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Maoist Centre busy in internal talks to conclude unification process

Kathmandu, Feb 19 : The CPN (Maoist Centre) has said it is holding internal discussions to conclude the party unification with the CPN (UML) . As part of the unification, Maoist Centre Chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' held an informal talk with party senior leaders at his residence in Khumaltar. Likewise, a meeting of the party coordination committee formed to facilitate the merger is taking place today. Dahal apprised the meeting of the progress in talks between himself and Prime Minister and UML Chairperson KP Sharma Oli regarding the party unification, said the participants. On the party merger, talking to media-persons, Maoist Centre leader Janardan Sharma said discussions were underway to conclude the unity process. On Sunday, PM Oli and Maoist Centre Chairperson Dahal....
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Another ward chair succumbs to accident injuries, pickup van driver at large

Ratnanagar, Feb 19 : Narendra Adhikari, ward chair of Khairhani Municipality-4, who was severely injured in a road accident occurred last night died in course of treatment at Chitwan Medical College at 10: 15 am today, police said. The accident happened at Shantichowk of Ratnangar Municipality- 3. Bishwa Bijay Basnet, chair of ward no 5 of the same municipality was killed in the same accident occurred at 8:30 pm when a pickup van (Na 3 Cha 9840) coming to Ratnangar from Khairhani and a vehicle ( Ba 2 Jha 1344) belonging to the Khairhani Municipality coming from the opposite collided, Chitwan's Superintendent of Police Deepak Thapa said. Municipality vehicle's driver Raj Kumar Adhikari of Khairhani-12 is being treated at the Chitwan Medical College while the pickup van driver has been....
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Mount Everest

(FILES) In this file photograph taken on April 20, 2015, Mount Everest (Background) and the Nupse-Lohtse massif (Foreground) are seen from the village of Tembuche in the Kumbh region of north-eastern Nepal. Poor regulation, overcrowding and climate change is pushing Everest climbers away from Nepal to China, where a rival path to the top of the world threatens a long-standing source of revenue for the cash-strapped Himalayan nation. Veteran climbing outfits, fed up with amateurs and a lax attitude to safety on Nepal's southern flank of the 8,848 metre (29,029-foot) peak, are starting to shift operations to Everest's north side in Tibet. / AFP PHOTO / ROBERTO SCHMIDT / TO GO WITH 'NEPAL-CHINA-EVEREST-MOUNTAINEERING' BY ANNABEL....
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Four newly-appointed chief judges sworn in

Kathmandu, Jan 25 :Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli today administered the oath of office and secrecy to the four newly-appointed chief judges of the High Court amid a programme at the premises of the Supreme Court (SC). The judges, who were sworn in, include Nahakul Subedi, Udaya Prakash Chapagain, Yagya Prasad Basyal and Hari Kumar Pokharel. They were appointed as chief judges of the High Court at the recommendation of the Judicial Council. Subedi has been posted at High Court in Tulsipur, Dang, while Chapagain at the High Court in Janakpur, Basyal at the High Court in Dipayal and Pokharel in the High Court in....
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Fog in southern plains affects domestic flights

Kathmandu, Jan 18 (RSS): Domestic flights operated from Tribhuvan International Airport were affected due to thick fog in various parts of southern plains Thursday. TIA Spokesperson Prem Nath Thakur informed that the flights to and from Bhadrapur, Biratnagar, Janakpur cities were affected by the fog. Similarly, the flights to Simara, Bhairahawa and Dhangadhi have been disrupted time and again. With this, the schedule of the business people travelling to many places has been disturbed. The uncertainty and long wait for better visibility has forced many to opt for road transportation. However, the sorry state of Narayangadh-Mugling, the major entry road to Kathmandu Valley has added further woes to them. Nearly 5,000 people travel through domestic flights every day. There....
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NC CWC meet to take place today

      Kathmandu, Jan 18 (RSS): The central working committee meeting of the ruling Nepali Congress party is taking place first time after the federal and provincial parliamentary elections. In a meeting to convene at the Prime Minister's residence, Baluwatar, this morning, matters related to the party's preparation for National Assembly election and candidates selection process would be discussed, shared NC Spokesperson Biswo Prakash Sharma. The central committee meeting is taking place first time following the parliamentary elections after mounting internal pressure to call for party central committee meeting or Mahasamiti meeting with the unexpected results of NC in the elections. Though the meeting is said to review the party's defeat in the elections, it would be more....
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Nepali national killed in road mishap in Japan

     Tokyo (Japan), Jan 18 (RSS): A Nepali national died and another sustained serious injuries in a road mishap at Nomi City of Japan on Tuesday evening. The deceased has been identified as Kiran Sapkota, 30, of Baglung municipality-6 while the details of the seriously injured are yet to be ascertained.  Though the incident took place on Tuesday afternoon, the police had disclosed the death late on Wednesday only. Sapkota had entered Japan on cook visa two years back. He was returning home from a Nepali restaurant at Khanajava city when the incident took place.  The injured is said to be a close relative of deceased Sapkota, according to police. A speeding car with unidentified number plate had knocked them from back at a local road in Raimaru town, which is in the south from....
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Biratnagar locals hail government’s decision on temporary state capital

