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Flood victims to get Rs 70 per day

KATHMANDU —  The government has decided to provide Rs 70 per day to each person affected by the recent floods and landslides for a period of one month starting from Friday. Organizing a press conference at his office on Friday, Home Minister Janardan  Sharma said the Ministry of Home Affairs …

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SC stays one-window relief distribution policy

KATHMANDU — The Supreme Court has issued an interim order against the government’s decision to distribute relief materials to natural disasters victims through a one-window policy. A single bench of Justice Om Prakash Mishra, responding to a writ petition filed by advocate Sunil Ranjan Singh against the government’s one-window distribution …

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One-horned rhino rescued unharmed

CHITWAN — The rare one-horned rhino that was swept by a swollen river to India has been rescued unharmed. The female rhino of estimated two and a half years was rescued yesterday and brought home to Chitwan Naitonal Park (CNP) on a truck today, Information Official and Assistant Conservation Official, …

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Newly appointed Attorney General Bhandari swonr in

KATHMANDU — Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli administered oath of office and secrecy to the newly appointed Attorney General Basanta Ram Bhandari in the presence of President Bidya Devi Bhandari amid a ceremony held at the Office of President in Shital Niwas, on Friday. Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun, Prime Minister …

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Unknown disease claims 4 in Sunsari

KATHMANDU — At least four children have died of an unidentified disease at Dharan-based BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences in Sunsari. The children, who were brought to the emergency ward of the hospital on July 30, August 8, 15 and 17, breathed their last during the course of treatment, …

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PM Deuba visits flood-hit Banke district

NEPALGUNJ — Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has arrived in Banke today to take stock of flood-hit areas in the districts of mid-western Nepal and distributed He inspected the flood-affected areas and provided cash assistance of Rs 600,000 as cheque to the bereaved father Kami Lal Tharu of Lalpur in …

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Chinese vice premiere Yang return home

KATHMANDU —  Vice-Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, Wang Yang, returned home today after wrapping up his four-day official visit to Nepal. He left for Beijing on a special aircraft. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Krishna Bahadur Mahara was at Tribhuvan International …

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Flood affects over 9,000 people in Parsa

PARSA — The floods have affected over 9,000 people in Parsa district, police confirmed. The flood-fed river of the district gushed into the human settlement and inundated more than 2,000 households which put over 9,000 people in trouble. Deputy Superintendant of Police (DSP) at District Police Office, Parsa, Chakra Raj …

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