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Nepal-India Rail Service Agreement to be amended

Kathmandu, 9 June:Nepal and India have agreed to amend Nepal-India Rail Service Agreement to include waterways as a mode of cargo transport to enhance connectivity between the two countries. The two sides reached the consensus during their third Comprehensive Review Meeting of Nepal-India Rail Services Agreement which was concluded in New …

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Denmark, Canada Missions being shut

Kathmandu, 8 June:  Acting promptly upon the report of Restructuring Task Force on Nepal’s Foreign Missions Abroad, the government is mulling to shut down the Nepal embassies based in Denmark, Canada, Spain and South Africa. According to Nayapatrika daily, the task force headed by former Ambassador Rudra Kumar Nepal has …

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NMB Bank’s clean energy initiatives

Kathmandu, 8 June: On the occasion of World Environment Day, NMB Bank conducted series of programmes across the country. The bank inaugurated 50K grid tie solar roof top system with net metering in its head office. The system is expected to cover 70 per cent of electricity consumption in the …

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Jomsom Airport shut

Kathmandu, 8 June: Jomsom Airport in Mustang is to be closed for 15 days beginning from today for runway improvement works. According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), the works to overlay the runway with asphalt are underway. The runway was blacktopped 20 years ago last time. The Apex …

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SAC to scrap PSC vacancies

Kathmandu, 8 June: Parliament’s State Affairs Committee is planning to direct the Public Service Commission (PSC) to scrap vacancies at various local units as these vacancies were against the principle of inclusive representation. The committee has already drafted a decision to this effect but it has opted to wait until …

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Sun Rise Bank gets new CEO

Kathmandu, 8 June: The meeting of the Board of Directors of the Sun Rise Bank Limited held recently has decided to appoint Niraj Kumar Shrestha, a resident of Narayanchour Naxal to the post of Chief Executive Officer. According to the bank, his appointment will be effective from June 17. Shrestha …

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Public holiday on Sunday

Kathmandu, 7 June: The Government has announced a public holiday in three districts of the Federal Capital–Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur–for Sunday, June 9. Kathmanuites will get the holiday on that day on the occasion of Bhoto Dekhaune Jatra, the most significant event during the Rato Machhaindranathko Jatra, according to the …

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Announcement of Ambassadorial appointments

Kathmandu, 7 June: The Cabinet meeting held on Thursday has decided to appoint Ambassadors to Australia, Spain, Qatar and Bangladesh.According to OnlineKhabar, the meeting named Maheshraj Dahal to Australia, AangPhoothi Sherpa to Spain, Narad Bhardwaj to the State of Qatar and Bansidhar Mishra to Bangladesh. People’s News Monitoring Service  

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Oli-Nepal dispute delays party integration process

Kathmandu, 7 June: Dispute between PM and co-chairman of Nepal Communist Paty (NCP) KP Sharma Oli and senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal has delayed party’s integration process. On 6 June also, the meeting among Oli, Nepal and Pushpakamal Dahal, another co-chairman of the party ended without conclusion. Specially, the dispute …

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World Bank estimates Nepal’s economic growth rate at 7.1 percent

Kathmandu, 7 June: World Bank has estimated Nepal’s economic growth rate at 7.1 percent in the current fiscal year. In its Nepal Development Update released on 6 June,  WB has stated that investing in its people can help propel Nepal towards its goal of upgrading to middle-income country status by …

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