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Monthly Archives: July 2018

Third gender population growing

Kathmandu, 15 July: Blue Diamond Society, an NGO established to advocate for rights of sexual minorities, has claimed that the total population of third-gendered people or those belonging to various minority sexual groups is around 900,000. However, only 167 persons have acquired citizenship by mentioning their ‘other’ gender, reports Nepal Samacharpatra daily …

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Speaker defies constitution

Kathmandu, 15 July: Kantipur daily has reported that Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara and Deputy Speaker Shiva Maya Tumbahamphe have violated the constitution as one between them has not resigned even after the merger of their parties. The constitution has it that the two positions should be held by lawmakers of different …

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Traffic police turning tough

Kathmandu, 15 July: In a bid to reduce the number of road accidents s, traffic police say they have tightened implementation of road rules, reports Online Khabar. Now onwards, the law enforcers will detain people crossing roads haphazardly, ignoring zebra crossings and overhead bridges, and force them to attend a …

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Nonstop struggle for self-determination

By Irfan THE decades’ old Kashmir struggle is not a story of single day but it comprises unknown bloodshed and sacrifices which paved the way for this struggle to continue and deter occupation forces. July 13 is marked as Kashmir Martyrs Day throughout the world. The Day is a milestone …

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Ganesh Thapa threatens Khatiwada

Kathmandu, 13 July: The former President of All Nepal Football Association (ANFA)Ganesh Thapa has  threatened former lawmaker Ram Hari Khatiwada at a social gathering this week claiming Khatiwada was decisive in recommending action against him from the Public Accounts Committee of  the then Legislature-Parliament. According to Nagarik daily, Thapa was …

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Incessant rain creates havoc, roads blocked

Kathmandu, 13 July: The shortest route linking Hetaunda to Kathmandu has been obstructed following landslides due to heavy rainfall since last night. Passengers travelling from eastern Nepal including Sarlahi, Rautahat, Bara and Parsa have been stranded after landslides obstructed the Hetaunda-Phakhel road section in Hetaunda, reports OnlineKhabar. According to police …

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Doctors resort to strike en masse

Kathmandu, 13 July:Resident doctors of the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital say they will shut down all regular services of the hospital except the emergency unit in solidarity with the Hospital professor Dr Govinda KC, who has been staging a fast-unto-death in Jumla of Karnali, from Friday. The veteran medical surgeon …

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Trump’s America irritates, baffles but still dominates

BY M.R. JOSSE KATHMANDU: According to J. Bradford Delong, a Western commentator, America under President Donald Trump is a “loser.” He maintains, categorically, that “it is already clear that the American century ended on November 8, 2016” when Trump was sworn in as US president. At that precise moment, he …

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How strong is Oli?

By Our Reporter Today, KP Sharma Oli is a strong Prime Minister enjoying two-thirds majority in the parliament. In provinces also, except from No 2 province, all the provinces are under the leadership and domination of the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN). Therefore, Oli is the most powerful executive chief …

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Minister’s decision troubles manpower business

By Our Reporter Four thousand workers have been stalled even after receiving working visa for Malaysia. Minister Gokarna Bista, on the charge of taking money illegally for medical report, fingerprint, etc. from the workers, has stopped sending workers to Malaysia. The Labour Ministry has taken stance that if Malaysia will …

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