NC president Deuba fully confident of local poll
Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the local level election announced for May 14 is certain.
Addressing a program organized to mark the seventh death anniversary of party former president Girija Prasad Koirala at Lokanthali, Bhaktapur, the former Prime Minister urged party cadres and all not doubt over holding election.
He claimed the country would see a constitutional crisis if the election schedule was not implemented which, according to him, would put democracy in peril.
"There is no doubt over the plan of conducting the local poll. It is sure and certain," the NC president said.
"We had been left with no option to going for the election," he said directing party cadres to gear up for this.
"Conspiracies are being hatched to break the unity among the people of mountain, hill and tarai," Deuba said, underlining the need of making the local election successful to overcome such plan.
Also speaking on the occasion, NC lawmakers Rameshwor Dhungel and Manmohan Bhattarai, central member Madhu Acharya and NC Bhaktapur district president Durlabh Thapa were of the view of ending the culture of groupism existing within the party to win the election. RSS
High-level Probe Committee starts on-site monitoring
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Five killed in British Parliament attack
A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage in the heart of Britain's seat of power Wednesday, plowing a car into pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge before stabbing a police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament. Five people were killed, including the assailant, and 40 others were injured in what Prime Minister Theresa May condemned as a "sick and depraved terrorist attack."
Maoist for proceeding with amendment keeping aside boundary dispute
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Over 200 reconstruction engineers tender resignation
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PHSC unanimously approves names of proposed 12 ambassadors
The government had recommended Lucky Sherpa for Australia, Niranjan Kumar Thapa for Israel, Sharmila Parajuli for Oman, Ramesh Prasad Koirala for Qatar, Arjun Jung Bahadur Singh for Korea, Prativa Rana for Japan, Yubnath Lamsal for Denmark, Choplal Bhusal for Bangladesh, Padam Sundas for Bahrain, Bhim Krishna Udas for Myanmar, Bishwambher Pyakurel for Sri Lanka and Mahendra Prasad Singh Rajput for Saudi Arabia as the ambassadors and sent the names to PHSC for hearing.
We take pride in Sagarmatha and also Bhagwan Buddha. We should introspect as to what has been “our” contribution in the making of both. The tallest mountain landmark is the outcome of tectonic push against the bigger landmass creating the upward drift that created the Himalaya. Prince Siddhartha, on the other hand, was born 2556 years ago or 23 centuries before Nepal got unified under Prithivi Narayan Shah. Siddhartha is believed to have attained enlightenment at the age of 35 or around six years after leaving Kapilvastu.
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Being a social worker in Nepal
Nepal, going through political transition, is in dire needs of right and professional practices of social work to take the country on sustainable path. Social work professionals, practitioners and educators facilitate and work within communities to highlight and create actions to enhance and/or to protect the environment in which the communities live.
Jai Kumar Sah
On behalf of Rabindra Mishra, unofficially
People were congratulating Mishra for his bold move. I call it particularly a bold move because he had already established himself as a respected journalist and a generous philanthropist, and yet was risking all the good name he had earned for himself for something which he considered more important than his good name and image.
Traffic Police in Kathmandu
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Menstrual taboo outdated
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