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Newly-elected parliamentary committees Presidents sworn in Friday, September 21st, 2018

KATHMANDU: Speaker of the House of Representative Krishna Bahadur Mahara has administered oath of office and secrecy to the newly elected Presidents of 10 thematic committees of the lower house. The parliamentary committee Presidents took oath of office from Speaker Mahara amidst a special..

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PM leading Nepali delegation to 73rd UNGA Thursday, September 20th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli is leaving for New York on coming 22 September leading the Nepali delegation to the 73rd Session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The Prime Minister will be accompanied by his spouse Radhika Shakya. The High Level Segment of the UNGA will begin..

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National flag hoisting ceremony on Constitution Day Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Youth wings of the ruling party today jointly raised a 100 meters-long national flag on the occasion of the Constitution Day. The flag hoisting ceremony was organised at Maitighar Mandala in the Capital by the Youth Association Nepal, youth wing of the then ruling CPN-UML, and the Young..

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One foreign national dead, eight injured in jeep accident Monday, September 17th, 2018

OKHALDHUNGA: A foreign tourist was killed and eight Nepalis were injured in a jeep accident at Ghurmi at Udayapur district today. The foreign national has been identified as Hules Stevels whose nationality has not been known, according to Ghurmi Traffic Police In-charge Ram Kumar Shah. Of the..

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Border security police rescue 206 women and children

BIRATNAGAR: The Border Security Police station at Rani Biratnagar has rescued 206 women in the last one year. Among the rescued people in that period are 106 women, 64 girls and 36 boys. They were rescued while being trafficked to India, police said. According to police, they were lured by..

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FNJ announces protest programs Sunday, September 16th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has announced fresh programs aimed at exerting pressure on the government to consider amendments to the legal provisions in the new Civil Code and Criminal Code. The newly introduced codes, intended to reform the country's legal system, govern..

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Second Nepal-China joint military drill from Monday

KATHMANDU: The second edition of Nepal-China joint military exercise with a special focus on combating terror would begin from Monday in China's southwestern Sichuan province, a senior official here said. The Nepal Army's 12 military personnel will visit China to attend the second edition of 'Mt..

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Massive protests in Nepal against minor girl’s rape, murder Saturday, September 15th, 2018

By Shirish B Pradhan, KATHMANDU: Thousands of people staged anti-government protests in Nepal on Saturday, demanding justice to a 13-year-girl who was raped and killed. People from different walks of life took out a massive protest rally in Maitighar Mandala under the banner of 'Justice For..

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President calls for justice to Nirmala Friday, September 14th, 2018

KATHMANDU: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has called on the stakeholders concerned to bring the perpetrator(s) in the rape and killing of Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur to book. "All sides should be sensitive for punishing the criminals by bringing them under the purview of law, becoming mindful of..

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Nijgadh airport: 200000 trees to be cut down

KATHMANDU: At a time when there have been increasing voices for keeping environmental conservation at centre, the government is planning to construct the Nijgadh International Airport being sensitive to environment. Though the airport has total 8,000 hectares of land, only 2,000 hectares will be..

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Two Chairs given responsibility for organisational unification Thursday, September 13th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) Secretariat meeting has decided to entrust the two chairs of the party to develop the proposal of organisational unification of the unified party. The meeting held at the PM's Baluwatar residence on Thursday decided that the chairs KP Sharma Oli and..

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Border dispute should not continue: PM

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that there should be no border dispute between Nepal and India. Addressing the Nepal-India international border meeting at Singha Durbar today, he said that as disputes seen in the border are not that cannot be solved, there was no need to bicker..

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Parliamentary probe into growing rape cases sought

KATHMANDU: Lawmakers have demanded conducting parliamentary investigation to stop the violence against women including rape cases. MPs speaking in the 'zero hour' in the meeting of the House of Representatives today voiced this citing increasing rape cases in the country. Drawing the government's..

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Khinumaya desperate to know the status of her missing husband Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

Kashiram Sharma, NEPALGANJ: Nineteen years have gone by since Khinumaya Pathak of Banke has been desperately waiting to know the status of her missing husband. Dhakaram..