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UML- Maoist Center unification approved, new party registers today

The party unification coordination committee meeting held at Prime Minister's official residence, Baluwatar has finalized the unification bid. The meeting held between the chairs of CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Centre) on Wednesday had forged consensus in principle to finalize the bid. 

If Maoist Center was to merge into UML, why people’s war?

As the major communist parties, CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) have merged, leaders of different political parties delivered mix reactions.

Janakpur-Ayodhya direct bus service in limbo

The future journey of bus service between Janakpur and Indian city Ayodhya, the two pilgrimage sites for Hindus, has become uncertain after the service failed to continue. 

Cricketer Lamichhane wins 'Best Youth Player of the Year'

Cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane has won the title of 'Best Youth Player of the Year ' of the Pulsar Sports Awards 2018.

Lack of Water Act encouraging river encroachment

River-induced disasters are causing a big loss of lives and property in the country every year but there is no Water Act in place to regulate the human encroachment on rivers and water bodies. 

South Korea to play 'mediator' to resolve North Korea-U.S. summit doubts: official

South Korea said on Thursday it would seek to mediate between the United States and North Korea after Pyongyang threatened to pull out of an unprecedented summit between its leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump on June 12 in Singapore.

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