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Amendment first, then election Madheshi Morcha tells govt

Kathmandu, January 24 Nepal’s ruling coalition partner Madheshi Morcha, an alliance of Madhesh-based parties, has said it wants the government to first get a constitution amendment to address its demands passed, then prepare for local elections. Morcha leaders have told the Prime Minister, who recently announced that local elections will take place in May, that […]

UK national, Peter Blanchard, dead in paragliding crash

Pokhara, January 23 A British national died in a paragliding accident in Pokhara on Sunday. Solo paraglider Mitchell Blanchard (68) took off from Sarangkot of Kaski district in the afternoon. Later he lost control of the paraglider that rammed into a tree, causing him serious injures. Though rescued immediately, he died in course of treatment […]