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Beldangi-1 Bhutanese Refugee Camp vacated Thursday, September 13th, 2018

DAMAK: Once a bustling place populated by the Bhutanese refugees, the Beldangi-1 Camp in Damak Municipality of Jhapa district now wears a deserted look, thanks to the Third Country Resettlement launched since 2007. According to Camp former secretary Sancha Hang Subba, a small number of Bhutanese..

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Parliamentary Committee endorses Mishra as new CJ Monday, September 10th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The Parliamentary Hearing Committee has endorsed Om Prakash Mishra as the Chief Justice. A meeting of the Committee today unanimously endorsed the name of Mishra proposed as the new CJ. The Committee conducted hearings on complaints filed against Mishra before giving its approval to..

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Indian girl aged nine gang-raped and murdered Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

SRINAGAR, India, (AFP) - Indian police have arrested a woman and four others after her nine-year-old stepdaughter was allegedly gang-raped, murdered and mutilated, in the latest horrific crime to shock the country. The child's decomposed body was found on Tuesday hidden behind bushes about a..

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Growing fascination towards paragliding in Pokhara Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Prabhash Chandra Jha, Hari Bastola, POKHARA: Paragliding has been growing as an attraction among the youths in Pokhara lately. Youths here were further enthused by this sport after the Nepali team bagged silver medal in paragliding competition recently held 18th Asian Games in Indonesia. The..

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Rahul Gandhi Leaves Nepal Enroute Kailash Mansarovar Saturday, September 1st, 2018

KATHMANDU: Congress president Rahul Gandhi, on a pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet, on Saturday flew to Lhasa. Gandhi left on a flight from Tribhuvan International Airport at around 1:00 pm, Nepalese media reported. He had arrived here on Friday. Details of his visit have been kept under..

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Nepal: Uphold International Standards in Transitional Justice Thursday, August 30th, 2018

NEW YORK, (HRW): Nepal should strengthen amendments to the Enforced Disappearances Enquiry, Truth and Reconciliation Commission Act to comply with international standards, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to the attorney general. Human Rights Watch noted that universal jurisdiction laws could..

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One dead in Nepal protest over rape, murder of teen

KATHMANDU: One person was killed and dozens injured in Nepal when police opened fire on protesters demanding action over the rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl, officials said Saturday (Aug 25). Angry crowds took to the streets in the country's remote west on Friday accusing police of..

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Polluters to face 5-year jail term in Nepal Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

KATHMANDU: The Nepal government has introduced a new law where anyone found guilty of polluting will be jailed for five years, an official from the Department of Environment said on Wednesday. As per the new Criminal Code that came into force on August 17, anyone found guilty of producing..

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‘Kerung-Kathmandu railway in nine years at Rs 257 billion’ Sunday, August 19th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Construction of the Kerung-Kathmandu railway would be completed in nine years with State's investment if the government invests Rs 28.55 billion every year. According to senior divisional engineer at the Department of Railways, Prakash Bhakta Upadhyaya, a total of Rs 257 billion should..

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Nepal crime reform sparks press freedom concerns Friday, August 17th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Nepal introduced a new criminal code on Friday (Aug 17) that makes sharing confidential information a jailable offence, sparking concerns among journalists that the laws could be used to muzzle the press. Media have warned that the Communist-led government, which has shown an increasing..

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Casting Kavanaugh: The Trump Supreme Court Drama Friday, September 21st, 2018

Stage set Washington. Object: adulterating power. The arm of government: the judiciary. That particular group of high ranking paladins remains up in the air as US..