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Shaman slaughters an infant

Kathmandu, 31May: A shaman has slaughtered a two-and- a-half-year old Aryan Sah in a bizarre ritual in Dhanusha district on the pretext of gaining supernatural power. The shaman Shatrudhan Mahato, 55, of Mithila municipality-6 had performed the barbaric act in his front yard in the wee hours of May 7, …

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Public holiday on Id-ul-Fitr

Kathmandu, 31May: The Government has announced that there will be a public holiday on coming June 6 on the occasion of the Muslim festival of Id-ul-Fitr, on the recommendation of the Muslim Commission. The Government announced it while making public the decisions of the meeting of the Cabinet on Thursday. …

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G2G modus operandi for Gautam Buddha airport

Kathmandu, 31May: The Government has come up with the government-to-government (G2G) model for the operation of Gautam Buddha International Airport. The airport is nearing completion and is slated to come into operation from coming mid-September. A recent meeting of the Cabinet  decided to move ahead with the process of collaborating …

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Oli and inclement weather affect air travel

Kathmandu, 31: Flights to and from the Tribhuvan International Airport were badly affected due to adverse weather conditions and Prime Minister Khagda Oli’s visit to India on Thursday. International flights too were affected due to bad weather and a few had to remain in the sky as Oli’s Delhi bound …

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Asian Resilience Summit kicking off

Kathmandu, 31 May: The First Asian Resilience Summit 2019 is kicking off in a short while  in Kathmandu today. The two-day summit is co-hosted by the Nepal Tourism Board, the Global Travel and Tourism Resilience Council, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). …

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Immigration officer booked for corruption

Kathmandu, 31 May:  The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has filed a case at Special Court against immigration officer Ramakant Aryal at the Tribhuvan International Airport. The case is filed against him for amassing the property without transparent source of income. The CIAA found the illegal ground …

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Civil servants’ pay hiked

Kathmandu, 30 May: The Government has increased the salary of the civil servants to be effective from the new fiscal year. The government has announced an increment of 20 per cent in the basic salary of the non-gazetted and 18 per cent of the gazetted civil servants. The increment covers …

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Nepal a safe haven for Ahmadi Muslims

Kathmandu, 30 May: Followers of the Ahmadiyya sect of Islam, the Ahmadis, believe in a later messiah and hence they are at odds with mainstream Muslims. Due to their difference in faith, the group is often subject to persecution. However, they feel safe in Nepal. According to The Kathmandu Post, …

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Substantial budget for reconstruction

Kathmandu, 30 May :The government has allocated Rs. 141 billion budget for the post earthquake reconstruction in its budget for the coming fiscal year 2019/20. The budget presented on Wednesday at the joint session of the Federal Parliament reads that Rs. 58.73 billion has been allocated to complete reconstruction of …

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Mixed reaction on budget

Kathmandu, 30 May: Leaders of different political parties have given mixed reaction to the budget presented for coming fiscal year 2019/20. The leaders also suggested to lay emphasis on implementation of the budget  as it is overall good. They said that increase in social security allowance of senior citizens, salary …

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