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‘Efforts on to sign agreement with destination countries’ Monday, November 19th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security Gokarna Bista has pointed out the need for higher level of agreements with the labour receiving countries to make foreign employment decent, systematic and safe. At a programme organized in the capital city on Monday, Minister Bista..

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Prakash Dahal’s first death anniversary commemorated

KATHMANDU: The family of Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ the chair of Communist party of Nepal (CPN) and former Prime Minister, organized a programme today to mark the death anniversary of his son Prakash Dahal. Prakash, the politburo member of the then CPN (Maoist Center) had died of a cardiac..

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Surya Nepal, Siddhartha Shumsher highest taxpayers Sunday, November 18th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The government has honoured the highest taxpayers under different categories on the occasion of the 7th National Tax Day today. The highest taxpayers were honoured also to promote the taxpaying culture. Finance Minister Dr Yuvraj Khatiwada honoured the taxpayers in various 15..

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UN Special Rapporteur, Simonovic, arriving on Nov 19 Friday, November 16th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, Dubravka Šimonović, is visiting Nepal from November 19 to 29. “During my visit, I will consider the systemic causes of gender-based violence against women, and the situation faced by those who encounter multiple and..

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CM Rai clarifies about his US visit

BIRATNAGAR: Chief Minister of Province -1, Sherdhan Rai, has thanked all Nepalis in and outside the country wishing him good health and speedy recovery. Chief Minister Rai said that he went to Bangkok on November 2 for treatment at his own cost as per the decision of the cabinet meeting of the..

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Colombo Process: Senior Officials’ Meeting begins Thursday, November 15th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The 5th Senior Officials’ Meeting of the Colombo process has commenced here in the capital from today. The Colombo Process is an important regional mechanism for labour, migrant workers and good governance. The meeting will hold intensive discussions on the opportunities and..

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Vandalism and arson attack at Agriculture and Forestry University Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

CHITWAN: Students have vandalized and set fire to the central office, the dean’s office and the administration office of the Agriculture and Forestry University, Rampur on Tuesday evening. They smashed the window panes of the offices. Shiva Mangal Chaudhari, the In-charge of the Police Station,..

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Chhath being celebrated in a fanfare

JANAKPURDHAM: Chhath, the festival of purity, good will and faith, is being celebrated here today with much fanfare and enthusiasm. The devotees here have been celebrating the Chhath festival around the ponds, lakes and rivers including Gangasagar, Dhanushsagar, Ramsagar, Ratnasagar, Biharkunda,..

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Three killed, 34 injured in road mishap Sunday, November 11th, 2018

UDAYAPUR: Three persons died on the spot while 34 others were injured in a road accident at Rangamahal Koshitappu Area of Belala municipality-9 in Udapur district this evening. The deceased have been identified as Binita Chaudhary, 19, Indra Chaudhary, 20 and Dipika Chaudhary, 20, of..

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Nirmala’s parents stage sit-in in Kanchhanpur

KANCHANPUR The parents of Nirmala Panta, who was raped and murdered on July 26 this year, have staged a sit-in in front of the District Administration Office, Kanchanpur from today, demanding with the concerned authority to bring the culprits to justice. Thirteen-year-old Panta of Kholti at..

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Nepal Sambat’s special celebrations on Nov 26

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Sambat 1139 special celebrations are to take place on coming November 26. The Nepal Sambat Nhuda Celebration Committee has decided to organise a special programme on the date on the occasion of the Nepal Sambat New Year 1139. Though the formal celebrations which also include a..

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Bhaiyaduj festival being celebrated in Mithilanchal

MAHOTTARI: Sisters throughout Mithilanchal region including Mahottari are marking the Bhaiyaduj festival today, wishing long life to their brothers. As part of the rituals associated with the festival, sisters assemble at the village and town squares early in the morning singing folk songs and..

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Unnecessary Fussing: China, the United States and APEC Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

The parents on the global stage of power are bickering and now, such entertainingly distracting forums as APEC (the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum) are left..