Nepal | February 20, 2020

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    Importers fined Rs 3.3 million

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  • Entertainment

    In the spirit of Whitney: Houston Hologram tour set to begin

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  • Oddities

    Nepal’s next census to count LGBT+ people for the first time

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  • Opinion

    China Coronavirus outbreak

    Chaos from corona: Let’s get our ducks in a row

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  • Science & Technology

    Neanderthals

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    WASHINGTON: A Neanderthal skeleton unearthed in an Iraqi cave already famous for fossils of these extinct cousins of our species is providing fresh evidence that they buried their dead - and intriguing clues that flowers may have been used in such rituals. Scientists said on Tuesday they had ...

  • World

    China Coronavirus outbreak

    China’s Hubei reports 349 new coronavirus cases, lowest since Jan 25

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