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Nepal: Safe heaven for foreigners

Kathmandu,2 July:A Russian national who was found staying illegally in Nepal has been arrested from Pokhara. A team from the Tourist Police Office arrested Nikckolay Olegovich Voronov from Khahare of Pokhara-6. He failed to produce official documents concerning him such as citizenship and passport before the police. He owns a …

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Protest in front of Sriankan embassy

Kathmandu, 2 July: Various organizations including the Amnesty International Nepal have launched peaceful protest against Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s signing on June 26 a decree for executing death sentence to four people convicted of drug offense. Along with AI Nepal, Advocacy Forum, Accountability Watch Group, Jury Nepal and Common …

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Supreme Court paves way for recruitment

Kathmandu, 1 July:The Supreme Court has refused to issue an interim order on the petition to halt the process of recruiting 9,161 staffers at the local units, announced by the Public Service Commission (PSC). The session bench of Justices Hari Krishna Karki and Ananda Mohan Bhattarai has refused to issue …

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Bribed money in others bank account

Kathmandu, 1 July:The former commissioner of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority, Raj Narayan Pathak, deposited the money he earned by misusing his position, into a bank account of a junior staffer of the Tribhuwan International Airport Immigration Office. Pathak had resigned earlier this year after he …

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Over 5,000 bank accounts freezed

Kathmandu, 1 July: Tax authorities have frozen the bank accounts of around 5,000 firms and individual tax payers and prevented a number of them from travelling overseas for not clearing their tax liabilities. According to The Kathmandu Post, it is the first time that tax payers, individuals and firms have …

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NTB clarifies on IIFA controversy

Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has made it clear that no agreement has been reached yet on the amount to be paid to the organizers of Indian International Film Awards (IIFA). According to  NTB,  the government is not paying organizers of the IIFA nearly Rs 1 billion to host the awards …

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Court order to shut factories

Kathmandu, 1 July: The Supreme Court has ordered the government to shut down all factories located within the 15 km radius of Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha. According to Kantipur daily, a division bench of justice Tej Bahadur KC and Manoj Kumar Sharma issued the verdict in response to …

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Fierce clash between police and locals leave one dead

Kathmandu, 30 June: A demonstrator has been killed and another seriously injured when police opened fire on an agitating mob in Sarlahi. According to sarlahi District Police Office, the incident took place when the police opened fire to chase the demonstrators who were blocking the East-West Highway.Dewan Mahato, 27, a …

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Bhim Rawal vehemently condemns government

Kathmandu, 30 June: Standing Committee Member of Communist Party of Nepal Bhim Rawal has condemned the government’s decision to contribute Rs 1 billion for the popular Indian award International Indian Film Academy Award (IIFA). Rawal has also expressed his strong disapproval of the decision made by Kathmandu Metropolitan City to …

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Billions of rupees spent in junkets

Kathmandu, 30 June:The Federal Government has  spent more than Rs 2.5 billion for visits of various officials inside the country and abroad in a span of 10 months in the current fiscal year. Data of the Office of the Auditor General reveal that the government’s spending in visits exceeded the …

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