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Proportional Representation lists for parliamentary, provincial polls unveiled

Nov 5, 2017

Kathmandu, November 3 The Election Commission today unveiled lists of provincial and parliamentary proportional representation candidates submitted by parties.   The poll panel said political parties had submitted names of 6,094 candidates. Of the total candidates in the PR lists for parliamentary and provincial polls, 793 males and 931 fe...

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FCAN Chairman Gauchan shot dead in Baneshwar !

Oct 10, 2017

Oct 9, 2017-Two unknown assailants shot and killed construction businessman Sharad Kumar Gauchan near Om Shanti Chowk at Shantinagar in New Baneshwor, Kathmandu on Monday afternoon, Police said. Gauchan is the Chairman of Federation of Contractors' Associations of Nepal (FCAN). Baneshwor Metropolitan Police Circle DSP Ravi Kumar Paudel said G...

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Norway has world's fastest mobile internet: report

Aug 13, 2017

According to Ookla, global provider of internet testing and analysis, Norway has the fastest mobile internet in the world, financial newspaper DN reported Friday. In only 13 months, Norway has jumped from 11th to 1st place on the list of world best providers of fast internet connection, DN wrote. Ookla created the popular application Speedtest...

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Game of Thrones hackers demand ransom

Aug 9, 2017

Hackers who have leaked Game of Thrones scripts and other data from entertainment company HBO have released a note demanding a ransom payment. In a new dump, they also published a script for the as yet unbroadcast fifth episode of the current series. Company documents and video episodes of other HBO shows were also shared. The hackers cl...

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Android vs iOS: Which is more secure?

Aug 8, 2017

Android and iOS represent the lion's share of the mobile operating system market, and while there's inherent risk with the use of any mobile device in the enterprise, Android presents a much bigger target for malware attacks and, in turn, corporate security issues. With the massive growth of Android-powered devices in businesses over the past coup...

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Canberra bakery infested by cockroaches had uncovered food in storeroom, no soap for handwashing

Jul 25, 2017

The owner of a Canberra bakery has been fined $19,000 after live cockroaches were found in the food preparation area, which had reportedly not been cleaned for more than a month. The ACT Magistrates Court heard when a health official inspected Oriental Hot Bake at Hawker shops in May last year, he found both live and dead cockroaches in the food p...

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Myanmar's textile workers pay the price for Australia's fast fashion addiction

Jul 23, 2017

Garment workers in Myanmar are struggling to cover everyday living costs while factory owners enjoy the surge in demand from the global fashion brands expanding into Australia. Ma Thae Thae Mar works at a textiles factory outside of Mandalay and earns the minimum wage of 3,600 kyat ($3.40) for an eight-hour working day. The daily rate just covers ...

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BBC salaries indicate gender pay gap, most on-air hosts earn more than the British Prime Minister

Jul 20, 2017

The publicly-funded BBC has been forced to publish the names and salaries of its highest-earning actors and presenters, unleashing a national debate about fame, gender, race and the use of taxpayers' money. The list shows that the BBC pays 96 on-air personalities at least 150,000 pounds ($319,000) a year, meaning most earn more than the Prime...

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Denying summit certificates an insult to Sherpas, says Norbu Tenzing Norgay

Jul 20, 2017

Norbu Tenzing Norgay, the eldest son of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, who climbed Mt Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary in 1953, has said that the government’s move to bar Sherpa climbers from obtaining summit certificates only adds insult to injury for the unsung heroes of mountain climbing. Sharing his thoughts with this daily, Norbu, 54, who was re...

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24 ODD THINGS about Australia!

Jul 15, 2017

1. CONVICT COPS The first police force in Australia was made up of the best-behaved convicts when, in 1789, the Night Watch and the Row Boat Guard were appointed by Governor Arthur Phillip. 2. MOVING MOUNTAINS Mt Kosciuszko, at 2228m, is mainland Australia’s highest mountain. But the Mt Kosciuszko we know today is not the peak originally c...

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