Nation & Society


Dr KC’s stance obstructs talks

KATHMANDU: Although informal talks between the talks team of government and Dr Govinda KC was underway, formal talks could not take place due to stance of Dr KC's talk team. Secretary at the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, also Coordinator of government dialogue team, Khagaraj..

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Nepal-China consultation meet on July 30-31

KATHMANDU: The third Nepal-China consultation meeting has been scheduled for July 30-31 in Kathmandu to give a final shape to the draft of Nepal-China transit and transport agreement. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the date has been proposed before Chinese side to hold the meeting to..

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Call for addressing Dr KC’s demands

KATHMANDU: People from different walks of life including doctors, students and general people have demanded that the government should address the demands of protesting Dr Govinda KC. They made the demand at a protest rally organised here in a bid to create pressure to address Dr KC's..

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Talks between government and Dr KC uncertain Saturday, July 21st, 2018

KATHMANDU: Talks between the side representing Dr Govinda KC and the government have become uncertain as the government has not yet decided on how to address his demand. Senior orthopedic surgeon at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital Dr KC is on a hunger strike for the last 21 days,..

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Agitating Dr KC brought to Kathmandu Friday, July 20th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Dr Govinda KC, who had been staging a hunger strike in Karnali Institute of Medical Sciences in Jumla, has been brought to Kathmandu. He was airlifted to Kathmandu at 6:45 pm. After landing at Tudikhel, Dr KC has been sent to TU Teaching Hospital by an ambulance and kept at ENT..

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Seven killed, four injured in road mishap in Rukum Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Seven persons were killed and four others were injured in a road mishap at Sisne rural municipality-5 of Rukum (East) district today. The deceased have been identified as Buddhiraj Pun, 31, Kumar Pun, 35, Kiran Pun, 22 of Putha Uttarganga rural municipality-1, Trisana Tulachan, 28, of..

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Govt indifferent to protecting Dr KC’s life: NMA

KATHMANDU: Nepal Medical Association has accused the government of showing indifference to save the life of agitating Dr Govinda KC. Dr KC has been staging a hunger strike in Jumla for the past 19 days. The NMA has argued that no responsibility was shown from any side even though the NMA called on..

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Dharan Mayor passes away Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

DHARAN: Mayor of Dharan Sub-metropolis Tara Subba passed away today while undergoing treatment at Grande Hospital in Kathmandu. The 52-year-old was suffering from pneumonia and had been receiving treatment for the same, according to the Sub-metropolis sources. Subba had also been suffering since..

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Upreti and Pandey recommended as ambassadors Monday, July 16th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The meeting of the Council of Ministers today has decided to recommend Neelkantha Upreti as the Nepali Ambassador to India. Upreti is former chief election commissioner. Similarly, Udayaraj Pandey has been recommended as the Ambassador of Nepal to Malaysia. Pandey has earlier served as..

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Govt. forms team to hold talks with Dr KC

KATHMANDU: The Government has formed a three-member committee to hold talks with agitating doctor Govinda KC. The committee led by Secretary at the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Khagaraj Baral includes the Joint Secretary at the Ministry of Health and Population and Joint Secretary..

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Jagannath Yatra begins in Nepal Sunday, July 15th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The annual festival of Jagannath Yatra commenced in Nepali capital, Kathmandu on Saturday with hundreds of devotees singing and dancing on the main roads. The annual chariot procession organised by the ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness), Nepal has now proved to..

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Water level in Koshi highest of the year

SUNSARI: Water level in Saptakoshi river has been recorded the highest of this monsoon on Saturday. The water flow measured at 9:15 last night was 215,970 cusecs, according to Deputy Superintendent of Police Narayan Prasad Chimariya. Along with the rise in water and flow, 29 of the 52 flood gates..

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Call to save Dr KC’s life Saturday, July 14th, 2018

KATHMANDU: A demonstration was staged at Maitighar Mandala in the capital today demanding protection of the life of Prof Dr Govinda KC, who has been on hunger strike in Jumla. Leaders of political parties, professionals, doctors, students and general public attending the demonstration demanded the..

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Gangamaya postpones fast-unto-death strike Friday, July 13th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Gangamaya Adhikari has postponed her fast-unto-death strike she had been staging at Bir Hospital, demanding justice on the murder of her son. Her strike was ended by administering juice on Friday in the presence of National Human Rights Commission's Chairman, Anup Raj Sharma, and..

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