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PM India visit: special focus on energy banking Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Ramesh Lamsal, KATHMANDU: Preparations have been made to emphatically raise the agenda of energy banking during Prime Minister's Indian visit beginning tomorrow. The concept of energy banking has been put in the priority list of the visit to store electric power in rainy season after the..

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EU Election Observation Mission Report draws flak Saturday, March 24th, 2018

Deep Raj Sanyal, KATHMANDU: The government, on March 21, issued a terse statement through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressing reservation to the ‘Final Report on the House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly Elections’ which the European Union’s Election Observation Mission (EU..

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Renaissance in Nepali Congress: How Possible? Monday, March 12th, 2018

Narayan Prasad Ghimire, KATHMANDU: A week back, media reported that the meeting of the Nepali Congress witnessed exchange of heated words among senior leaders over why the party failed to perform well in the recent three-tier elections, and why the alternative to party President Sher Bahadur Deuba..

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Opportunities and challenges galore as Oli returns Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Manoj Karki, KATHMANDU: Firebrand leader KP Sharma Oli is back at the helm of affairs in Singha Durbar, two years after he was first elected to the post of the Prime Minister of Nepal in October 2015. To say the least, he more than deserves the post after successfully leading his party, as part of..

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Collective initiative started for urban disaster risk reduction Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Krishan Adhikari, LALITPUR: Bikram Khadka ran away frantically from the house and school as the Gorkha earthquake and its numerous aftershocks rocked the ground on 25 April 2015. He says he will no more run away hysterically like that in case earthquake occured in future because now he knows what..

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Nepal Government banned 20 years old vehicles Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Nepal Government will ban from the roads vehicles older than 20 years across the country in a bid to control worsening air quality and to ease traffic congestion, officials said yesterday. The government decision, which followed a similar campaign in the capital Kathmandu a year ago,..

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Implement laws for welfare of works, says UN rapporteur Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

KATHMANDU: UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, Felipe González Morales, has recommended effective implementation of existing laws related to labour for the welfare of the migrant workers. Organising a press conference here today, Morales briefed about his experiences regarding..

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Mr. Lachhya Gurung Leads In Counselor Race In Barnet Council, UK Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Purushottam Dhakal, Los Angeles: Lachhya Gurung a British of Nepalese origin has declared his nomination for the Counselor Race In Barnet Council, Hell Ward, UK election of 2018. Mr. Gurung, who hails from western region of Kaski, Nepal, filed his nomination as a conservative candidate. Mr. Gurung..

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Nepali women using Indian route to leave for UAE more vulnerable Monday, January 29th, 2018

Kiran Bhattarai, UAE: Sunita (name changed) of Tanahun district arrived in United Aram Emirates some ten months ago via India after a broker promised her of decent job and lucrative payment. He used the Jamunaha checkpoint of Nepalgunj and reached the Indian capital city of New Delhi and was taken..

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Survey Department team in Birgunj to look into border pillar row Sunday, January 21st, 2018

Bijaya Kumar Mahato, PARSA: A team of the Survey Department has arrived in Birgunj today to investigate into the border dispute that has surfaced at Chhapkaiya of Birgunj Meropolitan City-1. The dispute is related to the sub-pillar of the Pillar Number 392, the border marker that demarcates the..

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Nepal-China information superhighway opens Saturday, January 13th, 2018

Hari Lamichhane, CB Adhikari, KATHMANDU: Nepal and northern neighbor China have been linked to the international connectivity in a commercial way following tremendous efforts to this end. The Nepal Telecom (NT) and China Telecom Global in China have formally started services of ‘cross-border..

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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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