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Graft case against land revenue officials
(7 hours ago) KATHMANDU: The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority on Friday filed a corruption case at the Special Court against nine officials of the Land Revenue Office, Lalitpur. The Commission sa
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Division 3 champion cricket team arrives home
(today) KATHMANDU, Oct 31: ICC World Cricket League Division 3 national cricket players have landed at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) at 12:30 pm on Friday through Malaysian Airlines. A large number o
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Nepali cricket team gets rock-star welcome (8 hours ago)
Nepali cricket team gets rock-star welcome
(8 hours ago) KATHMANDU: The Nepali national cricket after defeating Uganda in the ICC World Cricket Division-3 returned home on Friday and received a rock-star welcome. Upon their arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in the Capital, thousands of cricket fans and government officials were present at the TiA to welcome them. A sea of people who gather ... Read Full News
SAARC Charter to be amended
(today) KATHMANDU: SAARC member states are planning to amend its Charter in order to hold the Summit of heads of state/government of the regional body every two years, instead of the current provision of hold
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Is this piece of metal from Earhart's plane?
(today) WASHINGTON: Researchers probing the 1937 disappearance of famed American aviator Amelia Earhart’s plane said yesterday they believe a slab of aluminum found decades ago on an uninhabited island in the
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Party cadres posing as flood victims take away relief money
(today) KOHALPUR, Oct 31: Mayaram Kurmi, of Ganapur VDC in Banke district, is a local representative of CPN-UML. Her son Sanjay Verma works as an office assistant at the Ganapur VDC office. Kurmi belongs to
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Fringe parties to PDCC: Go for vote if that's only way out
(today) KATHMANDU, OCT 31 - Chairman of the Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee ( PDCC ) Baburam Bhattarai on Thursday held consultations with the chiefs of fringe parties on contentious issues of the
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PM congratulates Nepali cricket team
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, OCT 30 - Prime Minister Sushil Koirala called up Nepali cricket team skipper Paras Khadka on Thursday and congratulated him for his team’s victory over Uganda in the title match of ICC- Wor
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Pragmatic approach for federal constitution: Russian envoy
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, OCT 30 - Russian Ambassador to Nepal, Sergey Vasilievich Velichkin , has opined that the Nepal should not embrace 'mechanical' identity-based federalism. Speaking at an interaction program
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Nepal blames UCPN-M for obstructing statute writing
(yesterday) KAVRE: Senior CPN-UML leader Madhav Kumar Nepal today accused Unified CPN-Maoist of obstructing the constitution drafting process with the agenda of ethnicity-based federalism. Addressing party cadre
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Kathmandu Durbar Square to be no-vehicle zone from Nov 1
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, Oct 29: In what has been dubbed as a move to protect heritage sites, the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is all set to reintroduce a ban on vehicular movement inside the historical Basant
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CIAA wants private sector also under its ambit
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, Oct 30 :The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has sought an amendment to the existing Prevention of Corruption Act (2002) to pave the way for the anti-graft cons
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Three APF men test positive for ‘malaria’
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, OCT 30 - Three of the 131 Armed Police Force personnel who had returned from peacekeeping missions in Ebola-hit Liberia on October 15 have tested positive for “malaria”, health authorities
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UCPN (M) makes fresh call to ruling parties for timely statute
(Oct 29) KATHMANDU, OCT 29 - The main opposition UCPN (Maoist) has made a special call to all sides for coming to a consensus so as to draft a new constitution within coming January 22. A meeting of the party
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APF troop arriving from Ebola-hit Liberia
(Oct 29) KATHMANDU: An Armed Police Force (APF) peacekeeper’s troop is arriving Nepal from Ebola-hit Liberia today. APF spokesperson DSP Ajay Chhatkuli said the troop deployed in Formed Police Unit of the Uni
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Visiting Tibetan official kicks up controversy
(Oct 29) KATHMANDU: Visiting Chairman of the Government of the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China, Luosang Jiangcun, who is leading a six-member delegation to Nepal, today pledged to don
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Nepalis accept jobs in little-known countries
(Oct 29) KATHMANDU: Fascinated by the prospect of earning a fair income by working abroad, Nepalis have started travelling to little-known destinations in the world such as Djbouti, Eritrea and Cayman Island.
