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Parliamentary Committee seeks progress report

Kathmandu, 9 June: The International Relations and Labour Committee of the Federal Parliament has directed the Visit Nepal Year (VNY) 2020 Campaign Committee to submit its progress report and also its work plan for the coming days.The  parliamentary committee has directed the committee to submit its progress report and also …

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Anomaly in purchase of wide-body aircraft

Kathmandu, 9 June:A sub-committee of the International Relations and Labour Committee of the Parliament  formed to probe possible anomalies in the procurement process of two Airbus A330-200 wide-body aircraft by Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC), has pointed out to anomalies. The  committee  has stated that decisions to procure the aircrafts were …

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Nepali national murdered in India

Kathmandu, 9 June: A Nepali citizen has been murdered in India. The deceased has been identified as Lokendra Chand, 48, of Tallosworad of Baitadi district, according to Police Inspector at the District Police Office, Baitadi, Deepak Patali. Chand was murdered at Pithauragadh district of India. Although he was murdered on …

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Youths aspiring to Korea sit for test

Kathmandu, 9 June: More than 92,000 young candidates have sat for the the Korean Language Test under the Employment Permit System (EPS)  that started on Saturday. The test will conclude on Sunday. According to Foreign Employment Department, this is the highest number of applicants for the examination since 2008. Out …

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India assures of not creating obstacles at IGI Airport

Kathmandu, 9 June: Amid reports that Nepalis were stopped at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport from traveling to Nepal, the Indian side said that there was such policy of the Indian government while assuring that this would not happen in future. “We learned yesterday that some Nepalis were stopped …

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Nepal-India Rail Service Agreement to be amended

Kathmandu, 9 June:Nepal and India have agreed to amend Nepal-India Rail Service Agreement to include waterways as a mode of cargo transport to enhance connectivity between the two countries. The two sides reached the consensus during their third Comprehensive Review Meeting of Nepal-India Rail Services Agreement which was concluded in New …

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Denmark, Canada Missions being shut

Kathmandu, 8 June:  Acting promptly upon the report of Restructuring Task Force on Nepal’s Foreign Missions Abroad, the government is mulling to shut down the Nepal embassies based in Denmark, Canada, Spain and South Africa. According to Nayapatrika daily, the task force headed by former Ambassador Rudra Kumar Nepal has …

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NMB Bank’s clean energy initiatives

Kathmandu, 8 June: On the occasion of World Environment Day, NMB Bank conducted series of programmes across the country. The bank inaugurated 50K grid tie solar roof top system with net metering in its head office. The system is expected to cover 70 per cent of electricity consumption in the …

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Jomsom Airport shut

Kathmandu, 8 June: Jomsom Airport in Mustang is to be closed for 15 days beginning from today for runway improvement works. According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), the works to overlay the runway with asphalt are underway. The runway was blacktopped 20 years ago last time. The Apex …

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SAC to scrap PSC vacancies

Kathmandu, 8 June: Parliament’s State Affairs Committee is planning to direct the Public Service Commission (PSC) to scrap vacancies at various local units as these vacancies were against the principle of inclusive representation. The committee has already drafted a decision to this effect but it has opted to wait until …

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