Medical college found involved in smuggling

KATHMANDU: A medical college run ambulance has been detained by the police in Biratnagar on Thursday night while it was smuggling medicinal goods that were not cleared by the customs office. [caption id="attachment_378" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Nepal Medical College, Biratnagar, Nepal. (File Photo)"][/caption] The ambulance belonging to Biratnagar based Nobel College was found to be smuggling microscopes and other surgical equipments worth around four million. Officials involved in the investigations claimed that by smuggling the goods they were evading tax of around two hundred thousands. The driver and ambulance have been detained by the police after it failed to produce custom clearances for the goods it was..

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PM assures CA Chair of timely constitution

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai has said that he has been firmly committed to adopt new constitution within coming May 27. At a meeting with Speaker Subas Nembang at Prime Minister's residence this morning, he informed about the talks being held with two main political parties [caption id="attachment_375" align="alignleft" width="400" caption="CA Chariman Subash Nembang holds dialogue with Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai (File Photo)"][/caption] to take ahead the peace process to a conclusion within mid-March. Talking to RSS after meeting with the Prime Minister, Speaker Nembang said Prime Minister Dr. Bhattarai apprised him on the meeting of three political parties scheduled for Sunday, which he claimed..

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Morcha drops threat to abandon coalition २५ फाल्गुन २०६८, बिहीबार १९:१६

KATHMANDU:  Major coalition partner of the ruling coalition, Joint Democratic Madhesi Front (JDMF) has reverted its threat to pull out from the government following a meeting the coalition partner—UCPN Maoist on Thursday. During a meeting between senior leaders of both partners at the PM’s residence today, the Maoist leadership agreed to implement the four point deal agreed between prior to the formation of government strictly. Acting Chairman of the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (Republican) Raj Kishor Yadav informed that the Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai have agreed to to implement the previous four-point agreement and claimed that they have assured to resolve the citizenship row even..

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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 family runs a fancy store at Sindhulimadhi. Journalist BK has sustained serious injuries to his head in the attack that took place near his home at Kamalamai Municipality-4 on Wednesday. The attack took place as journalist BK had reached the area to collect news about an attack by some motorcycle-borne people against the locals. Mr. BK is presently undergoing treatment at the local district hospital in Sindhulimadhi and is reported to be..

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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, Makwanpur, Karna Bahadur Sahi and another one yet to be identified. Two among the five injured in the incident have been taken to Hetauda while one to Bharatpur for treatment, the police added...

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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 party. Following the mounting pressure by the YCL cadres on the party on their demand of compensation as to the fighters bid farewell, the meeting of the party headquarters, commanders of the fighters, and YCL representatives was to address the YCL demand with package deal. Press Coordinator of the Party Chairman, Santosh Poudel told media that as commander of Maoists fighters, Nand Kishor Pun was out of the Kathmandu Valley, the standing..

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Women should be active to implement laws protecting them

KATHMANDU: Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare, Dan Bahadur Chaudhari has claimed that Nepal had the strongest law among the SAARC countries against the violence against women (VAW). Speaking at an interaction organized in the capital to mark the International Women's Day on Thursday, Minister Chaudhari said women themselves should be active to implement the laws against gender discrimination. Former member secretary of the National Cooperatives Development Board, Pampha Rai accused the men of disregarding women and keeping them away from the forefront. Women were victimized most in the domestic violence, she added. The programme was organized by a sub-committee of the National Cooperatives Association Ltd...

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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 country was being disintegrated in the name of federalism, monarchy could not be given up in the name of party unity. Chairman Thapa said this while welcoming the new entrants to the party from Tarai Madhes Loktantrik Party Nepal at a programme in the capital on Thursday. He stressed that there was no option to the unity among the democratic and nationalist forces...

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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 merged into a main camp at Shaktikhor on Thursday. Sharma told RSS that 310 combatants from the Pratap Memorial Brigade and 450 combatants from Basu Memorial Brigade will be shifted to Shaktikhor. Similarly, satellite cantonment at Sahajpur under the Seventh Division in Kailali district is being shifted to main camp at Talbandh. Likewise, satellite camps at Danabari of Ilam and Yangshila of Morang will be vacated today under the First..

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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 lack of internal preparations. Gurung said the meeting is likely to hold on Friday by completing respective parties' internal preparations. As per the earlier meeting of the top leaders, Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' was given responsibility pertaining to peace process and army integration while Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala was assigned to forge consensus over the issue of formation of different commissions..

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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 to Nepalgunj for further treatment after primary aid at district hospital in Salla. The accident took place while the tractor was on the way to Solawang, Khalanga from Jhula VDC, Garaghat. Reason behind the accident has yet to be known...

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Grade VIII question paper sold @ Rs 50

Lahan: Question paper prepared for district level board examinations have been made available at market before the exam.  The question paper of mathematics subject prepared for grade eight board examinations is rampantly being sold at Rs. 50 per sheet before five days to go for examination. There was queue up of board exam students in Lahan, Naya Bazaar of Siraha to bye four-paged question sheet. While asked about the incident, District Education Officer Hari Wasti said he had also heard about the disclosure of question before exam schedule but had not found till this moment...

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Fire engulfs three houses, kills one

Rautahat: Laxmi Thakur (45) of Bhasedawa-6 lost his life when fire engulfed three houses at Bhasedawa VDC at around 4 AM this morning. Likewise, the fire outbreak ravaged the homes and sheds of neighbor Panchu Das and Mohan Das. Their cows, buffaloes and goats were also burnt to death in the fire, police said. Security personnel and locals doused the fire. Details of the losses incurred have yet to be assessed, informed District Police Office, Rautahat...

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Baidya backs Prachanda as next prime minister

KATHMANDU: Maoist hardliners have demanded immediate resignation of Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai so that Prachanda can take over. The faction led by Vice-chairman Mohan Baidya believes the move will pave way for a national unity government.   They also said they will not attend a meeting of the party's Standing Committee until(SC) Prachanda agrees to call back Bhattarai from the government. Prachanda has publicly said he is not interested to take over as the PM in the transitional phase. A leader close to him said Prachanda will take up the top job if the opposition parties and the Baidya faction urge him to lead the peace and constitution drafting processes. The SC meeting has been postponed several times owing to..

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Nepal shares views with former monarch but damns him nonetheless २४ फाल्गुन २०६८, बुधबार १०:४६

KATHMANDU: Here is what was long feared. Former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal has joined deposed king  Gyanendra in saying "nationalism, democracy and public safety have become a matter of grave concern." He has come out in support of the former king who has after attending a religious ceremony in Jhumka of Sunsari district had urged political parties to strengthen nationalism, public safety and democracy. “I would like to stress on three things, which I have found in a weak state. Nationalism, public safety and democracy are three vital things we need to strengthen, then only peace and stability is possible," the King had said. And Nepal has come out supporting it. Here is what he has said “Nepali lands are being..

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