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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 ...


Dr. KC hunger strike reaches fifth day, govt indifferent
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Dr. KC hunger strike reaches fifth day, govt indifferent

Dr Govinda KC, who is on his 13th hunger strrike has been placed on oxygen support after his health showed signs of deterioration. Prof Dr KC, a senior orthopedic surgeon at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH), has been staging hunger strike at the TUTH premises in Maharajgunj, Kathmandu to put pressure on the government to end anomalies in health education and medical sector of the ...


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...


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...


Goat sales in valley to see a surge during Dashain
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Goat sales in valley to see a surge during Dashain

Sales of goats in the Kathmandu Valley are likely to increase by 8 to 10 percent this Dashain, the biggest festival of Hindus in the country. The Valley saw sales of around 50,000 goats during the last festive season, which lasts for 15 days. This year, demand for goats in the Valley is likely to hover around 54,000 to 55,000 units, according to the Livestock Traders Association. During the fes...


Bijaya Kumar Gachchhadar-led MJF (D) becomes fifth largest party with merger

Bijaya Kumar Gachchhadar-led Madhesi Janaadhikar Forum (Democratic) has emerged as the fifth largest party in the parliament with the integration of two other parties. The MJF-D gained strength when two parties Rastriya Janamukti Party (Loktantrik) and Dalit Janajati Party merged with it today. At the party merger programme organized in the capital, MJF-D Chairperson Bijay Kumar Gachchahdar,...


Without Messi, Barcelona held to home draw by Malaga
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Without Messi, Barcelona held to home draw by Malaga

In a game that meant so much for Atletico Madrid, it was Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid celebrating when it was all over. Ronaldo scored a hat trick and Madrid handed rival Atletico a painful 3-0 loss on Saturday in its last Spanish league derby before leaving Vicente Calderon Stadium next season. The victory also snapped Madrids six-game winless streak against the city rival, and gave t...


London rated as one of the worst cities by non-Brits
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London rated as one of the worst cities by non-Brits

London is one of the worst cities in the world for quality of life, safety and personal happiness, according to a new survey of expatriates as reported by The Independent. Networking service InterNations surveyed 14,000 people for its third annual InterNations Expat Insider 2016 survey in what it claims is one of the most extensive studies ever conducted to explore the general living situatio...


Lionel Messi leads media boycott after press accuse Ezequiel Lavezzi of smoking marijuana

Lionel Messi has led the Argentina squad in a media boycott following disrespectful allegations made against a number of the sides players. The team have been subject to recent criticism over a loss of form and poor results, but their decision to sever ties with the media was sparked by a radio report which alleged Ezequiel Lavezzi had smoked marijuana after a training session. Speaking afte...


101+ days on hunger strike and still counting

Dr.Govinda KC, senior orthopedic surgeon at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTU), has in the last five years spent over 100 days on hunger strike, seeking reforms in vital medical institutions. But his fight for change remains unfinished. He began his 10th fast-unto-death Sunday, demanding the removal of TU Vice-chancellor Tirtha Raj Khnaniya and impeachment of suspended CIAA chief...


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