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Gokarna talks inconclusive on 2nd day
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, OCT 22 - The top brass leaders of the major three parties failed to forge consensus on the disputed issues of the constitution on the second day of the talks held at Gokarna Resort, Kathman
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Bodies of 44 Nepalis in neglected state in different countries
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, Oct 22: The bodies of 44 Nepalis who had gone on foreign employment are in a state of neglect in different countries. It is said 21 bodies of Nepali migrant workers in Saudi Arabia, 12 in
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Extra shifts urged for urgent services
(yesterday) KATHMANDU: The Administration Reforms Implementation and Monitoring Committee (ARIMC) today submitted its first quarterly report to Prime Minister Sushil Koirala urging the government to introduce mor
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Kukur Tihar today
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, Oct 22: Kukur Tihar, the festival of dogs, is being celebrated at every household today, to mark the second day of Yamapanchak of the Tihar festival. Dog, which is an animal well known for
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NEA flayed on social media over Tihar lights warning
(yesterday) KATHMANDU: Two days after the government issued a notice urging people not to organize Deusi-Bhailo programs after 7 pm, the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) on Monday asked the public not to use dec
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Nov 1 PDCC limit to sort disputes
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, OCT 22 - The Constituent Assembly on Tuesday directed its Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee to settle outstanding issues of constitution writing by November 1. This is the fourth
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Three killed in Dailekh jeep fall
(Oct 21) DAILEKH, Oct 21: Three people were killed on the spot while 15 others were injured when a jeep veered off the road and fell some 120 meters down at Narayan Municipality-4, Binikhola on Tuesday afterno
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Leaders throng Gokarna Resort in search of consensus
(Oct 21) KATHMANDU, OCT 21 - A meeting of the top leaders of major three political parties—Nepali Congress (NC), CPN-UML and UCPN (Maoist)— is underway at Gokarna Resort to find consensus on the disputed issue
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EU ban on Nepali airlines won't be lifted anytime soon
(Oct 21) KATHMANDU: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal had claimed time and again it was doing its bit to convince the European Union to review its air safety list and consider Nepal as an agenda for the up
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Sheltered housemaids protest seeking early return home
(Oct 21) KATHMANDU: A group of 28 Nepali housemaids who are taking shelter at the Nepali embassy in Kuwait have been staging protests for a week demanding their early return home. Emerging from the shelter, t
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Oli: CA won't be held hostage to indecision
(Oct 21) KATHMANDU, Oct 21: CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has said that the Constituent Assembly (CA) will not be held hostage to indecision for long even if the political parties fail to settle disputes of c
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4 go missing as truck plunges into Trishuli
(Oct 21) KATHMANDU - Four people have gone missing when a truck (Na 4 Kha 8814) plunged into the Trishuli River near Phurke Khola, Malekhu on Monday. The truck was returning from Kalimati vegetable market in K
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Deusi-Bhailo time extended by 2 hours
(Oct 21) KATHMANDU - The Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday fixed the time to organise Deusi Bhailo programmes until 9 pm, correcting its earlier decision to allow the cultural programmes only until 7 in the e
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NEA urges not to use colorful lights during Tihar
(Oct 20) KATHMANDU, Oct 20: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) on Monday has urged general public not to use colorful lights during upcoming Tihar festival citing power shortage in the country due to down in po
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Parliament approves current fiscal year budget
