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Prime minister calls on president

Kathmandu, May 27: Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai called on President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav at the Rastrapati Bhawan, Sheetal Niwas, this morning.Soon after meeting the president, the prime minister went to UCPN- Maoist Chairman Pushpakamal Dahal\'s residence at Lajimpat.

Commission should be people oriented

Nepalgunj, May 27: Speakers at a programme have stressed on the need that the basic pillars of human rights should be norms of democracy, press freedom and independent judiciary.

Canal to be built with World Bank aid

Morang, May 27: The Ramgunj Irrigation System (canal) is going to be built with World Bank cooperation in Sunsari district under the Sunsari Morang Irrigation Project.

New libraries to be established in 40 schools of Dhading

Dhading, May 27: Libraries are going to be published in forty school of Dhading district. Agreement has been reached for operating such libraries between the Prayas Nepal Dhading and the schools for running School Library Programme at a day-long workshop organized for headmasters of the schools.

Great martyr or journalist Krishna Sen remembered

Kathmandu, May 26: A morning procession was organized today to mark the journalist Krishna Sen Ichchhuk Memorial Day.

Revolutionary fighters of Maoist atop mt. Everest

Kathmandu, May 26: Revolutionary fighters have successfully climbed Mt. Everest at 8:00 am this morning.

SCs Interim Order Is Wrong- Maoists

Kathmandu, May 25: The standing committee meeting of the UCPN -Maoist held today has concluded that the Supreme Court (SC)s interim order against the bill registered at the Legislature-Parliament by the government for extension of the Constituent Assembly (CA) term was wrong.

NC And UML Refuses To Go For Voting In CA On Disputed Issues

Kathmandu, May 25: Two major parties Nepali Congress and CPN-UML has refused a proposal by UCPN-Maoist Chairman Prachanda to go for voting in the Constituent Assembly to decide on two disputed issue, state-restructuring and forms of governance.

Major Parties Agree To Promulgate New Constitution By May 27

Kathmandu, May 25: Three top parties ,UCPN -Maoist, Nepali Congress and CPN-UML agreed to promulgate the new constitution within May 27, following the Supreme Courts verdict against the extension of the Constituent Assemblys term.

Ban Appeals Leader For Timely Constitution

Kathmandu, May 25: Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon has appealed to Nepals political parties and other concerned sides to complete the constitution making process as the deadline is nearby.

Banke prisoners demand general amnesty

Banke, May 25: The inmates passing their jail sentence in Banke prisonhouse have staged sit-in demanding their amnesty.

Hospital on the verge of closure

Jhapa, May 25: Two hospitals considered the largest in the entire Mechi Zone here are on the verge of closure after running out of stock of essential medicines and oxygen cylinders and other health related materials.

Man dies in accident

Chitwan (Ratna Nagar), May 18: A pedestrian died after he was knocked down by a truck at Magani Chowk, Khairahani in east Chitwan last night.

Incumbent police personnel held for drug dealing

Kathmandu, May 18: Police have arrested three fellow policemen on the charge of their involvement in drug peddling.

Int\'l Karate Championship kicks off May 29

Kathmandu, May 18: The Nepal Sotokan Karate Association (JSK) is organizing the Sixth International Karate Championship and the Technical Refereeing Seminar in Kathmandu from May 21 to June 3.

Dry port construction to begin in one month

Kathmandu, May 18: China is going to start the construction of a dry port in Larcha of Sindhupalchowk district within a month.

Seven more ministers sworn in,including UML

Kathmandu, May 16: In the presence of President Dr Ram BaranYadav, Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai has administered the oath of office and secrecy to newly appointed seven ministers including a deputy prime minister from the CPN (UML), amidst a ceremony at the Rastrapati Bhawan, Shital Niwas, today.

Curfew imposed in Humla

Humla, May: 16: Curfew has been imposed in Simikot village of Humla after a Brawl ensued between Thehe and Simkot village. Local clashed when a dispute among major parties of the district on formation of the new school management committee took a nasty turn at Mansarobar Higher Secondary School at Humla district headquarters.

