Nepal | November 15, 2018

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  • Environment

    India pollution

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  • Business

    Nepal Rastra Bank

    Pvt vehicle buyers have to give 50pc down payment

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  • Science & Technology

    Scientists to swap dusty old kilogram for something more stable

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  • PERSPECTIVES

    Mountains bring us together

    KATHMANDU: Mountains are generally considered barriers that isolate and divide. Their formidable physicality presents challenges for development and the delivery of goods and services. Some mountain ranges mark international borders. However, if we zoom out we also begin to see a certain unit...

  • Entertainment

    Nepathya set to embark on a four-city-tour

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  • Health

    Colorised transmission electron micrograph file image made available by the CDC shows an Ebola virus virion

    Congo ministry says Ebola outbreak worst in nation’s history

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