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KATHMANDU: As many as 74 people have been detected with infection from scrub typhus in Far-west Nepal. According to State Health Directorate Dipayal, the patients of scrub typhus are found in all seven districts of the Sudurpaschim State except Achham. Hemraj Joshi, Vector Control Inspector of the Directorate, shared that 35 people were found infected from the disease in Dadeldhura, 11 in Baitadi, 19 in Kailali, three in Doti and two each in Darchula, Bajhang and Kanchanpur. However, most of......

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The ECB’s Beggar-thy-Trump Strategy
The European Central Bank's decision to cut interest rates still further and launch another round of quantitative easing raises serious concerns about its internal decision-making process. The ECB is pursuing an exchange-rate policy in all but name, thus putting Europe on a collision course with the Trump administration.

On September 12, the European Central Bank decided to launch yet another asset-purchase program, with plans to buy €20 billion ($22 billion) in new securities per month for an indefinite period of time, using the same structure as it has in the past. The decision was not made unanimously: the German, French, Dutch, Austrian, and Estonian members of the ECB council have all voiced fierce opposition to further quantitative easing (QE). ECB President Mario Draghi claims that the majority in......

Opinion

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An Innovation Agenda for Europe

The European Union’s new leadership team must reform and deepen the bloc and strengthen its global influence. Making Europe much more innovative should therefore be at the top of the priority list. There is no time to waste. The rapid growth of the digital economy is creating a technological G2 world dominated by the United States and China,..

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The ECB’s Beggar-thy-Trump Strategy

On September 12, the European Central Bank decided to launch yet another asset-purchase program, with plans to buy €20 billion ($22 billion) in new securities per month for an indefinite period of time, using the same structure as it has in the past. The decision was not made unanimously: the German, French, Dutch, Austrian, and Estonian members..

Politics

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Samajwadi Party Nepal Not To Participate In Constitution Day

KATHMANDU: The Samajwadi Party Nepal, which is a coalition partner in the government led by the Nepal Communist Party, has decided not to participate in Constitution Day being celebrated on September 20 this year. It has however made up its mind not..

Nation & Society

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27 passengers injured in an Indian bus accident

TANAHUN: As many as 27 passengers sustained injuries when a bus with Indian number plate met with an accident at Byas municipality-12, Kamalabari in Tanahun along the Prithvi Highway this morning. According to the District Police Office, Tanahun,..

Inside Story

Sushil Darnal, KATHMANDU: In the fiscal year 2075-76 BS (2018- 19), the National Child Rights Council (NCRC) recorded 654 cases about the violation of child rights. The finding of the Council is based on information it received from several districts and media reports in this period. A total of 1,080 children were affected from such cases. The last quarterly period of the fiscal saw the highest number, 288, of incidences about the child rights violation compared to 204 in the first quarter.......

World

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In leaderless Hong Kong movement, Joshua Wong just 1 voice

By EILEEN NG, HONG KONG (AP): Overseas, Joshua Wong has emerged as a prominent face of Hong Kong’s months-long protests for full democracy. At home, he is just another protester. The 22-year-old..

Europe

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Underfire PM calls up Hulk, claims ‘huge’ Brexit progress

LONDON, (AFP): Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisted Sunday that "huge" progress was being made in Brexit talks and declared Britain would break out of the European Union just like the comic book..

China

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Taiwan says Solomon Islands switches recognition to China

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP): The Solomon Islands switched diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China on Monday, becoming the latest country to leave the dwindling Taiwanese camp. Taiwan’s Foreign..

Tibet

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Tibetan Horse-Race Festival Draws Large Crowds, Undercover Police

A traditional Tibetan horse-race festival opened this week in northwestern China’s Gansu province with official approval, but with large numbers of plainclothes police officers deployed around the..

India

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In show of bond, Trump to join Modi in mass Houston rally

WASHINGTON, (AFP): President Donald Trump will join Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a massive gathering of Indian-Americans in Houston, the White House said Sunday, in a symbolic show of the bond..


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Biden comes out fighting in Democratic White House debate

TEXAS, (AFP): Frontrunner Joe Biden came out swinging in the third Democratic debate for the White House nomination, clashing with his top two rivals over the future of health care in America and dismissing their plans as unrealistic pipe..

Middle East

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US singles out Iran, readies response to Saudi oil attacks

WASHINGTON, (AFP): The United States readied its response Monday to the "unprecedented" attack on Saudi oil facilities as President Donald Trump said Iran was likely to blame, fanning new fears of conflict in the Gulf region. Trump said he was..

Markets

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Global IME Bank starts joint financial transaction in Eastern Nepal

KATHMANDU: After acquiring the Hathway Finance Company, Global IME Bank has started joint financial transaction from Wednesday. Officiating Mayor of Dharan Sub-Metropolis Manju Bhandari inaugurated..

