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UTL sighs with relief  

Kathmandu, 11 May: The Indian telecommunication company UTL has sighed with relief as the Supreme Court of Nepal has stayed the Nepal Telecommunication Authority’s (NTA) decision not renew the agreement of laying optical fibre in Province four and five. The apex court has issued an interim order against NTA’s May …

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NSU’s land grabbed

Kathmandu, 11 May: More than 1326 bigha land of Nepal Sanskrit University situated at various locations of Dang district has been grabbed by multiple entities including security agencies and religious organizations. According to Kantipur daily, during the armed conflict the then Maoists had forcefully taken the liaison office of the …

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Nepal Red Cross mired in corruption

Kathmandu, 11 May: The Red Cross is a reputed international humanitarian agency that renders assistance at the time of extreme emergency but Nepal Red Cross Society has become a synonymous of corruption. According to Sanghu vernacular weekly rampant corruption of this sacrosanct institution in Nepal has tarnished the international image. …

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‘Coup against free press’

Kathmandu, 12 May: President of Nepali Congress Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the proposed media law is ‘coup’ against press freedom. At a press conference organizing at the the party office  on Sunday, he said that the new bill registered by the government is against the norms of the …

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Media Council Bill draws flak

Kathmandu, 12 May: As the government  prepares to introduce a new law to regulate media, concerned stakeholders have expressed extreme fear that it would adversely jeopardize press freedom and hence opposed the bill. The umbrella organisation of Nepali journalists, Federation of Nepali Journalists, has already announced a protest programme demanding …

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Internet charge swelling

Kathmandu, 12 May: Internet Service Providers (ISP)are likely to increase their charges once again as the Nepal Electricity Authority is hiking the charge it levies on them for using electricity utility poles, according to Karobar daily. Currently, the ISPs are paying Rs 5,050 for using a pole for a year. …

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TU playing foul in recruitment

Kathmandu, 12 May: The premier institute of learning and knowledge of nation, the Tribhuvan University has played foul in recruiting new staff. According to Kantipur daily many relatives of the Trubhuvan University Service Commission Chairman Chaitanya Sharma, Chief Parashu Ram Koirala, Central Campus Principal Krishna Acharya, former Registrar Chandra Mani …

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Nepal and Viet Nam ink pacts

Kathmandu, 12 May: Nepal and Viet Nam have forged consensus to strengthen bilateral relations and trade increment to new heights.  Agreements on Exemption of visa to diplomatic and official passport bearers and MoU on the establishment of bilateral consultation mechanism between two governments were signed by the Secretary at the …

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CIAA raids Department of Drugs

Kathmandu, 12 May: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has raided at the Department of Drug Administration, a national medicine regulatory  authority, suspecting of irregularities in course of issuing special recommendations and monitoring of imported drugs manufactured by non-Nepali pharmaceuticals. According to Naya Patrika daily, the …

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Apex court hearing review petition

Kathmandu, 12 May: The Supreme Court is all set to hear a review petition on its landmark 2015 ruling relating to Enforced Disappearances Enquiry, Truth and Reconciliation Commission Act-2014. According to The Kathmandu Post daily, the petition that gathered dust in the apex court for four years is up for …

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