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Politics

PM Koirala, CPDCC chair Bhattarai hold meeting

KATHMANDU, Oct 25: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala and Chairman of the Constitutional Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee (CPDCC), Dr Baburam Bhattarai, held a meeting at the Prime Minister´s residence

No need for more than six provinces: Pokhrel

BHAKTAPUR, Oct 25: General Secretary of the CPN-UML, Ishwor Pokhrel, said that there was no need of more than six provinces along with common identity. At

Referendum on major issues of constitution: UML vice chair

KATHMANDU, Oct 25: CPN (UML) Vice-chairwoman Bidhya Devi Bhandari has said that parties should go for referendum to decide crucial issues of new constitution if

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Leaders receive Bhaitika

KATHMANDU, Oct 25: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala received tika and blessings from his 81-year-old elder sister Abhadevi Sharma at the auspicious hour of 11.35 am on the occasion of the Bhaitika festival on Saturday. The

National bird on verge of extinction

ACHHAM, Oct 26: The national bird of Nepal ´Danphe´ (Lophophorus) is on the verge of extinction in Achham district. Lack of preservation

Eight killed in Okhaldhunga jeep crash

BIRATNAGAR, Oct 26: At least eight persons have been killed and as many got injured after a passenger jeep plunged some 200 meter down from the road at Siddhicharan

Business

China, 20 other countries initiate new Asian bank

BEIJING, Oct 25: Twenty-one Asian nations have signed on to a China-driven initiative to create a new development bank for Asia that´s aimed at boosting infrastructure investment of all kinds. Beijing sees

Sports

ICC WCL Div 3: Malla's ton helps Nepal register big win over Singapore

KATHMANDU, Oct 26: In yet another trouncing victory, Nepal defeated Singapore with a huge margin of 190 runs in its third match of ICC World Cricket League Division 3 held at Bayumas Oval, Selangor in Malaysia on

INTERNATIONAL

Ukraine votes to overhaul parliament

KIEV, Ukraine, Oct 26: Voters in Ukraine headed to the polls Sunday to elect a new parliament, overhauling a legislature tainted by its association with ousted President Viktor Yanukovych. The election

Hong Kong protesters scrap vote on next step

HONG KONG, Oct 26: Organizers of Hong Kong´s democracy protests say they´re canceling a Sunday vote on the next step in their monthlong street occupation. They

Afghan mullah jailed for 20 years for rape

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct 26: An Afghan court has sentenced a mullah to 20 years in prison after finding the religious teacher guilty of raping a 10-year-old girl. The

The Week

The Man Booker of Thamel

Vision Books houses Nagendra´s 30 years worth of collection including first editions and rare books If you love browsing through bookstores, you might be familiar with the all too nosy bookseller

Tsho Rolpa: A fusion of nature and culture (photo feature)

Tsho Rolpa is one of the biggest glacial lakes in Nepal. Located at an altitude of 4,580 meters in the Dolakha District, this lake lies between the famous Langtang and Everest ranges. My friends

Deal on federal provinces: So near and yet so far

With leaders from various political parties of late intensifying negotiations on major contentious issues in making a new Constitution, the subject of federalism has yet again emerged as the most debated

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Sonie off to Japan for Miss International 2014 pageant

KATHMANDU, Oct 20: After five months of rigorous training, Miss Nepal International 2014 Sonie Rajbhandari is leaving for Japan on Tuesday to participate in Miss

Jazz music concert commemorating Daniel Pearl

KATHMANDU, Oct 20: On Monday evening, audience present at Kamal Kunj, the residence of the US Ambassador to Nepal Peter W Bodde, grooved to the spellbinding Jazz

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Make Laxmi footprints this Tihar

KATHMANDU, Oct 23:You might have noticed little footprints decorating and leading the way into houses during Laxmi Puja. Normally, these feet, referred to as Goddess Laxmi’s footprints,

Legend has it....

KATHMANDU, Oct 23: • Once upon a time, Yamaraj, the God of Death, visited his sister Yamuna despite his busy schedule and they had a good time together. This legendary incident set the tradition

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Top leaders seem to have no understanding of federalism

At 74, political, human rights and social activist Padma Ratna Tuladhar has started to show his age. But the septuagenarian...

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