Nation & Society


Journo attackers detained

SINDHULI:  Four persons involved in the attack against Director of Janaboli Sandesh and Sindhuli correspondent of Abhiyan daily, Rajan BK (Gaunle). Those arrested are 60-year-old Man Bahadur Shrestha and his sons, Dev Narayan, Rewan and Bikash, according to SP Lokendra Shrestha. The Shrestha..

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Cooperatives demand umbrella organization

KATHMANDU: The multi-purpose cooperatives have been demanding own umbrella organization for long but the government has not heeded the demand. The multi-purpose cooperatives which have a vital role in the national economy have invested capital in various sectors in the rural community. The..

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Dahal denies giving up party’s demand

KATHMANDU: Chairman of the UCPN (Maoist) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that his party would not surrender at any cost the agenda raised by the party. Speaking at a program organized by All Nepal Women's Association (Revolutionary) marking the 102nd International Women's Day here on Thursday,..

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Four die in accident

HETAUNDA: Four people died on the spot when the jeep (Na 1 Ja 2056) coming to Hetauda from Kathmandu met with an accident at Nibuwatar this evening. According to the District Police Office, Makwanpur, the deceased are a police constable Dikendra Yadav, Lila Bhattarai of Padampokhari-7,..

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Football promoting fraternity: PM

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai has said that the AFC Challenge Cup has been promoting fraternity among the various countries in the region. Inaugurating the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) challenge cup at local Dasarath Stadium on Thursday, Dr Bhattarai said the AFC cup in..

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Nepal looses to Palestine in the first match of AFC Cup

KATHMANDU: Palestine defeated Nepal 2-0 in the inaugural match under the that kicked off at local Dasarath Stadium on Thursday. Hosts Nepal went on the back foot early into the match, conceding the first goal just three minutes into the game. Fahid Attal of Palestine scored the first goal. He..

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Maoist SC meet put off

KATHMANDU: Reasoning the lack of preparation, the UCPN-Maoist has postponed its standing committee meeting said to be held this evening. The standing committee meeting was to discuss the package deal on the demands of the PLA fighters taken out of the cantonments and named YCL cadres by the..

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Thapa denies dropping monarchy from party’s policy

Kathmandu, March 8: Chairman of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal, Kamal Thapa said the monarchy couldn’t be given up in the name of party unity. Chairman Thapa, while referring to the overture of the Janashakti Party's unity proposal, said though the party unity was essential at a time the..

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Cantonment downsizing begins

KATHMANDU: The works to reduce 21 PLA cantonments to 13 under the seven different divisions of the PLA combatants has begun today. According to coordinator of the secretariat under the Army Integration Special Committee Balananda Sharma, two satellite camps under the Third Division will be..

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FIFA President Blatter arrives

KATHMANDU: President of FIFA Joseph S. Blatter arrived here on Thursday to attend the AFC Challenge Cup Football Competition that is scheduled to kick off Thursday afternoon. Mr. Blatter was received with impressive welcome at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) by Minister for Youth and..

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Army to organise sports competition

Kathmandu, March 8: Nepal Army is going to organize sports competition with the purpose of increasing mutual relations among armies of South Asian region. At a press meet organized by the Nepal Army here today, it was said that the competition is going to be organized from March 9 to March..

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China parliament unveils dissident detention powers

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's parliament unveiled legislation on Thursday solidifying police powers to hold dissidents in secret criminal detention, prompting an outcry from artist Ai Weiwei and rights advocates caught in a surge of clandestine detentions last year.Others said, however, the ruling..

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Syria’s deputy oil minister defects from Assad

AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian Deputy Oil Minister Abdo Hussameldin has announced his defection on YouTube, becoming the first high-ranking civilian official to abandon President Bashar al-Assad since the uprising against his rule erupted a year ago. "I Abdo Hussameldin, deputy oil and mineral wealth..

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Iran may be cleaning up nuke work

[caption id="attachment_323" align="alignleft" width="512" caption="Satellite image received courtesy of the Institute for Science and International Security, shows Iran's military site in Parchin. The UN atomic agency suspects Iran has conducted nuclear warhead design experiments at its..

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Biggest solar storm in years races toward Earth

WASHINGTON (AP) — The largest solar storm in five years was due to arrive on Earth early Thursday, promising to shake the globe's magnetic field while expanding the Northern Lights. The storm started with a massive solar flare earlier in the week and grew as it raced outward from the sun,..

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Bigshot meet cancelled

KATHMANDU: The meeting of three major political parties called for today has been postponed. The meeting was expected to finalize the major bone of contention-- peace process and constitution writing. Standing committee member of UCPN (Maoist) Dev Gurung said the meeting was postponed owing to..

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Sushil trashes Prachanda’s pleas

KATHMANDU: The meeting held between senior leaders of UCPN (Maoist) and Nepali Congress (NC) remained inconclusive after NC denied to inch off from the seven point understanding. The meeting was participated by Maoist Chair Puspa Kamal Dahal aka Prachanda and NC President Sushil Koirala along..

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1 killed, three injured in road mishap

Rukum A person died and two others were injured when a tractor met with accident on Solawang-Dhaune Rural Agriculture Road Section last night. Laxmi Ratna Khatri (16) of Bhalkwa VDC lost his life when the tractor (Se 1 Ta 3260) met with accident at Khalanga-5, Machhami. The injured were taken..

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