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Turkey warns citizens against travel to Russia

ANKARA, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- Turkey warned its citizens on Saturday to postpone their travel to Russia amid a worsening relationship between Ankara and Moscow after the downing of a Russian warplane. "We have seen that our citizens are facing problems in their travels and residences in Russia since Nov. 24 over recent developments in relations between Turkey and Russia," the Turkish Foreign Ministry said. It would be a benefit of Turkish nationals to postpone their travels to Russia unless there is an absolute necessity, it added.. Russia has recently halted his visa-free agreement with Turkey as the latest measures. The Turkey-Russia ties took a dive after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane on the Syrian border on Tuesday for allegedly violating its airspace. Moscow has denied that the plane veneered into the Turkish airspace, saying the attack looks like a pre-planned provocation. Russian President Vladimir Putin has called the incident a "stab in the back' and warned of serious consequences for bilateral relations, while Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan once more called on Putin to solve the problem through dialogue. He reiterated his call to Putin for a bilateral meeting in Paris on Nov. 30 during a climate conference. Earlier, Erdogan urged Moscow "not to play with fire" over the crisis between two countries. "Putin says 'those who have double standards on terrorism are playing with fire.' I totally agree with...

Queen Elizabeth II wraps up nostalgic Malta trip

VALLETTA, Nov. 28 Malta (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II is wrapping up a nostalgic visit to Malta, where she joked that Canada's youthful new leader had made her feel old. The British monarch has close ties to the Mediterranean island, where she lived between 1949 and 1951 while her husband, Prince Philip, was in the Royal Navy. On Saturday she was taking a boat trip across the Grand Harbor in the Maltese capital, Valletta, and watching a polo match at Marsa racecourse. It's the last day of a three-day state visit that saw the monarch open a summit of the 53-nation Commonwealth of Britain and many of its former colonies. She was toasted at a banquet by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, whose father Pierre governed Canada for more than a decade from 1968. Trudeau recalled the monarch's many visits to his country, saying she had "seen more of Canada than most Canadians." The queen thanked 43-year-old Trudeau "for making me feel so old." At 89, the queen has given up long-haul travel so is unlikely to attend the next biennial Commonwealth gathering, which is held in a different nation each time. Her stature and enthusiasm have helped unite a diverse, diffuse organization whose member nations are home to more than 2 million people on five continents. The Commonwealth espouses good governance, economic growth and human rights but has often struggled to define its role in the world. This year's summit, which ends Sunday, has...

Mustang declared fully-inoculated district

Mustang, Nov. 29: Mustang was declared the fully inoculated district on Saturday. So far, 12 districts in the country have been announced fully immunized as they met the minimum target in vaccination. At a programme organised in the district headquarters Jomsom, lawmaker Shree Maya Thakali made such declaration by committing to provide access to vaccines to the newborns in future as well. The efforts to declare the fully immunized district were materialised after 191 infants and 196 babies of up to 23 months in the district were given complete cycles of vaccinations across the district in the recent days, Vaccine Supervisor Badri Acharya said. On the occasion, Thakali said that cooperation from all sides was vital to give continuity to such positive works. She said that role of women health volunteers, VDC secretaries, health workers, civil society and others was vital to make this happen. As per the legal provision, 10 types of different vaccines including BCG, DPT and polio and rubella should be vaccinated to the children of up to 23 months to declare a region as fully inoculated. Administrator of the Western Development Region Kedar Bahadur Adhikari, Local Development Officer Hari Prasad Bastola, regional health director Taranath Poudel and others were present on the occasion. RSS ...
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Vijay Kumar, Angurbaba awarded Madan, Jagadambashree Prizes

Kathmandu, Nov 28: The Madan Puraskar Guthi honoured Vijay Kumar with the Madan Puraskar and educationist Angurbaba Joshi with the Jagadambashree Puraskar amidst a special function here Saturday. Each prestigious award carries a purse of Rs 200,000. The Madan Puraskar was institutionalized in 2012 BS in commemoration of the late General Madan and the Jagadambashre Puraskar was institutionalized in 2045 BS in the memory of queen Jagadambashree. RSS ...

Fourth conference of SAARC judges kicks off

Kathmandu, Nov 28: The fourth south Asian conference of the SAARC Chief Justices and judges began in the capital city on Saturday. The conference is organized a in a bid to prop up environment friendly development of south Asia by making sustainable the economic interrelations in the region. Chief Justice Kalyan Shrestha inaugurated the conference named 'Environmental Justice'. It is organized jointly by the Supreme Court of Nepal and the Asian Development Bank. Inaugurating the conference, CJ Shrestha said Nepal's new constitution has provided the right to fair and healthy environment under the fundamental rights. In the two-day conference, CJ Shrestha said those launching development activities must heed the environmental balance. Although the natural disaster can not be controlled, the damage of such disaster can be reduced if the environmental good governance is maintained, CJ Shrestha maintained. On the occasion, Bhutanese Chief Justice Lyonpo Chhring Wanchuk informed that the constitution in his country has made it mandatory to have 60 percent of the total geography of the country be covered with forest and natural asset. Judiciary should play a vital role to keep the balance between the government and development, he stressed. Justices from at Supreme Courts, high courts from the SAARC countries and Britain have participated in the conference. Various working papers on environmental justices would be presented during the conference.RSS ...

