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Former King Gyanedra leaves for Thailand with families for month

By Our Reporter Former King Gyanendra, who has been taking rest after visiting east Nepal and central Tarai, left Bangkok with family on Sunday. He is accompanied by former Queen Komal and other members of the former Royal family. It was said that former crown princess Himani has already reached …

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Nine of two families murdered in Panchthar

  By Our Reporter It seems Nepali society is yet to overcome violence sowed by the Maoists in the past. It is evident from the killing of nine members of the two families in Panchthar on Monday night. Police said that nine people of two families at Miklangjung Rural Municipality-3 …

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Pande’ putting all efforts to cement bilateral bonds

By Our Reporter The Honorary Consul General of Italy in Kathmandu Pratima Pande’ has said that she had put all her efforts to further bolster Nepal-Italy ties. Speaking briefly at a solo violin concert organized to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the establishment of Nepal-Italy diplomatic relations in capital last …

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Buddha Jayanti observed

By Our Reporter The nation on Saturday observed the 2563rd Budhha Jayanti by organising various programmes across the nation. President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli attended a function organised in Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha, on the occasion. Coinciding the Buddha Jayanati President Bhandari also …

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Chief Ministers challenge Oli

Kathmandu, 22 May: The provincial governments are dismayed by Prime Minister Khagda Oli’s remarks on federalism that he made on Tuesday. Inaugurating the laying of optical fiber in Dhading, Oli said that provincial and local governments were not separate entities, but units under the federal government. According to Kantipur daily, …

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Lumbini Master Plan remains incomplete even in 41 years

By Our Reporter Lumbini master plan was designed some 41 years ago. In the initial phase seven villages dominated by Muslim communities were relocated and the Muslims had embraced the development plan and cooperated with the authorities for their relocation. But in four decades, several projects are still unfinished much …

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Outer Ring Road project in limbo

By Our Reporter The Development and Technology Committee (DTC) of the Federal Parliament recently directed the Ministry of Urban Development to continue the Outer Ring Road Project proposed in 2005. The project was almost shelved after the government could not find ways to acquire the land in the way of …

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Price hike before budget: Tomato prices double

By Our Reporter Signs have it that the people will be marred by the price rise this year even before the tabling of the new fiscal budget. Generally, price hike used to occur only after the tabulation of the budget. But this year, market price has skyrocketed even before the …

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Loud thinking on the party line

By Maila Baje If the cart hurtled with an extra jolt before the steed in the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) this week, at least our comrades were trying to instill some horse sense into it all. Deputy Prime Minister Ishwar Pokharel, a two-time general secretary of the erstwhile Communist Party …

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