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SAG training to commence this month

Kathmandu, 10 June : A total of 625 athletes will be participating in the 13th South Asian Games (SAG) from Nepal. The event is scheduled to take place in Nepal December 1 through 10.     The National Sports Council (NSC) has said selected athletes will be trained in a closed session. …

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Government aims curtailing press freedom

Kathmandu, 10 May: The government has quietly planned to bring a new law to replace existing Press Council Nepal by a Media Council Nepal. If the bill will be endorsed, the media – concerned reporter, editor and publisher are subjected to pay from 25 thousand rupees to one million rupees …

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PM Oli’s show-up irate general public

Kathmandu, 10 May: Closure of the Kathmandu roads and closure of the Tribhuvan International Airport has irritated general public during PM KP Sharma Oli’s departure to Vietnam and Cambodia on Wednesday, dailies published today from Kathmandu have reported. It is reported that hundreds of passengers on board in aircrafts to …

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Investigation on encroached land begins

Kathmandu, 10 May: The Ministry of Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation has begun investigation on the involvement of government employees in the encroachment upon public lands. The Ministry took the initiative in the wake of the media reports relating to the Baluwatar land scam. The Ministry banned the transaction …

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Nepal and Eswatini establish diplomatic relations

Kathmandu, 10 May: Nepal and the Kingdom of Eswatini entered into the formal diplomatic ties today. It marks the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations of Nepal with 166 countries around the world. The Permanent Representatives of Nepal and Eswatini to the United Nations, Ambassadors Amrit Bahadur Rai and  Melusi Martin …

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ADB supported projects gaining momentum

Kathmandu, 9 May:  The Asian Development Bank (ADB)-supported regional urban development project implemented in three municipalities and one sub-metropolitan city of the Far-west state has started taking momentum. The project is implemented with Rs 9 billion concessional loan from the ADB. Six small projects have been planned for the current …

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Flights halted for half an hour

Kathmandu, 9 May:  The  only international airport of the country barred the inbound and outbound flights  for half an hour for flight of Prime Minister Khagda  Oli on Thursday. The Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) has been stopped for other flights from 11 in the morning, according to the airport administration. …

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Three more days for TRC, CIEDP appointments

Kathmandu, 9 May:  The committee formed to recommend office-bearers for Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and Commission for Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP) has extended deadline for three more days to apply for the posts at TRC and CIEDP.The TRC and CIEDP had sought applications for Chairman and members …

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Two arrested for cow slaughter

Kathmandu,9 May:  Ramechhap Police has arrested two persons on the charge of slaughtering cow in the district.   Hari Bahadur Khadka, 31, and Sujan Khadka, 21, of Khandadevi rural municipality-1 were arrested in this connection, according to Nepal Police. A case of cow slaughter has been filed against them. People’s News …

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Trade deficit one trillion

Kathmandu, 9 May: Nepal’s trade deficit swelled to nearly Rs 1 trillion in the first nine months of the current fiscal year due to increased imports of petroleum products, ready-made garments, aircraft spare parts and electrical goods, according to Karobar daily. Nepal Rastra Bank’s report shows that imports jumped over …

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