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UDMF yet to decide on lifting border blockade: Thakur

Chairperson of Tarai Madhes Democratic Party Mahantha Thakur today said the United Democratic Madhesi Front had not yet decided to lift its blockade of the border entry points and media reports to the contrary were mere speculation. Some news reports stated that border blockade would end after Monday. They are hypothetical. We will take a call on this in the next meeting of the UDMF, he said at...


Man murders wife in Chitwan

A man murdered his wife by attacking her with a sharp weapon in Bharatpur, Chitwan on Saturday. Superintendent of Police (SP) of Chitwan Basanta Kunwar said that Tribhuwan Kafle (38) of Bharatpur Sub-Metropolitan City-7 was arrested for attacking his wife Jamuna at around 11 last night with the sharp weapon. Jamuna was critically injured in the incident and died at the College of Medical Sci...


Thakur refutes reports regarding blockade lift

Tarai Madhes Democratic Party Chairman Mahantha Thakur refuted media reports that claimed blockade at border check points would be lifted after February 1. He made such statement during an interaction organised at the Reporters Club in the Capital on Saturday. Leader Thakur informed that next meeting of the United Democratic Madhesi Front to be held before February 3 would decide its future ...


Nepal Rastra Bank Governor proposes 4 names for deputies
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Nepal Rastra Bank Governor proposes 4 names for deputies

Four Nepal Rastra Bank officials have been recommended for the two vacant posts of Deputy Governor. The NRB Governor Chiranjibi Nepal recommended Chintamani Siwakoti, Narayan Paudel, Trilochan Pangeni and Shiva Nath Pandey to the posts. Paudel is from the Bank Supervision Department, Siwakoti from Currency Management Department, Pangeni from the Governors Office and Pandey from the Bank and ...


80MW power to be imported from India mid-Feb onwards

Nepal is set to import additional 80MW electricity from India through Dhalkebar-Muzaffarpur transmission line from February 16. With the work to install transmission towers on the Nepali side completed, the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is gearing up to make the transmission line functional at the earliest. We will start charging the transmission line on the Nepal side by February 7 or 8, E...


Govt to declare ‘energy emergency’ this week

The government will be declaring an energy emergency within a week after formulating the related policy and programmes to promote energy, Finance Minister Bishnu Poudel said. Addressing a programme on Friday, he said that the government would be bringing out a clear policy for short- and long-term plans in the power sector. What is an energy emergency? What are its solutions? The planned ene...


Raxaul-Birgunj border shut again
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Raxaul-Birgunj border shut again

The Raxaul-Birgunj border entry point that opened for a few hours on Friday morning was shut again later in the day after Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha obstructed it. Morcha cadres gathered again at the Miteri bridge and burnt tyres in protest after the news of obstruction being lifted came to light. Earlier in the day, five cargo trucks entered Nepal through the Birgunj customs first t...


Birgunj-Raxual border point opened after 129 days
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Birgunj-Raxual border point opened after 129 days

The Birgunj-Raxual boder point, which was remained closed for the past 129 days due to sit-in by the cadres of agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front, has been opened on Friday morning. It has been learnt that trucks laden with goods that entered from Raxual have reached the Birgunj Customs Office this morning. Rupesh Jha, Incharge of the Inaruwa Police Post, said that five trucks loaded ...


NC ready for conventions despite possible disruption

Preparations for the village and municipal conventions of the Nepali Congress scheduled for Friday are in full swing in various Tarai districts despite possible obstruction by the protesting Madhes-based parties. NC leaders and activists are busy garnering support for their favourites election in the district leadership. Election representatives deployed by the centre have reached the districts...


Quake-proof house for survivors
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Quake-proof house for survivors

Seven-year-old Sabina Ghalan of Tistung, Makwanpur, inaugurated the construction of an earthquake resistant house construction project on Thursday. The project is being undertaken with the financial assistance of Tearfund, a Christian charity organisation, with the technical support of RADO-Nepal. Krishna Dhital of RADO-Nepal said their plan is to construct 600 homes in the quake-affected Tistu...


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