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By Shashi Malla • United States & Iran: Spiraling Tensions in the Strait of Hormuz/ Gulf of Oman Strait of Hormuz Tensions in the Strait of Hormuz/Gulf of Oman have been rising intensely – nearly spiraling out of control – following a number of oil tanker blasts. The Persian Gulf …

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Agitators demand resignation of three ministers

Kathmandu, 20 June: The struggle committee against the controversial guthi bill has demanded resignation of three ministers. Issuing a statement  after the  grand success of the massive demonstration at Maitighar on  Wednesday, the committee has called for resignation of Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa, Minister for Communication and Information Technology …

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Syringe attack on young girls

Kathmandu, 20 June:  Four  young girls have been attacked in the capital by sharp objects in the past 45 days. The girls have puncture marks in their torso . These marks are left by a sharp needle like object. Doctors have assumed that the mark is made from a syringe. …

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TU’s tarnished image, marred by gold medal trade and corruption

Kathmandu, 20 June: Tribhuvan University better known by the acronym  TU,- the premier institute of higher studies and a center for academic excellence once has now transformed into a place of corruption and intellectual bankruptcy. According to Naya Patrika daily,  the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) …

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Congress mounts pressure to withdraw Media Council Bill

Kathmandu, 20 June: With the government announcing withdrawal of the Guthi Bill from parliament, the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has stepped up pressure to withdraw other controversial bills including the Media Council Bill. Speaking at the House of Representative on Wednesday, NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba said that the …

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Massive demonstration of of people’s power

Kathmandu, 20 June: Guthiyars (trustees) of the public Guthis (trusts) staged a massive demonstration at Maitighar Mandala on Wednesday demanding that the Guthi bill be scrapped.Thousands of people especially from the Newar community assembled in protest of the proposed Guthi bill. All the print media of today have covered this …

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Gold smuggling case, three judges to face punitive action

Kathmandu, 20 June: The Judicial Council (JC)has recommended for punitive action against three High Court judges for passing erroneous orders in the 33-kg gold smuggling case. According to media reports, JC will penalize Thir Bahadur Karki, Umesh Kumar singh and Sadhuram Sapkota. Meanwhile, Kantipur reports that the Chief Justice of …

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Human sea witnessed at Maitighar Mandala

Kathmandu, 19 June: The temperature was recorded at 29 degree Celsius at 12 noon in sunny Kathmandu. Thousands of people, specially, from the Newar community gathered at the Maitighar Mandala undermining the temperature to protest the government proposed Guthi bill. Newars from Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur districts arrived at Maitighar …

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More than Rs 32.2 billion collected sans modality of construction

Kathmandu, 19 June: The Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has collected Rs 32.2 billion in infrastructure tax for the construction of 1,200-megawatt hydropower project, although no decision has been made about which modality it would be made.   The amount was collected as of 31 May this year. NOC has been levying …

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