addressing an
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CA Calendar: Missed deadline may invite chaos
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, AUG 31 - With the chances of settling contentious issues of the constitution drafting process by September 6 diminishing, a missed deadline, on top of the already soured relations between t
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256 dead, 255 missing in disasters: Ministry
(Aug 30) KATHMANDU, AUG 30 - The Ministry of Home Affairs said on Friday that at least 256 people have been killed and another 255 have been reported missing in floods and landslide across the country since Ju
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Single mum struggles to raise autistic son
(Aug 30) KATHMANDU, AUG 30 - Five-year-old Bishal Tamang’s foot is tied to the bed with a green shawl. A thin curtain separates the bedroom and a space for eatery, where the boy’s mother, Januka, is busy cooki
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Opposition parties stall Parliament proceedings
(Aug 30) KATHMANDU: Opposition parties, particularly the Unified CPN-Maoist and the Madhesi and Janajati parties, obstructed the parliamentary proceedings today over the formation of a high-level political com
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ICJ to govt: Provide justice to victims of disappearances
(Aug 30) KATHMANDU: International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) has renewed its call on the Nepali authorities to provide justice to hundreds of victims of enforced disappearances during the decade-long armed co
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Sunkoshi landslide damaged properties worth Rs 1.46 billion
(Aug 30) INDHUPALCHOWK: The massive landslide that killed more than 150 people in three villages of Sindhupalchowk district damaged property worth Rs 1.46 billion, said a government report unveiled on Friday.
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DEO illegally raises money from newly recruited teachers
(Aug 29) PALPA, Aug 29: The District Education Office (DEO), Palpa, has raised money illegally from the new teachers who were recruited recently after passing the Teachers´ Service Commission exams in the dist
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NC, UML for body to steer peace tasks
(Aug 29) KATHMANDU, AUG 29 - The Nepali Congress and the CPN-UML on Thursday proposed to set up a cross-party mechanism under UPCN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal to complete the remaining tasks of the pe
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Brought to Light: Mural miffs artists, Teku residents
(Aug 29) KATHMANDU, AUG 29 - Graffiti by two foreign artists on the front of an over-a-century old Hindu temple located on the Bagmati riverbank in Teku has fuelled public concern, with local artists and exper
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TU told to let MMIHS run MBBS courses
(Aug 29) KATHMANDU: Ministry of Education has asked Tribhuvan University to grant Manmohan Institute of Medicine affiliation to Memorial Institute of Health Sciences, clearing the way for MMIHS to run MBBS cou
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NC, UML mull HLPC sans RPP-N, Madhes-based parties
(Aug 29) KATHMANDU, Aug 28: While demonstrating their flexibility to form a High Level Political Committee (HLPC) as demanded by the UCPN (Maoist), Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN-UML have maintained that the HLP
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Agitating Nepalis agree to return to work in Malaysia
(Aug 29) MALAYASIA, AUG 28 - The migrant Nepali workers, who were protesting against the JCY International company based in southern industrial hub of Johor state in Malaysia, have agreed to return to work fro
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Nepali police transfers 64 SPs
(Aug 29) KATHMANDU - The Nepal Police Headquarters transferred 64 superintendent of police (SP) on Thursday. According to the transfer notice, Bhaktapur SP Jagat Man Shrestha has been transferred to the Koharl
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Photo story: Teej in town
(Aug 28) KATHMANDU: Hindu women across the nation are celebrating the Haritalika Teej festival with zeal and zest on Thursday. Submit Women celebrate the festival by fasting, singing, dancing and offering pr
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Women celebrating Haritalika Teej today (Aug 28)
Women celebrating Haritalika Teej today
(Aug 28) KATHMANDU, AUG 28 - Hindu women all over the country have been celebrating Haritalika Teej on Thursday The Capital city has been crowded with women clad in red saris and worshipping Lord Shiva. The Pashupatinath temple area in Gaushala has been bathed in red, the colour of dresses devotee women wore. Married women and unmarried girls have been da ... Read Full News