(Oct 20) Kathmandu: The budget estimates for the Fiscal Year 2014/15 has been passed today. The budget was approved after today's meeting of the Legislature-Parliament endorsed the Bill relating to recovering
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Five-year-old boy climbs Kala Patthar
(Oct 20) KATHMANDU: Five-year-old Harshit Saumitra from Darbhanga, India, has become the youngest mountaineer to successfully climb Kala Patthar (5,554 metres) in the Mt Everest region. According to members o
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Partial fuel price deregulation confusing
(Oct 20) KATHMANDU: The government today faced the first hurdle in implementing the automatic fuel price mechanism, as most petrol pumps in Kathmandu pulled down their shutters saying they would purchase petro
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We can't keep on extending CPDCC deadline: Bhattarai
(Oct 20) KATHMANDU, Oct 20: Chairman of the Constitutional Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee (CPDCC) of the Constituent Assembly (CA) Baburam Bhattarai has said that he is against further prolonging t
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NOC slashes fuel prices
(Oct 20) KATHMANDU, OCT 20 - Nepal Oil Corporation slashed oil prices on Sunday, for the first time since it adopted auto pricing in the fuel sector two weeks ago. An NOC board meeting lowered the price of pe
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2-day residential talks in consensus hunt
(Oct 20) KATHMANDU, OCT 20 - As the top leaders of the three major political parties are preparing to hold a two-day "decisive" residential meeting from Tuesday, Chairman of the Drafting Committee of the Const
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Local bodies' election soon after bill amendment
(Oct 19) KATHMANDU, OCT 19 - Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Local Development Prakash Man Singh has said that the local bodies' election would be held soon after the amendment of the Local Self Governa
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House panel urges govt to unveil blizzard losses
(Oct 19) KATHMANDU: The International Relations and Labour Committee of the Parliament on Sunday directed the government to unveil report of the property damaged in the recent unseasonal blizzard that struck M
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Eight rescued from Mt Tukuche Base Camp
(Oct 19) BAGLUNG, Oct 19: Eight persons left stranded at Mt Tukuche Base Camp in Mustang district owing to snowfall have been rescued on Sunday. Chief at District Police Office Baglung, DSP Govinda Pathak inf
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11:35 am 'auspicious hour' for Bhai-tika
(Oct 19) Panchanga Nirnayak Committee has said that the auspicious hour for Bhaitika, the fifth and last day of Tihar, is 11:35 am on Saturday, October 25. 2014. Chairman of the Committee, Professor Dr Ram Ch
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22 parties to intensify stir after Chhath
(Oct 19) KATHMANDU: The joint alliance of 22 parties today reviewed their ongoing stir and decided to intensify their protest programme after Tihar and Chhath festivals. UCPN-M Secretary Barshaman Pun said op
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Lack of shelter‚ guideless trekking blamed
(Oct 19) POKHARA: Veteran trekkers and guides at Annapurna Circuit have attributed lack of shelter and patience besides trekking without guides for the massive human casualty in the off-season blizzard and ava
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3 tourists stranded in Kagbeni rescued alive
(Oct 19) BAGLUNG: Three tourists stranded in the blizzard-hit areas since last four days have been rescued alive on Saturday. Two foreigners and one Nepali have been rescued alive from Kagbeni VDC of Mustang
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Dahal: I'll lead movement if statute put to vote
(Oct 19) KATHMANDU: UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has warned of another revolt if a new constitution is promulgated through majority voting in the Constituent Assembly (CA). Addressing a rally org
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New constitution on time: NC spokesperson
(Oct 19) POKHARA, OCT 18 - Nepali Congress (NC) spokesperson Dilendra Prasad Badu has expressed confidence that new constitution would be promulgated in the slated timeframe as all the political parties have r
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Duty officials say govt help inadequate
(Oct 18) The government has been criticised for failing to provide enough helicopters and trained human resource to facilitate search and rescue efforts in Mustang and Manang districts in the Annapurna region.
