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Dr. KC begins 13th hunger strike

Dr Govinda KC began his 13th fast-unto-death on Thursday demanding that the Health Profession Education (HPE) Bill be endorsed immediately keeping the recommendations made by a team of experts intact. The orthopaedic surgeons 13th hunger strike in the last five years comes days after he postponed his 12th fast-unto-death which he launched on September 25 amid talks that parliamentarians were pl...


NC joins hands with five democratic parties ahead of polls
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NC joins hands with five democratic parties ahead of polls

A day after the two major leftist forces CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Centre), along with the Baburam Bhattarai-led Naya Shakti Party-Nepal, announced a broader electoral alliance, the ruling party Nepali Congress (NC) decided to form an electoral alliance of democratic forces for the upcoming provincial and federal parliamentary elections. The NC started reaching out to the Rastriya Janta Party-Ne...


Chameliya Hydro to start power generation from December end
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Chameliya Hydro to start power generation from December end

The long-delayed Chameliya Hydroelectric Project (30 MW) is finally starting generation by the end of December. According to project officials, the peaking run-of-river project that can run in full capacity for six hours -- three hours in the morning peak time and three hours in the evening peak time - will lower power deficit in the dry months of 2017/18. The latest deadline for starting co...


Aftershock rocks Kathmandu early morning

The National Seismological Centre has stated that a tremor measuring 3.7 on the Richter scale occurred at 2:4 am today. The epicentre of the tremor was located north of the New Bus Park (Gongabu) and the tremor was an aftershock of the Gorkha Earthquake of April 25, 2015, according to the Centres seismologist, Mukunda Bhattarai. The Gorkha Earthquake has been followed by 487 aftershocks of...


CPN UML, CPN Maoist, Naya Shakti form an alliance

In a major development in the Nepali political landscape, the two major leftist forces-CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Centre),along with the Babu Ram Bhattarai-led Naya Shakti Party-Nepal, on Tuesday announced a broader electoral alliance ahead of the upcoming provincial and federal elections. UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli, Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Naya Shakti Party-Nepal Coordinato...


Hindu-Muslim clash in Gulariya triggers a curfew

A Hindu-Muslim clash at Lalpur area of Gulariya Municipality in Bardiya prompted the authorities to clamp a curfew on Monday. According to the District Administration Office, the curfew order was issued to stop violence from spiralling out of control. Chief District Officer Narayan Bhattarai said the tension between the two sides began on Sunday the day the local Hindus were due to immerse the...


CPN-UML to form a left alliance
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CPN-UML to form a left alliance

Having suffered a major setback in the third phase of local polls, the main opposition CPN-UML has decided to form a left alliance in the upcoming provincial and federal elections. A Standing Committee meeting of the UML chaired by Chairman KP Sharma Oli this week has decided to maintain efficient coordination with major left forces, including the CPN (Maoist Centre). The UML, which garnered 294 m...


Madhesh-based parties looking into an alliance for upcoming elections

The three major Madhesh-based parties Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum-Nepal (SSF-N), Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJP-N) and Madhes Janadhikar Forum-Loktantrik (MJF-L)are in favour of a broader Madhesi alliance and have started negotiations with each other. Informal discussions are underway to forge an electoral alliance. We will sit for formal negotiations soon, said RJP-N General Secretary Keshav Jha....


Provincial capitals and governors to be decided soon
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Provincial capitals and governors to be decided soon

Two years after since the constitution has come into effect, the government is all set to announce temporary provincial capitals under the new federal setup. The high-powered Federal Administration Restructuring Committee formed by the government has recommended 15 cities out of which the seven provincial capitals will be chosen. Janakpur, Pokhara and Surket have been recommended as possible p...


Huge fire in Balkhu destroys 40 homes
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Huge fire in Balkhu destroys 40 homes

A massive fire broke out in the squatter area in front of the fruits market at Balkhu in Kathmandu on Saturday night and destroyed at least 40 houses. The inferno started from the house of Man Bahadur BK at around 11pm. According to police, the fire started from an oil lamp and spread to other houses. The belongings of 40 houses have been completely reduced to ashes due to the fire while three ...


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