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Conflict victims losing hope of justice from CIEDP Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

Kalika Khadka, KATHMANDU: Over a decade since the end of the armed conflict in the country, the conflict victims, for not sensing any relief, are losing hope of justice from the transitional justice mechanism. The conflict victims' families began losing hope and patience as well that the..

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Nepal probes ‘Buddha boy’ over devotee disappearances Monday, January 7th, 2019

KATHMANDU: A Nepali spiritual leader believed by his followers to be a reincarnation of Buddha is under investigation over the disappearance of several devotees, police in Kathmandu said Monday (Jan 7). Ram Bahadur Bomjan, dubbed "Buddha Boy", became famous in 2005 after followers said he could..

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Fast track construction works moving ahead satisfactorily Sunday, December 23rd, 2018

Tirtha Bhattarai, KATHMANDU: The construction of the fast track linking Kathmandu to Tarai has been found satisfactory. The Nepal Army is tasked to complete the construction of the fast track, a national pride project. Such observation was made by the Development and Technology Committee of the..

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Rautes’ lives hanging by the thread Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

Prakash Adhikari, SURKHET: Raute community's Mahamukhiya (the Main Chief) Mahin Bahadur Shahi is lately very concerned over the members of his community being taken ill at a staggering rate. According to him, every other hut in his locality has a member down with infections as fever or dysentery or..

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Liquidity crunch leads Nepali banks to suspend further lending Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Nepal's banks are facing difficulty in extending more loans to the enterprises seeking credits as the Nepali banking system is facing liquidity crunch in recent weeks, officials of Nepali commercial banks said. Due to excessive lending compared to deposit collection during the early..

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“Pokhara is paradise,” remarks Filipino Princess Maria Amor Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

Jamuna Barsha Sharma, POKHARA: Filipino Princess Dr Maria Amor Torres visited 'City of Lake'- Pokhara- and praised it, calling a paradise. Dr Maria is a princess of the Royal House of Baloi (RHOB), one of the most important Royal Institution in Southern Philippines. The website of RHOB illustrated..

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7,029 girls and women rescued from borders in five years Sunday, November 18th, 2018

Achyut Regmi, KATHMANDU: A total of 7,029 women and children were rescued from various border points in Nepal by the Nepal Police in the past five years. They were rescued from Jhapa, Ilam, Morang, Udaypur, Sankhuwasabha, Parsa, Sarlahi, Mohattari, Siraha, Chitwan, Makwanpur, Nuwakot, Sindhuli,..

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Family of Gharti appeals for his release from Malaysian jail Thursday, November 8th, 2018

NUWAKOT: The family of a Nepali migrant worker, who is doing his time in a Malaysian jail, has urged the government of Nepal to do the needful to bring him back home. Hari Bahadur Ghale of Basuntchet at Myaglung Rural Municipality-1 in Nuwakot district has been sentenced for additional 13 years..

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Long road ahead for #MeToo in Nepal Thursday, October 25th, 2018

By Annabel Symington, KATHMANDU, (AFP):- The abuse and murder of a teenager provoked unprecedented protests in Nepal, but activists say a #MeToo reckoning like that unfolding in neighbouring India remains a distant prospect. Thousands poured onto the streets after 13-year-old Nirmala Pant’s body..

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Nepal’s masked dancers mark the end of monsoon

KATHMANDU, (AP):- For centuries, Nepal has celebrated its masked dancers, who officially begin monthlong festivities in the Hindu-dominated Himalayan nation. Indra Jatra, an eight-day festival celebrated mostly by the Newar community, the native residents of Kathmandu, is also known as the..

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Trump, Bolton and the Syrian Confusion Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

It’s a messy, though typical picture. US President Donald Trump wants to pull out forces in Syria. When announced in December, jaws drooped and sharp intakes of breath..