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Nepal managed to upset India with a thumping victory by 19 runs in its Group A match of the ACC U-19 Youth Asia Cup that is being held in Kuala Lumpur.

 

International observer teams from distant Europe and elsewhere have started arriving in Nepal ahead of the provincial and federal polls slated for November 26 and December 7. The over-enthusiastic Election Commission has earmarked a huge budget — approximately 11 billion rupees — to conduct the first election under the new constitution. Some suspect a lack of transparency in financial allocation and management.

 

It will take the government at least one year to fully adjust the civil servants in the three tiers of government – local, provincial and federal.

 

Why do we use capital ‘I’ everywhere in our writing? Why do our English teachers correct us when we write small ‘i’ alone? These queries seem simple but we need to think for a moment to address them. It is veracious that we have to use capital ‘I’ as per rule if we are using it separately.

 

Former president Ram Baran Yadav has been issued with a public notice that he should vacate the rented house in Bagdol of Lalitpur within 15 days for failing to pay the house rent.

 

Four years after the infamous transformer purchase scandal involving high-ranking officials of the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) surfaced, the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has summoned former government officials to investigate their possible involvement in the scam causing huge losses to the NEA.

 

With the nomination process over, Nepal appears all set to vote and elect a government at the Centre and in seven provinces by December third week, a month in advance of the deadline set by the constitution.

 

Former Constituent Assembly member and leader of the CPN-Maoist Centre Balkrishna Dhungel who was convicted by the Supreme Court in 2010 on charges of killing CPN-UML’s Ujjan Kumar Shrestha of Okhaldhunga, was arrested by police on Tuesday and sent to jail to serve the remaining sentence.

 

The way the police handled the heinous murder case in Siraha recently in which a girl had connived to kill a cousin to cover up an illicit relationship is something to mull over as the victims were teenagers.

 

Thirty-one people were killed and 16 others were injured, some of them seriously, when a passenger bus (Na 6 Kha 1467) skidded off the Prithvi Highway at Gajuri and plunged into the Trishuli River in the wee hours on Saturday.

 


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