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Illegally imported cloth dominates Nepal’s market

By Our Reporter A bizarre fact has been revealed about cloth being used by Nepalis. According to a new report published by The Rising Nepal, 80 per cent cloth in Nepal is brought illegally, which has not only affected domestic textile industries but also the government revenues. Every year about …

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Government bans demonstration at Maitighar Mandala

By Our Reporter The government has imposed a ban on demonstrations at Maitighar Mandala citing that protest staged at the place caused inconveniences to people and vehicular movements. The government decision has drawn criticism from Nepali Congress and Bibeksheel Sajha Party while Dr. Govinda KC, who has been staging a …

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Agro sector GDP contribution declining

By Our Reporter The contribution of the agriculture sector to the Gross Domestic Products (GDP) has been declining annually, thanks to the growth of other sectors. Agriculture sector’s contribution to the GDP has declined by around 4 per cent in the last three years. The contribution of the agriculture sector …

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Israeli Embassy celebrates environment month

By Our Reporter The Embassy of Israel organized a tree plantation and clean-up program to mark the Environment Month (18 June-world desertification combat day, June 7-world oceans day, June 5-world environment day) at Kuleshwor Madhyamik Vidyalaya, Kathmandu on 29 June. Fruit trees and flower plants were planted around the school …

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Gangamaya Adhikari’s health condition serious

By Our Reporter Health condition of Ganga Maya Adhikari who has been staging a hunger strike at Bir Hospital for the last five weeks demanding justice for her slain son is deteriorating. She has been demanding action against the murderer of her son Krishna Prasad Adhikari, who was killed brutally …

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Loktantric Governance

What better example of Nepali governance than the continued resort to rule by edicts even when the legislature sits to make laws? This is despite the more than two-thirds majority so widely being flaunted. The excuse this time is the paucity of time and the need to fast track these …

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Budigandaki to the Chinese firm again !

Kathmandu, 4 July : The government is mulling to award the 1,200-megawatt Budhigandaki Hydropower Project to China Gezhouba Water and Power Group again, reports Karobar economic daily. EarlierPushpa Kamal Dahal-led government had signed a contract with the company to construct the project, Dahal’s successor Sher Bahadur Deuba had cancelled the agreement …

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‘No foreign aid in parliament’

Kathmandu, 4 July :  The Federal Parliament Secretariat has decided not to accept any grant from foreign donors for its regular activities. The decision follows a severe criticism it received from the press and the public as well as some lawmakers for conducting a training programme for lawmakers with the financial …

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World Cup betting…

Kathmandu, 4 July : Police in Kathmandu say they have arrested three youths for their alleged involvement in betting about various matches of the ongoing FIFA World Cup. Prakat Maharjan from Mhaipi, Rejin Maharjan from Ramghat and Sujen Shahi  from Chagal were arrested from Chagal, Swayambhu area of Kathmandu, reports …

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Scores of Indian pilgrims stranded at Simikot and Hilsa

Kathmandu, 3 July :  Some one thousand five hundred seventy-five Indian pilgrims  are reported to have stranded at Simkot and Hilsa of  Nepal. The weather situation remains inclement and there is very little chance of operating evacuation flights, states Indian embassy here in a press release today.  “There are about …

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