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21 children rescued from India
(Oct 17) RAUTAHAT, Oct 17: The District Police Office Rautahat has rescued twenty one children aged between 10 to 16 from Muzaffarpur in India. The children, mostly illiterate, have been rescued from a Childr
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Two held with 43.5-kg marijuana
(Oct 17) Golbazaar (Siraha), Oct 17: The Armed Police Office netted two persons with 43.5-kg marijuana from the Gagan river bank in Jamdaha VDC in the northern belt of Siraha district. The arrested are Buddh
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Peacekeepers sent to 21-day quarantine
(Oct 17) KATHMANDU, OCT 17 - UN peacekeepers from Nepal Army and Armed Police Force, who returned from Liberia on Wednesday night, have been put under quarantine over Ebola fears. All 131 security personnel
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Bhattarai tells parties to bring consensus proposal today
(Oct 17) KATHMANDU: Chairman of Constitutional Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee (CPDCC) of the Constituent Assembly Baburam Bhattarai today ruled that the top leaders of major parties come up with th
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Bill proposes stronger punishments for serious crimes
(Oct 17) KATHMANDU Oct 17: If the proposed bill on amending the penal code gets approval of the Parliament, criminals sentenced to life on serious crimes such as rape and human trafficking will have to serve t
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Two NHRC nominees answer lawmakers' queries
(Oct 17) KATHMANDU, OCT 16 - Two of the five nominees for National Human Rights Commission office bearers testified before the Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee on Thursday. Anup Raj Sharma, the nominee
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Cabinet nominates four CA members
(Oct 17) KATHMANDU, OCT 16 - The government has nominated four more Constituent Assembly (CA) members. A Cabinet meeting on Thursday nominated Rammaya Bogati of Nuwakot, Janak Raj Joshi of Tanahu, Shyam Kum
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14 trapped in snowstorm hit area rescued (Update)
(Oct 16) POKHARA, OCT 16 - Security personnel have rescued fourteen people stranded in the snowstorm from Phu VDC of Manang district on Thursday. Five Nepalis, four Indian, three Canadian, one Swiss and 1 Sin
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Blizzards claim 24 lives‚ dozens have gone missing
(Oct 16) LAMJUNG/POKHARA: At least 24 persons were killed in blizzards triggered by off-season snowfall in Manang and Mustang districts, while dozens have gone missing. Of the deceased, 12 are foreign trekker
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Elephant image on 1‚000-rupee note confuses experts as to its kind
(Oct 16) KATHMANDU: You must have noticed that all Nepali bank notes in circulation contain pictures of animals. For instance, the five-rupee denomination note contains a picture of a pair of yaks. Bank notes
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'Arun III will benefit entire nation, Nepali people'
(yesterday) BHIM DEWAN SHANKHUWASABHA, Oct 22: The Investment Board of Nepal (IBN) said the local peope are positive and enthusiastic toward Arun III. Organizing a press meet at the district headquarter in Kha
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PAC directs govt to sack NTB chief Nirola
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, OCT 22 - The Public Accounts Committee ( PAC ) under the Legislature-Parliament directed the Ministry of Tourism to suspend officiating Chief Executive Officer of Nepal Tourism Board (NTB),
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Committee suggests two work shifts at govt offices
(yesterday) KATHMANDU Oct 22: The Administrative Reform Implementation and Monitoring Committee has recommended to the government to introduce a new system of providing public services in two shifts every day at
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Lot yet to be done in early warning, guide training: Govt
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, Oct 22: With the benefit of hindsight following the snowstorm that killed over 33 trekkers, including 16 foreign nationals, the government has realized that there is a lot to be done in ter
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Nepal, India enact power trade
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, OCT 22 - In a major boost to power trade between Nepal and India, the two neighbours have signed a power trade agreement, paving the way for free trade of power like any other commodity. T
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Afghan Prez ‘eager’ to attend Saarc Summit
(yesterday) KABUL, OCT 22 - New Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai has said he is looking forward to participating in the 18th Saarc Summit to be held in Kathmandu on November 26-27. In a meeting with visiti
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Nepal, India ink final PTA today
(Oct 21) KATHMANDU, Oct 21: Nepal and India have signed the final Power Trade Agreement (PTA) paving the way for implementation of the agreement on power exchanges. Nepal and India had inked the preliminary P
