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Secretary Lamsal pays courtesy call on Indian External Affairs Minister

Visiting Foreign Secretary Sewa Lamsal paid a courtesy call on Minister for External Affairs of India, Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar this afternoon.

'Money-laundering prevention bill in amendment process to check illicit transactions'

Minister for Law, Justice, and Parliamentary Affairs Dhanraj Gurung said that a bill to amend some laws relating to the Prevention of Money Laundering and Business Environment promotion has been presented in the parliament for checking illicit transactions.

India names astronauts for maiden space flight

India has unveiled four Air Force pilots who have been shortlisted to travel on the country's maiden space flight scheduled for next year. The Gaganyaan mission aims to send three astronauts to an orbit of 400km and bring them back after three days.

10 people including Senior Deputy CEO of Prabhu Bank Neupane arrested

The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) has arrested 10 people including the senior deputy CEO of Prabhu Bank Manoj Neupane.

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Music fraternities bid tearful farewell to singer Acharya

Final rites of veteran singer and musician Bhaktaraj Acharya were performed at Pashupati Aryaghat on Tuesday.

Govt to succeed if education and health sectors are prioritized: Minister Basnet

Minister for Health and Population, Mohan Bahadur Basnet, argued that the government would be successful if it could pay attention to the education and health sector.

Leaders voice to claim stake on NA Chair post

A majority of the party leaders attending CPN (Maoist Centre)'s Standing Committee meeting today viewed that the party should claim its stake in the National Assembly's (NA) Chairperson post since it was the largest party in the NA.

10 people including Senior Deputy CEO of Prabhu Bank Neupane arrested

The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) has arrested 10 people including the senior deputy CEO of Prabhu Bank Manoj Neupane.

Three dead in Nijgadh workshop blast

Mortal remains of Acharya at NAMUDA for last tributes

Former PM and Chinese Ambassador hold courtesy meeting

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India names astronauts for maiden space flight

India has unveiled four Air Force pilots who have been shortlisted to travel on the country's maiden space flight scheduled for next year. The Gaganyaan mission aims to send three astronauts to an orbit of 400km and bring them back after three days.

Hope for Gaza ceasefire by next week, says Biden

Hungary's House set to ratify Sweden's NATO accession

US admiral Aquilino calls on President Paudel

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Bara-grown vegetables banned in Kathmandu for pesticide use

Potatoes and tomatoes produced in Bara district have been banned in Kathmandu after excessive amounts of pesticides were found in the vegetables.

Cumin seeds prices almost halve in two months

The price of cumin seeds (jeera), the common condiment of Nepali kitchens, has decreased substantially in recent weeks. Consumers, who were affected by the sharp rise of cumin price in the last six months have felt a sigh of relief with the fall in its price.

Suntharali airport at Kotwada inaugurated

Suntharali Airport at Kotwada in Naraharinath Rural Municipality of Kalikot district officially came into operation on Monday. The construction of the airport was initiated 39 years ago.

Economy progressing toward positive direction: FM Mahat

The Finance Minister clarified that economy was moving toward positive direction as a cumulative result of the simplification of process to create conducive environment for investment, regular discussion with the private sector, continuous efforts to make capital expenditure effective, flexibility adopted in fiscal policy, and the endevours made to create balance between fiscal policy and financial policy.

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Tri-nation T20 series: Nepal defeated by Namibia

Nepal lost an opening match held today under the triangular international Twenty20 series against Namibia by 20 runs.

CAN announces pay raise for central contract cricketers

Nepal-Pakistan Cricket Tournament from March 2

India hold off England fightback to win series

First National women's hockey tournament from today

Nepal fixes semis date with Lebanon

Nepal, on home soil, starts ICC CWC League 2 poorly

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Agriculture warrants proper attention: Lawmaker Prem Suwal

Leader of Nepal Workers and Peasant Party (NWPP), Prem Suwal, asserts that the country's economy will not thrive as long as agriculture is ignored.

'Nepali Army deserves taking leadership in peacekeeping task'

Rachel Schiller is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Programmes and Operations in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs of the US Department of State. In this capacity, she oversees the Office of Global Programme and Initiatives and the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement (WRA). She has served as an advisor to the United Nations and the World Bank. Schiller also worked intensively on the Aceh peace process in Indonesia. Rachel is a 2020-2021 International Women’s Forum Fellow as well. Schiller spoke to Purushottam P. Khatri of The Rising Nepal on Wednesday upon her arrival in Kathmandu for the opening of Ex-Shanti Prayas-IV, the multinational peace drills, and the inauguration of 185 kVA solar power project. Excerpts:

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India names astronauts for maiden space flight

Japan's SLIM moon probe unexpectedly survives lunar night

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US admiral Aquilino calls on President Paudel

Medical expo to be held in Kathmandu

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Dhakeri draws domestic tourists

The Dhekeri area of Rapti Sonari Rural Municipality of Banke is becoming a popular tourist spot among domestic tourists lately with the development of infrastructures and maintenance of twin gardens.