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North Korea warns threats a 'big miscalculation' in letter to Australia lawmakers

North Korea has sent a letter to Australias parliament, warning it is a nuclear power and will not be cowed by U.S. President Donald Trumps threats to destroy it, according to a copy of the letter published in an Australian newspaper on Friday. If Trump thinks that he would bring the DPRK, a nuclear power, to its knees through nuclear war threat, it will be a big miscalculation and an expressio...


SC says 'no' to seperate ballot papers, elections to happen as scheduled
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SC says 'no' to seperate ballot papers, elections to happen as scheduled

The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday said there was no need to issue an interim order regarding printing of separate ballot papers for the federal and provincial polls. Had the writ been supported, the provinvial and federal elections would have to be postponed by a few days in light of the printing time. Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal leader Sarbendra Nath Shukla on October 8 had filed a writ at ...


SC's ruling on ballot papers the key to election deferment
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SC's ruling on ballot papers the key to election deferment

Hours after announcing that it would leave the government, the CPN (Maoist Centre) on Tuesday changed its mind, saying it had dropped the plan for now. Home Minister Janardan Sharma at a hastily called press conference in the afternoon said: Our party chairman has received information from the Election Commission (EC) about plans to postpone the polls so we are not pulling out of the government. ...


Nepal Loktantrik Forum and Nepal Congress announce alliance

Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar-led Nepal Loktantrik Forum (NLF) has merged with the Nepali Congress amid a special ceremony held at Prime Ministers residence in Baluwatar on Monday. The parties were supposed to announce their merger at a press conference at Baluwatar on Sunday evening, but the function was postponed due to some technical reasons. According to informed sources, Gachhadar will be giv...


MoE agrees to amend HPE Bill in line with Dr KC’s demand
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MoE agrees to amend HPE Bill in line with Dr KC’s demand

The Ministry of Education (MoE) has agreed to amend the Health Profession Education (HPE) Bill as per the demand of Dr Govinda KC, who has been staging his 13th fast-unto-death for the last seven days demanding that there should be 10-year moratorium on establishing new medical colleges in Kathmandu Valley. Though the original HPE Bill had the provision of banning new medical colleges in the Va...


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 ...


Kulekhani 3 deadline extended for fifth time
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Kulekhani 3 deadline extended for fifth time

The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has extended the completion deadline of the Kulekhani 3 Hydropower Project for the fifth time to January 2018 as construction has been running late due to its slowpoke contractor. Last week, a meeting of the board of directors of the state-owned power utility agreed to give Sino Hydro, the Chinese contractor for the civil works, six more months to complete ...


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...


Huge rally against independence from Spain in Catalonia

At least 350,000 people gathered in Barcelona, capital of Catalonia, for a rally against independence from Spain. They waved Spanish and Catalan flags and carried banners saying Together we are stronger and Catalonia is Spain. It was the largest such rally in Catalonia amid the furore over last weeks disputed independence referendum. Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy has warned he would not rule o...


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