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APF rescues kidnapped girl
(Oct 21) MAHOTTARI, OCT 21 - Armed Police Force (APF) personnel deployed at Jaleshwor Customs has successfully rescued an Indian girl who was recently abducted, on Monday. Sonu Kumari Singh, 10, who hails fro
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20-year-old vehicles banned
(Oct 21) KATHMANDU: In a move that was long overdue, the government decided to remove all public vehicles over 20 years old from the streets of Bagmati Zone in the next two years. The Department of Transport
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Nepali migrant workers in SKorea being exploited: AI
(Oct 21) KATHMANDU: Migrant agricultural workers in South Korea working under the Employment Permit System (EPS) are suffering abusive treatment, the Amnesty International, an international human rights organi
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Government allowance brings joy to disabled
(Oct 21) ILAM, Oct 20: Gyanendra Pathak, who is visually impaired, was headed toward the district headquarters of Ilam early morning last Sunday. It was not yet 10 am when Pathak, a 38-year-old resident of So
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Parliamentary panel to probe Simroungadh incident
(Oct 21) KATHMANDU - A meeting of the Legislature-Parliament on Monday formed a parliamentary special committee to probe into the incident that took place in Simroungadh of Bara on October 11. One local Jayan
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Ganesh Thapa decides to abstain from ANFA for 2 months
(Oct 20) KATHMANDU: All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) President Ganesh Thapa has announced that he will stay away from all activities of the football-governing body as directed by the Public Accounts Commi
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BLIZZARD SEARCH AND RESCUE UPDATE: 20 killed, 19 missing, 384 rescued: MoCTCA
(Oct 20) According to Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, 20 people were killed while 19 are still missing in the blizzards that devastated the Mountainous regions of Nepal. 384 people have been
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Govt official held on rape charge
(Oct 20) A government official here in the district has been arrested on the charge of raping a minor. Raja Ram Yadav, 31, allegedly raped a 13-year-old girl at Battar-based Aadarsha Hotel in Bidur-3 on Su
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Govt planning to scrap Muluki Ain
(Oct 20) KATHMANDU: The government is planning to scrap the Muluki Ain (Civil Code) with a new legislation on civil codes. The government has already registered a Bill to amend the Muluki Ain with a purpose t
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Final PTA to be inked Tuesday
(Oct 20) KATHMANDU, Oct 20 :The preliminary agreement on power trading signed between Nepal and India in September will be given final shape on Tuesday amid a function at the Ministry of Energy. Energy Secret
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32 candidates in Banke yet to submit election expenditure details
(Oct 20) NEPALGUNJ, Oct 20: Most of the election candidates have not submitted election expenditure details in Banke district even a year after the second Constituent Assembly election. Officials at the Distr
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Janjati move for dederal identity
(Oct 20) KATHMANDU, OCT 20 - Janajati leaders across the political spectrum are preparing to initiate a unified campaign for identity-based federalism similar to the "nationwide movement" that they launched be
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Parliament approves current fiscal year budget
(Oct 19) KATHMANDU, OCT 19 - The budget estimates for the fiscal year 2014-15 has been passed on Sunday. The budget was approved after today's meeting of the Legislature-Parliament endorsed the Bill relating
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Upper Mustang entrepreneurs call to lift trekking ban
(Oct 19) POKHARA: Local businesspersons of Manang and Mustang have called the concerned authorities to resume trekking activities in the area along the Annapurna circuit at the earliest. Following the fatal b
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Woman falls to death from clock tower in Dharan
(Oct 19) DHARAN, Oct 19: A 21-year-old married woman died falling off from the clock tower at Bhanu Chowk in the district on Sunday afternoon. Hemanti Magar of Haraicha-9 in Morang district was killed in the
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Three of a family killed from multiple wasp stings
(Oct 19) MYAGDI, OCT 19 - Three members of a family were killed after being stung by wasps at Kaulegauda in Beni Municipality of Myagdi district. Dal Puri, 55, his wife Shiwa, 55, and son Ashish, 12, died on
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Long wait for acquiring MRPs
(Oct 19) LONDON, OCT 19 - Nepali migrants in the United Kingdom are left frustrated for having to wait nine months to acquire a machine readable passport (MRP) after submitting an application to the Nepali emb
