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Freed from Nepal prison, French serial killer Sobhraj home-bound
Freed from Nepal prison, French serial killer Sobhraj home-bound As per Nepal's immigration rules, 78-year-old will be banned from entering Nepal for ten years
Govt to disburse extra funds to protect citizens from extreme cold
Govt to disburse extra funds to protect citizens from extreme cold Classifying 20 districts as prone to cold waves, snowfall and chilly cold, the Home Ministry...
Lawyer’s Diary: Impressions of Charles Sobhraj
Lawyer’s Diary: Impressions of Charles Sobhraj What is Charles Sobhraj like as a human being? Read reflections of one of his...
Two Chinese nationals held on human trafficking charge
Two Chinese nationals held on human trafficking charge Police arrest Chen Yang and Ruan Chaohong, both in their thirties, in Kathmandu following a...
Charles Sobhraj is free - what's next?
Charles Sobhraj is free - what's next? Now that he has been released, the serial killer, known as ‘Bikini Killer’ ‘Serpent’, plans...
Wildfires remain a major challenge to forest conservation
Wildfires remain a major challenge to forest conservation Anywhere between 150 to 400 hectares of forest cover is lost to wildfires every year...
Supreme Court orders release of 'Bikini Killer' Charles Sobhraj
Supreme Court orders release of 'Bikini Killer' Charles Sobhraj The French serial killer has been serving time in a Kathmandu jail since 2003 for...
Call for sustainable energy transitions in the Ganga basin 
Call for sustainable energy transitions in the Ganga basin  Experts have warned that any disputes over the distribution of water among upstream and downstream...
Chitwan National Park installs cameras to track violent wildlife
Chitwan National Park installs cameras to track violent wildlife A possible conflict between Dhrube elephant and injured tiger in the area close to human...
Two more arrested over illegal betting on World Cup matches
Two more arrested over illegal betting on World Cup matches A police investigation into multiple bank accounts has unearthed suspicious transactions worth more than Rs30...
Paddy farmers sit in queue overnight to sell their harvest
Paddy farmers sit in queue overnight to sell their harvest Hundreds of farmers have swarmed FMTCL depots in Kailali as the state-owned enterprise starts purchasing...
Rising overseas demand draws more youth towards coffee farming in Gulmi
Rising overseas demand draws more youth towards coffee farming in Gulmi The district has been exporting five metric tonnes of coffee to Japan and France every...
In pictures: Yomari Punhi, Udhauli Parva being observed
In pictures: Yomari Punhi, Udhauli Parva being observed The festival marks the end of the rice harvest season
Vehicles failing emission test face fines up to Rs100,000
Vehicles failing emission test face fines up to Rs100,000 Several automobiles are reported to have exceeded the emission standard during recent emission tests
KMC issues 35-day ultimatum to clean offices, businesses
KMC issues 35-day ultimatum to clean offices, businesses The metropolis warns of stern action against anyone found not complying with the notice
Restoration of Siddi canal brings cheer to Bahundangi folks
Restoration of Siddi canal brings cheer to Bahundangi folks The canal water has been used to irrigate 1,700 hectares of land in Mechinagar 1,2,3...
Melamchi water all set to flow down Kathmandu’s taps
Melamchi water all set to flow down Kathmandu’s taps Much still needs to be done to ensure a year-round supply of Melamchi water
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