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Leaders suggest ways to avoid vote on disputed issues
(Oct 29) KATHMANDU, Oct 29: While top leaders from major political parties have failed to make any headway in settling disputes in constitution writing, Constituent Assembly (CA) members from various political
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Free cigarettes in blank packets with excise stickers flood market
(Oct 29) BIRATNAGAR:Tax officials in Biratnagar are puzzled by blank cigarette packets flooding the market here. Smokers who are buying the packet and sticks of the branded cigarattes are getting free taste of
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Dialogue panel continues deliberations on disputed issues
(Oct 29) KATHMANDU- A meeting of the Constitutional Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee (PDCC) ended inconclusively here in the Capital on Tuesday. Although the meeting had a sparse presence of top lea
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'Rural roads upgrade key to curbing accidents'
(Oct 28) KATHMANDU, Oct 28 : In the wake of a spate of serious road accidents especially in rural parts of the country during Dashain and Tihar, stakeholders have said that the government should start upgradin
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CIAA arrests PU VC‚ 22 others
(Oct 28) POKHARA: Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority today arrested 23 officials of the Pokhara University, including Vice-Chancellor Prof Khagendra Bhattarai, on graft charge. CIAA Spokes
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Govt to perform Nanda Prasad's final rites
(Oct 28) KATHMANDU : Uncertainty over the final rites of Nanda Prasad Adhikari, who died after 229 days of hunger strike, lingers despite the government´s decision to cremate his body. A cabinet meeting almos
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Bridge collapse deprives locals of economic opportunities
(Oct 28) JHAPA : “After this bridge gave way around two decades ago, the potential our area had for economic growth just got wasted,” Lal Bahadur Rai, a local of Shivgunj in Jhapa district, said. According to
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Oli snubs 22-party tea reception
(Oct 28) KATHMANDU - CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli did not show up at the tea reception organised by UCPN (Maoist)-led 22-party alliance in the Capital on Monday. UCPN (M) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who lea
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Nepali doc in ‘dead heart’ transplant
(Oct 27) KATHMANDU, OCT 27 - A Nepali doctor in Australia has successfully transplanted a ‘dead’ heart that was resuscitated and kept beating. Cardiothoracic and transplant surgeon Dr Kumud Dhital carried out
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CPDCC meets Justices to settle judiciary issues
(Oct 27) KATHMANDU: Leaders of three major political parties -- Nepali Congress (NC), CPN-UML and UCPN-Maoist -- held discussions with the Chief Justice and other senior Justices of the Supreme Court at Singh
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National bird on verge of extinction
(Oct 27) ACHHAM: The national bird of Nepal Danphe (Lophophorus) is on the verge of extinction in Achham district. Lack of preservation and the conservation of Ramaroshan, the one and only place in the distri
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CA Court scraps Hajari's CA membership
(Oct 27) KATHMANDU, Oct 27: Constituent Assembly (CA) Court has invalidated the nomination of UCPN (Maoist) lawmaker Shambhu Paswan Hajari in the CA through Proportional Representation (PR) electoral system.
