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Government extends term of TRC and CIEDP


By Our Reporter The government has  extended the term of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP) last week. A meeting of the Council of Ministers held at the Prime Minister’s Residence, Baluwatar, last Thursday  extended the term of both the …

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Appointment of ambassadors in doldrums

By Our Reporter The cabinet meeting held on 9 February was all set to name new ambassadors in 13 countries but due to the internal problems, NC was unable to give names. As foreign minister Prakash Saran Mahat was on a trip to Belgium, the process of naming the ambassadors …

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Emergency gate at TIA told to shutdown


The Parliamentary Good Governance and Monitoring Committee on Thursday directed the government to shut emergency gate of Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu amid suspicion that it has allowed people to engage in illegal activities in the sensitive area without getting caught. On Thursday, more than a dozen lawmakers led …

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Documentary on Nepali film industry


Journalist Rajan Ghimire, who has been reporting about Nepali cinema for more than two decades, has now come up with a documentary on the Nepali film industry (Kollywood) that traces the ups and downs of the movie industry since 2007. The 45-minute film documents the history of Nepali cine industry, …

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RPP prepares for unity convention


By Our Reporter The unified RPP is preparing for its first national convention. As per the schedule, RPP has held its district assemblies and now heading for the national convention to be held in Kathmandu. The unified party’s national convention is to decide on the agenda of republicanism or monarchism. …

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When sitting judge has to knock the Court door

By Our Reporter The main task of the judges is to give justice to the people. But in Nepal the judges themselves have to knock the door of court seeking justice. It is what has happened to Surendra Bir Singh Bansyat, the chief judge of Janakpur High Court. Chief judge …

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SSP arrested in connection to the smuggling of 34 kg gold


By Our Reporter Arrest of Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Shyam Khatri  in connection to 33.5 kilogram of smuggled gold that was seized from Gaushala in the capital some days ago showed how the police officers were promoting the smuggling of gold and other illegal items in the country. . …

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Pakistan embassy observes Kashmir solidarity day

By Our Reporter Like in the past, this year also on 5 February, the Pakistan Embassy here observed Kashmir solidarity day by organizing an interaction program. Speaking at the program, Ambassador Mazhar Javed said that the solidarity day reminds an exceptionally painful chapter in the history of Jammu and Kashmir …

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PM Dahal is busy in inauguration ceremonies

By Our Reporter Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who immediately after becoming the PM for the second time last year  had said that he would not  take part in any inauguration ceremonies except a few and asserted that Constitution implementation,   reconstruction and economic reforms were his priority as Premier. “I …

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Government plans to host BIMISTIC summit in Kathmandu


By Our Reporter The government has decided to host the meeting of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) to be held in Nepal next year. A meeting of the Council of Ministers held Friday afternoon took the decision to this effect. Meanwhile, BIMSTEC General …

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