Nation & Society


Signature initiative in the interest of Gurkha cause Sunday, March 18th, 2012

Dharma Raj Adhikari, London: One of the leading proponents of the Gurkha cause, Peter Carol has asserted that the signature initiative launched by United Former British Gurkha Association ( UFBGA) is in the interest of the Gurkha cause. Carol suggested Gurkha delegates of Nepal Ex Soldier..

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Gurkhas urge British PM, DPM for justice

Dharma Raj Adhikari: Former Gurkhas who have been fighting for equal rights in London have stepped out of their ‘diplomatic way’ and called on British Prime and Deputy Prime Minister for delivering justice to them. A delegation headed by Nepal Ex Soldiers Association (NESA) had presented its..

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‘Princeling’ gives up government aid

KATHMANDU: Prakash Dahal, son to UCPN Maoist Chairman Puspa Kamal Dahal, has denied to take in the aid amount given to his mission for leading the ‘Lumbini-Sagarmatha Peace Mission 2012’, Prakash, his father and the Maoist government had come under heavy criticism after the cabinet had..

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MJF stands against funds given to Prachanda’s son

KATHMANDU: Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (MFJ) Nepal-Loktantraik has taken exception to the government decision to dole out Rs 20 million to an expedition team comprising son of Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda', Prakash. A meeting of the parliamentary party of MJF-Loktantrik held today in Singha Durbar..

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Cop commits suicide

MYAGDI: A police personnel committed suicide in Myagdi district last night. Deputy Superintendent of Police at the District Police Office, Dinesh Kumar Acharya, said Assistant Sub-inspector at Babiyachour Police Post, Yam Bahadur Lamichhane, 37, of Chilaunebas of Syangja district committed suicide..

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Baidya claims no lust for PM’s berth

JANAKPURDHAM: Senior Vice-chairman of the UCPN (Maoist) Mohan Baidya 'Kiran' has said that he has not wished for becoming a prime minister in the present context. Speaking at a news conference organized by the Revolutionary Journalists Association, Dhanusha chapter, here today, Baidya said..

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Iraqi al Qaeda says behind Baghdad police attack

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's affiliate in Iraq has claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb attack against police officers and cadets that killed 19 people in Baghdad on February 19, a group that monitors online communication among insurgents said. The car exploded as it careered into a..

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Iraq militia frees U.S. hostage after 9 months

[caption id="attachment_901" align="alignleft" width="450" caption="American former soldier Randy Michaels is seen on television wearing a U.S. military uniform with no insignia during a news conference with deputy parliament speaker Qusay al-Souhail in Baghdad March 17, 2012. A militia loyal to..

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Defiant North Korea says rocket launch to go ahead

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Hindi cannot be a mother tongue in Nepal: Baidya

Kathmandu: Mohan Baidya has lamented that the Madhesi leaders were forcefully vying to register Hindi as a mother tongue while the nation is drafting a new constitution. He came up with the lamentation while addressing a meeting in Janakpur on Saturday. Baidya said that establishing Hindi as a..

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India budgets heavy grant aid to Nepal

KATHMANDU: India will give IRs 2.7 billion in grants to Nepal during 2012-13. This is what Indian Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee announced on Friday while unveiling the budget for 2012-13. New Delhi had given grants worth IRs 1.5 billion in 2011-12 and IRs 1.67 billion in 2010-11 to Nepal...

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Dr and Prachanda’s favorites to discuss joint strategy

Kathmandu: Maoist leadership has called all central level leaders for discussing strategies to face or counter the protest announced by the hardliner faction of the party. Chairman Puspa Kamal Dahal and Vice Chairman Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai have called on all the leaders for a joint..

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Prachanda confers with BKG

KATHMANDU: Chairman of UCPN (Maoist) Puspa Kamal Dahal and Coordinator of Samyukt Madheshi Janadhikar Forum (SMJF) discussed issues related to army integration and the formation of national consensus government. Prachanda had called on Gachhadar, who is also the Deputy Prime, Home and Defense..

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CTEVT issues strict directives to nursing colleges

BHAKTAPUR: Council of Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) has directed its affiliate nursing colleges across the country to not charge high tuition fee breaching the stipulated standard. CTEVT came up with this move after students resorted to protests citing high charge from some..

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AHW found dead on the way to hospital

GAJURI: Assistant health worker Dhirendra Sharma, a resident of Rautahat district, died on Saturday afternoon while returning his office at Jharlang of northern Dhading after attending training. Sharma has been working at Jharlang sub-health post for the past 15 years. His dead body was found..

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Tibetan Man Sets Himself on Fire in Protest Over China

VOA: A Tibetan man has set himself on fire in eastern Tibet, in the latest gesture of defiance used by Tibetans to protest Chinese government policies. Witnesses told VOA Tibetan Service that 44-year-old Sonam Dhargyal set himself on fire early Saturday in the Rebkong region of Tibet. The..

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