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Oli returns empty-handed

Kathmandu, 17 June: After a week-long tour of three European countries, Prime Minister Khagda  Oli returned home on Sunday with very little to show. Analysts and foreign policy watchers had expected that Oli’s visit to the United Kingdom and France, two countries that have long historical and diplomatic ties with …

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Fuel prices lowered

Kathmandu, 17 June:  Fuel prices have further dropped on Sunday after Nepal Oil Corporation  decreased petrol, diesel and kerosene prices by Rs 2. With this, the price of petrol is down to Rs 108 while diesel and kerosene are priced at Rs 96.50. Price of aviation fuel and LPG, however, …

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Kathmandu at high risk of dengue

Kathmandu, 17 June:With soaring temperature and humidity serving as a fertile ground for mosquitoes, health practitioners have warned that Kathmandu is highly prone to dengue fever. Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital on Sunday discharged a dengue patient and the doctors fear a dengue outbreak in the capital city as …

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Oli mulling cabinet reshuffle

Kathmandu, 17 June:Prime Minister Khagda Oli is quietly working to reshuffle his cabinet as questions are being raised about the government’s performance from different quarters including his own party, the Nepal Communist Party (NCP). An advisor to the prime minister said, Oli had wanted to reshuffle the cabinet immediately after …

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Hyatt employees on strike, service affected

Kathmandu, 16 June: The workers of Hyatt hotel have resorted to strike demanding the continuation of their regular perks and pays being enjoyed since long. According to Setopati, an online news portal, owing to employees’ agitation for the fourth consecutive day, hotel service has been adversely affected. The employees were …

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‘Govt. trying to shut people’s mouth’

Kathmandu, 16 June: Nepali Congress (NC) lawmaker Gagan Thapa has accused the government of trying to shut the mouth of people through information technology and media council bills. Addressing a meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) on Sunday, Thapa said laws are being brought in a way that one …

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Black flags land in police net

Kathmandu, 16 June: Cadres of Tarun Dal, the youth wing of Nepali Congress (NC), have been arrested for trying to wave black flags at Prime Minister (PM) KP Sharma Oli who returned home Sunday morning completing his eight-day Europe visit. According to President of Tarun Dal Krishnaji Khadka,  Kathmandu president …

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Police arrest pickpockets en mass

Kathmandu, 16 June: Kathmandu Metropolitan Police, in the past month, has arrested 82 pickpockets from various parts of the Kathmandu valley. Police officials, as part of their special campaign, arrested the pickpockets from public transports and made them public on Sunday. Responding to repeated complaints from transport companies and passengers, …

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Guthi bill to be corrected

Kathmandu, 16 June: Prime Minister Khagda Oli has assured that the government will make corrections to the controversial Guthi Bill owing to widespread protests from locals and stakeholders. Responding to a query at the Tribhuvan International Airport upon his arrival from Europe junket, he said “The government will correct it …

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New hospital in Chandragiri

Kathmandu, 16 June: A new community hospital is to be constructed in Chandragiri. With Rs. 30 million support from the State 3 government and Rs. 10 million of its own, the Chandragiri municipality is constructing the hospital at Matatirtha in ward no. 8 of the municipality. The 15 – 25 …

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