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Former Queen inaugurates school building in Gorkha

Kathmandu, 7 September: Former Queen Komal Rajya Laxmi Shah, patron of the Himani Trust, has inaugurated newly constructed building for Sree Bhawani Middle School in Palungtar, Gorkha on Thursday, 6 September. Himani Trust and the Japanese Buddhist Organisation have jointly built the school building at the cost of 49.5 million …

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Trade deficit increases high

By Our Reporter The country’s trade deficit has further widened in the first month of the current fiscal year. The growing trade deficit clearly suggests that all is not well with the country’s financial health.  And the significant growth in import and weakening rupees against the US dollar are blamed …

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Will Nepal benefit from Modi-dominated BIMSTEC?

By Our Reporter The fourth Summit of the Bay Of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) concluded in Kathmandu last week by issuing an 18-point declaration. Although Nepal may not derive the desired fruit from the regional body immediately, the government managed to win the hearts of …

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Nepal-India ink railway feasibility study agreement

By Our Reporter As expected earlier, Nepal and India signed a bilateral agreement on the feasibility study of Kathmandu-Raxaul railway during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent Nepal visit to attend the 4th BIMSTEC Summit. The agreement was signed in the presence of the Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and …

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Kathmanduites face troubles during BIMSTEC Summit

By Our Reporter Although the government managed to host the 4th BIMSTEC Summit successfully, denizens had to face ordeals for at least five days due to disturbance in the traffic system in the Kathmandu Valley. Vehicles remained off the road from Wednesday (August 29) to Sunday (September 1) almost throughout …

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Nepal-Sri Lanka ink two deals

By Our Reporter Nepal and Sri Lanka signed two agreements during the two-day goodwill visit of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena to Nepal on Septemeber 1-2. President Sirisena concluded his two-day bilateral, goodwill visit to Nepal on Sunday. At the invitation of President Bidya Devi Bhandari President Sirisena was on …

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Sri Lankan President visits SAARC headquarters

By Our Reporter Maithripala Sirisena, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, visited the SAARC headquarters on 2 September. The President was accompanied by his entourage and the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Nepal. To commemorate his visit to the Secretariat, the President planted a tree in its …

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PM’s instruction to mark Constitution Day as a common festival

By Our Reporter Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the upcoming Constitution Day should be marked as a national day to show respect to the nation’s struggle and contributions made by the countrymen. Speaking at a meeting organised by the Constitution Day Main Organising Committee at the Ministry …

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Is Pappu Construction above the government?

By Our Reporter Pappu Construction has now become a notorious construction company of Nepal. The company owned by Hari Narayan Prasad Rauniyar, a lawmaker of the Federal Parliament, has earned a bad name for not completing any project in time and for the poor quality construction works as a number …

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Heritage Sites in Kathmandu become free wi-fi zones

By Our Reporter The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) turned various heritage sites and public places of Kathmandu, including Hanumandhoka, Durbar Square, Pashupatinath area, Swoyambhunath Stupa, Bauddhanath Stupa, Balajupark and Sankhapark into free-wi-fi zones. These sites were made free wi-fi zones from Sunday. The KMC launched the free wi-fi service as …

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