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Three prominent personalities die in a week

By Our Reporter Last week Nepal lost three prominent personalities, who have left impressive marks in politics, literature and arts. Veteran artist and writer Manuj Babu Mishra passed away peacefully in his Kathmandu residence due to heart attack last Wednesday. He was 83. Likewise, poet and renowned radio presenter Dahal …

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Pakistan Embassy observes Independence Day

By Our Reporter On the occasion of 71stIndependence Day of Pakistan, an impressive flag hoisting ceremony was held at the Pakistan Embassy on 14 August. AmbassadorMazharJaved hoisted the national flag. Officials of the Embassy and their families as well as Pakistani community in Kathmandu attended the ceremony. Independence Day message …

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Big buses replace microbuses, tempos in Gongabu-Airport route

By Our Reporter New buses on the New Bus Park–Gongabu–Dillibazaar–Sinamangal–Airport route in Kathmandu have replaced the microbuses and tempos since Monday. Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Management Raghubir Mahaseth inaugurated the operation of 17 new buses on the route. All 17 new buses launched on the route are owned …

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Taxation in multiple levels irks people, businessmen

Kathmandu, 14 August: The competition among the federal, provincial and local governments to impose taxes on different items have greatly irked the people. Owing to anarchy seen in the taxation system, people have started suspecting the fate of federalism as many believe that they were compelled to pay more tax …

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Russian ambassador to Nepal passes away

Kathmandu, 13 August: Russian Ambassador to Nepal Andrei S Budnik passed away  on Friday in Russia. He was serving in Kathmandu since February 2016. He had gone to Russia on leave. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has expressed deep sorrow at his ultimately demise. “Our sincere condolences and sympathies to …

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Medical practitioners oppose criminal code act

Kathmandu, 12 August: The government is all set to enforce new criminal code act from 18 August. Under the act, if medical practitioners are found performing negligence while treating patients causing death will be jailed. Against such a provision in the new act, medical practitioners have warned to stop their …

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Prachanda visiting India and China

Kathmandu, 10 August: Prachanda, Chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal is visiting India and China, reports Ratopati online portal. Prachanda is visiting India from 7 to 12 September, whereas, he is visiting Beijing for a week beginning from 17 September. This is the first foreign visit of Prachanda since …

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Nepal’s perpetual conundrum: looking south or heading north

By Gaurab Shumsher Thapa Kathmandu, 10 August: At a recent Nepal-India think-tank summit in Kathmandu, the keynote speaker Ram Madhav, national general secretary of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, suggested that Nepal adopt a “Look South” policy under the broad framework of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Neighborhood First” policy. …

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