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Parties paving way for another round of parley
(Oct 27) KATHMANDU- After last week's three-party meet at Gokarna failed to yield any results on key contentious issues of new constitution , parties have intensified bilateral talks for a second round of thre
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License of 29 private schools scrapped
(Oct 26) BHAKTAPUR, Oct 26: The District Education Office (DEO), Bhaktapur, has revoked the license of 29 private boarding schools in the district. DEO Officer Ramakanta Sharma said the license of those schoo
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8 killed in Okhaldhunga jeep accident
(Oct 26) KATHMANDU, OCT 26 - Eight persons were killed and 13 others injured when a passenger jeep met with an accident at Andheri in Sidhicharan Municipality of Okhaldhunga district on Sunday. The jeep was e
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Preparation for Chhath festival intensifies
(Oct 26) RAUTAHAT, Oct 26: Preparation for the Chhath festival has been expedited in the districts of the central Tarai, including Rautahat. The environs of the water resources as pond, river and well have be
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BRB expedites homework for decisive talks‚ meets PM
(Oct 26) KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala and Chairman of the Constitutional Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee (CPDCC) of the Constituent Assembly (CA), Baburam Bhattarai, held a meeting at th
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No need for more than six provinces: Pokhrel
(Oct 26) BHAKTAPUR, Oct 25: General Secretary of the CPN-UML, Ishwor Pokhrel, said that there was no need of more than six provinces along with common identity. At a programme organized by Party´s Nagarkot Vi
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UCPN-M‚ TMDP chairs discussion agitations
(Oct 26) BHAKTAPUR: UCPN-Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Tarai Madhes Democratic Party (TMDP) Chairman Mahantha Thakur held discussions at the latter's residence in Sanothimi on Friday. During the meet
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MJF-D not to join govt before new statute
(Oct 25) BIRATNAGAR: Madhesi Janaadhikar Forum-Democratic (MJF-D) Chairman Bijay Kumar Gachhadar has said his party would not join the government prior to constitution promulgation. Talking to mediapersons at
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UML Chairman Oli, CPDCC Chairman Bhattarai hold talks
(Oct 25) KATHMANDU: Constitutional Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee Chairman Baburam Bhattarai on Friday held talks with Chairman of CPN-UML KP Sharma Oli at latter´s residence in Balkot, Bhaktapur.
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Bhai Tika today, 11:35 auspicious for Tika
(Oct 25) KATHMANDU The last day of Tihar Festival, Bhai Tika, is being observed across the country on Saturday. The auspicious hour for this year's Bhai Tika is set for 11:35am. Professor Dr Ram Chandra
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Government letterheads should include Nepal Sambat: PM
(Oct 25) Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has urged one and all not to go with agitation, strike and vandalism over the matter of constitution. In his address to a special ceremony organised by the Nepal Samb
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Fire burns down property worth 2 million
(Oct 25) Properties worth two million rupees have been destroyed when a fire caught a house at Ward No 4 in Phidim municipality Thursday night. According to the Police Inspector Rabiraj Thapaliya, the fi
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NTB gives marching orders to its chief
(9 hours ago) KATHMANDU, OCT 31 - The 196th board meeting of the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) held on Thursday has suspended Subash Nirola from the posts of officiating CEO and director with immediate effect. He has b
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China-gifted MA60 bleeding NAC white
(today) KATHMANDU: The aircraft, which the Nepal Airlines Corporation thought would be its cash cow has instead become a white elephant. “Since its arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport on April 27, Mod
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Govt amends directives for tobacco goods
(today) KATHMANDU: The government has made an amendment to the ‘Directives for Printing and Labelling of Warning Message and Graphics in the Boxes, Packets, Wrappers, Carton, Parcels and packaging of Tobacco
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NC, UML for forwarding disputes to full CA
(today) KATHMANDU, Oct 31: As the major three parties struggle to forge consensus on various thorny issues of new statute, Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN-UML have proposed handing over the disputes, even if lef
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Girl betrayed over love and job seeks justice
(today) KATHMANDU, Oct 31: Maya´s (name changed) dry lips betrayed the difficulty she was going through narrating the betrayal and hardship in her life. She had been taken to Bangkok, thailand via Calcutta w
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Govt proposes China for GPK Respiratory Center
(today) KATHMANDU - The government has officially forwarded a proposal to China to establish GP Koirala National Centre for Respiratory Disease in Dulegauda, Tanahun. The center is named after four-time form
