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Politics

8 yrs after CPA, key tasks of peace process still pending

Dispute resolution body remains unable to meet KATHMANDU, Nov 22: Even as the signing of the historic Comprehensive Peace Accord-2006 marks its eighth anniversary

CPN -Maoist puts off plenum

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: The CPN-Maoist has deferred the plenum slated to begin from Saturday. Issuing a press statement, the party said that the meeting

Reactionary forces acting against statute writing process: Bhandari

PANCHTHAR, Nov 22: CPN-UML Vice Chairman Bidhya Bhandari on Saturday said reactionary forces are gaining ground to foil the constitution writing process taking the

Social

Absence of VDC secretaries hits Kailali squatters hard

DHANGADHI, Nov 22: After he could not find the secretary of the Village Development Committee (VDC) at the office in his village, Dumti Bahadur Chaudhary, a local of Gadariya VDC-5 in Kailali district, rode his

Aide injured as truck hits Minister Pandit's vehicle

ITAHARI, Nov 22: The vehicle carrying Minister for General Administration Lal Babu Pandit was hit by a truck from behind in Itahari-8 along Koshi Highway on Saturday. Minister’s

7 die as jeep carrying pilgrims falls off cliff

KHOTANG, Nov 21:Seven people died and eight others were injured when a jeep met with an accident at Gauri Bhir in Badahara VDC of Khotang district Friday morning.

Business

Cross-border transmission line master plan within six months

KATHMANDU, Nov 22 : Nepal and India have agreed to prepare a master plan for development of cross-border transmission line within six months. The meeting of Joint Steering Committee (JSC) between the

Pancheshwar DPR within six months

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: The second meeting of Pancheshwar Development Authority has decided to entrust the task of preparing Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the development

Sports

Mamata's heroics guide Janakpur to title

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: Mamata Chaudhary’s half-century guided Region No 7 (Janakpur) to the title of the Wai Wai U-19 Women’s National Cricket Tournament on Friday. Janakpur, winner of the 2012

INTERNATIONAL

Kerry to join Iran nuclear talks in Vienna

PARIS, Nov 20: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Vienna later Thursday to join high-level nuclear negotiations with Iran as a deadline for an agreement fast approaches. State Department

Plague outbreak kills 40 people in Madagascar

JOHANNESBURG, Nov 22: The World Health Organization says 40 people have died from the plague in Madagascar. WHO said 119 people have been diagnosed

Police: Al-Shabab militants kill 28 in Kenya bus

NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 22:  Police officials say al-Shabab militants from Somalia have hijacked a bus in northern Kenya and killed 28 non-Muslims on board. The

The Week

Unregistered wildlife trophies creating potential illegal market

A few months ago, 40 year old Basanta Maharjan (name changed) of Bhaktapur was arrested by the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) while trying to sell an ivory statue in the market. During the investigation, it was revealed that the art object was gifted

Electoral model becomes more vital

With the January 22 deadline for the Constituent Assembly (CA) to promulgate a new Constitution approaching fast, leaders of major political parties are indulged in bitter disputes in regard to the CA´s

Those 24 hours

A golden waistcoat hung over a white silk gown in one corner of the City Museum, Durbar Marg. Besides the gown, a wooden table was scattered with pins. They spilt on to the floor and circled around a pair

TIME - OUT

Exposing modern-day slavery in pictures

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Award-winning American photographer Lisa Kristine’s photo exhibition ‘Enslaved’ is currently on display at Siddhartha Art Gallery

Byakul Maila to receive lifetime monthly allowance

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Byakul Maila, lyricist of our national anthem ‘Sayaun Thunga Phoolka Hami’, will be getting a lifetime monthly allowance of Rs 25,000.

Gen next

Studying abroad versus studying in the country

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: You no longer feel surprised if you hear about a friend or relative going abroad for higher education. A better education system, independence and exposure to cultural diversity, among others,

His life is wrecked, but he chooses to fight

It was a fine morning, and as always, I was rushing to college. Suddenly, I noticed something unusual 15 meters ahead. It was a boy. But the way he walked was unusual. His legs dragging, his hands half paralyzed, with a faint emotion on his

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