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Baburam-Bhattarai-KP-Sharma-Oli-Pushpa-Kamal-Dahal Prachand says he proposed unity with UML
CPN Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has revealed that he was the one from the party to float the proposal of unity with the CPN-UML, THT report. Addressing political orientation for the party’s politburo today, Dahal further informed that Vice-Chairman of UML Bam Dev Gautam brought forth the unity proposal and the parties reached the conclusion that they could be unified after..
a NK missile test caused landslides
North Korea's recent nuclear test appears to have triggered several landslides, according to what are believed to be the first satellite images of the aftermath, BBC report. Sunday's test took place underground at the mountainous Punggye-ri site. Analysis group 38 North published pictures which show "more numerous and widespread" disturbances than before. The test unleashed a powerful..
a US scraps young undocumented immigrants scheme
An Obama-era scheme to protect young undocumented immigrants is being scrapped, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced, BBC report. No first-time applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Daca) programme will be acted on after Tuesday, the government confirmed. However, existing recipients will not be affected for at least six months. The scheme protected some..
a PSG investigated by Uefa over Financial Fair Play
Uefa has opened a formal investigation into Paris St-Germain as part of its "ongoing monitoring" of clubs under Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations, BBC report. European football's governing body introduced FFP 'break-even' rules in 2013, requiring clubs to balance their spending with their revenue. PSG more than doubled the world record transfer fee when they spent 222m euros (£200m)..
File - The Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia on May 16, 2012. Photo: AP Nepali woman held for defrauding Rs 4.3m via Facebook
A team deployed from the Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police on Thursday reportedly arrested a woman on charge of swindling Rs 4.3 million from 34 persons by befriending with them in social networking site Facebook, THT report. Issuing a press statement today, CIB said 33-year-old Ang Leme Sherpa of Gudle in Solukhumbu district, currently residing in Tinchule of Bouddha in KMC-6 was..
a Nepal’s energy Minister gives ultimatum to pay electricity bill due
The Minister for Energy Mahendra Bahadur Shahi on Wednesday has given 10-day ultimatum to consumers to pay their electricity bill due and warned that anyone defying the order won’t be spared, THT report. Speaking at an interaction programme in Kathmandu today, Minister Shahi said no one would be spared including the President’s Office, Prime Minister’s Official Residence and Ministers..
_97595657_capture India doctor fight goes viral
Two doctors in India were temporarily released from their duties after a video surfaced of them arguing while standing over a pregnant patient during an operation, their hospital says,according to BBC. Footage of the incident, at the Umaid hospital in north Rajasthan, has been widely circulated, causing outrage. A senior hospital official told the BBC that the woman and her baby are..
a 4 Mega Watt electricity likely to be added to Nepal’s national grid
The 4 Mega Watt of electricity generated from Sardi River in Kaski district is likely to be added to the national grid in coming week, THT report. The additional electricity to the national grid would help to ease load shedding in the country.   Mandakini Hydro Power Pvt Ltd had generated the electricity, however, the power is yet to be tested in transmission line. Project..
a Nepal Election Commission directs NC to furnish clarification within 24 hours
The Election Commission has directed the Nepali Congress to furnish clarification why not to take action against NC Birgunj Metropolis-15, President Anil Singh for breaching the electoral code of conduct, BBC report. The EC came up with the tough directive, acting on a tip-off, that more than 400 NC cadres under the leadership of Birgunj Metropolis, Ward President Singh were involved in polls..
a Army wives protest in Paris over military working conditions
Several hundred women married to French soldiers are holding a demonstration in Paris to denounce the "deplorable working conditions" in the army, according to BBC. The protest was organised by the group Angry Soldiers' Wives, which has nearly 5,200 members. Mercedes Crépin, who helped set it up, said some troops on anti-terror duty were being housed in damp hangars infested with..
