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Nepal climbers face ruin after quake, blockade hit Everest industry

Phurba Tashi Sherpa, the most accomplished high-altitude climber in history, holds a bucket and crowbar as he claws through the rubble of his home seven months after Nepals earthquake shattered the country. Despite years of guiding wealthy foreign clients up Mount Everest, something he has done 21 times a joint record the 44-year-old has been left penniless. Phurba Tashis predicament is s...


UDMF rejects Nepali Congress proposal
Source: RSS

UDMF rejects Nepali Congress proposal

United Democratic Madhesi Front, which has been agitating against the provisions of the new constitution, rejected the Nepali Congress proposal to discuss the Constitution Amendment Bill now and other issues afterwards. In an informal meeting with top NC leaders here today, chairpersons of Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal Upendra Yadav and Tarai Madhes Democratic Party Mahantha Thakur rejected the...


UML’s Nepal condemns UDMF cadres’ treatment to President

CPN-UML senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal has condemned the act of United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) cadres of purifying the Janaki Temple in Janakpur, Dhanusa claiming the visit of President Bidya Devi Bhandari polluted the site. Speaking at the fifth central meeting of Press Chautari Nepal in the Capital today, Nepal termed the act of UDMF cadres a continuity of feudal culture. Reports...


Protesters, cops injured in clashes in Birgunj, Gaur

Several people, including security personnel and protesters, were injured in sporadic clashes between the security personnel and the agitating cadres and supporters of United Democratic Madhesi Front in Birgunj and Gaur on Saturday. The district headquarters of Parsa and Rautahat remained tense throughout the day due to the clashes. The protesters threw petrol bombs at the security personnel in...


Is Kathmandu pollution new capital punishment?
Source: Pragati Shahi

Is Kathmandu pollution new capital punishment?

With air pollution hitting hazardous levels in Delhi and Beijing, the respective governments are scrambling to put in place desperate measures to control emissions. But in Nepals capital city Kathmandu, which also chokes beneath a blanket of pollution, there is neither data nor any proper information available regarding air quality. The government seems to be in a fog about the presence of har...


Morcha announces fresh protests
Source: RSS

Morcha announces fresh protests

Miffed at what it calls lack of seriousness shown by the government to address its concerns, the Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha has announced a series of fresh protest programmes. The SLMM, an alliance of four Madhes-based parties, has said that it will organised sit-ins, general strikes and peaceful demonstrations and will resort to civil obedience in the coming days. The alliance, which h...


Cabinet appoints Durja Kumar Rai as APF chief
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Cabinet appoints Durja Kumar Rai as APF chief

The government on Friday appointed Armed Police Force AIG Durja Kumar Rai as acting head of the paramilitary force. A Cabinet meeting on Friday night suspended APF chief Kosh Raj Onta for his alleged involvement in corruption. The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Thursday had recommended that the government suspend Onta. Onta has been suspended from the position a...


Tarai protests have no any essence, argues PM Oli
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Tarai protests have no any essence, argues PM Oli

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said protests ongoing in the Tarai districts did not have any significance. Addressing a mass meeting of his party CPN-UML in Attariya of Kailali district today, Oli said the Constitution already ensured rights of Madhesis and hence, the protests were unnecessary. Some leaders dissatisfied with assurance of those rights in the statute waged the protests, he said....


Cold-related illnesses rise in capital

Severe drop in temperature has led to a surge in the number children suffering from cold-related ailments in the capital. Kanti Children Hospital, the only referral center for ailing children in the country, has reported massive rise in the number of children suffering from cold-related illnesses in last few days. Cases of winter diarrhea, common cold, acute bronchiolitis, cough, pneumonia have...


Madhesi Front announces new protest programmes

KATHMANDU: Concluding that the government was taking the talks lightly, the agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front announced new protest programmes, on Friday. The Front held a meeting in Kathmandu today to review the protest programmes and formulate new strategies in the wake of the Constitution Amendment Bill the government tabled at the Parliament and announced new programmes. The new ...


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