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Nepal’s Nurses end protest

KATHMANDU: Nurses Dikki Sherpa and Jita Baral, who had been on a hunger strike, putting forth various demands, ended their 10-day protest following an agreement with the Shahid Dharma Bhakta National Transplant Center. The 10-point agreement was struck on Sunday evening between executive director..

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Trishuli bus plunge: Death toll reaches eight

DHADING: The death toll of Trishuli bus plunged has reached eight. The accident took place when a bus (Na 7 Kha 4387) en route to Kathmandu from Kakadvitta of Jhapa plunged into Trishuli river at Banchhetar of Gajuri rural municipality-6, Dhading district. The deceased have been identified as Sita..

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Five killed, 29 injured in Trishuli River bus plunge Saturday, May 18th, 2019

KATHMANDU: At least five persons were killed and 29 others injured when a bus plunged into the Trishuli River at Gajuri-6, Bancharetar of Dhading on Sunday morning. The ill-fated-bus was heading to Kathmandu from Kakarvitta, Jhapa. Of them four died on the spot while one died on the way to..

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Nepal police evacuate protesting temporary teachers

KATHMANDU: Nepal police Saturday evacuated temporary teachers of community schools from Shanti Batika, Ratnapark. The teachers were sitting in a hunger strike for the last fifteen days demanding that they should be given permanent teachers’ status. The police evacuated Nitu Shinha of Parsa and..

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Buddha Jayanti observed in Beijing

Mahendra Subedi, BEIJING: The Embassy of Nepal in Beijing marked the 2563rd Buddha Jayanti amidst a function on Saturday. On the occasion, nearly a dozen Chinese Buddhist monks from the Buddhist Association of China offered prayers while participants also joined them for universal peace and..

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Banke’s Narainapur now calm after Friday clash

NEPALGUNJ: The Narainapur area in the district remained tense until Friday night after police arrested Deviwin Bishwokarma, an Indian national on the charge of involving in marijuana smuggling. A group of Indians from a neighboring settlement across the border had entered Nepal and picketed the..

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70-year-old woman killed by elephant South East Nepal

LAHAN: A 70-year-old was trampled to death by a wild elephant here last night. The deceased has been identified as Buddha Maya Magar, of Dharmapur Gairitole of Golbazar municipality10, Siraha, Nepal. She was encountered with the gigantic mammal while returning home after watching the television at..

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The Global Consequences of a Sino-American Cold War Monday, May 20th, 2019

A few years ago, as part of a Western delegation to China, I met President Xi Jinping in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People. When addressing us, Xi argued that..