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Announce poll date pronto, Oli to govt

Bhaktapur, Jan 21 2017
CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli on Saturday urged the government to announce the date for all three levels of elections immediately.

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Former CoAS Katwal calls for restoring Hindu state

Panchthar, Jan 21 2017
Former Chief of Army Staff, Rookmangud Katwal, has said that all Nepali people should be engaged to establish the Hindu state in the country as Hindu religion is the identity of the country.

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Construction of Musahar integrated settlement in full pace

Jan 21 2017
Construction works of the model earthquake-resistant integrated settlement for a Musahar community in Mahottari district by the Dhurmus-Suntali Foundation are going on in full speed.
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Pakistan vegetable market bomb kills 20 and injures 40

BBC, Jan 21 2017
At least 20 people have been killed and 40 wounded after a bomb exploded at a vegetable market in northwest Pakistan.
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Italy school bus crash and fire leaves 16 dead

BBC, Jan 21 2017
A bus carrying schoolchildren has crashed and caught fire in northern Italy, killing at least 16 people, emergency officials say.
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The grant rush

ROSHAN SEDHAI
As the distribution of the housing reconstruction grants begins to pick up pace, rampant irregularities threaten to derail the legitimacy of the rebuilding process

43 buffoons!

Guffadi
Let us congratulate our Emperor for adding two new ministers in his cabinet.

Chacha: The Procurement Agent

Narayan Manandhar
The market today is awash with books related to the Maoist insurgency. For the past decade, the conflict has served as a great fodder for employment and consultancy contacts for the oft-lauded experts in the field of conflict resolution and peace building.

Thar chai k ho?

ABHINAWA DEVKOTA
Nobody wants to wake up in a cold winter morning and travel halfway through the city unless they have a class to attend, a job to do or, for those like myself, a hope of landing one after some effort.

Poor city children!

MOHAN GURAGAIN
A concrete jungle. Parks few and far in between. Dusty roads, pavements occupied by vehicles, construction materials and footpath vendors. Choking air pollution. Motorcycles zooming all around. A place full of strangers.

A perfect fit

Located at Bhainsepati is a workshop spread over one Ropani of land where Shyam Ram—a man in his mid-thirties—runs his velvet slippers factory.

Voice of a generation

Timothy Aryal
Hip-hop emerged as a cultural response to historic oppression and racism, and as a system for communication among black communities throughout the United States, in the 1970’s.

A jungle out there

OBIE
Ricky Baker (Julian Dennison) has just met his foster family—comprising the chirpy Aunty Bella (Rima Te Wiata) and the considerably less enthusiastic Uncle Hec (Sam Neill)—and let’s just say, he’s not too impressed.

The Final Torment of Laccho

Dipesh Risal
Laccho, relegated to history as a minor character in the high drama constantly being enacted at the Hanumandkoka Royal Palace, takes centre stage in this fictional reformulation of a real historic event which until now has languished as a single, small footnote in historic records.