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Ex-Gurkha soldier jailed for nearly hacking his wife to death with a Khukuri

A British court has sentenced a former Gurkha soldier to 14 years in prison for attempted murder of his wife. Bikash Gurung inflicted such terrible injuries on his wife Kamana that both he and a policeman who attended the scene believed she was dead. Miraculously, 37-year-old nurse Kamana survived fractures to her skull, jaw and neck and a nearly-severed finger following life-saving work by ...

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...

'Kukur Tihar' being observed today

Kukur Tihar, the festival of dogs, is being celebrated at every household today, to mark the second day of Yamapanchak of the Tihar festival. Tihar is the second biggest festival of the Nepali Hindus. Dog, which is an animal well known for being the trustworthy sentry as well as faithful companion of humans since ancient times, is worshipped once a year on this day. People worship the dog, gar...

Death toll from blasts in Somalia's capital Mogadishu rises to 85
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death toll from blasts in Somalia's capital Mogadishu rises to 85

The death toll from twin bomb blasts that struck busy junctions in the heart of Somalias capital Mogadishu has jumped to 85, making it one of the deadliest attacks since an Islamist insurgency began in 2007. President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo declared three days of national mourning and called for donations of blood and funds to victims of Saturdays attack. At least 100 others were wounded. ...

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...

Nepali youth dies in Qatar

A Nepali migrant worker died in Qatar last Sunday. The deceased has been known as Narsingh Kewat of Nawalparasi. The reason for his death is not yet known. Thirty-six-year-old Kewat was a permanent resident of Badsar village in Sarawal Rural Municipality-4. According to a local Hari Lohar, Kewat was a labourer in Caliber Trading and Construction Company in Qatar. Sarawal youths have be...

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...

Trump compares Hurricane Maria to Katrina
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Trump compares Hurricane Maria to Katrina

President Donald Trump has told Puerto Rico officials they should be proud they did not lose thousands of lives as in a real catastrophe like Katrina. Mr Trump also said the storm-ravaged US territory had thrown the American budget a little out of whack. Before landing on the island, Mr Trump graded his administrations response to Hurricane Maria as an A plus. Puerto Rico officials have c...

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 (...

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...

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