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Nepali migrant worker dies in Malaysia

24 July, Rajbiraj: A Nepali migrant worker from Saptari district has died in Malaysia on Sunday. He is 31-year-old Rameshwar Saha Halwai of Siswa Belhi -6. According to his family sources, Halwai, who worked at a company called Mulati in Malaysia, had complained of chest pain when he was heading to work after lunch. He was admitted to a local clinic at Kenang-3, but died while undergoing treatment, the Halwai family said. He had gone to Malaysia three years back. Halwai is survived by his father, mother, wife and three daughters. The Halwai family is economically poor and the...

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Kirtipur Municipality to provide free Wifi in all its wards

24 July, Kathmandu: Kirtipur Municipality is to provide free Wifi facility at all the municipality wards. Mayor Ramesh Maharjan announced this while making public the decisions taken by the first Town Assembly of the municipality on Sunday. He also announced that the municipality would establish an IT park to make the Internet accessible to all the municipality denizens. Mayor Maharjan added that the older persons would be provided medicines for hypertension and diabetes free of cost. Likewise, he said health services would be expanded to every ward of the municipality and free health camps conducted there from time to...

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Traffic obstructed as landslide breaks bridge

24 July, Chautara: Traffic has been halted after a landslide broke the Larcha bridge over the Bhotekoshi river at Phulpingkatti rural municipality in Sindhupalchok district on Sunday evening. Vehicular movement has been obstructed after big boulders that fell along with the landslide debris on the 70 metres long bridge broke it in the middle, the District Police Office, Sindhupalchok stated. The bridge connects Phulpingkatti with Tatopani. Huge flood in the river 36 years ago had washed the Nepal-China Friendship bridge at Tatopani and the Larcha bridge. The bridges were constructed some two years after that with the support provided...

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KUKL’s legal status at stake

24 July, Kathmandu: The legality of the Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited (KUKL) has been at stake because it has not submitted its annual reports yet except for its first year into being. It’s been nine years since the state-owned water utility responsible for the water supply and sanitation in the Kathmandu Valley was registered at the Office of Company Registrar. KUKL is obliged to submit its annual audit report, decisions of the annual general meeting among others to the Office of the Company Registrar on a yearly basis. According to the Company Act, the organizations not submitting their audit...

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Provide quality service embracing technology: DPM Mahara

24 July, Kathmandu: Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara has said the Passport Department should provide internationally quality service by embracing modern technology. During a programme organized by the Passport Department here Sunday, DPM Mahara said adequate knowledge of information technology was imperative to materialize government’s plan to issue e-passport. According to him, Department’s getting ISO certificate is a matter of pride, for it’s the first government body to acquire this certificate. It was achieved because of employees’ hard work, competence and awareness of quality. He directed the Department employees to continue works to achieve lofty...

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Hearing of Bharatpur re-poll on Monday

24 July, Kathmandu: The hearing of debate on vote counting of Bharatpur Metropolitan City-19 has been scheduled for Monday. A division bench of Justices Om Prakash Mishra and Purushottam Bhandari has fixed the hearing date of the case for Monday as the hearing was not completed on Sunday. Senior Advocate Rabi Narayan Khanal, advocate Hari Phuyal, Baburam Dahal, Hari Upreti, Dr Chandra Kanta Gyawali, Bijay Kant Mainali, Govinda Bandi, Ishwari Prasad Bhattarai and Khimlal Devkota had defended the writ petitioner arguing that 90 torn ballot papers should be declared invalid. They argued that the torn ballot papers should be...

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CPN (Maoist-Centre) to voice for executive Head of State thru constitution amendment

23 July, Kathmandu: Drawing the conclusion that parliamentary system was largely contributing to the unstable governments in the country, the CPN (Maoist Centre) has decided to voice for the directly elected Head of the State. During a press meet organized today to inform public about the extended meeting of the party continued for some days, Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal said the formation of three governments after the promulgation of new constitution has finely pointed out the pressing need of reform in the governance for the welfare of the country and people. Chairman Dahal reminded that the first constituent assembly...

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NC’s central working committee meeting continues

23 July, Kathmandu: The meeting of the central working committee of the ruling Nepali Congress party called on Saturday to reflect on causes and weakness behind the party’s poor showing in the recently concluded local polls continued today. Party top leaders and central members are reviewing reasons behind the party’s dismal performance in the polls and discussing ways to come up with a strategy to come stronger and fare well in next elections especially in the third phase of the local polls slated in Province 2 for September 18, said a meeting attendant. The meeting also suggested ways for...

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Order to present dossier in Sharma’s case

23 July, Kathmandu: The Supreme Court has issued an order today to present dossier for hearing on the writ petition filed against the alleged illegal detention of director general of Inland Revenue Department Chudamani Sharma. The order was issued by an extended full bench of Justices Dipak Raj Joshi, Dipak Kumar Karki, Kedar Prasad Chalise, Sharada Prasad Ghimire and Anil Kumar Sinha, according to co-spokesperson of the court Biswaraj Poudel. A decision was also reached to seek the dossier of the related case underway at the special court. It may be noted that a joint bench of Justices Cholendra...

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Over Rs 500 million distributed to conflict affected and survivor families in Terhathum

23 July, Terhathum: More than Rs 500 million of relief support was distributed to people and survivor families of 10-year armed conflict period in Terhathum district. Chief District Officer, Bednidhi Khanal, said that such relief amount was distributed to 190 victims of the district. He said that the financial assistance was provided to them recommended by the Local Peace Committee and District Administration Office. Additional one million rupees was distributed to 78 survivor families. Seventy-one people, nine police personnel and one civil servant were killed in the district during the armed conflict. Out of 81 survivor families, only 78...

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