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Budget today, civil servants’ pay increasing

Kathmandu, 29 May: The government is all set to present a budget of around 1.6 trillion for the next fiscal year, with top priority to social security programmes and increment in the salaries of civil servants. According to The Himalayan Times, in order to cheer up civil servants, the government …

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Tatopani trading point resuming operation tomorrow

Kathmandu, 28 May: Fret Containers have gone to China through the Tatopani border point after over four years. The Containers have crossed the border point, that was shut down after the Gorkha Earthquake on April 25, 2015, on Tuesday as it has been repaired. Chief of Tatopani Customs Krishna Bahadur …

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‘No more freezing of Sumargi’s bank account’

Kathmandu 28 May:The Supreme Court has lifted the blocked bank account of businessman Ajeya Raj Sumargi owned Mukti Shree Cement Pvt Ltd. Issuing a mandamus on the writ filed by Sumargi, a division bench of Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana and Justice Bam Kumar Shrestha, on Tuesday, has ordered not …

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Confrence on Himalayan tourism tomorrow

Kathmandu, 28 May: An international conference on Himalayan tourism cooperation is taking place in Nepal for the first time tomorrow.   The International Himalayan Tourism Cooperation in collaboration with the Nepal Tourism Board and Nepal Association of Tours &Travel Agents (NATTA), more than 150 representatives from various organisations working in mountain …

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India again manifests ill-intention

Kathmandu, 28 May: Seventy three tankers carrying petroleum products heading to Nepal have been stuck at the Panitanki custom of West Bengal, India, for the past four days, creating shortage of fuels in the eastern Nepal. According to a RSS dispatch filed from Bhadrapur, the custom held the tankers citing …

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Alarming arrears promote corruption, balance of payment in deficit

By Sharachchandra Bhandaray Kathmandu, 28 May: The arrears continue to rise as various ministries and government agencies fail to clear their arrears on time promoting corrupt practices. Arrears amount worth Rs. 377.48 billion is yet to be cleared from the previous fiscal year and the trend accelerating unabated. According to …

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Fifteen suspects arrested

Kathmandu, 28 May: Nepal Police on Monday arrested 15 people from different places across the nation for their involvement in suspicious activities. Police arrested seven persons from Kathmandu, four from Lalitpur, one each from Rukum (west) and Jhapa and two from Surkhet for their suspicious activities during General strike called …

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Foreign aid decreasing

Kathmandu, 28 May: A total of Rs 107.1 billion worth of foreign aid has been received in the first eight months of the current fiscal year of 2018/19, according to economic survey . The assistance including Rs 13.4 billion grant and Rs 93.6 billion loan is however less than Rs …

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Oli and Thapa provoke Biplav

Kathmandu, 28 May: Prime Minister Khagda Oli has termed Netra Bikram Chand and his party cadres as terrorists while Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa has labelled those killed in multiple blasts in the capital on Sunday as non-citizens. Oli while addressing the 19 th anniversary of National Human …

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American Ambassador defies diplomatic norms

Kathmandu, 28 May: Despite Government of Nepal’s warning American Ambassador to Nepal Randy Berry has started interacting with Nepali people on social media platforms. According to Kantipur daily, the Embassy of the United States of America in Kathmandu has started its planned ‘Guff Gaff with the Ambassador’ an interaction program …

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