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Six arrested with counterfeit Nepali currency notes

Police have arrested six people belonging to a gang involved in the transaction of counterfeit Nepali currency notes. They were held in course of carrying out an investigation after fake Rs 500 denomination counterfeit currency notes were found in the possession of two people who had come to buy medicines at the Karki Pharmacy at local Balkhu, police said. Dhiraj Bahadur Srinet Thakuri of ...


India unilaterally constructs four bridges over Mahakali River

The Indian side has constructed four wooden bridges over the Mahakali river without the consent of Nepal. The Mahakali river forms the westernmost international border between Nepal and India. India had sent letter to the District Administration Office, Darchula couple months back seeking Nepals agreement to that connection. But it has constructed the four bridges without Nepal giving it t...


PM Oli expanded three-member cabinet to seven members

Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli expanded his three-member cabinet to seven members on Monday, inducting ministers from major ruling partner CPN (Maoist Center) also. With a view to bringing the Upendra Yadav-led Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) into the government and garnering a two-thirds majority for the ruling coalition, Oli has not given full shape to his cabinet at its first expansion....


Powerful quake hits central Papua New Guinea, disrupts oil and gas operations
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Powerful quake hits central Papua New Guinea, disrupts oil and gas operations

A powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guineas Southern Highlands province early on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, prompting oil and gas companies to immediately suspend operations in the energy-rich interior. The tremor hit near the center of Papua New Guineas main island around 560 km (350 miles) from the capital, Port Moresby, at around 3.45 a.m. local time (15...


Trump willing to partner with Oli to promote stability, governance and growth

The US President Donald J. Trump has congratulated KP Sharma Oli for being elected as the Prime Minister of Nepal. Trump also congratulated Oli for the historic completion of local, provincial and national elections as testament to the countrys allegiance to inclusive democratic governance. In his message to the newly elected Prime Minister, the President has expressed his readiness to adva...


Man attacks mother to death, sister severely injured

A woman injured in an attack by her son two days ago succumbed on Thursday night in Siraha, the police said. Ram, 28, of Laxmipur Patari-4 had allegedly attacked his mother Gyan Devi Das, 45, and 16-year-old sister Sunita Kumari with an iron rod over a family dispute, said the local people. Gyan Devi died in the course of treatment at Biratnagar-based Nobel Hospital. Sunita Kumari is rece...


136 archaeological spots uncovered in Kapilvastu

The latest archaeological excavation carried out under the aegis of the Department of Archaeology has discovered that Kapilvastu has the highest number of archaeological sites in the country. It has identified 136 archaeological sites in the district. Departments spokesperson Ram Bahadur Kunwar said that this is the first time so many archaeologically significant sites have been found in Kapil...


Suryabinayak-Dhulikhel road expansion soon

The Suryabinayak-Dhulikhel road will be upgraded to eight lanes. Concerned authorities have stressed the need for starting the construction work at the earliest. They delivered their views at a suggestion collection campaign organised today at Jagati, Bhaktapur by the Department of Roads in this regard. On the occasion, former Minister and Parliamentary Member Mahesh Basnet underscored the...


Australian town has been hit by a dust storm

An Australian town has been hit by a dust storm that covered the outback community in orange dust. The storm swept through Charleville in south-west Queensland on Tuesday, knocking down trees and causing minor damage. The scene prompted many residents to post photos and videos on social media. Authorities said recent weather conditions had allowed strong winds to pick and spread dirt from...


Under construction bridge tumble in Larcha, Sindhupalchok

An under construction Bailey bridge over the Bhotekoshi river in Larcha, Sindhupalchok, collapsed on Tuesday. The Rs 20 million bridge linking bordering area of Tatopani with the Kathmandu gave way just when its construction was at final stages. The bridge was due to open shortly. Just a week ago, local residents had staged a demonstration blaming the contractor of building weak support w...


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