Nepal | January 22, 2019

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    Pink diamond

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  • Business

    Federal government’s figure on revenue collection a hoax

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  • Travel

    marijuana, cannabis

    Thailand approves medical marijuana in New Year’s ‘gift’

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  • Science & Technology

    Total lunar eclipse meets supermoon Sunday night

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  • World

    Rohingya Muslim group fleeing India to Bangladesh stuck on “zero line”

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  • Opinion

    Making governance work: Federalism has the opportunity

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