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God of Rains! Bhoto Jatra on June 9

Kathmandu, 24 May: The day for the display of Rato Machhindranath’s bhoto (jewel studded vest), this year has been fixed for coming June 9. Rato Machhindranath is the god of rains and good harvest. ‘A team of four astrologers belonging to Joshi community fixed coming June 9 as the auspicious …

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Probe commission on protection of public property

Kathmandu, 24 May: The government has formed a high level commission under the chairmanship of Mohan Raman Bhattarai to probe the government, public and guthi lands. The four-member commission was formed in the wake of the reports that the public, government and guthi lands from various parts of the country …

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BRI is not a debt trap, tool to get out of the trap of no development

Kathmandu, 23 May: Chinese Ambassador to Nepal, Hou Yanqi, has stated that her government’s flagship international cooperation project, Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) will not put Nepal and any other country in any debt trap. Talking to a select group of journalists at her residence this morning the envoy said, …

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Unilever running Indian industries by closing down Nepali industries

Kathmandu, 23 May: Indian joint-venture Unilever Ltd is closing down Nepali subsidiary industries by establishing new industries with total Indian investment. Annapurna Post vernacular daily has reported that the Unilever Ltd in Hetauda Industrial Area has already shut down two subsidiary industries out of three. Ganga Soap Industry and Unique …

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Oli and Prachanda’s CPN

Kathmandu, 21May: The senior leaders of Nepal Communist Party (CPN) have expressed grave concerns on how major decisions are being taken by party co-chairs Pushpa Kamal Dahal and PM KP Sharma Oli without having a proper discussion with other leaders. Madhav Kumar Nepal, Jhalanath Khanal, Ashtalaxmi Shakya and Agni Sapkota …

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NC vows not to pass the Bill

Kathmandu, 23 May: The main opposition party Nepali Congress has vowed that it will not allow Media Council Bill to be endorsed from the Parliament. The Whip of the party Pushpa Bhusal in a meeting of House of Representatives on Wednesday said that the bill that curtails press freedom should …

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Apex Court favours Sumargi

Kathmandu, 23 May: The Supreme Court of Nepal has issued a stay order in favour of controversial businessman Ajayaraj Sumargi and hence barred the government from collecting revenue from his company Nepal Satellite Telecom. The Government of Nepal had fixed Rs 4 billion 31 million tax to his company for …

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MoFA summons US Ambassador

Kathmandu, 23 May: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has summoned the Ambassador of the United States of America to Nepal and sought clarification on his announcement on social media that he would interact directly with the Nepalis through the programmme ‘Rajdoot Sanga Guff Gaff’. According to Kantipur daily, Foreign Secretary …

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MoFA bars US envoy’s undiplomatic plan

Kathmandu, 22 May: The United States Ambassador to Nepal Randy Berry’s planned public interaction on social media has drawn a negative reaction from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). According to Kantipur daily,  the Secretary at the MoFA Shanker Das Bairagi said that a diplomat like Berry couldn’t hold such …

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Government to bring traditional budget

By Our Reporter The government will be tabling the budget for the next fiscal year next week. Although Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and other ministers of the two-thirds majority government have been claiming that the next year would be a year of development, the budget will not be different …

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