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New Chief Justice

Newly-appointed Chief Justice Kalyan Shrestha takes charge of Supreme Court on Wednesday in Kathmandu. Photo: Kumar Shrestha/RSS ...

Monsoon havoc

Bikers struggle to drive through Bagbazaar road on Tuesday. (Bijay Gajmer/Republica) ...


People build a temporary shelter in Chitwan. Around 177 houses of 14 villages of the region are being relocated after the earthquake disaster. (Chandni Hamal/Re ...

Waiting for customers

Rickshaw pullers wait for customers at Thamel, Kathmandu. (Dipesh Shrestha/Republica) ...


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Benefit of doubt

The new APF regulationThe Armed Police Force (APF) is among the most notable legacies of the Maoist insurgency. Formed in 2001, King Gyanendra envisioned the force as a counterweight to the fast-spreading influence of the armed Maoists. But the rationale for this paramilitary force, now 35,000-strong, has increasingly come into question after the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement between the then Seven Party Alliance and the Maoists in 2006. So does a peace-time Nepal need a paramilitary force, over and above its 70,000 regular...


Parallel meet compulsion, says BRB

Parallel meet compulsion, says BRB

GORKHA, July 8: Former Prime Minister and UCPN (Maoist) senior leader Baburam Bhattarai has said that the federal democratic republic constitution would be promulgated soon. He said that the new constitution would be issued by mid-August as the preliminary draft...



Chitwan continues fight against dengue

Chitwan continues fight against dengue

CHITWAN, July 7: Sapana Tamang and Goma Duwadi, both enter the house with some papers and pen clenched in their hands. They greet the house owner, who are not yet sure about why these two female community health volunteer (FCHV)...


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Democracy defeated

Despite what many are saying—especially those...

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Planning for future

With the crisis brought about by...

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Opening up government

The huge devastation wrought by the...

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Cover  Story: Into  the wild

Cover Story: Into the wild

"I was wondering if there were any damages after the earthquake. I believe some even feared that animals had escaped following the first quake. Word on the street is that the zoo is moving to Surya Binayak and closing here...


Lady Gaga falls onstage (with video)

Lady Gaga falls onstage (with video)

LOS ANGELES, July 8: Pop sensation Lady Gaga tripped over the train of her long dress and fell while she was performing with Tony Bennett in Monaco. The 29-year-old singer was performing a duet with her collaborator Bennett when she took...


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Don’t worry, be happy

KATHMANDU, July 7: It's inevitable that we face criticism in...


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