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Two Indian Climbers die at Mt Malaku and Mt Everest

Two Indian climbers have been found dead while in descent from Mt. Everest and Mt. Malaku last night.  The dead have been identified as Narayan Singh and Ravi Thakar. Narayan was a member of the Indian Army who was in a Mt. Malaku expedition. He died at a height of 8,200 meters while in descent from Mt. Malaku. 

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Feature News: 82 per cent work under Lumbini Master Plan

Eighty two per cent of the works have been completed under the Lumbini Master Plan. The master plan was prepared by Japanese architect Kenzo Tange starting from 1972. The UNESCO had asked Tange to prepare the master plan for the systematic development of Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha.

by RSS | May 17
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Body of student missing in Gokyo retrieved

The body of a student, who went missing while swimming in the Gokyo glacier lake in Solukhumbu district some nine months ago, has been retrieved. Sunil Baraili’s dead body was retrieved from some 35 feet below the glacier lake that is situated at the altitude of over 4000 metres.

by RSS | May 17
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Expectant mother rescued in helicopter

An expectant mother of Chargaun at Puthauttar Ganga Rural Muncipality-8 in Rukum East district, who was suffering complications in her delivery, has been rescued to a well-equipped health facility in Nepalgunj. Milana Malla, 20, was rescued in a Nepal Army helicopter to Bheri Zonal Hospital in Nepalgunj, Banke today.

by RSS | May 17
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Upper Trishuli III 'A' finally connected to national grid

The Upper Trishuli III 'A' has finally been connected to national grid on Thursday. With the production of 30 MW electricity from the first unit, the project got completion. The construction of project suffered numerous obstructions owing to earthquake and blockade.

by RSS | May 17
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'Ten per cent of budget in Health'

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health and Population Upendra Yadav has said that the government would allocate budget with priority to the health sector in the coming fiscal year.

by RSS | May 17
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Jailbird dies during treatment

A jailbird died while being treated at Bharatpur. Sarita Thing, 35, of Dumarwana-7, Bara, died at 1.30 this morning while undergoing treatment at Bharatpur-based BP Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital. She has been afflicting from cancerous disease. Thing has been serving the jail term over a case for the past 10 years.

by RSS | May 17
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'Experience Nepal Campaign' kicks off

A global campaign 'Experience Nepal' has kicked off in an effort to attract tourists to Nepal from different parts of the world. Nepal Tourism Board in cahoots with Himalayan Bank and American Express has put in place the campaign in view of the Nepal Tourism Year-2020.

by RSS | May 17
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Unavailability of public vehicle services in night toughens job holders

Manita Neupane who was serving a clinic at Mahalaxmithan had quit her job some months ago. She had to get away from job when it was difficult to have regular vehicle service to return home from clinic after 8.00 pm.

by RSS | May 17
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Weather forecast: Brief rain accompanied by thunder

The weather will remain partly to generally cloudy across the country including in Kathmandu valley with chances of brief thundershower due to the western low pressure system, the Meteorological Forecasting Division has stated.

by RSS | May 16
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TCN distributes 90,000 cubic feet timber for house reconstruction

The Timber Corporation of Nepal (TCN) has distributed 90,000 cubic feet timber for house reconstruction in the Kathmandu valley. TCN general manager Raju Laudari said the corporation supplied this quantity of timber for the reconstruction of 2,450 houses in Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur.

by RSS | May 16
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Wildfires engulfing Doti forests yet to be contained

Wildfires sweeping some community and leasehold forests in the district are yet to be tamed. Around 745 hectares of forestland has been destroyed in the wildfires in the past one month, said the division forest office, Doti.

by RSS | May 16
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Fire in Dhapakhel

A fire at RK carpet and handicraft industry in Dhapakhel has gutted property worth Rs. 20 million. The fire that began at around 7:50 pm was put out at 10:00 pm. Five fire tenders from around the valley help put out the fire immediately, avoiding further loss, said SP at the Metropolitcan Police Range, Lalitpur Durga Singh.

by RSS | May 16
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Tilganga-Tamraganga road shut down

The Tilganga-Tamraganga road has been shut down in order to avoid any damage to the significance of the Pashupati area, that stands as an open museum of cultural heritage.

by RSS | May 16
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Devghat demands budget appropriation of Rs 100 million

Devghat Area Development Committee has demanded appropriation of budget of Rs 108.88 million for the fiscal year 2019/20. The budget amount has been demanded to execute the master plan of the area, it was informed at a press conference organized by the Committee at Bharatpur on Wednesday.

by RSS | May 16
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NEA Tanahun Centre recovers outstanding dues of Rs 12.3 million

Nepal Electricity Authority's Tanahun Transmission Centre has recovered outstanding dues of Rs 12.3 million in nine months of the current fiscal year. The Centre recovered electricity tariff dues in the period from mid-July 2018 to mid-April 2019 by disconnecting power supply to consumers having huge pending bills.

by RSS | May 16
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Civil society activists, journalists seek immediate withdrawal of three bills

Civil society activists have urged the government to immediately take away the three bills registered in the Federal Parliament. They have expressed concerns over the Bill to amend the 'National Human Rights Act- 2068 BS'; the 'Media Council Bill- 2075 BS' and the Bill relating to 'Social Organisations Act- 2075 BS' and sought their instant withdrawal.

by RSS | May 15
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Unsafe abortion: 13-year-old girl’s life hangs by thread in Banke

A 13-year-old girl in Nepalgunj sub-metropolitan city in Banke who conceived a baby after being sexually exploited by yet-to-be identified person has her life at stake after she attempted an unsafe abortion. According to the District Police Office, Banke 8th-grader Alina (name changed) had attempted to terminate the three-month-old baby through medication abortion process. She suffered excessive bleeding thereafter.

by RSS | May 15
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Eight cases of leprosy found in a single ward in

As many as eight patients of leprosy have been identified in a single ward of Mahottari rural municipality in Mahottari district. Rural municipality Health Coordinator Saroj Kumar Jha shared that patients with this chronic disease were spotted in ward no 5, a settlement of the Dalit people.

by RSS | May 15
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International Gems and Jewellery Fair from May 17

An international-level Gems and Jewellery Fair is taking place for the first time in Nepal with the participation of the government. The event to be organised by the Department of Mines and Geology under the Ministry of Commerce and Supplies, will be supported by the Federation of Nepal Gold Silver Gem and Jewellery Associations.

by RSS | May 15