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Educational institutions of Uzbekistan can switch to five-day school week

Tashkent, Dec. 12 -- The State Committee for Tourism Development proposed to introduce a five-day school week for all secondary schools and institutions of higher and secondary education in Uzbekistan... Read More


Vietnam, Russia hold first inter-parliamentary committee meeting

Moscow (VNA), Dec. 12 -- National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and Chairman of the State Duma of Russia Vyacheslav V. Volodin on December 11 co-chaired the first meeting of the inter-p... Read More


Vietnamese NA leader, Russian PM discuss multifaceted relations

Moscow (VNA), Dec. 12 -- National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan had a meeting with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow on December 11 as part of her official visit to the c... Read More


European Commission maintains ban on Nepali airlines

Kathmandu, Dec. 12 -- The European Commission maintained its ban on Nepali airlines for not meeting international safety standards. They remain on the updated EU Air Safety List which means they are s... Read More


CAB protests engulf Assam, curfew imposed in Guwahati

Guwahati, Dec. 12 -- Army staged flag march at different places across Assam at night as the protests against the passing of the citizenship bill continued in the state on Wednesday. The Centre moved... Read More


Bhaktapur to start 'night heritage walk' for tourists ahead of Visit Nepal 2020

Kathmandu, Dec. 12 -- In a bid to promote the historic city of Bhaktapur and its heritage sites for the upcoming Visit Nepal 2020, the Bhaktapur Tourism Development Committee in association with Visit... Read More


The growing appetite for yomaris

Kathmandu, Dec. 12 -- Every year as Yomari Punhi approaches, Niru Maharjan runs on a tight schedule, preparing batches after batches of yomari. A native of Bungamati, Maharjan is one of the many deft ... Read More


Luxury cruise ship opens Can Tho-Phnom Penh route

Can Tho (VNA), Dec. 12 -- Victoria Mekong cruise ship began its service between Vietnam's Mekong Delta city of Can Tho and Cambodia's Phnom Penh capital on December 11. The first luxury four-star cru... Read More


As monkeys menace Gandaki Province, locals turn to innovative methods of control

Pokhara, Dec. 12 -- In July, a troop of monkeys invaded the cornfield of Sudarshan Paudel in Kundule, Baglung. Paudel, while chasing after the primates, fell off a cliffside and died. Again, earlier t... Read More


State govt suspends pilgrimage for elderly due to lack of rakes

New Delhi, Dec. 12 -- The Delhi government on Wednesday temporarily suspended its pilgrimage scheme for elderly citizens, with deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia saying the Indian Railway Catering a... Read More