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Power production shuts down in Chilime

RASUWA: Power production from the 22 MW Chilime Hydropower Centre has come to a halt after the power cables of the national transmission grid broke off. The transmission line broke off all of a sudden at the 48 number tower in Lahare village of Uttargaya rural municipality-5, according to the..

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Truck plunges in to Trishuli river

CHITWAN: A truck laden with energy drink (Red Bulls) plunged into the Trishuli River from Jalbire of Narayangarh-Muglin road section. According to the District Police Office, Chitwan, the truck (Na 5 Kha 5413) en route to Kathmandu from Birgunj veered off the road and plunged into the river at..

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13 injured in bus accident

TANAHUN: Thirteen passengers were injured in a bus accident occurred at Dhawa of Bandipur rural municipality-5 along the Prithvi Highway this morning. The bus (Ba 4 Kha 5988) heading to Beni of Myagdi from Narayangadh lost speed control and slid down the roadway, resulting in the injury of 13..

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Seven districts in Western Nepal facing food crisis

SURKHET: Seven out of 10 districts in Karnali State often face food crisis. Dailekh, Jajarkot, Kalikot, Jumla, Humla, Dolpa and Mugu are the districts which can manage food stuff hardly for three months with its little product. According to the Ministry of Land Management, Agriculture and..

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Prime Minister Oli off to Singapore for health check-up Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has left for Singapore today for his routine health check-up. Responding to journalists' queries at VVIP lounge of the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), PM briefly responded that he was heading to Singapore for his health check-up. PM Oli is..

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Landslide hits Dolakha, Nepal, two missing

DOLAKHA: Two persons have gone missing in a landslide at Gaurishanakar rural municipality-1 in Dolakha. The landslide occurred last night buried Nishan Khadka of around 18 years, and Jagat Bahadur Khatri of 55 years from Guarishankar rural municipality-2 as the two had reached there for the rescue..

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Locals against dismantling of Kothuni Bihar Friday, August 2nd, 2019

KATHMANDU: Locals have organised a signature campaign against the dismantling of the around 600 years old Kothunani Vihar in Ason. They collected 15,000 signatures for the same. The locals have come out against the effort of the Guthi Sansthan to bringing down the Vihar to build a commercial..

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Ward office put on flame in Chitwan Thursday, August 1st, 2019

CHITWAN: The office of ward number 3 of Kalika municipality in Chitwan district has been put on flame. An unidentified group carried out arson at the ward office at around 3.00 this morning, informed the District Police Office, Chitwan. The fire gutted important possessions of the ward office,..

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Do not carry news on sub judice case: Chief Justice JBR

KATHMANDU: Supreme Court Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JBR has urged the media persons not to carry news on the cases that are sub judice in the court, arguing that it could affect the judiciary's performance for justice delivery. At a programm organized to discuss on the fourth 5th strategic..

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Restriction on foreign visits of local level employees

KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration has decided to restrict the arbitrary foreign visit of the local level employees. Issuing a three-point direction to all district coordination committee and local levels on Thursday, the Ministry directed the local level..

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Two killed, 2 injured in road accidents Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

BHAKTAPUR: Two persons died and two others were injured in separate road incidents in Bhaktapur on Wednesday night. Kanchha Rai, 32, of Melung rural municipality of Dolakha district, currently living at Changunarayan municipality-8 in Bhaktapur district, died when a jeep (Ba 10 Cha 4026) heading..

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Two killed in truck, motorcycle collision

MAKWANPUR: Two persons were killed when a Hetauda-bound truck (Na 6 Kha 1500) collided head on with a Basamadi-bound motorcycle (Na 38 Pa 5332) at Basamadi in Hetauda Sub Metropolitan City along the Mahendra Highway on Wednesday evening. The dead have been identified as Saurav Subedi and Asmita..

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