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Nepal President, PM congratulate Kovind.

Kathmandu, July 21 Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba have congratulated Ram Nath Kovind on his election as India's 14th President.In messages on Thursday, Bhandari and Deuba expressed willingness "to work closely with Kovind in the days ahead to further strengthen the cordial ...

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Nepal President, PM congratulate Kovind.

Kathmandu, July 21 Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba have congratulated Ram Nath Kovind on his election as India's 14th President.

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Afghanistan thrash Nepal for third successive triumph.

By Javed Hamim Kakar on 20 July 2017 KABUL : Afghanistan registered their third consecutive victory...

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Shimla rape case: accused kills co-conspirator.

A Nepalese labourer, accused of raping of a minor girl in Kothai, was killed reportedly by another accused at the Kotkhai police station in Shimla district late on Tuesday night.Following the death, the staff of the police station was shifted out, and a recommendation for a judicial inquiry has been made.Additional police ...

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SSB averts explosion in Haridwar.

Dehradun, July 19 The Sashastra Seema Bal has averted an explosion at a parking camp in Haridwar in Uttarakhand, an official said on Wednesday. The bomb detection squad of the force, mandated to guard the India-Nepal and India-Bhutan borders, detected an Improvised Explosive Device in the parking area of Bairagi camp. "The ...

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4 Indians among 7 arrested for drug smuggling in Nepal.

Kathmandu, July 19 Seven persons, including four Indian nationals, were on Wednesday arrested from Nepal's Makwanpur district for smuggling 30 kg contraband hashish, police said.The four Indians and three Nepalis were staying in a hotel at Hetauda and were carrying bags filled with the contraband when security personnel ...

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Nepal PM assures about introducing amendment for voting.

, July 19 : Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba met leaders of the Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal and assured them that he would introduce an amendment motion for voting in Parliament.The Constitution amendment bill was delayed for voting due to attempts to forge consensus for the required two-third majority."Government's ...

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Clouds of uncertainty clout Nepali politics.

, July 19 : Political uncertainty has gripped Nepal as the deadlock between the disgruntled parties and the ruling alliance resulted inconclusive.A meeting was held between ruling coalition-Nepali Congress and CPN and the disgruntled ethnic parties at the Prime Minister's residence in Baluwatar to break the deadlock on the ...

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Shimla rape case: Accused killed in custody.

A Nepalese labourer accused in the Kotkhai minor girl rape and murder case was killed allegedly by another accused in the Kotkhai Police Station late last night.Following the killing, the entire staff of the Kotkhai Police Station has been shifted and recommendation for a judicial enquiry into the custodial death has been ...

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MH370 search data unveils ancient geological movements.

The Indian Ocean search ended in January after covering a lonely stretch of open water where under-sea mountains larger than Mount Everest rise and a rift valley dotted with subsea volcanoes runs hundreds of kilometres long.

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Scientists say the Delaware-size iceberg that broke off Antarctica could have happened without global warming.

Shutterstock Iceberg A-68, which recently calved from Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf, is the third-largest iceberg on record. Some scientists have described the iceberg's calving as a "natural" event that can't yet be tied to human activity. Other scientists, however, have said an immediate lack of information on A-68 ...

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Nepalis, Saddled With Banned Indian Rupee Notes, Risk Losing Savings

Nepalis stand to lose millions of dollars held in high-value Indian bank notes that India banned last year and has yet to exchange, a Nepali central bank official said on Tuesday. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in November banned 500 rupee and 1,000 rupee bank notes as part of a drive against unaccounted wealth in ...

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Nepalis risk losing savings

Nepalis stand to lose millions of dollars held in high-value Indian bank notes that India banned last year and has yet to exchange, a Nepali central bank official said on Tuesday.

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Nepalis, saddled with banned Indian rupee notes, risk losing savings

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU - Nepalis stand to lose millions of dollars held in high-value Indian bank notes that India banned last year and has yet to exchange, a Nepali central bank official said on Tuesday. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in November banned 500 rupee and 1,000 rupee bank notes as part of a drive ...

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Nepalis, saddled with banned Indian rupee notes, risk losing savings

KATHMANDU - Nepalis stand to lose millions of dollars held in high-value Indian bank notes that India banned last year and has yet to exchange, a Nepali central bank official said on Tuesday.

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Nepal: Economic migrants spark unlikely shifts in power

No country in the world is more reliant on remittances than Nepal, where it makes up 32 percent of the GDP.

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25 one-horned rhinos die in Nepal's largest rhino habitat

Kathmandu, July 18 At least 25 endangered one-horned rhinos died in Nepal's largest habitat of the pachyderms during the 2016-17 fiscal.According to the Chitwan National Park , out of the total deaths during the last fiscal, 21 died a natural death while four others died due to poaching activities and electric shock."We ...

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In post-quake rebuilding, Kathmandu's carvers reclaim a fading heritage

In a workshop inside the courtyard of a 17th century palace, Tirtha Ram Shilpakar is surrounded by the guts of ancient temples. The floor around him is crowded with carved wooden beams, ashy with age. The walls are lined with pillars and detached windows. A few steps off lies a 11-foot wide doorway, dissected on the floor.

