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Nominations to be filed in 32 districts on Sunday Saturday, October 21st, 2017

KATHMANDU: The registration of nomination papers of candidates for the election to the members of the House of Representatives and State Assemblies to be held on November 26 is scheduled to take place tomorrow or October 22. Spokesman for the Election Commission, Nawaraj Dhakal said that there is..

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Difficult to print separate ballot papers: CEC Dr Yadav Friday, October 20th, 2017

KATHMANDU: Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has said that it was difficult to print separate two ballot papers for the first-past-the-post election system in the upcoming federal and provincial elections. Talking to journalists at EC's office in the capital city Friday, Dr Yadav..

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1.5 million property destroyed in Sunsari fire

SUNSARI: A candle industry on Friday caught fire at Itahari Sub Metropolitan City in Sunsari, destroying property worth more than Rs 1.5 million.  The candles lighted for illumination on the occasion of Laxmi puja on the third day of Tihar caught raw materials stored to make candle causing..

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Dr KC breaks strike after 10-point agreement Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

KATHMANDU: Professor Dr Govinda KC broke the fast-unto-death after signing the 10-point agreement with the government Wednesday evening.  Dr KC broke the 14-day strike after the government agreed on issuing the medical education act through the ordinance. One of the points in the agreement..

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Nepali migrant worker killed in Qatar

DOHA: A Nepali migrant worker was killed in a road accident in the Gulf state - Qatar.  He is 27-year-old Bimalesh Mandal of Tilathi Koiladi rural municipality -4, Saptari district, according to a local Shailendra Singh. Singh said Mandal was hit by an unidentified vehicle and he died..

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Nepal elected UNHRC member Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

NEW YORK: Nepal has been elected as a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council for the term 2018-2020.  Nepal will be serving in that capacity for the first time since HRC's creation in 2006. Nepal secured 166 votes, the highest in the Asia-Pacific group. Together, Qatar, Pakistan and..

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Gurung and Bhatta register their candidacy for NRNA presidency Monday, October 16th, 2017

KATHMANDU: Mrs Jamuna Ghale and Bhawan Bhatta have registered their candidacy for the post of President of the Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA). The time for registering candidacy for NRNA president was fixed from Sunday evening until 10.30 am today. The NRNA 8th Global Summit kicked off on..

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President urges top leaders for peaceful polls

KATHMANDU: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has urged the top leaders of major political parties to complete the upcoming polls in a peaceful manner.  At a greetings exchange programme organized at Office of the President today on the occasion of Tihar and Chhath, President Bhandari said that all..

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Rolpa-Delhi bus service begins

ROLPA: The direct bus service has begun from Rolpa headquarters, Liwang, to New Delhi.  The Rolpa Transport Private Limited has initiated the service. With the service coming into operation, people from Rolpa district will feel easy to travel to New Delhi. Every Wednesday bus services are..

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Parties submitting closed list for proportional representation Sunday, October 15th, 2017

KATHMANDU: Political parties are submitting the closed lists for the proportional representation in the elections of House of Representatives and State Assemblies at the Office of Election Commission at Kantipath in the capital city today.  The Election Commission had fixed the time for..

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New ministers sworn in

KATHMANDU: President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered the oath of office and secrecy to three ministers and a deputy prime minister at a special ceremony held at the Office of the President at Shital Niwas on Saturday evening.  President Bhandari administered the oath of office and secrecy to..

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‘Right time for investment in Nepal’

KATHMANDU: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has urged the non-resident Nepalis to invest in their motherland.  Inaugurating the 8th international convention of the Non-Resident Nepalis Association (NRNA) here today, she said the time was ripe to invest in Nepal. "Following the promulgation of the..

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Security arrangement strong along border checkpoint

RASUWA: Security arrangement has been tightened along the Nepal-China northern checkpoint in Rasuwagadhi area.  Rasuwa district police chief Sharat Kumar Thapa informed that security has been beefed up with growing business activities in the Rasuwagadhi area – which has been established as a..

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FNJ calls for providing public welfare advertisement Friday, October 13th, 2017

KATHMANDU: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has decided to hod the general convention of all the 10 FNJ province chapters within 13 April 2018 as per its federal structure.  The second central committee meeting of the FNJ, the umbrella organization of journalists, held on Thursday and..

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Two Soviet Spies Who Deserve Posthumous Nobel Peace Prize – OpEd Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

It becomes increasingly clear that two Soviet spies, Klaus Fuchs and Theodore Hall, should receive posthumous Nobel Peace Prizes for actions that almost certainly saved..

John Brennan’s Police State USA – OpEd Saturday, October 21st, 2017