a EU supports Rs 24.2m to floods and landslides victims of Nepal
The European Union has decided to extend support of Rs 24.2 million to the floods and landslides victims across the Nation on Friday,THT report. In a statement today, the diplomatic mission said the grant was extended in humanitarian aid funding to assist the most-affected families in various districts across the country.   A total of 35,000 people will directly benefit from the..
a Typhoon kills twelve in China
A powerful storm has swept across southern China, leaving 12 dead and hundreds of people injured, according to BBC. Typhoon Hato made landfall at noon on Wednesday near Zhuhai city in Guangdong province, bringing with it strong winds and lashing rain. Hong Kong raised its typhoon warning signal to 10, the highest level. The territory and nearby Macau were brought to a standstill. The storm..
a Nepali Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba expands cabinet
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has inducted 15 more State Ministers in his Cabinet on Tuesday, according to THT. PM Deuba administered the oath of office and secrecy to the newly appointed State Ministers at the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers today.   The latest expansion to the cabinet has led to a 46-member Council of Ministers including three Deputy Prime..
a Remains found in hunt for missing sailors in Singapore
Human remains have been found in the hunt for 10 US sailors missing after their destroyer collided with a tanker near Singapore, the navy says, according to BBC. The discovery came when divers were sent down to search inside the USS John S McCain, now berthed at Singapore's Changi naval base. The collision with a Liberian-flagged ship happened before dawn on Monday as the US vessel made a..
a Renu Dahal beats Devi Gyawali to become mayor of Bharatpur
Renu Dahal of the CPN (Maoist Center), daughter of the party's chairman and former prime minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, has won the election for the post of mayor of Bharatpur Metropolitan City, defeating CPN-UML's candidate Devi Gyawali by 203 votes, My Republica report. Dahal, the common candidate of the ruling Maoist Center and Nepali Congress (NC), garnered 43,127 votes while Gyawali got..
a Nepal local election : Re-polling of Bharatpur Metropolis held successfully
At least 75.58 percent voters have cast their votes in the re-polling of Bharatpur Metropolitan City-19 which was held successfully on Friday, said the Election Commission, THT report. According to the Chief Election Officer’s Office in Chitwan district 2, 870 votes were cast today. Out of the total votes, 1014 votes were cast at Jeevanjyoti Rastriya Primary School, 953 votes were cast at..
_97135545_dianapa Princess Diana’s friends urge not to show ‘private’ tapes
Friends of Princess Diana have urged Channel 4 not to broadcast controversial video tapes of her talking about her troubled marriage, according to BBC. The documentary, Diana: In Her Own Words, is due to be aired ahead of the 20th anniversary of her death. The tapes, recorded by her speech coach, have never been seen in the UK. Channel 4 said they "provide a unique insight" - but Diana's..
_97142373_samshep_getty US actor and playwright Sam Shepard dies aged 73
US actor and playwright Sam Shepard has died at the age of 73, BBC report. Shepard wrote more than 40 plays and won the Pulitzer Prize for drama for Buried Child in 1979. He went on to be nominated for the best supporting actor Oscar for 1983's The Right Stuff and starred in films like Black Hawk Down as well as co-writing 1984's Paris, Texas. He died at home in Kentucky on Thursday, his..
A bulldozer is being used to dismantle illegally built houses along the New Baneshwor-Shankhamul road section in Kathmandu, on Monday, April 10, 2017. Photo: RSS Engineers deployed to monitor construction sites regularly in KMC
The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has deputed 28 engineers for regular inspection of the under construction buildings to check the violation of the officially approved maps, THT report. KMC Engineer Ram Thapa said that the decision for deploying engineers for regular monitoring at the construction sites was taken as many residential buildings were found to have been built against the KMC..
eps-klt-applicants-line 12,000 plus passed Korean Language Test
A total of 12,108 examinees have passed the Korean Language Test (KLT) administered as a part of the Employment Permission System (EPS) to South Korea, THT report. The EPS Korea Branch of Department of Foreign Employment (DoFE) said that 12,108 examinees have passed the KLT given by the Human Resource Department of South Korea.   The name lists of the successful candidates are..