      Biratnagar, Jan 18 (RSS): The government's decision to designate Biratnagar as the Province-1 temporary capital has been widely welcomed. A meeting of the Council of Minister held under the leadership of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Wednesday took the decision.  While hailing the government decision to this effect, people from different quarters have noted that the historical city Biratnagar is equipped with physical infrastructures required for the operation of provincial affairs. Meanwhile, the locals of Biratnagar have expressed their happiness on the government decision to locate Province-1 headquarters in Biratnagar by illuminating lights in different quarters on Wednesday evening. Biratnagar municipality Mayor Bhim Parajuli and Deputy Mayor Indira Karki....
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Tanahun Society Japan constituted

      Kathmandu, Jan 16 (RSS): An organisation called Tanahun Society Japan has been formed in Tokyo, Japan on Sunday, January 14. The organisation was constituted at the initiatives of people from Tanahun district who are living in and working in various callings in Japan.  A gathering of the people from Tanahun constituted a 15-member working committee under the chairmanship of Bijaya Thapa. Suman Bhattarai and Meen Gurung are the vice-presidents, Sunil Rijal is the secretary and Sunita Kandel is the treasurer of the Society. Likewise, the members are Kalpana GC, Dharmika Ghimire, Rabindra Jamarkattel, Santa Gurung, Chudamani Aryal, Anil KC, Dipen Chhetri, Suresh Giri, Madhav Sigdel and Pramila Pandey. The gathering nominated Rajendra Jamarkattel and Arun Shrestha as the....
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Schools run by diplomatic missions, foreign affiliations proposed to close

    Kathmandu, Jan 17 (RSS): The High Level Education Commission has proposed to gradually shutdown the schools run by diplomatic missions and by taking foreign affiliations adding that there lacks a clear policy to regulate such academic institutions. The Commission has made a preliminary recommendation to further regulate such schools established arbitrarily and gradually close them. A report submitted by the Expert Group of Commission to the Commission's Chairman and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Education Gopalman Shrestha states, "Diplomatic missions and foreigners have established schools forcefully in an illegal manner and number of such schools should be fixed by determining certain standards." Likewise, the Commission has also proposed gradually ending the....
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Four- wheeler banned on KMC seven wards’ inner routes

      Kathmandu, Jan 16 (RSS):The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has banned the movement of four- wheeler on inner route of seven wards within the metropolis from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. The KMC office has banned the entry of four- wheeler into inner streets, citing for the protection of heritage sites of historic, cultural and archaeological importance situating along such routes. According to KMC Office administrative officer, Dhaniram Sharma, movement of four wheeler has been banned on inner streets of KMC ward numbers 17, 18, 19, 22, 24, 25 and 27 for 12 hours in a day beginning from today, bearing in mind the necessity to protect heritage sites and the congested passage and a growing flow of people's movement there.    A fine of Rs 500 to Rs 1,000 has been determined in a....
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NC calls its central working committee meeting for Jan 18

     Kathmandu, Jan 16 (RSS): A central working committee meeting of the Nepali Congress has been called for January 18. Chief Secretary of the NC Party Office, Krishna Prasad Poudel, said that the meeting would take place at the official residence of the Prime Minister at 11:00 am on January 18 and discussion would be held on contemporary issues. The NC’s central working committee meeting has been called for the first time after recently held elections to the House of Representatives and Provincial Assemblies. Party Spokesperson Bishwo Prakash Sharma said that discussion would be held on various issues including party’s preparation for National Assembly election, selection of candidate and party’s defeat in recently held elections. Party’s central working committee and....
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Ward Chair’s birthday gift to his son – a toilet

Bhadrapur, Jan 16 (RSS): Kedar Katuwal, a resident of Kamal rural municipality-1 in Jhapa district, has a different identity now. His new identity is 'the toilet gifter'. Katuwal who had been a social worker since the past is now known as the toilet gifter for he not only provides support to the economically impoverished families in his Ward to buy materials required for construction of toilets but recently on the occasion of his son's birthday donated such materials to a blind person for constructing toilet.          Katuwal's first decision after being elected the Ward Chair of the Kamal rural municipality, Ward No 1 in the recent elections was to provide stipend, through his own expenses, to each and every student at the four schools in his ward. "I had thought of setting....
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NA to prepare new DPR of Kathmandu- Tarai Madesh track on its own

     Kathmandu, Jan 16 (RSS): The Nepalese Army (NA) is to prepare the detailed project report (DPR) of the Kathmandu- Terai Madhes fast track on its own. At a press meet organised by the NA at its headquarters to share information about the progress so far on the project implementation, project deputy chief brigadier general Surya Prasad Khanal said this. Earlier, project's DPR was prepared by an Indian company and the NA was in dilemma whether to purchase the already prepared report after it was given the responsibility for implementing the project. The NA announcement of not purchasing the DPR from the Indian side followed the various rounds of discussions and debates on the issue. A separate committee was set up to hold discussions with the India side regarding the DPR issue.....
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EC apprises political parties of National Assembly poll issues

Kathmandu, Jan 16 (RSS): The Election Commission today called a meeting of various five political parties and apprised them of the preparations, programmes and processes of the February 7 National Assembly ( NA) elections. CPN (UML) leader Subash Chandra Nembang after the meeting confirmed that the EC briefed the political parties on the poll programmes and processes. "The incumbent government will temporarily name the capital of the provinces as per the constitution and laws. I believe that political consensus will be struck on the matter," he said. There are the total 2,056 local and provincial representatives will vote in the polls. The meeting was attended by Nembang, Agni Kharel from the UML, Ramesh Lekhak and Bal Krishna Khand from the Nepali Congress, Narayan Kaji Shrestha,....
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