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Municipality Brings Out Introduction of Bhaktapur

Bhaktapur, Jan. 6: Bhaktapur Municipality has published an introduction of Bhaktapur which is known as a district of cultural and tourism importance, in various six international languages. The municipality published the introduction to make the district known in the world through its brochure. The brochure was brought out for providing information to internal and external visitors and was distributed since January 1, 2014. It had printed a brochure in English in 2050 BS and now it published in German, Chinese, Japanese, France and Spanish languages. It includes attractive pictures of tourism sites, introduction of heritages, must-reach destinations and map...

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Road Safety a Challenging Task

Kathmandu, Jan 5: Existing structure of roads, humanitarian and technical faultiness and low consciousness among the drivers and pedestrians have made the road security a challenging issue in the country. In an average, five to seven persons are losing life in road accidents due to lack of effective road security system. The number accounts for nearly 2,000 in a year. At a programme here today, the stakeholders said that excessive number of vehicles, carelessness in driving; carrying more passengers, poor condition of roads, negligence of pedestrians, road encroachment, rapid urbanization and population growth, among others are the major causes...

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Stakeholders Stress on Effective Legal Education

Birgunj, Jan. 5: Stakeholders here have laid emphasis on making legal education extensive and effective in order to increase the access of the general public to the judicial system of the country. Speaking at an interaction on ‘Easy access of the general public to Justice and the effectiveness of the Legal Aid Committee’ organized by RACE Nepal and Narayani FM Birgunj here today, they said the government should make the legal aid committee organized and effective in order to increase the access to justice of the poor, backward and marginalized citizens. They were of the view that the legal...

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Number of Tourists Down in Lumbini

Bhairahawa, Jan. 5: The number of third country visitors in Lumbini, birth place of Lord Buddha has come down these days. Local business has also been adversely affected with the decrease of tourists and it is not a good signal as the country is committed to make Lumbini as main destination of world tourism, said Prof. Dr. Gitu Tiwari, a tourism expert. Though domestic and Indian tourists have increased, the number of tourists from third countries has decreased for lack of proper publicity. Therefore, the government and Lumbini Development Trust should pay due attention, added Prof. Tiwari. Most of...

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President Barack Obama’s Hawaii vacation: Day 13

Jan 3,  KAILUA, Hawaii (AP) : How President Barack Obama spent Day 13 of his holiday vacation in Hawaii on Thursday: — GOLF: For the second day in a row, Obama skipped a morning workout at the gym and instead headed to the golf course. On Thursday, he played Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course at Marine Corps Base Hawaii with an unusual partner — New Zealand Prime Minister John Key. Obama plays often — the president has teed off frequently during his vacation — but he rarely plays outside a close circle of friends and advisers. Obama and the prime...

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10 Things to Know for Friday

Jan 3: Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: 1. ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT GRANTED LAW LICENSE The decision by California’s high court raises the possibility of millions of immigrants being able to enter professions in the U.S. 2. WHAT’S TRAILING THE SNOWSTORM IN THE US Below-zero temperatures and bitter wind-chill readings are spreading from the Midwest to the Northeast. 3. ‘OBAMACARE’ RIDE REMAINS BUMPY Stacks of yet-to-be-processed paperwork leave thousands — if not millions — of people unsure whether they have health coverage. 4. FIERY ACCIDENTS PROMPT WARNING U.S. officials...

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Snowden ready to help German probe into U.S. Spying

2 Nov-BERLIN (Xinhua) — U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden is willing to help the German government in its probe into U.S. spying in Germany that included alleged monitoring of mobile phone communications of Chancellor Angela Merkel, according to a letter released Friday by a German lawmaker. Snowden said in the letter, published by the opposition Green party lawmaker Christian Stroebele who met the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor on Thursday in Moscow, which he was prepared to provide details of U.S. spying to Germany. “I look forward to speaking with you in your country when the situation is resolved,...

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Karan Johar back with ‘Koffee with Karan’

Mumbai, Oct 31 (PTI) Producer-director Karan Johar is all set to return to the small screen with the fourth season of his popular chat show ‘Koffee with Karan’. The show will start airing from December 1 and Johar, who last judged ‘Jhalak Dikhla Jaa’ on TV, recently shot for a special Broadway-esque musical for the Star World show. “‘Koffee with Karan’ season four will deliver a brand new look and people will soon see me in a new...

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