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‘No more syndicate’

Kathmandu, 7 May:  Transport entrepreneurs and government held a meeting on Sunday evening, during which the entrepreneurs agreed to abide by the government decision that they have to get registered as private companies to run the business, thereby ending the existing syndicate system, Nagarik daily has reported. People’s News Monitoring …

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NC dissidents raising voice against authoritarianism

Kathmandu, 7 May: According to Nepal Samacharpatra daily of today, district presidents of the main opposition Nepali Congress are holding a meeting soon, in which they are expected to raise their voices against authoritarianism imposed by the party’s central committee on their jurisdiction. The meeting will also prepare a draft …

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Nepali engineers off to China for training

Kathmandu7 May: Nepal is sending 12 engineers to China for a training programme on development and operation of railway network as a preliminary study to construct a Kathmandu-Tibet railway is beginning soon, reports  Abhiyan daily. Quoting spokesperson at the Department of Railways, Prakash Bhakta Upadhyaya, the news states that the …

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Tri-national project gathers much dust

Kathmandu, 3 May: It has already been 10 years since a road network connecting Nepal, India and China via Darchula district of northwestern Nepal was perceived. Discussions about the project itself make the locals happy. However, no significant progress has been made in the project, according to Rajdhani daily. Parties …

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Progress in unification

Kathmandu, 7 May: The ruling coalition partners—CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist Centre—have forged an agreement on disputed issues which were blocking them from the proposed unification and they will organize a joint convention within next two weeks to formally announce the merger, reports Nayapatrika daily. The agreements, however, are yet to be …

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Bank account blocked

Kathmandu, 7 May: Acting promptly upon the request of the government, Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has blocked the bank accounts of two hundred and forty five transport operators’ from Sunday evening. On Friday, the government, in a move to curb syndicate, had decided to probe the property of transport entrepreneurs. …

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Parliament starts working

Kathmandu, 6 May: Various four ordinances were tabled in the meeting of the House of Representatives on Sunday. Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Sher Bahadur Tamang tabled the ‘National Assembly Members Election Ordinance, 2075,’ on behalf of Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa, and the ‘National Medical Education Ordinance, …

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KMC turning tough

Kathmandu, 6 May: Kathmandu Municipal Corporation (KMC) has apprehended seven people for haphazard pasting of posters. They were taken under control from various parts of the city including Bagbazaar, Putalisadak, New Road, Bijuli Bazaar and Teenkune, according to KMC municipal DSP Bishnu Joshi. They were arrested while pasting posters in …

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Chinese engineers visit Nepal for railway construction

Kathmandu, 6 May: The high-ranking Chinese officials and engineers from China Railway are all set to visit Nepal to reassess and conduct feasibility study of constructing railway from Kerung to Kathmandu. In series of discussions held between high officials from Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport Management of Nepal and …

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MBL’s branch-less banking service in Ghandruk

Kathmandu, 6 May: Machhapuchre Bank Ltd (MBL) has launched branchless banking service in Ghandruk, Ward No 10, Annapurna Rural Municipality in Kaski District. Until now, including the new branchless banking service, there are 19 such banking service centers in operation by the Bank in remote villages. Clients can open account, …

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