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An official from the election commission pours the ballot papers from the box, as officials start counting the votes, a day after the local election of municipalities and villages representatives in Kathmandu, Nepal May 15, 2017. Photo: Reuters

KATHMANDU: The Election Commission on Sunday said that 9,561 representatives in 229 local units have been elected in 34 districts of Province number 3, 4 and 6.

Speaking to the THT Online over a phone, EC spokesperson Surya Prasad Sharma informed that 229 candidates were elected as mayors, 229 candidates as deputy mayors, 1959 candidates as ward chiefs, 3613 candidates as ward members, 1804 candidates as woman re Read More…

A US F-15 fighter jet takes off during an exercise dubbed ” Juniper Falcon”, held between crews from the US and Israeli air forces, at Ovda Military Airbase, in southern Israel, on Sunday, May 21, 2017. Photo: Reuters

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Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and the Election Commission Office bearers in Baluwatar on May 21, 2017. Photo: RSS

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Sunday has thanked the Election Commission and officials for successfully holding the first it peacefully and .

EC spokesperson Surya Prasad Sharma shared that the PM thanked  EC officials and others when a team led by Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav had reached the PM’s office earlier today.

On the occasion, the EC team briefed the Prime Minister about the preparations for the upcoming seco Read More…

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LONDON: Manchester City made sure of third place in the Premier League when they romped to a 5-0 win at Watford on Sunday to ensure a Champions League berth for next season.

City were already 4-0 up at the break at Vicarage Road and finish the season with 78 points, ahead of Liverpool and Arsenal and behind Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.

They had needed only a point to ensure they would go straight into the group phase of the Champions League but quickly set about making sure of a strong finish to a trophy-less season.

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Mt Everest from Tibetan side. Photo Courtsey: Arnold coster

KATHMANDU: More than 70 climbers successfully climbed the world’s highest peak on Sunday morning, according to the government and expedition officials.

Gyanendra Shrestha, a liaison officer from the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation said that at least 35 expedition members along with their support staff stood atop Mt Everest after they found a fair summit window this morning.

According to Iswari Poudel, Managing Director at the Himalayan Guides, at least 17 climbers including eight foreigners from his company scaled the world’s highest peak. According to him, climbers includi Read More…

Mt Everest from Tibetan side. Photo courtesy: Arnold Coster

KATHAMNDU: An Australian climber was killed when he was descending to the lower camps from the North Col route on Mt Everest on Sunday morning.

The deceased has been identified as a -54-year-old Francesco Enrico Marchetti. “The climber breathed his last at an altitude of 7,500 m on Tibetan side when he was descending to lower camps after suffering from altitude sicknesses at around 8,000 m on the mountain,” officials at the Tibet Mountaineering Association, confirmed.

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MADRID: Zinedine Zidane hailed Real Madrid’s remarkable strength in depth as the key to his side entering their final game of the season at Malaga on the brink of lifting their first La Liga title since 2012.

The French manager described his squad as “spectacular” on Saturday as he looked forward to the prospect of them earning the point that will earn the European champions a 33rd Spanish title.

The French coach has repeatedly rotated his side throughout the season, with 21 players making 10 or more starts in the league, yet the frequent changes have rarely impacted results, lea Read More…

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SEOUL: North Korea on Sunday fired a medium-range missile, US and South Korean officials said, in the latest ballistics test for a country speeding up its development of nuclear weapons and missiles.

The rocket was fired from an area near the North Korean county of Pukchang, in South Phyongan Province, and flew eastward about 500 kilometers (310 miles), said South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff. The US Pacific Command said it tracked the missile before it landed into the sea.

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