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Total 138,178 posts determined for three tiers Wednesday, December 26th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The Government has determined a total of 138,178 posts of civil servants in the federation, province and local levels. According to information shared at a press conference organized by the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration here Wednesday, 47,920 posts have been set..

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Federal Parliament’s third session beginning today

KATHMANDU: The third session of the Federal Parliament of Nepal is commencing today. The Federal Parliament is bicameral made up of the House of Representatives (the lower house) and the National Assembly (the upper house). President Bidya Devi Bhandari has summoned the session for 4:00 pm. The..

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Japan to receive Nepali migrant workers

KATHMANDU: The Government of Japan has decided to allow Nepali migrant workers in its labour market. Japan's such decision comes after a meeting between Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradip Kumar Gyawali and his Japanese counterpart held some weeks ago. According to Nikkei Asian Review, the..

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Efforts sought to resolve Ex-Gurkha British Army’s issues Monday, December 24th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The International Relations Committee under the House of Representatives is to expedite discussions with ministries concerned in Nepal to address the problems facing ex-Gurkha British Army personnel. In Monday's meeting of the Committee, Committee President Pabitra Niraula Kharel said..

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Remittance inflow ups; BoP in huge deficit: NRB

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has revealed that the remittance inflow has increased by 36.4 per cent in the four months of the current fiscal year while the nation's balance of payment (BoP) remains at a deficit of Rs 57.33 billion. According to the central bank, the workers' remittances..

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Medical education bill to address Dr KC’s demands Sunday, December 23rd, 2018

KATHMANDU: A sub-committee under the Education and Health Committee of the Federal Parliament has agreed to forward the national medical education bill by meeting the spirit of agreement signed between the government and Dr Govinda KC. Speaking at the Committee’s meeting on Sunday,..

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Dang bus accident death toll climbs to 23

DANG: The death toll from the bus accident at Ramri of Tulsipur sub metropolis-3 on Friday has reached 23 with the death of Birendra Kandara, 20, of Kankasundari rural municipality-5, Jumla. According to Bel Bahadur Pandey, a resident of Dang, Kandara breathed his last in course of treatment at..

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Fast track construction works moving ahead satisfactorily

Tirtha Bhattarai, KATHMANDU: The construction of the fast track linking Kathmandu to Tarai has been found satisfactory. The Nepal Army is tasked to complete the construction of the fast track, a national pride project. Such observation was made by the Development and Technology Committee of the..

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21 killed in road accident Friday, December 21st, 2018

DANG: Twenty-one people including three women died while 15 others were injured in a road accident that took place at Ramri of Tulasipur-2 on the Tulasipur-Salyan road section. The deceased are yet to be identified. The bus with registration number Ba. 4 Kha. 9766 was heading towards Tulasipur..

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Ravi Oad wins ‘Nepal Idol-2’

KATHMANDU: Ravi Oad has won the title of 'Nepal Idol-2', a famous singing reality show aired on AP1 television. Ravi Oad of Kanchanpur clinched the title in the grand finale organsied at Pulchowk Engineering Ground on Friday. He won Rs 2.2 million in cash prize, a car and a golden trophy along..

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DPR agreement signed for monorail in Kathmandu Thursday, December 20th, 2018

KATHMANDU: An agreement has been signed today with a Chinese company for preparing the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of monorail to be built along the 27.5 kilometres long Ring Road in Kathmandu. The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) signed the agreement with the China Railway's 25th Bureau Group..

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‘Govt. effortful to troubleshoot Melamchi hurdle’ Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The government has shared its restrained efforts to resolve the recent obstacles associated with the development of Melamchi Drinking Water Project. The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has said that officials have been holding consultations to complete the projects in the..

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Nepal Academy gets all its members

KATHMANDU: With the appointment of Vice-Chancellor, Member-Secretary and Academicians, the Nepal Academy has finally got full shape. Newly-appointed academician Shashi Lumumbu said that the Prime Minister and Chief Patron of the Academy KP Sharma Oli appointed 35 members based on the..

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Trump, Bolton and the Syrian Confusion Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

It’s a messy, though typical picture. US President Donald Trump wants to pull out forces in Syria. When announced in December, jaws drooped and sharp intakes of breath..