Nation & Society


Asian Apple fans snap up new iPad on 1st day

HONG KONG (AP) — Apple-mania gripped Asia on Friday as the company's latest iPad went on sale, drawing hordes of die-hard fans to shops selling the highly anticipated tablet. Gadget fans lined up in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore so they could be among the first to get their hands on the..

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Farmer got a herb for diabetic patients

Tanahu: A farmer in Tanahu district has grown a herb stevia locally called gulio pat ( sweet leaves), which is useful for patients of diabetes.   KB Gurung, 73, of Benipatan in Byas Municipality-3 has started Stevia farming commercially in one ropani of land.   Gurung has..

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Prez urges parties to gear up to meet the deadline

 no alternative other than to forge consensus to face probable challenges that would arise in course of peace building and constitution writing processes as the deadline of both the tasks is nearing. The President said, "New constitution should be drafted to make people feel that they own..

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2 injured, 2 dead in Tanahu road accident

TANAHU: A tractor accident in wo persons died and two others were injured in a road accident at Gunadi of Jamune VDC-1 in Tanahu district along the Prithvi Highway this morning. The deceased have been identified as Awatal Lal Kunwar, 30, of Hajariya VDC-7 and Surendra Kunwar, 18, of Hariban-7 in..

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Farwest closed

The orgainzers called the strike demanding scrapping the recommendations of the SRC report that has proposed to divide Far-West into to federal states. Long and short route transportations have come to halt since morning today stranding hundreds of passangers with nowhere to..

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Republic memorial at Naryanhiti

Kathmandu: A cabinet meeting on Friday morning has decided to built the Republic memorial park at Naryanhiti Palace. 82 ropanis of land in the eastern part of the palace has been allocated for the construction and the Finance ministry has been asked to provide the necessary budget for..

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Invitation goes out to Moon

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai has sent an invitation to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to visit Nepal. A meeting of the Committee for the  Comprehensive Development of Lumbini on Friday morning had urged the PM to send the  invitation to Moon. Member of the Committee Dr..

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Lawyers conference kicks off in capital

KATHMANDU: National conference of all legal professionals affilated to Nepal Bar Associations has started in theKathmandu. The 12th All Nepal National Lawyers Conference was inaugrated by President Dr Ram Baran Yadav. Themed 'Nationalism with peace and democratic constitution with federalism..

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China: Tibetan Monasteries Placed Under Direct Rule

HRW (New York): The Chinese government has ended a key policy of allowing Tibetan monasteries to be run by monks who comply with government regulations and have instead introduced a system that will place almost every monastery in Tibet under the direct rule of government officials who will be..

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Syria and Libya: Two paths to freedom

By Rana Jawad, BBC News, Tripoli: People in Libya and Syria both rose up to overthrow decades of tyrannical rule. A year on, why are they living two very different realities? There was a time during the Libyan uprising when Libyans worriedly stared at the screens. They watched events unfold..

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In China, a Rare View of Infighting by Leaders

By MICHAEL WINES,NY Times: BEIJING — A deep vein of intrigue has always pulsed through the messy process of sorting out power in China’s Communist Party. The former president, Jiang Zemin, supposedly strengthened his position in 1995 by engineering a 16-year prison term on corruption charges..

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Prachanda trying to woo commanders

N24 Correspondent, KATHMANDU: Prachanda has informed commanders that opposition parties were positive on awarding the rank of colonel to the combatants. He said this while addressing commanders in the capital who had come to help give a 'final touch' to the army integration deal. He reassured..

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Deuba rules out possibility of federating nation Thursday, March 15th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_516" align="alignright" width="250" caption="Nepali Congress leader Sher Bahadur Deuba (Photo: Gopal Chitrakar/Reuters"][/caption] Kathmandu: Senior leader of Nepali Congress (NC) Sher Bahadur Deuba has ruled out the possibility of federating the nation in the given..

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Maoist cadres clash

POKHARA: Rim Basyal, member of Tamuwan State Committee and President of United Nepal Transport Workers Union, Kaski was severely beaten by some cadres close to Maoist Chairman in Pokhara. Basyal  who is supposed to be aligned with Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai, was beaten till he went..

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Congress too puts cap on leader’s abroad visits

KATHMANDU: Main opposition, Nepali Congress, has issued orders restricting party leaders to visit foreign nations unless peace and constitution drafting process are concluded. Party General Secretary Prakash Man Singh informed that an informal meeting of the NC's office bearers took the decision..

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China leader’s ouster roils succession plans

BEIJING (Reuters) - Ambitious Chinese Communist Party leadership contender Bo Xilai has been toppled from his post as head of the inland city of Chongqing, in a move risking a backlash from backers of his controversial vision of socialist growth. His abrupt downfall, announced on Thursday by the..

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Top Obama fundraisers among state dinner guests

[caption id="attachment_718" align="alignleft" width="600" caption="President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wait to welcome Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha Cameron to the White House prior to a State Dinner, Wednesday, March 14, 2012, in Washington. (AP..

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