Dhading authorities brace for monsoon in quake-hit areas
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Dhading authorities brace for monsoon in quake-hit areas

DHADING:   The authorities in Dhading district, which suffered extensive damage by the recent earthquakes, have started preparedness for the likely disasters in the monsoon. Natural Calamities Coordination Committee (NCCC) in the district... Read More »

400 illegal Chinese motorcycles in upper Mustang
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400 illegal Chinese motorcycles in upper Mustang

MUSTANG:   Some 400 motorcycles of Chinese number plates are plying in Upper Mustang illegally for long due to lack of officials’ surveillance. The Chinese motorcycles are operating in Lho Manthang, Chhoser, Chhonhup,... Read More »

Michelle Obama opens Special Olympics in Los Angeles
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Michelle Obama opens Special Olympics in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP):   Michelle Obama welcomed thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities to the Special Olympic World Games on Saturday during a festive opening ceremony filled with cheers, songs and praise for... Read More »

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP):   President Barack Obama is closing an historic visit to the land that considers him a local son with an address to the people of Kenya. Obama also planned to... Read More »

Yarcha pickers taken ill in Dolpa
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Yarcha pickers taken ill in Dolpa

DOLPA:   With the end of season to collect the Yarchagumba, Ophiocordyceps sinensis, in the Himalayas this year, the number of patients visiting the district hospital has gone up. The hospital said that... Read More »

Changunarayan Temple reopens for visitors
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Changunarayan Temple reopens for visitors

BHAKTAPUR:   Changunarayan Temple in Bhaktapur, an ancient temple enlisted in the UNESCO heritage list, reopened to the public that was closed after heavy damages in the deadly April 25 ‘Gorkha Earthquake’. Chief Archeological... Read More »

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Dhading authorities brace for monsoon in quake-hit areas

Dhading authorities brace for monsoon in quake-hit areasDHADING:   The authorities in Dhading district, which suffered extensive damage by the recent earthquakes, have started preparedness for the likely disasters in the monsoon. Natural Calamities Coordination... Read More »

21 Dubai-bound Nepali women held in India

21 Dubai-bound Nepali women held in IndiaNEW DELHI:   Twenty-one Nepali women who were trying to go to Dubai and other cities in the Gulf countries illegally have been caught from different hotels at Mahilpalpur... Read More »

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Dhading authorities brace for monsoon in quake-hit areas

Dhading authorities brace for monsoon in quake-hit areas

DHADING:   The authorities in Dhading district, which suffered extensive damage by the recent earthquakes, have started... Read More »

Diesel generator emissions making Valley air more toxic

Diesel generator emissions making Valley air more toxic

KATHMANDU:   With load-shedding becoming a perennial problem, Nepal’s dependency on diesel generators has massively increased to meet... Read More »

India consortium close to Nijgadh Fast Track deal

India consortium close to Nijgadh Fast Track deal

KATHMANDU:   An Indian consortium is close to getting the contract to undertake the Kathmandu -Nijgadh Fast... Read More »

Bridge along East-West Highway ‘almost collapses’

Bridge along East-West Highway ‘almost collapses’

NAWALPARASI:   The Jayashree Bridge along the East-West Highway nearly collapsed in Gaindakot of Nawalparasi on Monday... Read More »

Govt set to resume monitoring plastic bags ban

Govt set to resume monitoring plastic bags ban

KATHMANDU:   Concerned over the increasing use of banned polythene bags in the country after the earthquakes,... Read More »

21 Dubai-bound Nepali women held in India

21 Dubai-bound Nepali women held in India

NEW DELHI:   Twenty-one Nepali women who were trying to go to Dubai and other cities in the... Read More »

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Obama to close historic Kenya visit with national address

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP):   President Barack Obama is closing an historic visit to the land that considers him a local son with an address to the people of Kenya. Obama also planned to speak with Kenyan youth and meet with civic leaders before he arrives late Sunday in Ethiopia, the second and final stop on...

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Obama to close historic Kenya visit with national address

Major parties agree to bring statute by mid-August

KATHMANDU:   Top leaders of four major political parties have expressed commitment to promulgate the new constitution on August 16 by incorporating the people’s feedback. A meeting of top leaders of four parties– Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, UCPN (Maoist) and Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (Loktantrik) held at Constituent Assembly (CA) Subas Nembang’s office on Saturday has given responsibility...

