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  • Reconstruction of Degu Taleju Temple stalled

    LALITPUR, Sept 6: The reconstruction of the Degu Taleju temple at the world heritage site Patan Durbar Square has remained stalled even after more than three years since it was damaged by the Gorkha earthquake. Restoration of this historic temple has not started yet due to the confusion over which body was responsible for undertaking the task.  The Patan Smarak Sanrakshan Tatha Durbar Herchaha Karyalaya has stated that it is yet to be decided which body – Kathmandu Valley Development...

    BIMSTEC army drill not part of security pact: Oli

    Kathmandu, September 5 Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli says the BIMSTEC military drill being organised in India is not part of a military pact. PM Oli, who was speaking in Parliament, said that the military exercise is just part of regular regional military cooperation. Oli’s comments come as eyebrows have been raised over Nepal’s decision to take part in the drill. Critics argue that by participating in the drill, Nepal is sending a negative message to other neighbours and...

    Ahead of India visit, Prachanda says development sole agenda for talks in Delhi

    Kathmandu, September 4 NCP co-chair and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who is heading to New Delhi on Thursday, says issues of national interest and development cooperation are the only agenda for talks in India. Dahal, who is to visit China soon after returning from India, told mediapersons at his residence in Khumaltar that leaders of both the countries wanted to hold discussions with him and that was why he was invited for the visits. “Many people raise...

    Nepali rupee tumbles further

    Kathmandu,Sept 04: Nepali rupee has tumbled to an all-time low of 114.24 vis-a-vis the US dollar on Tuesday. Nepali currency has been setting a new record every day since August 30, when it breached the 113 mark for the first time in history.

    Krishna Temple reconstructed completely

    Kathmandu, Aug 27: Reconstruction work of the famous Krishna Temple at Patan has completed. A special religious ceremony was conducted to mark the completion of the temple reconstruction which was attended by the Minister of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, who said that Patan is a central attraction among the Kathmandu Valley’s cultural heritages. Minister Adhikari spoke to the Mayor of Lalitpur Metropolitan City, Chiri Babu Shrestha, saying that the city will have the support of the...

    PM Oli directs universities to promote research

    Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli addresses the eighth general meeting of Mid-Western University, in Kathmandu, on Sunday, August 26, 2018. Kathmandu, August 26 Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli says universities should not restrict themselves in facilitating teaching learning activities, but they should promote research on various issues so as to support overall development of the country. Oli, who is chancellor of all universities of the country by the virtue of his position, says research is a must for the...

    We need your support, invest here: Dahal tells US Assistant Secretary of State

    Nepal Communist Party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal during a meeting with US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, Alice G Wells, at his residence in Khumaltar of Lalitpur, on Sunday, August 26, 2018. Kathmandu, August 26 Ruling Nepal Communist Party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has requested the United States to increase investment in Nepal, assuring that the government will ensure security of the investment. Receiving the US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central...

    Govt preparing for major shakeup in diplomatic posts abroad

    Kathmandu, August 24 Nepal’s government is preparing for a major shakeup in its diplomatic posts around the world, sources say. According to a source privy to the developments, the government will nominate new ambassadors for India, Malaysia the UAE and the UN General Assembly after the conclusion of the BIMSTEC Summit scheduled for next week. It will also recall ambassadors serving in Qatar, Spain, Israel, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Japan, South Korea and Oman. Meanwhile ambassadors serving in Canada, France, Thailand,...

    Ambassador Jha Murder Case: Arrested suspects take polygraph test

    Kathmandu, August 22 Three people arrested in connection with the murder of former Nepali ambassador to France Keshav Raj Jha have taken polygraph tests under police supervision. According to police chef Sonu Tamang and two gardeners of the Jha’s Thapathali residence took the test on Wednesday, three days after the former envoy was found murdered in his room. Sources say that police decided to conduct the test after it could not find evidence pointing towards the murderers. An official...

    10 people injured as rival groups clash during Eid celebrations in Mahottari

    Mahottari, August 22 At least 10 people have been injured following a row between Muslims observing the Eid festival in Mahottari, on Wednesday morning Police said that rival groups clashed inside the mosque located in Loharpatti Gaunpalika-3 at around 8 am. The injured have been rushed to the hospital and they are out of danger. District Police Office Mahottari said that the clash ensued after rival groups insisted that their priest lead the prayers on the auspicious day. Police...

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