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USA and UK come together to assist Nepal

Kathmandu, 14 June: Amid concerns from various quarters that there was duplication in the work of donor agencies, the USA and the UK have joined hands to combat human trafficking in Nepal. With a partnership document signed on Thursday, the development agencies of the two countries will work together to …

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Gurkha demand gets least priority

Kathmandu, 14 June: Nepal and the United Kingdom have agreed to continue discussion on Gurkha matters, while recognizing Gurkhas as a vital link in strengthening the bilateral relationship.  In a joint communiqué issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) of the UK and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of …

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SC paves way to PSC

Kathmandu, 14 June: The Supreme Court has opened the door for the Public Service Commission (PSC) to take written examinations for various positions (open and inclusive categories) for the local level governments. A single bench of Justice Pursottam Bhandari denied issuing an order to stop the PSC from taking examinations …

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Lower Modi hydel project faces obstruction

Kathmandu, 13 June: The construction works on the Lower Modikhola Hydroelectricity Project have remained stalled for 11 days due to the strike by project workers and employees. Workers and employees have padlocked the project office located at Kushma municipality-8 and halted works since June 3, putting forth demands including giving …

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MPs divided on Guthi bill

Kathmandu, 13 June: : Lawmakers of the ruling parties have put forth their views in favour of the Guthi bill while those from the opposition parties protested it during the special hour of today’s meeting of the House of Representatives. The Guthi bill has been registered in the National Assembly …

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Army man killed

Kathmandu, 13 June: An army man was killed when a Kathmandu-bound car (Ba 7 Cha 3848) collided head on with a motorcycle (Ba 41 Pa 5381) he was riding near Samari bridge at Bhimphedi rural municipality, Makawanpur district on Wednesday night. According to Nepal Police News dispatch, Lance Corporal Bibesh …

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Biplav’s in-chagre held from Jumla

Kathmandu, 13 June: Police in Jumla have arrested Chandra Bir Tiruwa alias, Rabi Kiran, Jumla in-charge of Biplav-led rebellious group.  Police raided the house of Tiruwa on Wednesday night and arrested him,  according to Nepal Police news dispatch.  People’s News Monitoring Service

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Dhaulagiri trekking route upgraded

Kathmandu, 13 June: A trekking route to the base camp of Dhaulagiri mountain has been constructed. The seventh highest mountain of the world (8,167 metres) is located at Mudi of Dhaulagiri rural municipality.  According to Gandaki state government’s Ministry of Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment, repair and maintenance of the …

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Engineer arrested red-handed

Kathmandu, 13 June: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) arrested a government employee red-handed taking a bribe of Rs 100,000 in Saptri district today. According to  CIAA, a team led by Deputy Superintendent of Police Shyam Sarukh Magar arrested Bikash Shrestha, engineer for Rupani rural municipality, …

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Deep division in NCP surfaces

Kathmandu, 13 June: A year after unification between the two communist allies– CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center)— and formation of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP), lawmakers of the ruling NCP are sharply divided along UML and Maoist lines over disputed bills and key issues of national importance. During deliberations in …

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