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PM Deuba meets with various heads of state
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PM Deuba meets with various heads of state

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, who is in New York to attend the 72nd United Nations General Assembly, held separate meetings with the Heads of State and Governments of the SAARC countries on Thursday. During the meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, the two leaders discussed the issues of bilateral interests and cooperation. Likewise, PM Deuba held separate meetings with Bangladesh...


Talks between NMA and the government inconclusive
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Talks between NMA and the government inconclusive

Talks between Nepal Medical Association (NMA) and the government did not make much headway until Thursday, with the doctors nationwide threatening to go on a strike from Friday to protest against the governments plan to introduce a law to make concerned doctor liable to pay compensation if his or her negligence is proven behind patients death. Dr Lochan Karki, who represented the NMA talks tea...


Authorities seize 28 dead goats inside a bus trunk headed for Kathmandu

Authorities seized 28 dead goats hidden in a luggage compartment of a passenger bus at Nagdhunga in the Capital on Thursday. The bus (Na 5 Kha 1683) had left from Janakpur with 41 goats stuffed inside the luggage compartment; 28 animals were found dead, though it was not immediately clear if they had died of suffocation, or were already dead before they were crammed in the bus along with the l...


Ghatasthapana today marks the beginning of BadaDashain 2073
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Ghatasthapana today marks the beginning of BadaDashain 2073

Navaratri Parba or the nine-night festival of Bada Dashain, the great festival of the Hindu religious people of Nepal, commenced from today. The first day of Bada Dashain festival is called Ghatasthapana that falls on Aswin Shukla Pratipada, the first day of the bright half of the lunar calendar in the month of Aswin. On the day of Ghatasthapana, all Nepalis worship Diyo (an oil-fed lamp),...


NMA protests: Hospitals and clinics nationwide to shut from tomorrow
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NMA protests: Hospitals and clinics nationwide to shut from tomorrow

Nepal Medical Association (NMA) said on Wednesday that hospitals and clinics across the country would be shut from Friday as part of its protest against government plan to force medical practitioners to pay compensation in the event of any untoward incident during the course of treatment. Doctors petitioning for a change could be seen over social media on Change.org. A Cabinet meeting on Mo...


Fire in Morang kills four members of a family
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Fire in Morang kills four members of a family

Four members of a family were burnt to death following a fire at Harkapur of Kanepokhari Rural Municipality-3 in Morang district on Thursday. According to the police, the fire took place at a two-storey house of one Chandra Bahadur Rai, 55, where he was operating a general store. All the family members were asleep when the fire raged killing Rai, his 86-year-old mother Gangamaya Rai, wife Pa...


Activists press for workers’ occupational safety and health
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Activists press for workers’ occupational safety and health

Globally, Occupational Safety and Health (OSH)-related deaths totals to 2.7 million workers every year, according to the latest data with the International Labour Organisation (ILO). Similarly, some 317 million workers suffer from work-related injuries annually. Such accidents, deaths and injuries at the workplace are roughly estimated to be around 4 per cent of the total GDP of the world. The...


Dhurmus Suntali Foundation to build 45 houses in flood affected Santapur of Rautahat District

Dhurmus Suntali Foundation has embarked upon a new project, this time building an Integrated Settlement for flood victims of Santapur, Rautahat. On the occassion of Sitaram Kattels (Dhurmus) birthday, Dhurmus along with wife Kunjana Ghimire (Suntali) and a local 107 year old Ramkaliya Devi Hazara laid the foundation stone. The integrated Settlement will consist of 45 earthquake and flood resis...


KMC Mayor off to Madrid

Barely a week after returning from a weeklong visit to South Korea, Kathmandu Metropolitan City Mayor Bidhya Sundar Shakya embarked on another trip to Spain on Monday. According to KMC officials, Shakya will sign a sister city agreement with Madrid during his five-day visit. The signing with the Spanish capital will take the number of KMCs sister cities to 15, said KMC Spokesman Gyanendra Karki. ...


Political Party representatives fenced off to avoid Bharatpur fiasco

Prevention is better than cure - rings true with the local level elections as well. To avoid what happened in Bharatpur, fencing wires have been installed around the vote counting room at Mahendra Narayan Nidhi Memorial Hall in Janakpur. Party representatives can watch from afar and are barred from access to the ballots. What happened in Bharatpur during the vote counting after the first phase...


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