Saturday, April 29th, 2017 Nepal Edition
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KATHMANDU, (AP): A Taiwanese trekker who was rescued after 47 days on a mountain in Nepal celebrated his 21st birthday at a hospital in the capital on Friday. A happy Liang Sheng-yueh cut cheese and chocolate cakes in his hospital room in Kathmandu, where hospital staff and a government minister sang “Happy Birthday.” His family members were expected to reach Nepal later Friday. With a paper hat on his head, Liang joined his hands to thank the doctors and journalists who were at the......

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Wedged at the base of a huge land mass that comprises seven countries, including the world’s most populated (China), India has always stood out due to its markedly distinctive qualities of democracy and secularism. None of the countries – China, Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan – that claim to be geographical neighbors of India is a democracy in the true sense of the word. Though figuratively Pakistan and Bangladesh are democracies as far as going through the......

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Premier League: Marouane Fellaini Sent Off As Manchester Derby Ends In Goalless Draw

LONDON, (AFP): Marouane Fellaini was sent off for brainlessly headbutting Sergio Aguero in an otherwise forgettable 0-0 draw between Champions League qualification rivals Manchester United and Manchester City on Thursday. Booked for tripping Aguero..

Nation & Society

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Govt proposes to link Kerung-Kathmandu-Pokhara-Lumbini with OBOR

KATHMANDU: The government has proposed Kerung-Kathmandu-Pokhara-Lumbini railway to be a part of ' One Belt One Road' project initiated by China. Addressing a seminar on 'One Belt One Road Initiative and the South Asia' organised by the China Study..

Politics

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Nine party-alliance decides against constitution amendment

KATHMANDU: A meeting of the coalition of nine political parties on Thursday decided against the endorsement of the constitution amendment proposal registered in Legislature-Parliament with the conclusion that the proposal was against the country and..

 

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World

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US Says Time To Act On North Korea, China Says Not Up To Beijing Alone Saturday, April 29th, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, (REUTERS): US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned on Friday that failure to curb North Korea's nuclear and missile development could lead to..

Australia

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Australian prime minister looking forward to meeting Trump Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

CANBERRA, Australia, (AP): Australia's prime minister said Tuesday he is looking forward to meeting soon with U.S. President Donald Trump, three months after their..

Europe

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Italy, Greece Look to Macron to Help Douse Anti-EU Fires Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

(VOA): The Italian and Greek governments are counting on France's likely next president Emmanuel Macron to help them see off populist parties that blame European..

Armenians Mark Remembrance Day Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

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Hurried Arkansas Executions Fan Death Penalty Debate Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

(VOA): When Robert Blecker, a professor at New York Law School, first witnessed an execution, it reminded him of the scene when his father-in-law died in a hospice. ..

Asia

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UN Condemns Ongoing Torture of Detainees in Afghanistan Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

VOA News: A new U.N. report finds torture continues to be widespread in Afghan detention centers, despite the government’s stated commitment to eliminate the..

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Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, The Panchen Lama Recognised By Dalai Lama, Turns 28 Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

DHARAMSALA, (PTI): Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, recognised by the Dalai Lama as the 11th Panchen Lama of Tibetan Buddhism and missing for over 22 years, today turned 28. On..

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A Look at Nepal’s Progress in Earthquake Recovery Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

KATHMANDU, (AP): Two years ago, Nepal was ravaged by a massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake that killed nearly 9,000 people and left another 4 million homeless as their..

Travel

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Trekker rescued after 47 days in Nepal celebrates birthday Saturday, April 29th, 2017

KATHMANDU, (AP): A Taiwanese trekker who was rescued after 47 days on a mountain in Nepal celebrated his 21st birthday at a hospital in the capital on Friday. A happy..

Opinion

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Hey Ireland, Your Ambassador Just Told Me You’ll Do Anything Trump Wants Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Dear brothers and sisters of Ireland, your ambassador to the United States Anne Anderson spoke at the University of Virginia Tuesday afternoon. After consulting one of..

Business & Economy

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Banking Expo-2017 begins

KATHMANDU: Banking Expo-2017 targeted to the financially backward communities has started at Bhrikutimandap from..

Inflation rate for current FY stands at 2.9 pc: NRB

KATHMANDU: The inflation rate during the first eight months of the current fiscal year was recorded at 2.9 per cent,..

UML objects decision on vote counting, budget announcement

KATHMANDU: The main opposition CPN-UML has objected to the Election Commission decision to conduct the vote counting of the..

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Hills must not be split from the Terai: Shashanka Koirala

A scion of the Koirala family, Shashanka Koirala is the general-secretary of the Nepali Congress and a lawmaker from Nawalparasi district in the Terai. A soft-spoken and suave politician, junior Koirala has shown reservations about an array of issues that his president Sher Bahadur Deuba is pushing through in national politics...

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Lumbini Peace Marathon, 12 March 2017 Full Moon Day Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Shakya Muni Buddha Lumbini Peace Marathon has been successfully conducted despite the political turmoil and strikes in the country. Carrying a special Spiritual theme,..

Health

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Six members of a single family taken ill after consuming wild mushroom Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

ILLAM: An elderly among six members of a single family from Sangrumba of Deumai – 10, Ilam have fallen ill after consuming wild mushroom. According to the District..

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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Uber expects flying taxis to take off in 2020 Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

(REUTERS): Flying taxis may become a reality in the next four years. U.S. ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] expects to deploy flying taxi services in..

Crime

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Meningitis Outbreak In Nigeria Has Killed 813 People: Report Thursday, April 27th, 2017

ABUJA, (REUTERS): A meningitis outbreak in Nigeria has killed 813 people so far this year, the country's health minister said, as Africa's most populous country and aid..

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India: Hindutva Threatens Democracy – OpEd

Wedged at the base of a huge land mass that comprises seven countries, including the world’s most populated (China), India has always stood out due to its markedly distinctive qualities of democracy and secularism. None of the countries – China, Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan – that claim to be..