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29 die from water-induced disasters in past 24 hours Saturday, August 12th, 2017

KATHMANDU: Twenty-nine people have lost their lives to floods and landslides triggered by incessant monsoon rains in the different parts of the country in the past 24 hours. The Home Ministry updates show that seven were killed in Sunsari, four each in Jhapa and Sindhili, three each in Morang,..

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2,000 devotees visit Gosainkunda on Janai Purnima Friday, July 28th, 2017

RASUWA: Some two thousand devotees visited the famous pilgrimage site Gosainkunda in the district and took holy dips in the ponds on the occasion of the Janai Purnima festival this time. The devotees start streaming to this holy site a week before the day of the festival proper. They begin..

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Ensure basic needs before talking of smart city Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Narayan Prasad Ghimire, KATHMANDU: "Speed and effectiveness to guarantee quality are the prerequisites of service providers to make any city a smart city," said economist Achyut Wagle, adding that 'infrastructure auditing' is essential to know there is solid foundation to transform any city into a..

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Stakeholders demand voting rights for migrant workers Thursday, July 20th, 2017

KATHMANDU: Speakers at a programme here stressed for a provision wherein the Nepali migrant workers abroad could cast their ballots back home by any means.  At an interaction programme themed on the voting rights of the migrant workers and organized by People Forum in the capital city, they also..

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Anjar – a Muslim who won election from a Hindu party Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

By Chandrakala Bhandari, Kakadbhitta, JHAPA: His name is Anjar Alamand. He is a Muslim. But he has won the local level election from a party that is advocating for reinstating Nepal as a Hindu state.  Alam has been elected the chairman of the Kachanakabal Rural Municipality from the Rastriya..

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Home Minister Sharma to fete head constable Rana for his bravado Thursday, June 29th, 2017

DANG: Minister for Home Affairs Janardan Sharma on Wednesday telephoned head constable of Nepal Police, Durga Bahadur Rana, to extend thankfulness for his unflinching sense of duty as well as brave act of foiling a bomb attack.  Minister Sharma has also made an announcement to fete Nepal Police's..

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Five million Nepali obtain MRPs Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

KATHMANDU: Around five million Nepali citizens have acquired the Machine Readable Passports (MRPs) since the government had switched to this technology some six and half years ago.  The government had for the first time started issuing MRPs on December 26, 2010. According to the Department of..

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French ‘bikini killer’ to have heart surgery in Nepal Friday, June 9th, 2017

KATHMANDU, (AFP): A notorious French criminal who earned the nickname "bikini killer" for a string of murders throughout Asia in the 1970s, was in a Nepali hospital Friday, where he is expected to undergo open heart surgery, sources said. Charles Sobhraj, 73, who is currently serving a life..

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Women-Led Trekking Company Challenges Social Norms In Nepal Thursday, June 1st, 2017

In Nepal, a social enterprise is employing a for-profit and nonprofit hybrid model to finance the country's first and only women-led trekking agency. Note, Nepal is ranked as one of the worst countries to be a female, and sits on the bottom of the Human Development Index, which measures for..

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