 

Business & Economy

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Malaysia-bound job with zero cost and social security assured

KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security has clarified the Malaysia-bound job has been made regular in line with the spirit of the pact signed between Nepal and Malaysia. Issuing a press release today, the Ministry has noted that employment has been guaranteed in Malaysia by upholding the letter and spirit of bilateral..

Sports

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Nepal play draw with Kuwait

KATHMANDU: Nepal played draw with Kuwait in its second match as part of AFC U-16 Championship qualifying underway in Jordan. Nepal played 1-1 with Kuwait in the Prince Mohammad International Stadium based in Zarqa City of Jordan on Monday. Striker Dinesh Rai netted first goal in 74th minutes of the game to advance Nepal. Abdullah Alahindi..


 

Diaspora

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Nepali Embassy in Thailand organizes Visit Nepal promotional program

BANGKOK: The Embassy of Nepal, Bangkok in cooperation of NRNA, NCC, Thailand, organised an interaction programme at the Embassy today with the representatives of travel, tour operators based in Thailand with the view to organise promotional programmes targeting the Visit Nepal Year 2020 in the coming days. During the interaction, Ambassador of..

Immigration

ROME, (AFP): Italy on Saturday agreed to allow rescue ship Ocean Viking to disembark 82 migrants on Lampedusa, in a reversal of the hardline policy under the country's ex-interior minister Matteo Salvini. Far-right leader Salvini was forced out of office last month after bringing the government down, and the new coalition has been trying to forge its own migrant stance. It is the first time in 14 months that Italy has offered a migrant rescue ship a safe port, although it took Rome six days......

Interview

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Changing the young people’s perspective towards government services: Under Secretary for MOFA (Law) Arati Shrestha

Today interviewing an inspirational personality, who goes by the name of Arati Shrestha, and likes to call herself an “average” person.  Amazingly, this average person is a young woman who became an Under Secretary of the Ministry 0f Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs in just 5 years of starting the government service. This does not stop..

Life Style

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Nepal’s Weather: Light to moderate rains forecast for three days

KATHMANDU: Rainfall is taking place across the country with monsoon becoming active once again, according to the Meteorological Forecasting Division, the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology. Meteorologist Shanti Kandel said the southern part of monsoon trough is presently based around the average location, pushing for monsoon..

Capital

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Three types of coins depicting image of Joshi minted

LALITPUR: Three types of coins depicting an image of prominent literary figure and culture expert Satya Mohan Joshi have been minted. Finance Minister Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada launched the coins amid..

Travel

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More people aspire to climb Mount Manaslu this autumn

KATHMANDU: So far 395 mountaineers from 47 expedition teams have received route permits for climbing different mountain peaks in Nepal including the Sagarmatha (Mount Everest) for this autumn..

Blog

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For the First Time in My Life I’m Against Impeaching the President Thursday, September 12th, 2019

I had hoped to make the above statement after electing a president whom I did not consider a vile mass-murderous warmongering climate-destroying threat to humanity...

Crime

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Two leaders, a cadre of Chand-led Maoist group held

KATHMANDU: The police have arrested two leaders and a cadre of the Communist Party of Nepal led by Netra Bikram Chand from Jhapa and Humla districts. A police team in civil uniform from the State 1 state police office, acting on a special tip off,..

Technology

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Swiss say Facebook’s digital currency plan will face hurdles

GENEVA (AP) — Facebook and its partners have asked financial authorities in Switzerland to evaluate their plan to create a new digital currency to be called Libra. Facebook unveiled a proposal in June to create a digital currency similar to..

Health

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74 people in Far-west Nepal infected with scrub typhus

KATHMANDU: As many as 74 people have been detected with infection from scrub typhus in Far-west Nepal. According to State Health Directorate Dipayal, the patients of scrub typhus are found in all seven districts of the Sudurpaschim State except..

Religion

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Nepal government Establishes Indrajatra Fund Worth Rs. 50 Million

KATHMANDU: Nepal government has established ‘Indrajatra Festival Protection Fund’ worth Rs. 50 million for the operation and management of Indrajatra Festival. The meeting of the cabinet held on September 8 made the decision to establish the..

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KATHMANDU: Foreign guests who are in Kathmandu to observe Indra Jatra festival were given a tour of Chandragiri Hills and Swayambhunath Temple in the Kathmandu Valley on Saturday. Around 50 foreign guests from various countries toured these tourist spots in the Valley that was facilitated by the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) and Chandragiri Municipality. The guests were informed of topographical features of the areas as well as about arts, cultures and heritages of these places, said KMC......