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Trump backs improved background checks on gun buys: WHouse Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

WASHINGTON, (AFP): US President Donald Trump signaled support Monday for a bipartisan effort to improve a national system of background checks for gun purchases, as urgent calls for reform swell in the wake of the Florida school shooting. "While discussions are ongoing and revisions are being..

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Florida students to march on Washington in call for gun reform Monday, February 19th, 2018

FLORIDA, (AFP): Students who survived a mass shooting at their Florida school on Sunday announced plans to march on Washington in a bid to "shame" lawmakers into reforming laws that make powerful firearms readily available. The "March for our Lives" will take place on March 24, with sister marches..

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U.S. Senate leaders reach $300 billion federal spending deal Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Richard Cowan, Amanda Becker, WASHINGTON (Reuters): The U.S. Senate, in a rare display of bipartisanship, on Wednesday reached a two-year budget deal to raise federal spending by almost $300 billion, in an attempt to end the kind of squabbling over fiscal issues that has plagued Washington for..

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‘Destination Nepal’ programme organised in New York Thursday, January 25th, 2018

NEW YORK: The Consulate General of Nepal in New York organised the 'Destination Nepal' programme in New York, USA recently with the objective of promoting tourism in Nepal. American and Nepali tourism entrepreneurs in New York and adjoining states participated in the programme. On the occasion,..

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Nepali American Manish Pandey shot dead in Texas Monday, January 22nd, 2018

TEXAS: Gunmen have shot dead a Nepali American working at a store in Texas, USA.  Two looters who entered the store at 12 AM Saturday night shot Manish Pandey, 35, and looted the store near Broadway Bluebird in Texas. The looters had mask on and had entered the store at closing time. The store..

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Christmas storm breaks records in US lakeside city Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

WASHINGTON, (AFP): Dreams of a white Christmas have turned into a nightmare in the northeastern US city of Erie after a storm dumped a record-breaking five feet (1.5 meters) of snow in a 48-hour period, forcing officials to declare an emergency.  Residents took to social media to post stunning..

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Nepal, Liechtenstein establish diplomatic ties Sunday, December 24th, 2017

NEW YORK: Nepal and Liechtenstein have set up diplomatic relations. The number of countries Nepal has diplomatic ties with has now reached 155 which comprises over 80 per cent of the United Nations member states including all original signatories of the UN Charter.  Durga Prasad Bhattarai,..

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Promotion of trade, tourism and foreign investment stressed Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

BOSTON: Nepali students studying at Havard University of the United States (US) have stressed the need for the promotion of trade, tourism and foreign direct investment in Nepal.  The remarks were made at an interaction jointly organized by the US-based Nepali Consulate General Office and Nepali..

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Supreme Court allows full enforcement of Trump travel ban Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Washington, DC, (AP): The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries. This is not a final ruling on the travel ban: Challenges to the policy are winding through the federal courts, and..

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Nepali Students Fastest Growing Enrollment in U.S. Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

KATHMANDU: The number of Nepali students enrolling in U.S universities for higher education has increased gradually. As per the Open Doors Report-2017, Nepali students in US universities are the fastest growing international student population in the United States. The report is released annually..

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US Begins Collecting Immigrants’ Social Media Info Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

(VOA): The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) begins collecting “social media handles, aliases, associated identifiable information and search results” from all immigrants seeking to enter the U.S. Wednesday. While the measure was announced in late September, DHS has been tight-lipped..

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Karate player Thakuri listed for Guinness World Records Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

CALIFORNIA: Karate player Ujjawal Thakuri has got his name registered in the Guinness World Records. Thakuri has set a new record by lifting 63.58 kilograms weight amid a programme in the USA. He broke the record of a man, who lifted 50 kilogram weight earlier.  A permanent resident of Kathmandu,..

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