Nepal | September 19, 2019

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    Lord of the Rings

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  • Nepal

    Minister Yadav rules out health emergency

    Claims number of dengue patients decreasing Kathmandu, September 18 Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health and Population Upendra Yadav today told the House of Representatives that there was no need to declare health emergency, as the number of dengue infected people had been decreasing of...

  • Science & Technology

    Facebook auto-generating pages for Islamic State, al-Qaida

    WASHINGTON: In the face of criticism that Facebook is not doing enough to combat extremist messaging, the company likes to say that its automated systems remove the vast majority of prohibited content glorifying the Islamic State group and al-Qaida before it's reported. But a whistleblower's comp...

  • Business

    ‘Forced merger’ of BFIs infeasible, says FinMin

    Kathmandu, September 17 At a time when Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) had been hinting towards forced merger of banks and financial institutions (BFIs) after they failed to go for voluntary merger as encouraged in the Monetary Policy for fiscal year 2019-20, Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada today said...

  • Education

    40th National Education Day observed today

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  • Lifestyle

    Study finds air pollution reaches placenta during pregnancy

    WASHINGTON: A new study suggests when a pregnant woman breathes in air pollution, it can travel beyond her lungs to the placenta that guards her fetus. Pollution composed of tiny particles from car exhaust, factory smokestacks and other sources is dangerous to everyone’s health, and during preg...