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By-elections in November

Kathmandu, 5 July: The Election Commission (EC) has made internal preparations for conducting by-elections to fill 47 vacant positions at the local, provincial and federal levels of government. The EC has urged eligible voters to register with local election offices at the earliest. “Unregistered voters are not allowed to cast …

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Global IME and Janta Bank merging

Kathmandu, 5 July: Two big commercial banks with branches all over Nepal have signed a memorandum of understanding to enter into a merger, acting promptly upon the instructions of the Central bank  to ‘look for partners’. According to Global IME Bank, Janta Bank and Global IME Bank have signed an …

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Oli’s ill health blocks unification process

Kathmandu, 5 July: Owing to ill health of Khagda Oli, Chair of the Communist Party of Nepal, the pending works relating to unification of party has been stalled for the time being. As the Chair duo of the party Prachand and Oli were entrusted with the responsibility of finalizing the …

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Baluatar’s investment in media

Kathmandu, 5 July: When the mainstream media has become totally negative towards the government, the government itself has taken initiative to run influential media houses with big venture. Jana Aastha vernacular weekly reports, during Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s previous tenure as the PM, the TV programme “Prime Minister with …

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Speaker Mahra and Chairman Timilsina abuse power

Kathmndu, 5 July:  Speaker of House of Representative Krishna Bahadur Mahara and National Assembly Chairman Ganesh Prasad Timilsina are fund abusing their power in extracting huge amout from the state coffer. According to Sanghu verncular weekly, the duo have indulged themselves in extracting extra amout in the name of perks …

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Former IGP sent to jail

Kathmandu, 5 July: After being convicted of Sudan scam by the Supreme Court more than two years ago, former Inspecdtor General of Police  Ramesh Chand Thakuri has been sent to prision in connection with Sudan Scam. As he surrendered before the apex court on Thursday, acting upon the verdict of …

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Promoting Nepali culture in America

Kathmandu, 5 July: Nepalis residing in the US displayed a strong stage performance during the 16th Asian Festival held on 30 June in the Wellness Center of Worcester State University, Worcester, Massachusetts. Stalls representing culture, art, language, utilities, food, and dress from 12 Asian countries including India, China, Bhutan, Thailand, …

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Germany to provide Rs 3.40 billion grant

Kathmandu, 4 July: The Federal Republic of Germany is to provide Rs 3.40 billion grant assistance to the government of Nepal for the implementation of renewal energy, maternal health service and sustainable development programmes. According to the Embassy of Germany in Nepal, the governments of Nepal and Germany would sign …

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Nine children rescued

Kathmandu, 4 July: Nine children have been rescued from a children’s home which was allegedly running against meeting the set criteria. Central Child Welfare Board rescued four boys and five girls from the Saudol Women Society located at Changunarayan municipality-9 in Bhaktapur district. The Board rescued the children after the …

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Nabil Bank and Lions Club enter into alliance

Kathmandu, 4 July: Nabil Bank has entered into an alliance with Lions Clubs-Nepal under which members of Lions Club can now avail Co-branded Visa Domestic Credit Cards from Nabil Bank. The agreement was inked during the Multiple District Conventions of Lions Clubs International recently. Under the arrangement, Nabil bank will …

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