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  • Nepali foods and cultures to be promoted in international arena

    Kathmandu, Jan 5 : The Sneha Travel Media is to popularize Nepali food and culture at national and international level for tourism promotion. At the onset of the New Year, the Media has intensified its plan to reach out this programme to different 70 countries of the world in collaboration with Nepal Tourism Board and Nepal Non-Resident Association. Programme Coordinator Suresh Chandra Basnet said they have mooted such campaign to popularize Nepali foods and cultures being adopted from hilly...

    National Assembly polls likely on Feb 8

    Kathmandu,Jan 3:Almost all newspapers published from Kathmandu today have reported that the government and the Election Commission have agreed to hold elections for the upper House (National Assembly) on February 8. The understanding was made during a meeting between Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav yesterday. During the meeting, Yadav had proposed the date considering preparations the Commission would have to carry out before the polls, according to Kantipur. In response, Deuba said he...

    Biratnagar Warriors lift EPL trophy after one-run victory

    Kathmandu,Dec 31:The Himalayan Times lead story for the day says Paras Khadka-led Biratnagar Warriors defeated Bhairahawa Gladiators by one run to lift the trophy of Everest Premier League. Bhairahawa Gladiators were one run short to meet the target of 150 runs.

    Leadership row delays UML-Maoist merger

    Kathmandu,Dec 24:The CPN-UML and the CPN-Maoist Centre, which have said they will announce the merger soon, had called a meeting of the Unification Coordination Committee for Saturday, but it could not take place, reports Gorkhapatra. The story informs that Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal could not come to Kathmandu after bad weather obstructed his scheduled flight from Bhairahawa. Meanwhile, Rajdhani claims multiple differences between the parties about the next leadership model are delaying the merger. Though Oli and Dahal seem flexible...

    CIAA gets most number of complaints on Education

    Kathmandu,Dec 20:Nepal’s anti-corruption watchdog CIAA receives the most number of complaints from the education sector, the constitutional body’s annual report shows, says Karobar. The paper says that a total of 3,974 complaints were received from the education sector in the last Fiscal. Second on the list was matters related to local development. Most cases of corruption are related to forgery of education-related certificates, says the office.

    Pokhara Rhinos beat Chitwan Tigers in EPL

    Kathmandu, Dec 19 (RSS): Pokhara Rhinos have beaten the Chitwan Tigers in the match played under the Everest Premier League cricket championship today. The match was played at the TU International Cricket ground in Kirtipur. Pokhara Rhinos registered their first win in the EPL trouncing Chitwan Tigers by 10 wickets. Pakistani player Isharullah contributed the largest number of runs to sail Pokhara to victory. He collected 61 runs. He hit six sixes and one four in 52 balls while...

    Garlands worth Rs 25 million used during elections

    Kathmandu,Dec 17:The Floriculture Association of Nepal (FAN) says flower garlands worth Rs 25 million were used for recent provincial and federal parliamentary elections, reports Karobar in its anchor story for the day. Officials of the organisation say party cadres excessively used flower garlands in their pre-poll campaigning as well as after the announcement of results. The domestic production could not meet the high demand; hence some traders also imported flowers from India also, according to the report, maintaining exact data of...

    Relief distribution to 40 children

    Bhadrapur, Dec 14 (RSS): Rural and Urban Development Nepal (RUDN) has distributed relief of Rs 5,000 each to 40 children of Kachankawal, Barhadashi and Haldibari of Jhapa on Wednesday. With the financial assistance of UNICEF and technical assistance of Womena nd Children Development Office, Jhapa, RUDN distributed relief grants to the children in their village. RUDN Chairperson Basanta Laxmi Udas said that the relief distribution was made as part of a project to protect flood-affected and displaced children and...

    More than 12,000 votes invalid in Baitedi!

    Baitedi, Dec 12: More than 12,000 votes in the November 26 election to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies turned out invalid in the district. Of the 76,173 votes cast under the election to the HoR, 7,054 votes were invalid, according to the Office of the Chief Returning Officer. Likewise, 3,136 votes among the 38,018 votes cast in State Assembly ‘A’ constituency and 2,590 of the 38,155 votes cast in State Assembly ‘B’ constituency of the district were...

    Deuba wins in Dadeldhura

    Dadeldhura, Dec 10 (RSS): Nepali Congress President and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba won a parliamentary seat in Dadeldhura. This is the sixth time he continued to win different elections from this constituency since 2048 B.S. Deuba received 28,044 votes, while his nearest contender CPN (Maoist Centre)’s Khagaraj Bhatta 21,115 votes. Likewise, the left alliance’s Pathan Singh Bohara claimed a Dadeldhura 1 Provincial Assembly seat. He got 13,563 votes, while his closest rival NC’s Raghubar Bhatta 11,394 votes.

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