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Prime Minister lays foundation stone of fast track

Nijgadh (Bara) : Prime Minster Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ today laid foundation stone for the construction of of the fast track – the strategically important national pride project that connects Terai region with capital city of Kathmandu. The fast-track to be constructed by the Nepal Army would be with the length of 76.2 km. As...

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UML wins Mayor; NC Deputy Mayor in Kathmandu Metropolis

Kathmandu : CPN-UML candidate Bidhya Sudnar Shakya and Nepali Congress candidate Hari Prabha Khadgi have emerged victorious as Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolis, respectively. CPN-UML candidate Shakya secured his win by receiving 64,913 votes against 45,259 votes of his close contender NC candidate Rajuraj Joshi. NC candidate Khadgi registered her victory to the...

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Nepalis eager for implementation of OBOR: Scholars

Kathmandu: The scholars participating in a discussion program organized here by the Nepal Council of World Affairs today argued that the Nepalis were eagerly looking forward to earliest implementation of the China’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative. The strategic conception put forward by Chinese President Xi Jinping few years ago aims to revive the...

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UK police say 23-year-old man arrested over Manchester attack

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom (AFP) – British police said on Tuesday they had arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with a terror attack at a pop concert in Manchester which killed 22 people and injured dozens more. “With regards to the ongoing investigation into last night’s horrific attack at the Manchester Arena, we can confirm we...

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Biratnagar joins the league of metropolitan cities, rolls up sleeves for celebration

Biratnagar : Biratnagar is gearing up for a grand celebration in response to the government’s announcement to upgrade the sub metropolis into a metropolitan city. The Cabinet meeting held on Monday evening took the decision to upgrade Biratnagar sub metropolis into a metropolitan city. The local political party leaders, lawmakers, trade and social organizations had...

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Brazil’s Temer says ‘naive’ but not guilty

RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) – Brazilian President Michel Temer said Monday that he’d been “naive” to hold the late-night meeting which sparked an explosive corruption scandal, but insisted he’d done nothing wrong and wouldn’t resign. Temer, who faces multiple impeachment demands, told Folha newspaper he had innocently stumbled into the crisis threatening to bring him...

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South Sudan president declares unilateral ceasefire

JUBA (Xinhua) . South Sudanese President Salva Kiir on Monday declared unilateral ceasefire across the country after he launched a national dialogue that seeks to unify and stabilize the war-torn East African nation. The declaration came less than a week after Kiir said it remains difficult to enforce ceasefire due to regular violations by armed...

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Norwegian ambassador hands over school building in Rasuwa

Rasuwa : Royal Norwegian Ambassador to Nepal Kjell Tormod Pettersen has handed over a retrofitted school building to the district education officer Sukadev Sapkota amid a function today. Nepal National Lower Secondary School building at Gosainkunda Municipality-5, Thuloshyaphrubesi was repaired and retrofitted through Norwegian support. Over Rs 3.6 million was invested for the retrofitting of...

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Industrial production affected with nonoperational transmission line

Birgunj: The industries in Birgunj have been prevented from functioning in full capacities with a nonoperational Raxaul – Parawanipur 132 kV power transmission line set up two months ago. The cross-border transmission line straddling India’s Raxaul and Nepal’s Prawanipur was set up two months ago, but it is yet to start operation, thereby preventing the...

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PM will hand over power to Deuwa According to the agreement – Rayamajhi

Kathmandu : Deputy Leader of CPN (Maoist Centre)’s parliamentary party, Top Bahadur Rayamajhi has urged one and all not to harbour any doubt on Prime Minister handing over power on proper time. At a face-to-face program organized by Reporters’ Club here on Saturday, he said the power would be handed over to the ruling partner...

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Cases related to heinous crimes not withdrawn, clarifies PM’s Secretariat

Kathmandu : The Private Secretariat of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has made it clear that the cases related to those accused of heinous crimes took place in Tikapur of Kailali and other places would not be withdrawn. In a press release it issued today, PM’s private secretariat said not a single case of...

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1,000 new houses to be constructed for disadvantaged communities

Lahan (Siraha): Government of Nepal is to construct 1,000 houses for dalit, poor and extremely marginalized and disadvantaged communities in the district. The houses were going to be constructed under the People’s Housing Programme for the fiscal year 2073/74 BS. According to Milan Acharya, the Chief Officer at the Urban Development and Construction Division Office,...

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NEA delegates officials to board of directors of 10 hydel project companies

Kathmandu : The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has assigned members to the board of directors of its various subordinate 10 companies set up to help in the construction of hydro-power projects and sale of electricity. The companies having members of their board of directors include the National Hydro-power Company, Nepal Engineering Consultant and Nepal Power...

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Security preparation for second phase polls

Kathmandu : The government has begun preparing for the security arrangement to be made for the second phase of local level elections. The second phase of local elections is scheduled for June 14 in province no. 1, 2, 5 and 7. The Home Ministry is working to build on the success of the first phase...

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31 parties registered in Jhapa for the local level election

Bhadrapur : As many as 31 political parties have been registered in District Election Office (DEO), Jhapa district in view of contesting the upcoming local election to be held on June 14.

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Twenty dead as lorry runs into protest in southern India

Apr 22. At least 20 people have died after a lorry rammed into a group of farmers staging a protest in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The farmers were outside a police station in Chittoor district, protesting against illegal sand mining. Police said the driver of the truck appeared to have lost control...

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One arrested on charge of cheating women misusing Facebook

Dumre (Tanahun), March 6: People are lately found being cheated due to misuse of various social sites including Facebook.

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Sanjay Pandit: Nepal’s first Backwardwalking World Mountaineer Extraordinaire

Kathmandu. In 2014, he went on to climb the African mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro and was the fastest climber. After he went on to ascend Europe’s highest-peak, Mt. Elbrus—which he did half-naked in 6 minutes and 30 seconds.

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“We will not allow constitution amendment bill,” UML Chair reaffirms UML stance

Kathmandu, March 1: CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has reiterated the UML's stance that it will not allow the constitution amendment bill to be endorsed by the Parliament, claiming the bill to be against the national interest.

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Parliament meeting postponed

Kathmandu: A meeting of the Legislature-Parliament called for Thursday has been postponed till Friday. Issuing a notice, Parliament Secretariat postponed the meeting citing special reason. The next meeting has been scheduled at 1:00 pm on Friday.

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