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Colombo Process: Senior Officials’ Meeting begins Thursday, November 15th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The 5th Senior Officials’ Meeting of the Colombo process has commenced here in the capital from today. The Colombo Process is an important regional mechanism for labour, migrant workers and good governance. The meeting will hold intensive discussions on the opportunities and..

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Vandalism and arson attack at Agriculture and Forestry University Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

CHITWAN: Students have vandalized and set fire to the central office, the dean’s office and the administration office of the Agriculture and Forestry University, Rampur on Tuesday evening. They smashed the window panes of the offices. Shiva Mangal Chaudhari, the In-charge of the Police Station,..

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Chhath being celebrated in a fanfare

JANAKPURDHAM: Chhath, the festival of purity, good will and faith, is being celebrated here today with much fanfare and enthusiasm. The devotees here have been celebrating the Chhath festival around the ponds, lakes and rivers including Gangasagar, Dhanushsagar, Ramsagar, Ratnasagar, Biharkunda,..

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Three killed, 34 injured in road mishap Sunday, November 11th, 2018

UDAYAPUR: Three persons died on the spot while 34 others were injured in a road accident at Rangamahal Koshitappu Area of Belala municipality-9 in Udapur district this evening. The deceased have been identified as Binita Chaudhary, 19, Indra Chaudhary, 20 and Dipika Chaudhary, 20, of..

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Nirmala’s parents stage sit-in in Kanchhanpur

KANCHANPUR The parents of Nirmala Panta, who was raped and murdered on July 26 this year, have staged a sit-in in front of the District Administration Office, Kanchanpur from today, demanding with the concerned authority to bring the culprits to justice. Thirteen-year-old Panta of Kholti at..

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Nepal Sambat’s special celebrations on Nov 26

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Sambat 1139 special celebrations are to take place on coming November 26. The Nepal Sambat Nhuda Celebration Committee has decided to organise a special programme on the date on the occasion of the Nepal Sambat New Year 1139. Though the formal celebrations which also include a..

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Bhaiyaduj festival being celebrated in Mithilanchal

MAHOTTARI: Sisters throughout Mithilanchal region including Mahottari are marking the Bhaiyaduj festival today, wishing long life to their brothers. As part of the rituals associated with the festival, sisters assemble at the village and town squares early in the morning singing folk songs and..

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Family of Gharti appeals for his release from Malaysian jail Thursday, November 8th, 2018

NUWAKOT: The family of a Nepali migrant worker, who is doing his time in a Malaysian jail, has urged the government of Nepal to do the needful to bring him back home. Hari Bahadur Ghale of Basuntchet at Myaglung Rural Municipality-1 in Nuwakot district has been sentenced for additional 13 years..

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Pokhara lifts title of PPL Cricket Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

KASKI: Pokhara Paltan won the title of Pokhara Premier League (PPL) Cricket Competition by thrashing Chitwan Rhinos. In the final match held Tuesday in Pokhara, Pokhara Paltan emerged victorious in the first edition of the PPL defeating Chitwan Rhinos by three wickets. With the win, Pokhara Paltan..

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Tuladhar cremated with national honour Monday, November 5th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The last rites of leftist leader and human rights activist Padma Ratna Tuladhar have been performed with national honour at Shobhabhagwati in the capital today. Various leaders and Ministers had reached Shobhabhagwati to pay their final tributes to Tuladhar. Deputy Prime Minister and..

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Ten people killed in jeep accident

DOLPA: Ten people were killed and two others have sustained injuries when a jeep fell into the Thuli Bheri River at Batase Odhar of Thuli Bheri Municipality – 9 today. The jeep (Bhe 1 Cha 1610) was en route to Tripurakot from Dunai, the district headquarters. Twelve people were raveling in the..

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Human rights activist Tuladhar dies at 78

KATHMANDU: Noted human rights activist Padma Ratna Tuladhar has passed away. He was 78. He died today amidst the treatment at Norvic International Hospital. Tualadhar who earned his identity as a leftist intellectual was admitted to the hospital following brain hemorrhage and had serious chest..

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Nepal fails to shine against India in SAFF U-15

KATHMANDU: Nepal has become fourth in SAFF U-15 Championship held at ANFA Complex in Lalitpur. Nepal had played with India on Saturday for the third place in the Championship but lost with 1-0. In today’s match Nepal had performed well and created tough challenges to India but failed to return..

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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..