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Gangamaya Adhikari’s health condition serious

By Our Reporter Health condition of Ganga Maya Adhikari who has been staging a hunger strike at Bir Hospital for the last five weeks demanding justice for her slain son is deteriorating. She has been demanding action against the murderer of her son Krishna Prasad Adhikari, who was killed brutally …

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Loktantric Governance

What better example of Nepali governance than the continued resort to rule by edicts even when the legislature sits to make laws? This is despite the more than two-thirds majority so widely being flaunted. The excuse this time is the paucity of time and the need to fast track these …

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Budigandaki to the Chinese firm again !

Kathmandu, 4 July : The government is mulling to award the 1,200-megawatt Budhigandaki Hydropower Project to China Gezhouba Water and Power Group again, reports Karobar economic daily. EarlierPushpa Kamal Dahal-led government had signed a contract with the company to construct the project, Dahal’s successor Sher Bahadur Deuba had cancelled the agreement …

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‘No foreign aid in parliament’

Kathmandu, 4 July :  The Federal Parliament Secretariat has decided not to accept any grant from foreign donors for its regular activities. The decision follows a severe criticism it received from the press and the public as well as some lawmakers for conducting a training programme for lawmakers with the financial …

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World Cup betting…

Kathmandu, 4 July : Police in Kathmandu say they have arrested three youths for their alleged involvement in betting about various matches of the ongoing FIFA World Cup. Prakat Maharjan from Mhaipi, Rejin Maharjan from Ramghat and Sujen Shahi  from Chagal were arrested from Chagal, Swayambhu area of Kathmandu, reports …

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Scores of Indian pilgrims stranded at Simikot and Hilsa

Kathmandu, 3 July :  Some one thousand five hundred seventy-five Indian pilgrims  are reported to have stranded at Simkot and Hilsa of  Nepal. The weather situation remains inclement and there is very little chance of operating evacuation flights, states Indian embassy here in a press release today.  “There are about …

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Nepali troops receive UN medals

 Kathmandu, 3 July :The Nepali High Readiness Company are an elite unit of soldiers with a unique set of military expertise and experience that makes them highly sought after in peacekeeping operations. The troops demonstrated the extent of their specialist skills at a medal pinning ceremony celebrating their service to …

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Susta locals smash Indian dam

Kathmandu, 3 July : Locals from Susta in Nawalparasi district of Nepal have broken a Gandak Canal dam to get rid of the overflown water and prevent their arable land from inundation, reports Online Khabar. The residents of Gudariya in Susta Rural Municipality broke the dam so that the water …

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New aircraft yet another white elephant

Kathmandu, 24 May:  The Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC), national carrier of Nepal has always been in ignominy for the mismanagement of aircrafts, human resources and misappropriation of funds. The purchase of a new ‘A 330-200’series wide-body aircraft and the incidents thereafter has adversely marred the NAC and the aircraft has …

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Millions spent in importing cards

Kathmandu, 3 July : Officially, gambling and playing cards is illegal in Nepal for Nepali citizens though it is open to foreign tourists. However, the country spends millions to buy playing cards every year, Nagarik daily  reports in today’s edition. While purchasing cards Nepal spent Rs 120 million in the first 10 …

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