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  • PPMO suspects mala fide intent in wide body purchase

    Kathmandu,Dec 11: Upon a request from the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament, the Public Procurement Monitoring Office has concluded its investigation into the controversial purchase of two wide body aircraft for the country’s national flag carrier, Nepal Airlines Corporation, according to Naya Patrikaand Republica. Naya Patrika informs that the Office has suspected...

    Lo Manthang: Cycling to the lost kingdom on the other side of the Himalayas

    Kathmandu,December 11 “If you can dream it, you can do it”— Walt Disney At the age of 66, my mountain biking trip to Lo Manthang, Upper Mustang, not only made me realise my dream and rise to the daunting challenges put up by the punishing and unforgiving terrain, but...

    Nobel Prize award ceremony held in Stockholm, Arthur Ashkin absent

    STOCKHOLM, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) — The Nobel Prize award ceremony was held on Monday in the Swedish capital, with the absence of U.S. scientist Arthur Ashkin. Ashkin, laureate of the Nobel Prize in Physics, was absent, citing “health reasons “. His son Michael Ashkin received the award instead. This...

    Finance Minister says Nepal’s economy is ‘fevered’

    Kathmandu, December 11 Minister for Finance Yubaraj Khatiwada says the country’s economy is suffering from fever. The Minister, however, comments that this fever is slight like the one children suffer when they lose their teeth. He says it cannot leave any long term impact. Minister Khatiwada’s statement comes at a time when some share market investors of the country have launched a protest demanding his resignation. They have claimed...

    It takes hard work to improve Nepal-India ties, says ambassador nominee Acharya

    Kathmandu, December 9 Nilamber Acharya, who has been nominated for Nepal’s Ambassador to India, has said it takes a lot of hard work to improve Nepal-India relations. Speaking at a hearing session of the Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee on Sunday, Acharya said, “There is only one formula: erasing doubts and building trust.” He reiterated that open communication would be instrumental to ensure that change. On the occasion, the former...

    Ruling, opposition sides should walk together to prosperity: Dahal

    Kathmandu, December 7 Nepal Communist Party chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal says ruling and opposition sides should work together to lead the country towards economic development and prosperity. The former prime minister reiterates that the country already completed required political struggles, hence economic development should be the priority now. “We have a historic opportunity,” he said while speaking at a function in Kathmandu. Dahal called on opposition leaders and others...

    Police detain rights activists from Indian Embassy

    Kathmandu, November 30 Police in Kathmandu say they have detained some human rights activities while they were staging a protest in front of the Indian Embassy here. Amnesty International Nepal, one of the leading human rights groups of the country, has organised the demonstration in relation with a human rights violation case in India. Those detained include AI Nepal Chairperson Bikram Dhukuchhu and General Secretary Karna Bahadur Kunwal. They...

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