Relay hunger strike on

Kanchanpur, May 16: The relay hunger strike organized by the Far-west Awareness Forum calling for establishing an undivided Far-west region while federalizing the country has entered the 18th day today.

Decision on new municipalities not implemented

Nepalgunj, May 16: A year has passed since the government announced the Kohalpur Municipality by merging the Kohalpur and Rajhena VDCs of Banke district.

Transport entrepreneurs announce protest

Kathmandu, May 16: Transport entrepreneurs have demanded that a separate Ministry of Transport be established for formulating relevant transport policy and for its management and reforms.

Mass exit from Forum Nepal

Parsa, May 16: As many as 8,000 leaders and district-level cadres of the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum Nepal party led by Upendra Yadav have deserted the party.

Rafting festival in offing

Kathmandu, May 16: A rafting festival is to be held in the Trishuli River on May 19. Nepal Association of Rafting Agents (NARA) is going to organize the festival.

Agni Air crash took 15 lives

Pokhara, May 14: An aircraft of Agni Air crashed at Jomsom Airport while landing leaving 15 persons, including the crew, dead and six others injured. The aircraft had made its flight from Pokhara to Jomsom at 9:30 am today.

Five-day general strike in east takes toll on life

Jhapa, May 14: A normal life in the east region of the country has been thrown out of gear due to the continuous banda or general strike enforced in the region by different organizations since the last five days.

Financial assistance for library

Chitwan, May 14: The Rotary Club of Hollywood has provided an assistance of 13,000 US Dollars to the old library at Ratna Nagar.

Entire village sans citizenship certificates

Sarlahi, May 14: At a time when a big political debate is going on regarding citizenship as the country prepares to formulate a new constitution, it has come to light that an entire village population here is without citizenship certificates.

Banda hits normal life in valley on second day

Kathmandu, May 11: Normal life in the Valley has been affected on the second consecutive day of the two-day banda, today, called by the United Struggle Committee of various groups including Brahman and Chhetri, demanding national integrity and their identity in the new constitution.

Protests in Kirtipur against 2-day banda

Kirtipur, May 11: locals of Kirtipur have protested against the general strike called by Brahmins, Khas, Kshetris and other communities.

UCPN (Maoist)-Nepali Congress talks

Kathmandu, May 11: Top leaders of the Unified CPN (Maoist) and the Nepali Congress have begun talks this morning, aimed at seeking compromise on the contentious issues of the constitution.

Three killed by lightning

Gulmi, May 11: Three people died and six others were injured by lightning at different places in Gulmi district last night.

Impact of general strike of day two

Chitwan, May 11: The nation-wide general strike enforced by the Joint Struggle Committee comprising Brahman, Kshetri, Dasnami, Thakuri and Dalit caste groups on the second day today has affected normal life in Chitwan and adjoining areas.

Remote Dang village has road link

Dang, May 11: People in Chhillikot village in the district have been elated with the construction of a road to their village. Chhillikot that lies in Bijauri VDC-9 is a remote area.

Water shortage in Janakpur wards

Janakpurdham, May 11: An acute shortage of drinking water has occurred in the densely-populated areas in the Janakpur Municipality since the last four days.

Haliyas number six times less than shown in data

Kanchanpur, May 11: The number of Haliya families in Kanchanpur district has been found to be six times less than the number registered two years back by the Freed Haliyas\' Statistics Collection Committee, Kanchanpur.

Members of marriage party looted

Janakpurdham, May 11: The members of a marriage procession have been looted here last night.

Top leaders of three big parties call on President

Kathmandu, May 10: Top leaders of the three major political parties held consultations with the President at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, this morning.

Shutdown enforced in different places

Kathmandu, May 10: Life has been affected in the Capital, Kathmandu, due to the shutdown enforced today by the Joint Struggle Committee for National Integrity and Ethnic Goodwill.

Two killed in separate incidents

Nuwakot, May 10: Two people were killed in separate incidents in the district in the last 24 hours.

Top leaders meet Speaker

Kathmandu, May 10: Top leaders of the three major parties held talks with Speaker Subas Nembang, today.

