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Nepal into the records book of Rio Olympics 2016

KATHMANDU: Olympics held in the interval of every four years across various continents are best known for making and breaking of records by individual athletes and the participating countries. Rio Olympics 2016 hence was no exception. Jamaican athlete Usain Bolt’s treble-treble, British Mo Farah’s double-double and American swimmer Michael Phelps’ staggering 27 individuals medals were among the most notable of the individual records in this year’s Olympics held for the first time ever in South America. Furthermore, ten nations won their first ever Olympic medal in Rio with small countries like Fiji, Kosovo, Puerto Rico, Singapore and Vietnam creating...

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Mahakali Nach resumes after seven years

21 August, Bhaktapur: The traditional Mahakali Nach (a religious dance) that dates back to 300 years BC has resumed after a gap of seven years. Although the dance halted previously for want of budget to make necessary arrangements, the local youths have come to its rescue and resumed it with donations collected from the local people. The traditional dance, which starts from the following day of the Gaijatra festival day and continues for consecutive four nights, is being marked at various places of Bhaktapur including Nagadesh. It is believed that the holding of the traditional dance will ward off...

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Temporary voters cannot cast vote: EC

10 August, Kathmandu: The Election Commission (EC) has prepared a draft bill with the provision not allowing the temporary voters to cast votes in the election of provincial assembly. The draft, however, has a provision to allow them to cast vote in the House of Representatives. The EC has made the provision in the draft prepared for provincial assembly member election that the voter, whose name has been registered in the voters list of any village body or municipality of any constituency, can cast vote only there. At a programme organised by the EC to collect suggestion of political...

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7 Cancer-Fighting Culinary Spices and Herbs

Spices and herbs have long been used for medicinal purposes, such as fighting indigestion and other digestive problems. Although science is uncertain about the direct benefits of consuming certain spices and herbs with regard to protecting against and fighting cancer and its side effects, their indirect beneficial effects may be more easily recognized. One such effect is their unique flavor profile, which ranges from strong to mild, with only small amounts needed to create a whole new taste sensation. When cancer-related loss of appetite and taste changes occur, which can lead to undesirable weight loss, adding herbs and spices...

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We quit government after sensing conspiracy against peace process: Chairman Dahal

15 July, Kathmandu: Chairman of the CPN (Maoist-Centre) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said his party was bound to quit the present government after sensing that a plot against the party was hatched by inciting NGOs rather than taking the peace process to a logical end. Talking to media persons at his residence Lazimpat on Friday, Chairman Dahal categorically said that conspiracy was strategically launched against his party leaders and cadres in various districts including Okhaldhunga and Gorkha. He argued that such conspiracy was led by the NGOs supported by the CPN-UML. “The government showed such behaviour that would frustrate...

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Nepal will need 10,000 megawatt electricity after 25 years: WB study

20 May, Kathmandu: The World Bank (WB) study has revealed that Nepal will be in need for 10,000 megawatts of electricity by 2040. The three-year study held under the title ‘The Benefits of Expanding Cross – Border Electricity Cooperation and Trade in South Asia’ has shown that electricity demand in domestic consumption for Nepal after 25 years will touch on 10,000 megawatts. WB researchers Michael Toman and Govinda Timilsina carried out the study weighing countries’ capacity for generating electricity, inter-nation trade and production demand to meet the goal among the South Asian countries excluding the Maldives. In the report,...

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Alliance continues Singh Durbar picketing

16 May, Kathmandu: Picketing of the Singh Durbar by the Federal Alliance, including the Tarai-centric parties continues today also. Cadres of different 29-parties associated to the Alliance are protesting at Hanumanthan and Maitighar Mandala demanding rewriting of the constitution to incorporate their rights. With the protest, traffic movement in the capital has been affected now. Three protesting cadres are injured in the minor clash between the security personnel and the demonstrators and are undergoing treatment at Bir Hospital, the alliance sources said. Security personnel are trying to ease the traffic movement in the area. Earlier, the government had urged...

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14th Three-year Plan to build socialism-oriented prosperous nation

9 May, Kathmandu: President Bidya Devi Bhandari said that the government would prepare the 14th Three-Year Plan, with the purpose of building socialism-oriented prosperous nation based on norms and values of democracy, and would implement it from coming fiscal year 2016/17. The main objective of the plan would be to build an independent and prosperous state while ensuring basic social service and maintaining food, health, energy and job security to build a welfare state. The economic policies would be focused on the path of prosperity while strengthening national economy through participation, independent development and complementary role of public, private...

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Take note of weather before air flights: says Chinese pilot Chao

5 May, Harbin (China): Chao Feng De, a senior pilot with the Aviation Industries China, one of the leading aircraft companies of China has advised the Nepali pilots to examine the weather before making flights. Chao who has been flying over the Nepali sky for the past seven years finds the weather pattern of Nepal quickly changeable which is really a challenge for pilots here. He makes flights to Lukla, Jufal and Jomsom which are the toughest air routes of Nepal. “During my seven years of flying over the Nepal sky, I personally reached to a conclusion that it...

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SAARC countries to formulate common standards for facilities to migrant workers

4 May, Kathmandu: Concerned authorities of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) have joined hands to formulate minimum common standards regarding facilities migrant workers are entitled to. A consultative workshop on ‘SAARC plan of action for cooperation on matters related to migration’ that started in the Capital today decided to formulate the standards for salary and facilities given to migrant workers and make a common strategy on ensuring their rights and ending their problems. The two-day workshop was attended by higher officers of the receptive ministry of labour and employment of eight SAARC countries. Inaugurating the event, Minister...

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