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Former royal family’s gathering at Trisaara Restaurant

Kathmandu, 5 May: Former Royal Family members gathered at the Trisara Restaurant in King’s Way Thursday evening. Around 35 Royal Family members and relatives had spent 3 hours at the Restaurant, reports Online Khabar news portal. Grand daughter of the former King was absent at the gathering. Currently, she is …

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Tatopani Dry Port within a year

Kathmandu, 4 May: The Tatopani Dry Port will come into operation within a year. According to an agreement inked between the Nepal government and Chinese side in Kathmandu, reconstruction of the dry port will be completed by 30 April, 2019, agencies report. As the Chinese side has taken initiative for …

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SC orders to investigate on Water Front Resort

Kathmandu, 4 May: The Supreme Court has ordered to carry out investigation on construction of Water Front Resort in Phewa Lake by tourism entrepreneur Karna Sakya in Pokhara. The joint bench of SC justices Om Prakash Mishra and Sapana Malla have asked the government to constitute a probe committee represented …

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UTL didn’t pay 250 M to NTC

Kathmandu, 4 April: United Telecom Ltd (UTL) an Indian government undertaking is yet to pay 250 million rupees to the Nepal Telecom Corporation (NTC), according to Annapurna Post daily. For years, UTL has not cleared dues to NTC. According to Pratibha Vaidya, spokesperson of NTC, UTL has not paid the …

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Gold smuggling record from TIA

Kathmandu, 4 May: According to the statement given by the smugglers to the probe committee, in five years, they had smuggled gold via the Tribhuvan International Port for 421 times. Within five years, gold worth 17 billion 180 million rupees was smuggled, reports Annapurna Post daily. Some other newspapers have …

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Again Indian bullying in Kanchanpur

Kathmandu, 3 May: Again, Indian bullying was witnessed in Punarbas Municipality in Kanchanpur. At a time when broad-sheet dailies, television networks and FM radios are heavily loaded with reports on Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s upcoming Nepal visit, the report on Indian bullying in Kanchanpur didn’t get small space in …

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Sheer negligence in reconstruction

Kathmandu, 3 May: In a sheer negligence of concerning quarters wooden logs salvaged from the 17th century Kashthamandap Temple, which collapsed during the magnitude-7.6 earthquake on April 25, 2015, are decaying as concerned authorities have failed to reconstruct the Temple using the same materials, states today’s Kantipur daily. A dispute …

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Cases filed against alleged smugglers

Kathmandu, 3 May: The Morang district police, having concluded their investigation, has filed cases against those alleged in smuggling and disappearance of 33.5 kg gold and a subsequent murder of its porter in consultation with the Office of District Attorney. All print and online news portals of today have published …

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Fast track DPR in two weeks

Kathmandu, 3 May:  The Nepal Army says it will select a consultant to prepare the detailed project report (DPR) for the construction of Kathmandu-Terai fast track within next two weeks, reports Kantipur daily. A total of 17 companies, one domestic and 16 international have expressed their interest to prepare the …

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Panmunjom, Wuhan and forthcoming Trump-Kim interface

By M. R. Josse GAITHERSBURG, MD: The thrust of this valedictory column is directed to a few hot-button issues of global significance. As I hope to continue writing on Nepalese affairs following my return to Kathmandu soon, I wish now to flag a couple of broad-brush issues pertaining to Nepal. …

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