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India to extend Rs 250 million to flood survivors

KATHMANDU: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has telephoned Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and expressed grief over loss of lives and properties caused by the flood and landslides in the recent days in Nepal.  Modi also pledged to provide Rs 250 million for the support of the flood..

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Home Ministry appeals to coordinate with Govt agencies

KATHMANDU: The Home Ministry has appealed to all concerned people and associations to coordinate with the local government authorities in order to provide relief materials to the families affected by the floods and landslides. Issuing a press release on Thursday, the Home Ministry has appealed to..

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Jhapa reports 13 deaths by floods, relief materials distributed Thursday, August 17th, 2017

JHAPA: Total 13 people have been confirmed dead in the recent floods caused by monsoon rains in Jhapa while two have gone missing.  According to the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) Jhapa Chapter, 2,524 households have been affected by the disaster, 2,444 families have been displaced while 521..

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NPU, PCN form alliance to fight in FNJ election

KATHMANDU: Nepal Press Union (NPU) and Press Centre Nepal (PCN) have teamed up for the August 21 central elections of the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ).  The two journalists' organisations close to two political parties--the Nepali Congress and CPN (Maoist Center), respectively--with..

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Five dead, one missing in Saptari flooding

RAJBIRAJ: Five people have lost their lives to the recent floods caused by torrential rain in Saptari, while one is feared dead. Those dead are five-year-old Kamalu Sada of Tilathi Koiladi Rural Municipality-6, an 11-year-old boy with Sada surname of Shambhunath Municipality, 65-year-old Nathuni..

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Chinese DPM calls on PM Deuba; President Xi urged to visit Nepal Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

KATHMANDU: Visiting Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang called on Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba at the latter's official residence in Baluwatar this afternoon. On the occasion, the two leaders discussed on matters related to Nepal-China bilateral relations, mutual interests and cooperation, shared..

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Nepal-China bilateral meeting and agreements Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

KATHMANDU: Nepal and China held official meeting in Kathmandu on Tuesday. During the meeting Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development, Bijay Kumar Gachhadar, and visiting Vice-Premier of the State Council of China, Wang Yang, led the Nepali and Chinese delegation..

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111 people so far killed in landslide and flood

KATHMANDU: Home Minister Janardan Sharma has said that a total of 111 people have so far lost their lives in recent landslides and floods in Tarai-Madhes district including Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari, Siraha, Saptari, Rautahat, Kalali, Parsa, Banke and Dang.  Briefing today's meeting of the..

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Govt talks team appeals to Dr KC to end hunger strike Monday, August 14th, 2017

KATHMANDU: The talks team formed by the government to hold dialogue with agitating Orthopaedist Dr Govinda KC has urged KC to end the hunger strike.  The team has appealed to Dr KC to end the fast-unto-death saying that it was responsibility of all to safeguard the lives of citizens by deploying..

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Five thousand survivors rescued by army

KATHMANDU: The Nepali Army has so far safely rescued 5,600 people trapped in the natural disaster that struck various parts of the country, following incessant rainfall.  Of them, 4,500 were rescued onsite by land while 1,500 were rescued by air, according to the NA Directorate of Public..

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Each family of deceased to be provided Rs 200,000 Sunday, August 13th, 2017

KATHMANDU: The emergency meeting of the Council of Ministers held at the Prime Minister's official residence, Baluwatar, on Sunday decided to provide Rs 200,000 to each family of those killed in the floods in various parts of the country.  Emerging from the meeting, Minister for Information and..

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Creative Anti-Nazism Friday, August 18th, 2017

The people of Durham , N.C., have the right idea. Not only have they taken down a Confederate war statue themselves, but they’ve lined up en masse to turn themselves..