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SSB obstructing construction

Kathmandu, 3 June : The construction of a permanent bridge over Jamuna River along the Nepal-India border at Bhadariya in Dhanauji Rural Municipality, Dhanusha has been delayed due to the obstruction of Indian Seema Shasatra Bal (SSB). The bridge has been under construction for the past four year, reports Kantipur daily. …

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Fuel prices go high

Kathmandu, 3 June : The state-owned Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) on Saturday increased the prices of petrol, diesel and aviation fuel, two weeks after the last adjustment. All media of today have covered this news. According to media reports, the new rates will come into effect from Saturday midnight, the NOC …

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VP Dhakal urges int’l business community to invest in Nepal

Kathmandu, 2 June : Vice-President of Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI), Chandra Prasad Dhakal, has urged international business community to invest in potential sectors of Nepal as the country now has enabling business environment with stable government in place. Dhakal, also the Chairman of Employers’ Council of …

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Nepal – Israel ties cementing in the new millennium

By Sharachchandra Bhandary Kathmandu, 2 June: Nepal and Israel completed 58 glorious years of diplomatic ties since its establishment on 1 June 1960. Marking this historic day, yesterday, the Embassy of Israel, handed over some historic photographs of late BP Koirala, the first elected Prime Minister of Nepal, during his …

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Forum joins government

Kathmandu, 1 June : President Bidya Devi Bhandari has, on the recommendation of the government, appointed two new ministers in the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN)-led government. Those newly appointed ministers are Upendra Yadav (Minister for Health and Population) and Mohammed Ishtiyak Rai (Minister for Urban Development). The two are from …

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Traffic cop turning tough

Kathmandu, 1 June : All types of public vehicles operating their service in Kathmandu valley should mandatorily keep their registration number inside the vehicle. This provision was made at the initiatives of the Metropolitan Traffic Police Division. At a news conference organised at the Division today, it was informed that the …

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ICC includes Nepal

Kathmandu, 1 June : Nepal has been included in the International Cricket Council (ICC)’s ranking for one day international (ODI) teams. According to the ICC, the Netherlands, Scotland and the United Arab Emirates including Nepal have been included in the ODI ranking teams effective from today. With this decision, the number …

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Irresponsible minister issues permission

Kathmandu, 1 June : Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Raghubir Mahaseth has forced officials of his Ministry to dismiss two reports which had suggested that big buses with more seats be barred from plying the BP Highway and issue permits to 32-seated buses too, according to Kantipur daily. It has …

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Unruly lawmakers!

Kathmandu, 1 June: The elected members of Federal Parliament have become quite unruly by not attending the entire session of the parliament. Today’s Kantipur daily under the heading, ‘Taking attendance for the allowance and exiting’ state that the number of MPs attending the full session of parliament is very low. …

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Chinese Prez visiting Nepal, Oli’s agenda for Beijing sojourn finalized

Kathmandu, 1 June : In order to finalize the draft proposals to be presented during the China visit by Prime Minsiter KP Oli later this month, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is holding series of discussions with other relevant ministries and Chinese embassy officials, reports Kantipur daily. The intergovernmental consultations …

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