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NTB gets new board members

KATHMANDU: The government has appointed three members on Nepal Tourism Board (NTB)'s Board of Directors.  The new members-- former president of Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN), Deepak Mahat, Tourism Development Society Kailali's chair Krishna Bahadur Mahara and Awadesh Kumar..

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EC presents certificates to State Assemblies PR candidates Saturday, January 20th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The Election Commission (EC) has handed certificates to the members elected to the State Assemblies under the proportional representation (PR) system. Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav presented the certificates to them amidst a ceremony on the EC premises today...

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Tension runs high in Deepayal Friday, January 19th, 2018

DOTI: With the government announcement making Dhangadhi as the provisional capital of Province No 7, tension ran high in Doti. The people here are agitated much.  People in the district have demanded to develop Deepayal city as the provincial capital but the government announced Dhangadhi as the..

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Dang shutdown continues

DANG: A shutdown continues in Dang district today also in protest against the government’s decision of making Rupandehi as temporary capital of Province No 5.  Locals have been demonstrating at different places of the district under the leadership of a concerned committee to make Dang as..

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EC announces names of PR provincial parliament members Thursday, January 18th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The Election Commission (EC) today has announced the result of members of provincial parliament under the proportional system. According to EC spokesperson Navraj Dhakal, the commission announced the name list of the winners after it checked the consistency of the procedures and the..

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NOC continue hikes fuel price

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has increased the prices of petrol by one rupee and diesel and kerosene by two rupees with effect from Wednesday midnight. As per the revised rate, the petrol will cost Rs 103 per litre while the prices of diesel and kerosene have been adjusted at Rs 81..

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EC apprises political parties of National Assembly poll issues Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The Election Commission today called a meeting of various five political parties and apprised them of the preparations, programmes and processes of the February 7 National Assembly ( NA) elections. CPN (UML) leader Subash Chandra Nembang after the meeting confirmed that the EC briefed..

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SC’s order halts disbursement of Constituency Development Fund Monday, January 15th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The Supreme Court on issued an interim order in the name of the government Sunday, asking not to spend and allow using the funds of Constituency Infrastructure Development Programme and Constituency Development Fund. A division bench comprising judges Sharada Prasad Ghimire and Ishwor..

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Kainla and Keshari bag Bhadra Kumari Ghale Award

KATHMANDU: Various talents contributing to multiple sectors were honoured at the 13th anniversary, the general meeting, and felicitation programme of the Bhadrakumari Ghale Sewa Sadan here on Saturday. On the occasion, former Chancellor of Nepal Academy and litterateur Bairagi Kainla was honoured..

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Global Youth Peace Conference -2018 kicks off

KATHMANDU: The Global Youth Peace Conference-2018, organised with the objective of deliberating on the common issues of the youth throughout the world, kicked off here today.  One hundred thirty youth activists from 33 countries including Nepal, America, Canada, Australia, Ethiopia, Uganda and..

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Pandey elected Chairperson of NATTA Saturday, January 13th, 2018

KATHMANDU: CN Pandey has been elected the Chairperson of Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA).  The 51 Annual General Meeting of the NATTA elected a new working committee for next term. According to the vote count results made public this morning, Pandey edged his close contender..

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21 parties registered for National Assembly polls

KATHMANDU: A total of 21 political parties have been registered in the Election Commission (EC) for the National Assembly elections, according to the EC. The 21 parties have been registered until January 12, the last date for the process, said the EC's Spokesperson Nawaraj Dhakal. The listed..

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296th Prithvi Jayanti being observed Thursday, January 11th, 2018

KATHMANDU: 296th Prithvi Jayanti is being celebrated throughout the country marking the contribution of Late King Prithvi Narayan Shah in the unification of Nepal.Poush 27 marks the birth anniversary of Late King Shah. He is credited with starting the campaign for a reunification of Nepal. Born in..

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Dr KC released on a date Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The Supreme Court has on Wednesday ordered the release of senior orthopaedic Prof Dr Govinda KC on a general date. The order was handed down by division bench of Pursottam Bhandari and Bam Kumar Shrestha following a hearing on a case of contempt of..

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BRI will boost Nepal-China relations Sunday, January 21st, 2018

Mahendra Subedi, KATHMANDU: The news headlines about the entry of China’s internet bandwidth in Nepal early this week drew attention of all stakeholders. The news was..