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In post-quake rebuilding, Kathmandu's carvers reclaim a fading heritage

Restoration efforts after Nepal's 2015 earthquake have breathed new life into traditional art. But they have also unearthed strains between the past and present: between temples' roles as relics, and as living spaces; and between history, and the men restoring it.

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Devotes throng Shiva temples on Shrawan's first Monday in Nepal

Kathmandu , July 17 : A large number of devotees in Nepal thronged Shiva Temples on first Monday of Shrawan, holy month devoted to Lord Shiva.Every Monday of Shrawan is considered auspicious and important to appease Lord Shiva as devotes believe that worshiping him on this day would lead to fulfillment of all the ...

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Nepal's flag carrier starts online ticketing

Kathmandu, July 17 Nepal Airlines Corporation , the Himalayan country's flag carrier, has launched online ticketing services.However, the services which began on Sunday is only for the time being, Xinhua news agancy quoted the airlines as saying."Those willing to the travel on NAC planes can book tickets by using their ...

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Latest humanitarian snapshot highlights flooding in Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Viet Nam

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Viet Nam Heavy monsoon rains have triggered flooding and landslides across Asia and the Pacific affecting millions of people. Tropical Storm Talas hit Viet Nam damaging at least 2,700 houses. BANGLADESH ...

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Mehendi on hands of women marks 'Shrawan Sakranti' in Nepal

Kathmandu , July 16 : Tri-colored beads of red, green and yellow and mehendi over the palms and wrists of women have marked the starting days of Shrawan Sakranti in Nepal.According to the Hindu belief, the fourth month on lunar calendar marks the month devoted to Lord Shiva. Married and unmarried females observe fast on ...

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Parajuli to be Nepal' new SC Chief Justice

, July 16 : The name of acting Chief Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli was unanimously endorsed on Sunday by the Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee for the post of Nepal's Supreme Court Chief Justice.Parajuli was summoned by the PHSC at its meeting today to conduct the hearing.Nepal's President Bidhya Devi Bhandari will ...

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Women's representation in Nepal could get affected by revised bills

, July 16 : The bills on Elections of House of Representative and Provincial Assembly could affect the women's representation and their leadership development as the provision related to "competition among women only" is not present in the legislation.The Nepal's Election Commission-drafted bills, which were registered in ...

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New kid on the block gets the least help in Japan's schools

Ever since 16-year-old Rabina Dangol moved from Nepal to Japan in 2014 to live with her parents, a nonprofit organization in Fussa, western Tokyo, has ...

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Nepal approves China's Tibet Airlines to conduct four flights a week

, July 15 : The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal has granted approval to China's Tibet Airlines, which will fly four days a week on Kathmandu-Chengdu-Kathmandu route. It will be the fifth Chinese airlines entering into the Nepali market."Growth in tourist movement, business and trade opportunities has encouraged more and ...

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Thin air, thick resolve in fighting poverty

FOR more than two decades, Shigatse, the second-largest city in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, has been “paired” with Shanghai in a national program to share the expertise of its most modern cities with some of the country’s most backward regions. The link is more than just lending ...

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Oil accidents in temporary shelters filling Nepalese children's hospital with burnt children

More than two years after the 2015 earthquake, temporary shelters are still a way of life for many Nepalese families. But the makeshift homes are no place for children. Kirsty Lawrence and Warwick Smith witnessed what can happen to those forced to live in these shelters.

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No way in, no way out for Nepalese villagers in earthquake aftermath

The 2015 Nepal earthquake destroyed trails and razed villages to the ground. Many people were left hungry and isolated. Kirsty Lawrence and Warwick Smith investigated what happens when a village is isolated.

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Nepalese woman set on fire by husband for coming from poor family

Domestic violence increased after Nepal's 2015 earthquake, as people found their lives ripped apart. Kirsty Lawrence and Warwick Smith witnessed the terrible toll abuse takes.

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Nepal's Earthquake Through the Eyes of a Poet

Responding to the trauma of Nepal's great tragedy through poetry.

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Time to Get Serious about Child Marriage in Latin America

When Honduras parliamentarians this week unanimously passed a bill making child marriage illegal, they took leadership on an issue that deserves urgent attention in Latin America. As momentum builds across the globe to end this abusive practise, Latin America is lagging. Governments – including Latin American governments ...

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Family planning saves lives and promotes resilience in humanitarian contexts

Source: CARE, International Rescue Committee, Save the Children, Women's Refugee Commission Country: Afghanistan, Australia, Burundi, Canada, Central African Republic, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Germany, Honduras, Iraq, Kenya, Lebanon, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, South Sudan, ...

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Contraception is Lifesaving but Often Out of Reach

Expand Women and girls wait with their children outside a doctor's office in Chitwan, Nepal. Child marriage and adolescent pregnancy is widespread in Nepal, and access to comprehensive reproductive health services and information is crucial. April 12, 2016. © 2016 Smita Sharma for Human Rights Watch Tomorrow, the Family ...

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Nepal's Trial-By-Election

The second phase of Nepal's local elections tested both the new constitution and the country's vision.

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Interview With Deepak Rauniyar, Nepal's Rising Star Director

A conversation on Nepali cinema and the role of film in helping the country heal.

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