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Published On: November 22, 2017 05:54 PM NPT

Oli, Dahal pay tributes to Pakhrin

Last respects were offered to CPN (Maoist Center)'s central advisor and a "people's singer", Khusiram Pakhrin at the Maoist Center party office here this morning. Pakhrin passed away on Tuesday due to the heart attack. He collapsed while singing a song in a joint mass meeting and condolence programme of Prakash Dahal, son of Maoist Centre chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda', who died in Kathmandu due to the same cause on Sunday.

Returning officers heading toward polling stations in Khotang

With federal parliamentary and provincial elections less than a week away from returning officers are heading toward polling stations in the district. Returning officers and assistant returning officers are heading toward polling stations along with 64 types of election materials including ballot boxes, ballot papers, ink, and stamp pad, among others.

Two IEDs planted at NC leader Thapa's house yard defused

Two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) found at the house yard of ward member of Shivapuri rural municipality-4 of Nuwakot and Nepali Congress leader, Uddhav Thapa, have been defused today. A bomb disposal team of the Nepal Army from Shreenath Battalion, Devighat, deactivated the IEDs, said Deputy Superintendent of Police at the District Police Office, Madhukarjung Bista. 

20 players selected for second phase, Anil Sah retained

Nepal U-19’s best batsman from Youth Asia Cup 2017, Anil Kumar Sah has been included in the 20-man squad for the final round of ICC World Cricket League Championship matches against UAE on Dec 6 and 8. Young opener Aasif Sheikh and member of the last squad for Hong Kong tour Naresh Budhayer were overlooked from the next phase of camp.

Zimbabwe poised to swear in new president, Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe’s recently fired vice president was set to return on Wednesday to be sworn in as the country’s new leader after Robert Mugabe announced his stunning resignation during impeachment proceedings against him.

Top leaders expediting poll campaigns

Top leaders from the left alliance visited Bharatpur Metropolitan City of the district on Tuesday following their nationwide poll campaign before the first round of the elections to the House of Representatives and State Assembly scheduled for November 26.

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