Timber smuggling high in Lalitpur community forests

Lalitpur, May 10: Instances of timber smuggling are high in the community forests in the district, according to the District Forest Office, Lalitpur.

HURON to monitor general strike

Kathmandu, May 10: The Human Rights Organization, Nepal (HURON) is to monitor the general strikes likely to take place around May 27, the deadline for issuing the new constitution.

CC decides to go for voting process

Kathmandu, May 9: The meeting of the Constitutional Committee (CC) today decided to go for the voting process after the political parties could not agree on the disputed issues of the constitution.

Telephone cables laid underground

Lalitpur, May 9: Telephone cables are being laid underground at Godamchaur VDC in the district after increase in incidents of theft of the cables in recent days.

Maoist party is committed to labor rights- Chairman Prachanda

Kathmandu, May 8: Chairman of the UCPN (Maoist), Prachanda has said that the problems of labors should be resolved based on class and the maoist party was committed to writing a labor-friendly constitution.

Three party leader meeting inconclusive

Kathmandu, May 8: A meeting of three major political party leaders, has ended inconclusively.

Squatters Eviction Drive Starts

Kathmandu, May 8: Department of Urban Development and Housing has started evicting homes and huts of landless squatters constructed in public land along the banks of the Bagmati River today.

Indefinite Educational Strike

Chitwan, May 8: Joint Student Struggle Committee, Chitwan has enforced indefinite educational strike in all schools in Chitwan under the Private and Boarding Schools Organizations Nepal (PABSON) from today.

Tourist Bus Seized for Defying Shutdown

Nawalparasi, May 8: Shutdown enforcers have taken control three vehicles including a tourist bus in Danda, Nawalparasi today for defying general strike called by Tharu community.

Three party agrees to form new government

Kathmandu, May 8: A meeting of the three major political parties has reached consensus to settle the issue of formation of government in line with the five-point deal signed by parties on May 3.

Six Irrigation Schemes in Three VDCs

Rukum, May 8: Six small irrigation schemes are to be constructed in three VDCs in the western belt this year.

225,000 Tourists Arrives, Revenue Collection up

Bhaktapur, May 8: As many as 225,000 foreign tourists visited various heritages in Bhaktapur municipality.

Artists Feted With Lain Singh Bangdel Memorial Honor

Kathmandu, May 8: The \'Lain Singh Bangdel Smriti Samman\' along with cash prize of Rs. 11,111 each has been conferred on artist duo Jeebratna Shakya and Karna Narsingh Rana amid an art exhibition organized by Society of Modern Art on Monday.

Seven die, 10 injured in jeep accident

Salyan, March 30: As many as six persons died and 10 others were seriously injured in a jeep accident near Chuneta cliff in Salyan district today. Identities of the deceased have not been ascertained yet.

Truck Accident Takes Toll on Public Transport

Makawanpur, March 30: The Raigaun-Hetauda-Kathmandu transport has come to a grinding halt when a truck overturned at Chhatiban VDC, Bhuwanchuli along the highway stretching from Kathmandu to Raigaun of Makawanpur this morning.

Three Boys Missing

Khalanga, March 30: Three children belonging to Bhumeswor VDC have gone missing for the past three days. Prakash Bista (15) and Binod Bista (11) of Bhumeswor-6 and Ashik Bohora, who has been residing in maternal home at Dehimandu, have been disappeared since last Wednesday, said Rajendra Bista.

Maoist CC meeting decides to focus on Peace and timely statute

Kathmandu, March 28: UCPN-Maoists Central Committe meeting held at party headquarter in Paris Danda has decided to initiate a campaign for the peace and timely statute.

Majority for new constitution: Minister Rayamajhi

Kaski, March 28: Minister for Local Development Top Bahadur Rayamajhi has said that those who do not want peace and constitution have now been protesting.

Garbage not lifted due to commission game in Janakpur

Janakpur, Mar. 28: Janakpur town has been stinking as garbage was not lifted from the main cross roads of the town for the past 15 days due to lack of budget.

