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NC Presidential Election: Deuba leads votes but does not meet 50 percent

NC Presidential contest has entered runoff voting stage as Deuba falls short of 11 votes of the threshold to win the race. Sher Bahadur Deuba lead the three-way contest with 1575 votes, Ram Chandra Poudel scored 1160 and Sitaula received 324 votes. The top two candidates will go into the second round of voting as none of the candidates secured above 50 pecent of the votes required to win. Deuba...


Maha Shivaratri being observed today
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Maha Shivaratri being observed today

More than 1.1 million devotees are expected to visit the Pashupatinath temple on Monday on the occasion of Mahashivaratri. Temple authorities said devotees will be allowed inside the shrine through all the four gates which will be opened at 3am. Although worshippers had to queue for hours in the past to get into the sanctum sanctorum of Pashupatinath, this time around people can get in within l...


Driver dies on the spot in van-bus collision
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Driver dies on the spot in van-bus collision

A person died on the spot and 13 others injured when two vehicles coming from the opposite direction collided in Deuri Bharuwa VDC-3 of Saptarai on Sunday. Two of the injured are said to be in critical condition. A passenger van (Ko 1 Ja 1551) heading for Bhardaha from Rajbiraj collided with a bus of Munal Yatayat (Na 3 Kha 5025) at Rajbiraj-Bhardaha road stretch, killing the van driver Ramana...


NC General Convention: Storm disrupts voting, 3 NC cadres injured
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NC General Convention: Storm disrupts voting, 3 NC cadres injured

Three Nepali Congress (NC) cadres were injured when a sudden storm destroyed the ballot booth at the partys General Convention venue in Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu on Sunday. The violent weather condition briefly disrupted the voting process and is likely to resume shortly. ------------------------------------- The ongoing voting to elect 64-member Central Working Committee, including a Pr...


I don’t desire for PM, prez posts: Dahal
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I don’t desire for PM, prez posts: Dahal

UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said he doesnt hold any aspiration to become countrys next prime minister or president. At a press meet in Chitwan, Dahal said national interest comes first for him and he holds more desire to fulfil the responsibilities towards the state and its citizens rather than aspiring for key state positions. He also urged reporters not to question him about...


1.1 m visitors, 5,000 Sadhus expected to visit Pashupati this Shivaratri
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1.1 m visitors, 5,000 Sadhus expected to visit Pashupati this Shivaratri

As the Mahashivaratri festival begins on Monday, preparations are on full swing for the biggest Hindu festival dedicated to the Lord Shiva. Pilgrims and Sadhus, known as holy men from various parts of Nepal and as far from India are coming in to observe the festival. The Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) said that around 5,000 Sadhus are expected to be seen in the festival this year as...


Ballot puts leadership acumen to test in NC
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Ballot puts leadership acumen to test in NC

As Nepali Congress delegates from across the country vote on Sunday to choose new leadership that will steer the party for next four years, the leadership acumen of all three contenders for the party presidency is increasingly in the spotlight. Acting Party President Ram Chandra Poudel, Senior leader Sher Bahadur Deuba and General Secretary Krishna Prasad Sitaula all have made competing claims...


Nafea to shut up shop from today
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Nafea to shut up shop from today

The Nepal Association of Foreign Employment Agencies (Nafea) has announced to stop sending migrant workers abroad for work from Sunday. Nafea, an umbrella organisation of foreign employment recruiting agencies in the country, has said it is shutting down offices of recruiting agencies to protest against government decisions that, according to them, were introduced to displace them from busines...


Poudel refuses to comment about new govt after general convention
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Poudel refuses to comment about new govt after general convention

Nepali Congress acting President Ram Chandra Poudel has refused to make any comments about the formation of new government after the conclusion of partys 13th general convention. Speaking at a press meet at convention venue in Bhrikutimandap, Poudel said he was focused on partys convention and had paid no attention towards the formation of new government after its conclusion. We have cautioned ...


Protests to restart in April if our demands not heeded
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Protests to restart in April if our demands not heeded

Since the border blockade at Birjung-Raxaul was lifted a month ago, Tarai-Madhesh is slowly returning to normalcy. The security situation has improved, highway obstructions have been cleared and shops, schools and businesses are open. Will it be right to say that the Madheshi agitation has fizzled out, or that it has been a failure? No, it has not fizzled out, nor has it ended. It continues....


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