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NEFIN warns of agitation

Post Report, Kathmandu, Feb 23 2017
Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN) has warned of resorting to agitation in protest against the government’s decision to go for local election by disregarding their issues and demands.

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Ex-NA man among 7 held for robbery

Post Report, Kathmandu, Feb 23 2017
Police have arrested seven persons including a former Nepal Army man on charge of robbery by impersonating as policemen.

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3 land revenue officials caught red-handed with bribe

Post Report, Feb 23 2017
The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) caught three officials of the Land Revenue Office in Bhaktapur, red-handed with bribe on Thursday.
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People affected by road expansion protest at Maitighar

Feb 23 2017
A protest was held in Maitighar Mandala in the Capital on Thursday, demanding proper compensation to those affected by the road expansion project.
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Police recover missing weapons looted by Raut supporters

Post Report, Feb 23 2017
Police have recovered all of the missing weapons that were looted by CK Raut supporters during a protest at Marchawar in Rupandehi.
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China denied on Thursday that it had increased its troop presence on the border with North Korea after the murder of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Malaysia.

Reports routinely circulate at times of heightened tension on the Korean peninsula of China sending troops to the border, which China always denies.

South Korean and U.S. officials say the North Korean leader's half brother, Kim Jong Nam, was assassinated by North Korean agents. North Korea has not acknowledged his death.

Some Hong Kong media last week reported that China had sent more soldiers to the border after Kim was attacked at Kuala Lumpur airport on Feb. 13.

"As for the reports you mentioned of the People's Liberation Army increasing troops on the Chinese-North Korean border, they are totally baseless and completely fabricated," defence ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang told a monthly news briefing.

He did not elaborate.

Kim had spoken out publicly in the past against his family's dynastic control of the isolated, nuclear-armed state. He had been living in the Chinese territory of Macau under Beijing's protection.

China is reclusive North Korea's most important remaining ally, but China has been angered by its missile and nuclear tests and has signed up for several rounds of U.N. sanctions against North Korea at the same time as pushing for a diplomatic resolution through talks.

Fifty-six Islamic State militants were killed by Turkey-backed forces around the Syrian town of al-Bab and by U.S.-led coalition air strikes in the latest operations on Wednesday, the Turkish military said on Thursday.

Turkish artillery fire also hit 104 Islamic State targets, including buildings and bombed vehicles, the army said in a statement, reiterating it had largely established control in the residential areas of al-Bab.

The Islamic State stronghold, 30 km (20 miles) from the Turkish border, has been a prime target since Turkey launched an incursion with Syrian rebels last August to push the jihadists from its frontier and prevent gains by a Kurdish militia.

Turkey's army said 11 of the jihadists were killed in air strikes by coalition forces, while the rest were killed in artillery fire and clashes during operations in al-Bab.

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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

Man Utd's Rooney could miss League Cup final with muscle injury

Reuters
Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney could miss Sunday's League Cup final against Southampton at Wembley after manager Jose Mourinho revealed that the striker was still struggling with a muscle injury.

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

MOHAN GURAGAIN
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

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

Rootless

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

OBIE SHRESTHA
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.