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Province 3 and Lanzhou become sister cities

Kathmandu, 14 May : An agreement has been signed between Province No 3 and Lanzhou of Gansu province in China  to develop relations between these two provinces at people-to-people level. Towards this, the representatives from the sides signed an agreement to cultivate sister city relations between Kathmandu Metropolitan City and …

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Five detained for possessing banned notes

Kathmandu, 13 May: Police have detained five persons on charge of illegal possession of banned Indian currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 denomination. According to the Metropolitan Police Range Kathmandu, they were arrested from the tourist hub Thamel late last night.The police have handed over the detainees to …

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Dispute surfaces between HoR and NA

Kathmandu, 13 May: Nagarik daily has reported that the House of Representatives have been found interfering into the jurisdiction of the National Assembly. The Passport Bill which was sent to the National Assembly for approval has already been submitted to the President for her approval. The bill hasn’t been approved …

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UTL sighs with relief  

Kathmandu, 11 May: The Indian telecommunication company UTL has sighed with relief as the Supreme Court of Nepal has stayed the Nepal Telecommunication Authority’s (NTA) decision not renew the agreement of laying optical fibre in Province four and five. The apex court has issued an interim order against NTA’s May …

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NSU’s land grabbed

Kathmandu, 11 May: More than 1326 bigha land of Nepal Sanskrit University situated at various locations of Dang district has been grabbed by multiple entities including security agencies and religious organizations. According to Kantipur daily, during the armed conflict the then Maoists had forcefully taken the liaison office of the …

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Nepal Red Cross mired in corruption

Kathmandu, 11 May: The Red Cross is a reputed international humanitarian agency that renders assistance at the time of extreme emergency but Nepal Red Cross Society has become a synonymous of corruption. According to Sanghu vernacular weekly rampant corruption of this sacrosanct institution in Nepal has tarnished the international image. …

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‘Coup against free press’

Kathmandu, 12 May: President of Nepali Congress Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the proposed media law is ‘coup’ against press freedom. At a press conference organizing at the the party office  on Sunday, he said that the new bill registered by the government is against the norms of the …

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Media Council Bill draws flak

Kathmandu, 12 May: As the government  prepares to introduce a new law to regulate media, concerned stakeholders have expressed extreme fear that it would adversely jeopardize press freedom and hence opposed the bill. The umbrella organisation of Nepali journalists, Federation of Nepali Journalists, has already announced a protest programme demanding …

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Internet charge swelling

Kathmandu, 12 May: Internet Service Providers (ISP)are likely to increase their charges once again as the Nepal Electricity Authority is hiking the charge it levies on them for using electricity utility poles, according to Karobar daily. Currently, the ISPs are paying Rs 5,050 for using a pole for a year. …

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TU playing foul in recruitment

Kathmandu, 12 May: The premier institute of learning and knowledge of nation, the Tribhuvan University has played foul in recruiting new staff. According to Kantipur daily many relatives of the Trubhuvan University Service Commission Chairman Chaitanya Sharma, Chief Parashu Ram Koirala, Central Campus Principal Krishna Acharya, former Registrar Chandra Mani …

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