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SLC Exam-2012 kicks off

BHAKTAPUR: The School Leaving Certificate (SLC) Examinations which is considered the 'iron gate' for the students for graduation from school began at 8 a.m. across the country today. According to the Office of the Controller of Examinations (OCE), Sano Thimi, 445,974 students are sitting for..

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Demand for Autonomous Karnali

[caption id="attachment_984" align="alignleft" width="533" caption="Life in Karnali region (Image: Ekantipur.com)"][/caption] HUMLA: Political parties and locals of Humla district have called for the Karnali Autonomous Province. Handing over a memorandum to the Prime Minister through the Chief..

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Tibetan monk in long walk to freedom

By Joyce Morgan: After China invaded Tibet in 1959, a young monk went into solitary confinement. He remained in a tiny dark room in the capital Lhasa for 19 years. Choden Rinpoche's confinement was self-imposed and he spent the two decades secretly meditating and reciting sacred texts he had..

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Russia calls on Syria, rebels to hold daily truces

By Thomas Grove, MOSCOW | (Reuters) - Russia urged Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his foes on Monday to agree to daily humanitarian truces, backing an initiative from the International Committee of the Red Cross to treat the wounded in the violence-torn country. Russia is one of Syria's..

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UML Vice Chair Rai forming new indigenous party: Reports

KATHMANDU: With a host of political parties already rattling in the Constituent Assembly, media reports claimed on Monday that a new party aimed at securing ethnic identity and right to self-determination is in the offing. The party, reports claimed, will be formed in the leadership CPN UML Vice..

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Bhattarai denies to surrender Monday, March 19th, 2012

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai has said that he would not resign, just because somebody has asked for it. Talking to media persons emerging from a meeting of the establishment faction of the party, the Prime Minister said, "I am not going to resign just because someone is demanding..

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Prachanda asked to diffuse intra-party tensions

KATHMANDU: A meeting of the Central Committee members affiliated to the establishment and Baburam Bhattarai within the Maoist has assigned the task to resolve tensions with the dissident faction. The meeting has given mandate to party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' to hold discussions..

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At least 4 killed in shooting at French Jewish schoo

lTOULOUSE, France, AP – A gunman opened fire outside of a Jewish school in the southwestern French city of Toulouse Monday, killing three children and one teacher. Prosecutor Michel Valet said a 30-year-old man and his 3-year-old and 6-year-old sons were killed in the attack just before classes..

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Umpteenth drunk minister creates ugly scene

N24 correspondent,KATHMANDU: Minister of Health and Population Saroj Kumar Yadav has instilled a sense of deja vu in a country where politicians in power have time and again created scenes under the heavy influence of liqor while literally throwing their weight around. He made a mockery of..

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Three Gorges wants answer and quickly too

N24 Correspondent, KATHMANDU: Chinese energy giant China Three Gorges International Corporation (CTGI) has sought government position on the diktats of Natural Resources and Means Committee. The parliamentary committee has issued a directive not to implement the memorandum of understanding (MoU)..

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It appears the deal is imminent now

N24 Correspondent, KATHMANDU: It finally appears that parties could be reaching a deal on awarding some top positions in the army to Maoist nominees. The UCPN-Maoist has been insisting two colonels and four lieutenant colonels something which was not agreeble to the army so far. Now it..

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UML Chair first peace than constitution

KIRTIPUR: Chairman of the CPN (UML), Jhalanath Khanal has said that peace process would be concluded only after completion of the peace process. [caption id="attachment_949" align="alignleft" width="600" caption="In this filed photo CPN UML Chairman Jhalnath Khanal addressing a party gathering..

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Brick kiln workers packing bags home

By Anjali Ramtel, Lalitpur (RSS) : Migrant workers who had come from the remote western districts of the country to work in brick kilns in the Kathmandu Valley have begun returning to their homes because of paltry earning.   Brick kiln workers at one such brick kiln in Imadole, Lalitpur..

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Woman held with hashish

NEPALGUNJ:  The border police here have arrested a woman with 800 grams hashish last night. Deputy Superintendent of Police at the District Police Office, Udaya Tamang said the police post at Jamunaha border check point arrested 49-year-old Sun Kumari Bohara with the contraband substance while..

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