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Four of Manange Gang get clean chit from SC

Kathmandu, Jan 16 (RSS): The Supreme Court (SC) has upheld the verdict of the then Appellate Court to give the clean chit to four persons of Rajib Gurung (Dipak Manange) gang on murder charge. A division bench of Justices Dipak Raj Joshi and Purushottam Bhandari upheld the Appellate Court's verdict delivered a decade ago to acquit Ganesh Lama, Rewat Karki, Ramesh Sunuwar and Umesh Lama, Joint Attorney General Sanjeev Raj Regmi said. The Office of the District Attorney had lodged a case in the Kathmandu District Court over the issue of attacking Milan Chakre with Khukuri by the gang members of Dipak Manange The District Court had issued a verdict sentencing two years of imprisonment to Manange while it had given a clean chit to Ganesh Lama, Rewat Karki, Ramesh Sunuwar and Umesh....
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Oli returning home Thursday

Kathmandu, Jan 16 (RSS): CPN (UML) Chair KP Sharma Oli who is presently in Bangkok of Thailand in course of his regular medical check-up is returning home Thursday. The former Prime Minister had left here for the capital city of Thailand on January 10. Though he was earlier scheduled to return today, the visit was extended by two more days , according to his press coordinator Chetan Adhikari. He underwent health checkups at the Bangkok-based Bumrungrad International Hospital and his medical reports are normal, it is....
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Rare python found in Shuklaphanta

kanchanpur, Jan 15 (RSS): A rare species of python was found Monday at Jhalari area of Shuklaphanta Municipality-10 in Kanchanpur district. The eight-feet-long python of around two years of age was found in the cow shed of local resident Rajendra Prasad Pandey and was handed over to the officials of the Shuklaphanta National Park. The officials of the National Park have left the python in a safe habitat near Champhapur area of the National Park. Assistant Conservation Officer of eastern region of National Park Shailendra Chaudhary said that the python molurus is enlisted as the protected....
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Unity in diversity is identity marker of Nepali culture-PM Deuba

Kathmandu, Jan 15 (RSS): Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the Nepal Constitution has enshrined adequate provisions for the development and uplift of all indigenous nationalities, religions and communities. Inaugurating the Maghi festive celebration organized by the Tharu Welfare Service Committee on the occasion of Maghe Sankranti at Tundikhel in Kathmandu today, Prime Minister Deuba noted, "Upholding the the values of inclusive democracy, the Constitution has ensured the access of all people to the state apparatuses. This is a significant democratic achievement we gained so far". Nepal is a beautiful country replete with multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, multi-cultural and multi-religious characteristics, he said, adding unity in diversity is the identity marker....
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Party unification is certain, Prachanda reiterates

Kathmandu, Jan 15 (RSS): CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said that the country could not prosper well due to our practice of development for politics instead of politics for development. Inaugurating the 4th Tarebhir Mahotsav in Gokarneshowr Municipality in Kathmandu Monday, Prachanda said that an opportunity has been received to exercise politics for development and the people have given nearly two-thirds majority to the left alliance for the same purpose. The Maoist Centre Chairman said that the people put their faith on the left alliance as the Maoist and UML teamed up for elections to make robust economy in the country and form a powerful communist centre. "There is no way to retreat from the party unification process. Nepalis have approved....
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UML says no to foreign meddling in leftist unity

Kathmandu, Jan 6: CPN (UML) secretary Yogesh Bhattarai has warned the foreign forces not to unnecessarily meddle in the leftist alliance's unity. Addressing a program organized by lawmakers elected to the House of Representatives and Province Assembly from Taplejung district here today, he said the unity among the leftists was Nepal's internal matter and the foreign forces should not unnecessarily interfere in this matter. The program was organised to thank the people for electing them. He claimed that no power could foil the leftist unity and Nepal's communists will unite sooner than later. The UML secretary alleged the Election Commission of not declaring the results of the House of Representatives proportional representation elections wrongly interpreting the constitution. He urged....
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Trump book bestseller on day one

Washington - Michael Wolff’s book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” became an instant bestseller on Friday, news reports said.   The author of a deeply critical book about Donald Trump’s first year in office said on Friday he had spoken with the president while working on it, contradicting Trump’s assertion that he had never talked to the writer for the book and had not authorized any access to the White House, Reuters said. In Washington, customers lined up in bitterly cold weather to purchase a copy at KramerBooks, which began selling copies at midnight. Many Washington-area bookstores, including KramerBooks, reported selling out of copies as of Friday morning at 10 a.m. ET (1500 GMT). Justin Bethel, manager of the Politics and Prose bookstore, said its....
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National Assembly polls on Feb 8

