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Again 60-year age limit in civil service

By Our Reporter The government is now working to increase the compulsory retirement age for the civil servants to 60 years from 58 years. The government had included the plan to increase the retirement age to 60 years in its budget speech of fiscal year 2014/15. However, the revision regarding …

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PM Dahal makes funny speech


By Our Reporter Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s speeches have become funnier in the recent weeks. And the funniest speech he made was while addressing a function organised on the occasion of international anti-corruption day on Friday. PM Dahal said that corruption should be ended for economic prosperity and he …

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INLS Assam Chapter constitutes

By our Reporter An 11-member International Nepali Literary Society Assam Chapter has been constituted in Assam, India. Chaired by Naba Sapkota, Badri Guragain, Dr Shanti Thapa, Dr Induprabha Devi, Dr Kalidas Thapaliya are the vice chairman, secretary, joint secretary and treasurer respectively of the newly constituted Assam Chapter. Similarly, Professor …

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10 percent free beds to helpless patients in private hospitals

By Our Reporter The government is all set to enforce the provision of allocating 10 percent of the total beds in the government and private hospitals to the poor, underprivileged, aged citizens, single women and disabled and provide them treatment free of cost. At a press meet at the Ministry …

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Journalist Madan Dhakal passes away


By Our Reporter Senior journalist and literate Madan Dhakal, 65, passed away on 8 December in at the Purna-Tung Birta City Hospital in Birtamod, Jhapa while undergoing treatment. Dhakal, chief editor of Jhapa’s popular daily, Purbanchal Dainik, was suffering from diabetes and kidney disease. On 7 December, he was rushed …

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Nepali airlines still under EU’s black list


A three-year effort made by Nepal to delist itself from a European Union (EU) blacklist has been in vain. The EU has decided to continue its ban on Nepali airlines through a recent update in the EU Air Safety List. The decision means Nepali airlines still cannot fly to EU …

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RPP’s decisive role

By Our Reporter After unification of the two RPPs, RPP has emerged as the fourth largest party in the Parliament with a decisive strength. Until RPP’s central task force decision, political observers had believed that the constitution could be amended even without UML’s support. However, after the decision of the …

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Dr KC ends his 10th fast-unto death


By Our Reporter Senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC ended his 10th round of fast-unto-death on Sunday. He broke the strike after 22 days after the government addressed some of his demands and committed to fulfilling the remaining demands in the coming days by signing a 12-point agreement. Dr. KC …

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Editors’ Society elects new office bearers


By Our Reporter The 22nd annual general meeting (AGM) of the Editors’ Society of Nepal (ESON) which was held last week has elected new office bearers. Senior journalist Puru Rishal has been elected as the new chairman of the Society, whereas, Pushpa Raj Pradhan, editor-in-chief of the People’s Review weekly …

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Japan’s National Day celebrated


By our Reporter Masashi Ogawa, Ambassador of Japan hosted a Reception on 2 December to celebrate the 83rd auspicious Birthday of His Majesty the Emperor Akihito at his official residence, Tahachal. Nearly four hundred of VVIP and VIP guests including the Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun as a chief guest, Speaker …

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