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Bhagrathi Rape and Murder Case: NHRC begins field inspection, urges govt to carry out impartial investigation

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has begun inspection of the rape and murder case of Bhagrathi Bhatta in Baitadi. Seventeen-year-old Bhatta of Chadepani of Dogada Kedar Rural Municipality-7 was reportedly raped and murdered on Wednesday. She was a 12th grader in the local Sanatan Dharma Secondary School in Khochalek. ...

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Book on foreign policy administrators since Nepal’s unification unveiled

A book “Pararastrakaa prashasak amirmunsidekhi pararastra secretarysamma” authored by former foreign secretary Dr Madan Kumar Bhattarai was released in Kathmandu on Friday. The book was unveiled amid a function held at Nepal Academy, Kamaladi, in the presence of former Chief Justice Kalyan Shrestha, educationist Kedar Bhakta Mathema and women rights activist Bandana ...

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Finance Minister instructs Beema Samiti to step up its efforts

Finance Minister Bishnu Prasad Poudel has instructed the newly-appointed officials at Beema Samiti to step up their efforts to resolve the problems in the insurance sector and prove their tenure to be a milestone for the insurance sector. Speaking at the oath-taking ceremony of the newly-appointed chairperson of Beema Samiti, ...

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Apex court to conduct hearing on Sapkota’s writ petition against appointments in constitutional bodies on Sunday

The Supreme Court on Friday registered a writ petition filed by Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR), Agni Prasad Sapkota, seeking the invalidation of the recent appointments in various constitutional bodies. The top court scheduled the hearing on the case for coming Sunday. In his writ petition, Speaker Sapkota ...

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Dahal-Nepal faction reaches Election Commission seeking official recognition as legitimate NCP

eaders of the Dahal-Nepal faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) including chairpersons Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Madhav Kumar Nepal reached the Election Commission office at Kantipath in the capital on Tuesday morning, demanding that they be granted the official recognition as the legitimate NCP and the election symbol ...

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Nepal jumps five places to 111th position in internet speed in December

Nepal moved to the 111th position in the world in terms of fixed broadband speed in December, an improvement of five places compared to the previous month. A global index report published by Ookla, a US-based firm that analyzes internet connection speeds, has ranked Nepal at the 111th position with ...

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Air pollution emergency in Kathmandu

The city has the world’s worst air quality, but the government is yet to take action Kathmandu Valley made a record of having worst air quality in the world, with AQI standing at above 400 μg/m3 KATHMANDU, Jan 5: With increasing pollution and decreasing mercury levels, Kathmandu on Tuesday made ...

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Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

Getting influenza (flu) vaccine is your best defense against getting the flu, but use the following  tips to fight the flu and other illness: Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitizing gel Get the flu vaccine as soon as it becomes available, ...

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Tourist destinations in Annapurna region start re-opening

The tourist destinations in the Himalayan region that have remained closed for months after the government imposed a nationwide lockdown in March last year have started reopening. The Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) has started opening routes for visitors to enter important trekking destinations. Some of the many destinations within ...

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PM submits reasons for House dissolution to SC

  Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has submitted reasons for House dissolution in writing to the Supreme Court (SC). The defendants including PM Oli have submitted written response to the show-cause order issued by the constitutional bench hearing the 13 writ petitions against House dissolution by President Bidya Devi Bhandari ...

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