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Former King expresses deep sorrow on Vajpayee’s demise

Kathmandu, 17 August: Former King Gyanendra has expressed deep sorrow on sad demise of Indian ex-prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Former King Gyanendra, in a condolence message on Vajpayee’s demise, has stated that Nepal has lost a well-wisher and outstanding friend and the world has lost a respectful statesman, according …

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New Criminal Code act from August 18

By Our Reporter At a time when the government has made all preparations to implement the New Criminal Code from Friday, a section of the society has objected to some provisions inserted in the new code. Similarly, the parliament is mulling over for changing its name to ‘Samhita’. The Nepal …

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World Bank to lend fund to implement federalism


By Our Reporter Finance Minister Dr. Yubraj Khatiwada has returned home after attending the meeting of the Word Bank with a hope that the WB would provide needed support for the effective implementation of federalism in Nepal. The government of Nepal is now in need of more international support and …

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Nepal-Bangladesh ink MOU on energy cooperation

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By Our Reporter A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on energy cooperation between Nepal and Bangladesh has been signed, ensuring Bangladesh’s entry in Nepal’s power development sector. The agreement signed last week has opened up a new avenue for trade in power and investment in hydropower between Nepal and Bangladesh. The …

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Russian ambassador to Nepal passes away

Russian ambassador

By Our Reporter Russian Ambassador to Nepal Andrei S Budnik passed away on Friday in Russia. He was serving in Kathmandu since February 2016. He had gone to Russia on leave. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has expressed deep sorrow at his ultimately demise. “Our sincere condolences and sympathies to …

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Three prominent personalities die in a week

By Our Reporter Last week Nepal lost three prominent personalities, who have left impressive marks in politics, literature and arts. Veteran artist and writer Manuj Babu Mishra passed away peacefully in his Kathmandu residence due to heart attack last Wednesday. He was 83. Likewise, poet and renowned radio presenter Dahal …

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Pakistan Embassy observes Independence Day


By Our Reporter On the occasion of 71stIndependence Day of Pakistan, an impressive flag hoisting ceremony was held at the Pakistan Embassy on 14 August. AmbassadorMazharJaved hoisted the national flag. Officials of the Embassy and their families as well as Pakistani community in Kathmandu attended the ceremony. Independence Day message …

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Big buses replace microbuses, tempos in Gongabu-Airport route

By Our Reporter New buses on the New Bus Park–Gongabu–Dillibazaar–Sinamangal–Airport route in Kathmandu have replaced the microbuses and tempos since Monday. Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Management Raghubir Mahaseth inaugurated the operation of 17 new buses on the route. All 17 new buses launched on the route are owned …

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Taxation in multiple levels irks people, businessmen

Kathmandu, 14 August: The competition among the federal, provincial and local governments to impose taxes on different items have greatly irked the people. Owing to anarchy seen in the taxation system, people have started suspecting the fate of federalism as many believe that they were compelled to pay more tax …

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