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Gunmen shoot FCAN Chairman Gauchan in Kathmandu

At 3:15 p.m, in a busy street in Shantinagar, Kathmandu, two assailants shot and killed construction businessman Sharad Kumar Gauchan. Gauchan who is the Chairman of Federation of Contractors Associations of Nepal (FCAN), was rushed to nearby Civil Hospital, where he was pronounced dead upon arrival. He had sustained three bullets: one in his heart, one in liver and the third pierced his abdom...


Manang Jeep Accident: 1 Israeli tourist dead, others airlifted to Kathmandu

An Israeli tourist died when a jeep she was travelling in met with an accident at Nasong Rural Municipality in Manang on Sunday evening. The deceased has been identified as 24-year-old Abiyajar Berid. Berid breathed her last on the way to Besishahar for treatment, DSP Padam Bahadur Bista said. Police said that nine persons including two Nepalis were injured in the incident while others are bein...


Dr. KC hunger strike reaches fifth day, govt indifferent
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Dr. KC hunger strike reaches fifth day, govt indifferent

Dr Govinda KC, who is on his 13th hunger strrike has been placed on oxygen support after his health showed signs of deterioration. Prof Dr KC, a senior orthopedic surgeon at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH), has been staging hunger strike at the TUTH premises in Maharajgunj, Kathmandu to put pressure on the government to end anomalies in health education and medical sector of the ...


Birtamode Kidnapping: Journalist Ghimire arrested

Journalist Pujan Ghimire, the mastermind behind the kidnapping of Jeevan Bista, has been arrested after five months. Ghimire was arrested after he failed to submit a bail of Rs 15 million at the court on Sunday. He had made a plan to kidnap Bista to take over the land worth millions of rupees belonging to Bista located at Birtamod of Jhapa district. Ghimire has been remanded to District Ja...


Tunnel boring machine to be installed within a month

The first ever tunnel boring machine (TBM) to be used in a construction project in Nepal will be installed within a month. The TBM will be used to dig the tunnel of the the Bheri Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project. Previously, the project office had estimated that the installation of the TBM would take two months. However, technicians of the US based manufacturer of the TBM, Robbins, are on t...


Nepali youth dies in Qatar

A Nepali migrant worker died in Qatar last Sunday. The deceased has been known as Narsingh Kewat of Nawalparasi. The reason for his death is not yet known. Thirty-six-year-old Kewat was a permanent resident of Badsar village in Sarawal Rural Municipality-4. According to a local Hari Lohar, Kewat was a labourer in Caliber Trading and Construction Company in Qatar. Sarawal youths have be...


SC orders NOC Chief Khadka's reinstation
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SC orders NOC Chief Khadka's reinstation

In a major turn of events, the Supreme Court on Sunday reinstated Gopal Bahadur Khadka, who has been charged of embezzling over Rs800 million in land purchase deals, to the post of managing director of Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC). A single bench of Justice Purushottam Bhandari issued a show cause against the governments decision to remove Khadka from his position. The apex judicial organ has a...


EC chief Yadav urges all to follow election code of conduct

Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has urged all not to suspect over the timely elections. Speaking at an orientation on the constitutional and legal provisions relating to proportional representation (PR) election system in the Capital on Saturday, CEC Yadav said that the federal and provincial elections will be held in the slated dates. He added that the commission was workin...


Alternative route for Narayangadh-Mugling being sought

Alternative to the Narayangadh-Mugling road section has been explored considering the growing traffic and the difficulties in course of the road widening. Eight thousand to 10 thousand vehicles ply this road section on a daily basis. It is estimated that this number will reach around 15 thousand in the coming five years. It is seen that the road being widened at present would not be able t...


Bhairahawa airport contractor shows progress, avoids contract cancellation
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Bhairahawa airport contractor shows progress, avoids contract cancellation

The government has decided to retain the Chinese contractor for Gautam Buddha Airport in Bhairahawa as the company has started to show satisfactory progress. Northwest Civil Aviation Airport Construction Group was hired to upgrade the airport in Bhairahawa, the gateway to Lumbini, and expand it into an international airport. The government had lately been contemplating firing the Chinese compan...


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