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Cabinet decides to hold local election on May 14

    Post Report, Feb 20 2017

    The government has decided to hold hold local level election on May 14.  Earlier in the day, the Election Commission (EC) had proposed May 14 for holding the elections. 

    Health Minister Gagan Thapa said a Cabinet meeting on Monday took the decision to this effect.

    The election body proposed the date for local level election, during a meeting with Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, government ministers and EC officials this evening.

    Secretary at EC Gopi Nath Mainali said that the EC and the government reached consensus on holding the local level election on May 14 in a single phase.

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    Parties welcome announcement of date for local elections

    RSS, Kathmandu, Feb 20 2017
    The CPN-UML has welcomed the announcement of the date for local bodies' election by the government.

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    SLMM announces stir against local poll date

    Post Report, Kathmandu, Feb 20 2017
    Expressing its serious disappointment over the announcement of date for local polls by the government, the Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha (SLMM) has announced protest programmes.

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    Tension grips Banepa-based school following mysterious death of student

    Banepa-Gyankunj Shikshik Prathisthan became tense on Monday following mysterious death of a school student.

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    Govt recommends envoys for 14 countries

    Post Report, Kathmandu, Feb 20 2017
    The government on Monday decided to recommend names for envoys to 14 different countries.

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    BP Highway closed as section of road caves in at Sindhuli

    Post Report, Kathmandu, Feb 20 2017
    Vehicular movement along the Khurkot-Nepalthok road section of the BP Highway has been obstructed after the road caved in near Trivenighat, Sitalpati VDC-9 in Sindhuli district on Sunday night.

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    Kamal Thapa reelected as RPP chairman

    Post Report, Kathmandu, Feb 20 2017
    Kamal Thapa has been elected as the Chairman of Rastriya Prajatantra Party defeating his rival candidate by a huge margin of votes.

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    Main News

    Nepal itself could construct Nijgadh-Kathmandu fast-track: NPC report

    Feb 20 2017
    A high level committee formed under Vice-chairman of the National Planning Commission (NPC) Min Bahadur Shrestha on Monday submitted its report to the Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal stating that Nepal itself could construct the Nijgadh-Kathmandu fast track.
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    16 injured in micro bus accident

    Feb 20 2017
    As many as 16 passengers were injured when a micro bus overturned at Jandol in Saptari district along the East-West Highway on Monday.
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    Raxaul–Parwanipur transmission line construction completes

    Feb 20 2017
    The construction of the Raxaul-Parwanipur 132-KV power transmission line has been completed.
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    Health & Style

    Fiction Park

    The Hotel

    Runa Maharjan, Feb 19 2017
    The flight landed in Kathmandu on November 25, 1:00 am. I had come to Nepal to conduct my psychology research. I looked forward to meeting all kinds of people and learning about their inside-world.
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    Saturday Features

    The making of India’s foreign policy

    Atul K Thakur
    India, the world’s largest democracy, certainly has with it some choices when it comes to its foreign policy.

    No country for bards

    English teachers often joke that even those who cannot complete a single sentence correctly can still pass the grade 10 English board exams.

    Low-life loafers

    Our Emperor should learn a thing or two from Amriki President Trump when it comes to coming up with new nataks every week.


    Pooja Pant
    When Africans were enslaved by European colonists and taken to the new continent—now known as the Americas—their names were erased and they were given the names of their ‘masters’.

    Of fogs and sunsets

    Nepal is known as the land of the Himalayas, with its other geographical aspects often overlooked.

    Making of a viral YouTube hit

    Anup Ojha
    In 2014, The Next, a group of Sydney-based Nepali dancers led by Pradeep Lama, uploaded their first video on YouTube—a dance sequence accompanying the popular song Jaalma.

    Same old, same old

    Paterson (Adam Driver), who boasts the same name as the New Jersey town he lives in, leads what looks to be a most unremarkable life.

    The new ride

    Aakriti Dhital
    For Kathmandu’s three million daily commuters, getting on overcrowded and unpredictable public transportation services can be a dreaded affair.

    Streets of Kathmandu

    Prajwal Bhattarai
    Streets Kathmandu is a never ending, non-narrative collection of photographs from in and around Kathmandu, that I have been taking since a few years back.