Nepal | October 22, 2019

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  • Lifestyle

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  • Sports

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  • Opinion

    Nobel Prize in Economics: Way to alleviate poverty

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  • Nepal

    Seven injured as digger driver smites protesters with excavator bucket in Baitadi

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