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Former Speaker Mahara gets clean chit

KATHMANDU: The District Court, Kathmandu, has given a clean chit to former Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara lodged against him on a rape attempt case to a woman staff at the Parliament Secretariat. A single bench of Judge Ambar Raj Poudel made this verdict today, said record keeper at the Court,..

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Final decision on Mahara’s case on Monday Sunday, February 16th, 2020

KATHMANDU: The District Court, Kathmandu would continue the hearing against the case of former Speaker of House of Representatives Krishna Bahadur Mahara, who is in police custody on the charge of rape attempt, on Monday as it did not conclude for lack of adequate time on Sunday. Though the..

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Rescued 175 Nepalese in Kharipati quarantine Saturday, February 15th, 2020

KATHMANDU: The 175 Nepalis airlifted from Wuhan of China earlier this morning have been taken to the quarantine set up at Kharipati. The Nepal Electricity Authority training centre has been converted into a temporary quarantine where they will spend at least two weeks before going home. Likewise,..

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Nepal has improved in many indicators: Minister Banskota Thursday, February 13th, 2020

KATHMANDU: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Banskota has said that the present government led by the NCP has been completely successful. "Everything that the present government has done has been good, it has not done anything bad," he said at the regular Thursday..

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Medical team dispatched to Sindhupalchowk Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Health and Population has dispatched a health care team to Gumba village of Jugal rural municipality-4 in Sindhupalchok district in the wake of scores of local people complaining of common cold and fever, said the Ministry. The five-member health team including a medical..

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25 entrepreneurs honoured with ‘CIP Award’ Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has honoured 25 entrepreneurs from several fields with the 'Commercially Important Person' award amidst a special programme organised here today by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies. It may be noted that the Council of Ministers on November 5,..

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Thakur Prasad Gyawali appointed new IGP

Narayan Dhungana, KATHMANDU: The government of Nepal has appointed Thakur Prasad Gyawali the new Inspector General of Police (IGP) of Nepal Police. According to Ministry of Home Affairs, the meeting of Council of Ministers held at Prime Minister's official residence at Baluwatar today took the..

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Preparations ongoing to keep evacuated Nepalis in Kharipati Monday, February 10th, 2020

BHAKTAPUR: The administration has prohibited the entry of journalists at the building premises of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) at Kharipati where preparation for quarantines are ongoing to house the Nepalis to be evacuated from Wuhan of China. Earlier on Monday, the media persons had reached..

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Tribhuvan International Airport Coffee shop on fire

KATHMANDU: A fire broke out at a coffee shop in the departure longue of the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) this evening. The fire however has brought under control with the help of TIA fire engine. The cause behind the fire is reported to be an electric short circuit. However, no casualties..

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NHRC asks govt to evacuate Nepalis from Wuhan

KATHMANDU: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has urged the government to repatriate those Nepalis living in Hubei province of China amidst coronavirus that is plaguing some Chinese cities. A meeting of the NHRC on Sunday asked the government to take into account the Nepali people in..

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5.3 Richter scale tremor felt in far-west Nepal Friday, February 7th, 2020

BAITADI: An earthquake has been felt in the hilly districts of the far-west Nepal this morning. The tremor was felt twice, at 5:15 and 6:46 measuring 3.6 and 5.3 in the Richter scale respectively, according to the Seismological Centre in Surkhet. The epicenter of the first earthquake was Bajhang..

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NCP taskforce starts MCC study

KATHMANDU: The 3-member taskforce formed by the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) began the study on Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). With this, collection of feedback on MCC has been initiated. The MCC's proposed USD 500 million to be provided by the US government to Nepal for the development of..

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