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Nepali Congress set to be the largest party in Province 2

The ruling Nepali Congress is leading the Province 2 elections, winning more number of seats than any other party so far but the party still appears to be short of the required number to lead the district coordination committee on its own. The NC has registered victory in 33 out of 110 local units where vote counting has concluded as of Saturday. The third phase of local elections held on Se...


Saptami, the 7th day of Dashain, 'Fulpati' being observed today
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Saptami, the 7th day of Dashain, 'Fulpati' being observed today

Fulpati is being observed throughout the country on the auspicious occasion of 10-day long Dashain festival by taking the Fulpati into the homes as per the tradition on Wednesday. As a part of the religious and cultural celebration, Fulpati, an assortment of flowers, leaves and fruits of different plants considered auspicious, is anointed at the Dashainghar in Hanuman Dhoka in Basantapur of Kathma...


Dr KC postpones hunger strike following parliament deferral

Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) senior orthopaedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC on Wednesday postponed his 12th hunger strike following the postponement of Parliament affairs. Issuing a press statement today, the agitating TUTH senior orthopaedic surgeon informed about the postponement of his protest which he began on September 25 warning against passing the Health Profession Education (...


Nepalis returning home for Dashain, TIA arrivals sees a surge

The number of Nepalis returning home from abroad has increased of late, largely because of the festive season. According to the Online Immigration Database maintained by the immigration office of the Tribhuvan International Airport, 34,690 Nepalis returned home from various countries between September 17 and September 23, while 24,175 have left the country during the same period. The number...


Patients bearing the consequences of Doctors' strike
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Patients bearing the consequences of Doctors' strike

Hundreds of thousands of patients across the country were deprived of health services for the fourth consecutive day on Monday due to an ongoing strike by doctors who are protesting against a government plan to introduce a new law that aims to rein in negligent medical practitioners. According to a rough estimate, around 400,000 patients visit the outpatient departments of hospitals and clinics ev...


Singer Komal Oli quits RPP, joins CPN - UML

Nepali folk singer Komal Oli, who was a central member of Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP), has joined the CPN-UML. Oli quit her job at Radio Nepal to join active politics. RPP was her first party in her political career. The popular singer continued her allegiance to Kamal Thapa-led RPP even after the party split in August. She even took part in the RPP election campaign during the local po...


Dr KC begins 12th hunger strike
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Dr KC begins 12th hunger strike

Senior orthopedic surgeon at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) Dr Govinda KC, who has already staged 11 rounds of hunger strikes demanding reforms in medical education sector, began his fast-unto-death for the 12th time on Monday. Dr KC said that he has decided to stage the hunger strike after the government tried to endorse the Health Profession Education Bill by excluding some of the...


Doctors to continue protests as NMA and Govt. reach no conclusion
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Doctors to continue protests as NMA and Govt. reach no conclusion

The talks between officials from Health Ministry and representatives of agitating Nepal Medical Association (NMA) held at Health Ministry on Monday ended inconclusively. The talks could not find any conclusion after Health Ministry officials could not agree to the demands put forth by the agitating doctors. According to NMA President Muktiram Shrestha, doctors will continue their protests un...


Civil Service Adjustment Bill passed

Civil servants will be adjusted in the federal, provincial and local layers on the basis of seniority, their choice of affiliation with one of the three levels of government and their permanent address. The State Affairs Committee (SAC) of Parliament on Sunday passed the bill on Government Staffer Adjustment Bill-2017 with provisions on staff adjustment to suit the countrys federal structure. ...


RJP-N wins in Janakpur
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RJP-N wins in Janakpur

The RJP-N registered an impressive victory in both the mayoral and deputy mayoral posts. Lal Kishor Sah and Rita Jha were elected mayor and deputy mayor respectively by defeating their rivals with huge margins.Lal Kishor garnered 21,903 votes while his closest rival Manoj Kumar Sah of the Nepali Congress got 11,164 votes. Rita defeated NC candidate Nilam Karna with 17,147 votes against 10,605. ...


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