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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...

How Nepali is Nepali topi?

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Kathmandu, January 1 It has been at least seven years since some Nepalis voluntarily started observing the first day of the Gregorian new year (January 1) as Nepali Topi Diwas (Nepali Cap Day). On this day, people are seen coming out on the street...

PM’s New Year greetings: Nepal will be more prosperous this year

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Kathmandu, January 1 Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, giving his annual New Year greetings, said that the country would be more prosperous in 2021. He said that the foundations laid in 2020 would take Nepal to new levels in the years to come. “Our...

House dissolution erases Oli’s prosperity mantra, keeping key bills in limbo

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Kathmandu, December 31 Last week, the European Commission updated its air safety list. Like other years, the list did not change the status of Nepal or any of its airlines. It has been the case since 2013. While the EU did commend the Nepal...

2 killed in Kathmandu tipper hit

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Kathmandu, December 31 Two persons have died when a tipper hit them in Gurjudhara, Chandragiri municipality-12 of Kathmandu, on Wednesday evening. The victims have been identified as Abhaya Lama (27), a resident of Galchhi in Dhading, and Subhas Gamal (25), a resident of Chitwan....

Third party involvement in Japan job programme contradicts agreement

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Kathmandu, December 21 After signing a controversial labour agreement with Israel that makes Nepali workers pay to go to the country for jobs, the government has now drafted a directive to implement the understanding with Japan, which contradicts the essence of the agreement and...

This dissolution and those dissolutions: Looking for parallels to Oli’s move in history

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The parallels are uncanny. Girija Prasad Koirala headed a majority government, formed after the general elections, in 1991, following the promulgation of a new constitution. KP Sharma Oli headed a majority government, formed after the general elections, in 2018 following the promulgation of a...

Oli govt will have to cut down on development budget to fund elections

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Kathmandu, December 21 Everyone knows the government of Nepal is struggling to manage funds for the Covid-19 response. It has been blamed for fewer tests as it apparently fears managing more cases due to the cost. The government is dependent on donors to import...