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Government indecisive on Melamchi water project

By Our Reporter After terminating contract with the Italian contractor CMC, the developer of the tunnels and head works of the Melamchi Water Supply Project (MWSP), uncertainty has increased about the fate of the Melamchi Water Supply Project. The government has not yet decided as to how it would complete …

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BRI conference to be held in Kathmandu

By Our Reporter The second conference of the Belt and Road International Transportation Alliance (BRITA), comprise of 33 nations from the globe is going to be held from 25 to 27 February in Kathmandu. The first conference was held in Beijing. BRITA’s board members NASHA Foundation and Nepal Automobiles Association …

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CIAA commissioner Pathak to face music

By Our Reporter Commissioner of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority Raj Narayan Pathak, who resigned on Friday after he was accused of taking a Rs 7.8 million bribe from an engineering college, is going to face music from the CIAA itself. Amidst the speculations whether Pathak …

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Government unwilling to probe the wide body aircraft scam

By Our Reporter The present KP Sharma Oli-led government that has made ‘zero tolerance to corruption’ as its main mantra to maintain good governance has exhibited its real character by not giving appointment letters to the members of the probe committee it had formed to look into the notorious wide-body …

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Austrian minister arriving today

By Our Reporter At the invitation of Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, Dr Karin Kneissl, Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of Republic of Austria is paying an official visit to Nepal from February 21-23. The two foreign ministers will lead their respective countries at a delegation …

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RPP hands over memorandum

By Our Reporter Rastraya Prajatantra Party (RPP) chaired by Kamal Thapa has handed over a 22-point memorandum to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on 19 February. Accordingly, in every district and all the provinces, the copy of the memorandum has been handed over to the chief district officer and chief …

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Kami Rita Sherpa to climb Mt Everest for 25th time

By Our Reporter Kami Rita Sherpa, the veteran mountaineer, who grew up in the shadow of Mount Everest, has already reached atop the highest peak a record 22 times. However, his thirst to climb the highest peak has not yet been quenched. He had unveiled his dream to put his …

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Tamasa in “new Nepal”

By Pushpa Raj Pradhan Our leaders of the day are entertaining to all of us with their funny performance. Word slips After the statement on Venezuela by Pushpkamal Dahal Prachanda, American ambassador Randy Berry called on Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli the other day. It is learnt that Oli had …

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One year of Oli government: No sign of prosperity

By Our Reporter The present government led by KP Sharma Oli of the Communist Party of Nepal is marking its first anniversary tomorrow (Friday). Prime Minister Oli, ministers of his cabinet, a few leaders of the ruling Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) and the media close to the party and …

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Government announces PMEP

By Our Reporter The government announced the ‘Prime Minister Employment Programme’ (PMEP) on Wednesday. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli inaugurated the ambitious programme to provide employment to all citizens aged 18 to 59 years in the country for at least 100 days a year. The PMEP aims at improving living …

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