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Nepal beat Uganda to clinch ICC WCL Division III title
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, OCT 30 - Nepal defeated Uganda by 62 runs to clinch the title of ICC World Cricket League Division III in the final match played at the Kinrara Academy Oval in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thu
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Nepal in Division-2‚ face Uganda in final
(yesterday) KATHMANDU: Nepal and Uganda earned berth in the ICC World Cricket League Division-2 as the top two teams after the round-robin league stage of the Division-3 Tournament in Kuala Lumpur today. The two
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National council proposed with PM at helm
(yesterday) KATHMANDU: The government is all set to introduce the Disaster Management Act that envisages a prime minister-led National Council for Disaster Management as the supreme body to oversee disaster relat
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No further flexbility on federal model: UCPN (Maoist)
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, Oct 30: The UCPN (Maoist) has decided to stick to its official stance on the federal model based on ethnic identity. Party´s standing committee members and other senior leaders at a meetin
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NC, UML try to bridge trust gap
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, OCT 30 - With the third extended deadline to resolve contentious issues of new constitution on the doorstep, the ruling Nepali Congess and CPN-UML have intensified internal discussions on w
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Nepali cricketers prove their mettle
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, OCT 30 - Nepal returned to the ICC World Cup Cricket League Division II following a win over Malayasia in their final Division III league game in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday. Nepal managed j
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Nepal thump Malaysia by 36 runs as per D/L method
(Oct 29) KATHMANDU: Nepal beat hosts Malaysia by 36 runs as per the Duckworth-Lewis method on Wednesday. Nepal will lock their horns with Uganda for the title tomorrow. The victory ensured Division-2 status
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Nepal secures seat in FOIAnet steering committee
(Oct 29) KATHMANDU, Oct 29: Nepal has secured its space in the Steering Committee of the Freedom of Information Advocates´ Network (FOIAnet) – a global civic organization crusading for the right to access info
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18th SAARC summit: Modi visit may begin from Janakpur
(Oct 29) KATHMANDU: Unlike his previous visit, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to kick off his Nepal visit for the upcoming SAARC Summit from Janakpurdham. He’s likely to return home from Lumbini
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Panchthar organic tea getting int�l recognition
(Oct 29) PANCHTHAR, Oct 29: Organic tea produced by Kanchanjungha Tea Estate and Research Center is getting good price in the international market. The center has been exporting organic tea to different count
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Security agencies propose 2 day leave during SAARC summit
(Oct 29) KATHMANDU, Oct 29: With a view to easing vehicular movement of VVIPs, VIPs and minimizing security risks, security agencies have recommended a two-day public holiday in Kathmandu Valley during the 18t
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Constitution will be drafted on time, PM reiterates
(Oct 29) TANAHUN - Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has reiterated that the new constitution will be drafted by January 22. The prime minister reiterated his stance about the timely constitution even though the
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Nepal registers 10-run victory over USA under DL method
(Oct 28) KATHMANDU, Oct 28: Nepal has registered a 10-run victory over USA under Duckworth Lewis (DL) Method after the rain continued disrupting the match in the ongoing ICC World Cricket League at Kinrara Ova
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USA sets up 224-run target against Nepal (Oct 28)
USA sets up 224-run target against Nepal
(Oct 28) KATHMANDU, Oct 28: USA has set up 224-run target against Nepal in the ongoing ICC World Cricket League Division 3 at Kinrara Oval in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday. Electing to bat first, USA has made 223 runs at the cost of 9 wickets in the allotted 50 overs. Electing to bat first, USA has made 223 at the cost of 9 wickets in the allotted 50 overs. F ... Read Full News
Modi to transfer Trauma Centre after much delay
(Oct 28) KATHMANDU, OCT 28 - After a delay of more than six years, the government has begun preparations to receive the Trauma Centre, constructed with Indian aid adjacent to Bir Hospital, from Indian Prime Mi
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Trekkers cautioned after Cyclone Nilofar
(Oct 28) KATHMANDU: The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology today said trekking in regions above 3,000 metres could be fraught with more risks after Cyclone Nilofar lashed western Indian coast just two wee
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Advanced teams from member states to assess SAARC preparations
(Oct 28) KATHMANDU, Oct 28: Various SAARC member states are sending their “advanced teams” to Kathmandu to assess the preparations for the regional event scheduled for November 22-27. Officials at the Ministr
