Nation & Society


17 timber smugglers detained

[caption id="attachment_816" align="alignleft" width="464" caption="FILE PHOTO./BBC"][/caption] BIRATNAGAR: The District Forest Office Morang has arrested 17 persons along with a tractor and taken action for smuggling of timber of the forest in mid-February to mid-March. Of the 17, the Forest..

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Locals demand review of Gandak Treaty with India

Birgunj: Stakeholders have demanded immediate review of the Gandak Treaty signed between Nepal and India saying that it was against the principles of justice and equability. At an interaction organized by the Dibya Youth Club and Arunodaya Youth Club Parsa  with the main slogan  'Water rights,..

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Another Tibetan Self-Immolates in China Protest Friday, March 16th, 2012

VOA Tibetan : A 20-year-old Tibetan monk set himself on fire on Friday around 5pm in Ngaba in eastern Tibet (Chinese: Aba County, Aba Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province). Lobsang Tsultrim, a monk of restive Kirti monastery shouted anti-China slogans as he marched onto the streets while..

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Prachanda promises senior posts to PLA commanders

KATHMANDU: UCPN Maoist Chairman Puspa Kamal Dahal has assured PLA commanders of representational status in the proposed Directorate in the Nepal Army. Prachanda assured the commanders during a meeting at his residence on Friday that party leadership will not inch off from its demand for..

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AISC meet inconclusive

[caption id="attachment_600" align="alignleft" width="609" caption="A soldier of Nepal's People's Liberation Army (PLA) walks in front of a Maoist camp at Shaktikhor cantonment in Chitwan, about 160 km (99 miles) south of Kathmandu, February 3, 2012. The first group of the 7,365 former..

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Moon invited for April 28

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai  invited United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon to Nepal. Upon request from the Greater Lumbini Development Committee on Friday the PM has invited Moon to Nepal on April 28 to attend the world peace conference to be hosted by Lord Buddha’s..

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Dr says one-issue-at-a-time

KATHMANDU:  Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai urged for keeping issues other than peace and statute drafting aside till both of the issues are resolved successfully. Speaking at a seminar in the capital on Friday, the PM said that the government is focused on timely conclusion of the peace..

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Minister Bhatta assures reforms within NOC

KATHMANDU: Minister for Commerce and Supplies Lekhraj Bhatta has promised to bring reforms within the debt ridden state monopoly Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC). Speaking at the inauguration of the 35th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of National Association of Nepal Petroleum Dealers (NANPD) in the..

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State Minister for Forest comes under CIAA scanner

Kathmandu: State Minister for Forest and Soil Conservation, Laxman Mahato was summoned by the Commission of Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA)  for inquiring about the involvement of his personal secretary in bribery case. Mahato attended the summons of the CIAA, where he recorded his..

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IRD intensifies actions against tax-evaders

KATHMANDU: The government has intensified investigation and action against business firms involved in evading huge amount of Value Added Tax (VAT). Investigation into 512 among the total 518 industrial firms, under scrutiny through 24 revenue offices across the country, has been..

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Bigwigs assure timely peace and statute

KATHMANDU: Top leaders of three main political parties have reiterated their commitments towards concluding the peace and constitution-making processes within slated time.   Speaking from the same forum here on Friday, top leaders of three big parties –UCPN (Maoist), Nepali Congress..

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France says Syria’s Assad must end violence first

By John Irish, PARIS (Reuters) - France insisted on Friday that any United Nations Security Council resolution on Syria must go beyond calling for a truce and push for a political transition, with President Bashar al-Assad taking unilateral steps to stop the violence. Foreign Minister Alain..

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Syrian forces press offensive in Idlib, 45 killed

[caption id="attachment_782" align="alignleft" width="450" caption="Supporters of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad attend a rally at Umayyad square in Damascus March 15, 2012. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri"][/caption] as the bloody revolt against President Bashar al-Assad entered a second year..

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