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Maoists suffer humiliating defeat in assembly election of Nepal

Unified Communist Party of Nepal Maoist (UCPN-M) that waged an armed insurgency from 1996 to 2006 in Nepal killing about 17,000 people had suffered a humiliating defeat in the second election to the Constituent Assembly (CA) held on 19 November. However, the communist party which had claimed to win the election with two-thirds majority during […]

Maoists’ shutdown increases uncertainty over Nepal’s political future

The Communist Party of Nepal Maoist (CPN-Maoist), the breakaway faction of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (UCPN-Maoist), has posed a risk to the November 19 Constituent Assembly polls by calling transportation strike for nine days beginning from November 12 to November 19. Although the ultra leftist party that decided to boycott the CA election […]

Festivals bring smiles on faces of Nepalese

Sarala Subedi, 39, a senior school teacher in Kathmandu, has also been doing an online job in the evenings for the last two weeks to earn extra money to spend while shopping for Dashain, the greatest festival of all Hindu Nepalese, which begins from October 5 and ends on October 18 this year. She has […]

About 6,000 field candidacies for 240 CA seats in Nepal

About 6,000 field candidacies for 240 CA seats in Nepal

Nearly 6,000 candidates from over 100 political parties Thursday fielded their candidacies from 240 constituencies to contest the 2nd Constituent Assembly election slated for November 19 in Nepal. With the nomination of the candidates for the 240 First-Past-The-Post seats of the 601-member Constituent Assembly in a peaceful environment, it is now almost sure that the […]

Chicken goes missing from Kathmandu’s kitchens

Chicken that used to be one of the compulsory items in almost all kitchens in Kathmandu until a month ago has now disappeared from Kathmandu valley, thanks to the outbreak of bird flu. One cannot find chicken in the butchers’ shops, neither do the retail shops dare to sell the eggs. Business in restaurants has […]

Nepal’s mountaineer Serchan tries to regain Mt. Everest Record at 83

Nepal’s mountaineer Serchan tries to regain Mt. Everest Record at 83

Kathmandu:  An octogenarian Nepali mountaineer, whose Guinness World Record as the oldest man to conquer Mt. Everest, the highest peak of the world, was breached by a Japanese octogenarian in May this year, is planning to climb the peak again in Spring next year. Onetime Guinness World Record holder octogenarian mountaineer Min Bahadur Serchan, 82, […]

Pre-Ashokan Buddhist monuments discovered In Lumbini

Pre-Ashokan Buddhist monuments discovered In Lumbini

Unearthed Pre-Ashokan Buddhist Structures Pushed The History Lumbini By 1000 Years Kathmandu: New excavations in Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, have unearthed ruins of a pre-Ashokan Buddhist temple of brick and a village suggesting that Buddhist activities in the area were in full swing 1,000 years before Emperor Ashoka of Mauriya dynasty of India […]

Floods, landslides ravages western Nepal, 40 dead

Floods, landslides ravages western Nepal, 40 dead

Kathmandu, June 24: The government of Nepal said that the death toll from the floods and landslides in the Mid Western and Far Western Development Regions has reached 40. According to the Ministry of Home Affairs, 17 people went missing in the flash floods triggered by the torrential rain falls in western Nepal. More damage […]

Dissent follows Nepal’s election date announcement

Dissent follows Nepal’s election date announcement

Kathmandu – Almost three months after its formation, the election interim government of Nepal has decided to hold the Constituent Assembly (CA) election on November 19.  The announcement of the poll date has ended the uncertainty about the second CA elections in this tiny Himalayan country. The key parties have already intensified their election activities. However, […]

Floods wreaks havoc in western Nepal and northern India

Floods wreaks havoc in western Nepal and northern India

Kathmandu- Incessant monsoon rains have wreaked havoc in western Nepal. Dozens of people were killed in the floods and mudslides triggered by the heavy rain. About 60 houses, including 11 government offices and a hospital of Darchula district headquarters were swept away by the swollen Mahakali river that flows down from the Nepal-India border in […]

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