Nation & Society


Fringe parties flay citizenship agreement

KATHMANDU: 19 fringe parties representing in the Constituent Assembly (CA) on Tuesday have flayed the agreement between the government and the Madhesh based parties on providing citizenship to children, who were born before either of their parent acquired Nepal's citizenship. A meeting of these..

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Many Britons think Mt. Everest is in England

LONDON: A study in Britain has found that a lot of people here are completely ignorant about some of the basic facts related to their country such as the highest mountain or even the names of nations comprising their country! The study found that more than one in five adult Britons lacked..

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Bigwigs to seek 2 weeks more for resolving contentions

KATHMANDU: Senior leaders of the three major political parties-- UCPN (Maoist), Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN (UML)-- have agreed on seeking two weeks extra time-frame from the Constituent Assembly for resolving contentious issues surfaced in writing the new constitution. The proposal was..

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25 injured, 16 critical, in APF truck accident

MORANG: At least 25 persons sustained injury when a mini truck belonging to the Armed Police Force (APF) met with accident. The mini truck (Ba 1 Ga 2061) of Armed Police on the way to Jhapa from Border Security Force, Sunsari, Inaruwa met with the fatal accident at Dulari-3, Morang along the..

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Most schools in Surkhet still lack toilets

SURKHET: There are still no toilets in around 200 community schools in Surkhet district. It is stated in a statistics made public by Water Aid, an international non-government organization. According to Water Aid, toilet facilities are only available in 330 of 522 community schools in Surkhet...

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5 Red Pandas dead, reason unknown

[caption id="attachment_640" align="alignleft" width="278" caption="Dead Red Pandas (Internet Source Files)"][/caption] TAPLEGUNG: Death toll of red panda – which is deemed very rare wildlife in the world heritage list – reached five during the period of five months. This time the dead..

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PM rolls out another proposal for integration Monday, March 12th, 2012

KATHMANDU: Amid mounting pressure from the opposition to conclude the integration process of the Maoist PLAs into Nepal Army and an equal pressure from within the party to secure party’s demand, Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai presented another integration proposal on Monday. In his..

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Wildlife reserve gets first women mahout

KANCHANPUR: Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve Office has appointed a woman mahout for the first time for taking care of elephants. The Office appointed Bina Sunaha of Bhimdutta Municipality-13, Piparaiya, in the vacant permanent post of mahout under inclusion. According to Chief Conservation..

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Parties nearing consensus: Sharma

BIRATNAGAR: Minister for Education Dinanath Sharma has expressed the confidence that the government would take the peace process and Constitution writing to its logical conclusion as the government was serious towards the twin tasks. Talking to media persons at Biratnagar Airport today, Minister..

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Government committed to aviation development: PM

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai has said the government has been doing various constructive works for the development of Nepal's aviation sector. Inaugurating the 51 st Annual  Conference of the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers Association (IFATCA)  here..

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Hot interest in image sharing website Pinterest

AFP:  Christine Martinez spent the past week frolicking on the Caribbean island of St. Barth after becoming a star by sharing her sense of style at Pinterest.com. Pinterest has become the Web's hottest young website, particularly among women, by giving people virtual bulletin boards that they..

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Here’s How Apple Put a Retina Display in the iPad

By Peter Pachal | Mashable – The so-called "retina" display for the new iPad is by far its most obvious -- and technologically remarkable -- feature. After all, the upgraded screen crams more than 3 million pixels in an area smaller than a piece of paper. How did Apple do it? A display analysis..

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Facebook ‘friend’ offer exposes man’s other wife

SEATTLE (AP) — A corrections officer is facing bigamy charges after authorities said a Washington woman using Facebook discovered that she and a potential "friend" were married to him at the same time. According to charging documents filed Thursday, Alan L. O'Neill married a woman in 2001,..

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Amateurs battle malware, hackers in UK cybergames

BRISTOL, England (AP) — Amateur cybersleuths have been hunting malware, raising firewalls and fending off mock hack attacks in a series of simulations supported in part by Britain's eavesdropping agency. The games are intended to pull badly-needed talent into the country's burgeoning..

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Tibet exiles blame China ‘hardliners’ for immolations

AFP: Tibet's government-in-exile on Saturday blamed China's "hardline" leaders for a string of Tibetan self-immolations as it marked the anniversary of the Dalai Lama's failed revolt against Chinese rule. In the past year, more than 20 Tibetans, most of them monks, have set themselves ablaze to..

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3 Gazans militants killed in Israeli airstrikes

Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli airstrikes killed two Palestinian militants and a schoolboy in the Gaza Strip on Monday as Palestinian rocket squads barraged southern Israel, in escalating fighting that has defied international truce efforts. The cross-border violence, touched off by Israel's..

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Taliban vow revenge for Afghans killed by US troop

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban have vowed revenge against the U.S. after at least one American soldier shot to death 16 civilians in southern Afghanistan and burned their bodies. The militant group said in a statement posted on their website Monday that "American savages" committed the..

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Unlikely partners unite after natural disasters

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — One is a low-lying river city built on a swamp basin, a multicultural melting pot known the world over for legendary excesses, from lung-searing food to French Quarter flashers. The other lies square in the buckle of the Bible Belt, an old Tornado Alley railroad hub best..

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