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Bomb exploded targeting NC candidate Mahat duo

Nuwakot : A bomb has been exploded targeting the Nepali Congress Nuwakot district constituency number 1 candidate for the House of Representatives election, Dr Ram Sharan Mahat and the Nepali Congress candidate towards the State Assembly in province 2, Ramesh Kumar Mahat at Kaule Thana of Kakani rural municipality today. The bomb was exploded targeting the vehicle carrying the Mahat duo while on an election campaign. Although five Nepali Congress cadres have been injured in the bomb explosion, the two candidates are safe. The bomb went off while a door-to-door election campaign was in progress in course of the election campaign. The incident took place at 10 am today and the device that was exploded looks like a 'pressure cooker bomb' (improvised explosive device), according to Ramesh

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PM Deuba instructs Nepal Police to gear up for poll security arrangements

  Kathmandu : Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has instructed the Nepal Police to get ready for management of security arrangements for the nearing elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies. The twin elections have been slated for November 26 and December 7 in two rounds. In his address to a special programme organised at the Nepal Police headquarters here today, marking the 62nd police day today, the prime minister applauded the Nepal Police for its role in making the recent local level elections successful. He hoped the same sort of support and cooperation from it in the upcoming polls also. "Despite limited resources, the Nepal Police has done its best in maintaining peace and order in the country and I, as the Prime Minister, highly acclaim

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Nepal agrees to prohibit nuclear weapons

Kathmandu : Nepal has become a state party to the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Krishna Bahadur Mahara signed the Treaty on behalf of the country at a special ceremony held at the UN Headquarters, New York, in course of attending the 72nd Sessions of the UN General Assembly. On the same occasion, DPM Mahara also participated in the ministerial meeting of the countries (G-77) of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). The meeting's objective is to assess the compliance of the international laws on human rights. Presenting Nepal's official stance at the meeting, DPM Mahara said that the differences surfaced in the globe should be settled through dialogue. Likewise, he attended the 16th ministry level meeting of the

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KMC distributes 50 sets of wheel lock to control haphazard parking

Kathmandu : The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has provided 50 sets of wheel lock to the Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) in a bid to support traffic police to put an end to haphazard parking of vehicles in the Kathmandu Valley. It was distributed amid a programme organized here on the occasion of 25th anniversary of city police today. Speaking at the programme, KMC Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya commended that city police had a huge role in helping KMC systematize the city by curbing the haphazard parking of vehicles and clearing footpaths among others. Similarly, Deputy Mayor Hari Prabha Khadgi Shrestha lauded the role of the city police in making Kathmandu city beautiful and well managed. MTPD Chief Sarbendra Khanal spoke of the need for the KMC to ease the congestion in

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Ministry employees contribute over Rs 12 million to flood victims

Kathmandu All employees of the Ministry of Agricultural Development and bodies under it have contributed Rs 120 million for the rescue and relief works in the aftermath of the flood and landslides that occurred in the country in the recent days. A meeting of the chiefs of all the bodies under the Ministry chaired by Minister for Agricultural Development Ram Krishna Yadav on Monday decided to contribute that amount for that purpose deducting from the salary of all employees, the Ministry has stated. Accordingly, five days' salary of the secretary at the Ministry, four days' salary of the joint-secretary, three days' salary of the under-secretary and officer level employees, two days' salary of the ungazetted first and second class employees and one day's salary of the classless

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Nepal in ‘China’s Belt and Road’

Sitaram Bhattarai Presently, One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiatives has emerged as China’s major policy framework for domestic development and foreign diplomacy with the expectations of addressing the threats on China; achieving long-term economic benefits; reducing the threat of American maritime primacy on China’s trade and energy lifelines; and reconstructing a world order to fulfill China’s interests and predominance. To be implemented the concept shall follow the cooperation principles of joint consultation, joint building and joint sharing, and it aims to effectively promote the establishment of a new landscape of mutual benefit and joint development. The initiative of Belt and Road has received strong responses across the world since it was proposed by Chinese president

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Parajuli confirmed for SC chief justice

Kathmandu : The Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee on Sunday unanimously endorsed the name of Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli for the vacant post of Chief Justice at the Supreme Court (SC).  The PHSC had summoned Parajuli at its meeting today to conduct the hearing. Speaking at the meeting, Parajuli had presented a 39-point judiciary reforms plan. Now, after the PHSC endorsement; the President will appoint him to the post and he will head the judiciary till April 28, 2018. The meeting of the Constitutional Council on June 29 had sent his name in PHSC for hearing.  It may be noted that, no complaints were registered against him in the PHSC. He has been taking the charge of the Supreme Court as the acting chief justice since June 7, 2017. Born on April 28, 1953 in Tanahun district,

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Cabinet meeting decides to provide Rs 25,000 relief amount each to flood victims

Kathmandu : The government has decided to provide a relief amount of Rs 25,000 to each family victimised by the flooding in Saptari. Today's meeting of council of ministers held at the Office of Prime Minister at Singha Durbar also decided to provide Rs 1.5 million in soft loan for managing accommodation for the victims. The decision in this regard followed the pledge, made by Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba during his recent inspection at various flood-hit areas in the district, to provide a relief amount of Rs 25,000 each to the victim family and provide up to Rs 1.5 million in soft loan for managing the accommodation of the victims. Out of the relief amount, Rs 15,000 is meant to construct makeshift hut for the victims and the remaining will be used to purchase corrugated

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14th National Rice Day : more rice next year

Kathmandu  : Nepal is marking the 14th National Rice Day today, Ashar 15, as per Nepali calendar. Ashar is the favourable season/month Nepalis engross in cultivating rice. The Ashar 15 is also known as the day of dahi chyura- curd and beaten rice- feast. Fourteen years back, as many as 43 countries had requested the UN General Assembly to announce the Year of Rice. With the announcement, Nepal also began celebrating the National Rice Day. It was December 14, 2004, the meeting of the Council of Minister declared to mark the National Rice Day every Ashar 15 from 2005, reminds rice expert Bholaman Singh Basnet. Nepal is the only country among the UN members to mark the day as the national day, he added. Rice is the staple for more than three billion-half the world population. Asia alone

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PM Deuba shifts to official residence after special Pooja

Kathmandu: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has moved to Baluwatar, the Prime Minister's official residence, early this morning after offering a special Pooja as per the suggestions of astrologers. According to the PM's family source, PM Deuba shifted to Baluwatar at the auspicious hour of 5:22 am today. PM Deuba was residing in his private home at Budhanilkantha even after his election to the top executive post on June 6. Upon his arrival in the official residence, PM Deuba was welcomed by the government officials and handed over a bunch of keys to the PM's Secretariat. On the occasion, a contingent of the Nepal Army offered a guard of honour to the PM in his

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