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Dahal appeals to India for support for ‘Nepal’s democracy’

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Kathmandu, February 22 The chairman of the recently split Nepal Communist Party has appealed to India for extending support to his faction for its ‘struggle for democracy’ in the country. Dahal’s statement shows his side is not confident of independently winning over Prime Minister...

Biplav is ready for talks, but govt isn’t

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Kathmandu, February 22 Issuing a press release on Saturday, Netra Bikram Chand ‘Biplav’, the leader of a Maoist group which the government has banned, said his party was ready for the talks. Although many reports of late said the government was making efforts to...

2 reasons why fuel prices are likely to go up in Nepal again

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Kathmandu, February 20 For the past few days, student unions affiliated with various political parties have been protesting two recent fuel price hike decisions made by the Nepal Oil Corporation, the government-owned fuel distribution monopoly. On the other hand, public transporters have put pressure...

Bhagirathi Bhatta murder: Family receives body, funeral today on 17th day

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Kathmandu, February 20 The family of Bhagirathi Bhatta, who was reportedly killed after rape on February 2, has received the victim’s body on the 17th day of the incident, in Baitadi of Sudurpaschim on Friday. The body was lying at the District Hospital as...

Returning home from the US to cultivate his dreams–and, strawberries

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Kathmandu, February 13 Sasan Devkota was happy, working at an entomology lab in Florida in the US. Life was good. He was earning a good salary and had all the facilities he ever craved for: education for his children, better healthcare and world-class transportation....

Bird flu is back to Kathmandu

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Kathmandu, February 13 Livestock officials of the country have reported that they have witnessed another round of bird flu in Tarakeshwar municipality of Kathmandu. The statement comes just a week after they claimed the outbreak was taken under control in Sanglekhola, Phutung, ward 7...

HoR dissolution: Urge to look for parliamentary practice

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KATHMANDU: Hearing on the writ petition filed against the decision of the government to dissolve the House of Representatives continued today at the Supreme Court. After completion of the pleading by the petitioners on Sunday, the advocates representing the government have begun defending the...

Ambassador Pollitt commits to assist Nepal in COVID-19 vaccination drive

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KATHMANDU: British Ambassador to Nepal Nicola Pollitt paid a courtesy call on Deputy Prime Minister Ishwor Pokharel on Tuesday. During the meeting at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, they discussed issues of friendship and bilateral cooperation, said Spokesperson Shankar...

APF Head Constable arrested with Rs 15,000 bribe

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KATHMANDU: The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has arrested senior Head Constable Shravan Basnet of the Armed Police Force (APF) in Mahottari on a charge of taking bribe. According to CIAA Assistant Spokesperson Bed Prasad Bhandari, Basnet who is working at...

JSP announces fresh protest plan against HoR dissolution

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KATHMANDU: The Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP) has announced additional protest programs against the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR). In a statement issued on Tuesday, the party said the dissolution of the lower house was unconstitutional, undemocratic, and a regressive move. According to...