Five arrested for duping customers

Chautara, Nov 28: Police on Saturday arrested five persons on charge of duping customers at a petrol pump at Barabise in Sinhupalchowk district. The arrested ones were- Raju Shrestha of Chautara municipality-7, Sindhupalchosk; Rajan Parajuli of Jyamdi and Krishna Uprety of Sipali-6, Kavre district, Niranjan Timilsina of Banepa municipality-11 and Binod Rimal of Chandunarayan municipality-5, Bhaktapur district, according to the local police. The arrested were learnt to have manipulated the machine at the Sherap Petrol Pump. They will be booked in line with the Standard Weights and Measurement Act, the police said. RSS ...
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Why to worry when Nepal brings constitution, wonders General Secretary Pokhrel

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Hetauda, Nov 28: General Secretary of the ruling CPN-UML, Ishwor Pokhrel, has said as the sovereign parliament of Nepal issued new constitution as per the aspiration of Nepali people, it was not a matter of worry to any neighbour. And the government too does not need to appease any, he added. Inaugurating the 10th convention of party's district chapter, here, Saturday, General Secretary Pokhrel said the problems the country is facing at present would however teach Nepalis to make the country self-reliant. He underscored that the government could not make agreement with any political party and groups by compromising the national integrity and social harmony. Remaining within the periphery of the constitution, agreement could be made by encompassing all Nepalis, added leader Pokhrel. About his party, the General Secretary said the cliques in the party must be discouraged. The discord within the party needs to be ended to take the party to a new height. RSS ...

General Secretary Singh emphasizes dialogue to address Madheh issues

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Kathmandu, Nov 28: Nepali Congress General Secretary Prakashman Singh has emphasized the need of searching solution to the current problems through dialogues. Speaking at a public programme in the capital, Saturday, the opposition leader said delay in forming the National Reconstruction Authority to carry out the post earthquake-reconstruction efforts has deprived the victims of relief assistance. He further called on the government ministers to be serious towards seeking a solution to the current problems rather than spending valuable time in just delivering speech in the public. Leader Singh went on saying that the Congress was ready to play a mediatory role between the government and the political parties agitating in the Tarai. Congress lawmakers Bhimsendas Pradhan and Dhyan Govinda Ranjit, social worker Neelkaji Shakya remembered the late Ganeshman Singh as a dedicated and honest leader in the Nepali politics. The programme was organised to review the Ganeshman Singh Open Boxing Competition. RSS   ...

Thousands of youth all over Nepal marching to demand climate justice from COP 21, Paris

Kathmandu, Nov 28: Hundreds of Nepali people gathered in seven major cities across Nepal to participate in the People’s Climate March. This was a People’s March for Climate Justice. People’s Climate March kicked off all around the world in more than 300 cities on November 28 to pressure the governments to bring in a just climate deal with fair shares, fair agreement and fair process, and take a safer track for all the people of the world and not for the luxuries of few. A large score of youths demonstrated in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Butwal, Hetauda, Chitwan, Damauli and Lamjung. We believe a globally just agreement is at stake, and therefore people’s movement is a must to bring a just deal in the table at COP21, happening in Paris from 30th November-11th December 2015, event organizer Youth Alliance for Environment (YAE), Digo Bikash Institute in collaboration with likeminded organization. It may be noted that Nepal ranks the fourth most vulnerable country to climate change in the world and faces a disproportionate impact of a changing climate when compared to its negligible contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions (less than 0.1% of global emissions). RSS   ...
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ECUADOR-OPPOSITION-PROTEST

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Members of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) and opposition organizations hold a protest in Quito on November 26, 2015 against constitutional reforms, including plans to end term limits that would allow President Rafael Correa to seek re-election in 2017. AFP PHOTO / RODRIGO BUENDIA ...

HAITI-VOTE-ELECTIONS-PROTEST

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Supporters of Fanmi Lavalas and Petit Dessalines political parties march, in Port-au-Prince, on November 26, 2015, to protest against the results given by the Provisional Electoral Council(CEP), against the Haitian President Michel Martelly, and against the candidate of the ruling party Jovenel Moise. Provisional Electoral Council(CEP) confirmed this week that Haiti's presidential election will go to a runoff on December 27, between ruling party candidate Jovenel Moise and Jude Celestin, close to former president Rene Preval. AFP PHOTO/HECTOR RETAMAL ...

AUSTRALIA-CLIMATE-ENVIRONMENT-COP21

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People march along a road during a rally calling for action on climate change in Melbourne on November 27, 2015. From school children to the elderly, thousands rallied in the Australian city of Melbourne on November 27 to demand action on climate change ahead of crunch talks in Paris designed to stop Earth from overheating. AFP PHOTO / Paul Crock ...
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Pennsylvania Trooper Shot

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In this Tuesday, Nov. 24, file photo, authorities investigate the scene of a fire and shooting of Pennsylvania State Trooper Patrick Casey, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, in Philadelphia. Another person wanted in connection with the shooting has been found, authorities said on Thursday, Nov. 26. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)   ...

Las Vegas Plane Fire

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In this Sept. 8, 2015, file photo, taken from the view of a plane window, smoke billows out from a plane that caught fire at McCarren International Airport in Las Vegas. An engine on the British Airways plane caught fire before takeoff, forcing passengers to escape on emergency slides. A British law firm says it's filed a lawsuit against the makers of the engine on a British Airways plane that caught fire at a Las Vegas airport in September saying the event caused passengers physical and emotional injuries. (Eric Hays via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT ...

Unidentified group sets truck on fire early morning today

Lahan, Nov. 28: An unidentified group set a truck on fire at Lahan Municipality-8 in Siraha district at 2:15 am today. The good-loaded truck was unloading goods. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Area Police Office, Lahan, Ram KC said that the front part of the truck (Na 3 Kha 2329) was burnt by the petrol in the arson. The fire was brought under control by 3:15 am from a fire engine of Lahan Municipality and personnel of Nepal Army and Nepal Police. All the goods were safely taken out of the truck. RSS ...
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