CPN-UML, UCPN-Moist hold meeting

Kathmandu, March 28: A meeting has been held between the UCPN-Maoist and CPN-UML on army integration, peace process and constitution writing.

Ambassador appointed to Australia

Kathmandu, March 28: President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav has today appointed Rudra Kumar Nepal of Pokharathok VDC-1 in Palpa district as Nepalese Ambassador to Australia, in accordance with the Article -150 of the Interim Constitution of Nepal- 2063 BS, on the recommendation of the Council of Ministers, according to the Office of the President.

Three killed in various accidents

Kathmandu, March 28: A taxi driver in the capital fell unconscious inside his taxi and later died while undergoing treatment at a hospital.

Three demanding ransom arrested

Bhaktapur, March 28: A youth, who asked for a ransom of Rs. 600,000 from his family by orchestrating his own kidnapping, was arrested along with two of his accomplices.

\'Road expansion campaign to be nationwide\'

Kathmandu, March 27: Minister for Local Development Top Bahadur Rayamajhi has said that the ongoing road expansion campaign being conducted in the capital will be nationwide soon.

Govt to build Statute of Republic in Narayanhiti Palace

Kathmandu, March 27: A Statue of Republic is being built at the premises of Narayanhiti Durbar, the former palace of the monarchs.

Power supply to hospital cut off

Makawanpur, March 27: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), Hetaunda distribution centre has cut off power supply to the Hetaunda Hospital for not paying the electricity bill.

Petroleum price hiked again

Kathmandu, March 27: Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has again hiked the price of petroleum products.

Chepang village gets solar power

Makawanpur, March 27: The Chepang people of the remote Khairang VDC-1 in Makawanpur district have been elated with the illumination of their homes by solar power.

Suspension Bridge Construction Completes

Gulmi, March 12: Construction of a suspension bridge has been completed at Bobahaghat located in between Nayagaun and Jaisichowk of Gulmi district.

Rukum village facing acute food shortage

Rukum, March 11: Syalkhadi village in the district is reeling under acute food shortage since three months.

One dead, 11 injured in separate road mishaps

Myagdi, March 11: A person died when a tractor (Ga 1 Ta 1369) met with an accident at Baguwakhola in Pulachaur VDC-9, Myagdi district, this morning.

Dong says uml and congress obstacle

Banepa, Mar. 11: Minister of State for Energy Surya Man Dong has said the CPN-UML, Nepali Congress and other parties have been obstructing the in army integration process.

Effect of educational strike countrywide

Kathmandu, Mar. 11: The effect of the indefinite educational strike called once again from today by the Nepal Teachers Union and Nepal Educational Republic Forum, has been countrywide.

New Constitution to End Inequality: CC Chair Acharya

Kathmandu, March 10: Chairman of the Constitutional Committee, Nilambar Acharya has said the new constitution was being drafted as a strong document to end existing inequality, social crimes and discriminations.

Teachers\' union to shut down schools indefinitely

Kathmandu, March 10: Nepal Teachers\' Union and Nepal Educational Republican Forum have announced strike in educational institutions beginning on Sunday saying the Ministry of Education (MoE) was not positive in real sense to address the demands of teachers\' unions.

12 injured in tractor accident

Kanchanpur, March 10: At least 12 passengers were injured when a tractor met with an accident last night at Dekhtbhuli VDC-3 along the Kaluwapur-Belauri road section in Kanchanpur district.

Teachers declare general strike in sunsari

Sunsari, Mar. 10: Agitating teachers of Sunsari district have declared general strike from March 11 putting forth 47-point demands.

A girl child dies of poison

Jhapa, Mar. 10: A minor girl child has died here of consuming poison even as everyone knows that poisons should be kept away from the reach of the children.

Next Meeting to be Result-oriented: PM Bhattarai

Kathmandu, March 9: Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai has said that he has been firmly committed to adopt new constitution within coming May 27.

One dies in motorcycle accident

Dang, March 9: A person, who was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in Dang district last night, died this morning.

General Secretary Moon to visit Nepal

Kathmandu, Mar. 9: Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki- Moon is to visit Nepal on April 27.