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Tourism Minister Acharya fly to Everest to try to end crisis Thursday, April 24th, 2014

KATHMANDU: Nepal's government decided on Wednesday to send a delegation of officials to the base camp of Mount Everest to cool anger among Sherpas over its response to last week's deadly ice avalanche in which at least 13 guides were killed. Source confirmed that Minister Acharya, Tourism..

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‘Democratic constitution within a year’ Sunday, April 20th, 2014

BHADRAPUR: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has expressed the confidence of completing a democratic constitution within a year for peace, stability and democracy in the country. Inaugurating the CK Thought Academy building at CK chowk in Sanischare-8 of Jhapa today, he appealed to all to adhere to..

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Maoists obstruct parliament, demand withdrawal of murder case Thursday, April 17th, 2014

KATHMANDU: Maoists obstruct the Parliament for a second day on Thursday demanding the withdrawal of charges against 13 of its cadres in connection with the murder of a school boy in 2004 during the civil strife in the country. UCPN-Maoist lawmakers, speaking in the Parliament, accused the..

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Prachanda elected UCPN-M party’s parliamentary leader Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

KATHMANDU: UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has been elected the party's parliamentary leader. A meeting of the party held today at its parliamentary party office, Singha Durbar, elected the party chairman to the post of parliamentary party leader. The meeting also elected Giriraj Mani..

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US Secretary Kerry greets Nepali New Year Saturday, April 12th, 2014

WASHINGTON DC: US Secretary of State John Kerry today greeted the Nepalese communities on the occasion of their cultural new year. "On behalf of President (Barack) Obama and the American people, I offer the people of Nepal best wishes for a prosperous and joyful New Year," Kerry said in a..

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Prime Minister Koirala rejects ethnic federalism Friday, April 11th, 2014

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Friday flatly rejected the ethnicity-based federalism in a speech which could irk country's various ethnic communities. In a strongly-worded public speech on federalism, a contentious issue of new constitution, the PM said that ethnic ideology has..

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Nepal: A rude reminder Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Shekhar Gupta, KATHMANDU: Even in the serene, sedate town of Kathmandu, residents are not unfamiliar with loud bangs. At noon every day, a cannon is fired in the town to tell everyone it's the lunch-hour. On the afternoon of June 20, too, many in Singh Durbar, the kingdom's stately capital complex,..

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Nepal challenges Oli for party chairmanship race Monday, April 7th, 2014

KAVRE: CPN-UML senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal on Monday has openly challenged to party leaders KP Oli and Bam Dev Gautam to contest in the election for the party chairmanship. Senior leader Nepal announced that he will contesting for the top post of the party in the upcoming general..

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PM Koirala expands cabinet

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala today expanded his cabinet by inducting three more ministers today. Koirala administered the oath of office and secrecy to Sunil Thapa of Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) as Minister for Commerce and Supplies, Nilam K C of CPN-ML as Minister for Women,..

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‘Negative thinking would not lead us towards our goal’ Sunday, March 30th, 2014

NEPALGUNJ: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has said that peace, democracy and national unity should form the basis of economic development of the country. Speaking at a press conference organized by Nepal Press Union, Banke here today, Prime Minister Koirala said he was determined to fulfill the..

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‘Concerted efforts needed for economic development’ Saturday, March 29th, 2014

NEPALGUNJ: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has said all sectors should make concerted efforts for creating an environment for investment which would lead to economic development. Addressing a programme organized by Chambers of Commerce Banke in his honour here today, PM Koirala said, "Although the..

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PM Koirala lauds WB supports in development Thursday, March 27th, 2014

KATHMANDU: Visiting Vice President of the World Bank (WB) for South Asia Region Philippe Le Houérou held a meeting with Prime Minister Sushil Koirala at his office in Singha Durbar on Thursday. Prime Minister Koirala appreciated continuing WB support in development activities of Nepal in..

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‘Term of President, PM should be only one year’ Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

JANAKPUR: Senior leader of the CPN (UML) Madhav Kumar Nepal has said that a provision should be made fixing the term of office of the President, the Vice-President, the Speaker and the Prime Minister for only one year. Talking to media persons at Janakpur Airport today, the former Prime Minister..

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Malaysia Airlines flight to Nepal hit by birds, passengers safe Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

KATHMANDU (Reuters): A flock of birds shattered the windshields of a Malaysia Airlines jet as it landed in the Nepali capital, Kathmandu, but all 180 passengers and crew were safe, an airport official said on Sunday. The birds hit the Boeing 737 late on Friday, Ratish Chandra Lal Suman, chief..

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EU investment bank agreed to provide Rs. 16.5B: Mahat

KATHMANDU: Finance Minister Dr. Ram Sharan Mahat Sunday said that the European Investment Bank had agreed to provide Rs. 16.5 billion for the promotion of hydropower and expansion of transmission lines in Nepal. Finance Minister Dr. Mahat made such remarks upon his arrival at the Tribhuvan..

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Two wins a great achievement for Nepal: Khadka Friday, March 21st, 2014

Chittagong, BANGLADESH: For sheer consistency, Nepal was the best of the three associate teams on display in Group A in Chittagong. It comprehensively beat Hong Kong, held its own with the bat against Bangladesh and pulled off a strong win against Afghanistan on Thursday (March 20), its first since..

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‘All preparations for SLC exams completed’ Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

BHAKTAPUR: The Ministry of Education, Office of the Controller of Examinations (OCE), has completed all the preparations for the School Leaving Certificate (SLC) examinations starting throughout the country tomorrow. Examinations controller at OCE Bishnu Bahadur Dware said that all the..

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