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Pathak in TRC recommendation panel
(Oct 28) KATHMANDU - The National Human Rights Commission on Monday recommended the name of Sudip Pathak, one of its members, to represent Recommendation Committee which is responsible for nominating chairpers
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ICC WCL Division 3: Nepal vs USA match canceled due to rainfall
(Oct 27) KATHMANDU, Oct 27: The ongoing ICC World Cricket League Division 3 match between Nepal and USA has been deferred for Tuesday owing to the rainfall. The match has been cancelled after both of the teams
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27 dead as vehicles dive in rough hilly terrains
(Oct 27) KATHMANDU, OCT 27 - Twenty-seven people died and many others were injured, some critically, in road accidents in Okhaldhunga, Nuwakot and Palpa districts in the past three days. Carrying passengers be
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Man kills 65-year-old mother in Bafal
(Oct 27) KATHMANDU: A 35-year-old man has been nabbed on the charge of murdering his 65-year-old mother in Kathmandu on Saturday. Police said Shyam Krishna Shrestha of Bafal, KMC-13 was arrested for killing h
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Constitutional bench not constitutional court: CJ, other justices
(Oct 27) KATHMANDU, Oct 27: Chief Justice Ram Kumar Prasad Shah and other top justices of the Supreme Court (SC) have suggested to political leaders that there is no need for a separate Constitutional Court (S
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Construction of hostel buildings linger for a decade
(Oct 27) RAUTAHAT, Oct 27: Construction of a hostel building has remained incomplete in Gaur, the district headquarters of Rautahat district, for the last one decade. Although the contractors had complete fin
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EC insists on 3pc vote as PR pre-requisite
(Oct 27) KATHMANDU- The Election Commission (EC) has reiterated the need to impose threshold on parties to be eligible to secure seats for the Proportional Representation (PR) category. The election body sugge
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Chinese girl goes missing in Nepal
(Oct 26) HONG KONG, Oct 26: A Chinese national has gone missing in Nepal since a week. Family members of 27-year-old Guo Xiaofang have expressed worries after she went out of contact after reaching Kathmandu
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Nepal thrash Singapore by 190 runs
(Oct 26) KATHMANDU, OCT 26 - Vice Captain Gyanendra Malla scored a century as Nepal defeated Singapore by 190 runs in the ICC World Cricket League Division-III tournament on Sunday. Malla hit 13 boundaries an
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Twelve gamblers held
(Oct 26) BHAKTAPUR, Oct 26: A team from the Metropolitan Police Circle Thimi arrested 12 gamblers on Saturday night . The gamblers were held from the house of Mohan Kumar Prajapati of Nagadesh in Madhyapurthi
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Tihar concludes with Bhai Tika celebration
(Oct 26) KATHMANDU: Tihar, popularly remarked as the second greatest festival of Nepal, ended today for this year. Bhai Tika that falls on the fifth and final day of the five-day Yama Panchak (Tihar) festival
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Real Madrid spoils Suarez's debut by beating Barca
(Oct 26) OCT 26 - After completing a four-month biting ban, Luis Suarez made an early impact on his Barcelona debut by setting up Neymar's fourth-minute opener at Real Madrid . Then it started to go wrong for
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Two die in road mishap
(Oct 26) BUTWAL, OCT 25 - Two people died in a road accident that took place at Dobhan VDC on the Butwal-Palpa section of the Siddhartha Highway on Friday night. The deceased have been identified as Khem Baha
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Locals kill policeman in Surkhet
(Oct 25) SURKHET: An armed police force (APF) staffer was hacked to death in Surkhet last night over mutual disputes. Indra Bahadur Budha of Regional APF Battalion, Surkhet was attacked with a hacking tool by
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Driver killed Arghakhachi jeep accident
(Oct 25) ARGHAKHACHI, Oct 25: A person died in a jeep accident at Khilji of Arghakhachi district Friday night. Bhoj Prasad Basnet, driver and jeep owner, of Khilji VDC-1 died after the jeep, Lu 1 Ja 1480, m
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Nepal rout Bermuda by eight wickets
(Oct 25) Nepal registered a comfortable eight wickets victory over Bermuda in their second match of the ICC World Cricket League Division-III in Malaysia on Friday. Chasing 101 runs for victory, Nepal finis
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10 killed as bus veers off road in Nuwakot
(Oct 25) At least 10 people including two foreigners were killed and over four dozens injured when a crowded passenger bus met with an accident at Belkot-5 here in the district on Friday. The ill-fated bus (
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FM Pandey invites Pakistani PM for SAARC Summit
(Oct 24) KATHMANDU: Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mahendra Bahadur Pandey, called on Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Milan Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, on Thursday and handed over the Letter of I
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