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Dr. KC breaks 13th fast after two weeks
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Dr. KC breaks 13th fast after two weeks

Dr Govinda KC broke his 13th fast-unto-death Wednesday after 14 days following the governments promise to enact a law incorporating the provisions of the Health Profession Education (HPE) Bill through an ordinance. After an hours-long meeting on Wednesday, the government said it would introduce an ordinance by a CAbinet meeting on October 23 to enact a law to address the doctors concerns. Af...


Universal Health Care receives a go-ahead from Parliament

Parliament on Tuesday endorsed the Health Insurance Bill, which envisions universal health coverage, in a landmark move towards ensuring health care for all. Mandatory health insurance for all Nepali nationals is a major provision of the bill which in Clause 21 states that it will consider each household as a unit and all family members must enrol themselves in the programme. The new health ...


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...


Air France engine blows mid-flight, emergency landing in Canada
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Air France engine blows mid-flight, emergency landing in Canada

An Air France flight from Paris to Los Angeles made an emergency landing in eastern Canada on Saturday after one of its four engines sustained serious damage over the Atlantic, the airline said. Air France Flight 66, originating at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, landed at Goose Bay in Labrador at 1542 GMT, the airline said, and no one was hurt in the incident. The regularly trained pilots ...


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...


Doctors call off strike after a 4 point agreement
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Doctors call off strike after a 4 point agreement

The nationwide strike called by the doctors ended on Friday after the agitating Nepal Medical Association (NMA), the umbrella body of Nepali medical practitioners, signed a four-point deal with government. The agreement was reached during the talks between the government and NMA representatives in the presence of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba. All the medical services except emergency ha...


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...


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...


PM: Nepal’s foreign policy dictated by geopolitical realities
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PM: Nepal’s foreign policy dictated by geopolitical realities

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that Nepals foreign policy is dictated by its geopolitical realities. Replying to the queries of students at the Columbia University in New York on Thursday after delivering a speech, Deuba said it is in Nepals national interest to have good relations with both its neighbours India and China. On Nepals position on the two giants recent standoff over...


2 killed as landslide buries truck, car in Palpa
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2 killed as landslide buries truck, car in Palpa

Two persons died when a landslide buried a car and a truck at Siddhababa in Palpa district along the Siddhartha Highway in the wee hours of Saturday. According to PrAbin Acharya, Chief at the District Traffic Police Office, Palpa, the identities of the deceased are yet to be established. The car (Lu 1 Cha 7994) and the truck (Na 3 Kha 6191) were buried by the landslide coupled with some huge bo...


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