Nation & Society


Army will come to fore only in need: Defense Minister

KATHMANDU: Defense Minister Balkrishna Khand has said the Nepal Army is all committed to guaranteeing security in the upcoming local-level election. Taking part in a face-to-face programme organised by the Reporters' Club here today, the Defense Minister, recalling the role of NA in security..

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Govt decides to divide parts of Rukum and Nawalparasi

KATHMANDU:The government on Wednesday has decided to make changes to some areas of existing Rukum and Nawalparasi districts. The cabinet meeting held this evening has decided to include 11 then VDCs including Sisne and Uttarganga of Rukum in Province No 5 and the remaining VDCs in Province No 6,..

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Prez Bhandari inspects Bhaktapur Durbar Square Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

KATHMANDU: President Bidya Devi Bhandari visited the World Heritage site, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, on Tuesday. President Bhandari inquired about the progress of the reconstruction works of the heritages damaged by the April 25, 2015 Gorkha earthquake. Today is the second anniversary of Gorkha..

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Four killed in Kalikot landslide Thursday, April 20th, 2017

KATHMANDU: Four persons including three of a single family died in a landslide triggered by torrential rainfall at Lalighat bazaar in remote Kalikot district on Thursday evening. The deceased have been identified as Gorkhe Sikal BK, 40, Ghan Sikal BK and Baskura Sikal BK, 13, of Naraharinath Rural..

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PM Dahal calls five parties’ meeting at Baluwatar

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister and CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, has summoned a meeting of the five political parties to discuss the forthcoming local polls and contemporary issues. A meeting among the senior leaders of Nepali Congress, CPN (UML), Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP)..

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Prez Bhandari lands in Delhi Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

NEW DELHI: President Bidya Devi Bhandari, who embarked on a five-day state visit to India, has landed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, India on Monday. India's Minister of State for Women and Child Development Krishna Raj received President Bhandari at the airport. Leading..

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Nepal convicts soldiers of killing girl during civil war

KATHMANDU, (AFP): Three former Nepalese soldiers have each been sentenced in absentia to 20 years in jail for killing a teenage girl, only the second conviction for crimes committed during a decade-long civil war which ended in 2006. Fifteen-year-old Maina Sunuwar was tortured and killed after she..

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Addressing power demand in morning challenging Saturday, April 15th, 2017

KATHMANDU: The demand for power in the morning is as equal as in the evening, according to the Nepal Electricity Authority. The demand for power in the morning is 895 Mega watt against around 950 to 1,200 MW in the evening. However, the demand for power in the morning is constant unlike in the..

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EC for observing maximum austerity in elections Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

KATHMANDU: Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has urged the officials would be mobilized for management of the upcoming local elections to exercise austerity in expenditure management of the same. Addressing the chief returning officers and election officers to be mobilized for..

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Foreign investment increases four folds in eight months Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

KATHMANDU: Foreign investment has surged four folds in the eight months of the current fiscal year. The Current Economic Situation Report released by Nepal Rastra Bank on Monday states that Rs 8.35 billion foreign direct investment flowed into the country during this period. As per the report,..

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Govt appoints Prakash Aryal IGP of Nepal Police

KATHMANDU: The cabinet meeting held on monday evening has appointed DIG Prakash Aryal as the 25th Inspector General of Nepal Police, (IGP). The Cabinet meeting held earlier during the day had decided to pick the new IGP after the committee recommended to take a call on the score of performance..

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EC starts sending voter education materials to districts Sunday, April 9th, 2017

KATHMANDU: The Election Commission, Nepal, has started sending the materials meant for voter education to the districts from Saturday. The materials have been prepared for the purpose of the local level election scheduled for May 14. The EC has prepared five different types of posters, answers to..

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