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R. Kelly case spotlights abuse of girls in the era of #MeToo Monday, March 18th, 2019

BY MARYCLAIRE DALE and JOCELYN NOVECK, NEW YORK (AP) — The girls, a dozen of them 15 to 18 years old, file into a conference room in a downtown Brooklyn office building, taking seats in chairs carefully arranged in a circle. On the floor in front of them is a makeshift altar of comforting..

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Question papers along with Sanitary Pad Sunday, March 17th, 2019

MYAGDI: The girl students appearing this year's Secondary Education Examinations or SEE in Myagdi will receive sanitary pads as well, while they get the question papers for the examinations. The SEE begins from coming March 24. The Social Development Ministry of Gandaki province is to distribute..

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Bangladeshi national reunites with family after eight years Friday, March 15th, 2019

KATHMANDU: A Bangladeshi national has reunited with her family after eight years.  Bilakish Begam was rescued by Manab Sewa Aashram from the streets in Maharajgunj, Kathmandu. She was handed to her family in coordination with the Nepali Embassy in Dhaka and Bangladeshi Embassy in Kathmandu. Begam..

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Korean language test in June Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

KATHMANDU: The first phase of the Korean language test- 2019 under the Employment Permit System (EPS) is scheduled for coming June. The EPS Korea section under the Department of Foreign Employment in its notice today set the deadline of March 22 to 31 for the application registration to sit in the..

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Absentee number increasing among Chepang students in Chitwan Monday, March 11th, 2019

Hira Lal Gurung, CHITWAN: Majority of the Chepang students enrolled in a primary school at Icchakamana Rural Municipality in Chitwan do not attend their school regularly due to lack of stationery materials. The majority of the students enrolled in the School that lies in the remote area with..

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Town by town, local journalism is dying in plain sight Sunday, March 10th, 2019

By DAVID BAUDER and DAVID A. LIEB, WAYNESVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Five minutes late, Darrell Todd Maurina sweeps into a meeting room and plugs in his laptop computer. He places a Wi-Fi hotspot on the table and turns on a digital recorder. The earplug in his left ear is attached to a police scanner in..

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Japanese woman confirmed as world’s oldest person aged 116 Saturday, March 9th, 2019

TOKYO, (AFP) - A 116-year-old Japanese woman who still enjoys studying math and playing board games has been recognised as the world's oldest person, the Guinness World Records said Saturday. Kane Tanaka was born on 2 January 1903, the year when the Wright brothers launched humanity's first..

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Bungee jumping made mandatory for police trainees

SINDHUPALCHOWK: Bungee jumping has now been made mandatory for entering the police service. The police officer trainees would have to do bungee jumping at Listi of Sindhupalchok. As part of this provision, 120 trainees, including 14 women, of the 179th batch undergoing the Police Inspector Basic..

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When alleged witch becomes a model social worker Friday, March 8th, 2019

CB Adhikari, KATHMANDU: A short film named ‘Agnidhohan’ (Self-immolation) was screened in the Prime Minister’s official residence at Baluwatar, Kathmandu today which illustrates how once an alleged witch turns into a model social worker. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and his spouse Radhika..

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Final rites of Pandit performed at Pashupati Aryaghat Thursday, March 7th, 2019

KATHMANDU: The final rites of communist leader and former parliamentarian Ganesh Pandit was performed at Pashupati Aryaghat today. His sons Raj Kumar Raj Kumar Pandit, Kishor Pandit and Dinesh Pandit lit the funeral pyre as per the Hindu tradition, according to Provincial Assembly member Keshav..

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Nepal Government directed to abolish Chhaupadi practice

KATHMANDU: The Women and Social Committee of the Federal Parliament has issued a five-point directive to the Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizens for minimizing ill practices and harmful traditions. The committee issued this directive in its today's meeting in the presence of Minister..

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Revelers crowd up in Shiva temples including Pashpatinath

KATHMANDU: Revelers are crowding up in the temples of Lord Shiva across the country, including the Pashupatinath since early this morning on the occasion of Mahashivaratri. According to the Pashupati Area Development Trust, all four doors of the Pashupati temple have been kept open since 3.00 am..

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Mahashivaratri festival today Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

KATHMANDU: Hindu devotees all over the country today are celebrating the great festival of Mahashivaratri by worshipping Lord Shiva at various rivers, ponds and temples since early this morning. Shivaratri, thought to be the day Lord Shiva was born, is one of the four nights known as Kaalratri,..

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Noticeable progress in sexual and reproductive rights in Nepal Friday, March 1st, 2019

KATHMANDU: The international community has appreciated the achievements Nepal made in the sector of sexual and reproductive rights. Sexual and reproductive right has been mentioned as the fundamental right in Nepal's constitution. Participants of an international conference organised here on the..

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