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January 14, 2018 18:00 PM

Government, EC dillydallying to hand over power

Speaking at a press conference in Bhaktapur, Mahendra Bahadur Shahi, former minister and youth leader of CPN (Maoist Center) accused the current government and the Election Commission for delaying power handover. 

Jeep accident claims 5 lives, rural municipality chief among killed

Five people were killed, including Khadga Katuwal, rural municipality chief when a jeep, en route to Barun Mela met with an accident in Gadi Bazaar of Makalu rural municipality of Sankhuwasabha.

Abject price worries ginger farmers in Dhankuta

Decreasing ginger prices and reluctance from traders to buy them has become a worry for farmers in Dhankuta.  Earlier, ginger was sold between Rs. 90 to Rs. 150 per kilo. However, traders are denying ginger even at Rs 20.

Indian ambassador to take initiative to open immigration office at Pashupatinagar

Ambassador of India to Nepal, Manjeev Singh Puri has said that he would take initiatives for setting up an immigration office at east Pashupatinagar of Ilam. For years, locals have been pressing the Indian side for the same to strengthen Nepal-India trade from the border. 

Sunsari clinches 6th Eastern Regional Taekwondo Sports Championship

Sunsari became champion in the 6th Eastern Regional Taekwondo Sports Championship concluded today in Itahari Sub Metropolitan City. It bagged six gold and two bronzes medals. Likewise, Dhankuta claimed second position by winning four gold medals, and one bronze followed by Jhapa in third position with two gold medals and one bronze. Morang secured one gold and four bronzes, while Ilam one gold. 

Massive 7.3 magnitude earthquake hits coast of Peru

A tsunami threat has been issued in Peru following a powerful earthquake just off the coast of South America. The 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck about 124km south west of the town of Puquio, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. Officials in Peru said there is a tsunami alert for areas within a 300km radius of the earthquake. 


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