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Christmas storm breaks records in US lakeside city Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

WASHINGTON, (AFP): Dreams of a white Christmas have turned into a nightmare in the northeastern US city of Erie after a storm dumped a record-breaking five feet (1.5 meters) of snow in a 48-hour period, forcing officials to declare an emergency.  Residents took to social media to post stunning..

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Nepal, Liechtenstein establish diplomatic ties Sunday, December 24th, 2017

NEW YORK: Nepal and Liechtenstein have set up diplomatic relations. The number of countries Nepal has diplomatic ties with has now reached 155 which comprises over 80 per cent of the United Nations member states including all original signatories of the UN Charter.  Durga Prasad Bhattarai,..

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Promotion of trade, tourism and foreign investment stressed Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

BOSTON: Nepali students studying at Havard University of the United States (US) have stressed the need for the promotion of trade, tourism and foreign direct investment in Nepal.  The remarks were made at an interaction jointly organized by the US-based Nepali Consulate General Office and Nepali..

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Supreme Court allows full enforcement of Trump travel ban Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Washington, DC, (AP): The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries. This is not a final ruling on the travel ban: Challenges to the policy are winding through the federal courts, and..

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Nepali Students Fastest Growing Enrollment in U.S. Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

KATHMANDU: The number of Nepali students enrolling in U.S universities for higher education has increased gradually. As per the Open Doors Report-2017, Nepali students in US universities are the fastest growing international student population in the United States. The report is released annually..

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US Begins Collecting Immigrants’ Social Media Info Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

(VOA): The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) begins collecting “social media handles, aliases, associated identifiable information and search results” from all immigrants seeking to enter the U.S. Wednesday. While the measure was announced in late September, DHS has been tight-lipped..

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Karate player Thakuri listed for Guinness World Records Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

CALIFORNIA: Karate player Ujjawal Thakuri has got his name registered in the Guinness World Records. Thakuri has set a new record by lifting 63.58 kilograms weight amid a programme in the USA. He broke the record of a man, who lifted 50 kilogram weight earlier.  A permanent resident of Kathmandu,..

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N. Korea, Venezuela, Chad among 8 countries on new US travel ban Monday, September 25th, 2017

WASHINGTON, (AFP): President Donald Trump issued a new open-ended travel ban Sunday that saw North Korea, Venezuela and Chad among a list of eight countries cited for poor security and lack of cooperation with US authorities. The new restrictions replace an expiring 90-day measure that had locked..

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Nepali youth awarded in the US for exemplary humanitarian work Monday, August 28th, 2017

Washington DC: A Nepali youth has been conferred the 'Hero Award 2017' for his exemplary humanitarian rescue efforts during natural disasters. The 'Youth for Human Rights International' based in the US honoured Gunraj Pyakurel for his humanitarian efforts. International's Chairperson, Mary..

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Nepal to chair the group of Asia-Pacific States in New York Friday, August 25th, 2017

NEW YORK: The Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations in New York is set to assume the chairmanship of the Group of the Asia-Pacific States in New York for the month of September 2017, said a press release issued by the Permanent Mission Of Nepal To the United Nations.  While announcing..

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U.S. Supreme Court partly rejects Trump on travel ban Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

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 travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority countries from being applied to grandparents of U.S. citizens. But in a partial win for Trump, the court..

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Rose Lama crowned 2nd Miss Nepal California-2017 Monday, June 19th, 2017

San Francisco, CA: Rose Lama has won the title of 2nd Miss Nepal California-2017 as she surpassed other 10 contestants at the beauty pageant grand finale held in San Francisco last night. The beauty contest was organized by the Chahal Pahal production at the Hotel Hilton Union square,San Francisco..

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Nepal Day Parade in New York was a grand success Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

NEW YORK: The Nepali American in New York organized a Nepal Day Parade with much fanfare on Sunday to mark the Republic Day of Nepal and Buddha Jayanti, The birth day of Lord Gautam Budhha. This is the second time  parade took place in New York. The Nepal Day Parade was organized by over five..

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How Trump Is Destroying The GOP – OpEd Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

America has never had a president as deeply unpopular at this stage of his presidency, or one who has sucked up more political oxygen. This isn’t good news for the..