Miscellany


61 victim from state side in six months-INSEC Monday, June 24th, 2019

KASKI: As many as 61 people were subjected to victim in Kaski district from state side during the period of six months, a data reveals. The data covers the period from January to June of 2019. It was disclosed at a half-yearly pre review of the Nepal Human Rights Year Book produced and published..

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Fertilizer crunch hits far western Nepal Thursday, June 20th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Farmers of Karnali and Kanchanpur districts are facing acute crunch of chemical fertilizers during the paddy plantation season. A local farmer Sewak Chaudhary complained that they were waiting for the fertilizers for paddy plantation but not getting so far, though the paddy plantation..

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Snakebite cases high in Sarlahi Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

SARLAHI: With the onset of hot summer days, snakebite cases have increased in Sarlahi in State 2. The number of snakebite victims has gone up significantly in the Sarlahi District Hospital, Malangwa, and the Nawalpur Snakebite Treatment Centre. Doctors at both health facilities said that they..

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Schools in Banganga to close due to excessive heat Sunday, June 16th, 2019

KAPILBASTU: Schools in Banganga municipality in Kapilbastu district are closing for three days from today due to the scorching heat that has increased since the past few days. A meeting of the Federation of Teachers town committee, PABSON town committee and the Banganga municipality education..

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Nepali Army exam syllabus format reworked

KATHMANDU: The examination syllabus for the Nepali Army (Security/ Public Agency) as per the new format of the Public Service Commission (PSC) has been reviewed, according to the Army Headquarters. The Nepali Army was under pressure after half of total applicants aspiring to join the force were..

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Far western State’s budget Rs 28.16 billion

DHANGADHI: Minister for Economic Affairs and Planning of Far Western State, Jhapat Bohara presented a budget of Rs 28.16 billion for the fiscal year 2019/20, in provincial assembly meeting today. The budget includes Rs 12.57 billion towards recurrent and Rs 13.6 billion towards capital..

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Credit facilities agreement for Sanjen Khola Hydel Project Friday, June 14th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Nepal Investment Bank Limited (NIBL) and the member banks have signed a credit facilities agreement of Sanjen Khola Hydropower Project. The Sanjen Khola Hydroelectric Project is now being developed by Salasungi Power Limited, a company promoted mainly by China Harbour Engineering..

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Former education minister Poudel passes away Thursday, June 13th, 2019

CHITWAN: Former Education Minister Dhaniram (DR) Poudel has passed away this morning. He died due to cardiac arrest at his home town, Madi, of Chitwan. According to Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Chitwan district chair Yam Bahadur Pariyar said that former minster Poudel died at 7.00 am at this..

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Chief Minister Raut worries of growing Chure excavation

DHANUSHA: State 2 Chief Minister Lalbabu Raut has said the excavation of Chure region was growing for slack implementation of law. He viewed that mental, physical and technical preparedness was imperative to cope with the disasters. The Chief Minister was speaking at an interaction on reduction of..

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Four chand cadres released, join NCP Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

JHAPA: Four cadres of the banned Biplav group, arrested for various crimes, were released today. Those released are Bijaya Darnal,32, Bidur Sherpa,30, and Furba Sherpa, 28, of Taplejung and Ganesh Biswakarma of Jhapa. They were released after they pledged in writing to not involve in any activity..

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School building constructed on Japan’s aid Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

MAKWANPUR: A four-room building of Ganesh Primary School based in Hetauda Sub-Metropolis-19, constructed with the assistance of the government of Japan, was handed over to the school. The building which was constructed at the cost of Rs 17.73 million was handed to the school. The well-furnished..

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Schools in Tikapur to close for four days Monday, June 10th, 2019

KAILALI: The community and institutional schools in Tikapur municipality of Kailali district are closing for four days due to the sweltering temperature. It is said the schools are closing for four days after it became difficult to run classes owing to the excessive heat. Tikapur municipality..

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Development without degrading environment stressed Sunday, June 9th, 2019

Purna Prasad Mishra, NEPALGUNJ: Stakeholders from State 5, Karnali State and Far West State have stressed the need of accelerating development activities without creating environmental imbalance. Chiefs and deputy chiefs of the local governments attending the two-day national seminar organized on..

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Rabindra Khadka elected FAAN president Saturday, June 8th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Rabindra Khadka has been elected the president of Film Artistes Association of Nepal (FAAN). Khadka secured 218 votes as against 161 votes bagged by his contender Sarita Lamichhane in the election held on the occasion of the 17th general convention of FAAN here on Saturday. Similarly,..

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Israeli president shocked by German skullcap warning Sunday, May 26th, 2019

BERLIN (AP) — Israel’s president said Sunday he is shocked by a German official’s comment that he wouldn’t advise Jews to wear skullcaps in parts of the country, which is drawing mixed reactions at home. Felix Klein, the government’s anti-Semitism commissioner, was quoted Saturday as..

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Australia’s conservative coalition wins surprise 3rd term Saturday, May 18th, 2019

By ROD McGUIRK, CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s ruling conservative coalition won a surprise victory in the country’s general election on Saturday, defying opinion polls that had tipped the center-left opposition party to oust it from power and promising an end to the revolving door of..

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