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  • Local poll date to be announced today: PM Dahal

    Feb 20, 2017: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the government will announce the date for local poll today. Addressing the 13th annual general meeting of the Private and Boarding Schools Organization of Nepal (PABSON), PM Dahal added that the elections were essential to ensure the constitution implementation process and institutionalize the achievements secured through various political movements. He further shared that the government was working out to hold the province and federal elections from October 18...

    India to provides loan assistance of Rs 36.47 billion

    Feb 19, 2017: The government of India is to provide loan assistance of Rs 36.47 billion for the development of roads and bridges in Nepal. The information was shared at a programme organised at the Ministry of Physical Planning and Transport to exchange a Memorandum of Understanding to that end here today. On the occasion, Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Ranjit Rae and Secretary at the Ministry, Dhan Bahadur Tamang, exchanged a MoU in presence of Minister Lekhak and Railway...

    Stay order to stop appointment of IGP to continue

    Feb 19: The Supreme Court today has decided to continue the stay order in the name of the government to not implement the cabinet decision to promote DIG of Nepal Police Jaya Bahadur Chand to the post of Inspector General of Police until Wednesday. The order was first issued on February 12. A joint bench of Justice duo Ishwari Prasad Khatiwada and Hari Krishna Karki today issued the new order, said deputy spokesperson at the apex court Bishwaraj Poudel....

    Call for increased support for post-quake reconstruction in Nepal

    Feb 16, 2017: Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat, who is currently on a visit to Europe, has called the European Commission for enhanced level of support in infrastructure building and skills development in Nepal. In a meeting with President of the Commission Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels on Wednesday, Dr Mahat also called for an increased support for post-earthquake reconstruction to help meet resources gap particularly in housing grant, education and health, according to a press release...

    Govt fearing elections: UML leader

    Feb 16, 2017:  Ananda Prasad Pokharel, CPN-UML leader and former Tourism Minister, has said that the government has not been able to declare the date of elections for the fear of it. He said the government does not want to go to elections due to the popularity of the UML at an interaction organized at the Rafat Media Club on Wednesday. Pokharel said, “The government is making many excuses to not hold elections, creating an obstacle of amending the...

    FSU election process iniatiates from today

    Feb 12, 2017: The process of the long overdue Free Student Union (FSU) election to be held on February 25 at Tribhuvan University (TU) starts on Sunday. TU Rector and FSU Election Central Monitoring and Coordination Committee’s Coordinator, Prof Dr Sudha Tripathi shared, “The election process will start as per the election calendar”. The TU’s affiliate and offshoots campuses across the country will now publicize the voters’ name list. As per the election calendar, the voters’ list will remain...

    Chinese, Sri Lankan presidents exchange congratulations on anniversary of diplomatic ties

    BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Sri Lankan counterpart Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday exchanged congratulatory messages to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Sri Lanka. In his message to Sirisena, Xi pointed out that since China and Sri Lanka established diplomatic relations 60 years ago, the bilateral ties, to which he attaches great importance, have stood the test of an ever-changing international situation and achieved a healthy and smooth development. Xi said...

    Romania protesters not backing down after decree repeal

    Feb 6, 2017- About 500,000 demonstrators have rallied across Romania, despite the government revoking a controversial decree that fueled their discontent. The left-wing government earlier scrapped the decree, which would have shielded many politicians from prosecution for corruption. But protesters remain dissatisfied about a revised version of the bill which will now be put to parliament. Some are calling for the government of PM Sorin Grindeanu to resign. Recent days have seen Romania’s largest protests since communism fell in...

    Fewer Americans Put Off Expenses This Year

    Americans were less likely to put off expenses in 2016 than they were in previous years, a new HuffPost/YouGov survey finds. Many people still made decisions this year with an eye on their budgets. Forty-one percent say they held off on buying new clothes or other personal items this year to save money, while 36 percent delayed going on vacation or taking time off. Twenty-six percent temporarily tabled home repairs or maintenance, while 19 percent put off fixing their...

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