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Fresh diarrhoea outrbreak in Thula Chiudi

Just days after the authorities declared successful containment of diarrhoea epidemic at Thula Chiudi settlement in Hima Rural Municipality, Jumla, there has been another outbreak in the area which has downed more than 50 people.

POST REPORT, Aug 15 2018

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School water poisoned, 27 children taken ill

Panic broke out at Shree Madhyamik Vidyalaya in Letang Municipality-9, Morang, on Tuesday morning after children started falling sick, prompting the school to call the authorities.

Post Report, Aug 15 2018

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Landslide-dammed Bheri bursts with ruinous force

A landslide triggered by heavy rains briefly dammed Bheri River before it burst with a destructive force, wiping out four houses and leaving more than 100 others at risk of collapse at Tallu Bagar area in Nalgadh Municipality of Jajarkot district on Tuesday.

Post Report, Aug 15 2018

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Court releases two suspects

Two more suspects in the murder case of Armed Police Force officer Thaman BK surrendered to the Mahottari District Court on Tuesday. The court later released them on general date.

Post Report, Aug 15 2018

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Malaysia to resume hiring Nepali workers

Malaysia on Tuesday said government-to-government (G2G) system would bring migrant workers from Nepal.

Post Report, Aug 15 2018

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Plan to transform civil services

The Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration has initiated discussion on transforming the country’s civil service into level-based system to ensure officials fast promotions while easing their readjustment in the three-tier government.The government currently follows a dual system in civil service—level-based and class-based. Of the total 86,120 civil servants, 61,507 are managed under the class-based system while 24,940 staffers are employed under various levels. Except for civil servants under the Health Ministry, all the employees under other ministries have the class-based hierarchy.

PRITHVI MAN SHRESTHA, Aug 15 2018

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Modi set to open pilgrims’ house

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the dharmashala built at Pashupatinath during his upcoming visit to Nepal for the BIMSTEC Summit. Modi will be participating in the fourth summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation to be held in Kathmandu on August 30 and 31.

Post Report, Aug 15 2018

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India grants Rs 470m for Postal Highway Project

On behalf of the Government of India, the Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Manjeev Singh Puri, on Tuesday presented a cheque of Rs 470 million to Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport Secretary Madhusudan Adhikari at Singha Durbar in Kathmandu.

Post Report, Aug 15 2018

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Wet lease train starts this year

The train wet leased from India for the Janakpur-Jayanagar-Kurtha railway line will start this December, railway department said.

Post Report, Aug 15 2018

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Medicines locked in storage while patients suffer in remote districts

The tiny pharmacy at Dadeldhura Health Office has run out of oral rehydration salts. For months, there’s been a shortage of saline water at the district hospital in Darchula. Other health facilities, including several remote outposts in the country’s Province-7, have been reeling under a shortage of basic medicines that the government distributes free of cost.

ARJUN SHAH, Aug 15 2018

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Nationwide CPN strike ends with fake bombs and arrests

A nationwide strike called by the Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal led to sparse violence in parts of the country on Tuesday, including explosions in some cities, while public transportation and businesses operated normally within the Capital after late morning.

NAYAK PAUDEL, Aug 15 2018

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Three-tier government at loggerheads over tax

On August 4, a delegation of the Morang Chamber of Industries and Morang Merchant Association met Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to discuss the issues that businesspeople in Province 1 are grappling with. But one topic dominated the agenda that afternoon: the series of taxes that provincial governments were imposing on businesses.

MUKUL HUMAGAIN, PRITHVI MAN SHRESTHAAug 15 2018

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