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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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No Dashain joy among Surkhet flood victims Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Prakash Adhikari, SURKHET: When the entire country seems to be immersed in festive mood as the Nepali are celebrating the Bijaya Dashami, the most precious day of the Dashain festival tomorrow, the atmosphere at the temporary settlement occupied by those displaced by floods is quite bleak. The..

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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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Royal crown on display for public view Monday, October 15th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The Royal Crown symbolizing the 240-year-old existence of monarchy in the country has been put on display at the Narayanhiti Palace Museum. Now, the common people can observe this special and precious jewel-studded crown at the museum-turned Narayanhiti Palace. The Palace was converted..

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Five Koreans among nine killed in Himalayas in Nepal Sunday, October 14th, 2018

Gopal Sharma, KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Five South Korean climbers and their four Nepali guides have been killed after their basecamp in the Himalayas was ravaged by a storm, local police and hiking officials said on Sunday. The disaster, which claimed the life of record-breaking Korean climber Kim..

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Nepal is ‘Peace Champion’ Friday, October 12th, 2018

Narayan Neupane, KATHMANDU: In its contribution of 60 years to global peacekeeping mission, the Nepal Army (NA) has bagged as many as 122,871 UN Medals. In course of 'Peace Mission' odyssey that began from Lebanon in 1978, the NA has also established its good image as 'Peace Champion' by winning..

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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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Explains: How new criminal laws threaten Nepal journalism Friday, September 21st, 2018

By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA,KATHMANDU, (AP):  Journalists in Nepal are demanding changes to new criminal and civil codes they say undermine freedom of speech and expression. The laws that took effect last month are general codes of conduct that apply to all citizens of Nepal, but press freedom groups..

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