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HIV-infected Nepalese man Gopal Shrestha to scale Mt. Everest Monday, April 8th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Most of the HIV/AIDS victims die within a few years of infection of the disease due to hopelessness, fear and social stigma. To save them from the social stigma, many of the infected hide the fact that they are living with the HIV infection. Braving all the hopelessness, fear and..

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Pentagon contracts two new M28 Skytruck aircraft for Nepal Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

WASHINGTON DC: The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has contracted biggest Polish aircraft manufacturer Polskie Zaklady Lotnicze, also know as PZL Mielec, to supply two new M28 Skytruck aircraft to Nepal. The $18,9 million Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract, which was announced on 1 March,..

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Departure of emerging youth leader Adhikari Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

Sharachchhandra Bhandary and Prakash Silwal, KATHMANDU: The sudden death of emerging youth leader in Nepali politics and Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, has spread a shock wave across the country today. Popular leader of the Communist Party of Nepal, Adhikari,..

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Nepal extends deadline for war crimes investigations Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Nepal on Wednesday approved a third extension for commissions tasked with probing crimes committed during its decade-long civil war, promising changes to make the hamstrung bodies effective. The commissions had initially been given two years in 2015 to probe abuses by government forces..

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Time for Nepal to smash the chains of injustice

Some people say that when justice is delayed it is diminished, but I would argue that as long as full justice is not granted, then people are being denied their full human rights. "Justice" is a vague and abstract concept offering legal remedies that deal with rights and obligations, claims and..

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Deaths spark calls in Nepal for better warning systems Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

By Binaj Gurubacharya, KATHMANDU: The bodies of five South Korean climbers killed in a fierce storm last week on a mountain in Nepal were set to head home Tuesday amid calls to improve weather warning systems on Nepal’s mountains. Mountaineers and officials gathered at Tribhuvan University..

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Khinumaya desperate to know the status of her missing husband Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

Kashiram Sharma, NEPALGANJ: Nineteen years have gone by since Khinumaya Pathak of Banke has been desperately waiting to know the status of her missing husband. Dhakaram Pathak was forced disappeared by State security forces on the charge of supporting the then Maoist insurgency in 2056 BS. At the..

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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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16 Women, Trafficked From Nepal, Rescued By Delhi Police Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

NEW DELHI: With the help of the police, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) rescued 16 women, who were allegedly trafficked from Nepal and were about to be taken to Gulf countries, from southwest Delhi's Munirka area, the police said today. The police were informed by DCW at around 9 pm on Tuesday,..

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Rescue of Indian Kailash Mansorovar pilgrims continues Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The government continues the rescue efforts meant for Indian pilgrims left stranded at Simikot and Hilsa due to torrential rains while returning from Kailash Mansarovor (Lake) in Tibet. The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has said all mechanism including helicopters have..

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Unwarranted tussle for provincial capitals Monday, January 8th, 2018

Manoj Karki, KATHMANDU: The weather of the country is getting colder by the day but the debate over the choice of capitals of the seven provinces is heating up. The folks of Dhankuta have even arrived in the federal capital to exert pressure on the government to declare the hill district as the..

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2017 AD, a foundation year for Nepal’s prosperity Friday, January 5th, 2018

Mahendra Subedi, KATHMANDU: The year 2017 has just ended with some far-reaching impressions and precedence in Nepal’s history. Nepal witnessed many ups and downs both positive and negative last year. The year 2017 left behind sweet memories in political, social and economic domains but disaster..

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Alliance of Communist Parties Leading Nepal Election Results Saturday, December 9th, 2017

KATHMANDU, (AP): An alliance of two major communist parties is leading parliamentary election results in Nepal and could be forming the next government in the Himalayan nation. According to preliminary results by Nepal’s Election Commission on Saturday, the alliance of Communist Party of Nepal..

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2074 B.S., a year of elections in Nepal Sunday, November 26th, 2017

Purna Prasad Mishra, KATHMANDU: The year 2074 in the lunar calendar will be remembered as the year of elections for Nepal, with all three tiers of election being held in the same year.  It is also first time in the history of Nepal that so many elections were held in the same year. The local..

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Nepal should take benefit from the rising dragon Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Mahendra Subedi, KATHMANDU: The entire world has remained perplexed by the rapid development ongoing in China in the recent decades. And, almost all the politicians, intellectual community, bureaucrats and civil society in Nepal too are more or less familiar with the China’s development pace..

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Bad News for the World’s Poorest Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

The global economic mood is souring. At their meeting in Fukuoka, Japan, earlier this month, G20 finance ministers and central bank governors warned that economic growth..