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Foreigners ‘may not’ climb Everest alone Friday, March 28th, 2014

KATHMANDU (AFP): Nepal is considering banning foreign climbers from scaling Mount Everest alone in a bid to reduce accidents on the world’s highest peak, an industry official said Thursday. Solo climbers would be forced to take a local guide up the mountain amid concerns of safety, overcrowding..

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PM Koirala lauds WB supports in development Thursday, March 27th, 2014

KATHMANDU: Visiting Vice President of the World Bank (WB) for South Asia Region Philippe Le Houérou held a meeting with Prime Minister Sushil Koirala at his office in Singha Durbar on Thursday. Prime Minister Koirala appreciated continuing WB support in development activities of Nepal in..

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Major three parties agree on five topics

KATHMANDU: A meeting of the principal leaders of the Nepali Congress, the CPN (UML) and the UCPN (Maoist) today agreed on five fundamental issues including forming the high-level political committees. Nepali Congress General Secretary Krishna Prasad Sitaula said the meeting held at the Prime..

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Nepal Airlines to receive Chinese aircraft Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

KATHMANDU: Nepal Airlines will welcome its first Chinese-made aircraft 58-seater Modern Ark 60 (MA-60) aircraft next month. The first of six airplanes that Nepal is acquiring from China will be delivered on April 28, while the rest will reach Nepal on different dates by the end of October this..

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Spoilers Of The Democratic Drive:: By Atul K Thakur Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

"Maoists in Nepal have in the past, with greater share in power politics, done immeasurable harm to the chances of healthy democratic movements in that country. They have unfailingly and deliberately created problems for the Government" Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) chairman Pushpa..

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‘Term of President, PM should be only one year’

JANAKPUR: Senior leader of the CPN (UML) Madhav Kumar Nepal has said that a provision should be made fixing the term of office of the President, the Vice-President, the Speaker and the Prime Minister for only one year. Talking to media persons at Janakpur Airport today, the former Prime Minister..

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Nepal, once known for farming, now exports people Monday, March 24th, 2014

Anup Kaphle, AAMBHANJYANG, Nepal: When 17-year-old Shanti Maya Dong decided to quit school and go work as a maid in Kuwait, her parents tried to talk her out of it. But eventually, their daughter wore them down. A month after she left this Nepali village, Dong wrote back saying she was doing..

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Nepal to Ease Traffic on Mount Everest

KATHAMDU (AP): Nepalese officials say the government plans to minimize the congestion of climbers near the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) summit of Mount Everest, which is clogged with scores of climbers during the short window of good weather. Tourism ministry official Mohan Krishna Sapkota said..

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Malaysia Airlines flight to Nepal hit by birds, passengers safe Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

KATHMANDU (Reuters): A flock of birds shattered the windshields of a Malaysia Airlines jet as it landed in the Nepali capital, Kathmandu, but all 180 passengers and crew were safe, an airport official said on Sunday. The birds hit the Boeing 737 late on Friday, Ratish Chandra Lal Suman, chief..

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EU investment bank agreed to provide Rs. 16.5B: Mahat

KATHMANDU: Finance Minister Dr. Ram Sharan Mahat Sunday said that the European Investment Bank had agreed to provide Rs. 16.5 billion for the promotion of hydropower and expansion of transmission lines in Nepal. Finance Minister Dr. Mahat made such remarks upon his arrival at the Tribhuvan..

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Netherlands, Nepal take pride among minnows

CHITTAGONG, BANGLADESH (AFP): As cricket’s big guns lock horns at the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, the minnow nations can take pride in their performances as they seek to make progress on the global stage. The tournament has reached the Super 10 round, for which the top eight nations..

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Ex-Malaysian PM Mahathir & Governor Li in Kathmandu Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

KATHMANDU: Ex-Malaysian PM Dr Mahathir Mohammad has arrived in Kathmandu on a four-day visit to Nepal on Saturday. leading an eleven-member Malaysian delegation to take part in an Investment Conference to begin from tomorrow. Dr Mahathir will be a key speaker in the conference to be hosted by..

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Why all this fuss over local elections? Friday, March 21st, 2014

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan: One notices that the present government of Nepal led by the Nepali Congress-UML combine gets into unnecessary and trivial controversies that would only further delay its primary task of getting a new constitution in time. In this process, the faith the people had put in..

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Two wins a great achievement for Nepal: Khadka

Chittagong, BANGLADESH: For sheer consistency, Nepal was the best of the three associate teams on display in Group A in Chittagong. It comprehensively beat Hong Kong, held its own with the bat against Bangladesh and pulled off a strong win against Afghanistan on Thursday (March 20), its first since..

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Nepal register second win in ICC T20, beat Afghan by 9 runs Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Chittagong (PTI): Subash Khakurel smashed a fine half-century to help Nepal beat Afghanistan by nine runs in their final Group A qualifying match and register their second win in the ICC World T20, here today. The win kept Nepal's slim hopes of qualifying for the Super-10. Nepal, who have two..

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‘All preparations for SLC exams completed’ Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

BHAKTAPUR: The Ministry of Education, Office of the Controller of Examinations (OCE), has completed all the preparations for the School Leaving Certificate (SLC) examinations starting throughout the country tomorrow. Examinations controller at OCE Bishnu Bahadur Dware said that all the..

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