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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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Nepal torches valuable wildlife parts Monday, May 22nd, 2017

KATHMANDU, (AFP): Nepal destroyed thousands of valuable animal skins and other parts seized from poachers on a giant bonfire Monday in a symbolic gesture against the illegal wildlife trade. More than 4,000 animal parts, including endangered tiger skins and rhino hides, were burned in a large pyre..

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A Look at Nepal’s Progress in Earthquake Recovery Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

KATHMANDU, (AP): Two years ago, Nepal was ravaged by a massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake that killed nearly 9,000 people and left another 4 million homeless as their humble homes built from brick and stone were toppled within seconds. Only a small number have managed to rebuild since then, with the..

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Trade deficit increases by 71 per cent Friday, February 10th, 2017

KATHMANDU: The trade deficit has gone up by 71.3 per cent in the first six month of the current fiscal year, thanks to heavy increase in goods import despite normal rise in the exports in the country. According to a statistics released by the Trade and Exports Promotion Centre in the Capital on..

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ADB to provide loan assistance for SSDP implementation Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

KATHMANDU: The Asian Development Bank has agreed to provide US dollar 120 million loan equivalent to Rs 13,111 million for the implementation of School Sector Development Plan (SSDP). More, the ADB is to provide technical assistance worth Rs 54.5 million for the capacity development technical..

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Ncell transfers Rs 9.97 billion to the government Monday, May 9th, 2016

KATHMANDU: Ncell a private telecom company in Nepal, transferred Rs 9.97 billion to the state coffers, as per the instructions issued by the government to pay applicable capital gains tax on Ncell buyout deal. The amount deposited today, as per Ncell, is 15 per cent of the gains made by..

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