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Tourism tops revenue generation

Kathmandu, 27 May: Nepal’s tourism sector generated Rs240.7 billion in revenue and supported more than 1.05 million jobs directly and indirectly last year, according to the annual World Travel and Tourism Council research report. The London-based organisation said that travel and tourism’s total contribution to the country’s gross domestic product …

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‘Overcrowding not a cause of death’

Kathmandu, 27 May: While national and international media reports connected the deaths of climbers on Mt Everest this season to overcrowding, the Department of Tourism has said that such claims were misleading and unwarranted. Issuing a press statement, the department which is responsible for managing expeditions argued that since the …

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‘Amend TJ Act’

Kathmandu, 27 May: The Conflict Victims Common Platform has demanded an amendment to Transitional Justice Act. The platform stating that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and The Commission on the Investigation of Enforced Disappeared Persons has failed to discharge their duties in accordance with the principles of the transitional justice, …

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Eight cadres arrested with explosive

Kathmandu, 27 May: Police have arrested eight cadres of Netra BikramChand ‘Biplav’-led group along with explosive materials from Narephant of Koteshwor Sunday evening. The police also seized four pressure cookers, a motorcycle, nine mobile phones and some pamphlets of the Biplav-led group, states Nepal Police News Service.  They were arrested …

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British Council evades tax

Kathmandu, 27 May:  The British Council that has been operating in Nepal since 1959 is found to have been evading tax that accumulates huge amount of money from more than 50 thousand students annually. According to Naya Patrika daily, the Council collects Rs.820 million per annum but has not paid …

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Terror sweeps capital, four killed

Kathmandu, 27 May:  At least four people died and seven others were seriously injured in separate explosions in Sukedhara and Ghattekulo in the capital on Sunday evening. According to police, the deceased were the members of the rebellion group led by Netra Bikram Chand who were preparing to detonate the …

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Army man abducted

Kathmandu, 26 May: The revolutionary group led by Netra Bikram Chand abducted a Nepal army cadet on April 29 which was maintained a secret by Nepal Army and Chand Group. According to Annapurna Post, Surendra Bahadur Shahi of Jagarkot district was abducted while he was on his way home from …

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Blast in capital kills two

Kathmandu, 26 May:  At least two persons have been killed and many others are reported to have been injured in twin  blasts in federal capital on Sunday evening. According Nepal Police, the blast that rocked the neighbourhood of Anamnagar and Sukedhara claimed one life each and five people have been …

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Tatopani trading point reconstruction in full swing

Kathmandu, 26 May:  The infrastructural development works are taking place in a full swing in Tatopani  as part of the preparation for the resumption of checkpoint which was shut following the Gorkha earthquake-2015.The task of high-tech dry port is almost complete while border bridge construction is also closer to completion. …

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Lieutenant Colonel sacked

Kathmandu, 26 May:  On charges of corruption Lieutenant Colonel Keshavraj Karki of Nepal Army has been sacked from service. Head of Kali Siddi Battalion at Udaypaur, Karki was sacked on Friday, reports Kantipur daily. Karki was found to have misappropriated funds while he was serving in the battalion and Rastrapati …

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