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Gana Maya ends hunger strike
(Oct 19) KATHMANDU - Ganga Maya Adhikari , who had been staging indefinite hunger strike demanding action against the murderers of her son Krishna Prasad Adhikari , ended her hunger strike on Saturday. Ganga Maya had been staging indefinite hunger strike since October 25, 2013 demanding investigation into the murder of her son Krishna Prasad Adhikari durin
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Cops up security to curb import of firecrackers
(Oct 19) KATHMANDU: Police have intensified security checking on the outskirts of the capital city to curb illegal import of explosive materials and firecrackers, which are usually brought to the capital durin
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432 persons rescued from Manang, Mustang and Myagdi
(Oct 19) KATHMANDU: The government has rescued 432 persons trapped due to snowstorm and in avalanches occurred Tuesday and Wednesday in Manang, Mustang, and Myagdi districts. As many as 171 persons were rescu
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RPP-Nepal member dies in tripper accident
(Oct 19) KATHMANDU, OCT 18 - One Basudev Dahal, member of the publicity department of Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal (RPP-N), died in a tripper accident in the Capital on Saturday. The ill-fated tripper (Ba
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Govt to ban Deusi-Bhailo after 7pm
(Oct 18) The government has issued a notice urging the public not to organise Deusi Bhailo programmes after 7pm during the upcoming Tihar festival.   In a statement on Friday, the Home Ministry said the notic
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PHSC endorses NHRC office-bearers' appointment
(Oct 17) KATHMANDU, Oct 17: The Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee (PHSC) has endorsed the names recommended for the post of the new office-bearers of the National Human Rights Commission. The Constituti
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Call to issue new statute as per people’s aspiration
(Oct 17) Biratnagar, Oct 16: President of the Sadbhavana Party Rajendra Mahato has said the constitution should be issued as per the people's aspirations. Speaking in a press meet organised by the party in Bi
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Elections for Prez, Veep within one month of promulgation of statute
(Oct 17) KATHMANDU, Oct 17: The meeting of the major three political parties has struck a deal on two important issues on Friday. In the meeting held today, the parties have agreed to hold elections for the p
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Blizzard death toll reaches 32‚ more than 118 rescued
(Oct 17) POKHARA/LAMJUNG: The death toll due to blizzards and avalanches in Myagdi, Manang and Mustang has climbed to 32. More than 118 persons who had been trapped have been rescued from various areas. Apart
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Man gives life to save many backpackers
(Oct 17) KATHMANDU: Maya Ora, Linor Kajan and Yakov Megreli and other Israeli trekkers, undergoing treatment at Nepali Army hospital in Kathmandu after being rescued from a blizzard near Thorang La Pass in the
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NHRC to internationalize cases if govt failed to act on them
(Oct 17) KATHMANDU, October 17: Proposed chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Anup Raj Sharma has stated that he will internationalize the issues of human rights violations if the authori
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60 foreigners still out of contact in Upper Dolpa
(Oct 17) DOLPA, OCT 16 - As many as one hundred tourists including 60 foreigners have gone out of contact as of Thursday evening due to the snowstorm in Upper Dolpa. Ten groups of tourists who had reached Upp
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Govt nominates 4 people as CA members
(Oct 16) KATHMANDU, Oct 16: A cabinet meeting held in Singha Durbar on Thursday nominated four people as members to the Constituent Assembly (CA). "A cabinet meeting has nominated four people as members to th
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British MP: We’re unable to address pension disparity
(Oct 16) LONDON, OCT 16 - The report prepared by an all-party parliamentary committee formed on the direct orders of British Prime Minister David Cameroon to look into the problems faced by the former Gurkha s
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Parties to go for voting if consensus bid fails
(Oct 16) KATHMANDU: The three major parties — Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and Unified CPN-Maoist — today said they would resolve key disputed issues of the constitution through voting if consensus is not forged b
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93.8 percent fail Korean language test
(Oct 16) KATHMANDU Oct 16: Results of the Korean language test under the Employment Permit System (EPS) held this year have been published on Wednesday. Of the total 58,770 applicants appearing in the languag
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