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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...


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 ...


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...


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...


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...


Australians hand over 51,000 illegal firearms in gun amnesty

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said about 51,000 illegal firearms, a fifth of all illegal guns in the country, were surrendered in a three-month amnesty ending Friday. Turnbull said Australias tough gun ownership laws, which ban all semi-automatic rifles and semi-automatic shotguns, severely limits the chances of a Las Vegas style mass shooting. The killer there (in Las Vegas) ha...


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