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Foreign Minister of Austria arrives

KATHMANDU: Minister for Foreign Affairs of Austria, Karin Kneissl, has arrived here on a three-day official visit this afternoon. The Austrian Foreign Minister, Karin, who arrived here at the invitation of Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, is scheduled to held delegation-level..

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Objection to distribution of ID card to NRNs, foreigners

KATHMANDU: Lawmakers have opposed the idea of the distributing national identity card to non-resident Nepalis and foreigners. Only Nepali citizens should be entitled to the card, they said at a discussion programme on the Bill formulated to manage national identity card and registration here today...

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Death threat to deputy mayor draws NC attention

CHITWAN: Nepali Congress Chitwan has expressed serious concern on the death threat to Deputy Mayor of Bharatpur Metropolitan City and NC leader Parbati Shah Thakuri. Issuing a press release on Wednesday, NC Chitwan Secretary Uttam Joshi said the party's attention has been drawn over the incident..

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Prepare infrastructures before launching national ID card Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Lawmakers have drawn the attention of the government to not bring the bill relating to the national identity card and registration without ensuring infrastructure of information technology. If it is hurried, it would be no more than a waste, they argued. Speaking at the meeting of the..

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LP Gas Industry warn of protest

KATHMANDU: The Nepal L.P. Gas Industry Association has warned of a protest if their demands are not met at the earliest. The warning was made at a press conference here on Wednesday. The Association has been demanding allowance for the operation of Nepali private number plate gas bullets, quota..

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Austrian Foreign Affairs Minister arriving Nepal

KATHMANDU: Dr Karin Kneissl, Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of Republic of Austria is paying an official visit to Nepal from February 21-23 at the invitation of Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali. The Austrian Foreign Minister is visiting Nepal after 30..

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Baglung jeep accident update: death toll reaches four

BAGLUNG: The death toll from a jeep accident occurred at Jaimini Municipality-8, Chhisti of Baglung on Tuesday has reached four. Karna Singh Pun, ward-8 member informed Tulsi Pun, accountant at Janakalyan Secondary School, Elina Pun, Priyanka Pun and Jyoti Pun, students of the same school died..

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Human rights violation incidents on rise-INSEC

SURKHET: As many as 453 incidents of human rights violations occurred in the Karnali Province during the past one year. The incidents include human rights violation from the state side and other actors. Making public the Human Rights Year Book-2019 at Birendranagar on Tuesday, Informal Sector..

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British Minister of State for Armed Forces arriving Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Minister of State for the Armed Forces of Britain, Mark Lancaster, is arriving here on Wednesday on a four-day visit. The State Minister is arriving here with an objective of taking stock of latest political scenario of the country as well as to further strengthen friendly relations..

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Senior-most Justice Joshi resigns from post

KATHMANDU: Senior most justice of the Supreme Court, Deepak Raj Joshi, has resigned from the post today. Joshi submitted his resignation to President Bidya Devi Bhandari, through Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Cholendra Shumsher JB Rana. Newly appointed Chief Justice Rana relieved Joshi of..

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Development and prosperity wish of Nepalis: PM

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the time has come for the realization of the Nepali people's long-held aspiration for development and prosperity. Extending best wishes on the occasion of the 69th Democracy Day today, Prime Minister Oli said as the country is heading towards..

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Candidacy announced for NBA election

KATHMANDU: Nine lawyers are in the fray for the post of President of the Nepal Bar Association, an umbrella organization of lawyers across the country. The NBA election is scheduled for March 30. As per the list of candidates registered today, advocates Sunil Kumar Pokharel is contesting..

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Bhandari appointed ambassador to Kuwait Monday, February 18th, 2019

KATHMANDU: President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Sunday appointed Durga Prasad Bhandari as the residential ambassador to Kuwait. Bhandari was appointed to the post by the President as per Article 282 of the Constitution of Nepal on the recommendation of the Council of Ministers, according to a statement..

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Student unions seek FSU election schedule

KATHMANDU: Two student unions -- All Nepal National Free Students Union and All Nepal National Independent Students Union (Revolutionary) -- have sought schedule for the election to the Free Students Union (FSU) from the Tribhuvan University (TU). Issuing a press release on Sunday, ANNFSU..

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12 local level’s name and centre changed Sunday, February 17th, 2019

BAITADI: The Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration has changed the name and centre of 12 local level units in the far-western province. The names of the local level units and centres in Baitedi, Darchula, Bajhang, Dadeldhura, Doti and Bajura have been changed on the recommendation..

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The Candidate Rides Again: The Bernie Sanders Re-Run Friday, February 22nd, 2019

He could not stay away, and few could blame him. Such political tendencies are nerves, conditions, diseases: eventually, we have to succumb to them. Bernie Sanders has..