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Iran tanker departs after Gibraltar rejects US demand access_timeAugust 19

GIBRALTAR– The Iranian oil tanker at the centre of a diplomatic dispute has departed from Gibraltar after the British overseas territory rejected a US demand to seize the vessel. According to the monitoring website Marine Traffic, the supertan...

13 dead, 20 injured in India as container trailer collides with bus access_timeAugust 19

MUMBAI–Thirteen people died and 20 others were injured when a container trailer collided with a state transport bus at Nimgul in India's western state of Maharashtra, 391 km from Mumbai on 10:30 p.m. local time Sunday night, police official s...

Malaysian court postpones trial of former PM Najib access_timeAugust 19

KUALALUMPUR–A Malaysian court postponed the hearings for corruption charges on former Prime Minister Najib Razak over state investment fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) on Monday. The presiding judge made the decision after hearing from...

Indian pilgrim dies of attitude sickness access_timeAugust 19

Rasuwa–An Indian pilgrim to the Lake Manasarovar died of altitude sickness. According to the District Police Office, Rasuwa spokesperson Gokarna Thapa, the dead is a woman and has been identified as Archana Jayprakash Mishra, 55, from India. S...

Nepal participating first time in Asian Youth Women Handball Championship access_timeAugust 19

Kaski–A team left here for Jaipur of India to play the eighth Asian Youth Women Handball Championship 2019. The event is scheduled to kick off from coming Wednesday in Jaipur. The 20-member team comprising 16 players from 15-18 age group is ca...

Process begins to appoint CEO at Forest Corporation Limited access_timeAugust 19

Kathmandu–The government has begun a process to appoint a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the Nepal Forest Corporation Limited constituted by merging The Timber Corporation of Nepal and Forest Products Development Board. The Ministry of Fores...

Nagarkot entrepreneurs call for indefinite closure access_timeAugust 19

Bhaktapur–A group of small and medium scale entrepreneurs in Nagarkot have imposed an indefinite closure in Nagarkot, one of the tourist attractions in the Kathmandu Valley, from today in protest of the demolishment of the huts and houses built o...

Parliamentary committee postpones schedule to pass bill access_timeAugust 19

Kathmandu–A meeting of the Industry and Commerce: and Labour and Consumers Welfare Committee, House of Representatives scheduled for today was put off. The meeting was summoned as it sought to complete discussions on the Industrial Enterprise ...

Woman arrested on charge of receiving money from her husband's killer access_timeAugust 19

Bhojpur–Police have arrested a woman on the charge of fleecing money from the murderer of her husband to shroud the murder case. Police arrested Meena Mijar Sarki of Siddeshwor Dawa in Bhojpur municipality-4 in Bhojpur district along with five...

Accident leaves husband dead, wife injured access_timeAugust 19

Damauli–A person died and another sustained injuries in a road accident occurred at Byas municipality-12, Kamalabari in Tanahun on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Sudip Raj Poudel, 39, who is temporarily residing in Bhanu municipal...

Banijya Bank's branch catches fire access_timeAugust 19

Chitwan–Fire engulfed a building of the Rastriya Banijya Bank based in Bharatpur Metropolitan City-10, Chaubiskothi this morning. Ek Narayan Koirala, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Chitwan District Police Office informed the inferno ...

Dengue fever spread in Terai area of Udeayapur access_timeAugust 19

Gaighat–Dengue, a vector-borne viral infection, has spread in Terai area of Udyapaur district during the past couple of weeks. Dengue outbreak is visible in Belka Chaudandigadhi and Triyuga municipality in the eastern part of Udayapur while th...

11 killed, 4 injured at van collision in eastern Thailand access_timeAugust 18

BANGKOK– A van collision in eastern Thailand killed 11 and injured four on Sunday, local media reported. The chartered van was carrying Laotian workers from Sa Kaeo Province for visa renewal at the Chanthaburi immigration checkpoint. Police sa...

PM Modi meets Oppn leader of Bhutan's National Assembly access_timeAugust 18

Thimphu,Bhutan–Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is on a two-day official visit to Bhutan, met Dr Pema Gyamtsho, Leader of the Opposition of Bhutan's National Assembly, on Sunday. "PM @narendramodi met with Dr Pema Gyamtsho, Leader of ...

Unity among democratic forces essential: Prime Minister access_timeAugust 18

Kathmandu–Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said unity among democratic forces is a must to meet the goals of peace, good governance and development. Delivering his views on the issue of public importance in a meeting of the House of Representa...

Three reports submitted to HoR access_timeAugust 18

Kathmandu–Three reports of different parliamentary committees were presented in today's meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR). President of the Agriculture, Cooperatives and Natural Recourses Purna Kumari Subedi presented the Commi...

Minister Baskota highlights need for protecting Dhorpatan access_timeAugust 18

Galkot–Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Gokul Prasad Baskota, has insisted that the Dhorpatan area remaining as an identity of Nepal should be protected . Taking part in a debate on " prosperity in federalism' o...

Journalist Pudasaini's death: atmoshphere sought for fair and fact-based investigations access_timeAugust 18

Kathmandu– Legal practitioners, journalists and civil society people have unanimous opinions that there should be no hurdles in conducting a fair and independent investigation into the death issue of journalist Shalikram Pudasaini. I n a press...

SEE grade improvement test begins access_timeAugust 18

Bhaktapur–The Secondary Education Examination (SEE) grade improvement test began from today. According to the National Examinations Board, Sanothimi Bhaktapur, the exam kicked off at 8:00 am today at 304 centers throughout the country. Around ...

Man kills wife by slitting her throat access_timeAugust 18

Gorkha–A man murdered his wife by slitting her throat with a khurpa in Gorkha municipality-9 in the district on Saturday night, said the police. Local resident Yakul Pariyar, 20, killed his wife Puja Pariyar, 19, said Superintendent of Police Om ...