Saturday, July 29th, 2017 Nepal Edition
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LUMBINI: The Seema Suraksha Bal (SSB), India's paramilitary force meant for guarding along the Nepal-India border, has increased security checks on Sunauli- Belhiya point, affecting the cross-border movement of people and vehicles.  The SSB personnel deputed along Belhiya check point (India) have intensified checking of goods-laden containers en route to India from Nepal and of general people as well, reportedly hampering the trans-border transport system and causing inconvenience for normal......

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Both houses of Congress have now passed big new sanctions bills by veto-proof majorities, in fact with near unanimity. The vote this week in the House of Misrepresentatives was 419–3 on a bill to sanction Russia, Iran, and North Korea as punishment for primarily imaginary crimes, despite the sum total of the global legal bodies having asked the United States to judge these crimes, skip over a trial, and move right ahead with punishment being exactly equal to the number of principled opponents......

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Nepal’s dream to play ICC U-19 world cup smashed following defeat against Afghanistan

KATHMANDU: Nepal's long-standing dream to play in the ICC U19 World Cup, 2018 has shattered after the team crashed out of the ICC U-19 qualifier for the Asian region underway in Singapore, following a humiliating 96- run defeat against Afghanistan..

Nation & Society

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Talks on Dr Kc’s demands to continue tomorrow

KATHMANDU: Talks held between the representatives of agitating Prof Dr Govinda KC and government team at the Ministry of Education in Singha Durbar on Friday to address the former's demands ended with a note to continue it on Saturday.  The senior..

Politics

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RPP not to immediately join government

KATHMANDU: The Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) is not joining the present government immediately.  A meeting of the party's central office-bearers presided over by party chairman Kamal Thapa today also reached to a conclusion that the government..

 

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China

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Police in Italy Detain Uyghur Exile Group Leader at China’s Behest

One of the top leaders of a prominent Uyghur exile association was detained at the behest of China’s government by a special unit of the Italian police while preparing to speak about restrictions his ethnic group faces at a press conference in..

World

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One dead in knife attack in Hamburg supermarket, motive unclear Friday, July 28th, 2017

BERLIN, (REUTERS): One person was killed in an attack by a lone knifeman in a supermarket in the northern German city of Hamburg on Friday, and four more were injured..

Australia

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DPM Shrestha calls on Victoria’s Governor Dessau Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

KATHMANDU: Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister Gopal Man Shrestha, who is on a visit to Australia, held a meeting with Governor of Victoria Linda Dessau in..

Europe

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Kosovo Border Crisis Deepens Into No-Confidence Vote Monday, May 8th, 2017

(VOA): Opposition parties in Kosovo have filed a motion of no confidence in the government, potentially deepening an 18-month political crisis over legislation to draw..

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Nepal and Djibouti establish diplomatic ties Saturday, July 15th, 2017

NEW YORK: Nepal and Djibouti have established formal bilateral diplomatic relations.  Durga Prasad Bhattarai, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Nepal to the..

Asia

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Taliban Again Threaten Key Northern Afghan City Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

(VOA): Heavy fighting is raging in northern Afghanistan where the Taliban insurgency has overrun several districts since launching its so-called yearly “spring..

Tibet

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Tibetan Monk Sets Himself Ablaze in Qinghai in 150th Self-Immolation Monday, May 22nd, 2017

A young Tibetan monk set himself on fire and died on Friday in northwestern China’s Qinghai province in an apparent challenge to Chinese rule in Tibetan areas, a..

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2,000 devotees visit Gosainkunda on Janai Purnima Friday, July 28th, 2017

RASUWA: Some two thousand devotees visited the famous pilgrimage site Gosainkunda in the district and took holy dips in the ponds on the occasion of the Janai Purnima..

Travel

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Two trek routes leading to Gosaikunda ready to greet travellers Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

NUWAKOT: Two trek routes are being brought into full operation with necessary preparations for the pilgrims and tourists heading to the Gosaikunda alpine lake on the..

Opinion

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Congressional Opponents of Sanctions As Nuts As Supporters Friday, July 28th, 2017

Both houses of Congress have now passed big new sanctions bills by veto-proof majorities, in fact with near unanimity. The vote this week in the House of..

American Journey

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U.S. Supreme Court partly rejects Trump on travel ban

WASHINGTON, (REUTERS): The U.S. Supreme Court rejected on Wednesday a bid by President Donald Trump to block a judge's ruling that prevented his..

Business & Economy

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SSB checking along Nepal-India border affects transport

LUMBINI: The Seema Suraksha Bal (SSB), India's paramilitary force meant for guarding along the Nepal-India border, has..

37 hydel projects get construction license in fiscal year 2016/17

KATHMANDU: The government has provided construction license to 37 hydropower projects in the fiscal year 2016/17.  The 37-..

Handicrafts worth amounting to Rs 5 billion exported

Achyut Regmi, KATHMANDU: The Nepali handicrafts worth amounting to Rs 4.8 billion were exported in the fiscal year 2073/74..

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Interview

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‘Barack Obama was decidedly the worst U.S. president ever’

Dmitri Babich has worked as a journalist in Russia since 1989, for newspapers, news agencies, radio, and television. He says that he used to always interview people, while lately people interview him. (Interview By David Swanson) According to Babich, myths about Russian media, such as that one cannot criticize the president in..

Blog

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China’s Belt and Road Comes to Nepal Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Thanks to a recently signed memorandum of understanding between Nepal and China, Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been discussed as a possible alternative..

Murder in Suburbia Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Health

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 Insurance Programme getting more members gradually Friday, July 28th, 2017

Kalpana Poudel, KATHMANDU: Health insurance programme launched by the government one and half years ago has started getting more and more members gradually. In the..

Swine flu death in Waling, alert issued Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Prof Dr Govinda KC begins hunger strike Monday, July 24th, 2017

Food & Relegion

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San Francisco Gets A Taste Of Robotic Food Delivery Thursday, April 13th, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, (AFP): San Francisco startup Marble on Wednesday began giving its home town a taste of restaurant orders delivered by robot, confident that appetite for..

Technology

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ICT policies await strict implementation for development Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Narayan Prasad Ghimire, DHULIKHEL: In November 2015, Ministry of Information and Communications issued a circular, informing that it was renamed as the Ministry of..

Crime

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Racketeers threatening traders in guise of ‘RAW’ agent busted Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

CHITWAN: Police have busted a gang involved in extortion by threatening industrialists of Chitwan in guise of representative of the Indian intelligence agency..

N24 Exclusive

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Congressional Opponents of Sanctions As Nuts As Supporters

Both houses of Congress have now passed big new sanctions bills by veto-proof majorities, in fact with near unanimity. The vote this week in the House of Misrepresentatives was 419–3 on a bill to sanction Russia, Iran, and North Korea as punishment for primarily imaginary crimes, despite the sum total of the global legal..