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  • IOM donates bus to school

    Kathmandu, May 18:  The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has donated a bus for the Himalaya Secondary School based at Damak – 1 of Jhapa. The bus was handed over to facilitate the travel of students coming from far-flung areas to study in the school which has gained a reputation of being one of the best in the country. The school said IOM – which has been engaged in Bhutanese refugees’ resettlement in the third country – donated the...

    Pulsar Sports Award: Cricket dominates as Sandeep, Paras, Karan all win awards

    Kathmandu, May 17: Cricket dominated as Nepal’s cricket sensation Sandeep Lamichhane bagged best youth player, captain Paras Khadka bagged best male player and coach Jagat Tamata won the best coach award during the Pulsar Sports Award award organised by the Nepal Sports Journalists Forum on Thursday. The award categories include Male and Female Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, Youth Player of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, Para-athlete, Special, and People’s Choice. Paras Khadka who helped Nepal get an ODI...

    Upendra Yadav accuses govt of putting federalism in jeopardy

                        Kathmandu, May 17: Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal Chairperson Upendra Yadav says the federal government is putting the newly introduced system of federalism in jeopardy as it did not give sufficient rights to provincial and local governments. He says the government is imposing the centre’s rule on provincial and local governments instead of delegating constitutional rights. “Federalism has to take rights of Singhadarbar to each and every village,”...

    Joint panel endorses statute of unified Nepal Communist Party

      Kathmandu, May 17: A joint meeting of the CPN-UML and the CPN-Maoist Centre comprising top leaders of both parties has endorsed the draft statute of the party that they want to form after the merger. The two parties are all set to announce the unification amidst a press meet in Kathmandu later this afternoon. Few hours before the announcement, top leaders of the ruling parties gathered at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar for the Party Unification...

    Province 2 govt officially endorses Chief Minister’s controversial statement on constitution

    Kathmandu, May 17: The Province 2 government says it endorses the statement of Chief Minister Lalbabu Raut that he was struggling against ‘the discriminatory constitution’ of the country. Of late, Raut was under fire for taking up the internal issue to the international level as he made the statement during a civic reception organised to honour visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyawali have also condemned...

    Lalitpur transport officials accused of ‘selling’ driving licence, to face suspension

    File image: A queue for driving licences at the Transport Management Office in Ekantakuna. Kathmandu, May 17: The Department of Transport Management says it has found that five officials working at its driving licence distribution office in Ekantakuna of Lalitpur were involved in ‘selling’ driving licences for heavy vehicles. The Department is preparing to suspend them today and write to the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority for further action. It has been learned that the staff...

    Oli says Nepali Congress will lose competitive position after UML-Maoist Centre merger

    KP Sharma Oli speaks at a function organised to commemorate the death anniversary of Madan Bhandari, in Kathmandu, on Thursday, May 17, 2018. Kathmandu, May 17: Prime Minister and CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli says the main opposition Nepali Congress will soon lose its position as a competitor of his party as the UML is unifying with the CPN-Maoist Centre. The two communist parties are preparing to announce the merger in Kathmandu this afternoon. Just hours before the announcement,...

    Disrupted Narayangadh-Muglin section opens

    Kathmandu, May 17 :  Transportation that came to a halt following a landslide at Inchhakamana Rural Municipality under Narayangadh-Muglin road today morning resumed after two hours. The disaster occurred at 5:45am, and debris was cleared at 7:45am allowing traffics, said the police.

    CAAN confirms death of both crew members in Makalu air crash

    Kathmandu, may 16:  The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) Office in Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) confirmed that a cargo aircraft of the Makalu Air which had been missing since this morning crashed in Humla, leaving all two crew members dead. They have been identified as Captain Kiran Bhattarai and Aaditya Nepali. The single engine aircraft with the call sign 9N-AJU C208B (Cessana) was found crashed at Kharpunath Rural Municipality some 7.7 Nautical miles from Simikot Airport in Humla....

    The aircraft of Makalu Air is still missing, ATC says – The information found in Bajaura is incorrect

    Kathmandu, May 16: The flight of Makalu Air has not yet been found to be missing from Surkhet to Simkot. Earlier, the news came to the airport in Bajaur. However, this information was found wrong, Rajkumar  Saghei, General Manager of Tribhuvan Airport said. The aircraft of Macau Air, which took cargo accessories at 6:00 am, was unchanged on Wednesday morning. There are only 2 members of the crew. Even though the aircraft should reach Simkot at 7: 55, it is not in touch...

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