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BIMSTEC Summit next month, SAARC under shadow

By Our Reporter Nepal is hosting the fourth Summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) in Kathmandu from August 30 to 31. The government has intensified preparations for the Summit. Heads of State or Government from all six member states , including Indian …

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Where is protocol on Transit with China?

By Our Reporter Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli had claimed that during his visit to China, the protocol on transit and transportation will be signed. He returned empty handed. Upon his arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Oli informed that due to the lack of necessary homework, the protocol was …

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“Implement minimum wage in tea sector without delay”

By Our Reporter Members of a tripartite plus task force on quality tea have stressed the urgency to implement the recently announced minimum wage for workers. Trade union representatives said the minimum wage was announced in consensus among workers, employers and the government and any delay in its implementation would …

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Two Chinese kids help orphan students in Kathmandu

By Our Reporter Fan Shuxuan and Ms Chen Yiwei, both 16, Chinese national currently studying in the United States have sponsored tuition fee of six orphan students studying in the Kamana International School in Sanobharayang, Kathmandu. By saving their personal expenditure they are receiving from their parents, the Chinese kids …

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Paying tribute to the departed in a novel way

Dr. Rajendra Bahadur Shrestha, who was bereaved by his father late Amrit Bahadur Shrestha, following the late Shrestha’s instruction, on the occasion of the 13th day of the latter’s demise, paid respect to the departed soul by distributing alms to the poor/needy and praying for eternal peace of the departed …

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Kathmandu becomes unsafe with increasing crimes

Kathmandu, 7 August: Nishan Khadka, a 11 year boy of Kandaghari, Kathmandu, was brutally killed, following his abduction by two kidnappers on Sunday night. The sixth grader, temporarily living in Kandaghari with his mother, was abducted on Sunday evening and was killed in the same night.  His body was recovered …

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Floods, landslides create havoc

Kathmandu, 7 August: Landslides triggered by heavy rains killed scores of people across the country in a week. About two dozen people were killed in Jajarkot, Rasuwa, Bhaktapur and other districts in the landslips and floods caused by heavy rains. The low land areas in Bhaktapur got inundated twice this …

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Government plans to pay unemployment allowance

Kathmandu, 6 August: The government is planning to provide unemployment allowance to those youths who have remained unemployed for 120 days in a year. Those from the age group 18 to 60 will receive such a facility from the government. The draft of the law regarding providing unemployment allowance has …

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Trade deficit up by above 27 percent

Kathmandu, 6 August: The country’s trade deficit in the last fiscal year is recorded at 11 trillion 62 billion 100 million rupees. In fiscal year 2017-18, trade deficit has inclined by 27.5 percent compared to the previous year’s deficit, reports today’s daily newspapers. In fiscal year 2016-17, the country had …

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