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Major parties agree to bring statute by mid-August

Michelle Obama opens Special Olympics in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP):   Michelle Obama welcomed thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities to the Special Olympic World Games on Saturday during a festive opening ceremony filled with cheers, songs and praise for their courage and determination. “My husband and I, we are so proud of you, so incredibly proud of you, and we love...

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Michelle Obama opens Special Olympics in Los Angeles

‘Everest’ to release in India in September

NEW DELHI:   Based on real life events, Universal Pictures “Everest” will hit the Indian screens in 3D in September. “This September, film-goers will get to experience a spine-chilling journey of a group of mountaineers who embark on a journey to reach the Mount Everest,” a statement said. The Baltasar Kormkur directorial, which is based on...

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‘Everest’ to release in India in September

2 women of same family thrashed for ‘practising witchcraft’

RAJBIRAJ:   In yet another case of superstition, two women were accused of practising witchcraft and attacked by their neighbours in a village in Saptari district. A 60-year-0ld woman and her 26-year-old daughter-in-law were beaten black and blue by villagers in Parsahi, Madhepura VDC-6 of the district on Sunday. Both women sustained serious injuries in the...

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2 women of same family thrashed for ‘practising witchcraft’

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Bridge along East-West Highway ‘almost collapses’

Bridge along East-West Highway ‘almost collapses’

NAWALPARASI:   The Jayashree Bridge along the East-West Highway nearly collapsed in Gaindakot of Nawalparasi on Monday evening, blocking the vehicular movement along the longest highway of the nation. The... Read More »

Nepal Army with China troops, to reopen north trade points

Nepal Army with China troops, to reopen north trade points

KATHMANDU:   The government has permitted the Nepal Army to open two major trade route s with China in coordination with the Chinese... Read More »

Humde airport in Manang useless for 3 years

Humde airport in Manang useless for 3 years

LAMJUNG:   Humdey, the only airport in Manang has been useless for the last three years. Millions of rupees have been spent on... Read More »

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Hiking trails around Annapurna deemed safe after Nepal quake

Hiking trails around Annapurna deemed safe after Nepal quake

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP):   The most popular trekking trail in Nepal escaped damage during April’s devastating earthquake and is safe for hikers... Read More »

Nepal ranked 102nd in travel, tourism competitiveness

Nepal ranked 102nd in travel, tourism competitiveness

KATHMANDU:   Nepal climbed 10 spots to be ranked 102nd in the Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) 2015 published by World... Read More »

Nepal trekking agencies doubt Annapurna safety report

Nepal trekking agencies doubt Annapurna safety report

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP):   A Nepal association of trekking agencies is criticizing an assessment report that found trails around Mount Annapurna safe for hikers following April’s devastating earthquake. Kit Miyamoto... Read More »

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Govt set to resume monitoring plastic bags ban

KATHMANDU:   Concerned over the increasing use of banned polythene bags in the country after the earthquakes, the government is all set to resume strict monitoring of the ban.According to Suraj Pokharel, the director general for the Department of Environment (DoE), the government will resume strict monitoring of market within the next three days and...

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Govt set to resume monitoring plastic bags ban

India consortium close to Nijgadh Fast Track deal

KATHMANDU:   An Indian consortium is close to getting the contract to undertake the Kathmandu -Nijgadh Fast Track Project with the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport (MoPIT) saying that the two sides concluded negotiations on Sunday. The government and the Indian consortium of Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS) Transportation Networks, IL&FS Engineering and...

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India consortium close to Nijgadh Fast Track deal

Chandragiri cable car to be launched next year

Kathmandu:   A cable car service is being rolled out in Kathmandu Valley for the very first time by the beginning of 2016, as the developer has said that they have completed 75 per cent of the works of Chandragiri Cable Car Project (CCCP). The project is being developed by a privately-owned company — Kathmandu Fun...

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Chandragiri cable car to be launched next year

Is It Really Safe to Go Trekking in Nepal Again?

KATHMANDU:   Nepal’s Himalayan tour operators are criticizing a new government-sanctioned report that declared one of the country’s most popular trekking circuits safe for tourists after massive earthquakes ravaged the country in late April. They say the study was hastily conducted, without enough fieldwork to back up the findings. The report, funded by the U.K....

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Diesel generator emissions making Valley air more toxic

KATHMANDU:   With load-shedding becoming a perennial problem, Nepal’s dependency on diesel generators has massively increased to meet the power demand. From industrial and commercial to non-commercial sectors, diesel generator (DG) sets, which are a short-term solution, seem to be the only option, but they can have long-term health effects. The use of diesel generators in...

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