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Home Minister sees off Haj pilgrims access_timeJuly 18

Kathmandu–Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa has bid farewell to the people heading for the Haj pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina of Saudi Arabia. He saw off 156 Haj pilgrims at Tribhuvan International Airport today. They comprise the fi...

NC President Deuba urges all to involve in rescue and relief operation access_timeJuly 18

Bardibas–Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has urged all to involve in rescue and relief operation of the flood and inundation affected people. Addressing party cadres, President Deuba, who arrived Bardibas to carry out onsite visit...

146 killed in one year in road accidents access_timeJuly 18

Chitwan–A total of 146 people died in various road accidents that took place in the district last fiscal year. They died in the 295 traffic accidents that were recorded in the year in the district. This is an increase compared to the previous ...

Farmers to get pension facilities access_timeJuly 18

Bajura– The Budhiganga municipality has decided to grant pension facilities to farmers in the municipality. The third municipal assembly took the decision to begin the provision through development of due procedures from the new fiscal year. ...

35 motorcycles handed over to State police access_timeJuly 18

Pokhara–The Gandaki State government has presented 35 motorcycles worth Rs. 7 million to the State police office. Chief Minister Prithivi Subba Gurung handed over the keys to Chief of State Police Binod Sharma Ghimire at a function held here o...

Peru's ex-president Toledo arrested in U.S. access_timeJuly 17

LIMA– Peru's ex-president Alejandro Toledo, who is wanted in his country on corruption charges, was arrested early Tuesday in the United States, Peruvian judicial officials said. "The attorney general's office ... reports that the...

Death toll rises to 14 in Mumbai building collapse access_timeJuly 17

MUMBAI–The death toll in the collapse of four-storeyed Kesarbhai building in the city's Dongri area rose to 14, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) said on Wednesday. So far, nine people have been injured in the incident. The NDRF ...

IMF to begin search for new leader as Lagarde resigns as of Sept 12 access_timeJuly 17

WASHINGTON–Christine Lagarde will resign from the International Monetary Fund on September 12 as she awaits final word on her nomination to the presidency of the European Central Bank, she announced Tuesday. Her departure allows the IMF board ...

MEPs narrowly elect von der Leyen to EU top job access_timeJuly 17

STRASBOURG,France– German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen was narrowly elected president of the European Commission on Tuesday after winning over sceptical lawmakers. The 60-year-old conservative was nominated to become the first woman t...

Rising flood waters threatening 6 mln people across South Asia access_timeJuly 17

DHAKA–Nearly 6 million people across South Asia were under threat from rising flood waters following heavy monsoon rains, with more than one million displaced in one Indian state alone, said the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Cresc...

Rani-Jamara Irrigation Main Canal on trial access_timeJuly 17

Dhangadhi–Water has started to be released in the main canal of the Rani-Jamara-Kularia Irrigation Project on a trial basis. The project being constructed in the eastern sector of Kailali district is a project of national pride. Water was rele...

Social transformation should be focused on development - State 3 Chief Minister access_timeJuly 17

Chitwan–State 3 chief minister Dormani Poudel has insisted that collaboration among the three-tier government was required for the development. Inaugurating the Sanitation and Greenery Promotion Programme amidst a ceremony here today, he was o...

Chitwan denizens compel to drink contaminated water access_timeJuly 17

Chitwan–It has come to a revelation that the drinking water being supplied from the district-based projects was contaminated. In course of monitoring carried out in the fiscal years 2074/75 and 2075/76 BS, the Health Office Chitwan has found t...

KMC to enroll private companies for waste collection access_timeJuly 17

Kathmandu–The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is registering private companies and organizations for the collection of solid waste. KMC is planning to proceed for registering private companies to address the issue of deficit coordination amo...

50 trapped after building collapses in Mumbai access_timeJuly 16

MUMBAI–At least 50 people were believed to be trapped after a four-storey building collapsed in Mumbai, India on Tuesday, locals reported to the disaster management cell of BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation. A team of National Disaster Respon...

6.0-magnitude quake strikes off Indonesia's Bali Island, no tsunami alert issued access_timeJuly 16

JAKARTA– An earthquake of 6.0 magnitude struck off Indonesia's Bali Island earlier on Tuesday but there was no potential for tsunami, the meteorology and geophysics agency said. The quake hit at around 07:18 a.m. Jakarta time, an official ...

Pakistan reopens airspace, ending months of flight restrictions access_timeJuly 16

KARACHI–Pakistan on Tuesday fully reopened its airspace for all civilian traffic, ending months of restrictions affecting major international routes including from India after clashes between the nuclear-armed rivals brought them to the brink of ...

NRB selling its NEPSE share access_timeJuly 16

Kathmandu–Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB), the central bank in the country, is pulling out its investment in the Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE) Limited. In a notice today, the bank states that it is selling the share of NEPSE at an auction and the start...

Minister Yadav urges all to join in rescue and relief operation access_timeJuly 16

Lahan–Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supply Matrika Yadav urged the district based office chiefs to join hands in the rescue and relief operation in the aftermath of natural disaster that has affected various parts of the district. He mad...

Schools shut down, transport obstructed in south Lalitpur access_timeJuly 16

Lalitpur–Incessant rainfall has affected normal life in Lalitpur. Transportation has come to a grinding halt in three rural municipalities of south Lalitpur due to landslide in different areas. All schools here have been shut down with the obs...