Kathmandu, Jan 2 (RSS): The government has said that it has stepped up preparation to set the National Assembly election for coming February 8. Matter related to the fixation of date for the National Assembly election was discussed at a meeting held between Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav at PM's residence, Baluwatar, this evening, said the PM's Office. On the occasion, CEC Dr Yadav recommended the Prime Minister that it would be the suitable to declare the national assembly election date for 8 February 2018, according to PM's personal secretary Badri Prasad....
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Maoist Centre for accelerating unity process

Kathmandu, Jan 2 (RSS): The CPN (Maoist Centre) has decided to accelerate the process of its unity with the CPN-UML. The party central office meeting held at Chairman Pushapa Kamal Dahal's Khumaltar residence Tuesday underscored on making meaningful efforts for the unity with the UML. Party Spokesperson Pampha Bhushal shared that the meeting dwelt on contemporary political situation, unity process and formation of new government. "As mandated by the people, the party is to quicken the unity process," she said, adding that the discussion was prolonged due to UML Chairman Oli's health problem. The Spokesperson further argued, "There is no problem to delay the unity process. You'll hear wonderful result soon." Even a taskforce has been formed under senior leader Ram Bahadur Thapa to....
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Prez Bhandari presents different awards and prizes

Kathmandu, Jan 2 (RSS): President Bidya Devi Bhandari has presented the Nepal Academy awards to different litterateurs and the winners of the National Poetry Festival, amidst a function here today. At a programme organised at the Office of the President, Shital Niwas, President Bhandari handed the awards to Chandra Ranhanchha, first winner of this year's Poetry Festival, Subas Rai 'Captain', second winner, and Dipendra Upadhyay, Urmila Koirala and Amrita 'Smriti', third winners. The first, second and third winners were honoured with Rs 30,000, Rs 25,000 and Rs 20,000 and medal respectively. The poets were announced the winners in the competition organised in 6oth anniversary of Nepal Academy held on June 23. Similarly, Prithvi Pragya Puraskar (award) was presented to senior critic and....
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SC rejects recognition to internationally recognized Olympic Committee

Kathmandu, Jan 2 (RSS): The Supreme Court (SC) has rejected granting national recognition to the internationally recognized National Olympic Committee. A division bench of justice duo, Deepak Raj Joshi and Dambar Bahadur Shahi today denied giving recognition to Jeevan Ram Shrestha-led internationally recognized National Olympic Committee. Demanding national recognition to his committee reasoning it was already recognized internationally, Chairperson Shrestha had registered a writ petition at the apex court. The Supreme Court had acquitted the writ refusing national recognition to the committee after hearing. Before this the court had issued a verdict giving national recognition to the Olympic Committee led by Rukma Shumsher Rana. Shrestha moved the court challenging the....
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National Industrial Fair concludes with 300 million transaction

Butwal, Jan 2 (RSS): The 14th National Industrial Exhibition and Agriculture, Technology and Tourism festival 2017 concluded here on Tuesday with a transaction of Rs. 300 million. A total of 625,000 people had observed the festival, according to president of Rupandehi Industry Association Dinesh Raj Regmi. The festival began on December....
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Some 386,000 babies born worldwide on New Year’s Day, says UNICEF

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 2 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) estimated Monday that nearly 386,000 babies were born on New Year's Day, over 90 percent in less developed regions. The agency reported that globally, over half of these births were estimated to have taken place in nine countries: India (69,070), China (44,760), Nigeria (20,210), Pakistan (14,910), Indonesia(13,370), the United States (11,280), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (9,400), Ethiopia (9,020) and Bangladesh (8,370). Among those children, some will unfortunately not make it past their first day. In 2016, an estimated 2,600 children died within the first 24 hours every day of the year. UNICEF said that for almost 2 million newborns, their first week was also their last. In all, 2.6 million....
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Pakistan summons US ambassador over Trump tweet

ISLAMABAD, Jan. 2 (AFP) - Pakistan has summoned the US ambassador, an embassy spokesman said Tuesday, a rare public rebuke after Donald Trump lashed out at Islamabad with threats to cut aid over "lies" about militancy. Ambassador David Hale was asked to go to the foreign office in the Pakistani capital on Monday night, after Islamabad responded angrily to the US President's allegations that it provided safe havens for militants in the latest spat to rock their alliance.A US embassy spokesman confirmed Hale met officials, but added: "We don't have any comment on the substance of the meeting." There was no immediate response from foreign office officials. Trump used his first tweet of 2018 to tear into Islamabad. "The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars....
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