UCPN-M-led block deamands 26 lawmakers‚ HLPC
(Aug 28) KATHMANDU: The alliance of seven political parties including the UCPN-Maoist has objected to the delay in appointing 26 Constituent Assembly (CA) members to be nominated by the government, even after
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PM Koirala assures of timely statute, prosperous Nepal ahead
(Aug 28) KATHMANDU, Aug 28: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Thursday assured of timely constitution and prosperous Nepal ahead. Talking to the people who reached this morning to donate relief for flood vic
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Woman's body with slit throat found in Parsa rivulet
(Aug 28) BIRGUNJ, Aug 28: A body of woman with slit throat has been found here in Sedhwa, near Parsawa rivulet of Parsa district on Thursday morning. According to police, the deceased woman has been identifi
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Invest in hydropower rather than flaunting jewelries: Energy Minister
(Aug 28) Minister for Energy Radha Gyawali has urged Nepali women to sell off their jewelries and invest in the country's booming energy sector. "Instead of flaunting the jewelries, the women folks would d
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Nepali workers set Malaysian factory ablaze after colleague's death
(Aug 27) KATHMANDU, Aug 27: Malaysian police have arrested 42 workers after a riot by over 1000 mostly Nepali workers, who resorted to arson and vandalism at an electronic factory at Johor state, international
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Three members of a single family killed in landslide in Sindhupalchowk
(Aug 27) Melamchi, Aug. 27: Three members of a single family died and another one has gone missing in landslide at Balde of Mahankal VDC-6 in Sindhupalchowk district early this morning. The deceased have been
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‘NC-UML ignoring oppn’
(Aug 27) KATHMANDU, AUG 27 - UCPN (Maoist) Parliamentary Party leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal expressed his concern in Parliament on Tuesday that the ruling Nepali Congress and the CPN-UML were attempting to sideline the opposition parties in the constitution writing process, reneging on their past commitments. Dahal charged the ruling parties with “unilaterall
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Second-hand BMWs ‘most viable’ option
(Aug 27) German premium carmaker BMW has offered the lowest price bid as the government plans to procure seven high-end bulletproof cars for VVIPs for the forthcoming 18th Saarc Summit. Though the Ministry of
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Aid eludes over 9‚400 Bardiya flood victims
(Aug 27) NEPALGUNJ: More than 9,400 flood victims of Bardiya are yet to receive relief materials though it has been 10 days since their dwellings were swept away. The victims are in an urgent need of food stu
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UN hikes allowance for peacekeepers
(Aug 27) KATHMANDU, Aug 26: After years of lobbying by troop-contributing developing countries, the United Nations has decided to substantially increase the allowance for peacekeepers, effective from July this
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Elderly kills self after being dragged in rape case
(Aug 26) KATHMANDU, AUG 26 - A 73-year-old man has apparently committed suicide after being accused by his granddaughter of assisting her father in her rape at Panauti Municipality-2 of Kavrepalanchok district
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HLPC would overshadow CA: DPM Singh
(Aug 26) KATHMANDU, AUG 26 - Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Local Development Prakash Man Singh said that Nepali Congress is not in the favour of High Level Political Committee (HLPC) as formation of s
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CA dialogue committee to consult chief justice
(Aug 26) Kathmandu, Aug. 25: The Constituent Assembly Constitutional-Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee is to consult with judges including the Chief Justice about the contents of judicial system to be
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Lawyer Khanal replaces Malla in committee to pick TRC commissioners
(Aug 26) KATHMANDU: The government has appointed advocate Shanti Devi Khanal as a member of the Recommendation Commission to appoint commissioners for Truth and Recommendation Commission and Commission of Inqu
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Summit to prepare action plan against wildlife crimes
(Aug 26) KATHMANDU, Aug 25: Senior officials of the governments of South Asian countries, and regional and international experts working in combating wildlife crime have descended on Kathmandu to formulate an
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