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In search and rescue of 4 Korean and 2 Nepalese nationals from Annapurna circuit missing since yesterday,  Simrik Air’s Helicopter has been deployed from Pokhara base today morning.

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Author: Aashish Chaudhary
Posted: January 18, 2020, 10:53 am

Nepal Police, local representatives and stakeholders continue destroying chhau sheds, initiated a campaign in Sudur Paschim Province, to end the practice of monthly exile of menstruating girls.

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Author: Kriti Joshi
Posted: January 18, 2020, 9:11 am

A leopardess was found dead in Pokhara Metropolitan City-13 of Kaski district today morning.

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Author: Sureis
Posted: January 18, 2020, 8:42 am

Inmates at Udayapur District Prison are facing a hard time as it houses four times more number of inmates than its capacity.

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Author: Sureis
Posted: January 18, 2020, 8:16 am

Drivers of fuel tankers in Birgunj staged agitation on Friday over ‘illegal’ vehicle tax.

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Author: Sureis
Posted: January 18, 2020, 7:44 am

The Department of Labour has granted new work permits to 540 foreign nationals and renewed work permits of 537 in five months of the current fiscal year.

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Author: Sureis
Posted: January 18, 2020, 7:14 am

Most areas in the highlands have received snowfall in Ramechhap. Rainfall since early on Fiday morning, coupled with snowfall has caused the temperature to plummet, hitting normal life hard.

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Author: Sureis
Posted: January 18, 2020, 6:44 am

Khagendra Thapa Magar, a one-time Guinness world record holder for being the shortest man in the world, died at Manipal Teaching Hospital in Pokhara on Friday.

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Author: Sureis
Posted: January 18, 2020, 5:29 am

A meeting between top leaders of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and the main opposition Nepali Congress on Friday agreed to move ahead with the amendment of the Transitional Justice Act, in line with the inputs gathered during consultations with stakeholders on January 7, in all seven provinces.

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Author: Sureis
Posted: January 18, 2020, 5:14 am

Bagmati Province Chief Minister Dormani Poudel on Friday said all political parties must unite to protect federalism.

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Author: Sureis
Posted: January 18, 2020, 4:29 am

The US Embassy in Nepal on Friday made it clear that the Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact Programme was focused entirely on economic development of Nepal by helping it build its power lines and improve road network.

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Author: Sureis
Posted: January 18, 2020, 3:44 am

At least six trekkers including four Koreans went missing from Deurali area in Kaski district after an avalanche triggered by heavy snowfall hit the trail route along the Annapurna trekking circuit on Friday.

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Author: Sureis
Posted: January 18, 2020, 1:59 am

Preliminary investigation has revealed that the suicide of a woman in Dhading on Thursday has to do with a huge debt her family was unable to clear.

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Author: Sureis
Posted: January 18, 2020, 1:29 am

At least two persons lost their lives and 29 others sustained injuries when a tourist-bus hit a truck at Sauraha of Chitwan district, on Friday, police said.

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Author: Mausam
Posted: January 17, 2020, 3:07 pm

The world's shortest man, Khagendra Thapa Magar, who stood just over 22 inches (56 centimetres) has died, on Friday.

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Author: Mausam
Posted: January 17, 2020, 1:57 pm

Two persons have been arrested in possession of a huge cache of banned pharmaceutical drugs from Gajuri of Dhading district, on Friday, police said.

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Author: Mausam
Posted: January 17, 2020, 1:25 pm

Police have arrested three persons on the charge of sexually assaulting a woman and attempting to rape her in Bara district.

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Author: Kriti Joshi
Posted: January 17, 2020, 11:10 am

Minister of Health and Population, Bhanubhakta Dhakal, has said the cleaning begins from the ministry itself. The anomalies within the ministry will be wiped out, the minister said at a programme here, on Thursday.

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Author: Sureis
Posted: January 17, 2020, 8:44 am

Two Nepali women were killed in a mini-bus accident which took place in Abu Dhabi of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Thursday. Thirteen others are known to have sustained injuries.

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Author: Priyanka Adhikari
Posted: January 17, 2020, 8:33 am

Minister of Physical Infrastructure and Transport Basanta Kumar Nembang said Khatrakpa, Phulungi areas of Ilam would be developed as religious and cultural tourist sites.

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Author: Sureis
Posted: January 17, 2020, 8:14 am

“As the bruise was doubtful, we had to take the dead body for post-mortem,” said District Police Office SP Bishwo Adhikari, adding that the deceased woman’s husband Govind Sah was detained for investigation.

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Author: Sureis
Posted: January 17, 2020, 7:44 am

One person died after a truck hit him along the East-West Highway in Makawanpur district on Friday morning.

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Author: Sandeep Sen
Posted: January 17, 2020, 7:30 am

The hearing on the case of Krishna Bahadur Giri, aka Siddhababa, scheduled for today at Biratnagar High Court was postponed until a later date.

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Author: Sureis
Posted: January 17, 2020, 7:14 am

Farmers who cultivated Garima variety hybrid paddy will likely have to fight a court case against the seed suppliers to claim compensation.

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Author: Sureis
Posted: January 17, 2020, 6:44 am

Health workers have been facing problems treating patients due to lack of adequate space at Kolti-based Ayurved Health Centre in Bajura.

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Author: Sureis
Posted: January 17, 2020, 6:14 am

Wildlife poaching has increased in the northern part of Bajura following snowfall.

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Author: Sureis
Posted: January 17, 2020, 5:44 am

Rautahat District Police Office on Thursday suspended two policemen over last week’s prison break.

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Author: Sureis
Posted: January 17, 2020, 5:14 am

Senior Nepal Communist Party (NCP) leader Madhav Kumar Nepal has stressed on the need for extensive discussion on the American government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) programme.

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Author: Sureis
Posted: January 17, 2020, 4:44 am

Nepal has one of the world’s highest rates of child marriage even though the practice was banned five decades ago.

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Author: Sureis
Posted: January 17, 2020, 4:14 am

In what the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) leaders are calling the beginning of the end of the stalemate over candidates for the speaker’s election, NCP co-chairs Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal held a meeting in Baluwatar, on Thursday.

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Author: Sureis
Posted: January 17, 2020, 2:29 am

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