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  • Rasuwagadhi is now 25 kilometre nearer from Kathmandu

    Rasuwa, May 20 Rasuwagadhi, one of the most accessible border points with Tibet of China, has become as much as 25 kilometres closer to Kathmandu as the Nepal Army constructed a 17-kilometre roadway from Mailung to Syabrubesi in Rasuwa district. Minister for Defence Ishwar Pokharel and Minister for Infrastructure Development and Transport Raghubir Mahaseth inaugurated the newly constructed road at a function organised on Sunday. Travellers now can go to Rasuwagadhi without fearing the traffic and landslides in Ramche...

    Contractors failing to complete assignments on time should pay the price: Kul Man Ghising

    Kathmandu,May 20: Nepal Electricity Authority Managing Director Kul Man Ghising says contractors who fail to complete their transmission line assignments on time should pay a penalty to the Authority for the unforeseen delay incurs a huge loss to the government-owned utility. When contractors responsible to construct transmission lines fail to do their job on time, electricity produced from hydropower projects cannot be used properly; and the Authority has to pay a penalty to project promoters in this case. Now...

    Apex Bank embezzlement: 148 persons face banking offence case

      Kathmandu, May 20: Prosecutors have filed a case against as many as 148 people for their alleged involvement in embezzlement of more than Rs 1.50 billion from Apex Development Bank while it merged with Nepal Commerce and Credit Bank. The Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police submitted the recorded statements of the suspects at the Lalitpur District Attorney Office. The Office then filed the case at the District Court. Of the defendants, 127 are still on the run. The...

    Nepal Opens Gates to New Tourism Pathways in ITB China 2018

      0 Google +0  0  0  3 Kathmandu, May 19:  ITB China’s 2nd edition officially kicked off in inimitable style through 16 – 18 May 2018 in Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center, Pudong, Shanghai. Nepal Tourism Board made a visible participation with 4 prominent private sector tourism companies. China’s 3-day B2B travel trade show showed significant growth after its premier last year. With an expected attendee number of 15,000 this year, an increase compared to 10,000 last year -more than 700 exhibitors from 80 countries...

    PM, FM not in mood to allocate Rs 100m to lawmakers

    Kathmandu, May 15:  Prime Minister (PM) KP Sharma Oli and Finance Minister Yuba Raj Khatiwada are not in mood to allocate budget to the federal lawmakers who are demanding Rs 100 million under the constituency development program. The lawmakers even met PM Oli on Monday to lobby for that and have been putting Minister Khatiwada under pressure but the two look unlikely to relent. Speaking in both the House of Representatives (HoR) and the National Assembly on Monday, Khatiwada...

    Province-3 cabinet meeting-decisions

    Kathmandu, May 14: A cabinet meeting held under chairmanship of Chief Minister of Province no 3, Dormani Poudel, today passed Administration Reforms Procedures-2075 and Theoretical Procedures of Budget Appropriation 2018/19. Minister for Economic Affairs and Planning, Kailash Dhungel, said that the two bills would be presented in Province Assembly meeting scheduled on May 15. He said that high priority has been given to tourism, agriculture, road, health institutions and suspension bridges in the budget for the coming fiscal year...

    National Assembly starts pre-budget discussions

    Kathmandu, May 10 (RSS): The National Assembly has started discussions on the principles and priorities (except tax proposal) of the Appropriation Bill for the Fiscal Year 2018/19. Finance Minister Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada had presented a proposal in the NA meeting on Wednesday seeking discussions on the Bill. Taking part in the discussions, Balram Prasad Baskota said the roadmap for building a prosperous and happy Nepal contained in the proposal presented by the Finance Minister was positive. Radheshyam Adhikari...

    Budget to focus on economic prosperity

    Kathmandu, May 9: Finance Minister Dr Yubaraj Khatiwada has apprised the National Assembly (NA) that the upcoming budget would align the fundamental rights enshrined in the constitution and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Dr Khatiwada said this while presenting a motion ‘Principles and Priorities of Appropriation Bill for the Budget (excluding tax proposal) of Fiscal Year 2075-76 BS ” at National Assembly. The government’s top priority is to implement the constitutionally-guaranteed fundamental rights of the citizens and attain rapid economic...

    Energy Ministry White Paper: every Nepali to be energy shareholder

    Kathmandu, May 8 (RSS): The government is set to mark the year from 2075 to 2085 BS as the ‘Decade of Energy and Hydropower’ so as to realize the dream of ‘Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepalis’. The concept of ‘energy decade’ has been taken ahead to expedite energy production in a short-term, medium-term and long-term strategic manner. Making public a white paper titled “Current Status and Future Course of Energy, Hydropower and Irrigation Sector”, Minister Barsha Man Pun shared that...

    Over Rs 60 million to construct Nepali community building in USA

    California, America, May 7 (RSS): Around Rs 60 million has been collected in a Saptaha, as seven-day religious function, organised here with an objective of building a community building of Nepalese at Colorado, America. The religious function was organised from April 28-May 5. The Puran “holy scriptures and verses” in Saptaha was recited by Guru Dinbandhu Pokharel. Treasurer of Nepali Ghar (Nepal America Sociocultural Exchange Society, USA), Jagadish Dhakal, said that a total of 581,171 cents was collected in...

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