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2009-05-26 09:38:00

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Over an eight-day period, during the first week of May, the Executive Director of Narconon Nepal was able to deliver nine drug education lectures to over three-thousand Nepali children living in the United Kingdom. "Our kids brought their drug problem along with them and found new ones here," comments Basanta Raj Kunwar, executive director, Narconon Nepal. In 1997, a UK court finalized a decision allowing former Gurkha soldiers to seek...

2009-02-05 05:00:00

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Jamshid Hosseini writes, "Travel Within: 7 Steps to Wisdom and Inner Peace;" a spiritual self-help book written to appeal both to dreamers and doubters. A near-death experience triggered a change in the author that led him to these steps, which are supported by research in science, religion and philosophy. Mr. Hosseini's goal is to elevate human consciousness enough so that we may avoid the cataclysmic disaster that lies ahead in one of...

2008-10-10 09:00:37

Nepali president expresses grief for died in Lukla airport accident KATHMANDU, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Nepali President Ram Baran Yadav has expressed his grief on the demise of persons who lost their lives in the accident that was met by the twin-otter of Yeti Airlines at Lukla airport of Solukhumbu Wednesday morning. According to the National News Agency RSS Thursday's report, the president has extended heartfelt condolences to aggrieved family members and expressed best wishes for early...

2008-10-09 09:00:33

Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 0600 GMT, Oct. 8 HONG KONG -- The Hong Kong Monetary Authority announced on Wednesday that it is to adjust the methodology for determining the base rate starting from Thursday, which will amount to a base rate cut by 100 basis points. "As a result, there will be a cut in the Base Rate, effective tomorrow, from 3.5 percent to 2.5 percent," said Joseph Yam, Chief Executive of Monetary Authority. (Hongkong-Base rate) ---- JAKARTA -- Indonesian...

2008-10-09 03:00:27

Nepalese authorities say the 18 people killed in the crash of a Yeti Airlines twin-engine Otter plane included 12 German nationals and two Australians. The plane, with 19 aboard, went down Wednesday after hitting a cliff and catching fire while approaching the Lukla airport near Mount Everest, CNN had reported earlier. Nepalnews.com quoted officials at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, from where the plane had taken off, that only the pilot, Surendra Kunwar, survived. He...

2008-10-08 03:00:17

Text of report by privately-owned Nepalnews.com website on 8 October A Yeti Airlines Twin Otter has crashed on final approach at the Tenzing-Hillary airport, Lukla, killing at least 18 people, mostly foreign nationals, Wednesday morning [8 October]. According to officials at the Tribhuvan International Airport and the airline company, only one crew member, the pilot - Suraj Kuwar, survived the tragic accident and has been flown to Kathmandu for medical treatment. The Twin Otter that...

2008-10-06 06:00:33

Text of report by privately-owned Nepalese eKantipur.com website on 6 October [by Milan Mani Sharma] Kathmandu, 6 October: Here is good news for automobile dealers and riders. Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) is planning to introduce high-octane petrol in the market soon, which will give better mileage and ensure engine longevity compared to the existing gasoline. "Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) [the monopoly supplier] has agreed to provide us 91-octane petrol for domestic marketing, and we...

2008-09-28 06:00:17

Text of report by Sangam Prasai headlined "Pipeline project to reduce petroleum prices in Nepal" published by Nepalese newspaper The Rising Nepal on 28 September Kathmandu, 27 September: Nepal-India oil pipeline project, which was mooted four years ago, is expected to gain momentum if Nepal government released funds to Indian Oil Corporation to prepare a Detail Project Report (DPR) of the scheme. "The project which will reduce oil transportation cost to Nepal by as much as 50 per cent has...

2008-09-23 09:01:02

Indo-Nepal Power Summit 2008 begins in Nepali capital KATHMANDU, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- The third Indo-Nepal Power Summit 2008 will begin in Nepali capital Kathmandu on Tuesday to explore the possibilities of hydropower project cooperation between Nepal and India. According to The Himalayan Times daily, Deputy Prime Minister Bam Dev Gautam will inaugurate the two-day summit. As many as 300 delegates from Nepal and India are expected to participate in the meeting. Indian Minister of...

2008-09-23 09:01:02

Text of report headlined "India to generate 10,000 MW of hydropower and buy it from Nepal" by Indian newspaper Kantipur on 23 September [by Rajendra Phuyal and Durga Khanal] Kathmandu, [Monday] 22 September: The Indian government has announced that it is ready to generate 10,000 MW of hydroelectricity in Nepal in 10 years and then buy it. An Indian company has said that the ambitious plan of hydropower development may come true if the government in Nepal acted with political commitment....


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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