Nation & Society


French honorary distinction conferred on Pande

KATHMANDU: The Government of France has conferred the honorary distinction, 'Chevalier de l’ordre national du Mérite,' knight of the national order of Merit, on honorary consul of Italy to Nepal, Ms Pratima Pande. Ambassador of France to Nepal, Mr François-Xavier Leger, conferred upon Ms Pande..

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Upper Trishuli III A to produce electricity by April end

KATHMANDU: The Upper Trishuli III 'A' is finally ready to produce electricity from next month.  The hydropower project which faced many obstructions including the Gorkha earthquake and border blockade is coming into operation from April end. As per the information shared by Executive Director of..

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Fagu Poornima, Festival of Colours, today

KATHMANDU: The Fagu Poornima or the festival of colours is being celebrated with much fanfare in hilly areas, including the capital city, today. The festival is however being observed in the Terai region tomorrow. The Fagu Poornima celebration begins with a Holika dahan or making a bonfire..

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Minister Gyawali leaving for Argentina tomorrow Sunday, March 17th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali is leaving for Argentina tomorrow leading a Nepali delegation to the Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation being held in Buenos Aires from 20 to 22 March 2019. The Foreign Minister will deliver Nepal's..

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IT bill to manage digital medium: Minister Banskota

KATHMANDU: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Banskota made it clear that the new information technology bill was brought to manage digital medium but not against citizens' rights of expression. "The bill does not question the rights of expression. It is brought with the..

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Former Nepal PM Prachanda leaving for US

KATHMANDU: Former Nepal PM Prachanda and Chairperson of Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda', is leaving for the United States today for the treatment of his wife, Sita Dahal. They are leaving here coming evening. Sita, who is suffering from Parkinson's disease, diabetes..

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Forest fire continue to rage in Udayapur

UDAYAPUR: Fire is reportedly taking place in various community forests in the Chure jungle in Triyuga municipality of Udayapur. Fire continues to rage the Triveni community forest and the Mothai community forest since the past few days. A team including representatives from the forest users..

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Woman suffering from excessive bleeding rescued

HUMLA: A woman who was at risk of losing her life after she suffered excessive bleeding was rescued from a remote village in the district. A Nepal Army helicopter rescued her from Nepka village in ward no. 5 of Changkheli rural municipality. Reuli Tamang had a miscarriage on March 12 and since..

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Saha appointed NAMS Vice-Chancellor

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has appointed Prof Dr Dev Narayan Saha as the Vice-Chancellor of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS). The appointment was made on Friday as per the recommendation of Pro-Chancellor of NAMS, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health and..

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Road mishap: two died, 23 injured

JIRI: A bus accident this morning has left two people dead and other 23 injured.  The bus mishap occurred at Bigu rural municipality-1, Naya Bato in Dolakha killed Dinesh Thapa of Chaukune rural municipality-3, Surkhet and Hira Prasad Mijar of Marsyangdi rural municipality-3. Furgeli Sherpa,..

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