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China’s power use up 4.9 pct from Jan. to May

BEIJING, June 17 (Xinhua) — China’s electricity consumption, a key barometer of economic activity, expanded slower in the first five months this year, the country’s top economic planner said Monday. The country’s total power use reached 2.8 trillion kilowatt hours from January to May 2019, up 4.9 percent year on …

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The art of saying “no”!

By Ankeet Dhoj Khadka I can clearly recall that a day in an interview I sat where I was asked, what do you consider to be your biggest weakness in life! I paused to think for quite some time then came up with an answer saying, “I just can’t say …

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What does Modi’s victory mean for Nepal?

By Prakash A. Raj NDA (National Democratic Alliance) has emerged victorious in elections held for India’s lower house of Parliament (Lok Sabha) in May this year. BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) won more than 303 seats and is nearest rival Indian National Congress (INC) could win only 52 seats out of …

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DRI files tax evasion case against 238 persons

Kathmandu, 18 June: The Department of Revenue Investigation (DRI)has filed cases against 238 individuals on the charge of tax evasion in various district courts, seeking Rs.18.32 billion in fines and amount in question plus up to three years’ imprisonment. According to the department, it scrutinized 81 cases of revenue leakage, …

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Govt. announces withdrawal of controversial Bill

Kathmandu, 18 June:The government will withdraw the controversial Guthi Bill which sparked Valley-wide protests in Kathmandu, a senior minister announced on Tuesday. Minister for land reform Padma Aryal, at a press conference, said that the government was withdrawing the bill as various rumours were being circulated about it. She also …

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Arrogant Oli’s narrow mindedness

Kathmandu, 18 June: Prime Minister Khagda Oli plays down to his the senior leaders of his party. He always works to the end that makes him feel superior underestimates all others even his partner Prachand. His narrow mindedness and arrogance knows no bounds. According to NayaPatrika daily, the Nepal Communist …

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Mega Bank starts remit service from Israel

Kathmandu, 18 June: Mega Bank Limited Nepal has started remittance service from Israel in association with Global Money Transfer (GMT). According to a press statement issued by the bank, Nepalis working in Israel can now remit from 240 such GMTs situated across Israel. The clients can receive the remitted amount …

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Nabil Bank to beautify Traffic Islands

Kathmandu, 18 June:In keeping with its Greenovation initiative Nabil Bank has entered into an agreement with Kathmandu Metropolitan to beautify Traffic Islands located in front of New Road Gate (West of Tundikhel) & Citi Hall (East of Tundikhel) installing 12 Flower Towers.  These flower towers will display flowers through-out the …

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Hyatt shut down for indefinite period

Kathmandu, 18 June: Hyatt hotel has shout down its operations for indefinite period citing dispute with the trade union. According to a notice issued by the hotel, it has stopped advance bookings for the last three days and will resume service only after the dispute with the workers will be …

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Nepal arrests four Indian policemen

Kathmandu, 18 June: Nepal police have arrested four Indian policemen from Bannegadhi Rural Municipality of Achham district. According to Nagarik daily, the Indian policemen had come to Achham in search of a youth who had come home along with an Indian girl supposed to be his fiancé. Former Minister for …

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