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Nur Prasad fails to appear at court

CHITWAN: Nur Prasad Adhikari, who had registered the charge sheet regarding the murder of his elder brother Krishna Prasad Adhikari of Fujel, Gorkha, failed to present himself before the court. The court had served him a deadline (August 20) to appear before the court. The Chitwan District Court..

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House endorses proposal for endorsement of BIMSTEC Convention Monday, August 20th, 2018

KATHMANDU: A meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) today passed a proposal tabled, seeking an endorsement of the 'BIMSTEC Convention on Cooperation in Combating International Terrorism, Transnational Organised Crime and Illicit Drug Trafficking'. The proposal presented by Home Minister Ram..

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President appoints experts

KATHMANDU: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has appointed two experts for offering advices and suggestions to the President. Madhav Sharma of Pokhara Metropolitan City-7 in Kaski district was appointed as the expert to provide advices and suggestions in the field of Nepali arts and culture, language,..

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All quake damaged houses to be reconstructed by 2077: NRA

KATHMANDU: Secretary at National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), Arjun Kumar Karki, has said this fiscal year is being marked as the reconstruction year and all the houses destroyed by the earthquake would be completed by the end of fiscal year 2076/77BS. It is therefore the construction of the..

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Govt appoints Thapa as Chief of Army Staff Sunday, August 19th, 2018

KATHMANDU: A meeting of the Council of Ministers held today appointed the Acting Chief of Army Staff Purna Chandra Thapa as the Chief of Army Staff. According to government spokesperson and Minister for Communication and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Banskota, the cabinet meeting held at..

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Whereabouts of 54 women still unknown Saturday, August 18th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Only 24 women, out of 78, who had been reported missing from three municipalities of Kanchanpur last fiscal year, have been found so far. According to the Area Police Office, Jhalari, the whereabouts of 54 women went missing from Bedkot, Shuklafanta and Krishnapur municipalities still..

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New civil code comes into force: What’s in it Friday, August 17th, 2018

Kalika Khadka, KATHMANDU: A new civil code came into force from today, August 17 by replacing the long –existing Muluki Ain (General Code of Nepal) that was first drafted during the reign of the first Rana Prime Minister, Junga Bahadur Rana, in 1910 BS. The previous code which was based on..

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Criminal Code in effect from tomorrow

KATHMANDU: In line with the new Constitution, the Criminal Code is coming into effect from tomorrow (Bhadra 1). The Criminal Code is one among five laws replacing the Civil Code of 2020 BS. Criminal offense, criminal offense procedure, its implementation have been included under the Criminal..

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Nepal-India relations dynamic, FM Gyawali Thursday, August 16th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, has said the exchange of visits by the Prime Ministers of Nepal and India in April and May this year has generated a new dynamism in our bilateral relations. During a reception organized by Nepal Bharat Friendship Society to celebrate..

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Nepal Foreign Minister calls for revitalizing SAARC

KATHMANDU: Nepali Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali on Wednesday stressed on the need for revitalizing the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) to advance prosperity in the region. Addressing an event in the capital, Gyawali expressed the hope that the SAARC can play a..

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NRA gets Gyawali as its CEO again Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The government has appointed Sushil Gyawali as Chief Executive Officer of National Reconstruction Authority (NRA). The cabinet meeting held on Tuesday appointed Gyawali to the post, which is his second time to be appointed NRA CEO. Earlier, Gyawali had served as CEO of the NRA from..

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NT Managing director relieved from post

KATHMANDU: The Government has decided to relieve Nepal Telecom Managing Director Kamini Rajbhandari from her post. The Council of Ministers meeting held at Singha Durbar this evening also decided to reconstitute the Institute of Foreign Affairs. Accordingly, Dilliraj Ghimire, Dr Khadak KC, Prof Dr..

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Biplav led Communist Party call for shutdown, IED defused

BHAKTAPUR: Nepal Army bomb disposal team has defused improvised explosive devices found in Suryabinayak and Lokanthali of Bhaktapur this morning. Pressure cooker bombs were detected nearby Adarsha Bus Park in Suryabinayak municipality-6 and along the road side in Madhyapur Thimi municipality-1,..

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State minister Sharma released on bail Monday, August 13th, 2018

BARDIBAS: Minister for State for Social Welfare of Province No. 2 Abhiram Sharma has been released on a general date, after he presented himself before the Mahottari district court today. He has been charged of involvement in the murder of assist Sub- inspector of Armed Police Thaman BK. District..

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Murder accused Sharma presents in Mahottari court

KATHMANDU: Minister of State of Province 2 for Social Development Abhiram Sharma accused in the murder of Assistant Sub Inspector of Armed Police Force Thaman BK, presented himself in Mahottari district court today morning. He submitted an application to district judge Brajesh Kumar Pokharel before..

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Charisma and Banality: Kofi Annan and the UN Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

Being the head of a creature essentially without spine, and, even more to the point, with vague form, must be something of a challenge. Part of the failing of the United..