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Saudi women hit the road

Saudi women drove to work and ran errands on Sunday, relishing the freedom to move about without relying on men after the kingdom lifted the world’s last remaining ban on women driving.

ASSOCIATED PRESS, Jun 25 2018

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Textbook shortage in rural Achham

The school academic session of this year is well into its third month, but the children in rural parts of Achham district are still without textbooks.Teachers and parents have complained that textbook shortage has affected studies of hundreds of children.

MENUKA DHUNGANA, Jun 25 2018

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‘PM‘s China visit made no breakthrough’

Former finance minister and Nepali Congress leader Ramsaran Mahat has said that Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli failed to make any new breakthrough in Nepal-China relations during his recent visit to the northern neighbouring nation. “Developing economic partnership with China is good for Nepal. Oli’s China visit has hinted at many positive outcomes in the future. The agreements reached with China are positive, but there was no new breakthrough,” Mahat said.

Post Report, Jun 25 2018

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Nepal plans to get set for India, China rail projects

The Department of Railways is preparing to build up its capacity for railway projects that India and China have pledged to help Nepal develop.The department is currently charting out needs and identifying issues ranging from manpower to technical expertise and legal framework for realising the national vision of making a strong footing for building rail connectivity within and beyond the country.

Post Report, Jun 25 2018

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Judiciary hit by staff shortage: Acting CJ

Acting Chief Justice Deepak Raj Joshee has said that shortage of employees has affected execution of justice. Joshee, who arrived in Gorkha on Sunday, said many court vacancies had not been filled since 2006.

Jun 25 2018

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PM hails rail pact with China

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has hailed the pact on railway connectivity with China as an important outcome saying, however, that extension of the rail towards Kathmandu from the northern border would take time.

Post Report, Jun 25 2018

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Melamchi contractor promises to supply water before Dashain

The ongoing tussle between the government and the Melamchi contractor over the project completion deadline seems to have come to an end for now as the firm has pledged to honour its prior commitment.The Italian contractor Co-operativa Muratori e Cementisti di Ravenna (CMC), which has been criticised for not adhering to its commitment, has once again given its strong word for completing works before Dashain, the biggest festival of the country.

CHANDAN KUMAR MANDAL, Jun 25 2018

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