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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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Panel to recommend mountaineering safety

Kathmandu, 13 June:Amid concerns from various quarters that weak laws and poor monitoring by the authorities have made mountaineering unsafe, the Government has  formed a five-member panel to identify the problems in mountaineering and recommend measures. According to the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, the panel led by …

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PSC awaiting office-bearers’ decision

Kathmandu, 13 June:The Public Service Commission (PSC) has said it was waiting for a final decision of the PSC office-bearers, who are scheduled to hold a meeting soon with regard to a protest against its vacancy announcement. According to PSC, a decision will be taken in response to the direction …

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Dhangadi airport back to business

Kathmandu, 13 June:Regular flights to and from the Dhangadi airport began from today. The airport had been closed since May 5 for upgrading of the airstrip and parking zone.  According to Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal ,    upgrading of the 900 meters of the 1,800 meters runaway has been …

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