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RJP Nepal forces rescheduling of polls: UML leader Khanal

21 June, Ilam: CPN-UML senior leader Jhala Nath Khanal has accused Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal of rescheduling the elections against the aspirations of Madhesi people. “RJPN has forced the rescheduling of election in Province 2 against the aspirations of Madhesi people,” said the former Prime Minister at an election campaign in Ilam Municipality-5 today. He also blamed RJP Nepal for playing with aspirations of Madhesi people and encroaching on their rights. Claiming that UML would become a big party by securing majority in the elections, he said the party was in need for strengthening democracy and achieving economic prosperity. RSS...

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CEC highlights on micro observers’ role to make poll successful

21 June, Kathmandu:Chief Election Officer (CEC) Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has said the participation and public enthusiasm seen in the filing of nominations for the second-phase of local elections was highly commendable. While inaugurating orientation training organised for micro observers to be deputed in the second-phase election here today, the CEC said, “The filing of nominations was held quite peacefully and in an enthusiastic atmosphere.” Around 63 thousands candidates have filed their nominations for the second-phase local-level elections taking place at 334 levels of 35 districts of three provinces (no. 1, 5 and 7) on coming June 28. On...

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Obstructed Narayangadh-Muglin road section reopens

21 June, Chitwan: Two-way vehicular movement that was obstructed along the Narayangadh-Muglin road section following landslide from early this morning has resumed from 8:50 am. The transport service was obstructed due to landslide occurred at Charkilo of Ichchhakamana Rural Municipality-6. According to the District Police Office, the landslide struck occurred at night and the route remained partially open with the vehicles using a single lane until 3:00 am, but it shutdown completely from 4:00 am. Landslide had taken place at seven different places from Muglin to Jalbire. The landslide was removed with the help of dozers. The Narayangadh- Muglin-road...

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Yoga necessary at school level: PM Deuba

21 June, Kathmandu: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba today said the knowledge of yoga and its exercise must be taught to students at the school level. During a yoga camp held to mark the International Yoga Day here, PM Deuba insisted that the practice of yoga must be taught at school level mindful of its mental and physical benefits, and the balance it creates between heart and brain. “Yoga is such an ancient method which saves a man from bad habits and gives pleasure,” the PM said, adding” If the children can practice this, it will support their education.”...

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Bomb explodes inside UML candidate’s residence, one seriously hurt

21 June, Khotang: A bomb went off at the residence of CPN (UML) candidate for the post of ward chairperson of Dorpachiuridanda in Rupakot Majuwagadhi Municipality, Khotang last night inflicting serious injuries to one member of the family. The explosion took place at the residence of UML candidate Lila Chauhan. The bomb exploded when Lila’s brother Tek Bahadur, daughter – in – law Sakuntala were having dinner in the kitchen along with an eight – month – old infant. Candidate Chauhan’s daughter – in – law, Sakuntala was seriously hurt in the explosion. Both her legs were charred in...

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Landslide at Charkilo blocks Narayangadh – Muglin route

21 June, Ratnanagar (Chitwan): A landslide triggered by incessant rainfall at Charkilo stretch of the Narayangadh – Muglin route has blocked transportation from early morning hours. According to District Police Office, Chitwan, the landslide struck at night and the route remained partially open with vehicles using a single lane until 3 am, but the route shutdown completely at 4 am. The local authorities have dispatched dozers to remove the landslide debris, said Superintendent of Police (SP), Deepak Thapa. The obstruction has created a long line of vehicles en route to Kathmandu and Pokhara from Chitwan and vice versa. Two...

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Elderly of 88 yrs and over to get Rs 2,000 additional per annum in Kathmandu

21 June, Kathmandu: The executive body of the Kathmandu Metropolitan City on Tuesday decided to provide Rs 12,000 per annum from existing Rs 10,000 in lump sum to the senior citizens of 88 years and above. This amount is addition to the Rs 2,000 per month being received by the senior citizens as social security allowance. The executive body of the Metropolitan also decided to provide Rs 2.5 million each to all wards to begin the development works and prepare the Organization and Management Survey of the Metropolis Office within two months, including a report, chief of the executive...

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NC working for the cause of nation, citizens: Gagan Thapa

21 June, Ilam: Nepali Congress (NC) leader and former minister Gagan Kumar Thapa has said that NC has made the country victorious in difficult situation despite the party losing. Speaking at an election assembly in Mai Municipality on Tuesday, Thapa said that the current NC-led government postponed the elections in province no. 2 by keeping the national interests in priority. Saying that the third phase of the local level elections would be held in the slated time, Thapa claimed that Rastriya Janata Party, Nepal would itself lose if it did not take part in the polls. Likewise, NC leader...

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Four scrub typhus cases found in Chitwan in two months

20 June, Ratnanagar (Chitwan): Four new cases of scrub typhus have been detected in Chitwan in the past two months. The District Public Health Office (DPHO), Chitwan confirmed the detection of four news cases of scrub typhus in the period of two months (mid-April to mid-June). Four women– three from the district and one from Nawalparasi–were tested positive for the Orientia tsutsugamushi (formally Rickettsia tsutsugamushi) bacteria that causes the disease. According to DPHO Chitwan’s Ram Kumar KC, they are being treated at the Chitwan Medical College. The district had first reported the scrub typhus case last year, further finding...

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Development and prosperity after constitution enforcement: Home Minister Sharma

20 June, Dhangadhi (Kanchanpur): Home Minister Janardan Sharma today said the country would pursue development and prosperity following the full enforcement of the constitution by holding all three levels of election–local, provincial and federal–in time. Inaugurating a seminar on security arrangements for local level- elections at Province 7, he said the practice of competition for development and activities against corruption would start following the implementation of the constitution. Clarifying that the government failed to hold the local- level elections in a single phase due to current political situation of the country and demands of Madhes, he said, “The government...

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