Floods, landslides claim 38 lives in two days: Pyuthan DAO

    Jul 27 2016
    The death toll in the floods and landslides triggered by the torrential rainfall that occurred in the district in the past two days has reached 38, according to the District Administration Office, Pyuthan.
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    Country's first-of-its-kind genetic lab comes into operation in Bir Hospital

    Kathmandu, Jul 27 2016
    The first genetic lab has come into operation in Bir Hospital, the country's oldest and biggest health facility, from Wednesday.

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    Nepal Police refutes Amnesty International’s report

    Post Report, Kathmandu, Jul 27 2016
    Nepal Police has refuted Amnesty International (AI)'s report alleging arbitrary arrests of members of Tharu community, torture and coercion to sign confessions in connection with the killings of the eight security personnel and a child in Tikapur, Kailali district, on 24 August 2015.

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    Syria: Deadly IS twin blasts rock Kurdish city of Qamishli, 44 killed

    BBC, SYRIA, Jul 27 2016
    Forty-four people were killed in a double bombing in a Kurdish-controlled city of Qamishli in north-east Syria on Wednesday, Syrian state TV reports.

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    Changunarayan bus accident: One succumbs to injuries

    Bhaktapur, Jul 27 2016
    Purna Bahadur Bhandel who was injured in a passenger bus accident that occurred at Chagunarayan Municipality-9 on Tuesday afternoon has died on Wednesday morning.

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    New Online application form for UK Visa

    Kathmandu, Jul 27 2016
    Nepalis willing to go to the United Kingdom on a visit visa will now be able to apply for it more easily, thanks to a new online application form.

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    Main News

    NWPP will not join new government: Bijukchhe

    Jul 27 2016
    Chairman of the Nepal Workers and Peasants Party, Narayanman Bijukchhe, has said that his party would not join the new government.
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    EC ready to hold all three elections: CEC Yadav

    Post Report, Jul 27 2016
    Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhi Prasad Yadav has said that the Election Commission is capable of holding all three elections—Federal, Provincial and Local body—provided that the government come up with a date and policies.
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    Water level crosses danger mark in Narayani River

    Post Report, Jul 27 2016
    The water level in Narayani River has crossed the danger mark.
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    Eastern Region pipped Far-Western Region on net run-rate on Monday to set the NSC National Women’s Twenty20 Championship title clash against Nepal Armed Police Force (APF) Club.

    The rain played spoilsports in the ‘winners take all’ Group ‘B’ match at the Tribhuvan University Stadium. Far-Western were down at an embarrassing 7-6 in 7.2 overs when rain intervened to cancel the entire game. As it stood, both team finished on three points from two games in the three-team pool and Eastern sneaked into final courtesy their better net run-rate. APF advanced to the final from Group ‘A’ on Sunday with a nine-wicket win over Mid-Western Region on Sunday.

    In another inconsequential Group ‘A’ match, Mid-western Region defeated Central Region by five wickets. Central Region scored 57-4 in the rain-reduced 10-over match and Mid-Western achieved their target in the last ball of their innings, making 60-5. Player-of-the-match Laxmi Chaudhary scored an unbeaten 39 runs for the winners.

    The tournament featured six teams--five regional and APF Club--with the champions walking away with Rs 100,000. The runner-up will receive Rs 50,000. The teams were divided into two pools of three with top team from each group playing for the title. The tournament will serve as the basis for the team selection for the upcoming ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier-Asia, to be held in Mong Kok, Hong Kong on October 9-15. Apart from hosts Hong Kong and Nepal, China and Thailand are the two other teams vying for one berth available for Asia in the global qualifying tournament.

    A Cricket Coordination Committee formed under NSC member Sailesh Karmacharya is overseeing the tournament. The NSC is organising the tournament in the absence of cricket governing body of late. The International Cricket Council on April 25 suspended the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN), saying that it is in a state of leadership vacuum due to the dual existence of the governing committees.

    Health & Style

    Fiction Park

    There and back again

    Anusha Neupane, Jul 24 2016
    As he ran through the alley, a warm blast of air hit his face. And just like that, he was back in 2014, in the front porch of his house
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    Saturday Features

    One dog at a time

    Laxmi Prasad Ngakhusi
    The streets of Kathmandu—the city millions call home—are almost always full of life. Around every corner, amid every galli, you will find people from all walks of life. But these gallis are not just home to puny humans. These gallis are also home to a pack of a different kind—your ever-present friendly neighbourhood dogs. You will see at least one in each of these winding lanes, without fail.

    Life on the edge

    In his debut venture, Mitra Prasad Uprety maintains a delicate balance between spiritual meditation and humanitarian thought

    Border connections

    Atul K Thakur
    The old adage ‘out of sight out of mind’ is not yet totally irrelevant. It makes sense to you when you negotiate through the Nepal-India borders, which are open but not really friendly. Having lived and travelled across most the prominent borders entry points between these two countries, I have experienced over the years the sheer hollowness of oft-repeated claims of ‘friendly ties’.

    All hail the number game

    At a time when the country is struggling with implementing the new constitution, the present political vacuum is highly unfortunate

    Let it go!

    It seems that politicians in our Shark region want to hang on to power until they drop dead. Our netas never retire until the day they leave Earth for hell. Our national top comedian, Konfused Pampered Oli does not want to resign even when he knows that he does not have the numbers to continue to lead the government. After all, a week more and you can dole out millions of rupees from the state treasury to you near and dear ones with utter disregard for the law. And you can transfer your chamchas to lucrative postings before the other guys show up and do their thing.

    Guilty pleasures

    Mark Harris
    If you’ve seen this video before, the title of this article alone may leave you groaning. But if it triggers nothing, allow yourself to take a stroll down low brow meme memory lane. Sunday Morning Love You was released way back in 2013 (ancient by YouTube standards), but it has become a classic in its right.

    A frolic through Giant Country

    Preena Shrestha
    Along with pitch-perfect performances from the cast, Steven Spielberg and his team of digital magicians have served up an extravagant, whimsical and thoroughly satisfying rendition of Roald Dahl’s The BFG

    Last women first

    Pratichya Dulal
    Widowed by the war, rendered homeless by the earthquakes, Nepal’s conflict widows have drawn the shortest straws and are grappling to stay afloat


    Manish Gautam
    The successful administration and commercialisation of antibiotics has proved to be a boon for mankind. But can we remain complacent about it?